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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 27, 2012 lC AND In tribute to all the fans fill- ing the grandstands, the sprint car drivers assemble in a four-wide formation, left, prior to the main event. Jim Richardson, below, hits the wall in turn two during the qualifying laps. Photos by Dan McGee Larry F. Douglas American Valley Speedway The seventh points race of the California Civii War Sprint Car Series onJune 16 in Quincy was sponsored by the California Highway Pa- trol in a unified effort to fo- cus on a designated driver program to prevent the trag: ic results of driving under influences that impair a dri- ver's skill. The CHP program is another way our law en- forcement agencies are pro- tecting and serving the pub- lic. The American Valley Speedway has a strict policy regarding alcohol in the pit area. It hopes those in the grandstands have designated a driver before consuming alcohol. Racing organiza- tions serve in the develop- ment of not only high perfor- mance vehicles but also the safety of their drivers. The track conditions on Saturday night were consid. ered the best in the history of the sprint car series at AVS. The qualifying times confirmed the observation. They were driving under "the influence to win." Half of the qualifiers were in the 15-second range around the challenging three-eighths of a mile dirt track. Herman Klein in car 91 turned the fastest time at 15.415 sec- onds. Accidents at the Friday night race in Chico impacted the number of cars compet- ing in Quincy. Chase John. son's accident demonstrates the decade J of safety devel. opment of sPrint cars. His grandfather Bobby Johnson suffered from a near fatal ac: cident in the 1970s. The se- ries has made not only faster and morecompetitive race cars but also safer. Twenty- five cars came to Quincy to compete in the 22-car main event. Stephen Allard in car 14 was coming off a win in Chico. Before the green the dri- vers followed their tradition- al two laps of four wide for- mation as a tribute to their fans. From the green flags from the yellows, a red to the checkered flag a Civil War was fought between champi. ons. The fastest qualifiers took the top nine places. Stephen Allard continued his winning streak as he led over six-time champion Andy Forsberg in car lx. They lapped slower cars and drove through the competi- tion. Points leader Kyle Hirst in car 83 was in third with Herman Klein in fourth. Cody Lemar in car 3c was fifth. Jimmy Trulli in car 33t was sixth. Jeremy Burt in car 2b was seventh: Mason Moore in car 43 was in eighth and Bradley Ter- rell in car 35s was ninth. The Pure Mini main event was more of a chess game for points rather than a race. It Stephen Allard, in car No. 14, hits the gas as he gets the green Allard won the sprint car main event. Photo by Shannon Morrow is the car that accumulates points rather than the dri- ver. Lary Whitebird recruit- ed Craig Nieman as a driver to keep him in the points race as he drove another car in Susanville for points. Brit- tany Nieman madg a similar move by recruiting her fa- ther, Curt. Lance Bain was in the game for the points. The heat race was close be- tween Curt and Lance, The main was plagued with me- chanical problems, with Curt taking the checkered. The next AVS event is Ju- ly 14. IMCA Modifieds, Mini Stocks and DART Dwarfs will begin at 7 p.m. Go-karts will be racing at 4 p.m. For more information call 283- 2175 or visit american vall yspeedway.com. flag coming of turn four. 'n After you celebrate the 4th of July Call us to reserve your next vacation in Graeaglel l 24/7 online reservations now available at: www. plumaspinesvacationrentals, com Golf Course Rentals Mountain and River Views Pool and Tennis Facility Included Fall Season Golf and Angler Specials Available 530'836-0444 Plumas Pines Realty 307 Poplar Valley Rd. Across the street from1 Plumas Pines Golf Clubhouse MIDWEEK COUPON Arrive Sunday or Monday and Depart Wednesday or Thursday ! Stay $ nlghts pay for2 nlghts, i Reserve by: July 15, 2012 COde: NP02-6/2012 Enjoy a round of golf A game of tennis at our courts Splash in our pool Have a spa treatment and finish off the day on the deck of one of our lovely homes.