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CJ Stoakes ~ Inline/Flathead Champion

Last year’s season champion put together a wire-to-wire victory in the Inline/Flathead category. With a win at the first race and a win at the second race, this champion’s name was at the top of the leader board all year long.

 

At the first Inline/Flathead race, held April 26th at the Tulip Festival, the final round showed a win for CJ Stoakes, taking out Jerry Stauffer after running closer to his dial-in. The next event, at the NAPA Auto Parts Oldies But Goodies, showcased another win for Stoakes as he downed Dave Mueller in a double-breakout separated by only .0032. Halfway through the series, Stoakes already held a 50 point lead over second place Mueller and third place Jim Johnson.

Into July, Richard Bjerklund reached his first final round and turned it into a victory, after defeating class bully Stoakes via a 15.10 on his 15.09 dial, and at the fifth event of the series a win was again in the hands of a Bjerklund—this time Michael, who earned the victory over Walt Skoczylas when he ran an 18.756 on the 18.75 dial. With a 50 point lead over 2nd place Dave Mueller, Stoakes would only need to win first round to lock up the championship at the final race of the season. And, while Stoakes suffered a first round loss at the final event, it was all for not when Michael Bjerklund sealed his second straight victory by defeating Dave Muller in the finals after Mueller’s Plymouth couldn’t fire.

Head-to-Head

Stoakes

Mueller

M Bjerklund

R Bjerklund

Skoczylas

Others

Overall

CJ. Stoakes

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1-0

0-1

1-2

2-0

5-0

9-3

D. Mueller

0-1

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1-1

0-0

0-0

7-3

8-5

M. Bjerklund

1-0

1-1

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1-1

1-0

3-0

7-2

R. Bjerklund

2-1

0-0

1-1

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0-0

2-2

5-4

W. Skoczylas

0-2

0-0

0-1

0-0

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6-1

6-4

How to read Head-to-Head table: To find a comparison of how each driver did facing off against other driver’s read the table starting on the left column, then finding the name to the top row. For example, in the Inline/Flathead Series, CJ Stoakes (left column) had a 1-0 record against [Dave] Mueller (top row).

Points finishes are listed in order of driver name, hometown, and point’s total.

  1. CJ Stoakes, Halsey OR, 290 Points
  2. Dave Mueller, Kelso WA, 260 Points
  3. Michael Bjerklund, Lebanon OR, 240 Points
  4. Richard Bjerklund, Eugene OR, 240 Points
  5. Walt Skoczylas, Aloha OR, 210 Points

 

 

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