BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA (June 9, 2019) – 12 year-old Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. rolled out his new Ten-J Chassis at Dixon Speedway on Saturday night and picked up his first Restricted win of the season driving the Teletech Communications-backed #44x. His teammate and mentor Austin Stone, using the team’s #44x Pace Chassis, topped a 31 car field in Non Wing as well in a huge night for the Brentwood-based team.
Saturday’s victory extends his points lead at Dixon and gives him some momentum heading into the major summer events for the Micro Sprint scene on the West Coast.
Pahule paced hot laps on a breezy and comfortable afternoon at the track and timed in fourth quickest out of the 12 competitors on hand with an 11.988 second lap. He started third in his heat race and advanced into the lead by lap two before taking the .895 second victory. He also finished third in the dash race.
The 20 lap feature saw Pahule starting out of the fourth position and moving up to second rather quickly. Pahule hounded race leader Hailey Wood before the battle intensified just past halfway. Pahule took the lead through turns one and two on lap 13. Wood tried to answer back on the next set of corners but spun to bring out a caution flag.
Pahule jetted to a .647 second victory over the final six laps to continue his points lead and set him up for the big summer stretch. This weekend’s racing activities include complete points races both Friday and Saturday night at Delta Speedway for the “Summer Sizzler”. Pahule currently ranks second in the Delta points as well. Dixon Speedway will stage another points race on June 22nd before welcoming the Hoosier Tire California Speedweek just three days later on Tuesday, June 25th. Pahule will run the entire Speedweek, which hits Dixon, Delta, Plaza Park in Visalia, and Lemoore Raceway.
Stone’s night in Non Wing at Dixon was very similar to Pahule’s Restricted performance. The Sacramento-based driver led hot laps and qualified quickest out of 31 cars. He finished second in the evening’s first Non Wing heat race then finished third in the dash.
Starting third in the 25 lap main event, Stone was part of some busy battling that dropped him back to fifth. He methodically worked his way forward to take the lead on lap 23 and drove away to a strong victory ahead of veteran driver Koen Shaw.
Jeffrey Pahule wants to thank: Mom, Dad, Teletech Communications, NorCal Builders, Shawn Laeber with Motion Media Wraps, Russ Seros with Seros Racing Engines, and Austin Stone.
DIXON SPEEDWAY points race #5
QUALIFYING: 11.988 (4th out of 12)
HEAT RACE: Started 3rd, Finished 1st
FEATURE: Started 4th, Finished 1st