Manteca native Ryan Strmiska finished second in Saturday's soapy 200-lap Enduro at Madera Speedway.
Strmiska and winner David Pabst of Stockton were the only cars left on the lead lap when the race was stopped at the 100-lap mark to turn the field around in the traditional counter clockwise direction.
Twenty cars started the event, but 14 continued at the half-way mark. There were two red flags in the first 100 laps, not including the spectacle of Santa Clara's Ken Winland spinning into two barrels of soapy water in on the front straightaway.
Strmiska, a third generation racer and uncle of Western Late Model series regular Ross Strmiska, was pleased with his second-place effort.
"We finally got a motor that stayed together and it paid off tonight," Strmiska said. "I just tried to take it easy because it is a long race and stay there until the end. I am happy."
The night started with Fresno's Dave Boyco winning the 30-lap Four Banger race, holding off a charge from Madera's Dan Evans.
Madera will put on the annual Vukovich Classic on May 10, featuring a 50-lap Western Late Model main, 410 and 360 Modifieds, Bay Area Racing Association Midgets, Legends of the Pacific, a Spectator Racing Series event and the American Limited Stock Cars.
NHRA, at Maidson, Ill. -- Tim Wilkerson topped the Funny Car qualifiers for the fourth time in seven attempts in the O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals, making a quarter-mile pass at 4.744 seconds and 326.16 mph.
Australia's Dave Grubnic earned his first No. 1 spot of the year, the eighth of his career and his first in St. Louis when he turned in a 4.467 at 319.90 in his Top Fuel dragster.
In Pro Stock, Jason Line picked up his first No. 1 qualifier of the year, the 14th of his career and his first at Gateway when he drove his Summit Racing Pontiac GXP to a 6.571 at 209.23.
Defending NHRA POWERade Series champion Matt Smith rode his cycle to a 6.901 at 190.32 to unseat Friday's low qualifier, Chip Ellis.