Allard Eyes Fall Nationals In Memory of Fallen Friend

Jonathan Allard
Jonathan Allard


– With the California racing season rapidly coming to a close, all eyes will be on the Silver Dollar Speedway for this weekends running of the Fall Nationals, and Chico’s own, Jonathan Allard, will look to pick up another win at the prestigious event.
After taking a few weeks off following the Gold Cup Race of Champions, Allard and his Williams Motorsports team come into this event refreshed, and poised to return to their winning ways at the tacky northern California bull-ring.
JA, like many other competitors and fans, come into this event with heavy hearts. Early last week the racing community was devistasted to learn about the loss of Sprint Car super fan, “Carwash”, Mike Avilla.
Carwash and JA shared a special friendship, and Avilla even had the patented Williams No.0 tattooed on his leg. Though Avilla always made it known all drivers were his favorite, Allard was high on his list.
“We are definitely going to give it our all to pick up a win this weekend for Carwash,” explained JA. “It hurts to lose anyone, especially someone like Mike who could pick you up on your worst day.”
JA has requested to turn a memorial lap in Avilla’s honor, and all fans are encouraged to attend this event that has been dedicated to the honor of Mike Avilla.
“It’s pretty cool that some of his friends have put together a hard luck award bonus, I love the guy, I’m just really hoping I don’t win that prize,” said Allard with a smile.
ON TAP: JA will return to action Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway to compete in the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals.

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