Cajon Speedway August 24th preview

Jeff Siefert Having an up and down season at Cajon EL CAJON, CA. Jeff Seifert is sitting in third place in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge point standings at Cajon Speedway. But still it has been an up and down season for the...

Jeff Siefert Having an up and down season at Cajon

EL CAJON, CA. Jeff Seifert is sitting in third place in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge point standings at Cajon Speedway. But still it has been an up and down season for the Jamul plastering contractor at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

He has a rash of top five finishes on the track in the track's premier late model sportsman division. He has been second four times and has single third, fourth, and fifth place finishes. But that initial first place run has been elusive. An unfortunate disqualification cost him another second place finish. And then there was a motorcycle accident in Mexico made him sit out one week.

Seifert will be back at the track this Saturday night hoping finally to make his way to victory lane following the 40-lap main event. Sharing the billing will be the pony stocks, bomber stocks, and Allison legacy cars. The night will conclude with the monthly destruction derby.

Seifert has only been racing stock cars for about four years. Prior to that he raced motocross and Spec Trucks. Actually the 35-year-old Washington native has been victorious at Cajon Speedway. He concluded the 1998 local season by winning a 40-lapper for Spec Trucks at the track. It was after that season that he made the switch to stock cars. "I didn't feel like the trucks got respect," Seifert explained. "They were trucks. They were little and there were cute. But the cars were like more macho. They are more a premier deal."

Seifert says he will move up to the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series next year. But in the meantime his focus is on the weekly late model sportsman class at Cajon Speedway. The division has just four more regular season races at the track before the point season concludes on September 21. He knows he has no chance of overtaking point leader Danny Gay. But just making it to victory lane first would make the 2002 season a success.

Gates open at 4:00 pm. Qualifying starts at 5:15. The first race will be at 6:45 pm. Admission prices are $10 on the east side and $9 on the west side for adults. Children from 6 to 12 are $3. Kids under 6 are admitted free with an adult.

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