Terry Schank Jr. reached speeds of more than 70 miles per hour to win first place in the sprint car exhibition at American Valley Speedway last Saturday night, May 19. Photo by Dan McGee
The Saturday night races of May 19 offered an evening of family entertainment and family supporters. Families and teams came from Susanville and Reno-Sparks to the points races of DART Dwarf cars and IMCA Modified cars. American Valley Speedway’s staff were pleased to see the return of favorites like Bill Pearson. Unfortunately, he hit the wall in turn one preventing him from competing in the main event.
We saw track manager Curt Nieman come out of racing retirement to help his son Chase keep in the points race in the Dwarf class. We saw a preview of the speed and performance of Sprint cars. The California Civil War Sprint Car Series is coming June 16.