2005 "99" Schedule
Trouble for GNW #09 at Practice
Takuma Koga Hometown: Nagoya, JP Birthdate: 03/16/1977 Spouse: Ai Crew Chief: Dick Midgley Car: #09 Tecseed Chevrolet
Witnesses and driver Takuma Koga of Japan, said while he was practicing Friday afternoon at Stockton 99 Speedway, after accelerating down the front straight going into turn 1 his front right tire blew sending him and the #09 Tecseed Chevrolet from the Grand National West Series into the formidable cement crash wall exploding in a ball of fire and black smoke. While Takuma was able to escape unharmed, the car was a total loss as the motor continued to run, feeding gas into the fire, and you can see the results in the pictures above.
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