Orland Raceway

Vintage Hardtops thrill the crowd at Orland Raceway on Saturday night.

Keith Ross is off to an impressive start at Orland Raceway this season. The reigning Mini Truck champion has switched over to Pure Stocks and backed up his season-opening victory with another 20 lap feature win last Saturday night. Ross made it a perfect evening by also winning his heat race. Phil Spencer finished second ahead of 2018 Marysville champion Shannon Collins. 2016 champion Steve Martin won his heat race.

After suffering mechanical issues while leading his heat race in the opener, Tony Richards bounced back with a 20 lap Wingless Sprint Car Main Event victory. Richards also had a perfect evening as he scored a win in his heat race. Fellow heat race winner RJ Baker finished second in the Main Event ahead of Jeremy Langenderfer.

The California Hardtops made their first of three scheduled appearances, and Ron Ruiz won their Main Event. Ruiz came from the back of the pack and led local ace Mario Romano for the 1-2 finish. Joe Hopp finished third ahead of Joe Shenefield and Ken Clifford.

Kevin Pendergrass returned to action and won the 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event. Pendergrass also won his heat race ahead of season opener winner Thomas Davis. In the Main Event, it was Jeremy Langenderfer chasing Pendergrass across the line for the second place finish as past champion John Kirkpatrick finished third.

Reining 250 Micro champion Pax Gonzalez won their Main Event, while Alex Fowler won the heat race.

Racing returns on April 20th with the first ever appearance of the Winged Crate Sprint Car class. Wingless Sprint Cars will also be there for this open-wheel special, along with Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and 250 Micros. For further information, check the Orland Raceway Facebook page.

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