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| 14 May 2015 3:52 pm

Stockton Motorcycle Club Short Track
Delta Speedway

Story and Photos by David N. Haughs/www.haughsphotography.com
STOCKTON, CA, MAY 9, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, the Stockton Motorcycle Club hosted a short-track race at the Delta Speedway in Stockton, California. The weather was perfect – sunny and warm, with a nice delta breeze blowing to cool things off. This was the first time that motorcycles had raced on the new, larger, one-seventh-mile-long, banked, clay oval.

Christian Spurgeon (347E) won both the 80/85cc and 250cc B/C contests at the Stockton Motorcycle Club’s short-track race at Delta Speedway.

Christian Spurgeon (347E) won both the 80/85cc and 250cc B/C contests at the Stockton Motorcycle Club’s short-track race at Delta Speedway.

The clay surface developed a nice, wide groove that resulted in some great racing. The facility was excellent for spectators and participants alike. The metal bleachers were like new, and there was easy access to large restrooms and a concession stand loaded with delicious food and drinks. The program was run quickly and efficiently. While each race was being run, the next race was being staged at the entrance to the track, so there were no delays in the program.

Chad Spurgeon (351E) was victorious in the 60/65cc C class.

Chad Spurgeon (351E) was victorious in the 60/65cc C class.

At the riders’ meeting, the club announced that there would be six-lap heat races and eight-lap main events for all classes except the Open A class, in which there would be a 10-lap heat race and a 15-lap main event.

David Jorgensen (144A) led the first lap of the Open A heat race. Going into the third turn, it was Jorgensen with the lead and Evan Anders (32) on the outside, followed by Michael Rodriguez (54E) and Michael Inderbitzen (54Z).

David Jorgensen (144A) led the first lap of the Open A heat race. Going into the third turn, it was Jorgensen with the lead and Evan Anders (32) on the outside, followed by Michael Rodriguez (54E) and Michael Inderbitzen (54Z).

When the Open A riders lined up for their heat race, it was David Jorgensen sitting in the pole position. Jorgensen got the jump off the line and was the first rider into the first turn. The pack came down the back straightaway and into the third turn with Jorgensen still in front. Evan Anders went to the outside of Jorgensen, while Michael Rodriguez went low, trying to get under Jorgensen. Rodriguez went down in the turn, taking Jorgensen with him. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the race was restarted.

CCE 2015 Story Ad 590 0001Evan Anders got the jump on the restart and led everyone through turns one and two and down the back straightaway. Anders dived into turn three, with Rodriguez just outside his rear wheel.

After the restart, it was Evan Anders (32) leading, followed by Michael Rodriguez (54E), Samuel Knox (108) and Michael Inderbitzen (54Z).

After the restart, it was Evan Anders (32) leading, followed by Michael Rodriguez (54E), Samuel Knox (108) and Michael Inderbitzen (54Z).

Rodriguez squared off the turn and got a drive, coming under Anders onto the front straightaway. The two battled side by side down the front straightaway and through turns one and two. As they raced down the back straightaway, Rodriguez finally won the battle and led the pack going into turn three. At the same time, Michael Inderbitzen entered the turn on the outside of Anders. Inderbitzen fought to maintain control, staying right beside Anders through the turn and up the front straightaway.

The two battled through turns one and two, with Inderbitzen still working the outside. Using the outside line, Inderbitzen got by both Anders and Rodriguez, and he led the race going into the third turn.

After taking the lead away from Evan Anders (32), Michael Rodrigues (54E) led Anders into the third turn in the Open A heat race.

After taking the lead away from Evan Anders (32), Michael Rodrigues (54E) led Anders into the third turn in the Open A heat race.

When the white flag flew, it was Inderbitzen in the lead, followed closely by Michael Rodriguez.

Inderbitzen took the checkered flag first, followed by Michael Rodriguez, David Jorgensen, Chris McDougal, Evan Anders and Samuel Knox.

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In the 250cc Amateur heat race, Jacob Pursell got a good start, taking the early lead. Pursell led Hunter Brooks by four bikelengths through turns one and two and down the back straightaway. Brooks closed the gap between himself and Pursell through turns three and four and got the inside line going into turn one.

Hunter Brooks (56) takes the high line through turns three and four after catching up to leader Jacob Pursell (1Y) in the 250cc Amateur heat race.

Hunter Brooks (56) takes the high line through turns three and four after catching up to leader Jacob Pursell (1Y) in the 250cc Amateur heat race.

Coming out of turn two, it was Brooks in the lead. Pursell dropped to the inside and made a run at Brooks down the back straightaway, but he could not get into turn three ahead of Brooks.

Hunter Brooks (56) leads Jacob Pursell (1Y) in the 250cc Amateur heat race.

Hunter Brooks (56) leads Jacob Pursell (1Y) in the 250cc Amateur heat race.

Brooks went on to win the race, earning pole position for the main event.

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In the Open A main event, Michael Inderbitzen had the pole position. When the green flag was thrown, Inderbitzen vaulted off of the starting line and into the first turn ahead of everyone else. Coming down the back straightaway, it was Inderbitzen out in front by a few bikelengths, with Michael Rodriguez in second place. Behind Rodriguez, were Samuel Knox, David Jorgensen, Chris McDougal and Evan Anders.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z) led the Open A main event fr0m wire to wire.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z) led the Open A main event fr0m wire to wire.

Jorgensen moved up under Knox entering turn three to take over the third-place slot. Chris McDougal and Evan Anders both got by Knox before the checkers flew on the last lap.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z), winner of the Open A main event.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z), winner of the Open A main event.

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In the Vintage A main event, Robert McDonnell had the pole position on the starting line, but when the green flag came out, it was Dan Cahoon who jumped off the line and led the pack going into the first turn. However, the race was red-flagged and the riders brought back and lined up again. Dan Cahoon was sent to the back row for getting away early.

On the restart, Gary Durbin got the jump and led the field into the first turn. Behind Durbin, in the second-place position, was Michael Fowler. Going into turn three, Fowler was flanked by Dan Cahoon on the outside and Robert McDonnell on the inside. They went three-wide through turns three and four. Dan Cahoon exited turn four ahead of McDonnell and Fowler.

On the next lap, McDonnell got by Cahoon coming out of turn two, taking control of the number-two position. Fowler tried to get under Cahoon twice, without any luck, so in the end it was Gary Durbin, followed by Robert McDonnell, Dan Cahoon and Michael Fowler.

Gary Durbin (25H) won the Vintage A main event.

Gary Durbin (25H) won the Vintage A main event.

Robert McDonnell (1) took second place in the Vintage A main event, followed by Dan Cahoon (32P) in third place.

Robert McDonnell (1) took second place in the Vintage A main event, followed by Dan Cahoon (32P) in third place.

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Ryan Ledou (214F) came out on top in Vintage C competition.

Ryan Ledou (214F) came out on top in Vintage C competition.

The Stockton Motorcycle Club will host two more races this year at Delta Speedway, one on June 6 and another on June 13. Don’t miss out on all of the action!

Delta Speedway
Stockton, California
Results: May 9, 2015

Race 1

SUPER SR A: 1. Joseph Knight (KTM); 2. Michael Fowler; 3. Thomas Knight; 4. Curt Brooks.

SUPER SR B: 1. William Brown.

Race 2

CLASS 4 PEE WEE: 1. Christian Knox; 2. Jeffrey Wells; 3. Elijah Jungeblut.

Race 3

80/85 A: 1. Christian Spurgeon; 2. Justin Anselmi; 3. Tyler Raggio; 4. Kameron Broyles.

80/85 C: 1. Chad Spurgeon; 2. Zayne Kannal.

Race 4

VET B 40+: 1. Barker Paul; 2. William Brown.

VET B 30+: 1. Robert Bacosa Jr.

VET C 30+: 1. Brian Cobb.

Race 5

100 YOUTH MODIFIED A: 1. Kameron Broyles.

100 YOUTH MODIFIED C: 1. Zane Kannal.

100 YOUTH STOCK C: 1. Hanna Powell.

100 MODIFIED A: 1.Christopher Kruseman.

Race 6

OPEN A: 1. Michael Inderbitzen; 2. Michael Rodriguez; 3. David Jorgensen; 4. Chris McDougal; 5. Evan Anders; 6. Samuel Knox.

Race 7

VINTAGE TWINS: 1. Michael Fowler.

VINTAGE B: 1. Chris Sage.

VINTAGE AM: 1. Jeff Corcoran.

Race 8

60/65 C: 1. Chad Spurgeon; 2. Dylan Powell; 3. Jeffrey Wells; 4. Christian Knox.

Race 9

VINTAGE A: 1. Gary Durbin; 2. Robert McDonnell; 3. Michael Fowler.

VINTAGE A 30+: 1. Dan Cahoon.

Race 10

VINTAGE C: 1. Ryan Ledou; 2. Jeff Corcoran; 3. Stacy Ledou; 4. Garlana Powell.

Race 11

MASTER A 60+: 1. Thomas Knight; 2. Bud Riddle; 3. Dennis Cameron; 4. Ron Kilby.

MASTER C 60+: 1. Lane Allen.

Race 12

250 AM: 1. Hunter Brooks; 2. Jacob Pursell.

Race 13

VET A 40+: 1. Dan Cahoon; 2. Thomas Knight Jr.

Race 14

OPEN B: 1. Hunter Graham; 2. Paul Barker; 3. Darrell Beardsley.

Race 15

OPEN AM: 1. Hunter Graham; 2. Kenzie Rae.

OPEN C: 1. Bryan Cobb; 2. Anthony Torres; 3. Nolan Hunter; 4. Joshua Thrasher; 5. Nick Garner.

Race 16

250 C: 1. Christian Spurgeon; 2. Jared Jensen; 3. Chance Grave.

250 B: 1. Jacob Pursell; 2. Hunter Brooke.

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