2009 Local Tracks


Stockton 99 expects good turnout for races

Track planning for more than 100 cars

By Scott Linesburgh

Record Staff Writer

November 05, 2009 12:00 AM

Tony Noceti will find out in a few days what kind of response he'll get for racing in November at Stockton 99 Speedway.

So far, Noceti believes it looks like it's going to be a good weekend.

Noceti, the track's promoter, expects more than 100 cars to show for the Fall Classic 150. Practice at the track is on Friday, and racing will be at 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

"We've had a great response," Noceti said. "Drivers seem excited about coming out, and we should get them from all over."

He said that 25 late model sportsman drivers have pre-registered for the event, and he expects more to join in the next few days. The LMS main event is scheduled for 150 laps, and the winner can earn as much as $9,000 if they meet a series of bonuses.

"It's a lucrative purse, so we should have some great competition," Noceti said.

Among the drivers expected to compete are Jacob Gomes of Manteca, who recently won the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Rookie of the Year award. Others include Vito Ranuio of Stockton, Jason Romero of Roseville, Ryan Philpott of Tracy, Scott Masellis of Modesto, and Harry, Jeff and Nic Belletto of Modesto.

The LMS main event will be Sunday, along with 75-lap features for the Grand American Modified, Street Stock and Bombers divisions. The Basically 4 Cylinders will run on Saturday with time trials, heat races and trophy dashes for all divisions.

Ticket prices are $10 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday.

Information: (209) 466-9999, stockton99.com

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