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Stephen "Steve" Enos

March 2, 1954 - April 10, 2004
Stephen Enos, 50, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2004. He was born March 2, 1954. Stephen was a resident of Manteca and the French Camp Area for the past 45 years. He had been a General Contractor for 24 years serving the San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County areas. For the past 5 years he had worked for GND Development Company also as a General Contractor. Steve was on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Stanislaus Food Bank for the past 4 years. Steve was also very active in the Stockton Speedway 99 and was part owner of Grand American Car 100. He was also an active Racquetball player and played in tournaments often. Steve was a very personable kind of guy, he never knew a stranger, and had many loyal friends. Steve will be remembered as a loving and giving person, a wonderful son, a caring husband and father, and special papa to his grandchildren. Steve was a one of a kind person who will be deeply missed by everyone he touched.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kathy Enos; Mother, Marie Enos of Stockton; Children, Renee and David Bradley of Modesto, Jesse Pinion of Missouri and Maddie of Manteca; Siblings, Lonna Hiatt of Murpheys, Don Castellon of Tracy; grandchildren, Stevie Bradley and Gaige Bradley, both of Modesto.
Visitation: Thursday, April 15, 2004 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. Service: Friday, April 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home.
Interment will be private.
In Loving Memory of Stephen a Trust Fund is set up for his daughter Maddie at: The Bank of Agriculture & Commerce, 2001 West March Lane, Stockton, CA. 95207
Driver loses friend, crew chief, 'good guy'

By Bill Poindexter
Record Staff Writer
Published Friday, April 16, 2004

Angelo Queirolo will race Saturday at Stockton 99 Speedway, but he'll do it without his best friend and crew chief, the voice on the other end of the radio.

Steve Enos passed away Saturday evening after becoming ill at the track. He was 50. Enos and Queirolo, of Ripon, were partners in the No. 100 Grand American Modified car that currently sits in second place in points.

Among Enos' many survivors is Don Castellon, a sibling who runs the back gate at 99. Enos meant a lot to many people, Queirolo more so than most. They met when Queirolo was a child and knew each other for about 25 years. Enos was old enough to be Queirolo's dad, but Queirolo considered Enos his best friend.

Enos was there when Queirolo began racing in the Pure Stock class eight years ago. Queirolo purchased the Modified racer, and Enos helped with the engine costs.

"He was a super good guy. Everybody loved him," Queirolo said Wednesday. "We'd have an argument with somebody out on the track, and he'd be trying to figure out how we could all get along.

"I think about him quite a bit. I had some tears flowing through the race (Saturday). I talked to him every day. We talked about cars, family. It's pretty hard, I'll tell you that."

A funeral service will be held for Enos at 2 p.m. today at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road in Manteca. Stockton 99 will honor him Saturday.

The program will include racing in five divisions: Western Late Model, Grand American Modified, Pure Stock, Pro 4 Truck and Legends.

Dave Byrd of Monterey has won two main events in a row, and Chris Monez of Turlock has been the fast qualifier in back-to-back weeks in Western Late Model.

Charlie Clawson of Modesto went from claiming his third consecutive checkered flag in Pure Stock to falling from first to third in points after being disqualified because of illegal heads, according to track co-owner Ken Clapp. John Medina of Galt is the points leader with Richard Harper of Stockton second.

At the ticket booth, Stockton 99 has altered the price of its family pack. Now it costs $29.99 for two adults and four kids ages 6-12. Also, the price of admission for kids 6-12 has dropped from $10 to $5.

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