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WEEKLY RACE RECAP

The New Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release Ė 9-17-2011           

Media Relations Ė David Holman                                                                          

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Live the Madness Night Brought Forth the Cream of the Crop in Each Division: Mike Graham/Super Stocks,
Jeremy Tucker/Bombers, Jeff Belletto/WLM, Wes Miller/GAM and Joseph Reichmuth/B-4ís

On Saturday, September 17th, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returned to Live The Madness, sponsored by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink.  It was also the Whelen All-American Series Final Points Race.  On the Docket for the Event were the Western Late Models in 150-Laps of racing pleasure.  Also, the Super Stocks, Grand American Modifieds, Bombers and the Basically-4-Cylinders were in the lineup and all Divisions were ready to put on a fabulous show to ring out the year.  Of course, the nearly 1500 fans in the stands on hand to witness Championship Night were left standing in awe of the fabulous warfare that had unfolded before their collective eyes.  And, in appreciation of that very fact, most lingered until the conclusion of post-race interviews.  Congratulations to All Our Champions for the 2011 Racing Season.

The Basically-4-Cylinders got the evening rolling as they usually do.  French Campís Mark Jacke (747), after being the bridesmaid on several occasions this year, finally made it all the way to the alter to claim Victory for himself, the first of his career.  Also, earlier in the day, Jacke simply shattered the old Track Record of 17.98 set by Rodney Lopez in 2009, when he circled the tricky quarter-mile in an unbelievably blistering time of 17.187.

As the Racing Gods would have it, this one started straight up off qualifying, which put Mark Jacke (747) on pole and third generation driver from Manteca, Firecracker Matt Anderson (5), high and tight to the right as they came around to greet the green.  Jacke grabbed the holeshot going off into turn one with Anderson falling in line behind the #747.  Unfortunately for Anderson, or anyone else, for that matter, on this night, Jacke would not only break his streak of second place finishes, he would do it as Commander and Chief as he began to chew and swallow large hunks of the asphalt real estate out where only the elite few get to enjoy the pristine beauty of vista point, and he left absolutely nothing on the slick racing surface, but the distant fight over that second place territory as he took it to the house for the positively dominating Victory, his first-ever at the Speedway.  Of course, that second place territory was occupied by Firecracker Anderson, who, after casting a distant shadowing of Jackeís every move, finally realized that on this night, second was not so bad, after all.  Dave Kong (9) of Jamaica, after some devastating luck the last two times out, finally had a great finish that would stick as he drove it onto the podium in third.  2011 B-4 Champion from Manteca, Joseph Reichmuth (6), brought her home in what would be his worst finish of the year in fourth.  Another driver from Manteca, Nic Rogers (51), rounded out the top five.  Congratulations to Joseph Reichmuth for an absolutely brilliant year in winning the Championship with a record of:

 

EVENTS

MAIN W

TOP 5

TOP 10

DASH W

HEAT W

F TIME

11

10

11

11

4

6

5

Of course, this doesnít include the last two events, which will not change the outcome.

In the Bomber Division, 2011 Division Champion and Stocktonís own Jeremy Tucker (351), dazzled the crowd and bewildered his competitors by showing why he is the Champ this year with some astonishing driving skills as he completed his Dream Season with a fantastic win, his sixth in 2011.

Heir to Stocktonís Tucker Clan throne, David Tucker (350) and second generation driver from Ceres, sixteen year old Tyler Guzman (93X), were strapped in tight to the front row and paced the field around to catch sight of that all-important green flag breaking the silence of the near-autumn afternoon.  And, sure enough, with the long right one to the floor, D. Tucker had the heavier foot and beat the pack down into turn one to grab the early lead, which he cautiously garnered until lap 4, when, by no coincidence, he would surrender that precious real estate he held so dear to 2011 Bomber Champ and distant relative, Jeremy Tucker (351), who had just made a tremendous move between one and two to happily wrestle the lead away.  Once out front, and despite having to live through the torture of five caution periods and a red, one which included losing the lead to D. Tucker for three laps (12-14), J. Tucker proved why he would take home the Crown in 2011 by dodging assailants and shrapnel and putting on a clinic in how to control a loose race car as he took it to the checkers for his sixth win of the year in marvelous fashion.  After a two-year hiatus from racing, Stocktonís Dave Ball (300), starting mid-pack in the eighteen-car field, cautiously worked his way through the field with a patience he didnít even know he possessed, and drove it onto the podium in an amazing second place run.  Bobby Simpson (094), also of Stockton, in an excitement-filled race of his own, finished on a positive note in third.  Yet another Stockton driver, Dennis Byers (969), in a rare appearance this year, and after winning last time out, put together another nice run in fourth with Darin Alder, in his #360 hotrod, filling in the number five slot quite nicely.  Congratulations to Jeremy Tucker for bringing home the gold this year with a record of:

EVENTS

MAIN W

TOP 5

TOP 10

DASH W

HEAT W

F TIME

12

6

12

12

3

6

2

In the Grand American Modified Division, 2011 Division Champion, Wes Miller (57) of Turlock, proved, once again, why he is considered one of the best when he won his Heat Race to clinch the Title, then went out and won the Main, his fifth of the year.

As luck and circumstances usually have their way, Nick Lyons (43A) of Lincoln nabbed the pole position and would be pitted against 2011 Champ Wes Miller (57) to get this fast-paced race underway.  With the green flag smiling down on the field, Miller grabbed a gear coming off turn four and simply beat the #43A off into turn one for the early lead.  Once out in the clean air, Miller, as he so often does, began to step away in not-so-large increments, but step away he did, until lap 13 when no less than three vehicles made contact coming off turn four and came spinning down the frontstretch, coming to rest just beneath the flagstand, which caught the immediate attention of the flagman, who promptly sent the yellow flying high and hard.  On the restart, Miller resumed where he had left off, however, this time when he stepped away, the increments came in much larger bites as he savored the taste of a glorious Season, and, without further adieu, he took it the rest of the way to that fabulous land that sits just the other side of the finish line where he would bask in the riches of Victory and the Well Seasoned Crown.  The win would be Millerís fifth this year.  Lyons, enjoying a wonderful Season of his own, finished off the year with a second place run, and a second place in the Points.  Rick Andersen (11A) of Citrus Heights wrapped up his year with a solid run on the podium in third.  Oakdaleís Ryan Stepps (98), after a pretty decent Season of his own, brought her home in fourth, while Rio Lindaís Don Lehman (83) rounded out the top five.  Congratulations to Wes Miller and the entire #57 crew for an outstanding 2011 Season with a record of:

EVENTS

MAIN W

TOP 5

TOP 10

DASH W

HEAT W

F TIME

8

5

8

8

5

3

3

In the Premier Division Super Stocks, Stocktonís own Rompin Rich Harper (5) stunned the field and the crowd by showing the entire racing community what he is truly made of when, after an up and down Season where the Racing God of Misfortune came down to take a bite out of that beautiful #5 car on more than one occasion, Harper, on this night, would positively take it to the house in grand fashion, going wire to wire.

Finally, someone above smiled down on Rich Harper (5) with an eight invert, which landed him at P1 to get this one up to speed with the likes of West Modestoís Garland Tyler (73) already nipping at Harperís right side numbers as the green flag wrinkled wildly in the night sky.  And so it went, Harper got more foot to the gas and drove off deep into turn one coming out on the other side with the lead.  Once out front, and despite two early cautions, Harper, to all intents and purposes, was completely untouchable as he devoured the racing surface lap by lap until lap 13, when someone, (no one stepped forward to take credit), got into the back of Stocktonís Ben Lewis II (22), which sent him spinning high between turns three and four, and much to the shock of visualizing a great year going up in smoke, Points Leader Mike Graham (93) of Hughson, hit Lewis head on, which popped the right front on the #93 and sent him straight to the pits under caution.  On the ensuing restart, Harper kicked it up a notch, not that he needed to, and vaulted back out front where he had been all night with the same results: large gulps of asphalt disappearing and giving his nearest pursuers nothing left to race for but that far away second spot as Harper took it all the way through and blew down the doors at the finishline to capture his first win of the Season, going stripe to stripe for the refreshing lionís share of the spoils.  Lodiís Robert Daniel (17), after enduring some wild racing going on around him, brought her home with a beautiful second place run.  Tyler, after starting up front and trying to unseed Graham for the Division Title, fell off, if only slightly, to finish on the podium with a strong third place effort.  Atwaterís Jason Aguirre (45), a contender every time he hits the racing surface, finished her up in fourth with the second generation youngster from Lodi, Robbie Knittel (03), after a horrific crash last week, putting it all behind him to finish fifth.  Points Leader Mike Graham, by virtue of his sixth place finish, locked up the 2011 Division Championship.  And so we say Congratulations to Mike Graham for winning the Super Stock Title in what was the closest points battle of the year.  Graham finished with a record of:

EVENTS

MAIN W

TOP 5

TOP 10

DASH W

HEAT W

F TIME

19

4

13

19

1

1

2

Live the Madness 51/50 150 Western Late Model feature went a little sideways, but in the end, Tracyís second generation young driver, Justin Philpott (05), would be left standing on the top tier of the podium in winning number two on the Season.

This one got underway with Mantecaís Jacob Gomes (55X) and Seasideís Dave Byrd (78) side by side up front and ready to get this one up to speed.  With the green flag breaking through the rather cool night breeze, Gomes got to the gas three-sixteenths of an inch quicker than did Byrd as he dove down into turn one with the early lead.  And over the next twenty laps, it was a battle for the ages (pun intended) with the top two nose to tail, side by side, gnawing and chewing and spitting all over that much-coveted real estate that takes up P1, until finally, on lap 16, Byrd, with the largest bag of tricks on the West Coast, just so happened to pull out the right one as he got beneath Gomes and jetted out to that immortal ground that these asphalt warriors battle over each week.  And over the next several circuits, despite being plagued by a couple cautions, the top two grappled over that top spot until lap 27 when Byrd took it away from the youngster for the final time, just before Gomes began to fade.  Byrd would relish that rarified air out front, again having to endure several cautions, until lap 75 when Rosevilleís Eric Schmidt (05X), after starting mid-pack on the grid, decided it was his time to shine.  And so he did, over the next sixty-one laps his smooth style shone bright in the night lights, but not without the constant gnawing and nibbling at his back bumper by the #78, whom, at that time, was playing the part of the obligatory thorn as Byrd relentlessly poked at the spoiler of Schmidt until a caution halted the great action on lap 134.  On the resulting restart, Byrd worked his way around the outside of Schmidt and just nipped him at the line for the posted lead.  But, unfortunately for both drivers, going off into turn one on lap 138, Justin Philpott (05) made slight contact, which pushed both Byrd and Schmidt up the track in an effort to collect their respective hotrods, while at the same time, Philpott dove low beneath both cars and came out of turn two with the lead.  From that point forward, Philpott took full advantage of his new-found inheritance and took it all the way through to the checkered flag for his second win on the year.  Byrd made a great save on the earlier mishap, and although he got close enough to challenge Philpott only once, he just never recovered completely, but still managed a second place finish.  2011 WLM Track Champion, Jeff Belletto (12X) of Modesto, after starting deep on the grid, ran a very intelligent race in finishing on the podium in third.  Of course, by taking the green on this night, Belletto clinched the Title at the onset.  San Ramonís Tim Spurgeon (86), in an extremely rare appearance at the Speedway this Season, came home in a very respectable fourth, while up and coming second generation driver from Stockton, Colby Potts (12), ran a very fine race of his own in finishing fifth.  Congratulations to 2011 WLM Champion Jeff Belletto and the entire 12x team for a magnificent year at Stockton 99 Speedway.  Belletto finished up with a record of:

EVENTS

MAIN W

TOP 5

TOP 10

DASH W

HEAT W

F TIME

17

8

16

17

2

 

7

The New Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, ľ-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 Stockton Hampton Inn and Suites and Lodi Holiday Express.

                                                           

 

 

RESULTS

Basically-4-Cylinder

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

747

Mark Jacke

30

8:48.979

 

17.395

3

51.739

2

5

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMatt Anderson

30

8:54.725

5.746

17.421

10

51.662

3

9

Dave Kong

30

9:01.524

12.545

17.810

18

50.533

4

6

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJoseph Reichmuth

30

9:03.633

14.654

17.681

25

50.902

5

51

Nic Rogers

30

9:07.411

18.432

17.963

6

50.103

6

4

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngSamantha Williams

29

8:49.623

1 Lap

18.007

7

49.981

7

16

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngKelle Bobbitt

29

8:50.011

0.388

18.010

13

49.972

8

25

Chris Corder

29

8:56.856

7.233

18.173

11

49.524

9

24

Jennifer Corder

29

9:03.233

13.610

18.326

17

49.111

10

4x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngTorre Dahl

28

8:55.275

2 Laps

18.620

2

48.335

11

187

Chris Boone

3

58.679

27 Laps

18.655

2

48.244

Bombers

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

351

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJeremy Tucker

30

33:35.720

 

17.398

5

51.730

2

300

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDave Ball

30

33:38.378

2.658

17.854

26

50.409

3

094

Bobby Simpson

30

33:41.385

5.665

17.931

30

50.192

4

969

Dennis Byers

30

33:42.641

6.921

18.043

6

49.881

5

360

Darin Adler

30

33:44.594

8.874

18.141

27

49.611

6

819

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRobert Dueck

30

33:45.246

9.526

18.177

27

49.513

7

003

Rick Roberts

30

33:45.591

9.871

17.995

2

50.014

8

028

Cindy Dueck

30

33:46.834

11.114

18.450

30

48.780

9

210

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMark Irwin

30

33:52.374

16.654

18.135

6

49.628

10

007

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Massone

27

32:45.567

3 Laps

17.701

4

50.845

11

350

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDave Tucker

30

33:40.327

4.607

17.714

5

50.807

12

500

Dave Anderson

20

20:29.884

10 Laps

18.364

12

49.009

13

043

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngAndy Rumsey

20

20:30.466

0.582

18.286

2

49.218

14

312

Tony Karsting

20

20:31.803

1.919

18.485

6

48.688

15

920

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngTony Posada

19

16:06.978

11 Laps

19.232

19

46.797

16

077

Bryant Lucot

17

15:49.524

13 Laps

19.383

3

46.432

17

93x

Tyler Guzman

12

9:47.402

18 Laps

17.719

6

50.793

18

816

Guido Bindi Jr.

3

1:03.793

27 Laps

18.452

2

48.775

Grand American Modified

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

57

Wes Miller

30

14:03.788

 

14.361

2

62.670

2

43A

Nick Lyons

30

14:05.887

2.099

14.460

3

62.241

3

11a

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRick Anderson

30

14:06.715

2.927

14.515

2

62.005

4

98

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRyan Stepps

30

14:11.335

7.547

14.600

5

61.644

5

83

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDon Lehman

30

14:12.125

8.337

14.821

5

60.725

6

62

Alan Rider

30

14:14.073

10.285

14.801

11

60.807

7

63

Leroy Hunt

30

14:15.187

11.399

14.675

6

61.329

8

37

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRick Avila

29

14:09.599

1 Lap

15.321

18

58.743

9

49

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngAndy Vanderveer

21

12:12.204

9 Laps

14.720

10

61.141

10

32

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngTodd Lewis

17

11:06.407

13 Laps

15.131

12

59.481

11

3

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDavid Stricklin

12

5:43.638

18 Laps

14.734

9

61.083

12

20A

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngScott Alves

1

3:03.162

29 Laps

17.056

1

52.767

Super Stocks

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

5

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRich Harper

30

14:23.098

 

15.033

4

59.868

2

17

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRobert Daniel

30

14:25.248

2.150

15.078

25

59.690

3

73

Garland Tyler

30

14:26.983

3.885

15.314

4

58.770

4

45

Jason Aguirre

30

14:27.511

4.413

15.226

5

59.109

5

03

Robbie Knittel

30

14:28.026

4.928

15.302

18

58.816

6

93

Mike Graham

30

14:28.404

5.306

15.162

18

59.359

7

22

Ben Lewis II

30

14:28.873

5.775

15.211

18

59.168

8

1

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMatt Wendt

30

14:29.745

6.647

15.229

6

59.098

9

89

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBrian Vosburg

30

14:31.290

8.192

15.418

18

58.373

10

33

Brandon Jones

30

14:36.133

13.035

15.576

18

57.781

11

11

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngSteve Brown

16

10:55.159

14 Laps

15.704

6

57.310

Western Late Models

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

05

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJustin Philpott

150

1:10:00.693

 

14.331

142

62.801

2

78

Dave Byrd

150

1:10:02.408

1.715

14.282

35

63.016

3

12x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJeff Belletto

150

1:10:02.721

2.028

14.260

9

63.114

4

86

Tim Spurgeon

150

1:10:04.035

3.342

14.347

8

62.731

5

12

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngColby Potts

150

1:10:04.697

4.004

13.641

18

65.978

6

05x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngEric Schmidt

150

1:10:05.109

4.416

14.217

7

63.304

7

16

Ross Strmiska

150

1:10:05.384

4.691

14.391

13

62.539

8

51

Carlos Vieira

150

1:10:08.701

8.008

14.426

11

62.387

9

6

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMike Beeler

150

1:10:08.994

8.301

14.341

8

62.757

10

55x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJacob Gomes

150

1:10:09.019

8.326

14.283

7

63.012

11

42

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngStanislov Osterlund

150

1:10:09.979

9.286

14.606

14

61.619

12

75

Doff Cooksey

150

1:10:10.500

9.807

14.519

11

61.988

13

55

Zack Huffman

150

1:10:10.961

10.268

14.525

8

61.962

14

07

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngTodd Schneider

143

1:10:15.908

7 Laps

14.609

37

61.606

15

96

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngLarry Tankersley

133

59:51.736

17 Laps

14.512

12

62.018

16

3x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngSteve Magana

69

23:24.220

81 Laps

14.611

16

61.597

17

14

Gary Franks

17

4:23.303

133 Laps

14.894

9

60.427

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