SRL Wild West Shootout Comcast Day at the Races
SRL Public Relations/Eddie Alves - Date: June 15, 2005

Wilton, California - Traditionally Altamont Raceway & Arena has hosted the SRL Wild West Shootout season opener. The tradition continued in 2005 until Mother Nature stepped in as the event was canceled due to rain. The Wild West Shootout continued and has already visited four race tracks in California for a total of five races. The Shootout will visit Altamont Raceway & Arena for the first time this coming Saturday night.

Saturday night is Comcast Day at the Races as the SRL Wild West Shootout will run a 100 lap feature event around the quick half mile. Four of the final seven races will take place on Altamont’s fast half mile racing facility as the series gets closer to the halfway point.

Jason Fensler continues to lead the championship point standings. Fensler has four wins in five starts this season. After finishing second two weeks ago at Shasta Raceway Park, Ceres Ken Boyd moved into the second position. Boyd now has three top five finishes on the year. Fremont’s Troy Ermish remains in the third position and trails Boyd by five points. Eric Schmidt fell from second to fourth in the standings after a seventh place finish at Shasta. 2004 Rookie of the Year Mark Smith of Tracy rounds out the top five. Smith has finished every race in the top ten so far this season.

Joey Zampa moved up one spot into the sixth position after finishing fifth at Shasta two weeks ago. Zampa has three top five finishes on the year. Harold Rieker Jr. is tied with Zampa in the championship point standings. Rieker Jr. set quick time at Shasta two weeks ago, the first time in his SRL career. Harold has finished third in the previous two races. Defending Series Champion Steve Belletto of Modesto sits solidly in the eight position. Belletto won the season opener at Altamont Raceway and Arena in 2004. Roseville’s Jim Courage Jr. sits ninth in the Championship standings. Courage Jr. has four top ten finishes to his credit in 2005. Mike Mendenhall rounds out the top ten. Mendenhall has only competed in four of five events in the 2005 season with a career best second place finish at Mesa Marin Raceway on May 14th.

Jeremy Wood, Rusty Buholz, Tracy Bolin, Jeff Belletto, and Aaron Days are all within striking distance of breaking into the top ten. Wood and Buholz are both Victory Circle Chassis Rookie of the Year contenders and both call Altamont Raceway & Arena their home track.

Jason Fensler leads the Apex Financial Group Qualifying Points. Fensler set quick time at both Stockton races this season. Troy Ermish sits four points behind Fensler heading into Saturday’s race at Altamont Raceway & Arena. $5,000 will be divided between the top three drivers in qualifying points at the end of the 2005 season. Apex Financial Group is based in Stockton Ca, and specializing in home loans and the refinancing of property.

Jeremy Wood of Tracy leads the Victory Circle Chassis and Parts Rookie of the Year point standings. The 17 year-old driver has a 2 point lead over fellow Rookie Rusty Buholz of Palo Alto. In addition to be crowned Rookie of the Year at the season ending awards banquet, the 2005 SRL Rookie of the year will be the recipient of a brand new 2005 Victory Circle Chassis. Currently situated in a 38,000 square foot facility in Bakersfield, CA, Victory Circle Chassis and Parts, Inc. is the leader in west coast racecar chassis design and fabrication.

Carl Peace leads the SRL Late Model Qualifying Race Points standings. Greg Potts, Wes Banks, Harry Belletto, Jamie Dick, Ray Lawson Jr., Joey Stearns, Shannon Mansch, Charles Perreira, Rick Ruzbarsky, Andrew Livengood, John Ostlund, and Chad Pais.

Ticket Information:
General Admission (13+) - $20.00
Juniors (6 to 12) - $10.00
Seniors (60+) - $10.00
Children 5 & under - FREE
Family Pass (2 G.A. Adults & 3 Juniors) - $45.00

Capture the Flag: Sunoco Race Fuels, a proud sponsor of Davey Hamilton’s SRL Wild West Late Model Shootout awards the winner of each event in the 2005 season with a Sunoco Checkered Flag.

Sunoco Checkered Flags:
Jason Fensler 4
Eric Schmidt 1

Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award:
Napa’s Joey Zampa started 15th at Shasta Raceway Park (June 4th). Joey Zampa won the Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award and was given a check for $150 from Casciaro Homes. Joey finished in the 5th position at Shasta Raceway Park.

How to get to Altamont Raceway & Arena:

From Tracy and the San Joaquin Valley

Take either I-580 or I-205 West to the Mountain House Parkway (Formerly Patterson Pass Road) Exit (west of Tracy)

Go Southwest on Patterson Pass Road until you reach Midway Road

Turn Right onto Midway Road and proceed to the Altamont Raceway entrance (on right)

From Livermore and the Bay Area:

Take either I-580 East to the Grant Line Road exit (east side of the Altamont Pass)

Follow Grant Line Road East until you reach Midway Road

Turn Right onto Midway Road and proceed to the Altamont Raceway entrance (on left)

Altamont Raceway & Arena
17001 Midway Road
Tracy, California 95377
Track Office: (925) 606-0274
Race Info: (925) 373-7223
Fax: (925) 606-1812

Davey Hamilton’s SRL “Wild West Shootout” would like to thank their 2005 Sponsors, which include: Afco, Apex Financial Group, Bassett Racing Wheels, Brodix Inc., Casciaro Homes, Dynatech, DPI, Eibach Springs, FRE, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Frank’s Radio Service, G. P. Fabrication, Hoosier Tire West, Impact Racing, Fensler Racing Inc., Madera Auto Center, Paul Oil Co., Perry Race Cars, Peterson Fluid Systems, Pit Stop USA.Com, Sunoco, Total Seal Inc., U. S. Brake, and Victory Circle Chassis and Parts.

Altamont Raceway & Arena

Friday, June 17th, 2005:
Pit Gates Open: 3:00 PM
Practice: 4:30 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $100 Per Car
Car Haulers may be left overnight

Saturday, June 18th, 2005:
Pit Gates Open: 11:00 AM
Pit Sign-in: 11:30 AM

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