2004 99 Schedule
From Floyd Busby
BYRD SCORES SECOND WIN FOR STOCKTON WESTERN LATE MODEL LEAD
STOCKTON, CA., APRIL 10: Dave Byrd scored his second consecutive win at the
Stockton "99" Speedway in NASCAR Western Late Model action. The Pacific Grove
veteran took the lead following a caution flag on the third lap and raced to his
40th feature win at the famed quarter-mile paved oval. Chris Monez of Turlock
led off the 30-lap event from the pole. Following a third-lap tangle between
John Moore and Guy Guibor, Byrd took over the top position. Lodi's Mike Garcia
finished second with Manteca's Guibor climbing back to place third over Monez
and Orangevale's Mark Welch.
In the Grand American division, Jason Kerby of Galt took the hard-fought win over Sacramento's Jason Philpot. Philpot took the initial lead from the pole, but gave way to Jay Linstroth of Citrus Heights on the fifth lap. Following a caution period on the 14th circuit, Angelo Quierolo and Chris Mays joined the fray, dropping Philpot from the lead. Kerby moved into the front-runner battle, overcame Philpot, and on the 18th lap charged into the lead. Following Kerby and Philpot at the checkered flag was Ted Montague of Newark and Ripon's Quierolo.
The third-time was not the charm for Modesto's Charlie Clawson. Streaking to his third consecutive win in the Pure Stock main event, he was disqualified by NASCAR officials for illegal cylinder heads on his stock car. The penalty awarded second-running John Medina of Galt the win with Tom Dahl of Stockton placing second.
The win in the Pro-4 Truck division went to Todd Lewis of Riverbank over San Jose's Chris Drysdale.
The popular scaled-down pre WWII styled Legend car feature was taken by Jeremy Wood over Mark Bailey.
Action continues next Saturday night at the Stockton "99" speedway with all five divisions.