Cajon results 2003-05-17

EL CAJON, CA (05/17/03). There was no doubt who had the fastest late model sportsman stock car at Cajon Speedway Saturday night. The answer to that question was David Beat. Not only did Beat have the fastest qualifying time. But the veteran came...

EL CAJON, CA (05/17/03). There was no doubt who had the fastest late model sportsman stock car at Cajon Speedway Saturday night. The answer to that question was David Beat. Not only did Beat have the fastest qualifying time.

But the veteran came from mid-pack to win the 40-lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series main event on the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Beat outran Rick Chavez by eight lengths in the contest. Claude Bell ran third ahead of Mark Norris and John Manke.

Point leader Hector Leon paced the pony stock field for the third time in four outings. John Luecht outran defending champion Scott Brown in the season opener for Grand American modifieds. In the first event of the year for the factory stocks, defending champion Matt Arnold picked up where he left off last year by winning their 20-lapper.

Beat started tenth and used the low groove to move steadily forward. Mark Norris got the early advantage and was out front until lap 16. Beat moved into the top five on lap 3 and then ducked under Scott Moses for fourth on lap 7. A round later he dipped under Mike Mendenhall for third. A lap 10 caution regrouped the field. On the restart Beat went to work on the leading pair. Sticking down low, he got past Bell into second on lap 15 and eased past Norris in turn two on lap 16.

RESULTS FOR THE NASCAR DODGE WEEKLY SERIES

LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN
Fast Time - David Beat, Santee; Time - :16.469.

1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Claude Bell, El Cajon; 2. Mark Norris, Ramona; 3. Rod Hildebrand, Escondido; 4. Scott Moses, Chula Vista; 5. Jack Lee, Vista; Time - 2:14.79.

2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. Mike Mendenhall, Santee; 2. Ron Overman, Lakeside; 3. Danny Gay, Lakeside; 4. Rick Chavez, Lakeside; 5. David Beat, Santee; Time - 2:14.02.

Main event (40 laps) - 1. David Beat, Santee; 2. Rick Chavez, Lakeside; 3. Claude Bell, El Cajon; 4. Mark Norris, Ramona; 5. John Manke, Ramona; Time - 20:53.39.

GRAND AMERICAN MODIFIEDS
Fast Time - Scott Brown, Spring Valley; Time - :16.696.

1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Dave Williams, Escondido; 2. Dave Wade, Lakeside; 3. Ivan Harrison, Santee; 4. Andy Papp, La Mesa; 5. Steve Lloyd, Encinitas; Time - 2:19.79.

2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. John Luecht, National City; 2. Pat Garity, El Cajon; 3. Jimmy Dickerson, El Cajon; 4. Scott Brown, Spring Valley; 5. Mike Jackson, Bonita; Time - 4:10.01.

Main event (25 laps) - 1. John Luecht, National City; 2. Scott Brown, Spring Valley; 3. Mike Salm, Fallbrook; 4. Jimmy Dickerson, El Cajon; 5. Mike Jackson, Bonita; Time - 10:19.92.

PONY STOCKS
Fast Time - Hector Leon, Santee; Time - :18.421.

Dash (4 laps) - 1. Marty Schmidt, El Cajon; 2. Ed Hale, El Cajon; 3. Hector Leon, Santee; 4. Douglas Wright Jr., Santee; Time - 1:15.88.

1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Tim Beeney, Escondido; 2. Darrell McKee Jr., San Diego; 3. Randy Axner, Vista; 4. Chris Vaughn, San Diego; 5. Trevor Maynard, Lakeside; Time - 2:36.51.

2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. Marty Schmidt, El Cajon; 2. Hector Leon, Santee; 3. George Behlman, Santee; 4. Douglas Wright Jr., Santee; 5. Russ Gregson, El Cajon; Time - 2:31.73.

Semi (10 laps) - 1. Robert Parenteau, El Cajon; 2. Robert Minnick, El Cajon; 3. Rick Lyon, San Diego; 4. John Aganowski, National City; 5. Michelle Bishop, Poway; Time - 3:18.29.

Main event (20 laps) - 1. Hector Leon, Santee; 2. Marty Schmidt, El Cajon; 3. Douglas Wright Jr., Santee; 4. George Behlman, Santee; 5. Tim Beeney, Escondido; Time - 15:47.54.

FACTORY STOCKS
Fast Time - J.R. Trent, Jamul; Time - :21.470.

1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Mike Sorenson, Escondido; 2. Lyle Driscoll, Lakeside; 3. Dan Hildebrand, El Cajon; 4. Jim Tucker, Lemon Grove; 5. Ernest Teixeira, Vista; Time - 3:00.42.

2nd Heat (8 laps) - 1. J.R. Trent, Jamul; 2. Matt Arnold, San Diego; 3. Vernon Gilmore, Santee; 4. Martin Kepler, El Cajon; 5. Brian Silvas, Lakeside; Time - 4:54.42.

Semi (15 laps) - 1. David Liedike, El Cajon; 2. John Krempp Jr., San Diego; 3. Eric Shockey, Santee; 4. Blaine Sharp, Jamul; 5. Steve Abbott, Lakeside; Time - 5:55.07.

Main event (20 laps) - 1. Matt Arnold, San Diego; 2. Mike Sorenson, Escondido; 3. Jim Tucker, Lemon Grove; 4. J.R. Trent, Jamul; 5. Dan Hildebrand, El Cajon; Time - 7:46.76.

-cs-

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