our to be the last ever - 250 lap Modified feature event on September first Hunt picked up the season title with twelve fast times, ten feature victories, seventeen main top five runs, and twenty-two total wins to his credit. Brazil, Queirolo, Rod Poor, and Joe Rushton were also at the top of the stats this year. Hunt also added championships at Oakland, Altamont, and Carson City, along with two state titles. before he retired in 1975.
As would be expected, 1967 Limited Champion Ferrell Jones was the top runner with a division all time best mark of ten fast times, added to thirteen main wins, seventeen main top five runs and nineteen total wins. Jones also notched the Altamont Speedway Limited championship Ralph Arnold, Paul Campbell of Hilmar, and Stockton drivers Johnny Pearson and Henry Brown also took their fair share of the Limited stats.
The first season
Early Model stats reflected a battle of main event wins between Dean Claxton and Woody
Fritz of Modesto with three wins each, but the season title falling to Bill Hasley, also
of Modesto. The top five stat producers all hailed from the city of Modesto in the form of
Woody Fritz, Hasley, 'Pappy' Ney, Dean Cloven, and Bob Warnock.
Fred Hunt has the record setting business all to himself in the Modifieds this season with three new standards and a 14.65 clocking to end the season on September 13th. Jerry Weaver of Merced follows Hum's example with seven new records on the year in Early Model competition. The seven records become an all time record in themselves. He lowers the division mark to a season best of 16.64 on August ninth. Clyde Barnec of Manteca breaks the year old Limited mark this year but Ferrell Jones goes him one better to establish the years best of 15.08 on July 26th. A then unknown driver who would go onto major hunts on Stockton's quarter mile picked up a heat win on September sixth, the driver Dan Reed of Riverbank. Hunt was the master of the stats with thirteen fast times, nine feature victories, twenty main top five runs, and twelve total wins that added up to the season championship in the Modified division, as he was chased to the wire by Bill King, Brazil, Stamata Gaglias of Tracy, and Queirolo..
The Limited action was centered around Jones, and Pearson. Jones notched a division all time best mark of ten dash wins, with Peterson collecting a likewise record of fourteen feature wins. Pearson notched twenty-four total wins, with Jones laying away nineteen main top five runs to claim the season title. Jones also won the Altamont Speedway limited championship for the second straight year and took the state crown to boot, finishing third in the nation in Limited competition. Other hot runners on the season were Clyde Barnec, Paul Campbell, and Don Jones of Tracy.
Jerry Weaver was next to unstoppable in the Early Model ranks setting a division all time standard of seventeen fast times. Five of his twelve dash wins on the year came in a row to establish yet another all time second. He went on to collect nine feature wins, seventeen main top five's and twenty-two total wins on his way to the season crown. Bob
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