Josephson 2nd in heat race to start racing career

Camp Pendleton’s Jeff Josephson’s first-ever auto race produced a second-place finish in the Pony Stocks slow heat race May 15 at the Cajon Speedway.Josephson finished behind Pete Franke in the eight-lap heat race. \\"It’s really good, actually. I was quite excited,\\" Josephson said.Josephson began his racing career as a crew member to Camp Pendleton driver […]

Bumperless Weimann finishes fifth

Mike Weimann’s Mustang had its bumper when it was needed during the Cajon Speedway races June 15, and after losing his bumper Weimann avoided further contact and finished fifth in the Pony Stocks main event.The Temecula driver crashed both in the Trophy Dash and early in the 20-lap main event before moving up to retain […]

Murrieta’s Ross ties for second at Bakersfield

Murrieta’s Rachael Ross tied for second in the Barrel Racing at the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo held April 30 and May 1 in Bakersfield.Ross had a time of 17.44 seconds to tie for second place with Linda Vick. Ross and Vick each took home $1,014.55 apiece.\\"I was happy. She did well,\\" said […]

Spencer 2nd in SCRA Barona debut

The Sprint Car Racing Association made its Barona Speedway debut May 1, and Temecula’s Mike Spencer finished second in the main event.The second-place finish was the highest ever for Spencer in an SCRA feature. \\"I’m happy with that,\\" he said. \\"Second place is pretty good. It’s definitely not as good as a win, but it’s […]

Bowers named to All-MISL Second Team

Murrieta’s Sean Bowers earned postseason Major Indoor Soccer League honors with the April 27 announcement of Bowers as a member of the All-MISL Second Team.The 35-year-old Bowers earned all-league honors for the seventh time in his career.\\"Even though it’s an individual award, it still reflects on the team,\\" Bowers said. \\"Even though it’s one person […]

Coker organizing Armed Forces Day Bulls Only

Murrieta’s Eric Coker is organizing the First Annual Armed Forces Day Bulls Only.The Bull Riding competitions will take place at Winchester’s Wild West Arena the nights of May 14 and May 15.\\"It’s about bringing people together and supporting the military,\\" Coker said.Coker is the California Circuit Director of the Professional Armed Forces Rodeo Association. Although […]

Cirillo to bypass Lake Elsinore in rehab

Padres infielder Jeff Cirillo will bypass the Lake Elsinore Storm during his rehabilitation assignment and will spend his rehabilitation with the San Diego Padres’ top farm club in Portland, Oregon.\\"We just want to face competition as close to the major leagues. He’s missed a lot of time,\\" Padres manager Bruce Bochy said April 29.The status […]

Payout at Lakeside Rodeo a bonus for Ross

Rachael Ross placed fourth among 53 barrel racers at the Lakeside RodeoApril 23-25 to win $771.26. For Ross the highlight wasn’t her positionor payout but the fact that she was able to ride at the Lakeside Rodeo.\\"I’m riding again,\\" she noted. \\"Last year I didn’t even know if I wasever going to walk again.\\"On April […]

Whisenant posts 19-second lap, takes over points lead

David Whisenant posted the Bomber Stocks’ first qualifying lapunder 20 seconds since the Cajon Speedway division changed its tirestandards in 2003, and he finished second in the April 24 main event totake over the lead in the season point standings. Whisenant posted a lap of 19.995 seconds on his first qualifyingattempt, earning him the distinction […]

Bowers obtains 1,000th career block

Murrieta’s Sean Bowers obtained his 1,000th career block during regular-season professional indoor soccer with an April 3 block in Kansas City.Bowers, who plays for the San Diego Sockers, had two blocks in the Sockers’ 8-2 loss to Kansas City, giving him 1,001 career blocks.\\"I take pride in blocking shots just as much as I take […]