Wild west drivers set to battle it out at Madera Speedway

MADERA, CA - Late Model points leader, Nathan Tucker of Soulsbyville, CA, will be among the favorites Saturday, May 12, when the Super Modified Racing League (SRL) racers return to Madera Speedway for the Wild West Shootout. Spectacular racing...

MADERA, CA - Late Model points leader, Nathan Tucker of Soulsbyville, CA, will be among the favorites Saturday, May 12, when the Super Modified Racing League (SRL) racers return to Madera Speedway for the Wild West Shootout.

Spectacular racing is on-tap as Tucker enters Saturday's Wild West Shootout Late Model race with a 15-point lead separating him from second-place driver, Mike Ledbetter of Ceres, CA. Tucker, driving the No. 41 Chevy Monte Carlo, held off the No. 8 car driven by Chad Nichols of San Carlos, CA and the No. 50 car driven by David Philpott of Tracy, CA to score an exciting victory in last month's round three event. The Late Model race is part of the SRL triple-header feature that also showcases the racing talents of drivers competing in the SRL Trucks and Lites divisions. Saturday's action-packed lineup will also include Pro-4's and Pro-4 Mini Trucks.

Enthusiastic race fans will be on their feet eager to see if SRL driver, Donnie Large, No. 19 out of Clovis, CA, has what it takes to make a strong repeat performance this weekend. On April 14, Large scored victories in both the Trucks and Lites divisions. Starting from the last place position in the SRL Lites event, Large dazzled the Madera Speedway crowd with a ferocious three-wide charge through the field beating second-place finisher No. 2, A. J. Bergen of Kingsburg, CA, and No. 32, Jim Birges of Fresno, CA who came in third. Look for local Madera racer, Roger Galleano, to be another strong contender in the Lites field.

The action continues when the SRL Trucks form the lineup on the famed 1/3-mile oval track. No. 44, Nathan Kircher and No. 3, Bill Nason of Fresno, CA, who finished second and third, respectively in the April 14 SRL Truck race, will undoubtedly attempt to put the brakes on Large who grabbed the checkered flag from their grasp as well.

Saturday night's event is the fourth of thirteen races on the 2001 SRL Wild West Shootout schedule. Fans are in store for some thrilling race action as the season's tight points battle continues and competition between drivers intensifies. Practice and qualifying sessions, which will determine the starting lineup for the evening's events, get underway at 3:00 p.m. Feature races are set to start at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the gate and are priced at $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors/students/military, and $7.00 for children ages 6-12. Family entertainment packages are available for $37.00 and include admission for two adults and two children ages 6-12. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Madera Speedway is conveniently located off Highway 99 at the Cleveland Avenue exit in Madera, California. For more information, please contact Madera Speedway guest services at (559) 266-RACE.

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Drivers Mike Ledbetter