Clay Daly Wins the M. Maselli & Sons Classic

Stephanie Odom – Clay Daly continued his successful season behind Pete Van Iderstine’s No. 32b Super Late Model with a convincing victory in Saturday night’s 32nd annual Maselli and Sons Classic at Petaluma Speedway featuring the West Coast Shootout Late Model Series. The twenty-two year old from Hollister led the field to the green flag for 35 laps of action beating out Salinas’ Bobby Hogge IV in an eight lap dash. Daly got the jump when the green flag dropped with Hogge taking second place. John Silva, Nick Bartels and Anthony Restad completed the top five when the first caution came out for the night when Bakersfield’s Rob Sanders came to a stop in turn four and ended his night. Following the restart Hogge battled with Silva while Bartels tried to hold off Santa Rosa’s Anthony Restad. Silva got out of shape exiting turn two allowing Hogge to pull away. Bartels, Restad and Morgan Hill’s Jeff Decker were able to get by Silva. Decker and Restad battled for fifth while Daly and Hogge raced through lapped traffic. Racing came to a stop with accidents in turn two and four. Running in third place, Nick Bartels was moving through lapped traffic when a car came to a stop exiting turn two and collected him. Bartels was pulled into the infield and later pushed off to rejoin the pack. Exiting turn four Jason Papich suffered from a flat tire and collected Hollister’s Andy Obertello. Both drivers were able to make repairs and join the field. Daly led the field back to the green flag with Hogge, Decker, Restad and Mike Kirby running in the top five.  Sitting in sixth was Richard Papenhausen with lapped traffic placed between the top five. Cars scrambled and went three wide down the backstretch, Papenhausen moved down the track to avoid the wall and collected John Silva and Andy Obertello ending Silva’s night. Racing resumed with Jeff Decker taking over second place and Restad battling with Hogge and overtook third place. Behind them Nick Bartels was charging forward coming from the back of the pack after being involved in a caution. Bartels ran the high side and found himself sitting in sixth place with the laps winding down. Running in fifth, Kirby battled with Hogge for fourth and threw his Laney Performance No. 5k into turn one bicycling around the turn with only his right rear on the ground. “I hit the gas and stayed on it, if I was going over I was going over,” stated Kirby. His right rear caught a rut in turn two sending his car in the air and landed on all four tires and overtook the position for the time being. A final caution was brought out by Richard Papenhausen setting up a four lap shootout. Daly went uncontested the final four laps winning his first ever West Coast Shootout feature event. The win was his fourth on the season behind the Van Iderstine owned No. 32b. “I didn’t want to see another caution,” stated Daly in a post-race interview. “We had a good car and it feels great to finally get a West Coast Shootout victory and add my name to the list of Maselli Classic champions.”Finishing second was Jeff Decker, the 2011 Petaluma Speedway Late Model Champion. Restad held on fourth with Hogge trailing him with a flat left front tire. Kirby, Nick Bartels, Rick Shafer, Bill Bartels, Jason Papich and Shawn Deforest completed the top ten.Chris Kearns Presents and the West Coast Shootout Late Models would like to thank Hoosier Tires, Pro Power Racing Engines, DFT Transportation, RoadRunner Fabrication, Dart Machinery, Manley, CP/Carillo, Isky Racing Cams, Five Star Grafix and Matt Mussell Designs for their support for the 2011 West Coast Late Model season.The series will be at Bakersfield Speedway for the Budweiser Nationals October and 7th and 8th and will complete their season in Phoenix, Arizona November 4th and 5th for the Desert Classic at Canyon Speedway Park. For more information on the series visit, www.WestCoastLateModels.com.

32nd annual Maselli and Sons Classic Results:Feature Event (35 laps):

1. 32B Clay Daly Hollister, CA, 2. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA, 3. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA, 4. 2 Bobby Hogge IV Salinas, CA, 5. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA, 6. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 7. 17s Rick Shafer Vacaville, CA, 8. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA, 9. 91P Jason Papich Santa Maria, CA, 10. 71 Shawn DeForest Hayward, CA, 11. 22G Paul Guglielmoni Vacaville, CA, 12. 77C Johnny Cardoza Caruthers, CA, 13. 4P Richard Papenhausen Chico, CA, 14. 29 Andy Obertello Hollister, CA, 15. 59 John Silva Fremont, CA, 16. 21 Randy Larsen Petaluma, CA, 17. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 18. 10N Rob Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 19. 4E Trent Elliott Live Pine, OR, 20. 96 Carla Laney Torrance, CA
 

“B” Main (12 laps, top four transfer): 1. 17s Rick Shafer Vacaville, CA, 2. 71 Shawn DeForest Hayward, CA, 3. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 4. 4E Trent Elliott Live Pine, OR, 5. 96 Carla Laney Torrance, CA, 6. 83 Dennis Souza Pescadero, CA, 7. 97 Don Iverson Santa Rosa, CA, 8. 15F Les Friend Gault, CA, 9. 11 Jimmy Gallagher Petaluma, CA, 10. 56 Steve Johnson Petaluma, CA, 11. 66 Rod Arnold Novato, CA, 12. 16 Michael Paul Santa Rosa, CADash (8 laps): 1. 32B Clay Daly Hollister, CA, 2. 2 Bobby Hogge IV Salinas, CA, 3. 11X Steve Drake San Luis Obispo, CA, 4. 59 John Silva Fremont, CA, 5. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 6. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA, 7. 10N Robert Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 8. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA

Heat One (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. 59 John Silva Fremont, CA, 2. 2 Bobby Hogge IV Salinas, CA, 3. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA, 4. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA, 5. 17s Rick Shafer Vacaville, CA, 6. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 7. 56 Steve Johnson Petaluma, CA, 8. 7 Mike Johnson Lompoc, CA

Heat Two (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. 11X Steve Drake San Luis Obispo, CA, 2. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA, 3. 4P Richard Papenhausen Chico, CA, 4 22G Paul Guglielmoni Vacaville, CA, 5. 97 Don Iverson Santa Rosa, CA, 6. 16 Michael Paul Santa Rosa, CA, 7. 11 Jimmy Gallagher Petaluma, CA, 8. 96 Carla Laney Torrance, CA

Heat Three (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 2. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA, 3. 91P Jason Papich Santa Maria, CA, 4. 29 Andy Obertello Hollister, CA, 5. 71 Shawn DeForest Hayward, CA, 6. 83 Dennis Souza Pescadero, CA, 7. 66 Rod Arnold Novato, CA

Heat Four (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. 32B Clay Daly Hollister, CA, 2. 10N Rob Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 3. 77C Johnny Cardoza Caruthers, CA, 4. 21 Randy Larsen Petaluma, CA, 5. 15F Les Friend Gault, CA, 6. 4E Trent Elliott Live Pine, OR

Notes: John Silva now holds the record for fastest single lap in qualifying with a 14.212. Steve Drake did not make the call for the feature event due to mechanical issues allowing Carla Laney to take the green flag.



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