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Roseville's Schmidt is fourth in touring Late Model event at All American Speedway

By: Staff reports
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David Miller took the lead on the 22nd lap and drove in front the rest of the way to win the inaugural Airport Auto Brokers Late Model Series event at All American Speedway in Roseville on Saturday night.

The 16-car field included Roseville’s Eric Schmidt, who qualified No. 1 at 13.626 seconds around the one-third-mile oval and picked his way through the field in what was supposed to be a 75-lap main event. Ten cars qualified in the 13-second range.

Schmidt moved into second place behind Miller on lap 45, according to a lap-by-lap account of the race on www.norcalmedia.com. The two mixed it up on a restart, and Trevor Cristiani passed Schmidt for second. Schmidt finished fourth.

Miller took a checkered/yellow flag after 62 laps. Cristiani finished second and Jeremy Hopkins third. The race was called at 10 p.m. because of curfew.

Thomas Martin of Auburn qualified fifth at 13.81, raced in third place from laps 19-27 in the main and finished eighth.

Clay Caturegli won the dash.

The series will return to Roseville on Aug. 27. It will be the 11th race in the 12-race series. The series also runs at Ukiah Speedway, Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson and Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka.

The Legends of the Pacific class had 24 cars in the pits, and Robby Czub broke Jeremy Wood’s track record in qualifying with a lap at 15.336 seconds and then led the final 20 laps to capture the 35-lap feature.

Czub climbed from 10th place to first in nine laps and beat Tony Mangini to the checkered flag by 2.441 seconds. Czub led laps 9 and 10, gave it up to Mike Lovelle and regained the lead on lap 16. Mangini was second and Frankie Marks third.

In the Mini Cup class, Bryce Napier set fast time at 16.359 seconds, took the lead early in the 25-lap main event and drove to a victory. Tommy McCarthy finished second and Jackson Ezell third.