Shootout Returns to Madera Speedway
SRL Public Relations/Eddie Alves - Date: April 27, 2005

Wilton, California - Madera Speedway sits in the heart of California's Central Valley and will host round number two of the SRL Wild West Shootout on Saturday, April 30th, 2005. Fresno’s Ray Lawson Jr. has six career SRL Wild West Shootout Victory’s on the 1/3 mile track. Track experience will be in Lawson’s favor as over thirty cars are expected to compete. Among those thirty cars are ten rookies, many making there first laps around Madera Speedway. Madera Speedway is known for side by side racing all around the track.

After winning the season opener at Stockton 99 Speedway on April 3rd, Jason Fensler leads the current point standings heading into Saturday nights 100 lap event. Napa’s Joey Zampa trails Fensler by six points. Zampa has had a lot of success at Madera Speedway as he picked up his first career shootout victory their in August of 2002. After qualifying and finishing third at Stockton 99 Speedway, Fremont’s Troy Ermish heads into Madera Speedway with plenty momentum. After a solid fourth place finish at Stockton, Roseville’s Eric Schmidt sits fourth in the point standings. Rounding out the top five is last year’s qualifying ace Ken Boyd of Ceres. Tracy Bolin will make the tow from Valley Springs to compete at Madera Saturday night and stands solid in the sixth position. Rookie Angelo Queirolo sits in seventh and plans to run the entire 2005 SRL season. 2004 Victory Circle Chassis and Parts Rookie of the Year Mark Smith is currently eight in the standings. Rusty Buholz is competing for the 2005 Victory Circle Rookie of the Year award and is currently ninth in the Championship standings. Rounding out the top ten is 2002 Series Champion Jeff Anthony of Livermore.

Jason Fensler leads the Apex Financial Group Qualifying Points. Fensler set fast time at Stockton99 on April 3rd. Jeff Belletto trails Fensler by one point after qualifying second at Stockton. Troy Ermish of Fremont currently sits third in the Apex Financial Qualifying Points. $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.

Lathrop’s Angelo Queirolo leads the Victory Circle Chassis and Parts Rookie of the Year point standings. Queirolo has a 4 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.

Greg Pott’s leads the SRL Late Model Qualifying Points standings. Carl Pearce, Shannon Mansch, Wes Banks, Charles Perreira, Jamie Dick, and Chad Pais all trail Pott’s.

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:
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Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award:
After transferring from the non qualifiers race at Stockton 99 Speedway (April 3rd) Rusty Buholz won the Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award and was given a check for $150 from Casciaro Homes. After 100 laps around Stockton 99 Speedway’s tight quarter-mile, Buholz crossed the finish-line in the ninth position.

Madera Speedway Recap 2004
Fast Time: Ken Boyd (14.636)
Race Winner: Jeff Belletto (First Career SRL Wild West Shootout Win)

Ceres’ Ken Boyd was the quickest car in qualifying. Boyd’s stopped the clock with a lap of 14.636 seconds around “The Fastest 1/3 Mile in the West”. Jeff Belletto qualified second quick, with a lap of 14.717 seconds. Nathan Tucker made his 2004 debut and qualified third. Fremont’s Troy Ermish qualified fourth, and Fresno’s Ray Lawson Jr. rounded out the top five.

After 100 laps of exciting racing, and a late race wreck that took out race leader Ryan Foster, Salida’s Jeff Belletto led the final two laps as he picked up his first career SRL Wild West Shootout victory. “This is my first win in a long time. This series is so tough, anyone of these cars could have won tonight. It was just a good night of hard racing. We always seem to run well here at Madera, and it showed tonight.” Said Jeff Belletto.

Friday, April 29th, 2005
SRL practice on Friday, April 29th, 2005 at Madera Speedway.
The track is open from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for practice.
Madera Speedway will also be hosting a BBQ during the practice session.
$100 Per Car for practice.
Saturday pit passes will also be sold on Friday night during practice.
Teams may leave their car haulers overnight as security will be on hand.
Overnight camping is available with Motor home/RV hookups available through the Madera County Fair office.

Saturday, April 30th, 2005
Pit gates open at 11:00 AM.
The track opens at 1:30 PM for practice

Track Address:
Madera Speedway
1850 W. Cleveland Ave.
Madera, Ca 93637
(559) 673-7223 (info)

How to get to Madera Speedway:
Head either north or south on CA Route 99 until you reach the Cleveland Ave - Fairgrounds exit. After exiting, head west about a block and you will see the speedway on your left hand side. To enter the parking lot, approach the common turn lane and make the first left turn that you see.

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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., 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.

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