By David Prickett
The BCRA Midgets enter Friday night’s event at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Ca as the first night of their two night Hall of Fame weekend. Saturday takes them down to Placerville Speedway where there will be the Jack London Hall of Fame picnic followed by intense racing action. Hoosier Tire West has climbed on board to offer a free tire to any team that can win both nights!
Among those are 2008 BCRA Champion and current point leader Nick Foster Jr. in the #1 Beast/Esslinger owned by 2008-2009 BCRA owner Champion Jim Fowler. Nick won the April race at Placerville this year. Joining him will be 2nd place in current standings Dillon Silverman driving RAM Racings #12 Spike/Ecotec. Dillon’s best finish this season with BCRA was a 2nd at Chowchilla Speedway in June and 3 wins at Silver Dollar Speedway with the ASCS Pacific Midget Division. Others attending will be 7 time BCRA Champion Floyd Alvis in his own #83 Stealth/Chevy, 2009 BCRA Champion David Prickett in the #15 Neverlift Motorsports TCR/Van Dyne, 2 time winner this year Greg Bragg in Dave LaMott’s #0 TCR/Honda, 2 time winner this year Shannon McQueen in her own #7 Spike/Esslinger, 1999 BCRA Champion Matt Streeter in his own #14jr Spike/Chevy, June Chowchilla winner Jimmy Sills in Dave Thurston’s #17 Spike/Esslinger and March Chowchilla winner Scott Pierovich in Lance Pierovich’s #35 Spike/Wirth Mopar.
Also expected is Randi Pankratz in Wally Pankratz’s #8 Edmunds/Fontana, Lonnie Alton in Lana Alton’s #5a Stealth/Ford, Sean Dodenhoff in his own #9d Spike/Fontana, Danny Parker in Bob Roza’s #28 Stealth/Esslinger, Rob Lindsey in the Lindsey Motorsports #23 Ellis/Pontiac, Steve Dickenson in his own #99 Edmunds/Pontiac, Rick Young in RAM Racings #14 Spike/Ecotec, Jeff Perry in his own #28 Ellis/Pontiac and Chris Ennis in Calvin Martins #97 TCR/Esslinger.
Drivers who may be there are Ryan Kaplan, Richard Haugh Jr., Tom Dogherty, Ryan Shupe, Britton Bock, Pete Davis, Josh Lakatos, Jonathon Henry, Jake Swanson, Wink Schweitzer and Cole Peard. Rumor has it Mike Sala who has won many events may be entering 2 cars as well.
Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway start with gates opening at 4:00, racing beginning at 7:30. Saturday night at Placerville Speedway gates open at 2:00, with racing beginning at 7:00. Saturday’s picnic at the Fairgrounds is from 10:00-3:00 with BBQ lunch served at noon and inductions at 1:30. Advance tickets for the lunch are $15 for Adults/ $5 for children, $20 for Adults the day of the picnic.
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