Round two of the Motor City Throwdown United Series takes place on Friday and Saturday nights.

As was the format for the first event on July 28-29, Sports Mod drivers will compete at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway on Friday night then head across town to compete at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night.

The highest finishing driver in overall points earned, including passing points to be awarded both nights, will take home $500 with cash awards all the way down to 20th

Clint Reichenbach of Santa Marina competed at The Dirt Track for the first time on July 28 and came away with the win. He finished second the next night at Bakersfield Speedway to grab the extra $500.

There is some extra cash available this time around as Jeff Miller Mobile Home Setup has kicked in an additional $300 each night for various things, such as heat race wins.

Also competing on Friday night at The Dirt Track will be American Stocks and Western U.S. Midgets.

Racing starts at 7:30.

Six divisions at Speedway

Late Models, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Stocks, Hard Tops and Mini Stocks will be in action on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway in addition to the Sports Mods.

Troy Patee has moved into IMCA Stock points lead, Trevor Baker is atop the Hobby Stock standings, Misty Warren leads the Mini Stock points race and Jason Nation leads the Sports Mod standings.

Racing starts at 7.

Street Tuners at Famoso

The next-to-last Street Tuners race will take place on Saturday night at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

The event is geared toward street-legal cars and participants can make runs down the quarter-mile from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Participants can have their elapsed time and speed displayed on the scoreboard or can elect to not have it displayed (they will get a printed time slip with all the breakdowns).

Boise finals to be held at CHRR

Rain washed away the finals in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage race at Firebird Raceway in Boise on Sunday and the finals in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Modified will now be held during the California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

The 26th annual CHRR takes place Oct. 20-22.

Jim Murphy, the March Meet runner-up, and Adam Sorokin will be in the Top Fuel final, Jason Rupert and March Meet winner Ryan Hodgson are slated for the Funny Car final with Mike Maggio and Ed Thornton Jr. set for the Pro Mod final.

Quick shifts

Anthony Balcazar raced to his second straight Mod Lites victory on Saturday night in late action at Bakersfield Speedway. Cody Laney won the IMCA Modified feature and Mike Hill Jr. won the IMCA Stock race.

Chris Eggleston raced to victory in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., on Saturday night, his fourth win of the season. The win leaves him six points behind teammate Todd Gilliland in the championship standings with four races remaining. Will Rodgers was second and Nichole Behar third. Blaine Perkins of Bakersfield placed 16th.

Bakersfield’s Buddy Shepherd with compete in the next Pro Series West race for Jefferson-Pitts racing at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore. on Aug. 26. Shepherd, who leads the Late Model points series at Madera with three wins in five outings, will miss a points race there to run the West race.

Thirty drivers are entered for Saturday’s Spears Southwest Tour Patriot’s Honor 100 at Irwindale Speedway, including Bakersfield’s Derek Thorn and Lance Wilson as will as MK Kanke and Cole Kanke from Frazier Park. Blaine Roach leads the points race by two over Bobby Hodges with Thorn 32 behind.

The Fourth Annual Winter Showdown will be held Feb. 3, 2018 at Kern County Raceway Park. The race will have a record payout of $147,000 with $30,000 to the winner and a minimum of $3,000 to start.

Mike Griffith can be reached at 661 395-7390. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeGriffith54. 

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