The WestCars will take to the track’s half-mile paved oval for a 100-lap race. Garry Glenn has won both WestCar races this season thus far, with checkered flags at Ukiah Speedway and Shasta Raceway Park to his credit.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action will compete with the WestCars for fans’ attention, with Tracy driver Ryan Philpott seeking his seventh win in eight races in Western Late Model action.
And when the WestCar series rolls in, Philpott will see an old friend — Pacific Grove veteran driver Dave Byrd, who edged Philpott for the 2006 Altamont WLM points championship.
“I really enjoyed racing at Altamont last year,” Byrd said in a statement. “I have so much respect for the other drivers and teams — they really made our team step up our game.”
Also racing are the Pro-Truck Series, Formula-4s, American Limited Stock Car Series and the Grand American Modifieds.
The Grand American Modified 40-lap event has a new twist, as the racers battle it out for a prize of $1,000 in an open show that should attract some of the top Modified talent in the area.
Last Saturday, GAM points leader Tony Noceti called it quits early in the race with engine trouble, opening the door for newcomer Thomas Leiby to take the checkered flag.
Chad Holman added a new face to victory lane in the American Limited Stock Car division last Saturday, winning the 30-lap event on the quarter-mile oval by nailing a restart on Lap 23.
ALSC driver and points leader Jim Dulla will be hungry to get back to victory lane after retiring early with damage in last Saturday’s event.
The Pro-Trucks are scheduled for a 20-lap shootout on the quarter-mile oval, while the Formula-4s will start and finish an evening of racing with two 10-lap events on the road course.