2004 99 Schedule

Stockton’s Pete Anderson clean sweeps Western Late Model Division,
Campbell's Chris Drysdale sets Pro-4 Trucks record

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 12 -- In front of 1,003 cheering race fans, Stockton's Pete Anderson Jr., in the number 5 car, blazed his way to victory in the track’s premier 30-lap Western Late Model Division main event. The win gave Anderson his third this season -- and his second consecutive -- in the NASCAR Dodge weekly race series.

Following the restart after a yellow flag, in lap 13, Anderson took the lead from Pacific Grove’s Dave Byrd when he grabbed the outside coming out of turn four.

"It always feels great to win," he commented. "I had a good restart, good track position and the car ran perfect."

Anderson made a clean sweep in the division; he took first in the dash and

was the top qualifier with a time of 14.388.

Anderson's top sponsors include Tom Mayo Construction, JM Seal Coat, Universal Sweepers and American Heavy Equipment.

Byrd, #9, of Pacific Grove, held a commanding lead throughout most of the race. In addition to his second place finish, he also took second in the dash. Lodi’s Mike Garcia took third and Manteca’s Guy Guibor took fourth.

Prior to the Western Late Model main, Campbell's Chris Drysdale, #31, set a track record in the Pro-4 Truck qualifiers when he clocked a time of 15.518.

"It feels great!" said Drysdale. "A lot better than last week."

During June 5 Pro-4 Truck racing Drysdale was disqualified for the night, after he had qualified with a time of 15.523, which would have been a record breaker.

Drysdale broke Gary Franks' record of 15.615, set July 3, 2003.

Drysdale's sponsors include Millers Automotive and Alfies Automotive.

In total, 74 drivers, racing in five divisions, set the quarter-mile NASCAR oval on fire, and brought the crowd to its feet, a number of times.

Sixteen drivers competed in the Western Late Model Division, 21 raced in the Pure Stock Division, 12 blazed their way across the track in the Pro-4 Truck Division, 10 ran in the Grand American Modified Division and 14 ran in the Legends race.

Pure Stock Division 30-lap Main

Charlie Clawson, of Modesto, took first place. He had a commanding lead throughout the race. He credited the win to crew chief Ken Ratcliff.

"Ken Ratcliff sets up my car," said Clawson. "He knows it real well, if it's tight, or loose, he fixes it. It turns real good."

Dave Ball, of Stockton, took second; David Sullivan, of Lodi, took third and Kannai Scantlen, of Stockton, took fourth.

Pro-4 Trucks 30-lap Main

David Daniel, #76, of Salida, earned the win after Ron Robeck, of Milpitas, was disqualified following post race inspections. Mike Curry, of Lodi, took second, Carrie Miller, of Saratoga, took third and Shane Dresher, of Livermore, took fourth.

Grand American Modified 30-lap Main

Jason Kerby, #2, of Galt, took first place.

Kerby ran the majority of the race neck-and-neck with Citrus Heights’ Jay Linstroth in a back-and-forth battle for second and third place. In lap 23 Kerby, with some skilled maneuvering through the turns, grabbed and held onto the lead, winning by a half-a-car length.

Ted Montague IV, #34, of Newark took second, Jay Linstroth, of Citrus Heights, took third and Mike Beeler, of Modesto, took fourth.

Legends 30-lap Main

The race opened when Lodi's Donny Stone, #1m,  made contact with Ripon's Terry Miller, which sent him into an end-over end tumble in the backstretch during the opening lap. Stone emerged OK.

Mark Bailey, #40, of San Lorenzo, took first, Ryan Mosher, of Cupertino, took second; Kelly Martin, of Modesto, took third and Fred Clement, #55, of Stockton, took fourth.

On Saturday, June 19 drivers again will heat Stockton 99 Speedway’s quarter-mile NASCAR oval in an evening that is sure to provide top-level family entertainment. All five divisions: Western Late Model, Grand American Modified, Pure Stock, Pro 4 Truck and Legends will run.

Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 North Wilson Way. From Highway 99 north, take the Cherokee Road exit, loop over the freeway to Newton Road and turn right. Drive one mile and turn left at the Wilson Way stoplight. From Interstate 5, get on the Cross-town Freeway and head east to Highway 99 north, then drive north on 99 to the Cherokee exit.

Stockton 99 Speedway’s premier sponsors include CL Bryant, Havoline and Dodge.

For track information, call 209-466-9999, or visit www.stockton99speedway.com

Luck now going driver's way at 99

By Scott Linesburgh
Record Staff Writer
Published Sunday, June 13, 2004

STOCKTON -- Pete Anderson Jr., #5,  said nothing has changed with his car in the past two weeks. He figures it's his luck that has changed.

Anderson won his second consecutive main event to cap a clean sweep in the Western Late Model division Saturday night in front of a crowd of 1,003 at Stockton 99 Speedway. The Stockton driver passed points leader Dave Byrd, #9,  of Monterey for the lead, and the veteran competitor was impressed.

"Pete was on, and I guarantee he hasn't shown everything he has," Byrd said. "He's made some big gains out here."

Anderson recorded his first victory of the season May 1 and has three victories in the last six events.

"We have had a good car all season. We just had some bad luck at the beginning," Anderson said. "We're just doing well now, and we're very happy about the sweep."

Byrd started on the pole and led the first 14 laps of the 30-lap feature. Anderson was able to slip past him on a restart and opened a sizable lead.

"I felt almost like he was toying with us a bit," Byrd said. "I thought he could have passed us on lap five."

Anderson disagreed and said he wanted to make a safe move.

"We wanted to be careful, and in fact I got into his back a little at one point," he said. "I have to apologize to him."

Anderson was the fast qualifier at 14.388 seconds and won the trophy dash. Mike Garcia, #57, of Lodi finished third in the main, Guy Guibor of Manteca fourth and Joey Stearns of Stockton fifth.

Grand American Modified

Jason Kerby of Galt was able to stop Ted Montague's attempt to complete a sweep, but it wasn't easy.

In a close, entertaining battle, Kerby and Montague, #34, of Newark, went back and forth in the final laps, and Kerby emerged with his sixth win of the season. He said he likes to race with Montague.

"It's a lot of fun, and he's the cleanest racer out here," Kerby said. "You can just line up and race with him."

Montague, who was the fast qualifier at 14.434 seconds and won the trophy dash, led much of the race before Kerby took the lead on lap 21 and led the final nine laps. Montague tried to come back, but Kerby took the checkered flag by less than a half a car-length.

Pure Stock

Charlie Clawson, #15, of Modesto took control early in the main event and avoided a potential accident by slipping past a lapped car on the last lap to win his fifth main event of the season.
Clawson, who also was the fast qualifier at 16.79 seconds, took the lead from Richard Harper, #5, of Stockton on lap five of the 30-lap race.

John Medina, #6, of Galt was the Pure Stock Trophy Dash winner.

Pro 4 Truck

Chris Drysdale, #31, of Campbell set a qualifying record, and Ron Robeck, #3, of Milpitas won the main event. Drysdale had a time of 15.518 seconds, eclipsing the mark of 15.615 set by Gary Franks in 2003.

Drysdale, 21, is in his rookie season. His sister, Carrie Miller, #27 of Saratoga, won the trophy dash.


Mark Bailey of San Lorenzo won the main event and trophy dash. Frankie Winchel of Sebastopol was the fast qualifier at 15.71.

* To reach reporter Scott Linesburgh, phone (209) 546-8281 or e-mail slinesbu@recordnet.com

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