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Source — Madera Speedway PR
Date Posted — August 20, 2002
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MADERA, California -- Madera Chevrolet - Toyota presents the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge at Madera Speedway this Saturday August 24th.

With only four events left this season, it is becoming crunch time for NASCAR Sunbelt Region points leader Scott Winters as he has been doing all he can to insure that he will stay on top for the last month of the season.

Winning five events this season, and finishing in the top five in every single one of the fourteen events to date has proven that Winters is able to be crowned the Sunbelt Region Champion. Madera Speedway is known for its strong modified competition where drivers come from all over Northern California to compete at the fastest third mile in the west.

The Sportsman division at Madera Speedway has been creating a buzz around the state as well. With it's unique combination of rules that allows almost any type of sportsman or street stock from the state to compete in the class. If that isn't enough variety for you, full sized Chevrolet and Ford trucks are also out there competing every weekend.

Cary Hahn currently leads the points. He drives a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Second in points is Chris Smith, who is only nine points behind in his Chevrolet Silverado. Third in points is 18 year old Justin Westmoreland who drives a Ford Thunderbird.

Manny Gonzales and David Lander keep getting closer and closer in points. Last race marked another win for Lander and another gain in the points. With a gap separating the two by four points, a finish with a difference in two positions could mean a points lead change.

Don Smith has built a comfortable points lead over Doug Bridger in the Toyota Modifieds. After nearly a month off from competition, all the drivers in this division are ready to get back out on the track and finish the season.

Frank Mazzei is now only five points ahead of Les Wasson. Mazzei had car troubles last race with a radiator going out on his Pure Stock. If he has one more spell of bad luck, it could mean the end to his reign as the dominant force in the division and the end of his hopes for a three-peat championship.

Ticket Prices for Saturday August 24th are as follows: 12.00 dollars for adults, 10.00 dollars for military, seniors and students with ID, 6.00 dollars for children ages 6 to 12, 30.00 dollars for a family pack that will admit two adults and two children, and as always, children five and under are free. Grandstands open at 5 PM and racing starts at 7. For more information, please visit our website at

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Article posted by staff on August 20, 2002.