Killingsworth, Allerdings score Saturday wins at Yreka

Arizona ace Timothy Allerdings topped the night two feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds Saturday at Yreka Speedway. (Photo by Blissful Moments Photography)

By Ben Deatherage

YREKA, Calif. (May 18, 2024) – Yreka Speedway capped off its doubleheader weekend with Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods filling the Saturday night card and put on some incredible racing.

The Northern SportMods witnessed a nail-biting main event. Gabriel Chavez engaged in a fierce battle for the lead with Austin Petray and hometown hero Bo Crebs right from the start before Petray and Crebs tangled and were forced to retire early.  

Back to green, Chavez was under heavy fire from Steven Sanders, who beat him at the line in a mad dash for first place to pace the field for the second circuit. The pass, however, was negated due to another caution.

On the subsequent restart, Sanders maneuvered around Chavez to take the lead on the officially completed second lap. Sanders then attempted to distance himself from the rest of the pack but was eventually overtaken by Ryan Peery on lap five.

The Yreka standout was looking to sweep the weekend had to hit the pause button due to a stoppage on the seventh trip past the flag stand. Peery was locked in a battle with Ethan Killingsworth when the green flag returned.

Killingsworth kept his focus on Peery, yet again applying relentless pressure on the leader before executing a brilliant overtake on lap 10 and beginning to pull away from Peery.

Despite a final yellow on lap thirteen, Killingsworth maintained his dominance and secured his third Yreka win of 2024. Peery wound up second while Jeremy Hoff was third.

As the green flag waved for the Modifieds, a thrilling battle unfolded between Matt Kampfraat and Timothy Allerdings, with Kampfraat leading at the line. Allerdings then outmaneuvered Kampfraat for the lead on the following lap.

Two stoppages occurred within the first six circuits, but the remaining trips around the Siskiyou County Fairgrounds quarter-mile went without incident.  Kampfraat tried to operate on the high side of the track and make a sweeping pass around the leader.

Still, Allerdings perfectly finessing the throttle on the bottom.

In the thrilling final laps, Kampfraat made several attempts to overtake Allerdings, but the Prescott Valley, Ariz., pilot held his ground, outmaneuvering Kampfraat for the victory. This marked his second win of the season in the Shaw Race Cars Western Region and his first win at Yreka.

Kampfraat was second with third credited to Anthony Slaney.

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