Tanner Carrick Shines on Opening Nightadmin
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Tanner Carrick Shines on Opening Night of Fall Nationals
(10-01-21) Chico, CA…Tanner Carrick earned a hard-fought win during opening night of the 28th Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard. Carrick picked up a $300 bonus from Country Builders Construction that added to his $3,000 opening night win. It was Carrick’s second win of the year at Chico. An abundance of 66-winged sprint cars entered the first night of racing with more expected tomorrow night.
Andy Forsberg won the 8-lap, 8-car dash which earned him the front row starting spot. Forsberg took advantage of his starting spot and led the first 10-laps. Forsberg looked to be the driver to beat until lap 10 when his car bounced through a hole in turn one and offset his car enough for Tanner Carrick to pass him. On lap 16, the leaders where in heavy traffic. This allowed Forsberg the chance to pass Carrick and retake the lead. It was heartbreak city for Forsberg on lap 19 when he seemed to hit the same hole in turn one and the car begin to dance wildly and uncontrollably off the edge of the track. Carrick zoomed by as did eight other drivers. Forsberg ultimately pulled off one lap later.
On lap 23 Kyle Hirst drove by Carrick on the top of the track. Hirst seemed poised to go on and win the show. A lap 25 yellow slowed the event and would set up a five-lap dash to the win. Hirst had been a rocket ship up top, and, on the restart, it is where he drove the Tiner/Hirst House car. Carrick dove back to the bottom and the race was on for the win. As the two raced side by side the next lap, it was Carrick who took the lead back for good on lap 27. Carrick went on to win by over a full second. Hirst was second. A late race charge by Kalib Henry moved him into a third-place finish. Justin Sanders was solid all night and finished fourth. Kaleb Montgomery rounded out the top five. The fans loved the great racing.
Colby Johnson won the 15-lap B main event. Bobby Butler won the first C main event. Andy Gregg dominated the second C main event. Kyle Hirst picked up $150 from ManCamp Motorsports by turning the fastest lap in group one. His time was a 12.001. Kalib Henry rocketed to an 11.951 in group two and grabbed the other $150 cash bonus.
Shannon Collins was declared the winner of the 20-lap Hobby Stock main event after the car who finished first was disqualified after a post-race inspection. Collins did a great job in winning the star-studded event. Donny Deeter was solid and finished second. James West ran in the third spot. Robert Warf finished fourth. Kyle Allen rounded out the top five. Twenty-one cars started the main event. Only seven cars were running at the end. Numerous yellow flags slowed the event.
Collins clean swept the night by also winning the first heat race. Keith Ross got the win in heat two. John Johnson won an action packed third heat race. Overall, 24 Hobby Stocks entered tonight’s show. The Hobby Stocks are set to return the following night.
Full results are on-line at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1921981