Beddow makes it 3 for 3 to start season at speedway in RosevilleBy: Staff Report
Jared Beddow ran his winning streak to three to start the season by taking the checkered flag in the Street Stock main event Saturday night at All American Speedway.
Beddow, on the outside, took the lead during three-wide racing with Richard Poppert Jr. inside and early leader Mel Wilson being sandwiched in the middle.
Beddow drove to the win with Poppert second and Wilson dropping to third.
Jill Schmidt set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 14.857 seconds around the one-third-mile paved oval. Poppert won a heat race and the trophy dash. Byron Gonzales took the other heat.
Late Model — Teenage rookie Kiel Spaulding, 16, beat Ron Chunn and Hayden Pederson to the checkered flag to score his first main-event victory. He also qualified No. 1 for the first time at 14.054 with Michael Roman winning the trophy dash.
Chunn took the lead early in the feature, but Spaulding was all over him challenging for the lead after moving into second place on lap 38. The yellow flag waved on lap 46, and Spaulding drove to the green flag for the restart and took the lead.
Bomber — Luke Kaper beat Cody Rickard in a photo finish in the feature race. Kaper and Chris Paulson started in the front row and were pulling away from the field before Rickard reeled them in. Kaper and Rickard were side for the final few laps.
Keith Hopkinson set the pace in qualifying (15.857). Erick Ray and Ed Taranto won the heats, and Paulson won the dash.
Legends of the Pacific — Jeremy Wood stayed hooked up after setting fast time in qualifying (15.181) and beat a 21-car field in the 35-lap main event. Wood and Robby Czub swapped the lead between several caution flags before Wood held off Czub at the checkered flag.
Julia Landauer, Cody Berger and Brian Mallin won the heats, and Danny Allen took the trophy dash.
Mini Cup — Top qualifier Andrew Vanderpool (16.797) took the lead from Gabriel Herzog early in the main event and drove away to victory by 3.776 seconds with Herzog second and trophy dash winner Ethan Almog third.
ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY
This weekend: The speedway is dark.
Next race: Saturday, May 4, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series: Modified, Street Stock, Bomber, Mini Cup and Pro 4 Modified.
Information: Visit www.allamericanspeedway.com, Facebook or call (916) 786-2023.