STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (June 10, 2019) – After a rainout on May 18th, drivers will be chomping at the bit to return to the Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union this weekend. Micro Sprints will hit the 1/7th mile dirt oval both Friday and Saturday night for separate points races during the annual Summer Sizzler. The San Joaquin County Fair will serve as the backdrop for an event that has become a June tradition at the bullring.
Super 600 and Non Wing will compete for a guaranteed $500 to win while Restricted’s prize is a minimum of $300 and Jr. Sprints race for no less than $200 each points race. For the Super 600, Non Wing, and Restricted competitors, the weekend’s activities also serve as the prelude to the 5th annual Hoosier Tire California Speedweek. The Speedweek will be the next scheduled event at the speedway with the Wednesday night June 26th special as part of the four races in five days spectacular.
Mitchel Moles swept the most recent Delta points races on May 4th by taking both the Non Wing and Super 600 victories. He has continued to rack up numerous wins across the state over the last five weeks of racing. The Raisin City-based driver enters Delta Speedway on the heels of two wins and two seconds over the weekend at Lemoore Raceway.
Moles does not lead either division’s standings, however, with two-time track champion Dan Mognaga of Valley Springs leading the Non Wing standings ahead of 2016 champion Brandon Carey and 2018 runner-up Caden Sarale of Stockton. 2018 champion Tj Smith of Fresno is mired in fourth without a win at Delta so far with Dalton Hill of Madera Ranchos rounding out a strong top-five.
The Super 600 division looks poised to tighten up even further with 2018 runner-up Raio Salmon leading Sarale by just three points with 2018 champion Nikko Panella only 26 points behind in third. Fourth in points Dylan Bloomfield, the 2018 California Speedweek Restricted champion, comes into Delta after a recent victory at Dixon Speedway. Alex Panella rounds out the top-five.
Restricted is led by Logan Trevino, who has two wins this season hailing out of Madera, CA. Brentwood’s Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. leads the standings at Dixon Speedway and ranks second at Delta Speedway. Devon Courtnier has a best finish of third and runs third in the standings ahead of Brandon Rivera and two-time main event winner Jade Avedisian. 25 laps are on tap each night for the Restricted features.
The youngest drivers in the Jr. Sprint division have seen a resurgence of car count and new competitors. Lucas Mauldin has persevered over the strong fields to grab two wins and the points lead ahead of Colton Key, Kyle Fernandez, Andy Hintz, and TK O’Brien. Jr. Sprints main events are 20 laps.
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. each night with the drivers meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps begin shortly after with qualifying and racing to follow.
Pit passes are just $20 with no membership required. Grandstand tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, seniors 55+ and military, with kids 5 and under free! Tickets and pit passes can be purchased in advance at deltaspeedway.myracepass.com
Race fans are invited to come early and stay late for great Royce Farms BBQ as well!
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Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union also thanks Interstate Truck Center, Lovotti Air, Van De Pol Petroleum, Von Euw Trucking, Starr Property Management, Performance Electronics, Price Rite Restaurant Equipment, Genova Bakery, Bruno’s Peppers, and Panella Trucking for their support.