STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 11, 2019) – The penultimate round for the 2019 Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union championships hits the dirt this Saturday night. A full evening of Micro Sprint entertainment is on deck for points race #13 with Super 600, Non-Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints continuing their season long battles.
Drivers have a lot to race for at the 1/7th mile dirt oval located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. They race for a piece of history during the track’s 33rd season. They also compete for $1000 to win track championships and outstanding guaranteed main event winnings as well.
Stockton’s Caden Sarale, who recently turned 16, is attempting to sweep both the Super 600 and Non-Wing track championships. He would join Brandon Carey of Ripon as the only drivers in track history to win two championships in a single season. The titles would also raise Sarale to four in his career, winning the 2015 Restricted championship and the 2013 5/8ths Restricted title.
Ironically his closest competition for the Non-Wing title will come from Carey, who trails by 61 points with two races to go. Carey and Sarale each have scored three wins this year. Closely behind Carey is Chad Laughton of Turlock, who is only 64 points out of first place. Laughton is still looking for his first victory of 2019. Mitchel Moles has a pair of wins despite missing a few rounds of competition and ranks fourth ahead of 2018 champion Tj Smith. Smith and Carey were a part of a grinding crash during the Saturday portion of last week’s Dual at Delta. Smith was unable to compete on Sunday while Carey put together an outstanding comeback to take the $500 win.
In Super 600, Sarale’s advantage over Moles is a narrow 31 points after Moles grabbed a win during the Dual. Sarale ran fourth and fifth during the Dual as part of a consistent season with no finishes lower than seventh. Travis Labat of Livermore is third ahead of 2018 runner-up Raio Salmon and 2018 champion Nikko Panella. Both Non-Wing and Super 600 will compete for 30 laps and $500 to win.
Logan Trevino of Madera leads the closely wound Restricted pack by just 13 points over Jade Avedisian. Trevino won Saturday’s Dual feature to extend his lead but then took a step back on Sunday when he finished seventh. Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. is third in the standings followed by Devon Courtnier and Gauge Garcia. 25 laps and a guaranteed $300 to win is on the menu for Restricted this weekend.
Lucas Mauldin’s outstanding run of seven victories in Jr. Sprints has rewarded the young driver with a 56 point lead over Kyle Fernandez in the points. Colton Key, Andy Hintz, and TK O’Brien round out the top-five. A 20 lap feature for a minimum of $200 to win is on deck for this weekend.
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. with the drivers meeting at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps begin shortly after with qualifying and racing to follow. Pit passes are just $20 each night with no membership required. Racers and race fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy some great Royce Farms BBQ at the races.
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