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  • By Gary Thomas

Shane Golobic claims Stockton SCCT victory

Shane Golobic holds off a charging Cole Macedo to claim Salute to LeRoy Van Conett

Stockton, CA – July 6, 2019…Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic held off a hard charging Cole Macedo to snag his fifth career Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards victory on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Adding in contingency money from the night Golobic and the Matt Wood Racing/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17w team went home with $2,800 for the efforts. Along with his main event win he also claimed the Quick Time Mortgage/ ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award, the High Sierra Industries Dash and the Metal Works Fastest Lap Award.

The Kyle Larson Racing Full Time Bonus was not claimed however, which elevates the SCCT season-finale on November 2nd in Stockton to $6,500-to-win.

The best show of the main event on Saturday was watching Lemoore’s Cole Macedo charge through the field. After slowing with steering issues early on the driver of the Mike Phulps/ Metal Works No. 56 rocketed around cars while racing the extreme high side of the speedway. Once Macedo charged into second he closed on Golobic and hounded his rear tail tank for several laps. Golobic did a solid job however and maintained the lead until a late race caution waved with just four laps remaining.

On the restart Macedo blasted around the outside of Golobic and took the lead, but right as that happened the yellow flag waved for a stopped car in turn two. With Golobic back in front he moved up a little higher on the track for the remaining laps and crossed under the Ed Entz checkered flag for his fourth career Stockton Dirt Track win, tying him with Dominic Scelzi for second all time. Macedo brought home a runner up finish to match his career best with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

San Jose’s Tim Kaeding came home in third, with Roseville’s Sean Becker in fourth and Hollister’s Tony Gualda in fifth. The top-10 was completed by Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst, Gridley’s Alec Justeson, Hanford’s Zane Blanchard and Roseville’s Colby Copeland. Justeson earned the $200 Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award in the feature.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will return to action on Saturday August 3rd at the Merced Speedway in Merced. California.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar,, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website – Be sure to also like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

Remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Saturday August 3: Merced Speedway

Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (34th annual Cotton Classic w/ KWS-NARC)

Saturday November 2: Stockton Dirt Track (36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/ KWS-NARC)

Images courtesy of Devin M Photography

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