2010 Local Tracks
STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY
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Robeck’s Welding &
Fabrication Presented BIG BUCK$ for the “B”
Divisions with Matt Wendt and Andy Rumsey raking in the dough
The New Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release – 9-27-2010
Media Relations – David Holman
On September 25th, Robeck's Welding & Fabrication presented BIG BUCK$ for the “B” Divisions with the Bombers, Basically-4-Cylinders, Legends of the Pacific, Mini Trucks/Mini Stocks, Bandoleros, Mini Cups, and Vintage Hardtops. In the Bomber Division, $500 was up for grabs for the winner of their Main Event. In the Basically-4-Cylinder Division, $250 went to the winner of their Main Event.
For the Bombers, this one was just for fun, and of course money, since they decided their Points Final Last Week. However, not much else changed as Matt Wendt (002) of Lodi continued his winning ways by notching yet another victory on this night.
At the time of this release, the Bombers results were being held as the Top Three cars were impounded until Monday for further inspection. Unofficially, Matt Wendt finished first followed by Robbie Knittel and Tom Dahl, respectively.
The Basically-4-Cylinders ended their Regular Season two weeks ago, so tonight was for the pure pleasure of racing for the purse, and Andy Rumsey (101) of Stockton, was up to the challenge as he crossed the stripe in front of the field.
Tommy Wood (28) and Kelle Bobbitt (61) took front row honors to get this one up to speed as the green flag went flying high in the night sky. Bobbitt jumped out early to gain control of the race where he held defiantly strong until lap 9 when Rumsey made the decision it was his turn out front as he rolled low through turn four to grab the lead. Once there, Rumsey would yard the field, lap after lap, until there was nothing left for him to do but take the checkers in victory, and to celebrate the $250 bounty. Bobbitt, who had a great Season finishing second in points,
held strong to second place throughout the race and that is exactly where he would finish. The best racing of the night took place over the number three territory with Joseph Reichmuth (6) finally breaking free from 2010 Division Champ Larry Toon (88), and scampering home to a podium finish in third. Toon would have to settle on fourth while the #23 of Richard Hull rounded out the top five.
The Mini Cups saw Cody Johnston (50) complete a clean-sweep on the night after taking the green from pole and running wire to wire, all the way through to the checkers over the #27 of Zachary Frazer. In doing so, Johnston pretty much clinched the 2010 Mini Cup Division Title. Earlier in the day, Johnston set fast time, won his heat and the dash.
The Vintage Hard Tops took to the asphalt surface to tangle with greatness for their fourth time this year. Charles Mart (00) of Salida got this one up to speed from point with the #57 of Napa’s John Philbert hugging his right door panel. While Mart grabbed the holeshot going off into turn one, it would be severely short-lived when, on lap 2, Santa Rosa’s Jack Low (92) jumped quickly to the front of the pack only to be displaced two laps later by the Legendary Conrad Cavallero (2), also of Santa Rosa as he decided, much as he has on several occasions this season, to snatch the top spot away and claim it for his own. And, for sure, once he stamped his approval on point, he owned it, but not without some biting and chewing at his back bumper along the way by Low. In fact, on lap 16 through 18, Low snagged the lead in a matter-of-fact style only to relinquish it once again on lap 19 to the powerhouse #2 hotrod. Of course, Cavallero would have no more of that from that point forward as he held tight to P1 and crossed below the checkers, Low still within reach, for his third win on the year at Stockton. Low put up a great fight, but unfortunately in the end, he would have to settle on a second place run. Eddie Dixon (77M) of Oakdale brought her home to finish on the podium in third with Mart falling off the pace just a bit, but still managed a fourth place finish. Philbert, in his first appearance of the year, had a solid run finishing fifth.
If you ever want to see a well-run racing program, then you need look no further than the Legends of the Pacific. Tonight, Stanislov Osterlund (42) of Los Gatos would be the force to be reckoned with, and lucky for him, no one was up to the task.
Greg Baxter (25) of Orangevale and Jimmy Walker (37) of Brentwood paced the field around to greet the green with Baxter jumping out to the early lead until lap 5 when Scott Sabol (16), starting seventh on the grid and after working his way through the pack quickly, took over the number one slot. Unfortunately for Sabol, he would enjoy the fresh air for a mere three laps when, on lap 8, Osterlund, after picking his way through from an eleventh starting position, took control, as he often does, of that much-coveted, prime real estate out front where he would commence in taking it to the house for his third win of the year at the Speedway. Some absolutely great racing was waged over several positions behind the leader throughout their forty lap romp, but when the dust settled, and it was time to step up to the podium, Johnny Morrissey (20M) of Pleasanton would be standing in second place while Tracy Superstar, Jeremy Wood (22), after starting deep in the field, climbed on the podium in third. Brisbane’s Luis Tyrell (74M), starting P15 on the grid, had a magnificent run finishing fourth with Sabol slipping back, if only slightly, finishing the night in fifth.
The Championship in the Mini Stock/Mini Truck Division has already been decided with Ron Robeck (3) of Milpitas grabbing Top Honors this year. However, there is one race remaining on the schedule. Tonight, Joe Tiago (29) would start on pole with the #4 of Andrew Ruttman alongside for the ride. Tiago would take off quickly at the drop of the green and there he would stay as he went virtually unmolested to the checkers for the flag to flag victory. His first! Ruttman would ride it out, but never mustered enough to even challenge the hard-charge of
Tiago. Robeck would be credited with finishing third while Miller would get the same credit, but for fourth.
Next Saturday, October 2nd, come on out to the Speedway for some great fun with the Jackson Rancheria Watermelon Bash Enduro & Fan Appreciation Night. $10 General Admission! On the Menu for the evening will be the Basically-4-Cylinders, Mini Trucks/Mini Stocks, MST's, Mini Cups, And 299-Lap Watermelon Bash Enduro.
The New Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, ¼-mile west of Highway 99. For more information on tickets and times, please contact the Speedway Office at (209)466-9999 or visit their Website at www.stockton99.com.
The New Stockton 99 Speedway is sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel, California Welding Supply, Budweiser, Alamo Alarm and Lodi Hampton Inn and Suites.