Auto racing at Heart O’ Texas Speedway includes IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMod, IMCA Stock, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock, Bomber, Junior Mini Stock, Sprint Car, etc Friday nights from March 1-Aug. 23. Gates open at 6. Admission $15 for adults, $12 seniors/college students/army, $5 a long time 6-12, free beneath 6. Pit passes $35.
STOCKTON – There turned into a second whilst sprint car driving force Logan Schuchart notion he would flip right off the song at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Not most effective did he manipulate to preserve his tires down. The World of Outlaws driver received Saturday’s 30-lap VFP Platinum Battery Shootout in front of a host of the countrywide tour’s pinnacle names. “We had been quite rapid (here) ultimate 12 months, so I became searching forward to coming returned,” Schuchart advised extra than 7,000 fans from Victory Lane on the Stockton Dirt Track. “I’m delighted we have been able to get the win this early within the season.”
Behind Schuchart became Placerville’s Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, Aaron Reutzel, and D.J. Netto. Rounding out the top 10 had been Rico Abreau, Carson Macedo, Donny Schatz, Cory Eliason, and Sheldon Haudenschild. Macedo received at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday night time, his 2nd race on the music and in the countrywide series. Former NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was introduced to the big-name electricity introduced via teammate Sweet, 10-time champion Donny Schatz points leader Daryn Pittman and protecting Stockton champ Eliason.
Kahne’s night changed into finished in Lap 24 after he slowed to a forestall on the front stretch with a shredded back right tire. Sweet stated the tune were given softer as the nighttime progressed, making the track moist in spots. He speculated Kahne, who began sixth, became the sufferer of particles. “The song situations were problematic for everybody,” Sweet stated. “He’s trying actual head. These are intricate tracks when you haven’t been in a dashing car for a long time. I’ll supply him a variety of credit scores for popping out here and competing.”
Schuchart commenced on the pole but changed into overtaken by using Shane Stewart on the fourth restart after 3 cautions within the first six laps. A long stretch of inexperienced-flag racing enabled Schuchart to re-take the lead after Kahne went out. Stewart became unable to counter when his nighttime ended with a flat proper rear tire. Though Sweet challenged, Schuchart claimed his first race of the season. The victory was especially welcome after he raced ultimate week in Tulare despite being ill with the flu.
For Sweet, it was his 2d runner-up finish in as many nights. “I notion we did a great job to get 2d thereafter a seventh-area begin, so we’ll take it,” Sweet stated. “We’re knocking at the door. Whenever you’re strolling this proper, the wins will come.” Bud Kaeding raced from 12th to fourth inside the Last Chance Showdown to make it into the characteristic. Terry McCarl, Ian Madsen, and Macedo also made the feature out of the LCS. Of the 35 drivers who came to the track, 25 earned spots within the function race. In the night’s different racing motion, Danny Wagner gained NorCal Dwarf Car function. He said he battled issues all night, consisting of beginning the main without brakes, on considered one of the larger tracks the Dwarf Cars run.
Saturday becomes the primary of two World of Outlaw stops on the Stockton Dirt Track this year. The country-wide tour collection brought all of it – the top drivers, complete stands, sunny skies, and a wedding proposal. Manteca’s Walter Carlson decided Saturday that asking Karleen Grande to marry him in front of more than 6,000 racing enthusiasts would be a memorable way to endorse.
After 4 years of dating, the racing fanatics whotheir daughters set ups made it official with a rubber O ring Carlson located in his toolbox. “It became a completely spur-of-the-second thing,” Carlson said. “I know this race most effectively takes place right here once a year. I’m not one to get up in front of a bunch of people, but I needed to stand up and do it because I love this lady.” Carlson, fifty-two, is a former motorbike and cart motive force. Grande, 39, races go-karts at Delta Speedway, the asphalt oval separated from the dust song by the pit region.