It was a good night for the Brentwood drivers. The husband-and-wife team of Fred and Patti Ryland accounted for victories in the super stock and four banger feature races, respectively.
A past champion of pure stocks and super stocks, Hansen elected to skip racing last year and concentrate on her studies at Los Medanos College. “It was a wonderful feeling to get back in a race car,” she said. “Add that to the fact I won the main event. I didn’t win too many main events when I captured the two championships. I won those honors with consistent close finishes.
“It was also a way to celebrate that I could now make wedding plans. I became engaged the week before to Brad Meyer. We’re going to alternate races driving the car, which he raced for the first time ever and finished fourth in the main event.”
The fifth round of the speedway season will be contested Saturday night with dirt modifieds, wingless sprints, pure stocks and dwarf cars.
Wingless Sprints: Heat Winners – Jeff Kindt, Adam Kaeding; Trophy Dash – Billy Macedo; Main Event – Kindt, Tom Liliberte, Kaeding.
Dirt Modifieds: Heat Winners – Troy Folger, Joe Carr; Main Event – Folger, Carr, Jeff Thomas.
Pure Stocks: Heat Winners – Melissa Hansen, Dan McCown; Main Event – Hansen, Paul Delucca, Joe Carisina.
Four Bangers: Heat Winner – Frank Rosa; Main Event – Patti Ryland, Tanya Andersen, Rosa.
Mini Trucks: Heat Winners – Tom Brown, Ray Bunn; Main Event – Brown, Travis Dutra, Danny Wagner.
Super Stocks: Heat Winner – Eric Berendsen; Main Event – Fred Ryland, Natalie Perry, Mitch Machado.