The Sportsman Legends Group Photo – (Left to right) Back Row: Mike Friesen Mickey Shaw, Duane Noe, Dennis Moomjean, Rod Poor, Jerry Cecil, Chuck Griffin, and Jerry Holzer. Next Row: Gary Rocha, Irv Eldridge, Eldon Minor (longsleve white shirt) and Jack Houston. Third Row: Paul Gomez, Gordon Rogers. Charlie Huff, and Tom Friesen. Up front are race director Doug Williams and Promoter Ed Parker.
Mike Friesen, the Winner of the Jerry Holzer Sportsman Legends of Merced Speedway, was presented with this cup.
Mark Odgers, who led more than half of the Valley Sportsman feature event, was passed by Mike Friesen, who went on to take the cup.
Before Odgers took the wheel for the feature, it was honoree Jerry Holzer who took the ‘Missle” around the track.
Victory lane for Valley Sportsman winner Mike Friesen, flanked by race sponsor Larry Brammer and Jerry Holzer.
Bubba Nelson almost did a back flip after winning the Hobby Stock Main
Lucy Falkenberg, Left, celebrated second with Mini-Stock winner Chris Corder.
Rick Diaz (714) continued on his mission to win the IMCA SportMod championship in honor of friend John Fore, Jr. Here he passes Patti Ryland (7) in route to his sixth victory of the season.
Diaz celebrates with Baby Ellie and race team director and wife Farren, right. At left are crew members Joe Gonella and Mark Morton, along with super fan Wyatt Franklin.
A surprise visit from Legendary flagman Eldon Minor, who was behind the wheel of the classic E and H Garage wrecker from back in the 60’s. Fearless Minor waved the flags from on the track – a practice no longer allowed! All photos courtesy Mike Adaskaveg