2003 99 Schedule        

JOHN MOORE A CROWD PLEASER AT U.S. GYPSUM NIGHT
by Erica Klomp,

John Moore, #27, Left, shut the door on points leader Eric Schmidt, #05, to claim his first victory of the season and his career in the Western Late Model Division. The NASCAR DODGE Weekly Series brought the crowd to its feet, as Wes Miller, #2, held the lead in the first nine laps, only to be stripped of his position by John Moore of Granite Bay. In the HAVOLINE sponsored division, Moore swept past Miller, just before the halfway point and held his position into the finish. Moore is currently in the third place point position. Top qualifier Eric Schmidt of Roseville shadowed Moore consecutively in an attempt to gain the leaders position, but was unsuccessful and placed second in the WLM division. June 14thís WLM winner and second place point holder Harry Belletto, #74, made his best effort to slip into dash winner Pete Anderson Jr.ís, (#5), third place spot. Anderson Jr. never gave it up and placed third over Harry Belleto, who was fourth.

The freshly paved first turn of the quarter mile, high-banked oval, was an added advantage for drivers last Saturday night. Grand American Modified division victor and first place point holder Jay Linstroth, #10a, of Citrus Hights worked his way to the leaderís position after an evening of engine complications. Linstroth who blew his transmission on June 14th, returned to Stockton 99 Speedway in full force. From a disadvantaged spot in the first several laps, Linstroth weaved his way into second on the twelfth lap and quickly gained the lead from Joey Stearns, #3, of Stockton. Linstroth pulled away and held the lead, claiming the checkered flag for a first place victory. Buzz DeVore, #45, of Stockton pressed Sterns from the thirteenth lap in an attempt to grab the second place position. Stearns held tight for the remainder of the 30-lap race and placed second, while DeVore followed closely for a third place win, Angelo Queirolo, #44, for fourth. Salidaís #6, Sam Solari gave his best effort to place in the top three. Solari started the race in the third place position for the first eleven laps, but slipped into sixth on the twelfth and never regained a top three position. Mike Regalman of Ripon is in the second place for divisional points and Jason Philpot is in third

In the Pro 4 Trucks Division top qualifier, division winner and first place point winner #27, Carrie Miller tailed #71, Randy Jahoda of Tracy for the initial six laps, only to whip past Jahoda for a seventh lap lead resulting in a fourth season victory. Randy Jahoda defended his position for the remainder of the race and was the second winner. Dash winner, #4, Brandon Trevethan of Tracy placed third followed by Todd Lewis of Riverbank for fourth.

It was an exciting night of Pure Stock racing last Saturday. Dave Ball, #29, took a short lead after the green flag in the twenty-two car race. Aaron Shankel, #47, of Lodi effortlessly gained the lead from Ball for the remainder of the race and took the checkered flag. It was a two-car battle for the second place position between Johnny Cardoza, #40, and Jeff Ahl, #31, of Lodi. Cardoza moved into second on the eighth lap, following a yellow flag. Cardoza then lost his positon to Ahl after a nineteen lap lead putting him in third, but slipped up on the second to last lap, resulting in a fifth place finish. Ahl placed second and Dave Wright of Manteca snuck into third from a fifteen lap forth place position.

The points standings for the Pure Stock "B' Main Pure Stocks are as follows: 1.Tom Dibble 2.Tony Smith 3. Chris Norton 4.Kurt White 5. Boyd Camper.

The Legends returned to Stockton 99 Speedway last weekend. It was a nerve-racking race as Gerald Crawford almost flipped on the sixteenth lap of the 30-lap race. Ryan Mosher, #52, was the Legends division winner and Richard Appleby, #83, came in second who was closely trailed by Jeremy Wood. Wood, #22w, celebrated his sixteenth birthday on Saturday and was racing for the first time at Stockton 99 winning third in the division.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 3 will feature Western Late Models and FIREWORKS for the "HOT WOOD TRI-HOLIDAY FIRECRACKER 100 LAP CLASSIC"

Gates open at 3:30

5:30 Qualifying

7:00 Pre-Race Ceremony, Followed by the First Race

Stockton 99 Speedway is located on Wilson Way, just West of Highway 99. From the North take the Wilson Way off ramp. From the south take Cherokee, head west over Highway 99, turn right at the stop sign on Newton and then left on Wilson Way. For information call (209) 466-9999 or visit our website at www.stockton99speedway.com

Moore than he expected in first win Model winner
 

By Bill Poindexter
Record Assistant Sports Editor
Published Sunday, June 29, 2003

John Moore went to the auto races as a fan two years ago to watch Eric Schmidt do his thing. Schmidt swept his division that night, and a race car driver was born.

Moore went out and purchased a car.

Saturday night, he scored his first victory in the Western Late Model main event at Stockton 99 Speedway.

"I feel awesome. It's been a long time coming," the Granite Bay resident beamed after signing autographs. "We've had probably four opportunities to win this year, but my inexperience and bad luck have kept us from winning."

Moore took the lead from Wes Miller of Turlock on lap 14 and led the final 16 laps. Moore spent the last nine laps holding off Schmidt, the points leader, and had a good time doing it.

"Every time I come here, I come for fun," said Moore, a former moto-cross racer. "The competition is what I like."

Grand American Modified

The new invert rule didn't affect points leader Jay Linstroth of Citrus Heights. A mechanical problem in qualifying put him in the back for the start of the 30-lap main event.

Linstroth and crew changed everything fuel related -- cell, pump, carburetor -- and charged back to win for the fourth time this season.

"The thing collapsed on us. We didn't get any practice, nothing," Linstroth said. "We finally think it was the carburetor. It was depressing."

Linstroth took the lead on lap 14 and pulled away and took the checkered flag as Joey Stearns of Stockton was holding off a final bid for second place by Buzz DeVore of Stockton.

"When I got up front, it sure was nice," Linstroth said.

Pure Stock

Arron Shankel of Lodi took the lead on the second lap and drove to his first main-event victory since July 8, 2000.

Stockton drivers Chad Holman and Gary Shafer Jr., running first and fourth in points, exited the race on lap seven when they crashed in turn one. Shafer's car was damaged to the point he couldn't continue. Holman was parked by track officials for plowing into Shafer, though it appeared another car gave Holman a shove into Shafer.

Shafer was running second and Holman third at the time of the collision.

Legends

Points leader Ryan Mosher of Cupertino won the 30-lap main event but got some help from Frankie Winchel of Sebastopol in the process.

Winchel set fast time, developed a problem during the second heat and pulled off the track, came back to win the trophy dash and took the lead from Mosher on lap 13 of the feature.

But officials penalized Winchel for driving below the yellow line, and he was sent to the back.

Richard Appleby of Yountville finished second, and Jeremy Wood of Tracy was third on his 16th birthday.

Pro 4 Truck

Carrie Miller of Saratoga padded her points lead by qualifying No. 1 and winning the 15-lap main event. Miller took the lead from Randy Jahoda of Tracy on the seventh lap and went on to become the first two-time winner in the class this season.

* To reach assistant sports editor Bill Poindexter, phone (209) 546-8289 or e-mail bpoindex@recordnet.com


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