We attended the July 7th race with about 30 winged FI sprint cars and several other carburetor fed racers and late models all competing in front of a couple thousand spectators; thanks to Dani Noceti and staff for a great evening; many couples and families with children all enjoying the competition; very safe and clean environment; the entire staff was friendly and all enjoying themselves; reasonable parking facilities; well equipped food services; the licorice was great; I really enjoyed those powerful circle racecars; final heat of 30 laps ran after 11:00 for cool and comfortable entertainment.
Most of the MFI cars were Kinsler or Engler fuel injection. Several crew chiefs said flat lining fuel pressures were maintained over 100 psi for the high speed bypass opening point. Most had the conventional fuel pump location behind the motor with a suction pickup from the rear mounted tank. I was impressed with the punch coming out of the turns. There was only a momentary let up approaching the turns, then back on the throttle around the turns. Stockton dirt track is a little over 1/3 mile. Full throttle most of the time. I was impressed with how orderly the drivers and push cars all worked together to coordinate the starting positions. Only a couple red flags for a flip. The safety staff was johnny-on-the-spot getting to car rotations or the occasional flip. The Stockton dirt track has a large flat run-off for the racecars so no outside guard rails to collide with. There were numerous high dollar semi rigs in the pits filled to the brim with competitors. I spoke with 28 of the crew chiefs all of whom were friendly and open about the various tune-ups.
Stockton 99 Speedway; July 3; tune & test
Stockton 99 Speedway; July 4; Ron Strmiska Memorial Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinder, Mini Cups, & Fireworks
Stockton Dirt Track; July 7; Salute to Leroy Van Conett, Elk Grove Ford 360 Sprint Car Challenge (racing mechanical fuel injection), Hunt Magneto Sprint, & B-Modifieds
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