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Record Staff Writer

September 01, 2012 12:05 AM

Chris Scribner didn't need much time to get used to racing at Stockton 99 Speedway, and he's one good outing away from claiming the Tri-Holiday Classic title.

Scribner, a 29-year-old driver from Loomis, has the series points lead going into the Tri-Holiday Classic finale at 6 p.m. today at Stockton 99 Speedway. A regular competitor at All-American Speedway in Roseville, Scribner never had raced at Stockton until the first 2012 Tri-Holiday event on May 26.

He won that race and was fourth in the second round on June 30 despite having to work his way from the back of the field a few times.

"I've always wanted to race at Stockton 99, because it seemed as if it would be competitive and fun and because of the historical significance of the track," Scribner said. "Then we come out and win the first one and get fourth in the second even though it was a rough race. So we're very pleased to be in the position that we're in."

Scribner has a 14-point lead (94-80) over Matt Scott of Pine Grove. Todd Corral and defending track NASCAR Western Late Model champ Jeff Belletto, both of Modesto, are tied for third with 76, and Mike Beeler of Modesto is fifth with 74.

Despite having the advantage, Scribner doesn't plan to change his driving style at all.

"We'll go out and try to win. You get the most points for winning," Scribner said. "We'll do what we always do."

Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and Mini Cup cars also will race on the program.

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