Hogge claims Western Allstars victory at Giant
HANFORD, Calif. (April 23) – Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Calif., raced to the 18th Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series victory of his career Saturday night when the series visited Giant Speedway. Hogge, the series’ winningest driver and 2009 champion, led all 25 laps from the pole to earn a $2,000 payday.
Clay Daly of of Watsonville, Calif. scored the runner-up finish with Richard Papenhausen of Chico, Calif., third. Chris Shannon of Merced, Calif., and Rob Sanders of Bakersfield, Calif., rounded out the top five finishers. | Slideshow
Notes: Hogge’s Victory Circle Race Car is sponsored by Midstate Fleet Repair and S3PL Logistics. ... NHRA drag racer Ron Capps drove a car supplied by Matt Micheli to an 11th-place finish. ... Jason Selvidge was running third late in the race, but pulled off with mechanical trouble. ... Clark Gugliamoni fell out of the race on the second lap after making contact with the wall. ... The next Western Allstars race is a $2,000-to-win event at Chowchilla (Calif.) Speedway on May 14.
Western Allstars @ Giant: (1) Bobby Hogge, (2) Clay Daly, (3) Richard Papenhausen, (4) Chris Shannon, (5) Rob Sanders, (6) Nick Bartels, (7) Anthony Restad, (8) Matt Micheli, (9) Paul Gugliamoni, (10) Bud Walberg, (11) Ron Capps,(12) Rick Shafer, (13) Jason Selvidge, (14) Dennis Souza, (15) Clark Gugliamoni. Fastest qualifier: Daly. Heat race winners: Hogge, Daly. Dash winner: Hogge.