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Topic: BUSY NIGHT AT CAJON SPEEDWAY
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posted April 21, 2001 04:33 PM
BUSY NIGHT AT CAJON SPEEDWAY
Cajon Speedway Advance for April 28, 2001
EL CAJON, CA It will be one of the raciest nights of the season this
Saturday night at Cajon Speedway. Six divisions will be in NASCAR Weekly
Racing Series action on the 3/8 mile paved oval located next to Gillespie
The featured division will be the highly competitive local street stock
division. That group will be joined by the local pony and bomber stock
drivers. Joining the fray will be the Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks, the
Tri-State Ministockars, and the Allison Legacy cars. Race time is 6:45 PM.
Qualifying runs will start at 5:00. Practice will kick things off at 4:00.
It will be the second race of the season for the street stocks, who were
scheduled to have last week off after their season opener on April 14. Of
course last week's show was rained out. In the opener Scott Holmberg of San
Diego outran the field. Rich Green Jr. of El Cajon has the point lead after
running second to Holmberg in the feature 25-lapper.
Another 25-lap main event will be on tap this Saturday. The pony and bomber
stocks will run 20-lap features as will the mini-stockars. A 15-lap affair
is offered in the Legacy cars. The Speed Trucks will be making their second
appearance of the year and will run 30-laps. The train race scheduled for
last week will be made up this weekend.
Green has the points lead in the division by virtue of earning what are
called passing points. At Cajon the faster qualifiers are forced to start at
the back of the pack. This makes for better racing. But to reward those
quicker qualifiers, they are rewarded with two points for each car they
pass. Since Green passed 16 cars on opening night, he earned 32 passing
points plus the 5 he got for fast time and the 48 for finishing second.
Holmberg meanwhile got the 50 points for winning, but only 12 passing
points. Thus he sits in third place in the hunt after the first race of the
Alpine's Rick Hagen, last year's rookie of the year in the street stocks,
currently is second in points. Behind Holmberg is rookie Frank Stielau of El
Cajon and another sophomore racer Brian Collins of Encinitas.