STOCKTON, Calif. — Mitchell Faccinto won the 30-lap open competition 360 sprint car feature at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.
The Hanford, Calif., ace drove his familiar blue No. 37 Western Metal sponsored machine to a $2,000 paycheck.
Rico Abreu hounded Facintto the whole race but had to settle for the runner-up spot ahead of Oregon invader Garen Linder.
Faccinto started from the outside pole position alongside of Dominic Scelzi. The top four points collecting drivers after four qualifying heat races drew for their starting spots.
Scelzi would bring out the race’s first caution when he slowed to a stop at the top of the fourth turn on the second lap. After a quick stop in the work area he would rejoin the tail of the field. On the restart Steve Jaquith would be the race’s first retiree when he pulled off the backstretch.
Fifteen-year-old Jesse Love, the race’s youngest driver, completed six laps before his race ended.
Jacob Tuttle would bring out the next caution on lap 13 when he stopped off the third turn banking due to an oil fire. Faccinto would hold off Abreu’s threats on the restarts. Scelzi’s race lasted only 16 laps when he pulled off the track under green and became the ninth-place finisher.
The 25-lap Sport Mod feature was won by Kevin Johnson over Fred Ryland and Guy Ahlwardt.
Troy Foulger won the 30-lap A-Mod main event over Bobby Hogge and Nick DeCarlo.
Mitchell Faccinto, Rico Abreu, Garen Linder, Cody Hodgson, Zane Blanchard, Justyn Cox, Nathan Rolfe, Jayson Bright, Dominic Scelzi, Jacob Tuttle, Jesse Love, Steve Jaquith