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STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY
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Western Late Models: Chad Holman - Grand American Modifieds: Allen Ryder
Street Stocks: Sammy Solari - Bombers: Travis Tucker
Mini Stocks/Mini Trucks: Ron Robeck - Basically 4 Cylinders: Larry Toon
Mini Cups: Cody Johnston - Enduro: David Papst Jr
From racetrack to rodeo bull ring
Stockton 99 prepares for first Charreada
Record Staff Writer
July 22, 2011 12:00 AM
Stockton 99 Speedway promoter Tony Noceti oversees the track's transformation into a rodeo arena earlier this week for Saturday's Charreada a Mexican-influenced rodeo.
Michael McCollum/The Record
STOCKTON - The speeding cars that normally inhabit Stockton 99 Speedway will be replaced by several tons of cattle, as track promoters Tony and Carol Noceti get into the rodeo business for a day.
The track will host its first Charreada beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday with a concert scheduled at 6 p.m. A Charreada is a type of rodeo developed in Mexico that features bull riding, performing horses and festivities. Last year, country singer Bo Bice performed at the speedway, as the Nocetis want to bring more alternative events to their facility.
"We're trying to reach out to other segments of the population in San Joaquin County, and bring in stuff that people will be interested in," Tony Noceti said. "We want to be about more than just auto racing, and this is a good step. We think a lot of people will come out and check it out."
Charreada at Stockton 99
Start: 4 p.m., Stockton 99 Speedway (4105 N. Wilson Way)
Concert: 6 p.m.
A temporary rodeo arena has been built on the front straightaway of the track at the start-finish line. Trucks brought in piles of dirt earlier this week to fill a bull ring 60 feet wide and 100 feet long with dirt 2 feet deep.
The pit area will be turned into an arcade and midway with games, rides and a mechanical bull. After the rodeo, five bands will play, including headliner Rogelio Martinez.
"It's going to be a great show," said Marcos Ambriz of MASntertainment, a local promoter helping the Nocetis with the event. "We have some outstanding acts."
The bulls, horses and rodeo arena will be provided by Dennis Borba, an Escalon resident and professional bullrider who supplies the talent for many local rodeos. He said he will be providing tough bulls for a group of talented riders.
"My bucking bulls are professional bucking bulls. They go all over California for American rodeos and Mexican shows," Borba said.
"We'll have top riders, and 70 percent of the riders will be Hispanic for this event. (The crowd) is going to see a top-notch rodeo."
Noceti said he's counting on good competition and a family-friendly event to bring in a good crowd, and then he'll decide if there will be additional Charreadas at Stockton 99.
"We feel really good about the potential of this event, and we'll see how it goes," Noceti said.
Contact reporter Scott Linesburgh at (209) 546-8281 or email@example.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.
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.
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