By Bill Sullivan, Chicko Motorsports Media, Steve’s Racing Photos
PENNGROVE, CA (5-19-10) – Since announcing she was defecting to the traveling Golden State Challenge 410 Sprint Car tour to expand her horizons in her racing career, Penngrove’s Alissa Geving has been flooded with emails from fans asking when she will make a return visit to her home track of Petaluma Speedway. This Saturday night, those passionate “Chicko” fans will once again be able to cheer for their favorite lady driver of the North Bay as the two time track champion will make a return visit to the Saturday night All Pro series at the Sonoma Marin County Fairgrounds.
“I’m enjoying my run with the Golden State Challenge Series but I do miss the great fans at Petaluma Speedway,” said Geving. “It’s where my Grandfather and my Dad raced and the where I first raced in a sprint car so its always going to be my home track. We have a Saturday night off this week in the GSC so I’ve decided to return to Petaluma for an All Pro event.”
Geving will compete in the Golden State Challenge Series this week as well. However, the tour competes on Friday night rather than Saturday night this week. The Giant Chevrolet Speedway in Hanford will be the venue for the King of California tour this week. The event will mark the first time Geving has raced on the competitive 3/8mile. It’s also the first time in three years the competitive series has raced on the track formerly known as “Kings Speedway.”
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend for both events,” said Geving. “This will be the first time I have raced at Hanford so that is always exciting and coming back to Petaluma Speedway is a no-brainer when it comes to how I feel about it. We always do well their as a team, I love the local fans and it’s nice and close to home. I’m excited.”
Saturday night will mark the first of two Petaluma visits in just one week for Geving. On Friday night, May 28 she returns there when the Golden State Challenge Series competes on the track that put her name in the history books as the youngest female sprint car winner and champion in the nation two years ago. The Golden State Challenge Series will then keep the Chicko Motorsports team close to home over Memorial Day weekend with two days of racing at the famed Calistoga Speedway in the Napa Valley.
Last weekend Geving raced in two different 410 sprint car events. On Friday night she took to the banks of Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to compete in their Feather Falls weekly championship event. In qualifying Geving turned a lap time of 13:426 which placed her 18th on the roster. After missing the transfer in her heat race she made up lost ground in the B feature with a third place finish to transfer into the A-main.
In the 25-lap feature event Geving started deep in the field, in the 18th starting position. The distant starting spot didn’t stop her from pressing forward as she drove her Tillett Tool Racing-Pit Stop USA #3X into the top ten before the halfway point of the race and ended her night with a strong 7th place finish.
“It was a good night for us, 18th to 7th I can’t complain about that especially when we had some problems with the steering box before qualifying even started,” said Geving, who remains determined and competitive aboard a race car that is beginning to show it’s age and number of races. “When things go wrong with the car it does discourage me but I have a lot of support that keeps me going. Jonathan Allard has been a real motivational colleague for me this year to keep my chin up.”
On Saturday, Geving traveled south to the distant Tulare Thunderbowl to compete in round eight of the Golden State Challenge series. On this particular night she felt her share of mechanical foes once again but salvaged a 15th place finish in the feature event and advanced to seventh in the series point standings.
“We had our share of problems with the car and set up early on,” said Geving. “It set me back in qualifying and the heat race and I just was never able to make a strong rally back. I hung in there to get the needed points. Hopefully this week we can start to overcome these challenging times.”
Chicko Motorsports would like to thank their current dedicated marketing partners including, Tillett Tool, Pit Stop USA, Auto Repairs Unlimited and Matt Cordeiro Enterprises. Additional associate sponsors and promotional considerations include K&N Filters, Napa Auto Parts, Flowmaster Mufflers, Hodgin and Son Tree Service, Allstar Performance, Santa Rosa Auto Parts, Jeremy’s Chair Repair, Afex Graphics, Simpson Racing Products, 21st Century Health Club, Vanlare Steering Repair, Pro Shocks, ALC Machine, JW Web Design and Sullivan Images Media Specialties.
New Alissa Geving shirts and sweatshirts are now in production and should be available by Memorial Day weekend along with her new hero cards produced by Steve Cox and Graph X Design. To learn more about Alissa Geving and her Chicko Motorsports Team can learn more at their website at www.chick-o-motorsports.com. Alissa Geving is seeking additional sponsorship for the remainder of the 2010 season. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact team owner Gary Geving at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release is a production of Sullivan Images Media, www.sullivanimages.net, for Chicko Motorsports 2010.