TRI-HOLIDAY SERIES CONTINUES SATURDAY WITH STRMISKA
AND HUGE FIREWORKS SHOW!
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (June 27, 2016) - Stockton 99 Speedway welcomes back the Pacific Challenge Series Super Late Models to celebrate Independence Day, with a very special second round of the Tri-Holiday Series. In addition to a great night of racing and fireworks, the race will be the second annual Ron Strmiska Memorial 100. The PCS will pay $4000 to win and should be one of the most coveted victories this year for the touring series.
Stockton Late Models will race for 60 laps and $2000 to win as well! Grand American Modifieds, Bombers, and California Mini Cups round out the action-packed night of racing for the 68 year-old quarter-mile bullring on N. Wilson Way.
Strmiska was known as the Manteca Missile and also known for his distinctive pink #90 race cars. He won both the 1978 and 1979 Late Model Sportsman track championships and the success transferred to his son Ron, Jr. and grandson Ross as well. Ross Strmiska will be one of many valley drivers competing against the touring stars of the PCS.
Jacob Gomes of Manteca is the 2015 SRL champion and 2016 Madera PCS race winner and should be another tough customer. Other drivers with local ties expected include 2014 PCS champion Mike Beeler of Modesto, 2016 Shasta PCS winner Tracy Bolin of Valley Springs, Manteca's JR Courage, and many more.
17-time PCS race winner Jeremy Doss of Upperlake, CA leads the points standings ahead of Beeler, Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger, Bolin, and Granite Bay's Cole Moore. Cole's father John was the 2015 PCS champion and 2015 Tri-Holiday Series champion as well. John will try to get his season back on track as he currently ranks tenth in the standings after six races this season.
Former Stockton 99 Speedway track champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville, CA won round #1 of the Tri-Holiday on May 28th Memorial Day weekend.
The revival of the Stockton Late Models has been a huge success, with wins swept by Stockton drivers. The series highlight has been a 15 car field on Saturday night in a close race won by Gary Shafer, Jr. Ben Lewis II won the May 28th race while Chad Holman won the season opener on May 14th. 60 laps of competition is on tap for Saturday night!
Bringing back the Grand American Modifieds for points-paying action has also been an exciting storyline in 2016. Placerville's Scott Alves earned the victory last weekend ahead of Kris Price and Sammy Solari. Solari claimed the season-opener.
California Mini Cups have been busy this year as the youngest drivers at Stockton 99 Speedway. All but two drivers in the division are first year drivers. Adam "The Bullet" Lemke has leaned on his experience to win the first two races for the series with Stockton rookie Joey Stearns running second in both races.
John Medina won the first two races for the Bombers but it was Brad Mast getting Saturday's win with Medina relegated to second place. Darrin Adler has had a perfect season with all three races on the podium as these three drivers have made their mark on the class.
Racing activities get underway Friday night with practice from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. On Saturday pit gates open at 1 p.m. with first practices at 3:30 p.m. Pit Passes are $40 both days for all ages. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Juniors age 11-15 and Seniors age 60+, and Kids 10 & under are FREE!
Stockton 99 Speedway 2016 Schedule
March 6: 9th Annual Swap Meet
April: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
May 14: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
May 28: TRI-HOLIDAY #1 Pacific Challenge Series / Legends of the Pacific / Stockton Late Models / Bombers
June 25: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
July 2: TRI-HOLIDAY #2 Firecracker 100 Pacific Challenge Series / Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
July 16: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
August 6: King of the Wing Sprint Car Series / BCRA Midgets / Legends of Kearney Bowl / San Jose Super Modifieds / BCRA Vintage Midgets
August 13: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
August 20: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
September 3: TRI-HOLIDAY #3 Pacific Challenge Series / Legends of the Pacific / Stockton Late Models / Basic 4-Cylinders
September 10: Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Grand American Modifieds / Basic 4-Cylinders
September 17: Night of Champions - Stockton Late Models / Bombers / Mini Cups / Grand American Modifieds
October 23: Fall Swap Meet
October: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience