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 Posted: Sunday May 17th, 2009 06:39 PM
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Tyler Walker, Peter Murphy and Brad Pounds win Chris & Brian Faria Memorial features

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – May 16, 2009…Withstanding all challengers on Saturday night Los Angeles, CA's Tyler Walker charged to his fourth Golden State Challenge Series win of the season and second consecutive in the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. Also sharing victory lane during the night were Peter Murphy in the Bandit Sprints and Brad Pounds in the Western States Modifieds.

The win for the current Golden State Challenge 410 Sprint Car Series point leader marked his ninth career with the tour, moving him into a tie for eighth with Ronnie Day on the all-time win list. "Lee Lindgren had this car perfect for the A-main and I just have to thank Scott & Kathy Chastain because we're having a great time right now," said the jubilant Walker. "It's great to get our fourth win of the year and we'll be trying for more next weekend."

The 30 lap Golden State Challenge Series main event started out with pole sitter Tim Kaeding of San Jose and Walker drag racing down the front stretch for the top spot. Walker was able to keep his foot in it and come out of turn two with the lead aboard his SC Motorsports, NMI Industrial No. 24. Kaeding would keep pace with Walker, but a few early cautions, mixed with Walker hitting his marks perfectly kept the driver of the Roth Motorsports, HR Cattle No. 83jr at bay.

Easton's Tommy Tarlton began to show his strength on lap seven as he made the move to get by Chico's Jonathan Allard for the third spot entering turn three. Cautions on lap 11 & 12 kept the field bunched up and on the restart Tarlton through a wicked slide job to move by Kaeding for second, but exiting turn two Kaeding was able to cut it back underneath the Tachi Palace, Tarlton & Son No 21 to get the position back.

Heading into turn three though Tarlton powered to the low side and re-claimed the spot off four, but as Kaeding tried to slide him again in turns one and two, contact was made and it spun Tarlton around. As the black 21 was doing a 360 spin, young Cory Elliason, who had made his way up to the top five, came to a stop to avoid the spinning car. After all that Tarlton was able to keep going and miraculously kept his spot in the running order with 13 laps down.

Kaeding however, suffered a flat tire during the incident and was forced to pit and restart at the tail of the field. With Tarlton in second now he wasted no time trying to do something with Walker as he charged to the bottom in turn one on the restart and slid up in front of the green 24, but Walker proceeded to cut back down and zoom back into the lead. Another yellow on lap 15 gave Tarlton another shot however, and it played out exactly the same as the previous restart, but this time Tarlton was able to make it stick a little better, but Walker was not to be denied as he made a terrific move to diamond the corner and rocket back into the top spot.

The final half of the race was all about Walker out front and the Los Angeles driver had no troubles as he drove away to pick up his second straight win at the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial, as well as extend his lead in the GSC standings at the same time. Tarlton was able to hold off a strong last lap challenge from Allard to score second at the line by a car length, with Allard, Campbell's Brent Kaeding and Fresno's Craig Stidham completing the top five. Clovis' Peter Murphy, Elk Grove's Kyle Larson, Selma's Charlie Louden, Tim Kaeding and Ripon's Brandon Carey rounding out the top 10.

Clovis' Peter Murphy continued his dominance of the Bandit Wingless 360 Series over the last few years and drove to victory in the 25 lap main event on Saturday. The first event of the season at the Thunderbowl on April 11 saw Murphy run second to Danny Sheridan, but this time the roles were reversed with Sheridan crossing the stripe in second. "It feels really good to get a win here in Tulare and it came on a night when we had a lot of people from Turner Construction on hand so hopefully they enjoyed the show," Murphy said. "I have to thank the Tarlton family for giving me the chance to come out here and we'll look forward to coming back on May 30 for the USAC event."

Murphy wasted no time moving into the top spot in the feature as he got around Tyler Edwards for the lead on a lap one restart. Tipton's Danny Faria Jr. moved into second after a few laps and hounded Murphy over the early circuits, until he got sideways in turns one and two, which collected the third place car and also resulted in Faria receiving a flat right rear tire.

With the laps winding down the man to watch was the No. 62h of Dennis Howell as he charged around the high-side banging off the wall of the 1/3 mile clay oval. Howell got up to as high as second at one point, but dropped a couple of spots to end the feature in fourth. Sheridan moved into second on lap 16 and tried everything to chase down Murphy over the final few laps, but couldn't make it happen as Murphy crossed the stripe in first aboard his Tachi Palace No. 21 and Sheridan settled for a runner-up finish. Davey Pombo, Howell and Greg Taylor rounded out the top five in the feature.

The 20 lap Western States Modifieds main event was all about Brad Pounds in the No. 15b machine as he took the lead from Paul Stone on lap six and never looked back to pick up his first career win at the Thunderbowl Raceway. The runner-up spot was a race long battle between the Hogge's as Bobby Hogge IV and Bobby Hogge III crossed the checkered flag in second and third, with Stone and defending Western All Stars Late Model champion Chris Shannon completing the top five.

Pounds received a nice $1,200 for his victory and the main event payout as a whole featured extra money on the line courtesy Little Darlin's Child Care, who we can't thank enough for their continued support of the Western States Modifieds. A stacked field of 31 modifieds were on hand for the night of the racing.

Results can be found at http://www.goldenstatechallengeseries.com and http://www.westernracer.com as well as http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Next up- The next event for the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway will be Saturday night May 30 when the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Car Series and the Western States Modifieds take to the 1/3 clay oval for action packed evening of racing

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After running second on April 11 at the Thunderbowl veteran driver Peter Murphy improved one position on Saturday night to bring home victory with the Bandit Sprints at the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial


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Andy Gregg scores top five during Moore Insurance Night at Silver Dollar Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – May 17, 2009…Making his first start of the season at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Team Guts Racing's Andy Gregg drove to his third top five finish of the year in three 410 sprint car starts aboard the Dale Miller Plumbing, Myers & Sons Drywall No. 16x.

The Placerville racer had made two prior 410 starts this season and those had netted him finishes of third and fourth while competing with the touring Golden State Challenge Series. This past Friday's event however, marked his first start of the year in the Feather Falls Casino season at the Silver Dollar Speedway and he looked for a strong night competing at the Chico bullring.

Gregg began the evening by timing-in seventh fastest in the 25 car field and then brought home a third place finish in his heat race to transfer into the main event. With the number eight pill being drawn it put the Circle Race Wheels, RPS Performance, BR Motorsports No. 16x on the outside of the second row for the main event.


The Silver Dollar Speedway surface was a little different than it had been in recent weeks as it had dried out in various spots, but the bottom groove became very fast by feature time making it the place to be. The initial start of the 25 lap contest saw outside front row starter Sean Becker get sideways and have another car go over his right rear, which resulted in Becker suffering a flat tire and having to go to the work area.


This bumped Gregg up to the outside of the front row, but when the green lights came on he popped a wheelie coming out of turn four, which resulted in him dropping to fourth by the time the opening lap was completed. The 29 year-old would motor on in fourth until a lap 13 restart saw him make the move by Mark Hall to claim third.

Gregg ran in the third position for the next nine laps, but a caution with just three circuits remaining created a restart and it saw a hard-charging Becker make the pass on the outside to take the spot away. "The Hurricane" ran the final few laps smoothly and crossed the checkered in fourth to pick up another top five finish at the helm of the Guts Racing, JP's Paint & Body, Matco Tools sprinter.

Gregg was happy with the top five, but it would have been interesting to see how the race would have played out had he not wheelied coming off turn four during the start of the feature. "It's good to get another consistent finish, but with the way the track was I think we coulda had a shot to win this deal if we would have got out front on that start," Gregg said. "That's definitely part of racing though and I just have to thank my whole crew and all our sponsors who support this team. We've had a really good start to the year and just hope to keep it up as the season goes on. I also want to congratulate Robby Whitchurch on getting his first win tonight cause that's cool to see."

The next scheduled event for Andy Gregg will be this coming Sunday's California Sprint Car Civil War Series event at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The annual Fair event will mark the second point race of the season for Civil War and will be Gregg's first start of the year with the traveling 360 tour. More info can be found at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com


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Placerville's Andy Gregg brought the Guts Racing No. 16x home in the fourth position during Moore Insurance & Financial Services Night at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday. Photo courtesy http://www.graphxdesigns.com



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Jimmy Pettit drives Larabee owned sprinter to fourth place finish in Chico

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Chico, CA – May 17, 2009…With his own sprint car out of commission for the weekend Chico's Jimmy Pettit hopped aboard a car owned by good David Larabee on Friday in an attempt to maintain his Silver Dollar Speedway point lead and at the end of night he was able to bring home a fourth place finish in the main event.

As motor problems arose during the week for Pettit it looked like he might have had to miss this past Friday's event, but coming to the aid was good friend and fellow competitor David Larabee. A deal was made and for Friday's Moore Insurance & Financial Services Night, Pettit climbed behind the wheel of Larabee's wingless sprint to stay in the points hunt.

A short eight car field was on hand for the sixth point race of the Feather Falls Casino point season and Pettit kicked off the event by finishing sixth in the one and only wingless sprint heat race. "The Love-shack" then started from the outside of the third row in the feature and hung tough in an attrition filled contest to bring home a fourth place finish after 20 laps of racing.

Pettit wanted to give much appreciation to Larabee for allowing him to run his car during the night. "I really have to thank David Larabee a ton for giving me a chance to race tonight because midway through the week it looked like I'd be sitting out for the night," Pettit said. "We wish more cars woulda come out but a fourth was good and a couple times I thought I could get third, but never had the momentum to get by when the openings came."

Next up for Jimmy Pettit will be this coming Saturday's annual Fair event at the Silver Dollar Speedway. With the Silver Dollar Fair in town the point racing moves to Saturday and the Chico racer will bring the Feather Falls Casino/Hunt Magnetos wingless point lead into the evening of competition. Entrance into the grandstands is free after paying fair admission, making it one of the most economical nights of the year for racing fans. More info can be found at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com

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Driving for good friend David Larabee this past Friday night, Chico's Jimmy Pettit tallied a fourth place finish to maintain the wingless point lead over Brandon Davis and Taylor Simas. Photo by http://www.graphxdesigns.com





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Brett Miller suffers dnf after mid-race contact in feature at Silver Dollar Speedway

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Chico, CA – May 18, 2009…Following a strong performance at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Chico's Brett Miller hoped to keep up his strong start to the season this past Friday, however, contact with another car midway through the main event created too much damage to continue on and resulted in a dnf for the night.

This past Friday's event was sponsored by Moore Insurance Services and marked the sixth point race of the Feather Falls Casino season at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Miller went into it fresh off his first career podium finish with the Golden State Challenge Series the previous Saturday and looked to make up ground in the Chico standings during the night.

Miller kicked off the event by qualifying solidly in the sixth position in the 25 car field and then brought home a fifth place finish in his heat race to transfer into the feature. Lining-up fifth on the grid the 19 year-old didn't get the kind of start he wanted and dropped a few spots in the early going. Miller then regrouped and began making headway on the tricky surface as he tried to make his way back up to the top five.

Disaster struck on lap 13 however, when Miller and another car came together in turn two while battling for sixth, resulting in damage to the front end on the Care Free Pools, Platinum Powder Coating, Live Energy Drink No. 1x. The Chico native went to the work area, but the damage was too severe to fix in the allotted time and it put an early end to main event.

Miller now finds himself sitting 10th in the Feather Falls Casino standings, but is still just 39 points back of the lead. The Friday night 410 season will now take a couple weekend's off before resuming action on June 5. In the meantime Silver Dollar Speedway will host the annual Memorial Day weekend fair event this Saturday and Sunday. On tap will be a non-point 360 show on Saturday, followed by a California Sprint Car Civil War Series event on Sunday evening. Both nights will feature free entrance to the grandstand area with a paid fair admission.

Last season saw Miller charge up into the top 10 in Sunday's Civil War main event during the fair, until mechanical woes put him out of contention. He'll bring the 1x sprinter into this Sunday looking for a strong night to gain as many points as possible to break his way into the top 32 in Civil War points prior to the running of the annual Pacific Sprint Cup Invitational, which kicks off Gold Cup week in September.

More news and info on Chico's Brett Miller can be found at http://www.brettmillerracing.net

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Brett Miller & Care Free Pools Racing will look for good things during this weekend's annual Memorial Day weekend fair-time double-header at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. Photo by http://www.stevesracingphotos.com




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Bud Kaeding looks to rebound with busy week ahead

By Gary Thomas

Campbell, CA – May 18, 2009…Two-time USAC Silver Crown champion Bud Kaeding will look to regroup this coming week following a tough weekend that was filled with a blown engine on Friday night and final lap crash on Saturday.

Kaeding went into Friday's event at the Ocean Speedway sitting just one point out of the lead in the track standings and got the night off to a great start as he set fast-time, but in the heat race things went sour as the engine in the Sala/Matherly Racing No. 19 blew up and put an end to the event.

The Campbell veteran then headed to Hanford to compete for Sala Racing on Saturday in a USAC Western States Midget race. Last season at the Kings Speedway Kaeding was very quick in a pair of midget starts and that trend continued on Saturday. A total of 27 midgets showed up for action and he kicked off the night by qualifying sixth quick and then scoring fourth in his heat race.

The main event was an up down affair as Kaeding fought into the top five early on, but got spun around on the second lap forcing the Sala Racing, Weldway Construction, M&M Powder Coating No. 79 to restart from the rear of the field. Kaeding then came forward very nicely through the remainder of the feature and was up to the top five when he got upside down on the final lap and was offcialy placed 11th in the rundown.

Terre Haute, Hoosier Hundred & Calistoga on tap this week-

This week will find Kaeding get his racing fix in a few different forms of dirt track racing as Memorial Day weekend has already come upon us. On Thursday night he will take to the Terre Haute Action Track to compete in the USAC National Sprint Car Series sanctioned Tony Hullman Classic. Kaeding brought home a seventh place finish in his one and only USAC National Sprint start this season and he'll look for another solid run at the fast half-mile dirt oval on Thursday.

On Friday evening Kaeding will bring his USAC Silver Crown Series point lead into the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the running of the prestigious Hoosier Hundred, an event he's competed in four times and has never finished worse than third. After winning the Silver Crown season opener at Manzanita he currently sits in a tie with Jesee Hockett atop the series standings and will look to put the BK Motorsports, K&N Filters, MPD Racing Products No. 29 towards the front of the field at the big mile on Friday.

Following those events Kaeding will fly back to California and compete in the Golden State Challenge Sprint Car Series return to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday and Sunday nights. In 1999 the Campbell driver won the Calistoga track title, but is still searching for his first win at the half-mile. "I've been close before and have run second a few times and definitely want to get my name on the Calistoga win list," Kaeding said. "It's a historic track out here and the winners list has some pretty big names on it."

Last season Kaeding competed in a pair of Civil War 360 Series events at the Napa County Fairgrounds track, with the highlight being a charge from dead-last to eighth in the short 20 lap feature during the August stop. This weekend's double-header will be the first time that the GSC 410 Sprint Car Series has competed at Calistoga in two years and the first time winged 410 sprint cars have been there since August of '07. Kaeding will go into the event sitting 10th in the GSC standings, having made five of the seven races so far this season.

More news and info on Bud Kaeding can be found at http://www.budkaedingracing.com

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Engine problems cut the night short on Friday evening for Bud Kaeding after setting quick-time at the Ocean Speedway. Photo by http://www.lnjphoto.com





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After running a pair of events in Indiana on Thursday and Friday Campbell, CA's Bud Kaeding will head home and compete for two nights at the Calistoga Speedway half-mile aboard the BK Motorsports, Kaeding Performance No. 29 Maxim. Photo by http://www.johnsracingphotos.com




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Allard scores third at Tulare and takes 9 point deficit in GSC standings into Calistoga Speedway double-header

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – May 19, 2009…Following a third place finish at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night Chico's Jonathan Allard will go into this weekend's Golden State Challenge 410 Sprint Car Series events at the Calistoga Speedway sitting second in the standings, just nine points behind leader Tyler Walker.  

Allard opened up this past weekend by charging for a sixth place finish at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, after having to go to the rear of the field following contact with another car halfway through the feature. On Saturday Allard then headed for the Tulare Thunderbowl and began the evening by setting fast-time, before running third in the feature in which he came up just short of second after a last lap battle with Tommy Tarlton.

With the third place finish in Tulare Allard finds himself nine digits behind current Golden State Challenge Series point leader Tyler Walker heading into a Memorial Day weekend double-header at the Calistoga Speedway. Allard's six top five finishes is tied for the most in the series with Brent Kaeding, but Walker's four wins give him the advantage in the standings going into Calistoga.

The last time the traveling 410 sprint car series competed at the Calistoga half-mile was in May of 2007 and it saw Allard have a very strong weekend, which included his first career victory at the track. The two-time King of California came very close to making it a weekend sweep, but his chances at that were dashed when he, like many other cars late in the going, ran out of fuel on the final lap while holding a commanding lead in the feature on Saturday's opening night.

Allard was heading down the back-stretch and into turn three with his first Calistoga checkered flag in sight, but the yellow lights flashed on for a car that had spun into the infield. On the ensuing green-white-checkered restart Allard led the field until the car sputtered after taking the white flag, which resulted in him limping across the finish line in fourth.

Despite the disappointment the Chico native came back the next night to lead every circuit in the 25 lap feature to score his very first Calistoga Speedway win. "It meant a lot to win in Calistoga that night after the way Saturday ended," Allard said. "I don't know if I've ever been more disappointed than I was after that Saturday night race, because winning at Calistoga is something every driver from our neck of the woods wants to do."

Allard last competed at the Calistoga Speedway in August of '07 during the World of Outlaws sanctioned Harvest Classic, where he qualified sixth fastest out of 31 cars and brought home a 10th place finish during the Sunday finale. "We've been real fast at Calistoga the last handful of times we raced there so I'm definitely looking forward to going back," said Allard, who has set fast-time in three of the past four GSC events at the track. "Ashley Smith has given me some great cars at the place and that has certainly brought up my confidence at Calistoga more than it ever was prior to driving the 0 car."

Going into this weekend Allard will look to put the Williams Motorsports, K&N Filters, Red Line Oil No. 0 into victory lane to try and pick up as many points as possible in the GSC standings. "It'll be tough this weekend because Tyler Walker is always fast on the big high-speed tracks and so is a guy like Tim Kaeding so we'll have our work cut out for us, " Allard commented. "It'll be a fun challenge though and I have a lot of confidence in this team. I just hope everyone comes out to support the weekend because Calistoga's a great place to spend a couple nights at and it should be a good show."

All seating will be general admission during the weekend with tickets going on sale at 4 pm on race day. Adult tickets cost $20 and kids 4-10 will be $10. Children under four will be free. For more info on the event contact 707-942-5111 or log onto http://www.napacountyfairgrounds.com/about_us.htm and http://www.goldenstatechallengeseries.com

The Calistoga Speedway is located on the beautiful Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California and is located at 1435 North Oak Street. Don't forget to stop by the trailer during the day and after the races to say hi and check out our merchandise. For more news on Chico's Jonathan Allard visit http://www.allardmotorsports.com

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Two-time King of California Jonathan Allard will go into this weekend's GSC return to the Calistoga Speedway sitting just nine points back of Tyler Walker for the series lead. Photo by http://www.graphxdesigns.com


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Chico's Jonathan Allard won his very first Calistoga Speedway main event during the most recent Golden State Challenge Series visit to the track in May of 2007. He'll look for more success this weekend to try and chip away at Tyler Walker's nine point advantage in the standings. Photo by http://www.stevesracingphotos.com




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Following mid-race collision Mason Moore runs 14th in main event during Moore Insurance Services Night/ Civil War Race 2 this Sunday

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Chico, CA – May 18, 2009…After scoring his first top five finish of the Chico season the previous week Princeton, CA's Mason Moore looked for more good things this past Friday evening, but a mid-race collision put an end to the hopes of that in the 25 lap main event.

Going into Moore Insurance & Financial Services Inc. Night on Friday the 18 year-old sat fifth in the Feather Falls Casino standings and kicked off the event by qualifying 14th fastest in the field. He then proceeded to bring home a runner-up finish in his heat race to transfer the Rolling Hills Casino, Moore Insurance, NOS Energy Drink No. 22 into the main event.

Lining-up 11th on the grid Moore was able to move forward early on and had made his way up to sixth when contact in turn two left him spun out with 12 laps remaining in the feature. He was able to restart and brought home a 13th place finish at the checkered. The weekly 410 action at Silver Dollar will now take a couple weekends off and when it resumes on June 5 Moore will go into the night ranking sixth in the standings, still just 22 points out of the lead.

On Saturday Moore headed to the Placerville Speedway for a weekly 360 event competing aboard the Friends & Family Racing No. x1. The night got off to a good start as he timed-in third fastest behind Kyle Hirst & Andy Forsberg, but an opening lap excursion caused Moore to finish seventh in his heat race, putting him into the b-main.

In the 12 lap contest Moore was running second when another car flipped in front of him and he unfortunately spun to avoid the accident. The Princeton driver then restarted at the rear and was able to get back up to fourth to transfer into the main event. By running fourth though he wasn't able to get his time back and had to start from the last row in the 25 lap race. When the race went green Moore had got up to 13th until another car spun in front of him and left him with nowhere to go but into the car, forcing him to the rear of the field.

"Primetime" restarted and was moving forward again when yet another car spun in front of him, but this time he was able to keep it going, however, something was broken on the front end and made steering extremely difficult. Moore then pitted to get the problem fixed and rejoined the field to get back up to 11th by the finish, earning the McDonald's Hard Charger award. "It was a tough night and it seemed like we were always in the wrong place at the wrong time," Moore said. "We'll move on though and look forward to the Civil War race next Sunday in Chico."

This coming Sunday evening will find Moore and the Friends & Family Racing team in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the second round of competition with the California Sprint Car Civil War Series. The 18 year-old will go into the night sitting eighth in points and will look to move up in the standings at the event, which is held in conjunction with the annual Silver Dollar Fair.

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Mason Moore will get back behind the wheel of the F&F Racing sprint car at this Sunday's Civil War Series event at the Silver Dollar Speedway. The youngster will look to change up his luck after a tough two nights of racing this past weekend. Photo by http://www.stevesracingphotos.com


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