STOCKTON, California — This past weekend the Star Grand American Modifieds debut their second race of the season featuring a 40 lap main event. The Star Grand American Modifieds is a series within the NASCAR Whelen All American Modified series. As the Star GAM drivers compete for their own points and payouts provided by Star Racing Supply, they will also be competing in the NASCAR Whelen All American modified series as well. Three Star GAM drivers made it to the track on Saturday to battle with the newer cars.
Nick Lyons posted fast times in practice with a time of 14.493 seconds however William Camera was right there with Lyons with a time of 14.520 seconds. Three practice sessions cut the division short of qualifying and trophy dashes which led the division into the first main events.
Nick Lyons started the main event sitting in eleventh among the Whelen drivers. On the start Lyons battled with Gary Glenn however Glenn was able to overpower Lyons for eleventh. Tough break for Lyons as his night ended with mechanical issues on lap 8. Lyons with the points lead in the division claimed a third place finish for the night.
David Stricklin started sixteenth and immediately began battling for position with Whelen driver Alan Rider on the start. On lap six, Stricklin made a two position jump passing William Camera and Nick Lyons for the lead in the Star GAM series. However, Stricklin fell back to sixteenth as competitor William Camera made a pass on David and Keegan Walmer on lap eight. After the other drivers settled down, Stricklin was able to improve by making solid passes picking off a position each time. By lap 17, Stricklin was in the 10th position running consistent with the Whelen drivers. As the race wound down Stricklin knew he only had a few more laps remaining to gain any more positions. On the last lap, Stricklin made one last pass for ninth and a second in the Star GAM series.
William Camera started 14th in the main event ran into some tough luck as Camera took a three position set back only to be gained back in three short laps. By lap nine, Camera was up to the 13th position battling with Whelen driver Scot Alves. On lap 17, Camera made a two position jump for eleventh keeping up with the Whelen pack and competitor David Stricklin. By lap 23, Camera had ran down and passed Stricklin to lead in the Star GAM series and finished the feature in seventh and a Star GAM victory.
Next up for the Star Grand American Modified series is May 26th as the division heads into the first Tri Holiday Classic Series at Stockton 99 Speedway. The Modified division will kick off Memorial Day Weekend contesting a 60 lap main event. For More information on Stockton 99 Speedway or the Whelen All American Series Modifieds Presented by Star Racing Supply race series, visit www.stockton99.com website or call 209 466-9999. For more information on Star Racing Supply visit www.StarRacingSupply.com. The Racer's store is located 8581 Younger Creek Drive, Sacramento, CA 95828 or call (916) 914-1284
Star Racing Supply is the new Stockton 99 track vendor with a physical store at the track offering over 400 brands of racing parts and supplies. Star Racing Supply is the official source for tires and fuel for Stockton 99 Speedway. Star Racing Supply is working to become the new Modified headquarters for Northern California. Star Racing Supply offers four brands of Modified chassis including Racecar Factory, Ellis, Port City and Wenteq. Star Racing Supply is supplied with a full fabrication shop to offer chassis services as well as provides all the parts and materials to build, race and maintain Modified race cars
|2012 Whelen All American Series Modifieds Presented by Star Racing Supply Schedule|
|April 28th Twin 40s|
May 5th w/K&N 60 laps
May 26th Tri Holiday Race 1 & 60 laps
June 9th Twin 40s w/SRL
June 16th Twin 40s
June 30th Tri Holiday Race 2 & 60 laps
July 21st Twin 40s
August 4th Twin 40s
September 1st Tri Holiday Classic Race 3 & 60 laps
September 15th Twin 40s