Final points race of season at Cajon. EL CAJON, CA. Three champions have been crowned and the other three will be determined this Saturday night at Cajon Speedway. It will be the final points race of the year for the local stock car set at the...
Final points race of season at Cajon.
EL CAJON, CA. Three champions have been crowned and the other three will be determined this Saturday night at Cajon Speedway.
It will be the final points race of the year for the local stock car set at the 3/8-mile paved oval located next to Gillespie Field. Race time is 6:45 PM. Qualifying runs start at 5:15 PM. The gates will open and practice commences at 4:00 PM. Admission prices are $10 on the east side and $9 on the west side for adults; kids from 6-12 are $3 and children under age six are free when accompanied by an adult.
The card will include the Grand American modifieds, street stocks, pony stocks, bomber stocks, and factory stocks. The night will conclude with the final destruction derby of the season.
A week ago Mark Holland, who lost a tight battle for the title a year ago, sewed things up in the bomber stocks. It is his first championship. "The ageless one" Ed Hale took home his third straight trophy in the pony stocks. Hale, who is 64-years-young, has now six championship trophies on his mantel including ones from 1970 and 1983 in the super stocks and from 1993 in the late model sportsman.
In each division Saturday night double points will be on the line. The divisions, where the championship chase has not been decided, are though virtually wrapped up. Scott Brown needs to finish no worse than ninth to be assured of his first Grand American modified title. Rich Green can sew up his second straight street stock championship by finishing 11th. And Matt Arnold can place 12th in the factory stock finale to become that division's first titlest.
Each of the points' rich main events will be five extra laps for the season finale. The modifieds and street stocks will run 30-laps. The pony, bomber, and factory stocks will battle through 25 rounds. With a maximum 147 points possible for any driver in each of the divisions, the struggle for top ten positions in each division will be intense.
Following Saturday's event, there will be three more weekends of racing at Cajon before the 42nd season is concluded. The annual open competition event for late model sportsman will be held on October 5. 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.