Allard mania continues with Civil War win
PETALUMA — Pinch-hitting Cameron Park driver extraordinaire Stephen Allard and “Allard mania” trekked to the California coastal range last Saturday as the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series rolled into Petaluma Speedway for its seventh segment.
After Allard’s recent series win at Quincy and a pair of Placerville Speedway victories, the 32 competitors Saturday were well aware that the red and white Kami Arnold and Scott Russell-owned No. 14r was the car to beat.
“It was great being able to win in Petaluma, that was the first for me there,” said Allard. “That was the first time I’ve seen that place get that slick but I liked it. We lost the lead for a split second after I hit the wall on a restart but we gathered it back up. I’d really like to thank my whole crew and all of the great sponsors we have for their continued support of this team, we couldn’t do this without them.”
It was on lap 12 of the 30-lap feature event when Allard drifted too high, allowing Bradley Terrell to overtake him. Allard regained his composure and powered up to redeem the lead he never relinquished to the finish line where he was followed by series point-leader Andy Forsberg, Terrell, Greg DeCaires, Chase Johnson, Richard Bailey, Herman Klein, Mason Moore and Colby Wiesz.
Mike Benson won the B feature on Saturday followed by Geoff Ensign, Johnson, Ivan Worden and Kenny Drew. Heat races were claimed by David Lindt Jr., Terrell, Bailey and Wiesz. Benson was the fastest driver in qualifying, posting a 12.839 second lap.
For complete point standings and information on the Civil War Sprint Car Series please visit civilwarsprints.com.