(PETERSEN MEDIA- Petaluma, CA)- An extremely tight three-headed Civil War Series Championship battle tightened up even more after Saturday night’s stop in Petaluma, CA, as reigning series champ, Shane Golobic, was dominant en route to his second win of the season.
Colby Copeland and Shane Golobic would lead the field to green on a old-school, cowboy up Petaluma Speedway, with Copeland getting the jump and getting off to a nice lead.
With the leaders moving at a blistering pace, traffic would come into play by lap five, and making a slight hiccup in turns three and four Copeland would open the door, and Golobic would seize the opportunity to take command of the race and lead before the red flew on lap nine.
Following a pair of yellow’s on the ensuing restart and on lap 10, Golobic would continue to lead the way but behind him, Justin Sanders would move into the second spot, as Justyn Cox held down third, and a charging Geoff Ensign was working into the top-five from his 14th starting position, as he battled Andy Forsberg.
With all three title contenders in the top-five, Golobic, who sits third in points, would continue to run up front, though Justin Sanders, who sits second, would begin to reel him in during the race’s closing laps.
Erasing what was a sizeable lead, Sanders would bring the crowd to their feet in the final two laps as he made a serious run on Golobic, but the Freemont, CA driver would not be denied on this night, as he parked his Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine in victory lane.
Sanders would finish in the second spot, Cox third, Ensign would take the checkered flag in the fourth spot after coming form 14th, and series point leader, Andy Forsberg would round out the top-five.
With just one race left on the schedule, the Stockton Finale is shaping up to be a can’t miss event as the Civil War Series Champion will not be decided until the final checkered flag of the year fall.
Saturday night a total of 30-cars checked into the Petaluma Speedway, and it was ‘The Shark’, Sean Becker setting the standard in time trials as he flirted with the track record.
A four heat-race program was in play, and wins would go to Golobic, Jeremy Burt, Forsberg, and Justin Sanders, while Riley Matson won the night’s ‘B’ Main, and Shane Golobic won the Dash.
ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster is now set for the 2012 Championshp Spectacular set for November 7th at the Stockton Dirt Track.
WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 23rd Marysville Raceway), Jonathan Allard (May 24th Silver Dollar Speedway), Greg DeCaires (May 30th Placerville Speedway), Jonathan Allard (June 20th, Petaluma Speedway), Justin Sanders (July 10th, Ocean Speedway), Carson Macedo (August 8th, Placerville Speedway), Andy Forsberg (August 29th Ocean Speedway), Sean Becker (September 9th Silver Dollar Speedway), Shane Golobic (September 26th Petaluma Speedway)
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CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2015, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.