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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7C :: acln nl By Larry Douglas For Cash race with true dig- ing broke in a heat race but Contributor nity and sportsmanship. Travis was very impressed American Valley Speedway With the help of a fine crew, with the car. B.J. offers help Travis was able to competeand even parts to other corn- American Valley Speed- in the"A" Main. He finished petitors. way epitomizes the heart fifth out of the ll places. The Wood and Nieman and body of automobile rac- The Peterson Racing team Racing teams have young ing. High performance, has its mentor in Travis' fa- and rising stars with father teamwork and sportsman- ther, who raced sprint cars. mentors. 'Flyin' Brain" ship are the essential ele- The son has inherited his fa- Wood had his on Joe driving ments in the sport. The on- ther's skills on and off the cars in three different class- going development of the track, es. Craig Nieman was corn- speedway with the racing or- Erica and her husband peting with his son Chris in ganizations, racing teams, have made the Harmon Rac- the Pro Stock class. Craig's and staff are producing ing team more competitive fast lap time was 20.145; events which are compara- each year and have earned while, Chris turned in a ble if not better than their the respect of their fellow 21.547. In the two Pro Stock competition in larger corn- competitors. Mains, Craig and Chris trad- munities. The Sierra Valley Truss ed spots for second and AVS presents the Califor- Racing team has mentors inthird. nia Civil War Sprint Car Se- Bill and Buster Pearson Aggressive is a good de- ties June 18 - 19. This is a whose knowledge and sup- scription of these teams. points race that brings the port of the sport they love Craig hit the wall twice top competitors in the sprint has drivers like Billy Pear- when trying to pass his girl- cars series to Plumas Court- son, Jay Sears and Tom friend, who was not yielding ty. "Shake' and Bake" his passes on the track. The DART and NORCAL Billy Pearson won the Modi- Ashley and Brittany Nieman Dwarfs are a racing attrac- fied 'SB" Main and was lead- yielded their cars to the boy tion throughout the season, ing the "A" Main when his Niemans who competed in with the regionals Aug. 27 - engine blew. His fastest lap their place in the Pure Mini 28. This year the modifieds time in the "A" Main was race. Chris Nieman took are following IMCA start- 19.849 seconds, first, Joe Wood took second. dards. These racing organi- Jay Sears is a strong com-Chase Nieman took third. zations have found AVS cre- petitor in any of the team's Matthew Stewart did not ating a racing environment cars that he drives. "Shake run, but will be back next worthy of their support, and Bake" won the Pro week if the Madden team Racing teams are choosing Stock "A" and "B" Mains can find the necessary car AVS as their speedway. Sier- turning a lap time of 20.265 parts. Though aggressive on ra Valley Truss Racing seconds in the "A" Main. the track, AVS teams share Team, Peterson Racing, Hat- B.J. Pearson is another information and help in the mort Racing, Pearson Rac- mentor whose competitive pits. ing, Wood Racing, the Nie- spirit has not only helpedBeckworth's Bob Higgins man Racing teams and oth- automobile racing, but also took first place in the Modi- ers are racing teams compet- the development of Plumas fied "A" and second in the ing in various classes. The County. Most Plumas Coun- "B" Mains. His best time in dedicated staff continues to ty residents are familiar the "A" Main was 20.090. improve the performance of with Pearson Realty and the The 13H car is sponsored by AVS. former county supervisor. Cretecraft Concrete. Billy The May 15 event was one Pearson Realty is a sponsor Pearson took first in the "B" more night of racing that of several cars and B.J. is Main but did not finish the epitomized the spirit found still in the driver's seat of "A" Main. His fastest time in at AVS. An incident between his own car. the "A" Main was 19.849. the Peterson and Harmon He had to sit out this race Malt Murphy came in sec- racing teams demonstrated after an operation but asked ond in the "A" Main and the heart and sportsmanship Travis Peterson to drive his fourth in the "B" Main. His of the two teams. Travis Pc- car. The transmission cas-fastest lap time in the "A" terson had gotten the check- ered flag when Erica Har- man made contact, causing car 56 to flip. Erica jumped out of her car wanting to help. She was very upset over the incident. Travis was not hurt and ac- cepted victory in the Dash help If we can' ll find some .o can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 ~, General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 SIERRA VALLEY 530-832.0525 Greenhouses Storage Sheds * Animal Shelters Family owned and operated since 1997 CA UC. #918636 PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS OR POLE BARNS Custom Designed to Meet Your Needs GARAGE, SHOP, WAREHOUSE, MINI STORAGE, HAY BARN, HORSE BARN, HANGAR Now Offering Metal Roofing, Remodeling & Restoration Serving Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties Paid Political Advertisement Donate. Volunteer. Organize www. ChristinaBilleciForAssembly. com "~ i'1 ..... California State Assembly -010 FPPC # 1320388 Paid for by the Committee to Elect Christina Billeci to the California State Assembly District 3 - 2010 Main was 20.017. Erica Har- mon took third in both Mains. Her fastest lap time in the "A" Main was 19.947. She attributes her improve- ment to Dan and Justin Jinks who also run Modified cars. She wanted also to ac- knowledge her sponsors, At Your Service Automotive, BuzzMart and Bubba Signs. AVS wishes to thank the many sponsors that make auto racing in Plumas Coun- ty possible. The next race is May 22. The DART Dwarfs, Pro Stocks and Pure Mini Stocks will be running while the Modifieds, take a break. Automobile racing has be- come a major sport, with its professionals making higher salaries than other profes- sional athletes. AVS is a training school for young athletes with some very fine instructors. It is also a track open to all ages and genders. For more information, call 283-2175 or log on to ameri- Building pathways The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has started construc- tion on the new Graeagle Community Pathway and Low- er Mills Peak trails, which connects the Pathway to Mills Peak. 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