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2017 National Hall of Fame Induction

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Drew Fonoro (only NON BCRA inductee)  Alan Clark who's father Sim was inducted last year and owned cars that two of this years inductees drove, Burt Foland, Tim and Jeff Copp and Dick Atkins daughter Michelle with her two sons.

Story and Photos submitted by: Rick Eisenbeis 2018 was a good year for the Bay Cities Racing Association adding three drivers to the 2017 National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Dick Atkins, Tommy Copp and Burt Foland each earning a nod into this National Hall of Fame. Accepting the awards were Dick Atkins daughter

Gerhardt wins season finale – Cofer claims the championship

From the desk of Kevin Triplett Ten of Bay Cities Racing Association’s (BCRA) best pavement midgets were on hand Saturday September 30 at the Madera Speedway for the 2017 season finale. Chad Nichols in the #17N Shanoian Special sped around the 1/3-mile paved oval in 14.193 seconds to claim the top qualifying honors, trailed by

Placerville Speedway Midget Lite Results – Tracy Taylor Memorial Sept 23, 2017

Qualifying: Brandon Leedy #7f Hunter Kinney #25k Craig Dillard #72s Scott Kinney #25 Emilee Lindgren #14e Seth Hespe #92 Danika Jo Parker #13 Dakota Albright #35jr Terry Bergstrom #78 Scott Males #9 Zach Keefe #16 Brent Sexton #44 Steve Brown #20d Kayla Green #74 Dan Foster #17f Gus Carciane #51 Rick Johnson #88 Todd Hooper

Placerville Speedway Friday September 22, 2017 Midget Lite Results

Qualifying Seth Hespe #92 Craig Dillard #72s Brandon Leedy #3f Hunter Kinney #25k Emilee Lindgren #14e Danika Jo Parker #13 Zach Keefe #16 Terry Bergstrom #78 Dan Foster #17f Jerry Cisco #76 Gus Carciane #51 Rick Johnson #88 Todd Hooper #84 Brent Sexton #44 Scott Kinney #25 Kayla Green #74 NT Steve Brown #20d NT

Nichols dominates 2017 Harvest Classic

By Kevin Triplett On Saturday night September 16, the mighty midgets of the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) were in action at the ultra-fast Madera Speedway paved oval as part of the 45th annual Harvest Classic. The first car out for time trials, the #17 Shanoian Special Esslinger-powered Beast chassis piloted by Chad Nichols, spun

Alex Schutte dominates Gold Cup Midgets

By Kevin Triplett Twenty midget racers were on hand at the famed Sliver Dollar Speedway in Chico California on Thursday night September 7 for a joint Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA)/United States Auto Club (USAC) Western States midget race. The mighty midgets were part of the second night of racing for the four-night 64th annual

Faccinto brings his broom to the Stockton dirt track

By Kevin Triplett On Saturday August 26 a field of eleven Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) midgets took part in the Stockton Dirt Track’s Salute to Leroy Van Conett in a program together that also included the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars. One BCRA competitor Cory

Michael Faccinto captures clean sweep at Fernley 95a Speedway, Saturday July 29, 2017

From the desk of Kevin Triplett, BCRA Midget Media Director Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) racer Michael Faccinto unveiled a new Simpson driver’s uniform before the evening’s races at Fernley 95A Speedway Saturday, which he hoped would change his luck. In recent weeks Michael’s racing luck has been a roller coaster ride, as Michael flipped

Marysville Speedway July 22, 2017 – Midget Lite Results

Qualifying: #15 RC Smith – 15.004 #14e Emilee Lindgren – 15.120 #35jr Dakota Albright – 15.349 #25 Scott Kinney – 15.563 #76 Jerry Cisco – 17.017 #14 Alec Justeson NT   Heat #1: 1. #15 RC Smith, 2. #35jr Dakota Albright, 3. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 4. #25 Scott Kinney, 5. #76 Jerry Cisco DNS, 6.

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

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

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