Varied schedule on tap for Cajon Salute To Fourth. EL CAJON, CA. Over the next couple of weeks at Cajon Speedway, fans will have an opportunity to satisfy whatever their racing fancy is as the 3/8 mile paved oval salutes the Fourth of ...
Varied schedule on tap for Cajon Salute To Fourth.
EL CAJON, CA. Over the next couple of weeks at Cajon Speedway, fans will have an opportunity to satisfy whatever their racing fancy is as the 3/8 mile paved oval salutes the Fourth of July.
Three night of racing in eight days will keep the Gillespie Field pavement busy. There will of course be the usual Saturday night fares on June 29 and July 6 with the annual Fourth of July special sandwiched in-between. Race time all three nights will be 6:45 PM. Qualifying runs on June 29 and July 6 will start at 5:15. There will be no qualifying on July 4.
It will be round 15 of the 2002 edition of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge on Saturday, June 29. Featured that evening will be Cajon 's premier class, the late model sportsman, the swift open wheeled Grand American modifieds, the always hotly contested street stocks, the ultra-competitive pony stocks, and the legend cars that are a throwback to racecars of the 30's and 40's. Then on July 4, a 150-lap factory stock enduro will be held around the annual fireworks display. And of course that night would not be complete without a destruction derby and the ever-popular boat trailer race. Then two nights later on Saturday July 6, things return to what qualifies as normal at the track when the street stocks, pony stocks, bomber stocks, speed trucks, and pro-four modifieds tackle the asphalt.
That makes for nine different types of racecars or trucks competing during the eight-day period. Throw in a couple of the crazy events that have been popular over the years and every race fan is certain to find something appealing.
This two-week stretch will bring Cajon's 42nd season to its midway point. Danny Gay and John Manke are engaged in a battle for the track championship in the sportsman class. Things are even tighter in the modifieds where Scott Brown tries to hold off the divisional champs from the past two seasons -- Mike Salm and his uncle Ron Brown. Richard Hinze is still chasing Rich Green in the street stocks. In the pony stocks, Ed Hale has had things go pretty much his way all season, but sophomore Victor Clark isn't ready to give up yet. The bomber stocks have had a couple of first time winners recently with Marty Lehrke and Hayden Smith each earning their first main event victory. Meanwhile consistent Mark Holland leads the chase for his first track championship.