Central Valley Mini Stocks Return to Lemoore Raceway Saturday Night

Shawn DePriest will be hoping to improve on the second place finish he had last time. 

Lemoore - The House of JuJu Central Valley Mini Stock Association makes their second of four scheduled appearances at Lemoore Raceway this Saturday night. They will be joined by the exciting California Mod Lites division for some great racing on the 1/5 mile dirt oval.

Through a lot of hard work, the CVMS Mini Stock program continues to grow. There are several people committed to building cars in an effort to get more drivers into this class. Family has been the key to the growth of this effort. On any given night, you'll find the father-son duo of Ryan Doglione and Chuck Doglione competing. There's also past Super Modified racer and 2017 champion Danny Myrick and his sons, Brent Myrick and Dan Myrick. Jeff Durant and Steve Durant make a brother team, and there's also Randy Brown Sr and Randy Jr. Most of these racers are anticipated for this Saturday night.

This week, reigning champion Greg Baronian is anticipated. He was part of a loaded 24 car field that competed in the CVMS race at Hanford in April. Local racer Jason Cook won that event, chased by a trio of CVMS regulars, Dan Myrick, Randy Brown and Ryan Blank. Blank also had a third place finish at the Lemoore opener in March. It was Darren Wilson winning that race ahead of Shawn DePriest.

The lure of the $5,000 in point fund money that is being offered by the House of JuJu of Clovis and Morro Bay is attracting several Mini Stock racers to this group, and a good turnout is anticipated this Saturday night. The champion will win $1,000, and all the way to 10th place will be paid point fund monies at the awards banquet.

If Mini Stocks aren't enough, the added bonus of seeing the California Mod Lites division come to town should get you revved up. Santa Maria Speedway once had the California Dirt Car division for over a decade. The Mod Lites are a scaled-down version with 1200cc motors, similar to the Dwarf Car division but with the Eastern Dirt Modified look.

Kaden Cochran was the most recent Mod Lites feature winner and Roy Maynard finished fourth two weeks ago at Bakersfield Speedway. The two are hoping to come to town and collect the hardware this weekend. Cochrun finished fifth at Lemoore last time. The winner was Zach Forster, who set a very rapid pace as only rising young star JD Brown kept anywhere near him in second. Both drivers are a force to be reckoned with anytime they are in town.

The House of JuJu Mini Stock and Mod Lites program on Saturday night will be a good show. General Admission is $10, Seniors and Military are $5 and children 12 and under are free. Grandstands open at 2, and racing will begin shortly after the opening ceremonies at 5 pm. For further information, go to www.centralvalleyministocks.com.

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