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posted May 20, 2001 11:34 AM UIN: 16262997
Cajon Speedway Results for May 19, 2001

EL CAJON, CA. John Manke is your typical low buck racer. He has an old,
heavy, under-powered late model sportsman. The one and only time he had won
a main event during his seven-year career at Cajon Speedway prior to
Saturday night, he was the victim of a post-race disqualification based on a
technicality. That was one long year ago. Saturday night, the low dollar
racer finally made it back to victory lane again. This time the result was
not overturned.

Manke paced all 40-laps of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series late model
sportsman main event on the 3/8-mile paved oval. He outran veteran Ron
Overman by a single car length. Third went to Todd McLauchlan while point
leader Mike Mendenhall celebrated his 38th victory by coming home fourth.
Danny Gay was fifth.

Jim Smith prevailed in the 25-lapper for legends. Attrition and accidents in
both the heat races and the main event thinned the 26-car field to just 15
by halfway through the feature. Scott Brown edged out his uncle Ron Brown in
the 25-lap contest for Grand American modifieds. Arne Knufman was another
wire-to-wire victor in the 20-lap bomber feature.

The 37-year-old Manke started on the outside front row of the sportsman
feature and outgunned polesitter Dee Cable when the green was unfurled.
Overman, who started sixth, moved up to the second position by the sixth
circuit. But gaining that position he was unable to pose any really strong
challenges for the lead despite staying close the rest of the way. His best
shot came eight laps from the finish following a yellow flag. He tried the
low groove going into turn one, but Manke shut the door on the two time

The pace was slowed four times, all for minor incidents. The opening 26
rounds ran non-stop. Then fast qualifier Brandon Whitt looped it in turn two
after a sticking brake caused his brakes to burn out. Whitt had run as high
as third after staring eighth. In short order after the Whitt spin, there
were four more caution flags - on laps 30, 32, and 34. Two other times cars
spun, but one was off the track and the other recovered before a yellow


Fast Time - Brandon Whitt, El Cajon; Time - :16.305.
Dash (4 laps) - 1. Mike Mendenhall, Santee; 2. Jeff Seifert, Jamul; 3. Todd
McLauchlan, Alpine; 4. Brandon Whitt, El Cajon; Time - 1:05.10.
1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Dee Cable, Santee; 2. John Manke, Ramona; 3. David
Arzola, San Diego; Time - no time.
2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. Jerry Gay, San Diego; 2. Ron Overman, Lakeside; 3.
Mike Mendenhall, Santee; Time - 2:12.24.
Main (40 laps) - 1. John Manke, Ramona; 2. Ron Overman, Lakeside; 3. Todd
McLauchlan, Alpine; 4. Mike Mendenhall, Santee; 5. Danny Gay, Lakeside; 6.
Jerry Gay, San Diego; 7. Jeff Seifert, Jamul; 8. Michael Peace, El Cajon; 9.
Jack Lee, Vista; 10. Dee Cable, Santee; 11. David Arzola, San Diego; 12.
Wayne Morse, Alpine; 13. Ray Burns, San Diego; 14. Ed Patton, Carlsbad; 15.
Brandon Whitt, El Cajon; 16. Robert Parenteau, El Cajon; Time - 20:14.09.

Fast Time - Ron Brown, San Diego; Time - :16.459.
1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Scott Brown, Spring Valley; 2. Doug Carpenter, La
Mesa; 3. Ron Brown, San Diego; Time - 2:18.06.
Main (25 laps) - 1. Scott Brown, Spring Valley; 2. Ron Brown, San Diego; 3.
Mike Salm, Fallbrook; 4. Doug Carpenter, La Mesa; 5. Dave Williams,
Escondido; 6. Mike Jackson, Bonita; 7. Stan Perkins, Spring Valley; 8. Billy
Cable, La Mesa; 9. Carol Kirby Williams, San Dgo; 10. Steve Lloyd,
Encinitas; Time - 7:00.23.

Fast Time - Bob Wickey, Spring Valley; Time - :20.038.
1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Arne Knufman, San Diego; 2. Allen Basile, San Diego;
3. Scott Denton, Fallbrook; Time - 2:45.95.
2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. Hayden Smith, San Diego; 2. Greg McCown, El Cajon; 3.
Eric Seene, Santee; Time - 5:34.97.
Main (20 laps) - 1. Arne Knufman, San Diego; 2. Rodney Shaw, El Cajon; 3.
Mark Holland, San Diego; 4. Bob Wickey, Spring Valley; 5. Eric Seene,
Santee; 6. Scott Denton, Fallbrook; 7. Jay McKellep, El Cajon; 8. Jeff
Coskey, Santee; 9. Joey Schneider, Escondido; 10. Marty Lehrke, San Diego;
11. Chris Boyer, San Diego; 12. Bob Blew, Santee; 13. Mike McGlone,
Fallbrook; 14. Hayden Smith, San Diego; 15. Mark Wendell, Santee; 16. Greg
McCown, El Cajon; 17. Mike Johnson, Spring Valley; 18. Mike Holland, El
Cajon; 19. Alex McKay, San Diego; 20. Allen Basile, San Diego; 21. Thomas
Osborne, San Diego; Time - 25:22.85.

Fast Time - Tom Landreth, Alta Loma; Time - :18.843.
1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Donnie Akers, Anaheim; 2. Rod Schug, Perris; 3. Jason
Brennan, Stanton; Time - 11:51.71.
2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. Joel Vines, Lakewood; 2. Jim Smith, Orange; 3. Bob
Graham III, Alpine; Time - 2:34.92.
Main (25 laps) - 1. Jim Smith, Orange; 2. Harold Grafton, Jamul; 3. Gary
Scheuerell, Temecula; 4. J.D. Hendley, Miss Viejo; 5. Ralph Alexander,
Victorville; 6. Dave Doll, Long Beach; 7. Jason Brennan, Stanton; 8. Donnie
Akers, Anaheim; 9. Rod Schug, Perris; 10. Brian Selby, Alpine; 11. Dana
Moore, San Diego; 12. Greg Pyke, Corona; 13. Pamela Everett, Fontana; 14. Ed
Worthen, Riverside; 15. Dennis O'Connor, Carlsbad; 16. Tom Landreth, Alta
Loma; 17. Bob Graham III, Alpine; 18. Rod Schug, Perris; 19. Tom Skahill,
Duarte; 20. Joel Vines, Lakewood; 21. Gene Brokaw, San Diego; 22. James
Kalawain, Garden Grove; 23. Bob Landreth, Alta Loma; Time - 35:09.37.

TRAIN RACE - Dan Hildebrand, El Cajon and Eric Decker, El Cajon

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