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A hotly contested midget race on a hot night at Marysville Speedway

From the desk of Kevin Triplett The mighty midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) made their only appearance of the 2017 season at Marysville Raceway on a steaming hot Saturday night July 22. The track was in excellent condition for single-car qualifying and Bakersfield’s Cory Elliott eclipsed the old track record of 14.312

Biographies of the 2017 BCRA Hall of Fame inductees

From the desk of Kevin Triplett   The 2017 Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) Hall of Fame inductions were held at the July 15 Jack London bash picnic held at Behrens Park on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. The inductees or their families received a plaque and a lapel pin that denotes this high honor. The author’s

Faccinto returns and wins a thriller at Petaluma

By Kevin Triplett Twenty-three midget cars drivers and crews were on hand Saturday night July 15 at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway for the Jack London Hall of Fame race co-sanctioned by Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC). In the afternoon before the racing program began, BCRA hosted the annual


By Kevin Triplett Fourteen “mighty midgets” from the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) invaded “Knoxville on the Hill” Placerville Speedway on Saturday July 1 2017 for a dramatic evening of racing in tandem with the track’s 360 cubic inch winged sprint cars. There were two interesting entries; new BCRA member Ronnie Gardner, the reigning four-time

2017 Jack London Bash Picnic and Hall of Fame Induction Announcement

Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the following new inductees and their families Jim Abreu – Friend of BCRA as well as Longtime Midget Lite Division Photographer Doug Bock – Midget Owner Dick Geide – Midget Driver Marietta Nichols – Friend of BCRA as well as Longtime supporter of BCRA Inductions will be held on Saturday July 15th, 2017

Marysville Speedway June 17, 2017 – Midget Lite Results

Qualifying: #35jr Dakota Albright – 14.498 #25 Scott Kinney – 14.570 #14e Emilee Lindgren – 14.683 #20d Steve Brown – 14.793 #17f Dan Foster – 14.927 #5 Bradley Dillard – 15.746   Heat #1: 1. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 2. #Scott Kinney, 3. #35jr Dakota Albright, 4. #17f Dan Foster, 5. #20d Steve Brown, 6. #5

Cory Elliott claims second win of the season at Petaluma June 10, 2017

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director “The Young Gun” Cory Elliott emerged victorious for the second time in the 2017 season as the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) mighty midgets visited Petaluma Speedway as part of a back-to-back racing weekend on June 10. Fourteen cars took times during the group qualifying sessions with Elliott

Prickett claims Ocean victory June 9, 2017

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director Fresno racer David Prickett claimed victory as the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) mighty midgets made their only 2017 season appearance at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville California on Friday night June 9, the first night of a back-to-back weekend of midget racing. Thirteen cars took to the ¼-mile

Placerville Speedway June 3, 2017 – Midget Lite Results

Qualifying: #25 Scott Kinney #25k Hunter Kinney #72s Craig Dillard #78 Terry Bergstrom #14e Emilee Lundgren #74k Kayla Green #3f Brandon Leedy #84 Stuart Gohering   Heat #1: 1. #74k Kayla Green, 2. #78 Terry Bergstrom, 3. #25k Hunter Kinney,       4. #25 Scott Kinney, 5. #14e Emilee Lundgren, 6. #72s Craig Dillard, 7. #84 Stuart

Marysville Speedway May 27, 2017 – Midget Lite Results

Qualifying: #14e Emilee Lundgren – 14.009 #72s Craig Dillard – 14.247 #25 Scott Kinney – 14.249 #25k Hunter Kinney – 14.314 #74k Kayla Green – 14.580 #14 Alan Souza – 15.082   Heat #1: 1. #25 Scott Kinney, 2. #25k Hunter Kinney, 3. #72s Craig Dillard, 4. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 5. #74k Kayla Green, 6.

May 2017 Newsletter

Chad Nichols claims Ukiah Victory

By Kevin Triplett BCRA Midget Media Director The midget racers of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) continued their 78th year of providing racing excitement throughout the state of California with a stop at Ukiah Speedway located on the grounds of the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds along together with a contingent of BCRA vintage midgets. In

Midget Lite Results from Merced Speedway May 13, 2017

Thirteen  Midget Lites (& Lightning Sprints) signed in at the Merced Speedway on a cool May evening at the fast ¼ mile dirt track at the Merced County Fairgrounds. The cars qualified with the 87 car of Charlie Caraccilo from Madera setting fast time of 12:488 followed by Craig Dillard from Oakdale at 12:589, and

BCRA racer Joe Leonard passed away

From the desk of Kevin Triplett Joe Leonard began his racing career on motorcycles in 1951 and by 1953 he reached the expert class, but that season was cut short by severe injuries from a crash. Joe returned in 1954 aboard Tom Sifton’s Harley-Davidson and captured the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Grand National Championship. 1954

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