Shane Golobic Delivers Petaluma Prize

Shane Golobic (Joe Shivak photo)

PETALUMA, Calif. — Shane Golobic won the 30-lap NARC/King of West sprint car feature at the Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

The Fremont, Calif., driver wheeled the black No. 21x Tarlton Motorsports sprinter, leading the full distance from his pole position starting spot.

Bud Kaeding brought the No. 0 Williams Motorsports car home in the second spot, holding off a fast-moving Tanner Thorson in the Tri-C No. 3c.

Rounding out the top five were Kyle Hirst and Chase Johnson.

The race was halted twice by the red flag. The first red light came on before the race was a lap old when Colby Copeland got crossed up in front of the field coming out of the second turn.

A number of cars plowed into the helpless Copeland sending him up into the outside barrier and on his side. Those cars involved included Marcus and Matt Dumesny, Jason Statler, Willie Croft, Jarrett Soares, Dustin Golobic and Jenna Frazier. The wreck ended the race for the Dumesny boys, but Copeland whose car was one of two cars which tipped over, was able to refire.

Golobic survived several other race slow downs for minor spins, but it was Nathan Rolfe’s scary flip down the frontstretch on lap 14 which brought out another red flag. Rolfe was not injured but the flip pancaked the top roof wing and his car was towed back to his pit area.

Kaeding led all qualifiers with a lap of 12:779 seconds.

The finish:

Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Tanner Thorson, Kyle Hirst, Chase Johnson, Colby Copeland, Jason Statler, Willie Croft, Sean Watts, Richard Brace Jr., Bobby McMahan, Dustin Golobic, Jarrett Soares, Jenna Frazier, Geoff Ensign, Colby Johnson, Nathan Rolfe, Matt Dumesny, Marcus Dumesny