Shasta Raceway Park
Welcomes SRL Wild West Shootout
Source: SRL Public
Relations/Eddie Alves - Date: June 1, 2005
Wilton, California - For the
second consecutive year the SRL Wild West Late Model Shootout
will travel to Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson, California.
The Wild West Shootout drivers will make their only visit to
Shasta’s 3/8 mile track Saturday, June 4th, 2005 in the “106X”
100 Lap event. This coming Saturday’s race will be race number
five of twelve on the 2005 SRL Schedule.
Three time winner Jason Fensler leads the current point
standings with a 27 point lead over Roseville’s Eric Schmidt.
Fensler did not compete in the SRL in 2004 and has not
competed at Shasta Raceway Park since it was re-configured
before the start of the 2004 season. On the other hand Schmidt
finished second last year at Shasta and already has one
victory at Shasta this season. Troy Ermish and Ken Boyd are
tied for the third position just one point behind Schmidt.
Boyd finished fourth last year at Shasta while Ermish finished
eighth. Rounding out the top five is defending Series Champion
Steve Belletto of Modesto. Belletto finds himself five points
out of second and is looking forward to racing at Shasta after
finishing sixth there last year.
Tracy’s Mark Smith is sixth in the point standings and is only
seven points behind second place Eric Schmidt. Smith finished
fifth last Saturday at Stockton 99 Speedway. Joey Zampa and
the Valley Fab Motorsports team find themselves in the seventh
position after four races this season. When the SRL visited
Shasta in 2004 Zampa qualified fifth and finished third.
Roseville’s Jim Courage sits in the eight position after four
races this season. Courage Jr. has three top ten finishes to
his credit. Harold Rieker Jr. has jumped from 16th to ninth in
the last three races. Rieker Jr. has been riding a short hot
streak with a fifth position at Mesa Marin Raceway and a third
last Saturday at Stockton 99 Speedway. Victory Circle Chassis
and Parts Rookie of the Year contender Rusty Buholz of Palo
Alto jumped back into the top ten in the point standings.
Buholz finished 11th at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night.
Jeff Belletto is one point out of the top ten in the 11th
position, followed by Jeremy Wood, Mike Mendenhall, Tracy
Bolin, and Dave Byrd.
Last years winner Ryan Foster is scheduled to compete, a long
with Eric Graham and Howard Ford as they will help make up the
twenty car field for the "106X" SRL Wild West Shootout event.
Troy Ermish and Jason Fensler lead the Apex Financial Group
Qualifying Points. Ermish has qualified in the top five in all
four events this season. Fensler set quick time at both
Stockton races this season. Jeff Belletto trails Ermish and
Fensler by three 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 10
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.
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.
Special 444 offer:
4 Adult Admissions, 4 Small Pepsi’s, 4 Hotdogs.
For only $44.00 (save $30.00)
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 3
Eric Schmidt 1
Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award:
Palo Alto’s Rusty Buholz used a provisional and started 19th
at Stockton 99 Speedway (May 28th). Rusty Buholz won the
Casciaro Homes Hard Charger Award and was given a check for
$150 from Casciaro Homes. Buholz finished in the 11th
position. This is the second time this season that Buholz
picked up the most positions during a SRL race.
Shasta Raceway Park 2004 recap:
After 100 laps of exciting racing, Anderson’s Ryan Foster
crossed the line first to take his second Sunoco Checkered
Flag of 2004. Roseville’s Eric Schmidt finished second,
followed by Napa’s Joey Zampa, Ken Boyd of Ceres, as Jeff
Anthony rounded out the top five. For the third race in a row
Ken Boyd was the fastest in Qualifying. Boyd’s lap of 15.924
was just a little bit quicker then Ryan Foster who ran 15.953.
Eric Schmidt was the 3rd and final car to break into the 15
second bracket. Jeremy Hopkins Jr. qualified fourth and Joey
Zampa fifth. Schmidt went on to win the trophy dash over
Hopkins Jr., Foster and Boyd.
How to get to Shasta Raceway Park:
Directions North on I-5: Exit Balls Ferry Rd., left onto Balls
Ferry Rd., right on Highway 273. Directions South on I-5: Exit
North Street, right onto North Street, right onto Highway 273.
Shasta Raceway Park
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, CA. 96007
Ph: (530) 378-6789
Fax: (530) 378-6788
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