Calistoga’s Louie Vermeil Classic – BCRA Vintage News

Calistoga’s Louie Vermeil Classic 9/1 & 2/18

By June Wheeler-Ferreira

What a way to spend Labor Day Week-end at one of our most beautiful ½ mile dirt track. There was a lot of hard racing by the Western Midgets and CRA Sprints. We ran with the WRA Vintage Midgets, Sprints and Track Roadsters. The Cage Sprints race in the memory of Calistoga NARC Legions and lot of action with those Vintage Cars.

Friday night was the 2018 Calistoga Hall of Fame induction dinner, great food. The inductees are: Cliff Blackwell, Tom Brazil, Rich Forsberg, Angie Grube, Bob Gerould, Darrell Hanestad, Steve Kent, Norm Paul, Gary & Fred Ponzini, Bob Pool and Kenny Woodruff. The Grand Marshalls for 2018 Dick & Stan Vermeil, congratulation all.

Racing all night Saturday and Sunday with lots of track time for all. In our Vintage division Bob Mastroleo finish first Saturday and Tommy Belfiore Finish first Sunday night. Shane Golobic had a clean sweep with the Western Midget and he won both nights.  With the CRA Sprints Damion Gardner won Saturday and Colby Copeland won Sunday night.

Thank you Tommy, Jeanie Hunt and staff for all your hard work it is really appreciated. The whole event is so memorable and we had a wonderful time.

Our next event is Lakeport 9/29/18 we’ll run along with our Regular BCRA Midgets.

Hope to see you all there.

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