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Last-Lap Win for Thorson at the Vermeil

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Calistoga, CA……..Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nev. led just one lap Saturday night, but it was the one that counted! He snatched the lead from Shane Golobic on the 30th and final lap to win the “10th Louie Vermeil Classic” opener for the Lightup the World Beverages USAC Western Midgets at Calistoga Speedway. Golobic held on for second ahead of Holly Shelton and Rico Abreu. Abreu, Golobic and Ronnie Gardner all led laps during the first 29.

LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 2, 2017 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – 10th “Louis Vermeil Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-19.719 (New Track Record), 2. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-19.847; 3. Shane Golobic, 17W, Wood-19.900; 4. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-19.960; 5. Michael Faccinto, 35F, MF-20.009; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.256; 7. Rico Abreu, 97K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.276; 8. Robby Josett, 2, Josett-20.289; 9. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.329; 10. Jake Swanson, 73X, Ford-20.535; 11. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-20.591; 12. Tyler Courtney, 73, Ford-20.662; 13. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-20.695; 14. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Burb-Agajanian-20.718; 15. Maria Cofer, 57, Cofer-20.770; 16. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-20.910; 17. David Prickett, 22Q, Neverlift-21.001; 18. Courtney Crone, 25, Rodela-21.054; 19. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-21.264; 20. Nate Wait, 35W, MF-21.763; 21. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-22.164.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Abreu, 3. Thorson, 4. Bayston, 5. Carrick, 6. Prickett, 7. Wait. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boat, 2. Faccinto, 3. Crone, 4. Cofer, 5. Josett, 6. Courtney. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shelton, 2. Gardner, 3. Golobic, 4. Elliott, 5. Pankratz, 6. Guerrini, 7. Dalby. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Shane Golobic, 3. Holly Shelton, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Spencer Bayston, 6. Chad Boat, 7. Tanner Carrick, 8. Tyler Courtney, 9. Robby Josett, 10. Maria Cofer, 11. David Prickett, 12. Frankie Guerrini, 13. Randi Pankratz, 14. Courtney Crone, 15. Nate Wait, 16. Michael Facinto, 17. Ronnie Gardner, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Robert Dalby, 20. Cory Elliott. NT
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Tanner Thorson. (Bill Miller photo)

Tanner Thorson. (Bill Miller photo)


**Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Abreu, Laps 10-11 Gardner, Laps 12-29 Golobic, Lap 30 Thorson.

ESSLINGER ENGINEERING HARD CHARGER: Tyler Courtney (17th to 8th)

NEW LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET STANDINGS: 1-Gardner-424, 2-Elliott-390, 3-Guerrini-329, 4-Crone-326, 5-Prickett-290, 6-Dalby-275, 7-Pankratz-261, 8-Faccinto-260, 9-Cofer-232, 10-Nichols-217.

NEXT USAC LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACE: September 3 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway – 10th “Louie Vermeil Classic”