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. www.victorycircle.com

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:
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 Parts.

 
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