Thursday, February 29, 2024

Theobald’s Dominate SoCal Practice Tree Nationals

The Theobald family dominates the SoCal Practice Tree Nationals held over the Labor Day weekend.

Fontana, CA – The SoCal Practice Tree Nationals team held its second big bucks practice tree event of the year, awarding the overall champion with a $1,000 payday as part of the Labor Day weekend festivities at the West Coast Bracket Races Summer Classic.

SoCal Practice Tree Nationals

Top and Bottom Bulb contestants ran in a split format that allowed entrants to triple enter in both categories.

The final came down to a brother versus brother matchup that pitted Top Bulb Champion Tanner Theobald against his younger brother Parker Theobald, who was the Bottom Bulb Champion. Tanner let go .014 to claim the win over Parker’s .022 bulb.

Parker’s Runner-Up finish secured him a 2020 West Coast Bracket Races event entry courtesy of WCBR promoter Chris Forsyth.

Tanner Theobald

The Labor Day edition of the SoCal Practice Tree Nationals was put together after an overwhelming response to the initial event back in May of this year. That event also accompanied a WCBR weekend and featured two separate races.

The FTI $1K Main Event was won by Allison McKoane, who was victorious over Ricky Deuschle. McKoane was .004 off the top bulb to Deuschle’s .006 off the bottom.

Allison McKoane SoCal practice tree nationals

Along with the prize money, McKoane took home a brand new FTI Billet Pro Valve Body Kit. Moser Engineering upped the incentive in the late rounds and gave away a Stainless Steel Rear Brake Kit to the best losing light in the semi finals, which went to Tanner Theobald.

In the Goodyear Race to the Classic Shootout, Bobby Mirizio defeated Trey Sommers in a battle of Southern California natives. Mirizio was awarded a 2020 WCBR event entry and Sommers claimed a pair of Goodyear drive tires.

SoCal Practice Tree Nationals

“We were extremely pleased with the response we received from both of our practice tree events this year,” stated Zach Meziere, creator of the SoCal Practice Tree Nationals. “Our goal was to provide our fellow racers with a unique experience that added to the atmosphere that we’ve come to enjoy at the West Coast Bracket Races events. I really appreciate the WCBR team for welcoming us in and am thankful for all the companies and people that believed in our program.”

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