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.

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