STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (July 9, 2019) – Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union heats up this weekend with the first ever Stockton Heat Night! Stockton’s AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames will have giveaways, swag, tickets to games, and a chance to meet their mascot Frankie the Firebird! With the 2019 Hoosier Tire California Speedweek in the books, race teams are chomping at the bit to return to championship points competition on the 1/7th mile dirt oval.
All four regular Micro Sprints points paying divisions will be competing on the dirt track located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. The raceway offers great concessions from Royce Farms BBQ and family-friendly ticket prices of just $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 Pit gates open at 1 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 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.
Stockton’s Caden Sarale has had a sensational start to the season by leading both the Non Wing and Super 600 standings. The 15 year-old Linden High School student is a two-time Delta Speedway champion. He has one win this year in the Non Wing division during June’s Summer Sizzler. His season has been the mark of consistency with ten top-five finishes in 12 races.
The Super 600 championship is a tight one with 30 points between Sarale and 2016 champion Brandon Carey of Ripon. Chad Laughton, 2018 champion Tj Smith of Fresno, and two-time Non Wing track champion Dan Mognaga of Valley Springs make up a powerful top-five in the championship. Drivers race for 30 laps and a guarunateed $500 to win on Saturday.
Sarale’s lead in the Super 600 division is just 31 markers over 2018 runner-up Raio Salmon. Stockton’s Nikko Panella has one feature win to rank third in the championship within striking distance. Corey Day also has a victory this year ahead of Mitchel Moles. Super 600 also races for $500 to win and 30 laps.
Restricted is a wide-open affair in 2019 with no returning champions in the field. Madera’s Logan Trevino has the top spot in the standings after two early season victories, while Elk Grove’s Devon Courtnier swept both Summer Sizzler features. Courtnier is now within just 13 points of Trevino. Two-time 2019 Dixon winner and Dixon points leader Jeffrey Pahule ranks third with Lemoore points leader Jade Avedisian fourth ahead of Tracy’s Brandon Rivera. $300 is the minimum first place payout in Restricted with their main events running 25 laps.
The #55 has been the lucky number for the young racers in the Jr. Sprints. Points leader Lucas Mauldin has two victories this year while Jett Barnes has four wins in his four appearances. Kyle Fernandez, Colton Key, TK O’Brien, and Brody Rubio are the rest of the top-five in the championship. Their 20 lap feature on Saturday pays $200 to the victor.
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 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.
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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.