3/23/2016: USAC Western States Midgets-Placerville

WESTERN MIDGET CHAMP GARDNER TAKES PLACERVILLE OPENER

Placerville, Calif……..Defending USAC Western Midget Champion Ronnie Gardner of Corona, Calif. opened defense of his title with a victory in Wednesday night’s “Placerville Short Track Showdown” 30-lapper at the Placerville Speedway. Wheeling the Baldozier Racing/Ram Bull Racing Stewart/Esslinger, he passed Shane Golobic on lap 12 and led the rest of the way to beat Golobic, Cody Swanson, Sean Dodenhoff and Michael Faccinto. Dodenhof led the first two laps before Golobic led the next nine.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 23, 2016 – Placerville, California – Placerville Speedway – “Placerville Short Track Showdown”

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner (#68 Six8), 2. Shane Golobic (#26 Bock), 3. Matt Streeter (#19S Sala), 4. Michael Faccinto (#35F MF), 5. Brian Gard (#88 Arata), 6. Frankie Guerrini (#35S MF), 7. Robert Dalby (#4D Dalby), 8. Tyler Dolacki (#18 Dolacki). NT

DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Danny Carroll (#9E Dodenhoff), 2. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 3. Randi Pankratz (#8 Pankratz), 4. Britton Bock (#67 Bock), 5. Maria Cofer (#57 Cofer), 6. Courtney Crone (#25 Rodela), 7. Dustin Golobic (#25G Bock). NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brady Bacon (#73 Ford), 2. Bryan Clauson (#25K Rodela), 3. Sean Dodenhoff (#9D Dodenhoff), 4. Cody Swanson (#71S Swanson), 5. Terry Nichols (#1P Nichols), 6. Taylor Simas (#62 Bock), 7. Nate Waite (#35W MF). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Shane Golobic, 3. Cody Swanson, 4. Sean Dodenhoff, 5. Michael Faccinto, 6. Randi Pankratz, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Britton Bock, 9. Taylor Simas, 10. Frankie Guerrini, 11. Tyler Dolacki, 12. Terry Nichols, 13. Brian Gard, 14. Maria Cofer, 15. Matt Streeter, 16. Bryan Clauson, 17. Cory Elliott, 18. Courtney Crone, 19. Robert Dalby, 20. Nate Waite, 21. Danny Carroll, 22. Dustin Golobic. NT

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**Dolacki flipped during the first heat. Dalby flipped on lap 10 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Dodenhoff, Laps 3-11 S.Golobic, Laps 12-30 Gardner.

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