Grand American sweep for
By Bill Poindexter
Record Staff Writer
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004
Scott Winters won't
race full time at Stockton 99 Speedway this season. He plans
to travel up and down the state to race at various tracks.
He may end up
being Genghis Khan on wheels, based on Saturday night's
performance in the season opener at Stockton 99 Speedway.
Winters, #1. of
Tracy, recorded a sweep in the Grand American Modified
division, setting fast time and winning the trophy dash and
30-lap main event. The 2002 NASCAR Sunbelt Region champion
passed Jason Kerby, #2, of Galt on lap 16 and blew by Kerby on
three restarts in the final 10 laps.
"I might have
gotten him if I drove a little dirty, but I didn't want to do
that," Kerby said with a laugh. "Scott is a pretty good
and their crews took on different workloads to reach the front
of the pack. Kerby is driving the car formerly driven by Greg
Williams, who passed away recently following a battle with
cancer. The two were good friends, and Kerby couldn't pass up
an invitation by car owner Wayne Ferrari to take over behind
They've come a
long way. Kerby described the car as "very upside-down" during
testing at Stockton 99's recent play day sessions. He set up
his runner-up finish in the main by qualifying fifth at 14.542
seconds around the quarter-mile paved oval.
"We're trying to
get used to this car," Kerby said. "We're getting close."
tested Friday night in temperature similar to Saturday night's
"We learned a
lot," Winters said. "We went home and swapped some things. We
worked on having a car at the end of the race."
They did -- at
the start of the program, too. Winters qualified No. 1 at
14.347 seconds, more than a tenth of a second quicker than
#100, Angelo Queirolo's 14.496 lap. Queirolo finished third in the
Charlie Clawson, #15, of Modesto led the final 23 laps of the 30-lap
feature and beat dash winner, Kannai Scantlen, #8, of Stockton in a three-lap
sprint to the finish. John Medina of Galt was third.
Pro 4 Truck
brother/sister Chris Drysdale, #31, and Carrie Miller, #27, qualified 1-2
and finished 1-2 in the 30-lap main. Drysdale took the lead
from Miller, the defending track champ in the class, on lap 16
and pulled away.
Drysdale drove by
the checkered flag as Miller was entering turn four, a victory
margin of about four seconds. Drysdale's victory completed a
sweep of qualifying, the dash and main.
Jeremy Wood, #22w, passed David Winchel, #0, of Sebastopol for the lead
with two laps remaining in the 30-lap main, then almost hit
Legends head man Jack Houston while doing his celebratory
doughnuts at the start/finish line. Houston's response: a pat
on the shoulder and a handshake.
Winchel for about eight laps before making his move. Wood
moved inside of Winchel's car and made the pass in turn one on
Wood also set
fast time at 15.922 but missed out on the sweep when he
finished second to Winchel in the trophy
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