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Denied victory in July Fourth race, Nascimento dominates SLM at 99
Stockton 99
Eric “Bubba” Nascimento of Manteca basks in his victory at Stockton 99 this past Saturday. - photo by Photo by Jessica McAnelly/Jessie's Fast Photos

Eric “Bubba” Nascimento Jr., of Manteca, rolled to a fairly uneventful victory in the 50-lap Stockton Late Model feature at the 99 Speedway on Saturday night.
Stockton’s Ty Carlson finished the race in second place and Sam Solari, the 2018 track champion out of Escalon, rounded out the top three.
Nascimento had also taken the checkered flag in the Ron Strmiska Memorial 4th of July race on the previous Saturday after getting into the back of Solari’s car on the penultimate lap to take over the race lead.
However, after the race track officials ruled his move to be excessive and awarded Solari the win while moving Nascimento back to second in the final order.
Once again, grandstands tickets were not sold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Justin Scantlen, of Valley Springs, scored the win in the Bomber main over Linden’s Makila Stearns and Stockton’s Jeanna Ramos.
Joe Flowers, of Manteca, remained undefeated in the B-4 division by taking his fifth straight win of the 2020 season.
Track officials have canceled the race program scheduled for this Saturday, making the Saturday, Aug. 1, Night of Champions with Stockton Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Bombers, B-4 Cylinders, Mini Cups and Bandoleros  the next event at the 99 Speedway.