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Date Posted — August 14, 2002
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Mike David and Lynch Racing will be competing in the Stockton Speedway Dodge Country NAPA Auto Parts 200, presented by ProLong and JaniKing. This will be David’s first return to the historic speedway where he got his start in racing since he turned his attention to racing full-time in the NASCAR Winston West Series.

David’s history at Stockton 99 Speedway began when he started working on his dad’s Late Model Sportsman at Stockton. He eventually took over the crew chief duties for his dad from 1982 until 1989. In 1990 and 1991 David was crew chief of Steve Johnson’s Southwest Series team, which won a “Rookie of the Year” title and set SWS track record at Stockton 99 Speedway, which still stands. Knowing behind the wheel is were he belonged, he built his own car for the 1993 season at Stockton 99. Mike continued to race his own cars whenever he could, until he received a full-time ride in 1997. In 1998, Mike won both the Madera track championship and Shell Tri-Track Series championship in the same season, which included two main event wins at Stockton 99 Speedway. For the 1999 and 2000 season David raced the spec. truck series were he added another 5 main event wins at Stockton’s high-banked ¼ mile, to his resume.

When asked about Stockton 99 Speedway, David says. “I love this track I’ve been coming here as long as I can remember. Most of the time it’s the place you’ll find me when the WWS series is not running. I feel like this is our homecoming. Whenever we came through with the spec truck series, we always got a great reception and a lot of support. I’m hoping to see a lot of that same support come through this weekend. If I could set-up a dream situation it would be to get my first WWS win in front of my hometown crowd at Stockton… There’s going to be a lot of friends and family there, that have followed me through the years, we would love to bring the Ford Taurus to victory lane and have them celebrate with us.”####

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Article posted by staff on August 14, 2002.