Prodigy Race Promotions on Sprint Car Insider. DIXON, Calif. (July 7, 2019) – Pahule Racing doubled down on victory at Dixon Speedway once again Saturday night with Austin Stone and Jeffrey Pahule Jr at the helm of a pair of 44x entries.
Austin Stone controlled the non wing event from the qualifying through the feature. Jeffrey Pahule Jr. increased his Dixon Speedway Restricted class points lead with another victory during a near flawless night.
The night began with Jeffrey Pahule Jr. taking the TEN-J Chassis number 44x and clocking in the 3rd quickest time overall in the Restricted class. His 11.056 was one of just six one-hundredths off of quick time and only three one-thousandths off of 2nd. It was safe to say the competition was as close as it gets heading into Saturday nights show.
Austin Stone then went out in the non wing car and laid down the gauntlet with quick time. His lap time came in an entire tenth and a half faster than second place. From the beginning it was clear Stone would be the driver to beat Saturday night.
The heat races were the only events on the night that did not see at least one Pahule Racing number 44x take the top spot. Jeffrey wound up third in the heat race but according to the stop watch he was faster than where he finished and a real threat heading forward. In the non wing heat Stone come from the fourth starting spot and made it all the way to second. It may have been the only race of the night he didn’t win, but his fastest lap was by-far the best of the race, and the only one in the 11 sec. bracket.
Jeffrey and Austin were able to advance to both of their respected trophy dashes. This is where the brooms came out.
Jeffrey was able to take the outside front row spot and use it to his advantage. His momentum was enough to seal the deal and grab the trophy dash victory, and ever-important pole position for the main. Stone on the other hand down-right put the field in the hurt locker run in 7/10ths faster than the entire field.
Jeffrey Pahule Jr came into Saturday leading the points standings at Dixon Speedway and starting to roll into the momentum. His confidence at the track is at an all time high and it shows every time he takes to the track. Saturday night he lead the Restricted field to the green and never looked back. At the end of 20-laps the 44x was a full second ahead of the entire field. It was a dominant performance for the Dixon Speedway points leader as the season is now in full swing and every lap counts toward the title.
Austin Stone lead the night cap 30-lap Non Wing main event to the green and never looked back as well. He was kept honest but never faltered. After 30 laps Stone crossed the checkered 6/10ths ahead of second but completed another Pahule Racing Dixon Sweep.
According to team owner Jeff Pahule the addition of Austin Stone has been instrumental to the team. With his help and the confidence his son Jeffrey is racking up from week to week the team is building solid momentum. With that momentum rolling Pahule is confident that the success will soon translate to other tracks and bigger events.
On the schedule this weekend for Pahule Racing is the Fast 1/5 mile oval of Delta Speedway. The team hopes to be standing in the winners circle for the first time at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Saturday night. A win Saturday would loom large on the confidence of the team heading into one of the biggest weeks of the year at the Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway in Bellingham, Washington, the following week.
It’s showtime for Pahule Racing.
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