Roa, Bohle, Demello, Collins, and Holt Win So Cal Oval Karters Mains

Brody Roa, Scott Bohle, Mike Demello, Mike Collins and Shane Holt were the big winners at the last SoCal Oval Karters race at the SoCal Motorcycle Speedway in late September.  It was the next to last race for the club at its new home track in 2018.

Roa, who would go on to finish second in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car race that night, swept the show winning both heats and the 16-lap main event in the Yamaha of America KT100’s.  The 27-year-old Garden Grove racer won the main by 1/3 of a straightaway.  Class point leader Thomas Southern of Hesperia, who has five KT100 wins this season, charged all the way from the final starting spot to finish second.   Lakewood’s Joe Gibb, “Hubcap Mike” Collins of Lake Forest and San Diego’s Randy Truax rounded out the top five.

Fountain Valley’s Scott Bohle took top honors in the Burris Racing F200’s.  Point leader Steve Juillerat had a good size lead in the race when he looped it and handed the lead to Bohle.  Bohle took full advantage of the opportunity and ran away from the competition.  He crossed under the Craig Zimmerman checkered flag with nearly a half-track advantage over Whittier’s Juillerat, who had to come from the back after the spin to claim second.  Ryan Dunn of Fallbrook was third with Norma Weatherbee of Torrance fourth and San Marcos karter Norm Reynolds fifth.  Juillerat and Bohle split the two eight-lap heat races earlier in the day.  Early on the race was marred by a nasty incident when the chain on Scott Gaynor’s kart came off.  It ripped a hole in his race jacket and put a nasty cut on his arm.

Wildomar’s Mike Demello scored his first ever SCOK win in the Caltrol Incorporated Senior Clones.  Driving his familiar black and bright green kart, he not only won the main event, but he also captured both heat races.  In the main, he was chased into the first turn by debuting SCOK driver Christina Klein of Las Vegas and Dunn.  Two late yellows could not stop the determined driver and when the race ended he had the win by four-kart lengths over Anaheim’s Emma Herzog.  James Kelsey took the third spot followed by Klein and Dunn.

In the Colt Group Open Class, it took some extra time after the checkered flag to determine who actually won the race.  Riverside’s Justin Garcia was the initial leader but was passed by Bohle coming off turn two the first time around.  Bohle led most of the way, but on a late race restart, Collins muscled his way to the front.  Collins seemed destined for the win, but the two traded paint again in turn three on the last lap with Collins ending up spun out and Bohle racing past the checkered flag first.  However, officials huddled after the race and determined Bohle to be the cause of Collins spin.  They awarded Collins the win and moved Bohle back to second.

In the Fair Oaks Ranch Junior Clones, it was literally all Shane Holt of Huntington Beach as he was the only competitor in the class.  While he was the only one in the class, he raced with the Senior Clones and as has been the case in the past, he was very competitive.

The Ancon Marine Junior/Juniors were also there for their learning laps with Zate Legend, Tristan Juillerat along with Cash and Gwen Culp.

The SCOK only has three races left in the 2018 campaign.  The next race is this Saturday night, October 13th at 6:00 P.M. at John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway in Victorville.  It will be the “6th Annual Race for the Rack” with money being raised to fight breast cancer.  In addition to the SCOK, the Speedway Sprints and resident W2W Karts will also be in action.

Heading into Saturday, Southern leads Vegas karter Art Klein by 15-points in the KT 100’s.  In the F200’s Juillerat has a nine-point advantage over Gaynor.  Cathedral City’s Tyler Hoffman has a slim five-point advantage over Demello in the Senior Clones (Jeffrey Butler is actually only three-points behind Hoffman, but has moved back to North Carolina).  Southern is on top of the point pile in the Open’s with Collins 13-behind and Bohle 15 back.  Holt has a commanding 39-point lead in Junior Clones.

The SoCal Oval Karters would like to thank 2018 series sponsors Yamaha of America, Burris Racing, Caltrol Incorporated, The Colt Group, Fair Oaks Ranch and Ancon Marine for supporting the 2018 championship season.  If you or your company would like to join the SCOK as a sponsor, please call Matt Jones at (714) 614-8891 or E-mail him at mailto:mattjonesracing@yahoo.com

SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway September 22 Results

Yamaha of America KT100

  1. Brody Roa – Garden Grove
  2. Thomas Southern – Hesperia
  3. Joe Gibb – Lakewood
  4. Mike Collins – Lake Forest
  5. Randy Truax – San Diego
  6. Robert Smith
  7. Art Klein – Las Vegas
  8. Scott Sloane – Perris
  9. Cody Griggs
  10. Ronnie Spinak – Torrance

 

Burris Racing F200

  1. Scott Bohle – Fountain Valley
  2. Steve Juillerat – Whittie
  3. Ryan Dunn – Fallbrook
  4. Norma Weatherbee – Torrance
  5. Norm Reynolds – San Marcos
  6. Scott Gaynor – Banning

 

Caltrol Incorporated Senior Clones

  1. Mike Demello – Wildomar
  2. Emma Herzog – Anaheim
  3. James Kelsey
  4. Christian Klein – Las Vegas
  5. Ryan Dunn – Fallbrook

 

The Colt Group Opens

  1. Mike Collins – Lake Forest
  2. Scott Bohle – Fountain Valley
  3. Justin Garcia – Riverside

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