Tribute to Gary Patterson week has arrived! Here is this Friday and Saturday’s schedule at the Stockton Dirt Track
Fri November 2nd: Winged 360 Sprint Cars ($2500-to-win/ $400-to-start), C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Dwarf Cars
Sat November 3rd: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards / King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Finales
The SCCT feature will award $5500-to-win/ $400-to-start thanks to extra money from Kyle Larson Racing, while the KWS-NARC main event will be $4000-to-win/ $650-to-start thanks to extra money from HydroChemPSC.
Both Dashes will be a minimum of $1000-to-win thanks to SunnyValley Bacon and the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival. The $1100 Double Duty Challenge Bounty is also still up for grabs to any driver that can win both A-mains on Saturday. More info on the weekend at www.stocktondirttrack.com
Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.
Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the sixth consecutive season that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.
The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com