Cajon Spreedway preview 2001-05-04

EL CAJON, CA. The recent every-other Saturday pattern of rain in San Diego will be broken sooner or later. A bunch of racers and race fans out at Cajon Speedway are hoping it will be sooner rather than later. They will be hoping that string will...

EL CAJON, CA. The recent every-other Saturday pattern of rain in San Diego will be broken sooner or later. A bunch of racers and race fans out at Cajon Speedway are hoping it will be sooner rather than later.

They will be hoping that string will be broken as soon as this Saturday night when the late model sportsman try to hold their second race of the season on the 3/8 mile paved oval. Joining the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series card will be the Grand American modifieds, street stocks, and pony stocks. The second destruction derby of the season will cap the action. Race time is 6:45 PM, weather permitting of course. Qualifying runs will commence at 5:15. Practice starts at 4:00 PM.

So far this year Cajon has had three events rained out - one practice day and two actual race nights. And while the late model sportsman should be competing for the fourth time this year, they actually have had one race this year. The Grand American modified drivers must feel like the one open practice session held back on March 17 was an eternity ago. They have yet to run in competition this season.

The late model sportsman division has a 40-lap main event scheduled for this weekend. The opener for the open wheeled modifieds will be 25-circuits of the Gillespie Field oval. The street stocks will also run 25-rounds while the pony stocks will battle through 20-laps in the feature.

Mike Mendenhall won the sportsman opener, which was run three weeks ago. He came from eighth starting position and heads the points chase. Ron Overman sits in second in the standings and defending champion Jerry Gay has third position. Jerry's son Danny led the first 37 rounds of the April 14 contest. Then ignition problems and a late race crash denied him victory in his first start in Cajon's premier division. Danny Gay is tied for eighth in the hunt. He moved up this year after claiming the last two street stock titles.

-CS

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