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