September eighth, that was taken by Tony Queirolo. These two events were the last (as far as records can prove) race events staged at Stockton over 100 laps in length, excluding end of the season open comp events.
Brazil picks up ten fast times on the year, but side by side racing stats go to Dennis Hicks and Tony Queirolo. Hicks scores seven dash wins, and fifteen main top five finishes, to take the season Modified title, while Queirolo scores seven feature victories, and thirteen total wins. Johnny Pearson and 'Pappy' Collins we also at the top of the listings,
In the Early Model ranks, its all Reed, as he picks up thirteen fast times, four dash wins, sixteen feature victories, (including a record setting six in a row) and twenty main top five finishes. His twenty total wins on the season also become the division's all time mark. Behind Reeds championship run came Al Abdullah, Tim Gillit, Harry Belletto, and Tony Myer.
On September fifteenth, the Modified drivers called track manager Whitey Rich to the back gate and told him that the entire division would not race until higher purse money's were guaranteed by management. The drivers were firmly told by Rich, that as long as he managed the track, it would not be run by threats or cohesion and that after a total of eleven years and 230 drivers in competition, the division was through at Stockton. The Early Model division finished the last three events of the season and were told to get their acts and cars cleaned up, as they would become the feature division at 99 the following spring.
The end of season Modified open comp show is held without driver protest and Brazil posts a track record that still stands of 13.685 on October 6th.
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