PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA (June 9, 2024) – Western Midget Racing has been home to many close championship battles and another is brewing in 2024, following Bryant Bell of Oakley sweeping the races on Friday and Saturday nights with wins at Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway. Bell now trails Santa Cruz’s Logan Mitchell by only four markers after seven rounds of the 17 race championship. Photo by Top Dawg Photos

Bell won an adventurous heat race that had a few different incidents. He then lined up fourth for the 20-lap feature after the invert.

Santa Rosa’s Sparky Howard drove around the outside of Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse to lead lap one. Bell followed Howard on the outside line to advance into second.

Anthony Bruno of San Jose peeked underneath Bell for second and the teammates ran side-by-side briefly before Bell held the second spot.

The top-four competitors of Howard, Bell, Bruno, and Mitchell ran under a close blanket before Bell finally seized the lead on lap five.

Bell and Mitchell ran in lockstep the rest of the way. Mitchell tried to slide into the lead over Bell in turn three near the halfway point, but Bell crossed underneath him to hold the lead. Bell grabbed the narrow one-car length win followed by Mtichell, Bruno, Howard, and Adam Weisberg of Santa Clarita.

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RESULTS: Petaluma Speedway June 8, 2024

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 09 Bryant Bell, 2. 96x Logan Mitchell, 3. 9 Anthony Bruno, 4. 3 Sparky Howard, 5. 15 Adam Weisberg, 6. 20 Kyle Hawse, 7. 68 Marvin Mitchell, 8. 1K Terry Nichols, DNS: 35 Nate Wait

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

March 16 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Anthony Bruno

March 29 Ocean Speedway – RAIN OUT

March 30 Marysville Raceway – RAIN OUT

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

May 4 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Bryant Bell

May 17 Ocean Speedway – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

May 18 Petaluma Speedway w/ BCRA Tom Manning Memorial – WINNER: Logan Mitchell

June 7 Ocean Speedway – WINNER: Bryant Bell

June 8 Petaluma Speedway – WINNER: Bryant Bell

June 22 Ventura Raceway

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 26 Ocean Speedway

July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

August 10 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway October Classic

October 26 Ventura Raceway