Brian Richardson took his second NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Model win in a race with David Mayhew at Kern County Raceway Park’s KUZZ Night at the Races.
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Mayhew scored the second place finish on the brand-new half-mile oval.
Richardson’s daughter celebrated her 13th birthday Saturday as well. Ricky Schlick, Dylan Baker, and Ryan Vargas won their third races this season in the quarter-mile.
Johnny White led the first four laps of the 50 lap feature before the caution came out for Gary Elmore and Robby Sawyer making contact in turn one. On the restart, Mayhew stormed to the lead with Richardson in tow. On lap 17, White spun in turn four from third place. On the restart, White went on the move and was back into third by lap 24.
Mayhew led 28 laps before Richardson took command of the race on lap 34. Richardson and Mayhew ran closely over the next 10 laps before heavy lapped traffic closed the gap to one car length. Richardson crossed the stripe with a .300 second win with third place going to White.
“This is awesome. The first win we had this year David had trouble in that race. I wanted to drive by him and beat him like we did tonight. Our car was terrible earlier today and my guys did a heckuva job. This is one of my most special wins ever.”
Claremont’s Ricky Schlick scored his third INEX Legends win this season by taking the 30 lap race. Schlick led all 30 laps with points leader Buddy Shepherd in close pursuit. After a lap 25 restart, Shepherd tagged the backstretch wall and was scored eighth in the final rundown.
Bakersfield’s Blaine Perkins fended off fellow Bakersfield driver Brandon Weaver to finish second. The top-three cars all race for car owner Tony Green Motorsports.
La Mirada’s Ryan Vargas overcame an early race crash to win his third straight INEX Bandolero main event. Vargas came together with Northern California visitor Dylan Washburn, and charged through the pack after making repairs.
Vargas took the lead from fast time qualifier Colton Page on lap 16 to lead the final four laps. Vargas was one of four different leaders in a busy race on the quarter-mile inner track.
“Oh my god I thought it was over after I got collected over there in turn four,” Vargas said. “It worked out pretty good. Colton had a good freaking car. It was hard to pass him and he is such a good driver.”
Dylan Baker led all 30 laps for the NASCAR Mini Stocks, taking his third win of the season. After the lone caution of the race on lap two, Baker ran nose-to-tail with points leader Billy Lay to the finish. Baker’s victory was a scant .659 seconds in the fast-paced event.
The inaugural season for Kern County Raceway Park continues this Saturday night with champions to be crowned in the NASCAR Pro Late Models, NASCAR Mini Stocks, and Jr. and Sr. Mini Dwarf divisions.
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September 28, 2013 KUZZ NIGHT RESULTS
Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, CA
NASCAR CITGO Lubricants Late Model – 50 laps
1) 4 Brian Richardson, 2) 17 David Mayhew, 3) 19 Johnny White, 4) 88 Gary Elmore, 5) 98 Cole Adamo, 6) 13 Josh Horn, 7) 1 Paul Ebersbacher, 8) 7 Kyle Heckman, 9) 9 Robby Sawyer DNS: 15 Lance Wilson, 28 Trevor Schlundt 33:30.450
INEX Legend – 30 laps
1) 24 Ricky Schlick, 2) 21b Blaine Perkins, 3) 84w Brandon Weaver, 4) 98 Josh Gross, 5) 17 Eric Olson, 6) 31 Eddie Garone, 7) 07 Garrett Fine, 8) 22s Buddy Shepherd, 9) 19 Chad Actis 14:13.380
NASCAR Mini Stock – 30 laps
1) 14 Dylan Baker, 2) 24 Billy Lay, 3) 51 Racin Vernon, 4) 54 Danny Baker, 5) 7 John Wyatt, 6) 98 Terry Pettit, 7) 46 Eric Aldridge 10:58.599
INEX Bandoleros – 20 laps
1) 23 Ryan Vargas, 2) 51 Tyler Bannister, 3) 24 Colton Page, 4) 97 Colby Furia, 5) 7 Dylan Washburn, 6) 15 Samuel Nuno, 7) 43 Niko Mongenel 22:59.663
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Source: Santa Clarita News