Antioch checkers fly for Giuliani

ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 25) – Anthony Giuliani was tops in the Brentwood Auto Parts IMCA Northern SportMod division, with Patti Ryland of Brentwood challenging him to the checkered flag Satur­day at Antioch Speedway.

Fred Ryland was challenging Giuliani for the lead when the two tangled in the third turn.

“I don’t know what happened,” Giuliani said from victory lane. “We just tangled. I wasn’t about to give up my position like the last time we tangled.”

Giuliani lost his bid for the lead when he raced alongside Fred Ryland in the last IMCA SportMod feature. This time, Ryland went to the wall, only to come back on the restart, crash and lose his hood. Ryland finished ninth.

Then Giuliani had another Ryland to contend with. Patti Ryland moved up, passing Al Sotomayor and Paul Mulder to take second.