Tambo returns to tackle stellar Coors 100 Field at Cajon. EL CAJON, CA. Three-time track champion Gary Tamborelli will head a stellar field at Cajon Speedway this Saturday night as the 3/8-mile paved oval hosts the annual Coors 100-lap open ...
Tambo returns to tackle stellar Coors 100 Field at Cajon.
EL CAJON, CA. Three-time track champion Gary Tamborelli will head a stellar field at Cajon Speedway this Saturday night as the 3/8-mile paved oval hosts the annual Coors 100-lap open competition race for late model sportsman.
First prize money of $2500 is on the line for the annual season finale for Cajon's premier racing series. Race time is 6:45 PM. Qualifying starts at 6:00 PM. Practice will be from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM.
Sharing the oval will be the Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks. This will mark the fifth appearance of 2002 for the Speed Trucks. That group will run a 75-lap finale. Heading that group's entry list will be Lee Hatch of West Covina. He has a pair of victories and a second place run in the four prior races run at Cajon this year. The night will conclude with the Train World Championship.
Tamborelli has been one of the star racers in Southern California during the past six seasons. During each of those years he has been his track's NASCAR Weekly Racing Series point leader. From 1997 through 2000, he earned that honor at Cajon; the past two years he has taken his racing to Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino.
He has won 40 main events during his career. Each of the last two seasons he has made six trips to victory lane at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino. He has 25 late model sportsman victories at Cajon; he won three times in the super stocks. But he has yet to be victorious in the Coors 100.
His only 100-lap victory at Cajon came in the season opener in 2000. Tamborelli will be facing a list that reads like a "Who's Who of Cajon Racing" in the Coors contest. Newly crowned 2002 NASCAR champion Danny Gay heads up the local contingent. Others top drivers who are expected include 2001 track champ Todd McLauchlan, 2001 Coors race winner Mark Meech, Winston West regular John Borneman III, David Beat, John Tyczki, Steve Teets, and Mike Mendenhall. Among the Cajon regulars who were will be on hand are John Manke, Jerry Gay, and Jeff Wright. Heading the out of town challengers will be Ray Hooper Jr. of Las Vegas along with San Bernardino regulars Jeff Vonic, Kenny Sapper, Glen Cummings, and Kyle Whisner.
Following Saturday's open competition event, only two additional events remain on Cajon's 2002 calendar. The United States Auto Club Western States sprint cars return for their second time this year on October 12. The season concludes with a 150-lap factory stock enduro on October 19.