LEMOORE — Greg Baronian took a big step toward the Central Valley Mini Stocks championship with another win in the 25-lap Main Event Sunday afternoon at Lemoore Raceway.
Baronian has been unstoppable in winning all but one of the races held so far this season. He led the race from the start, leaving the battle between Brent Myrick and Dan Myrick for second.
As Baronian pulled away, Brent Myrick was holding off every attempt by Dan Myrick to get around for second. Baronian took the checkered flag nearly a straightaway ahead of Brent Myrick as Dan Myrick ran right behind in third. Ryan Doglione made a move around Chuck Doglione with three laps to go and ended up fourth. Scott Glenn and Ryan Blank were the final lead lap finishers in the top seven. Jeff Durant, Lindsey Brown and Dick Adams took a checkered flag as they made up the remainder of the top 10.
Baronian got off to a strong start in qualifying as he beat a 15-car field with a lap of 14.898 on the 1/5 mile dirt oval. Randy Brown Sr. was second fastest at 15.631. Baronian continued his momentum by beating Brown by a straightaway to win the four-lap Trophy Dash. However, Darren Wilson beat Baronian back to the line in their eight-lap heat race to prevent a clean sweep. Brown won the second heat in front of Chuck Doglione, and Ryan Doglione outran Scott Glenn to win the final heat race.
Mikey Clark made history as the first driver to win a 20-lap Dwarf Car Main Event at Lemoore Raceway. Clark made the trip from Vancouver, Washington, to race after being a part of the big Dwarf Car show in Chico the previous two nights.
He led the race from the start with John Harris running closely with him during the first 10 laps. As the race went on, Clark stretched his lead to a straightaway over Harris. Becca Clark finished third, followed by Tailer Morrison and Steven Spears.
Mikey Clark was also the fast qualifier with a lap of 13.767, beating a 13.991 of Harris. Clark continued his clean-sweep effort by winning the 10 lap heat race ahead of Harris.
The Central Valley Mini Stocks will run their final point event on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Dwarf Cars have been invited back to be a part of that show.
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