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CHICO — Having the lead Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in the Golden State King of the West Sprint Car Series seemed to be a tough place to be.

No fewer than three different leaders had the top spot in the 40-lap A feature race before Peter Murphy of Clovis took over and went on to win the rescheduled Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, which also served as the annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Chico”s Jonathan Allard started on the outside of the front row with San Jose”s Tim Kaeding on the pole position, and Allard led the first 19 laps before he and Kaeding collided in turn 3, bringing out a red caution flag and handing the lead to Loomis” Kyle Hirst.

Hirst held the lead for five laps before tangling with a lapped car and turning over on the 24th lap, allowing Sacramento”s Willie Croft to move into the top spot. Croft led until the brakes went out on his car and Murphy, the native Australian, took the lead and went on the victory.

Roger Crockett of Medford, Ore., ended up second, about a half a straightaway behind Murphy at the finish, with Kaeding coming all the way back to take third. Campbell”s Brent Kaeding, Tim”s dad, finished fourth, and Australia”s Ian Madsen was fifth. Chico”s Brad Bumgarner, Scotts Valley”s Evan Suggs, Grass Valley”s Jason Statler, Chico”s Robbie Whitchurch and Chico”s Jason York rounded out the top 10.

Allard had the fastest time in qualifying out of 38 cars, turning a lap of 12.093 seconds.

Tim Kaeding won the six-lap dash for the A main”s pole position, with Allard in second and Madsen in third.

Crockett won the 12-lap, 18-car B feature, passing Murphy for the lead on the seventh lap and winning by half a straightaway, with Murphy in second and Whitchurch in third.

New Zealand”s Jason Scott won the five-car, eight-lap C feature by a full straightaway, with Grass Valley”s Pat Harvey in second and Merced”s Mark Barroso in third.

Princeton”s Mason Moore led all 10 laps to win the first of four heat races by several car-lengths, ahead of Placerville”s Andy Gregg in second and Allard in third.

Madsen also led every lap in the second heat, beating Redding”s Tyler Wolf in second and Stockton”s Brad Furr in third.

St. Helena”s Rico Abreu also led wire-to-wire in the third heat, with Croft in second and York in third.

Brent Kaeding led the first eight laps of the fourth heat before Tim Kaeding passed him on the ninth lap and won by several car-lengths. Suggs took third.

The mini stocks also made their first appearance of the season at the Chico track, and after late leader Misty Castleberry was hit by another car, Darick Galyer rallied after leading the first 12 laps, before being passed by Castleberry, and Galyer took the lead on the 19th of 20 laps, only to see Jimmy Ford pass him on the second-to-last lap and go on to take the victory.

Ford edged Galyer by about half a car-length in a tight finish, with Jim Davis in third. Howard Law and Kenny Drew rounded out the top five of the 17-car race.

Mark Hill led all eight laps and won the first of two heat races by about half a straightaway. Shawn Merritt came in second and Galyer placed third.

Ford won the second heat, passing early leader Jason Clayton on the fifth lap and going on to win by a good half a straightaway. Clayton placed second and James Foster finished third.

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