EL CAJON, CA. The late model sportsman drivers at Cajon Speedway don't get too many nights off during the season. But one of those occasions comes this Saturday night at the 3/8 mile paved oval. Taking the place of Cajon's premier stock car...
EL CAJON, CA. The late model sportsman drivers at Cajon Speedway don't get too many nights off during the season. But one of those occasions comes this Saturday night at the 3/8 mile paved oval.
Taking the place of Cajon's premier stock car class will be the Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks. They will be joined by three of Cajon's regular divisions - the Grand American modifieds, street stocks, and bomber stocks.
The Allison legacy cars will also visit the track. The night will conclude with the monthly stopover by the Train Racers.
Race time is 6:45 PM. Qualifying runs will start at 5:15 PM. Practice begins at 4:00, the same time the gates open.
This will be the third of four appearances at Cajon this year for the Speed Trucks. They previously ran on the Gillespie Field pavement in March and April and will return on August 11.
Each of the Speed Truck races is being taped for later television broadcast. This Saturday night's 50-lapper is scheduled to be shown on KTLA (Channel 5 in Los Angeles) on Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00 pm and will be rebroadcast on TNN on Sunday, August 5 at 8:30 am.
Four chassis are eligible to compete in the Speed Trucks. The Ford Ranger, Dodge Dakota, Chevy S-10, and Toyota Tacoma are used in the spec class. Each body style has the same engine under the hood. Power is provided by a 330-horsepower, 350 cubic inch, Chevrolet Vortec engine. The engines are sealed and teams are not allowed to make modifications to the power plant. In the local portion of the show, Scott Brown will be trying to continue his march towards his first championship in the Grand American modifieds. Brown has three victories in five starts this year. The Spring Valley racer has a 26-point margin over defending champion Mike Salm and three-time divisional champ Ron Brown, who is also the younger Brown's uncle.
In the street stocks, Rich Green sits in the number one spot while the bomber drivers are chasing veteran and former champion Bob Wickey.