|Moore earns second sweep at
Published Monday, May 9, 2005
his second consecutive sweep at Stockton 99 Speedway, but Pete
Anderson made sure it wasn't an easy accomplishment.
Anderson battled for the lead during the entire NASCAR Western
Late Model main event, but Moore was finally able to get
control of the race and got the victory on Saturday night.
Moore won the main event, the trophy dash and was the fast
qualifier as he pulled off the clean sweep. He also swept the
WLM program on April 16 and both wins for the Granite Bay
driver have come in his new 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
"We've run the
car twice, and we've won twice, and this was a very tough one
(on Saturday)," Moore said. "It was without a doubt one
best dogfights I've ever been in, and intensity of the racing
was top caliber."
Moore set the
fast qualifying time at 14.331 seconds and won the dash. Moore
got to pull the card to set the inversion for the main event.
He pulled a zero, meaning there was no inversion and as the
fast qualifier, he got the pole. Anderson started next to him
on the front row, and
the battle began.
Moore edged ahead
on the first lap, and led until there was a yellow flag on
lap 11. Anderson took the lead on the restart and led until
another caution period four laps later.
Moore took the
lead back on the restart, and never trailed again.
Kannai Scantlen of
Stockton wins his Second Main in 2005
In the American
Limited Stock Car Division Kannai Scantlen of Stockton
second main event of the season. It didn't come easy as Rich
Harper of Stockton in his new #5 Graduate sponsored rig was
wide and in the lead for the first half of the race. But Scantlen's persistent road course maneuvers starting the race
from mid-field got him by lap-24 within striking distance of
Harper. Scantlen and Harper split and passed lapped traffic
again and again in an incredible driving display. Also from Stockton, #75 Chad Holman was coming on and
points leader Harper was possibly showing tire wear as at the
checkered flag it was Scantlen, Holman, Harper with Charlie
Clawson of Modesto fourth and another Stocktonian in fifth,
Donnie Darter, #99, of Stockton set a new ALSC Track
Qualifying record of 15.802.
Linstroth Stage Epic Battle, Gottula Wins War
In the Grand American
Modified Division, the sleek IMSA style open wheel
all-horsepower, no weight racecars took off in their Main
event with Sacramento's #5p, Jason Philpot taking the lead, with 99
newcomer #42, from Dixon Jerry Dubach in second. Track Announcer
Bruce Riley picked third place holder Mike Regelman as the
first three looked like they could run off with the race. But
after two yellow flags #10a, Jay Linstroth of Citrus Heights
had worked his way up to third place
from his starting
position of 6th, as well as Mike Beeler, #15, and Kyle Gottula,
Modesto were coming on strong. Linstroth grabbed second spot
on another re-start and the door to door battle was on.
Masterfully done by both drivers, #5 (Philpot) and 10a (Linstroth),
drove hard with both pushing their machines to the limit. Ten
as it would likely happen, a racing accident with Linstroth
nudging Philpot and spinning him in turn 2. Normally in such
an event both cars would go to the back of the pack. But as
they came around the turn to re-group unknown to the fans, Linstroth gave Philpot a little nudge from behind and
the Philpot brake checked
Linstroth under the yellow
condition. The result was Linstroth being ejected and Philpot
to the back. This opened the door to Kyle Gottula, the second
generation driver from Modesto, for the win with Mike Beeler
of Stockton second, Mike Regelman third, Jerry Dubach fourth
and Stockton's #11 Stuart Cullom who kept driving even though
suffering mechanical problems to finish fifth.
Frankie Winchel Wins Legends of the Pacific Main
In the Legends of
the Pacific, Mark Bailey of San Lorenzo, the defending 99
Champion, set fast time of 15.923 with Frankie Winchell of
Sebastopol second at 15.929.
The trophy Dash was won by Redding's #2 Zachary Kavert
followed by Bailey, D. Winchell and F. Winchell.
In the Main event
#7j Jake Jackson of Kelseyville took the early lead and held
it for 9 laps. Martin McKeefery #27 of Milpitas, who's only 17
years old, then grabbed the lead for 6 laps, with #14 Frankie
Winchell all over him until on lap 16, Winchell took the lead.
Defending champ, Mark Bailey started 8th and by the fourth lap
had moved to 4th place. He
hung there until lap 17 when he
passed McKeefery and took after Winchell, where the two
battled as well as #40 having #27 buzzing him for second.
So as it all
unfolded, First #14 Winchell, Second #40, Bailey, Third #27
McKeefery with 7j, Jake Jackson and 7z, Rick Zollman of
Pleasanton rounding out the top Five.
In Legend Heat #1, #7z, Zollman finished first, followed
by #0, David Winchell of Sebastopol, (fifth fastest qualifier
at 16.049), with Bailey and Rick Andrews of Santa Clara
rounding out the top 5.
In Legend Heat #2, Terry Miller of Ripon finished first
with #05 Thomas Lieby of Copperopolis second, Stockton's #55,
Fred Clement third, and #37 Frankie Marks and Ted Clement in
#58 completing the top five.
Jacob Gomes Dominates the California Mini Racing
Jacob Gomes, #16 of Manteca, has definitely
got Stockton 99 Speedway dialed in. He won his second 20-lap
Main Event last Saturday night. Second place went to #05,
Robert Czub of Sacramento,third to Cody Arsmstrong, #31 of
Vacaville, 4th to Jerry Fellman, #01 of Roseville and fifth to
Scott Chapeta, #48 of Livermore.
During the Main Event , a red flag stopped the race when #37
Marcilia Phlomon of Antelope spun in turn 3 and was rammed in
the front by another car. She complained of foot pain and was
taken to the local hospital.
In the 15-lap B-Main it was: 1.Tommy Florin, 2. Ty Carlson, 3.
Taylor Fields, 4. Marciela Phloman, 5. Justin Wall
(above) Czub Brothers from Sacramento
Drysdale Continues to Win in the Pro 4
Even though Chris Drysdale was third
fastest qualifying with 15.486, he managed to hold off the
faster qualifier, Danny Basto (15.446) of Lodi in May 7th's
Pro 4 Truck 20-lap Main Event for the victory. Mark Henslee of
Lathrop was third followed by Mike Curry of Lodi, and Fifth
was Nathan McNeill of Oakdale.
Danny Basto won the Trophy Dash and fast
time was set by Ron Robeck of Milpitas at (15.378).