Foulger gets first IMCA Modified victory at Bakersfield Speedwaybakersfield
Misty Warren raced to a Mini Stock victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway in a feature that was marred by a frightening accident.
The race was halted on lap 14 when Carter Cherry’s car slammed hard into the wall on lap 14. Carter was low in the corner between turns one and two when his car snapped hard to the right and went nose-first into the wall. Cherry, who was awake and alert, was extracted from the car, placed on a stretcher and transported to a local hospital with lower body injuries.
The race did not resume until another ambulance arrived at the track, which was more than 30 minutes later.
It was the second win of the season for Warren, who took the lead from Cherry early in race. Doug Shepherd was second and Andy Boydstun third.
Tyler Johnson won the war of attrition and his sixth American Stock feature of the season to take sole possession of the points lead.
Johnson took the lead on the seventh lap of the feature and led the rest of the way. Cody Johnson was second and Brian Childress third.
Brandon Ratcliff, who came into the night tied with Johnson for the points lead, hit the turn one wall on the second lap, ending his night. Mark Torres, who led early, was sent off the track with a fuel leak and Ethan Dotson had right-front suspension failure end his night while leading on lap 13.
Chris McKellar raced to his second straight straight Sports Mod victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.
McKellar took the lead five laps into the 30-lap feature then held off a determined challenge from Chad Reichenbach.
“This is where we want to be,” McKellar said of victory lane. “I was leaving that bottom groove open. As soon as I saw (Reichenbach) I shut it down. It’s too bad we didn’t run good (Friday night).”
The runner-up finish was good enough for Reichenbach to win a $500 bonus and earned the most points in the two race Motor City Throwdown United Series.
“I wanted to sweep it,” Reichenbach said. “I spent too much time stalking (McKellar). I was really happy with the car. The top (groove) was biting good, I just took a little too much time”
Joey Domingues was third, Jason Nation fourth and Matt Mayo fifth.
In IMCA Modified action, Troy Foulger of Martinez took the lead on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way for his first win in Bakersfield.
Foulger squeaked past early leader Bryan Clark then held his car down low the rest of the way on a one-groove.
“I can’t believe it,” Foulger said. “I’ve been coming down here for so long and the competition here is so good.”
Cody Laney finished second. Ethan Dotson, who was on Foulger’s bumper for much of the race, tried to make the high groove work and finished a close third. Brad Pounds was fourth and Robby Sawyer fifth.
Clay Daly had a successful weekend of Pro Stock racing as he backed up a win at Kern County Raceway on Friday night with another one at the Speedway.
Daly took the lead from Doug Thornton 13 laps into the 20-lapper then pulled away.
“Just tried to reel them in slowing and keep trucking at the end,” Daly said. “We had a pretty good weekend.”
Thornton finished second with Brady Bell third.
Troy Patee emerged with his first IMCA Stock Car victory after half the starting field of 10 cars was involved in a first-lap accident. Alan Mendes was second and Chad Johnson third.