Sliding Sideways Speedway
2003 / 2004 Chowchilla Results
May 29, 2004 - Chowchilla
By: Robert Mellor
Karen Gould racing photographer has a Chowchilla page on her website.
Checkered Flag Photos
Chowchilla, CA - November 1, 2003
Randy Martin Wins First Main Event
#322 Dave Fonts 3 3 1 7
#155 Vince Bertolucci 2 2 2 6
#333 Shawn Eldridge 1 2 0 3
#190 Steve Lewotski 0 1 2 3
#375 Clark Caravella 1 0 1 2
#180 Randy Martin 3 1 3 7
#12 Greg Hooten Jr. 2 3 3 8
Vince Bertolucci (Fell)
Greg Hooten Jr. (Fell)
Chowchilla, CA - November 8, 2003
Matt Browne Wins Main Event
155 Vince Bertolucci 1 1 1 3
29 Matt Browne 3 3 3 9
190 Steve Lewotsky 2 3 1 6
12 Greg Hooten Jr. 3 1 3 7
X Greg Hooten Sr. 1 0 0 1
93 J.T. Mabry 0 2 2 4
236 Robert Mellor 0 2 2 4
363 Kell Kerrigan 2 0 0 2
Greg Hooten Sr.
Main Event (Restarted)
Greg Hooten Jr. (Penalty Line, Fell)
Chowchilla, CA - November 15, 2003
Brian Yarrow Wins Main Event
8 Brian Yarrow 3 3 3 9
29 Matt Brown 3 3 3 9
322 David Fonts 1 2 2 5
236 Robert Mellor 2 1 1 4
12 Greg Hooten Jr. 2 0 2 4
155 Vince Bertolucci 0 2 1 3
31 Jon Curry 1 1 0
112 Devon Defreeze 0 0 0 0
Greg Hooten Jr.
Support Main Event
Greg Hooten Sr.
Chowchilla, CA - December 6, 2003
Brian Yarrow Wins Main Event Again!
21 Brad Sauer 3 1 2 6
12 Greg Hooten Jr. 2 2 3 7
190 Steve Lewotsky 1 0 1 2
X Greg Hooten Sr. 0 1 1 2
8 Brian Yarrow 3 3 3 9
236 Robert Mellor 2 2 2 6
17 Robbie Sauer 0 3 0 3
123 Mark Thomas 1 0 0 1
93 J.T. Mabry 0 0 0 0
Greg Hooten Sr.
Mark Thomas (fell)
Greg Hooten Jr. (fell)
Support Main Event
NEXT RACE DECEMBER 20
NO SPEEDWAY RACING THIS SATURDAY (DEC 13) AT
NEXT RACE DECEMBER 20. SHOULD BE A GOOD FIELD, HAVE SOME NEW ENTRIES NEXT
WEEK AS WELL AS SOME RETURNING FAVORITES.
IF THERE ARE ANY JUNIOR RIDERS INTERESTED IN RACING PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL. I
THINK THE JUNIOR PROGRAM IS MISSING OUT ON SOME VALUABLE TRACK TIME.
(916) 771 4629
Effective January 10th racing will begin at 4:30p.m. Practice will begin at 3:00. The days at chowchilla had become
rather long running with both carts and flat track classes. The new schedule will have NO CARTS.
This will eliminate 20 races and considerably speed up the program.
Anybody who hasn't had the chance to make it out you are missing out on some
great racing. Many thanks to all of those who have came out to support this
new track. If there are any riders wishing to race please give me a call.
Come once and I know you will come back. We have know run 5
rounds and the racing just keeps getting better. This week we will welcome
Chris "The Tiger" Kerr and his teammate Billy "Haybail" Hiles.
Hopefully we can talk Rachelle into riding as well. We have had many great
riders out and are expecting many more.
Robert Mellor (916) 771 4629
Chowchilla, CA - January 10, 2004
Chowchilla has been running Speedway since October, with a small number of
Speedway riders, but last night was the first time there was a large turn
out. Its a covered facility, so is unaffected by weather conditions. The
price to pay for this is the noise.
The program interleaved Speedway into what was primarily a flat track
meeting, and the Speedway riders were quite an attraction. Compared to the
flat track the races were much shorter, and in my opinion much more
interesting. I hope this generated more interest for Northern California and
Southern California riders to support this facility.
Bryan and Chris had a good race out front, JT and Vance Felicio diced for
third place until Vance fell, and the race was called. It was good to see Robbie Sauer and Billy Hiles riding earlier in the day, but neither competed
in the main event. Robbie, who comes from Bakersfield made it up to
Chowchilla in less than two hours.
It was good to see Teddy Taylor back on a Speedway bike, thanks to the loan
of Greg Howell’s bike. The reason was an early practice in preparation for
competing in a couple of ice racing rounds. Teddy was a top flat track racer
in the nineties, including a third place in the Sacramento mile in 1993,
riding as a privateer, again America’s top factory riders.
Division 2 Consolation
Winner, Teddy Taylor transferred to the main.
Another Great day of racing in Chowchilla.
A good win for Fast Fridays Speedway promoter, Dave Joiner. Dave has been
having fun practicing and occasionally benchmarks his skills on the
Division 2 (scoring 4,3,2,1,0)
Brian Daland 4 4 1 9
Kjell Lovlien 2 3 3 8
Rich Mignano 1 1 1 3
Clark Caravella 2 2 3 7
Steve Rowett 3 1 4 8
Greg Lovlien 3 3 2 8
Rick Gutzkee 0 2 0 2
Guy Jessop 4 4 0 8
Ted Taylor 1 2 4 7
Division 1(scoring 3,2,1,0)
J.T. Mabry 1 2 3 6
Robert Mellor 2 3 1 6
Robbie Saurer 0 0 0 0
Brian Yarrow 3 2 3 8
Vance Felicio 2 1 1 4
Chris Kerr 3 3 2 8
Richard Christian 0 0 0
Greg Searle 1 1 2 4
Steve Lewotsky Injured During Practice
Billy Hiles Withdrew After Practice
2003 National Youth Champion, Alex Marcucci, showed why he is National Champion, with a good win, in the Youth Class. Paul Johnson took a tumble on the first lap first time out and came back from the handicap line to quickly capture second place.
This is an excellent winter practice facility. It is an hour and a half south of Sacramento on highway 99. The organizers are very Speedway friendly.
Every rider got several practice rides, 3 heat races and a main.
It is under cover, so is protected from weather conditions. There is every reason for all Speedway riders who need practice, to support this place.
Chowchilla, CA - February 28, 2004
Matt Browne wins Main Event
John Houston makes his speedway return at chowchilla finishing first in his
first heat race beating myself and Steve Lewotsky. Finished second to Matt
Browne in his second heat then took a spectacular fall in his third heat with
multiple cartwheels down the front straight. Spent a while inside the
ambulance but then left in his own car. I have not received an update on his
condition but will post it as soon as I hear.
Main Event (restarted)
Robert Mellor( penalty line)
Mike Browne (dns)
Brian Daland continues to dominate the support class and has nearly locked
up the points title for Chowchilla Winter series. Clark Caravella is close
but would need Brian to miss races in order to catch up. Kjell Lovlien is
Chowchilla, CA - March 6, 2004
Greg Hooten Jr. Wins Main
Chris Kerr was unbeatable in the heats and looked to be running away with
the main when he missed the line going in to turn one on lap 4 and slid out.
J.R. came from the back passing Brown, Bertolucci, and then Kerr to take his
first main at Chowchilla. The race was restarted twice.
First for Hooten who got taken wide and into a hay bail and experienced a
nasty get off and once for Brown going down in turn four on the first lap of
the restart. Track was tricky and looked to change with each heat.
Lewotsky took the win in Division 2 and the battle continued in Division 3 with
Brian Daland taking the win over Clark Caravella. Big Vinnie rolled out
his new short stroke and pulled double duty competing in both d-1 and d-2
winning 3 D-2 heats And taking second in the D-1 Main.
Only 3 weeks left.
A slight adjustment in Chowchilla results the 2nd Div 2 Heat Greg Hooten Sr. seemed to be a sure winner in the heat when suddenly his motor seized. Leaving the door open for Vince Bertolucci to steal a heat which for sure Greg Hooten would have won.