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Eddie Mulder's West Coast Dirt Track Series, Round 2
Sacramento Vintage Mile
July 28, 2013
By: Karen Gould - Checkeredflagphotos.com
Eddie & Jodi Mulder and their team made the trip to Sacramento once again this year to make dreams come true for amateur riders.
On the famous mile long track, smooth and well groomed by Dennis Pearson and Craig Scroggins, the riders enjoyed the same dirt as the GNC pro riders the night before Sunday was perfect from start to finish at the Sacramento Amateur mile.
With the sights and sounds of the California State Fair in the back ground and the weather mild, riders and spectators alike had a great day.
A big thank you to several sponsors of the Sacramento Mile that stepped up to help make this event possible. Scott Dunlavey/Berkeley Honda-Yamaha generously donated several pit bikes for use at the track, and on board again this year, Triumph of North America.
Digger Helm and Rod Lake, long time supporters of the West Coast Dirt Track Series along with K&N Filters, Motion Pro, Barmett Clutches and Specialty Fabrications, all as Premiere sponsors. Others included A&A Racing who donated 2 tires and provided non-stop service to the riders.
www.TodaysCycleCoverage.com and S&S Off Road Magazine, who bring news of the WCDTS events out to the public, Brown's Cycles, Maxima Racing Oils, Works Performance, Coventry Spares, Tuff Plates and many more.
At each event there are water bottles, hats, T-shirts and other goodies all provided by the sponsors, shared with the riders during the award ceremony.
Thanks go to the riders as well.
One hundred and fifty plus entrants rode 17 heats and main events with such care that the ambulance never moved from it's parking spot.
Without the invitation of Circle Bell Motorsports and Bob Bellino, racing the mile at Cal Expo would not be possible.
The first main event on the track included 8 Senior Vintage riders.
Familiar faces on the track, Jim Monegan aboard a 1972 Honda 481, Steve Craft on the seat of his 1974 Harley XR 750 and Kenny Theibaud powering a 1974 Yamaha 750 battled for position through the third lap when Thiebaud left the race broken.
Monegan and Craft put on a show turn to turn until Monegan was able to pull away and take the win.
Don Galloway from Canada captured the third position followed by Victor McBee.
Twelve riders took their places on the line for the 35 and over Vet A main.
Steve Liberty showed Tom Horton the fastest way around this big track taking over the lead in the first lap.
Vince Holt followed them to the checkers and Wade Boyd moved into the fourth spot in the last lap leaving John Lundgren to finish fifth.
The Vet B included ten riders. The top three finishers, Ron Long, Jack Jones and AJ Neelings maintained their one, two, three positions from flag to flag.
In this writer's opinion the race of the day was the Senior Novice/Super Senior class.
The starter threw the green flag and Canadian D-Dan McDougall got the hole shot on his 74 XR Harley Davidson 750.
Mike Wayne on top of a 1971 Yamaha 750 took the lead from McDougall in lap three.
Behind them Alzola was on the move.
Moving from the sixth position in lap one to third by lap four.
Alzola was gaining ground.
With only two laps remaining Lawrence Bertrand had captured the second postion riding a 1973 Triumph 750.
The white flag lap gave Alzola time to capture second and by the checkers, it was Alzola for the win.
Wayne had recaptured the second spot and Bertrand rounded out the podium.
I don't know the age of Alzola, maybe 73, but I know that he still 'has it', the enthusiasm and determination to win races along with a huge smile and a delightful personality.
After finishing third in the Vet class Holt came back to win the Senior Open class in front of Wade Boyd and Ron Long.
Hade Boyd twisted the throttle in the final lap to finish second followed by Long on a Rotax 600.
Golt powered his 2000 Rotax 660 the first four laps in the lead giving it up to vintage road racing champion Paul Germain on a Yamaha 750 in lap four and regaining the lead in white flag lap to take the checkers first.
Wermain finished sixth.
Donnie Darrah worked the track and his 06 Honda 450 hard riding the Senior B Main Open main event.
Don Galloway was not having it riding his 74 Yamaha 750 in front four of six laps.
Darrah rode laps four and five in front but at the end of the race it was all Galloway followed by Perry Smith mounted on a Honda 450.
The guy driving the blade earlier in the day to groom the track, Scroggins was not to be beat on his track during racing.
Competing in the Sr Open C event Scroggins, who said today would be his last mile race, got the hole shot from the start.
David Ehrhart took that lead for laps two and three but Scroggins was insistent and tenacious riding the final two laps to the finish in front.
Lance Harris, PHD and Jim Monegan followed Scroggins to the checkers.
Monegan was back on the track to win the Modern 500 class in front of Horton and Galloway.
Jake Latimer took Victor McBee and Lloyd McGregor home in the 750 Modern class.
Allison Stacey and Kimi Valentine were competing with the boys in the 250 Open class.
Brandon Green and Sean Heeney were first and second but Stacey proudly took the third place on the podium.
Thirty six riders entered the Open Amateur class, broken into A, B and C mains, determined by placement in the heat races.
Happy 29th birthday Andy Wallace, who did't finish in the top three but did capture the fourth position in the Open Amateur B main behind Heeney, Boyd and Chris Ryan.
Davis Fisher, Dylan Morin and Vaughn McCafferty were the top three in the Open Amateur A main and Holt captured his second victory of the day in front of Scott Anderson and Robert Curry in the C main.
Promoter Eddie Mulder wishes to thank each and every person who attended this spectacular event for their cooperation and support.
The program went off flawlessly, the ambulance never moved and there was great racing, camaraderie and fun all weekend.
Racers came from all over the U.S. and Canada for their chance to ride on the famous Sacramento Mile.
The WCDTS final two 2013 events will take place at Willow Springs on the 3/8 mile banked cushion October 19th and 20th.
Next: Willow Springs Double-Header October 19 & 20
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