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kristine gust email@example.com
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:02 AM
I don't understand why there needs to be so much favortism shown to these 3 drivers (you know which 3 I'm refering too!)They aren't sorry drivers, why do they need to be favored by the track and constantly be getting away with stuff that no other driver would? I hope Dave Byrd fries all those hotwood cars, especially the red #6 who thinks he's Mark Martin, oh please! Martin would never drive another driver like that. What's the deal? Why is there so much favortism shown towards these Belleto drivers? They don't walk on water. They put their pants on in the morning the same way everyone else does, one leg at a time. I would much rather cheer for the driver that never wins, than to cheer for a bunch of whiners and crybabies, which in my eyes is all they are. What a show of poor sportmanship on the #6 car, just because he's in front of me I think I'll take him out? He's the one that has to live with himself for looking so stupid out there. I don't come to the track to watch the Belletos race, and thats the honest truth. I hope Dave Byrd continues on his mission and if he decides to leave and never race 99 again, more power to him. I wouldn't want to race at a track that might as well advertise the winner the day before! Shame on you 99 for disappointing a lot of fans that have supported you for a long time.
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:02 AM
Do we return or not??
I know the track is having a hard time getting LMS cars and now we all know why. They let the Bellettos get away with murder. I know of four cars that are talking about racing elsewhere. On one hand I hope the #0 car goes with them. Then the track might realize that what they are doing is wrong. Not only is the #0 car tired of all the Belletto crap, the other drivers are tired of it to. On the other hand I hope that the # 0 car stays because the championship victory will be twice as good when it beats the #30 car. As for sponsers I know I wont be buying things that sponser Steve # 30 .
Monday, July 16, 2001 11:13 PM
I have been attending 99 Speedway for at least 20 years. I have always enjoyed the racing and excitement. In 1998 one of my family members started driving at 99. My question is why you would allow a driver to promote illegal drug use on the hood of his car? I thought after the first week the management would put a stop to it. To my surprise nothing was done. I know you promote 99 as a FAMILY entertainment venue. Well, in case you do not know what I am referring too. The hood of BJ Treadways car with the 4:20. This is a reference to drug use. I do not think this is promoting a FAMILY entrainment venue. You attention to this matter would be appreciated.
Mary Rush firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 16, 2001 9:04 PM
I was wondering if there is web classified ad site that Stockton99 drivers used to sell and buy parts ,equipment and other supplies. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Jason Rush Please respond at:email@example.com
Kristine Daley firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 15, 2001 1:22 PM
Races July 14, 2001
"I've never done anything like that before. But sometimes enough is enough. And I didn't think the officials were going to do anything about it." -- Dave Byrd,
Dear Stockton 99 Speedway,
I am starting of my comments with the comments from Dave Byrd that I saw in the Stockton Record because it expresses exactly how I feel.
Last night was the first time I took my family to the races at Stockton. I have attended the races many times this year by myself. I finally convinced my wife to bring my daughter out for a nice night at the races and I truly regret it. I can not taking my family back to your track. I do not want them to experience someone being taking away because you allow that 30 car to play GOD with the other drivers lives.
In the paper it stated that the 30 car was awarded the 12th place finish. I use the word awarded because that is what you have done. You are basically saying that his kind of driving style to OK at your racetrack. I can not believe that the track will not take appropriate action. At all other levels of NASCAR, the points for the night would have been taken away and or a suspension would have been assigned to the 30 car.
Dont get me wrong, I am not condoning the action of the 0 car when he drove in front of the 30 car, but as his quote stated, I believe he had had enough and knew the track would not address the 30 cars actions yet again.
Sunday, July 15, 2001 2:26 PM
How come you put Steve Belletto only one position behind Byrd? Jeff Belletto was sent to the end of the pack earlier that night for spinning someone out. Steve should have been penalized way more severe for deliberately taking Byrd out. (TWICE) and still you place him 12th. Its a known rule you get sent to the rear for taking someone out and you place him 12th? Even though I think he should be suspended and points taken away for the night, you could have put him dead last.
Kris Strandwold email@example.com
Sunday, July 15, 2001 8:46 PM
Byrd/Belletto Fiasco (Guestbook entry)
I was disappointed at with the unsportsman like conduct on Saturday between Dave Byrd and Steve Belletto.
When reading the newspaper this morning about the Byrd/Belletto fiasco one might think they were reading a made-up/far fetched article from the National Enquirer and not a credible local newspaper. I was saddened that two grown men decided to act like savages and play out a long standing feud with potentially dangerous and deadly weapons that are their race cars. I am curious if these two "drivers" are conscious of the many children in the grand stands who often idolize their favorite race car drivers and want to be just like them? What kind of example are you setting for them?
I am dismayed at the attention given to such hot headed drivers and little attention to other drivers whose "winning" was robbed and deemed insignificant by such trashy tabloid actions. These "Gentlemen (I use the term very loosely)" need to grow up.
Additionally, the lack of race information on your web page regarding other drivers and races that transpired at the Speedway Saturday night was extremely disappointing. I was looking for additional information as to how the race was "eventually" won by Modesto's Bob Strandwold. I am curious as what "eventually" means actually means. I found no other information other than the feud between Byrd and Belletto.
Hopefully the lack of complete race coverage will not be a detriment to the winning drivers and car owners who heavily depend on sponsorship to continue racing. I would hope that the officials at the Speedway wake up and put an end to such blatant disrespect for other drivers, fans and the sport that is racing in which we all pay to watch on Saturday nights.
The ball is in your court Officials. Take action and stop the insanity!
Complete coverage is posted.
Sunday, July 15, 2001 9:33 PM
Penalize Aimee Sullivan
You know, what is Aimee Sullivan trying to prove always trying to knock Cindy Freitas out? Cindy drives a clean race and is trying to do her best and then this happens. Isn't enough, enough? Shouldn't something be done about Aimee?????
Monday, July 16, 2001 12:02 PM
In the Modesto Bee, Steve Belleto is quoted as saying "He doesn't want to give me any room, and I don't want to give him any room" also quoted as saying "I'm not out here to crash. I'm out here to race" Steve's own words explain what he is thinking. I do not see how Dave could have gave him any room, wasn't Steve the one behind Dave? If you look on Dave's web site at davebyrdracing .com the pictures tell the truth. As, for Dave being fined? Amazing, just amazing! I guess, that is what happens when a track, has a track pet, and a sponsor. Steve say's he wants respect, first you have to earn respect. Even his own family was embarrassed.Shame on you Steve!! As for, Stockton's "punishment" for Steve, they put him to the back? Not to the very back, but, behind Dave? Anyone, and I mean anyone else who would have pulled the stunt that Steve did, would have paid dearly for it. Come on you guys, speak up!!! Or this will continue to happen, it is nonsense. You all pay your hard earned money to go to the races, and expect to see good racing. You teach your children to be fair and honest, well, I hope this is not an example, that Steve is teaching younger children. It is very sad, and I have lost all respect for this man.The sad part is, Steve is a good racer, he does not have to be disrespectful about it, and to Dave who is clean and who does not lack good judgment, Dave knows he is a proven winner and can win by being fair and respectful to his fellow racers. The track and the officials, need to revise this situation. Or they will continue to lose customers and respect for your hard earned money! How many LMS did the track have that night? Under 20! And they are calling drivers to try and get them there? I wonder why? It seems to me, that people are tired of the track pets getting favors. As, for Dave turning around, and confronting Steve on the track, what did the officials expect him to do? Not, stick up for himself? Let it go, like they do? I say good for you Dave! You should be commended!!! This has been going on for quite sometime, and they ignore, the situation until one of the other drivers have no option, except for sticking up for themselves. If Dave would not have done this, nothing would have been done, as we seen from example, twice. As, for the radios, and what I heard. " Dave's team has to much political clout? BS. And the spotters in turn four yelling into the radio (to Steve) , take that 0 car out, take that 0 car out, again and again. You are just making Steve worst, and he needs to listen to himself more, instead of you. Because you are as responsible as Steve is. And you should be ashamed, do you sleep well at night? Maybe someday, you will see the whole picture. Sincerely; A Byrd Fan
Sunday, July 15, 2001 2:10 AM
The last lap
Would someone please tell me what Steve Belletto was thinking on the last lap? Could it be "I need to wreck the # 0 car because if I don't he might beat me for the championship." I could not believe what he did on that last lap. Does he not have respect for other drivers? Every one of those drivers know the risk of being hurt when they get into the race car and are willing to still get in the car. Steve (#30) could have injured someone and for what? To win a championship? To Get his anger out? Why? Not only are you risking the safety of all the drivers, driving that way costs everyone money. I stayed after the race and heard the final finish announced in the pits for both 38's. I couldn't believe that Steve finished 12th. Why wasn't he suspended and his points taken from him for the night? I have been going to the track for 30 years and have seen cars 1) Points taken away for that night with a fine. 2) Points taken away suspended for the next week or even two. 3) Even points taken, suspended, and fined. I do know that there was a meeting after all of this and I would hope that the appropriate action was taken. If you don't do something about him he's going to end up hurting someone. That's just not clean racing. How can he sleep at night knowing what he did was wrong? I can only hope that you Stockton 99 speedway can control the monster you are creating. Tracy Shaw
Saturday, July 14, 2001 8:54 AM
You need to recognize that Dave Byrd was the only driver willing to risk his life to help Ron Stramiska, when his car exploded. As, you are well enough aware that Dave has experienced this horrible accident himself. But, if you look in the photos, who was stopped? and ready to save someone's life? You need to commend Dave as a hero, that he is.
Saturday, July 14, 2001 2:32 PM
CAR FOR SALE
FOR SALE Buick Pure Stock (rolling Chassis) plus MANY extras $1,100.00 OBO #1 Cell: 209-321-2756 #2 Cell: 209-456-1244 MUST SALE WILL NEGOTIATE
Monday, July 09, 2001 7:43 PM
GRAND AMERICAN FOR SALE SOLD!!!
We have a grand american race car for sale. Race ready. Just needs new tires to go out Saturday night. $6000. Raced at 99 speedway as #122. You can go to the roster and see it at that number. email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
webmaster, i thank you very much for putting my car on the web for sale. It has been sold, so if you want to take it off that would be fine, or stamp a big "sold" sign on the top of it. I really appreciate you putting it on there, and look forward to reading your site every day. sharon
You're very welcome!
Steve Corral email@example.com
Wednesday, July 04, 2001 5:07 PM
possible t n t for 7/11
i am looking for two other cars to share a practice for weds july the eleventh. interested parties should contact steve at 982-9690 ext 17 any time.we need to give 48 hours notice to secure the track. cost for three cars would be $200 per car. thanks, #6 pro stock.
Monday, July 09, 2001 9:56 PM
Pro Stock #4 for sale
Pro Stock #4 for sale complete car with spare parts. 383 13 to1 motor, power glide transmission, 350 gears. car won't be available until end of season. Asking price $8500.00. Also have car trailer with tire rack for sale $1000.00. Contact Jason @ 209-482-6922 or 209-993-1503 or @ the track.
Eric Pushard ELITE35439@msn.com
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 2:38 AM
race cars for sale
look im looking for a charger, hobby stock, or outlaw stock if you could please post this somewhere on the site or track...im from las vegas nevada eric pushard thanks i really appreciate it e-mail site is firstname.lastname@example.org let me know something please
david ball email@example.com
Sunday, July 08, 2001 3:45 PM
BUYING A RACE CAR
THIS IS FOR JOEY CANNON. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU AND TALK WITH YOU ABOUT BUYING A RACE CAR. CHARLES " THE SWEEPER" TOLD ME THAT YOU HAVE ONE FOR SALE. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THE TRACK IN THE GAM PITS OR IM USALLY AT PRAC. ON FRI. OR E-MAIL ME @ EARNHARDT4EVER@MSN.COM
Saturday, July 07, 2001 11:40 PM
Rodney Tripp (#31R)- I love you babe. You are the best driver out there and nobody will ever be able to take what you have. NEVER! I hope you always remember that. Yours Truly ....Aimee Burgin
Tuesday, July 03, 2001 9:19 PM
Just wanted to wish good luck to my little baby brother Danny Contessotto. I know you're not racing until later this month, but I miss watching you kick butt out there and I'm looking forward to seeing you race again when I come home next month. It's just not the same from 500 miles away. Good luck in the last two races of the month. I'll be there August 4th cheering you on. Hugs from Palm Springs.
P.S. Play nice with the other drivers.
Tuesday, July 03, 2001 11:27 AM
am interrested in you web site advertsment please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about the cost of you web advertisment and ticket cost on a weekly bases
Wednesday, July 04, 2001 9:31 AM
the fireworks were great last night my son loved it. the racing was awesome too. i'm at the track all the time and i don't think ive ever seen so few cautions. thanks for great racing. go belletos! donnie
Wednesday, July 04, 2001 3:29 PM
When my son and I went to the races on Tuesday the 3rd of July we left a couple of hats (one of which was purchased that night), who do we talk to about seeing if any of those articles were turned in?
Please call (209) 632-5999
Saturday, July 07, 2001 2:50 PM
lost and found
At the conclusion of the July 3rd Firecracker Tri Holiday race my son and I failed to pick up a plastic bag containing a new DJ #88 hat, an older black Dodge Motorsports hat along with two glo pops that had been purchased at the suvenior stand earlier in the evening. As my son paid for this hat with his own own money I was hoping that somebody had found the sack & turned it in. We were sitting 2 thirds the way up just behind the flag tower. Your help is appreciated. Thanks, Kurt
Please call (209) 632-5999
Saturday, July 07, 2001 10:43 AM
is there going to be a kids night?
"KIDS NIGHT " is on the schedule for August 11, hope to see ya there!
Keith Cash email@example.com
Sunday, July 01, 2001 8:38 PM
What a small world this is. Last week, I struck up a conversation about racing with the uniform man where I work, and he turned out to be Eddie Wilcox, driver of #75 GAM. Then I was walking through the pits getting autographs for my boys and my nephew saturday night after the 50's mains & spec trucks, and someone yelled at me saying "don't tell us you don't recognize us!". Well I walked closer to them, you see I didn't have on my glasses & my eyesight is getting pretty bad past 10 feet or so, and was shocked to realize that I was looking at my cousin Sherry & her husband, Joe Hylton. I got to meet their daughter, a real cutie & smart as a whip, and see my cousin, Dave Perry, Joe's crew chief. I also found out that they, Sherry & her mother, Maryann, sit just a few rows up & over from where I sit all season. Anyway, just wanted to express how great it is to go somewhere I can cheer people I know every saturday night. For your information, Joe & Sherry & Eddie, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
joseph castro email@example.com
Sunday, July 01, 2001 3:07 PM
Ron Strmiska & Family
Sorry to see your car end up this way,I know you've been through it before and you will overcome...I missed the race last night,but am usually at the track,wish I could have been there.Your dad and I go back a long ways,as I used to work with him at the water dist. I used to come to the races with him and your mom in the van,along with Ray Simons,and Wimpy Whittle,it was a long time ago,but I've been one of the cars #1 fans through the years... I am very glad you came out okay,but this is the nature of the beast,as you well know.Good luck,and may God watch over you and your whole family.
#1 Fan Joseph Castro Tracy Calif
Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:24 AM
I really dont feel that #91 in the GAM gets anything more than anyother person out there. I also really feel that the racing out there in that should be alot cleaner if we wanted to spend all our life fixing a car, or be in a distruction durby then we would go in the pure stock but we dont so why cant we run one clean race. The last race for the trophy Dash was absolutly wrong, why wreck your car to get a stupid trophy and a few pionts, come on how stupid are you guys out there. next time use your head to think !!!!
Friday June 29, 2001
Rumor 1: has it that Jim Inglebright and many others will be at Stockton 99 Speedway Tues eve, July 3rd for the Tri-Holiday Classic.
Rumor 2: The party that bought #2 Mike David's Spec Truck will have Dave Byrd drive it This Sat. Night at Stockton 99.
Extra special thanks to Bo & Becky Peterson of Photo FX and Alan Yordy Motorsports for the vivid Strmiska Pictures. Thank God Ron Jr.'s OK! Click here to see!
Draft Racing League firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 24, 2001 5:50 PM
Hello, can I somehow get the contact info of Garry Bogardus? He races a baby grand. I would like to speak with him. My name is Matt Bogardus. Thanks.
Monday, June 25, 2001 3:36 PM
GRAND-AM... 95 HOWE CHASSIS COMPLETE RACE READY EXTRA PARTS AND TRAILER.. 4 SALE OR TRADE... YOUNGMOTORSPORTS@AOL.COM OR CALL403 4926
Stacie Lee LeeMotorsports@peoplepc.com
Saturday, June 23, 2001 10:11 PM
Sorry for your loss
To Guy, Danny and Don... we were very saddened to hear of your recent loss... We know that death is very hard to accept especially when it is unexpected, please be strong for each other.. She will always be watching over you.. Jeff and Stacie Lee
Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:04 PM
Guy and Danny,so sorry to hear about your Grandma...May God be with you!
Janet and Larry King JLKastle@pacbell.net
Monday, June 18, 2001 9:58 AM
I'm a little hurt at the remark made by an Allen Westbrook regarding her uncle. At 85 Eli is doing as well as can be expected. If you don't know him he has always been a fun loving man. He hasn't had his bell rung too many times. He does have dementia and if you have any knowledge of the elderly you know that the statistics say that most individuals that reach their 80's has some type of dementia. Eli has moments where he is extremely coherent (if allene visitied at all she would know). But sometimes he is still working in the fields. But we love him and are very proud of him. He is our PAPA.
Signed: His 5 great grand daughters, 2 grand daughters and his daughter.
Keith Cash email@example.com
Monday, June 18, 2001 12:52 PM
grew up @99
It's sure geat how life comes full circle. My kids, Lynne', Jared, & Luke, enjoy racing like I did as a kid. I have been coming to 99 since I was 4 years old. That was 30 years ago. My dad is Grady Cash. He worked on many cars from the 50's to the 80's. My favorite driver was and still is Dan Reed. I used to bring friends to the track when I could drive myself, and I would always brag about him. They would doubt me until they saw him race. I remember one race about 15 years ago. Dan was in a 50 lap race, I think , and he was in at least two situations that put him to the back of the pack. I had my two best friends with me & they were laughing at me saying he wasn't that good & had no chance now. I told them just wait, that he would still finish near the front. There were about 10-12 laps left. Sure enough, he sliced through the field, with me standing & yelling every lap & there was a caution with about 3 laps to go. My friends were in disbelief & I was saying "he's gonna win!". Dan slipped past a few more cars & won pulling away. My friends were just shaking their heads. I could recall many more experiences that have left me hoarse, proud, emotionally drained, .....you know what I'm talking about. I'm proud to be, in some small way, associated with 99 Speedway's past & present. I love all the current divisions just as much as I miss watching Reed, Stramitska Sr., Boyd, Lyon (always setting fast time), Belleto, David, Strandwald, Brazil, Baldwin, Irvan & on & on. Watching Super Modifieds run here was a blast, & I really wish my kids could see them run here. I also used to LOVE seeing the destruction derbies when I was a kid. Anyway, sorry about running on. Just wanted to share some memories before some of them fade. See you all at the track, Keith Cash
2 modifieds for sale..both are turnkey ready to race...... contact jack stone at 916-716-9181. for details
Monday, June 18, 2001 1:33 PM
TO CARY TREADWAY #8 PRO STOCK.. :) :) :) :) YOU'R THE MAN!!!!!!
OK FIRST I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL OF U THAT READ THIS LETTER. :) ALL RIGHT NOW TO WHAT I'M WRITING FOR. I JUST WANTED TO SAY TO CARY TREADWAY #8 PRO STOCK " U DO KNOW THE MEANING RUBING IS RASING, I THINK BETWEEN U AND YOUR SON " MY BRADLEY JOE " R THE TWO BEST GUYS THEY HAVE OUT THERE ON THAT SPEEDWAY. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE TRACK NOW FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS AND I HAVE BEEN A BIG RACES FAN OF YOURS.... WE HAVE RAN IN TO EACH OTHER HERE AND THERE WHEN U ARE IN THE STANDS AND U SEE YOUR SON AND U STOP TO TALK TO HIM. WELL ANYWAY I JUST WANTED TO TELL U HOW MUCH I LOVE SEEING U RACE AND THAT I HOPE U HAVE MORE YEARS TO COME AT THE 99SPEEDWAY. GOOD LUCK, AND GODS SPEED BE WITH U. LIZ RIDER
patricia smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 8:55 AM
Pure Stock #97 - Danny Guibor - Family Lost
I would like for the people at Stockton 99 Speedway to know that on Sunday, June 17, 2001, the Guibor Brothers and their pit crew chief, Don Tuggle, lost a very special person. Doris Tuggle, who was the grandmother of the Guibor Brothers and the wife of Don Tuggle, passed away at a Modesto Hospital. She went for a simple procedure and complications developed. Her death has been very hard on the family and was totally unexpected. Doris was a major supporter of her grandson's racing. She attended every single race that her grandsons raced at Delta Speedway and Stockton 99 Speedway. She was also a great fan of Sam Solari and Ron Stramiska. She will truly be missed.
The family would also like to thank the Speedway for including her in the prayer last Saturday. This meant alot to them.
Attending races at the Speedway will be very difficult for the family on June 30, but you can bet that they will be there because Doris would want them to be.
If anybody is interested. graveside services will be on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson. California.
TONY WILLIAMS <email@example.com>
Friday, June 15, 2001 11:57 PM
Many Fond Memories
Born and raised in Modesto my father started taking me to 99 Speedway when I was 4 years old and the track was a daring figure 8, what action I remember. I grew up watching such local legends as Dan Reed and Tony Cohello, as I got older I don't know if I paid more attention to the racing or the Adult drive-in next door. Now that i'm a 38 year old father of two bright young men ages 12 and 14 we still greatly enjoy the weekly racing series. Thanks for all the fond memories.
Thank You Tony! Check this link to our history pages, it should jog your memory! History
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