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A flourish of firsts during Pombo/ Sargent Classic

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webmaster | 06/11/14

First was the magic word Saturday night at the LoanMart Madera Speedway, as several drivers who had never won in Madera or ever in their car classes took home a golden trophy during the Pombo/Sargent Classic.

The evening's wildest race came in the 30-lap USAC/BCRA Midgets, where Cody Gerhardt took the checkered from the pole position, but not without several lead changes and some intense, three-wide racing.

Almost immediately after the race began, Nick Chivello zipped from third to second in his 27b car that earned him a third-place finish the last time the circuit was in Madera on May 3.

Gerhardt worked to defend his top spot from Chivello but was surpassed in turn three of lap three...


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