NCMA Altamont Raceway report 2002-08-17

Northern California Modified Association returned to Altamont Raceway Park for their final asphalt race of the season. Hot laps found Russ Wullenwaber loosing oil on the track and creating a synchronized spin into the wall for Sam Fries and...

Northern California Modified Association returned to Altamont Raceway Park for their final asphalt race of the season.

Hot laps found Russ Wullenwaber loosing oil on the track and creating a synchronized spin into the wall for Sam Fries and Kenny Rines. Fries was repairable, Rines was finished for the night and the season.

The heat had a field of eight sprinters. Don Hicks driving for Steve Amador took the green and spun into the wall coming out of turn two. The red flag was thrown and Hicks was extracted and sent to a local hospital for a checkup. Keith Shippard ran with NCMA this evening in his first asphalt race ever. He held back and felt the track during the heat like a seasoned driver would. Holloway took first with Gonderman a close second.

The trophy dash started with fast time Gonderman on the pole, Holloway on the outside Ed Amador in third, and Larry Teixeira completing the dash. Holloway jumped out and grabbed the front with Gonderman right there. Four quick laps and they finish in those positions. Holloway, Gonderman, Amador and Teixeira.

You could feel the thunder as the 360 modified sprints brought it to the green. Sam Fries on the pole, Siverling beside him. Teixeira held down third, Holloway fourth and Amador in fifth. By lap two, Fries, Holloway, and Gonderman had pulled away from the pack and had a race all their own going. Fries held on to first with Gonderman now in second and Holloway, third by the eighth lap. Teixeira had a spin out between turn three and four. A single file restart on lap eleven and everyone just kept digging to the end. Fries took the trophy for the evening. Gonderman came in second and Holloway a close third. Silvering with a nice fourth and Amador fifth. Dan Gonderman captured the asphalt title of 2002.

Summary

Heat-Holloway, Gonderman, Fries, Amador, Siverling, Teixeira, Shippard,Hicks

Dash-Holloway, Gonderman, Amador, Teixeira

Main-Fries, Gonderman, Holloway, Siverling, Amador, Teixeira, Shippard

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