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Photo Highlights from the Ted Stofle Classic!

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

A contrast between today’s SportMods and the Late Model Sportsman of Ted Stofle from 1980.

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

A torrid battle in the modified feature. Eventual Winner Ethan Datson is sandwiched between hard-charging Bill Egleston (15) who finished second and Jarod Fast (78.)

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

Bakersfield teen sensation Ethan Dotson races across the finish line to win the IMCA Modified portion of the Ted Stofle Classic.

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

Bakersfield’s Nick Spainhoward celebrates his surprise victory in the IMCA SportMod portion of the Ted Stofle Classic. A last lap fourth turn melee eliminated Jordan Hagar, who was the leader.

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

BAKERSFIELD BATTLE – Nick Spainhoward (40) became the surprise winner of the IMCA SportMod feature event – staying outside of leader Jordan Hagar, who crashed with a lapped car on the last lap.

Coming from nowhere, Phil Vaughn (67) passes Andrew Krumm (center) and Mike Shearer (67) in route to winning the Hobby Stock main event in the Ted Stofle Classic.

Coming from nowhere, Phil Vaughn (67) passes Andrew Krumm (center) and Mike Shearer (67) in route to winning the Hobby Stock main event in the Ted Stofle Classic.

Phil Vaughn celebrates his Ted Stofle Classic Hobby Stock win!

Phil Vaughn celebrates his Ted Stofle Classic Hobby Stock win!

(043016) Merced Speedway - (Merced, CA)

Time to Celebrate!Ted Stofle Classic Feature Winners – Phil Vaughn, Ethan Dotson, and Nick Spainhoward.

(043016) Merced Speedway - (Merced, CA)

The Stofle Family poses for a picture honoring Ted Stofle, whom the race has honored for 36 years.

(043016 Merced, CA) Merced Speedway Ted Stofle Classic - . Saturday, April 30, 2016. Staff photo by Mike Adaskaveg.

Ted Stofle’s car, driven by brother Gary, paces the IMCA modified field, led by Bubba Nelson. All Photos Courtesy of Mike Adaskaveg.