Shootout into California Welding Supply 100 at Stockton 99
Source: SRL Public
Relations/Eddie Alves - Date: May 24, 2005
Wilton, California - As
American’s set to remember Veterans this coming Memorial Day
weekend, thousands of fans will flock to Stockton 99 Speedway
for round number four of the SRL Wild West Late Model
Shootout. Over 25 drivers have pre-entered for the “California
Welding Supply 100”.
One of those 25 drivers is Troy Ermish of Fremont, California.
Ermish leads the point standings for the first time in his SRL
career. Ermish has three top ten finishes under his belt this
season. Troy has also been competing in the Rocky Mountain
Challenge Series in Idaho and Utah when the SRL has not been
competing. Jason Fensler won the SRL opener at Stockton 99
Speedway on April 3rd. He followed that up with a win at
Madera Speedway on April 30th. Fensler sits seven points out
of first place heading into the “California Welding Supply
100”. Ken Boyd qualified second at Mesa Marin Raceway two
weeks ago as he returns to his home track where he won four
straight track championships. 2004 Champion Steve Belletto
sits fourth, two points behind Boyd. Belletto has two track
championships under his belt at the historic quarter mile.
Joey Zampa rounds out the top five. Zampa is the 2001 Stockton
99 Speedway rookie of the year and he also has two SRL wins at
Stockton 99 Speedway.
Roseville’s Eric Schmidt won his first SRL event two weeks ago
at Mesa Marin Raceway. Schmidt also has a track championship
to his credit. In 2003 Schmidt won the late model track
championship at Stockton 99 Speedway. Schmidt currently sits
two points out of the top five in the sixth position. 2004
Victory Circle Chassis and Parts Rookie of the Year Mark Smith
currently stands in the seventh position just three points of
Zampa in fifth. Rookie Rusty Buholz of Palo Alto is eight in
the current standings. Buholz finished ninth at Stockton 99 on
April 3rd. Roseville’s Jim Courage Jr. and his Ford trail
Buholz by two points in the ninth position. Courage led 20
laps at Mesa Marin Raceway two weeks ago. Dave Byrd rounds out
the top ten in points. Byrd is no stranger to Stockton 99
Speedway either. Byrd has won many main events and track
championships on the tight high-banked ¼ mile racing facility.
Returning to the series this weekend is 2002 Rookie of the
Year Rick Ruzbarsky. Ruzbarsky will be piloting the #24
Pontiac Grand Prix for car owner Rick Knudson and R&M Racing.
Ruzbarsky finished second in the 2004 series point standings.
Troy Ermish also leads the Apex Financial Group Qualifying
Points. Ermish has qualified in the top three in all three
events this season. Jeff Belletto trails Ermish by one point.
Jason Fensler 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.
Palo Alto’s Rusty Buholz leads the Victory Circle Chassis and
Parts Rookie of the Year point standings. Buholz has a 16
point lead over fellow Rookie Jeremy Wood of Tracy. 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 Race Points
standings. Carl Pearce, Jamie Dick, Ray Lawson Jr., Shannon
Mansch, Harry Belletto, Wes Banks, Charles Perreira, Andrew
Livengood, John Ostlund, and Chad Pais.
Capture the Flag: Sunoco Race Fuels, a proud sponsor of the
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 2
Eric Schmidt 1
Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award:
Harold Rieker Jr. won the Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award
and was given a check for $150 from Casciaro Homes. Rieker
started 19th and finished fifth at Mesa Marin Raceway two
weeks ago. Aaron Days and Rusty Buholz are the other
recipients of the Casciaro Homes Hard Charger award this
FAMILY $49.99 2 ADULTS AND UP TO 4 KIDS 12 AND UNDER
SENIOR $20.00 65+
JUNIORS $15.00 13---17 YEARS OLD
KIDS $5.00 6--12
KIDS 5 AND UNDER FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT
Stockton 99 Speedway is located at 4105 North Wilson Way.
Traveling south on Highway 99, take the Wilson Way exit. The
track is two blocks up the road just past the first stop
light. On 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 Highway 99 to the Cherokee Road
Stockton 99 Speedway Info/Race Line: 209-466-9999
Stockton 99 Speedway
4105 North Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
For more information visit the SRL Wild West Shootout’s
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