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The New Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release Ė 9-10-2011           

Media Relations Ė David Holman                                                                          

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City of Tracy Night/9-11 Memorial Put Some
Points Battles to Rest While Others Heated Up

On Saturday, September 10th, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returned to action on City of Tracy Night, Brought to you by Victory Motorcycles, Plus 9-11 Memorial.  On the Race Card for the Event were the Super Stocks in Twin 40's, Bombers, Basically-4-Cylinders, Mini Cups, and NCMA Sprint Cars.  Beneath the flag of remembrance for September 11, 2001, and all that is implied by that date in our history, the 800 fans in the stands paid homage to all affected on that infamous day.  Upon conclusion of the ceremonies, the Toughest Test in the West erupted into a magnificent show of appreciation, while the racing surface took on a look of its own, which evolved into some astonishing battles of high-octane power and resolve.

Jackson Ezell.JPGThe Mini Cups put on their final Points Race of the year.  Lodiís twelve year-old driver, Jackson Ezell (15), would win the race, his second of the Season, but Scotts Valleyís Bryce Napier would take home the 2011 Crown by a tiny two points over Ezell.

As luck would have it, the Points Battle in this Division would pit Bryce Napier (03) and Jackson Ezell (15) up front and ready to put this one in the books.  Coming off turn four to the green, Napier got to the gas a quarter-inch sooner than Ezell and beat him down into turn one.  However, coming back around to lap 2, Ezell returned the favor that had been bestowed upon him a lap earlier and took the lead between turns one and two, which is a great feat in itself.  The two battled ferociously over that top property for the next nine laps with the #15 car owning it and the #03 car wanting to evict him and claim it for his own.  Unfortunately, on lap 11, the two made contact going into one, which sent both cars off on a tangent and brought with them the first yellow of the night.  On the restart, the #22 of Hunter Franklin jumped out to enjoy the lead over the next four circuits, but on lap 15, Ezell wrestled it away and Franklin had no choice but to submit to the pure power of Ezell.  Once out in the fresh air, Ezell would take it to the checkers for the extremely close Victory, his second this year.  Franklin would have to hold off a strong charge by Napier, which he did very convincingly, as he drove it onto the podium in a very strong second.  Napier, of course, would have to settle for third, but most assuredly, it was a happy third, because it brought him the lionís share of this Seasonís spoils in winning the 2011 Championship.  Congratulations to Bryce Napier for an incredible year.

Joseph Reichmuth.JPGWell, another crazy week for the Basically-4-Cylinder Division.  Mantecaís Dave Kong (9) owned this race from the outset all the way through to the checkers.  Unfortunately, during post-race tech, it was discovered the #9 was wearing illegal tires and was disqualified, handing the race win over to the Points Leader from Manteca, Joseph Reichmuth (6), his tenth of the year.

Dave Kong landed on pole to get this one up to speed with third generation female driver from Ceres, Samantha Williams (4), already nibbling chips of paint off the right side door on the #9.  With the green flag showing its wrinkled face, Kong got the great jump and beat the field off into turn one.  Once he secured P1, which was instantaneous, Kong not only began to chew away at the asphalt, he began to devour it in huge chunks as he raced off to another hemisphere all the way to the checkers to claim his supposed first-ever win by nearly a half-lap over his nearest competitor.  And that nearest competitor came in the form of none other than Points Leader Joseph Reichmuth, who had diligently worked his way through traffic, but simply ran out of time to do anything with Kong in this caution-free event.  Firecracker Matt Anderson (5) of Manteca, after suffering severe damage a week earlier, came back strong as he drove her onto the podium in third.  Charles Kundert, Jr. (7) of Stockton finished his night in fourth, while Stocktonís own Kelle Bobbitt (16), Mr. Consistency, rounded out the top five.  At the raceís conclusion, Kong was determined to be wearing illegal tires and was promptly set down, handing the win over to Reichmuth, his tenth on the year.  And, by virtue of his win, Reichmuth need only show up next race to clinch the 2011 Championship.  That is, of course, if the car-count remains as predicted through Season averages.

Josh Whitfield.JPGThe Street Stockís Twin #1 race was a remarkable one, to say the least.  Rocklinís Josh Whitfield (00) brought a rocket ship to the track and piloted it to the house, wire to wire, for his first-ever win at Stockton.

The lineup was set off qualifying, which set Josh Whitfield (00) at pole and 2010 WLM Champ ďThe IcemanĒ Chad Holman (75) of Manteca alongside for the ride.  And what a ride it was as the green flag broke through the late summer breeze, Whitfield got the holeshot going down into turn one and took full advantage of the situation, despite suffering through five restarts in the first seven laps due to yellows from early-race jitters? Finally, on the lap 7 single-file restart, the jitters were gone as well as a few race cars and this one got up to speed with Whitfield not only resuming, but presuming that position out front in the rarified air where he filled his lungs with the freshness of it all as he took it to the house for his flag to flag, very impressive, first win ever at the Speedway.  The real battle in this one was waged over that not-so-precious territory just behind the leader between Holman and the young driver from Lodi, Matt Wendt (1).  Holman had it, Wendt wanted it.  And, during the final thirty-three laps, Wendt nibbled and chewed at the rear bumper of the #75 by pulling out of his bag all the tricks he has accumulated in his young career, but the wily veteran Holman had a few tricks of his own stored up in his right foot and crossed beneath the checkers, Wendt still attached, to finish on the podium in second.  Of course, Wendt, still picking pieces of bumper and spoiler from his teeth, finished a very close and impressive run in third.  Stocktonís Ben Lewis II (22), making a rare appearance this year, brought her home in a very solid fourth, while 2009 Champ from Lodi, Jeff Ahl (31), in an even rarer appearance, brought back some good memories in finishing fifth.  Points Leader Mike Graham (93) of Hughson, after an earlier altercation, managed to come home with a seventh place finish.

Jeremy Tucker.JPGPoints Leader Jeremy Tucker (351) of Stockton put forth his best foot in the Bomber Division.  And, in doing so, he put on a Spectacular show for the fans as he worked his way from the back to the win, his fifth of the Season.

David Tucker (350), heir-apparent to the Stockton Tucker Clan, nabbed the pole with the heiress to another famous or infamous Stockton racing family, Kasi Lewis (028), near and dear to the right side numbers of Tucker to get this one underway.  Tucker got the great forward bite coming off four to greet the green and beat the pack down into turn one for the lead.  Once out front, Tucker appeared extremely comfortable with the view out the windshield, so he decided to keep it that way over the next twenty-one laps, going mostly unchallenged.  However, on lap 22, after working his way cleanly through the field from P12 on the starting grid, and by picking his opponents off one by one, Points Leader Jeremy Tucker (351), bounced by the elder Tucker, including some contact, for the lead, where he would bask in the fresh air and spotlight for the remainder of the race as he stepped away from the field in major increments all the way through to the stripe to pick up the victory in an astounding and extremely loud message.  The win would be Tuckerís fifth on the year and would build his Points Lead to insurmountable status, bringing the Big Trophy to the Tucker mantelpiece for the 2011 Season.  Tyler Guzman (93X) of Ceres, also starting deep on the grid, ran another fabulous race of his own in finishing second.  D. Tucker, after leading most of the race, fell back to finish on the podium in third.  Stocktonís Bobby Simpson, Jr. (816), always in the middle of the excitement, came home fourth with the #003 of Rick Roberts, from a land time forgot, rounding out the top five.

David Goodwill.JPGIn the NCMA Sprints, Napaís Gentleman Driver David Goodwill (3G) capped off another great night of racing in this Division by taking it to the field from shotgun all the way through the pack to Victory.

Sacramentoís David Dias (24) and Pattersonís Thomas Amador (7) shared front row honors to get this one rolling.  With the green flag wiggling high above the hot asphalt surface, Dias got the great jump at the line and shot out to the early lead only to be slowed on lap 4 when T. Amador and Concordís Burt Silverling (77) made contact between one and two with both cars coming to rest high in two and bringing with them the one and only caution of the race.  On the lap 4 restart, Dias re-deposited himself in the luxury suite out front, but not without some heavy knocking at the back door by now second place runner, David Goodwill (3G), who had worked his way in an instantís width to that position from the rear of the pack.  And much to Diasí dismay, on lap 6, Goodwill made an unbelievable move through turns three and four by implementing an absolutely brilliant crossover on Dias and nudging him out of the way just beneath the flagstand to take up residence on that pristine property out front in the clean night air.  Once there, Goodwill, as he often does, began to ingest the asphalt at breakneck speed until there was nothing left to absorb but the checkered flag, and that he did, over a half-lap ahead of his nearest competitor to extend his Points Lead in this Touring Series with two races left on their schedule.  Riponís Denny Burrell (88), starting next to Goodwill on the grid, worked his way cautiously through the field to finish a distant second.  Justin Kawahata (15), a young up-and-coming star from Clovis, drove a fine race of his own onto the podium in third.  Modestoís Ed Amador (76), with his usual consistency, brought his hotrod home in fourth, while Dias, falling off the pace a bit, still managed a fifth place run.

Jason Aguirre.JPGIn Twin #2 of the Super Stocks, roles were reversed and so was the outcome with Atwaterís Jason Aguirre (45), starting on pole due to the invert, picking up his third win of the year in convincing fashion.

Jason Aguirre (45) and Lodiís Jeff Ahl (31) inherited row number one due to the five invert off Twin #1.  Pacing the field off turn four to the green, Aguirre had the heavier foot and drove off into turn one with the lead where he would almost enjoy his fifteen minutes over the next twenty-six laps, except for the constant gnawing at his back bumper by the young driver from Lodi, Matt Wendt (1), until lap 26 when winner of the first race, Josh Whitfield (00), and Mantecaís Chad Holman (75), made contact going down into turn one, which sent Holman spinning on his wayward way and which eventually sent Whitfield to the tail-end of the longest line to join his partner in crime for his part in the first caution period of the race.  On the ensuing restart, Aguirre stepped out front once again only to be slowed two laps later on lap 28 when Whitfield had a right front go down up in turn four, which also collected a couple other cars up on the spoiler of the #00, and which also brought with it a complimentary yellow.  On the resulting restart, Aguirre barely got his feet wet out front when the third and final caution hit the night sky on lap 29 due to Wendt losing a transmission down the backstretch, and which of course, ended the great run he was having on this night.  And so it went, on the final restart on lap 29, Aguirre, who had refused to relent throughout all the attrition, kept his head square and took it to the checkers for the wire to wire win, number three on the year.  Points Leader Mike Graham (93) of Hughson, did his own ducking and dodging to make it up to finish at P2 and extend his Points Lead, not exponentially, but by a few.  Stocktonís Rich Harper (22), in a borrowed car after his car was destroyed in Race #1, showed what he was made of by driving it onto the podium in third.  Ahl, after starting up front, slipped back slightly, but still managed his second top five of the night in finishing fourth, while Holman, after the earlier skirmish with the #00, rebounded to finish fifth.  Although Graham is the Points Leader, he will have to show up and race next week due to the slight edge of fourteen points he holds over his pursuers.

Next Saturday, September 17th, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns to Live The Madness, sponsored by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink.  It will also be the Whelen All-American Series Final Points Race.  On the Docket for the Event will be the Western Late Models in 150-Laps of racing pleasure.  Also, the Super Stocks, Grand American Modifieds, Bombers and the Basically-4-Cylinders.

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

6

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

30

9:02.147

 

17.411

6

51.691

2

5

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

30

9:05.092

2.945

17.721

18

50.787

3

7

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngCharles Kundert, Jr.

30

9:09.571

7.424

17.926

12

50.206

4

16

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

30

9:09.933

7.786

17.935

17

50.181

5

25

Chris Corder

30

9:12.896

10.749

18.072

9

49.801

6

61x

Ken Peterson

29

9:07.992

1 Lap

18.442

6

48.802

7

24

Jennifer Corder

29

9:19.499

11.507

18.473

21

48.720

8

4

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

26

9:02.029

4 Laps

18.020

24

49.945

Not classified ()

DQ

9

Dave Kong

30

8:56.923

 

17.666

4

50.945

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

15:00.297

 

17.444

5

51.594

2

93x

Tyler Guzman

30

15:02.511

2.214

17.571

15

51.221

3

350

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

30

15:04.424

4.127

17.681

2

50.902

4

816

Bobby Simpson, Jr

30

15:04.968

4.671

17.642

6

51.015

5

003

Rick Roberts

30

15:09.960

9.663

17.811

4

50.531

6

043

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

30

15:11.290

10.993

17.955

2

50.125

7

007

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

30

15:12.108

11.811

17.972

8

50.078

8

360

Darin Adler

30

15:12.365

12.068

17.919

15

50.226

9

210

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

29

15:00.556

1 Lap

17.992

10

50.022

10

500

Dave Anderson

29

15:08.767

8.211

18.280

5

49.234

11

028

Kasi Lewis

29

15:09.186

8.630

18.303

24

49.172

12

312

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

29

15:14.013

13.457

18.511

12

48.620

13

819

Robert Dueck

10

9:08.976

20 Laps

18.056

10

49.845

 

 

 

 

Mini Cups

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

15

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJackson Ezell

20

11:31.645

 

16.713

5

53.850

2

22

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngHunter Franklin

20

11:31.889

0.244

16.683

8

53.947

3

03

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBryce Napier

20

11:32.109

0.464

16.488

8

54.585

4

27

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngColin Mullan

20

11:33.912

2.267

16.964

18

53.054

5

44

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJared Cronk

6

4:03.131

14 Laps

17.300

5

52.023

NCMA Sprints

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

3g

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

30

13:15.264

 

13.538

15

66.480

2

88

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngDenny Burrell

30

13:22.235

6.971

13.578

20

66.284

3

15

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

30

13:22.586

7.322

13.746

9

65.474

4

76

Ed Amador

30

13:24.563

9.299

13.684

12

65.770

5

24

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

30

13:26.498

11.234

13.815

16

65.147

6

7

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngThomas Amador

30

13:27.518

12.254

13.884

15

64.823

7

77

Burt Silverling

29

13:18.118

1 Lap

13.911

12

64.697

8

77b

David Burchett

7

8:04.879

23 Laps

14.120

6

63.739

9

98

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBill Logan

2

33.110

28 Laps

15.795

1

56.980

#1 Super Stocks

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

00

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJosh Whitfield

40

29:45.567

 

14.988

9

60.048

2

75

Chad Holman

40

29:48.456

2.889

15.091

9

59.638

3

1

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

40

29:48.778

3.211

15.003

10

59.988

4

22

Ben Lewis II

40

29:51.672

6.105

15.057

7

59.773

5

31

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

40

29:52.177

6.610

15.180

10

59.289

6

45

Jason Aguirre

40

29:52.487

6.920

15.057

8

59.773

7

93

Mike Graham

40

29:52.972

7.405

15.084

19

59.666

8

73

Garland Tyler

40

29:56.366

10.799

15.222

7

59.125

9

41

Howard Holden

40

29:58.130

12.563

15.260

12

58.978

10

47

Arron Shankel

39

29:54.896

1 Lap

15.480

9

58.140

11

06

Udo Richter

14

23:19.103

26 Laps

15.616

1

57.633

12

33

Brandon Jones

12

22:48.515

28 Laps

15.567

1

57.815

13

18

Steven Frasier, Jr.

6

10:26.467

34 Laps

15.535

2

57.934

14

03

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRobbie Knittel

5

5:12.965

35 Laps

15.029

3

59.884

15

5

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

3

46.966

37 Laps

15.097

3

59.614

#2 Super Stocks

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

45

Jason Aguirre

40

21:59.235

 

15.003

3

59.988

2

93

Mike Graham

40

21:59.767

0.532

15.054

34

59.785

3

22

Rich Harper

40

22:01.162

1.927

15.138

32

59.453

4

31

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

40

22:02.156

2.921

15.157

2

59.379

5

75

Chad Holman

40

22:02.719

3.484

15.121

10

59.520

6

73

Garland Tyler

40

22:04.481

5.246

15.311

35

58.781

7

47

Arron Shankel

40

22:05.679

6.444

15.461

5

58.211

8

41

Howard Holden

40

22:06.037

6.802

15.378

4

58.525

9

03

Robbie Knittel

38

22:00.858

2 Laps

15.657

20

57.482

10

18

Steven Frasier, Jr.

38

22:09.546

8.688

15.606

4

57.670

11

1

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

29

14:39.932

11 Laps

15.013

4

59.948

12

00

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJosh Whitfield

27

10:12.372

13 Laps

15.085

11

59.662

13

06

Udo Richter

1

22.265

39 Laps

17.171

1

52.414

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