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Saldana headed to Stockton

Joey Saldana. (Chuck Fry Photo)

Joey Saldana. (Chuck Fry Photo)

From Gary Thomas

Future National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Joey Saldana will be one of the many World of Outlaws drivers looking to park it in victory lane at the Stockton Dirt Track this weekend. The driver known as the Brownsburg Bullet set the track record last year with a blazing fast 12.869 around the Stockton clay and led a number of laps in the feature, before coming home third.

Saldana currently ranks 6th in the WOO standings, 36-digits behind point leader Shane Stewart. Last season he raced to seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins and ended the campaign fifth in the final standings. He ranks sixth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 91 career victories. The only drivers ahead of him on the illustrious list are Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Mark Kinser & Doug Wolfgang.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the event this weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

FVP offers a full line of high quality oil, radiators, condensers, antifreeze, chemicals, hub assemblies, air, cabin air and fuel filters. They also offer a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUVs, commercial, marine, RV’s and other specialty vehicles.

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the March 21 & 22 FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 & two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only. To purchase tickets log onto http://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=165 or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.

Please note special starting times for this weekend.

Saturday March 21: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 4pm, Cars on track at 5:15, Qualifying at 6 & first heat race at 7.

Sunday March 22: Ticket Sales/ Will Call opens at noon, Front gate opens at 3pm, Cars on track at 4:15, Qualifying at 5 & first heat race at 6.

Delta Speedway, also located on the Fairgrounds, will be running a special Micro race on Friday March 20, making it a three-night happening on the property. World of Outlaws point leader Shane Stewart is entered in the event. There is also a post race party in the works for Saturday night following the races, along with a breakfast on Sunday morning. During the day on Saturday & Sunday there will be a live band & car show behind the grandstand area, so make plans to arrive at the track early.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 3/8 mile clay oval and is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. It is built inside a one-mile horse track and boasts one of the nicest dirt track facilities in the state. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com & info on the World of Outlaws can be viewed at www.woosprint.com