Supermodifieds Invade Cajon Speedway EL CAJON, CA. The fastest short track racecars in the country roll onto "the fastest 3/8 mile paved oval on the west coast" this Saturday night when Sid's Auto Body presents the Supermodified Racing League at...
Supermodifieds Invade Cajon Speedway
EL CAJON, CA. The fastest short track racecars in the country roll onto "the fastest 3/8 mile paved oval on the west coast" this Saturday night when Sid's Auto Body presents the Supermodified Racing League at Cajon Speedway.
This will be the final points race of the season for the supermodifieds. It will be the next to the last event of the year at the Gillespie Field oval. On October 20, Cajon will bring down the curtain on its 41st season with a 150-lap Factory Stock enduro and Boat Trailer Race IV.
Race time this Saturday night will be 6:45 PM. A 40-lap main event will highlight the evening for the winged machines. Sharing the pavement will be the local Grand American modified division to make this an all open-wheeled show. Ron Brown won the local modified championship this year, edging out defending champion Mike Salm and his own nephew, Scott Brown for honors. Also appearing will be vintage racecars; that group will be participating in exhibition events.
Troy Regier, who calls Dinuba in the San Joaquin Valley home, has been the story of the season for the supermodifieds. He has captured their last three titles and is in the driver's seat again this year. But the supermodifieds have been a tough division to handicap at Cajon. They have appeared nine times at Cajon, dating back to 1988. No one has yet made two trips to victory lane.
Only two previous victors, Regier and last year's winner Dale Lamborn, could end that streak. But Regier hasn't won at Cajon since 1995. Last year he ran fifth here.
If Regier and Lamborn are both denied victory this time around, the most likely new visitor to victory lane would be Rick Veenstra from Boise, Idaho. Veenstra sits second in the points and has already been victorious this year. Regier currently has 893 points to Veenstra's 786.
Following Regier and Veenstra in the point standings are Mike Baisch of West Valley, Utah (628), Eric Silsby of Carson City, Nevada (616), Scott Schmidt of Fort Lupton, Colorado (583), Jim Birges of Fresno (538), Jeff Russell of Boise, Idaho (408), Bob Bigiogni of Salinas (399), Kenny Hamilton of Boise (384), and Kirk Wartman of Boise, Idaho (319)