CHICO, Calif. – The Wells Fargo Friday night point championship season kicked off Friday might, with five racing divisions and more than 1,300 fans packed into the grandstands at Silver Dollar Speedway.
Not even a special appearance from the Easter Bunny was going to slow Oregon’s Roger Crockett from continuing his hot streak at Chico. Crockett won the Silver Cup Main event on March 9th, finished fifth with the World of Outlaws at the Mini Gold Cup and Saturday led all 25-laps for the wire-to-wire victory.
Even though he has been critical of the speedway’s surface, there must be something that is clicking this year for Crockett and his team. Crockett now has 18 career wins at Chico tying him with the legendary Wayne Sue for 11th on the all-times win list.
The track never quite came in throughout the night of racing and left the competitors with a narrow, fast surface that didn’t allow for much passing. Shadowing Crockett all race long was defending champion Sean Becker.
While Becker was able to close on Crockett in slower traffic, “the shark” never was able to put himself into a position to make the pass. Fourth starting Willie Croft enjoyed a nice night will putting the Tri-C Machine No. 3c on the podium with a third place finish. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg ran fourth while Mason Moore came home in fifth.
The Tyler Wolf Fast Time Award went to Forsberg with a lap of 12.430. For the lap, Forsberg received the $100 bonus provided by the Wolf family.