Motorhead Souvenirs is born! Upon Whitey and Ann Rich's retirement, Chris And Georgette Hunefeld take over the souvenir sales at the Speedway.
The Grand American division makes it's Stockton debut this year with Jason Fensler of Wilton becoming the first sixteen second driver, and Wes Miller of Delhi being the first into the fifteen second barrier. Ken Riley of Stockton, Fensler, Rodney Whitfield, Miller, and Mike Brumit of Aromus share in ten season track records, with the best of 15.097 falling to Fensler on August 25th. Greg Rayl continues with his heavy foot in the Street Stock ranks by setting three more records with his best being a 16.099 on August 1st.
New officials on the scene this season include retired late model racer Frog Trent, and long time fan Mike Best. Eddie Ritchey takes over the head scoring job, and she picks up an extra hand in the form of retired modified driver Henry Brown. Vern Vincelet takes over the announcing duties.
Philpott set seven fast times, and collected eleven main wins, and twenty-two main top five finishes to claim his first Stockton Late Model crown with Brazil and Belletto running second and third in points. Jessie Apodica of Morgan Hill, and Modesto's Chuck Aguirre also pile up some impressive stats on the year.
Except for a tie of six dash wins each by Wes Miller and Rodney Whitfield, it was all Fensler, with eighteen fast runs, a tie for the division all time standard, six feature wins, and thirteen total wins. However, the fifteen main top five finishes by Wes Miller gave him the Grand American season title ahead of Fensler and Whitfield. Steve Streeter and Ken Riley also looked good in season stats this year.
Greg Rayl and Steve Stacy fought the season stat war in the Street Stock division, with Rayl grabbing fifteen fast times and six dash wins. Both drivers shared five main wins, and thirteen main top five finishes, with Rayl taking the season title ahead of Stacy and Paul Anderson Sr. Ken Gummus, Cary Treadway of Stockton, and Modesto's Stewart Peters keep the leaders honest all year.
Jason Knight of Stockton is this year's semi main champion, with rookie honors going to Apodica. Greg Kamper is most improved with Sportsman honors going to engine builder Ray Righetti of Stockton.
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