San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding battled his way around Mitchell Faccinto early on and held off a charging DJ Netto late in the going to claim his first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph on Saturday in Stockton.
Kaeding’s win at the “Salute to LeRoy Van Conett” came aboard the Joshua Bates owned R&B Company No. 42x and earned him $3,000 by collecting the Kyle Larson Racing full-time bonus money. He becomes the eighth different winner in the eight main events held so far this season.
Netto’s charge from the 13th starting spot to finish second earned him the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award in the feature. The Hanford driver closed in on Kaeding as the laps wound down and came up just short at the finish line. Faccinto and Roseville driver’s Sean Becker and Willie Croft completed the top-five. For Becker it was his third consecutive fourth place effort in Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition.
The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst and Roseville’s Colby Copeland.
Salute to LeRoy Van Cornett
Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday July 7, 2018