Northern California Modified Association returned to the asphalt of Altamont Raceway Park to begin the second half of their race season. Heats were run without any on track problems. Steve Amador of Patterson lost his drive shaft on lap two of...
Northern California Modified Association returned to the asphalt of Altamont Raceway Park to begin the second half of their race season.
Heats were run without any on track problems. Steve Amador of Patterson lost his drive shaft on lap two of Heat one. Sam Fries of Sacramento took the checked for it, and Dan Gonderman for Heat two The four lap Trophy Dash went wire to wire with NCMA president, Ed Amador taking it home. Gonderman of Antioch, second, Scott Holloway, third, and Kenny Rines rounding it out in fourth.
The 20-lap main began with Larry Teixeira of Tracy on the pole, Russ Wullenwaber of Gustine, on the outside, Sam Fries in third, (also third in combined points standings) Bert Siverling of Concord running fourth, and Ed Amador (second in combined points standings) in fifth. Unfortunately, Wullenwaber blew his motor before taking the green. Gonderman and Holloway head right to the front with Rines in hot pursuit. The race was on. Mark Amador of Ceres left the track on lap six. He said ,"It was just not running right." Gonderman continued in the lead, with series points leader, Holloway right there. Rines was several car lengths back, and the rest of the pack jockeying for position. This touring group of racers always look like the gentlemen of the asphalt on this excellent half-mile oval, and from lap seven Gonderman and Holloway continued to give race fans a thrill. Lap 10 saw Holloway get around Gonderman and make it to clean air. Steve Amador had problems on lap 13 and the only yellow flag was thrown. Lap 14 had Holloway in first, Gonderman, second, Rines, third, Bert Siverling, fourth, and Teixeira rounding out the top five. The line up remained the same through lap 20 with Holloway taking the checkered in Dave Jensen's sprinter. The C.L. Bryant sprints will return to the dirt next Saturday (July 20) at Chowchilla.
Heat 1-Fries, Teixeira, Wullenwaber, M.Amador
Heat2-Gonderman, Rines, Holloway, Siverling, E.Amador.
Dash-E. Amador, Gonderman, Holloway, Rines
Main- Holloway, Gonderman, Rines, Siverling Teixeira, E. Amador, Fries.