2004 99 Schedule

Repeat winners, repeat wrecks
highlight wild racing

By Bill Poindexter
Record Staff Writer
Published Sunday, June 6, 2004

STOCKTON -- Pete Anderson Jr., #5, of Stockton won another main event, and John Moore, #27, of Granite Bay took another wild ride Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway.

Moore, whose car slid along the front stretch atop the hood of Guy Guibor's car last weekend, rode the wall in the backstretch this time, to the alarm of 985 fans.

Anderson and Moore were battling for the lead on lap 25 of the 30-lap main. Moore clipped the wall, his right tires then climbed the wall, and Moore rode it all the way out the exit gate in turn 3.

"Another exciting night at Stockton," he said. "All I can say is, if you're in a jet boat and you head for the rocks, that's what it felt like."

Moore said he felt he was clear of Anderson's car and that Anderson "just turned into me. I had the faster race car."

Anderson, who also won the trophy dash, didn't share Moore's opinion.

"There was nothing I could do," said Anderson, who led all the way. "I think he thought he had us cleared. I hit the brakes as fast as I could, but it was too late."

Anderson said his car "wasn't very good. We kind of got a bad set of tires."

He still qualified third behind Mike Garcia, #57, of Lodi and rookie Eric Humphries, #32, of Chowchilla and won the trophy dash.

Guibor finished a career-best second, and Humphries was third.


Jason Kerby, #2, of Galt overcame two early trips to the infield pits to win his fifth 30-lap main of the season.

Kerby, the points leader, had his left front tire go flat after tangling with Ted Montague IV of Newark for the lead on the opening laps. Montague won that duel and led the next six laps, but Kerby led at the end. He passed Mike Regelman of Ripon for the lead on lap 19 and raced to his 18th career victory.

Regelman was second and Butch Basto of Lockeford third.

Pure Stock

Johnny Cordoza, #40, of Manteca had his first trophy dash and main-event victory taken away when he was disqualified because of an illegal carburetor.

That gave the win to Kannai Scantlen, #8 of Stockton, (right), his first this season and the third of his career.

Cordoza hadn't been to the track in several weeks. He went into the program with 13 points, 35th out of 37 drivers who have scored this season. But he resembled the frontrunners by qualifying second and winning the dash and 30-lap main.

Cordoza passed Dave Ball, #29, of Stockton for the lead on lap 12 and maintained a full second of cushion over Scantlen in the final 10 laps.

Pro 4 Truck

Reigning track champion Carrie Miller, #27, of Saratoga led from start to finish to win the 25-lap feature. It was her second victory this season and the sixth of her career.

Miller's brother and teammate, Chris Drysdale of San Jose, had a track-record qualifying lap of 15.523 seconds taken away because "he failed to follow procedure" regarding carburetor inspection after the record run, according to chief steward John Weimer.


A caution flag saved Chuck Scott once but not twice.

Jeremy Wood, #22w, (and 99 Legend track record holder at 15.593, set in 2003), of Tracy passed Scott for the lead on lap 19 and then held off Ryan Mosher of Cupertino at the finish to win the 30-lap main.

Wood passed Scott, of Elk Grove, on the inside in turn two on lap 17, but Scott retained the lead when a spinout produced a caution flag. Wood passed Scott with a similar move two laps later.

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