Cajon Speedway June 29th preview

Ferguson hopes racing woes over at Cajon. EL CAJON, CA. Eric Ferguson returned to the racing wars at Cajon Speedway this year. He stepped back into the street stock division where he was the champion back in 1997. But until two weeks ago, the...

Ferguson hopes racing woes over at Cajon.

EL CAJON, CA. Eric Ferguson returned to the racing wars at Cajon Speedway this year. He stepped back into the street stock division where he was the champion back in 1997.

But until two weeks ago, the San Diego native hadn't enjoyed much luck on the 3/8-mile paved oval in 2002. He had just three top-five finishes in the first seven races of the year. Ferguson hopes a victory, which came at the track two weeks ago just two days shy of his 37th birthday, has finally turned the season around.

Ferguson, point leader Rich Green, runner-up Richard Hinze, and the rest of the street stock brigade will be back in action this Saturday night at the Gillespie Field oval after having last weekend off. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge will also include the late model sportsman, bomber stocks, factory stocks, and Ultra Wheels Super Trucks. The night will conclude with a train race.

Race time is 6:45 PM. Qualifying starts at 5:15 PM. The gates will open and practice will start at 4:00 PM. Admission prices are $10 on the east side and $9 on the west side for adults. Kids ages 6 -- 12 are $3; children under age six are free with a paid adult admission.

The victory two weeks ago leaves Ferguson back in eighth place in the points chase. Taking home the title this year is probably not possible at this point. Green, who has three victories already this year, sits 196 markers ahead of Ferguson with just over half the season remaining.

Green captured four main events last year en route to his first track championship. In the race two weeks ago, Green came from deep in the pack and almost overhauled Ferguson on the final go-round of the race.

Saturday night's go will be mark the only visit to Cajon this year by the Super Trucks. That group features trucks with Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge bodies. Under the hood is a standard 350 cubic inch V8 Chevrolet powerplant that the race teams cannot alter. The Super Trucks are the quickest trucks that compete at Cajon Speedway.

<pre> NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY DODGE POINT STANDINGS

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN 1 Danny Gay Lakeside 2 wins 576 2 John Manke Ramona 2 wins 480 3 Jeff Wright San Diego 2 wins 456 4 Dee Cable Santee 363 5 Jeff Seifert Jamul 347 6 Bob Wickey Spring Valley 309 7 Claude Bell El Cajon 304 8 Rick Chavez Lakeside 224 9 Ron Overman Lakeside 2 wins 198

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