Shootout Returns to
Source: 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
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
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:
Jason Fensler 1
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
Madera Speedway Recap 2004
Fast Time: Ken Boyd (14.636)
Race Winner: Jeff Belletto (First Career SRL Wild West
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
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
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
$100 Per Car for practice.
Saturday pit passes will also be sold on Friday night during
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
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.
For more information visit our website at http://www.srllatemodels.com
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