Harry Belletto of Modesto started on the pole position, but Philpott jumped right into the lead and held onto it as other drivers battled for the second spot through five cautions for the night. Todd Corral finished in second, and Justin Philpott, David’s son, finished a close third.
In the Grand American Modified division, Tracy’s Scott Winters made his move in the 22nd lap of the 60-lap race but had to contend with Larry Tankersley, who spun out right in front of Winters. Tankersley lost control again in lap 24, and after the yellow flag was brought out and put away, Winters took the lead and held on for the win.
Wrestlers bring back medals from Brentwood
Tracy USA Wrestling Club went to the Mount Diablo Wrestling Association championships at Liberty High School in Brentwood. Wrestlers competed in both Greco and freestyle, and Tracy USA, part of the San Joaquin Wrestling Association, took medals in the following divisions:
Wrestlers who competed in both styles were: Gregory Viloria, intermediate, first in both Greco and freestyle; Alex Garcia, intermediate, took first in Greco and second in freestyle; Angel Caudillo, novice, took first in Greco and second in freestyle; Amrit Singh, schoolboy, took first in both Greco and freestyle; and Trent Nicholson, schoolboy, took first in both Greco and freestyle;
Individual event winners were Eli Blackwell, bantam, second place; Sammo Blackwell, intermediate, third place; Noah Blackwell, novice, second place; Zach Blackwell, cadet, second place; Tyler Huckaby, cadet, first place; Chase Nicholson, junior, second place.
Tracy USA will travel to Fresno on June 5 and 6 for the California USA Wrestling Kids State Championships.
TCF team goes undefeated in tourney
Tracy Futbol Club’s under-10 girls Crush was one of the local teams that swept its games in the club’s Orange Bowl Tournament at Plasencia Fields and Tracy Sports Complex over the Memorial Day weekend.
On May 22, the Livermore Rampage scored the first goal. But the Crush retaliated quickly to reclaim the lead and win it, 4-1. On May 23, the Crush beat the Mustang Strikers, 4-0, and then beat the Central Valley Jaguars, 3-0.
Monday’s matchup against the Mustang Velocity would be the toughest of the weekend. Crush scored first and kept the 1-0 lead until the Velocity scored with seven minutes left on the clock. With three minutes left, Amanda Arledge passed the ball across the goal to Samantha Tran, who made the winning shot.
Others to score over the weekend were Arledge and Hayley Fife. Assists came from Nicole Kelsay, Fife, Arledge, Maya Lopez, Jessica Taylor and Tran.