Cajon Speedway finale preview

Cajon season concludes with enduro. EL CAJON, CA. Cajon Speedway's 42nd season comes to an end this Saturday night. A 150-lap factory stock enduro is on tap. Race time is 6:45 PM. The night and the season will wrap up with a boat trailer race.

Cajon season concludes with enduro.

EL CAJON, CA. Cajon Speedway's 42nd season comes to an end this Saturday night. A 150-lap factory stock enduro is on tap.

Race time is 6:45 PM. The night and the season will wrap up with a boat trailer race. In that crowd-pleasing contest, racecars will be towing boats on trailers in competition. About the only rule is that the boat (not necessarily the trailer) must remain attached to the racecar. Danny Hildebrand took honors in the July 4 race.

About 50 drivers will take to the track for the enduro. The field will start three abreast. A coin toss will determine whether the racers go clockwise or counter-clockwise first. But whichever direction is used for the opening 75 rounds, the field will be turned about for the second half of the race. During the intermission, the teams will be able to make whatever adjustments they want.

Heading the entry list are a pair of Cajon street stock and factory stock enduro veterans. Matt Arnold scored five regular season victories to become the first factory stock champ at the track. He has also been one of the stalwarts in the enduro events. Arnold teamed up with John Krempp Jr. to take the July 4 event in 2001. They were second in this year's July 4 event. Vernon Gilmore was triumphant this year's July 4 race. He was pacing the season finale a year ago when he got involved in a smash up on the backstretch.

In the enduro, the yellow flag will not be used. The race will be stopped if the track is blocked, there is an injury, or there is an extremely dangerous situation. But the racing continues with normal spinouts or cars stalled on the track. The competitors will maneuver around the cars.

Cajon Speedway will host its annual banquet to honor the six track champions at the Mission Valley Marriott on January 18, 2003. Second generation racers will dominate the head table at that banquet. Four of the six titlests this year are second-generation racers including Danny Gay (late model sportsman), Scott Brown (Grand American modified), Rich Green Jr. (street stocks), and Mark Holland (bomber stocks). Ed Hale took honors in the pony stocks. Arnold prevailed in the factory stocks.

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