Gibb, Holdsworth and Juillerat Win So Cal Oval Karter Mains at Victorville

The only thing hotter than the High Desert temperature at Wheel2Wheel Raceway  last Saturday were the winners of  the four So Cal Oval Karters main events.  For the second race in a row Joe Gibb won both the KT100 and Open mains.  Don Holdsworth made it five Senior 4 Cycle wins in a row and Steve Juillerat won his fourth F200 main in six starts in 2016.

Gibb started the KT100 main event on the outside of Hesperia’s Chris Southern on the front row.  It took five laps, but Gibb managed to grab the top spot and led the remainder of the way in his Fred Gibb tuned kart for his second straight win in the class.  Point leader Chris Southern of Hesperia chased his rival home in second with Gibb’s father Chris finishing third.  Oxnard’s Rob Marion and Tanner Smith finished fourth and fifth.

Chris Gibb was the KT100 “Hard Charger” starting eighth and finishing fifth.   Marion and Chris Southern won theKT100  heat races.

Bumping between Joe Gibb, who started inside row two and pole sitter Chris Southern, highlighted the start of the Open Class main and forced race director Mike Graves to have the red flag come out before the race started to warn the combatants.  He then penalized Gibb by sending the young Lakewood karter to the back for the start.  Once the green waved Gibb drove to the front for his fifth Open Class win in six races thus far in 2016.  Southern, who won both heats, took second and was followed by Cathedral City karter Dillon Hoffman, Scott Bohle of Fountain Valley and Norm Reynolds of San Marcos.  Gibb was also the “Hard Charger” taking the win from his original assigned third place starting spot.

Menifee’s Holdsworth made if five straight wins in the Senior 4 Cycles after finishing second at the season opening race.  Banning’s Desiree Gaynor, who is second in points to Holdsworth, chased the point leader to the Craig Zimmerman checkers in the main.  Chino Hills Tony de Almeida was third.  Scotty Bassett of Van Nuys did not start the main event.

Holdsworth and Gaynor split the Senior 4 Cycle heats and Holdsworth was the “Hard Charger.”

Juillerat swept the F200 portion of the show winning both heats and the main event over Banning’s Scott Gaynor.  The win was the third in a row and fourth out of the last five for the Whittier based racer.

The So Cal Oval Karters are off this Saturday before heading to the highly anticipated show in the Grand Arena at Industry Hills on August 6th.

The So Cal Oval Karters would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2016 championship series possible.  Burris Racing, Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School, Hubcapmike.com, Perris Auto Speedway, R&J Motorsports, THC Home Medical Services, T-MAC Racing and Yamaha of America Racing Engines.  If you or your business would like to become a partner of the So Cal Oval Karters 2016 season, please call or E-mail Mike Nigh at (805) 857-2595 or mailto:scokart@gmail.com.

KT100 Main (with starting positions)
1. Joe Gibb – 2nd – Lakewood
2. Thomas Southern – 3rd – Hesperia
3. Chris Gibb – 8th – Lakewood
4. Rob Marion – 4th – Oxnard
5. Tanner Smith – 7th
6. Chris Southern – 1st – Hesperia
7. Randy Truax – 5th – San Diego
8. Ted Marshall – 6th

Open Class Main (with starting positions)
1. Joe Gibb – 3rd – Lakewood
2. Chris Southern – 1st – Hesperia
3. Dillon Hoffman – 2nd – Cathedral City
4. Scott Bohle – 4th – Fountain Valley
5. Norman Reynolds – 5th – San Marcos

Senior 4 Cycles Main (with starting positions)
1. Don Holdsworth – 3rd – Menifee
2. Desiree Gaynor – 2nd – Banning
3. Tony de Almeida – 1st – Chino Hills
DNS Scotty Bassett – Van Nuys

F200
1. Steve Juillerat – 1st – Whittier
2. Scott Gaynor – 2nd – Banning

Point Standings

KT100
1. Chris Southern – Hesperia – 880
2. Joe Gibb – Long Beach – 860
3. Rob Marion – Oxnard – 815
4. Thomas Southern – Hesperia – 794 *
5. Ted Marshall –  757

Open Class
1. Joe Gibb – Long Beach – 900
2. Scott Bohle – Fountain Valley – 830
3. Dillon Hoffman – Cathedral City – 815
4. Norm Reynolds – San Marcos – 790
5. Chris Southern – Hesperia – 675

Senior 4 Cycles
1. Don Holdsworth – Menifee – 900
2. Desiree Gaynor – Banning – 816
3. John Leonhart – Norwalk – 782
4. Tony de Almeida – Chino Hills – 651
5. Ryan Sherman – Lake Elsinore –  500*

*Non Member

F200
1. Steve Juillerat – Whittier – 880
2. Scott Gaynor – Banning – 830
3. Justin Garcia – Riverside – 655
4. Troy McIntosh – Lake Elsinore – 350
5. Jason Voss – Lake Elsinore – 320

KT100 Main Event Winners
3-12 Wheel2Wheel – Chris Southern
4-23 Wheel2Wheel – Chris Southern
5-14 Wheel2Wheel – Chris Southern
6-4   Wheel2Wheel – Chris Southern
6-18 Perris Auto Speedway – Joe Gibb
7-23 Wheel2Wheel – Joe Gibb

F200 Main Event Winners
3-12 Wheel2Wheel – Jason Morheiser
4-23 Wheel2Wheel – Steve Juillerat
5-14 Wheel2Wheel – Troy McIntosh
6-4   Wheel2Wheel – Steve Juillerat
6-18 Perris Auto Speedway – Steve Juillerat
7-23 Wheel2Wheel – Steve Juillerat

SR 4 Cycle Main Event Winners
3-12 Wheel2Wheel – Jason Morheiser
4-23 Wheel2Wheel – Don Holdsworth
5-14 Wheel2Wheel – Don Holdsworth
6-4   Wheel2Wheel –  Don Holdsworth
6-18 Perris Auto Speedway – Don Holdsworth
7-23 Wheel2Wheel – Don Holdsworth

Open Class Main Event Winners
3-12 Wheel2Wheel – Joe Gibb
4-23 Wheel2Wheel – Joe Gibb
5-14 Wheel2Wheel – Joe Gibb
6-4   Wheel2Wheel – Chris Southern
6-25 Perris Auto Speedway – Joe Gibb
7-23 Wheel2Wheel – Joe Gibb

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