Philpott worked his way up from the No. 8 starting position and took the lead on lap 22 after a spinout involving his son, Justin Philpott, and Atwater’s Carlos Vieira brought out the yellow flag.
David Philpott then took a dominant lead for the rest of the 60-lap race and appeared to have his seventh win of the season before officials disqualified his car. The win ended up going to Mike Beeler of Salida, with Todd Corral of Modesto second, Jeff Belletto of Modesto third, Justin Philpott fourth and Tim Spurgeon of San Ramon fifth.
Tracy’s Scott Winters took the lead at the start of the Grand American Modifieds 40-lap race, when mechanical problems forced his car into the pits on the 23rd lap and ended his winning streak at Stockton 99 at nine races.