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McClish masters Stockton 99, claims USAC Western Sprint win By Bobby Gerould – June 25, 2005 -Stockton, CA…Brian McClish from Santa Rosa, CA took home the $2,500 winner’s share after 50 laps of USAC Western Sprint Car racing at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. McClish set quick time in his family owned #04 and started sixth in the feature event on the ¼-mile high-banked paved oval. Mike Murgoitio shared the front row for the main-event with Tim Barber. As the two led a 17 car field to the green flag, their cars touched, and Barber smacked the front chute wall, setting off an ‘accordion effect’ on the cars behind them. Drivers hit the binders and a chaotic mess ensued in turn one. Brad Bumgarner, Michael Trimble, and Anthony Simone all crashed together with Bumgarner getting the worst of it. The Chico driver was hit from behind and then hopped a wheel. Once airborne he slammed into the turn one retaining wall, destroying his #88. The car fell onto its side in a tangle with the #15 (Trimble), and #10 (Simone). None of the drivers were injured other than Bumgarner who was walking with a limp. He shrugged it off saying, “I’m okay. I just hope we can get a car ready somehow for Shasta.” The Shasta race is the next on the USAC Western Sprint schedule. It is earmarked for July 9th at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson, CA. (More)