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Points leader shows why

Bakersfield driver claims Southwest Tour main event

 

By

Record Correspondent

 

August 19, 2012 12:00 AM

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Points Battles Heat Up As 2012 Rolls Deeper Into The Second Half Of The Season

Stockton 99 Speedway Media Release Ė 8-11-2012            

Media Relations Ė David Holman

 

On Saturday, August 11th, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Model were back in action in Twin 50ís.  Plus: NCMA Sprint Cars, Grand American Modified Twins and Star Racing Supply Modifieds, Pro-4 Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Basically-4-Cylinders.  The daytime temperature was unearthly as was the racing action on the tricky quarter-mile in each and every Division on this hot Summer night.  With the 2012 Season coming down the backstretch before the final checkered flags wrinkle against an Autumn sky,  the Points Races seem to be shaping up to some profound finishes.  This night would continue on in that much-anticipated direction, undoubtedly with the approval of the nearly 600 fans in the stands.  And, why not? This is the time of year when each race begins to count in the overall outcome and any mulligans must have hopefully already been spent.

 

As most often happens, the B-4ís got the ball rolling.  Division Points Leader and  Stocktonís own Dave Kong (9) drove a masterful race from the back row on the starting grid to the top shelf of the podium, safe and secure, into the promise land of Victory Lane.

 

Two Stockton drivers, Shannon Rumsey (59) and Justin Terry (11X) shared front row honors to get the show underway.  Unfortunately for both drivers, their joy on the front row would be cut devastatingly short when, coming around to lap 1, Modestoís Chris Corder (23) reared his gears and beat the field to the stripe to be credited with the first lap lead.  Corder fell into a comfortable pace over the next six laps or so he thought, because on lap 7, after starting last on the grid, Stocktonís Dave Kong (9), miraculously bolted on by the #23 and onto that much-coveted real estate out front.  Once there, Kong began to chew away at the asphalt in huge chunks, leaving nothing in his wake but the rest of the pack, until there was absolutely nothing left to race for but the next Event as the #9 machine crossed beneath the checkers light-years ahead of his nearest competitor for his second win on the year, which extended his points lead in the Division.  Brad Mast (69), also from Stockton, ran a beautiful race of his own, finishing second and hanging close to Kong in the Points Battle.  Terry, after being surprised on the first lap, managed to keep himself composed enough to hold onto a hard-fought podium finish in third.  Corder, after leading early, seemed to have a scrap with the Racing God of Ill-Handling, but still held on to a strong fourth while Rumsey fell off the pace, if only slightly, and settled into a fifth place run.

 

The Modifieds Twin #1 came down to six cars and, on this night, in this race, the best car did  capture the spoils of war.  Points Leader from Tracy, Scott Winters (24), was the happy recipient of those spoils when he crossed the stripe to his fourth win of the year.

Nick Romano (21) of Menlo Park nabbed P1 to get this one up to speed while William Camera (20) of Fremont was alongside with an itchy trigger toe, ready to go.  Unfortunately for the #20, Romano had the heavier foot as he got to the gas a half in sooner than did Camera.   With the green flag scraping high against the backdrop of a summer sky, Romano jetted out to the lead where he would enjoy the bounty and the breathable air that accompanies P1 over the next sixteen circuits until lap 17 when, after starting shotgun on the field and working his way mathematically through the field, Winters applied so much pressure to the rear bumper of the  leader, Romano had no choice but to relent to the fact that too much air was being removed from his spoiler.  Once out in the rarified air, Winters simply tiptoed away from P2 and left no doubt about his racing agenda by capturing his fourth win of the year.  Romano held on strong and finished on the podium in a solid second, while Stocktonís Andy Vanderveer (49) had a solid run of his own, finishing on the podium in third.  Nick Lyons (43) of Loomis, quiet all night, settled into a fourth place run with Camera falling off the pace just a bit, but still managed a top five in fifth.

 

In the Western Late Model Twin #1, a very familiar face landed in Victory Circle, and that face belonged to 2009 Track Champion and second generation driver from Tracy, Justin Philpott (05).  In a rare appearance this year, Philpott led every lap for his second win on the year.

 

Ladera Ranchís Cole Custer (55C) and Tracyís Justin Philpott (05) were strapped in tight to the front to get this one out of the blocks with Philpott grabbing a huge hunk of forward bite coming off turn four to the green, which vaulted the #05 into the holeshot and the immediate lead.  And so it went, Philpott soared out front, unencumbered by competitors over the next forty-five laps until lap 46 when, several cars made contact going off into turn three, which wiped out half the field and the yellow quickly turned into a lengthy read to clear the carnage left behind.  On the ensuing restart, Philpott jumped out immediately to reclaim control over the field where he drove it on through to the checkers for the extremely popular Victory.  On that same restart, Modestoís third generation driver, Nic Belletto (15), after starting deep on the grid, jumped, quickly, into second and thatís exactly where he finished.  Of course, Custer lost the spot to Belletto, but still had a wonderfully impressive run, finishing on the podium in third.  Luis Tyrrell (21) of Cupertino, seemingly getting better each week, finished her up in fourth while Denairís Bobby Runyan Jr. (21X) had a great race of his own, finishing in the number five spot.

 

The speedy Pro-4 Modifieds were back in action, and, besides putting on a great show, an excellent driver from Cobb, Chris Straka (34), took home top honors in this fantastic thirty lap romp.

 

Andersonís Marty Plumb (97) took up residence at P1 with Windsorís Stan Bushman (10) already encroaching on that precious property out front when the green flag struck the warm summer breeze.  And, as luck, and skill, would have it, the encroachment paid dividends going off into turn one with Bushman heading the pack of extremely hungry warriors.  unfortunately, the race was slowed almost immediately when, on lap 3, Vince Sanchez (18) and Kevin Barba (90), both Windsor drivers, came sliding off turn four in a tandem spin and brought with them the one and only yellow of the race.  On the restart, Santa Rosaís Marty Lewis (07) wasted no time in establishing a stronghold on that pristine territory out front until lap 10 when, after starting in the last row on the grid, Pro-4 Modified Sensation from Cobb, Chris Straka (34) decided it was his turn to shine on this night, and shine he did as he wrestled the lead away from Lewis and set sail for the glory land(a feat well within the grasp of his ample foot as has been proven on many occasions in the past)and took it all the way through to the checkers for that aforementioned romp to the land of milk and honey.  Santa Rosaís Greg Vancleave (13), also starting deep on the grid, came on strong during the last half of the race and gave Straka a run for the spoils, simply ran out of time and laps and had to settle for a very close second place run.  Curt Lewis (87) of Forestville, after starting mid-pack on the grid, finished her up on the podium in third with Lewis falling off the pace just a bit, but still managed fourth.  Plumb ran in the top five all race long and he finished at exactly fifth.

 

In the Wild and Wily Pure Stocks, anything can happen because these teams believe in serious fun.  On this night, Stocktonís Ben Lewis II (22) seemed to have the most fun by grabbing the lead early on and motoring on to his third win of the Season.

 

Mantecaís Rick Irwin (210) and Stocktonís Roy Luft (021) paced the field around to get this one underway with Irwin getting the nod at the stripe.  Unfortunately for Irwin, the likes of Ben Lewis was in the field on this particular night and, on lap 3, Lewis grabbed the quicker gear and drove right by the #210 and into the lead.  Once out in the breathable atmosphere, Lewis put it on auto-pilot as he began to step away from the field in reasonable increments to the point there was nothing left for him to do but the obligations that come with Victory Lane.  The win would be Lewisí third of the year.  Stocktonís Rodney Tripp (008), after starting shotgun on the grid, worked his way beautifully through traffic into third, but on the last lap, he managed to squeak by Lodiís Brandon Jones (005) and onto the podium in an astonishing second place run.  And, of course, Jones, after a fierce battle with Tripp over the last half of the race, simply ran out of car on the last lap and had to settle for what was most likely a disappointing third.  The young, second generation driver from Ceres, Tyler Guzman (93X), after hanging around the number two slot all race long, slipped back slightly to finish fourth while Stocktonís Guido Bindi (016), seeming to suffer from an ill-handling car for the second week in a row, still pulled off a fifth place finish.

 

The NCMA Sprints, as usual, are a crowd-pleasing pleasure.  And, as usual, they certainly didnít disappoint on this night with a photo-finish and Napaís Gentleman Driver, Dr. David Goodwill (3) pulling off the Victory by a nose.

 

Concordís Burt Silverling (77) got the call to P1 with Sacramentoís David Dias (24) flanking him high and tight to the right.  With the green flag flying high above the still-hot asphalt surface, Silverling got to the throttle slightly sooner than Dias, which vaulted the #77 into the immediate and early lead until lap 4 when Legendary Driver from Modesto, Ed Amador (76), performed a brilliant move through three and four and drove hard into the lead.  Amador held a comfortable lead for most of the rest of the race, holding off all challenges until lap 29 when David Goodwill drove his #3 machine deep into turn three and hard off turn four to the checkers where he managed to sneak by Amador for the extremely close and extremely impressive win at the stripe.  Amador, after leading most of the race, must surely have been disappointed with the second place finish.  Riponís Denny Burrell (88), in his usual solid manner, brought her home on the podium in third with Dias and Silverling falling off, ever so slightly, to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.

 

Modified Twin #2 found Points Leader and 2009 Division Champion from Tracy, Scott Winters (24), back on the Top Tier of the podium for yet another sweep of the Twins on this night after taking the lead on lap 15, then taking it to the field for his fifth win on the Season.

 

In the Western Late Model Twin #2, Modestoís young gun and third generation driver, Nic Belletto (15), continued to impress this Season with his third win in four races.

 

Second generation driver and 2011 Division Champ from Modesto, Jeff Belletto (12X), inherited the front row due to the invert off Twin #1 with Bobby Runyan Jr. (21X) inheriting the outside groove for the same reasons.  And so the story went, with the green waving against the warm breeze, Belletto jumped out quick, as he often does, and even after enduring three restarts, one late in the race, the #12X did what he does best out front until a yellow fell on lap 46, which would be J. Bellettoís downfall on this night.  On the ensuing restart, Jeffís nephew, Nic Belletto (15), after working his way up from deep on the starting grid, maneuvered his way brilliantly by his uncle and onto that prestigious property out front where he would drive it on through to a well-earned Victory.  Of course, with the win, that pushed the elder Belletto back to finish, still on the podium, but in second place.  Justin Philpott (05), after the ďWĒ in Twin #1, drove this one onto the podium in third to cap off a marvelous night for the young Champion from Tracy.  Cupertinoís Lewis Tyrrell (21), had an absolutely great night of his own with two fourth place finishes.  Modestoís Mike Beeler (6), after starting shotgun on the field, and after being swept up in someone elseís mess, managed to rebound to round out the top five.

 

Next Saturday, August 18th, the SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series rolls back onto the Toughest Test in the West for their final appearance of 2012 at the storied venue on Johnny Brazil/Jackson Rancheria/Teamsters Night at the Speedway.  Also on this loaded ticket, the Budweiser Clydesdales make a special appearance along with the Teamsters Rig.  And, if the hard-core racing action on the tricky asphalt surface isnít enough, then one need only look to the heavens for a Fireworks Spectacular that will, undoubtedly, highlight the Evening.  This Special Event is all being brought to fruition by Performance Electrical Company! 

 

Also on the Ticket will be the Vintage Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Stockton 99 Mini Cups and the USAC Ignite Midgets.  A full card that will quench the thirst of every racing enthusiast, and one you certainly will not want to miss.  Come early, the grandstands should be full on this one.  VIP Seating is available in the New VIP Section, and it has been said, there is no better place from where to enjoy the racing.

 

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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, Budweiser, Alamo Alarm and Stockton Hampton Inn and Suites and Lodi Holiday Express.

                                                        

RESULTS

B-4ís

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

9

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

30

9:03.539

 

17.679

3

50.908

2

69

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBrad Mast

30

9:08.451

4.912

17.985

13

50.042

3

11X

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

30

9:20.221

16.682

18.432

3

48.828

4

23

Chris Corder

29

9:06.202

1 Lap

18.040

28

49.889

5

59

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

9

2:49.338

21 Laps

18.776

3

47.934

6

6

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

0

1.867

30 Laps

--:--:--.---

0

-

7

24

Jennifer Corder

0

1.868

0.001

--:--:--.---

0

-

Modified Twin #1

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

24

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

30

7:23.358

 

14.534

3

61.924

2

21

Nick Romano

30

7:26.011

2.653

14.616

2

61.576

3

49

Andy Vanderveer

30

7:26.726

3.368

14.636

4

61.492

4

43a

Nick Lyons

30

7:31.773

8.415

14.688

3

61.275

5

20a

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngWilliam Camara

30

7:32.739

9.381

14.757

5

60.988

6

62

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

0

--:--:--.---

 

--:--:--.---

0

-

WLM #1

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

05

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

50

22:03.074

 

14.268

9

63.078

2

15

Nic Belletto

50

22:03.678

0.604

14.365

9

62.652

3

55C

Cole Custer

50

22:04.690

1.616

14.256

10

63.131

4

21

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngLuis Tyrrell

50

22:05.283

2.209

14.538

14

61.907

5

21x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBobby Runyan, Jr.

50

22:05.962

2.888

14.508

14

62.035

6

12

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

50

22:05.993

2.919

14.345

9

62.740

7

92

Dave Byrd

49

22:07.022

1 Lap

14.544

2

61.881

8

35

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

46

16:36.945

4 Laps

14.357

10

62.687

9

6

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

46

16:38.670

1.725

14.407

9

62.470

10

50

Trevor Hudleston

45

16:36.051

5 Laps

14.537

9

61.911

11

25

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngAdam Coonfield

43

16:35.798

7 Laps

15.109

4

59.567

12

81

Jason Wright

43

16:36.949

1.151

15.122

15

59.516

13

42E

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

17

9:43.213

33 Laps

14.723

3

61.129

14

42

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

4

1:00.833

46 Laps

14.747

3

61.029

Pro-4 Modifieds

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

34

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngChris Straka

30

11:09.573

 

15.213

18

59.160

2

13

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngGreg Vancleave

30

11:09.656

0.083

15.136

10

59.461

3

87

Curt Lewis

30

11:16.230

6.657

15.435

10

58.309

4

07

Marty Lewis

30

11:17.677

8.104

15.567

10

57.815

5

97

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngMarty Plumb

30

11:19.954

10.381

15.560

28

57.841

6

18

Vince Sanchez

30

11:20.758

11.185

15.573

24

57.792

7

3

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngNick King

30

11:20.999

11.426

15.391

28

58.476

8

90

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngKevin Barba

30

11:25.487

15.914

15.662

14

57.464

9

10

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngStan Bushman

30

11:26.202

16.629

15.507

2

58.038

10

65

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngKeith Jacks

29

11:25.702

1 Lap

16.148

7

55.734

11

25

Nick Hansen

3

55.711

27 Laps

16.922

2

53.185

Pure Stocks

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

22

Ben Lewis II

30

11:05.080

 

17.530

8

51.341

2

008

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRodney Tripp

30

11:06.701

1.621

17.418

15

51.671

3

005

Brandon Jones

30

11:07.187

2.107

17.523

21

51.361

4

93x

Tyler Guzman

30

11:13.495

8.415

17.795

6

50.576

5

016

Guido Bindi

30

11:13.815

8.735

17.745

9

50.719

6

360

Darin Adler

30

11:14.049

8.969

17.706

9

50.830

7

021

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngRoy Luft

29

11:11.413

1 Lap

18.205

9

49.437

8

350

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBen Lewis Sr.

29

11:11.891

0.478

18.099

7

49.727

9

210

Rick Irwin

29

11:18.253

6.840

18.246

2

49.326

10

454

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

29

11:22.670

11.257

18.576

7

48.450

11

80x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngJoey Sarafin

19

11:21.090

11 Laps

18.792

2

47.893

12

003

Rick Roberts

17

7:27.002

13 Laps

18.114

12

49.685

NCMA

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

9:22.064

 

13.705

18

65.669

2

76

Ed Amador

30

9:22.147

0.083

13.780

15

65.312

3

88

Denny Burrell

30

9:23.328

1.264

13.766

14

65.378

4

24

David Dias

30

9:29.607

7.543

13.835

11

65.052

5

77

Burt Silverling

29

9:30.151

1 Lap

14.365

2

62.652

Modified Twin #2

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

24

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

25

6:11.244

 

14.650

11

61.433

2

43a

Nick Lyons

25

6:13.460

2.216

14.756

5

60.992

3

21

Nick Romano

25

6:14.310

3.066

14.758

7

60.984

4

49

Andy Vanderveer

25

6:15.013

3.769

14.770

7

60.934

5

20a

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngWilliam Camara

15

3:47.106

10 Laps

14.826

6

60.704

6

62

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

6

1:31.453

19 Laps

14.882

6

60.476

WLM #2

Pos

No.

Name

Laps

Total time

Diff

Best time

In lap

Best speed

1

15

Nic Belletto

50

27:14.364

 

14.386

18

62.561

2

12

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

50

27:15.353

0.989

14.304

7

62.919

3

05

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

50

27:15.644

1.280

14.309

15

62.897

4

21

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngLuis Tyrrell

50

27:15.998

1.634

14.537

6

61.911

5

6

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

50

27:16.584

2.220

14.611

9

61.597

6

92

Dave Byrd

50

27:17.390

3.026

14.485

6

62.133

7

55C

Cole Custer

48

27:17.419

2 Laps

14.525

18

61.962

8

42E

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

33

19:04.783

17 Laps

14.687

9

61.279

9

21x

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngBobby Runyan, Jr.

20

16:30.626

30 Laps

14.482

9

62.146

10

35

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

11

9:31.386

39 Laps

14.575

8

61.750

11

25

http://www.mylaps.com/images/icons/competitor.pngAdam Coonfield

2

33.841

48 Laps

15.607

1

57.666

12

50

Trevor Hudleston

0

--:--:--.---

 

--:--:--.---

0

-

13

81

Jason Wright

0

--:--:--.---

 

--:--:--.---

0

-

14

42

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

0

--:--:--.---

 

--:--:--.---

0

-

 

 

 

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