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jammin
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posted April 15, 2001 11:27 AM UIN: 16262997
MODIFIEDS FINALLY START THEIR CAJON SEASON


CAJON SPEEDWAY NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINT STANDINGS

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN
1 Mike Mendenhall Santee 1 win 80
2 Ron Overman Lakeside 69
3 Jerry Gay San Diego 64
4 Todd McLauchlan Alpine 55
5 Rod Hildebrand Escondido 52
6 Stephen Peace Lakesided 46
7 Jack Lee Vista 40
8 Danny Gay Lakeside 38
9 Wayne Morse Alpine 38
10 Dee Cable Santee 34

GRAND AMERICAN MODIFIED
Season starts April 21, 2001

STREET STOCK
1 Rich Green Jr. El Cajon 83
2 Rick Hagen Alpine 73
3 Scott Holmberg San Diego 1 win 62
4 Frank Stielau El Cajon 60
5 Brian Collins Oceanside 46
6 Dave Arce Santee 42
7 Charles Nevin El Cajon 38
8 Randy Buell San Diego 38
9 Todd Phelps El Cajon 34
10 Neil Rodvold Lakeside 32

PONY STOCK
1 Ed Hale El Cajon 1 win 85
2 Jimmy Kyte Lakeside 69
3 Douglas Wright Jr. Rancho SD 62
4 Mike Weimann Temecula 62
5 Neil Rodvold Lakeside 52
6 Ken Wikoren El Cajon 52
7 George Behlman Santee 52
8 Andy Papp La Mesa 47
9 Marty Schmidt El Cajon 38
10 Victor Clark Lakeside 32

BOMBER STOCK
1 Marty Lehrke San Diego 70
2 Pat Garity El Cajon 1 win 68
3 Randy Wallace El Cajon 62
4 Eric Seene Santee 60
5 Mark Holland San Diego 59
6 Bill Holland El Cajon 49
7 Bob Wickey Spring Valley 49
8 Joey Schneider Escondido 42
9 Greg McCown El Cajon 38
10 Mike Johnson Spring Valley 34


EL CAJON, CA (April 21, 2001). It seems like an eternity to the Grand
American modified stock car drivers at Cajon Speedway. Their 2001 racing
season finally gets underway this Saturday night on the 3/8 mile paved oval.
About ten of the modified drivers had their cars at the track on March 17
for an open practice session. But they weren't scheduled to race until the
fifth race of the season. That date finally arrives this weekend.
Joining the open wheeled modified in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series action
will be the late model sportsman, bomber stocks, and the legends. The
evening will conclude with the first train race of the season.
Mike Salm of Fallbrook is the defending champion in the Grand American
modified class at the track. He will be starting his fifth season of
competition at the track. He got the itch to drive after attending a race
car driving school where Cajon late model sportsman driver Ron Overman was
his instructor. That one day class led to Salm purchasing the modified
Overman was driving at the time.
It wasn't until midway through last season that Salm finally made his way to
victory lane for the first time. Then when he was victorious for the first
time on July 1, he became unstoppable. Salm went on to capture a record
tying five features in a row.
By season's end he had picked up an additional triumph and outpointed Scott
Brown by a comfortable margin to claim the title. Douglas Carpenter finished
third in the hunt ahead of Randy Keatts and rookie of the year Scott
Jackson. All are expected back to challenge again this year.
Mike Mendenhall will be looking to repeat in the late model sportsman. A
week ago the 37 year old Santee resident outdistanced defending champion
Jerry Gay to win the 40-lap feature. Jerry's son, Danny, was in front just
three laps from the finish in his first sportsman start, but then crashed.
In the bomber stocks, Pat Garity will be hoping for slightly better luck
than a week ago. Garity won the main event, but only after his crew repaired
his Chevelle after a hot lapping incident.

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