By Bill Sullivan, Media Relations for Chicko Motorsports
PENNGROVE, CA (9-1-10) – She’s claimed Rookie titles at Petaluma Speedway, Antioch Speedway and the California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series. Now, add one more accolade to the list of honors. Penngrove’s Alissa Geving has been presented the 2010 Rookie of the Year award by the Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series.
“It’s an honor to receive this award, this past season had it’s challenges but in the end we met our goal of a top five finish in the point standings,” said Geving, who was presented with the award at the recent Golden State Challenge Series barbecue in Rio Vista, California. “I have so many people to thank for a great season. First off my family and my crew for all their dedication and hard work and all my sponsors for their support. I also like to thank Handy Racing Promotions and the Golden State Challenge for giving a great series this past year.”
Geving is the highest finishing female racer in the history of the Golden State Challenge Series. In 2010 she set one fast time award and in the 22 races that took place she had eight top ten finishes, won a semi-main event feature and captured two heat race wins.
Last Saturday, Geving returned to 360 sprint car racing at her hometrack of Petaluma Speedway where she holds one feature win this year. In qualifying, Geving set the fastest lap of the night with a 12:943 second lap on the 3/8 mile oval. In heat racing action she finished fourth place and went on to battle for the lead in the 25-lap feature much to the liking of her local fans that have missed her in competition at the Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds every Saturday night.
Starting in the first position, Geving battled with Brett Rollag of Rohnert Park for the lead Saturday night. The two local favorites dueled for the top position for 24 consecutive laps. On the closing lap, Jeremy Burt of Grass Valley slipped past Geving with a move in traffic. When the checkered flag waved Geving took home another top three finish at the track she calls home.
“It’s always fun to come back and race at home, I do love this place,” said Geving. “This past year we did a lot of traveling and I really missed seeing some of the local fans. We had a good night. I let Jeremy slipped past me on the last lap though but a top three I can’t complain. Placerville is next for us.”
This Saturday, September 4 Geving plans on returning to Placerville Speedway to compete in the much anticipated final Red Hawk Casino Championship event of the season. During the past year Geving scored top ten finishes in all of the Golden State Challenge Series events at Placerville Speedway
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 and JW Web 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 and driving opportunities for the post season. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact team owner Gary Geving at: email@example.com.