Championship night for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour rolls into Stockton Friday
By Gary Thomas
Stockton, CA – October 30, 2018…What started in late-February officially concludes this Friday November 2nd when the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour invades the Stockton Dirt Track for championship night.
Friday’s event helps open Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds and marks the third appearance of the season at the track for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Also competing on Friday will be non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.
The following night will then see the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, along with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series in action during the 35th running of the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Camping for the weekend is available on the grounds at a cost of $33 per night with a two-night minimum.
Going into the final night of the season San Jose’s Shawn Jones holds a 63-point lead, as he searches to bring home his first career C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour title. Jones is also one of the top Dwarf Car drivers in the state of California, showing the versatility that he possesses. He captured his first Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited tour victory earlier this year at Silver Dollar Speedway and has been a consistent front runner all season long.
Sacramento racer Troy Degaton has also put together a fine campaign and heads into the Stockton Dirt Track ranking second in the standings. Ryon Siverling, Nick Larson and Cody Spencer complete the top-five in points. Rounding out the top-10 are Kaimi Costa, Angelique Bell, Scott Hall, Robert Floyd and Terry Schank Jr.
Last time out with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour it was Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain who claimed a thrilling victory on opening night of the Gold Cup in Chico. Additional drivers expected this Friday will include Paul Vandenberg, Adam Christian, Sparky Howard, Bob Davis, Brian Sperry, Bob Newberry, Adam Teves and more.
A full program of Quick Time Mortgage qualifying; King Racing Products, SpeedMart and Benic Ent. heat races; the Santamauro Racing Products dash and the Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main will be on tap. All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission. Adult tickets are $15, kids 6-12 will be $5, while those five and under are free.
The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/november-2—hunt-magneto-wingless-sprint-car-series-norcal-dwa/dates/Nov-02-2018_at_0400PM
Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main winners this season: Kalib Henry (Marysville Raceway February 24), Shawn Jones (Silver Dollar Speedway March 10), Michael Faccinto (Petaluma Speedway March 31), DJ Johnson (Placerville Speedway April 28), Michael Faccinto (Stockton Dirt Track May 26), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway June 16), Matt Stewart (Stockton Dirt Track July 7), Jake Morgan (Placerville Speedway July 21), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway August 25), Casey McClain (Silver Dollar Speedway September 5).
C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.
Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc
The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at email@example.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 season in a row 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
Photos courtesy of Jason Tucker and Chuck Fry