Showing posts with label Delta Speedway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delta Speedway. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020 California Speedweek Canceled

(Chris Cleveland Photo)

Via California Speedweek Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (June 2, 2020) – The 2020 Hoosier Tire California Speedweek has been canceled because of uncertainty surrounding track operations due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, officials announced Tuesday. The Speedweek was set to be held across Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway on June 23-27 in California.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Strong Early Entry List For Hoosier Tire California Speedweek



Via California Speedweek Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 22, 2019) – Early registration for the 2018 top-ten drivers from each division for the Hoosier Tire California Speedweek has attracted a strong roster for the fifth running of the Micro Sprint classic. Drivers are preparing to compete June 25-29 in Super 600, Non Wing, and Restricted Micro Sprints. Nearly $60,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line at Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Regular entry begins on April 23rd for drivers looking for a place in the 130 car field. Fields are capped at 50 Super 600, 40 Non Wing, and 40 Restricted. All 12 features include $1000 to win purses and the coveted carved wooden bear trophies.

A bevy of talented drivers have already punched tickets for the Super 600 division with 2018 Speedweek champion Jake Hagopian of Fresno and 2018 Restricted Speedweek champion Dylan Bloomfield of Discovery Bay among them. 2019 Tulsa Shootout winner and 2018 King of California Corey Day has advanced to Super as has the 2018 Delta Speedway champion and King of California runner-up Caeden Steele.

Washington’s Chance Crum looks to improve on his tenth place performance in the 2018 points. Bakersfield’s Brody Fuson is preparing to run both Super 600 and Non Wing. 2019 Super 600 feature winners across California have entered including Raio Salmon and Ben Worth. Non Wing also features entries from 2018 champion Tj Smith and multi-time Delta track champion Brandon Carey. Washington’s Lane Taylor is among those already signed in for Restricted.

Early registration links have been emailed to drivers who finished in the top-ten of each division in 2018. Teams may request a link to steven@norcalmedia.com Registration for the rest of the field will open on April 23rd at 8 a.m. Pacific Time with the link available at www.HoosierCASpeedweek.com Registration is being conducted through the My Race Pass website.

The California Speedweek is available online at its new home www.HoosierCASpeedweek.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

California Speedweek thanks Hoosier Tire, Elk Grove Ford, Bullet Impressions, Driven Performance, CSI Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Keizer Wheels, and My Race Pass for their support.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Track Champions Panella And Mognaga Top Large Delta Turnout



Via Delta Speedway Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 21, 2019) РDespite 114 competitors on hand, the cr̬me continued to rise to the top at Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union with former track champions Nikko Panella and Dan Mognaga grabbing $500 victories. Logan Trevino and Jett Barnes also won in a busy second points race of 2019 on the 1/7th mile dirt oval.

Corey Day jumped out to the early lead in the Super 600 feature with Nikko Panella in pursuit. The front wing lifted up on Jake Hagopian’s car from fourth on lap 10. Hagopian then pitted at the halfway point to end his night early. As the leaders approached lapped traffic, Day suddenly lost his right rear tire to necessitate a caution on lap 15.

Panella assumed the top spot with Day’s evening over. The 2018 Super 600 champion enjoyed a comfortable lead over Caden Sarale before a caution lap 21 for Brad Hannum bouncing off of Dylan Bloomfield in turn one. Dillon Horsley flipped in turn one in an incident involving Colton Huelsmann for a lap 22 red flag. As the field stopped on the front stretch, Ashlyn Rodriguez flipped on her side as well.

2014 track champion Travis Labat went upstairs from the third position. He nearly passed Sarale for second but was impeded briefly. The battling allowed Panella to earn a three car length cushion. Labat finally cleared Sarale for second but was too far behind to go for the top spot. Panella led Labat, Sarale, season opening winner Raio Salmon, and Cody Christensen as the top-five finishers in the $500 to win event.

A wild scrum in turn four stopped the action on the opening lap of the 22 car Non Wing feature. Jonathan Henry went upside down and collected at least four cars including hard contact for Nick Robfogel.

After the red flag, 19 cars returned to competition with Robbie Lewis leading the way on fifth starting Dan Mognaga. Dave Mosier qualified in the top-five and ran within the top-five early in the feature.

A caution flew on lap eight for a multi-car crash in turn two that eliminated Lewis’ advantage on the field. The top-two in the 2018 points – Tj Smith and Caden Sarale – both passed Mosier on the restart. 2010 and 2011 Non Wing champion Mognaga hounded the rear bumper of Lewis as the field approached traffic on lap 18. Meanwhile, Smith and Brent Brooks battled tooth and nail for third with Smith trying a variety of maneuvers.

Angelina Dempsey lost her right front tire under green on lap 22 but the race continued without incident as she made it into the infield safely. Mognaga snookered Lewis for the lead nearly simultaneously. Both Smith and Sarale got past Brooks for third and fourth. The duo needed a caution to close the gap on the leaders. The caution never came. Mognaga scored the $500 win ahead of Lewis, Smith, Sarale, and tenth starting Chad Laughton.

Logan Trevino led all 25 laps for his second consecutive $300 Restricted feature over a strong field of 30 competitors. Jade Avedisian moved past Devon Courtnier for second and tried to chase down Trevino in traffic lap nine. Trevino was nearly pinched into the wall by former Jr. Sprint champion Isabel Barnes. Trevino then made contact with Logan Penman into turn one that sent him spinning for a caution on lap ten.

Trevino maintained the lead while heat race winners Blaine Baxter and Izaak Sharp battled for fifth. Austin Wood flipped hard off the turn four fence to force a red flag on lap 16. The young driver was uninjured. Gauge Garcia used the restart to throw a nice slidejob on Devon Courtnier. Courtnier crossed him over in a side-by-side battle. Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. advanced from 17th to sixth before a caution on lap 22 for James Andrichuk spinning in turn four.
The final three laps saw a great battle between Courtnier and Garcia for third. Logan Trevino grabbed his the checkered flag ahead of Avedisian and Courtnier for all Driven Chassis top-three. Garcia and Baxter rounded out the top-five.

A great field of 17 Jr. Sprints took the green flag for their 20 lap feature. The race was halted on the first lap when Cyrnic Vo spun in turn four and collected Colton Key.

On the restart, Jett Barnes swept around the outside of pole sitter Andy Hintz to take the lead. Hintz drifted back to fifth over the next two laps. Opening night winner Lucas Mauldin chased Barnes through traffic before making contact with Mason Smith. Smith spun to force a caution on lap eight.

Racing continued with Barnes up front while Kyle Fernandez battled with Mauldin for second. Colton Key had advanced from 17th to sixth by that point as well.

The yellow flew again on lap 15 when Makayla Tatoole stopped in turn four. The caution was opportune for Mason Smith who had pitted for repairs and returned only one lap down in seventh. Barnes held off Mauldin and Fernandez over the final five laps to take the win with TK O’Brien and Key rounding out the top-five.

Delta Speedway’s championship points competition continues with round #3 on May 4th!

For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.

April 20, 2019 – Points Race #2
Delta Speedway – Stockton, CA

Super 600 (26 cars)
Feature – 30 laps
1. 73-Nikko Panella, 16:17.853[3]; 2. 1-Travis Labat, 16:18.241[8]; 3. 24-Caden Sarale, 16:19.457[5]; 4. 21-Raio Salmon, 16:20.239[7]; 5. 12X-Cody Christensen, 16:20.777[6]; 6. 12-Alex Panella, 16:21.064[2]; 7. 15-Cody Key, 16:21.990[10]; 8. 06-Blake Bower, 16:22.202[11]; 9. 22-Keith Day Jr., 16:22.612[9]; 10. 33-Dylan Bloomfield, 16:23.329[16]; 11. 17-Rickey Sanders, 16:23.642[13]; 12. 01-Ryan Reeves, 16:24.250[17]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele, 16:24.740[19]; 14. 13H-Brad Hannum, 13:52.531[12]; 15. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez, 08:17.690[15]; 16. 32A-Colton Huelsmann, 08:18.286[14]; 17. 17X-Dillon Horsley, 08:18.485[21]; 18. 41-Corey Day, 02:43.728[1]; 19. 14-Jake Hagopian, 02:25.853[4]; (DNS) 2-Brad Furr, 02:25.853; (DNS) 73E-Ethan Lesser, 02:25.853

Non-Wing 600 (40 cars)
Feature – 30 laps
1. 75-Dan Mognaga, 08:16.246[5]; 2. 85-Robbie Lewis, 08:17.650[1]; 3. 14-T.J. Smith, 08:18.517[4]; 4. 32-Caden Sarale, 08:18.992[9]; 5. 26-Chad Laughton, 08:19.557[10]; 6. 33B-Brent Brooks, 08:21.386[2]; 7. 20-Dalton Hill, 08:22.675[8]; 8. 55-Brandon Carey, 08:23.116[11]; 9. 7M-Blake McGourty, 08:23.469[7]; 10. 01-Tristan Guardino, 08:23.869[6]; 11. 23L-Dave Mosier, 08:25.989[3]; 12. 28K-Kevin Carter, 08:27.287[14]; 13. 35W-Nate Wait, 08:27.681[18]; 14. 10-Jonathan Henry, 08:28.571[13]; 15. 76-Mike Graves, 08:17.080[19]; 16. 22M-Brett McColloch, 08:22.044[21]; 17. 25-Ryan Fernandes, 08:22.268[22]; 18. 17D-Angelina Dempsey, 06:40.096[16]; 19. 35-Harlee Aguilera, 01:25.981[17]; 20. 16-Brent Holfman, 01:25.981[12]; 21. 3R-Nick Robfogel, 01:25.981[15]; 22. 19-Tucker LaCaze, 01:25.981[20]

Restricted 600 (30 cars)
Feature – 25 laps
1. 7T-Logan Trevino, 13:38.530[1]; 2. 14J-Jade Avedisian, 13:39.076[3]; 3. 34-Devon Courtnier, 13:40.017[2]; 4. 21-Gauge Garcia, 13:40.219[6]; 5. 25B-Blaine Baxter, 13:40.576[5]; 6. 44X-Jeffery Pahule, 13:40.960[17]; 7. 05R-Brandon Rivera, 13:41.288[9]; 8. 24S-Izaak Sharp, 13:41.713[4]; 9. 88-Reilee Phillips, 13:41.743[12]; 10. 02-Ashton Torgerson, 13:42.136[7]; 11. 2W-Hailey Wood, 13:42.552[13]; 12. 19-Nate Matherly, 13:42.719[15]; 13. 5R-Ryan Rocha, 13:43.363[8]; 14. 88T-Matthew Tatoole, 13:44.303[19]; 15. 20A-James Andrichuk, 13:43.622[11]; 16. 30-Isabel Barnes, 13:44.487[10]; 17. 77-Sage Bordenave, 13:44.805[18]; 18. 3D-Caleb Debem, 13:45.309[16]; 19. 22P-Logan Penman, 07:54.819[20]; 20. 2A-Austin Wood, 05:24.766[14]

Jr. Sprints (18 cars)
Feature – 20 laps
1. 55-Jett Barnes, [2]; 2. 55X-Lucas Mauldin, [4]; 3. 77K-Kyle Fernandez, [3]; 4. 76-Triton OBrien, [5]; 5. 51-Colton Key, [17]; 6. 19-Andrew Hintz, [1]; 7. 10P-Peyton Whitehouse, [8]; 8. 25R-Brody Rubio, [14]; 9. 58-Axle Scroggins, [7]; 10. 98-Hayden Stepps, [13]; 11. 38-Mason Smith, [6]; 12. 2-Freddie Furr, [10]; 13. 25-Logan Taylor, [18]; 14. 5-Kellan Harper, [9]; 15. 3C-Cynric Vo, [15]; 16. 88M-Makayla Tatoole, [12]; 17. 4M-Mavrick Pedroni, [16]; (DNS) 20-Jonathan Andrichuk,

Monday, April 15, 2019

Points Racing Continues Saturday At Delta Speedway


Via Delta Speedway Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 15, 2019) – The second night of championship competition at Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union hits the track on Saturday night. Close racing across all four regular divisions – Super 600, Non Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints – is expected to continue after a hotly contested opening night.

Drivers compete on a 1/7th mile dirt oval located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton.

Non Wing has maintained its place as the largest division at the speedway with an average field of 33 so far in two events. Both main events have been won by the brand-new Ten-J Chassis, with veteran drivers Mitchel Moles and Brandon Carey behind the wheel. 2018 champion Tj Smith with his new Driven chassis and 2018 runner-up Caden Sarale have been locked out of victory lane thus far. Former champion Dan Mognaga has a pair of top-fives so far in the $500 to win, 30 lap features.

Super 600 saw a bit of a redemption story in the points opener when 2018 championship runner-up Raio Salmon scored the victory. Former track champion Jake Andreotti finished second ahead of 2012 Turkey Bowl winner Brad Hannum. No driver has finished in the top-five in both races, showing the competitiveness of the class. Super 600 also competes for $500 to win for 30 laps.

Logan Trevino has had a brilliant start to his 2019 Restricted campaign with a victory and a second place finish. His victory came ahead of Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. on the first points race while his runner-up was behind Jade Avedisian in the non-points special in March. Both Pahule and Avedisian are poised to compete for victories all season long. Reilee Phillips is entering his first full season of Restricted and posted a career best third on opening night as well. The young drivers in Restricted will compete for 25 laps for a minimum of $300 to win.

Jr. Sprints has attracted a surging turnout with 17 cars for their points opener. Lucas Mauldin earned a well-deserved first career victory over Colton Key. Kyle Fernandez has been third in both events this year. The Jr. Sprints will race for 20 laps and a guaranteed $200 to win on Saturday.

Pit gates open at noon with the drivers meeting set for 4:30 p.m. 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!

For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoosier Tire California Speedweek Registration Opening April 23rd



Via Blakesley Sports Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2019) – Registration will open on April 23rd for the fifth annual Hoosier Tire California Speedweek, attracting 130 Micro Sprint drivers from across the world June 25-29. Registration is important as the fields are limited to 50 Super 600, 40 Non Wing, and 40 Restricted Micro Sprints. Drivers will be chasing nearly $60,000 in prize money across Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Elk Grove Ford has joined as a major sponsor of the series to go along with the exciting, multi-year contribution from Hoosier Tire. Elk Grove Ford in the Elk Grove Auto Mall is committed to a hassle-free buying process. They are also Sacramento’s only Car Pro-approved Ford dealer.

Drivers and teams from across North America and Australia will venture to California compete for cash, prizes, and carved wooden bear trophies. Defending champions include Jake Hagopian, Tj Smith, and Dylan Bloomfield.

Early registration links have been emailed to drivers who finished in the top-ten of each division in 2018. Teams may request a link to steven@norcalmedia.com Registration for the rest of the field will open on April 23rd at 8 a.m. Pacific Time with the link available at www.HoosierCASpeedweek.com Registration is being conducted through the My Race Pass website.

The California Speedweek is available online at its new home www.HoosierCASpeedweek.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

California Speedweek thanks Hoosier Tire, Elk Grove Ford, Bullet Impressions, Driven Performance, CSI Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, Keizer Wheels, and My Race Pass for their support.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New And Improved Partnership For Hoosier Tire California Speedweek



Via Blakesley Sports Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (March 27, 2019) – The fifth annual Hoosier Tire California Speedweek is fast approaching, with the best Micro Sprint racers in the world set to tackle four dirt bullrings from June 25-29. Super 600, Non Wing, and Restricted Micro Sprints will compete across Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Hoosier Racing Tire increases its involvement in 2019 as the title sponsor of the series. Drivers and teams from across North America and Australia will venture to California compete for cash, prizes, and carved wooden bear trophies.

Driven Performance of Fresno, CA has joined as the fast-time sponsor for the entire week of action, providing $50 cash prizes for all 12 quick qualifiers. Wilwood Disc Brakes returns for a second season as a contingency sponsor, providing certificates for the hard charger from each of the 12 main events.

CSI Shocks and Keizer Wheels continue their support of the Speedweek by presenting multiple heat races throughout the event, offering gift certificates for the winners. Bullet Impressions returns with their tremendous partnership that includes official event merchandise. MyRacePass will handle lineups again in 2019 as well.

Pre-registration is expected to open in mid-April. Sponsorships are available by contacting Steven Blakesley at steven@norcalmedia.com or (916) 316-4854.

The California Speedweek is available online at its new home www.HoosierCASpeedweek.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Financial Center Credit Union Renews Title Sponsorship Of Delta Speedway



Via Delta Speedway Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (February 12, 2019) – Financial Center Credit Union has renewed its sponsorship of Delta Speedway heading into the 2019 season, with action fast-approaching at the Delta Speedway presented by FCCU. The 33rd year of racing on the 1/7th mile dirt oval at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds opens March 17th with a non-points event. Super 600, Non Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints will be represented all season long in battles for $1000 championships.

Financial Center Credit Union is the largest credit union based in San Joaquin County and has six locations. Visit fccuburt.org for more information

FCCU’s partnership allowed Delta Speedway promoters Bob & Tiffanie Panella to bolster guaranteed purses to $500 to win for Super 600 and Non Wing, $300 for Restricted, and $200 for Jr. Sprints in 2018. Those guarantees return in 2019 and should continue to attract the top Micro talent from across the world to the speedway. The Panella family is embarking on their sixth year at the helm of Delta Speedway and the first of a five year extension.

The 2018 season at Delta Speedway not only had great purses, it also featured great car counts with a 98 car average per race event including the non-points races. 14 points events and three special non-points races make up the calendar. The non-points rounds kicks off with the season opener on Sunday March 17. Delta Speedway serves as a key part of a weekend of World of Outlaws Sprint Car action that includes the adjacent Stockton Dirt Track. A play day will follow on March 30th before the points season opens on April 6th.

The 2019 Hoosier Tire California Speedweek visits Delta on June 26 as part of its four races in five nights jaunt, and Turkey Bowl XIX caps the season October 25 and 26.

Two of the most popular events at the track are the Summer Sizzler and the Dual at Delta, which each give drivers two complete nights of points racing on a single weekend. The Sizzler will be Friday and Saturday June 15-16 during the San Joaquin County Fair. The Dual runs over Labor Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday August 31-September 1.

Defending track champions include Nikko Panella in Super 600, Tj Smith in Non Wing, Caeden Steele in Restricted, and Dalton Parreira in Jr. Sprints.

For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union also thanks Starr Property Management, Lovotti Air, Van De Pol Petroleum, and Performance Electronics for their support. Additional class and winners circle sponsors still available!

2019 SCHEDULE
March 17 – WoO Weekend (Friday Race)**
March 30 – Play Day

April 6 – Race 1 (Opening Day)
April 20 – Race 2

May 4 – Race 3
May 18 – Race 4

June 14 & 15 – Races 5 & 6 (Summer Sizzler)
June 26 – CA Speedweek (Wednesday Race)**

July 13 – Race 7
July 27 – Race 8

August 3 – Race 9
August 17 – Race 10

August 31 & September 1 – Races 11 & 12 (Dual at Delta)
September 14 – Race 13

October 5 – Race 14 (Championship Night)
October 25 & 26 – Turkey Bowl XIX**

Subject to Change
Note: One throw-away race
**Non-points races

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hoosier Tire Signs Entitlement For 2019 Speedweek



Via Blakesley Sports Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (December 6, 2018) – California Speedweek has announced that Hoosier Racing Tire, the leading dirt racing tire manufacturer, has agreed to present the fifth annual event for Micro Sprints. The Hoosier Tire California Speedweek will run from June 25-29, 2019, including Super 600, Non Wing, and Restricted Micro Sprints. The four races in five days event visits Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Hoosier Tire has been a contingency partner for the series over the previous four seasons before increasing its involvement for 2019. Drivers and teams from across North America and Australia venture to the golden state to compete for the coveted carved wooden bear trophies. The event is also a lucrative one, awarding nearly $250,000 in cash and prizes with five drivers eclipsing $10,000 in career series earnings.

The series is owned by C&P Promotions and promoted by Steven Blakesley.

“We could not be happier to have a great partner like Hoosier Racing Tire to support our series, our tracks, and our racers,” Blakesley said. “It is a special feeling when a company of their heritage recognizes what we are doing for the sport and wants to give back.”

Pre-registration and additional details will be announced in the spring of 2019. Sponsorships are available by contacting Steven Blakesley at steven@norcalmedia.com or (916) 316-4854.

The California Speedweek is available online at www.CASpeedweek.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, November 19, 2018

2019 CA Speedweek Announced For June 25-29



Via Blakesley Sports Media

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (November 19, 2018) – Officials from the California Speedweek have announced that the fifth annual Micro Sprint event will take place June 25-29, 2019. Drivers across Super 600, Non Wing, and Restricted Micro Sprints will compete at Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway.

Wood is the traditional symbol for a fifth anniversary and it couldn’t be more fitting for the Speedweek with its coveted carved wooden bear trophies. One driver stands above them all with Tyler “TJ” Smith accumulating five feature win bears and three championship bears through the first four editions.

The series list of previous champions includes young up and coming drivers such as Gio Scelzi, Garth Kasiner, and Brooklyn Holland. Previous champions also include many well-known dirt open wheel standouts such as Michael Faccinto, Jake Hagopian, Chris Andrews, and Smith.

More than $200,000 in cash and prizes has been awarded throughout the series’ 16 nights of competition thus far.

Pre-registration and additional details will be announced soon. Sponsorships are available by contacting Steven Blakesley at steven@norcalmedia.com or (916) 316-4854.

The California Speedweek is available online at www.CASpeedweek.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hill Concludes 2018 Season With Turkey Bowl Runner-Up

Photo Courtesy Chris Cleveland

Via Dalton Hill PR

MADERA RANCHOS, CALIFORNIA (October 29, 2018) – Madera Ranchos’ Dalton Hill completed his 2018 Micro Sprint season in a big way, grabbing a $1000 second place finish in Turkey Bowl XVIII on Friday and Saturday night at Delta Speedway. Hill drove Greg Gillespie’s #20 PMP Chassis backed by Totlcom and West Hills Farm Services.

Friday action saw 43 Non Wing Micro Sprints on hand for the heat race and qualifier action. Finishing positions and passing points were used to set the starting lineups for the Saturday features. Hill drew a 53 pill to start eighth in heat race five. He charged to the front, finishing fourth and grabbing 20 passing points in the process.

He emerged from the heat races as the high point earner, which lined him up fourth after the inversion in the first 15 lap qualifier. Hill’s qualifier included multiple race winners and champions in the field but he was undeterred, using the inside line to jump into second by lap three. A caution closed down the gap to the leader. He used a bobble by the top car in turn two to sneak underneath and take the lead on lap seven. With the qualifier win, Hill earned the highest points of the night for $100 courtesy of Micro Sprint Mart.

The top-six drivers battled in the $500 to win Panella Trucking Pole Shuffle. As high point car, Hill was guaranteed to start on the front row of the feature. He battled hard with Brandon Carey in the final round of the shuffle, missing the win by just a few feet at the finish.

Starting second in the 40 lap feature, Hill immediately swept past Carey to take the lead. He held the lead through several restarts and lapped traffic until 20th starting Tyler “TJ” Smith grabbed the top spot on lap 29.

Hill fell back by a few car lengths as the car got tight but the advantage was nullified by a lap 39 caution. Hill had a one lap shot to try to take the win away from Smith but was unable to do so, rounding out a strong weekend by crossing the stripe in second place.

“It was a really good weekend and kind of hard to complain,” Hill said. “Go high point one night. Run up front all night and finish second to who I think is the best micro sprint driver in the country. When you come home second to Tyler Smith, it’s like ‘What are you going to do?’”

“A big thanks to Stan Yockey for all his support this weekend and over the years. His advise and expertise is always a big help!”

Race fans can keep up on all of the action for Dalton Hill Racing on Facebook or by visiting www.DaltonHillRacing.com

Dalton Hill thanks Double D's Motorsports, Totlcom voice & Data systems, West Hills Farm Services, KW Suspensions, MPD Racing, King Racing Products, and Blakesley Sports Media for their support.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Charge To The Championship Continues Saturday At Delta Speedway

Caden Sarale is the leading rookie in Non Wing (Photo Courtesey ThatPictureGuy.net)

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (September 11, 2017) – Points race #12 of 14 at Delta Speedway Stockton for 2017 hits the track on Saturday night bringing race fans another dose of Micro Sprint excitement. Super 600, Non Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints compete on the 1/7th mile dirt oval at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

The 2017 season has been one for the ages in the 31st year of the facility, with one of its highest weekly car count averages in track history. Drivers were busy over Labor Day Weekend with the Dual at Delta presenting full points races both Saturday and Sunday nights with very warm temperatures. More seasonal weather is expected this weekend.

Raio Salmon leads the Super 600 standings in her first full season at Delta Speedway. Her victory during June’s Summer Sizzler has been joined by three other podium finishes and a fourth place finish during the Dual. Jake Andreotti is second in the standings just 22 points behind with also one victory. He finished 20th on both nights of the Dual however. Mason Daniel, Keith Day, Jr. and Alex Panella round out the top-five in the points. September 3rd fast time qualifier Nikko Panella has moved up to sixth despite a late start to his Super 600 season.

TJ Smith’s win and second place finish over the Dual maintained his points lead at 39 points over Fresno’s Koen Shaw in Non Wing. 2016 Non Wing champion Brandon Carey is third followed by 2015 Restricted champion Caden Sarale and multi-time track champion Dan Mognaga.

Restricted has maintained a very large car count for the drivers ages 10-16 with Garth Kasiner still atop the points standings despite not visiting Delta victory lane since June 17th. Corey Day has two wins to advance to within 41 points of Kasiner. Caeden Steele, Oregon’s AJ Harbaugh, and Katey Syra round out the top-five with Napa’s Brody Petrie and Elk Grove’s Ashlyn Rodriguez not far behind either.

Isabel Barnes is working on a rare second Jr. Sprints championship as she tries to add 2017 to her 2015 accomplishment. Barnes lead on Caleb Debem stands at 48 points with rookie Jacy Sarale up to third. Sarale has a four point cushion over Jackson Kohler with Karter Velasquez closely following in fifth as well.

Super 600 and Non Wing competitors race 30 lap features while the Restricted main event is 25 laps and Jr. Sprints 20 laps. The three full size divisions qualify and run 10 lap heat races, while the Jr. Sprints run a pair of heats per driver in lieu of time trials.

On Saturday, gates will open at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, seniors 55+ and military, with kids 5 and under free! Pit passes are just $20. The drivers' meeting will be at 4:30 with hot laps, qualifying, and racing to follow.

Race fans are invited to come early and stay late for great Royce Farms BBQ at the track concession stand in turn four. Delta Speedway will have copies of WE ARE DIRT the movie on sale as well.

For more information on Delta Speedway, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Many thanks to Golden State McDonald’s, Tuleburg, Interstate Truck Center, Hoosier Tire West, Morrill Industries, Van De Pol Petroleum, Von Euw Trucking, Fremont Plaza Ace Hardware, Country Club Ace Hardware, Sanborn Chevrolet, Bruno's Peppers, Price Rite Restaurant Equipment, Genova Bakery, Lovotti Air, Financial Center Credit Union, and Motion Media for their loyal support of Delta Speedway!