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Sunday, 1 September 2013

ABREU WINS “VERMEIL” MIDGET OPENER AT CALISTOGA

Rico ABreu celebrates after his Calistoga victory Saturday. Rico ABreu celebrates after his Calistoga victory Saturday. Photo by M & M Photo

ABREU WINS “VERMEIL” MIDGET OPENER AT CALISTOGA

Cody Swanson.Calistoga, CA……..Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. sped to victory in Saturday night’s 25-lap Honda USAC Western Midget victory at Calistoga, Calif., opening the 6th “Louie Vermeil Classic.” Abreu caught Shane Golobic on lap nine and led the rest of the way to beat Ryan Bernal, fast qualifier Ronnie Gardner, Golobic and Cody Swanson. Abreu piloted the Kunz Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota.

USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 31, 2013 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “6th Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.759; 2. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-21.013; 3. Rico Abreu, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-21.035; 4. Johnathon Henry, 55, Neverlift-21.301; 5. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.305; 6. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-21.328; 7. Tanner Thorson, 67X, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-21.340; 8. Scott Buckley, 7NZ, Buckley-21.372; 9. Nic Faas, 25, Rodela-21.466; 10. David Prickett, 15, Neverlift-21.552; 11. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-21.616; 12. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-21.705; 13. Alex Schutte, 28, Morris-21.943; 14. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.985; 15. Kyle Edwards, 39, Edwards-22.032; 16. Jake Swanson, 05, Van Dyne/Swanson-22.066; 17. Nick Chivello, 27, Chivello-22.118; 18. Cody Swanson, 71, Swanson-22.194; 19. Pete Davis, 00, Davis-22.311; 20. Mike Gehringer, 27X, Gehringer-22.818; 21. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-23.157; 22. Jim Christian, 0, LaMott-24.841; 23. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-NT, 24. Terry Nichols, 45, Neverlift-NT, 25. Quintin Crye, 27B, Blackwell-NT, 26. Terry Nichols, 35X, Pierovich-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schutte, 2. J.Swanson, 3. Thorson, 4. R.Gardner, 5. Henry, 6. Prickett, 7. Christian, 8. Davis. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Chivello, 2. Bernal, 3. Buckley, 4. Pierovich, 5. Simas, 6. Pankratz, 7. Gehringer, 8. Hallmark. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Golobic, 3. C.Swanson, 4. Edwards, 5. Bock, 6. Kinney, 7. Faas. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Ronnie Gardner, 4. Shane Golobic, 5. Cody Swanson, 6. Scott Buckley, 7. Randi Pankratz, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Scott Pierovich, 10. Alex Schutte, 11. Taylor Simas, 12. Pete Davis, 13. Jim Christian, 14. Kyle Edwards, 15. Britton Bock, 16. Scott Kinney, 17. Mike Gehringer, 18. Nic Faas, 19. Johnathon Henry, 20. Lance Hallmark, 21. Terry Nichols (#35x), 22. Tanner Thorson, 23. David Prickett, 24. Nick Chivello. NT

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**Chivello, Prickett, and Faas flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Henry, Laps 2-8 Golobic, 9-25 Abreu.

NEW HONDA WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-756, 2-J.Swanson-669, 3-Prickett-520, 4-Pierovich-497, 5-Chivello-368, 6-Shannon McQueen-342, 7-C.Swanson-342, 8-Pankratz-336, 9-Edwards-274, 10-Frankie Guerrini-273.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE: September 1 – Calistoga, CA – Calistoga Speedway - “6th Louie Vermeil Classic”