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    ROBBIE PRICE RIPS IT UP AT WILLAMETTE FOR FIRST CAREER NARC WIN
     

    (6/15/24 - Ben Deatherage) Lebanon, Oregon ... British Columbia's Robbie Price dominated the 30-lap NARC 410 Sprint Car feature at Willamette Speedway to score the $5,000 payday and etch his name in tour history as the newest winner on the all-time win list. He is the fourth different winner in as many nights with the ultra-competitive Fastest Five Days in Motorsports.
    "Man, I wanted to win so bad!" an overjoyed Price said in victory lane. "It's been a tough week, but I just got a great group of guys, and I tortured that thing on the last lap."
    Price shot out to the lead once the race on the initial green and rapidly negotiated the one-third-mile clay oval. Driving the Rob and Lee Leighton-fielded Saratoga Motorsports Park #21P Maxim, the leader had to deal with traffic in only six laps.
    Each time the frontrunners entered traffic; Price made the right moves. He also nailed a pair of restarts around the midway point of the headliner. Justin Sanders shadowed the leader and attempted several charges to try and find a way around Price, but to no avail. Price secured the win by a 0.479 second margin.
    "I knew (Sanders) was going to be there, I could see his guy signaling him, and I tried not to overthink it and just ran my race. It got tight in lapped traffic, but I was going to do my thing and hope for the best, and if I saw him, I was going to search around a little bit. Thankfully, I didn't see him," continued Price.
    The Mittry Motorsports-owned Farmers Brewing Company #2X KPC piloted by Sanders was second. Australian Jessie Attard successfully and methodically picked off cars in his Supreme Poultry #53 XXX to record his first career NARC podium. He started tenth, which earned him the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award.
    NARC point leader Cole Macedo posted a fourth-place result for Tarlton Motorsports in the Tarlton & Son #21 Maxim. Tyler Thompson earned his second career NARC Top 5 finish by hitting the line fifth in the J&K Auto Repair #7 X-1.
    Justyn Cox, rookie Dominic Gorden, Chase Johnson, Bud Kaeding, and Dominic Scelzi rounded out the top ten.
    Dylan Bloomfield set fast time in ARP Qualifying but had his night end when he flipped on the first lap of the feature. He walked away under his own power.
    The Heat winners were Sanders, Thompson, and Price.
    John Clark, Kinzer Cox, were all involved in red-flag incidents but were unharmed.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 3. 53-Jessie Attard [10]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [5]; 5. 7-Tyler Thompson [3]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox [11]; 7. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 8. 24-Chase Johnson [14]; 9. 121-Caeden Steele [8]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi [12]; 11. 29-Bud Kaeding [17]; 12. 18T-Tanner Holmes [4]; 13. 83T-Tanner Carrick [13]; 14. 26-Billy Aton [19]; 15. 2K-Gauge Garcia [15]; 16. 15-Nick Parker [20]; 17. 9T-Camden Robustelli [16]; 18. 96-Greg Hamilton [21]; 19. 5K-Kinzer Cox [9]; 20. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [6]; 21. 12J-John Clark [18]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Robbie Price 1-30
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Jessie Attard +7 (10th to 3rd)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [3]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson [7]; 6. 29-Bud Kaeding [6]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [5]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 7-Tyler Thompson [1]; 2. 10-Dominic Gorden [3]; 3. 5K-Kinzer Cox [2]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes [4]; 5. 2K-Gauge Garcia [7]; 6. 9T-Camden Robustelli [5]; 7. 15-Nick Parker [6]
    WINTERS PERFORMANCE HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 2. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 3. 53-Jessie Attard [2]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 6. 12J-John Clark [7]; 7. 96-Greg Hamilton [6]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson [2]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes [5]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [6]
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Dylan Bloomfield, 11.613 (21 Cars)

     

     

    COX MAKES INCREDIBLE LATE RACE MOVE TO WIN NARC FEATURE AT COTTAGE GROVE
     

    (6/14/24 - Ben Deatherage) Cottage Grove, OR ... Justyn Cox scored an incredible $5,000 to win feature with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series with a late race maneuver past Cole Macedo in heavy lapped traffic at Cottage Grove Speedway. It was the Bates-Hamilton Racing driver's second career NARC win, in a thrilling 30-lap Fastest Five Days in Motorsports show that had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
    "Cottage Grove is my favorite track in the country, and I've said that for years, and I feel like I have the most laps here out of the whole field," said the completely ecstatic main event winner. "(Cole Macedo) kind of got out of line to try and do what he needed to do as the leader, and I had one shot, so I got a couple of extra miles an hour faster than him and threw a dive bomb."
    The main event began with the Beacon Wealth Strategies dash winner Cole Macedo jetting out in front in his Tarlton Motorsports mount. The lone race stoppage was for a red flag incident with three laps complete that saw Billy Aton and Gauge Garcia collide. Neither was injured. When green flag action resumed, the Tarlton & Son #21 Maxim of Macedo set a wicked pace and developed a substantial 10-car length advantage.
    Things got interesting when lapped traffic came into the mix on the ninth trip past the flag stand. With the race going caution free, traffic got heavier and heavier. Macedo had to make some critical decisions to get around the slower cars. Cox shadowed his every move and began to reel him in aboard his Diamond Plastics #42X Maxim.
    Cox carried a lot of speed entering the bottom of turn three to power his way past Macedo to capture the lead with four laps remaining. The new pacesetter was not entirely out of the woods yet, as he had to deal with lapped traffic and a motivated Macedo. Despite Macedo's best efforts, Cox kept his car out in front and scored the exciting victory.
    Macedo would have his hands full in the waning circuits with the Whipple Supercharges #41 Maxim of Dominic Scelzi but managed to beat him to the checkered for second. Scelzi notched his first podium of the week with his third-place result.
    Chase Johnson tied his best performance of 2024 with a fourth-place finish in the Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale #24 Maxim. Tanner Holmes mustered a late race charge to score fifth-place. Holmes is the only driver during the FFDM to score all top five finishes aboard his Builders Outlet Super Store #18T XXX. His charge from 10th earned him the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award.
    Tyler Thompson, Justin Sanders, Dustin Bloomfield, ARP Fast Qualifier Tanner Carrick and Bud Kaeding rounded out the top ten.
    Carrick set fast time in ARP Qualifying.
    Heat winners were Aton, Cox, and Macedo.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [3]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo [1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [5]; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes [10]; 6. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 7. 2X-Justin Sanders [9]; 8. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [8]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick [6]; 10. 29-Bud Kaeding [12]; 11. 121-Caeden Steele [11]; 12. 5K-Kinzer Cox [13]; 13. 10-Dominic Gorden [15]; 14. 9T-Camden Robustelli [17]; 15. 21P-Robbie Price [16]; 16. 15-Nick Parker [19]; 17. 02-Ashton Torgerson [18]; 18. 96-Greg Hamilton [14]; 19. 12J-John Clark [20]; 20. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 21. 2K-Gauge Garcia [21];
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Cole Macedo 1-25; Justyn Cox 26-30
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Tanner Holmes +5 (10th to 5th)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele [6]; 5. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price [5]; 7. 53-Jessie Attard [1]; 8. 2K-Gauge Garcia [8]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 2. 24-Chase Johnson [4]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [2]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes [5]; 5. 5K-Kinzer Cox [3]; 6. 02-Ashton Torgerson [7]; 7. 15-Nick Parker [6]
    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 4. 29-Bud Kaeding [6]; 5. 96-Greg Hamilton [3]; 6. 9T-Camden Robustelli [5]; 7. 12J-John Clark [7]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [3]; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson [5]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick [6]
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Tanner Carrick, 11.088 (22 Cars)

     


    MACEDO OUTGUNS NARC FIELD AT DOUGLAS COUNTY DIRTRACK FOR FFDM VICTORY
     

    (6/13/24 - Ben Deatherage) Roseburg, Oregon ... Cole Macedo scored a hard-fought victory in the second round of the Fastest Five Days In Motorsports when the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series invaded the Douglas County Dirt Track. He took the lead on lap three of the 30-lapper aboard the Tarlton Motorsports Maxim and fought off the multi-challenges of Justin Sanders to score his third win of season.
    When the initial green flag waved, Sanders set the standard for the 23-car field, piloting the Farmers Brewing Company #2X KPC. Macedo wasn’t about to let him run away and pestered the leader until he won a drag race down the backchute for the race lead.
    "When (Justin Sanders) and I race together, being the top two in points, it is going to be a pretty good race," stated an ecstatic Macedo in victory lane. “There were key points to that race that made it all happen, I knew the bottom wasn't going to be there for too long so I told my crew chief Drew Warner that I was going to the top and luckily I got there first and my car was absolutely phenomenal."
    Lapped traffic made things interesting and put much pressure on the frontrunners to make the appropriate decisions to get past slower cars. Sanders mounted a late race charge on Macedo and got within three-car lengths before getting hung up behind two back markers which effective slowed his charge. Macedo held on to score his fourth career NARC victory and his first at the Roseburg 3/10-mile clay oval. He earned a $5000 payday.
    Sanders was credited with second place and Tanner Holmes rallied late to finish third after starting his Shane DeWald Trucking #18T XXX after starting 12th.
    Dylan Bloomfield was consistently throughout the contest aboard Vertullo Racing Starr Property Management #83V Maxim and scored fourth. Chase Johnson had an impressive 13th to fifth outing to round out the top five finishers in his Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale #24 Maxim.
    Justyn Cox started 10th and finished sixth. NARC rookie driver Gauge Garcia earned the Keller Motorsports team the Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors with a 22nd to seventh place performance. He pocketed an additional $500 from Topp-It Express.
    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding was eighth, followed by Caeden Steele and Bailey Hibbard.
    Tanner Carrick was the ARP Quick Qualifier and earned an additional $500 money from Shane DeWald Trucking.
    Heat winners were Dominic Scelzi, Macedo, and Carrick.
    Scelzi, Robbie Price, Dominic Gorden, John Clark, and Brian Boswell were all involved in red-flag incidents, but all walked away unhurt.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [1]; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes [12]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [5]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson [13]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox [10]; 7. 2K-Gauge Garcia [22]; 8. 29-Bud Kaeding [9]; 9. 121-Caeden Steele [11]; 10. 1-Bailey Hibbard [17]; 11. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 12. 02-Ashton Torgerson [16]; 13. 53-Jesse Attard [14]; 14. 9T-Camden Robustelli [19]; 15. 15-Nick Parker [18]; 16. 5K-Kinzer Cox [15]; 17. 26-Billy Aton [21]; 18. 12J-John Clark [20]; 19. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 20. 21P-Robbie Price [6]; 21. 7-Tyler Thompson [8]; 22. 41-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 23. 75-Brian Boswell [23]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Justin Sanders 1-2; Cole Macedo 3-30
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Gauge Garcia +15 (22nd to 7th)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 10-Dominic Gorden [3]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [2]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 5. 5K-Kinzer Cox [6]; 6. 15-Nick Parker [8]; 7. 9T-Camden Robustelli [5]; 8. 2K-Gauge Garcia [7]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 2. 7-Tyler Thompson [6]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele [1]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson [3]; 6. 02-Ashton Torgerson [5]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [7]; DNS 75-Brian Boswell
    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [1]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes [6]; 5. 53-Jesse Attard [3]; 6. 1-Bailey Hibbard [7]; 7. 12J-John Clark [5]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 3. 21-Cole Macedo; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Tanner Carrick, 12.533 (23 Cars)

     

     

    NARC


    TANNER HOLMES WINS ACCIDENT-SHORTENED NARC FFDM FEATURE AT SOUTHERN OREGON
     

    (6/10/24) White City, Oregon ... Local star Tanner Holmes was declared the winner of an accident-shortened 13-lap NARC 410 Sprint Car feature at Southern Oregon Speedway on Wednesday night. Holmes had led the entire distance up to that point of the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports feature before a red flag appeared for a very scary and fiery accident involving Angelique Bell.
    She was transported to a Rogue Valley Hospital with a variety of burns and breathing difficulties.
    It was an anti-climatic win for Holmes first-ever NARC win, but it was worth a $5,000 payday in front of a standing-room-only crowd just a few miles from his house.
    The race was called complete when it was determined that safety crews had exhausted most of their fire-fighting supplies battling the stubborn blaze. A trackside meeting was held with all competitors, track management, and NARC officials, and it was determined continuing the show was a safety risk.
    The Hoosier Racing Tire main event began with Holmes, in his The Boss #18T XXX, rocketing around the outside of fellow front-row starter Justyn Cox. It would take only four laps before the front runners entered some thick lapped traffic, and the Diamond Plastics #42X Maxim, piloted by Bates-Hamilton Racing driver Cox, tried to get underneath Holmes on the inside out of turn four, but Holmes kept him in check.

    Holmes made crucial passes to build up a big lead and put several lapped cars between himself and second place. During the long green flag run, Cox felt considerable pressure from Justin Sanders who searched high and low and tried to use a pick from lapped traffic. Cox scored second at the checkered with the Farmer's Brewing Company #2X KPC Mittry Motorsports-fielded entry being credited with third.

    Oregon race track debutants Tanner Carrick, in the California Waterfowl #83T Maxim, was fourth in his first ever race in Oregon followed by the Cen-Cal Demolition Services #121 Maxim, driven by teenager Caeden Steele, who was the highest finishing rookie.

    Dominic Scelzi would beat out Ashton Torgerson for sixth. Chase Johnson earned Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors with his eighth-place effort. Canadian traveler Robbie Price ended the race ninth over series point leader Cole Macedo, who was tenth.

    Cox was the fastest qualifier in the ARP Time Trials and set a new track record of 11.108 seconds.

    Heat winners earlier in the night were Torgerson, Sanders, and Carrick.

    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (13 LAPS): 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes [2]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele [5]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 02-Ashton Torgerson [6]; 8. 24-Chase Johnson [11]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 10. 21-Cole Macedo [9]; 11. 29-Bud Kaeding [10]; 12. 10-Dominic Gorden [14]; 13. 26-Billy Aton [12]; 14. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [13]; 15. 2K-Gauge Garcia [15]; 16. 9T-Camden Robustelli [16]; 17. 53-Jessie Attard [17]; 18. 15-Nick Parker [18]; 19. 12J-John Clark [19]; 20. 551-Angelique Bell [20]; 21. 75-Brian Boswell [21]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Tanner Holmes 1-13

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Chase Johnson +3 (11th to 8th)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 02-Ashton Torgerson [2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [6]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [5]; 6. 53-Jessie Attard [3]; 7. 12J-John Clark [7]

    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 3. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele [4]; 5. 2K-Gauge Garcia [6]; 6. 15-Nick Parker [5]; 7. 551-Angelique Bell [7]

    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick [1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [4]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [3]; 4. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 5. 10-Dominic Gorden [5]; 6. (DNF) 9T-Camden Robustelli [2]; 7. 75-Brian Boswell [7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [3]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders [6]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele [2]; 6. 02-Ashton Torgerson [5]

    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Justyn Cox, 11.108 (21 Cars) NEW TRACK RECORD


     


    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS AWAITS NARC 410 SPRINT CARS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
     

    (6/6/24 - Ben Deatherage) ... The wait is almost over as the 900+ horsepower open wheel racing machines of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series journey north for the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports! During a quick 120-hour span, the series will feature five races at five different racetracks across Oregon and Washington in five nights. For many of the tracks, it is their only 410 cubic inch sprint car race of the year.
    The racing extravaganza will kick off on Wednesday, June 12th, at Southern Oregon Speedway before moving northward to the Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg on Thursday, the 13th. Friday, the 14th will see the newly added Cottage Grove Speedway as a part of the mix and will be the first 410 race at the historic ¼-mile clay oval since 2014. Willamette Speedway is back with their Saturday date on the 15th. All roads will come to a head at Elma, Washington's Grays Harbor Raceway, on Sunday, the 16th, for a Father's Day fireworks-spectacular special, the Timber Cup.
    "I think that the Oregon/Washington Speedweek is an awesome trip!" said current NARC standings leader Cole Macedo from Lemoore. "I know I had a lot of fun last year, and I'm super excited to run those tracks because they can get super slick and have some character."
    With six races down in the 65th anniversary season, there have been super exciting events coming down to the last few laps, and there's no doubt that this trend will continue.
    The Fastest Five Days in Motorsports started in 2019 as the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports in California. However, that all changed in 2022 when it was redirected to the Pacific Northwest. The 2023 edition was an uninterrupted string of events that led up to the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.
    Support classes for the first four nights will be the Northwest Focus Midget Series. Saturday night, the Iron Head Sprint Series will join the card. Sunday's bout will feature IMCA Modifieds and PHRA Dwarf Cars.
    Each night will pay a stout $5000 to win and $600 to start the A-main. Another perk up for grabs is a $5000 point fund for the top eight teams in the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports points, courtesy of Roth Motorsports and Winters Performance. The overall champion will also receive a commemorative collectable trophy at the year-end championship awards banquet.
    Some extra money will be on the line Thursday night at the Douglas County Dirtrack. Shane DeWald Trucking is offering a $500 bonus for the fast timer, and Topp It Express will kick in another $500 in cash for the evening's hard charger.
    Championship Chase
    With five straight nights of action on tap, the King of the West championship title could very well be determined during the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports. Last year, eventual NARC champion Corey Day created a massive buffer over the rest of the competition that helped him lock up the title.
    Lemoore's Cole Macedo has stayed up in the first position in the championship standings for the entire 2024 campaign. Still, the Tarlton Motorsports #21 car enters the week with a slim two-point advantage. Even though last year was Macedo's first foray into several Pacific Northwest tracks, he managed to win the Willamette leg of the journey. He broke up Day's ability to sweep all four nights. So far, this team has had two NARC wins this season.
    "With the amount of racing that I've been running this year and seeing all these different tracks, I think I'll be in good shape," Macedo continued. "Drew Warner (crew chief) and the boys have been working hard, and I'm almost fully recovered from my rib injury early in the season, so our team is ready."
    As the 2024 season continues, Justin Sanders keeps getting faster and faster. The Mittry Motorsports #2X team has been excellent this year. They were outside the top five in points a few weeks ago. Now, they sit a close second after scoring a season-leading three victories. The Aromas pilot accomplished those three wins in the last four rounds, including the most recent event at Placerville.
    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding goes into the FFDM with some of the most experience at many of the tracks including Southern Oregon, Cottage Grove, and Willamette Speedways. 2024 has treated the Campbell veteran well. The team has had a lot of consistent speed. They are fourth in the title fight and trail Macedo by thirty-one points. They managed to post a pair of top five runs, including a fourth at Antioch in May.
    Fifth in series points, Dylan Bloomfield, had an impressive run last year in his Northwest debut. The Oakley teenager, racing for the Vertullo Racing #83V, had some solid runs, including a fourth-place finish at Southern Oregon after setting a quick time. His best NARC run of the current season was a third at Antioch.
    Who To Watch
    In 2022, Dominic Scelzi emerged as the champion of what was then called the Faster Four Days in Motorsports. Coming off a third-place result at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, the Fresno driver has only one NARC triumph at the five tracks on the five-night swing. That came at Southern Oregon Speedway two years ago. In 2021 and 2022, he won the FFDM and NARC series championships.
    Justyn Cox will be among the plethora of drivers to watch when he and the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X entry migrate north. The Roseville racer has spent much of his career racing and winning in the Pacific Northwest. He will be looking to score his second career NARC win during this string of events.
    Chase Johnson competed in Oregon and Washington last year for Josh Ford Motorsports, but this year, he will be using his own equipment. Not long after the 2023 Northwest swing, the Penngrove pilot returned to his winning ways after an incredibly emotional victory at his home track Petaluma Speedway. He's already notched a pair of Top 5s in 2024 with NARC, including a runner-up result at Chico's Mini Gold Cup.
    Reigning NARC rookie Nick Parker is ready for another run in the Pacific Northwest. The Vail, Arizona native, now residing in Chico, spent a lot of time adapting to many new facilities. Still, Parker is a quick learner, and once he's run somewhere, it takes little time for him to be really fast there.
    Billy Aton is no stranger to Oregon and Washington over the years. Making the haul from Benecia, Aton has shown promise in the current campaign and was a few laps away from winning the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett last month in Stockton.
    In 2023, Jarrett Soares went to Oregon for the first time to run some local winged and non-winged shows. The Gilroy gasser will be looking to capitalize on that knowledge.
    Tanner Carrick has been a phenomenal addition to the NARC 410 Sprint Series, putting up several top five finishes. This swing will be an extensive learning experience as the venues will be places the Lincoln native has had little to no exposure.
    Jessie Attard is excited to be back stateside to take on the best drivers on the west coast. The Landilo, New South Welshman, will represent his home nation of Australia. Last year, he had an impressive tenth-place result at Southern Oregon.
    Other drivers scheduled to make the trip are Ashton Torgerson from Glendale, Arizona, Sacramento's Angelique Bell, and more!
    Rookie Race
    The NARC Rookie of the Year race is also a tight-knit battle between some promising young stars.
    Caeden Steele has been impressive during the current NARC campaign, posting a pair of podium finishes. The only track of the five which he has seen live is Grays Harbor Raceway, where he made one start last July. The Easton teenager enters the FFDM with a four-marker advantage over the current runner-up.
    >From Lemoore, Gauge Garcia has gotten into a good groove in the last few events with the NARC 410 Sprint Series. Bouncing back from a hard crash at Antioch in May, the Keller Motorsport team had a phenomenal run at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial on June 1st, leading many laps and posting a second-place finish.
    Not to be forgotten is Dominic Gorden of Clovis. What's unique about this young man is that even though he's never raced at 410 at any of the upcoming tracks, he did a lot of racing at Elma, Cottage Grove, Roseburg, and Southern Oregon last July and August. There's no doubt some of the successes that he's had at those venues will translate over to the 410 as he enters the week third in the rookie race.
    Northwest Home Stand
    Jacksonville, Oregon's Tanner Holmes is excited to defend his home turf. After spending the late winter and early spring chasing the High Limit and World of Outlaws groups, the YouTube sensation returned west to compete with NARC during the last few weeks. Finishing second at Skagit Speedway on June 1st, Holmes managed to win at four tracks on the FFDM schedule in local competition and was third at last year's Timber Cup.
    Many regard Puyallup, Washington's Trey Starks as the Pacific Northwest man to beat. Second at last year's Timber Cup and the winner of the 2022 edition, Starks is phenomenal in the Northwest and is the two-time defending champion Skagit Speedway 410 champion. In fact, he's already hit pay dirt three times at the 3/10-mile clay oval that will host the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup.
    Canadian Robbie Price is expected to make the entire swing racing for Rob and Lee Leighton. Currently second in Skagit Speedway points, the Cobble Hill, British Columbia driver spent all of 2023 competing full-time with the World of Outlaws racing for Sides Motorsports and has spent lots of time running at places such as Grays Harbor and Cottage Grove.
    Tyler Thompson is not to be discounted in his native Oregon. Thompson has traveled throughout Oregon, California, and Montana already this year and will look to defend his home track, Cottage Grove Speedway, where he's the three-time defending track champion. The Harrisburg racer has posted wins at Elma and Grove in local competitions while has come close to being triumphant at Rosburg and Willamette.
    Fan & Competitor Info
    On Wednesday at Southern Oregon Speedway, the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. with the front gate opening at 5:00 P.M. Qualifying is slated for 6:00 P.M. and opening ceremonies at 7:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits overnight, and fan camping is permitted on the grounds. Adult GA tickets on Thursday will be $30. Seniors (62+), veterans with a valid I.D., and Juniors (ages 6-12) are $20. Family passes for two adults and four kids can be purchased for $100. Kids five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the Ticket Hoss app.
    Southern Oregon Speedway is located at 6900 Kershaw Rd, White City, Oregon 97502. For more information, visit http://www.southernoregonmotorsports.com/ or call 458-220-6272.
    On Thursday at the Douglas County Dirt Track, the pit gate opens at 2:00 PM and the front gates at 4:00 PM. Hot Laps kick off around 6:00 PM, followed by Racing at 7:00 PM. Adult GA tickets will be $35. Seniors (55+), Juniors (12-15), and military are $30., and kids (ages 6-11) will be admitted for $5. Tickets will be sold or Get Tickets for Douglas County Dirt Track (myracepass.com).
    The racetrack is located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex at 2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, OR 97471. For more information, log on to www.douglascountydt.com.
    On Friday, Cottage Grove Speedway will open its pit gates at 2:00 PM and front gates at 4:30 PM, with racing to begin around 7:00 PM. Adult GA tickets will be $35, while Seniors (62+), Military, and Students (ages 13-17) are $30. Kids (6-12) are $10, and children 5 and Under are FREE. Family passes for two adults and four kids can be purchased for $80. Tickets will be sold at the front gate or Get Tickets for Cottage Grove Speedway (myracepass.com).
    Cottage Grove Speedway is located at 2150 N Douglas Avenue, Cottage Grove, OR, 97424. For folks with transports, RVs, or camping trailers, please avoid using the railroad trestle bridge on Highway 99, as you will not have enough clearance to navigate underneath it. For more information, visit www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call 541-942-7561.
    On Saturday at Willamette Speedway, the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the grandstands opening at 3:30 P.M. Qualifying is set for 5:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits. Fan camping is permitted on the grounds. Adult GA tickets will be $45. Seniors, military, and kids (ages 13-17) will be admitted for $30. Kids (6-11) are $12, Children (5 and under) are $10, and a Family Pass is $100. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or Get Tickets for Willamette Speedway (myracepass.com).
    Willamette Speedway is located at 36606 Airport Dr, Lebanon, Oregon 97355. For more information, visit http://www.trophymotorsports.com/ or send an email to willamettespeedway@hotmail.com.
    On Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway, the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. The remainder of the program will look the same with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:00 P.M., wheel packing at 4:30 P.M., and racing at 6:00 P.M. Adult GA tickets each night at Grays Harbor will be $28. Seniors, Juniors (ages 7-17), and military with a valid I.D. will be admitted for $22. Children ages 2-6 will be just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or Get Tickets for Grays Harbor Raceway (myracepass.com).
    Grays Harbor Raceway is located at 30 Elma McCleary Rd, Elma, Washington 98541. For more information, visit https://www.graysharborraceway.com/ or call 360-482-4374.
    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.
    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.
    The entire Fastest Five Days in Motorsports, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race, can be viewed live on Floracing.com.
    Former Fastest Five Days in Motorsports Champions
    2023- Corey Day
    2022- Dominic Scelzi
    2021- Dominic Scelzi
    2019- Tim Kaeding
    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.
    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER SIX EVENTS IN 23-RACE SERIES - 6/6/24)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 826
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 824
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 812
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 795
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 794
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 794
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 790
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 786
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 784
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 768
    Nick Parker, Chico - 764
    Dominic Gorden, Clovis (R) - 740
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 730
    Jarrett Soares, Gilroy - 715
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose - 695
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton - 642
    Bill Smith, Sparks, NV 578
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 520
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 518
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 499

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
    June 12 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Wild Wednesday Sprint Cars
    June 13 - The Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder
    June 14 - Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy
    June 15 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion
    June 16 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, CA) - Fathers Day Timber Cup
    June 20 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup - Night One
    June 21 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup - Night Two
    June 22 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - $62,000 to win Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup
    June 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) - David Tarter Memorial

     

    SANDERS POCKETS BIG DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL PAYDAY IN NARC SPRINT CAR THRILLER!
     

    (6/1/24 - Ben Deatherage) Placerville, California ... Justin Sanders won a NARC sprint car thriller and a $5,500 payday with an exciting performance in the 40-lap Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway. He made a late move to get past race leader Shane Golobic to secure the impressive victory aboard the Mittry Motorsports-fielded Farmer's Brewing Company #2X KPC.
    Beacon Wealth Strategies Trophy Dash winner D.J. Netto set the standard once the initial green flag but had to deal with several restarts due to several stoppages in the early laps. NARC rookie driver Gauge Garcia drove like a seasoned veteran and began to pressure Netto for the point and passed the leader on the eighth trip past the flag stand.
    Garcia, piloting the Keller Motorsports Monarch Ford XXX sprinter, established a commanding lead over the rest of the competition as Netto had his hands full with ARP Fast Timer Andy Forsberg in his Pacific Highway Rentals #92 Maxim. After a caution on the 22nd circuit, Golobic, driving the NOS Energy Drink #17W, played cat and mouse with the leader, eventually riding the cushion past the low-groove riding Garcia to take the point on lap 26.
    Garcia did not go away quietly and kept Golobic honest. The script was flipped in the final 10-laps when the fifth-starting Sanders emerged as a late race contender. A lap 34 restart witnessed Sanders propel his car into the runner-up spot and get around Garcia, before performing a banzai move in the final set of turns to procure the lead at the wire on the 35th trip around the quarter-mile clay oval. Golobic returned the favor a lap later to retake the lead.
    A red flag incident with only two-laps remaining set the stage for a green-white-checkered showdown. On the restart, Sanders would again throw caution to the wind and got around Golobic with a daring maneuver out of turn four as they raced toward the white flag. It proved to be the winning move as Sanders collected his third career Placerville NARC win and his 17th series victory.
    "That was some hard racing," stated an elated Sanders in victory lane. "I thought when I passed (Shane) and then ran the top and got over the curb that it was over. When I saw him go to the top of three and four, that really surprised me, and I figured he would throw a blocking line on me, and that would have won him the race. Me and Shane have raced really hard for fifteen years now and he's the guy I always look for on the scoreboard."
    Unfortunately, Golobic would jump the cushion on the final lap which allowed for a shake-up in the top five finishing order, with Garcia grabbing second.
    "One thing about these guys like Justin and Shane is they have this place down," commented an incredibly happy runner-up Garcia after his NARC career best finish. "I can't thank this team enough, and it's super great to see all this stuff paying off, and we're starting to put results together."
    Two-time NARC champion Dominic Scelzi had an incredible run in the Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim, earning Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors with a methodical 17th-to-third run.
    Colby Copeland made a cameo appearance in the Clark Family entry and finished fourth in the CCI Electrical #12T Helix. Netto wrapped up the top five finishers.
    Golobic would end up sixth, while Michael Faccinto passed 14 cars to finish seventh for the Friends & Family Racing team. Dylan Bloomfield, Kaleb Montgomery, and Justyn Cox rounded out the top ten.
    Garcia, Golobic, Sanders, and rookie Dominic Gorden were victorious in the program's four heat races. Michael Faccinto scored the triumph in the Starr Property Management B-Feature.
    Gorden and Bud Kaeding got upside down in the main event but were uninjured.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (40 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [5]; 2. 2K-Gauge Garcia [2]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [17]; 4. 12T-Colby Copeland [9]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 7. X1-Michael Faccinto [21]; 8. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [10]; 9. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [15]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox [18]; 11. 21-Cole Macedo [24]; 12. 21S-Shane Hopkins [23]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele [20]; 14. 2XM-Max Mittry [12]; 15. 26-Billy Aton [22]; 16. 02-Austin Torgerson [16]; 17. 29-Bud Kaeding [3]; 18. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]; 19. 7B-Sean Becker [4]; 20. 54X-Ryan Bernal [14]; 21. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 22. 83T-Tanner Carrick [11]; 23. 45-Jake Morgan [13]; 24. 93-Stephen Ingraham [19]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: D.J. Netto 1-7; Gauge Garcia 8-25; Shane Golobic 26-34, 36-37; Justin Sanders 35, 39-40
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Dominic Scelzi +14 (17th to 3rd)
    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-FEATURE (12 LAPS): 1. X1-Michael Faccinto [2]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 3. 21S-Shane Hopkins [6]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 15-Nick Parker [1]; 6. 15S-Michael Sellers [9]; 7. 12J-John Clark [12]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [8]; 9. 12-Jarrett Soares [4]; 10. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [13]; 11. 551-Angelique Bell [10]; 12. 75-Bill Smith [11]; 13. DNS 77-Ryan Lippincott
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 2K-Gauge Garcia [3]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [4]; 3. 2XM-Max Mittry [2]; 4. 02-Austin Torgerson [6]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 77-Ryan Lippincott [7]; 7. 15S-Michael Sellers [9]; 8. 551-Angelique Bell [8]; 9. (DNF) 15-Nick Parker [1]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. 12T-Colby Copeland [2]; 3. 7B-Sean Becker [4]; 4. 54X-Ryan Bernal [3]; 5. 121-Caeden Steele [6]; 6. 12-Jarrett Soares [5]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 8. 75-Bill Smith [8]
    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 10-Dominic Gorden [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [2]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [4]; 4. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [3]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 6. 21-Cole Macedo [6]; 7. 21S-Shane Hopkins [7]; 8. 12J-John Clark [8]
    WINTERS PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5]; 3. 45-Jake Morgan [1]; 4. 29-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 93-Stephen Ingraham [6]; 6. X1-Michael Faccinto [3]; 7. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [7]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [8]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 2. 2K-Gauge Garcia [2]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker [3]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [6]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 10-Dominic Gorden [5]; 8. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Andy Forsberg, 10.719 (33 Cars)

     

     

    NARC 410 Sprint Cars charge into Placerville for only visit of year Saturday

    Placerville, CA...The thunderous roar of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will once again fill the air at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, June 1st for the 33rd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race. This marks the only appearance of the season of the NARC sprint cars at the high-banked quarter-mile oval as they battle it out for the $5,500 to win prize.

    With five races in the books already for the series’ 65th anniversary season, there has been some incredible action, a tight points race, and an incredibly tough contingent of drivers populating the pit area.

    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial not only features a lucrative payday but also pays tribute to an incredible driver, Dave Bradway Jr. who tragically passed away in a racing accident in June of 1987 at Skagit Speedway. The event, initially held at Silver Dollar Speedway from its inception in 1991 until it was relocated to Placerville in 2021.

    Among the “locals” who experienced a great finish in the 2023 Bradway race was Hanford driver Michael Faccinto, who drives the Friends and Family #X1 sprint car.

    “Last year was their second 410 race ever, and to be able to put a good night together with NARC that night was pretty special,” explained Faccinto, referring to his second-place finish with car owners Alan Bradway and Steve “Tooch” Tuccelli.

    “Tooch and Alan put a lot into the race and it’s very important to them. Hopefully we can be one spot better this year.”

    Several additional prizes are up for grabs, including $5,200 in additional lap money, and a $5500 payday to the winner of the 40-lap main event.

    Other awards include $1,000 to the leader of lap three of the main event, $1000 to the driver that pulls the number 3 pill during the dash redraw, $700 for the Carwash Mike Avila Quick Time, $550 for the Hardcharger award, $300 to win each heat race, $300 for the third quickest qualifier, and many more.

    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial weekend starts with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprint cars on Friday night. The NorCal Dwarf Cars will be the companion division on both nights.

    Championship Chase

    Cole Macedo continues to reign atop the current NARC 410 Sprint Car Series point battle. He will enter the Bradway with a 14-point advantage. The Lemoore chauffeur won the season’s first two rounds and has yet to have the Tarlton Motorsports #21 finish outside the top five in main event action. Macedo has one career NARC start at Placerville.

    Currently second in points, Justin Sanders of Aromas has Macedo in his sight. He will try to further slim down the points difference as the Mittry Motorsports #2X team has been in top form recently, including winning two of the last three features. In seven NARC starts at Placerville, Sanders managed to win twice, in 2018 and 2019. Also, in 2019, he was the victor of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.

    Shane Golobic enters the weekend third in the standings and is the only driver with a single win with NARC in 2024 to his credit. The Fremont pilot is no stranger to success at Placerville as he has an incredible track record with NARC, including a victory in 2016 and 17 top tens in 18 starts at the track. The Matt Wood Racing #17W entry was third in last year’s race.

    Roseville’s Sean Becker is coming off a sensational runner-up result in the most recent NARC race and is currently fourth in the table of the championship standings. The 2005 NARC champion won the Bradway in 2006 and is seeking his first series win since 2021. Twice a winner when the tour came to town, achieved in 2004 and 2014, he also posted 15 top ten finishes in nineteen starts.

    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding completes the top five in points, in fifth. The Campbell chauffeur has collected three finishes in the top five in the first five starts of the 2024 season. Winning twice in NARC competition in 2016 at Placerville, Kaeding has accrued 20 top ten finishes in 22 starts since. He was fifth at last year’s Bradway Memorial.

    Who to Watch

    Colby Copeland enters the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial as the defending winner. The Roseville racer captured an emotional victory for car owners Jim and Annette Van Lare after Jim’s father had recently passed away. Copeland may not race a full schedule, but he is always a threat to win whenever he’s in the starting lineup.

    Tanner Carrick had some impressive results at Placerville when NARC visited. Finishing fourth last year and the runner-up in 2022, the Lincoln driver has been so close to breaking through for his first career NARC win. Could this year be the year he finally wins at the Bradway?

    Andy Forsberg is one of the drivers with the most laps at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility, and he has nine track titles to his credit. Hailing from Auburn, Forsberg is coming off a solid fifth place running at Stockton and is looking for his first career Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial victory.

    Roseville’s Justyn Cox will search for the big check on Saturday night. He’s qualified for five career NARC features at Placerville, with a fourth-place result in 2016. Last year, the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X entry, driven by Cox, was eighth at the Bradway Memorial.

    Other regulars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series that will be in action include Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Dylan Bloomfield from Oakley, Gilroy gasser Jarrett Soares, current rookie of the year point leader Caeden Steele of Easton, Clovis’ Dominic Gorden, Gauge Garcia from Lemoore, Wilton’s Ashlyn Rodriguez, and Chico drivers Nick Parker and Michael Ing.

    Other notable drivers to make the trip are 2021 and 2022 NARC champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, 2019 NARC crown winner D.J. Netto from Hanford, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, and Joey Ancona from Clayton, and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Placerville Speedway is located at the El Dorado Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, California. Front Gates open at 3:00 PM, with cars on the track around 5:15. Hot Laps and ARP Qualifying will follow. Tickets are $28.00 for Adults, Junior/Senior/Military $25.00, Kids (6-11) $10.00, and 5 & Under are FREE. For more information, log on to www.placervillespeedway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, a six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 40-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    Story by Ben Detherage. Image courtesy of Petersen Media.


     

     

    PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY AWAITS RETURN OF NARC SPRINT CARS FOR DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL
     

    (5/27/24 - Ben Deatherage) Placerville, CA ... The thunderous roar of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will once again fill the air at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, June 1st for the 33rd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race. This marks the only appearance of the season of the NARC sprint cars at the high-banked quarter-mile oval as they battle it out for the $5,500 to win prize.
    With five races in the books already for the series' 65th anniversary season, there has been some incredible action, a tight points race, and an incredibly tough contingent of drivers populating the pit area.
    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial not only features a lucrative payday but also pays tribute to an incredible driver, Dave Bradway Jr. who tragically passed away in a racing accident in June of 1987 at Skagit Speedway. The event, initially held at Silver Dollar Speedway from its inception in 1991 until it was relocated to Placerville in 2021.
    Among the “locals” who experienced a great finish in the 2023 Bradway race was Hanford driver Michael Faccinto, who drives the Friends and Family #X1 sprint car.
    "Last year was their second 410 race ever, and to be able to put a good night together with NARC that night was pretty special," explained Faccinto, referring to his second-place finish with car owners Alan Bradway and Steve “Tooch” Tuccelli.
    "Tooch and Alan put a lot into the race and it's very important to them. Hopefully we can be one spot better this year."
    Several additional prizes are up for grabs, including $5,200 in additional lap money, and a $5500 payday to the winner of the 40-lap main event.
    Other awards include $1,000 to the leader of lap three of the main event, $1000 to the driver that pulls the number 3 pill during the dash redraw, $700 for the Carwash Mike Avila Quick Time, $550 for the Hardcharger award, $300 to win each heat race, $300 for the third quickest qualifier, and many more.
    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial weekend starts with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprint cars on Friday night. The NorCal Dwarf Cars will be the companion division on both nights.
    Championship Chase
    Cole Macedo continues to reign atop the current NARC 410 Sprint Car Series point battle. He will enter the Bradway with a 14-point advantage. The Lemoore chauffeur won the season's first two rounds and has yet to have the Tarlton Motorsports #21 finish outside the top five in main event action. Macedo has one career NARC start at Placerville.
    Currently second in points, Justin Sanders of Aromas has Macedo in his sight. He will try to further slim down the points difference as the Mittry Motorsports #2X team has been in top form recently, including winning two of the last three features. In seven NARC starts at Placerville, Sanders managed to win twice, in 2018 and 2019. Also, in 2019, he was the victor of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.
    Shane Golobic enters the weekend third in the standings and is the only driver with a single win with NARC in 2024 to his credit. The Fremont pilot is no stranger to success at Placerville as he has an incredible track record with NARC, including a victory in 2016 and 17 top tens in 18 starts at the track. The Matt Wood Racing #17W entry was third in last year's race.
    Roseville's Sean Becker is coming off a sensational runner-up result in the most recent NARC race and is currently fourth in the table of the championship standings. The 2005 NARC champion won the Bradway in 2006 and is seeking his first series win since 2021. Twice a winner when the tour came to town, achieved in 2004 and 2014, he also posted 15 top ten finishes in nineteen starts.
    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding completes the top five in points, in fifth. The Campbell chauffeur has collected three finishes in the top five in the first five starts of the 2024 season. Winning twice in NARC competition in 2016 at Placerville, Kaeding has accrued 20 top ten finishes in 22 starts since. He was fifth at last year's Bradway Memorial.
    Who to Watch
    Colby Copeland enters the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial as the defending winner. The Roseville racer captured an emotional victory for car owners Jim and Annette Van Lare after Jim's father had recently passed away. Copeland may not race a full schedule, but he is always a threat to win whenever he's in the starting lineup.
    Tanner Carrick had some impressive results at Placerville when NARC visited. Finishing fourth last year and the runner-up in 2022, the Lincoln driver has been so close to breaking through for his first career NARC win. Could this year be the year he finally wins at the Bradway?
    Andy Forsberg is one of the drivers with the most laps at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds facility, and he has nine track titles to his credit. Hailing from Auburn, Forsberg is coming off a solid fifth place running at Stockton and is looking for his first career Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial victory.
    Roseville's Justyn Cox will search for the big check on Saturday night. He's qualified for five career NARC features at Placerville, with a fourth-place result in 2016. Last year, the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X entry, driven by Cox, was eighth at the Bradway Memorial.
    Other regulars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series that will be in action include Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Benicia's Billy Aton, Dylan Bloomfield from Oakley, Gilroy gasser Jarrett Soares, current rookie of the year point leader Caeden Steele of Easton, Clovis' Dominic Gorden, Gauge Garcia from Lemoore, Wilton's Ashlyn Rodriguez, and Chico drivers Nick Parker and Michael Ing.
    Other notable drivers to make the trip are 2021 and 2022 NARC champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, 2019 NARC crown winner D.J. Netto from Hanford, Templeton's Kaleb Montgomery, and Joey Ancona from Clayton, and many more!
    Fan & Competitor Info
    Placerville Speedway is located at the El Dorado Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, California. Front Gates open at 3:00 PM, with cars on the track around 5:15. Hot Laps and ARP Qualifying will follow. Tickets are $28.00 for Adults, Junior/Senior/Military $25.00, Kids (6-11) $10.00, and 5 & Under are FREE. For more information, log on to www.placervillespeedway.com.
    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, a six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 40-lap main event.
    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.
    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race, can be viewed live on Floracing.com.
    Former Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Winners
    2023- Colby Copeland
    2022- Corey Day
    2021- Dominic Scelzi
    2019- Justin Sanders
    2018- Willie Croft
    2017- Rico Abreu
    2016- Kyle Hirst
    2015- Bud Kaeding
    2014- Rico Abreu
    2013- Rico Abreu
    2012- Jonathan Allard
    2011- Peter Murphy
    2010- Shane Stewart
    2009- Jonathan Allard
    2008- Tim Kaeding
    2007- Brent Kaeding
    2006- Sean Becker
    2005- Jonathan Allard
    2004- Jason Statler
    2003- Jonathan Allard
    2002- Tim Kaeding
    2001- Jonathan Allard
    2000- Brent Kaeding
    1999- Brent Kaeding
    1998- Randy Tiner
    1997- Jimmy Sills
    1996- Paul McMahan
    1995- Brent Kaeding
    1994- Randy Tiner
    1993- Eric Rossi
    1992- Greg DeCaires
    1991- Jason McMillen
    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.
    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER FIVE EVENTS IN 23-RACE SERIES - 5/28/24)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 696
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 682
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 677
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 672
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 671
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 662
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 661
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 653
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 649
    Nick Parker, Chico - 648
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 647
    Dominic Gorden, Clovis (R) - 620
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 604
    Jarrett Soares, Gilroy - 603
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose - 584
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton - 510
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 497
    Bill Smith, Sparks, NV (R) - 469
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 397
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 383

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
    June 12 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Wild Wednesday Sprint Cars
    June 13 - The Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder
    June 14 - Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy
    June 15 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion
    June 16 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, CA) - Fathers Day Timber Cup
    June 20 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup - Night One
    June 21 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup - Night Two
    June 22 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - $62,000 to win Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup
    June 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) - David Tarter Memorial


     


    SANDERS BATTLES FOR SALUTE TO LEROY VAN CONETT NARC VICTORY AT STOCKTON
     

    (5/19/24 - Ben Deatherage) Stockton, California ... Justin Sanders scored a hard fought victory on a rough track to claim Sunday's Salute to Leroy Van Conett NARC 410 Sprint Car Series event at the Stockton Dirt Track.
    Sanders, who started fifth in the 20-car grid, stole the lead from race leader Sean Becker with a brilliant lap 15 restart and battled challenging track conditions and slower traffic the rest of the way to score his second NARC victory of the season aboard Demo Mittry's Farmers Brewing KPC sprint car.
    The 30-lap contest began with Billy Aton's Plant Reclamation #26 XXX grabbing the point and setting the standard for the first 14-laps. Aton would put on quite a show, including several wheel stands on the front straightaway, as he pulled away from all challengers. Things tightened up as the leaders got into lapped traffic on the narrow racing surface on lap eight, and even thicker congestion formed ahead of them on the 13th circuit.
    Tragedy would strike on the 14th circuit when Aton lost power in the first set of corners and collected second-place runner Tanner Carrick to bring out the caution. Beacon Wealth Strategies dash winner Sean Becker inherited the lead in the Don Bjork-owned Bjork Construction #7B Maxim. However, on the ensuing restart, Sanders performed the overtake for the top spot.
    The event went stoppage-free after the restart allowing Sanders to get in a good rhythm, as he methodically worked his way through slower cars on the way to the checkered. It was his third career NARC win at Stockton.
    "I think Becker went in too hard, hit the hole, and pushed up," explained Sanders about his move to get around Becker on the restart. "I tried to get my car as far down as I could and get off the bottom of two really good, and it was just enough to get by him. I'm glad to get another NARC win and I got to thank Demo Mittry and all the sponsors and our supporters."
    Becker finished a very respectable second place for his first podium in the current campaign.
    "The crew's been through the wringer the last few days and fought through it," said Becker, the 2005 series champion, "and I'm so proud of them. I wish I could have given it (a victory) to them, but to get a podium with this stout field is pretty good."
    The Matt Wood Racing entry driver by Shane Golobic, in the NOS Energy Drink #17W KPC, kept up his consistent form with a third place podium finish.
    NARC point leader Cole Macedo's continued to grind with another top five finish in the Tarlton Motorsports team finishing fourth. Andy Forsberg rounded out the top five aboard the Pacific Highway Rentals #92 Maxim. He started tenth.
    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding was sixth, chased by Justyn Cox. Rookie driver Dominic Gorden was the Williams Roofing Hardcharger by finish eighth after starting 16th. Dylan Bloomfield edged out Nick Parker to wrap up the second five at the checkered.
    Cole Macedo was the fastest qualifier in the ARP Time Trials.
    Caeden Steele, Becker, and Aton were victorious in the program's three heat races.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 2. 7B-Sean Becker [1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [8]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [5]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg [10]; 6. 29-Bud Kaeding [9]; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox [12]; 8. 10-Dominic Gorden [16]; 9. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [14]; 10. 15-Nick Parker [15]; 11. 2K-Gauge Garcia [7]; 12. 121-Caeden Steele [6]; 13. 12J-John Clark [13]; 14. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [20]; 15. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [18]; 16. 75-Bill Smith [17]; 17. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 18. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3]; 19. 551-Angelique Bell [19]; 20. 12-Jarrett Soares [11]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Billy Aton 1-14; Justin Sanders 15-30
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Dominic Gorden +8 (16th to 8th)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 121-Caeden Steele [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]; 3. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 4. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 5. 15-Nick Parker [6]; 6. 10-Dominic Gorden [3]; 7. 551-Angelique Bell [7]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 7B-Sean Becker [2]; 2. 2K-Gauge Garcia [1]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [5]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 5. 12J-John Clark [3]; 6. 75-Bill Smith [6]; 7. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [7]
    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg [5]; 4. 12-Jarrett Soares [1]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [3]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [6]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 7B-Sean Becker [2]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [1]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders [5]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [6]; 6. 121-Caeden Steele [3]
    ARP QUICK QUALIFIER: Cole Macedo, 12.111 (20 Cars)


    SHANE GOLOBIC MASTERS NARC SPRINT CARS AT TULARE
     

    (5/18/24 - Ben Deatherage) Tulare, California ... Shane Golobic outran rookie driver Caeden Steele and two-time series champion Dominic Scelzi to emerge victorious in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series show at Thunderbowl Raceway. Golobic lead a majority of the 30-lap headliner, piloting the Matt Wood Racing-fielded NOS Energy Drink #17W KPC, and secured his 16th triumph in NARC competition.
    Despite a pair of race stoppages that delayed the completion of the first circuit, the race went non-stop the remaining distance around the 1/3-mile clay oval. Golobic, who started on the pole by way of his Beacon Wealth Strategies dash win, seized the opportunity on the initial green flag chased by fellow front row starter Steele and the rest of the 23-car field.
    The race was a thrilling nail-biter, with lapped traffic adding to the drama and keeping the contest close. Steele successfully overtook Golobic on the fifth trip past the flag stand, but Golobic quickly recovered and returned the favor on the following circuit.. This cat-and-mouse open wheel battle continued lap after lap.
    Golobic kept the young pilot of the Cencal Demolition Services #121 Maxim in check, and began developing a rhythm of diamonding off the second turn, and generated a 10-car length advantage over the runner-up. Steele methodically worked his way back up to Golobic's rear nerf bar at the halfway point, but was unable to get around the leader.
    In the last eight trips around the track, Golobic kept riding the cushion, inches from the wall, and went on to score his second career Thunderbowl NARC win, the first time since 2018.
    Reflecting on his victory, Golobic shared, "I was trying to get up to the top, but I was out front running the bottom and felt like I could exit really good but the #121 blew my doors off, and luckily he made a mistake, and I got back around him."
    Golobic continued, "There's always an option here to do a big diamond move down across the racetrack off of (turn) two and catch the moisture. There was a ton of moisture down there, and I didn't feel like I was getting squared up off the corner on the exits so I started diamonding off across and carrying good speed, but once I got to lapped traffic they were running down there so I had to change it up a little bit and luckily we were able to get it done."
    A thrilling battle for the runner-up spot unfolded late in the race between Steele and Dominic Scelzi, with Scelzi's Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim finishing second on a last-lap pass.
    Steele, a rising star, was a noble third. The rookie runner notched his second third-place finish of this years campaign, equaling his best career NARC finish.
    NARC championship point leader Cole Macedo brought the Tarlton Motorsports entry home in fourth, his fifth top five finish in five events. Justyn Cox scored fifth in the Bates-Hamilton Racing machine as the Lippert Construction #42X Maxim.
    Ryan Bernal made impressive progress to the front to finish sixth for the Josh Ford Motorsports team. 2005 NARC champion Sean Becker managed a seventh-place effort in the Don Bjork-owned car. Gauge Garcia finished eighth after starting the Keller Motorsports car in the 19th spot, earning him Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors. Michael Faccinto and 2019 NARC champ D.J. Netto rounded out the top ten.
    Piloting the famed Williams Motorsports entry, Tim Kaeding got upside down in the main event but walked away unharmed.
    Cox managed to be fastest in ARP Qualifying earlier in the program.
    Macedo, Golobic, and Oregon traveler Tanner Holmes won the three heat races.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele [2]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [6]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 6. 73-Ryan Bernal [12]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [10]; 8. 2K-Gauge Garcia [19]; 9. X1-Michael Faccinto [8]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [17]; 11. 2X-Justin Sanders [16]; 12. 29-Bud Kaeding [14]; 13. 18T-Tanner Holmes [5]; 14. 10-Dominic Gorden [20]; 15. 83T-Tanner Carrick [9]; 16. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [18]; 17. 88A-Joey Ancona [11]; 18. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [13]; 19. 15-Nick Parker [15]; 20. 26-Billy Aton [23]; 21. 12-Jarrett Soares [22]; 22. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [25]; 23. 09S-Geoffrey Strole [21]; 24. 75-Bill Smith [24]; 25. 0-Tim Kaeding [7]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Shane Golobic 1-4, 6-30; Caeden Steele 5
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Gauge Garcia +11 (19th to 8th)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [2]; 2. 0-Tim Kaeding [1]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3]; 4. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [5]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [6]; 7. 10-Dominic Gorden [7]; 8. 26-Billy Aton [8]; 9. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [9]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes [2]; 2. 121-Caeden Steele [1]; 3. 7B-Sean Becker [6]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona [3]; 5. 15-Nick Parker [8]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 7. 09S-Geoffrey Strole [9]; 8. 12-Jarrett Soares [7]; DNS 24-Chase Johnson
    WINTERS PERFORMANCE HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. X1-Michael Faccinto [2]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 73-Ryan Bernal [5]; 5. 29-Bud Kaeding [7]; 6. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 7. 2K-Gauge Garcia [6]; 8. 75-Bill Smith [8]
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. 121-Caeden Steele [2]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes [6]; 6. 21-Cole Macedo [5]
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Justin Sanders, 12.151 (26 Cars)

     

    TULARE & STOCKTON DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND ON TAP FOR NARC SPRINT CARS
     

    (5/13/24 - Ben Deatherage) Sacramento, CA ... The wait for an entire weekend of NARC 410 Sprint Car Series racing is almost over, as the 900+ horsepower behemoths of the tour are in action not once but twice, this Saturday and Sunday! First, Thunderbowl Raceway will be the first stop on Saturday, May 18th, for KRC Safety Night.
    But wait, there is more! The Stockton Dirt Track will visit the reconfigured ¼-mile track for a Sunday Twilight Show spectacular for the rescheduled Salute to LeRoy Van Conett.
    Among them will be Easton, CA driver Caeden Steele, the current leader in the race for the NARC Rookie of the Year award. He sits ninth in the standings.
    "I'm excited to get back to 410 racing, especially Tulare," said Steele. "I have a lot of laps there, and that's one of my favorite tracks because it really fits my driving style. The season has been pretty great so far. We've been lucky enough to avoid some of the wrecks, so we'll see if we can continue that."
    The journey to the famed 1/3-mile clay oval in Tulare marks the fourth event of the 65th Anniversary season for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, followed by the Stockton Dirt Track show.
    The companion divisions for the Tulare are the Kings of Thunder 360 Sprints and West Coast Sport Compacts, while the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets will be on the card on Sunday for Stockton.
    Sunday's race will honor the living legend LeRoy Van Conett, one of the all-time great drivers to come out of California. The "Dragon from Galt" scored eight NARC titles (1969, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1984) and won the track title at Calistoga Speedway on seven occasions. He was the 1976 Gold Cup Race of Champions winner at the defunct West Capital Raceway. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1999. The Van Conett race was established in 2016, and Shane Golobic and D.J. Netto are tied for the most wins at this event, with two apiece.
    Championship Chase
    With three completed rounds in the 2024 schedule, the march for the King of the West championship is still in the early stages.
    Cole Macedo enters the weekend as the series point leader. He is a tough customer to beat on the track and has yet to finish outside the top five this season. The Lemoore racer, piloting the Tarlton Motorsports #21 entry, already has won two of three events in 2024 and is coming off of a fifth-place result at Antioch. Aromas driver Justin Sanders, the winner of last Saturday's show at Antioch, is only 11-points behind Macedo.
    Who to Watch
    Many Central Valley-based competitors will attend, several of which are competing for the Rookie Of The Year honors. Steele currently leads the chase as the BCCR Racing #121 entry has been incredible despite a limited number of 410 Sprint Car starts to his name.
    Gauge Garcia, from Lemoore, is looking to bounce back from a hard flip last weekend. The Keller Motorsports #2K team is also looking to try and build on their tenth-place finish in their most recent Stockton NARC outing.
    Dominic Gorden is looking to keep early-season gremlins behind him. The Clovis teenager had a season-best result last Saturday with his 12th-place effort.
    Mariah Ede made her NARC debut last weekend. She is one of the newest members of the massive pool of 410 talent from California and has an extremely bright future. The Fresno racer will be running both tracks for the first time in a 410 between the frame rails.
    Another local driver also making the journey is the aforementioned Netto, from Hanford, who is always a threat to win against the competition when he rolls into the pit area. The 2019 NARC champion has twice won with the series at Stockton, which happens to be the Van Conett Tribute and grabbed a victory at Tulare in 2015.
    Justin Sanders got a big win last weekend for the Mittry Motorsports #2X team at the Contra Costa County Clash. The Aromas racer didn't win; he dominated, leading all the laps of the feature, setting a quick time, and winning the dash. He will undoubtedly look to continue that positive momentum. Sanders was third in his last Tulare outing with NARC and has two Stockton wins.
    The previously referenced Golobic will looking to score his 16th career NARC victory. The Matt Wood Racing #17W entry has finished second in three shows so far. The Fremont racer will look to win his second career Tulare win with the series for the first time since 2018. His only two NARC wins at Stockton were during the Van Conett race.
    Other NARC 410 Series regulars in action will include 2017 champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Justyn Cox from Roseville, Oakley pilot Dylan Bloomfield, Billy Aton from Benicia, Penngrove's Chase Johnson, Chico pilots Nick Parker and Michael Ing, and Jarrett Soares of Gilroy. Other notable names expected will be two-time NARC champ Dominic Scelzi from Fresno, Lincoln's Tanner Carrick, and Ryan Bernal of Roseville.
    Fan & Competitor Info
    Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 South K Street in Tulare, California. Grandstand Tickets are $35.00 for Adults, Seniors $33.00, Kids (6-12) $18.00, and 5 and Under are FREE. Bleacher Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, $28.00 for Seniors, Kids (6-12 for $15.00, and 4 and Under are FREE.
    The Front Gates open at 4:00 PM, Qualifying at 6:00 p.m., and racing at 7:00.
    Additional information can be found at www.thunderbowlraceway.com.
    The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin County Fairground at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (5-17)/Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID) $25.00, and 4 and Under are FREE. Please note that there is a $10.00 cash-only parking fee for spectators. Online tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narc-410-king-of-the-west-sprint-cars-bcra-midgets-tickets-890659044177?aff=website.
    The Pit Gates will open at 1:00 pm, and qualifying will kick off at 4:00 p.m, with racing starting around 5:15 pm.
    Additional information can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com.
    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.
    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.
    The event at Thunderbowl Raceway and the Stockton Dirt Track's Salute To LeRoy Van Conett, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race, can be viewed live on Floracing.com.
    Past Salute To Leroy Van Conett Winners:
    2016- Cory Eliason
    2017- Shane Golobic
    2018- Tim Kaeding
    2019- Shane Golobic
    2021- D.J. Netto
    2022- D.J. Netto
    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.
    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER THREE EVENTS IN 23-RACE SERIES - 5/13/24)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 421
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 410
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 407
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 404
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 400
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 399
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 397
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 397
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 395
    Nick Parker, Chico - 395
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton - 387
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 384
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 382
    Jarrett Soares, Gilroy - 362
    Dominic Gorden, Clovis (R) - 360
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 359
    Michael Ing, Chico - 344
    Burt Foland Jr, San Jose - 339
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 262
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 252

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    June 1 - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial
    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
    June 12 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Wild Wednesday Sprint Cars
    June 13 - The Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder
    June 14 - Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy
    June 15 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion
    June 16 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, CA) - Fathers Day Timber Cup
    June 20-22 - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup
    June 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) - David Tarter Memorial


    SANDERS SOARS IN DOMINATING NARC CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLASH WIN
     

    (5/11/24 Ben Deatherage) Antioch, California ... Justin Sanders opened his 2024 NARC 410 Sprint Car Series winning account with an all-around dominating performance at Antioch Speedway during the Contra Costa County Clash. The Demo Mittry-owned, Farmers Brewing Company #2X KPC entry outgunned the field for the entire 30-lap distance in the Hoosier Racing Tire main event. It marked the first time the team and driver scored a tour win at the historic 3/8-mile clay oval.
    Taking full advantage of his inside front-row starting position, Sanders bolted out to the front on once the green flag fell. He set a rather torrid pace as it took him just five laps to reach the back end of the field. Heavy traffic came into play, but Sanders found a way to zig and zag past slower cars.
    Three cautions periods took place just before the midway point, tightening the field but allowing Sanders to operate on an open track. The second half of the race would see a slightly different script play out as Matt Wood Racing driver Shane Golobic, chauffeuring the NOS Energy Drink #17W KPC, began to chase the leader down with less than ten to go.
    As the lap count dwindled, the two waltzed in and out of traffic. With three circuits remaining, the battle was put on pause due to a red flag incident. The final restart witnessed Sanders show his jungle cat quickness in the open and be the first driver to the wire.
    "We've been trying to build a whole new package with this new chassis the last two months," said a jubilant Mittry Motorsports driver, "I got to thank Demo (Mittry) for allowing me to try all this stuff, I have ideas in my head all the time and things I want to try, and he deserves these wins and I'm glad we're on top tonight and get him this win."
    It was Sanders 16th career NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory, putting him ninth all-time.
    "I know when Shane's in second, he will be stalking," continued Sanders. "He's really good at that. He's really good at restarts, and I always say one of his strengths is his restarts."
    Golobic would be credited with a very respectable second-place result. Local teenager Dylan Bloomfield battled hard in the early stages with the eventual runner-up before earning third in the Starr Property Management #83V Maxim for Vertullo Racing.
    "It would have taken a full race of green flag racing (to catch Justin)," commented Golobic. "That's how I was able to get to second in the first place: by making moves in traffic. He did an excellent job getting through traffic, and it seemed like every time we'd get into the thick of it, we would get a yellow."
    Bud Kaeding kept the Kaeding Performance Center #29 Maxim among the top five finishers with his fourth effort, while Cole Macedo rallied the Tarlton & Son #21 Maxim to fifth for Tarlton Motorsports.
    Sean Becker beat out Kaleb Montgomery for sixth place, while Justyn Cox came to the checkered flag eighth. Tanner Holmes was the Williams Roofing Hardcharger with his eighteenth to ninth performance. Chase Johnson rounded out the top ten.
    Sanders was the ARP Quick Qualifier and victorious in the Beacon Wealth Strategies Trophy Dash.
    Montgomery, Kaeding, Macedo, and Golobic were the four heat race winners. Tanner Carrick finished first in the Starr Property Management Semi-Main.
    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 4. 29-Bud Kaeding [3]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [7]; 6. 7B-Sean Becker [10]; 7. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [6]; 8. 42X-Justyn Cox [12]; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes [18]; 10. 24-Chase Johnson [15]; 11. 73-Ryan Bernal [8]; 12. 10-Dominic Gorden [11]; 13. 16A-Colby Copeland [17]; 14. 83T-Tanner Carrick [21]; 15. 15-Nick Parker [14]; 16. 14-Mariah Ede [23]; 17. 121-Caeden Steele [13]; 18. 12J-John Clark [22]; 19. 2K-Gauge Garcia [19]; 20. 2R-Richard Brace Jr [20]; 21. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 22. 88A-Joey Ancona [2]; 23. 12-Jarrett Soares [24]; 24. 26-Billy Aton [16]
    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Justin Sanders 1-30
    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Tanner Holmes +9 (18th to 9th)
    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 LAPS):1. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [1]; 2. 7B-Sean Becker [2]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 5. 2K-Gauge Garcia [6]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5]; 7. 72W-Kurt Nelson [7]
    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 LAPS): 1. 29-Bud Kaeding [2]; 2. 73-Ryan Bernal [1]; 3. 88A-Joey Ancona [4]; 4. 26-Billy Aton [3]; 5. 2R-Richard Brace Jr [7]; 6. 14-Mariah Ede [6]; 7. 12-Jarrett Soares [5]
    SYSTEM 1 PRO IGNITION HEAT THREE (8 LAPS): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 15-Nick Parker [2]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [5]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 6. 12J-John Clark [6]; 7. 21M-Michael Ing [7]
    WINTERS PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 LAPS): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 2. 10-Dominic Gorden [3]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 4. 16A-Colby Copeland [5]; 5. 18T-Tanner Holmes [2]; 6. 551-Angelique Bell [7]; 7. 4-Burt Foland Jr [6]
    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-FEATURE (12 LAPS): 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick [1]; 2. 12J-John Clark [2]; 3. 14-Mariah Ede [3]; 4. 12-Jarrett Soares [7]; 5. 72W-Kurt Nelson [5]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr [8]; 7. 21M-Michael Ing [6]; DNS 551-Angelique Bell
    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 LAPS): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. 88A-Joey Ancona [1]; 3. 29-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [6]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 6. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [5]; 7. 21-Cole Macedo [7]
    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Justin Sanders, 12.151 seconds (28 Cars)


    NARC SPRINT CARS HEAD TO ANTIOCH FOR THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLASH
    May 5, 2024
    Jim Allen

    (5/6/24 – Ben Deatherage) Antioch, California … The East Bay is about to rumble as the fire-breathing, grounding-shaking, 900+ horsepower behemoths of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series invade Antioch Speedway on Saturday, May 11th, for the 2nd Annual Contra Costa County Clash. This will be the lone trip for the series to the famed 3/8-mile clay oval in 2024, so it’s definitely rates as a can’t miss show.

    “It’s super nice to only travel 10-15 minutes from home to race,” commented Dylan Bloomfield, who is the driver of the Vertullo Racing #83V and resides in nearby Oakley. “Last year was a heck of a race at Antioch, so I’m excited to get there, and hopefully we can get the big curb we had in qualifying and the main event.”

    “Last year’s crowd was probably the biggest one I’ve ever seen at Antioch,” continued the 18-year-old. “We got quite a few of my sponsors and partners from around this area, so it’s going to be pretty cool to be racing in front of my family and supporters.”

    The Contra Costa County Clash marks the third round of the Northern Auto Racing Club’s 65th Anniversary season. It is the third venue the popular series has visited in 2024.

    The companion divisions for the evening are the BCRA Lightning Sprints and Hobby Stocks. The track will also hold its third annual Mother’s Day Van race.

    Championship Chase

    Lemoore’s Cole Macedo is the current trailblazer in the championship point standings and has yet to be defeated in main event competition with NARC in 2024. His advantage is a slim 12-markers over Lincoln native Tanner Carrick. Easton teenager and current Rookie of the Year leader Caeden Steele is third in the points table, while 2017 champion Bud Kaeding, from Campbell, is fourth. Chico’s Nick Parker completes the current Top 5 after two completed races.

    Who to Watch

    Justin Sanders will be a top candidate to open their 2024 NARC winning account. He aims to put the Mittry Motorsports #2X in victory lane. Last year, the Aromas racer had his best career NARC run at Antioch, finishing sixth in the finishing order.

    Reigning Contra Costa County Clash winner Dominic Scelzi will sling the clay for the first time this year with the NARC 410 series. The Fresno pilot and 2021 and 2022 champion not only posted his first Antioch win in 2023 but also his first Top 5 and Podium at the facility.

    Fremont’s Shane Golobic is also expected to be in action in the Matt Wood Racing #17W. In seven career starts at Antioch, Golobic has managed to post a sixth-place result, his best finish being on April 7th, 2012. Undoubtedly, he will try to climb higher in the finishing order.

    A slew of other Bay Area drivers will be in attendance, including the aforementioned Bloomfield, Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Joey Ancona, who recently relocated to Clayton, and Benicia’s Billy Aton. Ancona, who earned the pole position via the trophy dash victory, was third in last year’s bout, while Chase Johnson managed to score a seventh-place result.

    Other NARC 410 Series regulars in action will include Gauge Garcia, a Lemoore native, Dominic Gorden of Clovis, Michael Ing from Chico, and Jarrett Soares of Gilroy. Also expected to be in action are Fremont’s Shane Golobic in the Matt Wood Racing #17W, Templeton native Kaleb Montgomery, and Ashlyn Rodriguez from Wilton.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Antioch Speedway is located at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch, California. Grandstand tickets are priced at $30.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Military, Seniors, and Children (6-12) $15.00. Children four and under are free.

    The Front Gates open at 4:00 PM. Wheel Packing and Hot Laps are scheduled for 5:00, and racing kicks off at 6:00. Additional information can be found at www.raceantiochspeedway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER TWO EVENTS IN 24-RACE SERIES – 5/6/24)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore – 285
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln – 273
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) – 271
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 270
    Nick Parker, Chico – 269
    Justin Sanders, Aromas – 267
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove – 266
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley – 265
    Sean Becker, Roseville – 264
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) – 262
    Shane Golobic, Fremont – 258
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton – 253
    DJ Netto, Hanford – 252
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg – 249
    Jarrett Soares, Gilroy – 244
    Billy Aton, Benicia – 242
    Ashlyn Rodriguez, Wilton (R) – 241
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 240
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford – 233
    Dominic Gorden, Clovis (R) – 231

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    May 18 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) – KRC Night at the Races
    May 19 – Stockton Dirt Track – Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
    June 1 – Placerville Speedway – Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial
    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
    June 12 – Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) – Wild Wednesday Sprint Cars
    June 13 – The Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR) – Thursday Night Thunder
    June 14 – Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) – Friday Night Frenzy
    June 15 – Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) – Sprint Car Invasion
    June 16 – Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, CA) – Fathers Day Timber Cup

     

    TULARE’S CHRIS & BRIAN FARIA MEMORIAL NEXT FOR NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    April 28, 2024
    Jim Allen

    (4/29/24 – Ben Deatherage) Tulare, California …The 900+ horsepower fire-breathing cars and stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series are thrilled to return to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, May 4th, for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial! The 1/3-mile clay oval action track in Tulare is renowned for its breathtaking action, lightning-quick speed, and edge-of-your-seat racing.

    “We’re really excited to get back to Tulare,” said Chico’s Nick Parker, who is off to a hot start and enters the weekend fifth in the championship standings. “It’s a track we’ve been okay at and struggled at sometimes, but I’m feeling really confident from some of our recent runs and that we continue to build off of our good finishes.”

    The Faria Memorial marks the third round of the 65th Anniversary season for the Northern Auto Racing Club. It is the third different venue the popular series has visited in 2024. The schedule has also endured three rain-outs.

    The race is run in memory of two members of the storied Faria family. Chris unfortunately passed away in a farming accident in 1993, and Brian was tragically killed in an automobile crash in early 2006. This will be the first time since 2021 that NARC has been a part of the Faria Memorial. The companion division for the evening is the Kings of Thunder 360 Sprints.

    Championship Chase

    Despite still being in the early stages of the quest to become the King of the West, this Saturday kicks off a busy portion of the calendar as it will significantly indicate who will become the frontrunners for the prestigious championship title. It kicks off the meat of the schedule with 16-races in the next 11-weeks.

    Cole Macedo will lead the points table entering the Faria Memorial and is batting one-hundred-percent in the win column with NARC by taking care of business at both the Mini Gold Cup and the Asparagus Cup. After spending the last few weeks in the Midwest, the Lemoore racer, in the Tarlton Motorsports #21, recently posted an impressive fifth-place result at West Memphis, Arkansas’ Riverside International Speedway on April 23rd with the High Limit Series and was fourth against the World of Outlaws on April 29th at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky.

    Tanner Carrick, from Lincoln, is the current runner-up in the championship race and trails Macedo by a mere twelve markers. Carrick has posted two Top 10 results in two NARC feature starts and was on the podium with a third-place finish at the new Stockton Dirt Track back in April.

    Caeden Steele is the pacesetter in the Class of 2024 rookie race as he sits third in the standings. The Easton driver wowed the crowd at Chico when he was third at the drop of the checkered and is a star on the rise in the Golden State.

    2017 champion Bud Kaeding is currently fourth in points and has yet to finish outside of the Top 10 with the series, including a season-best fifth at the Mini Gold Cup. The Campbell chauffeur has managed to score three victories at Tulare over the years when NARC has come to town, with his most recent trip to Thunderbowl victory lane on April 21st, 2018, during the Spring Nationals.

    Parker, originally from Tucson, Arizona, has shown moments of brilliance with NARC this year. The 2023 Rookie of the Year scored his first career NARC Top 5 at the Asparagus Cup. After finishing fifth at Stockton, the team is hungry to build on their April performance.

    Who to Watch

    Justin Sanders hopes to return to his winning ways for the Mittry Motorsports #2X team. The driver from the coastal city of Aromas was third the last time NARC was in Tulare during the Dennis Roth Classic last April. It is one of the few tracks on the schedule that Sanders has yet to win at with the tour, but that stat could easily change.

    2021 and 2022 NARC champion Dominic Scelzi is excited to race with NARC for the first time in 2024. After spending the spring months on the East Coast and the Midwest, the Fresno wheelman has a trio of trips to the top of the Tulare podium, with his latest victory coming on May 13th, 2022, on the first night of the Peter Murphy Classic. Scelzi is the most recent victor of the Faria when he hit pay dirt in July of 2021.

    Roseville runner Justyn Cox can’t wait to get back to the Thunderbowl. Last year, He captured the $18,383. payday at the Dennis Roth Classic for the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X team, his first career NARC triumph.

    Several other Central Valley contenders are expected to be in the house. They include 2019 NARC champ D.J. Netto from Hanford, Lemoore’s Gauge Garcia returning behind the wheel of the Keller Motorsports #2K, Dominic Gorden of Clovis, and Tipton driver Dawson Faria. Netto won this event in 2015.

    Other NARC 410 Series regulars in action will include Oakley pilot Dylan Bloomfield in the Vertullo #83V, Billy Aton from Benicia, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Chico pilot Michael Ing, and Jarrett Soares of Gilroy.

    Also expected to be in action are Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Templeton native Kaleb Montgomery, and Ashlyn Rodriguez from Wilton.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 South K Street in Tulare, California. Grandstand Tickets are $35.00 for Adults, Seniors $33.00, Kids (6-12) $18.00, and 5 and Under are FREE. Bleacher Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, $28.00 for Seniors, Kids (6-12) $15.00, and 4 and Under are FREE.

    Pit Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Front Gates open at 4:00 PM. Qualifying gets underway around 6:00 p.m.

    Additional information can be found at www.thunderbowlraceway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Chris & Brian Faria Memorial at Thunderbowl Raceway, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race, can be viewed live on Floracing.com.

    Former Chris & Brian Faria Memorial Winners:
    2002- Jason Meyers
    2003- Jonathan Allard
    2004- Brent Kaeding
    2005- Jason Statler
    2006- Stephen Allard
    2007- Brent Kaeding
    2008- Tyler Walker
    2009- Tyler Walker
    2010- Kyle Larson
    2011- Tim Kaeding
    2012- Rico Abreu
    2013- Jason Meyers
    2014- Kyle Hirst
    2015- D.J. Netto
    2016- Willie Croft
    2017- Kyle Hirst
    2018- Kyle Hirst
    2021- Dominic Scelzi

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

     


    SUPER DIRT CUP CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SLATED FOR JUNE 19TH
     

    (4/28/24 - Jim Allen) Burlington, WA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club announced details about the fast approaching June 19th Super Dirt Cup Charity Golf Tournament in Washington. The fun-filled scramble-format tournament will be held at Avalon Golf Links as part of a multitude of fan and race team engagement events tied around the three-day June 20-22 Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway. A portion of the proceeds go to the not-for-profit NARC Benevolent Fund and Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

    Sign-ups include golf, cart, box lunch, gift bag and and awards. Cost is $100 per player, or $400 per foursome. All prizes will be presented at the special Fan Appreciation event taking place at Railroad Pub & Pizza at 5:00 p.m. on the same day. (located at 122 S. Spruce Street, Burlington, WA 98233.)

    Hole sponsorships, along with special category sponsorships, are also available. All payments must be received by June 5, 2024.

    "We added the golf tournament to our fan and racer activities last year and it was a huge success," stated Jon Hager, Skagit Speedway track manager. "Avalon Golf Links is a great venue and we plan to step it up a few notches and raise some money for a couple of good causes. We are looking forward to a very successful tournament."

    The tournament sign-up form can be found on the NARC410.com schedule page (Schedule).

    For more information, please contact Jim Allen at (714) 397-7417 or at jallen@NARC410.com.

    NOTE: The Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup is a lucrative $62,000 to win, NARC-sanctioned three-day sprint car show at Skagit Speedway, featuring all of the top drivers and teams on the left coast, plus several national touring drivers. Indiana's Tyler Courtney, and California-native Justin Sanders took home the big money the past two seasons.


     


    APRIL 27TH NARC SPRINT CAR SHOW AT STOCKTON POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 19TH
     

    (4/18/24 - Jim Allen) Auburn, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) sprint cars announced the postponement of the April 27th race scheduled at the Stockton Dirt Track. The race is rescheduled for Sunday, May 19th, as part of a two-day NARC sprint car doubleheader weekend that includes the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare (May 18th.)

    The Stockton event will become a twilight show with qualifying taking place around 4:00 p.m. Also on the card is BCRA midgets.

    Due to a tight turnaround time between other events taking place at the fairgrounds, promoter Tony Noceti is unable to complete the track improvements he promised after the NARC season opener.

    “After the April 6th show, I was provided with several suggestions on how to improve the new layout and I committed to getting those completed,” said Noceti. “These will help promote better racing, improve safety, and a better overall flow to the event. I need all of them completed before we race again.”

    The next event on the NARC schedule is the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial at the Tulare Thunderbowl on May 4th.

     

    $11,000 TO WIN PETER MURPHY CLASSIC AWAITS NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES ON SATURDAY
     

    (4/8/24 - Ben Deatherage) Hanford, California ... A crown jewel of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series schedule, the Peter Murphy Classic is on tap Saturday, April 13th, at Kings Speedway. The winner of the main event will collect a whopping $11,000 paycheck and etch their name on the prestigious winner's list of this famed event.

    The race pays homage to Kings Speedway promotor and longtime NARC competitor Peter Murphy. One of this events special features is a unique "pole shuffle" where two cars at a time will razzle and dazzle on the 3/8-mile clay oval to decide the main event's starting lineup of the front of the field. It is always a fan-pleaser.

    "I'm super excited to have this event come back to Kings," commented Murphy, a transplanted Australian and open wheel racing enthusiast. "Last year's pole shuffle was breathtakingly amazing, and the main event was a cracker, too, so come on out and bring a friend because Hanford is the place to be on Saturday night!"

    This will be the third round of the highly competitive 65th anniversary season of the NARC tour and the second five-digit payday for the main event winner.

    The companion division for the evening is the IMCA Stock Cars.

    Who to Watch

    Dominic Scelzi is looking to continue to reign supreme of the PMC. The Fresno driver has been on the road battling it out with the High Limit and World of Outlaw tour and is looking to come back to his native California and hit pay dirt. The 2021 and 2022 NARC champion is the three-time defending winner of the Peter Murphy Classic.

    NARC point leader Cole Macedo wants to take the $11,000 winner's check to the Tarlton Motorsports #21 shop. The Lemoore sensation bagged a $10,000 payday at the Mini Gold Cup in March and backed it up at the Stockton Dirt Track's Asparagus Cup last Saturday. Macedo has three top five finishes at Kings when NARC has been to town and was runner-up in the second main event of the Morrie Williams Memorial.

    Last October, Justin Sanders finally broke into victory lane at Hanford when he won the opening main event of the Morrie Williams Memorial. Once again piloting the Mittry Motorsports #2X, the Aromas driver has five podium finishes at the 3/8-mile oval and was fourth at last year's Classic.

    The last time NARC was on hand at Hanford, hometown driver D.J. Netto beat out the competition in the final feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial to score a big win for the team. Undoubtedly, the 2019 NARC champion is hungry to add the Peter Murphy Classic to his already decorated resume.

    Eighteen-year-old Dylan Bloomfield is a rising star in the NARC 410 Sprint Series. The Oakley driver has twice finished the Vertullo Racing #83V entry among the Top 10 at Kings and is looking to be among the podium finishers on Saturday night. He was 14th last year.

    Campbell's Bud Kaeding is looking to build off a top five finish last fall at Hanford. The 2017 NARC champ was fourth in the final race at King's in October 2023 and scored a victory at the facility on June 2nd, 2012. He was among the Top 10 at the 2022 Peter Murphy Classic when he posted a ninth-place result.

    Justyn Cox has been very close to conquering Kings twice. The Roseville racer was runner-up in the first feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial last October and did the same thing the previous year but in the second main event. Will the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X slay the competition at the PMC?

    The large 2024 rookie class will also be on hand, including Caeden Steele from Easton, Lemoore's Gauge Garcia, Chico chauffeur Michael Ing, and Dominic Gorden of Clovis.

    Other teams looking for victory lane include Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Nick Parker from Chico, Benicia veteran Billy Aton, and Gilroy's Jarrett Soares. Some other notables to look forward to are Fremont's Shane Golobic, Hanford driver Michael Faccinto bout the F&F Racing #X1, and Templeton pilot Kaleb Montgomery.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Kings Speedway is located at the San Joaquin County Fairground at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (5-17)/Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID) $25.00, Kids (6-10) $5.00, and 4 and Under are FREE.

    The Pit Gates will open at 1:00 PM and the Front Gates at 4:00. Hot Laps will begin at 5:00, and racing will begin at 6:00.

    Additional information can be found at www.racekingsspeedway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting pole shuffle, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com
    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER TWO EVENTS IN 24-RACE SERIES - 4/8/24)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 285
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 273
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 271
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 270
    Nick Parker, Chico - 269
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 267
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 266
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 265
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 264
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 262
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 258
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton - 253
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 252
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 249
    Jarrett Soares, Gilroy - 244
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 242
    Ashlyn Rodriguez, Wilton - 241
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 240
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 233
    Dominic Gorden, Clovis - 231

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
    May 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
    May 11 - Antioch Speedway - Contra Costa County Clash
    May 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - KRC Night at the Races
    June 1 - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

     


     


    COLE MACEDO SCORES NARC VICTORY AT ASPARAGUS CUP IN STOCKTON
     

    (4/6/24 – By Ben Deatherage) Stockton, California … Cole Macedo has started the season on a hot streak, dominating the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series competition by leading all 28-laps of the curfew-shortened Asparagus Cup at the recently reconfigured Stockton Dirt Track. It was his second straight NARC victory driving the Tarlton & Son/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions #21 Maxim for car owners Tom and Tommy Tarlton. It was also the first time he has scored in Stockton.

    “I’d rather be lucky than good any day as long as I get a check like this,” commented an ecstatic Macedo in victory lane. “Luckily, Drew (Warner, crew chief) and the guys gave me such a good car.”

    Starting on the outside front row, Macedo powered past polesitter D.J. Netto to lead the opening lap of the contest. Macedo had to deal with several caution periods throughout the feature, which put a lot of pressure on perfect restarts to stay ahead of the field.

    Twice, Macedo entered lapped traffic, and every time he seemed to get bottled up behind slower cars, he was blessed with a caution. Despite three restarts in the last half of the main event, Macedo ran his line and outlasted all challengers to win his third career NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory.

    “I knew if I got off the bottom, I was probably going to get passed, and I kept hearing (Justin Sanders), but after a lap or two, I could get into a rhythm and get my gap,” continued Macedo. “I was getting worried about those late-race restarts, and all it would take is me biking one time, and someone was going to get by me.”

    The eighth starting Sanders rallied in the race’s second half to earn the runner-up in the Farmer’s Brewing Company/North County Plastering #2X Maxim. Tanner Carrick placed his California Waterfowl/TC Guide Service #83T Maxim, in third for his first NARC podium since 2022.

    Chase Johnson, who started tenth, battled fiercely to stay among the top five and managed to post a fourth-place result in the Toyota of Marin/Price Family Dealerships #24 Maxim. The Parker Automotive/MetalTec Fabrication #15 Maxim driven by Nick Parker posted a NARC career best fifth place finish.

    Kaleb Montgomery earned Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors after a 20th to sixth place run, while Bud Kaeding came back from an early race spin to end the night in seventh. Caeden Steele wound up the highest-finishing rookie in eighth. Ryan Bernal and Gauge Garcia rounded out the top ten.

    Colby Copeland, Shane Golobic, Dominic Gorden, and Landon Brooks went for red flag rides in the feature, but all walked away unharmed.

    Macedo was the fastest driver in ARP Qualifying.

    Bud Kaeding, Joey Ancona, Netto and Croft collected heat race victories. Netto won the Beacon Wealth Strategies Trophy Dash.

    HOOSIER RACING TIRES A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 21-Cole Macedo[2]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders[8]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick[12]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson[10]; 5. 15-Nick Parker[15]; 6. 3-Kaleb Montgomery[20]; 7. 29-Bud Kaeding[5]; 8. 121-Caeden Steele[14]; 9. 73-Ryan Bernal[23]; 10. 2K-Gauge Garcia[21]; 11. 7B-Sean Becker[16]; 12. 12-Jarrett Soares[18]; 13. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[17]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 15. 45W-Landon Brooks[19]; 16. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[24]; 17. 29ER-Willie Croft[7]; 18. 88A-Joey Ancona[6]; 19. 26-Billy Aton[22]; 20. 10-Dominic Gorden[9]; 21. 0-Tim Kaeding[4]; 22. 17W-Shane Golobic[3]; 23. 5V-Colby Copeland[13]; 24. 42X-Justyn Cox[11]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Cole Macedo, 1-28

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Kaleb Montgomery +14 (20th to 6th)

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (31 Cars): Cole Macedo, 13.379

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 Laps): 1. 29-Bud Kaeding[1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox[6]; 3. 21-Cole Macedo[4]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele[3]; 5. 45W-Landon Brooks[7]; 6. 26-Billy Aton[5]; 7. 2K-Gauge Garcia[2]; 8. 45-Jake Morgan[8]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 Laps): 1. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 2. 10-Dominic Gorden[2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[4]; 4. 15-Nick Parker[3]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery[8]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[5]; 7. 21M-Michael Ing[7]; 8. X1-Michael Faccinto[6]

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT THREE (10 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 2. 0-Tim Kaeding[4]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 4. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[6]; 5. 12-Jarrett Soares[5]; 6. 75-Bill Smith[8]; 7. 2R-Richard Brace Jr.[7]; DNS 73-Ryan Bernal

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER HEAT FOUR (10 Laps): 1. 29ER-Willie Croft[1]; 2. 24-Chase Johnson[2]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[5]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker[3]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic[4]; 6. 12J-John Clark[6]; 7. 4-Burt Foland Jr.[7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo[1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[7]; 4. 0-Tim Kaeding[6]; 5. 29-Bud Kaeding[3]; 6. 88A-Joey Ancona[5]; 7. 29ER-Willie Croft[8]; 8. 2X-Justin Sanders[4]

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-FEATURE (12 laps): 1. 2K-Gauge Garcia[1]; 2. 26-Billy Aton[3]; 3. 73-Ryan Bernal[2]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[4]; 5. 45-Jake Morgan[11]; 6. 75-Bill Smith[6]; 7. 21M-Michael Ing[9]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr.[8]; 9. 2R-Richard Brace Jr.[7]; 10. 12J-John Clark[5]; DNS X1-Michael Faccinto

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS SET TO TACKLE ASPARAGUS CUP AT NEWLY CONFIGURED STOCKTON DIRT TRACK
     

    (4/1/24 - Ben Deatherage) Stockton, CA ... The wait will soon be over as the highly anticipated reshaped Stockton Dirt Track is set to host the 900+ horsepower speed machines of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Saturday, April 6th show will feature the West Coast top teams as they negotiate a new ¼-mile clay oval at the 2024 Asparagus Cup.

    "Sprint car teams have been asking for a reconfiguration of our track to promote even better open-wheel racing," explained promoter Tony Noceti. "We worked hard over the winter to meet that demand, and I'm proud of what we have created at the Stockton Dirt Track. Race fans are going to be treated to an exciting bullring of sprint car racing action on our new quarter-mile oval."

    With the newly configured track, all of the traveling teams will have to start from scratch, negating years of research and volumes of track notes on car set-ups. That makes the Asparagus Cup a wide-open affair with no team having a distinct advantage.

    This marks the second round of the Northern Auto Racing Club's 65th-anniversary series, that has already experienced two rainouts this Spring. The companion division for the evening is the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprints.

    Who to Watch

    Colby Copeland will make his 2024 debut with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, driving the Larry Antaya-owned #16A entry. Copeland, from Roseville, is the defending winner of the Asparagus Cup, claiming top honors in April of 2022. The 2023 event was rained out.

    "I know there's a little different shape of a track, but we are hoping to get dialed in be at the front," commented Copeland, who hopes to continue the Asparagus Cup success. "It should be interesting, but the thing is that everyone will start on the same track and no one will have an advantage on anyone else. "It would be good to win again. The #16A car was fast at the Mini Gold Cup with (Ryan) Robinson and should be fast at Stockton."

    2019 NARC champion D.J. Netto has visited the trademark winner's circle twice at Stockton in NARC action. Both were Salute to LeRoy Van Conett events, and his most recent Stockton victory was in July of 2022.

    Cole Macedo is the lone winner on the current NARC circuit, having earned $10,000 at Silver Dollar Speedway's Mini Gold Cup. The Lemoore driver, aboard the famed Tarlton Motorsports #21, is looking to capture his first Stockton victory. His best 410 finish was a 14th-place effort in November 2018 at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

    Justin Sanders is no slouch at Stockton, as he had an incredible performance at the 2022 Tribute to GP to close out the NARC season with a victory. Behind the wheel of the Mittry Motorsports #2X, the Aromas driver is looking to open up his 2024 winning account on Saturday night.

    Other NARC 410 Series regulars competing for a NARC victory include the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X driven by Clarksburg driver Justyn Cox, 2017 series champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Oakley pilot Dylan Bloomfield in the Vertullo #83V, Billy Aton from Benicia, Penngrove's Chase Johnson, Chico's Nick Parker, Jarrett Soares of Gilroy and many more. This includes the sizable NARC rookie class of 2024, which includes Easton's Caeden Steele, Gauge Garcia of Lemoore, Dominic Gorden from Clovis, and Chico native Michael Ing.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin County Fairground at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (5-17)/Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID) $25.00, Kids (6-10) $5.00, and 4 and Under are FREE. Online tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asparagus-cup-narc-kws-410-scct-360-sprint-cars-tickets-859908508497?aff=oddtdtcreator.

    Pit Gates will open at Noon and the Front Gates at 4:00 pm. Wheel Packing and Hot Laps are slated for 4:30, with time trials and racing to follow.

    Additional information can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Asparagus Cup at the Stockton Dirt Track can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.
    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER ONE EVENT IN 24-RACE SERIES)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 142
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 139
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 138
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 137
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 136
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 135
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 134
    Nick Parker, Chico - 133
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 132
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 131
    Ryan Robinson, Roseville - 130
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 129
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 128
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 127
    Andy Forsberg, Auburn - 127
    Jayson Bright, Antioch (R) - 125
    Kalib Henry, Sacramento (R) - 125
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 123
    Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, B.C. - 122
    Max Mittry, Redding - 121

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 13 - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    April 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
    May 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
    May 11 - Antioch Speedway - Contra Costa County Clash
    May 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - KRC Night at the Races
    June 1 - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial


     


    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES SET TO INVADE MERCED SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY!
     

    (6/18/24 - Ben Deatherage) Merced, California ... The Central Valley is about to hear the roar of the 900+ horsepower powerplants of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, March 23rd, when the tour returns to Merced Speedway! The high-banked ¼-mile clay oval will host the cars and stars of the NARC organization for the first time since August of 2021 and will be the lone visit to the facility in 2024.

    This marks the second stop on NARC's 65th Anniversary 25-race campaign, which is slated to visit 17-different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    "I'm super excited to get to Merced," said Lemoore driver Cole Macedo, hot off a big win at the Mini-Gold Cup in the Tarlton Motorsports #21 sprint car. "I know (promoter) Doug Lockwood has put in a lot of effort to make that place what it is today. I think Drew Warner (crew chief) will give me a fast race car, and if I do my job, we should come out with a good finish."

    Macedo is the current NARC championship point leader after scoring his second NARC feature win of his career in Chico.

    Many of the NARC sprint cars stars will be competing on the action-packed bullring for the first time, including a strong class of rookie drivers. This year's rookie field includes Lemoore's Caeden Steele, who finished third in Chico, Fresno's Gauge Garcia, Dominic Gorden from Clovis, Chico's Michael Ing and Wilton's Ashlyn Rodriguez.

    Who to Watch

    Aromas' Justin Sanders, expected to be a strong challenger for the 2024 NARC title, will be looking to rebound after a crash took him out of contention in Chico. Sanders hit pay dirt in the series' last visit to the track in August 2021 and knows that a victory gets him right back into the title hunt.

    Shane Golobic, who finished second in the NARC season opener in Chico, is looking to put the Matt Wood Racing #17W car in NARC victory lane for the first time at Merced Speedway. Golobic placed fifth in 2021 and was 16th when the World Of Outlaws visited in March 2022.

    Bud Kaeding, who claimed the series title in 2017, still doesn't have a Merced victory on this impressive resume. He came across the line in sixth when NARC was in Merced last time. With a retro look for the #29 team, the Campbell racer is looking to check off Merced on his win list.

    Tim Kaeding, from San Jose, will no doubt wow the crowd in the famed Williams Motorsports #0 entry. The "Governor of Good Times" was fourth in the last NARC trip to Merced. Kaeding is hitting the NARC trail heavy this spring and the 2002 and 2011 series champion is hungry to revisit victory lane. He has 72 NARC victories to his credit.

    Chase Johnson of Penngrove has a lot of laps and wins at Merced in many different types of cars, but the pilot of the #24 has yet to win in the 410 ranks. Johnson was third in a USAC-CRA race in September of 2019 and is in search of his fourth career NARC win.

    Other NARC 410 Series stars expected to compete include Justyn Cox from Clarksburg, Oakley's Dylan Bloomfield, Billy Aton of Benicia, Gilroy 's Jarrett Soares, Kaleb Montgomery of Templeton, Michael Faccinto and DJ Netto from Hanford and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The companion divisions for the evening include the Hobby Stocks, Mini Late Models, and IMCA Northern SportMods.

    Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Merced, California. Tickets are $25.00 for Adults, Juniors (11-17) $10.00, Kids (6-10) $5.00, and 5 and Under are FREE.

    Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM and the Front Gates at 5:00. Hot Laps are expected to begin around 6:00, with racing kicking off at 7:00. Additional information can be found at www.mercedspeedway.net.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four eight-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The event at Merced Speedway can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER ONE EVENT IN 25-RACE SERIES)

    Cole Macedo, Lemoore - 142
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 139
    Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) - 138
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 137
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 136
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 135
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 134
    Nick Parker, Chico - 133
    Justyn Cox, Clarksburg - 132
    Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) - 131
    Ryan Robinson, Roseville - 130
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 129
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 128
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 127
    Andy Forsberg, Auburn - 127
    Jayson Bright, Antioch (R) - 125
    Kalib Henry, Sacramento - 125
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 123
    Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, B.C. - 122
    Max Mittry, Redding - 121

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 6 - Stockton Dirt Track - Asparagus Cup with SCCT
    April 13 - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    April 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
    May 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
    May 11 - Antioch Speedway - Contra Costa County Clash
    May 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - KRC Night at the Races
    June 1 - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

     

     

    COLE MACEDO CAPTURES WILD $10,000 NARC MINI-GOLD CUP HEADLINER AT SILVER DOLLAR

    (3/16/24 - Ben Deatherage) Chico, CA ... Cole Macedo battled his way to an impressive Mini Gold Cup triumph at Silver Dollar Speedway, when he recaptured the lead with only two laps remaining in a wild 40-lap NARC 410 sprint car finale that featured multiple lead changes. Macedo pocketed a stout $10,000 payday for this first ever victory at the quarter-mile oval driving the Tarlton & Son/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions #21 Maxim.

    “I worked really hard for that,” said a happy Macedo in victory lane. “The track was super demanding, and I’ve been in the gym all winter, and that prepared me for a race like this. I can’t say enough about this Tarlton Motorsports team: Drew (Warner, Crew Chief), Nate, Koby, Landon, Marv, and everyone who helps! We struggled this whole weekend and me and Drew kept putting our two cents into each other and put our best foot forward and he got me going really good there.”

    The main event began with the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X, driven by Justyn Cox, putting the Lippert Construction Maxim to the point at the opening green flag. Unfortunately, three race stoppages occurred while he reigned supreme, keeping the competition close.

    Chase Johnson maneuvered his Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealership #24 Maxim to the point after a lap eight restart to pace the field. As the race developed, Johnson came under attack by a shadowing Macedo, but the leader managed to hold off the repeated challenges. But on the 31st circuit, Macedo finally overtook Johnson for the top spot.

    Just when it looked like Macedo was going to cruise to the victory, Ryan Robinson, who started 18th, recovered from an early race tip-over to blast by Macedo. But in a strange turn of events with the white flag waving, Robinson flipped violently down the back straightaway, giving the lead back to Macedo. Luckily Robinson was unhurt in the accident.

    Macedo would inherit the lead to and hold back the NOS Energy Drink/Matt Wood Racing entry, driven by Shane Golobic, to claim his second career NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory.

    Caeden Steele, who was also involved in a mid-race accident wowed the crowd with his first career NARC podium in third. He was driving the BCCR Racing/Cen-Cal Demolition Services #121 Maxim. The Vertullo Racing Starr Property Management/Air 1 Racing #83V Maxim of Dylan Bloomfield held on to fourth while the 2017 champ Bud Kaeding rallied to finish fifth in the Kaeding Performance Center/Alviso Rock #29 Maxim.

    Tanner Carrick was credited with sixth, while Sean Becker won hard charging honors by piloting the Don Bjork-owned entry to a seventh place finish after starting 22nd. Nick Parker, Justyn Cox and rookie Gauge Garcia rounded out the top ten. Only ten cars survived the entire distance.

    Andy Forsberg set quick time in ARP Qualifying while heat winners were 2019 title winner D.J. Netto, Johnson, Justin Sanders, and Max Mittry.

    Gauge Garcia was upside down in the heat race action. During the caution plagued main event, Max Mittry, Justin Sanders, and DJ Netto were involved in red flag incidents. There were no injuries reported.

    HOOSIER A-FEATURE (40 Laps): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [12]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele [14]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [10]; 5. 29-Bud Kaeding [9]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick [17]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [22]; 8. 15-Nick Parker [16]; 9. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 10. 2K-Gauge Garcia [23]; 11. 16A-Ryan Robinson [18]; 12. 24-Chase Johnson [4]; 13. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 14. 88N-D.J. Netto [7]; 15. 92-Andy Forsberg [2]; 16. 68-Jayson Bright [21]; 17. 17-Kalib Henry [8]; 18. X1-Michael Faccinto [6]; 19. 21P-Robbie Price [20]; 20. 2XM-Max Mittry [5]; 21. 26-Billy Aton [11]; 22. 0-Tim Kaeding [15]; 23. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [19]; 24. 12-Jarrett Soares [24]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Justyn Cox 1-7; Chase Johnson 8-30; Cole Macedo 31-36, 39-40 ; Ryan Robinson 35-38

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Sean Becker +15

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 88N-D.J. Netto [1]; 2. 17-Kalib Henry [4]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele [5]; 4. 0-Tim Kaeding [2]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [3]; 6. 75-Bill Smith [8]; 7. 7X-RC Smith [7]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [6]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 24-Chase Johnson [2]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [1]; 3. X1-Michael Faccinto [4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price [7]; 6. 68-Jayson Bright [5]; 7. 16J-Jacob Johnson [8]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [6]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 29-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 4. 15-Nick Parker [6]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg [4]; 6. 7B-Sean Becker [5]; 7. 21M-Michael Ing [8]; 8. 2K-Gauge Garcia [7]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER HEAT FOUR (8 Laps): 1. 2XM-Max Mittry [2]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 4. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 5. 16A-Ryan Robinson [1]; 6. 10-Dominic Gorden [3]; 7. 12-Jarrett Soares [6]; 8. 551-Angelique Bell [8]

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-FEATURE (12 Laps): 1. 68-Jayson Bright [3]; 2. 7B-Sean Becker [2]; 3. 2K-Gauge Garcia [9]; 4. 12-Jarrett Soares [5]; 5. 21M-Michael Ing [7]; 6. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez [10]; 7. 16J-Jacob Johnson [8]; 8. 551-Angelique Bell [12]; 9. 75-Bill Smith [4]; 10. 4-Burt Foland Jr [11]; 11. (DNF) 10-Dominic Gorden [1]; 12. (DNS) 7X-RC Smith

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 2. 92-Andy Forsberg [1]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [8]; 5. 2XM-Max Mittry [4]; 6. X1-Michael Faccinto [6]; 7. 88N-D.J. //Netto [7]; 8. 17-Kalib Henry [5]

    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Andy Forsberg, 11.407 (32 Cars)


    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES ON BOARD AS NEW NARC TROPHY DASH SPONSOR
    March 11, 2024
    Jim Allen

    (3/11/24 – Jim Allen) Roseville, CA … Beacon Wealth Strategies, aligned with Raymond James Financial Services, has partnered up with the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) Sprint Car Series as the official trophy dash sponsor.

    In addition to rewarding the winner of the six-lap Beacon Wealth Strategies Trophy Dash at every NARC event, a lucky race fan will also be presented with a $100 gift card.

    Beacon Wealth Strategies features a complete team of professionals to offer a depth of resources, expertise and commitment needed to actively manage and preserve your wealth.

    “We are excited to again work with and sponsor the Northern Auto Racing Club Sprint Car Series and all of the amazing people associated with the organization,” said Tom Cicchini, the Beacon Wealth Strategies Branch Manager.

    Beacon Wealth Strategies dedicates its extensive industry knowledge to implementing thoughtful financial planning, developing strategies to see you through life’s most important milestones. They are prudent in managing your assets and carefully selecting investments that match your needs and risk tolerance. Beacon Wealth Strategies’ business is serving you and managing your finances in a way that makes you feel confident about your financial future.

    For more information, contact Tom Cicchini at 916-773-6700. The Beacon Wealth Strategies/Raymond James offices are located at 2200-B Douglas Blvd, Suite 150, Roseville, CA 95661 or on-line at https://www.raymondjames.com/beaconwealth/

     

    $10,000 ON THE LINE FOR NARC MINI-GOLD CUP WINNER AT CHICO ON SATURDAY
     

    (3/11/24 - Ben Deatherage) Chico, CA ... The NARC 410 Sprint Car Series is excited to lift the lid on its 65th competitive season on Saturday, March 16th, at Silver Dollar Speedway! The historic Chico ¼-mile clay oval hosts the opening leg of the 2024 campaign and will have $10,000 on the line to the driver that bests the field of the Mini Gold Cup main event.

    After last weekend's rainout at Hanford, this marks the first of 25 premier racing events that will invade 17-different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    “This is going to be such a great event at this place, and it’s great to have NARC back to Chico,” commented Silver Dollar Speedway General Manager and Announcer Troy Hennig. “We’ve done some really wonderful things here over the offseason, and I think fans and drivers are going to like it, especially the brand-new catch fence.”

    With defending champion Corey Day moving to the national touring High Limit Series and two-time champ Dominic Scelzi touring around the country this Spring, the battle for the prestigious NARC championship is expected to be a wide open and highly-contested affair. The addition of several new up and coming drivers and teams promise to make it even more interesting.

    Who to Watch

    Justin Sanders, from Aromas, has amassed two of his series triumphs at Silver Dollar, achieved in 2019 and 2021. The Mittry Motorsports #2X pilot was runner-up at the April 30th show in 2022. Both Chico events were rained out last season. Sanders, a 15-time winner on the NARC circuit, is expected to be a top contender for the NARC championship this season.

    Justyn Cox made it to Silver Dollar Speedway just a handful of times in 2023 but did manage to put the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X in the main events during the Gold Cup Race of Champions. Cox posted 15 top ten NARC finishes last year including a huge victory at Tulare and will be a nightly force to be reckoned with.

    Lemoore's Cole Macedo and Bud Kaeding of Campbell are also expected to be battling for the title this season. Both have ample experience to make that happen. Macedo, who has won several races around the country, captured his first NARC feature event last season and Kaeding was the 2017 NARC series champion. Kaeding has 21 series wins to his credit.

    There’s no doubt that the biggest target on anyone’s back is Shane Golobic. The Fremont chauffeur, piloting the Matt Wood Racing #17W, is the most recent non-sanctioned 410 feature winner at SDS when he won the fair race on May 28th. The last time the facility was in action, he scored the victory on the final night of the 360 Fall Nationals last October.

    Many young Central Valley competitors are expected to be in the field, including Lemoore’s Gauge Garcia, Dominic Gordon from Clovis, 2019 NARC champion D.J. Netto from Hanford, and Caeden Steele of Fresno.

    Other competitors include Penngrove driver Chase Johnson, Oakley pilot Dylan Bloomfield, Jarrett Soares of Gilroy, Benicia’s Billy Aton, reigning Rookie of the Year Nick Parker from Tucson, Tim Kaeding of San Jose, Chico’s Michael Ing, Ashlyn Rodriguez of Wilton, Lincoln's Tanner Carrick, Kaleb Montgomery of Templeton, Auburn's Andy Forsberg, and many more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Silver Dollar Speedway is located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, California. Tickets can be purchased online at silverdollar.ticketspice.com. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (13-17)/Seniors (65+)/Military $25, and Kids (12 and Under) are FREE.

    Pit gates open at 2:00 p.m. Front gates open at 4:00 p.m., qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing by 6:30 p.m.

    Additional information can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four eight-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event. The lone companion division for the evening is the Hobby Stock division in what is expected to be a fast paced show.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series presented by Hoosier Tires, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The event at Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    ED NOTE: Silver Dollar Speedway will host a 410 open show on Friday night, March 15th.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    Mini Gold Cup Former Winners:

    1987- Jac Haudenschild
    1988- Jimmy Sills
    1989- Jac Haudenschild
    1990- Bobby Davis Jr.
    1991- Brent Kaeding
    1992- Steve Kinser
    1993- Brent Kaeding
    1994- Jimmy Sills
    1995- Steve Kent
    1996- Brent Kaeding
    1997- Randy Tiner
    1998- Paul McMahan
    1999- Jason Meyers
    2000- Eric Rossi
    2001- Brent Kaeding
    2002- Roger Crockett
    2003- Tim Shaffer
    2004- Willie Croft
    2005- Tim Kaeding
    2007- Tim Kaeding
    2008- Jason Meyers
    2009- Jason Meyers
    2011- Craig Dollansky
    2012- Donny Schatz
    2013- Paul McMahan
    2015- Donny Schatz
    2016- Donny Schatz
    2019- Carson Macedo

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    March 23 - Merced Speedway - March Madness Sprint Car Show
    April 6 - Stockton Dirt Track - Asparagus Cup with SCCT
    April 13 - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    April 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett
    May 4 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Chris & Brian Faria Memorial
    May 11 - Antioch Speedway - Contra Costa County Clash

     

     

    2024 NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN FOR THE TAKING!
     

    (2/27/24 - Ben Deatherage) ... With a brand-new season for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series right around the corner, it's incredible to think of all the potential drivers that could win the King of the West title, let alone a feature event during the 2024 campaign. With 26 nights of exciting action taking place at so many different racetracks along the Pacific Coast, things are definitely up for grabs. Below is a look at where success and some upsets could come from with the regulars and frequent visitors to the NARC tour.

    THE REGULARS

    The first category we will explore is the drivers slated to compete regularly with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series in 2024. Justin Sanders, from Aromas, hit the jackpot on the final night of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup, at Alger, Washington’s Skagit Speedway, by winning over $80,000 for Mittry Motorsports #2X last June, as well as winning the overall Morrie Williams Memorial at Kings Speedway in mid-October. Undoubtedly, all the success he achieved in Australia the previous winter, coupled with several trips to the Midwest, made him a force to reckon with in 2023 and this coming season. To date, he has scored 15 NARC wins.

    Returning behind the wheel of the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X, Justyn Cox from Roseville will also be a front-runner in the championship battle. Cox scored a massive triumph at Tulare’s Dennis Roth Classic with $18,000+ in winnings in April and eventually was crowned the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 title winner. Undoubtedly, he's looking to add a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series crown to his trophy case come the Tribute To Gary Patterson at Stockton in November.

    Campbell's Bud Kaeding knows what it takes to achieve a championship with the NARC Series. The 2017 title winner once again finished in the top five in the final standings, and nearly collected a win at Petaluma Speedway during the May visit. It seems all it will take for Kaeding is to win once, and then the victory machine will be hitting on all eight-cylinders again. He has 21 NARC wins to his credit.

    Speaking of Petaluma, race fans are still talking about the amazing Salute To Baylands victory that Chase Johnson scored in July. The Penngrove pilot may have only won once last year with NARC, but he managed to accumulate some wins with and without the wing and in both 360 and 410 powerplants. Johnson no doubt will have a diverse 2024 schedule, which also includes Midgets on the calendar.

    Once more driving the Dave and Debbie Vertullo #83V, Dylan Bloomfield proved he can hang with the NARC ranks for an entire season. The Oakley driver managed a pair of Top 5 feature finishes and finally had a breakthrough victory in 360 competition on the preliminary night of the Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway. Could that translate into a David Tarter Memorial or Mini Gold Cup win this season when the tour visits Chico? Don't bet against it.

    Billy Aton will be another familiar face to see when the NARC group hits the road. Aton is excited about NARC's return to Santa Maria Speedway in 2024. What makes that track special is that it is the site of his lone NARC triumph in 2021. The Benicia driver and his team are a great group to have around with their infectious smiles and “no quit" attitude despite 2023 starting so rough for them in the spring.

    After being named the NARC Rookie of the Year at last year's championship celebration, Nick Parker is looking to build on that accolade. The Tucson, Arizona native, now residing in Chico, has a full year of NARC racing under his belt, making the rounds of the multiple tracks on the NARC campaign. That experience has culminated in a detailed notebook of improvements and nuances needed for success. That should spell improved performance for his team that should result in top finishes.

    Jarrett Soares will return to the NARC 410 Series when the engines fire up on March 9th. Returning to full-time series competition for the first time since 2016, the Gilroy gasser will be a delightful addition to the cast of characters tearing up the clay. Last year, Soares scored a pair of Non-Wing 360 Sprint victories at Antioch Speedway and traveled across the state of California as well as into the Pacific Northwest.

    THE ROOKS

    We've talked about some of the regulars, but a unique twist to the NARC 2024 campaign will be the youth movement by drivers who are still cutting their teeth in Sprint Cars and some with just a handful of starts in a 410. The battle for the Rookie of the Year award will be a barnburner from March to November.

    Dominic Gorden got some 410 racing under his belt late last year. Under the tutelage of crew chief Richard Brown, the Clovis teenager scored a trio of 360 triumphs, twice at Ocean and once at Marysville, as well as collecting the Western Sprint Tour title. Gorden didn’t have much of a quiet offseason as he won six Caged Clone races at the Chowchilla Barn Burner and got the big payday at Nevada’s Reno Livestock Events Center in February during the High Desert Hustle. He promises to be a top ten fixture.

    Lemoore driver Gauge Garcia spent last year splitting driving duties between the Tarlton Motorsports #21X and the Keller Motorsports #2K. Garcia had a pair of 360 wins in 2023, including the Cotton Classic in October at Kings and a thriller of a win at Tulare in May. His best NARC finish was a third at the Morrie Williams Memorial race. Garcia plans to chase the rookie title aboard the Keller Motorsports ride.

    Fresno's Caeden Steele is another individual to watch closely. Steele had some great battles with Bud Kaeding at Ocean Speedway on Friday nights in the Ocean Sprints 360 ranks, including posting a win in late August. Something noteworthy is in late July, he was able to record a sixth-place result at Skagit Speedway against a stacked field of 410 competitors with a 360 in between the frame rails.

    Another addition to the series will be Chico-based team of Michael Ing. The 22-year driver has five-years of experience in both 360's and a limited amount of time in 410's and will be driving a family owned and operated team with David Ing on the wrenches.

    Concord's Joey Ancona opened some eyes with some stellar NARC performances in a handful of races last season. The 19-year-old driver posted a NARC season best third place finish at Antioch Speedway last season. He still retains his "rookie" status in 2024.

    THE SPOILERS

    The last topic to cover is the many potential spoilers that will enter the battle during the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. What makes NARC such an incredibly tough series is that anyone can win on any given night.

    Despite not running full-time with NARC in 2024, Dominic Scelzi will still be a force to reckon with. The two-time series champion has already logged many laps, filling in for James McFadden with the High Limit Series. This move reunited him with the Roth Motorsports team. Whether it's in Washington, Oregon, or California, the Fresno driver is sure to be upfront. He will be racing around the country and plans to return to California in May for the balance of the NARC season. Scelzi has 22 NARC victories on his resume'.

    2023 saw one of the biggest comeback stories in Sprint Car racing. After shattering his collarbone at the Trophy Cup in October 2022, D.J. Netto returned and won. In his first race in March of 2023, he bested the ASCS-Southwest Region competition at Central Arizona Raceway. The Hanford pilot finally returned to NARC victory lane when he scored his seventh career NARC victory at the Morrie Williams Memorial at the end of the second Twin-20 main event.

    Carson Macedo won the NARC title in 2015, but one thing he did not do is something his younger brother Cole Macedo managed to accomplish in June, win a NARC feature. The younger Macedo took care of business at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon, and was the only driver to beat eventual tour champion Corey Day during the Fastest Four Days Of Motorsports. Macedo also has spent some time in Florida and Georgia racing the Kevin Newton #16TH with the High Limit Series. He is a threat to win on any given night.

    With two trips to Silver Dollar Speedway, the 2022 SDS track champion Shane Golobic is one driver to not discount. The Matt Wood Racing #17W team has got Chico ¼-mile on lock and has won eight races in the last two seasons. Finishing sixth on the final night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Fremont native wowed the crowd at Ocean Speedway when he finally won the Howard Kaeding Classic at Watsonville in July. He had ten victories between 410, 360, and Midget competition. He has 15 career NARC wins.

    Whether it was in the Larry Antaya #16A or the Jim and Annette Van Lare #5V, Colby Copeland was always a contender for a victory. The Roseville racer won with the Van Lare's at Placerville Speedway at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial mere days after his car owner lost his father. This made for a very powerful post race interview in victory lane. Copeland would back that up with another emotional victory lane visit at the Van Lare's home track at Petaluma when they bested the SCCT on the adobe 3/8-mile oval.

    Making a healthy number of NARC starts last year was Tanner Carrick. From Lincoln, Carrick won the first Sprint Car race in California in 2023 when he won the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial at Marysville. He would get additional 360 wins at Ocean and Placerville. Carrick is notable for already achieving a win in 2024 by winning the Monday prelim at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 8th, which makes him the first Midget feature winner in the United States for this year. He is looking for his first career NARC win.

    2005 NARC champion Sean Becker can be expected to make some appearances throughout the upcoming season. Now calling Roseville home, Becker had his best run with NARC on July 8th when he finished fourth at Petaluma. He closed the year out with an electric 360 win at Marysville with a win on Paul Hawes Memorial Sprint Spooktacular in late October.

    Last year, Andy Forsberg would collect his 200th career victory when he won the Tribute to Al Hinds at Placerville on April 15th. Three more additional wins, all at Marysville in 360 action, would add to the Auburn veterans total. Come the Mini Gold Cup and the David Tarter Memorial at Chico, he should be fun to watch. He was fourth on May 28th, his lone 410 top five of the campaign, and five total top tens at Chico for the four-time Silver Dollar Speedway track champ.

    Even though he spent much of the summer helping his son Cole in Kage Karts, Willie Croft was still fun to watch in his limited appearances with the NARC 410 Series. Croft, who resides in Colfax, posted two top-five finishes in eight 410 starts. This included a pair of runner-up finishes, getting one on May 28th at Silver Dollar and another at Skagit on July 22nd.

    Whether in California or his native Pacific Northwest, Trey Starks is always on the prowl for a win. Nearly capturing the prelude to the Dennis Roth Classic while racing for Scelzi Motorsports in April, he was also a contender at Grays Harbor Raceway's Timber Cup and the Dirt Cup. The two-time and defending Skagit Speedway track titlist from Puyallup, Washington, is looking to be the first Washington native to win the prestigious Dirt Cup since Seth Bergman did it in 2018.

    Tanner Holmes will be a fun driver to watch as he comes off a stint with the Shark Racing #1T after the Knoxville Nationals. This earned him a significant cram session in the final few months of 2023. Undoubtedly, he gained some valuable experience taking on the World Of Outlaws, expanding his knowledge of some new tracks and fierce competition that bettered his driving abilities. The Jacksonville, Oregon racer enjoyed a great Dirt Cup last year and posted several strong showings with the NARC series in the springtime.

    One of the Cinderella stories of 2023 was Michael Faccinto during the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville. Faccinto, from Hanford, set quick time, collected a large amount of money with all the bonuses and contingencies, and almost pulled off a massive upset finishing second. The team which he drove for, which claimed the Placerville 360 championship, was the Friends & Family #X1 owned by Alan Bradway, Dave’s brother, and Steve Tuccelli.

    Those are just a few of the interesting scenarios and stories taking place on the NARC tour this season. When you mix it all together, it promises to be a very entertaining season of open wheel racing on the left coast. So pick your favorite driver and team and we will see you at the NARC races.

     

     

     

    BUD KAEDING - NARC PIT PERSONALITIES

    (2/21/24 - By Michael Gilmer) ... Bud Kaeding is a third generation driver who has enjoyed tons of success on the NARC King of The West tour. He has been a model of consistency, finishing in the top five of the NARC championship point standings 10 consecutive years. His crowning achievement during that span was winning the 2017 title with car owner Morrie Williams, and the "unofficial drivers title" during the shortened COVID season.

    Based on those kind of results, many assume that Kaeding is supported by a huge team with even bigger money rolling in .., right? Not exactly! It is a common misconception that successful drivers like Kaeding are racing with pocket loads of money at their disposal. The truth is, he works very hard to hustle up his own racing budget each year.

    “The finding money part of the race season has definitely gotten tougher then when I was a little kid," explains Kaeding. "I feel like every winter all I’m doing is making phone calls and beating down doors. I actually used to go through the whole phonebook and call local companies to try to get sponsors. It seemed like an easier task when we had a local track here in San Jose. Now that we do not, and Watsonville being the closest track and it's a bit of a struggle to get to on a Friday night, it’s been tough to generate local interest. The sponsors that we do have on our cars have all been a part of our race group. Whether it was my racing experience, or my dad‘s for 20 to 30 years, good people like that is what it takes to continue racing.”

    Bud gives credit for his longevity and lasting success to all the consistent support from long time sponsors, and great supporters in his inner race circle.

    So with all the time and effort he puts into his car, Bud is ready for another NARC season behind the wheel. With some drivers leaving the NARC campaign with national aspirations, and new ones on the rise, Bud expects it to be an interesting race year.

    “This year will be very tricky for sure," he continued. "With guys like Dominic Scelzi and Corey Day not competing full-time out here, it kind of opens up two top spots . But with Justin Sanders getting better each year and the youth in the series obviously rising up every week and getting better and more competitive, it’s definitely gonna be tough. I feel that our knowledge, workmanship and dedication can still help propel us to get back on top. It’s been a tough couple years not winning a race within the NARC series, so for starters, that is our main focus; winning races. If we can reach that goal, then we start looking at winning the championship.”

    Bud is quick to acknowledge his biggest supporters and critics.

    “As far as pushing me as a driver and a competitor, my dad (Brent) has always been there," said Kaeding. "He’s there to point out the good and the bad and what I’m doing wrong on and off the track."

    "As far as friendship and support to continue my career, George Maciel of Alviso Rock Inc. has been important in my life. My grandfather raced for George since the mid 80's and when he retired, George started helping me in 1996. He is still a supporter of mine to this day. My wife and daughter are also supporters of what I do. They push me and keep me motivated to continue through the good and bad times.”

    With this type of support, Bud is pushed to be his best every season. In 1996, he captured the San Jose Speedway 360 sprint car championship. Almost 30 years later, the mission hasn't changed.

    Kaeding has built up a mountain of experience in his career at many different tracks on the left coast. Does he have a favorite?

    “Hanford used to be my favorite track," said Kaeding, "but since they’ve changed the configuration of it so many times in the past five to ten years, it’s been hit or miss. We used to be really good there but we have struggled in the last year or so. Tulare is still one of my favorites and that place seems to be more intense than ever. I’m also pretty excited to see Santa Maria back on the schedule. I feel like we’ve always been pretty fast there, and we’ve always run up front when we go. But we have just fallen on some bad luck. Whether it be, getting crashed into or something breaking.”

    With the 2024 NARC 410 Sprint Car season approaching quickly, there is no doubt that the competitive fire still burns extremely hot for Bud Kaeding and his support network and team. Look for good things to happen!

    ED NOTE: Michael Gilmer is one of our guest columnist. He is a 17-years-old high school student and resides in Diamond Springs, CA.
     

     

     


    WE’RE BACK! JARRETT AND STEVEN SOARES ARE READY TO TACKLE THE NARC 410 TOUR IN ’24!
     

    (2/13/24 - By Michael Gilmer) ... After several years of hard work and success racing with the Hunt Wingless Tour, Jarrett Soares will be making a comeback to NARC 410 sprint car racing.

    In fact, Jarrett and his father Steven were always one of the NARC series biggest supporters, not missing a single NARC-King of the West event from 2013-2016! Steven feels a great connection and is very ready to rejoin the group.

    “I really missed the NARC family the last few years," admitted Steven. "We were going to come back sooner but then COVID hit, and nobody knew what was happening and everything got super expensive. I grew up watching guys like Brent Kaeding, Chuck Gurney and Tim Green. Then I later helped out Bobby McMahan. The quality of the drivers and teams is second to none. We are a small family team but I told Jarrett ‘I have a couple years left as an owner, and I want to run NARC to finish’”.

    The driver out of Gilroy, California, competed at 20 events with the wingless tour in 2023. His efforts produced 11 top ten finishes, including eight in the top five and a pair of hard-fought victories.

    Jarrett is eager to get back to 410 sprint car racing and showcase his refined skills. With the race season just a few short weeks away, he’s definitely ready to go. Even with his success with the non-wing tour, his decision to return to NARC King of The West was an easy one.

    “The series and competition is second to none," said Jarrett, "so it did not take much convincing. The team and I jumped on the opportunity to go back to King of The West as soon as the opportunity arose.”

    So, will this newly found success translate over to a 410 sprint car? Jarrett seems to think so.

    “Non wing racing has taught me patience with the car, learning when to be aggressive in a race, and has also helped me develop a better race craft that I hope will turn some heads.”

    Jarrett isn’t one to shy away from tough competition and is looking to continue on his successful career path in a 900+ horsepower sprint car. He is also excited to make a return to the Tulare Thunderbowl, the one-third mile steel-lined bull ring.

    Jarrett’s comeback to 410 sprint car racing was not a task he accomplished on his own. He generously credits his team, his supporters, but most importantly, his father.

    “My biggest supporter without a doubt has been my dad, Steven Soares," said Jarrett. "His passion and true grit for this sport is admirable. I feed off of his energy and we have made a great team throughout our racing career. He has a no quit, never say die attitude that has made my racing adventure beautiful.”

    The feeling is mutual. Steven has watched his son blossom into the driver he is today. Throughout Jarrett’s non-wing sprint car adventure, he has watched him improve all of the skill sets of his racing game.

    “The biggest difference is that he has matured," explained Steven. "We ran NARC in 2014 to 2017 when Jarrett was only 15. He now understands how to put a night together and where to put the car.”

    Collectively, they both feel the entire team has improved. “We as a team learned how to run up front and be consistent," Steven continued. "We also learned what Jarrett likes and how to give him the car he needs. We are building a new car and working hard to finish a good motor so we can run as many shows as our budget allows.”

    Steven made it a point to thank Scott Martin, Brian Sperry, Anthony Horn and their families; Nick Larson, Mike Caldwell, Kaeding performance, FK Shocks, Blake, OGIO, and his daughters Kayla, Avery and Olivia. Without them, none of this would be possible without them.

    Jarrett and Steven’s relationship and dynamic is amazing. They are not just two co-workers trying to succeed, but they are a team. They share the good times, and the bad. Jarrett expresses this when he refers to his racing experiences as, “our racing career”. They always work together, and they always hope to succeed.

    So with NARC 65th Anniversary season on the horizon, keep a look out for the number 12 sprint car as it is sure to turn some heads.

    ED NOTE: Michael Gilmer is one of our guest columnist. He is a 17-years-old high school student and resides in Diamond Springs, CA.

     

     

    NARC NEWSLINE – December 19, 2023, By Jim Allen … If you were ever going to get super excited about 410 sprint car racing, the time is now! As you’re aware, the headlines this offseason have been awe-inspiring, dominated by a collection of the biggest players in our sport. With the addition of the full-blown High Limit Series national schedule, there is a buzz in the air that promises to push 410 sprint car racing to an even higher level. Good solid competition will do that!

    For everyone on the Left Coast, it’s a great fit also, because it mounts a bright neon light around the sport of sprint car racing. Even though much progress has been made over the past five years, west coast 410 sprint car racing has been jolted with a cattle prod and pushed into turbo-mode. This complements the efforts by NARC, Peter Murphy, SLC Promotions, and Skagit Speedway, who collectively have worked hard to rebuild 410 sprint car racing to its glory days of the 1990’s.

    Between the newly-released 26-race NARC schedule, a dozen or so 410 “open” races at Chico, Hanford, and Skagit, 11 High Limit races, and six World of Outlaw races on the west coast, there are more than 50 excellent (and high-paying) reasons for local 360 teams to consider stepping up their game with a 410 powerplant in California, Oregon, and Washington. I’m not saying 360 racing is a bad thing as much as I’m saying the 410 is now a great thing!

    With the addition of the High Limit Series, there has been a new cash influx of more than $5,000,000 into our sport. And with the cost of going sprint car racing escalating on a daily basis, teams now get to choose what best fits their racing budget and lifestyle. Is it the 89-race World of Outlaw schedule, or the 60-race High Limit schedule, or a combination or portion of both?

    It’s nice to have choices, and if you listen closely to what is being said, “travel” and its related expenses is a red hot topic for drivers, pit crew members, truck drivers, and the car owners paying the bills. Some of the best in the sport have pulled off the road due to the relentless grind and the inability to recruit crew chiefs and support teams. Don’t fall for the story that life on the road is all adventurous and exciting. That story is more of a sales pitch by hotel chains, fast food outlets and laundromats. In reality, living out of a suitcase away from your immediate family sucks on so many levels, which makes the commitment of these teams that much more commendable.

    The key to success in this whole equation is for everybody to stay positive. Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find rabid fans and racing pundits who have already taken the tone that this is a full-blown civil war between the High Limit Series and the World of Outlaws. The questions and statements are endless … Who will have the best drivers? Who is going to stick with the Outlaws? This schedule is better! Who is going to be put out of business?  That’s all-drama queen stuff written by basement dwelling keyboard warriors and the worst conceivable way to look at it. My suggestion is don’t take sides and enjoy the moment because the last time I checked, the United States is a pretty huge place and there are loyal open wheel fans and great teams everywhere. This new adventure is going to provide an excellent opportunity to cultivate the next Steve Kinser or Kyle Larson.

    But wait, there is more! What will be entertaining is the flagship events like the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals. They are already huge events, but now they will take on a Super Bowl feel between the two series. That type of competitiveness is worthy because it makes everybody step up their game.  Winners of those events are going to be strutting around like the biggest rooster in the hen house, because those bragging rights last a whole year.

    So …, going back to how I started this ramble of thoughts, if you’re not super excited about going 410 sprint car racing, you should seek immediate medical attention. It’s going to be a great season.

    NARC SCHEDULE NOTES: NARC’s 65th season of sprint car racing kicks off at Kings Speedway on March 9th. It will be the first of four events at the three-eighths mile oval. The $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic is now a one-day show and that will happen on April 13th. Also on the Hanford agenda is the popular Morrie Williams Memorial Twin-20 event on October 5th and an October 26th show, which is part of a NARC double-header weekend that features a Friday night show at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway. The Kern features the ARCA stock cars on the paved track where they will practice and qualify on Friday afternoon, before they open the gates to the Dirt Track. ARCA’s headliner takes place on Saturday, while we roll over to Hanford. … Here’s hoping that Mother Nature cooperates with us to allow a NARC event at Silver Dollar Speedway. Both the Mini Gold Cup and the David Tarter Memorial were rained out in ’23. On tap next season is the May 16th $10,000 to win Mini-Gold Cup and the July 29th Tarter Memorial. … NARC returns to Merced Speedway for some March Madness action on March 23rd. The last time NARC rolled into Merced was 2021. …

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports is now five with the addition of Cottage Grove Speedway. Each of the five shows pays $5000 to win and $600 to start. There is the possibility of adding a special $50,000 bonus to any driver who can sweep the board. That’s a work in progress. … The Northwest Focus Midgets will be the support class for the first four of those shows (and the fifth if a couple of things fall in place.)  The goal during the FFDM is to be done by 9:30 p.m. each night and head up the road. … The Super Dirt Cup at Skagit will once again drop a $62,000 payday on the winner of the June 22nd Saturday night finale. The Skagit team is actively working to guarantee a $2500+ minimum start money in the finale. Stay tuned for more info. … There will be the (second annual) Super Dirt Cup Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 19th at the Avalon Golf Links. Proceeds benefit the NARC Benevolent Fund and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. Sign-ups begin in February. …

    … The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race “weekend” will feature a Sprint Car Challenge Tour show on Friday, followed by the NARC show on Saturday, June 1st. As always, event and lap sponsorships are available by sending a DM to Karen Bradway Tuccelli on Facebook. … The month of June features 10 NARC championship points races. … There will be a pair of NARC/SCCT combo shows in 2024, both at Tony Noceti’ s Stockton Dirt Track – the April 6th Asparagus Cup and the November 2nd Tribute to Gary Patterson finale. Speaking of Stockton, crews have already cut in a new quarter mile layout at the facility and are in the process of dialing in banking, and lights, and safety barriers. This is guaranteed to make the Stockton Dirt Track more of an action track than a speed track. … The Thunderbowl Raceway in on our schedule twice in May. Sandwiched in between those two shows is a one-night stand at Antioch Speedway

    The most asked question this off-season is … How can Santa Maria Speedway be on the schedule when they didn’t run any races this year? The good news is there is a sale pending for the facility – which means we didn’t lose another track. I’m not at liberty to pass on the name of the new owner, but it may rhyme with Mony Rombo. They have booked a variety of events for the 2024 season, including our date on July 27th. … Other one-night stands in July include stops at Petaluma and Ocean Speedway. Rick Faeth announced that his July 6th Petaluma race will honor the late David Lindt, a five-time track champion who won 48 main events. The event will pay $5200 to the winner. … The July 13th Howard Kaeding Classic will also mark the only visit to Ocean Speedway. But it will be a good one. It pays $6900 to win. The 2023 event paid $1200 to start. The Friday night 360 show will include an “After Party” and there will be the Howard Kaeding Luncheon on Saturday afternoon. Money raised at that event goes to the NARC Benevolent Fund. … The continued notable absence of Calistoga Speedway from our schedule also sucks on many levels. 2024 will mark the fifth consecutive season that a sprint car has not been pushed off at the fairgrounds. And to think they wonder why the Napa County Fairgrounds isn’t financially viable.

    WHAT’S NEW? Jarrett Soares will be back on the NARC tour full-time in ’24. Car owner Steven Soares is currently hunting down a pair of 410 motors to make that happen. … Also look for Dominic Gorden to be a frequent flyer as well! This 17-year-old Clovis driver has been a top ten fixture in a multitude of different race cars. Sounds like the same familiar story line as our 2023 NARC champion. … Hope to see the likes of Joey Ancona and Kalib Henry on the NARC tour on a more frequent basis. … Aussie Karl Hoffmans is already committed to make the trip to the Pacific Northwest for the FFDM and Skagit. …

    NARC BANQUET NOTES: Corey Day became the youngest champion in the 64-year history of the NARC and King of the West Sprint Cars. His stat line was impressive with 15 podium finishes in 20 events, including nine victories. … The NARC Benevolent Fund auction, which was hosted by both Bud Kaeding and Jason Meyers, raised more than $11,000 for the cause. Thank you to all who contributed. … Shannon Bloomfield was the recipient of the Dave Bradway Jr. Inspirational trophy and I struggled to get through the presentation. I’m not sure what is harder to imagine, that so many injuries could happen to one person, or that a single person could fight through the recovery process to lead a normal life afterwards. … Congrats to 2023 NARC rookie of the year Nick Parker. Parker and his team worked extremely hard to make it through a handful of race nights – but never gave up. He finished eighth in points. … Corey Day pocketed a $500 bonus from Mettec Titanium for leading the most laps this season. Dominic Scelzi was presented with an extra $500 from Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash for winning the most heat races (7). …

    Bud Kaeding has finished in the top five in the NARC championship point standings for ten consecutive years. … Chase Johnson collected the $1000 bonus from Williams Roofing for passing the most cars this season. He passed 84. The rest of the top five included Corey Day (57); Justyn Cox (48); Justin Sanders (47); and Bud Kaeding (46). … Eight car owners made it to all 20 NARC shows and were awarded with loyalty checks at the banquet. This list includes Jason Meyers (14), Demo Mittry (2X) Scelzi Enterprises (41), Bates-Hamilton Racing (42X) BK Racing (69), David Vertullo (83V), Billy Aton (26), and Nick Parker (115). … Shane Bowers, the crew chief of Jason Meyers #14, took home the coveted Billy Albini Mechanic of the Year trophy. A well-earned accolade. …

    And finally, we are planning to see you at each and every one of our events in 2024. But, if you can’t make it, we are proud to announce that we just inked a two-year deal so you can catch ALL of our events on Floracing.com.  In the meantime, you can find everything you need on NARC410.com, or on Facebook, X/Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

    With that, I wish all of you a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year! We will talk again in 2024.

    Coming to you live from Auburn, CA. See ya!

     


     

     

    NARC ANNOUNCES 2024 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
     

    (12/11/23 – Jim Allen) Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) 410 Sprint Car Series has rolled out a robust 26-race campaign for the 2024 season. The tour will invade 17 different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington and compete for more than $800,000 in prize money and awards.

    The sanctioning bodies 65th annual open wheel campaign will fire off on March 9th at Kings Speedway in Hanford. Other highlights from the opening month include the $10,000 to win Mini Gold Cup at Chico on March 16th and a return trip to Merced Speedway for a March Madness show on March 23rd.

    The NARC sprint cars will battle on the newly configured Stockton Dirt Track twice during the month of April. This includes the Asparagus Cup on April 6th and the Salute to Leroy Van Conett on April 27th. Those events will bookend the lucrative $11,000 to win April 13th Peter Murphy Classic at Kings Speedway.

    The month of May features a pair of races at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (May 4th and 18th) and the Contra Costa County Clash at Antioch Speedway on May 11th.

    June is by far the busiest month on the schedule, featuring ten events at eight different venues. It kicks off with the popular Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race at Placerville Speedway, which will run for the 33rd time on June 1st.

    The centerpiece of the NARC schedule is an eight-race road show through the Pacific Northwest. The Fastest Five Days in Motorsports will get underway on June 12th at Southern Oregon Speedway in Central Point, OR. That will be followed by shows at the Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR), Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR), Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) and Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) on consecutive nights. All of these events pay $5,000 to win and $600 to start the feature.

    After a short three-day intermission – which will be loaded with several fan-engagement events - the NARC sprint cars will tackle the crown jewel on the schedule, the $62,000 to win Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway on June 20-22nd.

    The busy month concludes with the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway on June 29th.

    Three more tracks are added to the mix during July. Petaluma Speedway will host its only NARC show of the season with the inaugural David Lindt Memorial ($5200 to win) on July 6th. The 14th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic, featuring a $6,900 payday to the winner at Ocean Speedway is next up on July 13th. The NARC sprint cars plan to return to the newly reopened Santa Maria Speedway on July 27th.

    The NARC series is dark in August and September as the High Limit Series and the World of Outlaws stage dominate the calendar in California. At that point only four events remain on the schedule for those in the championship hunt. This includes the popular October 5th Morrie Williams Memorial Twin-20’s event at Kings Speedway, and a big double-header at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway and Kings Speedway on October 25-26th. The event at Kern Raceway will coincide with an NASCAR ARCA event taking place on the paved track.

    The season wraps up on November 2nd at the Stockton Dirt Track with the Tribute to Gary Patterson. This Triple Crown event is the championship night for the NARC 410 Racing Series, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360’s, and the JW Hunt non-wing series.

    The NARC Championship Celebration awards presentation will take place on November 3rd at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, CA.

    All of the 2024 events will be live-streamed on Floracing.

    Corey Day and car owner Jason Meyers captured the NARC title in 2023.

    For more information, go to NARC410.com.
    2024 NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE

    March 9 – Kings Speedway (Hanford, CA)
    March 16 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA)
    March 23 – Merced Speedway (Merced, CA)
    April 6 – Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)
    April 13 – Kings Speedway (Hanford, CA)
    April 27 – Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)
    May 4 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA)
    May 11 – Antioch Speedway (Antioch, CA)
    May 18 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA)
    June 1 – Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)
    June 12 – Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR)
    June 13 – Douglas County Dirtrack (Roseburg, OR)
    June 14 – Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR)
    June 15 – Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR)
    June 16 – Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA)
    June 20-22 – Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA)
    June 29 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA)
    July 6 – Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, CA)
    July 13 – Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA)
    July 27 – Santa Maria Speedway (Nipomo, CA)
    October 5 – Kings Speedway (Hanford, CA)
    October 25 – Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway (Bakersfield, CA)
    October 26 – Kings Speedway (Hanford, CA)
    November 2 – Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA)


     

     

    NARC SPRINT CAR TEAMS & MEMBERS HONORED AT BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION
    November 11, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (11/5/23 – Ben Deatherage,) Stockton, California … Less than twenty-four hours after the final NARC 410 Sprint Car Series event had concluded, teams and series officials gathered for a delightful brunch at the Brookside County Club for the 2023 Championship Celebration awards banquet. It was a great way to recognize all the outstanding individuals on the tour, both on and off the track.

    Master of Ceremonies Jim Allen put the final touches and recapped an entertaining sprint car season that featured 20-events at 13 different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    Day is Crowned

    Corey Day took the NARC series by storm in 2023 aboard the Jason Meyers Racing/Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC. The Clovis teenager tied the modern-day NARC record for most wins in a season with nine feature triumphs. Those included three during Fastest Four Days In Motorsports, along with that title, the Anthony Simone Classic, the first two prelims of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway, and additional wins at Kings Speedway, Thunderbowl Raceway, and The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park.

    “This is what we set out to do as a team this year was to race for a championship, and this is the first won since Jason ran for a championship,” commented Day. “I’m glad we could put the team together as we did and do it with such success we were strong all season, and that’s what counts.”

    In addition to the nine wins, Day was a podium and top five finisher 15 times and was among the top ten on 17 occasions. He topped the charts by leading the most METTEC Titanium laps with 160 circuits led. On two occasions, the champion was a heat race and a Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash winner, passed a total of 57 cars, and earned a Williams Roofing Hardcharger Award.

    “I’m proud of my guys, Shane (Bowers, crew chief), Stefan, Eddie, HP, Kenny, Preston, and Jason, and everyone that comes to the races every weekend and works really hard and works all the hours in the shop and put their hearts and souls in this to see us succeed and it’s awesome, I’m glad I could get a championship for these guys.”

    Top Point Earners Honored

    Along with Day, the remainder of the drivers who secured a spot in the Top 10 of the standings and thus a chunk of the point fund were also recognized.

    2nd – Justin Sanders: Justin Sanders was the runner-up in the standings when all the dust settled. The Aromas, CA, racer managed to score two huge feature wins, including the $62,000 finale of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup and the first feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial at Kings. Upon completing the second main event, he would eventually be the overall “Morrie” champion.

    The Mittry Motorsports fielded MittryConstruction.com/North County Plastering/Farmers Brewing #2X Maxim earned the most ARP Quick Time awards with four, and was a six-time heat race winner. Sanders paced the field for 82 METTEC Titanium laps, while passing 47 cars to earn a pair of Williams Roofing Hardcharger awards. Additionally, he was victorious in a Sunnyvale Bacon Trophy Dash to compliment his eight podiums, 14 top five, and 19 top ten finishes.

    3rd – Dominic Scelzi: The 2021 and 2022 NARC champion would hold on to third place in points after a tight battle in the final two legs of the season. The Fresno pilot hoisted three feature winner checks in the Spring, including the $11,000 to win the Peter Murphy Classic at Kings, Antioch Speedway’s Contra Costa County Clash, and a victory at Petaluma Speedway. Scelzi had seven podiums, 12 top fives, and 14 Top 10 postings in main event action.

    The Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers/Red Line Oil #41 Maxim took home the most bacon with seven Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash wins and a club-high seven heat race triumphs. For his heat race accomplishments, he earned an additional $500 from Jim Taves of Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash. Scelzi also led 120 METTEC Titanium laps and managed to earn a pair of Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors and accumulated 44 overtakes.

    4th – Justyn Cox: Returning to the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series for the first time in several seasons was Justyn Cox. Now calling Roseville home, Cox topped the field at Tulare with an incredible $18,383 payday at the Dennis Roth Classic finale. Despite it being his only triumph, he made three podium appearances, was among the top five on five nights, and had 16 finishes in the top ten.

    The Bates-Hamilton Racing-owned Benefit RFP/Lippert Construction/Monzingo Construction #42X Maxim was at the front of the field for 42 METTEC Titanium circuits, earned one ARP quick time award , and bested the field in six heat races. Cox passed the third-most amount of cars with 48 successful passes and earned the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award on two nights.

    5th – Bud Kaeding: Wrapping up the top five point in the NARC standings was Campbell, CA chauffeur Bud Kaeding. Kaeding had an impressive second-place finish at Petaluma in May. The 2017 NARC champion placed among the top five a total of six times while earning 15 top ten placings. The Kaeding Performance/Alviso Rock/Al’s Roofing Supply #69 Maxim had four heat race victories and overtook 46 competitors in main event action.

    6th – Dylan Bloomfield: Racing for Dave and Debbie Vertullo, Dylan Bloomfield wowed many fans in his first entire season with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Oakley teenager was twice a top five finisher, including a fourth-place run at Southern Oregon Speedway and grabbing fifth at the July Salute To Baylands Raceway Park event at Petaluma.

    In addition to the top five efforts, the Starr Property Management/Air 1 Racing/Gary Silva Ranches #83V Maxim was among the top ten in six features. Bloomfield earned just a single ARP fast time honor and a B Main victory. After completing all the races, he managed to pass 38 total cars.

    7th – Billy Aton: Making the journey from Benicia for every race, Billy Aton was once again a staple on the NARC tour. He finished in the top ten in the finishing order on six nights, including a season-best of seventh at Petaluma in July. The Plant Reclamation/Transport Products Unlimited/Legacy Glass #26 XXX had an excellent outing at the Morrie Williams Memorial by placing ninth and eighth in the Twin 20 features.

    Aton won a Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and a heat race as well. He also earned a Williams Roofing Hardcharger award, and at the season’s end, he passed 27 total cars.

    8th – Nick Parker: Nick Parker followed the entire NARC 410 Sprint Car Series schedule and ended up being the highest-finishing rookie at the end of the season. Recently relocating to Chico from Southern Arizona, Parker learned a lot this year adjusting to 410 competition and was tenth at the July Petaluma event. The Parker Automotive/MetalTec Fabrication/Rock Knocker #115 Maxim topped the field in a heat race and passed 20 cars.

    9th – Chase Johnson: There’s no doubt that Chase Johnson’s Salute To Baylands win at Petaluma Speedway was his biggest night of the season. The Penngrove pilot’s home track victory was on the podium three times, had six finishes in the top five, and was among the top 10 at 13 events. The Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealerships #24 Maxim blazed the trail for 12 METTEC Titanium laps and won three heat races.

    Johnson collected the most Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors, with five, and had a fantastic total of 84 passes in main event action. He also won a B Main.

    Overall, more than $75,000 in NARC point fund money and loyalty bonuses were awarded at the event.

    More Hardware

    A handful of prestigious awards were also handed out during the proceedings.

    The NARC officials were each presented with a plaque acknowledging their years of service with the sanctioning body. This included Pit Manager Darryck Fairbanks, Director of Competion Dan Belton, Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Belton, Technical Inspector Mike Andreetta, Flagman Ed Entz, Infield Official Pat Freeman, Photographer Donna Peter, and Media rep and announcer Ben Deatherage. All combined, there was more than 100-years of NARC experience with this group.

    NARC Rookie of the Year: Nick Parker was the highest-finishing rookie in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and was recognized for his efforts in earning the award as well as his dedication to Sprint Car racing after relocating to California from his native Tucson, Arizona. The young racer is still learning a lot but has a great teacher in 2017 NARC champion crew chief, Sean Grealy.

    Billy Albini Mechanic of the Year: Longtime NARC official Mike Andreetta once again would be the presenter of the Billy Albini Mechanic of the Year award. Jason Meyers Racing crew chief Shane Bowers received the award for his championship-winning season, which resulted in a NARC championship with young driver Corey Day.

    Williams Roofing Hardcharger of the Year: Chase Johnson would top the most cars passed category with an aggregate total of 84 successful overtakes throughout the season. It was an overwhelming triumph; Corey Day, with 57, was the second-most overall passes. He also won the most Williams Roofing Hardcharger Awards, passing the most cars in five main events. That earned Johnson an extra $1000 at the banquet.

    Dave Bradway Jr. Inspirational Trophy: Shannon Bloomfield received one of the biggest applauses of the entire ceremony when she was announced the winner of the Dave Bradway Jr. Inspirational Trophy. Shannon was critically injured in a devastating RV accident nearly a year ago and through a massive amount of prayers, personal strength, and determination, she’s been able to fight back and make it back to the races to support her son Dylan. It was an emotional presentation.

    NARC Benevolent Fund Auction: The annual banquet tradition of hosting an auction for the Benevolent Fund, which raises money for injured racers and their families, was honored.

    The tradition of it being perhaps the most entertaining portion of the afternoon was also honored, thanks to Bud Kaeding. This year, his special guest co-auctioneer was championship car owner Jason Meyers. The two became quite the comedic duo and raised (total amount) towards the Benevolent Fund. Including a special “Old Guys Rule” t-shirt promotion by Dominic Scelzi, more than $21,000 was raised for the non-profit fund at the event.


     


    BUDDY KOFOID TAMES NARC FIELD AT TRIBUTE TO GARY PATTERSON; COREY DAY NARC CHAMPION
     

    (11/4/23 - Ben Deatherage) Stockton, CA ... Buddy Kofoid was in a class of his own at the Stockton Dirt Track to best the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and win the 30-lap Tribute To Gary Patterson.

    Kofoid, piloting the Toyota Racing Development/Roth Enterprises #83JR Maxim for car owners Dennis and Teresa Roth, had to hold off a pair of hard-charging contenders and fight through some busy traffic to secure the victory.

    Corey Day and car owner Jason Meyers, who experienced mechanical issues early in the main event, claimed the 2023 NARC championship.

    When the initial green flag dropped, Kofoid sprinted past DJ Netto in the Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain #88N KPC to pace the field. Four caution periods during the first six circuits disallowed the leader from developing any safety margin on the rest of the field.

    After the fourth and final caution period, Kofoid managed to set a fast pace on an open racetrack and it only took a handful of laps before he reached the tail end of the field. Heavy traffic made things interesting and made the eventual winner work hard for his money. His brief inability to get around some cars mid-race brought Netto and Shane Golobic, wheeling the NOS Energy Drink/Southern Pacific Farms #17W KPC, into the mix to challenge.

    Having to time his moves in traffic carefully, Kofoid made some brilliant maneuvers, despite almost getting overtaken around the halfway mark by Netto. However, that served as a wake up call for Kofoid who pulled away and comfortably scored his second career NARC 410 Sprint Car Series win. It was his first triumph since winning the Howard Kaeding Classic in July 2017 at Ocean Speedway.

    “That was the most physical race I’ve ever run here,” said a worn-out winner. “I think the last fifteen laps I was holding on thinking “this is going to be the white” then next lap “this is the white,” and then I got stuck behind some guys and began to get tired and started making mistakes but then I was able to eventually pick them off.”

    “I’m super happy to win a NARC race, especially when we’ve run second a couple of times and finally get a win, especially in a 410, at this race. I got to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for the opportunity to drive such an iconic and beautiful car. I’m extremely proud to have this Toyota under the hood.”

    “I found a lane that I was able to make it work, then once I got to traffic and found out that it was dictating the speed of the entrance into the corners, it got a little fluffier, and I got tight,” stated second finishing Netto, “I decided to get behind (Buddy) and see if I could capitalize on a mistake. I feel fortunate to finish in second and would have really loved to win for my guys.”

    Golofic was third. Dominic Scelzi finished fourth in his Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim while the Mittry Motorsports-fielded MittryConstruction.com/Framers Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim in fifth.

    Justyn Cox managed to end the night sixth over Bud Kaeding. Colby Copeland would beat out teenager Dylan Bloomfield for eighth. Tanner Carrick rounded out the top ten finishers.

    Kofoid set a quick time in ARP Qualifying, while heat winners were Golobic, Netto, and Sanders.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders[6]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox[8]; 7. 69-Bud Kaeding[3]; 8. 16A-Colby Copeland[10]; 9. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[12]; 10. 83T-Tanner Carrick[11]; 11. 26-Billy Aton[15]; 12. 115-Nick Parker[16]; 13. 17M-Kalib Henry[9]; 14. 5T-Ryan Timms[14]; 15. 7-Ashton Torgerson[13]; 16. 2R-Richard Brace Jr[17]; 17. 14-Corey Day[4]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Buddy Kofoid 1-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Billy Aton +4

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic[2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 3. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid[4]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[3]; 5. 5T-Ryan Timms[5]; 6. 115-Nick Parker[6]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 17M-Kalib Henry[3]; 3. 14-Corey Day[4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 5. 26-Billy Aton[5]; 6. 2R-Richard Brace Jr[6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders[2]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox[1]; 3. 16A-Colby Copeland[5]; 4. 7-Ashton Torgerson[3]; 5. 69-Bud Kaeding[4]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid[4]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding[2]; 4. 14-Corey Day[3]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 6. 2X-Justin Sanders[6]

    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Buddy Kofoid, 13.261 (17 Cars)

     

     

     

    THE STOCKTON DIRT TRACK HOSTS THE NARC TRIPLE CROWN SEASON FINALE ON SATURDAY
    October 30, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (10/30/23 – Ben Deatherage) Stockton, CA … This Saturday, November 4th, will be the final curtain call for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series as NAPA Auto Parts will present the Tribute To Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track. This is the last time you can see, hear, and feel these 900+ horsepower open wheel racing machines in 2023, that will ultimately crown this year’s King of the West championship team.

    “We are really looking forward to closing out the 2023 sprint car season for the NARC, SCCT, and Hunt Series at Stockton,” stated Stockton Dirt Track operator Tony Noceti. “It’s not very often that you get a Triple Crown event like this so open wheel racing fans should be excited.”

    The Tribute To Gary Patterson is one of the cornerstone traditions of the NARC 410 Sprint Series, and 2023 will be the 40th year the event has been held. Gary Patterson was one of the original “true Outlaws” touring across the United States and Australia. Patterson won the Gold Cup at West Capital Speedway and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot, both in 1977, and Skagit Speedway’s storied Super Dirt Cup in 1973. He lost his life while racing at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend of 1983.

    Since 1984, there has been a Tribute To GP, which began at Calistoga until 2007. Silver Dollar Speedway had the honor of having the race from 2008 to 2012. The Stockton Dirt Track has been the home of the event since 2013 and, from 2017 to the present, has been the championship event for the NARC 410 Sprint Series. Steve Kent and Brent Kaeding have the most wins in the event, with four each.

    “Our teams have poured their heart and soul into this racing campaign, and we put a big bow on it on Saturday at the Tribute to GP,” commented NARC General Manager Jim Allen. “It’s a perfect ending to a successful campaign that had us traveling up and down the West Coast.”

    Companion divisions for the evening include the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series. Both will also be crowning their series champions as well.

    The weather promises to be perfect for this event.

    Who to Watch

    Corey Day hopes to close out his remarkable 2023 campaign and win his first career NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Clovis teenager won the Tribute To GP in 2021 and is looking to break Tyler Walker’s modern NARC record of nine wins in the same season. Day achieved his ninth tour win last weekend at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park.

    Defending Tribute To GP winner Justin Sanders dazzled everyone last year by winning the 410 and 360 features. The Aromas racer also managed to achieve success in 2020 when he would score the victory during the limited race season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Two-time defending NARC champion Dominic Scelzi has never won the 410 portion of this historical event. Scelzi has a ten-point margin over Roseville’s Justyn Cox for third in the standings table.

    Speaking of Cox, he has had a solid season with the NARC 410 Sprints and is hoping to cash in his second win with the series in 2023. He is also in a tight point battle with Bud Kaeding for fourth, as only seven markers separate the two.

    2017 NARC champion Bud Kaeding has been awfully close to a breakthrough win. Not only would the Campbell chauffeur love to end the season in victory lane, but he has a potential opportunity to climb as high as third in points if the stars align just right.

    Shane Golobic is a driver who has had a lot of success in 2023 and hopes to end the NARC schedule with his second win of the season. From Fremont, Golobic won the Tribute to GP in 2014 and 2019.

    Other full-time NARC regulars to be on hand will be the teenager from Oakley, Dylan Bloomfield, Billy Aton of Benicia, and Nick Parker from Chico. Last week’s runner-up Buddy Kofoid from Penngrove, and Oklahoma’s Ryan Timms are some notables to be on the roster. Other California competitors expected to attend are Clovis teenager Dominic Gorden, Templeton driver Kaleb Montgomery, Lemoore hot shoe Cole Macedo, and Hanford pilots D.J. Netto and Gauge Garcia.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    There will be a NARC champions autograph session taking place in front of the grandstands between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. For ticket information, log on to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-4th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-733680186187?fbclid=IwAR2-4oVijdVoXAX0896_qwJ_PpD-zhJruv0n3wAexPySAxo_rD-7RSmUbKk for online purchases. Tickets are priced at $30.00 for General Admission (5+), while fans 4 or younger are FREE. There is a $10 CASH parking fee.

    Pit Gates will open at 1:00, Front Gates at 3:00, and Opening Ceremonies will kick off around 5:00, followed by racing.

    Additional information can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, three eight-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The event at Tribute To Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER 19 EVENTS IN 20-RACE SERIES – 10/30/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis – 2504
    Justin Sanders, Aromas – 2467
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno – 2443
    Justyn Cox, Roseville – 2433
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 2426
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley – 2363
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove – 2304
    Billy Aton, Benicia – 2287
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) – 2265
    Cole Macedo, Hanford – 1624
    DJ Netto, Hanford – 1581
    Shane Golobic, Fremont – 1504
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR – 1483
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol – 1465
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) – 1279
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose (R) -1220
    Colby Copeland, Roseville – 1207
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) – 1153
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville – 887
    Karl Hoffmans, Australia – 816

     


    NINE IS FINE FOR COREY DAY WITH NARC SPRINT CAR WIN AT KCRP
     

    (10/28/23 - By Ben Deatherage) Bakersfield, California ... Corey Day made a little bit of history at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park by winning his ninth NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, of 2023 and solidifying his championship ambitions in the Jason Meyers Racing/Meyers Constructors/Four C's Construction #14 Maxim. The victory ties Tyler Walker's modern day mark (post 2000) of nine wins in his 2009 championship campaign.

    Day rocketed to the race lead on the third lap to collect his first career KCRP triumph and his 15th career NARC, putting him tenth on that illustrious all-time win list.

    "We were really good tonight; I got to give hats off to Shane (Bowers, crew chief) and my whole crew," said Day after winning his first NARC show since June 23rd at Skagit Speedway's Dirt Cup Friday night prelim. "I think we ran second here last year to Shane (Golobic). We've been so close and had been fast every time we came here, so it's cool to put a whole night together."

    Cole Macedo started the 30-lap feature as the trailblazer in the Tarlton & Son Frame To Finish/Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions #21T Maxim. Day managed to keep an even stride with Macedo and began to challenge as the green flag run developed. On the third circuit, Day successfully obtained the top-place position to become the new race leader the following lap past the flag stand.

    Once out front, Day took off from the rest of the pack, but had to deal with slower traffic after completing the first ten circuits.

    The back end of the field created some critical thinking for making overtakes for the leader. At one point, the Toyota Racing Development/Roth Enterprises #83JR Maxim, piloted by Buddy Kofoid, started to give chase. But, a lap 21 caution period gave the leader an open track and clean air that allowed Day to stay in front the rest of the way.

    Kofoid settled for second, while Chase Johnson charged hard from ninth in his Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealerships #24 Maxim to third. Macedo wound up fourth, while the Kaeding Performance/Alviso Rock #69 Maxim, driven by Bud Kaeding, rounding out the top five.

    "I didn't need that yellow," stated Kofoid. "I felt really good in dirty air, and when we got that yellow, it changed the track, so having everyone run wherever made my car really good."

    "I wish we could have started to the front, but ninth to third is great, and for us to be on the podium is great to close out the season," commented Johnson. "It's been a great season, and it's great coming to Kern and see all these great fans."

    Teenagers Dylan Bloomfield and Dominic Gorden were sixth and seventh. Kaleb Montgomery beat out Justin Sanders for eighth. Ryan Bernal completed the top ten.

    Sanders set a quick time in ARP Qualifying, while heat winners were Ryan Timms, Kofoid, and Macedo. Macedo got the job done in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash.

    NAPA AUTO PART A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [2]; 2. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson [9]; 4. 21T-Cole Macedo [1]; 5. 69-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [8]; 7. 10X-Dominic Gorden [7]; 8. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [11]; 9. 2X-Justin Sanders [5]; 10. 22-Ryan Bernal [10]; 11. 88A-Joey Ancona [12]; 12. 42X-Justyn Cox [14]; 13. 41-Dominic Scelzi [18]; 14. 26-Billy Aton [17]; 15. 2K-Gauge Garcia [16]; 16. 10-Mauro Simone [19]; 17. 5T-Ryan Timms [3];18. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 19. 115-Nick Parker [15]; 20. 09S-Geoffrey Strole [20]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Cole Macedo 1-2; Corey Day 3-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Chase Johnson +6

    ARP QUALIFYING QUICK TIME: Justin Sanders, 12.000 (20 Cars)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms [1]; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 22-Ryan Bernal [5]; 4. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [3]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 6. 2K-Gauge Garcia [6]; 7. 10-Mauro Simone [7]

    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 2. 10X-Dominic Gorden [2]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [1]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona [3]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 6. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 7. 09S-Geoffrey Strole [7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Cole Macedo [2]; 2. 14-Corey Day [4]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson [1]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 115-Nick Parker [5]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6]

    SUNNYVALLEY "POWERED BY BACON" TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 21T-Cole Macedo; 2. 14-Corey Day; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms; 4. 83JR-Buddy Kofoid; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders


     

     

     

    NARC BY THE NUM8ER5!: THE DIRT TRACK AT KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK
    October 27, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (10/27/23By Ben Deatherage, Bakersfield, California … The cars and stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will fire up their engines this Saturday, October 28th, for their lone visit of 2023 to The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park. Before this season’s visit to the Douglas County Dirt Track, KCRP was the newest facility to be visited by NARC. In the 2022 edition, a new track record was set by Ryan Bernal with an 11.935 second run.

    There have been four winners in seven visits, with Cory Eliason grabbing the inaugural round on April 8th, 2017. Shane Golobic swept the events in 2018 and captured the race last year. Dominic Scelzi swept the two 2019 trips, while Justin Sanders scored a victory in 2021. Something to note about all the previous races is that they took place in April or October, with the last three events happening in the tenth month of the calendar.

    As only two races remain on the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series schedule, the tight dogfight in the championship standings is worth noting. The last time the series was in competition, Corey Day had a rough outing in the points-paying feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial, which allowed Sanders to sneak closer to him in the standings and is back by 28 markers. Day is coming off a fantastic Trophy Cup championship last Saturday. Still, Sanders had an absolutely incredible Morrie weekend two weeks ago at Kings and ended up the overall champion of that event.

    Eleven points separate third place Dominic Scelzi and Justyn Cox, currently fourth. Cox only has one career NARC start at Kern, but it was a Top 10 result. The last time Scelzi was in victory lane at this facility was in March of 2021 with the Kings of Thunder 360 Series.

    Speaking of a guy who has never posted a finish outside the Top 10 in main event action at KCRP, Bud Kaeding is only 14 ticks behind Cox for fourth. Seventh place is still up for grabs as Chase Johnson has a narrow 6-point advantage over Billy Aton. Johnson has won a lot at Bakersfield but has yet to do it with a wing.

    Two drivers expected to be in action are Buddy Kofoid and Ryan Timms. Kofoid, racing the Roth Motorsports #83 entry, was the runner-up to Day in the Trophy Cup points and had a win at I-70 Motorsports Park with the All Stars and three Outlaw triumphs, including a prelim night at the Gold Cup and the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville.

    Timms, the Oklahoman, has garnered ten triumphs with a diverse mix, including 410 and 360 victories, as well as lots of success in the Midgets and is fourth in the USAC-National Midget points. He is currently fourth in USAC points and was fourth in overall Trophy Cup points last weekend.

    There’s no doubt the fantastic racing of the 2023 NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will continue come Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park. Many of these teams have been hitting it hard lately, and there is no doubt that several hope to end the year on a good note. Kaeding, Dylan Bloomfield, Aton, and Nick Parker would love to open up their winning accounts before the year ends. Make it to Bakersfield to support this great series and facility!

     


    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS INVADE KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK FOR HALLOWEEN “SPOOK-TACULAR”
     

    (10/23/23 Ben Deatherage) Bakersfield, California ... The 900+ horsepower winged 410's of the NARC Sprint Car Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, will be making their lone 2023 appearance at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday, October 28th for the highly-anticipated Halloween Spook-tacular. This will be your only chance to see the cars and stars of the NARC tour kick the clay up at the action-packed 1/3-mile clay oval.

    “Kern County is such a nice facility and a fast little place,” says Justyn Cox, driver of the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X entry, “I remember last year it was a little heavy but slick in some spots, but you could pass cars so nothing wrong with that.”

    Despite traveling to KCRP in 2017 for the first time, there have been some pretty good races over the years when the NARC 410 Sprint Cars have come to town. Fremont’s Shane Golobic has notched up an incredible win tally with three trips to victory lane, including last year.

    Companion divisions for the evening include the W.R.A. Vintage Cars and Southern California Dwarf Cars. Children wearing Halloween costumes (accompanied by a parent) will be admitted at no charge. In addition, there will be hayrides through the pit area and a special trick-or-treat session during opening ceremonies at 6:00 p.m.

    The weather is predicted to be in the high 70s for the day and low 50s at night, which makes for a perfect fall Saturday to enjoy racing, and with the track conveniently located right next to Interstate 5, there’s no reason you should make the trip with all your family, friends, and acquaintances!

    Who to Watch

    Current NARC 410 Sprint Car Series point leader Corey Day is looking to nab his first career KCRP triumph and will be among the favorites to watch. The Clovis sensation carries a 28-point advantage in the points table, piloting the Meyers Racing #14 entry with just two races left.

    Justin Sanders, from Aromas, is the man who trails Day in the current standings. Sanders, aboard the Mittry Motorsports #2x machine, won his lone victory at the facility in October of 2021. He enters the race as the driver who won the last NARC points-paying portion of the Morrie Williams Memorial and overall champion of that event a few weeks ago in Hanford.

    Dominic Scelzi has managed to collect two wins at Kern County. The two-time defending series champion from Fresno swept the pair of visits the tour made in 2019 and is anticipating a third trophy to the case.

    Cox has a lone start at KCRP, and that came last year when he was called up by the BHR that October. It was an eighth-place finish, and no doubt the Roseville racer is looking to build off that statistic.

    Campbell pilot Bud Kaeding will be back in the familiar all-black BK Racing #69. The 2017 NARC champion has an incredible record at Kern, with no finishes outside the Top 10 and a second-place effort in 2019.

    Chase Johnson may not have won a NARC show at Kern County, but he’s got the most victories of the drivers above. The Penngrove, CA driver has five total wins at the track, including three with the USAC-West Coast 360 series and two with the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets. His most recent win at KCRP was on October 7th of this year.

    Other NARC 410 Sprint Car Series regulars to expect are Dylan Bloomfield from Oakley, Benicia traveler Billy Aton, and Tucson, Arizona native and rookie of the year candidate Nick Parker.

    Other Central Valley drivers to look out for are Lemoore’s Cole Macedo, Hanford natives Gauge Garcia and 2019 NARC title winner D.J. Netto, Easton teenager Caeden Steele, and many more.

    Some national caliber talent planning to attend are two-time defending USAC-National Midget champion Michael “Buddy” Kofoid from Penngrove and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s Ryan Timms.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The Dirt Track at Kern County is located at 13500 Raceway Boulevard Interstate 5 and South Enos Lane in Bakersfield.

    Ticket prices are $25.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Juniors (6-10), and Kids (5 and Under) are FREE. Kids in costume will be admitted for FREE.

    Pit Gates open at 2:00 pm, Front Gates at 4:00, Hot Laps at 4:40, and Racing is scheduled to kick off around 6:00.

    Additional information is available at www.kernraceway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 10-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored main event.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The event at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER 18 EVENTS IN 20-RACE SERIES - 10/23/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 2362
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 2334
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2315
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 2304
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2290
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 2228
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 2166
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 2160
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 2143
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1581
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1487
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1483
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1465
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 1381
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose (R) -1220
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 1207
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 1146
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 1023
    Karl Hoffmans, Australia - 816
    Andy Caruana, Australia - 799

    Upcoming Events:
    November 4th - Stockton Dirt Track - 40th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson

    November 5th - Championship Celebration at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, CA.


     

     

    JUSTIN SANDERS WINS 2023 MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL; SANDERS & DJ NETTO SPLIT HANFORD TWIN FEATURES
     

    (10/13/23 - Ben Deatherage) Hanford, CA ... Justin Sanders conquered the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, at the Fourth Annual Morrie Williams Memorial at Kings Speedway. The Mittry Motorsports/Farmers Brewing #2X Maxim pilot captured the opening 20-lap feature and backed it up with a fifth-place result after starting 14th in the second inverted-field main event.

    DJ Netto, driving his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain #88N KPC, held off a hard-charging Cole Macedo to open his 2023 NARC winning account by finishing first in the second 20-lap NAPA Auto Parts A-Main.

    "I had a really fast car and could run anywhere, and I was able to carry a lot of speed," said a triumphant Sanders after earning his second overall title, his first since 2021. "Our car was really good all night and solid. I have to thank all my guys, Demo Mittry, Hunter Brady, Joel Myers Jr., and my fiancée Brooke. We've run a lot of second places lately, and I couldn't get a win here to save my life, so I'll take this and try and carry it on."

    Dominic Scelzi led the opening stanza of the first feature in his Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim. He was run down on lap four by Justyn Cox and challenged heavily. Driving the Benefit RFP/Lippert Constructions #42X Maxim for Bates-Hamilton Racing, Cox overtook Scelzi for the top position on the fifth trip past the flag stand.

    Cox took off with the lead, but lapped traffic threw a twist into things, allowing Sanders to reel in the trailblazer. Sanders would challenge on the 14th circuit but was denied, only to obtain first place position on the time by the finish line.

    Cox answered with a counterattack to reclaim the coveted spot on lap sixteen. Sanders rallied to get back in front of Cox on the eighteenth lap to stay ahead the rest of the way to earn his second NARC 410 Sprint Car Series win of 2023 and the first time since the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway back in June. It is his 15th career series victory.

    Cox finished a respectable second, while Chase Johnson put the Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealerships #24 Maxim across the line third. After starting eleventh, Tim Kaeding earned Williams Roofing Hardcharger honors with a fourth-place result in the Morrie and Katie Williams/Dalton's Landscaping #0 Maxim. Wrapping up the top five was the Luxton Real Estate/David Cry General Engineering #3 Maxim, piloted by Kaleb Montgomery in fifth.

    Iowa traveler Austin McCarl wound up sixth over a seventh-finishing Sean Becker. Cole Macedo charged from fourteenth to eighth while Billy Aton was behind him in ninth. Bud Kaeding completed the top ten, in tenth.

    After the inversion of the finishing order of the first main event, Gauge Garcia turned some heads with a magnificent effort as the race leader in the second feature. Racing the Keller Motorsports/Monarch Ford #2K XXX, Garcia remained out front for quite some time. However, even with a long green flag run, he was eventually hunted down.

    Hometown racer Netto performed the exciting pass on the fifteenth circuit. The two briefly clashed wheels, but both kept going on. Despite a late caution, which produced a late-race restart, Netto procured his seventh NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory and his first since shattering his collarbone last October.

    "It's been a work in process trying to get back in the swing of things," commented Netto, "We got a new car that's different than our 360 car, and we've been working on it all year. I really got to thank my dad and uncle for standing behind me all these years, pushing through what happened last year, and going with the swings."

    Macedo was a close second. Garcia earned his first career NARC podium, followed by Kaeding and Sanders in fourth and fifth. Sanders was the Williams Roofing Hardcharger with a gain of nine positions and made the most passes between the two features with eleven total in aggregate.

    Dylan Bloomfield was credited with sixth, and veteran racer Sean Becker ended his night seventh. Aton had another top 10 effort with his eighth-place result. At the same time, Johnson and Cox completed the rest of the highest ten finishers.

    NARC championship point leader Corey Day flipped in the first NAPA Auto Parts feature but was unharmed. McCarl was the fastest driver in ARP Qualifying. Heat race victories were collected by Montgomery, Sanders, and Johnson.

    NAPA AUTO PART A-FEATURE 1 (20 Laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson [4]; 4. 0-Tim Kaeding [11]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [5]; 6. 88-Austin McCarl [6]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [10]; 8. 21T-Cole Macedo [14]; 9. 26-Billy Aton [13]; 10. 69-Bud Kaeding [7]; 11. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [9]; 12. 121-Caeden Steele [12]; 13. 88N-DJ Netto [16]; 14. 2K-Gauge Garcia [15]; 15. 115-Nick Parker [17]; 16. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 17. 10-Dominic Gorden [18]; 18. 14-Corey Day [8]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Dominic Scelzi 1-4; Justyn Cox 5-14, 16-17; Justin Sanders 15, 18-20

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Tim Kaeding +7

    NAPA AUTO PARTS A-FEATURE 2 (20 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 2. 21T-Cole Macedo [7]; 3. 2K-Gauge Garcia [1]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [5]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [14]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [8]; 8. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 9. 24-Chase Johnson [12]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox [13]; 11. 0-Tim Kaeding [11]; 12. 88-Austin McCarl [9]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 14. 115-Nick Parker [15]; 15. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [10]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Gauge Garcia 1-14 ; D.J. Netto 15-20

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Justin Sanders +9

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (18 Cars): Austin McCarl, 13.476

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [2]; 2. 88-Austin McCarl [1]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker [3]; 5. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [5]

    KIMO'S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 3. 14-Corey Day [4]; 4. 0-Tim Kaeding [3]; 5. 21T-Cole Macedo [5]; 6. 115-Nick Parker [6] 1. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 2. 21T-Cole Macedo [7]; 3. 2K-Gauge Garcia [1]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [5]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [14]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [8]; 8. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 9. 24-Chase Johnson [12]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox [13]; 11. 0-Tim Kaeding [11]; 12. 88-Austin McCarl [9]; 13. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 14. 115-Nick Parker [15]; 15. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [10]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 24-Chase Johnson [1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 4. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 5. 2K-Gauge Garcia [6]; 6. 10-Dominic Gorden [5]

    SUNNYVALLEY "POWERED BY BACON" TROPHY DASH (4 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [3]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [6]; 6. 88-Austin McCarl [5]

     


    (10/12/23) NARC BY THE NUM8ER5:

    Morrie Williams Memorial, By Ben Deatherage, Hanford, California- The NARC 410 Sprint Car Series is finally back this Friday at Kings Speedway for the highly anticipated Morrie Williams Memorial. This extraordinary event implements a unique format, and the twin features are the ultimate twist. And what’s really cool is that there’s an overall winner decided at the end of the night.

    Speaking of overall winners of the Morrie Williams Memorial, did you know that only one driver has ever been crowned the titlist while winning a feature in the same year? That was Corey Day last year when he won the first feature of “The Morrie”. Neither Tim Kaeding (2020) nor Justin Sanders (2021) managed to do that, and neither has ever won a feature during this event.

    Williams Motorsports swept the inaugural edition with pilots Kyle Hirst and Dominic Scelzi and is the most recent victor to grace victory lane when longtime Williams driver Jonathan Allard won the second leg last year. Some folks may not know that Scelzi’s crew chief, Jimmy Carr, drove for Morre Williams in the 1990s for a couple of seasons, so the win was extra special.

    Scelzi is the only driver to win two features at the Morrie Williams Memorial. As noted above, he was victorious in the second leg of 2020 and in his own equipment in the opening main event the following year. The only other driver to achieve victory in the three-year history is USAC standout Mitchel Moles, who accomplished the feat for Roth Motorsports in the second main of 2021.

    This is the fourth race at Kings in 2023 for the NARC 410 Sprint Series. Day has won the lion’s share by capturing the Anthony Simone Classic in April and winning the prelim of the Peter Murphy Classic in May. He also has two 360 wins at Hanford this year when he swept the PMC weekend in the category. Scelzi won the final leg of “The Murphy,” the most recent NARC trip to the 3/8-mile oval.

    A time of only 12.293 seconds is still the track record for the facility set by Joey Saldana on February 23rd, 2001. Folks may think that that number is unbreakable due to it being set in the pre-weight rule era of the World Of Outlaws, but that being said, Golden State native Brad Sweet just shattered a 21-year-strong record at Lernerville Speedway during the Commonwealth Clash with the High Limit Series.

    Despite some time since the last NARC 410 Sprint Series, the schedule for the cars and stars of the tour has been jam-packed. Day and Sanders were first and second at the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, Scelzi was third at the Tom Tarlton Classic in Hanford and fourth at Gold Cup, among recent accomplishments.

    Day’s carried over his speed to finish fifth at Placerville at the 49er Gold Rush Classic against the Outlaws on September 16th for his most recent time in a Sprint Car. On Tuesday night, Sanders had a nineteenth-place finish with the High Limit Series at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana, in the Macri Motorsports #39M and placed seventh in the tour’s overall points.

    But also to note are some of the series regulars who tasted success last weekend. Dylan Bloomfield won the opening night of the Fall Nationals-Tribute To Stephen Allard at Silver Dollar Speedway for his first career Winged Sprint Car victory. Also triumphant was Chase Johnson at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park, where NARC will be on October 18th in the USAC-West Coast series.

    Justyn Cox’s last outing in the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X was a seventh-place finish at Petaluma Speedway for the Adobe Cup on September 23rd. The previous time Bud Kaeding made a feature, he won it on August 25th at Ocean Speedway. Billy Aton is looking to bounce back in the saddle as he has been absent from a Sprint Car since the Howard Kaeding Classic. Arizona native Nick Parker is looking to build off a busy weekend at the Fall Nationals.

    I am undoubtedly one of the thousands of people anticipating this weekend and the great racing it will bring. With just a handful of races left on the schedule, there are only a few more opportunities to see some of the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the business. So come out to Hanford this Friday night and grab a NARC sweatshirt from the Bullet Impressions souvenir stand to stay warm, and be sure to bring your friends with you.

     

     

    RESCHEDULED MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL RACE AT KINGS SPEEDWAY TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY
     

    (10/9/23) Hanford, California ... The high-powered NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, will invade Kings Speedway on Friday, October 13th for the rescheduled Morrie Williams Memorial race. The highly-anticipated show, which features a pair of 20-lap feature events, was originally scheduled for September 30th, but was rescheduled due to uncooperative track conditions due to a water well issue.

    The Morrie Williams Memorial is raced in honor of iconic California car owner Morrie Williams. Williams fielded an incredibly successful team that won NARC 410 Sprint Series titles in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2017 with drivers Jonathan Allard and Bud Kaeding. Established in 2020, the event runs twin main events, with an overall champion crowned at night's end. The first feature lineup is based on the standard NARC 410 Sprint Car Series format. In contrast, the second main event is a complete inversion of the finishing order of the finish from the initial one. So, a driver that finished towards the back of the opening main could win the concluding feature. Past overall champions include Tim Kaeding (2020), Justin Sanders (2021), and Corey Day (2022).

    "We are glad that we could get this race rescheduled and back on the calendar, especially this late into the season," said Ashley Smith, longtime crew chief for the Williams Motorsports #0 team and Morrie's son-in-law. "This is a very special event and I think the twin feature format is always very entertaining."

    Friday's show will also include the Kings of Thunder 360 sprint cars.

    Who to Watch

    Defending Morrie Williams Memorial winner Corey Day already has two 410 Sprint Car scores at Kings in 2023. He is coming off a remarkable World of Outlaws West Coast Swing, including winning the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway for his first Outlaw win. The Clovis teenager also turned heads at the Knoxville Nationals by making the main event. "We're leading points with NARC by a good margin, and going back to Hanford gets me excited with how consistent and good we've been there," stated Day, "hopefully, we can extend our lead a little bit."

    2023 Dirt Cup winner Justin Sanders enters the Morrie Williams Memorial second in championship points and is looking to earn his second career overall title in this special race. Running the Mittry Motorsports #2X, the Aromas racer was fourth at the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway and the runner-up at the Gold Cup to Day, with an impressive stint against the Outlaws in California.

    Two-time defending NARC 410 Sprint champion Dominic Scelzi has been very fast at this event in years past and is third in the series points table. The Fresno phenom won the second feature in 2020 and the first one in 2021, as well as the Peter Murphy Classic finale in May. Scelzi is coming off a third-place performance in Hanford against the Outlaws at the Tom Tarlton Classic on September 15th.

    2019 NARC champ D.J. Netto will make a big hometown stand to win his first Morrie Williams Memorial. Netto was the 2021 Dave Helm Memorial winner at Kings for his lone 410 triumph at the facility. He was an impressive second at the Kings of Thunder 360 event on September 14th, a week ago.

    Jonathan Allard is expected to make his long-awaited 2023 debut with the NARC series. The three-time series champion, originally from Chico and now calling Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand home, has four Kings Speedway wins since 2001, including last year's Morrie Williams Memorial second main event. Allard drove for Morrie Williams from 2005-2013,

    The Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X team is ready to get back to NARC 410 Sprint Series competition. Driven by Justyn Cox, earned two seventh-place results at Kings with the series in the spring. The Roseville racer is a force to be reckoned with, as he won the Dennis Roth Classic in April at Thunderbowl Raceway. He also has found a lot of speed in the summer by winning back-to-back 360 features at Placerville Speedway in early August.

    Bud Kaeding is another former Williams Motorsports pilot and earned the team their last NARC 410 Sprint Car Series title in 2017. The third-generation Campbell native drove for Morrie Williams from 2014-2019 and has come very close to capturing his first NARC win of the current campaign and no doubt is a threat this weekend.

    Also, look out for more stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series circuit, including Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Oakley youngster Dylan Bloomfield, Benicia's Billy Aton, and Tucson transplant Nick Parker. Several other Central Valley challengers, such as Fresno veteran Craig Stidham, Tipton's Dawson Faria, and Gauge Garcia of Lemoore, will be on tap, among others.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Kings Speedway is located at the Kings Fairgrounds at 801 S 10th Avenue in Hanford, CA.

    Ticket prices are $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Seniors/Military (with valid I.D.)/Students (7-17), and Kids (6 and Under) are FREE. For online ticket purchases, log on to https://tinyurl.com/8m2jr6m7. Additional information is available at www.racekingsspeedway.com.

    Pit Gates open at 1:00 pm, Front Gates at 4:00, Hot Laps at 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to kick off around 6:00. Be sure to visit Pete's Pub after the Front Gates open and take advantage of special deals on food and beverages before the races start.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and two 20-lap NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored Morrie Williams Memorial main events.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Morrie Williams Memorial can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER 17 EVENTS IN 20-RACE SERIES - 10/8/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 2239
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 2192
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2190
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 2165
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2159
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 2098
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 2028
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 2028
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 2017
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1483
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1465
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1453
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 1381
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1354
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose (R) -1220
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 1207
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 1023
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 1010
    Karl Hoffmans, Australia - 816
    Andy Caruana, Australia - 799

    Upcoming Events:
    October 28th - The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield) - Halloween Spectacular
    November 4th - Stockton Dirt Track - 40th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson

    November 5th - Championship Celebration at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, CA.



    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO HANFORD FOR THE MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL
     

    (9/25/23) Hanford, California ... The cars and stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, make their highly anticipated return to racing on Saturday, September 30th, for the Morrie Williams Memorial at Kings Speedway. The Hanford 3/8-mile clay oval will host two exhilarating 20-lap feature events. This show also marks the final appearance by the traveling NARC series at Kings Speedway this season.

    "We look forward to this race every year," said Ashley Smith, longtime crew chief for the Williams Motorsports #0 team and Morrie's son-in-law, "we try and make this a special event, not just a regular race, and I think the twin feature format gives a lot back to the fans."

    The Morrie Williams Memorial is raced in honor of iconic California car owner Morrie Williams. Williams fielded an incredibly successful team that won NARC 410 Sprint Series titles in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2017 with drivers Jonathan Allard and Bud Kaeding.

    Established in 2020, the Morrie Williams Memorial runs twin features, with an overall champion crowned at night's end. The first feature lineup is based on the standard NARC 410 Sprint Car Series format. In contrast, the second main event is a complete inversion of the finishing order of the finish from the initial one. So, a driver that finished towards the back of the opening main could win the concluding feature. Past overall champions include Tim Kaeding (2020), Justin Sanders (2021), and Corey Day (2022).

    "We're leading points with NARC by a good margin, and going back to Hanford gets me excited with how consistent and good we've been there," stated Day, "hopefully, we can extend our lead a little bit."

    Friday's show will feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360s for the Cotton Classic. It will be accompanied by the Western RaceSaver Sprints. The Southern California Dwarf Car Association will join the card for Saturday only as the companion division.

    Who to Watch

    Defending Morrie Williams Memorial winner Corey Day already has two 410 Sprint Car scores at Kings in 2023. He is coming off a remarkable World of Outlaws West Coast Swing, including winning the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway for his first Outlaw win. The Clovis teenager also turned heads at the Knoxville Nationals by making the main event.

    2023 Dirt Cup winner Justin Sanders enters the Morrie Williams Memorial second in championship points and is looking to earn his second career overall title in this special race. Running the Mittry Motorsports #2X, the Aromas racer was fourth at the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway and the runner-up at the Gold Cup to Day, with an impressive stint against the Outlaws in California.

    Two-time defending NARC 410 Sprint champion Dominic Scelzi has been very fast at this event in years past and is third in the series points table. The Fresno phenom won the second feature in 2020 and the first one in 2021, as well as the Peter Murphy Classic finale in May. Scelzi is coming off a third-place performance in Hanford against the Outlaws at the Tom Tarlton Classic on September 15th.

    2019 NARC champ D.J. Netto will make a big hometown stand to win his first Morrie Williams Memorial. Netto was the 2021 Dave Helm Memorial winner at Kings for his lone 410 triumph at the facility. He was an impressive second at the Kings of Thunder 360 event on September 14th, a week ago.

    Jonathan Allard is expected to make his long-awaited 2023 debut with the NARC series. The three-time series champion, originally from Chico and now calling Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand home, has four Kings Speedway wins since 2001, including last year's Morrie Williams Memorial second main event. Allard drove for Morrie Williams from 2005-2013,

    The Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X team is ready to get back to NARC 410 Sprint Series competition. Driven by Justyn Cox, earned two seventh-place results at Kings with the series in the spring. The Roseville racer is a force to be reckoned with, as he won the Dennis Roth Classic in April at Thunderbowl Raceway. He also has found a lot of speed in the summer by winning back-to-back 360 features at Placerville Speedway in early August.

    Bud Kaeding is another former Williams Motorsports pilot and earned the team their last NARC 410 Sprint Car Series title in 2017. The third-generation Campbell native drove for Morrie Williams from 2014-2019 and has come very close to capturing his first NARC win of the current campaign and no doubt is a threat this weekend.

    Also, look out for more stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series circuit, including Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Oakley youngster Dylan Bloomfield, Benicia's Billy Aton, and Tucson transplant Nick Parker. Several other Central Valley challengers, such as Fresno veteran Craig Stidham, Tipton's Dawson Faria, and Gauge Garcia of Lemoore, will be on tap, among others.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Kings Speedway is located at the Kings Fairgrounds at 801 S 10th Avenue in Hanford, CA.

    Ticket prices are $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Seniors/Military (with valid I.D.)/Students (7-17), and Kids (6 and Under) are FREE. For online ticket purchases, log on to https://tinyurl.com/8m2jr6m7. Additional information is available at www.racekingsspeedway.com.

    Pit Gates open at 1:00 pm, Front Gates at 4:00, Hot Laps at 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to kick off around 6:00. Be sure to visit Pete's Pub after the Front Gates open and take advantage of special deals on food and beverages before the races start.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and two 20-lap NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored Morrie Williams Memorial main events.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Morrie Williams Memorial can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER 17 EVENTS IN 20-RACE SERIES - 9/24/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 2239
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 2192
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2190
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 2165
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2159
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 2098
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 2028
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 2028
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 2017
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1483
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1465
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1453
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 1381
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1354
    Burt Foland Jr., San Jose (R) -1220
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 1207
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 1023
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 1010
    Karl Hoffmans, Australia - 816
    Andy Caruana, Australia - 799

    Upcoming Events:
    October 28th - The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield) - Halloween Spectacular
    November 4th - Stockton Dirt Track - 40th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson

    November 5th - Championship Celebration at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, CA.

     

     

    SECOND NO MORE: SHANE GOLOBIC WINS $6,900 HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC
     

    (7/15/23 - Ben Deatherage) Watsonville, CA ... After finishing second three times, Shane Golobic scored an impressive $6,900 payday at Ocean Speedway, capturing the Howard Kaeding Classic. It was Golobic's 15th NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory of his career, this one coming aboard the Matt Wood Racing NOS Energy Drink/Southern Pacific Farms #17W KPC.

    “I’m happy to get this NOS Energy Drink car in victory lane at the HK for the first time,” said a super excited Golobic. “I’ve wanted to win this for so many years and just never was able to get it done. These guys race hard out here in California and you have to be up on the wheel every lap.”

    Tim Kaeding set the initial pace in the 30-lap headliner aboard the Williams Motorsports/Dalton’s Landscaping #0 Maxim. Kaeding was lightning fast in the open racetrack, but got hung up when slower traffic came into play on the seventh circuit. Golobic turned up the heat on Kaeding and managed to power underneath the leader in the fourth corner on the tenth circuit.

    Golobic was not out of the woods, as he had to then deal with the challenges of NARC championship point leader Corey Day. Golobic survived several slide jobs, the last one which resulted in contact between the two frontrunners. With less than a mile remaining, Day and Golobic got tangled up in the second corner and Day limped to a stop with a flat tire. Golobic continued to roll forward.

    Once the race resumed, Sanders challenged the leader, looking to score his second consecutive win at the event. Driving the MittryConstruciton.com/North County Plastering #2X Maxim, Sanders shadowed Golobic's every move but was unable to move past.

    “I knew Corey (Day) and Justin (Sanders) were behind me, and their two of the best in the business; you got to go!” Golobic continued, after scoring his fifth win at the track. “This just feels really good. I can’t thank these guys enough and my brother (Dustin) does an awesome job. He's the most underrated crew chief in my opinion.”

    Sanders collected $2500 for his second-place effort.

    Kaeding managed to bounce back on the podium for a third-place $2100 run for his best career Howard Kaeding Classic performance. Kaeding also won the Sunnyvalley "Powered by Bacon" dash.

    “This was amazing!” stated an ecstatic Tim Kaeding. “To be able to jump in the #0 car and be just as competitive as I have been in the last few years racing is an amazing feeling.

    2017 champion Bud Kaeding in his Kaeding Performance/Alviso Rock #69 Maxim, finished fourth ahead of two-time defending NARC title winner Dominic Scelzi in the Whipple Superchargers/Scelzi Enterprises #41 Maxim.

    Colby Copeland was sixth. Kaleb Montgomery, started 18th and finished seventh to earn the Williams Roofing Hard Charger Award. Sean Becker rallied to finish eighth after getting caught up in an opening lap incident. The balance of the Top 10 included 2019 NARC champ D.J. Netto and teenager Joey Ancona.

    Tanner Carrick was the winner of the Kaeding Performance consolation feature.

    Caleb DeDem and Gauge Garcia flipped in the heat race competition, while Justyn Cox and Dylan Bloomfield did so in the feature. All drivers escaped unharmed.

    Golobic was the fastest driver in ARP Qualifying.

    Heat race victories were collected by Copeland, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, and Ryan Bernal. Tim Kaeding would win the Sunnyvale Bacon Trophy Dash to earn inside pole starting honors.

    FLORACING A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 0-Tim Kaeding [1]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [7]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 6. 5V-Colby Copeland [5]; 7. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [18]; 8. 7B-Sean Becker [6]; 9. 88N-DJ Netto [11]; 10. 88A-Joey Ancona [13]; 11. 83T-Tanner Carrick [20]; 12. 14-Corey Day [3]; 13. 26-Billy Aton [14]; 14. 72W-Kurt Nelson [17]; 15. 17-Kalib Henry [21]; 16. 24-Chase Johnson [16]; 17. 3D-Caleb Debem [23]; 18. 121-Caeden Steele [12]; 19. 12J-John Clark [19]; 20. 115-Nick Parker [10]; 21. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [15]; 22. 42X-Justyn Cox [8]; 23. 25Z-Jason Chisum [22]; 24. 8-Jeremy Chisum [24]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Tim Kaeding 1-9; Shane Golobic 10-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Kaleb Montgomery +11

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (31 Cars): Shane Golobic, 11.334 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 Laps): 1. 5V-Colby Copeland [1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 115-Nick Parker [2]; 4. 26-Billy Aton [3]; 5. 72W-Kurt Nelson [5]; 6. 3D-Caleb Debem [7]; 7. 3M-Adam Kaeding [8]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr [6]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 Laps): 1. 69-Bud Kaeding [2]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson [6]; 5. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [5]; 6. 83T-Tanner Carrick [3]; 7. 37-Michael Pombo [8]; 8. 8-Jeremy Chisum [7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (10 Laps): 1. 0-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [3]; 5. 7B-Sean Becker [4]; 6. 17-Kalib Henry [7]; 7. 09S-Geoffrey Strole [8]; 8. 2K-Gauge Garcia [5]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT FOUR (10 Laps): 1. 22-Ryan Bernal [2]; 2. 14-Corey Day [4]; 3. 121-Caeden Steele [3]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona [1]; 5. 12J-John Clark [6]; 6. 25Z-Jason Chisum [5]; 7. 75-Dalton Smith [7]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 0-Tim Kaeding [2]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 3. 14-Corey Day [4]; 4.2X-Justin Sanders [6]; 5. 5V-Colby Copeland [3]; 6. 7B-Sean Becker [7]; 7. 69-Bud Kaeding [5]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER B-FEATURE (12 Laps): 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick [1]; 2. 17-Kalib Henry [5]; 3. 25Z-Jason Chisum [4]; 4. 3D-Caleb Debem [3]; 5. 8-Jeremy Chisum [11]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr [10]; 7. 75-Dalton Smith [9]; 8. 3M-Adam Kaeding [7]; 9. 37-Michael Pombo [6]; DNS 2K-Gauge Garcia; DNS 09S-Geoffrey Strole

     

     

     

    BIG PAYCHECK AWAITS WINNER OF THE HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC AT OCEAN SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY

    (7/10/23 - Ben Deatherage) Sacramento, CA ... The exciting 950-horsepower NARC 410 Sprint Cars will make their lone appearance of the season at Ocean Speedway this Saturday, July 15th for the extremely popular and lucrative Howard Kaeding Classic. The 13th annual running of this prestigous event at the quarter-mile clay oval will payout a $40,000-plus purse with $6,900 going to the winner of the 30-lap headliner.

    The race pays homage to Howard Kaeding, the patriarch of the legendary Kaeding racing family. Kaeding was victorious in 136 main events at the now-defunct San Jose Speedway, which is the record on the win list. He would win track titles at San Jose in 1973 and 1974 and boasted an incredible streak of seventeen consecutive wins, all while starting in the rear of the field.

    "This is a great event that has been building some steam over the last couple of years," commented Howard Kaeding’s grandson and event organizer, Bud, who drives the family-owned BK Racing number 69 sprint car. "The race itself is a good time, but the After Party on Friday night is a lot of fun too with all the help and hard work from the people at High Five Pizza."

    The event features multiple sponsors and contributors to enhance the purse.

    Companion divisions include the IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, and WMR Midgets.

    The track will open the weekend with a Friday night bout featuring the Ocean 360 Sprints, IMCA Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and WMR Midgets.

    Once all the racing has concluded on Friday, there will be an after-party fully catered by the High Five Pizza Company. On Saturday at noon, the annual Howard Kaeding Luncheon will take place in the large tent in the pit area. Both events benefit the NARC Benevolent Fund and will feature live music for entertainment. A suggested donation of a minimum of $20.00 would be appreciated for each function.

    Who To Watch

    Current NARC 410 Sprint Car Series point leader Corey Day of Clovis is looking to win his first career Howard Kaeding Classic. Day won the Pombo-Sargent Classic last year and hopes to earn his ninth victory on the campaign with the tour.

    Surprisingly, two-time defending NARC series champion Dominic Scelzi is also looking for his first Howard Kaeding Classic triumph. The Fresno racer's lone Ocean Speedway win with NARC was in 2019 also at the Pombo-Sargent event.

    Justin Sanders has amassed three total NARC wins at Ocean, including last year's Howard Kaeding Classic. Amazingly the Aromas ace has 50 career wins at the facility, including one this year in a 360 sprint car. His two other NARC wins at Watsonville were in 2016 and 2018.

    Justyn Cox returns to Ocean Speedway for the first time in a 410 c.i. powered car since 2016. The Roseville pilot has a fifth-place finish for his lone top five finish at the facility.

    Bud Kaeding has accumulated five NARC victories at Watsonville, including the 2014 and 2019 Howard Kaeding Classic. The third-generation Campbell star, and 2017 NARC champ, is the most recent 360 Sprint Car winner at Ocean entering the weekend. The 2021 360 track champion also scored additional wins in 2006, 2009, and 2010.

    Of all of Shane Golobic's NARC wins, four have been captured at Watsonville, including two in 2017. Also grabbing triumphs in 2008 and 2016, the Fremont driver has yet to win a Howard Kaeding Classic. Could this be the year for the 2012 and 2014 Ocean track champion?

    Chase Johnson is coming off an electrifying performance at Petaluma Speedway, where he emerged victorious. Despite not winning a NARC show at Ocean, he does have a pair of thirds, earning those in 2016 and 2018.

    Benicia regular Billy Aton has a lot of laps around the Watsonville bullring, including winning a wingless title in 2009. Aton managed to post a sixth-place finish in July of 2021 for his best run with the NARC series at the facility.

    Other drivers to note are Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield who will be making his NARC Ocean debut, as will Hanford's Gauge Garcia. Tucson, Arizona, native Nick Parker, DJ Netto from Hanford, and Kaleb Montgomery from Templeton will return. Many more competitors are also expected to attend what no doubt will be a thriller of an event!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds at 2601 E Lake Avenue in Watsonville. The Pit Gates will open at noon on Saturday, Front Gates at 2:30 PM, and Racing kicking off at 5:00.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans at tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Howard Kaeding Classic will NOT be broadcast on Floracing.com

    Former Howard Kaeding Classic Winners: 2011- Evan Suggs 2012- Jonathan Allard 2013- Jonathan Allard (2) 2014- Bud Kaeding 2015- Kyle Hirst 2016- Kyle Hirst (2) 2017- Buddy Kofoid 2018- Kyle Hirst (3) 2019- Bud Kaeding (2) 2020- Kyle Hirst (4) 2021- Sean Becker 2022- Justin Sanders

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (AFTER 16 EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 7/10/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 2110 Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2054 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 2053 Justyn Cox, Roseville - 2046 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2022 Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 1972 Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 1903 Billy Aton, Benicia - 1900 Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 1896 Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1483 Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1465 Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1354 DJ Netto, Hanford - 1321 Shane Golobic, Fremont - 1238 Burt Foland Jr. (R) - 1104 Colby Copeland, Roseville - 1072 Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 892 Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 876 Karl Hoffmans, Australia - 816 Andy Caruana, Australia - 799

    Upcoming Events: August 26th - Stockton Dirt Track - Champions Classic September 30th - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - Morrie Williams Twin-20's Memorial


     

    CHASE JOHNSON GETS THE JOB DONE IN NARC SPRINT CAR ACTION AT PETALUMA SPEEDWAY
     

    (7/8/23 - Ben Deatherage) Petaluma, CA ... Chase Johnson brought the house down at Petaluma Speedway Saturday night with an impressive NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory at the Salute To Baylands Raceway Park. Johnson won his first series race since 2019 after powering his way to the front on lap 19 of the 30-lap headliner aboard the potent Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealerships #24 Maxim.

    “I tell you what, there’s nothing better than winning in front of you fans,” said the pumped-up Sonoma County native. “I travel all across the country racing cars, and to do it in front of the home fans, there’s nothing like it.”

    “I just really wanted to win," he continued. "I was waiting for traffic, I love traffic here, but clean air is what you need with these cars, and that helped us out a ton. As I said, it’s so awesome to be here, and I’m blessed for this opportunity."

    Polesitter and Sunnyvalley Bacon dash winner Dominic Scelzi set the tone of the main event on the initial green flag. Two caution periods slowed the field down in the first five laps of the race, but once the field came back to green, Scelzi was electric on the restarts. The driver of the Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim set a wicked pace and reached lapped traffic first as a long green flag run developed, which got the entire field elbows deep with slower cars.

    Slowly but methodically, the ninth starting Johnson began to reel in Scelzi. Johnson would pounce on the two-time defending series champion with only 11 laps remaining to secure the coveted top spot. The only thing to slow him down would be one more caution flag. However, Johnson answered the call with the back of the running order one last time to secure his third NARC 410 Sprint Car Series win, all of which came at Petaluma. He also earned the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award.

    Justin Sanders, who also earned the ARP Fast Qualifier award, was the runner-up in the Demo Mittry-fielded Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim.

    “I tried making something happen on the top," explained Sander. "I got next to Dominic on the restart and tried to keep up there, but I stayed up there too long. When (Chase) got by me, it looked like a slot car. It would have taken something miraculous to get around him."

    Despite dropping out of the top five briefly, Corey Day roared back in the Jason Meyers Racing-owned Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC, to finish third. Sean Becker scored his best NARC run of the season aboard the Bjork Construction/Kaeding Performance #7B Maxim with a fourth-place effort. The Dave and Debbie Vertullo-owned Starr Property Management/Air One Racing #83V Maxim, chauffeured by Dylan Bloomfield, scored his second career NARC top five finish.

    Justyn Cox rallied in the Bates-Hamilton Racing entry from fourteenth to end his evening in sixth. Billy Aton beat out 2017 champ Bud Kaeding for seventh. John Clark made a home track appearance for his first career NARC top ten by finishing ninth. Nick Parker rounded out the top ten.

    Heat races were picked off by Becker, Scelzi and Stephen Ingraham.

    A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 24-Chase Johnson [9]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 3. 14-Corey Day [4]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker [5]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [2]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox [14]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 8. 69-Bud Kaeding [11]; 9. 12J-John Clark [10]; 10. 115-Nick Parker [8]; 11. 2R-Richard Brace Jr. [17]; 12. 551-Angelique Bell [18]; 13. 93-Stephen Ingraham [6]; 14. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 15. 92-Andy Forsberg [15]; 16. 7H-Jake Haulot [11]; 17. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [16]; 18. 51-Gary Paulson [15]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Dominic Scelzi 1-18; Chase Johnson 19-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Chase Johnson +8

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (18 Cars): Justin Sanders, 12.690

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 7B-Sean Becker [3]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 115-Nick Parker [1]; 4. 7H-Jake Haulot [2]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr [6]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 26-Billy Aton [2]; 3. 12J-John Clark [5]; 4. 14-Corey Day [4]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg [3]; 6. 2R-Richard Brace Jr [6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 93-Stephen Ingraham [3]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson [2]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [1]; 5. 51-Gary Paulson [5]; 6. 551-Angelique Bell [6]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 7B-Sean Becker [5]; 5. 14-Corey Day [3]; 6. 93-Stephen Ingraham

     

     

    SALUTE TO BAYLANDS AT PETALUMA SPEEDWAY UP NEXT FOR NARC 410 SPRINT CARS

    (7/3/23 - Ben Deatherage) Petaluma, CA ... The high-powered 950-horsepower NARC sprint cars will return to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, July 8th to battle at the Salute to Baylands Raceway Park. This will mark the 16th event on the NARC campaign and final appearance of the season for the traveling series at the North Bay 3/8th mile clay oval.

    "Petaluma is a special place with all the history that I have there, my family has there, and all the great fans that show up and support the place," said local Penngrove driver Chase Johnson. “NARC puts on an excellent show at Petaluma, and the fans always pack the place so I'm expecting a full grandstand. It's also a great opportunity to race in front of all my local sponsors and supporters."

    The event pays tribute to the now-defunct Baylands Raceway Park, a racing facility in Fremont that was a major player on the Northern California racing scene. Opening in 1981, it produced notable track champions such as Jimmy Sills, Jimmy Boyd, Dave Bradway Jr., and Ed Organ. Thirty-three NARC-sanctioned events were held at the facility, with Steve Kent winning the final event on October 8th, 1988, before the track was permanently shuttered.

    There will be a special autograph session at 4:00 p.m. featuring former Baylands stars from the past. Among them will be drivers Lee James and Rich Forsberg, along with car owners Vern Kornburst and Paul Torzilli. Many others are expected to join. Dennis Mattish, who penned the "History of Baylands Raceway Park" book will also be on site. (Book available at https://www.amazon.com/Baylands-Raceway-Park-Fremont-Strip/dp/0988186144)

    It should also be noted that Petaluma Speedway recently underwent a track reconfiguration in June. It is expected to widen and enhance the racing surface for the top 410 sprint car drivers on the West Coast. Companion divisions on Saturday include the Redwood Dwarf Car Association, Mini Stocks, and 600cc Micro Sprints.

    Championship Chase

    After an incredibly successful Northwest swing, Clovis teenager Corey Day expanded his point lead from a slim eight points to a healthy 45-marker advantage over Dominic Scelzi. Day finished eighth in the Jason Meyers Racing #14 entry on May 20th in his most recent Petaluma NARC outing. He will be looking to improve on that performance.

    But Scelzi, the two-time defending NARC champ from Fresno, is looking to cut the championship points gap. He has been fantastic at Petaluma on the last two visits, winning both at the historic venue. Can he make it an incredible three in a row?

    With only six events left on the schedule, it is no doubt crunch time for the Scelzi Motorsports #41 team in the fight for the 2023 King of the West title as Day looks to continue to build on his advantage.

    Who to Watch

    Justin Sanders finished on the Petaluma podium during NARC last visit to the track. Driving the Redding, CA-based Demo Mittry-owned #2X, the Aromas pilot is coming off a huge $82,000 payday at the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.

    Bud Kaeding performed wonderfully in May at Petaluma, when he finished second and was in contention for the victory. Based out of Campbell, he is looking for another good run on the adobe clay. Kaeding has scored three NARC wins at Petaluma Speedway, with the most recent triumph coming in 2017, the year he won the series championship (the others were in 2008 and 2015).

    Johnson, as stated above, has a lot of laps around Petaluma. He will be a force to reckon with as he will be back in his family car and reunited with potent crew chief Ivan Worden. Chase was the 2012 360 Sprint champion and is a two-time NARC winner at his home track (2017 and 2019).

    Roseville's Justyn Cox is due for another victory. Cox picked off an $18,000 payday in April for his first career NARC victory. He has been running up front in the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X and is currently fourth in the points standings.

    Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield will be back in the Vertullo #83V. Even though he was eleventh the last time NARC was in town, Bloomfield has gotten a massive amount of racing under his belt in the previous month that no doubt will be beneficial on Saturday.

    Benicia's Billy Aton is looking to have another positive Petaluma result. Aton had one of his best runs of 2023 when the series last was at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds track. He is looking to bounce back after a nasty crash oat the Super Dirt Cup.

    Andy Forsberg, the 2021 track champ, powered his way to a fourth-place drive in May. Despite only a handful of appearances with the tour, the Auburn phenom is a driver you do not want to discount from winning as he has hit the “pay dirt” three times this year in 360 competition.

    Also slated for action are Rocklin's Colby Copeland, Arizona native Nick Parker, Campbell veteran Burt Foland Jr., Stephen Ingraham from Fair Oaks, Angelique Bell from Sacramento, and several others.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Petaluma Speedway is located at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds on 100 Fairgrounds Road in Petaluma, California. Tickets are priced at $25.00 for Adults and $22.00 for Juniors/Military/Seniors (65+), $10.00 for Children, and Children 5 And Under are FREE. Online ticket purchases can be made at www.myracepass.com. For more information, log on to https://www.petaluma-speedway.com/.

    The Pit Gates open at Noon. The driver's meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Front gates open at 4:00 p.m.

    ARP Qualifying is set to begin at 5:00 p.m., with racing at 6:00 p.m.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans at tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Salute To Baylands Raceway Park event at Petaluma Speedway can be viewed live on Floracing.com.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (AFTER 15 EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 7/2/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 1972 Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1927 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1913 Justyn Cox, Roseville - 1911 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1889 Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 1842 Billy Aton, Benicia - 1765 Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 1765 Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 1761 Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1483 Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1465 Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1354 DJ Netto, Hanford - 1321 Shane Golobic, Fremont - 1238 Colby Copeland, Roseville - 1072 Burt Foland Jr. (R) - 980 Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 892 Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 876 Karl Hoffmans, Australia - 816 Andy Caruana, Australia - 799

    Upcoming Events: July 15th - Ocean Speedway (Watsonville) - Howard Kaeding Classic August 26th - Stockton Dirt Track - Champions Classic September 30th - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - Morrie Williams Twin-20's Memorial


     

     

    IT’S DEJA VU FOR COREY DAY: WINS SECOND STRAIGHT SUPER DIRT CUP NARC FEATURE
     

    (6/23/23 - Ben Deatherage) Algers, WA ... Corey Day's supreme reign in the Pacific Northwest remains intact as he collected his second straight win at the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup to pocket another $4,100 winner's check with the NARC 410 Sprint Series. The Jason Meyers Racing Meyers Constructors/Four C's Construction #14 KPC seized the lead on lap six and went practically untested the remainder of the 30-lap contest at Skagit Speedway to capture his eighth series win of 2023.

    "We set out a goal at the beginning of this year that we wanted to get double-digit wins," said the now fourteen-time NARC main event winner. "I've never done that before, and this is my tenth one this year, and it's only June, so I didn't expect that we're on a roll. I owe it to Shane (Bowers), Jason (Meyers), Preston, HP, Eddie, Stephan, and Kenny, and everyone that works their butt off on the race car."

    Unlike the previous night, stoppages and restarts proved to be a factor in the35-lap main event. Tanner Holmes put his Shane DeWald Trucking/NexGen Diesel Exhaust Fluid #18T KPC in front of the rest of the pack, only to have the field try it again after a caution. Lighting struck twice when the Oregon traveler regained the lead again.

    Almost immediately, Holmes would be put under significant pressure. Day motored his way around Holmes on the sixth circuit before dealing with lapped traffic. The yellow flag would fly on lap eight before the rematch between the two could be had.

    On the following restart, Day checked out from the competition, but yet again, the field was slowed down, this time for a red flag crash with 12-laps completed. Day hit traffic again on the 17th circuit and cut his way through the tail end of the pack effectively.

    The final stoppage would take place with only three laps remaining which set up Day with an open racetrack. He would power his way to the finish line to add to his incredible tally of three-straight NARC and five in his last six starts.

    Holmes would finish the race in second, followed by the night's Williams Roofing Hardcharger Dominic Scelzi. The two-time defending series champ started his Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim in 13th and wound up third. Zeb Wise made some late race moves to put the Rayce Rudeen Foundation/Hager Reality Services #26R Maxim in fourth. Washington native Trey Starks completed the top five, in fifth, in the T&C Concepts/Fisher Racing Engines #55 J&J.

    "It's been a much better Dirt Cup for us than last year," commented Holmes. "I have no complaints about our speed; we're right where we need to be; we just need to be that one tick better to be with the #14. I felt like my car was good enough; I couldn't get consistent enough laps to get to him when he got to traffic."

    "We were really good," stated Scelzi. "I felt we had a really good car last night and a really good car tonight. I feel good, and I feel competitive. The preliminary nights have played out in the #14's favor, but I think there are a lot of good guys out there, and I think we're one of them. Jimmy's got the race car really good, and the guys have been working hard."

    Justyn Cox posted a sixth-place result for Bates-Hamilton Racing, while Justin Sanders gained nine positions successfully to earn seventh and earn the top points position entering Saturday night's $62,000 to win finale.

    The remainder of the top ten include 14th starting Jason Solwold, 17th starter Cole Macedo and D.J. Netto. K

    Aussie Karl Hoffmanns had a hard flip in qualifying, Billy Aton took a tumble in the B Main, while Shane Golobic got upside down in the main event. All drivers were uninjured.

    Chase Johnson picked off the B-main. Aaron Reutzel earned the ARP Fast Time award, besting the 41-car field in qualifying.

    A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [2]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [13]; 4. 26R-Zeb Wise [11]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [10]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox [7]; 7. 2X-Justin Sanders [16]; 8. 18-Jason Solwold [14]; 9. 21-Cole Macedo [17]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 11. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [9]; 12. 19-Colby Thornhill [4]; 13. 44W-Austen Wheatley [5]; 14. 73-Chase Johnson [21]; 15. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 16. 8-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 17. 69-Bud Kaeding [23]; 18. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [24]; 19. 7-Tyler Thompson [12]; 20. 2L-Logan Forler [20]; 21. 96-Greg Hamilton [22]; 22. 16A-Colby Copeland [15]; 23. 115-Nick Parker [3]; 24. 17W-Shane Golobic [19]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Tanner Holmes 1-5; Corey Day 6-35

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Dominic Scelzi +10

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER B-FEATURE (12 Laps): 1. 73-Chase Johnson [1]; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton [2]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding [6]; 4. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [5]; 5. 53-Jessie Attard [11]; 6. 95-Justin Youngquist [3]; 7. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [7]; 8. 9A-Luke Didiuk [9]; 9. 99-Eric Fisher [8]; 10. 17-Cam Smith [10]; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller [12]; 12. 10G-Dana Glenn [17]; 13. 14B-Bailey Jean [14]; 14. 9-Sean MacDonell [15]; 15. 0-Ashleigh Johnson [16]; 16. 57-James Bundy [19]; 17. 00S-Corey Summers [18]; 18. 1M-Mike Brown [20]; 19. AU96-Andy Caruana [13]; 20. 26-Billy Aton [4]

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (41 Cars): Aaron Reutzel, 11.537

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 2. 96-Greg Hamilton [2]; 3. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [1]; 4. 8-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 5. 115-Nick Parker [5]; 6. 16A-Colby Copeland [7]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 8. 26-Billy Aton [4]; 9. AU96-Andy Caruana [9]; 10. 10G-Dana Glenn [10]

    KIMO's TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 73-Chase Johnson [2]; 2. 2L-Logan Forler [3]; 3. 9A-Luke Didiuk [1]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill [5]; 5. 26R-Zeb Wise [6]; 6. 21-Cole Macedo [8]; 7. 95-Justin Youngquist [4]; 8. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [7]; 9. 9-Sean MacDonell [9]; 10. 57-James Bundy [10]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 7-Tyler Thompson [5]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [4]; 3. 53-Jessie Attard [1]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [2]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 99-Eric Fisher [3]; 8. 14B-Bailey Jean [9]; 9. 00S-Corey Summers [10]; 10. 55-Trey Starks [8]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT FOUR (8 Laps) 1. 14-Corey Day [4]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [5]; 3. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [2]; 4. 18-Jason Solwold [7]; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley [6]; 6. 2X-Justin Sanders [8]; 7. 17-Cam Smith [3]; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller [1]; 9. 0-Ashleigh Johnson [9]; 10. 1M-Mike Brown [10]

     

     

    DAY CONTINUES NORTHWEST DOMINANCE IN SUPER DIRT CUP OPENER

    (6/22/23 - Ben Deatherage) Algers, WA ... Corey Day was again in prime form in NARC 410 Sprint Car Series competition as he earned the $4,100 payday for his opening night victory at the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway. The Jason Meyers Racing-fielded Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC entry now has seven wins in 2023 with the tour.

    “This feels good because we really had to win this one to be half decent in (Dirt Cup) points,” said the now 13-time NARC feature winner. “It’s another good job by Shane (Bowers, crew chief). We don’t always start the night off great, but we always talk, communicate, and make the right calls for the feature when it counts.”

    Logan Forler put his Steve Forler Trucking/Peterbilt Trucks #2L Maxim in the lead on the first lap. The pace that Forler set was quick, and it only took five laps to hit the tail end of the field. The JNK Auto Repair/Ed Glazier Auto Chlor Systems #7 X-1 of Tyler Thompson gave chase, but before too long, he was barraged by Day and Holmes all at once in a three-car battle. Before too long, Holmes secured second in the Shane DeWald Trucking/NexGen Diesel Exhaust Fluid #18T KPC.

    As the race stayed under green flag conditions, Holmes made a big maneuver around Forler to claim the lead on lap 14. Holmes was not out of the woods as he was still in heavy traffic, where he would eventually be caught, stalked, and overtaken by Day. Day took the lead on lap 19 and motored away the balance of the 30-lapper.

    Day continued, “I was watching where (Tanner Holmes) was running on both ends and what he was doing in traffic. I knew he was running the bottom of one and two and that the traffic was there, and he’d go down there and get stuck behind lapped cars, and I’d get up and around him in one and two. We started the race slow and fell back to fourth, but we got good around lap seven or eight.”

    Shane Golobic, piloting the Matt Wood Racing-owned NOS Energy Drink/Southern Pacific Farms #17W KPC, propelled his way to second. Starting twelfth, Indiana racer Zeb Wise drove the Rayce Rudeen Foundation/Hager Reality Services #26R Maxim for car owners Kevin and Monica Rudeen to a third-place result and earned the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award. Holmes was fourth, while two-time defending NARC champion Dominic Scelzi put his Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim in fifth.

    “I went the wrong direction at the beginning of the race,” commented Golobic. “The first few laps, I felt like I was seventh or eighth. Finally, I got my butt in gear, got it rolling, and felt pretty good towards the end. You can’t let Corey Day get out in front of you like that; you won’t beat him unless he crashes coming to checkered."

    “I don’t have a lot of laps around here, so anytime we can move forward is good,” stated Wise. “My car was really good. I feel like I was one of the only guys that could move around all over the track. I’m happy for our team. This race is really big for Kevin and Monica Rudeen, so coming out here and having a good points night is a great way to start the weekend.”

    Forler scored sixth, with the seventh going to Cole Macedo in his Skagit debut. Texan Aaron Reutzel was eighth, with Thompson and Justin Sanders completing the top ten.

    HOOSIER TIRES FEATURE EVENT (30 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [3]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 3. 26R-Zeb Wise [12]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes [8]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi [10]; 6. 2L-Logan Forler [2]; 7. 21-Cole Macedo [9]; 8. 8-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 9. 7-Tyler Thompson [1]; 10. 2X-Justin Sanders [15]; 11. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [4]; 12. 55-Trey Starks [16]; 13. 18-Jason Solwold [13]; 14. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [21]; 15. 16A-Colby Copeland [7]; 16. 96-Greg Hamilton [18]; 17. 73-Chase Johnson [23]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto [24]; 19. 95-Justin Youngquist [17]; 20. 115-Nick Parker [6]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [11]; 22. 69-Bud Kaeding [19]; 23. 53-Jessie Attard [22]; 24. 17-Cam Smith [20]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Logan Forler 1-13; Tanner Holmes 14-18; Corey Day 19-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Zeb Wise +9

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER B-FEATURE (15 Laps): 1. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [1]; 2. 53-Jessie Attard [3]; 3. 73-Chase Johnson [2]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 5. 19-Colby Thornhill [7]; 6. 44W-Austen Wheatley [4]; 7. 26-Billy Aton [9]; 8. 42X-Justyn Cox [13]; 9. 9A-Luke Didiuk [12]; 10. 99-Eric Fisher [8]; 11. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans [5]; 12. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [10]; 13. AU96-Andy Caruana [11]; 14. 2JR-Kelly Miller [14]

    LIFELINE USA C-FEATURE (10 Laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [6]; 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller [2]; 3. 9-Sean MacDonell [1]; 4. 14B-Bailey Jean [3]; 5. 57-James Bundy [7]; 6. 00S-Corey Summers [5]; 7. 10G-Dana Glenn [4]; 8. 0-Ashleigh Johnson [9]; DNS 1M-Mike Brown

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (41 Cars): Trey Starks, 11.526

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 17-Cam Smith [2]; 2. 14-Corey Day [4]; 3. 99-Eric Fisher [1]; 4. 26R-Zeb Wise [6]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [8]; 6. 19-Colby Thornhill [3]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [7]; 8. 42X-Justyn Cox [11]; 9. 73-Chase Johnson [5]; 10. 2JR-Kelly Miller [9]; 11. 1M-Mike Brown [10]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans [2]; 2. 95-Justin Youngquist [3]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler [4]; 4. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [5]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland [6]; 6. 18-Jason Solwold [7]; 7. 8-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 8. 9-Sean MacDonell [9]; 9. 9A-Luke Didiuk [1]; 10. 57-James Bundy [10]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding [3]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders [8]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 6. AU96-Andy Caruana [1]; 7. 115-Nick Parker [7]; 8. 53-Jessie Attard [5]; 9. 00S-Corey Summers [10]; 10. 10G-Dana Glenn [9]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT FOUR (8 Laps) 1. 26-Billy Aton [1]; 2. 44W-Austen Wheatley [3]; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [7]; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton [5]; 7. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [2]; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes [8]; 9. 14B-Bailey Jean [9]; 10. 0-Ashleigh Johnson [10]



    THE $62,000 TO WIN JIM RAPER MEMORIAL SUPER DIRT CUP NEXT ON NARC DOCKET
     

    (6/19/23 - Ben Deatherage) Alger, Washington ... The tail end of the Pacific Northwest Swing for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will take the tour to the historic Skagit Speedway for the 51st Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup for a huge three-day show on June 22-24th. This is the biggest payday weekend on the NARC schedule, as the winner on Saturday night earns a whopping $62,000! It is by far the richest sprint car race on the West Coast and sixth in the entire nation.

    "When anyone talks about Skagit Speedway, they automatically think of Dirt Cup," said Skagit Speedway promoter Peter Murphy. "This race attracts so many good drivers that want to win it so badly, and having the NARC guys added to the mix makes it that much better. Be sure to bring a friend this weekend. You don't want to miss it."

    Car counts are expected to be in the 45-plus range as teams from all over the Western United States converge on the Alger 3/10-mile clay oval. Thursday and Friday are reserved for preliminary nights to help determine who gets locked into the big dance on Saturday.

    The NARC teams will get valuable track time with the Dirt Cup Tune-Up on Tuesday night, June 18th. This will not be a point-paying event for the series, but several drivers will undoubtedly be taking advantage of the opportunity to dial their cars in for the big weekend.

    The Northwest Focus Midget Series will be the companion division for the entire weekend.

    On Wednesday night (6/21), there will be Super Dirt Cup Scramble Golf Tournament at Avalon Links Golf Club in Burlington. Later that night, Railroad Pub and Pizza will host a pre-race party from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

    The Format

    The two preliminary nights will emphasize lineup inversions, and accumulated points will establish the final Saturday night lineups. Thursday will be a 30-lap feature, while Friday is a 35-lap contest.

    On Thursday and Friday, points will be immediately earned in qualifying. The Fast Qualifier will earn 200 points with a two-point drop for each subsequent position. The heat races will be lined up with an eight-car inversion.

    The heat races will award 100 points to the winner, with a three-point drop for each subsequent position. The Top 20 in points after qualifying and heat races will be locked into the prelim features. Those outside the Top 20 will be positioned in the C-main and B-main, with the C sending the Top 4 finishers to the B and the B sending its Top 4 finishers to the feature. The Thursday Feature will invert the Top 16 in points while Friday is the Top 18.

    The feature winner will earn 200 points with a two-point drop for each subsequent position. The first criteria tiebreaker is the best finish in the respective main event, the second is rank in qualifying, and the third is the time of the second qualifying lap. Other tiebreaker criteria may be implemented if needed.

    The top 18 in overall accumulated points from Thursday and Friday will be locked into Saturday's feature. The top six of those 18 are locked into the Pole Shuffle. The finish of the Pole Shuffle will set the first three rows of Saturday's feature. The B-main will line up straight up on points and transfer the Top 6 finishers to the feature. Two cars will be added to the finale via a fan's and promoter's choices, totaling 26 cars.

    Money, Money, And More Money

    On top of already paying a whopping $62,000 to win, drivers will have plenty of other ways to earn stout paydays. The runner-up will collect $26,000, while the third and fourth get paid $18,000 and $11,000, respectively. Fifth place pays $5,000, and simply making Saturday's main event will be worth $1,000.

    Courtesy of generous supporters, each lap in Saturday's 40-lap main event will award an extra $1,000, paid out $500-$300-$200 to the top three cars on every lap.

    Winning a prelim night will be no small payday, as Thursday and Friday are $4,100 to win. $550. will be paid to teams that travel over 250-miles to the event.

    Who To Watch

    One of the hottest drivers in the county, Corey Day, is coming off an incredible Fastest Four Days In Motorsports run by winning three of the four shows and greatly expanding his point lead in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Clovis, California chauffeur was sixth in the final night of Dirt Cup last year and is looking to crack into the top five for the first time ever behind the wheel of the Jason Meyers Racing #14.

    Dominic Scelzi is always one to be on the lookout for when he rolls into Skagit. The two-time defending series champion from Fresno, California gasser, was third in the finale, but he paced the field for the first twenty-four circuits. Scelzi got the job done in 2021, the event's last year as a 360 program.

    Trey Starks is the defending track champion in 410 Sprints at Skagit Speedway and has yet to be defeated there this year in domestic competition. Capturing last year's Friday night preliminary feature, the Puyallup, Washington pilot wound up seventh in finishing order on the last night in 2022.

    Zeb Wise is undoubtedly a driver looking to bag the $62,000 on Saturday night. The Angola, Indiana driver has two wins in All Star Circuit of Champions competition and is aiming for first place aboard the Rudeen Racing #26 entry on the final night.

    Fremont, CA driver Shane Golobic posted a fourth-place effort and will be back in the Matt Wood Racing #17W entry this weekend. Shane is still looking for his first NARC 410 Sprint Car Series win of 2023. He has been close several times.

    The driver with the most laps around Skagit is Jason Solwold, who was fifth last year in the big dance. Once again, aboard the famed Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18, Solwold has won the previous two 360 Sprint titles at the famed 3/10-mile clay oval. The Burlington veteran has been a staple at the facility since the early 1990s. He won the event in 2015, the first time it was a 360 race.

    One racer making his Skagit debut is Lemoore, California's Cole Macedo. Racing the Tarlton Motorsports #21, Macedo had an excellent swing during the Fastest Four Days In Motorsports, including a win and his worst finish was seventh.

    D.J. Netto will make the long journey up from Hanford, California. Netto put in a good shift on the Thursday preliminary night by finishing second at the checkered flag. Coming back from a serious collarbone injury at last year's Trophy Cup, he already has three 360 wins to his name in 2023.

    In the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X, Justyn Cox has only been to Skagit Speedway once in a 410 sprint car. One of the front runners on the NARC tour, the Roseville, California racer, had a healthy amount of top 5 finishes over the last weekend.

    Justin Sanders is no driver to discount for this big event either. Racing the Demo Mittry #2X, the Aromas, California-based driver, did not finish outside the Top 10 in both preliminary nights and the finale.

    Other California NARC regulars expected to be on hand are Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Willie Croft from Colfax, Rocklin racer Colby Copeland aboard the Larry Antaya #16A entry, Billy Aton representing Benicia, Oakley Teenager Dylan Bloomfield, and Tucson, Arizona transplant Nick Parker.

    Other Pacific Northwest drivers to be on the lookout for will be Mill Creek's Cam Smith, Austen Wheatey from Lake Stevens, Burlington-native Justin Youngquist, Jesse Schlotfeldt of Arlington, Enumclaw youngster Colby Thornhill, and Whannock, British Columbia's Luke Didiuk. Oregon will be represented by the likes of Tanner Holmes out of Jacksonville and Harrisburg's Tyler Thompson.

    Several foreign competitors from Australia will also be on tap for the three nights of Dirt Cup. They include Karl Hoffmans of Ipswich, Queensland, Penrith, New South Wales traveler Jessie Attard, and Andy Caruana from Melbourne, Victoria.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The pit gate will open at 1:00 p.m. each day, with the front gate following at 5:00 P.M., Racing will begin around 7:00 P.M.

    On both Thursday and Friday, General Admission tickets will be $40. Juniors, Seniors, and Military will be admitted for $35. Children (ages 3-6) will be admitted for just $10. Saturday General Admission tickets are $50. Juniors, Seniors, and Military will be admitted for $40. Children (ages 3-6) will still be admitted for $10.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online via the following link: https://skagitspeedway.showare.com.

    Skagit Speedway is located at 4796 Old Highway 99, North Burlington, WA 98233. For more information, visit skagitspeedway.com or call 360-724-3567.

    All three nights of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup can be viewed live on floracing.com, along with the entire NARC 410 Sprint Car Series schedule.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER 12 EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 6/19/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 1672
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1627
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1613
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 1611
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1589
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 1542
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 1465
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 1465
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 1461
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 1183
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 1165
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 1054
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1021
    Burt Foland Jr. (R) - 980
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 938
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 892
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 876
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 772
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 656
    Michael Pombo, Easton - 619

     

     

    COREY DAY CLOSES OUT FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS WITH WIN AT GRAYS HARBOR
     

    (6/18/23 - By Ben Deatherage) Elma, WA ... Corey Day was in superhero mode in the final leg of NARC's Fastest Four Days In Motorsports as he powered his way from the 14th starting spot to win the Timber Cup at Grays Harbor Raceway. Day collected $5,000 for the Jason Meyers Racing Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC for his sixth win of 2023 with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

    The race was called for safety reasons after a caution period on the 24th lap due to excessive tire wear. The call was unpopular for some fans and teams, but over half the field was racing on extremely worn and bald tires. During a red flag fuel stop just minutes earlier, teams were informed by NARC officials that the next caution period would end the event. Unfortunately, that happened before another lap could be completed.

    “That one was pretty crazy. I don’t know what to say,” said Day, after winning his 12th career NARC triumph. “We didn’t have a stellar heat race and didn’t get to run the dash and didn’t get that much time on the track. It’s just a testament to Shane (Bowers) and his decision-making on tracks like these and anywhere we go. He and I have started to gel this last couple of weeks, and I’m thankful for him. To come from 14th to win that deal is cool.”

    The main event began with the Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim of Dominic Scelzi seizing the lead on the opening lap. Scelzi attempted to construct a sizable lead, but several stoppages prevented him from running away from the field. Several yellow flag incidents kept the field bunched up nice and tight.

    Meanwhile, Day methodically overtook car after car after the restarts. Running the top shelf in the second set of corners, he eventually made his way to challenge Scelzi for first place. The two would battle fiercely with each other for several entertaining laps. Day completed the decisive pass on the 21st circuit to become the new pacesetter and remained there the balance of the distance.

    The T&C Concepts/Fisher Racing Engines #55 J&J driven by defending race winner Trey Starks was the runner-up in front of a large crowd of Washington supporters. He was unhappy with the decision to cut the race short as he felt he had something for the leader.

    Tanner Holmes earned his second Fastest Four Days In Motorsports podium for the Shane DeWald Trucking/RTR Diesel Performance #18T KPC by finishing third.

    Joel Myers Jr. had his best run of the season with NARC aboard the All About Fire Protection/High Plains Building Division #46JR Maxim earning fourth. He also earned the ARP Fast Qualifier Award. The Bates-Hamilton Racing-owned Benefit RFP/Specified Pipe #42X Maxim of Justyn Cox ended the night fifth for the second time this weekend.

    D.J. Netto hit the finish line sixth, followed by 15th starter Chase Johnson, and Justin Sanders. Dylan Bloomfield recovered from an early race incident to grab ninth, while Australian Karl Hoffmans was tenth.

    Nick Parker got on his side in heat race competition while Tanner Holmes flipped in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, but both were unharmed.

    A-FEATURE (30 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [14]; 2. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes [6]; 4. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [3]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [4]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 73-Chase Johnson [15]; 8. 2X-Justin Sanders [11]; 9. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [8]; 10. 3AU-Karl Hoffman [21]; 11. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [17]; 12. 26-Billy Aton [13]; 13. 21-Cole Macedo [2]; 14. 44-Austen Wheatley [9]; 15. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 16. 19-Colby Thornhill [12]; 17. 69-Bud Kaeding [16]; 18. 7T-Tyler Thompson [10]; 19. 96ASU-Andy Caruana [22]; 20. 115-Nick Parker [19]; 21. 53-Jessie Attard [18]; 22. 4-Burt Foland Jr [20]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Dominic Scelzi 1-20; Corey Day 21-24

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Corey Day +13

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (22 Cars): Joel Myers Jr., 13.175

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [3]; 3. 7T-Tyler Thompson [2]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill [5]; 5. 73-Chase Johnson [6]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [4]; 7. 96ASU-Andy Caruana [7]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes [1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 4. 55-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 14-Corey Day [5]; 6. 53-Jessie Attard [6]; 7. 3AU-Karl Hoffman [7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 3. 44-Austen Wheatley [1]; 4. 26-Billy Aton [7]; 5. 69-Bud Kaeding [6]; 6. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt [3]; 7. 115-Nick Parker [5]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr [8]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo [2]; 3. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [4]; 4. 42X-Justyn Cox [6]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 18T-Tanner Holmes [5]


     

     

    COLE MACEDO CONQUERS NARC FIELD FOR FIRST TIME WITH WILLAMETTE WIN
     

    (6/17/23 - By Ben Deatherage) Lebanon, OR ... Cole Macedo got the major breakthrough he's been searching for as he won his first career NARC 410 Sprint Series main event by defeating the field at Willamette Speedway to earn a cool $5,500. Macedo led the entire distance of the caution-free 25-lap lap main event on night three of the Fastest Four Days In Motorsports.

    “These NARC races are hard to win,” stated Macedo in victory lane. “These guys are good, especially Corey (Day); he’s been on terror. My brother (Carson) has done a lot in his career, and this is one thing I got over the top of him, so that’s pretty cool.”

    “Me and Drew (Warner, crew chief) have been talking all year. If we could get a couple of nights in a row to where I could get comfortable, and he can figure out what we need, we’d start picking off wins. Lapped traffic lately has been my kryptonite this year. I’ve been cautious, and Drew got on me and said, “You need to get aggressive again” It worked out, and I felt I was aggressive. When your car is that good, it makes it easy.”

    Macedo took full advantage of his inside front-row starting position to claim the role of the race leader. Piloting the Tom and Tommy Tarlton-owned Tarlton & Son/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions #21 Maxim, it wouldn’t take too long for lapped traffic to become a factor.

    As Macedo cut his way through the tail end of the field methodically, Dominic Scelzi and Corey Day would do battle for second. Eventually, the Jason Meyers Racing Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC, driven by Day, would secure the runner-up position and did his best to track down Macedo.

    Day got close several times but could not propel his mount into the top-place position. The main event took less than seven minutes to conclude and was the second race of the week without any stoppages.

    Day was a respectable second, while two-time and defending NARC champ Dominic Scelzi put his Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers #41 Maxim on the podium for the first time this week. A wild four-car scramble for fourth unfolded, and 2017 champion Bud Kaeding would claim the position in the end in his Kaeding Performance/Alivso Rock #69 Maxim. The Demo Mittry fielded Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim, chauffeured by Justin Sanders, wrapped up the top five in fifth.

    “To start sixth and finish second, I can’t complain,” said Day, “thank you to all the fans for supporting this. It’s been cool to be up here the last three days and see a packed house every night.”

    Chase Johnson worked his way up to sixth, while Justyn Cox claimed Hard Charger honors after an impressive nine positions gained from his original starting spot. Oregon racers Tyler Thompson and Tanner Holmes were eighth and ninth. Joel Myers Jr. finished the top ten finishing order, in tenth.

    A-FEATURE (25 laps): 1. 21-Cole Macedo[1]; 2. 14-Corey Day[6]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[3]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[4]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders[8]; 6. 73-Chase Johnson[9]; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox[16]; 8. 7-Tyler Thompson[5]; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 10. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[13]; 11. 115-Nick Parker[7]; 12. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[14]; 13. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans[15]; 14. 26-Billy Aton[17]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto[12]; 16. AU96-Andy Caruana[11]; 17. 4-Burt Foland Jr[18]; 18. 53-Jessie Attard[10]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Cole Macedo 1-25

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Justyn Cox +9

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (18 Cars): Tyler Thompson, 12.114

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 69-Bud Kaeding[2]; 2. 14-Corey Day[1]; 3. 73-Chase Johnson[5]; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson[4]; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[3]; 6. 26-Billy Aton[6]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cole Macedo[2]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes[1]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[6]; 5. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans[5]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox[4]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 2. 115-Nick Parker[1]; 3. 53-Jessie Attard[5]; 4. AU96-Andy Caruana[3]; 5. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[2]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr[6]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 21-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [3], 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding [2]; 5. 7-Tyler Thompson [5]


     

     

    ANOTHER GREAT DAY: COREY DAY SCORES ANOTHER NARC WIN AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY DIRTRACK
     

    (6/16/23 - By Ben Deatherage) Roseburg, OR ... Corey Day struck success for the second straight night with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series as he obliterated the field in the second round of the Fastest Four Days In Motorsports. Driving the Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC for Jason Meyers Racing, Day led the entire 30-lap distance at the Douglas County Dirtrack to collect his fifth NARC win of 2023 and the eleventh of his career.

    “That one went nearly green to checkered like last night, and when that happens, you lose your sense of where the fast line is on track and what people behind you are doing,” said the jubilant Day after pocketing $5,500. “You just got to run away and hide in lapped traffic as good as you can.”

    “It was getting like Tulare, it was getting ramped up on the wall, and I was running in there too easy, got tight a couple of times, and smoked the wall on the last lap in one and two. Hats off to Shane (Bowers). He was in the hospital this morning with some infection on his face, but he’s here and toughed it out, and we won.”

    When the green flag dropped, an epic battle erupted between Justin Sanders, in the Demo Mittry fielded Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim, and the Tarlton & Son/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions #21 Maxim piloted by Cole Macedo. The battle would be put on ice due to a caution before a lap could get completed, and on the second attempt, Day jetted out in front of the rest of the field to pace the pack in the opening stanza.

    A lap one stoppage would slow the competition down one final time before going non-stop for twenty-nine circuits. The long run allowed Day to get into lots of lapped traffic where he expereined zero issues. He ended up winning by nearly nine full seconds over the runner-up and leaving only eight cars on the lead lap.

    Justin Sanders finished second earning his fourth podium with the series this year.

    “Corey was in his own zip code,” commented Sanders, “we were a lot better than last night. We’ll take it and try to make it better.”

    Chase Johnson, aboard the Josh Ford Motorsports Natruipe Berry Growers/Surecan LLC #73 XXX, showed off a no-quit attitude when he made several late key passes to grab third after starting 13th. That earned him the Williams Roofing/Shane DeWald Trucking hard charger worth $650. Macedo was fourth, ahead of the Bates-Hamilton Racing Benefit RFP/Specified Pipe #42X Maxim, driven by Justyn Cox.

    “It was definitely a turnaround from last night, and big hats off to Jimmy May and Josh Ford Motorsports,” stated Johnson. “It’s a pleasure to be here to race in front of these Pacific Northwest fans. This place was awesome, and we picked them off and landed on the podium is awesome.”

    2017 series champion Bud Kaeding placed sixth over Oregonians Tanner Holmes and Tyler Thompson. Joel Myers Jr. and Billy Aton rounded out the top ten finishers.

    A-FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [3]; 3. 73-Chase Johnson [13]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [2]; 5. 42X-Justyn Cox [7]; 6. 69-Bud Kaeding [10]; 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes [9]; 8. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 9. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [8]; 10. 26-Billy Aton [14]; 11. 3AU-Karl Hoffman [15]; 12. 41-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 13. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [11]; 14. 115-Nick Parker [5]; 15. AU96-Andy Caruana [17]; 16. 4-Burt Foland Jr [16]; 17. 53-Jesse Attard [12]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Corey Day 1-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Chase Johnson +10

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (18 Cars): Justin Sanders, 12.316

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [1]; 2. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 53-Jesse Attard [5]; 5. 73-Chase Johnson [3]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr [6]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes [2]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding [3]; 4. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 5. 26-Billy Aton [5]; 6. AU96-Andy Caruana [6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 115-Nick Parker [2]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [3]; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson [4]; 5. 3AU-Karl Hoffman [5]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [1]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson [2]; 5. 115-Nick Parker [6]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5]

     

     


    DAY HOLDS OFF COX TO SCORE FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS OPENER AT SOUTHERN OREGON
     

    (6/15/23 - Ben Deatherage) White City, OR ... Corey Day took care of business in the non-stop 30-lap NARC 410 Sprint Car Series main event at Southern Oregon Speedway, besting the field to win the Fastest Four Days In Motorsports opening leg. Despite starting from the inside front row, Day had to hold back a charging Justyn Cox at the wire on the final lap. It is the fourth time that Day has won with the series in 2023 and the tenth of his career with NARC.

    "I knew (Justyn) was getting close," said a joyful Day in victory lane. "I was stuck with the lappers, and our header broke, and I wasn't sure if our motor was blowing up or not, so I was just being conservative and trying to make sure it wasn't losing power."

    "We finally put a whole night together. When you have a guy like Shane (Bowers) turning the wrenches, it makes your job pretty easy, and hats off to the track crew here; that rework on the bottom helped the track come in."

    Day motored away at the drop of the green flag and set a blazing place. It only took five laps for him to get into lapped traffic, and he handled it efficiently, but it would not be the last time he squared up with the tail end of the field. As the long green flag run developed, the Meyers Constructors/Four C's Construction #14 KPC pilot kept the Jason Meyers Racing entry up on the high side, encountering more and more cars to pass.

    In the last few circuits Day got bottled up in some hefty traffic which allowed runner-up Justyn Cox in the Benefit RFP/Teichert Construction #42X Maxim to reel him in. Cox, racing for Bates-Hamilton Racing, made a daring last lap. last corner, move but couldn't make it stick, allowing Day to hold on for the .603 second victory.

    "It was a Hail Mary at that point," commented Cox. "When you're leading, it's tough to know what to do. I packed my right rear full of mud on the inside, so I was shaking hard and couldn't see that well. I was half-blind for a minute but figured I'd poke my nose. Corey races me with a lot of respect."

    The Shane DeWald Trucking/NexGen Diesel Exhaust Fluid #18T KPC, of Tanner Holmes was third. Teenager Dylan Bloomfield posted a fourth-place finish in the Dave and Debbie Vertullo-owned Starr Property Management/Gary Silva Ranches #83V Maxim. It was his best NARC finish of his career. Fifth went to Justin Sanders, running the Farmer's Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim for car owner Demo Mittry.

    "Corey and Justyn set a really good pace," said Holmes, who posted a career-best NARC finish. "It came down to lapped traffic on what we could do. It's awesome to see such a big crowd, and we were able to defend some home turf and run up front."

    Two-time defending series champ Dominic Scelzi was sixth, chased by Cole Macedo and Bud Kaeding. Joel Myers Jr. and Australian Jessie Attard wrapped up the top ten finishers.

    Jared Hood got upside down in heat race action but was unharmed.

    A-FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [2]; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes [3]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders [7]; 6. 41-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. 21-Cole Macedo [5]; 8. 69-Bud Kaeding [9]; 9. 46JR-Joel Myers [6]; 10. 53-Jessie Attard [11]; 11. 26-Billy Aton [12]; 12. 115-Nick Parker [10]; 13. 73-Chase Johnson [13]; 14. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans [16]; 15. AU96-Andy Caruana [14]; 16. 4-Burt Foland Jr [15]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Corey Day 1-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Justin Sanders +2

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (17 Cars): Dylan Bloomfield, 11.133

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 Laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 2. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding [2]; 4. 115-Nick Parker [3]; 5. 4-Burt Foland Jr [6]; 6. 3AU-Karl Hoffmans [5]

    KIMO's TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 Laps): 1. 46JR-Joel Myers [2]; 2. 21-Cole Macedo [4]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 4. 53-Jessie Attard [3]; 5. 73-Chase Johnson [5]; 6. A1-Jared Hood [6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (10 Laps): 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes [1]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 3. 14-Corey Day [4]; 4. 26-Billy Aton [3]; 5. AU96-Andy Caruana [5]

    SUNNY VALLEY "POWERED BY BACON" TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 14-Corey Day [2]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox [1]; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes [5]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [4]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo [3]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers [6]

     

     

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS INVADE THE PNW FOR THE FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS

    (6/11/23 - Ben Deatherage) Sacramento, CA ... Things will get wild and western for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series as it embarks on a four event open-wheel racing extravaganza from June 15th to the 18th. The Fastest Four Day In Motorsports is a stretch of four races, in four nights, at four different race tracks in Oregon and Washington. This adventure erupts at Southern Oregon Speedway, in White City, Oregon on Thursday, June 15th, for the opening leg of the tour.

    From there, the series heads north to the Douglas County Dirtrack for a Friday Night Frenzy event. The Roseburg racetrack was a paved track for several decades before a dirt racing surface was installed last fall.

    Willamette Speedway will be stop three on the journey with the "Sprint Car Invasion" on Saturday, June 17th. Last year, the all-time track record was shattered multiple times at the Lebanon, OR track, producing an incredible race. The stint wraps up at Grays Harbor Raceway on Sunday, June 18th, when the Elma, Washington speed factory hosts the Timber Cup on Father's Day.

    To date, the NARC sprint car series has completed eight events of the 21-race 2023 campaign.

    Championship Chase

    The incredible NARC 410 Sprint Car Series championship point battle will be turned up several degrees as this stretch of events could quite possibly determine who will earn the 2023 King of the West title. Clovis teenager Corey Day, in the Jason Meyers Racing #14, has maintained the top spot in the standings since the first race on April 8th. However, he enters Thursday night's contest with a razor-thin eight-point difference over Fresno's Dominic Scelzi.

    "I really like racing up there," stated Scelzi, the two-time and defending NARC series champion, "I've only been there a couple of times, but the race tracks are a little different from California. I'm looking forward to going back to Southern Oregon Speedway, obviously, because we won there last year. Every place we're going to, we've run either first or second, whether it's been a NARC race or another kind of series.

    "I've got high expectations," continued Scelzi, "and I hope we can have good speed and be consistent every night. I think for the championship points, it's going to be very telling on the outcome of the year with how these four races go.

    Day is visiting Southern Oregon Speedway for the first time in his career, while Scelzi is looking to rack up his second straight win. Scelzi was the runner-up at Willamette Speedway last year, with Day's only visit coming in 2021 in the 360 competition and posting a fourth-place run. The only time Day went to Grays Harbor Raceway was the previous year when he scored an impressive eighth place finish against the World Of Outlaws.

    Scelzi, who was runner-up at the 2022 Timber Cup, has won the last two Fastest Four Days in Motorsports titles.

    Californians Invade

    Aromas racer Justin Sanders anticipates returning to racing in the Pacific Northwest with the Demo Mittry #2X team. Sanders is hungry for a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, and he will undoubtedly be the guy to beat at the Douglas County Dirtrack as he won a 360 Sprint feature there during Memorial Day Weekend. He's the only driver among the incoming group to earn a victory at the new facility. He has six career wins in Oregon but has yet to open up his winning account in the Evergreen State.

    Oregon has historically been very good to Roseville's Justyn Cox. Piloting the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X machine, he has won a Speedweek Northwest title and earned a hefty payday at Cottage Grove Speedway in 2019, all in 360 sprint car.

    Bud Kaeding represents another strong runner of the California contingent. The Campbell chauffeur was fifth at Willamette a year ago and fourth at Southern Oregon. An exciting thing about Kaeding is that he has won at Elma. That was back in 1998, but he etched his name in history as the first-ever 360 Speedweek Northwest champion.

    Penngrove's Chase Johnson has only been to the Pacific Northwest once in his career. That was in 2014 when he finished ninth at Southern Oregon and seventh at Willamette in a 360 sprint car. He will be in the Josh Ford Motorsports #73 ride on this trip.

    Other NARC 410 Sprint Car regulars include the Dave Vertullo #83V piloted by Oakely teenager Dylan Bloomfield, Arizona driver Nick Parker, Billy Aton of Benicia, Sebastopol sensation Joel Myers Jr., Cole Macedo of Lemoore, and Campbell driver Burt Foland Jr.

    A pair of Australians drivers have joined the NARC tour for this stretch of races, including Jessie Attard, representing Landilo, New South Wales, and Karl Hoffman.

    Protecting Home Turf

    The Emperor of the North in 2022 was Trey Starks, and he is undoubtedly still a threat to win wherever he rolls into town. The Puyallup, Washington phenom dominated the Grays Harbor Raceway bout to win the Timber Cup. Starks also is undefeated in Skagit Speedway 410 action and is a perfect three-for-three.

    "It will be cool to be battling some of the California and Oregon guys on some middle ground at some tracks we only get to run on sometimes," said Starks. "To finish it off at Grays Harbor is going to be exciting. I love racing there in a 410."

    Tanner Holmes wants to make a significant defensive stand against the invading competition. The defending Western Sprint Tour 360 champion already has some wins in his native state. The Jacksonville, Oregon jockey achieved all his successes in 360 action at Cottage Grove Speedway. He was sixth when the nights concluded at Southern Oregon and Willamette in 2022.

    Tyler Thompson also will be hoping to represent his home region vigorously. The Harrisburg, Oregon driver had a fantastic run at Grays Harbor, earning his only career NARC Top five result with a fourth-place finish. He also did well at the track closest to his hometown, where he was eighth in Lebanon. Thompson has two wins at Cottage Grove Speedway in 360 Sprint competition.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on all four nights will feature ARP Fast-Time Qualifying, three 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, and a 30-lap headliner feature event. Spintech or small Schoenfeld mufflers are required throughout the tour.

    On Thursday at Southern Oregon Speedway, the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. with the front gate opening at 5:00 P.M. Qualifying is slated for 6:00 P.M. and opening ceremonies at 7:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits overnight, and fan camping is permitted on the grounds. Adult GA tickets on Thursday will be $20. Seniors (62+), Juniors (ages 7-12), and veterans with a valid I.D. will be admitted for $15. Family passes for two adults and four kids can be purchased for $60. Kids six and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the Ticket Hoss app. Southern Oregon Speedway is located at 6900 Kershaw Rd, White City, Oregon 97502. For more information, visit http://www.southernoregonmotorsports.com/ or call 458-220-6272.

    On Friday at the Douglas County Dirt Track, the pit gate opens at 2:00 PM and the front gates at 4:00 PM. Hot Laps kick off around 6:00 PM, followed by Racing at 7:00 PM. Tickets will only be sold at the front gate. Adult GA tickets will be $25. Seniors, Juniors and military are $15., and kids (ages 6-11) will be admitted for $5. The race track is located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex at 2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, OR 97471.

    On Saturday at Willamette Speedway, the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the grandstands opening at 3:30 P.M. Qualifying is set for 5:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits, and fan camping is permitted on the grounds. Adult GA tickets will be $40. Seniors, military, and kids (ages 13-17) will be admitted for $20. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1916/tickets/1320687

    Willamette Speedway is located at 36606 Airport Dr, Lebanon, Oregon 97355. For more information, visit http://www.trophymotorsports.com/ or send an email to willamettespeedway@hotmail.com.

    On Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway, the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. and the fairgrounds will open at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday to help accommodate the luncheon and parade. The remainder of the program will look the same on both nights, with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:00 P.M., wheel packing at 4:30 P.M., and racing at 6:00 P.M.

    Adult GA tickets each night at Grays Harbor will be $28. Seniors, juniors (ages 7-17), and military with a valid I.D. will be admitted for $22. Children ages 2-6 will be just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online in a variety of package options via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1942/tickets/1306530 Grays Harbor Raceway is located at 30 Elma McCleary Rd, Elma, Washington 98541. For more information, visit https://www.graysharborraceway.com/ or call 360-482-4374.

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports can also be viewed live on floracing.com.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER EIGHT EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 6/11/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 1107
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1099
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1068
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 1066
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1060
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 1017
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 958
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 945
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 938
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 926
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 773
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 876
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 772
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 760
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 656
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 641
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 632
    Michael Pombo, Easton - 619
    Craig Stidham, Fresno - 607
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 513

     

     

    COPELAND PARKS IT AT PLACERVILLE: SCORES BIG NARC WIN AT DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL

    (6/3/23 - Ben Deatherage) Placerville, CA ... Colby Copeland scored the biggest NARC 410 Sprint Car Series victory of his career by winning the $5,000 Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial feature event at Placerville Speedway. Copeland captured the lead on the 14th circuit of the 40-lap contest to earn his fifth career NARC win and first with the tour at Placerville.

    “This is definitely one we had marked on our calendar, so it’s awesome to accomplish this and get this one,” commented an ecstatic Copeland in victory lane. “It’s no secret that I’m not the best at Placerville.

    The main event fired off with the Farmer’s Brewing/Mittry Construction #2X Maxim of Justin Sanders seizing the top position. Sanders set a frantic pace and led the 24-car highspeed freight train into lap traffic until the caution appeared on lap seven. On the restart, Copeland shadowed the leaders every move before making a well-timed pass on the bottom groove coming out of the fourth turn on the 14th-lap.

    Copeland hit some hefty traffic himself, but the third and final yellow waved on the 21st circuit for Sanders, who stopped with a muffler issue. On the restart, the Jim & Annette Van Lare-fielded Van Lare Steering Repair/Bianchi Farms/NOS Energy Drink #5V Helix created a significant gap over track points leader Michael Faccinto. Despite Copeland getting boxed in slower traffic during the last few circuits, the sixth starting Faccinto was unable to capitalize. Copeland's winning margin was .0692 seconds.

    "It’s tough because we get to start celebrating, and then we start tearing up for Jim (Van Lare), the car owner who lost his dad last week," continued Copeland. “(Jim) worked his butt off this week to get the car ready to come to the Bradway, and I told him, ‘Man, I know your dad would want us at Placerville. Don’t sit at home. You can’t be upset, let’s go racing!’ he said, ‘Yeah, you’re right,’ and it was pretty obvious he was with us on this one and got us to victory lane tonight.”

    With lap money and bonuses, the Copeland and Van Lare team pocketed almost $8,000 for their efforts.

    Faccinto finished a NARC career-best second with his performance in the F&F Racing/C&H Motor Sports #X1 Maxim for car owners Alan Bradway and Steve Tuccelli. Shane Golobic put the Matt Wood Racing/NOS Energy Drink #17W KPC in third for the second straight year at the Bradway race. Tanner Carrick’s CVC Concrete/Conti Trucking #83T Maxim was fourth, after starting tenth, over fifth finishing Bud Kaeding in his Kaeding Performance/Alviso Rock/Al’s Roofing Supply #69 Maxim.

    “I can’t say enough about this F&F team. We’ve had some fun this year, and a win is coming,” stated Faccinto. “This is only our third 410 race, so we’re clicking well, and obviously, Placerville is our home track. I was hoping for a little more lapped traffic with Colby, but he did a good job nonetheless.”

    Golobic stated in his interview, “Colby kind of ran away with it, so hats off to him, and I'm glad he got the win. A NOS Energy Drink teammate getting the win is really cool. It was a little frustrating race for me; I feel we couldn’t quite get into the race for the lead. But good job to Faccinto and the whole #X1 team. I know this race means a lot to them, and I’m really happy for Jim Van Lare because of the rough week for him. I guess if you’re going to have two guys ahead of you, it’s some pretty cool stories for them both.”

    The balance of the top ten consisted of 11th starter Kaleb Montgomery, 12th starting Sean Becker, Justyn Cox from 14th, Kalib Henry, and NARC championship point leader Corey Day.

    Stephen Ingraham was the Williams Roofing Hardcharger Award winner after charging from 24th to 15th.

    Nick Parker and Jake Morgan flipped earlier in the heat race competition, and both were uninjured.

    A-FEATURE (40 laps): 1. 5V-Colby Copeland [1]; 2. X1-Michael Faccinto [6]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick [10]; 5. 69-Bud Kaeding [3]; 6. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [11]; 7. 7B-Sean Becker [12]; 8. 42X-Justyn Cox [14]; 9. 17-Kalib Henry [4]; 10. 14-Corey Day [9]; 11. 41-Dominic Scelzi [17]; 12. 37-Michael Pombo [16]; 13. 51-Shane Hopkins [21]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [18]; 15. 93-Stephen Ingraham [24]; 16. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [13]; 17. 2L-Logan Forler [23]; 18. 94TH-Kyle Hirst [15]; 19. 29-Willie Croft [7]; 20. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [19]; 21. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez [22]; 22. 88A-Joey Ancona [20]; 23. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 24. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Justin Sanders 1-13, Colby Copeland 14-40

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Stephen Ingraham (+9) 24th to 15th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (29 Cars): Michael Faccinto - 10.662 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 Laps): 1. 17-Kalib Henry [2]; 2. 14-Corey Day [1]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox [6]; 4. 94TH-Kyle Hirst [3]; 5. X1-Michael Faccinto [4]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez [5]; 7. 115-Nick Parker [7]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 Laps): 1. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick [2]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield [3]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg [4]; 6. 51-Shane Hopkins [6]; 7. 2L-Logan Forler [7]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (10 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft [2]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 3-Kaleb Montgomery [1]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 5. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr [3]; 6. 26-Billy Aton [6]; 7. 12J-John Clark [7]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT FOUR (10 Laps): 1. 69-Bud Kaeding [1]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland [4]; 3. 7B-Sean Becker [2]; 4. 37-Michael Pombo [3]; 5. 88A-Joey Ancona [5]; 6. 93-Stephen Ingraham [6]; 7. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [7]; 8. 7-Jake Morgan [8]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 5V-Colby Copeland [3]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders [2]; 3. 69-Bud Kaeding [1]; 4. 17-Kalib Henry [5]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 6. X1-Michael Faccinto [6]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [7]; 8. 92-Andy Forsberg [8]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE B-FEATURE (12 Laps): 1. 51-Shane Hopkins [2]; 2. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez [1]; 3. 2L-

     


    NARC SPRINT CARS HEAD TO PLACERVILLE FOR $5000 TO WIN DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL RACE ON SATURDAY
     

    (5/30/23) Placerville, CA ... Action and tradition will meet each other on Saturday, June 3rd, when the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series returns to Placerville Speedway. A $5,000 payday will go to the driver who can slay the field of the 32nd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. This will be the only time you will see the fire-breathing mudslinging monsters of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series at “Little Knoxville On The Hill” in 2023.

    The popular event features a lucrative payday and pays tribute to an incredible driver, Dave Bradway Jr., who tragically passed away in a racing accident in June of 1987 at Skagit Speedway. The event was initially held at Silver Dollar Speedway from its inception in 1991 until it was relocated to Placerville in 2021.

    Several additional prizes are up for grabs, including $5,200 in additional lap money, $1,100 for a quick time, $650 for the hard charger, and much more.

    “I’m excited to get back to Placerville," commented driver Corey Day of Clovis, the defending race winner. "It’s such a cool place and it's really good for racing. There is no place like it, so to be good there and win there is cool too. I was pumped to win (the Bradway) last year, and it’d be great to win it in the (Jason Meyers Racing) #14 this year.”

    All of the top cars and stars of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will be in attendance, as well as several Placerville Speedway regulars. The facility is an action-filled quarter-mile clay oval with high banks that will take your breath away every single lap.

    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial weekend kicks off with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprint cars on Friday night. The NorCal Dwarf Cars will be the companion division both nights.

    Championship Chase

    An electric points battle is raging for the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series points championship. Day continues to reign atop the standings, holding a slim eight-point margin over two-time defending series champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno. With a large slate of events on the June docket, it will undoubtedly play a significant factor in determining who will be crowned the King of the West in November. Day is chasing his first-ever NARC title.

    Both pilots have three wins to their credit this season, and both have yet to finish outside of the Top 10. However, Scelzi has been scorching hot lately, as he has visited victory lane the last two times that the tour has run and three out of the last four. He was fifth at this event last year and won it in 2021.

    Who to Watch

    Justin Sanders, who has five top-five finishes to his credit this season. is still looking for that first win of 2023 with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Aromas racer always runs well at Placerville, with two 360 Sprint Car wins at Placerville this season. Sanders is the 2019 winner of this event, the last time it was held in Chico.

    Shane Golobic has won several crown jewel events in California, but the Fremont native has yet to win the coveted Bradway trophy. Last year Golobic was third when the checkered flag dropped and is looking for his first NARC win this season.

    Besides Day and Scelzi, Roseville's Justyn Cox is the only other feature winner on the NARC tour this season. He is currently fourth in the points standings after claiming the lucrative Dennis Roth Classic in April and posting six top ten finishes.

    Campbell veteran Bud Kaeding wants to build off his incredible second-place effort at Petaluma in the most recent NARC race. Kaeding was the 2015 winner of this event, and there is no doubt that the iconic BK Racing team is hungry for another Bradway trophy to add to the case.

    Andy Forsberg is the defending track champion at Placerville Speedway. Despite all his Placerville success, like Golobic, Forsberg has yet to win the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. However, the Auburn veteran is coming off his best run of the current campaign with the tour, as he posted a fifth-place finish at Petaluma on May 20th.

    No doubt, another favorite that the Placerville crowd will be roaring for is Michael Faccinto. The Hanford driver drives the #X1 entry owned by Alan Bradway and Steve Tuccelli. Faccinto has had some strong runs in the 360 Sprints with the local Placerville scene and will look to apply that experience on Saturday night.

    Despite a limited schedule, Willie Croft is a driver you don’t want to discount. Now residing in Colfax, Croft collected a Bradway win in 2018 and boasted an impressive fourth-place performance at Petaluma a couple of weeks ago despite being out of the race car for nearly two months. He has earned the Mike Avilla fast time award at the event for five-years running.

    Also running will be Penngrove's Chase Johnson, Billy Aton of Benicia, Tucson native Nick Parker, Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield, Joey Ancona of Concord, Roseville driver's Colby Copeland, Ryan Bernal and Sean Becker, Kaleb Montgomery from Templeton, and many more!

    PAST RACE HISTORY: Jonathan Allard has accumulated the most Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial wins in the race’s storied existence. The Chico chauffeur, now living in New Zealand, has won the Bradway five times over the years, with the most recent achievement in 2012.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Placerville Speedway is located at the El Dorado Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, California. Front Gates open at 3:00 PM with cars on the track around 5:15 with Hot Laps and ARP Qualifying to follow. Tickets are $28.00 for Adults, Junior/Senior/Military $25.00, Kids (6-11) $10.00, and 5 & Under are FREE. For more information, log on to www.placervillespeedway.com.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER SEVEN EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 5/29/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 976
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 969
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 950
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 933
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 926
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 924
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 892
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 858
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 829
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 800
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 773
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 741
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 656
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 641
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 499
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 630
    Craig Stidham, Fresno - 607
    Cole Macedo, Hanford - 513
    Joel Myers Jr., Sebastopol - 511
    Dawson Faria, Tipton - 493

    Former Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Winners
    2022- Corey Day
    2021- Dominic Scelzi
    2019- Justin Sanders
    2018- Willie Croft
    2017- Rico Abreu
    2016- Kyle Hirst
    2015- Bud Kaeding
    2014- Rico Abreu
    2013- Rico Abreu
    2012- Jonathan Allard
    2011- Peter Murphy
    2010- Shane Stewart
    2009- Jonathan Allard
    2008- Tim Kaeding
    2007- Brent Kaeding
    2006- Sean Becker
    2005- Jonathan Allard
    2004- Jason Statler
    2003- Jonathan Allard
    2002- Tim Kaeding
    2001- Jonathan Allard
    2000- Brent Kaeding
    1999- Brent Kaeding
    1998- Randy Tiner
    1997- Jimmy Sills
    1996- Paul McMahan
    1995- Brent Kaeding
    1994- Randy Tiner
    1993- Eric Rossi
    1992- Greg DeCaires
    1991- Jason McMillen

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
    June 15 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder
    June 16 - Douglas County Dirt Track (Roseburg, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy
    June 17 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion
    June 18 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) - Timber Cup

    June 22-24th - Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) - $62,000 to win Super Dirt Cup

     


    SCELZI DOMINATES: PICKS OFF THIRD NARC VICTORY OF SEASON AT PETALUMA
     

    (5/20/23 - Ben Deatherage) Petaluma, CA ... Dominic Scelzi continued to build on his incredible NARC 410 Sprint Car Series momentum leading all 30-laps at Petaluma Speedway. It was Scelzi’s second-straight win of the season, giving him three series triumphs on the campaign for his Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim team.

    On the initial green flag, Scelzi came out in front of a drag race against Bud Kaeding down the front straightaway and into the first set of corners. The first 20-laps ran non-stop, which brought heavy lapped traffic into the mix as the leader negotiated his way through slower traffic. Scelzi was cutting perfect laps and established a healthy straightaway advantage over Kaeding, before slower cars slowed his progress.

    With a restart with only 10-laps remaining, Kaeding, piloting the Alviso Rock/Al’s Roofing Supply #69 Maxim, launched one more assault on the leader but to no avail. With an open track ahead of him, Scelzi cruised to the victory and tightened up the battle with Corey Day for the NARC championship.

    “I’m thankful to be upfront and win,” said Scelzi in victory lane. “It’s awesome to win here; it’s two in a row. Earlier in my interview, I said this is right up my alley but in reality, this is where I struggle the most of anywhere I’ve been, so winning here is really cool.”

    His second straight Petaluma Speedway came by a 1.973 second margin.

    "The only way I was going to catch him was if he blew a motor or got a flat tire," said Kaeding, after posting his first podium finish of the season.

    The balance of podium finishers was Justin Sanders in the Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering/MittryConstruction.com #2X Maxim. Sanders launched a haymaker at Kaeding on the restart, but was unable to make it stick.

    Andy Forsberg, driving the Pacific Highway Rentals/Meridian Camera #92 ART scored fourth. ARP fast qualifier Willie Croft, aboard the Amerikote Powder Coating/Novelli Auto Body/Rudeen Racing #29 Eagle rounded out the top five.

    The balance of the top ten comprised Joel Myers Jr., Justyn Cox, NARC point leader Day, Williams Roofing Hardcharger Award winner Chase Johnson, and Billy Aton. Johnson brought out the only red flag of the program when he got upside down in his trophy dash.

    HOOSIER TIRE FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders; 4. 92-Andy Forsberg; 5. 29-Willie Croft; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr.; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox; 8. 14-Corey Day; 9. 24-Chase Johnson; 10. 26-Billy Aton; 11. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 12. 115-Nick Parker; 13. 551-Angelique Bell; 14. 4-Burt Foland Jr.

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Dominic Scelzi 1-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Chase Johnson 12th to 9th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER: Willie Croft, 12.631

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders; 2. 14-Corey Day; 3. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr.; 4. 29-Willie Croft; 5. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): 1. 69-Bud Kaeding; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 3. 92-Andy Forsberg; 4. 24-Chase Johnson; 5. 115-Nick Parker; 6. 26-Billy Aton; 7. 551-Angelique Bell

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH 1 (6 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 2. 69-Bud Kaeding; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders; 4. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr.; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg; 6. 29-Willie Croft

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH 2 (6 laps): 1. 26-Billy Aton; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 4. 14-Corey Day; 5. 115-Nick Parker; 6. 24-Chase Johnson

     

     

    PETALUMA SPEEDWAY TO HOST NARC 410 SPRINT CARS ON SATURDAY

    (5/16/23) Petaluma, CA ... The 900-horsepower engines of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series are about to roar at Petaluma Speedway as the traveling tour comes into town on Saturday, May 20th. The event will recognize local community heroes on the "Salute To First Responders Night." All first responders will receive a discounted ticket of $10.00 with valid ID at the gate.

    This marks the first of only two appearances at Petaluma this season and is the seventh event on the ultra-competitive 21-race NARC campaign which visits California, Oregon, and Washington.

    The 3/8-mile adobe clay oval will undoubtedly feature a sensational bout of racing with heart-pounding and ground-shaking action. Sprint car teams are charged and ready to rip around the historic track. The weather forecast is predicted to be beautiful, with temperatures in the mid to low 70s.

    “I’m looking forward to getting the job done at Petaluma again,” commented the most recent Petaluma winner Dominic Scelzi. “I was excellent there last time, and right now, we are in a good rhythm. But this series is tough, and the days of picking up easy wins are long gone.”

    Companion divisions will include Dwarf Cars, Super Stocks, and Micro Sprints.

    Championship Chase

    Corey Day has been a titanic force to reckon with on tour, gaining both local and national attention. The Clovis teenager has been perfect in podium finishes and has three wins and three runner-up finishes on the current NARC campaign. Despite his success, Day holds a slim 16-point advantage (843-827) over Scelzi in the championship points race to become the next King of the West. He is a nine-time NARC winner, but has yet to win at Petaluma in his career with the series.

    By comparison, Scelzi. the two-time defending NARC champion, is in top form with two wins in his last three starts. The Fresno pilot has yet to finish out of the top ten in main event competition this season. Dominic is hoping to add his 22nd NARC win to his trophy case and gain ground on the point leader

    Who to Watch

    Another driver to be on the lookout for is Chase Johnson. The Penngrove driver hopes to make a successful home track stand. He has already picked off a pair of NARC events at Petaluma (2017-2019.) He also has a couple of non-wing victories to his credit in 2023, and hopes to get his first NARC win on the year.

    Sebastopol teenager Joel Myers Jr. is anxious to get back into his California racing routine. The newly-minted War Of The Wings Sprint Car Series title winner in New Zealand is looking to pick up his first top-ten finish of the season with NARC since getting back stateside in late April.

    Auburn driver Andy Forsberg, who has more than 200 feature event victories and multiple track championships to his credit, is looking to score another NARC win in his illustrious career. He has four to his credit and Petaluma is one of his favorite venues.

    A few other Bay Area racers hoping to perform well this Saturday, including Dylan Bloomfield of Oakley and Benicia’s Billy Aton. Also, catch Campbell veteran Bud Kaeding, Justin Sanders of Aromas, Tucson native Nick Parker, Justyn Cox and Shane Golobic from Roseville, and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Petaluma Speedway is located at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds on 100 Fairgrounds Road in Petaluma, California. Tickets are priced at $25.00 for Adults and $22.00 for Juniors/Military/Seniors (65+), $10.00 for Children, and Children 5 And Under are FREE. Online ticket purchases can be made at www.myracepass.com. For more information, log on to https://www.petaluma-speedway.com/.

    The Pit Gates open at Noon. The drivers meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. ARP Qualifying is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 6:00 p.m.

    NOTE: Race teams and fans traveling to the Petaluma area should be aware that there is road construction on Highway 37, which will force detours to other routes. Please check for alternative routes.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans at tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Salute To First Responders event at Petaluma Speedway can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS (AFTER SIX EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 5/15/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 843 Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 827 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 812 Shane Golobic, Fremont - 800 Justyn Cox, Roseville - 799 Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 794 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 785 Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 773 Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 762 Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 741 Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 607 Billy Aton, Benicia - 698 Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 656 Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 641 DJ Netto, Hanford - 499 Colby Copeland, Roseville - 530 Craig Stidham, Fresno - 607 Cole Macedo, Hanford - 513 Dawson Faria, Tipton - 493 Michael Pombo, Easton - 490

    UPCOMING EVENTS: June 3rd - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race Fastest Four Days in Motorsports June 15 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder June 16 - Douglas County Dirt Track (Roseburg, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy June 17 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion June 18 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) - Timber Cup


     

     

    SENSATIONAL SCELZI: CLAIMS THIRD STRAIGHT 11K NARC SPRINT CAR WIN AT PETER MURPHY CLASSIC
     

    (5/13/23) Hanford, CA ... Two-time defending NARC champion Dominic Scelzi continued his dominance of the Peter Murphy Classic Saturday night finale by posting his third straight $11,000 sprint car victory at Kings Speedway. The winning ride in this 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts feature was the Jimmy Carr-wrenched, Scelzi Enterprise/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim.

    Scelzi, who won the hotly contested pole shuffle, jumped out to an early lead but had his advantage negated by caution flags in the early going. Shane Golobic was in the hunt from the start and battled wheel-to-wheel with the leader for several circuits before taking the lead on lap five. Golobic, in the Works Limited #57 EMI, and Scelzi would slide and counter-slide for several laps before Scelzi secured the point on the seventh trip past the flag stand. Golobic would be credited with leading laps five and six.

    Scelzi had his hands full negotiating lapped traffic shortly thereafter, but made all the right moves navigating his way around and through slower cars. Golobic mounted one more solid challenge for the point on a lap 13 restart, but was unable to make anything stick. Scelzi proceeded to master the three-eighths mile oval the remaining distance to secure his second win of the season by a healthy 4.7 second margin.

    “This used to be a race that plagued me,” said Scelzi in victory lane, after scoring his 21st career NARC victory. “I broke my back at his race in 2015, and then in 2021, we couldn’t lose, and we were strong in 2022. Last night I felt like I knew what we needed to be a little bit better, but I truly didn’t know what it was going to take to win. Corey (Day) is so talented and tough to beat, and he’s only getting better, and he’s got such a talented group of drivers behind him. Still, this old guy isn’t done yet.”

    “My relationship has changed with Peter from when I met him to now has evolved, and this race means more than Trophy Cup, Dirt Cup, or winning an Outlaw show. I’ve been lucky to win many cool races in my life, but these Peter Murphy Classic trophies have a special spot in our shop.”

    Day would end his weekend second in the Jason Meyers Racing fielded Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 KPC, chased by the Toyota Racing Development/Roth Motorsports/HR Livestock #83 Maxim driven by James McFadden. Justin Sanders brought the Demo Mittry-owned Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering #2X Maxim home in fourth. Golobic rounded out the top five.

    “Losing to Dominic says a lot, and this race means a lot to him,” stated Day, “the dynamic of the race didn’t play out the way I needed to for me. I wasted too much time at the beginning of the race, and starting seventh was not great for us. I knew Dominic was going to be good up front. He was coming in the 360 race, and I knew Jimmy (Carr, crew chief) would have his car going well.”

    “I was there for Pete’s first win in Alice Springs, and it’s been cool to be here for this race,” commented McFadden. “These guys are tough. It’s tougher to win out here than it is an Outlaw show. Dom was dominant. That was a pretty big ass whooping there. We struggled a lot, but we’ll return to the drawing board and figure out what to do.”

    The rest of the top ten finishers included Cole Macedo, D.J. Netto, 13th starter Kaleb Montgomery, Chase Johnson, and Justyn Cox. Three-time NARC King of the West champion Jonathan Allard started 25th and finished 11th to earn the Williams Roofing Hardcharger Award.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 14-Corey Day[7]; 3. 83-James McFadden[4]; 4. 2X-Justin Sanders[5]; 5. 57W-Shane Golobic[2]; 6. 21T-Cole Macedo[8]; 7. 88N-DJ Netto[11]; 8. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[13]; 9. 24-Chase Johnson[9]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox[6]; 11. 12B-Dawson Faria[20]; 12. 18T-Tanner Holmes[12]; 13. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[21]; 14. 69-Bud Kaeding[10]; 15. X1-Michael Faccinto[19]; 16. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[14]; 17. 115-Nick Parker[17]; 18. 37-Michael Pombo[22]; 19. 0-Jonathan Allard[25]; 20. 26-Billy Aton[18]; 21. 36-Craig Stidham[15]; 22. 4-Burt Foland Jr[23]; 23. 88A-Joey Ancona[16]; 24. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[3]; 25. 72W-Kurt Nelson[24]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Dominic Scelzi 1-4, 7-30, Shane Golobic 5-6

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Jonathan Allard +14

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (30 Cars): Shane Golobic, 14.188 (26 Cars)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders[1]; 2. 14-Corey Day[2]; 3. 57W-Shane Golobic[4]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[3]; 5. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[5]; 6. 88A-Joey Ancona[7]; 7. 12B-Dawson Faria[9]; 8. 37-Michael Pombo[8]; 9. (DNF) 0-Jonathan Allard[6]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox[1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 3. 21T-Cole Macedo[2]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes[5]; 5. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[6]; 6. 26-Billy Aton[9]; 7. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[7]; 8. 4-Burt Foland Jr[8]; 9. (DNF) 16A-Colby Copeland[3]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES HEAT THREE (8 laps): 1. 83-James McFadden[1]; 2. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[4]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson[2]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 5. 36-Craig Stidham[6]; 6. 115-Nick Parker[8]; 7. X1-Michael Faccinto[5]; 8. 72W-Kurt Nelson[7]

    ROGER AND LORI ROGER HAMILTON/SANDER ENGINEERING/SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” POLE SHUFFLE (6 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 57W-Shane Golobic[1]; 3. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[3]; 4. 83-James McFadden[6]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders[4]; 6. 42X-Justyn Cox[5]
    Round 1- James McFadden def. Justyn Cox
    Round 2- James McFadden def. Justin Sanders
    Round 3- Michael Kofoid def. James McFadden
    Round 4- Dominic Scelzi def. Michael Kofoid
    Round 5- Dominic Scelzi def. Shane Golobic

     

     

    DAY OUTGUNS MCFADDEN TO DOMINATE OPENING NIGHT OF THE PETER MURPHY CLASSIC

    (5/12/23 - Ben Deatherage) Hanford, CA ... Teenage sensation Corey Day continued on his winning ways with an impressive Peter Murphy Classic opening night showing at Kings Speedway. Day powered past James McFadden in the NARC 410 NAPA Auto Parts Sprint Car Series headliner at the halfway point and never looked back to score his third series victory of the season.

    The 30-lap headliner kicked off with polesitter McFadden grabbing the early race lead aboard the Dennis and Teresa Roth-owned Toyota Racing Development/HR Livestock #83 Maxim. The Australian driver, racing for just the second time in his career with the NARC, was jungle cat-quick, but several caution flags prevented him from thoroughly checking out from the rest of the pack.

    After a lap thirteen restart, Day rocketed past McFadden coming to the line, only for the pass to be negated by a red flag incident for Cole Macedo. He was uninjured in the accident.

    Once the wreckage was cleared, Day hunted McFadden down on an open racetrack and passed him for the point, manhandling the high side of the racetrack. Day, who started seventh, dominated the rest of the way aboard the Jason Meyer Racing-fielded Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction/Autry Plumbing #14 KPC.

    “We were really good there!” said a pleased Day in victory lane, after scoring his ninth career series win and first at the Peter Murphy Classic. "We had to do a motor change after hot laps, and we never gave up and kept pushing through. To start seventh, come through like that, and beat an Outlaw is cool.”

    McFadden finished a very respectable second, followed by the Scelzi Enterprises/Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportation #41 Maxim driven by Dominic Scelzi. The balance of the top five consisted of fourth finishing Shane Golobic in the Works Limited #57 EMI and the Larry Antaya-owned Fire Protection Management of Bay Area/Northstar Concrete Pumping #16A Helix, piloted by Colby Copeland, in fifth.

    Buddy Kofoid, Justyn Cox, Jonathan Allard, rookie Joey Ancona, and Ryan Bernal rounded out the top ten. Eleventh finisher Tanner Holmes earned the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award after starting 20th.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day[7]; 2. 83-James McFadden[1]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 4. 57W-Shane Golobic[11]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland[6]; 6. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[10]; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox[9]; 8. 0-Jonathan Allard[12]; 9. 88A-Joey Ancona[8]; 10. 22-Ryan Bernal[16]; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes[20]; 12. 69-Bud Kaeding[18]; 13. 115-Nick Parker[21]; 14. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[17]; 15. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 16. (DNF) 88N-DJ Netto[15]; 17. (DNF) 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[14]; 18. (DNF) 21T-Cole Macedo[2]; 19. (DNF) 24-Chase Johnson[5]; 20. (DNF) 26-Billy Aton[23]; 21. (DNF) 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[19]; 22. (DNF) 72W-Kurt Nelson[24]; 23. (DNF) 36-Craig Stidham[22]; 24. (DNS) X1-Michael Faccinto

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: McFadden 1-15, Day 16-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Tanner Holmes - 20th to 9th.

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (30 Cars): Cole Macedo, 13.727 (27 Cars)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 16A-Colby Copeland[1]; 3. 21T-Cole Macedo[4]; 4. 83JR-Michael Kofoid[3]; 5. X1-Michael Faccinto[5]; 6. 22-Ryan Bernal[9]; 7. 26-Billy Aton[7]; 8. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[6]; 9. 36-Craig Stidham[8]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): 1. 24-Chase Johnson[2]; 2. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 3. 83-James McFadden[4]; 4. 57W-Shane Golobic[6]; 5. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[3]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[5]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[7]; 8. 12B-Dawson Faria[8]; 9. 10-Mauro Simone[9]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES & RAYMOND JAMES HEAT THREE (8 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day[2]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders[4]; 3. 42X-Justyn Cox[1]; 4. 0-Jonathan Allard[6]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto[5]; 6. 69-Bud Kaeding[3]; 7. 18T-Tanner Holmes[7]; 8. 72W-Kurt Nelson[8]; 9. 92-Andy Forsberg[9]

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): 1. 1. 83-James McFadden[2]; 2. 21T-Cole Macedo[1]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 4. 41-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson[5]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE B FEATURE (10 Laps): 1. 1. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[1]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes[4]; 3. 115-Nick Parker[3]; 4. 36-Craig Stidham[7]; 5. 26-Billy Aton[2]; 6. 72W-Kurt Nelson[6]; 7. (DNF) 92-Andy Forsberg[9]; 8. (DNF) 12B-Dawson Faria[5]; 9. (DNF) 10-Mauro Simone[8]


     

     

    NARC BY THE NUM8ER5!: KINGS SPEEDWAY & THE PETER MURPHY CLASSIC
    May 11, 2023
    Jim Allen

     Peter Murphy Classic, Hanford, CA, By Ben Deatherage … Traditionally, each one of these columns is about stat attacks for individual racetracks. Well, this one switches the gears up, and we highlight the upcoming Peter Murphy Classic at Kings Speedway for the NARC 410 Sprint Series, in Hanford, on Friday, May 12th, and Saturday, the 13th. So let’s dive into some numbers!

    This is the second time the series has visited the 3/8-mile clay oval in 2023. However, it is the first track to boast such a feat—Corey Day won on the last trip on April 8th during the Anthony Simone Classic.

    The track record still stands at 12.293 seconds, set by Joey Saldana in 2001. Seventy-seven drivers have made at least one feature since the first Murphy in 2015. Three drivers have perfect attendance, with nine main event starts: Bud Kaeding, D.J. Netto, and Craig Stidham.

    This will be the first year that Kings will host the entire weekend. In 2022 it was split between Thunderbowl Raceway and Hanford, while from 2021 to 2015, it was all at Tulare.

    Dominic Scelzi will want to add to his incredible streak of three straight PMC feature wins. Kyle Hirst swept the 2016 edition and is the only other driver that has won more than one main event. Aaron Reutzel and Rico Abreu are two drivers who won their only career starts in the event. Kaeding and Shane Golobic are two other one-time victors.

    Kaeding is tied at the top of all categories in the event’s history except for Average Finish. Those include Podiums (4), Top 5s (5), Top 10s (8), and Starts (9). His Average Finish is 5.7 at the PMC.

    Carson Macedo has the best Average Finish with a 3.0 off a pair of starts, while Jason Meyers is second on that list with a 5.3. Hirst boasts at 6.0 and Netto a 7.0.

    Well, that’s a wrap on this week’s column! Bring a friend to Kings Speedway for the Peter Murphy Classic because there will be a great car count and a weekend full of great racing in Hanford.


     


    PETER MURPHY CLASSIC: BIG MONEY ON THE LINE FOR THE NARC SPRINT CARS THIS WEEKEND
     

    (5/8/23) Hanford, CA ... The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, will head to Kings Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13th for the highly-anticipated Peter Murphy Classic. This will be the second trip of the season to the exciting 3/8-mile clay oval located in Hanford, CA. Up for grabs will be a stout $11,000 payday to the winner of Saturday night's 30-lap headliner finale. With that kind of money on the line, this two-day extravaganza will reel in the full NARC roster and attract some heavy hitters from outside the region.

    "I'm so excited for this weekend," commented Peter Murphy, promoter of Kings Speedway, "This is a major collaboration with my team here at Kings and all the wonderful sponsors and supporters that contribute to making it happen. It's always great to have NARC in town; this place has done some fantastic contests. This is a weekend you do not want to miss, and make sure to BRING A FRIEND!"

    Originating in 2015, The Peter Murphy Classic, or PMC, is a race honoring Kings Speedway promoter Peter Murphy. Murphy is originally from the Sydney, New South Wales, Australia area but now calls Clovis home. He's achieved eight NARC 410 Sprint Series wins from 2001 to 2013. Wins with the series include the 2011 Tribute to Gary Patterson and Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. Murphy has also had a decorated career in Non-Wing competitions throughout the Central Valley.

    Friday's show will also feature the Kings of Thunder 360 sprint cars. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360's will join the program on Saturday.

    Fresno's Dominic Scelzi is the defending champion of the event after sweeping both nights in an intense open wheel battle in 2022. The timing of the Peter Murphy Classic might be perfect as Scelzi added his name to the 2023 NARC winner's list for the first time two-weeks ago at Antioch Speedway. That ended an uncharacteristic long winless streak dating back to May 2022 for the 20-time NARC winner.

    "Momentum doesn't always mean success, but I feel we have to be one of the favorites every single night," said Scelzi, the two-time defending NARC champion. "Even if we start deep (in the field), we've shown we can win and contend every night."

    "The Peter Murphy Classic has been great for us as we've won the last four Peter Murphy 410 races," Scelzi continued. "We got them both in 2021 and 2022. I just feel confident the more money on the line and the hotter the weather. My 41 team is ready to go."

    With temperatures expected to be in the 80's, Scelzi has all the incentives needed to continue his domination of the event.

    Other previous winners of the Peter Murphy Classic include Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic of Fremont, Rutherford's Rico Abreu, and Texas driver Aaron Reutzel.

    A full field of cars is expected to chase the lucrative purse which includes a guaranteed $1000 in starting money for Saturday's A-Main.

    Who to Watch

    Current NARC 410 Sprint Car Series championship point leader Corey Day returns to Kings after his triumphant efforts at April 8th NARC season opener at the track. The Clovis teenager has yet to finish off the podium in 2023 and is on a streak of two consecutive second-place results. He currently holds a 562-549 point advantage over Aromas driver Justin Sanders. Scelzi is another two points behind.

    Jonathan Allard is expected to make his 2023 debut with the NARC series. The three-time series champion, originally from Chico and now calling Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand home, has four Kings Speedway wins since 2001, including last year's Morrie Williams Memorial. He has 41 NARC King of the West victories on his career resume.

    Hanford's D.J. Netto is always a threat to win on his home track. The 2019 series champion has already enjoyed a pair of 360 victories this season and hopes to carry that hot streak to his first PMC win. He has six NARC wins to this credit.

    Even though Roseville's Colby Copeland is not chasing NARC championship points, he is a driver to be watched at Kings Speedway. He "quietly" finished in the runner-up spot at both events of the Peter Murphy Classic last season and always steps up his game at big shows.

    Also looking to pocket a big payday are Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Dennis Roth Classic winner Justyn Cox from Roseville, Ryan Bernal from Hollister, current Rookie of the Year point leader Joey Ancona of Concord, Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield, Campbell veteran Bud Kaeding, Kaleb Montgomery of Templeton, Sebastopol's Joel Myers Jr., Tanner Holmes from Oregon, Tucson, Arizona's Nick Parker, Benicia's Billy Aton, Sparks, Nevada traveler Bill Smith, and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Kings Speedway powered by Keller Motors, is located at the Kings Fairgrounds at 801 S 10th Avenue in Hanford, CA. For ticket information, log on to https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1797/tickets/1325136 for Friday and Saturday at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1797/tickets/1325154 for online purchases. Additional information is available at: www.racekingsspeedway.com.

    The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap pole shuffle shuffle, a 12-lap last chance race, and the 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts-sponsored Peter Murphy Classic.

    Pit Gates open at 1:00 pm, Front Gates at 4:00, Hot Laps at 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to kick off around 6:00. Be sure to visit Pete's Pub after the Front Gates opens, and take advantage of special deals on food and beverages before the races start.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Peter Murphy Classic can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER FOUR EVENTS IN 21-RACE SERIES - 5/7/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 562
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 549
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 547
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 540
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 534
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 530
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 526
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 525
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 523
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 508
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 488
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 479
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 456
    Bill Smith, Sparks, NV - 454
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 402
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 394
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 383
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 374
    Craig Stidham, Fresno - 369
    Michael Pombo, Easton - 367

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    May 20th - Petaluma Speedway - Salute to First Responders
    June 3rd - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race
    Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
    June 15 - Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) - Thursday Night Thunder
    June 16 - Douglas County Dirt Track (Roseburg, OR) - Friday Night Frenzy
    June 17 - Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) - Sprint Car Invasion
    June 18 - Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) - Timber Cup


    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO CHICO ON SATURDAY FOR DAVID TARTER MEMORIAL
     

    (5/2/23) Chico, California - The high-powered 900-horsepower NARC 410 Sprint Cars will be making their only appearance of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday, May 6th for the 11th Annual David Tarter Memorial. At stake will be a $3,500.00 winner's payday to the winner of the 35-lap feature, plus other bonuses.

    The race is run in honor of David Tarter, who tragically lost his life on June 8th, 2012, in a freak pit accident at Silver Dollar.

    The event marks the fifth stop of the 22-race NARC campaign that travels throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. To date, the NARC series has produced three winners in four races, led by 17-year-old driving sensation Corey Day of Clovis, who has scored two victories.

    "After getting rained out earlier this season at Chico, it great to finally get a chance to return to Silver Dollar," said series GM Jim Allen. "This place is not only a fan favorite, but our teams love coming here also because the racing is always good. It's super-competitive and nobody ever runs away and hides at this track as proven at last year's Tarter Memorial. It was an exciting show and we expect more of the same."

    When you figure in lap leader money contributed by the Tarter Family and sponsors, this show represents a very lucrative payday for the winner. The top three drivers will earn lap money for each lap in the feature event ($50-$30-$20., so there are benefits to running up front.

    Since 2013, there have been five winners of the Tarter Memorial, including the all-time leader Kyle Hirst with five triumphs. Hirst is a four-time NARC King of the West champion. Corey Day is the defending race champion, while Sean Becker, Craig Stidham, and Justin Sanders join him as one-time winners.

    Twenty-six drivers have parked it at Chico's victory lane since 2001. Tim Kaeding has amassed the most triumphs with sixteen, while Jonathan Allard has done so nine times, and Brent Kaeding is a five-time winner. Corey Day won the lone event at SDS last season.

    Who to Watch

    Day has been a force to reckon with in 2023 with the NARC 410 Sprint Series. Racing for car owner and former World of Outlaw champion Jason Meyers, he has yet to finish off the podium all season. He currently leads Aromas driver Justin Sanders by 13-points and Fresno's Dominic Scelzi by 15.

    Two-time defending champion Scelzi got a big monkey off his back last week in Antioch by winning his first win with NARC in 2023. Dominic was third in the lone appearance that NARC made in 2022. However, he hit the "pay dirt" in 2021 for his sole Silver Dollar Speedway triumph in thirteen career series starts.

    Sanders looks to finally open his 2023 NARC winning account up at Chico for himself and car owner Demo Mittry. Two of his thirteen total NARC tour triumphs have come at Silver Dollar, achieved in 2019 and 2021. Of his seven starts at the quarter-mile clay oval, five have resulted in top-ten finishes, including last year when he posted a second-place finish and marked his fourth top-five. Sanders won this event in 2021, but that was when it was a 360 Sprint Car show.

    Shane Golobic is the defending Silver Dollar Speedway champion and wants to continue his commanding grip on the facility. Despite never winning a NARC-sanctioned event in Chico, the Fremont flyer has seven top fives and twelve top tens in nineteen main event starts. Last year Golobic finished sixth when the checkered flag dropped. Golobic will be returning to driver duties of the Works Limited #57 entry.

    Four-time Silver Dollar Speedway title winner Andy Forsberg will be competing. The Auburn-based racer has won a total of four NARC feature events in his stellar career. The most recent was April 5th, 2003. Forsberg has eight podiums, eleven fives, and twenty-three top-ten finishes in forty-three NARC starts.

    Sean Becker, from Roseville, will be at the site where he has captured seven track championships. Becker has won four times in NARC competition at Chico and 11 times overall. The 2005 NARC series champion, will be piloting the Antaya Motorsports 16A this weekend. He also won the first edition of the David Tarter Memorial in 2013 when it was an unsanctioned event. In fifty starts, Becker has generated thirty-four top tens, seventeen top fives, and nine podium finishes.

    Also competing in the stellar field on Saturday will be Chase Johnson of Penngrove, Justyn Cox and Ryan Bernal of Roseville, Oakley's Dylan Bloomfield, Kaleb Montgomery of Templeton, Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Joey Ancona of Concord, Benicia's Billy Aton, Oregon's Tanner Holmes, Bill Smith of Sparks, and Tucson's Nick Parker, and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Silver Dollar Speedway, managed by SLC Promotions, is located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, California. For ticket information, log on to https://silverdollar.ticketspice.com/mini-gold-cup for online purchases. Tickets are priced at $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (13-17) at $20.00, and Children (6-12) at $15.00. Also, be sure to visit the track website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

    Pit Gates open at 2:00 pm, with the drivers meeting being conducted at 4:30 pm. Front Gates open at 3:00 pm, with Hot Laps around 5:15 pm and Time Trials at 6:00 pm. Opening Ceremonies are planned to kick off around 6:00 pm followed by Racing at 7:00 pm

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The David Tarter Memorial can be viewed live on floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER FOUR EVENTS IN 22-RACE SERIES - 5/1/23)

    Corey Day, Clovis - 562
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 549
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 547
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 540
    Justyn Cox, Roseville - 534
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 530
    Shane Golobic, Fremont - 526
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville - 525
    Joey Ancona, Concord (R) - 523
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley - 508
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton (R) - 488
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 479
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 456
    Bill Smith, Sparks, NV - 454
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 402
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 394
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR - 383
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 374
    Craig Stidham, Fresno - 369
    Michael Pombo, Easton - 367

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    May 12th-13th - Kings Speedway - Peter Murphy Classic
    May 20th - Petaluma Speedway - Salute to First Responders
    June 3rd - Placerville Speedway - Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race


    DOMINIC SCELZI WINS CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLASH NARC SPRINT CAR THRILLER
     

    (4/29/23 - Ben Deatherage) Antioch, CA ... The NARC 410 Sprint Series returned to Antioch Speedway for the first time since 2017 and dished up a thrilling show. Dominic Scelzi managed to hold off a hard-charging Corey Day to procure his first win of 2023 with the series. It would be the 20th career triumph for the driver of the Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers #41 Kistler/Maxim.

    “I’m amazed!” said an excited Scelzi. “I felt like I was setting a decent pace running high out of turn four with the lapped car running on the bottom was the place to be. This track was phenomenal and what we race car drivers dream of, and they nailed the surface tonight; you can’t ask for any better.”

    Joey Ancona paced the opening laps aboard his Dryco Construction/Swindell Speed Lab/Melrose Powder Coating #88A Rider/Maxim and set a torrid pace for the 20-car field. He was the class of the field until he spun while leading on lap nine. He managed to save the car but would lose the pacesetter position to Scelzi, who was anxious to take advantage of the opportunity.

    A breathtaking battle developed in the late stages as Scelzi tried to hold off the continued challenges of second row starter Day. The 17-year-old driver obtained the coveted position in the Jason Meyers-owned Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction/Autry Plumbing #14 Kistler/KPC with about mile to go. However, it was a short-lived stint as Scelzi stole it right back on the following circuit.

    The stage was set for one last sprint to the checkered when the caution flag appeared on lap 26. However, Scelzi proceeded to master the restart and hold off Day to become the third different winner in four races. It was the first time the two-time defending series champ has won at Antioch Speedway and his first NARC victory since May 26th, 2022.

    Day finished a respectable second, just .352 seconds behind the winner. Joey Ancona rebounded from his earlier mishap to score his first ever NARC podium finish. The balance of the top five finishing order would consist of Colby Copeland, in the Larry Antaya fielded Fire Protection Management of the Bay Area/Northstar Concrete Pumping/#16A Helix in fourth and finishing fifth was the NOS Energy Drink/Keith Day Trucking #22 Rider/KPC of Ryan Bernal, racing for owner Keith Day.

    The balance of the top ten featured ARP fast qualifier Justin Sanders, Williams Roofing Hardcharger Chase Johnson, Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic and Justyn Cox.

    FLORACING.COM FEATURE EVENT (30 laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 14-Corey Day[4]; 3. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 4. 16A-Colby Copeland[3]; 5. 22-Ryan Bernal[9]; 6. 2X-Justin Sanders[5]; 7. 24-Chase Johnson[13]; 8. 69-Bud Kaeding[11]; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic[10]; 10. 42X-Justyn Cox[8]; 11. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[6]; 12. 92-Andy Forsberg[14]; 13. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr[19]; 14. 26-Billy Aton[12]; 15. 4-Burt Foland Jr[16]; 16. 12J-John Clark[17]; 17. 75-Bill Smith[18]; 18. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[7]

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARD CHARGER: Chase Johnson - 13th to 7th

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Joey Ancona 1-9, Dominic Scelzi 10-24, 26-30, Corey Day 25

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (20 CARS): Justin Sanders, 11.977

    BMRS HEAT ONE (10 Laps): 1. 88A-Joey Ancona[2]; 2. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[1]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[4]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[3]; 5. 75-Bill Smith[7]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr. [5]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[6]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR SHOW HEAT TWO (10 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox[2]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[3]; 4. 26-Billy Aton[5]; 5. 14-Corey Day[4]; 6. 4-Burt Foland Jr. [6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES-RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (10 Laps): 1. 16A-Colby Copeland[1]; 2. 22-Ryan Bernal[2]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[4]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson[5]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg[3]; 6. 12J-John Clark[6]

    SUNNY VALLEY BACON TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[3]; 3. 16A-Colby Copeland[2]; 4. 14-Corey Day[5]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders[6]; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[4]

     

    NARC BY THE NUM8ER5!: ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY
    April 27, 2023
     

     Antioch, California, By Ben Deatherage … After a week off, the NARC 410 Sprint Series will return for their fourth race of 2023. The battleground will be Antioch Speedway for the Contra Costa County Clash in the East Bay Area of the Golden State. Antioch is the third different track the series has competed at this season.

    Since 2001, 147 drivers have started at least one main event at the 3/8-mile clay oval. Sammy Swindell holds the current track record at 11.563 seconds, established on September 12th, 2011. In addition, two drivers have set winning streaks, and both were a back-to-back pattern. Brent Kaeding swept the 2004 shows, while Tim Kaeding won in July 2011 and April 2012.

    Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard are tied for the most triumphs at Antioch, with four each. Tim Kaeding is the only other multi-feature winner with three trips to victory lane. The ten drivers to hit pay dirt on one occasion include Craig Stidham, Dennis Moore Jr., Giovanni Scelzi, Jason Statler, Kyle Hirst, Kyle Larson, Lawrence Edlund, Robert Ballou, Tyler Walker, and Willie Croft.

    Brent Kaeding is the King of Antioch not just in the wins department but also Podiums (11), Top 5s (13), Top 10s (17), Starts (19), and the best Average Finish (5.26). His win on July 18th, 2009, was also the site of his final NARC 410 Sprint Series career victory.

    Fresno veteran Craig Stidham has put in some decent numbers at Antioch. His lone win at the track was on July 21st, 2012. He is also fourth on the all-time list for Podiums with three. Stidham has the third-best Average Finish with a 5.42 produced from seven starts.

    Willie Croft is a notable entrant on the all-time Antioch list. He is fifth in Top 5s (5) and Top 10s (10). The Colfax chauffeur procured a triumph on April 20th, 2013.

    Sean Becker may have no wins at Antioch, but he has good consistency. The Roseville rocket has the second-best Average Finish, a 5.28 from seven starts, and has five Top Five results.

    Tim Kaeding is always a force to reckon with. The San Jose veteran, as mentioned above, has visited the winner’s circle thrice, with the most recent trip being on April 7th, 2012. Tim is also considered fourth in the all-time podium category, with three total.

    Well, that does it for this edition of NARC By The NUM8ER5, but one thing is sure to come Saturday, it will be one entertaining race. Antioch is a wildcard track with limited Winged Sprint Car events and is the only time the NARC 410 Sprint Series makes the trip. Also, there are a lot of drivers that have never run at the facility when NARC has been in town. So that will make things interesting. We will see everyone on April 29th at the Yock!


     

     

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS MAKE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN TO ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
    April 23, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (4/24/23 – Ben Deatherage) Antioch, California … It has been several seasons since the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series has made the trip to Antioch Speedway in the East Bay of the Golden State. The 3/8-mile clay oval will host the traveling tour on Saturday, April 29th, for the “Contra Costa County Clash.”

    “The Northern Auto Racing Club is looking forward to returning to Antioch Speedway,” said NARC 410 Sprint Series General Manager Jim Allen. “It’s been a long time, 2017 to be exact; and we anticipate putting on a good show at a facility that used to be a mainstay on the NARC schedule. Hopefully, this show will get something started for the future.”

    This marks the fourth of 22 scheduled events that will visit 15 different dirt oval tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    Thirteen drivers have hit pay dirt at Antioch since 2003 with the series out of their last twenty-one visits. Brent Kaeding and Jonathan Allard are tied with the most triumphs with four each. Giovanni Scelzi, who now competes full time on the World of Outlaw tour, scored the most recent Antioch outing on June 3rd, 2017.

    Who To Watch For

    Corey Day is one of the many NARC regulars that have yet to visit Antioch Speedway. The Clovis teenager, racing for car owner Jason Meyers, has yet to finish off the podium in the 2023 season and enters the vent as the championship point leader. Day is still the only driver to have more than one win in the current campaign. He has already won in Hanford and Tulare.

    Two-time defending champion Dominic Scelzi will be in series competition at Antioch for the first time in ten years. He ended the night seventh in 2013 and was sixth in his debut the year before. Despite two top five finishes this season, the Fresno driver is still looking for his first NARC win of the year.

    Justin Sanders hopes to score a significant result for the Mittry Racing Team in Antioch. He was tenth in his lone 410 appearance at the facility, but that was all the way back in 2011. The Aromas-based driver has amassed two podium finishes in three starts with the NARC series and is still on the cusp of that breakthrough win.

    The Bay Area will be well represented by the significant youth movement from Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield, Joey Ancona of Concord, and fresh from New Zealand Joel Myers Jr. representing Sebastopol. Amazingly all four drivers have Antioch experience, but none have it with the NARC series.

    Others expected in the star-studded field are Roseville’s Justyn Cox, Andy Forsberg from Auburn, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Willie Croft from Colfax, Shane Golobic from Fremont, Dylan Bloomfield of Oakley, Arizona driver Nick Parker, Nevada driver Bill Smith, and many more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA. The address is 1201 W 10th Street. Grandstand tickets are priced at $30.00 for Adults, $28.00 for Seniors, and Children (6-12) $15.00. Bleacher tickets are priced at $25.00 for Adults, $25.00 for Senior/Military, and for Children (12 and Under) $20.00. For more information, log on to www.antiochspeedway.com.

    Also on the race card is IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Delta Dwarf Cars. Pit Gates open at noon. The front gate open at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying set to get underway at at 5:30 p.m. Racing starts at 6:00 p.m.

    Race teams are required to put down tarps in their respective pit areas.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans at tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Contra Costa County Clash can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    NARC 410 SPRINT CAR SERIES
    CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS
    (AFTER THREE EVENTS IN 22-RACE SERIES)

    Corey Day, Clovis – 423
    Justin Sanders, Aromas – 413
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove – 406
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno – 405
    Justyn Cox, Roseville – 403
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 402
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 497
    Shane Golobic, Fremont – 394
    Ryan Bernal, Roseville – 389
    Joey Ancona, Concord – 385
    Tanner Holmes, Central Point, OR – 383
    Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley – 378
    DJ Netto, Hanford – 374
    Craig Stidham, Fresno – 369
    Michael Pombo, Easton – 367
    Kaleb Montgomery, Templeton – 365
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ – 357
    Bill Smith, Sparks, NV – 330
    Billy Aton, Benicia – 329
    Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA – 274

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    May 6th- Silver Dollar Speedway – David Tarter Memorial
    May 13th-14th-Kings Speedway-Peter Murphy Classic
    May 20th-Petaluma Speedway

    Former NARC 410 Sprint Series Winners At Antioch Speedway (Since 2001)
    Brent Kaeding-4
    Jonathan Allard
    Tim Kaeding-3
    Craig Stidham-1
    Dennis Moore Jr.
    Giovanni Scelzi
    Jason Statler
    Kyle Hirst
    Kyle Larson
    Lawrence Edlund
    Robert Ballou
    Tyler Walker
    Willie Croft

     

     

    JUSTYN COX SCORES FIRST EVER NARC WIN: CONQUERS THE LUCRATIVE DENNIS ROTH CLASSIC AT THE THUNDERBOWL

    (4/15/23 - Ben Deatherage) Tulare, California ... Front row starter Justyn Cox put together a near flawless performance and pocketed $18,383.00 for winning the final night of the Dennis Roth Classic with the NARC 410 Sprint Series. Racing the Bates-Hamilton Racing/Benefit RFP/Lippert Construction #42X Kistler/Maxim, Cox lead wire-to-wire in the 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts feature at Thunderbowl Raceway to score his first career series victory.

    Cox took command of the race from the initial green flag running high up on the cushion, inches from the wall. On the eighth-circuit he was presented with his first dose of lapped traffic, something he had to deal with on throughout the headliner. However, he managed to stay calm, cool, and collected as he zigged and zagged through slower cars, while banging the outer wall as he let it all hang out. Four total stoppages occurred, but Cox mastered all the restarts to hold off his competition.

    Corey Day, running for car owner Jason Meyers and piloting the Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction/Autry Plumbing #14 Kistler/KPC, challenged Justyn numerous times but couldn’t make it stick. Day had two opportunities with just five laps remaining to overtake Cox, but Cox answered the call.

    “I’m in disbelief!" stated the very excited and emotional winner. "I forgot to believe in myself last year, and I can’t believe I’m up here! I’ve worked my entire life to do something cool, and we did it tonight. To win at Tulare is awesome, and anyone who knows me knows this track scares me, so to do that is simply amazing.”

    Corey Day finished in a respectable runner-up and pocketed $9,000 for his efforts. He was chased to the checkered by tenth starter Justin Sander, racing for Demo Mittry in his Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering/MittryConstruction.com #2X Speedway/Maxim. The rest of the top five consisted of the Works Limited #57W Speedway/EMI of Shane Golobic and Chase Johnson in the Toyota of Marin, Walnut Creek, and Sunnyvale/Price Family Dealerships #24 Kistler/Maxim.

    Rounding out the top ten was Chase Johnson, Washington driver Trey Starks, Bud Kaeding, Corey Eliason, Tim Kaeding, and defending series champ Dominic Scelzi.

    The Shane DeWald Trucking/NexGen Diesel Exhaust Fluid/RTR Diesel Performance #18T Rider/Maxim of Tanner Holmes earned the Williams Roofing Hard Charger Award after starting 20th and finishing 11th.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox[2]; 2. 14-Corey Day[3]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[10]; 4. 57W-Shane Golobic[9]; 5. 24-Chase Johnson[4]; 6. 4R-Trey Starks[8]; 7. 69-Bud Kaeding[12]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason[16]; 9. 0-Tim Kaeding[6]; 10. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 11. 18T-Tanner Holmes[20]; 12. 88A-Joey Ancona[18]; 13. 16A-Colby Copeland[17]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto[15]; 15. 22-Ryan Bernal[14]; 16. 21-Cole Macedo[5]; 17. 83T-Tanner Carrick[19]; 18. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[21]; 19. 36-Craig Stidham[22]; 20. 12B-Dawson Faria[24]; 21. 37-Michael Pombo[23]; 22. 83JR-Kraig Kinser[13]; 23. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[11]; 24. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[7]

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Justyn Cox 1-30

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Tanner Holmes from 20th to 11th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (27 CARS) Justyn Cox, 14.299

    SUNNYVALLEY BACON TROPHY DASH (6 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 42X-Justyn Cox[1]; 3. 14-Corey Day[4]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson[5]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo[6]; 6. 0-Tim Kaeding[3]

    B&M RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 Laps): 1. 0-Tim Kaeding[1]; 2. 4R-Trey Starks[2]; 3. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[5]; 5. 21-Cole Macedo[4]; 6. 16A-Colby Copeland[6]; 7. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[8]; 8. 12B-Dawson Faria[9]; 9. 115-Nick Parker[7]

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR SHOW HEAT TWO (8 Laps): 1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 57W-Shane Golobic[3]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson[4]; 4. 83JR-Kraig Kinser[5]; 5. 22-Ryan Bernal[7]; 6. 88A-Joey Ancona[6]; 7. 36-Craig Stidham[8]; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 9. 75-Bill Smith[9]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES-RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL HEAT THREE (8 Laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox[2]; 2. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[1]; 3. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[3]; 4. 14-Corey Day[4]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto[7]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason[5]; 7. 37-Michael Pombo[8]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick[6]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE CENTER B FEATURE (10 Laps): 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes[1]; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[3]; 4. 36-Craig Stidham[4]; 5. 37-Michael Pombo[5]; 6. 12B-Dawson Faria[6]; 7. 75-Bill Smith[8]; 8. (DNF) 115-Nick Parker[7]

     

     

    COREY DAY WINS DENNIS ROTH CLASSIC PRELUDE WITH LATE RACE PASS AT TULARE

    (4/14/23 - Ben Deatherage) Tulare, CA ... Eleventh starting Corey Day continued his tight grip of dominance in NARC 410 Sprint Series action as he won the Prelude To The Dennis Roth Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway. His winning ride in the 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts feature was the Jason Meyers-owned Meyers Constructors/Four C’s Construction #14 Kistler-powered KPC. It is Day's eighth career victory with the tour for the Clovis kid and the first time he has bested the field at the Tulare County Fairgrounds 1/3-mile clay oval.

    The feature was a caution-plagued affair in the opening laps, including a lap one red flag incident. Shane Golobic, driving the Works Limited #57 Speedway/EMI, had the initial lead but got collected in the aforementioned stoppage. That gave the top position to Washington-hired gun Trey Starks, driving for Scelzi Motorsports.

    Starks, in the Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers/Red Line Oil #4R Kistler/Maxim, had to deal with several restarts but managed to keep all challengers in check. However, Day built a boatload of positive momentum late in the race to maneuver via the bottom to his way to P1. Corey successfully obtained the top spot on lap twenty-seven to be the new trailblazer and held on the balance of the distance.

    “I didn’t think my first Tulare win would have come like that!” said Corey Day, “People usually think I like only running top don’t know I like running the bottom just as much. That was a good race for us. I have to take my hat off to Shane (Bowers) because we struggled early in the night, and he always makes the right decisions at critical times to get us where we need to be.”

    Trey Starks managed to end the evening runner-up the while his teammate Dominic Scelzi, driving his Scelzi Motorsports/Whipple Superchargers/Red Line Oil #41 Kistler/Maxim, posted a third-place result.

    Cory Eliason, racing for Dennis and Theresa Roth for the first time since 2018, put the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Motorsports #83 Speedway/Maxim in fourth. Lastly, driving for car owner Demo Mittry, Justin Sanders completed the top five, in fifth, after having to come from the back in the Farmer’s Brewing/North County Plastering/MittryConstruction.com #2X Shark Racing Engines/Maxim.

    Tim Kaeding, driving the Williams Motorsports/Dalton’s Landscaping/Kiwi Transportation #0 Maxwell/Maxim, earned the Williams Roofing Hard Charger Award with a plus-thirteen run in the main event.

    The balance of the top ten was Ryan Bernal, Chase Johnson, Dylan Bloomfield, and Bud Kaeding.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day[11]; 2. 4R-Trey Starks[3]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[10]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason[5]; 5. 2X-Justin Sanders[2]; 6. 0-Tim Kaeding[19]; 7. 22-Ryan Bernal[13]; 8. 24-Chase Johnson[17]; 9. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[18]; 10. 69-Bud Kaeding[14]; 11. 88N-DJ Netto[20]; 12. 16A-Colby Copeland[6]; 13. 88A-Joey Ancona[1]; 14. 83JR-Kraig Kinser[15]; 15. 42X-Justyn Cox[9]; 16. 36-Craig Stidham[23]; 17. 21-Cole Macedo[7]; 18. 83T-Tanner Carrick[16]; 19. 37-Michael Pombo[24]; 20. 115-Nick Parker[25]; 21. 18T-Tanner Holmes[12]; 22. 21S-Jesse Schlotfeldt[21]; 23. 57W-Shane Golobic[4]; 24. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[8]; 25. 26-Billy Aton[22]

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Tim Kaeding 19th to 6th

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Shane Golobic 1, Trey Starks 2-26, Corey Day 27-30

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (26 Cars): Shane Golobic 13.322 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Justin Sanders, Cole Macedo, Justyn Cox, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Colby Copeland, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, Corey Day, Kraig Kinser, Dylan Bloomfield

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES - RAYMOND JAMES HEAT THREE (8 laps): Trey Starks, Joey Ancona, Kaleb Montgomery, Tanner Holmes, Ryan Bernal, Tanner Carrick

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Joey Ancona, Justin Sanders, Trey Starks, Shane Golobic, Corey Eliason, Colby Copeland

     

    DAY WOWS HANFORD CROWD AT ANTHONY SIMONE CLASSIC; BERNAL TAKES NON-WING FEATURE

    (4/8/23 - By Ben Deatherage) Hanford, California ... Seventeen-year-old Corey Day outgunned race leader Justin Sanders in an entertaining NARC 410 Sprint Car Series season opener during the 30-lap NAPA Auto Parts Anthony Simone Classic at King Speedway. It was Day's seventh career series victory and it was worth a stout $10,000 payday.

    Day started sixth in the 25-car grid aboard the potent Meyers Constructors #14 sprint car and wasted no time powering his way to the front. Sanders, who started on the pole in the Mittry Family sprinter, quickly built a comfortable gap over the rest of the field before the first stoppage on lap four. However, he would have his hands full on the restart with a Day who had already moved up to the runner-up spot..

    Day would overtake Sanders coming to the line on lap seven. However, another caution flag appeared before the circuit was completed, and Sanders reclaimed the lead. The third and final incident of the feature was with six laps completed. From there on out, it would be a fierce dogfight with twenty-four clicks running incident free.

    As lapped traffic became a significant factor, Sanders would have to make critical passes with the tail end of the field. Day also quickly dispatched the slower cars and kept Sanders in his crosshairs. With laps running down quickly, and the two playing a highspeed game of cat and mouse, Day made his winning move on the 23rd circuit.

    From there on out, the Clovis teenager was dominant building a significant lead as he raced to the checkered.

    “That was probably the best we’ve ever been here in Hanford; we were lights out,” said Day in victory lane. “I had a feeling we were going to have a long green flag run there.

    "I have to give huge hats off to Shane (Bowers)" continued Day. "It was on rails, and we struggled all night with car speed. I was having to drive it hard to keep up with the pace they were setting.”

    Justin Sanders had to settle for second, chased by the Works Limited machine driven by Shane Golobic. Chase Johnson powered from fourteenth to end the night in fourth, while defending series champion Dominic Scelzi rounded out the top five finishing order. Tim Kaeding, Justyn Cox, Oregon driver Tanner Holmes, Bud Kaeding, and Kaleb Montgomery rounded out the top 10. Sean Becker claimed the Williams Roofing Hardcharger award with his 24th to 11th effort.

    A Non-Wing, non-points feature was run at the very end of the night. It is the second time that NARC has sanctioned a wingless event since 1985. Ryan Bernal dominated the topless 15-lapper for his first ever NARC victory. Bernal, running for car owner Keith Day, would pace the field the entire distance to win his first NARC-sanctioned event.

    “I felt so at home being in a non-wing car,” commented Ryan, “hats off to Peter (Murphy, promoter at Kings Speedway) for changing stuff up. It’s great to add something extra for the fans to see.”

    Corey Day and Chase Johnson were second and third at the finish line. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding ended the race fourth over fifth, finishing ahead Dawson Faria from Tipton.

    The event drew thirty teams from California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona for a crowd thirsty for racing.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS FEATURE (30 laps): 1. 14-Corey Day[6]; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders[1]; 3. 57-Shane Golobic[3]; 4. 24-Chase Johnson[14]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 6. 0-Tim Kaeding[9]; 7. 42X-Justyn Cox[8]; 8. 18T-Tanner Holmes[4]; 9. 69-Bud Kaeding[18]; 10. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[12]; 11. 21-Sean Becker[24]; 12. 22-Ryan Bernal[7]; 13. 88A-Joey Ancona[11]; 14. 12B-Dawson Faria[22]; 15. 10-Mauro Simone[25]; 16. 37-Michael Pombo[21]; 17. 4-Jake Hodges[23]; 18. (DNF) 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[19]; 19. (DNF) 36-Craig Stidham[16]; 20. (DNF) 115-Nick Parker[20]; 21. (DNF) 83-Mitchell Faccinto[13]; 22. (DNF) 29-Willie Croft[2]; 23. (DNF) 17-Kalib Henry[17]; 24. (DNF) 88N-DJ Netto[15]; 25. (DNF) 2XM-Max Mittry[10]

    WILLIAMS ROOFING HARDCHARGER: Sean Becker - 24th - 11th

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Sanders 1-22, Day 23-30.

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (30 Cars): Justyn Cox - 13.52 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (6 laps): 1. 42X-Justyn Cox[1]; 2. 29-Willie Croft[2]; 3. 83-Mitchell Faccinto[3]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[4]; 5. 26-Billy Aton[5]; 6. 75-Bill Smith[6]

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (6 laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders[1]; 2. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson[3]; 4. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield[4]; 5. 37-Michael Pombo[5]; 6. 10-Mauro Simone[6]

    BEACON WEALTH STRATEGIES - RAYMOND JAMES HEAT THREE (6 laps): 1. 57-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 14-Corey Day[4]; 3. 12B-Dawson Faria[5]; 4. 88A-Joey Ancona[2]; 5. 551-Angelique Bell[6]; 6. (DNF) 88N-DJ Netto[3]

    LIFELINE USA HEAT FOUR (6 laps): 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 2. 2XM-Max Mittry[1]; 3. 21-Sean Becker[6]; 4. 115-Nick Parker[4]; 5. 36-Craig Stidham[3]; 6. 4-Jake Hodges[5]

    NAPA AUTO PARTS HEAT FIVE (6 laps): 1. 0-Tim Kaeding[1]; 2. 22-Ryan Bernal[4]; 3. 17-Kalib Henry[3]; 4. 2K-Kaleb Montgomery[2]; 5. 5R-Ryan Rocha[5]; 6. (DNS) 15-Cody Key

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (10 laps): 1. 2X-Justin Sanders[3]; 2. 29-Willie Croft[1]; 3. 57-Shane Golobic[4]; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes[2]; 5. 41-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 6. 14-Corey Day[5]; 7. 22-Ryan Bernal[8]; 8. 42X-Justyn Cox[6]; 9. 0-Tim Kaeding[9]

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE SEMI-MAIN (10 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 36-Craig Stidham[2]; 3. 37-Michael Pombo[4]; 4. 4-Jake Hodges[5]; 5. 551-Angelique Bell[9]; 6. 75-Bill Smith[7]; 7. (DNF) 10-Mauro Simone[8]; 8. (DNF) 26-Billy Aton[3]; 9. (DNS) 5R-Ryan Rocha; 10. (DNS) 15-Cody Key

    Non Wing Main (15 Laps): 1. 22-Ryan Bernal[4]; 2. 14-Corey Day[7]; 3. 24-Chase Johnson[6]; 4. 69-Bud Kaeding[5]; 5. 12B-Dawson Faria[3]; 6. 4-Jake Hodges[2]; 7. (DNS) 83V-Dylan Bloomfield

     

     


    $10,000 T0 Win Anthony Simone Classic Looks To Lead Off 2023 NARC 410 Sprint Series Season
     

    (April 3, 2023 - Ben Deatherage) Hanford, CA ... For the third time in about as many weeks, the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, hopes to fire off the 2023 season in California. The previous two races have been washed away due to wet weather but that streak will end when the tour heads to Kings Speedway for the Anthony Simone Classic on Saturday, April 8th. Good weather is in the forecast and the winner of the 30-lap NAPA headliner will pocket a cool $10,000 at the end of the night.

    “We’ve been waiting for the weather the change so that we can race,” commented Kings Speedway promoter Peter Murphy. “Hopefully we can be one of the first ones to get going here so everyone can come out and celebrate racing again, especially with the Anthony Simone being 'Mr. Excitement' as he was as last year’s race you had to be there.”

    It will be the third edition of the Anthony Simone Classic, a tradition that began in 2021. Shane Golobic of Fremont won the inaugural event, while the defending race winner is Rico Abreu.

    Returning to the program will be a non-wing, non-points race to cap the night off. The only time this happened was in the first incarnation of the event, and Indiana driver Tyler Courtney won it. It also was the first time since 1985 that NARC sanctioned a wingless event.

    “I appreciate the NARC Series, Peter Murphy, and everybody at Kings Speedway that’s going to put this race on,” said Anthony Simone’s son Mauro, “It’s a great way to get everybody together, and it’s a great race. My dad started running NARC all the way back in 1978.”

    Of the twenty-seven winners in the past fifty-three trips to Kings, Tim Kaeding has amassed the most wins since 2001 with eight trips to victory. In addition, Brent Kaeding has bagged five trophies, while Jonathan Allard and Dominic Scelzi have four each.

    Who to Watch

    D.J. Netto will make a hometown stand at Kings looking for his first win with the NARC 410 Sprint Series at Hanford. Netto has accumulated four podiums finishes, seven Top 5s, and seventeen Top 10s in twenty starts. Last season, D.J. won at the Stockton Dirt Track, the fifth of his career in 148 starts with the group.

    Roseville’s Justyn Cox looks forward to hitting the 3/8-mile in the Bates Hamilton Racing #42X entry. Cox posted his lone podium finish of the 2022 campaign with the NARC 410 Sprint Series at Kings and went along with his total of two Top 5s and three Top 10s in six starts in Hanford. Cox is running his first full NARC season since 2016 when he finished third in the final championship standings. Justyn has qualified for forty-one main events throughout his career with the tour and has nineteen Top 10s and five Top 5s.

    Dylan Bloomfield only made nine starts with the NARC 410 Sprint Series last season in the famed Dave Vertullo #83V machine. Nevertheless, the Oakley teenager had two Top 10 results, one happening at Hanford on October 8th during the Morrie Williams Memorial. He will be representing a large contingent of young drivers that include last seasons rookie of the year Max Mittry of Redding, Clovis driver Corey Day, Joey Ancona of Concord, Templeton driver and Oregon driver Tanner Holmes.

    Billy Aton was eighth in NARC 410 Sprint Series final points last year. The Benicia-based chauffeur has five career starts at Kings and has just one Top 10, a seventh-place result on September 25th, 2021. Aton has one series career win, at Santa Maria Raceway in 2021, two Top 5s, and fifteen Top 10s in forty-six feature appearances.

    Also competing for the huge winners payday will be two-time defending series champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, Aromas pilot Justin Sanders, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Penngrove's Chase Johnson, Fremont's Shane Golobic, Geoffrey Strole from Hanford, Nevada driver Bill Smith, and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Kings Speedway powered by Keller Motors is located at the Kings Fairgrounds at 801 S 10th Avenue in Hanford, California. For ticket information, log on to https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1797/tickets/1325082 for online purchases. Tickets are priced at $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Children (7-17), Military, and Seniors (65+). Also, be sure to visit the track website, www.racekingsspeedway.com.

    Pit Gates open at 1:00 pm, Front Gates at 4:00, Hot Laps at 5:00, and Racing is scheduled to kick off around 6:00. Be sure to visit Pete’s Pub after the Front Gates open and take advantage of special deals on food and beverages before the races start.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts, is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Anthony Simone Classic can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, D & D Roofing, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, LifelineUSA LLC, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 14-15 – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – $18,383 to win Dennis Roth Classic
    April 29th – Antioch Speedway – The Contra Costa County Clash
    May 6th- Silver Dollar Speedway – David Tarter Memorial

     

     

    NARC ROLLS OUT LUCRATIVE ASSOCIATE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE FOR 2023 SEASON
     

    (3/29/23 - Jim Allen) ... The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) announced its associate sponsorship package for the 2023 sprint car season. The package incorporates the involvement of 29 different companies, providing a variety of products and services ranging from financial advisors and bacon, to property management and racing components. Overall, the NARC sprint cars are competing for over $800,000 in purse money this season, plus these partnerships, which are worth another $145,000 in cash and product during thee 23-race campaign.

    Heading the list are Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts, who are collectively providing championship point fund support. All but one of NARC's events are live-streamed on Floracing this season.

    Automotive Racing Products (ARP) is once again the sponsor of the ARP Fast Time award. They are paying $100 to the quickest car team at every event.

    The four heat races, which each pay $100 to the winner are sponsored by Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James, and Kaeding Performance. Kimo's Tropical Car Wash is kicking in another $500 to the driver who wins the most heat races this season.

    Starr Property Management is the official fan engagement sponsor. Their unique involvement allows NARC to provide 1000's of fan giveaways of the course of the season. These types of promotions continue to build brand recognition and fan loyalty. These promotions include logoed thunder-sticks, foam fingers, t-shirts, and toy cars. Scelzi Enterprises is a cash contributor for the NARC frisbee throw promotion.

    The ever popular Sunnyvalley "Powered by Bacon" trophy dash is again a series staple thanks to the continued relationship with Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats. The winner of the dash pockets $100, plus takes home nine-pounds of flash-frozen thick cut Sunnyvalley bacon. In addition, a lucky fan takes home a nine-pound cooler of bacon.

    Come feature event time, the financial rewards keep coming. The tenth place finisher in every NARC A-Main event this season will pocket a $50 check courtesy of D & D Roofing (David & Dianne Durica, Orangevale, CA.)

    Mettec Titanium is sponsoring the Mettec Lap Leader award. It pays $10 to the team for each lap lead in every NARC headliner this season. Leading all 30-laps in the A-Main is now worth an extra $300. Mettec also sponsors the "low pill" draw and awards $100 worth of their titanium product to the driver who pulls the lowest number in the pill draw.

    Williams Roofing (Fremont, CA) has signed on as the official Hardcharger Award sponsor. The Williams Roofing Hardcharger Award will pay $150 to the driver who passes/advances the most cars from their original starting position in every NARC feature event. They are also kicking in a $1000 bonus to the driver who can pass the most cars this season.

    Johnstone Supply will present the 2023 NARC Rookie of the Year with a check for $1250 at the November 5th NARC Champion Celebration at the Brookside Country Club.

    An extensive product contingency awards program is also up for grabs this season. Product support is provided by Diversified Machine, Inc, KSE Racing Products, Kaeding Performance Center, LifelineUSA, Maxim Racing, Pyrotect, SAFECRAFT Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Engineering. Decals are required to be eligible.

    Bullet Impressions is the official NARC apparel vendor and has a fully-stocked trailer of merchandise at every event.

    Links to each sponsor can be found at https://narc410.com/sponsors/

    The NARC 410 Racing Series is still in search of a title sponsor. If you have any interest in getting involved with the Northern Auto Racing Club sprint cars, please contact Jim Allen at jallen@NARC410.com.

    The NARC 410 Racing Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts is scheduled for April 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track. The 2023 schedule can be downloaded at NARC410.com

    PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT SPRINT CAR RACING!


     

     

    NARC BY The NUM8ER5!: The Stockton Dirt Track, By Ben Deatherage

    (3/28/23) ... Stockton, California- As the NARC 410 Sprint Series gets set for the 2023 season opener at Stockton Dirt Track, here is some numbers to look at heading into the Asparagus Cup. First, this is the third straight year that the tour has opened its campaign and the second consecutive year that NARC has been a part of the Asparagus Cup.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series began visiting the Stockton Dirt Track in 2013. Thirteen drivers have tamed the field in the previous twenty-three visits, with Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi having the most success at three wins. Eight drivers have amassed two victories, while only four are one-time winners.

    Two drivers earned their first NARC 410 Sprint Series triumphs at the Stockton DT. Dominic Scelzi did it on August 3rd, 2013, while Sean Watts accomplished the same feat on June 22nd, 2019. It is the only series win for the Atwater native of Watts. Something noteworthy is that Clovis teenager Corey Day, on November 6th, 2021, and Shane Golobic from Fremont, on November 2nd, 2014, achieved their second career wins with NARC.

    In addition to Scelzi leading the all-time Stockton NARC win list, he is also in the upper echelon of some other categories. Dominic ties for second in podiums (7) and is part of a three-way tie for most Top 5s (9) when NARC has competed at Stockton. He is situated fourth in all-time starts (17) and has an average finish of 7.29.

    2021 and 2022 winner D.J. Netto may be one win off the all-time Stockton NARC win list, but he leads in four other categories. The Hanford driver has the most podiums (9), Top 5s (11), Top 10s (18), and Starts (22). He also boasts an average finish of 6.13, the third-best on the list.

    Tim Kaeding has the best average finish at the facility, scoring 4.69 from thirteen starts. The Campbell chauffeur procured wins in 2016 and 2019 and sits tied second on the all-time Stockton NARC list for podiums (7) with Scelzi and a three-way tie in Top 5s (9).

    In addition to Golobic’s second career NARC victory in 2014, he also parked it in victory lane in November of 2019. Shane is fourth on the average finish table with a 6.56 from eleven starts. Shane is tied for third in Stockton NARC Top 5s (9) with Dominic Scelzi and TK. He is also level with Mitchell Faccinto for third in the Top 10 (14) category list. The same two pilots are currently fifth on the all-time starts list (16) when the series rolled into “California’s Sunrise Seaport”.

    Bud Kaeding is another notable Stockton performer. Earning victories in 2016 and 2019, the Campbell driver is second on the all-time Stockton NARC list in Top 5s (10), Top 10s (16), and starts (21). His average finish is 7.33.

    Amazingly, no driver has been able to win consecutively at Stockton. Entering the April 1st event, the current track record is 12.543 by Donny Schatz on September 13th, 2019. 106 competitors have taken a green flag at the Stockton Dirt Track in NARC competition.

    With all that information, race teams, fans, and series personal are excited to finally kick of the 2023 season. We can not wait for everyone to join us for what no doubt will be an incredible night of racing. In the next editions of NARC By The Num8er5 we will examine Kings Speedway, until then see you at the races.

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. For ticket information, log on to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asparagus-cup-narc-410-scct-360-sprint-cars-and-more-tickets-570895683357 for online purchases. Tickets are priced at $30.00 for Adults and $25.00 for Children (5-12) and Seniors (65+). Also, be sure to visit the track website www.stocktondirttrack.com.

    Front Gates open at 1:00, with Time Trials at 4:30. Opening Ceremonies are planned to kick off around 5:00, followed by Racing at 5:30.

    The Asparagus Cup can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    Former NARC 410 Sprint Series Winners at Stockton Dirt Track

    Dominic Scelzi-3
    Bud Kaeding-2
    Cory Eliason
    D.J. Netto
    Jonathan Allard
    Justin Sanders
    Rico Abreu
    Shane Golobic
    Tim Kaeding
    Colby Copeland-1
    Corey Day
    Sean Watts

    Tyler Walker

    NARC 410 Sprint Series Wins By Date at Stockton Dirt Track
    2013- Dominic Scelzi on August 3rd, Rico Abreu on November 2nd
    2014- Jonathan Allard on August 2nd, Shane Golobic on November 2nd
    2015- Dominic Scelzi on June 13th, Tyler Walker on August 1st, Jonathan Allard on November 7th
    2016- Bud Kaeding on June 18th, Cory Eliason on July 10th, Tim Kaeding on November 5th
    2017- Cory Eliason on November 11th
    2018- Rico Abreu on November 3rd
    2019- Sean Watts on June 22nd, Bud Kaeding on August 23rd, Tim Kaeding on August 24th, Shane Golobic on November 2nd
    2020- Justin Sanders on November 7th
    2021- D.J. Netto on March 20th, Dominic Scelzi on August 28th, Corey Day on November 6th

    2022- Colby Copeland on April 2nd, D.J. Netto on July 23rd, Justin Sanders on November 5th

    Most Podiums At The Stockton Dirt Track With The NARC 410 Sprint Series
    D.J. Netto-9
    Dominic Scelzi-7
    Tim Kaeding
    Kyle Hirst-6
    Rico Abreu
    Jonathan Allard-5

    Most Top5s At The Stockton Dirt Track With The NARC 410 Sprint Series

    D.J. Netto-11
    Bud Kaeding-10
    Dominic Scelzi-9
    Tim Kaeding
    Shane Golobic

    Most Top 10s At The Stockton Dirt Track With The NARC 410 Sprint Series

    D.J. Netto-18
    Bud Kaeding-16
    Shane Golobic-14
    Mitchell Faccinto
    Willie Croft-13

    Most Starts At The Stockton Dirt Track With The NARC 410 Sprint Series

    D.J. Netto-22
    Bud Kaeding-21
    Willie Croft-19
    Dominic Scelzi-17
    Shane Golobic-16
    Mitchell Faccinto

    Best Average Finishes At The Stockton Dirt Track With The NARC 410 Sprint Series (Minimum 5 Starts)

    Tim Kaeding-4.69 (13)
    Rico Abreu-4.72 (11)
    D.J. Netto-6.13 (22)
    Shane Golobic-6.56 (16)
    Carson Macedo-6.57 (7)

     

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS INVADE THE STOCKTON DIRT TRACK FOR 2023 SEASON OPENER
     

    (3/27/23 - Ben Deatherage) Stockton, California ... After a delay of a couple of weeks, Sprint Car fans will get a chance to converge towards the Stockton Dirt Track for the first race of the 2023 NARC 410 Sprint Series presented by Napa Auto Parts. The 3/8-mile San Joaquin County Fairground speed factory will have the series be a part of their coveted Asparagus Cup weekend for the second straight year and third consecutive season the tour has opened at the facility. Roseville's Colby Copeland won the 2022 Asparagus Cup.

    "I'm very excited for the return of the NARC 410 Sprint Series here for the Asparagus Cup," commented Tony Noceti, promoter of the Stockton Dirt Track. "It should be a great show, and the weather should be just fine."

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series began visiting the Stockton Dirt Track in 2013. Thirteen drivers have tamed the field in the previous twenty-three visits, with Fresno's Dominic Scelzi having the most success with three wins. Eight drivers have amassed two victories, while only four are one-time winners.

    "We are extremely grateful that mother nature has finally given us the opportunity to go Sprint Car racing," said NARC 410 Sprint Series General Manager Jim Allen, making reference to the originally scheduled March 18th show in Chico that was rained out. "Teams are anxious to go racing again and the Stockton Dirt Track is an extremely fast venue ready to make that happen."

    Also joining the program will be the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Series, and the Legends of the Kearney Bowl.

    Who to Watch

    Two-time defending NARC 410 Sprint Series champion Dominic Scelzi will hope to win the Asparagus Cup for the first time in his illustrious career. The Fresno phenom was second in the event last year. However, he won in the series debut at the track on August 3rd, 2013, and a triumph on June 13th, 2015, while his most recent trip to victory lane was on August 28th, 2021.

    Corey Day will be one to watch when the NARC 410 Series rolls into town. The Clovis teenager won the November date in 2021 at SDT and was among his six wins with the tour in the last few seasons. Day has two career series top ten performances in three starts at the "Asparagus Capital of America".

    Aromas' Justin Sanders already has victories to his credit this offseason. Justin managed to best the fields at Brisbane, Queensland's Archerfield Speedway, and Eastern Creek Speedway in New South Wales over in Australia. He has also won to 360 sprint car races already this year. Two of his thirteen total tour triumphs have come at Stockton, achieved in 2020 and last November. His eight starts at the track had resulted in four top ten finishes, including last year when he was sixth at the Asparagus Cup on April 2nd and won the Tribute To Gary Patterson, which marked his third top five. In addition, Sanders achieved touring victories with NARC at the Stockton Dirt Track and Watsonville's Ocean Speedway last season.

    Shane Golobic is another driver returning to "California's Sunrise Seaport". The Fremont flyer has two wins, eight top fives, and fourteen top tens in sixteen starts at the facility. Last year Golobic never finished outside the top five when the checkered flag dropped and included a runner-up result on July 23rd. In 2022, Shane claimed his fourteenth career NARC 410 Sprint Series win when he beat the competition at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield last October.

    Third-place in series points last year, Bud Kaeding has won twice at Stockton. Representing Campbell, Kaeding has started twenty-one events at the 3/8-mile oval and has been among the top ten on sixteen occasions, including wins in 2016 and 2019. Also, since 2001, the 2017 series champion has taken the green flag in 255 NARC 410 Sprint Series events, posted 202 top tens and 121 top fives, and amassed twenty wins. He was third in the main event last year on the July 23rd visit.

    Also in attendance will be last season's rookie of the year Max Mittry of Redding, Oakley teenager Dylan Bloomfield, Billy Aton of Benicia, Sebastopol's Joel Myers Jr., and many more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The Stockton Dirt Track, is located at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. For ticket information, log on to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asparagus-cup-narc-410-scct-360-sprint-cars-and-more-tickets-570895683357 for online purchases. Tickets are priced at $30.00 for Adults and $25.00 for Children (5-12) and Seniors (65+). Also, be sure to visit the track website www.stocktondirttrack.com.

    Front Gates open at 1:00 pm, with Time Trials at 4:30 pm. Opening Ceremonies are planned to kick off around 5:00, followed by Racing at 5:30.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series, presented by Napa Auto Parts is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, they have enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit their website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

    The Asparagus Cup can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires, Floracing.com, and NAPA Auto Parts. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies-Raymond James Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, LifelineUSA LLC, Starr Property Management, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 8 - Kings Speedway (Hanford) - $10,000 to win Anthony Simone Classic + non-wing feature
    April 14-15 - Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway - $18,300 to win Dennis Roth Classic
    April 29 - Antioch Speedway - The Contra Costa County Clash

    Former NARC 410 Sprint Series Winners at Stockton Dirt Track

    Dominic Scelzi-3
    Bud Kaeding-2
    Cory Eliason
    D.J. Netto
    Jonathan Allard
    Justin Sanders
    Rico Abreu
    Shane Golobic
    Tim Kaeding
    Colby Copeland-1
    Corey Day
    Sean Watts
    Tyler Walker

    NARC 410 Sprint Series Wins By Date At The Stockton Dirt Track
    2013- Dominic Scelzi on August 3rd, Rico Abreu on November 2nd
    2014- Jonathan Allard on August 2nd, Shane Golobic on November 2nd
    2015- Dominic Scelzi on June 13th, Tyler Walker on August 1st, Jonathan Allard on November 7th
    2016- Bud Kaeding on June 18th, Cory Eliason on July 10th, Tim Kaeding on November 5th
    2017- Cory Eliason on November 11th
    2018- Rico Abreu on November 3rd
    2019- Sean Watts on June 22nd, Bud Kaeding on August 23rd, Tim Kaeding on August 24th, Shane Golobic on November 2nd
    2020- Justin Sanders on November 7th
    2021- D.J. Netto on March 20th, Dominic Scelzi on August 28th, Corey Day on November 6th
    2022- Colby Copeland on April 2nd, D.J. Netto on July 23rd, Justin Sanders on November 5th

     



    NARC Season Openers: A History
    March 21, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (3/21/23) By Ben Deatherage … In the modern era of the NARC 410 Sprint Series, since 2001, there have been many winners of the campaign’s first race. Fourteen individuals have parked it in victory lane in the last twenty-one seasons. Three drivers have struck gold more than once, with two winning four times each. Yet, amazingly, only two drivers have won the title after winning the first race: Brent Kaeding in 2003 and Jonathan Allard in 2006.

    Silver Dollar Speedway has hosted the most NARC 410 Series season openers since 2001 (2001-2005 & 2007-2008), while Petaluma Speedway has only opened the tour once (2006). Three tracks have held the first leg of the journey, including Antioch Speedway (2011-2013), Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway (2014-2016), and The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield (2017-2019). In addition, Placerville Speedway (2009 & 2010) and the Stockton Dirt Track (2021 & 2022) have been round one twice.

    Jonathan Allard and Tim Kaeding are the two drivers to win four times right out of the gate with NARC in the modern era. JA (2006, 2007, 2010, & 2011) went back-to-back twice, all four at different tracks. TK (2001, 2004, 2012, & 2015) won at three facilities, including Tulare, in 2015, which was co-sanctioned with the World Of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Brent Kaeding has two night one wins (2003 & 2009) with trips to the winner’s circle at Silver Dollar and Placerville.

    The eleven drivers to have won on opening night since 2001 include: Roger Crockett, Jason Statler, Paul McMahan, Willie Croft, Tommy Tarlton, David Gravel, Cory Eliason, Shane Golobic, Dominic Scelzi, D.J. Netto, and Colby Copeland. Another note is that three defending champions have won the first race since being crowned with the title the following season. 2004 champ Jason Statler did so at Chico in 2005, 2006 title winner Jonathan Allard did it at Chico in 2007, and Tim Kaeding, who was P1 in points in 2011, won at Antioch in 2012.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Series was supposed to open things up on March 18th at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Mini Gold Cup – but Mother Nature had other plans. The new season opener will be the Fourth Annual Asparagus Cup on April 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track.

    Former NARC 410 Sprint Series Season Opener Winners (Since 2001)
    Year-Track-Winner (* Denotes events co-sanctioned with the World Of Outlaws Sprint Series)
    2001-Silver Dollar Speedway-Tim Kaeding
    2002-Silver Dollar Speedway-Roger Crockett
    2003-Silver Dollar Speedway-Brent Kaeding
    2004-Silver Dollar Speedway-Tim Kaeding (2)
    2005-Silver Dollar Speedway-Jason Statler
    2006-Petaluma Speedway-Jonathan Allard
    2007-Silver Dollar Speedway-Jonathan Allard (2)
    2008-Silver Dollar Speedway-Paul McMahan
    2009-Placerville Speedway-Brent Kaeding (2)
    2010-Placerville Speedway-Jonathan Allard (3)
    2011-Antioch Speedway-Jonathan Allard (4)
    2012-Antioch Speedway-Tim Kaeding (3)
    2013-Antioch Speedway-Willie Croft
    2014-Thunderbowl Raceway-Tommy Tarlton
    2015-Thunderbowl Raceway-Tim Kaeding (4)*
    2016-Thunderbowl Raceway-David Gravel*
    2017-The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park-Cory Eliason
    2018- The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park-Shane Golobic
    2019- The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park-Dominic Scelzi
    2021-Stockton Dirt Track-D.J. Netto
    2022-Stockton Dirt Track-Colby Copeland

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    DENNIS ROTH CLASSIC NARC HEADLINER TO PAY $18,300 TO WINNER
     

    (3/17/23 - Jim Allen) Fresno, CA ... It was announced today that the victor of the April 15th Dennis Roth Classic NARC sprint car finale at Tulare will pocket a stout $18,300 for their efforts. That is a hefty $10,000 increase over the originally announced payday. The two-day show (April 14-15) honors and recognizes the accomplishments of the legendary Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee car owner whose teams have won some of the biggest open wheel racing events in the nation.

    "Dennis and Teresa (Roth) are honored to have a race put on by their peers and it is very special to us." said Todd Ventura, Roth Motorsports Team Manager. "This team has had so many great moments, great drivers and great accomplishments in our 31-years and we are looking forward to next month's show.

    The Roth Motorsports team has built a legacy by capturing 100 World of Outlaw victories and recently gave Toyota their first ever win in a sprint car. Roth Motorsports has also won four NARC King of the West championships (2011, 2013, 2014, 2018.)

    "It is truly an honor to be part of this team, Ventura continued, "because it's all about winning."

    Another reward for the team standing in victory lane at the Dennis Roth Classic is the one-of-a-kind longhorn steer skeleton head trophy. The event is loaded with as assortment of other perks, including ice chests full of beef for the fast qualifier and heat race winners.

    The Roth Motorsports team plan to field three or four sprint cars for the Classic.

     

    WILLIAMS ROOFING TO SPONSOR NARC HARDCHARGER AWARD
     

    (3/17/23 - Jim Allen) Sacramento, CA ... It pays to get your elbows up and pass cars in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. That is because Williams Roofing has partnered up with the sanctioning body to sponsor the NARC Hardcharger Award during the 2023 campaign.

    The driver who passes the most cars from their original starting position in each NARC feature event will be presented with a $150 reward for their efforts from Williams Roofing. (Competitors must run a Williams Roofing Hardcharger decal to be eligible.)

    In addition, the driver who passes (advances) the most cars over the course of the entire 23-race NARC campaign, will pocket a $1000 at the November 5th NARC Championship Celebration. Benicia's Billy Aton and Bud Kaeding have claimed the bonus during the past two seasons. Updated passing stats can be found on the NARC410.com points page.

    Steve Williams of Williams Roofing has been a longtime supporter of the NARC King of the West series and sprint car racing in general. His family-owned business is a full service contractor serving the greater California Bay Area from their Fremont office with generations of experience. They provide roof inspections and repairs to new roof installations and replacements of virtually every type of residential and commercial roofs and gutters. Williams Roofing offers prompt and friendly service, onsite owner management and exceptional workmanship guarantees so consumers receive the best roof possible.

    Williams Roofing provides free estimates and can be contacted at 510-623-1424. Or for more information, you can go to their website at www.williamsroofing.net. Please support those who support sprint car racing.

    The NARC season opener is scheduled for April 1st at the Stockton Dirt Track.

     

     

    NARC 2023 SEASON PREVIEW

    (3/5/23 - Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA… Less than two weeks remain before the NARC 410 Sprint Cars commence their 2023 campaign, and the 63rd season for the historic series promises to be another full of memorable moments.

    The 2022 season brought us stories such as a back-to-back champion in the form of Dominic Scelzi, the prodigy that is Corey Day continuing to forge his path, the richest payday in NARC history claimed by Tyler Courtney, and many more. And the stars are aligning for 2023 to deliver even more important pages of the west coast racing history books.

    The schedule will take the tour to 24 races at 15 tracks in three states beginning with Silver Dollar Speedway’s Mini Gold Cup on March 18th and concluding with Stockton Dirt Track’s Tribute to GP on November 5th.

    Highlights of the calendar include the $10,000 to win Anthony Simone Classic (April 8th), the $8,300 to win Dennis Roth Classic (April 14-15th), the first trip to Antioch Speedway (April 29th) since 2017, $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic (May 12th-13th), Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial (June 3rd) another Pacific Northwest trip culminating in the $62,000 to win Dirt Cup (June 22nd-24th), $6,900 to win Howard Kaeding Classic (July 15th), and more.

    As the schedule unfolds so will a variety of storylines to watch throughout 2023.

    Can Scelzi Three-Peat?

    A three-peat has been accomplished by only two drivers in NARC’s more than six decades of competition, and Dominic Scelzi will have the opportunity to become just the third as 2023 gets underway.

    Bill Sullivan was the first to claim three consecutive championships when he did so from 1964 to 1966. Unsurprisingly, the lone other occupant of this exclusive list is the series’ winningest all-time driver, Brent Kaeding. BK strung together a whopping nine straight titles beginning in 1993 and concluding in 2001.

    Scelzi has been astonishingly consistent during his two championship campaigns. In his 42 series starts over the past two seasons, the Fresno native has posted 10 wins, bagged 26 podiums, and logged a 5.2 average finish. The 25-year-old is the only driver since the turn of the century to earn at least 13 podiums in two straight NARC seasons.

    One roster adjustment to the Scelzi Motorsports crew that aligns with “The Dominator’s” elevated performance is the addition of Jimmy Carr. The legendary crew chief came aboard in 2020, and he’s helped make the No. 41 one of the fastest machines on the west coast. Carr will be back in 2023 as he looks to help Scelzi make history.

    Bud’s Back for More

    Last year Bud Kaeding finished on the NARC points podium for the seventh time in the last eight seasons, and he’s planning to return with hopes of another consistent season.

    The pilot of the iconic BK Racing No. 69 is pursuing his second championship after claiming the 2017 title driving for Morrie Williams.

    The 2022 campaign proved to be a solid one for the Campbell native as he collected 14 top-10s on his way to a third-place effort in the standings. However, Kaeding will look to finish a little closer to the front in 2023 as his top-five tally was a little less than normal with three.

    Cox Returns

    For the first time since his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2016, Justyn Cox will be chasing a NARC title.

    During that season seven years ago, Cox collected 13 top-10s in 19 races on his way to a third-place effort in the points. That year he was driving for his family team, and in 2023 he’ll be behind the wheel of the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42X.

    Cox is familiar with the BHR crew. The Clarksburg native filled in for an injured Tim Kaeding back in 2018 to help them secure the Sprint Car Challenge Tour owner’s title, and the pairing nearly won Trophy Cup that year.

    They reunited in the second half of 2022 following the team parting ways with Kaeding. After some impressive results including Cox’s personal best finish with NARC of second at Keller Auto Speedway, they decided to team up for this year with their sights on a NARC championship.

    Sophomore Year Ahead for Mittry

    After a successful debut season with NARC that resulted in claiming the 2022 Rookie of the Year honors, Max Mittry is returning for his sophomore campaign.

    Last year Mittry planned to run only select NARC events, but some early impressive results motivated him to take on the full campaign. The Redding native ended up earning a solid seven top-10s with a best effort of sixth in May at the Peter Murphy Classic finale. He also claimed quick time honors in just his second series appearance in April at Silver Dollar Speedway.

    The 17-year-old will be back aboard the Mittry Racing No. 2XM owned by his father, Demo Mittry.

    Bloomfield’s Big Year

    At just 16 years of age, Dylan Bloomfield is planning on running a hefty slate of more than 70 races this year, and the centerpiece will be his first full NARC campaign.

    The teenager will be aboard the familiar Dave and Debbie Vertullo-owned No. 83V. Bloomfield took over driving duties of the Vertullo Motorsports machine late last year, and after some encouraging results Bloomfield was tabbed the team’s full-time driver for 2023.

    The young talent out of Discovery Bay made nine NARC feature appearances last year with the final six of those being aboard the Vertullo car. Bloomfield picked up a pair of top-10s in 2022 including a ninth-place effort in just his third career series start at Stockton in August. His best series finish is currently an eighth at Keller Auto Speedway, which he earned last October.

    The Vertullo ride is known for helping cultivate some of sprint car racing’s best talent, and Bloomfield hopes to be the next on the list of drivers who’ve made a mark behind the wheel.

    Third Time’s a Charm for Aton?

    After his strong 2021 Rookie of the Year campaign, Billy Aton went into 2022 with high hopes, but he unfortunately ran into somewhat of a sophomore slump.

    Wild Bill’s numbers dipped a little last season, but 2023 signals a fresh start and a chance to return to 2021 form when he impressed at a variety of tracks during his first full NARC campaign.

    The Benicia native will return to the seat of his family-owned No. 26 for his junior year on the tour.

    Plenty More

    On top of the drivers who’ve already committed, there are plenty of other talented California gassers who may partake in the entire 24-race campaign or a majority of it.

    Justin Sanders has won seven NARC features in the last two years, and he plans to tackle as many races as he can in 2023. The Aromas racer will again be teammates with Max Mittry as he pilots a Mittry Racing 2X machine.

    Perhaps the nation’s most promising young talent, Corey Day, intends to compete in a majority of the NARC schedule aboard the Jason Meyers Racing No. 14. In just 27 career series starts, the Clovis phenom has already visited victory lane on six occasions. The team is geared up to run the duration of the schedule.

    One of the most consistent NARC forces throughout the years, Shane Golobic, promises to be a contender at every race he signs in for. The Fremont native owns podiums in roughly one-third of his career NARC feature starts and also boasts 14 victories.

    A car to watch will be the famed Tarlton Motorsports No. 21. They plan to run as much of the NARC campaign as possible with a variety of drivers. The only person currently confirmed for some seat-time in the all-black machine is Cole Macedo as he’ll make a return to his roots with plenty of starts with Tarlton on his 2023 calendar.

    Following his personal-best second-place effort in the 2022 NARC standings, Willie Croft is scaling back slightly in 2023, but he still has plenty of NARC action on his schedule. The Colfax driver is currently sitting one win away from double-digit series victories.

    Three-time series champion, Jonathan Allard, intends to run a handful of NARC shows in 2023. Last year he reunited with the Williams Motorsports crew, and they combination plan to attend select events again this year.

    Many more regular faces in the NARC pit area over the years are sure to make many appearances including D.J. Netto, Colby Copeland, Joel Myers Jr., Chase Johnson, Mitchell Faccinto, Andy Forsberg, Tanner and Blake Carrick, and more. Expect to see Pacific Northwest locals take on California’s best when the series heads north like Trey Starks, Tanner Holmes, Tyler Thompson, Logan Forler and others.

    Let’s Go Racing

    The schedule is set. The drivers are ready after the off-season. The only thing left to do is throw the green flag on the 2023 NARC 410 Sprint Car campaign and see what happens as the pursuit for the next NARC champion unfolds.

    Check out the full NARC schedule at https://narc410.com/schedule/.

    If you can’t make it to the track, tune into FloRacing to watch the west coast’s best drivers in 2023.

     

    NEXT GENERATION: COREY DAY IS A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK IN A NARC SPRINT CAR
    February 28, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (3/1/23 – By Michael Gilmer Jr.) Clovis, CA … Seventeen-year-old Corey Day put together an impressive 2022 NARC 410 sprint car season. Racing for his father Ronnie Day, Kevin Kozlowski and Jason Meyers, the Clovis, California driver had no trouble finding success. Racing in only 14 of the 21 NARC 410 King of The West feature events, the young driver finished tied for the series lead in victories with four, alongside two-time NARC series champ Dominic Scelzi.

    Even with those victory lane appearances, Corey finished just eleventh in the final point standings. As the 2023 season quickly approaches, the big question is: Can the second generation driver win the championship when racing on the NARC 410 Sprint Car campaign full-time?

    “I definitely think we could win a championship,” states Day. “My team has the best equipment out there and they all work super hard and are passionate about what they do. I think we have a good package with our race cars and motors, so with luck on our side there shouldn’t be any excuses.”

    Corey was only two top ten finishes shy from achieving a perfect top ten performance record in the 2022 season. He also earned himself two Sunnyvalley Bacon “Powered by Bacon” dash wins, and three Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger Awards. Day proved that he can win virtually anywhere after his victories at Ocean Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Placerville Speedway and Kings Speedway, leading a total of 92 laps in the process.

    All four of these tracks are back on the schedule for the 2023 season, including the NARC season opener at Silver Dollar Speedway. Day is definitely looking to start off hot with a win. He looks to continue this success and add on some more tracks to his resume’ this upcoming season. The team seems to be only a few adjustments away from a full-time championship run.

    Day seems very confident and aware that winning consistently is possible. His success with the Jason Meyers-owned team definitely seem to point them in the right direction towards a championship title and he believes that they have what it takes to get the job done.

    So where does this winning team come from? Success in a sprint car is not new for the Day family. Corey’s father, Ronnie Day had enormous success racing a sprint car in the 1990’s to the 2000’s. He won the first 360 Sprint Car event held at Calistoga Speedway on July 2, 1993 and was always a contender in every event he entered. Winning just seems to run in the family.

    “My dad raced for 30-years before me,” Corey Day explains. “He’s been one of the biggest assets to my success in a race car. He’s done too much for me to just name one thing.”

    Ronnie does a lot to ensure Corey succeeds, not only as a father, but as a mentor. Based on their success up to this point, it definitely appears to be a winning combination and help achieve goals in a racecar. Without him, who knows? Corey might not have even began his racing career..

    The beginning of Corey’s sprint car career did not start too slow as many would expect. At just 14 years-old, he racked up a pair of top ten finishes in just three starts driving a 360 sprint car during the 2020 season. By the end of 2021, Corey continued to succeed in a 360 and even earned a few victories racing in a 410 NARC Sprint Car. Last year, he drove for two-time World of Outlaw champion Jason Meyers at the Knoxville Nationals and exceeded most expectations. Day has shown quick and impressive progress in a sprint car, and it doesn’t seem like he will be slowing down anytime soon.

    So, as the 2023 season approaches look for continued improvement behind the wheel and an aggressive championship run in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series campaign from Corey Day.

     


     

    NAPA AUTO PARTS TEAMS UP WITH NARC SPRINT CARS AS REGIONAL SPONSOR

    (2/27/23) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) sprint cars announced today that they reached a sponsorship agreement with NAPA Auto Parts for select events on the 2023 schedule.

    The NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will be presented by NAPA Auto Parts at 10-select Central California racing events this season. This includes shows at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (April 8, May 12-13, and September 30th), the Stockton Dirt Track (April 1, August 26, and November 4), Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (April 14-15), and the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (October 28th).

    "Thank you for the opportunity to partner up with the NARC Racing Series," said Brian Schaffer, General Manager of NAPA Sales & Store Operations. "We look forward to this new partnership and an exciting race series."

    The sponsorship is centered around fan-engagement at not only the track level but at the store level. NARC sprint car teams will be selected to showcase their hauler and car at designated NAPA locations throughout the season early on race day. The plan is to engage NAPA associates and fans to drive race day attendance at NARC events.

    The National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), also known as NAPA Auto Parts, was founded in 1925. It is an American retailers' cooperative, distributing automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items throughout North America. Their corporate headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia.

    For more information, and to place orders, go to NAPAonline.com

    The NARC Sprint Car Racing Series Mini-Gold Cup season opener is on March 18th at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. It will kick off a 24-race schedule at 15 dirt track venues in California, Oregon, and Washington. Dominic Scelzi is the defending two-time NARC series King of the West champion.

     

    METTEC TITANIUM TO SPONSOR NARC LAP LEADER AWARD
    February 20, 2023
    Jim Allen

    (2/21/23) Sacramento, CA … Mettec Titanium is returning as the sponsor of the “Mettec Lap Leader” award for the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) 410 Sprint Car Series campaign.

    The Carson City, NV-based company will be paying teams $10 per lap for every lap led during NARC feature events this season. For example, if a team leads all 30-lap of the main event, they will earn an extra $300.

    In addition, Mettec Titanium will sponsor the “Mettec Low Pill” award. The driver who pulls the lowest qualifying pill gets presented with approximately $100 worth of Mettec product at the drivers meeting (decal required.)

    Mettec Titanium manufactures light weight racing components and parts from metallurgically complex allows. While their primary focus is on titanium alloys, they also manufacture parts from aluminum, chrome-moly, and more exotic steels. The company delivers on time, parts made to specification, impeccable surface finish, and is compliant to ISO 9001-2008.

    For more information, go to store.Mettec.com or call (775) 246-8200. Mettec manufactures quality products for all forms of racing. To download the Mettec Titanium catalog, go to Mettec Catalog

    The 2023 NARC 410 Sprint Car Series features 24-races at 15 different dirt tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington. The season kicks off on March 18th at Silver Dollar Speedway with the $6000 to win Mini-Gold Cup.

     



    FLORACING TO STREAM NARC EVENTS THIS SEASON
    February 8, 2023
    Jim Allen

     Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) and Floracing have announced the renewal of its live-stream broadcast service for the 2023 sprint car season.

    “We are excited to partner up with Floracing again,” said NARC series Board Member Brent Kaeding. “They bring a level of media expertise that has helped grow our series exposure, not only in the United States, but across the world.”

    Floracing is a leader in live streaming in grassroots racing with thousands of events streamed. The platform also features exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes access, racing news, and highlights of motorsports events across the nation. FloSports also provide excellent coverage of football, baseball, softball, hockey, and cycling and other sports. NARC sprint car racing can be watched by downloading the FloSports app on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, or Amazon Fire.

    The 2023 NARC Racing Series schedule features 24 events at 15 different race tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington. The Mini Gold Cup season opener takes place on March 18th at Silver Dollar Speedway. The entire schedule can be downloaded at NARC410.com.

    ED NOTE: The July 15th Howard Kaeding Classic will not be broadcast on Floracing.

     

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS IMPLEMENTS SEVERAL RULE CHANGES, INCLUDING FORMAT
     

    (1/20/23) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club rolled out its 2023 sprint car rulebook which features safety, equipment and format changes.

    On the safety side of the racing business, fire suppression systems are required on every car by May 1st, and rock screens are required beginning at the NARC season opener on March 18th at Silver Dollar Speedway. The fire suppression rule is being mirrored by all sanctioning bodies and local tracks on the left coast.

    Dish wings are no longer allowed. In addition, NARC will begin migrating to Hoosier's newly-designed asymmetrical rear drive tires as the season progresses. This includes the D15A and Medium right rear and the D12A left rear.) Front tire specs will not change. Hoosier HTW's can no longer be run.

    The traveling sanctioning body, which will visit 15 different tracks this season to crown a "King of the West" champion, also announced a race format change. It is similar to what some other regional associations around the country currently are utilizing (AllStars). Heat races will be lined up straight up by time, except the fastest qualifier in each heat, which will invert to the fourth starting position. The heat race winner and the fastest qualifier from each heat will transfer to the dash, which determines the first three or four rows of the feature event (depending on number of heat races). Full details are spelled out in the 2023 rulebook.

    The NARC General and Technical rule books, along with the 2023 membership forms can be downloaded at: https://wp.me/P8HUv9-iG.

     

     

     

    PROPER TIMING: REUNION WITH BATES-HAMILTON RACING LEADS COX TO NEXT CHAPTER WITH NARC
     

    (1/7/2023 – Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA… Last year Justyn Cox found himself somewhat discouraged and uncertain of his racing future when the door opened to reunite with a former team where he’d experienced success, leading to Cox getting a second chance at a NARC Sprint Car championship in 2023.

    After an underwhelming start to 2022 with his own team, Cox shelved his family car and wasn’t sure what would come next. Then in the fall, Bates-Hamilton Racing and Tim Kaeding decided to go in different directions.

    Cox was familiar with the team owned by Joshua Bates and Roger Hamilton, having filled in for an injured Kaeding in the No. 42X back in 2018. Cox helped them secure the SCCT owner’s championship, and the pairing nearly won Trophy Cup.

    With their past success and his own car on the sidelines, Cox decided to reach out.

    “It was kind of just proper timing,” Cox said. “I hate to see anyone lose a ride, but when I saw that happened, I was kind of sitting idle. I had big plans for my own team, but it just wasn’t going the way that I thought it should. I just wasn’t enjoying racing at the time.

    “When I decided to park my own team for a while and take a break, it was probably about a month after that they parted ways with TK,” Cox continued. “I thought it was maybe a good time to call them and see about getting in the car. There were some big races coming up. I just wanted to see if I still enjoyed racing maybe from a different outlook. Sometimes driving for people can open your eyes in a great light or a negative light.”

    The light he found was bright and reassuring. BHR decided to bring him back aboard for a few races. Their first night reunited was October’s Morrie Williams Memorial at Keller Auto Speedway. In the second of the twin-20 lap features, Cox lined up on the front row and stayed near the top of the leaderboard the entire race, ultimately finishing second after nearly stealing the win in the final corner. The result marked his best finish to date with NARC.

    After the early success, the team decided to pencil in a few more nights with Cox behind the wheel.

    “Originally it was just going to be the Williams race and Trophy Cup,” Cox recalled. “It kind of just seemed to progress from there. I think running off the bat with a podium at the Williams race helped propel a little bit of excitement in the team.”

    Cox went on to wheel the car for the final four races of the NARC campaign, picking up a trio of top-tens to close out the season. The consistency was encouraging for the team and revitalized Cox who had been combating some confidence issues after the first half of the year with his family car hadn’t gone according to plan.

    “It was really encouraging because I’ve had a rough year for me,” Cox admitted. “I picked up a win at a local Watsonville show, but I just wasn’t competitive in my own stuff. For whatever reason, things weren’t clicking right. When you get in a slump, it’s really tough mentally to get out of it. So, to kind of hop back in at Hanford, which is one of my favorite tracks, and find speed in the second race felt really good… It kind of made me hungry to do it a lot more.”

    Racing a lot more with the team is exactly what Cox is now set to do with the 2023 season on the horizon. The team was pleased enough with Cox’s performance that they decided to bring him back as their full-time driver for this year with their focus on a NARC title run.

    “I think it was after Kern (County Raceway Park), where we had a really good run there from the back,” Cox said. “Roger was just really happy, and I wasn’t actually scheduled to run Stockton the following weekend. So, I kind of thought Kern was my last race. After the run, Roger was really happy and mentioned he’d really like me to run Stockton, so him and Josh put something together and got me back there.

    “Stockton was going okay until I had an issue,” Cox continued. “I almost thought that was the end of it. Roger came down from the stands and pulled me aside and said he’d really like me to be his driver. We just had to work out a couple details and make sure his sponsors were okay with it and obviously Josh and Scotty (Taylor) and everybody involved. I think I heard a week into December that it was going to happen. It was just a big weight off my shoulders to hear from Josh and Roger that they believed in me and thought I was a good fit.”

    This season will mark Cox’s second attempt at completing the full NARC campaign. The Clarksburg native’s rookie campaign came back in 2016 when he impressed by finishing third in points and claiming Rookie of the Year honors.

    While it will be his sophomore try at tackling the entire NARC season, it’ll be Cox’s first with BHR. Back when he helped them wrap up the SCCT owner’s title, the team primarily focused on 360 racing and has since shifted their focus more towards 410s. Cox is looking forward to chasing a title with a team he has a history with and has built a solid rapport.

    “The dynamic is good,” Cox said. “It’s all positive vibes. We’re all there to obviously do well but also enjoy what we’re doing. We’re very blessed to be at the racetrack. Those guys put in a lot of hard work. Josh spends a lot of hours at the shop. Scotty comes all the time to the shop to help and so does Roger. They’re just dedicated to the sport. They love it.”

    The BHR team has become one of the steadiest forces on the NARC tour since adding some 410 engines to the shop. Over the past two seasons they collected three series victories with Tim Kaeding and finished third in points in 2021, narrowly missing the runner-up spot by just a point.

    Heading into the season Cox has one main goal for the NARC campaign at that is to, at the least, replicate his points finish in 2016 by claiming one of the top-three spots. Another item on the bucket list he’ll have a chance to cross off this season is winning a NARC race. He’s finished third and second in his career, but the top spot of the podium has eluded him through 42 career feature starts. While he’ll be happy to get a win at any track, Cox has one particular race circled where an inaugural series victory would be a storybook moment.

    “I think I’m kind of known as the guy that can run Placerville really well, so if we can pick off a Bradway (Memorial), that would mean the world to Josh, Roger, and Scotty,” Cox said.

    “They’ve made it known that they want to win the Bradway. They almost did last year with Kyle (Hirst). I’ve done it with the SCCT portion, so if I can back it up and win the NARC side, especially if that was my first one, I could quit that day. That would be amazing. The Bradway, as a whole, is such a special race.”

    Cox is also looking forward to the huge Pacific Northwest swing in mid-June that concludes with the $50,000 to win Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway. Even though he’s from California, much of Cox’s early sprint car experience came in the Northwest driving for Harley Van Dyke.

    “I’m really looking forward to the Northwest swing,” Cox commented. “I’ve spent a lot of years going to Oregon. I’ve always ran the Northern Speedweeks, and I kind of got my feet wet in the Northwest. My rookie year in a sprint car I won the Rookie of the Year award for the ASCS Northwest region.”

    Just a tad more than two months remain before the 2023 NARC season receives the green flag at Silver Dollar Speedway. With Cox fitting in so well in the Bates-Hamilton Racing organization and the team’s success over the past few seasons, the combination will be one to watch throughout the duration of the campaign. After the uncertainty that came with parking his family car last summer, Cox couldn’t be more appreciative of the opportunity.

    “I’m just excited and humbled to do this with Josh, Roger, Scotty, and Bates-Hamilton Racing as a whole,” Cox said. “I’m excited to hopefully find a home with a team. I’ve had great opportunities over the years and it’s been great, but to finally get to that extra little hump of a team that runs 410s is just a dream come true.”


     

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS ROLL OUT FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS RULE: EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2023
    December 26, 2022
    Jim Allen

    (12/27/22) Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC), sanctioning bodies and sprint car race promoters throughout California and the left coast have agreed to implement a fire suppression system rule in 2023. Effective May 1, 2023, all sprint cars will be required to run a fully functional system meeting a SFI 17.3 specification.

    The safety-enhancing rule was discussed in depth with representatives of all major sanctioning bodies and dirt tracks at the Reno RPM Workshop and all agreed on the date moving forward. This includes the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Kings of Thunder, Skagit Speedway and all tracks on the 2023 NARC 410 sprint car schedule.

    The equipment specifications mirror what most major sprint car sanction bodies are requiring during the 2023 season.

    A complete breakdown of the rule will be published in the NARC rulebook in early January. Listed below is the baseline for the rule:

    A fire suppression system that meets the SFI 17.3 specification must be installed and functional in all race cars at all times when competing at Northern Auto Racing Club events after May 1, 2022.
    The fire suppression system must include a thermal trigger and a manual trigger. Both triggers must be mounted in the driver’s compartment. The thermal trigger must be in the lower area of the drivers compartment forward of the seat near the area of the fuel pump. The manual trigger must be mounted within reach of the driver on the forward left-hand side of the cockpit. A minimum of one nozzle must be mounted in the lower area of the cockpit forward of the seat.
    The DOT approved cylinder manufactured of aluminum or steel must be securely mounted to the frame per the manufacturer’s instructions. The cylinder must have a minimum capacity of five-pounds.
    The system must be fully charged and display a legible and valid SFI 17.3 and manufacturer label, easily viewable at any time by NARC and/or race track officials. Cylinders that are beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacture.
    If a nozzle is connected to the cylinder with a line, the line must be steel or steel reinforced and must be triggered at the end of the line.

    (NOTE: SFI is a certification that demonstrates that the manufacturer certifies the racing equipment has been laboratory tested to meet or exceed SFI safety specifications. This gives consumers and sanctioning bodies a way to differentiate a certified product from one that is untested.)

    Approved Manufacturer’s:

    Lifeline Fire & Safety USA

    Safecraft Safety Equipment, Martinez, CA

    Safety Systems Inc. (Firebottle), Ft Myers, FL

    Spa Technique Inc. Indianapolis, IN



    GOING OUT ON TOP?: CROFT MULLING FUTURE AFTER CAREER-BEST NARC CAMPAIGN
     

    (12/10/2022 – Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA… Heading into 2022, Willie Croft planned for this to be his last year as a full-time competitor to cap an excellent career, but after a personal-best finish of second in NARC 410 Sprint Car points, he isn’t quite sure if he’s ready to hang up the helmet.

    Long before he became one of the most familiar names in California, Croft’s passion for sprint car racing began as a young fan in the stands.

    “When I grew up, my uncle took us to the sprint car races, his kids and myself,” Croft said. “Once they moved out of town, I would spend my summers down there, and he would take me to Baylands and some San Jose stuff. Before he moved out of the Sacramento area we would go to Placerville on a weekly basis. That’s kind of how I got involved in racing. I knew from the very beginning this is what I wanted to do.”

    As he aged into his later teenage years, Croft slightly faded away from the sport as he discovered other interests as many high schoolers do. However, a chance encounter at one of his friend’s garages reignited his fire for racing.

    “One of my friends, one day we were at his house, and I was walking by the garage that was open and there was a sprint car in there,” Croft reflected. “I was like, ‘Where’d this come from?’ My buddy Jason was like, ‘My dad is helping this guy, Rick Hirst.’ It wasn’t my father-in-law, Rick Hirst. There’s actually another Rick Hirst who raced.

    “So, one thing led to another and I met this guy, Rick,” Croft continued. “I found myself, whenever went over to Jason’s, working on this car rather than hanging out. We were really heavy into skateboarding at that time, so instead of doing any type of skateboarding or going downtown to skate for the weekend, I was helping Rick with his car and then eventually going to the races with them.”

    After his introduction to the hands-on, mechanical side of the sport, Croft would go on to meet a handful of personal influences as he navigated the early parts of his career as a crew member and, eventually, the beginning of his time behind the wheel.

    “I met Mike Wasina from there and was helping Wasina when Rick wasn’t racing,” Croft said. “I ended up actually buying my first racecar from Mike Wasina and an engine and open trailer. I met Roger Crockett and Brian Crockett, who let me actually keep my car at their house and helped mentor me, how to maintenance a car and what not.

    “Meeting Rod Tiner, I learned a lot more from Rod and going racing with him and his brother, Randy Tiner, at certain races,” Croft continued. “I was learning and talking to Rod on the way home, asking, ‘Why’d you do this or why’d you do that?’

    ‘One of my best friends is Paul Silva,” Croft added. “Once Paul started, I helped him quite a bit in the very beginning. I still do when I don’t race, whether it’s Knoxville Nationals or whatever it may be. Learning from Paul I learned how to be organized, how to be clean, how to have everything sorted. He does everything 100%, in my mind, correct. It kind of taught me a lot, opened my eyes up and helped me with my own program on how to be 100% ready.”

    Croft has maintained that mindset of being fully prepared through the duration of his more than two decades racing sprint cars. The approach has helped him remain one of the steadiest forces of the California circuit year in and year out and construct quite the resumé.

    In 2004 Croft scored his first NARC victory, topping the prestigious Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. Among his dozens of overall sprint car wins are also a Faria Memorial (2016), Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial (2018), and three Trophy Cup features. Croft added his name to the list of Trophy Cup champions in 2014.

    Throughout his career, Croft primarily wheeled his familiar, personally owned No. 29, but his talents also landed him opportunities driving for famed car owners such as Clyde Lamar and Kevin Rudeen.

    Croft entered 2022 aiming to make one last run at a NARC title aboard the No. 29 after posting a best effort of third on two occasions in 2007 and 2013. Early on, Croft appeared poised to battle eventual champion, Dominic Scelzi, down to the final race. He posted seven top-fives in the first 10 races including a victory at Willamette Speedway in Oregon. Bad luck plagued the second half of his season, but he still held on to the runner-up spot in the final standings.

    A challenge Croft battled throughout the year is a rotation of crew members. Croft serves as his own crew chief and maintains his car throughout the week, but during the year he didn’t have a set team traveling with him to each race. While the lack of a consistent crew created some difficulties in race day routine, Croft found himself feeling appreciative of the fact that a variety of capable hands were willing to help when needed. The experience reminded him of his own path.

    “It’s pretty rewarding,” Croft said. “I always think back to myself as a crew guy when I first came around the sport. I ate and breathed it. Sprint car racing is all I wanted to be around. I wanted to learn anything and everything I could learn, and I had really good people to learn from, the likes of Mike Wasina, Rod Tiner, and Brian Crockett.

    “That was me looking up to them, and, you know, it’s so weird, I don’t look at some of these younger people looking up to me in that way but maybe they do,” Croft continued. “It’s pretty gratifying to have guys that want to come help me, that want to go win races and work in my tough environment that I try to keep. I try to keep a standard of having everything organized and clean. It’s that part of me that I can’t do anything without knowing I’m 100 percent prepared.”

    Croft’s efforts as a crew chief adjusting to a different team through the season didn’t go unnoticed. At the NARC Championship Awards Banquet, Croft was presented the Billy Albini Mechanic of the Year. The recognition filled Croft with emotion and provided one of the top moments of his career.

    “I still think about it every day,” Croft said. “I think about that moment and how much that trophy really means to me. Billy Albini was one of the best. I feel fortunate to have been able to talk to him even just in passing… I was really caught off guard. I still get a little emotional thinking about it. It’s just a really, really cool award to have. The trophy goes back, but I still have the ring. I still have the memory of being on it that’s going to stick with me for a lifetime.”

    Now, Croft sits in somewhat of a limbo as 2023 looms. A variety of factors are in play that he must consider before deciding on what, if any, racing plans he’ll make.

    Croft owns a business, Amerikote Powdercoating, which occupies much of his time. This year he sadly lost one of his longtime supporters when Dave Wasney with Holey Smokes BBQ passed away. Croft also continues to have a major role in his son, Cole’s, blossoming racing career in karts. Cole has the same passion for the sport his father showed at a young age, and Willie puts plenty of time into working with him as he makes his own way towards sprint cars.

    “It’s a little hectic at times. I’m not going to lie,” Croft said of balancing his son’s racing. “I’m putting myself in a position where I’m trying to do anything and everything I can do to give him the best equipment, the best car and setup that I can give him, but I don’t know anything about them (the karts). They’re not like a sprint car. They’re opposite of how you set a sprint car up.”

    Though Croft remains uncertain of his racing future, he is confident in one area. If he does decide to continue competing, the 50-year-old plans to race often with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars and potentially try to challenge for a championship.

    “I wish I could just say I’m going to run the NARC schedule again because I had a lot of fun, and there’s a lot of good people in the sport that run that series,” Croft explained. “There’s a lot of camaraderie, and that’s what I want to do. If I’m going to race, I want to race with the people I like racing with and the people that look out for us as a series with Jim (Allen) and Brent (Kaeding). I feel like that’s where my heart is. If I can make it happen, that’s awesome but I just don’t know.”

    It won’t be long before the NARC season opener in March is around the corner and Croft is faced with making his decision. Everyone who has watched sprint cars in California over the past two decades knows this local legend has nothing more to prove, but how does the man himself feel about his career? Will he be satisfied? Overall, he’s conflicted. Like any racer, there is always one more event he’d like to check off the bucket list. However, if he does choose retirement, Croft feels complete and happy with the career he’s put together and the invaluable relationships he’s formed along the way.

    “Thinking back to when I was asked, ‘If you race sprint cars, what level do you want to compete at?’” Croft recalled. “I said, ‘I just want to win a Golden State Challenge (NARC) race.’ So, to have done that, winning Trophy Cup, Mini Gold Cup, some of the other races, it’s pretty satisfying. But, then I think about it and I want to win an Outlaw race. I think that’s a top prize in sprint car racing is winning an Outlaw show.

    “I don’t know. I really don’t know,” Croft added on if he’s content with his career. “I guess I’ll know 10 years from now or something like that when I sit back and think about. It’s tough. Are you ever satisfied? I’m probably not. I probably would want to win some of these other races before I was completely satisfied.

    “You know what, though? It is what it is,” Croft continued. “I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve met a lot of good people. I still want to be around it. I will be around once my son does get into it. So, am I satisfied? Yes, in that aspect. I am satisfied to be able to live my dream and meet great people, meet my wife, but you always want to do better and you always want to win more, and you always want to win the bigger races.”

     

     

    NARC 2023 SCHEDULE: CALIFORNIA STAPLES, HUGE NORTHWEST SWING HIGHLIGHT CAMPAIGN
     

    (12/5/2022) Sacramento, CA… The NARC 410 Sprint Cars are set for another busy campaign in 2023 with the unveiling of a 24-race schedule for the West Coast’s best drivers and teams as the series enters its 63rd season of racing.

    For the second straight year NARC will visit all three states that comprise the West Coast at tracks as far south as Bakersfield and all the way up north nearly to the Canadian border. Overall, 13 different facilities are on the calendar.

    Teams will compete for more than $800,000 in prize money throughout the entirety of the schedule, plus another $50,000 in product and cash awards up for grabs. Shares of a lucrative championship points fund will also be on the line.

    March-ing Into Chico

    The season opener will see the revitalization of a historic, fan-favorite race.

    On March 18th the series kicks off the 2023 campaign with the return of Mini Gold Cup at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

    Originally starting in 1987, the Mini Gold Cup has been a spring staple in California but took a brief hiatus after the 2019 edition. Throughout its history, the event has alternated between NARC and World of Outlaws sanctioning. With the 2023 edition being a NARC event, it again gives locals a shot at Mini Gold Cup glory and placing their name alongside some legends of sprint car racing.

    The Classics

    The state of California has established a handful of “Classic” races that have become fan-favorites, and per usual some of those coveted events have found a home on the NARC schedule.

    The first of five Classics on the calendar is on the second weekend of April and will be the third edition of the Anthony Simone Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford on April 8th. The night honors the versatile driver known as “Mr. Excitement” and offers a $10,000 payday to the winner.

    The very next weekend will be another lucrative event as Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway will host the second Dennis Roth Classic. As a nod to Roth’s iconic car, the feature winner will again be awarded $8,300. The Roth Classic has grown by a day for 2023 and will showcase two nights of racing on April 14th and 15th with the winner of the latter taking home the big check.

    The wildly popular Peter Murphy Classic is set for May 12th and 13th and will take place at the site of the two aforementioned Classics. Night one will be at Thunderbowl Raceway with Keller Auto Speedway taking center stage for the $11,000 to win finale. Like last year, NARC will be joined by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour both nights.

    Another one of the most anticipated races of the campaign can be found in July as the Howard Kaeding Classic continues as a summertime staple. Unlike recent years, the event will now feature two nights of the NARC 410 Sprint Cars at Ocean Speedway as opposed to 410s only partaking on the final night. “The HK” is slated for July 14th and 15th.

    On August 26th the series heads to Stockton Dirt Track for the Champions Classic. After a cancellation this year due to the tire shortage, teams will be eager for its return and to fight for a $6,000 payday by visiting victory lane.

    A Busy Road To Dirt Cup

    For the second straight year NARC will hit the Road to Dirt Cup, but this year’s edition will include a few more stops and double as the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    In lieu of making a pair of trips to the Pacific Northwest like in 2022, the series will make one extended journey to make logistics easier on the teams.

    The four straight nights of action begins on Thursday, June 15th at Central Point, Oregon’s Southern Oregon Speedway. The next night it’s up to Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Oregon, a track that was converted from pavement to dirt over the off-season under the new promotional leadership of Roseburg Racing Promotions. Night three is a visit to Lebanon, Oregon’s Willamette Speedway, where Justin Sanders set a new track record when NARC invaded last year. And the Road to Dirt Cup meets an end at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on June 18th.

    Overall, the trip promises to provide four fantastic nights of racing at four different facilities and will feature a special bonus to any driver that can sweep all four events.

    Dirt Cup

    After a wildly successful 2022 Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup, NARC will again support the West Coast crown jewel as it enters its second year of a return to 410 sprint cars at Burlington, Washington’s Skagit Speedway.

    The Dirt Cup will again feature a trio of nights (June 22nd – 24th) with the final night’s winner taking home a whopping $50,000.

    Last year the race attracted more than 40 competitors as promoters Peter Murphy and Kevin Rudeen restored a ton of prestige to one of the most historic events on the left-coast.

    *On Tuesday, June 20th there will be a Dirt Cup Tune-Up race at Skagit, but it will not be a NARC event.

    Making History

    A pair of historic races with winners lists that read like a California Hall of Fame will again be a part of the NARC campaign with many drivers hungry to add their names in one of those coveted slots.

    The 32nd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race will occur on June 3rd at the scenic Placerville Speedway, marking the third straight year the El Dorado County track has hosted one of the most prestigious races in California. With lap money and other awards, this show features one of the largest one-day purses of the year.

    The season finale will see a historical race enter another decade of existence as Stockton Dirt Track hosts the 40th Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 4th.

    And More

    A few other racetracks and events help complete the 2023 schedule.

    Petaluma Speedway has a pair of dates with the Salute to First Responders set for May 20th and the Salute to Baylands Raceway Park scheduled for July 8th.

    The second race of the season will be the fourth annual Asparagus Cup on April 1st at Stockton Dirt Track with the SCCT joining the card.

    Silver Dollar Speedway’s second and final NARC race of 2023 will be on April 29th as the series will again partake in the David Tarter Memorial.

    The fourth edition of the Morrie Williams Memorial will be run on September 30th at Keller Auto Speedway. The unique event will again showcase a twin-20 lap features to conclude the evening.

    NARC will make its lone trip to The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park on October 28th for the Halloween Spectacular.

    NARC 410 Sprint Cars 2023 Complete Schedule

    March 18: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) – Mini Gold Cup

    April 1: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – Fourth Annual Asparagus Cup w/SCCT

    April 8: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA) – Anthony Simone Classic ($10,000 to win)

    April 14: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA) – Dennis Roth Classic

    April 15: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA) – Dennis Roth Classic ($8,300 to win)

    April 29: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) – David Tarter Memorial

    May 6: RAIN DATE

    May 12: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA) – Peter Murphy Classic w/SCCT

    May 13: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA) – Peter Murphy Classic ($11,000 to win) w/SCCT

    May 20: Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, CA) – Salute to First Responders

    June 3: Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA) – 32nd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

    June 15: Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports/Road to Dirt Cup

    June 16: Douglas County Dirt Track (Roseburg, OR) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports/Road to Dirt Cup

    June 17: Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports/Road to Dirt Cup

    June 18: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports/Road to Dirt Cup

    June 22: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – Super Dirt Cup

    June 23: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – Super Dirt Cup

    June 24: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – Super Dirt Cup ($50,000 to win)

    July 8: Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, CA) – Salute to Baylands Raceway Park

    July 14: Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA) – Night One of the 13th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic

    July 15: Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA) – Night Two of the 13th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic

    July 29: OPEN

    August 26: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – Champions Classic ($6,000 to win)

    September 30: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA) – Morrie Williams Memorial Twin-20s w/SCCT

    October 28: The Dirt Track at KCRP (Bakersfield, CA) – Halloween Spectacular

    November 4: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – 40th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/SCCT

    November 5: Championship Awards Celebration at Brookside Country Club (Stockton, CA)

     

     


    SANDERS CRUISES TO TRIBUTE TO GP TRIUMPH, SCELZI WRAPS UP SECOND STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
     

    (11/5/2022 – Alex Nieten) Stockton, CA… On Saturday night in Stockton, two of the best sprint car drivers in California shared a jubilant victory lane celebration.

    The Central Valley 3/8ths mile hosted the 39th edition of the Tribute to Gary Patterson, and Aromas gasser, Justin Sanders, dominated the Fujitsu Feature en route to his 13th career series victory while Dominic Scelzi sealed his second straight NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car championship.

    For Sanders, the outcome was rarely in doubt as the pilot of the Farmers Brewing Co./Mittry Construction led all 25 laps and didn’t face much of a challenge on the hooked up Stockton surface. The victory marked his second at the track and second in the Tribute to GP after claiming the 2020 edition, as well.

    “This car was great all night,” Sanders commented. “From the minute we rolled out of the box and hot lapped the car felt really good. In qualifying we turned a good lap and that kind of sets you up for the night.”

    In what’s been a year defined by his unflinching consistency, Dominic Scelzi fittingly capped his title campaign with his series-best 13th podium of the season by finishing third. The Fresno driver of the Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 became the first driver since Kyle Hirst in 2013-14 to win two straight championships. He also became just the 10th driver in series history with multiple titles.

    “Our consistency, I think, speaks volumes for this 41 team,” Scelzi said of his season. “Everyday I want to continue to grow our success. I want to be back here every year and try and do this again and again. We’ve got a long time to worry about the next championship, but back to back is pretty damn special.”

    Scelzi was quick to credit his crew, led by Jimmy Carr, for his success.

    “I want to thank my guys so much,” Scelzi said. “Jimmy, he came on board there in 2020, and he changed my entire career. You look at the record books from 2012 to 2019, and you don’t see a whole hell of a lot of success, and he turned us into a race team, and he turned us into an operation that could win night in and night out. Lukas (Steward) came on board last year, and he’s done a great job. My father-in-law, Mike (Patterson). Todd (Jorgensen) comes to every damn race. My good friend, Scott Martzen. It takes an army to win a championship.”

    The race began by providing the only issue Sanders would face during the tilt. He led the field to green from the pole and slipped out coming out of turn four on the race’s initial start, getting sideways on the front-stretch and nearly falling out of the top-10.

    However, a yellow flag for said start proved to be his savior as the caution allowed Sanders to reclaim his pole position for the complete restart.

    “Man, I’m so glad that first start got called back,” Sanders said. “I hit the grease all the way on the bottom and spun down the front straightaway. Thank god there was a yellow because I wouldn’t have won this race if it wasn’t for that.”

    Given a second chance after the opening start issue, Sanders would not be denied. He darted ahead on the second attempt and opened an early advantage until Willie Croft went for a nasty ride on the second lap in turns three and four after contact with Colby Copeland. Croft exited the car unharmed.

    After another quick yellow for a spinning Bud Kaeding, the race entered a long run with Sanders driving away from the field on the restart.

    Second starting Tim Kaeding looked as if he may present Sanders a challenge as the leader entered traffic. Sanders got stuck behind a slower car for multiple laps just before the halfway point allowing Kaeding to close. Before the Roth Motorsports driver could pounce, Sanders expertly sliced by a pair of lapped cars to give himself some breathing room as Scelzi slipped by Kaeding for second.

    TK wheeled back around Scelzi just before one last yellow flew for a slowing Max Mittry with 7 circuits remaining.

    The caution made no difference, though, as Sanders powered ahead on the restart and won by nearly three seconds.

    “I tried to go where the lapped cars weren’t,” Sanders said of his race. “I tried to power through the holes as best as I could. My car was really good everywhere I went. I just tried to keep my foot down and the car as straight as possible. This is awesome. It feels really good to get another win before the end of the year.”

    Tim Kaeding and Dominic Scelzi chased Sanders to the line to round out the podium, and the balance of the top-10 included Bill Balog, Shane Golobic, Ryan Timms, Tanner Carrick, Colby Copeland, Mitchell Faccinto and Justyn Cox.

    Max Mittry finished 11th and claimed 2022 Rookie of the Year honors.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (25 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 2X 2. Tim Kaeding 83 3. Dominic Scelzi 41 4. Bill Balog 7 5. Shane Golobic 17W 6. Ryan Timms 57 7. Tanner Carrick 83T 8. Colby Copeland 5V 9. Mitchell Faccinto 21 10. Justyn Cox 42X 11. Max Mittry 2XM 12. Austin McCarl 88 13. Bud Kaeding 69 14. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 15. Billy Aton 26 16. Blake Carrick 38B 17. Richard Brace Jr. 2R 18. Josh Young 1 19. Willie Croft 29

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Colby Copeland

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (19 Cars): Justin Sanders – 12.812

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Golobic, Sanders, Timms, T. Carrick, B. Kaeding, B. Carrick, Young

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Balog, Mittry, Scelzi, Croft, Aton, Bloomfield

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Cox, T. Kaeding, Copeland, McCarl, Faccinto, Brace Jr.

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Sanders, T. Kaeding, Scelzi, Balog, Cox, Golobic


     

     

    STOCKTON’S TRIBUTE TO GP SET TO PUNCUATE 2022 NARC SPRINT CAR CAMPAIGN

    (10/31/2022) Sacramento, CA… Another season of NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car racing will come to an end this Saturday, November 5th as Stockton Dirt Track hosts the 39th Annual Tribute to Gary PaAnother season of NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car racing will come to an end this Saturday, November 5th as Stockton Dirt Track hosts the 39th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson.

    After beginning in April, visiting 12 different tracks, and journeying to three states, the 2022 campaign will conclude with NARC’s 23rd overall trip to Stockton on a night one of the most admired racers to hail from California is honored.

    Patterson, known as “The Preacher,” raced as a true outlaw in his day, venturing wherever he felt on a given weekend, and was widely respected for his talent behind the wheel. “GP” wheeled a variety of cars to victory lane at a variety of racetracks until he unfortunately passed in an accident at Calistoga Speedway in 1983. As one of the most notorious figures not only of west coast sprint car racing, but racing across the country, an event was born to honor him and approaches four decades of existence with its running this Saturday.

    The night will be full of celebration as the event doubles as Triple Crown Championship Night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints also capping their campaigns at the central valley 3/8ths mile.

    Championship Chase

    Even after a DNF this past weekend in Bakersfield, a second consecutive NARC championship is all but in Dominic Scelzi’s hands. All the Fresno native needs to do Saturday is complete a qualifying lap which will guarantee him, at the least, 75 show up points and make his gap atop the standings insurmountable.

    Willie Croft still firmly holds the second spot, and barring any severe misfortune at Stockton, he should finish runner-up.

    In the fight for the final step on the points podium, Bud Kaeding put a little more distance between himself and Mitchell Faccinto, but the gap is still close enough where Faccinto could pass Kaeding on Saturday.

    Who to Watch

    The Kaeding brothers, Tim and Bud, are a threat anywhere but especially when they roll into Stockton.

    In Tim’s last nine NARC starts in Stockton, he’s bagged a pair of wins, notched six top-fives, and finished no worse than eighth. One of those wins (2016) came aboard a Roth Motorsports No. 83, the same car the San Jose driver will wheel on Saturday.

    Bud is also a two-time Stockton series winner, picking up victories in the same years as Tim, 2016 and 2019. The latter of those is his most recent NARC victory, so the Campbell native will look

    to end the winless drought at a track that’s been good to him. Bud’s most recent podium also occurred at the 3/8ths mile this past July.

    Anytime a race is hosted at Stockton, Shane Golobic is guaranteed to be a contender. The Fremont native is the track’s winningest driver since it opened in 2013 with a pair of his overall victories coming in NARC competition. Back in July he nearly won another, falling just short to D.J. Netto. He’s fresh off his first series victory of the year and looks to cap the season with back-to-back triumphs.

    Bill Balog is expected to make his second NARC appearance of the year and the fifth of his career. The 10-time IRA Sprints champion will wheel a Snow Racing entry. Back in 2017, the North Pole Nightmare made his NARC debut driving for Clayton Snow at none other than Stockton and earned a top-five.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Redding’s Max Mittry, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Oklahoma’s Ryan Timms, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, and the Fujitsu General USA 25-lap Feature.

    The pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. The front gate will open at 3:00 P.M., and racing is scheduled to kickoff around 6:00 P.M.

    Pit passes are $40. General Admission tickets are $30. Kids 4 and under will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online in advance for the discounted price of $25 via the following link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-5th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-431216950507.

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way Stockton, CA 95206. For more information call 209-466-9999 or visit stocktondirttrack.com.

    The Tribute to GP can be viewed live on floracing.com along with every NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series race.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Points Standings (After 19 events in 20-race series - 10/31/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2096 Willie Croft, Colfax - 2031 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2008 Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 2000 Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1951 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1938 Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1926 Billy Aton, Benicia - 1765 Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1490 Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1463 Corey Day, Salinas - 1407 Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1382 DJ Netto, Hanford - 1269 Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904 Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 878 Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 836 Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 815 Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 813 Dylan Bloomfield, Discovery Bay 715 Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION Website: www.NARC410.com Facebook: NARCKingoftheWest Facebook (history page): NARCSprintCarHistory Twitter: NARC410 Instagram: NARC410 YouTube: NARC410 TikTok: NARC410 Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS: November 6th - Championship Celebration @Brookside Country Club (Stockton, CA)


     

     

    KERN COUNTY KING: GOLOBIC DOMINATES FOR THIRD NARC KCRP TRIUMPH
     

    (10/29/2022 – Alex Nieten) Bakersfield, CA… If there’s a NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car race at Kern County Raceway Park, Shane Golobic can be counted on the be at the front as much as you can count on the sun to rise in the east and set in the west.

    On Saturday night, Golobic led all 30 laps of the Fujistu Feature en route to his third series victory in five starts at the Bakersfield bullring. The other two attempts resulted in podiums, meaning Golobic owns an eye-popping 1.6 average finish in NARC competition at the facility. The Rocklin gasser’s trio of KCRP triumphs puts him atop the track’s NARC win list.

    The victory also comes a week after Golobic claimed his third Trophy Cup championship. It’s been a good seven days for the driver of the Matt Wood Racing/NOS Energy Drink No. 17W.

    “I love this place,” a jubilant Golobic said in victory lane. “I think the worst I’ve run is like second or third. I’ve got a few wins, so I always love coming down here. It makes the drive a little bit more worth it all the way from Rocklin. When you win, it definitely makes it a little bit easier.”

    Golobic led the field to green courtesy of his win in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash with Corey Day alongside.

    The race got off to a rocky start as a flurry of stoppages interrupted the early laps. Yellows for Craig Stidham and Dominic Scelzi and a red for Willie Croft (he was unharmed) all happened within the first five laps.

    After the Scelzi caution, the race got into a rhythm as Golobic jumped ahead with Day in pursuit. The cars at the very front of the field stayed mostly in line on the hooked up surface, but a few drivers made some moves further back as Cole Macedo charged into the top-five, and Justyn Cox roared into the top-10 from the tail.

    Golobic entered traffic around the halfway point of the feature. He and Day sliced through lapped cars, and Golobic masterfully handled the traffic. Just as it seemed Day would be able to close in, Golobic would put another car between them. With the track as fast as it was, Golobic knew the slower cars could make or break his race.

    “I kind of knew lap traffic was going to be where the race was won or lost,” Golobic explained. “In our case, that would’ve been us losing the race if I didn’t make the right moves there or just got caught up behind anybody. Luckily it all went pretty smooth.

    “The pace slows down so much in traffic with slower cars,” Golobic added. “And I know both Corey (Day) and Justin (Sanders) are really aggressive racers in traffic and they’re going to make moves so you better do the same. I just had to pick them off one at a time, try and make good, smart decisions, and we were able to do that.”

    After working through heavy traffic, one final yellow flew with just seven laps to go setting up a quick blitz to the finish. Even though it put Day on his tail, the clear track proved to be too valuable as Golobic pulled away and comfortably claimed his 14th career NARC victory with a 1.234 second advantage.

    “We’ll have a couple of NOS Energy Drinks to get us home and be able to crawl into bed and see my kids in the morning,” Golobic said with a smile.

    Finishing runner-up was Corey Day aboard the Jason Meyers Racing/Four CCCCs Construction No. 14. The 16-year-old is on a roll in NARC competition as the result marked his third straight series podium and sixth in his last 10 races dating back to June. The second-generation racer owns a 2.9 average finish over that span.

    “I really didn’t need that yellow there,” Day said of what might’ve helped him win. “We we’re getting through lap traffic, and he got hung up behind one of them and I got to him, and then he’d get back away and get to another one and I’d get to him. Right as I got close to him to where I could probably have tried to make a move there was a yellow.”

    Completing the podium was a hard-charging Justin Sanders. The Aromas native wheeled the Mittry Construction/Farmers Brewing Co. No. 2X from eighth to the top-three for his seventh NARC podium of the year.

    “I’m happy with the podium” Sanders said. “I felt like I had one of the best cars. I could pass guys kind of high and low and got on the outside of Corey there on that last restart but couldn’t make a move. The bottom was still a little too fast.”

    Completing the top-10 was Tim Kaeding, Cole Macedo, Bud Kaeding, Carson Macedo, Justyn Cox, Ryan Timms, Max Mittry.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Shane Golobic 17W 2. Corey Day 14 3. Justin Sanders 2X 4. Tim Kaeding 83 5. Cole Macedo 121 6. Bud Kaeding 69 7. Carson Macedo 21T 8. Justyn Cox 42X 9. Ryan Timms 5T 10. Max Mittry 2XM 11. Mitchell Faccinto 12. Ryan Bernal 22 13. Billy Aaron 26 14. Burt Foland Jr. 4 15. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 16. Jo De Wees 63D 17. Craig Stidham 36 18. Dominic Scelzi 41 19. Willie Croft 29

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Golobic 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Justyn Cox 14th to 8th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (20 Cars): Ryan Bernal – 11.935

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Stidham, Scelzi, Mittry, Bernal, Cox, Aton, Montgomery (DNS)

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Co. Macedo, Golobic, Day, Timms, Faccinto, Croft, De Wees

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): T. Kaeding, B. Kaeding, Ca. Macedo, Sanders, Bloomfield, Foland Jr.

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Golobic, Day, Scelzi, T. Kaeding, Bernal, Stidham

     

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS BOUND FOR BAKERSFIELD AS KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK HOSTS SEASON’S PENULTIMATE RACE
     

    (10/24/2022) Sacramento, CA… Just a pair of races remain of the 2022 NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car campaign, and the first of the two is slated for this Saturday, October 29th at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (KCRP) in Bakersfield.

    This weekend’s Sprint Car Showdown will be the series’ lone trip to the racy bullring this year and first since Halloween weekend of 2021. The quarter mile’s tight confines routinely produces some of the most intense, wheel-to-wheel action of the season.

    Saturday’s Fujitsu Feature will pay $3,500 to the winner, and on top of the standard $500 to start, each team who makes the trip will receive a $100 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Fujitsu General Heating & Air products) as a thanks for their travels.

    Championship Chase

    Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi is so close to his second straight NARC title, and he can effectively seal the deal this weekend. “The Dominator” currently holds a 54-point advantage over Colfax’s Willie Croft. Assuming Scelzi shows up to the season finale at Stockton on November 5th and earns, at the very least, the 75 show up points, all he needs to do is leave Kern County with a 43-point advantage. At that point, Croft could only tie him at Stockton, and even if Croft wins the final two races, Scelzi would still own the most wins tie breaker.

    Behind the top-two, the battle for the final step on the points podium has tightened considerably. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding currently holds the spot, but Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto trails him by only three markers.

    Completing the top-five is Fremont’s Shane Golobic.

    Who to Watch

    The three current sprint car titans of California, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, and Justin Sanders have ruled KCRP in recent NARC competition. The trio have combined to win the last five series events at the Bakersfield bullring.

    Most recently it was Justin Sanders picking up the win there, topping last year’s lone appearance in October. To nobody’s surprise, the drivers who completed the podium that night were Scelzi and Golobic.

    In 2019 it was Scelzi sweeping the pair of Kern races aboard the Roth Motorsports car. The reigning champion hopes to add one in his family’s Scelzi Motorsports No. 41 this weekend. Factoring in his runner-up last year, Scelzi’s average finish in his last three series events in Bakersfield is 1.33.

    Golobic claimed the two 2018 events while partnered with Tarlton Motorsports. The Fremont native is fresh off earning his third Trophy Cup title and will look to follow it up with a NARC victory behind the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing No. 17W.

    An Oklahoma invader will be one to keep an eye on. After his top-10 points performance at Trophy Cup, Ryan Timms plans to set up shop in the Golden State for a little while longer and compete with California’s best on Saturday. It will mark Timms’ fourth career series appearance and first since competing at the same track last October.

    Bud Kaeding will happily welcome the trip to Kern County in his pursuit to maintain a top-three position in points. In the last six NARC races at the facility, the 2017 series champion has finished no worse than ninth and owns top-five results in half of those outings.

    Others expected to compete include San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Clovis’ Corey Day, Redding’s Max Mittry, Iowa’s Austin McCarl, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Discovery Bay’s Dylan Bloomfield, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, and the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    Kern County Raceway Park is located at 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and S Enos Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93311.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the race. For more information visit kernraceway.com or call 661-835-1264.

    The Sprint Car Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 18 events in 20-race series - 10/24/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1998
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1934
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1898
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1895
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1834
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1825
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1820
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 1662
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1490
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1382
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1351
    Corey Day, Salinas - 1293
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1269
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 878
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 836
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 815
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 813
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708
    Kerry Madsen, Knoxville, IA - 687

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    November 5 - Stockton Dirt Track - Tribute to GP Championship Night

    November 6th - Championship Celebration @Brookside Country Club (Stockton, CA)


     

     

    BATTING 1.000: ABREU TOPS THRILLING DENNIS ROTH CLASSIC AND COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP
     

    (10/15/2022 – Alex Nieten) Tulare, CA… Leading into this weekend, Rico Abreu hadn’t raced with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars all year, but he made the absolute most of the only two series appearances he expects to make in 2022.

    On Saturday night, Abreu completed a weekend sweep of two of the year’s most lucrative events as he came out on top of the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway following his Anthony Simone Classic triumph on Friday. For the second straight night, the main event produced a 30-lap slugfest with some of the left-coast’s best throwing haymaker after haymaker and Abreu prevailing late.

    The Simone netted Abreu $10,000, and the latter earned him another $8,300, totaling nearly $20,000 for two day’s work in his home state. He also took home 30 pounds of ribeye courtesy of the Roth win. Abreu now owns 17 career NARC wins in 69 starts, upping his winning percentage to just a touch under 25%. It was Abreu’s fourth series win at Tulare, his personal best. With Abreu planning to head back east after next weekend’s Trophy Cup, he’ll finish up his 2022 NARC endeavors with a perfect two-for-two record.

    “Dennis and Teresa (Roth) have been supporters of sprint car racing for longer than I’ve been alive, so it’s a pleasure to be standing up here talking to all of you guys at one of my favorite tracks in the country,” said a grateful Abreu in victory lane.

    The win would by no means come easy as the front few rows were loaded with talent. Abreu started eighth, and some of the drivers lining up ahead of him included defending NARC champ, Dominic Scelzi, this year’s All-Star Circuit of Champions runner-up, Justin Peck, a pair with seven combined NARC titles between them in Jonathan Allard and Kyle Hirst, and perhaps the country’s best young talent, Corey Day.

    Scelzi and Peck led the field to green, but a quick red flag flew on lap two as Max Mittry flipped in turn four and collected Bud Kaeding. Both were okay, and Kaeding was able to rejoin.

    When the green flag again flew, Abreu began his charge. Just four laps in, he had already sliced his way up to fourth from eighth in the Rowdy Energy No. 24. Ahead, Scelzi paced the field until the action was slowed for Bud Kaeding spinning in turn four.

    On the ensuing restart, Abreu utilized a great jump to leap from fourth to second by the time the field exited turn two. However, the St. Helena gasser couldn’t quite keep his momentum up after the move, and Peck and Day slipped back by.

    Those three began a war for the runner-up spot allowing Scelzi to distance himself heading into the race’s halfway mark. Just like the night before in Hanford, it was sliders and crossovers galore as the battle narrowed to just Abreu and Day while Peck faded into the clutches of Justin Sanders.

    Eventually, Abreu was able to secure second and quickly closed on Scelzi as he navigated traffic. With just 12 laps to go, Abreu made an amazing move as he split two lapped cars heading into

    turn one and managed to complete a slider on Scelzi for the top spot. Scelzi crossed over heading out of turn two. The next time around Abreu threw a turn three slide job, but Scelzi again countered. A red flag for a flipping Jake Morgan temporarily halted the intense battle. Morgan was okay.

    One more yellow slowed the race with nine to go, but when the green flag came back out after the final caution, the battle was on.

    Abreu and Day traded sliders for second. Day edged ahead and tossed a slider at Scelzi for the lead, and Scelzi promptly drove back by out of turn two. Abreu rallied and came back to again duel with Day. Things got a little ugly with six to go as Abreu made contact with Day in turn one, sending Day sliding into the fence. Miraculously, Day saved the car without losing the third position.

    With Day a ways behind him, Abreu set his sights on Scelzi with just five laps to go. Abreu steadily closed in, and with three laps to go he capitalized on a huge run out of turn two, launching a massive slide job on Scelzi into turn three and clearing him by enough that Scelzi couldn’t cross him over.

    “The pace changes when you catch lap traffic,” Abreu detailed of he and Scelzi’s battle. “You’re kind of sitting in the cat-bird seat being in second. You don’t know where to run. The top gets dirty when lapped cars throw crumbs up there, and you can slip one lap, and someone can get a run off of four and break someone’s momentum very quickly. It’s just how it goes in sprint car racing. I know Dominic has been in that position before. He’s one of the best cars in California right now.”

    After abreu took the top spot, Scelzi made one final attempt to snatch the lead back with a turn three slide job but fell just short. Abreu went on to win by just under seven tenths of a second to collect another strong payday.

    “Again, thank you Dennis and Teresa for all you do for sprint car racing,” said the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic champ. “This is from the bottom of my heart. I always make sure to walk up to Dennis Roth if I see him at the races. He’s just an unbelievable person.”

    Finishing second was Dominic Scelzi, who was driving a tribute car that paid homage to Dennis Roth’s first sprint car driven by Todd Ventura. It was Scelzi’s series leading 12th podium of the year and he extended his points lead, but the lifelong friend of the Roth family only wanted to win and couldn’t help but be disappointed after leading the opening 27 circuits.

    “It was a great race, just not from where I was sitting,” Scelzi said. “It’s really hard to get pumped up and excited to come to a second place interview after racing your absolute ass off from lap one to lap 30 and just coming up short. We just got beat. Hats off to Rico. It was a hell of a race.”

    Competing the podium was Corey Day aboard the Meyers Constructors/Four CCCCs Construction No. 14, his second straight top-three and sixth of the year with NARC.

    “If things go different in two or three spots that race, I think we’d be standing on the top step, but that’s how it goes,” Day said. “Definitely not disappointed with this. We started fourth and ended up third. We went forward and that’s the biggest thing.”

    The remainder of the top-10 included Justin Sanders, Justin Peck, Shane Golobic, Tim Kaeding, Austin McCarl, Tanner Carrick, and Justyn Cox.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Rico Abreu 24 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Corey Day 14 4. Justin Sanders 2X 5. Justin Peck 17 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Tim Kaeding 83 8. Austin McCarl 88 9. Tanner Carrick 83T 10. Justyn Cox 42X 11. Willie Croft 29 12. Mitchell Faccinto 21 13. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 14. Jonathan Allard 0 15. Kyle Hirst 83JR 16. Ryan Bernal 22 17. Mitchel Moles 01 18. Logan Forler 2L 19. Craig Stidham 36 20. Blake Carrick 38B 21. D.J. Netto 88N 22. Billy Aton 26 23. Jake Morgan 45 24. Bud Kaeding 69 25. Max Mittry 2XM

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-27, Abreu 28-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Tim Kaeding 25th to 7th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (25 Cars): Dominic Scelzi 13.595

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Mittry, Scelzi, Netto, Cox, T. Carrick, Faccinto, Aton, T. Kaeding, Croft

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Day, Allard, McCarl, Abreu, B. Carrick, Forler, Morgan, Bloomfield,

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Peck, Hirst, Golobic, Sanders, Stidham, Moles, B. Kaeding, Bernal

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Peck, Allard, Day, Hirst, Mittry

     

     


    RICO RETURNS: ABREU EMERGES AS ANTHONY SIMONE CLASSIC WINNER AFTER NARC RACE OF THE YEAR
     

    (10/14/2022 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… On a night when the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars were honoring a man known as “Mr. Excitement,” the main event surely had the late Anthony Simone smiling from above.

    Excitement might be an understatement to describe the Fujitsu Feature of Friday’s second Annual Anthony Simone Classic. The final 15 circuits of the 30-lap finale saw 12 unofficial lead changes between four different drivers. It was slider after slider and crossover after crossover that saw some of the sport’s best in Rico Abreu, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi, and Justin Sanders waging war around the 3/8ths mile for a $10,000 payday. Ultimately, it was Abreu emerging as the winner.

    With his 2022 schedule primarily focusing on racing with the World of Outlaws, All-Stars, and other major races out east, Friday was Abreu’s first NARC appearance of the year aboard the Rowdy Energy No. 24. It was his third series victory at Keller Auto Speedway and 16th overall with NARC in his 68th career feature start.

    For Abreu, the celebration included not only the joy of topping one of the most entertaining races of the year that included a stout paycheck, but also the emotion of collecting another victory at the place where his sprint car career began.

    “Man, I’m out of breath. That was a hell of a race,” said a winded Abreu. “My first race ever in a sprint car was at Hanford in March of 2011. This place always has a special spot in my heart. I really struggled here through the beginning of my career. Then as I matured as a driver I learned to slow everything down and breathe while I’m racing.”

    Dominic Scelzi and Mitchel Moles led the field to green to kickoff the 30-lap tilt. The early pace of the race was slowed by a few cautions and one red flag for Mauro Simone getting upside down. He was unharmed.

    As the field progressed through the first half, Scelzi led while Corey Day wasted no time making moves as he sliced through the field from his 15th starting spot. The Clovis teenager had made it all the way up to third before getting too sideways with 22 laps to go in turn four and nearly bringing the car to a halt.

    Despite Day’s save, the yellow flag flew but was deemed an inadvertent yellow, allowing Day to blend in line where he would’ve if the race stayed green, lining him up seventh for the ensuing restart.

    Scelzi brought the field back to green and continued to control the race on the bottom groove. Battles in and around the top-five raged on leading to the race’s halfway mark, and when the second half of the main event commenced, the brawl for the lead broke out.

    With 13 laps to go, Abreu threw a turn one slider at Scelzi, and Scelzi promptly crossed over to regain the spot down the backstretch. The next time around, Abreu launched another turn one slide job. Scelzi couldn’t manage to crossover, but he returned the favor with a slider of his own in turn one on the next lap.

    Scelzi crept away after the move as Abreu, Cole Macedo, Justin Sanders, and Day threw haymakers for the runner-up spot.

    Abreu maintained second, and with six laps left, he gathered momentum for yet another turn one slide job. Scelzi matched the move in turn three, but Abreu ducked underneath him exiting turn four.

    The next lap was nearly disastrous as Scelzi slid in front of Abreu in turns three and four and was bringing Justin Sanders with him. Sanders nosed ahead of both for just a moment, and Abreu launched off the cushion and between both of them, creating a wild three-wide battle, and Abreu powered away down the front stretch. After the hold-your-breath moment, Abreu was able to get a small amount of breathing room with just four laps to go.

    The breathing room didn’t last long as Day roared back into second with three laps to go. Then, as Abreu and Day crossed the stripe with two to go, Day threw a massive turn one slider to clear Abreu. Day left a gap heading into three, and Abreu returned the favor. On the last lap, Abreu rolled the bottom in turns one and two while Day ripped the cushion and built momentum. In the final set of corners Abreu slid himself to protect, and Day followed in his tracks sliding across the track but with no opening to pass. Ultimately, Abreu held on to win by just a couple car lengths.

    “I just kept telling myself all night that we’ve just got to be there the last 10 laps,” Abreu said of his strategy. “My car was really, really good. It was kind of just floundering around lane choice there, and I caught Dom (Scelzi) on the top, and he kind of fishtailed up there. I got to the bottom off of (turn) two a couple times and could just run across from him.

    “You get into some tense battles like tonight, and you just sense there’s cars behind you,” Abreu added. “You know if you slip up these guys here are all good enough to win this race. It was just a matter of who minimized their mistakes.”

    Corey Day’s valiant drive aboard the Meyers Constructors/Four CCCCs Construction No. 14 not only earned him the runner-up spot, but it was also worth the night’s Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger as he advanced 13 spots.

    “I was just kind of hammering in,” Day said of his all-out approach. “When it curbs up around the top like that, that’s my style. Noisy had the car really good for it to be able to do that.”

    Completing the podium was Justin Sanders in the Farmers Brewing Co./Mittry Construction No. 2X. It marked Sanders’ sixth NARC top-three of the season.

    “I feel like I won the normal man’s race,” Sanders joked. “You got Rico who is an Outlaw guy, and Corey Day is the next Kyle Larson, so I guess I won the normal California race. I’ll take it.”

    The balance of the top-10 included Dominic Scelzi, Cole Macedo, Shane Golobic, Austin McCarl, Kyle Hirst, Mitchel Moles, and Tim Kaeding.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Rico Abreu 24 2. Corey Day 14 3. Justin Sanders 2X 4. Dominic Scelzi 41 5. Cole Macedo 21T 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Austin McCarl 88 8. Kyle Hirst 83JR 9. Mitchel Moles 01 10. Tim Kaeding 83 11. D.J. Netto 88N 12. Mitchell Faccinto 21 13. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 14. Justyn Cox 42X 15. Jonathan Allard 0 16. Bud Kaeding 69 17. Blake Carrick 38B 18. Billy Aton 26 19. Willie Croft 29 20. Tanner Carrick 83T 21. Craig Stidham 36 22. Bill Balog 7 23. Justin Peck 17 24. Kaleb Montgomery 2K 25. Mauro Simone 10.

    METTEC TITATIUM LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-18, 20-24. Abreu 19, 25-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Corey Day 15th to 2nd

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (31 Cars): Mitchell Faccinto 13.544

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (6 laps): T. Kaeding, Hirst, Balog, Faccinto, Myers Jr., B. Carrick, Mittry

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (6 laps): Scelzi, Macedo, Carrick, Allard, Montgomery, Shaw

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (6 laps): Abreu, Peck, Croft, Netto, Aton, Danell

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (6 laps): Bloomfield, McCarl, Day, Golobic, Stidham, Simone

    METTEC TITANIUM HEAT FIVE (6 laps): Sanders, Moles, B. Kaeding, Cox, Forler, De Wees

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (8 laps): Scelzi, Moles, Abreu, Peck, Bloomfield, Macedo, Sanders, McCarl, T. Kaeding, Hirst

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (12 laps): Montgomery, Stidham, Aton, B. Carrick, Myers Jr., Forler, Shaw, Danell, Simone, De We



    NARC SET FOR CENTRAL VALLEY DOUBLE HEADER WITH ANTHONY SIMONE CLASSIC AND DENNIS ROTH CLASSIC
     

    (10/10/2022) Sacramento, CA… The final double header weekend of 2022 for the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars is set for this weekend as on Friday, October 14th Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway hosts the Anthony Simone Classic, and on Saturday, October 15th the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic will take place at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

    The pair of races will be NARC’s final appearance of the year at the two central valley facilities, and the latter of the two will present an opportunity at a stout payday. On Saturday at Tulare, as a nod to Roth Motorsports’ iconic car number, the Dennis Roth Classic will pay $8,300 to win and $830 to start.

    Friday pays tribute to versatile Anthony Simone who we unfortunately lost early last year. Nicknamed “Mr. Excitement,” Simone was known for a thrilling driving style and being one of the most fun presences in the pit area. The event also doubles as ladies night at Keller Auto Speedway meaning free admission for all ladies who attend. Friday’s format will be unique with full details to be found below in the Fan & Competitor Info section.

    On Saturday, in addition to offering a lucrative purse, the Dennis Roth Classic will hand out some "meaty" bonuses on a night the man who has long fielded the Beef Packers car is saluted. The Fast Qualifier will take home 10 pounds of New York Strip Steak. Each Heat Race winner will load a 20-pound ice chest of Tri-Tip in the hauler at night’s end. Per usual, the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash winner will be awarded 10 pounds of Sunnyvalley Bacon. And finally, the Fujitsu Feature winner will be given 30 pounds of Ribeye. If a driver can sweep the night, they likely won’t have to visit the meat department in the grocery store for at least a year.

    Championship Chase

    The standings didn’t shake up too much at this past weekend’s Morrie Williams Memorial as the top-five contenders all finished within six spots of each other in the points paying feature. Dominic Scelzi slightly stretched his advantage over Willie Croft, upping it by five markers to a total of 39.

    Behind the top two it’s still Bud Kaeding, Mitchell Faccinto, and Max Mittry rounding out the top-five.

    Who to Watch

    A pair of drivers will each be making just one appearance this weekend and will be worth keeping an eye on.

    While Kyle Hirst doesn’t spend much time behind the wheel these days, the four-time NARC champion is reuniting with Roth to strap back in a No. 83 on Saturday with hopes of what would be a popular victory. Hirst won three of his titles with Roth and has been one of the toughest competitors in a 410ci sprint car at the Thunderbowl over the years. The Paradise native is a six-time series feature winner at Tulare.

    “Dennis is one of the biggest guys in my career,” Hirst said. “I’m pretty excited for him. To have a Dennis Roth Classic race is pretty cool, and I look forward to being back in the 83 for that. Hopefully I can put it up front, go bang the boards at Tulare, and try to get him another win.”

    On Friday in Hanford, Tarlton Motorsports tentatively plans to field a second entry for Lemoore native Cole Macedo. With racing wrapping up in Ohio, this year’s Attica-Fremont champion is headed home with hopes of scoring his first career NARC victory. Through 12 career series starts, Macedo’s best finish is a fifth at none other than Keller Auto Speedway.

    Among those expected to be on the roster for both nights, Fremont’s Shane Golobic stands out as someone who could find himself on the podium for each event. Golobic is coming off scoring his third top-three in his last five series events in Hanford. The team NOS Energy Drink driver has also podiumed in six of his last seven series features at the Thunderbowl and owns a 2.7 average finish over that stretch.

    The late season central valley stretch continues to favor Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi as he looks to seal the deal on his second straight NARC championship. Scelzi is a four-time series winner at Keller Speedway and picked up a top-five there at this past weekend’s Morrie Williams Memorial. “The Dominator” has won three straight series events at the Thunderbowl, most recently the opening night of May’s Peter Murphy Classic. If he can claim Saturday’s Dennis Roth Classic, he’ll join Brent Kaeding as the only other driver to win four straight NARC races in Tulare.

    While the stats might lean in Scelzi’s favor, Willie Croft is no slouch at either facility and can’t be counted out as he attempts to earn his first championship. Croft topped a 2016 NARC show at the Thunderbowl, is a former winner of the facility’s famed Trophy Cup, and owns a World of Outlaws podium there.

    Kerry Madsen is due for a NARC win as he’s been banging on the door multiple times this year and nearly broke through this past weekend before the cushion bit him with just a few laps to go. The Roth Motorsports driver plans to compete on both nights and should be in contention to put the Roth machine in victory lane at the race honoring Dennis himself. The “Madman” owns three top-fives with the World of Outlaws at Tulare.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Redding’s Max Mittry, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Clovis’ Corey Day, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    Friday’s NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, either four six-lap Heat Races (if less than 30 cars) or five six-lap Heat Races (if 30 or more cars). The heats will be lined up straight up on qualifying times, and the top-two finishers will advance to the eight-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash. If the four heat race format is used, the two fastest qualifiers who did not finish in the top-two of their heat but did transfer will also make the dash and start no better than ninth and tenth. The Dash finish, Heat Race finishes, and Semi finish will set the lineup for the night’s 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    Saturday’s NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, a Starr Property Management Semi if necessary, and the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    General Admission tickets for Friday’s Anthony Simone Classic in Hanford will be $20. Seniors (ages 62+) and Juniors (ages 7-17) will be admitted for just $15. Military and ladies get in free! Tickets can be purchased at the gate on race day or in advance via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/events/431445/tickets/

    For Saturday’s Dennis Roth Classic in Tulare, Adult Grandstand tickets will be $30, and Adult Bleacher tickets are $25. Seniors will be admitted to the Grandstand for $28 and the Bleachers for $23. Kids (ages 6-12) Grandstand tickets are just $15 and $13 for the Bleachers. Kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $45. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the race.

    On Saturday at Tulare the front gate will open at 4:00 P.M. Hot laps are slated for 5:00 P.M. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6:00 P.M. with racing to following at 7:00 P.M.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com or email kellerautospeedway@yahoo.com.

    Thunderbowl Raceway is located at 620 South K Street Tulare, CA 93274. For more information visit thunderbowlraceway.com or call (559) 688-0909.

    Both the Anthony Simone Classic and Dennis Roth Classic can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 16 events in 20-race series - 10/9/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1771
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1732
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1706
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1686
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1654
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1614
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1600
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 1365
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1400
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1195
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1136
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1069
    Corey Day, Salinas - 1066
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 878
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 815
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708
    Kerry Madsen, Knoxville, IA - 687
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 670
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 633

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    October 29 - The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield) - Sprint Car Showdown
    November 5 - Stockton Dirt Track - Tribute to GP Championship Night

    November 6 - Brookside Country Club (Stockton) - Championship Celebration

     

     

    PHENOM DAY NOTCHES ANOTHER NARC WIN, ALLARD SCORES EMOTIONAL VICTORY IN MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL TWIN FEATURES
     

    (10/8/2022 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… Two features, two vastly different stories as the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars visited Keller Auto Speedway for the Morrie Williams Memorial.

    The first saw perhaps the nation’s top young sprint car talent collect yet another victory as he continues his rise to stardom. The latter provided one of the most emotional celebrations in NARC history as a series legend took a storybook trip to the winner’s circle.

    In the opening twin-20 lapper Corey Day capitalized on some good fortune to earn his sixth series victory in only his 23rd career start, and then Jonathan Allard followed it up by dominating the second 20-lapper in none other than the car that helped him establish his legacy, the Williams Motorsports No. 0.

    The first feature looked like it would be all Kerry Madsen as he wheeled the Roth Motorsports machine from row two to the lead by the end of the opening circuit, taking the top sport from polesitter, Day.

    “When you start on the front row, it’s hard to gauge what people are doing behind you and where the fast line is,” Day said of losing the early lead to Madsen. “I definitely thought in my head that race was going to be won on the top, and it wasn’t he drove right by me on the bottom.”

    The “Madman” expertly worked traffic in the early going, only being slowed by a mid-race yellow and then a nasty red flag as Ryan Bernal and Craig Stidham flipped entering turn one. Both were unharmed.

    As the laps waned, Day began to search on what had been a bottom dominant track. It appeared the Clovis native cost himself a chance at victory when the turn two cushion tripped him up inside of five laps to go, giving Madsen more breathing room. However, on the next trip around, the same spot bit Madsen as he negotiated a slower car. Madsen wasn’t as lucky as Day as his incident sent him flipping, ending his night.

    “I definitely got a Christmas gift on that one with him (Madsen) taking himself out,” Day admitted. “He just got in there a little too hard behind the lapped car and slid too hard into the cushion and turned it over.”

    On the restart, the new leader Day pulled ahead in his Meyers Constructors/Four CCCCs Construction No. 14 as runner-up Tim Kaeding attempted to run him down. Ultimately, Day would not be denied after inheriting the lead as he cruised to the checkered flag with a 2.066 second advantage, marking his fourth NARC win in his 10th start of 2022.

    Completing the podium in the first main event was Tim Kaeding in the Works Limited No. 57 and Shane Golobic in Matt Wood’s NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W.

    Courtesy of the full-field invert based on the first feature’s finish (excluding lapped cars), Jonathan Allard started on the front row of the second next to Justyn Cox who was reunited with Bates Hamilton Racing.

    Allard darted ahead from the outside as the green flag flew aboard Morrie Williams’ iconic ride with backing from Allard’s New Zealand racing family, the Daltons. The three-time NARC champion immediately glued the No. 0 to the bottom as the field sliced and diced behind him.

    A few challengers, Justyn Cox, Bud Kaeding, and Austin McCarl, all appeared that they might give Allard a strong fight at various times throughout the second feature, but every time one of them would muster a run, Allard would stretch the lead again.

    The veteran continued to piece together solid laps on the bottom as the battle raged for runner-up behind him and the laps dwindled. Inside of five laps to go, Cox secured the second spot and began to charge at Allard. The white flag flew with Cox just behind him. The duo entered turns three and four for the final time, and Cox let it all hang out on the cushion, drawing even with Allard and bringing the crowd to their feet, but the grip on the bottom proved too strong as Allard pulled ahead and took the checkered flag.

    “The biggest thing is I was trying not to make any mistakes. At my age, that happens quite a bit,” Allard said of his race with a smirk. “We’ll take what we can get, and I was just trying to get the car where it needed to be.”

    Allard’s 41st career series victory might just be the most special of all. It was Morrie Williams who took a chance on him in 2005 when he didn’t have a ride. It was Morrie Williams’ car he drove to his three NARC championships. It was Morrie Williams who helped Allard cement his status as a sprint car legend. And Allard, reunited with the Williams Motorsports team for the first time in nearly a decade, drove the No. 0 to a win in his first NARC California appearance in three years in the racing honoring Morrie himself.

    “As they say, I’d rather be lucky than good any day,” a humble Allard said, crediting the invert for some help. “The guys have been working so hard to try to make me feel comfortable, but it’s going to be a lot of work to keep getting up to speed with these guys. We’ve got a few features to run in a row to try to sort things out. I definitely think Morrie was looking after me tonight.”

    Rounding out the podium in the second feature was Justyn Cox in Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton’s Teichert/Vinyltech No. 42X and Austin McCarl in the Country Builders Construction No. 88.

    Corey Day claimed the Morrie Williams Memorial overall championship courtesy of his win in the first feature and a fourth-place result in the second.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE ONE (20 laps): 1. Corey Day 14 2. Tim Kaeding 57 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Dominic Scelzi 41 5. Mitchell Faccinto 21 6. Justin Sanders 2X 7. Max Mittry 2XM 8. D.J. Netto 88N 9. Willie Croft 29 10. Bud Kaeding 69 11. Andy Forsberg 92 12. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 13. Austin McCarl 88 14. Jonathan Allard 0 15. Justyn Cox 42X 16. Kurt Nelson 72W 17. Cody Key 18. Burt Foland Jr. 4 19. Connor Danell 5D 20. Kerry Madsen 83JR 21. Ryan Bernal 22 22. Chase Johnson 24 23. Craig Stidham 36 24. Kaleb Montgomery 2K

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE TWO (20 laps): 1. Jonathan Allard 0 2. Justyn Cox 42X 3. Austin McCarl 88 4. Corey Day 14 5. Justin Sanders 2X 6. Bud Kaeding 69 7. Tim Kaeding 57 8. Dylan Bloomfield 83V 9. Dominic Scelzi 41 10. Shane Golobic 11. Willie Croft 29 12. Max Mittry 2XM 13. Mitchell Faccinto 21 14. Kurt Nelson 72W 15. Cody Key 15 16. D.J. Netto 88N 17. Andy Forsberg 92 18. Connor Danell 5D 19. Burt Foland Jr. 4

    METTEC TITATIUM LAP LEADERS FEATURE ONE: Madsen 1-17, Day 18-20

    METTEC TITATIUM LAP LEADERS FEATURE TWO: Allard 1-20

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER FEATURE ONE: Cody Key

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER FEATURE TWO: Corey Day

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (30 cars): Tim Kaeding 13.771

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): T. Kaeding, Scelzi, Faccinto, Bloomfield, Netto, Forsberg, K. Nelson, C. Nelson, Key, Myers Jr.

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Mittry, Madsen, Sanders, Croft, Bernal, Cox, Danell, Montgomery, Shaw, Hodges

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Day, Golobic, B. Kaeding, Stidham, McCarl, Allard, Johnson, Coelho, Foland Jr.

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (4 laps): Day, Kaeding, Madsen, Golobic, Scelzi, Mittry

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (10 laps): Johnson, Montgomery, K. Nelson, Danell, Key, Foland Jr., Coelho, Hodges, C. Nelson, Shaw, Myers Jr.

     


    RIGHTFUL REUNION: ALLARD CLIMBING BACK IN THE ZERO FOR MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL
     

    (10/7/2022 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… Back in early 2005, Jonathan Allard was without a ride when a door opened that would forever change his career.

    Up until that year, Allard only knew car owner Morrie Williams personally through some occasional pit area small talk. As sprint car season got underway in California, Williams’ driver at the time, Dennis Moore Jr., suffered an injury. In need of a new wheelman, Williams struck a deal with Allard, leading to him climbing aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 and marking the beginnings of one of the most dominant pairings in west coast history.

    “I got to meet Morrie a few times around the tracks in California,” Allard explained. “I didn’t know him other than a passing hello. I found myself without a ride and was helping my brother (Stephen) at Silver Dollar (Speedway) one night a few races into the season. Morrie’s driver, Dennis Moore, had a car crash into him and broke his arm. They needed a driver, and I was available. We never looked back from there.”

    It didn’t take long for Allard to get acquainted with his new team. In his first start with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars (then Golden State Challenge Series), Allard finished second. In 21 series starts that year, Allard and Williams won a trio of races, notched 11 podiums, and logged 15 top-fives. Despite missing the first two events of the season prior to Moore’s injury, Allard led the series in the podium and top-five categories. Also among his accomplishments that year were three top-fives with the World of Outlaws and the first of his now four Dirt Cup victories, all of which would come in Williams’ iconic car. Allard even made the Knoxville Nationals main event twice (2009 & 2012) driving for Morrie.

    The very next year they engineered a dominant season as Allard won a whopping seven of the 19 NARC races in 2006 and ultimately claimed his first series championship. They would also go on to earn the 2008 and 2012 titles.

    On top of creating a wildly successful driver to car owner dynamic, Allard and Williams formed a strong friendship throughout their time together, one built through Williams’ genuine care for Allard not only as a driver but also as a person.

    “Morrie was much more than the typical car owner for me,” Allard said. “He was a friend and a mentor. Morrie was always a steady guide to center us as a team and myself personally. He allowed me the ability to make mistakes inside the car which allowed me to understand myself better.

    “Morrie allowed the team to work towards success with guidance and a nudge once in a while when needed,” Allard added. “Morrie never moved us in a direction through force, and that is rare in motorsports.”

    Allard became like family to Morrie, his wife, Katie Williams, and the race team as their connection stretched beyond the racetrack.

    After nearly a decade of dominance, Allard and the Williams team amicably parted ahead of 2014. Despite going different directions, Allard and Morrie remained close the entire way to the day the racing community sadly lost Morrie in 2019.

    The very next year, the Morrie Williams Memorial was born and held at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway. Unfortunately, travel restrictions under the height of the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t allow Allard to attend as he was with his wife in New Zealand, where they share a home.

    Now, with those travel troubles erased, Allard is back in the states and set to strap back in the No. 0 this weekend for the third annual Morrie Williams Memorial in a reunion that couldn’t be better scripted in fiction.

    While this Saturday will mark Allard’s first NARC start in the Golden State in three years, the Chico native did get his feet wet during a brief stint with the team in June. The four-time Dirt Cup champion flew back and competed at the 50th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in Washington as Peter Murphy and Kevin Rudeen returned 410ci sprint cars to the event. The on-track performance didn’t go as he’d hoped, but Allard came away happy after getting some laps and getting to reunite with the team.

    “While it was disappointing for me performance wise, I considered it a success,” Allard commented. “Spending time with Katie and Ashley (Smith, crew chief) and the Williams Motorsports family definitely made me feel like I was finally back home. The Dalton’s racing family put this together with the Williams team, and I find myself in the best spot to enjoy what Morrie build and loved.”

    Fortunately for Allard fans, he and the Williams crew plan for this year to be the beginning of another extended run together. During the last few years in New Zealand, Allard has continually proven he still has plenty left in the tank, collecting a healthy tally of checkered flags in the Dalton’s sprint car.

    And while Allard hopes for a strong effort in Hanford on Saturday as he continues through the early stages of another tenure with Williams Motorsports, this weekend might be more about enjoying the moment. The evening promises to be full of emotion as Allard gets the opportunity to submerge himself back in the Golden State racing community where he is beloved and primarily recognized for the extensive resumé he constructed in Morrie’s machine. It wasn’t all that long ago that Allard only dreamed of again driving the zero car, and now not only is it a reality, but he also gets to do so at the race that honors his late friend.

    “I am so excited for the weekend,” Allard said. “I know we have some work to do to get up to speed again, but I hope that I have a few guys upstairs looking down to help with that. It will be emotional for me. Fortunately, I have the best around me with Katie to get the best out of us as a team. Katie has always contributed so much to this team, and we’re looking forward to what the future holds for the Williams Motorsports 0.”

     


     

    (10/3/22) Sacramento, CA… It’s been a long two and a half months, but at long last the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars return to action this Saturday, October 8th at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway for the Morrie Williams Memorial.

    The race will serve as number 16 on the NARC calendar and the second of three at Keller Auto Speedway this season. In store for Saturday is a unique twist. Instead of one 30-lap Fujitsu Feature to conclude the program, drivers will partake in two 20-lap, $3,000 to win features with the second being lined up based on a complete invert of the first’s finish. The first feature will be set by NARC’s standard format. The driver who has the best overall performance across the two main events will earn an extra $1,000 as the Morrie Williams Memorial champion. Overall, there is more than $30,000 up for grabs.

    The reason for the additional main event with the top finishers heading to the back of the second is to honor the man that the race is named for, Morrie Williams. One of the most revered car owners of the West Coast, Williams fielded the iconic No. 0 sprinter for many years and saw some of the sport’s top talent take his machine to victory lane before he sadly passed in 2019. The late legend enjoyed formats that emphasized drivers having to work their way forward, so the race in his honor provides just that in the second feature.

    Williams’ zero car helped pave the path to a wildly successful career for one driver in particular, Jonathan Allard, and “JA” has reunited with the Williams crew this year and will have the honor of driving the car on Saturday with longtime team crew chief, Ashley Smith, on the wrenches.

    “It’s quite a team bond with Ashley and the whole family with Katie and Morrie,” Allard said. “And now we’ve brought Dalton’s (Landscaping) on board, and they’re part of my racing family down in New Zealand, so it’s quite special to bring the two groups together and have them a part of this.”

    Championship Chase

    As the west coast’s premier 410 sprint car series hits the home stretch, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi continues to lead the standings in his bid for back to back titles.

    Colfax’s Willie Croft sits second in points still with a realistic shot at his first NARC championship just 34 markers behind Scelzi.

    Behind the top-two it’s 2017 champ Bud Kaeding (-59 points behind the lead) in third, Mitchell Faccinto (-79) in fourth, and 16-year-old Max Mittry (-105) completing the top-five.

    Who to Watch

    With Jonathan Allard returning to California aboard the Williams No. 0, he’ll undoubtedly be hungry with hopes of honoring Morrie with a trip to victory lane. The Chico native owns a trio of NARC wins at Keller Auto Speedway, all three of which he earned in Williams’ car.

    As Dominic Scelzi continues to chase his second consecutive championship, he’s heading to perhaps the ideal track to contribute to that effort. Keller Auto Speedway is the winningest track on Scelzi’s NARC resumé with four of his 19 series triumphs coming at the 3/8ths mile. The Scelzi Motorsports driver has won half of the past six NARC races there including May’s Peter Murphy Classic.

    One of the hometown heroes with a strong chance at victory this Saturday will be Hanford’s own Mitchell Faccinto. The Tarlton Motorsports pilot is still seeking his first NARC victory of 2022, and fortunately for him, two of his three career series wins were at his home track. The 30-year-old claimed both the 2017 & 2018 editions of the Cotton Classic and looks to make it a trio of Keller Auto Speedway NARC triumphs this weekend.

    Two young guns will all be eying their first career NARC wins and have a solid chance in Hanford. Leading series Rookie of the Year candidate, Redding’s Max Mittry, finished a season-best 6th in May at Keller Auto Speedway. Just last weekend Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr. notched his first every sprint car victory, and one of his three career NARC top-fives came last October in Hanford.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Clovis’ Corey Day, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, eight-lap heat races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Starr Property Management Semi if necessary, and the pair of 20-lap Fujitsu Features.

    After the conclusion of the first feature, drivers are to park in the infield to prepare for the second. Driving to the pits will result in starting in the back of the second feature regardless of finish in the first. No tire changes are permitted between the first and second feature.

    General Admission tickets for the Morrie Williams Memorial are $20. Seniors (ages 62+) and Juniors (ages 7-17) will be admitted for just $15. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/events/402015/tickets/

    Keller Auto Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com or email kellerautospeedway@yahoo.com.

    The Morrie Williams Memorial can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 15 events in 20-race series - 10/1/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1659
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1625
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1600
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1575
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1545
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1501
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1490
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 1470
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1313
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1195
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1021
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 961
    Corey Day, Salinas - 949
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 803
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 721
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 670
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 633
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 629

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    October 14 - Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford) - Anthony Simone Classic
    October 15 - Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) - Dennis Roth Classic
    October 29 - The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield) - Sprint Car Showdown
    November 5 - Stockton Dirt Track - Tribute to Gary Patterson Championship Night

    November 6 - NARC Championship Celebration - Brookside Country Club (Stockton)

     

     


    ENDING IT WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: The McMAHAN BROTHERS CALL IT A CAREER AT PLACERVILLE
     

    (8/29/2022 – Alex Nieten) Placerville, CA… This past weekend a single night at a California quarter mile of red clay summoned decades of memories and the countless miles raced by a pair of Elk Grove brothers.

    Saturday at Placerville Speedway Paul and Bobby McMahan put the final punctuation marks on two remarkable sprint car careers. The El Dorado County bullring played an instrumental role in launching those careers, and in storybook fashion the duo returned to Placerville for one final race.

    “This is something I’ve been planning for probably three years when I’ve been kind of contemplating to quit racing,” Paul McMahan explained on Saturday. “I always knew I wanted to come back to Placerville. It’s a very special place to me. It’s where I got to race my first full season. I got my first sprint car win here. I’ve got a lot of friends and family that are close to here, so it’s a very special day for me to finish my career here in Placerville.”

    After Placerville helped them get started in the 1980s, both went on to build excellent sprint car resumés including becoming two of the best to ever compete with the NARC (Northern Auto Racing Club) sprint cars.

    Paul began by driving for his father and establishing a solid presence in California, and then he quickly became one of the state’s strongest forces when he climbed aboard Clyde Lamar’s iconic TRI-C Machine sprinter in the early 1990s, the same car he drove on Saturday. Wheeling Lamar’s No. 3C the younger McMahan competed for multiple NARC titles, earning back-to-back runner-ups in the standings in 1994 and 1995. He collected his fair share of victories during that time frame as well.

    After making a name for himself on the West Coast, McMahan decided to expand his racing ventures and competed for World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1997. He then constructed one of the best tenures with the Outlaws among California natives, racking up 27 victories over roughly the next two decades and finishing a best of third in points in both 2013 and 2014.

    Bobby earned 1982 Placerville Rookie of the Year honors and parlayed that success into the 1986 NARC Rookie of the Year award. Bobby competed alongside his brother on the NARC tour in the 90s, taking many trips to victory lane. He didn’t race often with the series in the 2000s but returned in the 2010s, finishing in the top-10 in points five more times during the decade, bringing his total to 16 appearances among the top-10 against California’s best.

    While the brothers both eventually moved to Tennessee, their friendly personalities led to them becoming beloved within the California racing community. And their reputations made Saturday all the more emotional as they came to their original home to say goodbye.

    “It was good. It was a great night,” Bobby said. “It was a lot of emotions all day. All day I’d think about it and start to well up a little bit and try and compose myself. It was just an awesome night.”

    “Anytime you can race with your brother it’s great,” Paul said. “We’ve done that a lot over the years but hadn’t done it in a long time, so this is pretty cool to both finish our careers here at Placerville. It all started for both of us here.”

    The family, friends, and fans occupying the packed stands welcomed the brothers with cheers each and every time they hit the track. Track promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold organized a special presentation for Paul early in the night, and after both of their evenings ended a little early in separate B-mains, each McMahan parked on the front stretch for some closing remarks.

    “I was good, and then they stopped me out there on the front straightaway and I lost it,” Bobby said of the moments after completing his final laps in a sprint car. “I really lost it. I had to stop, take some deep breaths, and try and power through that deal. That part was tough. It was really, really tough. Everything just kind of overwhelmed me at that moment.”

    Adding to the emotion was the extent of support. The local community came out in strong numbers to see the McMahans, but the outpouring of congratulatory words and encouragement stretched across the nation.

    “My phone’s been blowing up,” Paul said. “I got a text from Donny Schatz today, and that meant a lot to me. Joey Saldana flew in from Indianapolis to watch my last race. I’ve got friends from Nebraska that flew in, friends from Illinois, all these different people that came to see my last race is very cool and very special.”

    The night also served as a welcome reminder that the same Golden State racing scene that helped shape them is alive and well and could potentially be working on forming the next Paul or Bobby McMahan.

    “There’s no slow cars in this field,” Bobby said. “There’s a bunch of really good racecars and a lot of good young drivers coming up through this deal. And it makes me feel good that we have these guys that can hopefully continue to make this sport as great as it is. Sprint car racing is by far the most exciting racing there is anywhere.”

    As their time on the racetrack ended on Saturday, the night was only beginning. Once the final checkered flag of the evening flew the stands emptied into the pits where the McMahan brothers waited to greet everyone who wanted to talk.

    The massive gathering that surrounded their neighboring pit areas stands as a testament to the impact of these two men. The McMahans were known equally as fierce drivers on track and as two of the most approachable and genuine people to ever grace the sport.

    Tears were shed and smiles exchanged, photos were taken, and memories were shared as Saturday night at Placerville Speedway became Sunday morning. And in true McMahan fashion, both Paul and Bobby treated each person as a friend as the brothers called it a career at the place where it all began.


     

     

    SIMONE RACE RESCHEDULED FOR NARC SPRINT CARS AT HANFORD
     

    (8/20/22) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club and Keller Auto Speedway announced that the Anthony Simone Classic has been rescheduled for Friday, October 14th. The original sprint car race date in April was cancelled due to high wind advisories in the Hanford, CA area.

    The Anthony Simone Classic will now be part of a huge NARC Fujitsu General 410 Sprint Car Series weekend that also features the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, October 15th.

    The lucrative Simone Classic is unique in that it features both a winged and non-winged sprint car feature event, both sanctioned by the Northern Auto Racing Club. Teams must use the same cars for both shows with only limited adjustments allowed to the car (no front axle changes.) They have 15-minutes to convert their cars to the non-wing configuration.

    With the cancellation of the August 27th show at the Stockton Dirt Track due to a shortage of Hoosier race tires, the NARC sprint cars are dark until October 8th Morrie Williams Memorial at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. That event features twin-20 main events with the second race totally inverted by the finish of the first.

    Other events in October include the a stop at the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park on the 29th. The season finale is on November 5th when the Stockton Dirt Track hosts the Tribute to Gary Patterson Championship night. The NARC Championship Celebration is on November 6th at the Brookside Country Club.

    With five races remaining on the NARC schedule, Fresno's Dominic Scelzi is the current championship point leader.

     

     

    STOCKTON SCORE: NETTO SURVIVES FRANTIC FINAL LAP TO CLAIM SALUTE TO LEROY VAN CONETT
     

    (7/23/2022 – Alex Nieten) Stockton, CA… There’s just something about D.J. Netto at Stockton Dirt Track.

    The 26-year-old is known for having a fearless mindset behind the wheel and a heavy right foot, a combination that suits him perfectly when aboard a sprint car on the lightning fast 3/8ths mile oval that is Stockton.

    Saturday night proved as much as Netto led all 30 laps of the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars’ Salute to NARC Champion LeRoy Van Conett, surviving a final lap attack from Shane Golobic to win by just a car length and take home a $6,000 prize.

    Netto’s victory adds to his Stockton statistics that highlight how strong the Hanford native is at the track. His fifth overall NARC triumph is his second at Stockton after he claimed last year’s season opener. He now owns nine top-threes in 22 career NARC Stockton starts, a 41-percent podium clip. And he has finished fourth or better in 10 of his last 11 series starts there.

    “Our car was good and we were able to maintain,” Netto said in victory lane. “I’ve got to thank my dad and uncle for getting me to this point and allowing me to do this and have fun with each other. Corey Guy and Doug Watts do a great job with this car and motor, and Jason Riley does great on the tires.”

    Netto led the field to green courtesy of his Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash win with Golobic alongside. Netto drifted up in front of Golobic who looked to Netto’s inside out of turn two. The duo roared side by side into turn three before Netto prevailed with the lead by using a quicker top line.

    The leaders set a fast pace and became slightly stretched out in the early laps. Once lap traffic became a factor just before lap 10, though, the battle at the front tightened.

    Slower cars were tricky to navigate, and Golobic quickly closed the gap. Heading into turn one on lap 12 Netto tripped up on the cushion and Golobic pounced. The Fremont native dove to the inside and cruised by Netto, pulling him by five car lengths down the backstretch. Just after the pass the race’s first yellow flag flew when a shredded tire sent Dominic Scelzi’s spinning. Stockton’s official scoring determined that the lap had not been completed, handing the lead back to Netto.

    “I made a mistake there in traffic,” Netto said of momentarily losing the top spot. “Traffic was very hard to judge. You’re carrying so much more speed than them, and you’re trying to judge where they’re going to go. I made a mistake there and overdrove getting into (turn) one, and that was enough for Shane to capitalize. Fortunately, I guess the yellow came out and put us back up front.”

    Netto darted ahead on the restart, but Golobic again stayed within striking distance as they approached traffic. Another issue on the cushion inside of 10 laps to go nearly cost Netto as Golobic looked low, but another timely caution flew for Angelique Bell stopping in turn four.

    “The yellows kept coming out at the right time,” Netto explained. “My car was good in clean air, but if I got behind somebody I got real right, so I was just trying to make smooth laps.”

    The green flag brought the field back to life with just six circuits remaining, and Golobic stayed right behind Netto as the laps waned. Golobic used a diamond line in turns one and two to get a run down the backstretch each lap and found himself right on Netto’s tail tank as the white flag flew.

    The two screamed down the backstretch for the final time with a slower car ahead. Netto looked low to try and clear the car but nearly drifted into them as Golobic built a run on the top. Netto slid to the top and Golobic ducked under him, but Netto had just enough momentum in his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88N to hold on and win by just one tenth of a second.

    “I had to throw a Hail Mary there,” Netto said of his last corner move on the slower car. “So, I knew once I spun my tire getting off (turn) four that Shane had to be close, so I just tried to make the car wide coming off the corner and tried to protect the line that I felt had grip. Shane’s really good here. If you come to Stockton, you know you’re going to be running against Shane. I’m happy we were able to come out on top.”

    Golobic’s runner-up marked his best finish of the 2022 NARC campaign and his fourth podium this year aboard the NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W.

    “I can’t thank my team enough,” Golobic said of his Matt Wood Racing crew. “They gave me the fastest car here, I think. It’s just a pleasure to drive.”

    Completing the podium was another driver notching his best NARC result of the season. Bud Kaeding brought the Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 home third, his first appearance in the top-three this year as he and BK Racing begin to build some momentum.

    “I’m just glad to be up here,” Kaeding said. “I’m glad we’re getting going good with our whole team. We’re kind of gaining some steam here for the end of the season, hopefully, and we’ve got some results to prove it.”

    The remainder of the top-10 included Tim Kaeding, Mitchell Faccinto, Dominic Scelzi, Willie Croft, Nick Parker, Dylan Bloomfield, and Max Mittry.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (25 laps): 1. D.J. Netto 88N 2. Shane Golobic 17W 3. Bud Kaeding 69 4. Tim Kaeding 42X 5. Mitchell Faccinto 21 6. Dominic Scelzi 41 7. Willie Croft 29 8. Nick Parker 115 9. Dylan Bloomfield 01 10. Max Mittry 2XM 11. Billy Aton 26 12. Chase Majdic 83V 13. Steven Kent 37 14. Angelique Bell 551 15. Richard Brace Jr. 2R

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Netto 1-25

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Nick Parker

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (16 cars): Dominic Scelzi 12.969

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Mittry, Faccinto, Kaeding, Majdic, Scelzi, Kent, Aton, Brace Jr.

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Kaeding, Netto, Golobic, Bloomfield, Parker, Croft, Bell

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Netto, Golobic, B. Kaeding, Faccinto, T. Kaeding, Mittry

    DIRT.TRAVEL DASH (6 laps): Croft, Scelzi, Majdic, Bloomfield, Kent, Parker


     

     

    NARC SET TO SALUTE SERIES LEGEND AT STOCKTON DIRT TRACK

     Sacramento, CA… This weekend the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars will honor one of the best to ever compete with the Northern Auto Racing Club as Stockton Dirt Track hosts the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett.

    Before Brent Kaeding became the man to beat with NARC, Van Conett, nicknamed The Dragon from Galt, held that title for nearly two decades. Over a 16-year period (1969-1984), The Dragon claimed all eight of his series titles, which still ranks second all-time, and dozens of victories. Saturday’s racing represents a tip of the cap to the West Coast legend.

    Van Conett will be on hand to take in the racing on Saturday and give fans an opportunity to get an autograph or a photo with the eight-time NARC champion.

    The Stockton stop will be the second of a series-high four for NARC in 2022 with the remaining pair of trips set for August 27th and November 5th. Saturday’s Fujitsu Feature will award a stout $6,000 to the winner.

    Joining the NARC 410 Sprint Cars this weekend will be the Tri-State Pro Stocks and California Hardtops.

    Championship Chase

    Dominic Scelzi continues to lead the standings, but for the first time all season Willie Croft cut a good chunk of the deficit off. Croft came home seventh at the Howard Kaeding Classic while a cut tire for Scelzi resulted in him finishing 18th. Croft also earned Fast Time at the HK, giving him an extra point and chopping off a total of 12 markers from Scelzi’s advantage. The gap between the two is down to 32 points.

    Behind the top-two, Justin Sanders’ Howard Kaeding Classic win propelled him onto the standings podium. He’s now in third slightly ahead of Bud Kaeding, and a little further back is Mitchell Faccinto completing the top-five.

    Who to Watch

    The last two series champions, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Hanford’s D.J. Netto, will be a pair to keep an eye on.

    The defending titlist, Dominic Scelzi, owns a trio of NARC victories at Stockton, most recently pocketing $6,000 in last August’s Champions Classic. The Dominator has also shown consistency at the San Joaquin County oval. Excluding a lone DNF, Scelzi’s last five series starts at Stockton have yielded three podiums, a 3.2 avg. finish, and no result worse than fifth.

    D.J. Netto is always a threat when he signs in at Stockton. The 2019 champion had an incredible streak ended at this year’s season opener hosted by the 3/8ths mile. Leading into that race back in April, Netto had nine straight top-four series finishes at Stockton, so he’ll look to start another impressive streak Saturday. Another noteworthy number is that eight of Netto’s 26 career podiums (31%) have come at the Central Valley facility.

    Fremont’s Shane Golobic is Stockton’s all-time leader in sprint car victories. While a majority of those victory lane trips have been outside of NARC action, he does own a pair of 410 triumphs with NARC.

    Two-time series champion, Tim Kaeding, will look to add to his current tally of 72 career NARC victories at a track that’s been very kind to him. In eleven series starts at Stockton, the San Jose wheelman has picked up a pair of wins, notched six podiums, and only missed the top-10 once. TK also owns an impressive seven top-10s in nine Stockton features with the World of Outlaws.

    Bud Kaeding will continue to try and end his winless drought at a track where he’s found success. The Campbell driver’s most recent series win came at Stockton in August of 2019, and he won a NARC show there in 2016. In his last 45 series events Kaeding has stood on the podium in eight of them just not on the top step, a streak he hopes ends Saturday.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Colfax’s Willie Croft, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Redding’s Max Mittry and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, and the Fujitsu General USA 30-lap Feature.

    The pit gate will open at 3:00 P.M. with the front gate following at 5:00 P.M. Racing is scheduled to begin around 7:00 P.M.

    General Admission tickets will be $25. Kids (ages 5-12), seniors (ages 65+), and military with valid ID will be admitted for $20. Kids 4 and under are free.

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way Stockton, CA 95206. For more information call 209-466-9999 or visit stocktondirttrack.com.

    The Salute to LeRoy Van Conett can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Points Standings (After 14 events in 20-race series - 7/18/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1548 Willie Croft, Colfax - 1516 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1490 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1487 Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 144 Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1439 Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1387 Billy Aton, Benicia - 1365 Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1313 Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1195 Corey Day, Salinas - 949 Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 909 anner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904 DJ Netto, Hanford - 844 Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 721 Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708 Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 695 Colby Copeland, Roseville - 670 Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 633 Sean Becker, Roseville - 628

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: August 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - $6000 to win Champions Classic

     

     

    GETTING IT DONE: SANDERS SNARES ELUSIVE 410 WIN AT THE HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC
     

    (7/16/2022 – Alex Nieten) Watsonville, CA… After winning the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash to position himself on the pole of Saturday’s Howard Kaeding Classic finale, Justin Sanders simply said all that was left to do was for him to “get it done.”

    The 29-year-old has had a trying season at times as a win with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars had eluded him in seemingly every way possible. Heading into Saturday’s main event, Sanders owned seven top-fives in 13 NARC starts in 2022 including four in the top-three, just none atop the podium.

    Sanders’ frustration has been evident in post-race interviews where he’s reflected on a move or two that might’ve led to a win on a night he had to settle for second or third or an unfortunate dash draw set him up unfavorably. After the checkered flew Saturday at Ocean Speedway, though, the only emotion Sanders displayed was pure joy.

    The Mittry Motorsports pilot took advantage of his starting position and led all 30 laps of the Fujitsu Feature on his way to victory, the 12th of his career with NARC. In other words, he “got it done.”

    The joy came out in the form of a superb set of donuts on the backstretch, slapping the panels and wings as he emerged from the car, and a wing dance where Sanders climbed atop his machine and simply laid on the wing, soaking it all in.

    “It’s been such a long time since I got a big win,” Sanders said in victory lane. “I just kind of needed a break, and I just let loose on those donuts. Sorry, Demo (car owner Demo Mittry), for your motor.”

    Sanders’ adjective choice to describe the win, “big,” might be an understatement. The victory earned him $7,200 total, $6,900 for the winner’s share and $300 for the Mettec Titanium laps led bonus. Sanders is also a native of nearby Aromas with countless wins at Ocean, but none had been in the NARC finale of Howard Kaeding Classic, perhaps the most prestigious event his home track hosts. Sanders had ran second twice in the race before Saturday.

    Racing began with Sanders leading the field to green in the Farmers Brewing Co./Mittry Construction No. 2X, and current NARC points runner-up, Willie Croft, to his outside. A collection of cars made contact near the back of the back resulting in a flat right right tire for 2021 HK winner, Sean Becker, and necessitating the race’s first caution.

    Under the yellow, NARC point leader, Dominic Scelzi, joined Becker in the work area as he suffered a flight right rear of his own.

    The complete restart saw Sanders jump ahead and fourth-starting Joel Myers Jr. slide by Croft to snag the runner-up spot. Sanders found himself mired in traffic early on lap five, allowing Myers Jr. to close in.

    “It’s so hard to not get worked up and start doing dumb stuff (in traffic),” Sanders said of his mindset as he navigated slower cars. “And I did that when I first caught traffic. I was sliding through the middle, kind of trying dumb moves.”

    On lap 10 Myers gathered enough momentum to throw a slider at Sanders but couldn’t clear him, and the yellow flag flew just as the rest of the top-five was closing on the lead duo for Max Mittry who stopped on the exit of turn four.

    Racing resumed with 21 laps to go, and Sanders wasted no time stretching his advantage to roughly two seconds. He found himself in traffic again quickly but utilized a more pragmatic approach this time around.

    “The second time I got to traffic I was watching them,” Sanders explained. “I’m trying to watch, and I could see that they were kind of the same speed, so if I thought a guy was slower and going to go to the top, I’d try to roll the bottom and try to hit it and try to be methodical about my moves.”

    As Sanders negotiated slower cars, his biggest challenger was working his way forward in the form of 12th-starting Blake Carrick. The Carrick Motorsports driver expertly rolled the bottom of the track, cracking the top-five on lap 14 and prying the runner-up spot from Myers Jr. just seven circuits later.

    Carrick closed in on Sanders and even showed him a nose a couple times, but the duo caught slower cars at times that favored Sanders, allowing him to ease back ahead.

    “I saw Blake Carrick stick his nose in off of (turn) two,” Sanders reflected. “And I was like ‘I know I didn’t lap him, so he’s got to be in second.’ So, I know he’s really good at rolling the bottom, and I knew once I got by that last car on the last lap I’d be good.”

    And that’s exactly what Sanders did, clearing one final lap car before taking the checkered flag with a nine tenths of a second advantage.

    “I’m just pumped to get this win,” Sanders said. “I’m just kind of speechless.”

    Carrick held on to the runner-up spot. The second-place effort marked his best career NARC finish in the CVC Concrete/Carrick Motorsports No. 38B.

    “I didn’t actually know I was in second until I was catching the 2X, and I figured I’d check the leaderboard,” Carrick explained. “I saw I was in second and we had nine (laps) to go, I think. I got right to him, and it was just tough on lap traffic. I went to the top a couple times to try to get around him, and I just wasn’t too good up there. I just can’t thank my guys enough. I’ve been super good the past five or six races.”

    Completing the podium was Joel Myers Jr. in the All About Fire Protection/Amerikote Powdercoating No. 46JR. The effort equaled the Sebastopol native’s best finish with NARC.

    “Lap traffic was pretty sketchy,” Myers Jr. said. “Everyone was everywhere. Justin had to go where they weren’t and we caught up to him. I was able to try and slide him and unfortunately couldn’t clear him and then a yellow came out. After that we just started getting tight in the cushion, and. Blake snuck by us on the bottom.”

    The balance of the top-10 included Tim Kaeding, D.J. Netto (from 22nd), Shane Golobic, Willie Croft, Colby Copeland, Bud Kaeding (from 18th), and Landon Brooks.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 2X 2. Blake Carrick 38B 3. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 4. Tim Kaeding 42X 5. D.J. Netto 88N 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Willie Croft 29 8. Colby Copeland 01 9. Bud Kaeding 69 10. Landon Brooks 5V 11. Mitchell Faccinto 21 12. Ryan Bernal 22 13. Sean Becker 83V 14. Craig Stidham 36 15. Chase Johnson 24 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. 73 17. Caeden Steele 121 18. Dominic Scelzi 41 19. Kalib Henry 17 20. Kaleb Montgomery 3 21. Nick Parker 115 22. Kurt Nelson 72W 23. Max Mittry 2XM 24. J.J. Ringo 2K

    METTEC TITATIUM LAP LEADERS: Justin Sanders 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: D.J. Netto 22nd to 5th

    ARP/NORM MARTIN MOTORSPORTS FAST QUALIFIER (38 cars): Willie Croft 11.498

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Golobic, Croft, Henry, Copeland, Thomas Jr., Sanders, Bernal, Pombo, Ringo, Nelson

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Steele, Mittry, Nelson, Kaeding, Brooks, Netto, Becker, Aton, Dillard, Bell

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): Sanders, Faccinto, Scelzi, Myers Jr., Stidham, Ancona, Chisum, Kaeding, Strole

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (10 laps): Carrick, Kaeding, Parker, Ringo, Johnson, Kent, Montgomery, Shaw, Foland Jr.

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Sanders, Croft, Kaeding, Myers Jr., Scelzi, Nelson

    WILLIAMS ROOFING SEMI: Netto, Montgomery, Becker, Bernal, Ancona, Chisum, Pombo, Dillard, Strole, Shaw, Foland Jr., Kaeding, Aton, Ringo, Kent, Sanders, Nelson, Bell


     


    HONORING THE FAMILY LEGACY: BUD KAEDING’S PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS FOR THE HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC
     

    (7/14/2022 – Alex Nieten) Watsonville, CA… Most people recognize Bud Kaeding for his versatile prowess behind the wheel of both wing and non-wing Sprint Cars along with Silver Crown cars, but every summer he briefly shifts gears to promoting in a diligent effort to honor his iconic grandfather.

    The Kaeding's are undoubtedly the most familiar family of racing on the West Coast, and it all began with Howard Kaeding and his utter domination of San Jose Speedway in the mid to late 20th century among other accomplishments, so it’s only right that the legendary patriarch has a prestigious weekend of racing to salute his achievements.

    Eleven years ago the Howard Kaeding Classic was born at Ocean Speedway, and this weekend the 12th edition of the race will take place as it continues to elevate its status as a marquee event with each passing year.

    Howard’s grandson, Bud, has played an instrumental organizational role to make the event one of the most coveted on the NARC tour. After current Ocean Speedway promoter, John Prentice, helped come up with the idea, Bud’s work began in making it a special weekend and continues to this day.

    “John Prentice actually came up with the idea to put on a race honoring my grandfather,” Bud explained. “He felt it was appropriate. My grandfather is always at his races, always good to John and his family, so John came up with the idea.

    “As the race kind of evolved,” Bud continued. “We tried to build it a little bit bigger and a little bit better every year as far as raising funds for the drivers with awards and part giveaways, stuff like that.”

    On top of those contingency prizes, Kaeding has gathered a consistent collection of supporters that allow the purse to be very racer friendly. The NARC finale this Saturday will award a healthy $6,900 to win, but perhaps most notably is the fact that the main event will pay at least $800 to start. Put it all together and the result is a very lucrative weekend thanks to Bud’s diligence and the generous group of contributors.

    “I’ve got a lot of great supporters that help the event,” Bud said. “They’ve always came back. It’s a great group of people. Nowadays they kind of know it’s that time of year, and when I call them the first thing they say is ‘I’m sending a check today.’ It’s cool because a lot of those people know my grandfather from around the track, so they’re honored to help an event in his name.”

    While satisfying the racers is a big part of the equation, making the race a fun and unique experience for the fans is another major factor, one that Bud also gives plenty of attention.

    The Howard Kaeding Classic has developed into more of an event than merely a race. After Friday’s racing concludes, the night is far from over. Every year a pizza party hosted by the Kaedings takes place right on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Both racers and fans are welcome, and it gives those who fill the stands an opportunity to mingle with the drivers that draw them to the track in a relaxed environment.

    Then on Saturday afternoon prior to the racing, a BBQ luncheon is held on the fairgrounds that is also open to both fans and race teams.

    “We have High Five Pizza come in,” Bud said. “And they do a little after-hours party on Friday night for the fans and drivers and all of the teams. And then on Saturday we have the lunch with High Five catering that as well. A lot of happenings go on for it. It’s just fun to be a part of this event and fun to try come up with new gimmicks and new things to try to make something a little bit better for the next year.”

    On top of creating an inviting atmosphere, the pizza party and luncheon both help benefit a good cause. The NARC Benevolent Fund goes toward aiding injured racers and their families in times of need, and a small donation is requested for each event with all proceeds going to the benevolent fund.

    “With the BBQ and stuff, all of the money that is raised for that goes to the NARC Benevolent Fund,” Bud said. “We do a pretty good job every year, usually around eight to ten grand is raised, so that’s a pretty cool part.”

    In the lead up to the event, Bud and Howard use a blend of modern promotional methods via social media along with routes that were more common before the rise of technology. Putting the two together, they hope, appeals to a wider audience and helps fill the Ocean Speedway stands even more every year.

    “I build some flyers, and my grandfather is really old school,” Bud said. “He drives around the Campbell area and puts them in restaurants, in the streets, everywhere. He also still runs an ad in the local newspaper for the race. I build the ads, and my grandfather takes them down there and has them run them. As far as the promotional side, nowadays we’ve started doing a lot more with social media, too.”

    Looking toward the future, Bud and the rest of the family are satisfied with the current status of the Howard Kaeding Classic. Aside from increasing the purse when possible, no big changes are in the works except for one potential development to restore some tradition to the HK Classic weekend.

    “One thing I’d like to see is it get back to a two-day 410 race,” Bud said. “I think the proper steps are being taken in 410 racing as far as car counts getting bigger, so I think that as our car count continues to grow that we’ll be able to support a two-day 410 event there.”

    The entire Kaeding family are major players in the effort to rebuild 410 racing on the West Coast, so it’s only fitting that they have their sights set on making the Friday portion of the event a 410 race once again.

    Organizing and promoting may occupy a lot of Bud Kaeding’s mind this time of year, but the 42-year-old still has plenty left in the tank behind the wheel of a sprint car, and the 2017 NARC champion will be looking to add to his extensive resumé this weekend.

    Kaeding, the 2014 and 2019 HK winner, is aiming for his third event triumph, which would equal him with Kyle Hirst for the most through 12 editions. And if he can pull it off, it’ll simply be the icing on an already ideal cake as his hard work continues to be rewarded in the form of a special, highly anticipated event to honor his grandfather, the Howard Kaeding Classic.

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS HEAD TO OCEAN SPEEDWAY FOR HOWARD KAEDING CLASSIC
     

    (7/11/2022) Sacramento, CA… A fan favorite event is on tap this weekend for the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars as Watsonville, CA’s Ocean Speedway is set to host the 12th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic presented by Al’s Roofing Supply.

    Racing will kick off Friday, July 15th headlined by the Ocean Speedway 360 Sprint Cars, and on Saturday, July 16th the NARC 410 Sprint Cars take center stage.

    The event honors the legendary patriarch of the Kaeding family who established a legacy as one of the greatest drivers of all time along the West Coast, primarily recognized for his countless triumphs at San Jose Speedway. Talent behind the wheel of a racecar has proven to be a genetic gift among the Kaeding lineage as Brent, Howard’s son, is NARC’s winningest driver of all-time, and most recently Brent’s sons, Tim and Bud, have accomplished great things in sprint car racing across the entire country.

    The race is organized in large part by Bud whose annual efforts bring in plenty of support to help make it a lucrative night for racers, and 2022 is no exception. Saturday’s Fujitsu Feature will pay $6,900 to win and a strong $800+ to simply make the show.

    “I’ve got a lot of great supporters that help the event,” Bud said of the generous group. “They’ve always came back. It’s a great group of people. Nowadays they kind of know it’s that time of year, and when I call them the first thing they say is ‘I’m sending a check today.’ It’s cool because a lot of those people know my grandfather from around the track, so they’re honored to help an event in his name.”

    The tradition of fan-friendly events at the Howard Kaeding Classic will also continue in 2022. After Friday’s action wraps up, the Kaeding family will host a pizza party on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. And on Saturday afternoon prior to the racing the annual BBQ Luncheon will take place. Donations are required for entry to both with all proceeds will benefitting the NARC Benevolent Fund.

    Who to Watch

    A pair of Ocean Speedway experts in Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Aromas’ Justin Sanders have come oh so close to claiming the NARC portion of the Howard Kaeding Classic, and both hope to finish the job this year. The two of them own a combined six series triumphs at Ocean Speedway and five runner-up finishes in the HK. Both are former winners of the 360 portion and are looking to claim the coveted 410 feature this year.

    Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi has spent much of the past two seasons adding prestigious event victories to his resumé, but he’s still in search of a Howard Kaeding Classic win. In Scelzi’s last two series starts in Watsonville, the current NARC point leader has finished third and second, so he’ll look to occupy the remaining spot on the podium Saturday.

    While Bud Kaeding flexes his promoting muscles leading up to this race, his focus will shift to snagging a third victory in the NARC portion of the HK, which would equal Kyle Hirst’s current record tally. Kaeding’s five series victories at the Watsonville bullring suggest he’s got a good shot.

    Bud’s brother, Tim Kaeding, has been strong since returning from injury and will look to translate some recently built momentum into his first Howard Kaeding Classic checkered flag. At Dirt Cup a couple weeks ago, the San Jose driver picked up a win and didn’t finish worse than eighth over three nights of racing in the Bates-Hamilton Racing machine. Kaeding is a seven-time NARC feature winner at Watsonville.

    Sean Becker is reuniting with Vertullo Motorsports to pilot the No. 83V this weekend. Last year the Roseville native ended a seven-year NARC winless drought with his victory in the Howard Kaeding Classic in Dave and Debbie Vertullo’s machine.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Redding’s Max Mittry, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Group Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a 12-lap Starr Property Management Semi if necessary, and the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate on race day.

    Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076. For more event information visit oceanspeedway.com or call 831-668-7223.

    The Howard Kaeding Classic can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series schedule.

    Previous Winners of the Howard Kaeding Classic:

    2011
    Night One: Tommy Tarlton – King of the West
    Night Two: Evan Suggs – King of the West
    2012
    Night One: Brent Kaeding – USAC
    Night Two: Jonathan Allard – King of the West
    2013
    Night One: Bud Kaeding – USAC
    Night Two: Jonathan Allard – King of the West
    2014
    Night One: Brad Furr – Civil War
    Night Two: Bud Kaeding – King of the West
    2015
    Night One: Justin Sanders – Civil War
    Night Two: Kyle Hirst – King of the West
    2016
    Night One: Kyle Hirst – Civil War
    Night Two: Kyle Hirst – King of the West
    2017
    Night One: Kyle Hirst – Civil War
    Night Two: Buddy Kofoid – King of the West-NARC
    2018
    Night One: Tanner Thorson – Civil War
    Night Two: Colby Copeland – King of the West-NARC
    2019
    Night One: Shane Golobic – Civil War
    Night Two: Bud Kaeding – King of the West-NARC
    2020
    Night One: DJ Netto
    Night Two: Kyle Hirst – King of the West-NARC
    2021
    Night One: Kaleb Montgomery
    Night Two: Sean Becker

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After ten events in 21-race series - 6/20/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1450
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1406
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1380
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1373
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1359
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1346
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 1282
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1277
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 1200
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 1195
    Corey Day, Salinas - 949
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 904
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 797
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 733
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 708
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 633
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 620
    Tyler Thompson, Harrisburg, OR (R) - 619
    Nick Parker, Tucson, AZ (R) - 600
    Kerry Madsen, Sydney, AUS - 591

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    July 23 - Stockton Dirt Track - $6000 to win Salute to NARC Champion Leroy Van Conett
    August 27 - Stockton Dirt Track - $6000 to win Champions Classic

     


     

    THE SUN SHINES AT SKAGIT: COURTNEY CLAIMS DIRT CUP DEBUT AND HUGE PAYDAY WITH NARC

     (6/25/2022 – Alex Nieten) Burlington, WA… From the beginning of the week, it was clear Tyler Courtney was going to be a threat to win the 50th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in his debut in the event.

    Making his first laps at Skagit Speedway on Monday, “Sunshine” won the Dirt Cup Tune Up. On his two prelims, Courtney passed a combined 25 cars in the main events to slot himself atop the standings heading into the finale by a wide 19 point margin. And then on Saturday night, he punctuated the week by claiming the 50-lap, $50,000 to win Feature aboard the Works Limited No. 57. Including lap money, Courtney pocketed $76,000, the richest payday in NARC history.

    While it was technically Courtney’s second career NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car win, it was his first with a wing on the car after he scored the wingless portion of the Anthony Simone Classic last year.

    The night also marked crew chief, Paul Silva’s, first career Dirt Cup championship. Kevin Kozlowski’s No. 57 machine has now won three of the last five NARC races this season.

    “I’m excited. That was badass,” Courtney said in victory lane. “What can I say? This is my first time to Skagit and got two wins out of four races… This is cool. Hopefully this event gets back to where it needs to be with Kevin (Rudeen) and Peter (Murphy) and everybody here at Skagit making it bigger and better.”

    The green flag dropped with Courtney on the pole with the defending Dirt Cup champion, Dominic Scelzi, to his outside. Scelzi got the initial jump to lead the opening circuit.

    About 10 laps into the main event Courtney found his first chance at the lead when Scelzi slid himself in turn one amid traffic. Courtney had a run on the top and looked to Scelzi’s outside, and the two nearly collided as Scelzi slid to the cushion before powering ahead off the corner.

    A caution on lap 13 nearly brought disaster to Scelzi. Tyler Thompson slowed in turn four with an issue. The yellow flew, but Thompson’s issue forced his car to the left, almost into the path of the No. 41, but Scelzi managed to avoid him.

    “Man, Dominic set a really fast pace there at the beginning,” Courtney said of the race’s early stages. “That’s what I wanted to do, but he just got the jump out of (turn) two there, and I got to following him there for a bit. I felt like we were better as the race went on.”

    A few more cautions following the restart slowed the early pace of the race, but after a restart with 32 laps to go, the racing got wild.

    Courtney looked low as the green initially flew but couldn’t make it work. It didn’t take long for him to rally, though, as the reigning All-Star champion closed back in on Scelzi in just a few laps. Finally, on lap 25, Courtney found the run and opening he needed, throwing a slider on Scelzi in turn one and leaving Scelzi no chance to crossover.

    “We got him there in traffic, and then we got to kind of set our own pace,” Courtney said.

    After completing the pass, Courtney wasted no time in speeding away at first. However, traffic soon impeded Courtney and allowed Scelzi to reel him back in. With just 15 laps to go, Scelzi tried a turn three slider but couldn’t get by, and the two nearly touched as they drove through turn four. Just as that happened, the yellow came out as Zeb Wise slowed. This caution period would become the open red for fuel and tires.

    After the restart another small flurry of yellows slowed the race until the laps remaining count dwindled to just nine to go.

    The restart with nine laps remaining saw Kerry Madsen and Scelzi begin to duke it out for second as Courtney capitalized by driving away. Madsen eventually came out ahead of Scelzi, but by that point Courtney was well ahead.

    Courtney faced some traffic with just a few laps remaining, but none of it was enough to matter as Sunshine cruised to a three second win over Madsen and Scelzi.

    “I want to thank Kevin Kozlowski for letting me come out and drive the car,” Courtney said. “And thanks to Paul, Hayden, Doug, and Tommy, everyone that worked on this thing all weekend made my life easy.”

    Coming home second was Roth Motorsports driver, Kerry Madsen. The Mad Man owns a World of Outlaws victory at Skagit but was, like Courtney, making his Dirt Cup debut.

    “I just wanted to drive my ass off and try to win $50,000 but came up one spot short in second,” Madsen said. “I probably needed another restart to throw a Hail Mary, but who knows? I really just want to thank Roth Motorsports for working so hard lately.”

    Completing the podium after leading the first 24 laps was Dominic Scelzi in the Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41. “The Dominator’s” efforts earned him a payday of $42,000.

    “He (Courtney) could get off of (turn) four really good. He could get off on turn (turn) two really good,” Scelzi said. “They were just a little bit better in the drivers seat and the race car, but it’s by far my biggest payday for a one night race, so that’s pretty cool.”

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE EVENT (50-laps): 1. Tyler Courtney 57 2. Kerry Madsen 83 3. Dominic Scelzi 41 4. Shane Golobic 57 5. Jason Solwold 18 6. Corey Day 14 7. Trey Starks 55 8. Tim Kaeding 42X 9. Willie Croft 29 10. Justin Sanders 2X 11. Tanner Holmes 18T 12. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 13. Tanner Carrick 83T 14. Jonathan Allard 0 15. Jesse Schlotfeldt 21 16. Greg Hamilton 96 17. Zeb Wise 26R 18. Bud Kaeding 69 19. Cory Eliason 26C 20. Blake Carrick 38B 21. DJ Netto 88N 22. Logan Forler 2L 23. Mitchell Faccinto 21T 24. Max Mittry 2XM 25. Tony Gomes 8R 26. Tyler Thompson 7.

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-24, Courtney 25-50

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Joel Myers Jr. - 21st to 12th

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT B-MAIN (20-laps): Mittry, T. Carrick, Myers, Hamilton, Allard, Forler, Kaeding, Nick Parker, Tony Gomes, Billy Aton, Luke Didiuk, Chase Goetz, Colton Heath, Justin Youngquist, Brett McGhie, Corbin Fauver, Ashleigh Johnson, T.J. Richman, Travis Jacobsen, Garen Linder, Andy Caruana, Dana Glenn.

     

    SCORE ONE FOR WASHINGTON: STARKS OUTDUELS SCELZI TO CLAIM NARC DIRT CUP NIGHT TWO
     

    (6/24/2022 – Alex Nieten) Burlington, WA… California might’ve claimed round one of the 50th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, but Washington would not be denied as the bell rang for round two.

    Fireworks boomed above the backstretch, and the Northwest crowd roared as Puyallup, Washington’s Trey Starks climbed atop his car in Skagit Speedway victory lane having emerged as Friday’s winner of the second and final Dirt Cup preliminary with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars.

    It was a special night for the 26-year-old. While he’s won dozens of races in his home region, Starks had never taken a Dirt Cup checkered flag in the finale or a prelim. It also marked his seventh win in 10 total races in 2022 and his second in three races with NARC this year.

    As a bonus, Starks got to battle his good friend, Dominic Scelzi, for the victory.

    “It was a really good race,” Starks said. “I’m so happy to be back up on stage in front of the hometown crowd.”

    Starks began the race outside the front row with Garen Linder on the pole. Starks ripped the outside in his T&C Concepts No. 55 to lead the opening circuit as Scelzi quickly jumped from sixth to third in the opening laps.

    A red flag flew with 36 to go as Tanner Holmes made contact with another car out of turn four, sending Holmes on a wild flip, his second nasty crash in as many days. Holmes walked away under his own power.

    On the restart Scelzi wasted no time clearing Linder with a slider to move into the runner-up spot and setting his sights on Starks. As the lead duo began to work through traffic 10 laps in Scelzi closed in. Scelzi threw his first slider attempt at Starks but couldn’t clear him.

    Then, Scelzi regrouped and sent another slide job, making the pass this time and leading lap 15. Starks, though, rallied and returned the favor with his own successful slider to take the lead back.

    Starks began to build a small advantage over Scelzi, but with 19 to go the red flag flew again as Zeb Wise got above the cushion in turn three and climbed the fence before getting upside down. Wise was okay.

    On the ensuing restart Scelzi slid Starks in turn three, but Starks again answered, perfectly rolling the bottom in turns one and two to edge ahead of Scelzi.

    “I saw Dominic more than a few times,” Starks said of their battle. “And we were able to combat every one of his moves.”

    Starks took off after snagging the lead back from Scelzi. He found himself in heavy traffic as the race dipped inside 10 laps to go. Scelzi took a peak to his inside on multiple occasions in traffic but couldn’t quite challenge him.

    A couple of late yellows bunched things up, but Starks pulled away each time and ultimately held on to win by just under eight tenths of a second. With how his points situation had been at the time the Fujitsu Feature started, Starks knew he needed to win to stay alive in Dirt Cup standings head into Saturday’s $50,000 to win finale..

    “I knew starting on the front row we were basically going to have to win to put us in any decent position for points tomorrow,” Starks expiated “It was a hard fought race.”

    Scelzi held on for second in his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41, his 10th NARC podium of the year. Scelzi thought a longer green flag run might’ve allowed him a chance at the lead.

    “I would’ve liked to have seen traffic stay,” Scelzi said. “I think in open air he (Starks) was probably better for the first four or five laps, and then I seemed to start coming back to him. The car was perfect tonight.”

    Completing the podium was Shane Golobic in his NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W. While he would’ve liked to win, Golobic stayed focused on the big picture.

    “Third is not exactly what we came for,” Golobic said. “But in this format points are everything and we had a decent points night, going seventh to third. We’ll take it.”

    The remainder of the top-10 included Corey Day, Tyler Courtney (from 20th), Tim Kaeding, Jason Solwold (from 17th), Justin Sanders (from 16th), Greg Hamilton, and Jesse Schlotfeldt.

    Tyler Courtney is the high point man heading into Saturday’s finale and will be guaranteed a front row starting spot in the 50-lap main event.

    *The Feature was shortened by three laps due to tire wear concerns.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (37 laps): 1. Trey Starks 55 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Corey Day 14 5. Tyler Courtney 57W 6. Tim Kaeding 42X 7. Jason Solwold 18 8. Justin Sanders 2X 9. Greg Hamilton 96 10. Jesse Schlotfeldt 21 11. Kerry Madsen 83JR 12. Tanner Carrick 83T 13. Max Mittry 2XM 14. Willie Croft 29 15. Jonathan Allard 0 16. D.J. Netto 88N 17. Blake Carrick 38B 18. Garen Linder 22 19. Tyler Thompson 7 20. Logan Forler 2L 21. Cory Eliason 26C 22. Mitchell Faccinto 21T 23. Zeb Wise 26R 24. Tanner Holmes 18T

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: Starks, 1-14, Scelzi 15, Starks 16-37

    ARP QUICK QUALIFIER (44 cars): Dominic Scelzi - 11.311 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Netto, Linder, Mittry, Golobic, Madsen, Croft, Fauver, Caruana, Aton, McGhie, Goetz

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Starks, Day, Wise, Courtney, Faccinto, Schlotfeldt, Parker, Kaeding, Johnson, Allard, Robinson

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): B. Carrick, Sanders, T. Kaeding, Solwold, Holmes, Thompson, Heath, Glenn, Jacobson, Didiuk, Becker

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 laps): Hamilton, Scelzi, Eliason, T. Carrick, Forler, Ringo, Youngquist, Richman, Myers, Gomes,

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (15 laps): Allard, B. Carrick, Netto, Thompson, Gomes, B. Kaeding, Fauver, Youngquist, Myers, Aton, Heath, Glenn, Didiuk, Johnson, McGhie, Jacobson, Ringo, Goetz, Parker, Caruana, Becker.

     


     

    HE’S BACK: KAEDING WINS THRILLING NARC DIRT CUP OPENER

    (6/23/2022 – Alex Nieten) Burlington, WA… Just one month ago, Tim Kaeding wasn’t sure he’d ever climb back in a sprint car.

    Three straight incidents in a week span left him bruised and battered, but not broken.

    Kaeding took a month off to heal up, contemplating whether or not racing sprint cars, something he’s spent the last 25 years doing, was something he’d be able to continue. Well, not only did he return, he came back in ideal fashion, leading flag to flag in Skagit Speedway’s 50th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup 30-lap opener Thursday night and holding off D.J. Netto to win in thrilling fashion.

    Emotions flowed after the checkered flew. TK gave the fans a show with some donuts on both ends of the track, car owner Josh Bates shook with excitement, and the rest of the Bates-Hamilton crew celebrated with shouts and hugs.

    The victory marked Kaeding’s 72nd NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car victory and his first prelim win at Dirt Cup since 1999.

    “To win, knowing a month ago I possibly wasn’t ever going to get back in a race car, means so much,” a choked up Kaeding said in victory lane..

    The field was led to green by pole sitter Joel Myers Jr. with Kaeding to his outside. Kaeding rocketed around Myers Jr.’s to lead the opening lap. The San Jose native wasted no time in building a wide advantage, stretching his lead to nearly two seconds just a few laps in.

    Just as Kaeding was about to encounter traffic, the race’s first caution flew on seven for Jonathan Allard slowing in turns one and two with front end issues.

    On the restart a quick red flag on the next lap brought things to a halt as Cory Eliason, Ryan Robinson, Jesse Schlotfeldt tangled in turn three. All drivers were okay, and the stoppage became an open red as teams refueled and made adjustments.

    Kaeding got a solid jump on the restart, jumping ahead as the race established a rhythm. After a couple of laps, Myers Jr. began to reel Kaeding as the race approached the halfway mark. With traffic looming and Myers Jr. on TK’s tail, a battle for the lead seemed to be brewing. However, that potential duel was derailed when Myers Jr. got above the cushion in turn three on lap 14 and hit the wall, sending him flipping and ending his night.

    The incident gifted D.J. Netto the runner-up spot.

    When racing resumed the action was again quickly halted for a violent crash. Austen Wheatley made contact with Kerry Madsen on the backstretch, causing Wheatley to get upside down and leaving Tanner Holmes nowhere to go as Holmes came into turn three and slammed into

    Wheatley. Holmes was shaken but exited the car under his own power, and Wheatley was transported to a local hospital after complaint of back pain.

    One last caution for a spinning Willie Croft on lap 20 set up an 11 lap sprint to the finish.

    Kaeding initially jumped ahead to a comfortable advantage, gapping Netto by over a second as the race dipped inside 10 laps to to go. As the duo approached the tail of the field, Netto began to cut into the lead each lap, until finally pulling right on Kaeding’s tail tank as the white flag flew.

    Netto dipped to Kaeding’s inside in turn one, but Kaeding powered ahead down the backstretch. In turn three Netto threw one last haymaker, sticking the bottom perfectly and even inching ahead about midway through turns three and four. As the two exited turn four Netto drifted high, and Kaeding slipped through the narrow gap between Netto’s machine and the wall to win by a mere nine one-hundredths of a second in the Teichert/Vinyltech No. 42X.

    “I knew D.J. was back there, I heard him coming,” Kaeding said. “I’ve got to thank the entire Bates-Hamilton team, Brad, Roger and Lori Hamilton, and Josh Bates. These guys bust their butts.”

    With a prelim victory under his belt, Kaeding now has the ultimate goal in the crosshairs. The two-time NARC champ is yet to win a Dirt Cup championship, but he has three runner-ups at the Northwest’s premier event. He’s tired of playing bridesmaid.

    “I can run second at this place better than anybody,” Kaeding said. “This year I’m going to win this son of a b***h because I’m taking it back to California.”

    Netto, making his Dirt Cup debut this week, brought his Netto Ag No. 88N home in the runner-up spot to kickoff the weekend strong.

    “We needed traffic to start moving around,” Netto explained. “We got to it right there at the end, and I was like, ‘well, I’ve got one shot at this’ when I was coming to the white (flag). I was able to hit the bottom really good in (turns) one and two, which I was doing early in the race, so I knew the speed I could carry. And I thought I could get him cleared down there (turns three and four), but the top was still really fast.”

    Completing the podium was Tarlton Motorsports pilot Mitchell Faccinto. The strong run was a much needed one as he ended a recent stretch of bad luck.

    “I was really happy with it,” Faccinto said of his night. “It’s miles ahead of where we’ve been the last couple weeks. We’ve just been struggling a little bit, but I felt really good all night.”

    The balance of the top-10 included Justin Sanders, Corey Day (from 23rd), Tyler Courtney (from 16th), Tyler Thompson, Zeb Wise, Kerry Madsen, and Jason Solwold.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Tim Kaeding 42X 2. D.J. Netto 88N 3. Mitchell Faccinto 21T 4. Justin Sanders 2X 5. Corey Day 14 6. Tyler Courtney 57W 7. Tyler Thompson 7 8. Zeb Wise 26R 9. Kerry Madsen 83JR 10. Jason Solwold 18 11. Shane Golobic 17W 12. Dominic Scelzi 41 13. Nick Parker 115 14. Trey Starks 55 15. Blake Carrick 38B 16. Willie Croft 29 17. Bud Kaeding 69 18. Jonathan Allard 0 19. Austen Wheatley 44W 20. Tanner Holmes 18T 21. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 22. Ryan Robinson 56 23. Cory Eliason 26C 24. Jesse Schlotfeldt 21

    METTEC TITANIUM LAP LEADERS: T. Kaeding 1-30

    ARP QUICK QUALIFIER (43 cars): Dominic Scelzi - 11.311 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Sanders, Allard, Myers Jr., Day, Scelzi, Starks, Croft, Lemley, Linder, Jacobson, Fauver

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Eliason, T. Kaeding, B. Carrick, Courtney, Faccinto, Ringo, Solwold, Holmes, Caruana, Aton,

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): Hamilton, Schlotfeldt, Wise, Netto, Golobic, Becker, Robinson, Didiuk, Gomes, Youngquist, Johnson

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (10 laps): T. Carrick, Thompson, Wheatley, B. Kaeding, Mittry, Parker, Forler, Glenn, Sucich, Madsen

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (15 laps): Eliason, Allard, Day, Schlotfeldt, T. Carrick, Mittry, Didiuk, Linder, Forler, Aton, Tingo, Gomes, Johnson, Jacobsen, Youngquist, Becker, Lemley, Caruana, Glenn

     

    “A DIFFERENT BEAST”: MAX MITTRY IMPRESSING DURING FIRST SEASON IN A 410
     

    (6/22/2022 – Alex Nieten) Redding, CA… Back in April when the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car campaign began, Max Mittry had only one race in a 410ci sprint car, but that hasn’t slowed him down in his first campaign.

    The teenager has made an immediate impact competing against the best drivers the West Coast has to offer in 2022. Earlier this year at Silver Dollar Speedway he earned Quick Time honors in just his second ever series appearance. Throughout the season so far he’s tallied four top-10s with a best result of sixth.

    For Mittry, the route to racing began before he was even born as his father and now car owner, Demo Mittry, was a heavy fixture on the outlaw kart scene as the now popular sprint car stepping stone was in its earliest stages. Demo both raced and built the small but powerful machines, and shortly after Max was born, he quickly developed a passion for the sport, one that led to the young racer collecting many checkered flags as he laid the foundations of a racing career.

    “I just fell in love with it,” Max Mittry said. “He (Demo) built me a kart, and I started racing and had some pretty good success, got a championship and won a lot of races.”

    The quick success in the karting ranks opened the door for Mittry to give 360ci sprint cars a shot, and Mittry also wasted no time finding speed, even grabbing a podium against a loaded ASCS field at a race in Arizona at one point.

    “After the kart championship, my dad said, ‘hey do you want to try a sprint car?’ And I said sure, why not,” Mittry explained. “Then I moved up to a sprint car and have been having a lot of success, a lot of consistency in them.”

    Next up for Mittry came the natural progression to a 410ci sprinter when he was old enough. One of California’s best drivers, Justin Sanders, played an instrumental role in helping Mittry get started in a 410 and still plays a major role to this day.

    “I wasn’t old enough the last few years to even try out a 410,” Mittry said. “As soon as I turned 16 that was the first thing that came to mind is when am I going to hope in the 410. Luckily, Justin, who is a part of our team now, he got us the hook up on a motor.”

    The connection between the Mittry family and Sanders strengthened last year as they spent more time around each other and also helped each other out at times. Eventually, the Mittry crew rolled out a second car for Sanders late last year, and they remain Mittry Racing teammates today.
    “We used to pit next to each other a few times,” Mittry said of how their friendship began. “He actually asked my dad to help him out when we went up to Skagit last year, and my dad ended up helping him out. Then they started talking, started getting close, and then we decided we were going to put Justin in a car at the Copper Classic in Arizona.”

    Sanders, who owns 11 career NARC victories, may best be known for his exploits behind the wheel of a sprint car. However, in the pit area, he’s also known as one of the better mechanical minds, capable of making a car go fast via not only the wheel and pedals but also the wrenches. Mittry points to having Sanders’ help in this area as well as his willingness to offer driving tips as a couple key catalysts to his early speed in a 410.

    “He (Sanders) knows stuff that I wouldn’t even think about in a sprint car,” Mittry said. “Last year we were pretty good. We were consistently fast but didn’t have much when it came to the main event. He’s just been helping us out, getting us dialed in on both the 360 and 410.

    “Also, as a driver coach, he’s running the same tracks I am on the same nights,” Mittry added. “So, he knows what the track and the car is going to do, and he relays info to me to make me better as a driver and make me faster on the track.”

    Even with having Sanders’ help and producing some strong results, Mittry’s adjustment to a 410 has been anything but easy. While the power of the two cars may not be visually evident to a fan sitting in the stands, the Redding native notes that it’s easy to feel it in the seat when the accelerator is pressed.

    “It’s a completely different ballgame,” Mittry said of switching to the 410. “The 360s, don’t get me wrong, they have a lot of power. They can get around the tracks pretty good, but when you get behind the wheel of a 410 it’s a different beast under the hood of that thing… You just have that main power source that’s about 150 or 200 more horsepower.”

    While taming that amount of power can be difficult, Mittry has found that it does offer some benefits when it comes to keeping the car under control.

    “I honestly do think it’s a little bit more comfortable to be in a 410 since you have all that power you don’t have to worry about getting balled up,” Mittry noted. “Usually, you can power out of it.”

    Moving forward in the short term, Mittry is keeping realistic expectations. Even though he’s ran up front early in his NARC career, the 16-year-old remains aware that he’s competing against the best drivers the West Coast has to offer and wins are extremely hard to come by. Mittry hopes to improve but isn’t expecting to take the world by storm.

    “I do want to have a few NARC podiums this year,” Mittry said. “I definitely think I can do it, just got to better myself as a driver and put myself in a better spot.”

    Looking even further along, Mittry does hope to elevate his performance after he has more experience under his belt and one day add his name to the historic list of NARC champions along with battling against the country’s best drivers when he can.

    “Long term goals include trying to get a championship or two and maybe run with the World of Outlaws here and there, but that’s just stuff down the road. I’ve still got to better myself as a driver before I get to that point.”

     

     

    NARC DRIVERS SET TO FIGHT FOR $50,000 AT 50TH ANNUAL SUPER DIRT CUP
     

    (6/20/2022) Sacramento, CA… The NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars will tackle one of the biggest races in series history this weekend as they’ll invade Washington’s Skagit Speedway for the 50th edition of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup.

    The action kicks off with a pair of prelim nights this Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th before the $50,000 to win, 50-lap finale on Saturday, June 25th.

    With a unique format planned, plenty of money up for grabs, and a loaded roster with not just the West Coast’s best drivers but some of the top talent across the country, Dirt Cup’s return to 410ci sprint cars is set to be a memorable one.

    The Format

    The two preliminary nights will put an emphasis on line-up inversions and accumulated points will establish the lineups for the final night on Saturday

    On both Thursday and Friday points will be handed out right away for Qualifying. The Fast Qualifier will earn 200 points with a two point drop for each subsequent position. The Heat Races will be lined up with an eight-car inversion. The Heat Races will award 100 points to the winner with a three point drop for each subsequent position. The top 20 in points after Qualifying and Heat Races will be locked into the prelim Features. Those outside the top-20 will be positioned in the C-main and B-main with the C sending the top-four finishers to the B, and the B sending its top-four finishers to the Feature. The Feature will invert the top-16 in points. The Feature winner will earn 200 points with a two point drop for each subsequent position.

    The top-18 in accumulated points from Thursday and Friday will be locked into Saturday’s feature. The top-six of those 18 are locked into the Pole Shuffle. The finish of the Pole Shuffle will set the top-three rows of Saturday’s Feature. The B-main will line up straight up on points and transfer the top-six finishers to the Feature. Two cars will be added to the finale via a fan choice and a promoter’s choice, totaling 26 cars. There will be a fuel/tire stop on lap 40.

    Money, money, and more money

    On top of already paying a whopping 50 grand to win, there will be plenty of other ways for drivers to earn some stout paydays.

    Firstly, simply making Saturday’s main event will be worth $1,000.

    Courtesy of generous supporters, each lap led in Saturday’s 50-lap main event will award an extra $1,000, making it possible to take home $100,000 should a driver lead every circuit.

    For any 360ci sprint cars who are bold enough to take on Dirt Cup, there are some bonuses up for grabs. The highest finishing 360 of the event earns an extra $3,700 while second-highest gets $2,500 and third takes $604.

    Who to Watch

    Chico, California’s Jonathan Allard makes his highly anticipated return to Dirt Cup aboard the Williams No. 0 and will be one to keep an eye on. He hasn’t competed in the prestigious race since 2014, but his four Dirt Cup titles (2005, 2006, 2011, 2013) rank second all-time. All of his victories came aboard the Williams machine.

    “Dirt Cup is a very special place,” Allard said. “It allowed me to buy my first house and do a lot of things in my life because of the prize money. With the history up there, it’s pretty special to be a part of it and be one of the guys who have won multiple Dirt Cup championships. It’s special to me, and we’ve got a lot of great fans up there. To go right up into there, it’s pretty neat to be able to be in this car again and represent the 0 team.”

    Last year Dominic Scelzi starred in his Dirt Cup debut by finishing runner-up on night one then winning the final two nights. The Fresno, California native and crew chief Jimmy Carr have already proven that their chemistry is just as strong this year as it was during their dominant 2021, but a tall task awaits them if they plan to repeat at Dirt Cup. Last year it was still a 360 event that paid $15,000, and with the 410s on the card chasing a $50,000 payday, coming out on top of Saturday is certain to be a challenge.

    One Californian especially eager to experience Dirt Cup victory is San Jose’s Tim Kaeding. The two-time NARC champ has finished runner-up in the prestigious event on three occasions (2006, 2009, 2011) and third twice (2004 & 2008). After rain washed out his planned return to the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42X this past weekend, he’ll now return to the seat for Dirt Cup.

    Puyallup, Washington native, Trey Starks, has been on fire in limited races so far in 2022, and he’ll look to translate that momentum into his first Dirt Cup title. Starks already owns a pair of victories at the 3/8ths mile this year, one where he drove from 24th to the front. He also topped NARC just a month ago as the series visited Grays Harbor Raceway.

    A pair of Washington born Dirt Cup champions will be vying for their second titles. Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold (2015 winner) and Snohomish, Washington’s Seth Bergman (2018 winner) are always stout at Skagit.

    Dirt Cup will also draw some stars from across the country as a pair of Hoosiers in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney and Angola, Indiana’s Zeb Wise plan to make the trip West. Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason intends to use the All-Star off weekend to return to his home region of the West Coast to compete in Kevin Rudeen’s machine.

    Plenty of other drivers will be in attendance including some potent Californians in Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Colfax’s Willie Croft, Redding’s Max Mittry, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Clovis’ Corey Day, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Benicia’s Billy Aton, and more.

    More Pacific Northwest locals plan to be in the mix including Jacksonville, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, Harrisburg, Oregon’s Tyler Thompson, Mill Creek, Washington’s Cam Smith, Central Point, Oregon’s Garen Linder, Idaho's Logan Forler and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    On both Thursday and Friday the pit gate will open at 12:00 P.M. with the front gate following at 5:00 P.M. Racing will begin around 7:00 P.M. The only difference on Saturday will be the pit gate opening at 2:00 P.M.

    On both Thursday and Friday General Admission tickets will be $35. Juniors, seniors, and military will be admitted for $30. Children (ages 3-6) will be admitted for just $10. Saturday General Admission tickets are $40. Juniors, seniors, and military will be admitted for $35. Children (ages 3-6) will still be admitted for $10.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online via the following link: https://skagitspeedway.showare.com.

    Skagit Speedway is located at 4796 Old Highway 99 North Burlington, WA 98233. For more information visit skagitspeedway.com or call 360-724-3567.

    All three nights of the Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series

    Championship Points Standings (After ten events in 21-race series - 6/20/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1150
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1106
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1080
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1073
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1059
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1046
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 982
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 977
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 900
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 895
    Corey Day, Salinas - 649
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 620
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 604
    Colby Copeland, Rocklin - 562
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 497
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 467
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 433
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 411
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 408
    Landon Brooks, Yuba City - 407

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    July 9 - Petaluma Speedway - Salute to Baylands Raceway Park
    July 16 - Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA) - Howard Kaeding Classic
    July 23 - Stockton Dirt Track - Salute to NARC Champion LeRoy Van Conett


     

     

    NARC HITS THE ROAD TO DIRT CUP WITH TRIPS TO SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY AND COTTAGE GROVE SPEEDWAY
     

    (6/13/2022) Sacramento, CA… The NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars begin their northern journey to Dirt Cup this weekend on Friday, June 17th at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway for night one of Road to Dirt Cup followed by night number two on Saturday, June 18th at Cottage Grove Speedway.

    The two nights signal the beginning of a highly anticipated week of racing that will culminate with the 50th Annual Super Dirt Cup at Washington’s Skagit Speedway on June 23rd through the 25th.

    The Chico visit will be the second and final appearance for NARC of 2022 at Silver Dollar Speedway, and Saturday’s Battle at the Bullring will be the series’ first trip to Cottage Grove Speedway in more than a decade. Cottage Grove will award $5,000 to the winner.

    With some lucrative bonuses on the line, drivers will be eager to park in victory lane this weekend. There are six 410ci events composing the week of Dirt Cup– Chico and Cottage Grove this weekend, the Dirt Cup tune up at Skagit on Monday (not a NARC sanctioned event), and the three nights of Dirt Cup. If a driver can win three of the six, they’ll earn an extra $10,000. Winning four of the six nets $25,000. And claiming five of the six will award a driver with $50,000!

    On Friday in Chico B Mods and Hobby Stocks will join NARC. Saturday at Cottage Grove three IMCA divisions will run alongside NARC, Modifieds, SportMods, and Stock Cars.

    Championship Chase

    A pair of top-fives this past weekend kept Dominic Scelzi atop the standings with a healthy 44 point advantage. The driver closest to him, Willie Croft, has been on one of the best stretches of his NARC career with six straight top-five results heading into the Road to Dirt Cup. Croft will look to cut into Scelzi’s lead this weekend.

    Bud Kaeding, who has only missed the top-10 once this year, sits third in points, 26 markers behind Croft.

    Then it’s Justin Sanders in fourth, seven points behind Kaeding, and Mitchell Faccinto, 14 behind Sanders, completing the top-five.

    Who to Watch

    Aromas native Justin Sanders is a threat at any track he shows up at, and that will especially be the case this weekend. Sanders has top-two finishes in three of his last four NARC races in Chico including a pair of wins, and he’s a former winner with the Western Sprint Tour at Cottage Grove Speedway.

    2017 series champion, Bud Kaeding, has quietly put together a solid season thus far and should be in the running to earn his first win of the season. The Campbell native owns a pair of NARC wins in Chico. He’s also one of few with some 410 laps at Cottage Grove, picking up top-fives with NARC there in 2009 and 2010.

    Mitchell Faccinto will be another to keep an eye on this weekend as he continues to pursue his first series title. The Tarlton Motorsports wheelman from Hanford doesn’t own a NARC win in Chico, but he did already claim the prestigious Silver Cup finale at the quarter-mile this year. He’s also a former winner at Cottage Grove Speedway, topping a 2019 Western Sprint Tour show.

    Many of the Pacific Northwest natives who competed during the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports also plan to race at least at Cottage Grove this weekend if not tackle both nights. Former winners at Cottage Grove Speedway– Trey Starks, Tanner Holmes, and Tyler Thompson will be a few of the Oregon and Washington drivers on The Road to Dirt Cup.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Benicia’s Billy Aton, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Colfax’s Willie Croft,, Clovis’ Corey Day, Tanner & Blake Carrick out of Lincoln, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Redding’s Max Mittry, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format on both nights will feature ARP Fast-Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if necessary, and a 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    On Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the front gate opening at 4:00 P.M. Racing will begin around 6:00 P.M.

    On Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway the pit gate will open at 12:00 P.M. with the front gate set to follow at 3:00 P.M. Hot laps are slated to start at 4:30 P.M. with racing beginning around 6:00 P.M.

    Adult General Admission tickets at Silver Dollar Speedway will be $20. Seniors (ages 60+) and kids (ages 12-15) will be admitted for $15. Kids 11 and under will be admitted for just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.eventsprout.com/event/silver-dollar-speedway-2022.

    Adult General Admission tickets at Cottage Grove Speedway will be $20. Seniors, Military, and juniors (ages 13-17) will be admitted for $15. Kids (ages 6-12) will be admitted for just $5. Kids 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/events/398217/tickets/.

    Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2343 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928. For more information visit silverdollarspeedway.com or call (530) 891-6535.

    Cottage Grove Speedway is located at 2150 North Douglas St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. For more information visit cottagegrovespeedway.com or call 541-942-7561.

    Both nights of the Road to Dirt Cup can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car tour.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After ten events in 23-race series - 6/12/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1150
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1106
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1080
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1073
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1059
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 1046
    Billy Aton, Benicia - 982
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 977
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol - 900
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 895
    Corey Day, Salinas - 649
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 620
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 604
    Colby Copeland, Rocklin - 562
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 497
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 467
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 433
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 411
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 408
    Landon Brooks, Yuba City - 407

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    June 23-25 - Skagit Speedway, Burlington, WA - $50,000 to win Dirt Cup


     

    MAKING HISTORY: DAY COMPLETES HISTORIC WEEKEND SWEEP WITH BRADWAY VICTORY

    (6/11/2022 – Alex Nieten) Placerville, CA… At just 16-years old, Corey Day continues to write his name in the West Coast racing history books.

    The sprint car prodigy is hitting marks with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars that even his most talented California predecessors didn’t reach. A hard-fought battle in just his second start in the potent Works Limited No. 57 at Saturday’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial resulted in Day picking up his fifth career Fujitsu Feature victory in just his 19th career series start. Drivers like Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, and Carson Macedo didn’t manage to reach that feat in their stints with NARC. In fact, none of them even won more than twice in their first 19 appearances.

    Day also cemented his name next to perhaps the greatest driver in the history of the California circuit. His Placerville Speedway Bradway triumph came a day after he claimed the Pombo-Sargent Classic. The only other driver to win the two prestigious events that have more than three decades of history in the same year? None other than Brent Kaeding.

    “Happy is an understatement,” Day said of his emotion in victory lane. “I can’t say enough about Paul Silva, Doug, Hayden, Kevin Kozlowski and everyone on this car for the opportunity. These guys work their tails off, and I’m the lucky guy that gets to drive it.”

    Leading the field to green was Dominic Scelzi and Mitchell Faccinto. The race’s initial start was halted twice, first for a tangle between Billy Aton and Logan Forler and then for a violently flipping Chase Johnson on the second attempt. All drivers were unharmed.

    After one more early yellow for a spinning Jake Morgan, the race was finally able to establish a bit of a green flag run.

    Scelzi led the lap four restart, and Day quickly jumped into the runner-up spot and began to pursue the reigning series champion. On lap eight Day showed Scelzi a nose, but “The Dominator” shut the door in the next corner. Day proved he could put the Finley Farms sponsored No. 57 anywhere he wanted, heading to the high line and pouncing.

    On lap nine Scelzi missed the bottom on the exit of turn four, and Day rocketed around his outside to snag the lead. Day pulled slightly ahead of Scelzi until a lap 13 caution for a spinning Max Mittry bunched the field together.

    Day and Scelzi nearly touched on the restart after an attempted Scelzi slider but Day held on. The yellow flew yet again on lap 15 for an issue between Ing and Aton. Both of their nights were done.

    The ensuing restart provided some of the race’s wildest moments. Scelzi jumped ahead (a jump that was deemed early by officials) and took the top spot back. In turn three Day launched a slider and cleared the No. 41, but Scelzi powered underneath him with a crossover as Tanner Carrick rolled the bottom perfectly to make it three wide for the lead down the front stretch.

    Scelzi came out ahead, but when the yellow flew on lap 16 for C.J. Humphreys and John Clark slowing, Scelzi was docked two spots for jumping the previous restart. The penalty gifted the lead back to Day who had fallen to third, but with Scelzi’s penalty and the lineup revering to the previous lap before the yellow, Day leaped ahead of Scelzi and Carrick.

    “I had to clean up my restarts,” Day said of what might’ve prevented him from ever falling to third. “I got a gift there on that double file when Tanner and Dominic got by me. After that I really had to clean them up. I had to get down in the grip there off (turn) four and kind of mess them up by running the opposite line that I was running and get them in the dirty air.”

    Day did exactly that as, after the timely caution gave him the lead, the teenager went effectively unchallenged the remainder of the way.

    A pair of yellows forced Day to show he could do better on restarts, and he did so as none of his competitors were able to mount a serious run at the top spot.

    Day went on to win comfortably by 3.271 seconds over Tanner Carrick.

    It all worked out, and we’re here in victory lane,” Day said with a smile.

    Carrick’s runner up result in the CVC Concrete/Arai Helmets No. 83T matched his career best result with NARC. Though he was happy with the podium effort, Carrick hoped a longer green flag run might’ve given him a shot at an inaugural series win.

    “I didn’t need the yellows,” Carrick said. “I got the yellows at the wrong time, and that kind of hurt me, especially on the long run. We got really good. I don’t know if their stuff was going away or what, but we were getting really good on the long runs. Short runs, I struggled. I couldn’t get going until about 10 laps in.”

    A quiet charge from seventh led Shane Golobic to take the final spot on the podium, the 53rd top-three of his NARC career. The pilot of the NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W found himself wishing he’d managed the first three quarters of the race differently to give himself a chance to win.

    “I put together 30 really bad laps,” Golobic explained. “The last 10 laps I kind of got up on the wheel a little bit and got going. I just made a lot of bad decisions early and put ourselves in a bad spot multiple times. So, it was good to get back going there at the end.”

    Completing the top-10 was Willie Croft, Dominic Scelzi, Mitchell Faccinto, Sean Becker, Bud Kaeding, Shane Hopkins, and Kalib Henry.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (40 laps): 1. Corey Day 57 2. Tanner Carrick 83T 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Willie Croft 29 5. Dominic Scelzi 41 6. Mitchell Faccinto 21 7. Sean Becker 5V 8. Bud Kaeding 69 9. Shane Hopkins 51 10. Kalib Henry 17 11. Logan Forler 2L 12. Max Mittry 2XM 13. Jake Morgan 45 14. Koen Shaw 88 15. Colby Wiesz 8 16. Nick Parker 15 17. John Clark 12J 18. Justin Bradway 20 19. C.J. Humphreys 85 20. Kyle Hirst 42X 21. Justin Sanders 2X 22. Ryan Robinson 56 23. Michael Ing 21M 24. Billy Aton 26 25. Stephen Ingraham 93 26. Chase Johnson 24

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-8, 15 Day 9-14, 16-40

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Colby Wiesz 25th to 15th

    CARWASH MIKE AVILLA/ARP FAST QUALIFIER (26 cars): Willie Croft 10.637 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Faccinto, Day, Croft, Clark, Becker, Robinson, Humphreys, Morgan, Bradway

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Scelzi, Ing, Carrick, Henry, Kaeding, Forler, Aton, Wiesz, Ingraham

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): Hirst, Golobic, Hopkins, Sanders, Johnson, Parker, Mittry, Shaw

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Faccinto, Day, Hirst, Carrick, Croft

     

    DEBUT DOMINANCE: DAY RULES POMBO-SARGENT CLASSIC ON FIRST NIGHT IN WORKS LIMITED RIDE
     

    (6/10/2022 – Alex Nieten) Watsonville, CA… Put a phenomenal race car driver in a phenomenal race car and good things are bound to happen.

    That’s exactly what took place Friday night at the 36th Annual Pombo-Sargent Classic hosted by Ocean Speedway as Corey Day climbed aboard the Works Limited No. 57 and won in dominant fashion on his first night in the potent machine, taking the lead early on in the non-stop 30-lap main event and never looking back.

    The triumph marked Day’s fourth with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars in just his 18th career series start. It was also the third different car he’s won in with the series, the other two being Jason Meyers’ No. 14 and Day’s family owned No. 41. Day also became just the second driver to win multiple NARC Fujitsu Features this year after claiming the David Tarter Memorial in Chico back in April.

    After the checkered flag flew, Day was quick to offer gratitude to those who contribute to making the 57 such a strong car and who presented him to the chance to pilot it– Kevin Kozlowski (car owner) and Paul Silva (crew chief).

    “I can’t thank Kevin and Paul enough for the opportunity,” Day said. “This car is legendary, and to be the one picked to drive it is pretty cool.”

    Originally scheduled to start third, Day lined up on the pole after the originally scheduled pole sitter, Mitchell Faccinto, suffered a broken crankshaft while lining up for the main event.

    To Day’s outside was series point leader, Dominic Scelzi, and “The Dominator” got the initial jump, rocketing around the topside to lead the opening circuit.

    The high line proved dominant early on a fast racing surface at the Watsonville bullring. Scelzi led the way as the front runners approached traffic within just five laps of the green flag flying. As Scelzi fought with lapped cars, Day saw his opening and pounced.

    On lap eight Day carried a huge run into turn one courtesy of ripping the cushion to perfection in turns three and four and pulled the trigger on a flawless slider. Day’s momentum propelled him to such a speed that Scelzi didn’t even have a chance to try a crossover down the backstretch.

    “He (Scelzi) got to traffic there and was taking it a touch to easy,” Day said of what led to the move. “He was ahead of me enough to where I had a little clean air and could run a little bit harder than he could, him being stuck behind those guys. So, I got to him and threw a slider on him, and then lap traffic was really tough.”

    The traffic Day spoke of was a challenge he’d be forced to face the rest of the way as the main event went caution free. Day moved all around the quarter-mile oval to work his way by slower cars. While Day encountered some difficulties with traffic, the drivers pursuing him, Scelzi,

    Willie Croft, and Justin Sanders, we’re busy battling each other and traffic and unable to erase the deficit.

    As their war raged on for runner-up, Day cruised away and the laps dwindled.

    Day wound up taking the checkered flag with a 2.905 second advantage over Scelzi.

    “Getting through traffic definitely wasn’t easy,” a winded Day said to sum up the race. “But, I was just trying to pick off as many as I could to have a good buffer between me and second, and it worked out. There were a couple times there where I tried the bottom and blew it there off (turn) four, and I figured Dominic or Justin, I didn’t know who was running second, would be right on me, but they weren’t. I’m super pumped.”

    Scelzi’s runner-up finish marked his ninth consecutive top-three to begin the NARC campaign as the Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 seems incapable of missing the podium this season. He’s the first to string together nine straight NARC podiums since Kyle Hirst in 2018. While he’s enjoying the consistency, Scelzi couldn’t help be a little disappointed to miss out on a possible win.

    “He (Day) did an awesome job,” Scelzi said. “I just got into traffic, and I don’t really think we got too tight. I think he just did a better job in traffic… At the end of the day, Corey got by the lapped cars and we didn’t and ran second. I’m kind of tired of running second. That’s like three in a row, so let’s get back to getting first-places in a row.”

    Completing the podium was Willie Croft in the Amerikote Powdercoating/Holey Smokes BBQ No. 29 as he held on for the good finish even after late contact with the fence. Croft now has five straight series top-fives and podiums in four of his last five races as he continues to chase down Scelzi for his first title.

    “I got a little high in the marbles here off of (turn) four and tried to just skim the wall but hit it harder than anticipated,” Croft explained. “But overall everything was good. We had a great car all night. My guys did a great job… It’s a little hard to make up points when Dominic’s on the podium with me, but there’s a lot of races left. We’re just going to keep plugging along and just try to do the best we can every night and see what happens.”

    The balance of the top-10 included Justin Sanders, Ryan Robinson, D.J. Netto, Max Mittry, Shane Golobic, Steven Kent, and Chase Johnson.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Corey Day 57 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Willie Croft 29 4. Justin Sanders 2X 5. Ryan Robinson 56 6. D.J. Netto 88N 7. Max Mittry 2XM 8. Shane Golobic 17W 9. Steven Kent 37 10. Chase Johnson 24 11. Bud Kaeding 69 12. J.J. Ringo 2K 13. Kaleb Montgomery 3 14. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 15. Kurt Nelson 72W 16. Koen Shaw 88 17. Billy Aton 26 18. Gauge Garcia 21X 19. Chris Nelson 72JR 20. Logan Forler 2L 21. Mitchell Faccinto 21

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-7, Day 8-30

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (21 cars): Corey Day 10.968

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Johnson, Faccinto, Day, Myers Jr., Nelson, Garcia, Forler

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Scelzi, Mittry, Kent, Montgomery, Kaeding, Shaw, Nelson

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): Golobic, Sanders, Netto, Croft, Ringo, Robinson, Aton

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Faccinto, Scelzi, Day, Croft, Mittry, Johnson


     


    POMBO-SARGENT CLASSIC & DAVE BRADWAY JR. MEMORIAL KICKOFF BUSY JUNE FOR NARC SPRINT CARS
     

    (6/6/2022) Sacramento, CA… This weekend a pair of big events will jumpstart a loaded June schedule for the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars. On Friday, June 10th Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway hosts the 34th Annual Pombo-Sargent Classic, and the next night Saturday, June 11th the 31st Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial will take place at Placerville Speedway.

    The races are the first two of seven slated June events for NARC that will see the series appear in three different states. It’s the series’ first of two 2022 visits to Ocean Speedway and the lone trip to Placerville Speedway.

    Both nights pay tribute to legends of California racing history. The duo of Al Pombo and Marshall Sargent were super-modified rivals who won many races in the mid-20th century, often needing to battle each other for victory in their heyday. Dave Bradway Jr. was a rising star of West Coast sprint car racing until he sadly lost his life in a racing accident in 1987. Bradway was a multi-time NARC feature winner, won the 1984 track championship at Baylands Raceway Park, and had many more accomplishments in his career that was cut short.

    Courtesy of generous support from C&H Motor Parts, the 40-lap Bradway Memorial Fujitsu Feature will award $5,000 to win. Contributions from other supporters have also boosted the pay of Carwash Mike Avilla Fast Time, the Hardcharger award, lap money, heat races and more.

    With racers wishing to honor fellow racers in the best way, winning the two events have become some of the most coveted on the NARC circuit with each’s win list featuring some of the sport’s best names.

    On Friday at Ocean Speedway NARC will be joined by IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Western Midget Racing Midgets.

    Saturday will be a complete night of sprint car action as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprints will accompany NARC in Placerville

    Championship Chase

    Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi continues to lead the way in his quest for back-to-back NARC titles. The Dominator is yet to miss the podium through eight races in 2022, but he does have a few competitors not too far behind ready to pounce should he slip up.

    Courtesy of four consecutive top-fives including his first series win since 2018, Colfax’s Willie Croft has jumped to second in the standings.

    Completing the top-five in points is a trio of consistent drivers in Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, and Aromas’ Justin Sanders. Sanders may be the hottest of the three after not missing the podium during the Pacific Northwest swing as he continues to rebound from a tough Peter Murphy Classic weekend.

    The drivers situated second through fifth in the standings are currently separated by a mere 14 points.

    Who to Watch

    The bullrings will provide a prime opportunity for Fremont’s Shane Golobic to snag his first series win of the year of perhaps even sweep the weekend. The Matt Wood Racing driver has earned four of his 13 career wins and 14 of his 52 career podiums at Ocean Speedway. Golobic is a one-time series winner at Placerville, and he’s been very consistent with 11 top-fives in 17 attempts. He’s also the most recent World of Outlaws winner on the red clay oval.

    When quarter miles are on the calendar Justin Sanders is always a name to pencil in as a favorite. Ocean Speedway is his home track, and his dozens of victories at the Santa Cruz county facility are highlighted a pair of NARC triumphs. Sanders also owns two series wins at Placerville, meaning four of his 11 career victories have come at the bullrings.

    Ryan Robinson returns to the seat of the Mike Phulps No. 56 this weekend and should compete for his first series victory. Last year the Foresthill native set the 410 track record at Ocean Speedway in the Phulps machine, and he finished runner-up in NARC’s August Watsonville appearance. He also finished a respectable seventh in the 2021 edition of the Bradway at Placerville.

    Other drivers expected to compete at least one night include Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Redding’s Max Mittry, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Clovis’ Corey Day, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, and many more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format on Friday at Ocean Speedway will feature ARP Fast-Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if necessary, and the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format on Saturday at Placerville Speedway will feature Carwash Mike Avilla Fast-Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi, and the 40-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    The Placerville Speedway pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. with the front gate following at 3:00 P.M. Racing will begin around 6:00 P.M.

    On Saturday in Placerville Adult GA tickets will be $40. Seniors (ages 62+), military, and juniors (ages 12-17) can purchase tickets for $35. Kids (ages 6-11) are just $20, and kids 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.eventsprout.com/event/king-of-the-west.

    Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds at 2601 E Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076. For more information visit oceanspeedway.com or call (831) 688-7223.

    Placerville Speedway is located at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, CA. For tickets and other information, visit www.placervillespeedway.com

    The Pombo-Sargent Classic and Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    The Northern Auto Racing Club would like to thank Pacific Highway Rental, Jess & Tami Gallagher, Gary Scelzi Motorsports, Roseville Precision, the Bradway Family, Chicks in Crisis, the Mike Murphy Family, and the many lap sponsors for their generous support of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial and helping make the night all the more special for the competitors.

    Pombo-Sargent Classic Winners
    1988 – Brent Kaeding
    1989 – Jimmy Sills
    1990 – Brent Kaeding
    1991 – Brent Kaeding
    1992 – Steve Kent
    1993 – Chuck Miller
    1994 – Steve Kent
    1995 – Brent Kaeding
    1996 – Tim Green
    1997 – Bud Kaeding
    1998 – Bud Kaeding
    1999 – Brent Kaeding
    2000 – Brent Kaeding
    2001 – Blake Robertson
    2002 – Tommy Tarlton
    2003 – Tommy Tarlton
    2004 – Tim Kaeding
    2005 – Ronnie Day
    2006 – Brent Kaeding
    2007 – Brent Kaeding
    2008 – Brent Kaeding
    2009 – Brent Kaeding
    2010 – Tim Kaeding
    2011 – Tommy Tarlton
    2012 – Bud Kaeding
    2013 – Tommy Tarlton
    2014 – Kyle Hirst
    2015 – DJ Netto
    2016 – Shane Golobic
    2017 – Shane Golobic
    2018 – Justin Sanders
    2019 – Dominic Scelzi
    2020 – No Race – COVID

    2021 – Tim Kaeding

    Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Winners
    1991 – Jason McMillen
    1992 – Greg DeCaires
    1993 – Eric Rossi
    1994 – Randy Tiner
    1995 – Brent Kaeding
    1996 – Paul McMahan
    1997 – Jimmy Sills
    1998 – Randy Tiner
    1999 – Brent Kaeding
    2000 – Brent Kaeding
    2001 – Jonathan Allard
    2002 – Tim Kaeding
    2003 – Jonathan Allard
    2004 – Jason Statler
    2005 – Jonathan Allard
    2006 – Sean Becker
    2007 – Brent Kaeding
    2008 – Tim Kaeding
    2009 – Jonathan Allard
    2010 – Shane Stewart
    2011 – Peter Murphy
    2012 – Jonathan Allard
    2013 – Rico Abreu
    2014 – Rico Abreu
    2015 – Bud Kaeding
    2016 – Kyle Hirst
    2017 – Rico Abreu
    2018 – Willie Croft
    2019 – Justin Sanders
    2020 – No Race – COVID
    2021 – Dominic Scelzi

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After eight events in 23-race series - 6/5/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 925
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 880
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 874
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 867
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 866
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 833
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 798
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 791
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 756
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID - 694
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR (R) - 604
    Colby Copeland, Rocklin - 562
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 497
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 467
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 424
    Corey Day, Salinas - 414
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 411
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 408
    Landon Brooks, Yuba City - 300
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 323

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    June 17 - Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico - The Road to the Dirt Cup

    June 18 - Cottage Grove Speedway, Cottage Grove, OR - The Battle at the Bullring

    June 23-25 - Skagit Speedway, Burlington, WA - $50,000 to win Dirt Cup

     

    PROTECTING HOME TURF: STARKS DOMINATES FASTEST FOUR DAYS FINALE AT GRAYS HARBOR
     

    (5/29/2022 – Alex Nieten) Elma, WA… Entering Sunday night, Trey Starks said he could probably count on his hands how many times he’d driven a 410 sprint car at Grays Harbor Raceway, but that didn’t slow him down.

    The Puyallup Washington native has countless laps and many wins at the Elma, WA three-eights mile, but many of those laps and all of those wins had been in a 360 sprint car. With the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars visiting for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports finale on Sunday, Starks added a 410 win to the resumé.

    Starks dominated the Fujitsu Feature, leading all 30 laps on his way to his first career NARC win in his 11th series start and first start with the West Coast’s best since 2016. The victory earned him $7,000 as he protected home turf and prevented the California drivers from sweeping the Pacific Northwest trip.

    “We like racing the 410s,” Starks said in victory lane. “We like bringing the good guys up from California and seeing if we can run with them and tonight, luckily, we could.”

    Bringing the field to green was Justin Sanders with Starks to his outside. Starks wasted no time establishing that he would be a force to be reckoned with by rocketing around Sanders’ outside to lead the opening circuit.

    Behind Starks, the defending NARC champion Dominic Scelzi threw a slider on Sanders and cleared him to take over the runner-up spot on the second lap and began to pursue Starks. As the leaders approached traffic Scelzi closed in about 10 laps in but couldn’t quite mount the charge he needed. Starks began to pull away.

    “I know you’ve got to be really careful,” Starks said of negotiating traffic. “I started to move down in traffic and realized our car was good enough that we could pretty much go anywhere, so that was good to know, especially when you’re racing around in traffic and having to pass guys.”

    The race’s first yellow flew on lap 14 for a slowing Tanner Holmes in turn 4. On the restart, Starks pulled ahead as a wild war began for the second spot. Sanders and Mitchell Faccinto challenged Scelzi as they screamed into turn one three wide. As they exited turn two, Sanders emerged ahead using the bottom.

    Sanders wasted no time in giving Starks his toughest challenge. On the next lap, Sanders utilized an excellent run through the bottom of turns one and two to pull even with Starks down the backstretch. Starks fended off the challenge, but Sanders roared back the next lap in the same spot, showing him a nose as they raced toward turn three. Ultimately, Starks’ T&C Concepts/Starks Racing No. 55 proved too strong as Sanders could never gather enough of a run to clear him.

    Starks pulled away from Sanders with less than 10 to go. The leaders entered traffic again as the laps dwindled, allowing Sanders to close back in, but the same traffic hindered Sanders and opened the door for Scelzi to swipe second back with just a few circuits remaining.

    Meanwhile, ahead of them, Starks drove away in front of a proud home state crowd. Starks took the checkered flag with a 2.254 second advantage to win one for the Pacific Northwest locals.

    “We were just fast,” Starks said. “We were decent all night, and we kind of knew what the track does. Obviously, we run here a lot, so we know which direction it moves, and we just made adjustments accordingly, and we were good enough to keep all those guys behind us.”

    Scelzi hung on for second in his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41, marking his eight consecutive podium to begin the NARC campaign. Scelzi made sure to plant a big kiss on Starks’ cheek in victory lane as the two are long-time friends.

    “I’ve always had a big crush on Trey Starks,” Scelzi joked. “Before that first yellow I felt like we had something for him around the bottom, and I just got a really bad restart. I’m not sure if I spun the tires or what, but he got away, and I had to race really hard to get back to second. He (Starks) just kicked our butt.”

    Sanders completed the podium, giving him an all-podium showing during the Pacific Northwest swing as the Farmers Brewing Co./Mittry Construction pilot didn’t miss the top-three all weekend. Despite the consistency, Sanders was left wanting a little more.

    “I just couldn’t get a rhythm going,” Sanders said. “Once Trey got out in the lead it was hard for me to follow him. Then Dominic slid me on that second lap. I just got all balled up for about 10 laps and they pulled away. Thankfully I had that restart and was able to get back by Dominic and try to trace down Trey, and I just faded every lap from there.

    Behind them, Tyler Thompson, in just his third NARC start, finished a series career-best fourth and Willie Croft completed the top-five.

    The balance of the top-10 included Mitchell Faccinto, Austen Wheatley, Logan Forler, Tanner Holmes, and Bud Kaeding.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Trey Starks 55 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Justin Sanders 2X 4. Tyler Thompson 7 5. Willie Croft 29 6. Mitchell Faccinto 21 7. Austen Wheatley 8. Logan Forler 2L 9. Tanner Holmes 18T 10. Bud Kaeding 69 11. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 12. Max Mittry 2XM 13. Billy Aton 26

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Starks 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Tyler Thompson

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER: Austen Wheatley 12.643 seconds

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Scelzi, Wheatley, Faccinto, Croft, Forler, Mittry, Aton

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Sanders, Starks, Thompson, Kaeding, Myers Jr., Holmes

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Sanders, Starks, Scelzi, Faccinto, Wheatley, Thompson

     

     

    WILLAMETTE WINNING: CROFT RULES NIGHT TWO OF FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
     

    (5/27/2022 – Alex Nieten) Lebanon, OR… A NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car win has been a long time coming for Willie Croft.

    Since winning the 2018 Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, the Colfax, CA native had made 48 series starts and earned 10 top-three finishes over that span, but none of them were atop the podium. He’d led laps, just not the final one.

    In start number 49 since that 2018 triumph, the narrative changed course. Croft delivered a masterful drive and dominated NARC’s first ever appearance at Willamette Speedway, leading all 30 laps on Friday night to claim the second race of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    “I can’t believe it’s been four years,” a jubilant Croft said of ending the NARC winless drought.

    The win marked his ninth career with the series and also his third consecutive podium after a second-place effort at Petaluma last weekend and a third-place result Thursday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.

    Croft led the field to green of the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature with Colby Copeland alongside. Croft kept his car glued to the tacky bottom groove as Copeland ripped the topside looking for a run in the early laps.

    Copeland built enough momentum on a couple of occasions where it appeared he may pull alongside Croft, but the bottom proved too dominant, and Copeland eventually settled in behind Croft after a few circuits. The race’s first yellow flew on lap six for a slowing Brian Boswell just as the leaders were entering traffic.

    On the restart Croft pulled strongly ahead, and behind he and Copeland, Justin Sanders and Dominic Scelzi traded the third-place position before Scelzi finally claimed it. Another yellow flew with 22 laps to go for debris on the front stretch.

    The restart provided more of the same story as Croft powered ahead and Copeland looked to keep pace while Scelzi and Sanders resumed their tussle for a podium position.

    “It feels really good to be able to run with Scelzi, Sanders, and Copeland, just all the guys who are so fast on a week in, week out basis,” Croft said of his performance throughout the race.

    The leaders entered thick traffic inside of 15 laps to go, and on a track where the bottom was the preferred line, making the correct moves was vital. And that’s exactly what Croft did as he made a key move to sneak around Billy Aton, giving him a comfortable lead and a clearer path toward the checkered flag.

    “I didn’t really want to go high,” Croft said of handling traffic. “I went high around one guy, and I spun the tires really bad, skated out of the groove. And I figured if I did that, the next guy is going to do that trying to get by me, so I was just going to roll the bottom and let them get in there, get tight, slide up a little bit, and let me poke under them because I could rotate really nice.

    So, that’s what I did with Aton. He gave just a little bit of an opening, and I put two wheels in the grass and passed him.”

    That move ultimately proved to be the winning one as Croft drove away in his Holey Smokes BBQ/Amerikote Powdercoating No. 29 and won by more than three seconds to erase the four year NARC winless drought.

    “This feels good,” Croft said. “I’m super happy to win up here in Oregon. I’ve won Medford. I’ve won here, and I’ve won Elma (Grays Harbor Raceway), which we’re at tomorrow, so I’ve got a lot off confidence… I’m a small team. We’re trying hard. We’ve got a little momentum going, and it feels good.”

    Dominic Scelzi claimed the runner-up spot in his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 after Copeland got severely out of shape on the final lap, dropping to 10th at the finish. While Scelzi’s four-race win streak may have concluded, he kept his podium streak to begin the NARC campaign going. Scelzi has been in the top-three in all of the first seven NARC races.

    “I’m just happy to be up here in the Pacific Northwest,” Scelzi said. “It’s fun what the NARC series is doing here.”

    And completing the podium was Justin Sanders in the Farmers Brewing Co./Mittry Construction No. 2X. It marked his second straight night of earning a podium in his debut at a track after a second-place effort Thursday at Southern Oregon Speedway. The Aromas, CA native continues to hope for a little more luck in his dash positioning.

    “It was good, but it’s a product of the dash draws,” Sanders said of his finish. “That’s like seven dashes in a row of starting sixth, and tonight was big for track position.”

    Completing the top-10 was Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Tanner Holmes, Max Mittry, Tyler Thompson, Mitchell Faccinto, and Colby Copeland.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Willie Croft 29 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Justin Sanders 2X 4. Shane Golobic 17W 5. Bud Kaeding 69 6. Tanner Holmes 18T 7. Max Mittry 2XM 8. Tyler Thompson 7 9. Mitchell Faccinto 21 10. Colby Copeland 16A 11. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 12. Sean Becker 22X 13. Billy Aton 26 14. Shane Forte 26F 15. Logan Forler 2L 16. Brian Boswell 35

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Willie Croft 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Shane Golobic 9th to 4th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (16 Cars): Justin Sanders 11.284 (New Track Record)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Myers Jr., Sanders, Croft, Golobic, Mittry, Becker, Faccinto, Forte

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Kaeding, Scelzi, Copeland, Thompson, Holmes, Forler, Aton, Boswell

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Croft, Copeland, Scelzi, Sanders, Myers Jr., Kaeding

     


     


    THE STREAK CONTINUES: SCELZI WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT NARC RACE AT FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS OPENER

    (5/26/2022 – Alex Nieten) Central Point, OR… Entering the 2022 West Coast racing season one of the biggest questions was if Dominic Scelzi would replicate his 2021 “dream season” or if he’d “wake up.”

    Well, it doesn’t appear he plans on waking up anytime soon.

    Scelzi rolled to his fourth consecutive NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car win and 19th overall in front of a packed house at Southern Oregon Speedway on Thursday night. With the victory, he became the first series winner in the Pacific Northwest since 2012 as the Oregon track kicked off the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports. It also marked his sixth consecutive podium to begin the season as he continues to extend his early season point lead in a bid for back to back championships.

    “I love racing in Oregon,” Scelzi said. “It’s my first win in Oregon, and it looks like we’re going to have to come back every year.”

    Scelzi started the race in second as pole sitter, Mitchell Faccinto, led the field to green. The leaders quickly got spread out early on and entered traffic on lap five. A tense moment for the leaders occurred on the sixth circuit as T.J. Winningham spun, forcing them to take evasive action and bringing out the race’s first caution.

    On the next restart the leaders again became spaced out, and just as slower cars began to close the margin between Faccinto and Scelzi, the yellow again flew for Steven Snawder who slowed to a stop in turn four.

    The green flag flew with 20 to go, and while the action toward the front was limited, battles were fierce throughout the field as a collection of cars jockeyed for spots in the top-10.

    Scelzi pursued Faccinto as the duo navigated traffic. Scelzi matched Faccinto’s every move, passing each slower car just as quick as Faccinto to ensure he couldn’t escape.

    With just 11 laps to go heartbreak struck Faccinto. The race-long leader to that point smacked the wall out of turn two, which immediately shredded his right-rear tire. Faccinto limped the Tarlton Motorsports machine back to the pits and came back equipped with a new right-rear. The issue handed the top spot to Scelzi

    “I felt like I was kind of closing in on him (Faccinto),” Scelzi commented. “I was starting to diamond off of (turn) four and felt like I was closing in. I was trying to bide my time until we got to traffic. I was lucky I wasn’t too close because I think I’d have got into him there off of (turn) two. He just got right and got into the wall, unfortunate for him. They were really good. I can’t tell you I was going to pass him, but I feel like we were every bit as good as the 21. Sometimes you take a little luck.”

    As the laps dwindled, Shane Golobic and Willie Croft waged war for third as Scelzi appeared to be headed toward an easy win as Justin Sanders trailed him. Then on the final lap Golobic’s left-rear tire shredded bringing out the yellow once again and necessitating a green white checkered.

    Sanders got a decent jump on the restart and took a peek to Scelzi’s inside entering turn one but couldn’t quite make it work. Scelzi drove his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 across the line to take the checkered flag with a 1.425 second advantage.

    As an added bonus, Dominic completed a night of winning for the Scelzi family.

    “My brother (Gio) won by like 47 days at Selinsgrove (PA) tonight,” Scelzi said with a smirk. “I couldn’t let him outdo me.”

    Sanders brought the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction No. 2X home second, equaling his best NARC finish of the year. The Aromas, CA native felt a long green flag run could’ve resulted in him parking in victory lane at night’s end.

    “No yellows, I think,” Sanders said of what he needed to win. “I was terrible on those restarts. My car would just lay right. I was tight for about 10 laps and just couldn’t get a good run going. When I had a long green flag run I was actually able to pull up to those guys.”

    Completing the podium was Willie Croft, his second straight top-three after his runner-up last weekend at Petaluma.

    “I was like Justin and Dominic, just running the high side on the restart and getting tight,” Croft said of his night. “So, I wanted to go to the bottom just to try it, and I got side by side with Shane and actually, I believe, got by him at one point, but he got me back. I knew his tire was going down. I thought he was going to make it, but obviously it blew out in front of me.”

    The remainder of the top-10 included Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Tanner Holmes, Joel Myers Jr., Logan Forler, Max Mittry, and Garen Linder.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Justin Sanders 2X 3. Willie Croft 29 4. Bud Kaeding 69 5. Colby Copeland 16A 6. Tanner Holmes 18T 7. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 8. Logan Forler 2L 9. Max Mittry 2XM 10. Garen Linder 22 11. Mitchell Faccinto 21 12. Jared Hood A1 13. Shane Golobic 17W 14. T.J. Winningham 9T 15. Billy Aton 26 16. Jake Wheeler 21W 17. Tyler Thompson 7 18. Steven Snawder 12

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Faccinto 1-19, Scelzi 20-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Bud Kaeding 11th to 4th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (18 Cars): Dominic Scelzi 11.490

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Croft, Golobic, Scelzi, Aton, Thompson, Snawder

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Forler, Faccinto, Copeland, Mittry, Wheeler, Winningham

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Holmes, Sanders, Kaeding, Myers Jr., Linder, Hood

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Faccinto, Scelzi, Sanders, Golobic, Holmes, Croft

     

     

    TRYING SOMETHING NEW: FORLER CONTINUES ADJUSTMENT TO NARC WITH FAMILIAR TERRITORY AHEAD
     

    (5/25/2022 – Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA… After years of racing in various areas of the country and at times shining with the ASCS, Logan Forler made the decision to focus primarily on the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car tour in 2022, and while the transition has been tough early on, he’s ready for some racing on familiar tracks.

    The series heads north this week for the Pacific Northwest edition of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports featuring a pair of tracks in Oregon and one in Washington. An interesting career path led Forler to turning many laps around those facilities prior to his jump to focusing primarily on California this year.

    While Forler now calls Idaho home, he was born in Puyallup, Washington and began his racing career in the state among the quarter-midget ranks when he was just five years old. Eventually he progressed into micro sprints and then went on to start his sprint car career in his teenage years and blended some traveling into his early experience.

    “I got into sprint cars the year I turned 16,” Forler said. “My first race was actually in Texas, and we worked our way back home from Texas and then I raced around home for my first couple years.”

    After some early success, Forler began dabbling in the ASCS, both with their national tour and some of their regional series in the Midwest and Northwest and began to get more laps at more racetracks. It didn’t take long before Forler was running up front, collecting his first ASCS National win in 2012. He’s since tallied a total of 27 victories across national and regional events.

    Starting a family slowed Forler’s racing career in the late 2010s before he eased his way back in last year. Then, he decided to lengthen his schedule in 2022 and race primarily in California, specifically focusing on NARC. So, why did this driver who has so much experience and success in 360ci sprint cars decide to make the jump to a 410ci series in somewhat unfamiliar territory? For where he resides and his current desires in racing, it’s what made the most sense.

    “This year I wanted to focus more on getting back into the 410 stuff. That’s really what I enjoy doing,” Forler explained. “And the only place to really do that is with NARC, unless you’re based out of Indiana or something and can fly back and forth, but that just wasn’t in the cards this year.”

    Prior to this year, Forler wasn’t completely inexperienced in California. The 28-year-old had tallied five NARC starts, his most recent coming in 2014. He’d also made a handful of trips for local events and taken a liking to a couple tracks even with limited laps.

    “I’ve always been a big fan of Placerville,” Forler said. “I think I’ve only raced there four times total, but every time I’ve been I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve also always been a fan of Chico (Silver Dollar Speedway). I’ve been to Chico quite a few times.”

    While he has enjoyed some success at a couple Golden State facilities, Forler has found the transition difficult at times. California racetracks are known for having distinct set of characteristics compared to most of the country, so while Forler is an experienced racer, the tracks on the NARC calendar present a new list of challenges.

    “The biggest difference I see in the racetracks is the Midwest tracks are really smooth and slick, not much of a cushion just more of a color change,” Forler noted. “That’s something I’ve been having a hard time getting used to because it’s just a lot different driving style running what they would consider a cushion in the Midwest because it’s not what they would consider a cushion in California.”

    Fortunately for Forler, he’ll soon be heading to home turf for a break from the unfamiliar. The series is returning to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in a decade with dates at Central Point, Oregon’s Southern Oregon Speedway, Lebanon, Oregon’s Willamette Speedway, and Elma, Washington’s Grays Harbor Raceway all scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

    NARC will also head north again next month with trips to Cottage Grove Speedway and Skagit Speedway’s Super Dirt Cup on the calendar.

    With his birthplace being Washington and his current home of Idaho, Forler has found plenty of success in the Northwest. He has won in 360 competition at four of the five tracks the series will visit. And even at the one he hasn’t, Southern Oregon Speedway, Forler posted a strong run with NARC back in 2010 by collecting a top-five.

    “Yeah, I have a lot of confidence going into those tracks more so than the California stuff,” Forler said. “I have a lot of laps around those places, especially Skagit and Elma.”

    While he’s armed with some confidence, Forler is staying realistic with his expectations heading north. He’s still amid a readjustment period after his break from racing, and while the California competitors may not be as experienced as him on the coming tracks, they’re still some of the best drivers along the West Coast.

    “I look at more on a night-to-night basis,” Forler said. “I’m still trying to get to where I’m 100% confident in what the car is capable of because I’ve been out of racing for so long. So, I don’t know if the familiarity with those racetracks is going to help me a whole lot or not. We’ll see.”

    Looking toward the future of Forler’s career, he isn’t certain what’s in store. He looks to continue focusing on 410s, but he isn’t entirely sure how many more years he’ll race. His kids are growing up every day, and Forler hopes to make racing a family tradition by helping kickstart their careers, which may take time from his own.

    Before he takes a major step back from racing, though, Forler does have some goals he’d like to accomplish, specifically one that may allow fans he picked up during his years of traveling in the Midwest to see him race in person again. This season of developing his 410 program with the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars may very well be a stepping stone toward that goal as Forler continues to try something new in 2022.

    “I’ve always wanted to go out and do the whole All-Star tour,” Forler said. “I don’t know if that’s something that’s actually going to be feasible or not, but it’s definitely something that I would really like to do. I do want to keep racing the 410 stuff. I don’t want to drop the 410 racing. It’s where I want to stay.”

     

     

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS ON TAP FOR NARC SPRINT CARS

    (5/23/22) Sacramento, CA… The NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars haven’t visited the Pacific Northwest since 2012, but that will change in a big way this week as the series heads north for The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    The event will consist of four races in four days at three tracks in two states. The racing gets rolling Thursday, May 26th at Southern Oregon Speedway located in Central Point, Oregon. On Friday, May 27th it’ll be up to Lebanon, Oregon’s Willamette Speedway. The final two nights will both take place at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th. (Note: Monday, May 30th is a rain date if needed.)

    The venture will be a lucrative one with all four Fujitsu Features awarding $5,000 to the winner. There is also a whopping $40,000 bonus on the line for any driver who can sweep the mini-speedweek, meaning they’d walk away with $60,000 total. If someone wins three of the four, they’ll earn an extra $5,000.

    On Sunday in Elma before the racing there will be a Drivers BBQ Luncheon in the Borden Building followed by a parade through town featuring the NARC racers and teams. Full details on both events can be found below in the Fan & Competitor Info section.

    Championship Chase

    Heading into the FFDM, Dominic Scelzi extended his point lead to 27 markers courtesy of his third straight victory.

    Tarlton Motorsport pilot, Mitchell Faccinto, continues to hold the runner-up spot with four top-fives through five races this season.

    Eleven points behind Faccinto is Shane Golobic, and he’s got Willie Croft (two points behind) and Bud Kaeding (three points behind) pressuring him for the final spot on the points podium early in the season.

    Full-time drivers Justin Sanders, Max Mittry, Billy Aton, Tim Kaeding and Joel Myers Jr. complete the top-10.

    Californians Invade

    Many of the NARC regulars from California have few or no starts at all at the Oregon and Washington ovals, but some of the drivers have had success in limited appearances up north and will look to bring the trophies back to the Golden State.

    Colby Copeland has been one of the strongest drivers with NARC in 2022, and he’ll have a good chance to continue his impressive run. The Roseville native has won at two of the three tracks on the FFDM schedule, picking up Western Sprint Tour victories at both Oregon facilities. Copeland’s Willamette Speedway triumph came just last year.

    Another driver with some impressive showings up north is Colfax’s Willie Croft. He owns a sprint car win at Grays Harbor Raceway. Back when NARC more frequently visited Oregon, Croft managed to make four series starts at Southern Oregon Speedway with a best showing of fourth and not finishing worse than seventh. He also picked up an ASCS Regional top-five at Willamette back in 2014.

    Other California drivers expected to make the trip north for at least part of the trip include Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Clovis’ Corey Day, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Yuba City’s Landon Brooks,

    Protecting Home Turf

    While the NARC drivers from California will be tough to beat, the Pacific Northwest natives with more laps around the tracks will look to top them in front of their home fans.

    Logan Forler may be focusing primarily on NARC in California this year, but he was born in Washington and has spent a good chunk of his career racing in the Pacific Northwest and will aim for some strong runs. The former ASCS standout has wins at both Grays Harbor and Willamette, and one of his two career NARC top-fives came at Southern Oregon Speedway in 2010.

    After getting his first 410 engine at the start of last year, Jacksonville, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes has made strides and is looking for success at his home tracks. Holmes has won at both Southern Oregon Speedway and Willamette. He’s also had some solid runs with the Interstate Sprint Car Series up at Grays Harbor.

    Central, Point Oregon native, Garen Linder, has been competing with NARC in California early this season and will look for some good results in more familiar territory. Linder has won at both Southern Oregon Speedway and Grays Harbor. He notched his best career NARC finish with an 11th-place effort in Tulare on night one of the Peter Murphy Classic and will almost certainly crack the top-10 on home turf.

    Other drivers native to the Pacific Northwest expected to compete on at least one night include Harrisburg, Oregon’s Tyler Thompson, Puyallup, Washington’s Trey Starks, Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold, Lake Stevens, Washington’s Austen Wheatley and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format on all four nights will feature ARP Fast-Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if necessary, and the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    On Thursday at Southern Oregon Speedway the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the front gate opening at 5:00 P.M. Qualifying is slated for 6:00 P.M. and racing at 7:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits overnight, and fan camping is permitted on the grounds.

    Adult GA tickets on Thursday will be $20. Seniors (62+) and veterans with a valid I.D. will be admitted for $15. Juniors’ tickets (ages 7-12) will be just $10. Family passes for two adults and four kids can be purchased for $60. Kids six and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the Ticket Hoss app.

    Southern Oregon Speedway is located at 6900 Kershaw Rd, Central Point, Oregon 97502. For more information visit http://www.southernoregonmotorsports.com/ or call 458-220-6272.

    On Friday at Willamette Speedway the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the grandstands opening at 3:30 P.M. Qualifying is set for 5:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 P.M. Teams are welcome to stay in the pits, and fan camping is permitted on the grounds.

    Adult GA tickets on Friday will be $25. Seniors, military, and kids (ages 6-12) will be admitted for $20. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/events/404532/tickets/

    Willamette Speedway is located at 36606 Airport Dr, Lebanon, Oregon 97355. For more information visit http://www.trophymotorsports.com/ or send an email to willamettespeedway@hotmail.com.

    On Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. and will open at 10:00 A.M. on Sunday to help accommodate the luncheon and parade. The remainder of the program will look the same on both nights with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:00 P.M., wheel packing at 4:30 P.M., and racing at 6:00 P.M.

    Adult GA tickets each night at Grays Harbor will be $28. Seniors, juniors (ages 7-17), and military with a valid I.D. will be admitted for $22. Children ages 2-6 will be just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online in a variety of package options via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1942

    The Drivers Luncheon on Sunday will begin at 11:00 A.M. in the Borden Building (Dog Barn). Fans are welcome to attend. Donations are encouraged with the proceeds benefitting the Elma Raceway Hall of Fame. Drivers eat free.

    Cars and haulers are to head to the parade at 12:30P.M., which will begin at 1:00 P.M. in the Elma High School parking lot.

    Grays Harbor Raceway is located at 30 Elma McCleary Rd, Elma, Washington 98541. For more information visit https://www.graysharborraceway.com/ or call 360-482-4374.

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.


     

     

    TRIFECTA: SCELZI DOMINATES PETALUMA FOR THIRD STRAIGHT NARC WIN
     

    (5/21/2022 – Alex Nieten) Petaluma, CA… It’s been quite the eight-day stretch for Dominic Scelzi. Last weekend, the reigning NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car champion swept the NARC portion of the Peter Murphy Classic, becoming the first driver the win the finale twice in the process.

    And Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway’s Salute to First Responders, Scelzi led all 30 circuits en route to his third straight series victory. With his third consecutive triumph, he became the first person to accomplish the feat since Kyle Hirst in 2016. The win was the 18th of his career, and Petaluma Speedway became the 10th different track he’s won at in NARC competition.

    As if that list of milestones wasn’t enough, Scelzi again extended his point lead as his title defense continues.

    After the checkered flew, Scelzi continued to heap praise on his crew for his success.

    “What can I saw about these guys?” Scelzi said of his crew. “That’s three in a row. Jimmy (Carr) has this thing on kill mode. This is not my cup of tea when we’ve got to get up on the gas like this, and we were really good tonight.”

    After winning the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, Scelzi earned the pole for the Fujitsu General Feature, lining up next to second-starting Willie Croft. With the way the Petaluma adobe clay surface was hooked up, Scelzi made potentially the winning move on the opening lap by rocketing by Croft out of turn two to take the initial lead.

    “I knew the start was going to be key,” Scelzi said. “This place is known for getting wetter and wetter as the night goes and it did that tonight.”

    Scelzi quickly opened a big lead in the early going in his Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 as Croft settled into second and Chase Johnson faced a challenge from Justin Sanders for third.

    The leaders entered traffic before 10 laps were complete, and just as things were tightening as they navigated slower cars, the race’s first caution flew.

    Tim Kaeding, who was running inside the top-10, had trouble with a slower car and contact between the them sent Kaeding into Ryan Robinson, ending TK’s night and hampering Robinson’s.

    On the ensuing restart Scelzi again jumped out to a strong advantage. Croft and Johnson continued to pursue as heavy traffic again became a factor with just 10 circuits remaining. However, another caution for John Clark and Billy Aton colliding in turn two with nine laps to go temporarily eliminated the threat of traffic.

    As the laps dwindled after the next restart, lap traffic presented Croft with one final opportunity. Scelzi struggled to get by Geoffrey Strole, swinging wide out of turn four and scraping momentum. Croft dove to his inside down the front stretch, but Scelzi hammered the top in turns one and two, clearing Croft and Strole and ultimately cruising to victory.

    “I feel like Andy Forsberg right now,” Scelzi said with a laugh after the race. “It was juiced up and bouncy and all over the place.”

    Croft held on to bring his Holey Smokes BBQ/Amerikote Powdercoating No. 29 home in the runner-up spot, his first podium of the year and third top-10 as he continues to chase his first series title.

    “First off I’d like to thank my crew, Billy and my son, Cole,” Croft said. “Some of my guys couldn’t make it this weekend, so luckily Billy jumped in the truck and really helped us out… Things just didn’t quite go my way. I thought they were in traffic there then I just ran out of laps. The track was technical. It had slick and wet. It had moisture and a curb. It was pretty entertaining.”

    The third-place spot was filled by the hometown hero, Chase Johnson in his Price-Simms/Toyota No. 24. It was his first NARC podium since July of 2019. Johnson was proud to have made some strides with his family-owned machine in front of his home fans.

    “It was a good night tonight,” Johnson said. “Sure would’ve liked to be two spots better, but third with how our year’s been going so far with the 24 car is a good improvement. We’ve been struggling getting a handle on it, but we kind of got a little bit more of a handle on it now.”

    Completing the top-10 was Justin Sanders, Mitchell Faccinto, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Joel Myers Jr., Landon Brooks (first series top-10), and Ryan Robinson.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Willie Croft 29 3. Chase Johnson 24 4. Justin Sanders 2X 5. Mitchell Faccinto 21 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Bud Kaeding 69 8. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 9. Landon Brooks 5V 10. Ryan Robinson 56 11. Max Mittry 2XM 12. John Clark 12J 13. Billy Aton 26 14. Geoffrey Strole 09S 15. Tim Kaeding 42X 16. Angelique Bell 551 17. Adam Kaeding 3M

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Shane Golobic 12th to 6th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (17 Cars): Tim Kaeding 12.433

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Johnson, Croft, Kaeding, Mittry, Clark, Bell

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): B. Kaeding, Sanders, Scelzi, Myers Jr. Strole, A. Kaeding

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Faccinto, Golobic, Robinson, Aton, Brooks

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Croft, Johnson, Kaeding, Sanders, Faccinto


     


    NARC SPRINT CARS HEAD TO PETALUMA FOR SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS
     

    (3/16/22) Sacramento, CA… The NARC Fujitsu General 410 Sprint Cars continue a busy month this Saturday, May 21st with Petaluma Speedway’s Salute to First Responders.

    The event honors our many brave first responders and their efforts to ensure our safety and peace of mind. All first responders who present a valid ID at the gate will be admitted for the discounted price of just $10 to enjoy a night of racing from the West Coast’s best 410 sprint car drivers.

    The race will mark the fifth of the 2022 NARC campaign and first visit to Petaluma of the year. The series will make one more trip to the adobe clay oval on July 9th.

    Also on the card for Saturday are Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Mini Stocks.

    After an off-season full of hard work to improve the historic racetrack that included reshaping the surface, facility improvements, and additional safety measures, promoter Rick Faeth is looking forward to welcoming NARC for the first time this year, and he’s planned some additional fan-friendly events for the Salute to First Responders, too.

    “The track had become very misshapen over time,” Faeth explained. “So, we’ve gotten it shaped now with five degrees of banking on the straightaways and twelve degrees in the turns, and the shape is holding up really well. We’ve got eight races in so far this year. The feedback we’ve gotten from all of our local drivers has been amazing. It’s like a different racetrack.

    “We’re looking forward to having the NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car series. We’ve been a big supporter of them over the course of the last decade,” Faeth added. “It’s First Responders Night. The local police and fire departments are going to come out, and we’re going to have a 1936 antique fire truck there on display, and we’re looking forward to it.”

    Championship Chase

    It’s impossible to lose points when you win, so Dominic Scelzi maintained his NARC point lead and extended it with his weekend sweep of the NARC portion of the Peter Murphy Classic.

    He now leads a new second place driver as a pair of top-fives during the Peter Murphy Classic propelled Mitchell Faccinto into the runner-up spot as the Tarlton Motorsports drivers continues to hunt his first title.

    Shane Golobic fell to third in points after trouble in Hanford on Saturday. Completing the top-five behind him are full-time series drivers Bud Kaeding and Willie Croft.

    Who to Watch

    The numbers immediately point to Bud Kaeding as a strong favorite. The Campbell native’s consistency at Petaluma is off the charts. In his last 16 series starts at the three-eighths mile, the 2017 NARC champion has collected three wins, posted a 3.8 average finish, and finished no worse than eighth.

    It’s a home race for the native of nearby Benicia, Billy Aton. Wild Bill has always performed well with NARC at Petaluma, collecting four top-10s in six starts including his inaugural series podium back in July of 2019 when he finished runner-up after leading seven laps.

    Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr. continues to hunt for his first series victory, and he’s taken well to the Petaluma gumbo in past appearances. Last year in just his second NARC start the Vertullo Motorsports driver finished third at the three-eighths mile. Then in July Myers Jr. appeared headed to Petaluma victory lane until an incident with lapped traffic while leading ended that bid.

    Another driver that the stats favor is Fremont’s Shane Golobic. In his seven most recent NARC starts at Petaluma, Golobic has tallied a pair of wins, not missed the top-five, and owns an average finish of 2.7 over that span.

    Former Petaluma NARC winners Tim Kaeding, Willie Croft, and Colby Copeland should also be in the mix.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Hanford’s Mitchell and Michael Faccinto, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Hanford’s Geoffrey Strole, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, and the Fujitsu General USA 30-lap Feature. The headliner will pay competitors $600 to start.

    The pit gate will open at noon with the front gate set to open at 4:00 P.M. Hot laps are slated for 5:00 P.M. with racing scheduled to begin around 6:00 P.M.

    Adult General Admission tickets are $25. Seniors ages 65+ can purchase tickets for $22. Juniors ages 6-11 tickets will be just $10. Kids 5 and under are free. First responders who present a valid ID will be admitted for just $10.

    Petaluma Speedway is located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds at 100 Fairgrounds Dr. Petaluma, CA 94952. For more information call (707) 763-7223.

    The Salute to First Responders can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After four events in 24-race series - 5/15/22)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 462
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 441
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 431
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 429
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 425
    Corey Day, Salinas - 414
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 413
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 411
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 408
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 395
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 381
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID (R) - 376
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 371
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 365
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 345
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 323
    Chase Johnson, Penngrove - 311
    Garen Linder, Central Point, OR - 302
    Landon Brooks, Yuba City - 300
    Kerry Madsen, Sydney, AUS - 291

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
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    May 26 - Southern Oregon Speedway, Central Point, OR - Fastest Four Days in Motorsprots
    May 27 - Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, OR - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
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    May 29 - Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, WA - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports

     

    BETTER TO BE LUCKY THAN GOOD: SCELZI SNAGS SECOND STRAIGHT PETER MURPHY CLASSIC AFTER LEADERS TANGLE
     

    (5/14/2022 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… Dominic Scelzi summed up his 2022 Peter Murphy Classic victory at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway with just six words.

    “Better to be lucky than good,” Scelzi said to open his victory lane interview.

    The reigning NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car champion found himself in the right place at the right time with just nine laps to go when Justin Sanders and Corey Day collided in turn four while battling for the lead, taking each other out of contention.

    The incident gifted the lead to the Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 piloted by Scelzi, who started the race from 12th, and he went on to sweep the NARC portion of the Peter Murphy Classic after claiming the opener at Tulare on Friday and Saturday’s finale in Hanford. The victory was Scelzi’s fourth NARC triumph at Keller Auto Speedway, making the three-eighths mile the winningest track on his NARC resumé.

    And perhaps the most meaningful statistic to Scelzi is that he became the first driver in the Peter Murphy Classic’s eight year history to win the $11,000 NARC finale twice after he claimed last year’s edition, too.

    “I would not be here if it wasn’t for Peter,” Scelzi said. “He dug me out of the darkest spot of my career as a young kid. He made me keep going, and I will forever be thankful for that.”

    The race was brought to green by Justin Sanders and Kerry Madsen. Sanders darted ahead as Max Mittry ripped the topside around Madsen into the runner-up spot.

    Sanders opened up a commanding lead early on as Corey Day began to charge toward the front. First Day and Colby Copeland nearly got together dueling for fourth with Day coming out on top. Then Day made quick work of Madsen and Mittry and set his sights on a distant Sanders who navigated traffic.

    The race’s first yellow flew on lap 11 when Madsen spun in turn one. D.J. Netto inherited the fifth spot that Madsen had held as a result.

    On the restart with 20 laps remaining Day got an excellent jump and squeezed to Sanders’ inside entering turn one. The two drifted high exiting turn two with Day completing the slider and immediately setting sail.

    Behind them, Scelzi made a couple moves to power into fourth after restarting in sixth. The No. 41 machine prepared by Jimmy Carr made Scelzi’s life easier as he charged from row six throughout the race’s opening half.

    “When we pushed out onto the racetrack before the feature, I saw Jimmy walk past my car and he was wearing my shirt, so I knew we were going to be pretty good,” Scelzi joked.

    “It’s been amazing,” Scelzi added. It’s been incredible. He’s changed my entire life… He made a driver out of me. He taught me how to win races and how to race.”

    Scelzi climbed onto the podium by passing Colby Copeland on lap 14, and shortly after disaster struck for the leaders.

    Day, who had built a considerable lead, drifted high out of turn two and off track down the backstretch on lap 21. As a result, Sanders had a huge run into turn three and threw a slider, clearing Day but drifting slightly above the rubber that was starting to develop in turn four. Day stayed in the rubber and dove under Sanders, but Day’s right rear hit Sanders’ left front, sending Day on a wild slide down the front stretch and breaking Sanders’ front end. Both of their nights were done.

    Their troubles were Scelzi’s good fortune as he took over the top spot.

    “I felt like we were, honestly, as good as the 14 (Day) and 57 (Sanders) and we closed in on both,” Scelzi explained. “But as it started getting abrasive I felt like there was no way. I wasn’t really paying attention to how Sanders slid Corey, but I was probably half a straightaway back trying to conserve tire, hoping maybe they’d get too antsy and lose a tire. When I saw them start racing I just said ‘okay I’ve got one or two laps to get right there and hope something happens.’ And when it did I was just far enough away to miss it.”

    After Scelzi inherited the lead, he drove away unchallenged on the ensuing restart to claim his 17th career NARC win with a 1.3 second advantage over Copeland.

    “We got lucky tonight, but nobody’s going to give a crap in two days,” Scelzi said. “Whether we got lucky or not, we won. We got the check. We got the trophy. We got the wine. We got everything.”

    Copeland’s runner-up in Larry Anaya’s Fire Protection Management No. 16A kept his perfect top-two streak alive. He’s raced in three of the four NARC races this year with finishes of first, second, and second.

    “Second is obviously great with this kind of competition,” Copeland said. “Larry (Antaya) and Jim (Vanlare) gave me a great car, just need to do a little fine tuning to keep up with Dominic.”

    Completing the podium was the 2019 champion D.J. Netto in his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain No. 88N.

    The balance of the top-10 included Mitchell Faccinto, Kalib Henry, Max Mittry, Craig Stidham Willie Croft, Bud Kaeding, and Chase Johnson

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Colby Copeland 16A 3. D.J. Netto 88N 4. Mitchell Faccinto 21 5. Kalib Henry 17 6. Max Mittry 2X 7. Craig Stidham 36 8. Willie Croft 29 9. Bud Kaeding 69 10. Chase Johnson 24 11. Mitchel Moles 01 12. Robbie Price 21P 13. Michael Faccinto 56 14. Garen Linder 22 15. Dylan Bloomfield 11 16. Nick Parker 115 17. Corey Day 14 18. Justin Sanders 57 19. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 20. Shane Golobic 17W 21. Kerry Madsen 83JR 22. Landon Brooks 5V 23. Kaleb Montgomery 3 24. Tim Kaeding 42X

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Sanders 1-11, Day 12-21, Scelzi 22-30

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (31 Cars): Kerry Madsen 13.623

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Faccinto, Myers Jr., Brooks, Madsen, Henry, Bloomfield, Forler, Faria

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Netto, Stidham, Day, Kaeding, Johnson, Moles, Kent, Shaw

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Copeland, Sanders, Croft, Scelzi, Golobic, Linder, Aton, Foland

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 laps): Faccinto, Mittry, Montgomery, Kaeding, Price, Parker, Strole

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” POLE SHUFFLE: Mittry/Brooks: Mittry, Mittry/Netto: Mittry, Mittry/Madsen: Madsen, Madsen/Day: Madsen, Madsen/Sanders: Sanders

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (12 laps): Bloomfield, Parker, Moles, Linder, Faria, Aton, Forler, Shaw, Kent, Foland Jr., Strole

     

     

    BRINGING OUT HIS BEST: SCELZI CLAIMS PETER MURPHY CLASSIC OPENER

     (5/13/2022 – Alex Nieten) Tulare, CA… The Peter Murphy Classic continues to bring out absolute best out in Dominic Scelzi.

    It’s the race named after his friend who encouraged him to keep trying through the days he wanted to quit racing. It’s the race that same friend has worked so hard to grow into one of California’s premier events. And it’s the race where Scelzi continues to make his way into victory lane to honor his friend.

    The Fresno native slid past Shane Golobic with seven laps to go and held off a hard charging Colby Copeland to win the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Feature at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic and take home a $3500 check. The triumph marked some impressive milestones.

    It was Scelzi’s fifth straight sprint car victory in the Peter Murphy Classic after sweeping all four in 2021, his 16th career NARC Fujitsu Feature victory and first of 2022, and he joined Brent Kaeding, Jason Meyers, and Kyle Hirst as the only drivers to win three consecutive NARC races at the Thunderbowl.

    “Last year we had an amazing year,” Scelzi said. “Now everyone’s gotten better. Everyone’s worked their butt off. Nobody wants to come in here and run second or third, us included. We’ve been doing a lot of second and thirds this year. I felt like that was a hell of a race. Last year it was pretty great to get the eleven grand here, and it’s great to start off one-for-one so far.”

    The field was led to green by Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash winner, Bud Kaeding, with Golobic on his outside.

    The opening lap of the race was halted by a pair of yellows as Michael Faccinto spun in turn four, and then on the next attempt a pileup on the backstretch including Justin Sanders, D.J. Netto, Robbie Price, and Nick Parker brought out the caution. All drivers were okay.

    On the next complete restart Golobic rolled his NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W under Kaeding to lead lap one. Behind Golobic, Kaeding, and the fourth-starting Scelzi battled for the runner-up spot until the race’s first red flag flew for a flipping Burt Foland Jr. Foland was unharmed. The length of the early cautions necessitated an open red for teams to refuel.

    A quick yellow for Corey Day again slowed the pace on the restart attempt.

    Once the race resumed again Kerry Madsen and a charging Mitchell Faccinto passed Kaeding to take the third and fourth spots, but then Madsen slowed with an issue on lap eight to bring out another caution.

    The race finally got into an undisturbed rhythm with less than 20 laps to go. Golobic distanced himself as Scelzi had to fend off challenges from Faccinto and Kaeding. Behind them 13th-starting Colby Copeland clawed his way into fourth in the Antaya Motorsports/Fire Management Protection No. 16A.

    “The racetrack turned out great,” Scelzi said of his mid-race battles. “I was really bummed early with how wet it was and the ruts, but it actually turned out really good. There was a top and a bottom.”

    Scelzi managed to get away from Faccinto and began to track down Golobic as traffic thickened inside 10 laps to go. In one set of corners a move on a slower car cost Golobic momentum, and Scelzi pounced.

    Scelzi looked to Golobic’s inside down the front stretch as they crossed the line with seven circuits to go. Golobic protected, and the two nearly touched. Golobic drifted high in turn two, but Scelzi kept his Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportations No. 41 glued to the bottom and caught the moisture out of turn two, launching him down the backstretch. Then in turn three Scelzi threw a slider, making slight contact with Golobic’s left front as they exited turn four.

    “I don’t think we were better than Shane. I think we were equal,” Scelzi noted. “He just got to a lapped car at the wrong time.”

    Scelzi drove away after making the move. A late yellow and red bunched the field back together, but Scelzi went unchallenged as he cruised to a 1.285 second victory over Copeland who passed Faccinto and Golobic on a late restart.

    “We got him (Golobic) in lapped traffic,” Scelzi said of what ultimately made the difference. “He didn’t do anything wrong. Sometimes it’s just better to be running second.”

    Copeland’s runner-up result marked his second straight top-two finish with NARC after winning the season opener last month.

    “That yellow there definitely saved me,” Copeland said. “It let me gather my marbles a little bit and it worked out good for us. Dominic was just in his own league tonight.”

    Golobic’s third-place run was his seventh consecutive top-five finish at Tulare with NARC. While it was a strong effort, he couldn’t help but be a little disappointed after leading laps and the contact with Scelzi.

    “Yeah I think there was a little contact on the left-front,” Golobic commented. “He kind of put me in a spot where I had to make a decision to try and circle around him and hope for the best. And it wasn’t going to happen so I lifted. Had I made a decision sooner to maybe diamond it might’ve been better.”

    Completing the top-10 was Mitchell Faccinto (from 15th), Craig Stidham (from 19th), D.J. Netto, Bud Kaeding, Chase Johnson, Michael Faccinto, and Mitchel Moles

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Colby Copeland 16A 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Mitchell Faccinto 21 5. Craig Stidham 36 6. D.J. Netto 88N 7. Bud Kaeding 69 8. Chase Johnson 24 9. Michael Faccinto 56 10. Mitchel Moles 11. Garen Linder 22 12. Willie Croft 29 13. Landon Brooks 5V 14. Robbie Price 21P 15. Billy Aton 26 16. Max Mittry 2X 17. Nick Parker 115 18. Logan Forler 2L 19. Geoffrey Strole 09S 20. Tim Kaeding 42X 21. Kaleb Montgomery 3 22. Steven Kent 37 23. Kerry Madsen 83JR 24. Corey Day 14 25. Burt Foland Jr. 4 26. Justin Sanders 57

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Golobic 1-23, Scelzi 24-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Craig Stidham 19th to 5th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (28 Cars): Justin Sanders 12.612

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Scelzi, Croft, Sanders, Madsen, Mittry, Aton, Kent

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Netto, Price, Faccinto, Copeland, Kaeding, Foland Jr., Myers Jr.

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Moles, Montgomery, Golobic, Faccinto, Stidham, Forler, Strole

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (8 laps): Johnson, Day, Brooks, Kaeding, Parker, Linder

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Kaeding, Golobic, Moles, Scelzi, Sanders, Faccinto

     

     


     

    TULARE AND HANFORD WELCOME NARC FOR PETER MURPHY CLASSIC

    (5/9/22) Sacramento, CA … This weekend will bring a double dose of the NARC Fujitsu General 410 Sprint Cars as the series will compete on both nights of the highly anticipated Peter Murphy Classic, Friday, May 13th at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway and the $11,000 to win finale at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday, May 14th.

    This year marks the eighth edition of the popular staple of the California sprint car circuit. The two races are promoted by Murphy himself and are his way of giving back to the racing community that helped him following his career-ending crash in 2013.

    Murphy’s efforts always lead to a lucrative purse, especially the Saturday portion which not only awards $11,000 to the winner, but also $1,000 to start the Fujitsu General feature event. Saturday night will be the second highest purse of the 2022 NARC season, behind only Skagit Speedway’s Super Dirt Cup. The race also helps raise money for the NARC Benevolent Fund, the not-for-profit that helps injured racer’s families in times of need.

    The weekend will have no shortage of sprint car action as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprint Cars will join NARC in both Tulare and Hanford.

    Friday and Saturday will mark races three and four of the 2022 NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car campaign. (The April 10th race has yet to be rescheduled.)

    Championship Chase

    It only took two races for last year’s NARC titlist, Dominic Scelzi, to take over the 2022 point lead. Back-to-back podium finishes to kick off the campaign have given the Fresno driver the top spot with a current tally of 228 points.

    Four points behind Scelzi holding the runner-up position is Aromas’ Justin Sanders, and a mere five points separate the drivers in spots two through five. Sanders (224 points) leads the way with Corey Day (223), Shane Golobic (222), and Tanner Carrick (219) just behind him.

    Not much farther back are four full-time drivers in positions six through nine. Mitchell Faccinto is sixth with 217 points, and Willie Croft (213), Bud Kaeding (213), and Tim Kaeding (207) fill out the three spaces behind him.

    Who to Watch

    The point leader, Dominic Scelzi, stands out as a strong favorite for both nights. Last year “The Dominator” swept all four features of the Peter Murphy Classic. Scelzi also went on to claim the Chris and Brian Faria Memorial at Tulare in July last year and the opening feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial in Hanford. If Scelzi can win the opening night at Tulare, he’ll join Brent Kaeding, Jason Meyers, and Kyle Hirst as the only drivers to win three consecutive NARC events at the Thunderbowl.

    “I know we’ve got points on the line both nights with NARC,” Scelzi said. “But in reality, we’re more worried about rolling in there and trying to win races… We want to hang it all out, put it on the line, and do the best job we can to, hopefully, win all four of them.”

    Another former champion, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, promises to be a threat especially at the Thunderbowl. In his last 13 NARC starts in Tulare, Kaeding has amassed two wins, eight podiums, eleven top-fives and twelve top-10s. His lone finish outside the top-10 during that stretch likely would’ve been a win if it weren’t for a final lap accident in the 2019 Peter Murphy Classic. Kaeding is also a four-time series feature winner in Hanford.

    Keeping with the pattern of past champions who own impressive records at the pair of central valley tracks, 2019 titlist D.J. Netto may pick up his first win since last year’s season opener this weekend. The Thunderbowl is the site of the Hanford native’s inaugural series victory back in 2015, and he’s carrying a streak of 13 consecutive NARC top-10s at Tulare with a 5.5 average finish over that span. Netto is yet to win a NARC race at Keller Auto Speedway, but he’s been strong at his home track with his best series finishes there being a pair of runner-ups.

    Former NARC winners at one or both tracks who will be aiming for more success this weekend include San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto, Colivs’ Corey Day, and Colfax’s Willie Croft.

    Other drivers expected to compete include Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Benicia’s Billy Aton, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, Yuba City’s Landon Brooks, Sacramento’s Angelique Bell and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format for Friday and Saturday will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 8-lap Heat Races, a Sunnyvalley Bacon Pole Shuffle, a Kaeding Performance Semi and the Fujitsu General USA 30-lap Feature.

    On Friday the Thunderbowl pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. while the front gate will open at 4:00 P.M. Hot laps are scheduled for 5:00 P.M. with qualifying and racing to follow.

    On Saturday in Hanford the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. and the front gate at 4:00 P.M. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 4:30 with cars on track for wheel pack, hot laps, and qualifying after the pit meeting.

    Tickets for the main grandstands on Friday at the Thunderbowl will cost $30 while the bleachers will be $25. Seniors can purchase tickets for the grandstands for $28 and bleacher seats for $23. Kids ages 6-12 can access the grandstands for just $15 and the bleachers for $13. Kids 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

    Saturday’s tickets in Hanford will cost $25 for Adult General Admission. Seniors ages 62+, military with valid ID, and juniors ages 7-17 will all be admitted for the discounted price of $20.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online via the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/events/394395/tickets/.

    The Thunderbowl Raceway is located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 S K St, Tulare, CA 93274. For more information call (559) 688-0909.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com or email kellerautospeedway@yahoo.com.

    Peter Murphy Classic Winners

    2014: Jonathan Allard 2015: Aaron Reutzel 2016: Kyle Hirst 2017: Bud Kaeding 2018: Shane Golobic 2019: Rico Abreu 2020: canceled due to COVID-19 2021: Dominic Scelzi

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series

    Championship Points Standings (After two events in 25-race series)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 228 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 224 Corey Day, Salinas - 223 Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 222 Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 219 Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 217 Willie Croft, Colfax - 213 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 213 Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 207 Blake Carrick, Lincoln -204 Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR - 202 Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 201 Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 199 Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 197 Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 193 Logan Forler, Boise, ID (R) - 188 Geoffrey Strole, Hanford - 183 Angelica Bell, Sacramento (R) - 179 Colby Copeland, Roseville - 117 Sean Becker, Roseville - 112

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    GOLDEN DRIVE AT SILVER DOLLAR: DAY CRUISES TO DOMINANT CHICO WIN IN DAVID TARTER MEMORIAL
     

    (4/30/2022 – Alex Nieten) Chico, CA… The legend of Corey Day continues to grow.

    The second generation driver crushed the field in Saturday’s David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway to pick up his third career NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car victory in just his 15th series start at just 16 years of age. Day led all 35-laps of the Fujitsu Feature en route to what amounted to a $5250 payday factoring in the lap money he earned for pacing every circuit.

    With the victory Day put his name next to the likes of Brad Sweet and Gio Scelzi on the all-time series win list, and he was quick to credit his crew for preparing a perfect race car and allowing him to do so.

    “I’ve got to credit my dad again,” Day said in victory lane. “This thing basically drove itself tonight. I also can’t thank HP and Eddy enough. They made the five hour trip up here this weekend to help us.”

    Day led the field to green in the Four CCCC’s Construction No. 41 with Blake Carrick alongside him. On the first circuit Landon Brooks, making just his third series start, drove around Carrick to secure second. Day distanced himself early on and just as he neared traffic the race’s first yellow flew as Tim Kaeding spun in turn two.

    On the restart Justin Sanders jumped onto the podium in the Mittry Racing/Farmers Brewing Co. No. 2X by passing Carrick, but another yellow flew just two laps later as Max Mittry and Austin Wheatley tangled.

    When racing resumed Sanders snatched second from Brooks, and a hard charging Sean Becker climbed to fourth after starting 13th. On lap 15 Day faced his only real challenge when, stuck in traffic, Sanders cleared him with a turn three slider, but a yellow for none other than Sanders’ teammate stopping negated the pass.

    “I saw his (Sanders) teammate, Max Mittry, go off the edge and slow down,” Day recalled. “I was thankful for that because I knew that if he would’ve gotten the lead he would’ve probably left me. That yellow definitely saved our race there.”

    On the restart Brooks stole second back from Sanders while Day drove away. As Day negotiated traffic Brooks began to fade as Sanders, Becker and a surging Dominic Scelzi went by him. Day’s lead continued to grow and grow in traffic as Scelzi began to battle with Sanders for second.

    “The track was great,” Day said of what helped him in traffic. “Hats off to Colby (Copeland) and the whole track crew. It was really racy. There was a good bottom, a good top, and you could even roll through the middle there. It made getting through lap traffic a little easier with multiple lanes there.”

    Ultimately Day crossed the line with a commanding margin of victory, his lead at the checkered flag a whopping 6.6 seconds, or roughly half the time it takes to circle Silver Dollar Speedway in a sprint car. Day’s David Tarter Memorial victory netted him $5250, and the wise teenager has prudent plans for the prize.

    “Put it in the bank,” Day said of where the winnings will go.

    Sanders held on to the runner-up spot.

    Scelzi completed a solid charge from 10th to third in the Red Rose Transportation/Whipple Superchargers No. 41, his second consecutive podium to start the year in his bid for back to back titles.

    “We were really good all feature long,” Scelzi said. “We just got a bad really bad start. We started on the outside, and I didn’t think that was a problem. I just got into (turn) one, and everybody sort of checked up and I kind of played it safe… To come from 10th after my crappy start I’m happy with that, another podium. We’ve got the speed. Guys like Corey and Justin, they’ve done their homework and got better, and it’s made it a lot of fun to race.”

    A notable name could be found 15th in the rundown. Making his final Silver Dollar Speedway start in Clyde Lamar’s TRI-C Machine, Paul McMahan drove from 22nd to secure a solid 15th place result in his first Chico appearance since 2017.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (35 laps): 1. Corey Day 41X 2. Justin Sanders 2X 3. Dominic Scelzi 41 4. Sean Becker 16A 5. Tanner Carrick 83T 6. Shane Golobic 17W 7. Ryan Bernal 17WX 8. Kalib Henry 17 9. Blake Carrick 38B 10. Bud Kaeding 69 11. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 12. Mitchell Faccinto 21 13. Landon Brooks 5V 14. Willie Croft 29 15. Paul McMahan 3C 16. John Clark 12J 17. Tanner Holmes 18T 18. Tim Kaeding 42X 19. Chase Johnson 24 20. Michael Faccinto 56 21. Garen Linder 22 22. Billy Aron 26 23. Austin Wheatley 44W 24. Max Mittry 2XM

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Corey Day 1-35

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Sean Becker 13th to 4th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (30 cars): Max Mittry 12.525

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Golobic, Wheatley, Brooks, Faccinto, Kaeding, Mittry, Johnson, McMahan

    KIMO’s TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (10 laps): Scelzi, Carrick, Sanders, Faccinto, Holmes, Linder, Foland Jr.

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (10 laps): Becker, Henry, Croft, Clark, Aton, Fielding, Strole

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (10 laps): Bernal, Day, Carrick, Myers Jr., Kaesong, Kent, Bell

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Day, Carrick, Brooks, Henry, Sanders, Croft

    STARR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SEMI (12 laps): Mittry, McMahan, Johnson, Kent, Linder, Forler, Strole, Foland Jr., Bell, Fielding

     

    NARC SPRINT CARS HEAD TO CHICO FOR DAVID TARTER MEMORIAL
     

    (4/25/22) Sacramento, CA … The NARC Fujitsu General 410 Sprint Cars will travel to the historic Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California this Saturday, April 30th for the tenth annual David Tarter Memorial.

    The event honors the late driver who tragically passed in 2012, less than a year after he claimed Silver Dollar Speedway’s Rookie of the Year honors. On top of being a promising talent behind the wheel, the Chico native was admired in the community, and his home track has hosted a night of racing in his honor since 2013. Saturday’s Fujitsu General USA Feature will award $3500 to the winner as a tribute to Tarter’s car number.

    Proceeds and donations raised at the event will go to the David Tarter 35 Foundation which benefits the pediatric ward of Chico’s Enloe Medical Center. The foundation has already helped raise more than $20,000 for Enloe.

    Saturday will mark the second race of the 2022 NARC campaign. The West Coast’s premier 410 sprint car series has made more than 200 trips to Silver Dollar Speedway since the first visit back in 1968, but this will be the first since the promising new promotional group, SLC Promotions, took the reigns.

    The trio that composes the group, Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, and Colby Copeland, are excited to welcome NARC for the special event as they continue to usher in a new era at the quarter mile dirt oval.

    “Tarter was a great guy on and off the track because he would do anything for anyone to help them out,” Copeland said. “He didn’t have a very big budget at all but would give his shirt off his back if a guy needed it.

    “It’s cool to help the David Tarter Memorial race keep going because he was loved by so many people,” Copeland added. “It’s awesome to see how many friends and family come out to support the Tarter race. Hopefully we can do a good job and live up to the hype the Tarter Memorial brings.”

    Championship Chase

    After high winds forced the cancellation of the Anthony Simone Classic, the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car standings look the same as they did after the season opener at Stockton early this month.

    Colby Copeland leads the way courtesy of his dominant win at the NARC opener. However, with his promoting obligations this weekend Copeland will have to exit the cockpit and relinquish the points lead.

    Full-time series drivers Dominic Scelzi (2nd in points), Mitchell Faccinto (3rd), and Willie Croft (5th) are primed to take over the point lead early in their championship hunts. A host of others chasing the title are also hoping to make leaps in the standings this weekend.

    Who to Watch

    A driver everyone will be keeping their eyes on is Elk Grove native Paul McMahan. The 1994 & 1995 NARC runner-up is flying in from his home in Tennessee and is climbing back in Clyde Lamar’s iconic TRI-C Machine with hopes to wheel it to Silver Dollar Speedway victory lane one more time as the ultimate tribute to the late car owner. Before he became a star on the World of Outlaws tour, McMahan cut his teeth in California and picked up his fair share of checkered flags in the No. 3C. McMahan is a four-time NARC feature winner at Silver Dollar Speedway with a trio of those coming in the TRI-C Machine. Also helping to honor Clyde Lamar will be a celebration of life at the track at 12:30 P.M. on Saturday.

    “I’m semi-retired,” McMahan said. “But I couldn’t retire without driving Clyde Lamar’s car in Chico one last time.”

    There is no track more synonymous with success on Tim Kaeding’s NARC resumé than Silver Dollar Speedway. Of TK’s 71 series victories, 18 of them have come in Chico. During one stretch of the San Jose driver’s career from 2003 to 2008, Kaeding put together a run of 20 consecutive NARC top-fives at Silver Dollar Speedway including 11 of his 18 total wins.

    Aromas’ Justin Sanders has developed a reputation as one of the best on the bullrings, and he’ll look to add to that this weekend. Sanders has won in two of his last three series starts at Silver Dollar Speedway including NARC’s most recent trip for last year’s Louie Vermeil Classic finale.

    A driver hungry to get to victory lane with a good shot Saturday is Colfax’s Willie Croft. Croft hasn’t snagged a NARC checkered flag since a 2018 triumph at none other than Silver Dollar Speedway. The track is also home to his inaugural series win back in 2004.

    Also expected to compete this Saturday are Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Hanford brothers Mitchell and Michael Faccinto, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Australian Kerry Madsen, Clovis’ Corey Day, Roseville's Sean Becker, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Idaho’s Logan Forler, the brothers from Lincoln Tanner and Blake Carrick, Angelique Bell from Sacramento, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, four 10-lap Heat Races, a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi and the Fujitsu General USA Feature.

    The pit gates will open at 2:00 P.M. with the front gates following at 4:00 P.M. The drivers meeting will take place at 4:45, and cars will hit the track for wheel pack at 5:15 with hot laps and qualifying set to follow.

    Adult General Admission tickets are $25. Seniors ages 60+ and juniors ages 12-15 will be admitted for $20. Kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for just $5. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance via the following link: https://www.eventsprout.com/event/silver-dollar-speedway-2022.

    Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2343 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928. For more information visit silverdollarspeedway.com or call (530) 891-6535.

    The David Tarter Memorial will be broadcast live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    NARC RACE TEAMS: Flowmaster or Spintech mufflers are required at Silver Dollar Speedway.

    David Tarter Memorial Winners
    2013 – Sean Becker
    2014 – Kyle Hirst
    2015 – Craig Stidham
    2016 – Kyle Hirst
    2017 – Kyle Hirst
    2018 – Kyle Hirst
    2019 – Kyle Hirst
    2020 – cancelled due to COVID-19

    2021 – Justin Sanders

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After one event in 25-race series)

    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 117
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 115
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 113
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 112
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 111
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 110
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 109
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 108
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 107
    Corey Day, Salinas - 106
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 105
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 104
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR - 103
    Kerry Madsen - Sydney, AUST - 102
    Colby Thornhill, Emuclaw, WA - 101
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 100
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 99
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID (R) - 98
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 97
    Dylan Bloomfield, Discovery Bay (R) - 96
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 95
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 94
    Josh Weisz, Colfax (R) - 93
    Angelica Bell, Sacramento (R) - 92
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA - 91

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    May 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare - Peter Murphy Classic (Night One)
    May 14 - Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    May 21 - Petaluma Speedway, Salute to First Responders
    May 26 - Southern Oregon Speedway, Central Point, OR - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
    May 27 - Willamette Speedway, Lebanon, OR - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
    May 28 - Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, WA - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports
    May 29 - Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, WA - Fastest Four Days in Motorsports


     


    A NEW ERA: COPELAND’S ROLE IN REVITALIZING SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY
     

    (4/22/2022 – Alex Nieten)… When the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars arrive at Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway for the David Tarter Memorial next Saturday, it won’t be just another race for the series and racetrack.

    While the sanctioning body has made more than 200 trips to the historic facility, April 30th will mark NARC’s first visit since SLC Promotions took command of the bullring. Last November when it was announced that the group composed of California-born racers Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet, and Colby Copeland would collectively handle promotional duties, a palpable excitement swept across the Nor-Cal sprint car scene.

    The trio have set high expectations for themselves with ushering in a promising new era at Silver Dollar Speedway and helping the racing landscape in its entirety. With their racing schedules taking Larson and Sweet across the country throughout the year, Copeland has been spearheading the hands-on efforts over the past few months and looks to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

    For the Roseville native, an important role at the Butte County facility that has close ties to his family and helped shape him as a racer is a special opportunity.

    “It’s been cool. My dad was actually real close with Alan Handy and John Padjen,” Copeland explained. “So, I actually started racing in the outlaw kart there in the pavilion at Silver Dollar Speedway… Justin Grant and I would race there every weekend, and I’d go back and forth with him.

    “The outlaw kart deal kind of moved out of there,” Copeland continued. “And then when I started racing sprint cars that was where my first race was when they did 410 Friday nights at Chico. That’s where we mostly ran.”

    As he progressed through his early racing career Copeland developed lasting friendships with both Larson and Sweet. The three grew an interest in promoting as an avenue to get more involved in the racing scene of their home region. Copeland dabbled in promotion on a smaller level, and the desire to try more intensified.

    “I’ve actually done a couple of outlaw kart races up there at Red Bluff,” Copeland said. “It turned out really well. There were great car counts. The events were cool, I thought. It’s cool to try your different ideas and see them come to life.”

    When it comes to ideas for Silver Dollar Speedway, SLC Promotions has wasted no time in making some of their visions a reality. After the deal became official, the new crew surveyed the facility and immediately got to work.

    “It was a lot of clean up at first, trying to organize and just really see what we had bought and what we had. Those are the kind of upgrades a lot of people don’t see but we see, just cleaning and organizing,” Copeland commented. “And then we got the new fencing going and brought in some new dirt. In the concession stand we bought new equipment and brought our guy Julio in to try and make the food better. Those are definitely a few upgrades, I think, that have helped and made that area more inviting.”

    Copeland and company have no intentions of slowing down on improving the Butte County bullring. They’ve prioritized hearing out feedback from both racers and fans and acting accordingly. Copeland says they’re already focused another major project.

    “One that we’re trying to work on, but it’s just so expensive is getting a new sound system in there,” Copeland said. “The whole place is just hurting badly on sound. In the grandstands the amp gets too hot, and then the volume loses. It’s got no bass. The pit speakers, we hear from everybody, are horrible. You can’t hear anything in the pits to call races up or anything, so the sound system is another upgrade we’re trying to work on. It’s just super expensive, but hopefully one of these days soon we can get something new in there.”

    Another potentially beneficial element of Copeland’s promotional style is his approach to race day. At the John Padjen Classic Silver Cup back in March, Copeland showed his intentions to be a diligent promoter that helps wherever he can.

    On the first night of the Silver Cup rain pummeled Chico for about an hour in the afternoon. Once the skies cleared Copeland climbed aboard a tractor to help roll the surface in with the rest of his track crew. Over the course of the night, he jumped around wherever he was needed in the pit area and helped check on drivers following crashes and assisted in the ensuing clean up. Copeland takes inspiration from the better promoters he’s studied.

    “People that see a promoter that puts effort into it, they want to support them,” Copeland said. “If you get a promoter out there that’s working hard, wanting a good track surface, wants the show to run great, smooth, and all that kind of stuff that’s a guy that I want to go support.”

    On the actual racing side, SLC Promotions is shooting for the stars as well. One way they hope to help both the racing events at Silver Dollar Speedway and across the West Coast is add to the ongoing effort to build momentum for 410 sprint cars in the region. While all three of them have made plenty of 360 starts, the 410 division is what most helped their driving development, and it’s seen as the premier class of sprint cars in the country.

    They’ve already announced plans to revive the Gold Cup Race of Champions featuring the World of Outlaws into the hugely prestigious event it once was. On a more local note, they hope to heighten NARC’s car count by offering more lucrative events that make running a 410 more worthwhile.

    “We want to pay a respectable purse,” Copeland said. “We want people to think, ‘man, I’m going to move from the 360 up to the 410 to the next level.’ That’s the biggest thing is to try and get the car count up. I know the NARC series has seen some struggles but also the strides they’ve made getting more cars. So, hopefully at the show at the end of the month we can get a bunch of cars to celebrate the Brownell and Herseth Classic on Friday, and then obviously the David Tarter Memorial is usually pretty big for Saturday.”

    With all these new responsibilities and major aspirations for Silver Dollar Speedway, it begs a big question – when will Copeland have time to race? The 30-year-old proved just two weeks ago that he’s got plenty of quality laps left in him by winning the NARC season opener. Unfortunately, there will be times where he’s forced to miss an occasional race. Obligations in Chico would’ve kept Copeland away from Hanford two weeks ago even if dangerous winds hadn’t forced the cancellation of the Anthony Simone Classic.

    “I guess with Hanford being canceled I was probably the only one to be happy about that,” Copeland said with a laugh.

    Fear not, though, Colby Copeland fans. Even though he’ll be busy with the process of revitalizing Silver Dollar Speedway, Copeland plans to strap into a sprint car any chance he gets with his sights on more checkered flags.

    “I’m just going to try and race as much as I can,” Copeland said. “I just want to support all the other tracks as much as I can.”

     

    SECOND ANNUAL $10,000 TO WIN ANTHONY SIMONE CLASSIC ON DECK FOR NARC
     

    (4/4/22) Sacramento, CA ... The NARC Fujitsu General 410 Sprint Cars roll right into round two this weekend with the second edition of the Anthony Simone Classic this Saturday, April 9th at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway.

    The event honors the late Anthony “Mr. Excitement” Simone who sadly passed last year and awards a whopping $10,000 to the winner. As a tip of the cap to the versatile driver, a special NARC non-wing race will take place immediately after the Fujitsu Feature concludes. The wingless event will consist only of drivers who competed in the winged portion, and like last year the teams will remove the wings and make adjustments in the work area on the front stretch.

    A unique format also awaits the drivers with an emphasis on the number 10, Simone’s car number. There will be five Brown and Miller Racing Solutions five-lap Heat Races lined up straight up based on ARP Qualifying times and will take the top-two finishers to the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, equaling 10 cars. Those 10 cars will take part in a pill draw with the options of four, six, or eight to set the lineup for the Dash. Then, they’ll duke it out open wheel-style for 10 laps to determine the first five rows of the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature.

    Keller Auto Speedway underwent a minor reconfiguration in the off-season which may throw a curve ball to the entire pit area as promoter Peter Murphy continues to improve the facility. Saturday will mark the first of three NARC visits to Hanford in 2022.

    The Championship Chase

    Following this past weekend’s NARC opener, a part-time driver leads the standings in the form of Roseville’s Colby Copeland courtesy of his Stockton win. Copeland doesn’t plan to race this Saturday, so he’ll relinquish the top spot.

    Looking to take his place will be current runner-up and reigning series titlist Dominic Scelzi. The Fresno native opened his championship defense with a second-place run at Stockton, his sixth career podium at the facility and 11th in his last 15 series starts dating back to 2021.

    Just two markers behind Scelzi is Tarlton Motorsports pilot Mitchell Faccinto. He picked up his 12th career series podium in his maiden NARC voyage aboard the No. 21 as he began the pursuit of his first championship.

    Among other confirmed full-time drivers toward the front Colfax’s Willie Croft sits fifth in points (-6 behind Copeland), Tim Kaeding is seventh (-8), and Bud Kaeding is ninth (-10).

    Who to Watch

    This weekend is a home game for brothers Mitchell and Michael Faccinto who hail from Hanford. Two of Mitchell’s three career NARC wins have come at Keller Auto Speedway. Michael picked up a USAC Western States Midget victory at Hanford last year, and his first two career NARC feature starts came at the three-eighths mile, including his debut in his current ride, the Mike Phulps No. 56, last season.

    “Getting an early season win at Hanford for the Simone would be huge for this team (Tarlton Motorsports),” Mitchell Faccinto said heading into the weekend. “With the different track layout, we were able to at least get one night on it before we start points racing which will help. Even though we struggled a little during the World of Outlaws (California) swing, I have full confidence that we should be contending for wins the rest of the year.”

    “We got the notes from last year, and we have a couple races under our belts now,” Michael Faccinto said. “A top-five run with the stout NARC field that is following the series this year would be a good run for our team.”

    Entering the event as the defending Anthony Simone Classic winner is Fremont’s Shane Golobic after taking home the $10,000 check last year. The Matt Wood Racing pilot has also podiumed in five of his last six NARC feature starts at Hanford.

    Keller Auto Speedway is tied for the second winningest track on Tim Kaeding’s extensive NARC resumé. Nine of TK’s 71 career feature wins have come in Hanford. While the San Jose driver hasn’t visited victory lane there since 2013, he has finished fourth or better in seven of his last nine series starts.

    Dominic Scelzi has won a NARC feature event at Keller Auto Speedway in each of the last two years. Last year during Scelzi’s 22 overall feature win season, six of those came at Hanford.

    Campbell native Bud Kaeding has chalked up four series victories in Hanford. In fact, three of his first four NARC wins came at Keller Auto Speedway. Kaeding hasn’t visited NARC victory lane there since 2012 but does own a steady record as of late with six top-10s in his last eight starts.

    A driver still seeking his first Keller Auto Speedway triumph is 11-time NARC feature winner Justin Sanders. Though the Aromas racer is still in search of that inaugural victory, he’s been remarkably consistent in Hanford with three top-fives in four series starts last year, two of those being podium runs.

    One of Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr.’s two NARC top-fives from 2021 came at Keller Auto Speedway in the Simone, and he’s hoping for a similarly strong effort to bounce back from a tough opening outing at Stockton with Vertullo Motorsports.

    Also expected to compete are Hanford’s D.J. Netto, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Lincoln’s Tanner and Blake Carrick, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, Washington’s Colby Thornhill, and more!

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions 5-lap Heat Races, an eight-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi, the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature and the special 20-lap wingless Fujitsu Feature

    The pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. with the front gate following at 4:00 P.M. The driver’s meeting will take place at 4:30 P.M. Cars will be on track for wheel pack/hot laps at 5:00 P.M., and racing will begin around 6:00 P.M. The new and already popular Pete’s Pub will be from 4:30-5:30 P.M. and allow fans without pit passes the opportunity to enjoy a small section of the pit area with food and drinks being sold..

    Adult General Admission tickets will be $20. Kids ages 6-17, seniors ages 62 and up, and military (ID required) will be admitted for the discounted price of $15. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via the following link https://www.myracepass.com/events/401628/tickets/. The MyRacePass app can also be used to buy tickets.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801 South 10th Avenue Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com or email kellerautospeedway@yahoo.com.

    The Anthony Simone Classic will be broadcast live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    2022 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After one event in 25-race series)

    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 117
    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 115
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 113
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 112
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 111
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 110
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 109
    Tanner Carrick, Lincoln - 108
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 107
    Corey Day, Salinas - 106
    Michael Faccinto, Hanford - 105
    Max Mittry, Redding (R) - 104
    Tanner Holmes, Jacksonville, OR - 103
    Kerry Madsen - Sydney, AUST - 102
    Colby Thornhill, Emuclaw, WA - 101
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 100
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 99
    Logan Forler, Boise, ID (R) - 98
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 97
    Dylan Bloomfield, Discovery Bay (R) - 96
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 95
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 94
    Josh Weisz, Colfax (R) - 93
    Angelica Bell, Sacramento (R) - 92
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA - 91

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    Website: www.NARC410.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NARCKingoftheWest
    Facebook (history page): https://www.facebook.com/NARCSprintCarHistory
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NARC410
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/narc410
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    Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    April 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico - Tenth Annual David Tarter Memorial
    May 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare - Peter Murphy Classic (Night One)
    May 14 - Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    May 21 - Petaluma Speedway, Salute to First Responders


     

     

    “HOLD YOUR BREATH, CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND HAMMER IT”: COPELAND ACES TRAFFIC IN DOMINANT NARC OPENER WIN
     

    (4/2/2022 – Alex Nieten) Stockton, CA… Colby Copeland may not be pursuing a NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car championship this year, but he made a statement on opening night at Stockton Dirt Track that he’ll be a force anytime he shows up to compete.

    The pilot of Larry Antaya’s Fire Protection Management No. 16A led all 25 laps of the third annual Asparagus Cup en route to his third career Fujitsu Feature victory. The triumph marked his first with the series since June of 2019. Copeland’s trio of NARC victories have all come aboard Antaya’s machine, this latest win coming with a $6,000 check.

    Dominic Scelzi led the field to green courtesy of his win in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash with Copeland to his outside. The reigning series champion led through turns one and two, but in the next set of corners Copeland made what ultimately proved to be the winning move.

    Running a lane above Scelzi in turns three and four, Copeland ripped around Scelzi’s outside to take command and lead the opening circuit.

    “It’s one of those things you’ve just got to try to go for it,” Copeland said of the pass. “It was pretty fast and hard to pass, so I knew the start was going to be crucial.”

    A flurry of yellows for stopped and spun cars slowed the pace early on. During the race’s second restart Scelzi threw a slider at Copeland entering the first turn but came up a little short and had to regroup. As Scelzi pursued Copeland, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Willie Croft, Kerry Madsen, and Justin Sanders all jockeyed for spots behind the lead duo in the top-five.

    After the early yellows, the feature event barreled toward its conclusion with a long green flag run that forced the front runners to navigate heavy traffic.

    On the hooked up Stockton surface, Copeland sliced his way through slower cars as Scelzi struggled to keep pace, and a new contender climbed onto the podium. Making his first NARC start in the Tarlton Motorsports machine, Mitchell Faccinto drove around Golobic for third as the laps dwindled.

    Ultimately, Copeland held on to win by a comfortable margin, but the Roseville, CA native made sure to never take his foot off the gas through the swarm of lapped cars until the checkered flag flew.

    “It might not have seemed like a lot of trouble,” Copeland said of negotiating slower cars. “But when you get behind those guys, the air gets off your wing and you’re just bucking and you get tight. And you know Dominic, obviously he was the champion last year so you know he’s breathing down your neck the whole time. You’re just trying to run as hard as you can, hold your breath, close your eyes, and hammer it.”

    Scelzi held on to claim second in his Red Rose Transportation No. 41, marking his 32nd career NARC podium and 11th in his last 15 Fujitsu Feature starts dating back to last year.

    “Hats off to the 16A guys,” Scelzi said. “They’ve been fast. It’s good to see that there’s so many cars out here.”

    Making his first NARC start in the Tarlton machine, Mitchell Faccinto completed the podium with a third place run.

    “Going from fifth to third it was a good first points night out for us,” Faccinto said. “I’m excited. Obviously Tom and Tommy (Tarlton) give us great equipment to come out here and compete.”

    Rounding out the top-10 was Golobic, Croft, Sanders, Tim Kaeding, Tanner Carrick, Bud Kaeding (from 16th, Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger) and Corey Day.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (25 laps): 1. Colby Copeland 16A 2. Dominic Scelzi 41 3. Mitchell Faccinto 21 4. Shane Golobic 17W 5. Willie Croft 29 6. Justin Sanders 57 7. Tim Kaeding 42X 8. Tanner Carrick 83T 9. Bud Kaeding 69 10. Corey Day 14 11. Michael Faccinto 56 12. Max Mittry 2X 13. Tanner Holmes 18 14. Kerry Madsen 83JR 15. Colby Thornhill 19 16. 88N D.J. Netto 17. Billy Aton 26 18. Logan Forler 2L 19. Blake Carrick 38B 20. Dylan Bloomfield 11 21. Geoffrey Strole 09S 22. Joel Myers Jr. 83V 23. Josh Wiesz 21W 24. Angelique Bell 55I 25. Austin McCarl 88

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Copeland 1-25

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Bud Kaeding 16th to 9th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (25 cars): Dominic Scelzi 14.432

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Golobic, Scelzi, Faccinto, Day, Netto, Aton, Carrick, Bell, Myers Jr.

    KIMO’S TROPICAL CAR WASH HEAT TWO (8 laps): Copeland, Carrick, Croft, Mittry, Forler, Bloomfield, Strole, Kaeding

    DIRT.TRAVEL CLUB HEAT THREE (8 laps): Kaeding, Sanders, Madsen, Faccinto, McCarl, Holmes, Thornhill, Wiesz

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Copeland, Croft, Golobic, Faccinto, Madsen

     


    NARC SPRINT CARS OPEN 2022 SEASON AT STOCKTON SATURDAY
     

    (3/28/22) Sacramento, CA ... The high-powered NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Cars will embark on their 63rd season this Saturday, April 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track’s $6,000 to win Asparagus Cup.

    It will mark NARC’s 21st visit to Stockton since the central valley facility opened in 2013. The three-eighths mile will be the busiest track on the 2022 calendar with the Third Annual Asparagus Cup slated to be the first of four trips this year.

    Joining the West Coast’s premier 410 sprint car series will be the Legends of Kearney Bowl and the NorCal Dwarf Cars.

    Who to Watch

    The title defense will begin this weekend for 2021 series champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno, and the venue may be the ideal location for the "Dominator." With three victories, Scelzi is the winningest series driver through 20 races at Stockton and also owns top-fives in his five of his last seven starts.

    2019 titlist, D.J. Netto of Hanford, has a wildly consistent recent record at Stockton. In his last nine series races, he’s finished no worse than fourth leading to a 2.8 average finish over that span. Netto also claimed the 2021 season opener at Stockton.

    San Jose's Tim Kaeding will begin his hunt for a third series championship at a track that’s been very kind to him. In nine NARC starts at Stockton, Kaeding owns a pair of wins and six podium finishes.

    Although Shane Golobic of Elk Grove has only scored a pair of NARC wins at Stockton, he is always contending for the top spot.

    Now teamed with Roth Motorsports, Australian Kerry Madsen plans to be at the season opener and should be an immediate contender. While he hasn’t made a NARC start at Stockton, he’s contested half a dozen World of Outlaws feature events and come away with five top-10s and a victory. He has 28 World of Outlaw national wins to his credit.

    Eight-time NARC feature winner, Willie Croft, would love to open his 2022 campaign with a momentum-building win as he pursues his first title. He’s yet to earn a NARC win at Stockton, but Croft has been strong with four runner-ups to his credit at the central valley facility.

    Though he doesn’t own a NARC victory at Stockton, Hanford's Mitchell Faccinto has shown consistency in his 13 NARC appearances at the track with 11 top-10s and a best finish of second in June of 2016. He is driving the 2022 campaign for the potent Fresno-based Tarlton Motorsports team.

    Also expected to compete are Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Sebastopol’s Joel Myers Jr., Benicia’s Billy Aton, Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Clovis’ Sean Watts, Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Iowa’s Austin McCarl, Idaho’s Logan Forler, Tanner Holmes from Oregon, and more.

    Fan & Competitor Info

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if necessary and the Fujitsu General USA 30-lap Feature.

    The pit gates will open at 1:00 P.M. with the main gate set to follow at 4:00 P.M. The driver’s meeting will also begin at 4:00 P.M. followed by wheel pack at 4:30 P.M. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 5:00 P.M.

    Pit passes are priced at $40. Adult GA tickets are $25. Kids ages 5-12, seniors ages 65+ and military (valid ID required) will be admitted for the discounted price of $20. Kids 4 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased on race day at the gate or in advance via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narc-kws-410-sprint-car-series-legends-of-kearney-bowl-norcal-dwarf-cars-tickets-289266884037.

    The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way Stockton, CA 95206. For more information call 209-466-9999 or visit stocktondirttrack.com.

    The Asparagus Cup can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car schedule.

    FINAL 2021 NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2229
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 2164
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 2163
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2145
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 2115
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 2078
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 2026
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1936
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1758
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1548
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 1445
    Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 1350
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 1250
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1237
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 1206
    Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1092
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 1061
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 1043
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 1039
    Rico Abreu, Rutherford - 979

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Dirt.Travel, FK Rod Ends, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, Pyrotect, Roth Motorsports, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

    SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION
    Website: www.NARC410.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NARCKingoftheWest
    Facebook (history page): https://www.facebook.com/NARCSprintCarHistory
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NARC410
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/narc410
    YouTube: NARC410
    TikTok: NARC410

    Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    April 9 - Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford - Anthony Simone Classic
    April 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway, Chico - Ninth Annual David Tarter Memorial
    May 13 - Thunderbowl Raceway, Tulare - Peter Murphy Classic (Night One)
    May 14 - Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford - $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic
    May 21 - Petaluma Speedway, Salute to First Responders

     


     

    LUCRATIVE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE ANNOUNCED BY NARC SPRINT CARS

    (3/28/22 - Jim Allen) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club released a full list of sponsors committed to support the 2022 NARC Fujitsu General USA 410 Sprint Car campaign. The busy schedule features 25-event at 13 different dirt tracks in three States and will crown a "King of the West" champion.

    Total feature event prize money will exceed $770,000 this season, plus additional cash awards and product contingency certificates worth another $49,000. Fujitsu General Heating & Air Conditioning and Hoosier Racing Tires are the series title sponsors, with additional marketing support provided by Floracing.com. In total, 28 companies have lent their support to the NARC sprint cars this season.

    While many purses are backfilled in the lower positions to support lower-budget teams ($500 minimum to start A-Main), there are many over-the-top winner shares. Heading the prestigious list is the $50,000 to win Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in June. Others include the $10,000 to win Anthony Simone Classic on April 9th, the May 14th $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic; the $8300 to win Dennis Roth Classic on October 15th, the $6900 to win Howard Kaeding Classic in July, plus several others. There is also a $40,000 bonus on the line for any team that can sweep the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports over the Memorial Day weekend.

    In addition, the top 10 teams in the final standings will earn shares of a $63,000 year end point fund. The "King of the West" championship team will pocket $12,500 for their efforts. The rookie-of-the-year will earn $1500 from Johnstone Supply. The championship celebration is scheduled for November 6th at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton.

    The NARC series sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), Dirt.Travel, Johnstone Supply, Kimo's Tropical Car Wash, Roth Motorsports, Scelzi Enterprises, Starr Property Management, Swift Metal Finishing, and Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats.

    The associate sponsors offering product contingency awards are Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), FK Rod Ends, KSE Racing Products, Kaeding Performance, Maxim Racing, Pyrotect, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI - Sprint Car Innovation, System 1 Pro Ignition, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Vortex Wings, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Winters Performance.

    Bullet Impressions is the official merchandising vendor of the Northern Auto Racing Club and provides numerous promotional benefits.

    The 2022 campaign kicks off on Saturday, April 2nd with the Third Annual Asparagus Cup at the Stockton Dirt Track. The winner of the feature event headliner will pocket a $6,000 payday.

    For more information, go to www.NARC410.com

     

    2022 NARC FUJITSU GENERAL USA SPRINT CAR SERIES SEASON PREVIEW
     

    (3/25/22 - Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA ... Less than two weeks remain before the historic NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Cars embark on their 63rd season, and an interesting silly season coupled with the largest schedule in many years have created many storylines to follow throughout 2022.

    The Schedule

    With 25 races on the calendar, NARC is set for its most events since 2007. The series will travel to 13 tracks across the three West Coast states, California, Oregon, and Washington.

    The farthest southern point on the schedule is Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park, and the most northern point nearly reaches the Canadian border at Alger, Washington’s Skagit Speedway. Between those two facilities are nearly 1100 miles, and NARC will travel all around that space from the April 2nd season opener at Stockton Dirt Track to the finale on November 5th also hosted by Stockton.

    The trips to the Pacific Northwest will be the first for the series in a decade, the most recent visit being a 2012 race at Southern Oregon Speedway won by Tim Kaeding.

    Championship Hangover?

    Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi is coming off what he’s commonly referred to as a “dream season” in 2021 that he punctuated with his first NARC title. The 24-year-old delivered one of the most dominant seasons in series history and had the championship wrapped up before the final event of the year. Scelzi will look to defend his crown in 2022.

    A key element to his title campaign will also return as Jimmy Carr enters his third year with Scelzi Motorsports. Scelzi credits Carr for elevating his performance to new heights as the reigning champ nearly doubled his career sprint car win tally last year, adding 22 triumphs to his pre-2021 count of 27.

    In NARC competition, Scelzi has won at seven of the 13 tracks featured on the 2022 schedule, but he hasn’t had an opportunity to make a series start at a handful of the tracks due to the recent absence of the Pacific Northwest dates that have returned. Scelzi owns some 360 starts at the Oregon and Washington facilities including two wins in three nights at last year’s Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.

    Back to the Top?

    The 2019 champion, D.J. Netto, slipped slightly in performance in 2021, coming home second in points with a victory, nine top-fives and 16 top-10s.

    Though the Hanford native is scaling back his racing calendar as his responsibility at the family business increases, Netto still intends to take on the full NARC tour in search of title number two.

    Netto has become one of the most consistent forces of the NARC roster over the past several years, earning top-10s in more than 85% of his series starts since the beginning of 2016. After the runner-up finish last year, the 26-year-old is motivated to get back to the top of the standings and claim a second championship.

    Brotherly Battles

    Last year brothers Tim Kaeding and Bud Kaeding finished up third and fourth in the final standings, and the duo hope to occupy the top two slots in 2022.

    Two-time series champion Tim returns to the seat of the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42X. TK picked up a pair of victories, the 70th and 71st of his career, last season aboard the machine and narrowly missed the runner-up spot in the standings. The West Coast legend put together the longest streak of top-10s in 2021, stacking 11 straight from July to October.

    Between NARC and World of Outlaws starts, Tim may have the advantage over the field on the two northern swings with many more laps in a 410 around the Pacific Northwest ovals. He already owns series victories at both Southern Oregon Speedway and Cottage Grove Speedway.
    Bud Kaeding and Tim Kaeding with both be championship contenders in 2022![/caption]

    Early on in 2021, younger brother Bud looked like he might match Tim’s title count of two. After finishing seventh in the season opener, BK collected five consecutive top-fives highlighted by a pair of runner-ups at Petaluma and Watsonville. The hot streak gave him the points lead, but a crash at the Howard Kaeding Classic began to derail the season. Bud consistently finished in the top-10 through the second half of the year, but he and the BK Racing team couldn’t find the speed they had early on.

    Bud will be back aboard his family’s iconic No. 69 BK Racing machine for 2022. With plenty of experience and victories on the West Coast, Bud is always a favorite for the championship.

    The Faccinto brother's, Mitchell and Michael, are both set to tackle the full season for the first time. The duo shook up silly season with announcements revealing that Mitchell would head to Tarlton Motorsports to wheel the No. 21 with Michael handling driving duties on the Mike Phulps owned No. 56.

    Though they’re brothers and a similar age, their racing histories with NARC are quite different. Mitchell owns 90 career series starts since debuting in 2013 and has earned top-10s in over half of them along with three victories. Michael, a micro and midget ace, only has two series starts to his credit, though he has spent considerable time behind the wheel of a 360-sprint car over the past few years.

    Oddly enough, Michael has made one more NARC start than Mitchell in their current rides. Mitchell is set to debut with Tarlton while Michael’s lone 2021 appearance came aboard Phulps’ machine.

    Same Faces, New Places

    At Petaluma Speedway in May of last year, 15-year-old Joel Myers Jr. made his presence felt with his first series podium. The top-three came in just his second career NARC start and aboard his family-owned ride. He went on to compete in 16 of the 21 features and picked up four more top-10s along the way.

    This season, the rising talent has been hired to wheel the Vertullo Motorsports No. 83V, and they have prioritized the NARC campaign.
    Joel Myers Jr. will be looking to score his first ever NARC feature victory aboard David Vertullo's #83V sprint car. Photo by Joe Shivak[/caption]

    The Vertullo ride has helped produced some of the sport’s best with names like Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet and Chuck Gurney getting behind the wheel early in their careers, and Myers Jr. is looking to add his name to the list.

    After not completing a full NARC season in a handful of years, Vertullo returned in 2021 with veteran Sean Becker as his pilot and earned the fifth position in points. The pairing picked up a popular win last summer in the Howard Kaeding Classic.

    With the knowledge of the impressive list of names to precede him in the 83V, Myers Jr. is filled with excitement to take his turn and potentially become the youngest champion in series history.

    NARC’s second winningest driver of 2021, Justin Sanders, is heading to Mittry Racing to pilot the No. 2. Last year the Aromas native began the tour aboard Larry Antaya’s car and picked up an early win at Petaluma. Sanders sat out a double-header weekend in July but came back in a new ride for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    Sanders hopped in the Kevin Kozlowski-owned and Paul Silva-prepared Works Limited No. 57 and won in his debut in the car at Merced. The partnership went on to claim four of the final 12 races of the season as Sanders nearly doubled his career NARC win total, jumping to 11 after starting the year with six.

    Sanders wrapped up his 2021 by turning some impressive results in the Mittry machine. The team traveled to Arizona for four ASCS regional events and came away with podiums in three of them. Sanders has already won in his new ride this year in Silver Dollar Speedway’s season opening 360 sprint car race, the Silver Cup.

    Sophomore Slump or Success?

    After having made only nine NARC starts over three years prior to 2021, Billy Aton followed the entire tour last year and came home with rookie of the year honors after finishing sixth in points. He’ll be back this season with hopes of improving a few spots in the standings.

    The highlight of Aton’s campaign came in July at Santa Maria Raceway when he started on the pole and led all 30 laps en route to his inaugural NARC victory in his 18th series start.

    Last season, Aton continually proved his ability to move forward in the main event, passing more than 100 cars in the feature over the course of the season. However, he struggled in qualifying which often left him starting near the back in the A-main, necessitating a charge through the field.

    Aton and the team are prioritizing a better qualifying program this year, hoping for better starting spots on the feature grid leading to more finishes toward the front.

    Taking Another Swing

    Savvy veteran Willie Croft intends to tackle the entire NARC tour with his sights on his first title. The Colfax native has competed over the full schedule five times before with a best result of third in the standings back in 2007.

    Croft has been one of the most consistent forces over his roughly two decades of wheeling sprint cars, having tallied eight victories, more than 50 top-fives, and over 100 top-10s with the West Coast’s premier 410 series.

    Mega Watts

    The pilot of his family-owned Billet America No. 98, Sean Watts, plans to take on the entire NARC schedule again.

    The 26-year-old has collected 15 top-10s with the series in his career, highlighted by a 2019 win at Stockton, a facility with four dates on the 2022 NARC calendar.

    Regulars

    A handful of talented West Coast drivers plan to attend a majority of the NARC tour and are likely to pick up plenty of strong results when they do.

    Fremont’s Shane Golobic tentatively plans to race all but one of the 25 scheduled events, the lone absence being the July Petaluma date. He’s the owner of 13 career series wins and always a threat to park the Matt Wood Racing machine in victory lane. Though he missed a few events last season, Golobic still managed to notch the second most podiums and top-fives.

    Northern California will have a frequent visitor from down under this year in the form of Kerry Madsen. The 28-time World of Outlaws feature winner has partnered with Roth Motorsports to run a schedule consisting of a blend of West Coast and Midwest races. Turning the wrenches on the No. 83 will be fellow Australian Paul Baines, and with the Toyota Racing Development engine under the hood they plan to compete in nearly 20 NARC events. Another Australian, Jessie Attard, is in the process of loading his racing equipment into a shipping container for the journey to the Golden State. He plans to race a majority of the NARC schedule.

    Two-time NARC feature winner, Colby Copeland, will be back aboard the Larry Antaya No. 16A for his appearances this season, the same car he drove to those two victories. Last season, driving mostly for a joint effort between Jim and Annette Vanlare and Antaya, Copeland made seven series starts with top-10s in all of them, the highlight being four straight finishes of 8th or better in the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports resulting in a runner-up in FFDM points.

    Keller Motorsports pilot, J.J. Ringo, will contest over half of the schedule. The 32-year-old is shifting his focus toward 410 racing and will double his career start total with NARC this season. Last year, Ringo earned his first series podium after a resilient night at Santa Maria Raceway.

    The Carrick brothers hope to frequent NARC events this season. Both Tanner and Blake have made many appearances in the top-10 but are still seeking their first series victories. With more 410 engines in their shop and more 410 races on the schedule, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them both collect their inaugural NARC wins. Last year Tanner picked up his first career NARC podium at the Howard Kaeding Classic, and that same night Blake notched his best series finish to date by running fourth. Iowa driver Austin McCarl will also race about half the NARC schedule aboard the Keith Offill 88 sprint car. He will be looking for his first NARC victory.

    Iowa driver Austin McCarl plans to drive Keith Offill's number 88 sprint car around the West Coast before embarking on a swing through the Midwest. He is still looking for his first NARC victory in California.

    Last year’s 11th place finisher in the standings, Geoffrey Strole, plans to compete in a solid amount of NARC races. The highlight of his 2021 season came in July at The Thunderbowl when he drove from 18th to 10th to claim both his first top-10 of the season and Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger award.

    Trying Something New
    After making a name for himself piling up ASCS regional trophies over the past several years, Logan Forler is diving more into 410 racing by making an attempt at a NARC title this year.
    The Idaho driver hasn’t contested a NARC race since 2014, but he’ll change that in a big way in 2022 by tackling all 25 events. In five career series starts Forler has earned two top-fives, one at Southern Oregon Speedway and one at Placerville Speedway.
    A more common sight at NARC events in 2022 will be Chase Johnson. After not competing in a single race last year, the two-time NARC feature winner plans to run more than half of this season’s schedule. Johnson has many wingless and midget wins on his resumé, and the versatile driver will look to tally a few more with a wing this year.

    Let’s Go Racing

    The many storylines entering 2022 have been laid out, and now the only thing left to do is watch how they unfold over the course of seven months and 25 races.

    For the full schedule, visit Schedule – King of the West NARC Sprints (narc410.com). If you can’t make it to the track, all NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car Series races can be viewed live on floracing.com.

     

    NARC ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY EVENT SPONSORS
    March 21, 2022
    Jim Allen

    (3/21/2022) Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club announced all of the sponsors contributing to all of the NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car Series events. This includes the fast time award, heat races and trophy dash winners.

    Automotive Racing Products (ARP) has returned to sponsor the fast time award at all 25-events this season. ARP is world-leader is fastener technology. Their fasteners are built to withstand serious racing and have higher tensile strengths and can survive higher stresses than most aircraft fasteners will ever see. For more information, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

    Brown & Miller Racing Solutions (BMRS), Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, and Dirt.Travel are the heat race sponsors. Each will be kicking in $100 to each of the winners throughout the season.

    BMRS is an industry leader in the manufacturing of hoses, fittings, tubing and seals. They have been an innovator in motorsports for more than four decades. You can view their catalog at https://www.bmrs.net/

    Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash is owned by 1996 NARC Hammerdown! Rookie-of-the-Year Jim Taves. His company runs three premium car washes in the Reedley, CA area. For a location, go to https://kimoscarwash.com/

    Dirt.Travel is a membership-based travel club specializing in providing outstanding event-based travel experiences to premier racing events around the nation. Dirt.Travel is an innovative travel group of race fans and family that provides one stop online shopping for all travel needs, track travel, weekend getaways and family vacations. Once again, the site is Dirt.Travel

    Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats is the sponsor of the “Powered by Bacon” dash that not only pays cash awards, but also awards the driver and a lucky fan 10 lbs. of flash-frozen bacon. Sunnyvalley products can be found at almost all major grocery chains.

    The 2022 NARC season opener will take place on April 2nd with the Third Annual Asparagus Cup at the Stockton Dirt Track. A complete schedule of events can be found at NARC410.com.


     


    $40,000 BONUS ON THE LINE FOR THE FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS
     

    (3/14/2022) Sacramento, CA ... There will be a stout $40,000 bonus on the line when the Northern Auto Racing Club Fujitsu General USA sprint car tour invades the Pacific Northwest over the Memorial Day weekend. The huge incentive will be paid to any driver who can sweep all four shows during the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    The four-day blast of 410 sprint car racing kicks off on Thursday, May 26th at Southern Oregon Speedway in Central Point, OR. From there it's a trip up Interstate 5 to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on the 27th, followed by a big two-day show at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on May 28-29th. Each show pays $5,000 to win.

    "We were already excited to have the NARC King of the West 410 sprint cars come visit us in Oregon and Washington, "said Grays Harbor promoter Bert Johnson. "When we add this promotion to the mix, competition is going to reach a whole new level. Race fans are going to be in for four great days of racing."

    In the event a driver doesn't sweep, there is still a $5000 bonus for any driver that can claim three of the four events. The two insurance-policy promotions are not combined. The maximum bonus is $40,000.

    Among the teams that have already committed to tow from California including 2019 series champ DJ Netto of Hanford (Netto 88N); Hanford brother's Mitchell ( Tarlton 21) and Michael Faccinto ( Phulps 56); Billy Aton of Benicia ( Aton 26); Joel Myers Jr. (Vertullo 83V); 2017 series titleist Bud Kaeding of Campbell (Kaeding 69); Colfax driver Willie Croft (Croft 29); two-time series champ Tim Kaeding of San Jose (Bates-Hamilton 42x); Paso Robles' JJ Ringo (Keller 2K); Shane Golobic of Elk Grove (Wood 17); Aromas driver Justin Sanders; Australian Kerry Madsen (Roth 83); and defending series champion Dominic Scelzi of Fresno (Scelzi 41). More are expected to be added soon. Several local teams including Tanner Holmes of Jacksonville, OR and Mount Vernon, WA driver Jason Solwold will be joining the mix to battle the NARC stars.

    For more information, go to www.NARC410.com, or contact NARC GM Jim Allen at 714-397-7417.


    SWIFT METAL FINISHING SPONSORS NARC HARDCHARGER AWARD
     

    (3/10/22) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club announced today that Swift Metal Finishing is back as an associate sponsor of the traveling sprint car sanctioning body. The Santa Clara, CA-based metal and finishing company will be sponsoring the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger Award at every NARC show.

    Swift Metal Finishing President Bob Montoya is an avid sprint car fan and is very appreciative and supportive of the unheralded drivers who charge from the back of the field. His company will be awarding $150 to the driver who passes the most cars from their original starting position in each feature event. An extra $1000 bonus will be presented to the driver who advances the most cars this season. That money is awarded at the November 6th championship awards celebration.

    "Bob Montoya is not only a friend, but a tremendous supporter of NARC and 410 sprint car racing," said series board member Brent Kaeding. "The Swift Metal Finishing sponsorship provides great incentive and reward for teams that fight to make the best out of a bad starting position. On most nights, those drivers work harder then the guy standing in victory lane. We thank Swift Metal Finishing for their support or our racing series."

    Bill Aton of Benicia, CA, the 2021 NARC King of the West rookie-of-the-year, claimed the end of season award last year. He fought his way past 104 sprint cars.

    The Northern Auto Racing Club encourages race fans to support those who support sprint car racing!

    The 2022 NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car Series season opener is on April 2nd at the Stockton Dirt Track. The 25-race campaign will invade 13-different dirt tracks in California, Oregon, and Washington.

    ABOUT THE COMPANY: Swift Metal Finishing is located in Santa Clara, California, and was founded in 1963. They employ approximately 20 people. The company is located at 1161 Richard Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Their phone number is 408-727-5776. No web site is available.

     

    THE NEXT JUMP: FACCINTO SHIFTS FOCUS TO 410’S WITH MOVE TO MIKE PHULPS MOTORSPORTS
    (3/2/2022 – ) …  Michael Faccinto has already cemented himself as one of the greatest micro sprint and midget drivers from California, and beginning in 2022 he’ll begin his quest to achieve a similar status in the 410 sprint car ranks.

    Slightly more than a month ago Faccinto announced that he’d partnered with Mike Phulps Motorsports to pilot their No. 56 sprint car. The pairing has assembled a tentative schedule of more than 40 races with the focus being the entire NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car tour.

    The move is the natural progression for the 31-year-old who has spent much of his career driving micros and midgets, even at one point racing a midget for Gary Scelzi, father of Faccinto’s current competitor and reigning NARC champion Dominic Scelzi. The micro maestro also picked up a pair of Golden Drillers at the Tulsa Shootout along the way. After winning the 2018 USAC Western States Midget title, Faccinto began his transition to winged sprint cars with a 360 ride.

    “I was ready to do the wing stuff,” Faccinto said of the pivotal time. “So, Harley Van Dyke actually took a chance on me, and we were together for two and a half years. I credit a lot to Harley. He let me go do some cool stuff around Knoxville and go run in the Midwest. We had success together. I credit a lot to him for getting me going with the wing.”

    Faccinto and Van Dyke collected impressive results, tallying a handful of top-fives with series from both the Midwest and the West Coast. Last year, Faccinto linked with the Phulps team, leading to his debut in the No. 56 at Keller Auto Speedway’s Anthony Simone Classic. While the night ended with an accident in the feature, the driver and team quickly gelled and ultimately birthed the 2022 plans.
    “Last year, we tried to actually pencil in a couple races throughout the year when Ryan (Robinson) wasn’t available with the 56, and it never really worked out,” Faccinto explained. “Then it opened up there at Hanford, and I got to race. We kind of just clicked as a team. (Crew chief) Ryan Riley made me feel really comfortable, and Kerry (Fasig) was there. Actually, my dad (Monte) was there also helping that night, and we had a lot of speed.

    “I kept talking to them throughout the rest of the year,” Faccinto continued. “And I got the call around Chili Bowl time that we were going to do the whole NARC schedule and select 360 shows, and I jumped all over it. I’m ready to take the next jump and run the full NARC schedule.”

    As an added bonus to getting an opportunity to take his desired path in racing, Faccinto is excited that’s its coming aboard such an iconic ride. The blue No. 56 has ripped around California’s bullrings for decades, and Faccinto is no stranger to the team’s history.

    “It’s really cool,” Faccinto said. “We went and had dinner at the end of January with Mike, and I got to meet the whole team, and with just the stories they told and the history of the car, being able to run for them is an honor. I hope to represent as best as I can and build a team that in three to five years from now we’re still talking that I’m with them.”

    With his limited 410 experience, year one is sure to pose a challenge for Faccinto as they take on the NARC tour but one he’s eager to attack with a strategic approach.

    This year’s NARC schedule features 25 races at 13 tracks, some of which will be entirely new to Faccinto. To combat his lack of laps at some facilities, Faccinto is setting high expectations for his better tracks to set himself up favorably before heading to unfamiliar territory.

    “The tracks in California I’m really familiar with are Stockton, Hanford and Placerville,” Faccinto said. “So, I would say I have those circled on my schedule as events when we go to them I would like to think of ourselves as a top-three or top-five car… Placerville, I ran a lot in the last two years in the 360, and we’ve always had a lot of speed there. I like the little bullring atmosphere. Hanford, I grew watching my dad race there. I’ve had a lot of races there with a wing car, midgets, non-wing car, so I’m very comfortable at Hanford, and Stockton is very similar to Hanford.”

    While Faccinto is still writing the beginnings of his winged sprint car resumé, the Mike Phulps crew has a lengthy notebook that should ease his continued transition. Crew chief Ryan Riley’s California racetrack notes date back to his time working on the original No. 56 owned by recent National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Walter T. Ross.

    In recent years, the Mike Phulps team has collected wins with a handful of drivers including Ryan Bernal, Justin Sanders, and Cole Macedo.

    Last year Ryan Robinson made 11 NARC starts in the No. 56 and picked up five top-10s. Their best run together came in August at Ocean Speedway when Robinson set the 410 track record and claimed the runner-up spot in the feature. Joel Myers Jr. made a NARC start in the powder blue machine at Petaluma and may have won if it weren’t for an incident with slower traffic.

    Though Faccinto’s lack of 410 experience may prove to be a slight obstacle, his early success in a winged 360 sprint car combined with a blossoming and already strong dynamic with the potent Phulps crew may lead to impressive results earlier than expected. And if they achieve the finishes they’re looking for, it could be only the beginning of Faccinto writing his name in California’s sprint car history books and adding his name to the list of winners in the No. 56.

    “I definitely would like to prioritize 410 stuff going forward and with the 56 team,” Faccinto said. “I think if we can continue to build on runs and build a foundation and a team here, I plan on being here as long as they’ll have me.”

    The 2022 NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car Series season is on April 2nd at the Stockton Dirt Track.

     

     

    SUNNYVALLEY RETURNS AS “POWERED BY BACON” NARC DASH SPONSOR

    February 26, 2022 Jim Allen

    (2/26/2022) Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club is proud to announce that Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats has returned as the trophy dash sponsor for the 2022 sprint car season. The Sunnvalley “Powered by Bacon” Dash has been a fan-favorite fixture on the NARC Fujitsu General USA Series campaign campaign for the past three years.

    The Manteca, Calif.-based company produces a variety of smoked bacon, ham and turkey products for retail and wholesale customers under the Sunnyvalley brand.

    In addition to awarding prize money to the winner of the all-important six-lap trophy dash, which determines the way the first three rows line up for the main event, the winning driver and a lucky fan in the grandstands are presented with 10-pounds of flash-frozen Sunnyvalley Bacon. It is one of the most popular interactive promotions on the NARC tour.

    The 2022 NARC sprint car season opens with the Third Annual Asparagus Cup at the Stockton Dirt Track on April 2nd. The series will crown a King of the West sprint car champion. Dominic Scelzi of Fresno is the defending series titleist.

    ABOUT THE COMPANY: Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats, Inc. was established in 1990 by Bill Andreetta. The Andreetta family has been in the meat business in Manteca, California since 1959. The family bought a meat locker plant and operated it as Manteca Meat Service for many years. Bill purchased the business from his father in 1972 after his service in the U.S. Army.

    In 2000 Bill Andreetta built a state-of-the-art 41,000 square foot plant. It has since been expanded with a new dry storage building and maintenance shop to over 100,000 square feet. Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats employs over 325 people. The company also recently completed a 60,000 square foot bacon processing plant adjacent to their current facility to increase their ham and poultry business. The company has gross annual revenue of over $150 million.

    Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats is large enough to serve your needs, but small enough to appreciate your business. They are committed to making the best Smoked Bacon, Ham and Turkey on the market and are innovators of producing great smoked products for their customers. Where better smoked products are available, Sunnyvalley will be the name on the label!


     

    ROUND TWO: BATES-HAMILTON RACING PREPPING FOR SECOND SHOT WITH KAEDING AT NARC CHAMPIONSHIP
     

    (2/5/2022 – Alex Nieten) … Last year, Tim Kaeding added two more NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car feature wins to his illustrious career and created a special victory lane celebration for car owners, Joshua Bates and Roger Hamilton, in doing so.

    “Tim got his 70th and 71st NARC wins last year at Watsonville and Petaluma,” Hamilton reflected. “Well, for Josh and I, it was our first wins in the series. It was pretty emotional for me.”

    With those victories and a full season of NARC racing that resulted in a third-place finish in points under their belts, Bates-Hamilton Racing will return to the tour with TK again behind the wheel in 2022 with their focus squarely on a championship.

    Though this will only be their sophomore attempt in their joint effort at a NARC title, Bates and Hamilton are a pair of Californians with deep roots in the West Coast racing circuit that ultimately led to their paths crossing.

    Bates began racing quarter-midgets at four years old and followed the familiar path into micros as he entered his teenage years. Around that time, he linked with a friend of his who owned a sprint car and began to lay the foundations of where he’s arrived today.

    “We were the same age, so when I was like 16 or 17, I started working on that car and helping him,” Bates said. “I was still racing the micro and then helping on the sprint car. That’s really where I learned how to work on a sprint car, how to set up sprint cars, how to build one, how to square a front and rear end, all of the basic stuff.”

    After working with his friend’s team for a handful of years, Bates took a brief break from racing to earn a college degree but quickly returned to the racetrack upon graduating. He began to get more driving experience and picked up a few notable wins including a night before the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. In the mid-2010s Bates shifted back to a more mechanical role ultimately leading to his current position.

    Well before Roger Hamilton became co-owner of the car Tim Kaeding drives, his earliest days at a racetrack signaled the beginning of his lasting connection with the Kaeding family.

    “I started as a fan from about six years old when my uncle took me to the races at the old San Jose Speedway where Howard (Kaeding) was racing super modifieds on the asphalt track,” Hamilton explained. “I started following the Kaeding's from a pretty young age. When I was about 19, I went to work for Brent (Kaeding) at the shop and started working on Howard’s car for a couple seasons.”

    Eventually Hamilton purchased his own sprint car and began to race. In 1991 he earned NARC rookie of the year honors. Shortly after the ’92 season, Hamilton backed out of the pit area and back into the stands as a fan as he needed to focus on his family.

    The duo connected in 2018 when, after his kids had grown up, Hamilton had an itch to get involved again, specifically with Tim Kaeding’s career. Conveniently, Bates had just hired the two-time NARC champion at the beginning of that year, so Hamilton approached him at an early season race.

    “There’s a lot of people in the pits that I don’t know who they are,” Bates said of the crowd Kaeding draws. “And this guy is standing there, he’s staring at the car. We’re getting left-rears on, getting loaded up a getting ready to go home, and this guy has been in the pit almost the whole time and everyone else has left. So, I went over there and said ‘Hey, did you have a good time at the races?’ and he said, ‘Yeah, I’ve been following Tim a long time, and I’ve helped him out in the past… I want to help you guys out.’”

    In their first year of Hamilton assisting the race team, Bates Racing claimed the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprint Car owner’s championship with Kaeding driving most of the year until an injury. Justyn Cox filled in to seal the title. With Cox in the seat, they nearly claimed the Trophy Cup as well.

    In 2020, they created an official partnership, birthing Bates-Hamilton Racing. That same year they made the decision to prioritize 410 sprint cars and the NARC tour.

    “Josh and I, we thought about how most of Tim’s experience was in a 410,” Hamilton said of the swap. “He liked the horsepower and the feel of the car with a 410, so we decided after running the 360 series after a couple seasons that it wasn’t the challenge that Tim needed or that we needed. We were ready to move up.”

    Also motivating the move to chase the West Coast’s premier championship was a united confidence in Kaeding’s unparalleled abilities behind the wheel of a sprint car.

    “When Tim is focused, he has the ability to do things with a racecar that I’ve never seen,” Bates said. “You see him do things, and for me as a driver I say, ‘You can’t do that. That’s not possible. How do you cheat the corner on the bottom and then still come off faster than the guy that ran the top?’”

    “He is such a talented driver,” Hamilton said. “He’s done so much. He’s been racing sprint cars for 25 seasons. He’s accomplished a lot in that time frame. It’s kind of amazing just to see how he’s still can do the things that he does. There’s not a lot of drivers that can. He still has that desire and ability, obviously.”

    The COVID-19 pandemic shrank the California racing calendar in 2020, limiting their chances at 410 races. The NARC campaign only managed to complete five features. TK wheeled the BHR machine in four of them and collected top-fives in every race.

    Last year they completed their first full NARC tour together, collecting two wins, seven top-fives and 17 top-10s, leading to a third-place points result.

    This year, they’ll not only tackle the full season again with hopes of moving up two spots in the standings to claim a title, but they’ve also put together a solid schedule outside of NARC. A handful of World of Outlaws and select 360 events complete their nearly 50-race calendar. Bates and Hamilton agree that the added seat time for TK in their car should lead to an even better performance in 2022.

    “That’s one of those things we’re talking about this year is how to maintain that focus, how to build regularity and consistency in the racecar,” Bates said. “This is something we’re going to focus on a lot this year, and I’m super excited. We have a very full schedule.”

    “I think it’ll be big to build continuity,” Hamilton agreed. “Tim, being one of the premier drivers out there, he gets requests to drive multiple cars for multiple people, and keeping him in our car for most of the year, I think, will build some continuity and get him some comfort.”

    The days until the 2022 NARC campaign begins continue to dwindle, and Bates-Hamilton Racing are prepping for a strong run at Tim Kaeding’s third series title and their first as a team. The co-owners who head the operation, Bates and Hamilton, along with crew members, Bobby Bumgarner, Brad Kennedy and Scotty Taylor, have been busy in the shop readying for the season and what would be a meaningful championship if they can pull it off.

    “It would be hard to put into words what that would mean,” Hamilton said of a potential title. “It would be really special, especially for me and my family because of our ties to the Kaedings. It goes back almost 40 years.”

    The 2022 NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car season begins April 2nd at The Stockton Dirt Track. All races can be viewed lived on floracing.com. To view the full schedule, visit https://narc410.com/schedule/

    Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank Teichert Construction, Vinyltech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, Dan Ewart Sales, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe & Fabrication, Tigre, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Chassis, Wilwood Brakes, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, K1 Racegear, B Scadden Design, Warehouse Paint, ARBO Tech, Performance Power Coating, Sellers Race Wings, Rod Tiner Racing, ART, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise and Vanlare Steering Repair.

     

    A NAME AND LOGO CHANGE IN STORE FOR NARC-KING OF THE WEST SPRINT CAR SERIES IN ’22
     

    (1/29/22) Sacramento, CA ... The Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) announced today that the King of the West 410 sprint car series will undergo a name and logo change for the 2022 season and beyond.

    The logo’s retro design harkens back to the golden days of NARC as the series approaches its largest schedule in many years with momentum and hopes of a new heyday on the horizon.

    As part of the series five-year business plan to restore 410 sprint car racing to its original form in California, King of the West-NARC Racing Series owners Brent Kaeding and Jim Allen announced that the series will now give NARC top billing. The NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car Series will still crown a King of the West champion, but emphasis is being put on the "club" aspect.

    "We have 62-years of racing history with the Northern Auto Racing Club," said Kaeding, a 13-time NARC and 13-time King of the West champion. "Our racing organization was always stronger when we had more people involved in a club atmosphere. For 410 sprint car racing to move forward in California and the west coast, we need this effort to continue and grow."

    The Golden State Championship Series, which had its inaugural season in 1986, crowned a "King of California" sprint car series champion and was sanctioned by the Northern Auto Racing Club from day one. When the series changed ownership over the years, it morphed into a collection of names ranging from the Golden State Challenge to eventually the King of the West series.

    Series information can be found at NARC410.com. The season opener will be held on April 2nd at the Stockton Dirt Track.

    And now on perhaps the most fitting date, 63 days from beginning our 63rd season, we present the new Northern Auto Racing Club logo.


     

     

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA RETURNS AS SERIES SPONSOR OF THE NARC SPRINT CARS
     

    (January 28, 2022) Sacramento, CA ... Fujitsu General USA, a worldwide leader of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products, is returning as series sponsor of the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) sprint cars for the fifth consecutive year. The company has always been at the forefront of technological innovation and has produced and shipped millions of systems throughout the world.

    The 2022 NARC Fujitsu General USA 410 Sprint Car Series schedule will feature 27-events at dirt track venues in California, Oregon, and Washington, ultimately crowning a "King of the West" champion. Dominic Scelzi is the defending series champion.

    The Fujitsu General partnership has allowed the 63-year old racing series to supplement race purses and the year-end championship point fund. In addition, it has helped foster business opportunities and comradery with its dedicated Fujitsu HVAC contractor network on the west coast.

    Over the past six decades, Fujitsu General has developed and used a variety of ground-breaking technologies and design innovations to make their air conditioners operate in any environment and more efficiently. All these relentless efforts have enabled Fujitsu to become one of the leading air conditioner brands in Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and Oceania. Today, the company has expanded its business in the American and Asian markets as well.

    With the demand for air conditioners surging globally, Fujitsu General has broadened its product offerings to include compact residential air conditioners, commercial air conditioners, and more elaborate multi-split variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners for large buildings.

    For more information on Fujitsu General USA products and services, go to https://www.fujitsugeneral.com.

    The United States headquarters is located at 340 Changebridge Road, Building 200, Suite 300, Pine Brook, NJ 07058.

    The NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car Series will open its 2022 campaign on April 2nd at the Stockton Dirt Track.

     

     

    REUNITED: FACCINTO AND WARNER TEAM AT TARLTON MOTORSPORTS WITH SIGHTS ON NARC CROWN

    (1/9/2022 – Alex Nieten) … Silly season delivered an early Christmas present last month when Tarlton Motorsports announced Mitchell Faccinto would be the team’s primary driver in 2022 with Drew Warner filling the role of crew chief, and the duo have prioritized chasing the NARC Fujitsu General Sprint Car championship.

    Faccinto makes the move after an eight-year run aboard Stan Greenberg’s No. 37, the ride he wheeled to his three career NARC feature victories and many others in the 360 ranks of the West Coast.

    Warner will add another team to his already impressive resumé. The bright mechanical mind has enjoyed positions with other pillars of the California racing scene such as Roth Motorsports, Rico Abreu Racing and most recently Netto Family Motorsports. From 2016 to early 2018, Warner also worked for the aforementioned Stan Greenberg where he was teamed with Faccinto.

    The two now head to the team originally formed by Tom Tarlton and now overseen by his son, Tommy, whose all-black sprint car has become as iconic as any on the West Coast.

    While the two were happy in their previous homes, certain factors led to their current opportunity with one of California’s most successful sprint car teams. An uncertain future of the No. 37 machine and a can’t-miss shot to drive the No. 21 helped prompt Faccinto’s move.

    “At the end of last year, I was unsure of what was going to happen,” Faccinto explained. “The Tarltons, they had a couple different drivers in their car. I talked to Tommy about what their plans were for 2022, and he really wasn’t sure, either. So, we kind of put our heads together on who we should try to get for crew chief if we were going to put a whole thing together.

    “Obviously, with Drew, I think he was really good with Netto’s deal, so being as close as we are I thought that was the best option,” Faccinto continued. “It happened really quick. It kind of started as just an idea because the season was still going. They (Tarlton) still had Carson (Macedo) racing here, so everything was really up in the air. I had a couple options open but mostly for 360 rides. Before I committed to any of those, I wanted to make sure I had a 410 ride set because that was my main priority. Obviously the Tarlton ride is top tier for California. I think it’s going to be good. I think we should be able to compete every night, and I appreciate Tom and Tommy giving me the opportunity.”

    With D.J. Netto’s elevated role in his family business, the Netto Ag team made plans to scale back in 2022, but Warner wanted his racing calendar to grow to benefit his development.

    “D.J. is becoming really busy. He’s taking over all of Netto Ag, taking over the family business,” Warner said of his motivation. “He’s just maybe having to slow down a little bit on racing. He still wants to race and still plans on racing as much as he can, but it’s just not quite the schedule that I was looking to do to help myself grow. I talked to the Netto's for a long time about it and kind of got their blessing.

    “Long term, Tommy, he expects Tarlton Racing to be around many, many years to come,” Warner continued. “It’s something that he really enjoys. He wants this program that his father created to keep growing… He just has a lot of potential in his program, and it’s something that I really take on the challenge of helping. They are about as top tier as it comes in California, and I look forward to the challenge of putting my name on that and helping it keep growing.”

    For Faccinto, 2022 will mark his first complete attempt at a NARC crown. The Hanford native has contested roughly 65% of the series races over the last eight years, topping out at 15 of 19 (79%) events in 2019. This year’s NARC campaign showcases 27 nights of racing.

    Warner is fresh off helping guide Netto to a runner-up finish in NARC points, marking the 2019 champ’s second consecutive top-two result in the standings. Other noteworthy achievements of Warner and Netto’s 2021 include a win in the Dave Helm Classic and a podium in the Trophy Cup standings.

    Back when Faccinto and Warner worked together at Greenberg’s operation, Faccinto produced arguably his best stretch with NARC. They amassed 17 top-10s in 23 starts with the West Coast’s premier series, and Faccinto picked up his first win in October of 2017 at the Cotton Classic.

    “At that time, my dad was still crew chief on the 37 as he has been the whole eight years I’ve been there,” Faccinto said of when he and Warner first partnered. “Drew came in. He had never been a crew chief yet, so my dad kind of let him do his own thing, and they basically worked together the whole time and bounced ideas off each other which really seemed to help.

    “I think the thing with me and Drew is we’re obviously really close friends, but we’re able to separate what happens at the track compared to what happens away from the track,” Faccinto added. “If he sees something I’m doing wrong or I’m doing different than other drivers, he’s not afraid to tell me. And if I feel something that’s wrong with the car that I don’t like then I’m not afraid to tell him. We both want to win.”

    The two briefly joined forces again near the end of this past year when Netto’s team fielded a second car for Faccinto at the Trophy Cup and a couple other races. To nobody’s surprise, they found speed as Faccinto led many laps during prelim night two of the Trophy Cup before settling for third. They capped the three-night event with a top-10 in the standings.

    “Mitchell, he’s really grown into his own out here in California,” Warner said of his driver’s progress. “He’s become one of the most consistent drivers I think you could say. He finishes races, and that’s what you got to do to win a championship like we’re going to try to do with NARC.”

    On top of his familiarity with Faccinto, Tarlton Motorsports has added another piece who has given Warner a hand during previous roles.

    “I’m excited that we were able to get Shane Watts on board with us as well,” Warner said. “I’ve worked with him in the past at Rico’s, and he helped out a little with me at Netto’s. He brings a lot to the table and makes my life easier.”

    Faccinto and Warner will have some big shoes to fill and lofty expectations entering the year with Tarlton Motorsports. The team is one of the most successful in California, claiming two NARC titles in the last six years with drivers, Carson Macedo and Kyle Hirst, and narrowly missing a third in 2018 with Shane Golobic. On the mechanical side, Warner will fill the void left by longtime Tarlton crew chief, Paul Baines, who joined Roth Motorsports for 2022.

    Even though the new opportunity comes with high expectation, the pair of Hanford residents are feeling much more excitement than pressure. And they aren’t shy about stating their goal of putting the Tarlton car back atop NARC with plenty of checkered flags and a title.

    “The number one goal is to go out and win the NARC championship,” Faccinto said. “And number two would be to go be competitive every night. I know how Tommy wants his car to get around the track. He wants you to be on the hammer every race, every time around the track to be out there and give it 100-percent… He wants to see his cars win, and that’s what me and Drew want to do. We want to be able to go out and win right away.

     

     

    NARC 410 SPRINT CARS RELEASE 2022 RACE SCHEDULE
     

    (12/11/21) Sacramento, CA ... The West Coast’s premier 410 sprint car series is going to be busy in 2022.

    The Northern Auto Racing Club has finalized a 27-race schedule that will visit 13 different facilities across California, Oregon and Washington. The amount of planned events tops last year’s mark by seven.

    The racing will bloom to life at the dawn of spring on the first weekend in April with a trip to The Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday, April 2nd. The $6000 to win opening race has been coined "The Duel at The Dirt Track" and will also feature a pit crew competition. It’ll mark the first of four NARC appearances at Stockton in 2022.

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    Though it’s only heading into its eighth edition, the Peter Murphy Classic has already blossomed into one of the most anticipated events of the NARC calendar, and Murphy is ensuring the two-night show is even bigger in 2022.

    NARC has expanded its involvement to both nights of the Peter Murphy Classic with the opener set for May 13th at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, and the $11,000 to win finale making the move to Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway on May 14th. Both nights will also feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360's.

    The lucrative Howard Kaeding Classic will be on July 15th and 16th at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway with the NARC portion on the latter. Per usual, the after party will take place once racing wraps up on night one, and the HK luncheon will be on Saturday afternoon.

    The popular Louie Vermeil Classic is currently in search of a 2022 location as Calistoga Speedway continues to be mired in a collection of bureaucratic issues involving the fairground property. When a new venue is found for the Labor Day Weekend (September 3-4) tradition, details will be announced.

    Speedweek Finds a New Home

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports returns in 2022 but with a change of scenery. For the first time since 2012, the series will travel to the Pacific Northwest for four straight nights of racing in both Oregon and Washington on Memorial Day Weekend.

    The action will begin on Thursday, May 26th at Southern Oregon Speedway. The next night takes the teams up to Willamette Speedway on Friday, May 27th. A double header at Elma, Washington’s Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday and Sunday will punctuate the four-day blitz on May 28th and 29th. Each race pays $5000 to win and there will be a special bonus for any driver and team who can sweep all four shows.

    Dirt Cup

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports won’t be the only trip north in 2022.

    NARC is set to support the 50th edition of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Washington’s Skagit Speedway. The three-night event is slated for June 23rd, 24th and 25th with the finale awarding a whopping $50,000 to the winner. The purse for the Saturday main event also exceeds $160,000.

    The Dirt Cup will also be preceded by a pair of events the previous weekend. Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway will begin The Road to Dirt Cup on Friday, June 17th, and the next night, June 18th, it’s back up to Oregon for the "Battle at The Bullring" hosted by Cottage Grove Speedway.

    California Mainstays

    The racing tradition of California runs deep, and a few events continuing through their fourth decade of existence occupy a trio of dates on the schedule.

    A single weekend in June will feature two coveted staples of the left-coast racing circuit. On Friday, June 10th Ocean Speedway will be the site of the 36th annual Pombo-Sargent Classic. Then the series will head from the coast to the Sierra Nevada foothills on Saturday, June 11th where Placerville Speedway will host the 31st Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race.

    The series also will visit Petaluma Speedway and the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway this season.

    The season finale will be another historic event with the 39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson capping the year on November 5th at The Stockton Dirt Track.

    New but Notable

    A few events are still in their infant stages but will continue to cement their spots as must-see, yearly races in 2022.

    The second edition of the Anthony Simone Classic will be held at Keller Auto Speedway on April 9th and again pay $10,000 to the winner. It will also showcase a NARC wingless event for anyone who may want to demonstrate their versatility.

    Hanford will also host the third annual Morrie Williams Memorial on October 15th that will conclude with a pair of 20-lap NARC features, the second being lined up on a complete invert of the first’s finish. This lucrative event continues to grow in stature and popularity every year.

    To celebrate one of the most successful sprint car owners of California, the first ever Dennis Roth Classic will take place at the Thunderbowl Raceway on October 8th. Fittingly, the feature will pay $8,300 to win and $830 to start to commemorate his famous number 83 race cars.

    April Can’t Come Soon Enough

    The heavy schedule should help create another memorable season for the historic sanctioning body as the 2022 calendar inches toward that of the series heyday in the 1990s.

    Throw in a crop of the West Coast’s best drivers, and each and every night on the 27-race calendar is sure to be can’t miss as those gassers aim to cement their place in history with a NARC championship.

    Schedules can be downloaded, and additional information can be found at NARC410.com. For more information, call 714-397-7417.

    A separate announcement on series sponsors and the championship point fund will be released in the weeks to come.

    If you can’t make it to any of the races during the 2022 campaign, catch them all live on Floracing.com!

    NARC FUJITSU GENERAL USA SPRINT CARS 2022 SCHEDULE

    April 2: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – The Duel at The Dirt Track w/ Pit Crew Competition

    April 9: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA) – Anthony Simone Classic

    April 30: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) – David Tarter Memorial

    May 13: Thunderbowl Raceway w/SCCT (Tulare, CA) – Peter Murphy Classic Night One

    May 14: Keller Auto Speedway w/SCCT (Hanford, CA) – Peter Murphy Classic Night Two

    May 21: Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, CA) – Salute to First Responders

    May 26: Southern Oregon Speedway (Central Point, OR) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports

    May 27: Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports

    May 28: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports

    May 29: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA) – Fastest Four Days in Motorsports

    June 10: Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA) – 36th Annual Pombo-Sargent Classic

    June 11: Placerville Speedway w/SCCT (Placerville, CA) – 31st Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race

    June 17: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA) – The Road to Dirt Cup

    June 18: Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) – The Battle at the Bullring

    June 23: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – 50th Annual Jim Raper Dirt Cup

    June 24: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – 50th Annual Jim Raper Dirt Cup

    June 25: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, WA) – $50,000 to win 50th Annual Jim Raper Dirt Cup Finale

    July 9: Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, CA) – Salute to Baylands Raceway Park

    July 16: Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, CA) – 12th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic

    July 23: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – Salute to LeRoy Van Conett

    August 27: The Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, CA) – Champions Classic

    September 3 - Louie Vermeil Classic w/USAC-CRA - Track To be Announced

    September 4 - Louie Vermeil Classic w/USAC-CRA - Track to be Announced

    October 8: Keller Auto Speedway w/SCCT (Hanford, CA) – Morrie Williams Memorial (Twin 20-lap Features)

    October 15: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, CA) – Dennis Roth Classic

    October 29: The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park (Bakersfield, CA) – Sprint Car Showdown

    November 5: The Stockton Dirt Track w/SCCT (Stockton, CA) – 39th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson

    CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS CELEBRATION: November 6: Brookside Country Club (Stockton, CA)

     

    NARC KING OF THE WEST FUJITSU GENERAL SPRINT CARS 2021 SEASON REVIEW
    December 10, 2021
    Jim Allen

    (12/9/2021 – Alex Nieten) Sacramento, CA… After the disappointment of 2020’s pandemic shortened season, the NARC King of the West Fujitsu General USA Sprint Cars resurged in 2021 with a 21-race schedule that was punctuated with the crowning of a new champion.

    The first quarter of the campaign offered a good indicator of how the year would ultimately play out.

    The four who would prove to be the strongest competitors of the full-time roster all delivered strong starts to the season. D.J. Netto began his title defense by dominating the season opener at The Stockton Dirt Track and followed it with top-10s in the next four races.

    Dominic Scelzi scored the year’s second event by claiming the Peter Murphy Classic and the $11,000 check that went with it. Outside of a DNF at Ocean Speedway, Scelzi finished no worse than fifth in the opening five events and picked up his second victory at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race.
     

    Though he didn’t win a race in the opening fourth of the season, Bud Kaeding’s consistency led him to the best overall start of any driver. Through five races the 2017 series champion had tallied a pair of podiums, four top-fives and an average finish of fourth.

    Bud’s brother, Tim Kaeding started the year with four consecutive top-10s including a win in Ocean Speedway’s Pombo-Sargent Classic, his 70th career NARC victory. TK’s win made it so a “Kaeding” owns a win in all five decades of the Pombo-Sargent Classic’s history.
    DJ Netto (88N) and Tim Kaeding finished the season second and third, respectively, in the final NARC King of the West standings. Photo by Donna Peter

    As July’s four races unfolded those same four drivers continued to jockey at the top of the point standings.

    Bud Kaeding went from unshakeable consistency to feast or famine in the next four races with finishes of 3rd, 18th, 6th, and 17th. Tim Kaeding picked up another win at Petaluma Speedway but followed it with a DNF the next weekend in Watsonville. The two-time series champ recovered during the following week’s double header at Tulare and Santa Maria with two top-10s which would kickstart what became his best stretch of the season. Netto collected a trio of top-10s but had to settle for 13th in Watsonville after an incident. Scelzi also had issues at Ocean Speedway but bounced back the next week with a win at Tulare, the start of a historic podium streak for the Fresno racer.

    Over that same stretch of races, Sean Becker earned his first NARC victory in seven years by taking the checkered flag at the Howard Kaeding Classic. The month’s final event at Santa Maria Raceway saw Billy Aton snag his first career series victory.
     

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports ushered in the second half of the campaign and began with the new pairing of Justin Sanders and Paul Silva in the Works Limited No. 57 winning at Merced Speedway. The next night Mitchell Faccinto earned his first series victory since 2018 at Ocean Speedway, and Dominic Scelzi and Justin Sanders capped the Speedweek with triumphs at Stockton and Petaluma. Scelzi earned the points title for the FFDM with podiums each night, stretching his top-three streak to six and widening his points lead. Colby Copeland, in the Vanlare machine with help from Larry Antaya, came home second in the FFDM standings by finishing no worse than 8th in any race.

    Scelzi and Sanders split the two nights of the Louie Vermeil Classic, making it four wins in a row for the duo. Scelzi’s 3rd place result on night two brought his podium streak to eight in a row as he continued to near his first title. Meanwhile, Tim Kaeding earned his 7th & 8th straight top-10s at The Louie as he continued to climb toward the battle for runner-up in points while Netto and Bud Kaeding struggled with incidents.
    Justin Sanders was a dominate force in the middle of the season after teaming up with Paul Silva in the Works Unlimited #57. Photo by Donna Peter

    September concluded with 15-year-old Corey Day earning his first series victory at the same track his father, Ronnie Day, scored his final one, Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway. Scelzi’s podium run was snapped but only by a single spot as he finished fourth.

    October opened with the twin-20 lap features at the Morrie Williams Memorial in Hanford where Scelzi earned his career-best sixth win of the year. The second main event produced a first-time winner as Mitchel Moles wheeled the Roth Motorsports machine from 11th to the front. Tim Kaeding stretched his top-10 roll to 11 straight with an 8th and a 3rd in the pair of features.

    A few weeks later the series made their third consecutive trip to Keller Auto Speedway for the first ever Anthony Simone Classic. Shane Golobic took his first trip to victory lane of the season after a mid-race pass on Sean Becker to claim the $10,000 prize. Following the A-main, a handful of drivers took their wings off to compete in a special race honoring the versatile Anthony Simone. The recently crowned All-Star Circuit of Champions titlist, Tyler Courtney, came out on top after the 15-laps to become the first NARC non-wing winner since 1985.
     

    The next night at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park, Scelzi and Sanders resumed their dominance of the year’s second half by finishing one-two with Sanders collecting his fifth checkered flag of 2021 and fourth in eleven starts in the No. 57.

    The season concluded with Corey Day becoming the first driver since Gio Scelzi in 2017 to earn their first and second career NARC wins in the same season by claiming the 38th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson at The Stockton Dirt Track. Dominic Scelzi wrapped up the championship by merely completing his qualifying run as he had built such a large points lead that he only needed to earn show-up points the final night to clinch his first title. Scelzi became the 28th different champion in NARC history.
     

    D.J. Netto passed Sean Becker with only two laps to go in the season finale to give himself a one-point advantage over Tim Kaeding and claim second in points. TK took third while Bud Kaeding and Sean Becker completed the top-five in the standings. Billy Aton finished sixth and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Sean Watts, Justin Sanders, Shane Golobic and Joel Myers Jr. rounded out the top-10.

    Overall, the season saw 10 different winners over the 21 Fujitsu Features. Dominic Scelzi tallied the most victories with six while Justin Sanders settled for second with five. Tim Kaeding and Corey Day earned a pair of wins apiece, and six drivers claimed a single triumph. 2021 produced three first-time series winners, the most since four in 2017.

    Justin Sanders topped the Hoosier Tire Laps Led category by pacing a whopping 138 circuits. Eleven different drivers earned ARP Fast Time honors over the course of the year with Sanders and D.J. Netto tying for the most with three apiece. Dominic Scelzi won the most Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Races with seven. Scelzi and Sanders each collected 36 pounds of bacon with their series-leading four victories in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash. Billy Aton drove by 104 cars in feature competition to top the Swift Metal Finishing Most Cars Passed category.
    2021 NARC KING OF THE WEST FUJITSU GENERAL RACING SERIES RACE RESULTS

    March 20 – The Stockton Dirt Track – Salute to LeRoy Van Conett – (DJ Netto, Netto Ag 88N)
    May 15 – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Peter Murphy Classic – (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41)
    May 22 – Petaluma Speedway – Salute To First Responders – (Justin Sanders, Antaya Motorports 16A)
    June 11 – Ocean Speedway – 35th Annual Pombo-Sargent Classic – (Tim Kaeding, Bates/Hamilton 42x)
    June 12 – Placerville Speedway w/SCCT – 30th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Race – (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41)
    July 10 – Petaluma Speedway – Salute to Baylands Raceway Park (Tim Kaeding, Bates/Hamilton 42x)
    July 17 – Ocean Speedway – 11th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic (Sean Becker, David Vertullo 83V)
    July 23 – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway – Chris & Brian Faria Memorial (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41)
    July 24 – Santa Maria Raceway – Winged Madness (Billy Aton, Aton 26)
    “Fastest FOUR Days in Motorsports”
    August 26 – Merced Speedway – Thursday Night Thunder (Justin Sanders, Works Limited 57)
    August 27 – Ocean Speedway – Friday Night Showdown (Mitchell Faccinto, Greenberg 37)
    August 28 – The Stockton Dirt Track – Champions Classic (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41)
    August 29 – Petaluma Speedway – The Four Day Finale (Justin Sanders, Works Limited 57)

    September 4 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico) w/USAC-CRA – Louie Vermeil Classic (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41)
    September 5 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico) w/USAC-CRA – Louie Vermeil Classic (Justin Sanders, Works Limited 57)
    September 25 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford) – Jim Turner Memorial (Corey Day, Meyers Construction 14)
    October 9 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford) – Morrie Williams Legends Tribute – Twin 20’s (Dominic Scelzi, Scelzi Enterprises 41 & Mitchel Moles, Roth Motorsports 83JR)
    October 29 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford) – $10,000 to win Anthony Simone Classic (Shane Golobic, Matt Wood Racing 41 & (non-wing) Tyler Courtney, Roth Motorsports 83JR)
    October 30 – The Dirt Track at Kern Country Raceway Park (Justin Sanders, Works Unlimited 57)
    November 6 – The Stockton Dirt Track w/SCCT – 38th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson (Corey Day, Meyers Construction 14)

     

     

    NARC ANNOUNCES NEW HOOSIER TIRE RULE FOR 2022

    December 9, 2021 Jim Allen

    (12/10/21) Sacramento, CA … In the continuing effort to unify basic sprint car rules on the West Coast and nationally, the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) and Hoosier Racing Tires announced a new tire rule for the 2022 season.

    Beginning with the April 2nd NARC King of the West 410 season opener at the Stockton Dirt Track, sprint car teams will be allowed to run the Hoosier H15 right rear & H12 left rear tire. This move now mirrors the World of Outlaws rulebook.

    The NARC series has implemented the Hoosier HTW right rear and RD12 left tire rule for several seasons. Race teams will now have until June 1, 2022, to burn off any existing HTW/RD inventory. At that point, the H15 and H12 tires will become mandatory.

    “With supply chain issues, the timing was perfect for such a rule change and allows local teams to support other racing series when they visit California,” said Neal Cowman, Hoosier Tire’s Oval Dirt Track Business Unit Manager.

    Winged sprint car series such as the Sprint Car Challenge 360 Tour and the Kings of Thunder, along with local dirt tracks on the schedule are also planning to adopt the same tire rule.

    For additional information regarding Hoosier Racing Tire and technical questions please contact Hoosier Tire West at Hoosier Tire West, 2608 E. California, Fresno, CA 93721. The phone number is 559-485-4612

    The 2022 NARC sprint car schedule will be released shortly. For more information, go to www.NARC410, or call 714-397-7417.


     

     

    DAY DOMINATES TRIBUTE TO GP FINALE, SCELZI SEALS TITLE AT STOCKTON
     

    (11/6/2021 – Alex Nieten) Stockton, CA… Nothing could stop Corey Day Saturday night at the 38th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson hosted by the Stockton Dirt Track.

    The 15-year-old led from flag to flag en route to his second career NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car victory aboard the Meyers Constructors No. 14.

    The victory completed a hot streak to end Day’s season. Some bad luck forced to ascending star to wait until his ninth series start before earning his first top-10, but Day hasn’t missed the top-10 in the four starts since earning his first, including the pair of wins.

    Though nothing tops the significance of a first win, the Stockton triumph held an important layer that was absent from Day’s inaugural victory relating to his car’s owner.

    “This feels great,” Day said in victory lane. “Jason (Meyers) wasn’t even there for the first one at Hanford, so I’m glad he could be here for this one.”

    Courtesy of claiming the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, Day led the field to green with the defending series champion, D.J. Netto, to his outside. Netto got the initial jump, but an incident between Rico Abreu and Tim Kaeding before the first lap had been completed that left Kaeding spun in turn two brought the field back together for a complete restart.

    Day would not be denied on the restart, darting ahead of Netto and setting sail in the early stages. Back behind the leaders, Tim Kaeding, who was wheeling a Steve Kinser Quaker State No. 11 tribute paint scheme for Bates Hamilton Motorsports, began a furious charge from the tail after his opening lap mishap. Just a few laps after the restart, TK entered the top-10.

    The race’s first red flag flew on lap five for Richard Brace Jr. who tipped over in turn three. Brace Jr. was unharmed.

    Racing was quickly halted again on the restart for Mitchel Moles who slowed in turn two. The caution flying before another lap was complete necessitated a single file restart with 26 to go.

    Again, Day quickly jumped out to a strong advantage when racing resumed as Shane Golobic, Netto and Dominic Scelzi battled for the runner-up spot. Netto slipped off the track on the backstretch, allowing Golobic and Scelzi by, and the trio would settle in that order for a bit.

    The green flag run saw Day forced to negotiate slower cars for the first time of the race. Knowing how fast his machine was, the teenager wasn’t concerned navigating lapped traffic. In fact, he knew it would probably play to his advantage.

    “We were just really good, so we could get around lapped cars pretty good,” Day explained. “I was hoping I could get around some lapped cars and have a buffer between me and D.J. (Netto) or Shane (Golobic) or whoever was in second.”

    Slicing through the slower cars worked exactly as Day had hoped until the race’s second red flag came out on lap 12. While running second, Shane Golobic flipped wildly in turn three, collecting Dominic Scelzi and Justin Sanders and ending the trio’s night. All three were okay.

    Following the red flag, Day led a few new names who had joined the top-5 after the accident wiped out three of the top competitors. Among those nearing the top of the leaderboard was Tim Kaeding who slotted into fourth on the restart, continuing his climb from the lap one spin.

    The 30-lap Fujitsu Feature’s final yellow flag flew with 12 to go when Geoffrey Strole slowed in turn three.

    While Day made the race for the lead anti-climactic by pulling away from Rico Abreu in the latter stages, drama developed when Netto again got tripped up on the backstretch, dropping him to fifth and moving Tim Kaeding up to third. Netto came in two markers ahead of TK in the battle for second in points, and Kaeding owned the tie breaker based on wins.

    Netto maintained composure after his error, and with just two laps remaining threw a slider on Sean Becker to claim fourth, enough to earn him second in the standings just one point ahead of Kaeding.

    Day ultimately held on to win comfortably over Abreu, the only challenge to his triumph coming in the form of his machine’s amount of methanol.

    “We started to run out of fuel there with about four to go,” Day revealed. “So, I had to drop down to the bottom and go through the rubber there, so I’m glad it didn’t run completely out of fuel and we were able to seal the deal.”

    Rico Abreu held on for second in his Rowdy Energy No. 24. Abreu claimed the runner-up spot back in the season opener at Stockton and capped the year at the same track in the same position.

    “Restarts is really where I kind of exceled on picking guys off,” Abreu said. “My car was a little bit free, and the cushion had some whoops and ruts that really upset my car. The race went on and I started searching and didn’t want to be the guy last in line when it laid rubber.”

    Tim Kaeding completed his impressive rally to finish third in the Steve Kinser tribute car.

    “On the initial start I got tight and Rico got into me a little bit there. It was a racing deal, no hard feelings,” Kaeding said. “It was an honor to drive for Steve (Kinser) at one point and to be able to drive this car and come from the back to the front.”

    Though his night ended in a DNF, Dominic Scelzi had such a wide point lead that he only needed to show up and make a qualifying lap to lock up his first series title. Scelzi occupied the winner’s circle at night’s end in front of his damaged machine as the newest NARC-KWS champion.

    “Dammit, I wasn’t going to get emotional,” a choked up Scelzi said. “You look at all the names that have won this thing, Brent Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Ronnie Day. I mean there’s so many amazing champions of this series that this has just been a pipe dream for me for a long time. This caps off this whole season as the most amazing year of my life.”

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Corey Day 14 2. Rico Abreu 24 3. Tim Kaeding 11 4. D.J. Netto 88N 5. Sean Becker 83V 6. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 7. Austin McCarl 88 8. Ryan Bernal 21 9. Willie Croft 29 10. Ryan Robinson 56 11. Billy Aton 26 12. Bud Kaeding 69 13. Sean Watts 98 14. Blake Carrick 38B 15. Tim Estenson 14T 16. Geoffrey Strole 09S 17. Shane Golobic 17W 18. Dominic Scelzi 41 19. Justin Sanders 57 20. Mitchel Moles 83 21. Richard Brace Jr. 2R
    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Day 1-30
    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Ryan Robinson 19th to 10th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (21 cars): Corey Day 14.203

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Myers Jr., Golobic, Day, Becker, Watts, Robinson, Estenson

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (8 laps): T. Kaeding, Sanders, McCarl, Bernal, Moles, Croft, Brace Jr.

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (8 laps): Abreu, Scelzi, Netto, Carrick, B. Kaeding, Aton, Strole

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Day, Netto, Scelzi, Golobic, Myers Jr., T. Kaeding

     

     

    NARC-KING OF THE WEST CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES SATURDAY AT STOCKON WITH TRIBUTE TO GP

     

    (11/1/21) Sacramento, CA ... The NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars are set for a strong send off with the popular Tribute to Gary Patterson at the Stockton Dirt Track slated to wrap up the 2021 season this Saturday, November 6th.

    The event salutes one of the most legendary figures in the history of West Coast sprint car racing, Gary “The Preacher” Patterson. The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer made countless trips to various victory lanes until he sadly lost his life in an accident in 1983 at one of his favorite tracks, Calistoga Speedway.

    A powerful field of drivers hungry to close out 2021 with a win are set to honor the late Patterson with what promises to be a fantastic finale at Stockton’s speedy three-eighths mile.

    The NARC-King of the West 410 sprint cars will be joined by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprint Cars, who will also be completing their final points event of the season.

    Saturday’s finale will be the 20th event of 2021 completing a resurgent year after pandemic regulations limited the series to only four trips to a racetrack in 2020.

    Arguably sprint car racing’s greatest wheelman ever, Steve Kinser, will be in attendance signing autographs for fans on Saturday night.

    Dominic Scelzi has all but locked up the title heading into Saturday. The championship will be his first and a fitting conclusion to a dominant season. The Fresno native has already collected six series victories, 13 podiums and 16 top-fives, leading the series in each category. Even though all the No. 41 team has to do is show up this weekend, Scelzi still hopes to add one more win to his tally at a track where he already owns a trio of NARC-King of the West wins including one recently in August.

    The battle for second in the standings continues to be a tight three-car battle between former series champions San Jose's Tim Kaeding, DJ Netto of Hanford and Campbell's Bud Kaeding.

    Netto currently holds the position by a slim margin and may be the favorite to take home the runner-up spot. The 2019 series champ claimed the season opener at Stockton back in March and has only missed the podium once in his last eight starts at the central valley speedway.

    Two-time series champ, Tim Kaeding, won’t let Netto grab the spot easily. In TK’s last six KWS starts at Stockton, he’s snagged a pair of victories, four podiums and hasn’t finished worse than eighth.

    Tim’s brother, Bud, still has a mathematical shot at second and is a recent series winner at Stockton (August 2019), but his competitors may have to have some bad luck for him to climb to the runner-up spot.

    Justin Sanders is expected to compete in search of tying Dominic Scelzi for the most Fujitsu Feature event wins on the year at six. The Aromas, CA native has claimed four of the ten NARC-King of the West events he’s competed in since joining forces with Paul Silva in August to pilot the Works Limited No. 57. Sanders scored at Stockton in last year’s Tribute to GP in Larry Antaya’s 16A.

    Other expected entrants include Iowa's Austin McCarl, Shane Golobic of Elk Grove, Roseville's Sean Becker, Billy Aton of Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts and more.

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if necessary and the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature.

    General Admission tickets for Saturday at Stockton will be $35 with kids ages 5-12, seniors ages 65+ and military (ID required) will be admitted for just $25. Kids 4 and under are free. Pit passes are priced at $40. The pit gates are set to open at 1:00 P.M. with the main gate to follow at 3 P.M. Racing is slated to begin at 6:00 P.M. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online by visiting: stocktondirttrack.com.

    The Tribute to Gary Patterson can also be viewed live on floracing.com as well as the entire NARC-KWS Fujitsu Sprint car schedule.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Points Standings (After 19 events in 20-race series 11/1/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 2131 DJ Netto, Hanford - 2052 Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 2050 Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 2041 Sean Becker, Roseville - 2004 Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1973 Sean Watts, Clovis - 1923 Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1839 Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1659 Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1438 Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 1345 Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1237 Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 1232 Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 1141 Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1092 Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 1100 Willie Croft, Colfax - 954 Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 937 Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 937 Rico Abreu, Rutherford - 865

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    Upcoming Events: November 7 - Championship Celebration - Brookside Country Club, Stockton, CA

     

     

    CLASH OF THE TITANS: SANDERS WINS WAR OF CALIFORNIA’S BEST AT KERN COUNTY

     Bakersfield, CA… On Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park the old saying “the cream always rises to the top” applied perfectly.

    Heading into the penultimate event of the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car season, the Golden State trio of Justin Sanders, Dominic Scelzi and Shane Golobic owned a combined 49 sprint car wins in 2021. When the checkered flag waved, the number had grown to 50 courtesy of Justin Sanders topping Scelzi and Golobic in the 30-lap main event.

    The triumph marked Sanders’ fifth NARC Fujitsu Feature win of the year and fourth since climbing aboard the Works Limited/Finley Farms No. 57.

    “I’m really happy to get this win,” a smiling Sanders said in the winner’s circle. “It’s been like a month and a half since we won a race, so it’s nice to get this win for Works Limited, Paul Silva, Hayden and everybody that puts all this work into this car. They’re not stopping.”

    Sanders and Washington’s JJ Hickle brought the field to green, and Sanders quickly darted out to an early advantage. As Sanders set the pace with Hickle in tow Dominic Scelzi and Corey Day battled for third. The pair of 41 cars traded the spot a couple times and began to gain on Hickle.

    Scelzi capitalized on Hickle slowing Day on the low side and powered by both on the top. Hickle briefly grabbed the position back, but Scelzi once again claimed the runner-up spot just before the race’s first and only yellow flag flew for a spun Ryan Timms on lap 10.

    Once racing resumed it only took a single lap for Shane Golobic to surge into third in his NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W. Golobic then set his sights on the intensifying battle for the lead in front of him as Scelzi ripped the top to gain on Sanders who was running lower on the track.

    Just as it appeared Scelzi may snatch the top spot shortly before the halfway point, the tactical Sanders moved to the high side, forcing Scelzi to search elsewhere.

    “I saw him up there on that restart,” Sanders explained. “I caught him out of the corner of my eye, so I moved up.”

    Sanders’ decision paid off as he began to build a lead over Scelzi and Golobic until lapped traffic came into play.

    Scelzi mounted a late charge in his Red Rose Transportations/Whipple Superchargers No. 41 as the two most winningest sprint car racers in the country sliced through slower cars. With just five laps remaining, Scelzi utilized a run out of turn four to slide Sanders in turn one. Not one to be rattled, Sanders turned down the banking and roared back into the lead on the backstretch.

    “I was just trying to go where the lapped cars weren’t,” Sanders said of the late race duel. “And I think I maybe slowed up for a lap or two and Dominic was able to get a run. I couldn’t let that happen again, so I just stepped it up as hard as I could and drove the wheels off it.”

    After Sanders’ successful crossover, Scelzi hung near the tail tank of the 57 but couldn’t gather enough momentum to take another swing at the lead.

    The checkered flag flew, and Sanders collected his 11th career NARC-KWS win and 21st overall sprint car victory of 2021, tying Scelzi for the nation’s most.

    “When they get this thing right and I’m driving the way I’m supposed to, it’s a really fast combination, so hopefully we can keep it going,” Sanders said.

    Scelzi hung on for second to notch his series leading 13th podium of the year and all but clinched his first series title. The No. 41 team just has to roll into the pit area next Saturday at Stockton to earn the show-up points that will be enough to lock up the championship.

    “It’s been a very humbling year,” Scelzi said after the race. “I’m so thankful for Jimmy, Garrett, Mike, Lucas and Todd, everybody that makes this 41 go. It’s been a dream season. I’m so thankful for it.”

    The previous night’s Anthony Simone Classic victor, Shane Golobic, rounded out the podium, his eighth top-three result of the year.

    “My NOS Energy Drink car was good again,” Golobic said. “It was a good weekend, can’t complain too much, but I really would’ve liked to have won tonight. I think maybe if we could’ve started out front, these two would’ve been chasing us and it would’ve been kind of a similar outcome.”

    Completing the top-10 was Corey Day, Bud Kaeding, JJ Hickle, Rico Abreu, DJ Netto, Tyler Courtney and Sean Becker.

    The NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars can next been seen in action Saturday November 6th for the season finale at Stockton Dirt Track. The race can also be viewed live on floracing.com.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 57 2. Dominic Scelzi 41S 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Corey Day 41 5. Bud Kaeding 69 6. JJ Hickle 63 7. Rico Abreu 24 8. DJ Netto 88N 9. Tyler Courtney 83 10. Sean Becker 83V 11. Tim Kaeding 42X 12. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR. 13. Austin McCarl 88 14. Bill Balog 7 15. Billy Aton 26 16. Sean Watts 98 17. Tim Estenson 14T 18. Ryan Timms 5T 19. Geoffrey Strole 09S 20. Ryan Bernal 21 HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Sanders 1-30 SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Tyler Courtney 14th to 9th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (20 cars): Justin Sanders 12.339 BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Golobic, B. Kaeding, Sanders, Abreu, Courtney, Bernal, Watts FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (8 laps): Timms, Day, Hickle, Becker, Myers Jr., Estenson, Strole FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (8 laps): Netto, McCarl, Scelzi, T. Kaeding, Balog, Aton SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Sanders, Hickle, Day, Scelzi, Golobic, B. Kaeding

     

     

    SECOND NO MORE: GOLOBIC CAPTURES $10,000 ANTHONY SIMONE CLASSIC

    (10/29/2021 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… Though he prides himself on being one of sprint car racing’s most consistent drivers, Shane Golobic doesn’t come to the racetrack to run second.

    Heading into Friday night’s Anthony Simone Classic at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway, Golobic had finished in the runner-up spot five times in 410-competition since his last 410 win in November of 2019 with the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars.

    The Fremont native appeared headed for yet another second-place result at the Kings County track, but a determined Golobic refused to settle and earned both his 13th career victory and 50th career podium with NARC-King of the West in the Anthony Simone Classic.

    “It’s pretty cool to win in honor of Anthony,” Golobic said in victory lane. “I didn’t have the chance to be really good buddies with him, but anytime we parked near him in the pit area he was nothing but cool to me. I always remember him as one of the coolest, most unique guys in the pits. It really means a lot to get this win in honor of him.”

    The 30-lap Fujitsu Feature kicked off with Sean Becker on pole and Golobic to his outside. Becker paced the field early in his Starr Property Management/Morrison Concrete No. 83V on a hooked-up Hanford surface as Golobic and Bud Kaeding loomed behind him.

    The leaders hammered around the tacky bottom groove and quickly approached traffic, but the yellow flag flew just as the front of the field was about to enter slower cars as Sean Watts stopped on the back stretch.

    When racing resumed hometown hero DJ Netto ripped around Kaeding to climb onto the podium but then got out of shape on the next circuit, dropping him to sixth. Shortly after Netto’s mishap the caution came out again, this time for a stopped Justin Sanders in turn three.

    The ensuing restart saw Golobic briefly take the lead from Becker, but the pass was negated by the reg flag coming out for a vicious flip in turn one from Michael Faccinto. Faccinto climbed from the car uninjured. The wreck prompted an open red as officials wanted teams to have to opportunity to adjust on their cars for safety purposes considering the lightning-fast track conditions.

    Becker learned from the previous start and didn’t allow Golobic to grab the top spot on the restart. Golobic, piloting the NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W hung right with Becker as the pair again neared the tail of the field.

    Just as it appeared Becker would get some breathing room when Golobic bobbled out of turn two, Becker went a little too high in turn four on lap 13, allowing Golobic to slip by for the lead, one he would not relinquish.

    “That front row starting spot was huge,” Golobic said of what helped him get the lead. “I didn’t get a very good start. Sean (Becker) actually got a really good launch on the outside there at the beginning, so I knew it was going to come down to traffic, and luckily he made a mistake in traffic and I was able to sneak by.”

    After taking over the lead, Golobic didn’t let up. He built a comfortable advantage, picking off slower cars while Becker, Kaeding, Cory Eliason and Joel Myers Jr. all ran close together but stuck behind traffic.

    Ultimately Golobic cruised to the victory with a huge lead and the $10,000 payday thanks to his expertise navigating the slower cars.

    “Coming through lap traffic is huge on a racetrack like this,” Golobic said. “I had a couple close calls and obviously that’s how I was able to get Sean. It’s all about bouncing the right way and trying to position yourself as best as possible. Those guys that are racing back there are racing hard too.”

    Cory Eliason climbed onto the podium on the final lap in his Rudeen Racing No. 26 after Bud Kaeding’s left-rear tire went down just short of the finish.

    Completing the top-10 was Joel Myers Jr., DJ Netto, Tyler Courtney, Corey Day, Bud Kaeding, Kyle Hirst and Rico Abreu.

    Tyler Courtney scored the special 15-lap non-wing feature to honor Anthony Simone that followed the winged main event to become the first NARC wingless winner since 1985.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA WINGED FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Shane Golobic 17W 2. Sean Becker 83V 3. Cory Eliason 26 4. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 5. DJ Netto 88N 6. Tyler Courtney 83 7. Corey Day 14 8. Bud Kaeding 69 9. Kyle Hirst 0 10. Rico Abreu 24 11. Dominic Scelzi 41S 12. Keith Day Jr. 22 13. Ryan Bernal 21 14. Bill Balog 7 15. Billy Aton 26X 16. Sean Watts 98 17. Tim Estenson 14T 18. Austin McCarl 88 19. Justin Sanders 57 20. Ryan Timms 5T 21. Mauro Simone 10 22. JJ Hickle 63 23. Michael Faccinto 56 24. Blake Carrick 38B 25. Max Adams 42XL

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Becker 1-12, Golobic 13-30 SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Ryan Bernal 22nd to 13th

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA "NON-WINGED" FEATURE (15 laps): 1. Tyler Courtney 83 2. Bill Balog 7 3. Ryan Bernal 21 4. Max Adams 42XL 5. Billy Aton 26X 6. Sean Becker 83V 7. Bud Kaeding 69 HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Courtney 1-15

    SUNNYVALLEY BACON TROPHY DASH (10-laps): Shane Golobic, Sean Becker, Bud Kaeding, DJ Netto, Joel Myers Jr., Tyler Courtney, Michael Faccinto, Cory Eliason, Justin Sanders, Corey Day.

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT RACE ONE (6 laps): DJ Netto, Dominic Scelzi, Bud Kaeding, Sean Becker, Tim Estenson, Keith Day Jr., Ryan Timms

    FUJITSU HEAT RACE TWO (6 laps): Justin Sanders, Sean Watts, Kyle Hirst, Joel Myers Jr., Billy Aton, Blake Carrick

    FLORACING HEAT RACE THREE (6 laps): Austin McCarl, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Bill Balog, Shane Golobic, Mitchel Moles, JJ Hickle

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT RACE FOUR (6 laps): Rico Abreu, Michael Faccinto, Tyler Courtney, Corey Day, Mauro Simone, Ryan Bernal, Max Adams

    WILWOOD HEAT RACE FIVE (6 laps): Keith Day Jr., Sean Becker, Bud Kaeding, Tim Estenson, DJ Netto, Ryan Timms, Dominic Scelzi

    PYROTECT HEAT RACE SIX (6 laps): Joel Myers Jr., Kyle Hirst, Blake Carrick, Justin Sanders, Sean Watts, Billy Aton

    SCHOENFELD HEAT RACE SEVEN (6 laps): Shane Golobic, Cory Eliason, JJ Hickle, Bill Balog, Tim Kaeding, Austin McCarl, Mitchel Moles

    SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS HEAT EIGHT (6 laps): Corey Day, Tyler Courtney, Michael Faccinto, Ryan Bernal, Max Adams, Mauro Simone, Rico Abreu

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE LAST-CHANCE RACE (12-laps): JJ Hickle, Ryan Bernal, Billy Aton, Ryan Timms, Mauro Simone, Max Adams, Geoffrey Strole


     


    HANFORD AND KCRP SET FOR NARC-KING OF THE WEST HALLOWEEN WEEKEND DOUBLE-HEADER
     

    (October 25, 2021) Sacramento, CA ... The final double-header of the 2021 NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car campaign is slated for this weekend as the West Coast’s premier 410 series heads to Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway Friday October 29th then to the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park the following night on October 30th.

    Friday will mark the 18th event of the season while Saturday will be the penultimate series race with the finale slated for November 6th at Stockton Dirt Track.

    Friday’s show at Keller Auto Speedway will be the Anthony Simone Classic and feature a hefty purse and a variety of unique twists in the format. The Fujitsu Feature will award $10,000 to the winner with the runner-up earning $5,000 and 3rd place will receive $3,000. The prize of $10,000 is to honor the late Anthony Simone who wheeled a No. 10 machine during his versatile career.

    The Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Races will be lined up straight up by qualifying times and be just five-laps in distance. The top-two finishers in each heat will transfer to the 10-car, 10-lap Sunnyvalley “Powered by Bacon” Dash. The lineup for the dash will be based on a complete inversion of the qualifying times from the 10 drivers who earned a spot.

    After the 30-lap Fujitsu Feature, drivers will have the chance to compete in a 20-lap NARC sanctioned non-wing feature awarding $3,000 to the victor. This will be the first NARC non-winged feature since 1985.

    Joining NARC-KWS at Hanford will be the USAC Western States Midgets and IMCA Stock Cars.

    Saturday will be the highly anticipated return of NARC-King of the West to Kern County Raceway Park. The series hasn’t visited the Bakersfield bullring in more than two years since the October 5th, 2019 trip to KCRP. West Coast Sport Compacts will also be on the card at KCRP.

    Two-time series champion, Tim Kaeding of San Jose, has been on a roll the past few months. His finishes of eighth and third two weeks ago in the Morrie Williams Memorial twin features gave him 11 straight top-10s, and the latter result marked his second podium in the last three races.

    The current point leader, Dominic Scelzi, is coming off a 20th place result in the second Morrie Williams Memorial feature after winning the first. His win in the opener was his third series victory at Keller Auto Speedway, tied with Stockton for the most he owns at any one track. Scelzi is a two-time series winner at KCRP after sweeping the two appearances there in 2019.

    Four-time series champion Kyle Hirst is still hunting his first series win of the year while competing on a part-time basis. Friday’s Anthony Simone Classic presents a good opportunity for Hirst to snag that win as he owns podium finishes at Hanford in half of his last dozen series starts there.

    Hanford’s own DJ Netto continues to search for a hometown NARC win. Netto’s runner-up result from the opening feature of the Morrie Williams Memorial marked his third career NARC-KWS runner-up result at Keller Auto Speedway.

    Other drivers expected to compete in one or both events this weekend include Roseville's Sean Becker, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Billy Aton of Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts, Austin McCarl or Iowa, Sebastopol's Joel Myer's Jr. and more.

    There may also be a few surprise entries consisting of drivers who spend much of the year traveling the country to race.

    For Friday at Hanford, the NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 5-lap Heat Races, a 10-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi-main, the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature and the 20-lap wingless feature.

    Saturday’s NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 10-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature.

    Keller Auto Speedway’s gates will open at 4:00 P.M. on Friday with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 P.M. Adult general admission tickets are $20. Seniors, military (ID required) and juniors age 6-17 will be admitted for just $15. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at myracepass.com or by using the MyRacePass app.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com.

    Tickets for Saturday’s event will be available at the gates. For more information regarding the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park or the event on Saturday, visit kernraceway.com.

    Kern County Raceway Park is located at 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane Bakersfield, CA 93311.

    Both nights of racing can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 17 events in 20-race series 10/25/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1917
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1845
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1844
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1830
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 1798
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1772
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 1723
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1621
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1446
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1237
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1234
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 1148
    Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1092
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 1010
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 954
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 938
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 937
    Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 919
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 837
    JJ Ringo, Morgan Hill - 806

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    SCELZI AND MOLES CLAIM MORRIE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL FEATURES, SANDERS TAKES THE OVERALL TITLE
     

    (10/9/2021 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA… The NARC-King of the West twin 20-lap Morrie Williams Memorial Fujitsu Features at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway weaved wildly different tales for the victors, Dominic Scelzi and first-time series winner Mitchel Moles.

    Scelzi started from the pole in the first feature and brought the field to green alongside fellow front row starter Rico Abreu. Before the field could get through the first set of turns, Mitchel Moles spun from his third starting spot in front of the field. Miraculously, everyone missed him.

    On the ensuing restart Justin Sanders drove the Works Limited No. 57 by Abreu for second. Sanders stalked Scelzi as the two most winningest sprint car drivers with NARC and in the nation in 2021 navigated slower cars.

    Scelzi’s race nearly ended with heartbreak on lap eight when Steven Kent spun right in front of him coming out of turn four. Scelzi jumped to the outside near the wall and managed to squeeze between Kent’s machine and the barrier, just grazing the fence but not harming his Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportations No. 41.

    Racing resumed for a few laps following the yellow for Kent until a stopped Kurt Nelson slowed the action again with nine circuits remaining.

    The hometown hero, DJ Netto, jumped into the runner-up spot in his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Gain No. 88N on the restart but wasn’t able to mount serious a charge at Scelzi. The point leader held on to win by a comfortable margin. Netto and Sanders filled out the podium behind the Fresno native.

    The victory marked Scelzi’s sixth of the year, a new personal best for a season, and the 15th of his career with KWS. Rico Abreu, Willie Croft, Kyle Hirst, Blake Carrick, Tim Kaeding, Sean Becker and Mitchel Moles completed the top-10.

    The front row in the second feature was comprised of Shane Hopkins and Jessie Attard after the invert based on the first feature’s finish was applied.

    Attard took command early in search of his first series victory, and Moles, who started 11th, immediately began his charge. Moles began picking cars off on the bottom side of the track and received a little help on lap three when Ryan Bernal and Ryan Robinson were involved in an accident, gifting Moles two more spots in his journey toward the front.

    On the restart, Moles got back to work on the bottom, cruising by his competition within the top-five. Another yellow flew on lap five for a spun Rico Abreu. Moles stole the lead on the restart from Attard and quickly built a comfortable advantage.

    As the laps dwindled Moles’ greatest threat began to creep toward the front. Using the same bottom line as Moles, Fremont’s Shane Golobic moved his NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W into second on lap seven. When Golobic got to the runner-up spot, Moles held a huge lead of roughly 15 car lengths, but the 12-time NARC feature winner started to slice into the margin.

    With five laps to go Golobic had all but erased Moles’ advantage. However, the pilot of the Roth Enterprises No. 83JR showed the poise of a veteran in pursuit of his first series victory, clearing two lapped cars in one corner to give himself enough space to seal the deal.

    Moles’ triumphs marked the third time of 2021 a driver has earned their inaugural series victory. Oddly enough, it was also the first time Roth Motorsports visited NARC-KWS victory since the winner of the first feature, Scelzi, took the 83 to the winner’s circle in 2019.

    Behind Moles and Golobic, Tim Kaeding rounded out the podium in his R&B Company/Teichert No 42X for his second top-three in his last trio of KWS races at Keller Auto Speedway.

    Justin Sanders finished in fifth after starting 20th and was the only driver to earn top-fives in both feature events, collecting him enough points to win the Morrie Williams Memorial points title and the $2,000 that came with it. Scelzi and Moles’ main event wins netted them each $3,200.

    Spots 4-10 in the second feature were occupied by Austin McCarl, Justin Sanders, Shane Hopkins, Blake Carrick, Kyle Hirst, Jessie Attard and Kalib Henry.

    Up next for the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars is a double header weekend set for October 29th and October 30th at Keller Auto Speedway for the Anthony Simone Classic and Kern County Raceway Park.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE #1 (20 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41S 2. DJ Netto 88N 3. Justin Sanders 57 4. Rico Abreu 24 5. Willie Croft 29 6. Kyle Hirst 0 7. Blake Carrick 38B 8. Tim Kaeding 42X 9. Sean Becker 83V 10. Mitchel Moles 83JR 11. Craig Stidham 36 12. Kalib Henry 93K 13. Shane Golobic 17W 14. JJ Ringo 2K 15. Bud Kaeding 69 16. Austin McCarl 88 17. Ryan Bernal 21 18. Ryan Robinson 56 19. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 20. Sean Watts 98 21. Billy Aton 26 22. Shane Hopkins 21S 23. Kurt Nelson 72W 24. Steven Kent 7 25. Stephen Ingraham 93 26. Geoffrey Strole 09S 27. Jessie Attard 53
    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-20
    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Willie Croft 15th to 5th

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE #2 (20 laps): 1. Moles 2. Golobic 3. T. Kaeding 4. McCarl 5. Sanders 6. Hopkins 7. Carrick 8. Hirst 9. Attard 10. Henry 11. Myers Jr. 12. Becker 13. Netto 14. Abreu 15. Ringo 16. Bernal 17. B. Kaeding 18. Watts 19. Croft 20. Scelzi 21. Stidham 22. Robinson 23. Aton 24. Nelson 25. Kent 26. Ingraham 27. Strole (did not start)
    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Attard 1-4, Moles 5-20
    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Justin Sanders 20th to 5th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (27 cars): Kyle Hirst 14.694

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT RACE ONE (8 laps): Scelzi, Carrick, Robinson, Hirst, Aton, Nelson, Kent, Hopkins, McCarl

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (8 laps): Moles, Ringo, Attard, Stidham, Becker, Myers Jr., Bernal, Strole, Watts

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (8 laps): Sanders, Abreu, Netto, Henry, Croft, T. Kaeding, Golobic, B. Kaeding, Ingraham

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Abreu, Moles, Carrick, Sanders, Ringo

     

    HANFORD SET TO HOST NARC-KING OF THE WEST FOR MORRIE WILLIAMS LEGENDS TRIBUTE RACE
     

    (10/4/21) Sacramento, CA ... This weekend brings a unique event for the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars with the second annual Morrie Williams Legends Tribute Race slated for this Saturday October 9th at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway.

    The event will be the second of two nights of racing at the 3/8ths mile with the Cotton Classic featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprint cars and Kings of Thunder 410 sprint cars taking place on Friday night (10/8/21.)

    Joining NARC-KWS on the second night will be the Kings of Thunder 360 sprint cars.

    With the scheduled classes, Hanford is the place to be this weekend for any West Coaster who enjoys the sight and sounds of roaring winged sprint cars.

    Saturday honors legendary West Coast car owner, Morrie Williams. Williams passed away two years ago after putting many of the sport’s best drivers in the seat of his notorious No. "0" over multiple decades. Among those to drive for Williams was none other than Keller Auto Speedway promoter, Peter Murphy.

    The format Saturday night will showcase a pair of 20-lap Fujitsu General USA events. The second feature will be lined up based on a complete inversion of the first’s finish apart from lapped cars as a salute to Williams who preferred to watch a driver earn it with a charge from the back. Up for grabs will be more than $36,000 in prize money!

    Each Fujitsu Feature is set to pay $3,200 to the winner creating a possible $6,400 payday to any driver who can pull off the sweep. The overall points champion will earn an extra $2,000 for their efforts. While points will be scored for both main events, only the first of the two features will award points toward the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu championship standings.

    Last year, in a storybook finish, Kyle Hirst and Dominic Scelzi won the features wheeling twin Morrie Williams No. 0 machines in the event’s inaugural edition.

    Scelzi leads the series into the weekend as he continues to close on his first NARC title. He carries a streak of nine straight top-five finishes and a 2.2 average finish over that span. The Fresno native owns a pair of King of the West triumphs at Keller Auto Speedway and has already won three races in Hanford this year.

    Behind Scelzi is Tim Kaeding, and he’ll roll into the weekend riding nine consecutive top-10 results. TK’s second please finish last weekend marked his fourth straight series top-five at Hanford, and he’ll go for his 11th Keller Auto Speedway KWS win Saturday.

    Just last weekend, Keller Auto Speedway continued a recent trend of producing first time NARC-King of the West winners. Corey Day triumphed in just his 10th series start, marking the third time in the last five seasons an inaugural winner has emerged from Hanford.

    A driver that may perpetuate the trend is Joel Myers Jr. The 15-year-old has continued to impress after finishing on the podium in just his second series start earlier this year. Myers Jr. seemed poised for another top-three run last Saturday in Hanford until an incident forced him to settle for 11th.

    Other expected entries include a pair of Hanford natives in DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto, four-time series titlist Kyle Hirst, Campbell's Bud Kaeding, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Clovis’ Sean Watts, Austin McCarl from Iowa, and more.

    The NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if needed and the two Fujitsu 20-lap Features.

    The gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 P.M. and racing to follow at 7:00 P.M. Adults will be admitted for $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up), Military (valid ID required) and juniors ages 6-17 will all be admitted for just $15. Tickets can be purchased either at the gate or via myracepass.com or the MyRacePass app.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com.

    Saturday’s race can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 16 events in 20-race series 10/3/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1800
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1737
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1730
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1729
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 1691
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1677
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 1627
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1508
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1343
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1237
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1137
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 1058
    Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1003
    Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 919
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 904
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 843
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 839
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 838
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 768
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 728

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE: DAY DRIVES TO FIRST NARC-KWS WIN
     

    (9/25/2021 – Alex Nieten) Hanford, CA … Fifteen-year-old Corey Day continued his ascent to sprint car stardom by earning both his first 410 sprint car win and NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car Feature victory in the Jim Turner Memorial at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway.

    Day, the son of west coast legend Ronnie Day, has taken the sprint car world by storm in 2021. He’s shown speed night in and night out no matter what car he’s been in, and he finally put together a full night to claim a 410 checkered flag in Hanford.

    The teenager scored a 360 win in Oregon earlier this year, but a 410 win in the series his dad had his fair share of triumphs competing in was an even greater level of special.

    “Words can’t even describe it,” the rising star said in victory lane.

    The front row composed of Tim Kaeding and Joel Myers Jr. brought the field to green. TK darted to an early advantage while Day immediately began his charge from row three. After starting sixth, Day completed the first lap in fifth. He picked off one car per lap over the next two circuits to move to third. Four laps later, Day slipped by Joel Myers Jr. for the runner-up spot.

    Over the course of the charge, one might’ve guessed a veteran was in the No. 14 machine. While it was evident he had an extremely fast ride, Day remained patient, picking his spots and comfortably clearing each car in front of him with well-executed sliders.

    A caution came out for a spun Tanner Boul shortly after Day took over second.

    On the ensuing restart, Kaeding again pulled away while Justin Sanders and Joel Myers Jr. both went by Day, moving him back to fourth.

    Day, though, stayed composed in his Four CCCC’s Construction/Meyers Constructors Inc. No. 14. On a lap 10 restart after a caution for Sean Watts, Day roared back to second and quickly applied pressure to Tim Kaeding. On lap 13, Day snatched the lead.

    Another yellow for Joel Myers Jr. presented a challenge for Day as Kaeding peeked to his outside in his R&B Company/Teichert No. 42X as Day went to the bottom, but Day fended off the charge and pulled away.

    As the final laps waned, Day encountered lap traffic using his preferred bottom line allowing Kaeding to reel him back in. Kaeding looked to the outside in turn two with a pair of laps to go and nearly drew even but Day powered out of the corner to hold on.

    Ultimately, Day crossed the line with a narrow three-tenths of a second margin of victory over the west coast legend.

    Day was quick to credit his team, who just so happened to add another level of significance to the Day family and their tradition of winning.

    “This is the dream team,” Day said of his crew. “This was my dad’s team when he ran the car for them, so I’m glad I can be winning races for them too.”

    Behind Day and Kaeding, ARP Fast Qualifier of the night, Justin Sanders, rounded out the podium, his fourth top-three in seven races since climbing aboard the Works Limited No. 57.

    Completing the top-10 was Dominic Scelzi, Austin McCarl, DJ Netto, Billy Aton, Bud Kaeding, Keith Day Jr. and JJ Ringo.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Corey Day 14 2. Tim Kaeding 42X 3. Justin Sanders 57 4. Dominic Scelzi 41 5. Austin McCarl 88 6. DJ Netto 88N 7. Billy Aton 26 8. Bud Kaeding 69 9. Keith Day Jr. 22 10. JJ Ringo 2 11. Joel Myers Jr 46JR 12. Zane Blanchard 7Z 13. Sean Becker 83V 14. Tanner Boul 99T 15. Tucker Worth 33 16. Grant Duinkerken 67G 17. Sean Watts 98 18. Geoffrey Strole 09S (Mitchell Faccinto and Connor Danell did not start)
    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Tim Kaeding 1-12, Corey Day 13-30
    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Billy Aton 14th to 7th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (20 cars): Justin Sanders 13.621

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE: (8 laps): McCarl, Sanders, Scelzi, Day Jr., Danell, Tanner Boul, Tucker Worth
    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (8 laps): Myers Jr., Day, B. Kaeding, Watts, Ringo, Faccinto, Strole
    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (8 laps): T. Kaeding, Netto, Duinkerken, Becker, Aton, Blanchard
    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” TROPHY DASH (6 laps): T. Kaeding, Myers Jr., McCarl, Sanders, Netto, Day


    NARC-KING OF THE WEST SPRINT CARS HEAD TO HANFORD ON SATURDAY
     

    (9/20/21) Sacramento, CA ... The NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars enter the final quarter of the 2021 campaign this weekend with a trip to Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday, September 25th.

    The west coast’s premier 410-winged sprint car series will see a heavy slate of Hanford as the season winds down. After Saturday’s event, the following two races will also take place on the Kings County 3/8th mile on October 9th and October 29th.

    Joining NARC will be the Kings of Thunder Bandit Non-Wing Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and West Coast Sports Compacts.

    The central valley speedway promises to offer some of the best racing of the year. While most California tracks are notorious for heavy, hooked up conditions, Hanford tends to slick off leading to a big curb up top and a technical bottom groove creating plenty of slide job opportunities and side by side action.

    Atop the standings with just five races remaining is Dominic Scelzi. The Fresno native carries a ton of momentum into Hanford with his current streak of eight podium finishes. A win for Scelzi would check off a trio of milestones for the twenty-four-year-old. If he claims the checkered flag, it will mark the most consecutive series podiums since four-time series champion Kyle Hirst notched nine in 2018, Scelzi’s 30th career podium with NARC, and his 15th career series victory. Fortunately for Scelzi, he enters the weekend as the most recent series winner at Keller Auto Speedway and has already earned three trophies in Hanford in 2021.

    Hanford’s own Mitchell Faccinto has experienced plenty of success at his home track. Faccinto’s first two series victories came at Keller Auto Speedway in the 2017 and 2018 Cotton Classic. In his last eight series appearances at the 3/8th mile, he owns podiums in half of them including the pair of wins, and he boasts a stout 4.9 average finish over that span.

    San Jose's Tim Kaeding should be in contention for his third series victory of the year. The two-time titlist was the only driver to finish inside the top 5 in all three feature events completed at Keller Auto Speedway last year.

    Still seeking his first series victory is Iowa’s Austin McCarl. He’s returned to California aboard the Country Builders Construction No. 88, and Hanford might present his best opportunity for a win. In 2020’s Morrie Williams Tribute Race, McCarl finished a respectable 8th and 5th in the twin Fujitsu Features. Earlier this year, the former Knoxville track champion scored a pair of top-5s in Kings of Thunder 360 action at Hanford including a runner-up result.

    Many more from California’s crop of gassers will be competing on Saturday. Expect Hanford's DJ Netto, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Roseville's Sean Becker, Billy Aton on Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts and more to be in attendance.

    The NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 10-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature.

    Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com.

    Saturday’s race can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

    ED NOTE: This event was originally scheduled at Santa Maria Raceway. However, it was moved to Hanford when Santa Maria Raceway ceased operations in August.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 15 events in 20-race series 9/20/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1688
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1623
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1621
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1620
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 1588
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1568
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 1528
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1394
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1343
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 1162
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 1032
    Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 1003
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 960
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 904
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 639
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 843
    Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 802
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 768
    Blake Carrick, Lincoln - 728
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa - 727

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Autometer, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    November 7 - Championship Celebration - Brookside Country Club, Stockton, CA


    POTENT PAIRING: SANDERS AND SILVA WIN AGAIN IN THE LOUIE FINALE
     

    (9/5/21, Alex Nieten) Chico, CA ... The combination of Justin Sanders and Paul Silva can’t seem to stop collecting trophies.

    In the Louie Vermeil Classic finale at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, Sanders came out on top after a 30-lap war with some of the west coast’s best. The triumph marked his fourth of the year, third in the last six races since climbing aboard the Works Limited No. 57 and his tenth career with the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars.

    The intense fight for the win left some with ruffled feathers, and while Sanders held no ill-intent, he acknowledged that heated tempers are sometimes the by-product of racing, especially in an event as significant as The Louie.

    “We were all fighting hard,” Sanders said. “Me and Kyle (Hirst) rubbing wheels and banging wheels, Kyle and Colby (Copeland) banging wheels. I slid Colby down there in turn three, and we hit and I spun him out. It wasn’t intentional, just hard racing. It’s racing, we’re racing for a big purse and big win.”

    The green flag waved, and the battle immediately kicked off on lap one as front row starters Sanders and Colby Copeland leaned on each other in turns one and two. Copeland came out ahead down the backstretch, but before the race could establish a rhythm a yellow came out for Corey Day slowing on the front stretch on lap three. On the restart, another caution for an incident between Sean Watts and Michael Ing again slowed the pace.

    After the pair of yellows, racing resumed and Copeland bolted ahead. As the race approached the halfway mark, Kyle Hirst roared to life in lap traffic, moving by Sanders after some contact for the runner-up position on lap 14. Just three laps later, Hirst threw a successful slider on Copeland in turn three to steal the lead.

    Unfortunately for Copeland, Hirst brought Sanders with him, but Sanders’ move didn’t quite clear the 16A machine resulting in contact and a caution for a spun Copeland in turn four. Copeland would express his displeasure with Sanders later after the checkered flag flew.

    Another quick yellow came out for Willie Croft following the incident between Sanders and Copeland.

    The green flag came back out with 14 to go, and Sanders stalked Hirst as the duo approached traffic. The first opportunity he saw, Sanders pounced. The pilot of the Works Limited No. 57 threw a huge slider at Hirst on lap 22. Again, Sanders couldn’t quite clear the Williams Motorsports No. 0, but after some slight contact Sanders gained control of the top spot.

    Hirst managed to keep pace with Sanders and attempted a few sliders as the laps waned, but he couldn’t ever gather enough momentum to clear him, and Sanders held on to win by just under one second. The victory was Sanders first Louie Vermeil Classic triumph.

    “I’m happy, but I just feel like crap,” Sanders, who was fighting a cold in addition to four-time series titlist Hirst, said. “This will make the four-hour, miserable drive home a lot better. Happy to get this done.”

    While he would’ve preferred to win, Hirst enjoyed every moment of the main event.

    “I had an absolute blast,” Hirst said. “I gave it everything I had right there. I was racing with one of the best of California right now, and it was pretty awesome.”

    Behind the battle for the win, Dominic Scelzi crept onto the podium for his eighth consecutive appearance in the top three in the Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportations No. 41. The point leader was especially pleased with the racing surface.

    “That was so much fun,” Scelzi said. “I feel like the last couple of races it’s been really hard to have that kind of racing, and that just goes to show you slick tracks make the best kind of racing.”

    Shane Golobic finished fourth, making it seven top five's in his last seven series appearances. Tanner Carrick, Tim Kaeding, Carson Short, Corey Day, Bud Kaeding and Colby Copeland completed the top ten.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 57 2. Kyle Hirst 0 3. Dominic Scelzi 41 4. Shane Golobic 17W 5. Tanner Carrick 83T 6. Tim Kaeding 42X 7. Carson Short 7 8. Corey Day 21 9. Bud Kaeding 69 10. Colby Copeland 16A 11. Jessie Attard 53 12. Ryan Robinson 56 13. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 14. Sean Becker 83V 15. Billy Aton 26 16. Sean Watts 98 17. Angelo Cornet 55A 18. Austin McCarl 88 19. Blake Carrick 38B 20. Willie Croft 29 21. DJ Netto 88N 22. Mitchell Faccinto 37 23. JJ Ringo 2 24. Michael Ing 21X
    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Copeland 1-16, Hirst 17-21, Sanders 22-30
    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Carson Short 22nd to 7th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (29 cars): Colby Copeland 11.971

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Scelzi, Sanders, Copeland, Watts, Ing, Cornet, Clark, Ringo
    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (10 laps): Golobic, Attard, Netto, Faccinto, T. Carrick, McCarl, Tabor Jr.
    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (10 laps): Croft, Becker, B. Kaeding, B. Carrick, Myers Jr., Short, Bloomfield
    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (10 laps): Hirst, Robinson, Day, T. Kaeding, Aton, Ingraham, Strole

    PYROTECT SEMI (12 laps): McCarl, Short, Cornet, Ringo, Ingraham, Tabor Jr., Clark, Strole, Bloomfield
    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” DASH (6 laps): Sanders, Copeland, Croft, Hirst, Becker, Attard


    ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER W: SCELZI LOCKS UP NIGHT ONE OF THE LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC
     

    (9/4/2021 – Alex Nieten) Chico, CA… By leading all 30-laps of the Fujitsu Feature on night one of the Louie Vermeil Classic at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, Dominic Scelzi earned his fifth series victory of the year, matching his career-high for a single season.

    The result also marked his 18th overall feature win during his dream 2021 campaign and his seventh consecutive race standing on the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car podium at the end of the night.

    Scelzi’s biggest challenge of the night would come right as the green flag dropped and Scelzi led into turn one from the pole position. Third starting Mitchell Faccinto capitalized on a great initial start to swipe the lead from the point leader down the backstretch. Scelzi, though, aimed his Whipple Superchargers/Red Rose Transportations No. 41 to Faccinto’s inside coming out of turn four and beat him to the line to lead the opening lap. Shortly after Scelzi reclaimed the lead, the first of a flurry of race stoppages came out for contact between Justin Sanders and Kalib Henry that sent Henry on a wild flip outside of turn one. Both drivers were okay.

    The adage “cautions breed cautions” proved true after the first red flag as just a few laps later Corey Day and front row starter Andy Forsberg tangled sending Forsberg over and heavily damaging Day’s Tarlton Racing machine. Following that issue, Bud Kaeding tumbled in turn three after contact with Ryan Robinson, ending BK’s night. Michael Ing slid to a stop in turn four shortly after BK’s issue, and a spin by the USAC/CRA portion winner, Carson Short, on lap twelve ended the avalanche of yellows. With curfew looming, the call was made to go to single file restarts for the remaining 19 circuits. All drivers involved in the incidents were okay.

    A trio of drivers survived the early mayhem to put together strong charges. By the lap twelve restart, Tim Kaeding had gone from 22nd to 7th, Billy Aton from the rear to 11th and Shane Golobic from 10th to third.

    Racing resumed with 19 to go, and Scelzi set the pace on a low line favored racing surface. He tiptoed around the bottom and distanced himself from second-running Willie Croft. Meanwhile, Croft had to deal with the NOS Energy Drink/Elk Grove Ford No. 17W of Golobic who was glued to Croft’s tail tank.

    Even lap traffic couldn’t slow Scelzi during what continues to be a year for the history books. Scelzi patiently negotiated the slower cars, spotting opportunities to sneak to their inside on the straightaways before completing each pass in the turns, giving himself more of a cushion from Croft every lap. Eventually, Scelzi crossed the finish line with nearly a two second advantage to claim his first NARC-KWS victory at the Butte County bullring. Including lap money for leading all thirty circuits, the win netted Scelzi $5,750.

    Croft held on to the runner-up spot to secure his second podium of the year aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/Amerikote Powder Coating No. 29.

    Golobic rounded out the podium with his fifth top-three finish of the year and continued his recent trend of charging toward the front. Over the last five Fujitsu Feature events, Golobic owns a net position change of plus-33.

    The remainder of the top-10 was Kyle Hirst, Mitchell Faccinto, Tim Kaeding (from 22nd, earned Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger), DJ Netto, Tanner Carrick, Colby Copeland and Billy Aton.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. Willie Croft 29 3. Shane Golobic 17W 4. Kyle Hirst 0 5. Mitchell Faccinto 37 6. Tim Kaeding 42X 7. DJ Netto 88N 8. Blake Carrick 38B 9. Colby Copeland 16A 10. Billy Aton 26 11. Austin McCarl 88 12. Justin Sanders 57 13. Sean Watts 98 14. Sean Becker 83V 15. Michael Ing 21X 16. JJ Ringo 2 17. Carson Short 7 18. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 19. Mark Tabor Jr. 38N 20. Ryan Robinson 56 21. Bud Kaeding 69 22. Andy Forsberg 92 23. Corey Day 21 24. Kalib Henry 5J

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Scelzi 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Tim Kaeding 22nd to 6th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (31 cars): Willie Croft 11.384

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Forsberg, Croft, Robinson, Bloomfield, Ing, Day, Clark, Cornet

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (10 laps): Sanders, Faccinto, Becker, Short, Ringo, Strole, Aton

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (10 laps): Attard, Golobic, B. Kaeding, Hirst, Copeland, McCarl, T. Carrick

    KAEDING PERFORMANCE HEAT FOUR (10 laps): Scelzi, B. Carrick, Netto, Watts, Myers Jr., Tabor Jr.

    PYROTECT SEMI (12 laps): Henry, Day, T. Kaeding, McCarl, Tabor Jr., Aton, Cornet, Strole, Clark

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” DASH (6 laps): Scelzi, Forsberg, Faccinto, Croft, Attard, Bloomfield

     

     

    CHICO SET TO HOST NARC-KING OF THE WEST SPRINT CARS FOR THE TWO-NIGHT LOUIE VERMEIL CLASSIC
     

    (8/30/21) Chico, CA ... The event honoring one of the most important figures in the history of NARC (Northern Auto Racing Club) finds a new home for 2021 at one of California’s most historic bullrings this weekend when the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars head to Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway on September 4th and 5th for the 13th annual Louie Vermeil Classic.

    Louie Vermeil is a key figure in the birth of NARC. During what has become one of the most significant conversations in the history of west coast racing, Vermeil helped conceptualize the sanctioning body in Calistoga’s Owl Garage in 1960 and shortly after made it a reality with the creation of the Northern Auto Racing Club.

    The first edition of the Classic took place at Calistoga in 2008 and has since become a Labor Day Weekend tradition of the wine country half mile. However, a battle of bureaucracy between the track and the Napa Valley town forced the 2021 relocation. The annual Calistoga Hall of Fame Dinner has also made the move to Chico for this year and will take place Friday September 3rd on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Before the racing gets going on Saturday, there will be wine tasting and live music also on the fairgrounds from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

    While it’s a new venue for the event, Silver Dollar Speedway is certain to continue the tradition of great racing with drivers hunting one of the sport’s most coveted trophies and a stout payday. Both Saturday and Sunday’s Fujitsu/Big O Tire Feature will award $5,000 to the winner. The two-night show will also feature $5,000 to win USAC/CRA non-winged sprint car events. There is also lap money and product awards up for grabs.

    Dominic Scelzi will enter the weekend as the point leader fresh off his Fastest Four Days in Motorsports title. At this point, it seems a Herculean effort will be required to pry him from the podium as he is currently riding a six-race streak of top-3s. Scelzi owns a win in Chico this year and even finished in the top-5 during a 2019 World of Outlaws appearance at the quarter-mile.

    Looking to some other potential favorites, Sean Becker or Roseville stands out. The 2005 champ has turned countless laps at Silver Dollar Speedway and tallied 66 sprint car wins at the quarter mile including a World of Outlaws triumph at a Gold Cup prelim night. Becker has continued to gel with Vertullo Motorsports in his first full KWS season since 2014 and already picked up a win in the Howard Kaeding Classic in the yellow No. 83V.

    A preview of any 410 sprint car race at Silver Dollar Speedway cannot go without mention of San Jose's Tim Kaeding. Kaeding owns 58 career sprint car victories in Chico including the most recent series visit in August 2019. TK has finished second in three of his last five starts with the World of Outlaws at Silver Dollar. The pilot of the Bates-Hamilton Racing 42X will be aiming to add a Louie Vermeil NARC-KWS triumph to his accolades.

    While Bud Kaeding has spent the bulk of his recent racing career with a wing on, he spent much of the 2000s in the USAC ranks without wings and is expected to have a non-wing ride for the CRA portion in a double-duty effort.

    Other expected entrants in the Louie Vermeil Classic include Hanford's DJ Netto & Mitchell Faccinto, Billy Aton of Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts, Roseville's Colby Copeland, Auburn's Andy Forsberg, Joel Myers Jr. of Sebastopol, Aromas driver Justin Sanders and many more.

    The NARC-King of the West Hoosier Tire Format will include ARP Fast Time Qualifying, 10-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a 12-lap Kaeding Performance Semi and the 30-lap Fujitsu General Heating & Air Feature.

    On both Saturday and Sunday at Silver Dollar Speedway, the pit gate will open at 1:00 P.M. The grandstand gate will follow at 4:00 P.M.

    Qualifying will kickoff at 5:30 P.M. with racing set for 6:30 P.M. Reserved seats will be $40. General Admission will cost $35. Kids 6-12 will be admitted for just $10. Tickets can be purchased at: https://hmcpromotions.ticketspice.com/louie-vermeil-classic and include a unique FanPass option!

    The Louie Vermeil Classic can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

    Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds at 2343 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928. For more information visit silverdollarspeedway.com or call (530) 891-6535.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After 13 events in 20-race series 8/30/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1458
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 1419
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 1416
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 1403
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 1384
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 1361
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 1325
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 1173
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 1118
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 957
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 904
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 831
    Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) - 823
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 782
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 639
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 632
    Corey Day, Salinas (R) - 601
    Mark Barroso, Merced - 589
    Kenny Allen, Chico - 583
    Colby Copeland, Roseville - 554

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Autometer, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    SANDERS SNAGS ANOTHER PETALUMA WIN WHILE SCELZI WRAPS UP FASTEST FOUR DAYS TITLE
     

    (8/29/21 - Alex Nieten) Petaluma, CA ... By leading all 30 laps, Justin Sanders claimed his second win in the last four NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car events while Dominic Scelzi finished third to earn the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports title at the historic Petaluma Speedway.

    The win is Sanders’ third 30-lap Fujitsu General USA Feature of the year, ninth career, and second aboard the Kevin Kozlowski owned and Paul Silva prepared Works Limited No. 57. On the tacky, quick racing surface, Sanders had to remain focused each and every lap.

    “Just trying not to make any mistakes and trying to keep the car underneath me as hard as I could,” Sanders said of what was required to grab the checkered flag.

    Rounding out the podium was Dominic Scelzi, marking his sixth straight appearance in the top-three and securing enough points for the $2,000 to win Fastest Four Days in Motorsports championship. The Jimmy Carr-prepared Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportation No. 41 appears incapable of having an off night even with the grueling challenge presented by the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    “This is a very tough four days,” Scelzi said. “You go to four completely different racetracks, and you have to be fast every single night, and the 41 car has been so good to drive every single night this year. It feels great to have that consistency.”

    The field was brought to green by Sanders and Scelzi, and Sanders quickly darted to a five car-length advantage. Behind him, Colby Copeland moved around Scelzi into second on lap one aboard the Larry Antaya Motorsports Fire Protection Management 16A.

    Copeland began his pursuit of Sanders, who, oddly enough, was attempting to mirror what he did in May in the car Copeland wheeled, lead from green to checkered.

    Copeland looked to the inside of Sanders early on in turn three but couldn’t make it work. Then, in typical Petaluma fashion, a game of cat and mouse through lap traffic ensued. Sanders would clear a car, and Copeland was forced to match his moves to have any chance of keeping up.

    The two dueled through slower cars, but ultimately Copeland was unable to mount a serious charge for the lead. Every time it seemed like he might reel him in and have an opportunity to make a move, Sanders would put a little more space between the two. When the checkered flag flew, Sanders crossed the line with a cozy 1.039 second advantage.

    Despite again dominating by leading every lap on the fast 3/8th mile, Sanders was humble in victory lane.

    “I think I put together a decent 30-laps,” Sanders said. “They weren’t great, but they were good enough to get the job done.

    Sanders’ efforts earned him a $4,000 payday while Scelzi took home $2,000 for winning the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports title on top of his race earnings. Scelzi also stretched his growing point lead a little more in the overall NARC standings.

    Shane Golobic finished fourth, securing top-5 results in all four nights of the FFDM, and Rico Abreu completed the top-5. The remainder of the top-10 was Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, Joel Myers Jr, Sean Becker and Andy Forsberg.

    The night started off with rising start, Joel Myers Jr., claiming ARP Fast Time.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 57 2. Colby Copeland 16A 3. Dominic Scelzi 41 4. Shane Golobic 17W 5. Rico Abreu 24 6. Bud Kaeding 69 7. Tim Kaeding 42X 8. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 9. Sean Becker 83V 10. Andy Forsberg 92 11. DJ Netto 88N 12. Robbie Price 21P 13. Billy Aton 26 14. Corey Day 21 15. Sean Watts 98 16. Kaleb Montgomery 35 17. John Clark 12J 18. Jessie Attard 53

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Sanders 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Billy Aton 17th to 13th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER: Joel Myers Jr. 12.457

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Shane Golobic, Colby Copeland, Sean Becker, Joel Myers Jr., DJ Netto, Jessie Attard

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (10 laps): Bud Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Rico Abreu, Andy Forsberg, Corey Day, Billy Aton

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (10 laps): Kaleb Montgomery, Justin Sanders, Tim Kaeding, Sean Watts, Robbie Price, John Clark

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” DASH (6 laps): Justin Sanders, Dominic Scelzi, Shane Golobic, Colby Copeland, Bud Kaeding, Joel Myers Jr.

     

     

    UNSTOPPABLE: SCELZI’S MAGICAL SEASON AND FASTEST FOUR DAYS CONTINUES WITH STOCKTON CHAMPION’S CLASSIC WIN

    (8/28/2021 – Alex Nieten) Stockton, CA… Dominic Scelzi’s dream season just keeps on rolling.

    The pilot of the Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportation No. 41 notched his fourth NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car victory of 2021 with a masterful drive from his starting spot on the third row at the Stockton Dirt Track Saturday night. The result in day three of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports also marked his fifth consecutive series podium as he continues to hunt his first career NARC title. Scelzi was quick to credit his crew for the consistent success.

    “With Jimmy Carr,” Scelzi said in victory lane. “I say it every week, the guy just gives me a perfect racecar every night.”

    The Champion’s Classic field was brought to green by DJ Netto and Justin Sanders. Netto got the initial jump into turn one, but Sanders powered underneath Netto out of turn four to lead the opening circuit.

    Sanders continued to lead with Netto close behind until lap 10 when Netto was able to slip back by in his Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain 88N. Sanders came to a stop in turn four on the next lap with a mechanical issue but was able to rejoin after the caution and tag the tail.

    The green flag on lap 11 immediately brought another yellow for Corey Day who had trouble on the backstretch before a lap was complete, ending his night.

    Scelzi began his charge after the caution for Day. Scelzi lined up fifth for the restart and watched his competitors all head for the top side when the green dropped. On lap 12 Scelzi rolled the bottom perfectly to jump by two cars onto the podium. The following lap he took over second from Rico Abreu. Just two laps later, Scelzi squeezed to the inside of Netto to grab the lead into turn one.

    Netto would not go down without a fight as he launched a slider the next lap to regain top spot and lead lap 16, but Scelzi countered with a crossover and was able to distance himself from the reigning champion just enough to get some breathing room.

    Lap traffic came into play with under 10 laps remaining as Scelzi and Netto both had to navigate slower cars on what was a tricky surface. Netto made daring moves to get by lap cars and keep Scelzi in his sights. The pilot of the 88N approached Scelzi’s tail tank on multiple occasions as the laps dwindled, but he couldn’t quite gain enough momentum to make another move for the lead. Scelzi hung on to win by just under two seconds.

    Behind the battle for the lead, Tanner Carrick quietly moved forward in his Carrick Motorsports/CVC Concrete 83T from his eleventh starting spot to finish in third for his second career series podium. Carrick’s efforts also earned him Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger honors.

    Scelzi’s win in the Champion’s Classic marked his third KWS triumph at Stockton, and it netted him $6,000. The point leader extended his lead in the standings and his advantage in the Fastest

    Four Days in Motorsports points. The Fresno native just continues to put together a west coast racing season for the history books, and he’s enjoying every moment along the way.

    “I’m in awe,” Scelzi said. “I really can’t believe our car is this good every single night.”

    The remainder of the top-10 was Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Colby Copeland, Sean Becker, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding and Jessie Attard.

    The NARC-KWS Fujitsu Sprint Cars can next be seen in action Sunday August 29th at Petaluma Speedway for the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports finale.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Dominic Scelzi 41 2. DJ Netto 88N 3. Tanner Carrick 83T 4. Rico Abreu 24 5. Shane Golobic 17W 6. Colby Copeland 16A 7. Sean Becker 83V 8. Tim Kaeding 42X 9. Bud Kaeding 69 10. Jessie Attard 53 11. Justin Sanders 57 12. Sean Watts 98 13. Mitchell Faccinto 37 14. Willie Croft 29 15. Robbie Price 21P 16. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR 17. Billy Aton 26 18. Mitchel Moles 01 19. Geoffrey Strole 09S 20. Corey Day 21 21. Brain Boswell 75 22. Richard Brace Jr. 2R 23. Kalib Henry 93

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Sanders 1-9 Netto 10-14, 16 Scelzi 15, 17-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Tanner Carrick 11th to 3rd

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (23 cars): Colby Copeland 13.646

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (8 laps): Justin Sanders, Tanner Carrick, Rico Abreu, Colby Copeland, Mitchel Moles, Billy Aton, Richard Brace Jr., Robbie Price

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (8 laps): Kalib Henry, Sean Becker, Dominic Scelzi, DJ Netto, Tim Kaeding, Jessie Attard, Joel Myers Jr., Brian Boswell

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (8 laps): Mitchell Faccinto, Bud Kaeding, Corey Day, Shane Golobic, Willie Croft, Sean Watts, Geoffrey Strole

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” DASH (6 laps): DJ Netto, Justin Sanders, Rico Abreu, Colby Copeland, Sean Becker, Dominic Scelzi



    THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: FACCINTO EARNS THIRD KWS WIN IN THIRD OCEAN RACE OF 2021
     

    (8/27/2021 – Alex Nieten) Watsonville, CA… In the third and final NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car appearance at Ocean Speedway of the year, Mitchell Faccinto picked up his third career series win in what he felt was a long time coming at the Watsonville bullring.

    “Finally,” Faccinto said in victory lane. “I feel like we’ve won ten or fifteen dashes here, and I’ve just made too many mistakes in the feature to get the win.”

    Faccinto would not make those same mistakes Friday night on day number two of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    Courtesy of his win in the Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, Faccinto paced the field to green with fellow front row starter, Tanner Carrick. Carrick got the initial jump and led off turn two but an immediate yellow for Sean Watts on the backstretch brought the field back together for a complete restart.

    On the ensuing green flag Faccinto aced the start to keep the lead in his Stan Greenberg owned Western Metal Co. No. 37. Another caution for Sean Becker slowed the pace again on lap 3. Faccinto secured another a great jump to lead on the restart, and as the leaders approached traffic the action intensified behind Faccinto.

    Third starting Ryan Robinson in the Mike Phulps owned Long Creek Winery & Ranch No. 56 began battling with Carrick for the runner-up spot. Reigning champion DJ Netto approached the duel but contact on lap 10 with Carrick sent him for a wild ride down the backstretch and brought out the night’s first red flag. Netto was okay, and the 88N crew immediately began thrashing to make repairs. Carrick exited the track after the contact.

    The accident shook up the top-5, moving point leader, Dominic Scelzi, onto the podium and Kurt Nelson into fifth. On the following restart, Robbie Price and Justin Sanders tangled in turn one to bring out yet another yellow. The caution eventually became an open red as teams would need fuel. Miraculously, Netto’s team made repairs on his machine from the previous red, and since a lap did not get completed before the next incident, Netto was able to rejoin on the lead lap.

    The restart with 21 to go brought the race’s first long green flag run. Faccinto paced Robinson and Scelzi but couldn’t pull away on the lightning fast Ocean Speedway. The trio stayed a few car lengths apart from one another as they navigated lap traffic. On lap 24, Robinson seized on an opportunity when Faccinto bobbled out of turn two and threw a slider on him into turn three. Faccinto countered with a crossover out of turn four, and as the pair raced side by side down the front stretch and into turn one, the red flag flew again.

    Netto, who had been charging after making the earlier repairs, found himself in the turn two fence with Landon Brooks, ending both of their nights and necessitating some lengthy fence repair. Both drivers were unharmed.

    Faccinto jumped out to a solid advantage on the following restart with six to go and never looked back. While trying to mount a charge, Robinson made a couple mistakes on the cushion and had to go into defensive mode with a hard charging Scelzi behind him. Faccinto held on to win by just over one second and parked the TSG blue and white 37 in NARC-KWS victory lane for the third time in his career. The win netted Faccinto $4,000.

    Robinson held on to second, and Scelzi rounded out the podium in his Scelzi Enterprises/Red Rose Transportation 41 machine, marking his fourth consecutive podium. Scelzi extended his overall points advantage and took over the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports points lead.

    Bud Kaeding and Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger, Shane Golobic, completed the top-5. Rico Abreu, Kurt Nelson, Colby Copeland, Tim Kaeding and Mitchel Moles rounded out the top-10.

    Ryan Robinson broke his own track record he set back in June at Ocean Speedway. His time of 10.734 now stands as the quickest in track history.

    NARC-KWS will be back in action again on August 28th at Stockton Dirt Track for night three of the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Mitchell Faccinto 37, 2. Ryan Robinson 56, 3. Dominic Scelzi 41, 4. Bud Kaeding 69, 5. Shane Golobic 17W, 6. Rico Abreu 24, 7. Kurt Nelson 72W, 8. Colby Copeland 16A, 9. Tim Kaeding 42X, 10. Mitchel Moles 01, 11. Keith Day Jr. 22, 12. Justin Sanders 57, 13. Billy Aton 26, 14. Jessie Attard 53, 15. Sean Becker 83V, 16. Brad Dillard 72S, 17. Brian Boswell 75, 18. Richard Fajardo 07, 19. Landon Brooks 76, 20. DJ Netto 88N, 21. Blake Carrick 38B, 22. Tanner Carrick 83T, 23. Robbie Price 21, 24. Sean Watts 98.

    HOOSIER TIRE LAP LEADERS: Faccinto 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Shane Golobic 13th to 5th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER: Ryan Robinson 10.734 (New Track Record)

    BROWN AND MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS HEAT ONE (10 laps): Tanner Carrick, Ryan Robinson, Keith Day Jr., Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic, Billy Aton, Landon Brooks, Sean Becker

    FUJITSU GENERAL USA HEAT TWO (10 laps): Kurt Nelson, DJ Netto, Colby Copeland, Mitchel Moles, Blake Carrick, Robbie Price, Jessie Attard, Brian Boswell

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (10 laps): Tim Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Mitchell Faccinto, Rico Abreu, Justin Sanders, Sean Watts, Brad Dillard, Richard Fajardo

    SUNNYVALLEY “POWERED BY BACON” DASH (6 laps): Mitchell Faccinto, Tanner Carrick, Ryan Robinson, DJ Netto, Kurt Nelson, Dominic Scelzi

     

     

    JUSTIN SANDERS SCORES KING OF THE WEST “FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS” OPENER AT MERCED
     

    (8/26/21 - Jim Allen) Merced, CA ... Justin Sanders took advantage of some well-timed caution periods to outrun Dominic Scelzi and score Thursday night's Fastest Four Days in Motorsports opener for the NARC King of the West Fujitsu sprint cars at Merced Speedway. Although the stat sheet will show that Sanders led all 30-laps aboard Kevin Koslowski's Works Unlimited #57, wrenched by Paul Silva, Sanders had to battle his way through slower cars and an ever pressing Scelzi to score the single-car length victory.

    Sanders won the Sunnyvalley Bacon dash and started on pole. He had to fend off 15-year old Corey Day for the first 10 laps, until the Scelzi assumed the runner-up spot in the second corner on lap 12. Scelzi took the lead a lap later, but the field reverted back a lap when the caution came out for fuel leak fire on Jessie Attard's car. When racing resumed, Scelzi continued to shadow the leaders every move and was challenging for the point when the caution appeared once again on the 18th circuit. This was a recurring theme throughout this feature event.

    The race came to a abrupt halt on the 23rd circuit when Day tangled with a slower car while running fourth, flipping violently over the first turn berm. He was shaken in the accident and evaluated by medical crews on the scene. He will miss the next event with the Tarlton Motorsports team.

    Once the race resumed, Sanders had his hands full with Scelzi and now sixth starter Colby Copeland. The trio reached lapped traffic with two-laps to go but Sanders ended up holding on for a car length margin of victory worth $4000.

    "Let's face it, I was lucky that some of those yellows came out tonight," said Sanders. "Dominic was really fast and was all over me when we got in slower traffic. I'll take a little luck any day. I'm just glad that I could score the win for this team. They gave me a great car and I went out and did my job."

    Scelzi took home second place money in the Scelzi Enterprises 41. Copeland was third aboard Larry Antaya Fire Suppression Systems 16A. Tim Kaeding started and finished fourth aboard the Bates-Hamilton Teichert-sponsored 42X. Shane Golobic was on the move aboard the Elk Grove Ford sprinter, starting 16th and finishing fifth to pocket the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger Award money.

    Bud Kaeding, Canadian Robbie Price, Blake Carrick, Sean Becker and DJ Netto rounded out the top ten.

    Rico Abreu set a new track record in qualifying with a lightening quick 10.354 second run around the quarter-mile oval.

    It was Sanders second NARC King of the West victory of the season and 10th of his career. It marked the series first trip to Merced Speedway since 1992.

    FUJITSU MAIN EVENT (30 laps): 1. Justin Sanders 57; 2. Dominic Scelzi 41; 3. Colby Copeland 16A; 4. Tim Kaeding 42X; 5. Shane Golobic 17W; 6. Bud Kaeding 69; 7. Robbie Price 21P; 8. Blake Carrick 38B; 9. Sean Becker 83V; 10. DJ Netto 88N; 11. Mitchell Faccinto 37; 12. Joel Myers Jr. 46JR; 13. Billy Aton 26; 14. Landon Brooks 76; 15. Sean Watts 98; 16. Kurt Nelson 72W; 17. Corey Day 21; 18. Mark Barroso 78; 19. Jessie Attard 53; 20. Rico Abreu 24; 21. Tanner Carrick 83T; 22. Brian Boswell 75; 23. Mitchel Moles 01.

    LAP LEADERS: Sander 1-30

    SWIFT METAL FINISHING HARDCHARGER: Shane Golobic 16th to 5th

    ARP FAST QUALIFIER (23 cars): Rico Abreu - 10.354 seconds

    BMRS HEAT ONE (10 laps): DJ Netto, Tim Kaeding, Corey Day, Tanner Carrick, Shane Golobic, Rico Abreu, Kurt Nelson, Brian Boswell.

    FUJITSU GENERAL HEAT TWO (10 laps): Dominic Scelzi, Justin Sanders, Bud Kaeding, Blake Carrick, Sean Becker, Sean Watts, Mark Barroso

    FLORACING.COM HEAT THREE (10 laps): Colby Copeland, Robbie Price, Jessie Attard, Mitchell Faccinto, Joel Myers Jr., Landon Brooks, Billy Aton.

    SUNNYVALLEY BACON DASH (6 laps): Justin Sanders, Corey Day, Dominic Scelzi, Tim Kaeding, DJ Netto, Colby Copeland

     


    ROAD TRIP: FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS ON TAP FOR NARC-KING OF THE WEST SPRINT CARS
     

    (8/23/21) Sacramento, CA ... The NARC King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car Series reaches the centerpiece of the 2021 schedule this week when the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports (FFDM) will take teams and fans on a four-day tour of Nor-Cal.

    This year marks the second edition of the FFDM. Tim Kaeding claimed the inaugural edition in 2019 by winning two of the four races, and COVID-19 regulations erased the 2020 FFDM from the calendar. (ED NOTE: The originally scheduled August 25th show at Placerville Speedway was canceled because the El Dorado County Fairgrounds were transformed into a staging are for firefighters and equipment battling the Caldor fire.)

    Racing kicks off Thursday August 26th at Merced Speedway for Thursday Night Thunder. The following night takes the series to Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway for the third and final visit to the coastal bullring in 2021. Saturday the caravan will head to Stockton Dirt Track for the $6,000 to win Champion’s Classic that also features a $3,000 to win 360 sprint car show. The FFDM wraps up Sunday with the third series appearance at Petaluma Speedway this year.

    The FFDM will be incentivized by a $8,000 point fund that will award $2,000 to the winner of the final standings and distribute the remainder among the drivers who finish 2nd-12th in points. Also, on top of the $6,000 to win race at Stockton, the other three events will all be $4,000 to win. Both the point fund and the heightened purses at Stockton will provide an opportunity for some drivers to have a very lucrative week!

    On Thursday in Merced NARC will be joined by Mini Stocks, Mini Late Models and IMCA Northern SportMods. Friday at Ocean IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and South Bay Dwarf Cars will share the card. Stockton will feature the $3,000 to win 360 sprint car event and NorCal Dwarf Cars. Joining NARC on Sunday in Petaluma will be Super Stocks, Dwarf Cars and Hardtops.

    The entire four-day blitz of racing guarantees to offer plenty of excitement. Competitors will be vying for the extra money up for grabs alluded to above, and the situation atop the series standings may shake up. Dominic Scelzi currently holds a slim six-point lead over reigning champ DJ Netto, and just 15-markers behind Netto is 2015 titlist Bud Kaeding. For more information regarding drivers to watch and stories to follow this week, check out our FFDM Storylines and Stats here: https://narc410.com/2021/08/15/fastest-five-days-in-motorsports-story-lines-stats/

    The NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire Format for the FFDM will feature ARP Bolts Fast Time Qualifying, 10-lap Brown and Miller Racing Solutions Heat Races (Stockton heat races will be 8 laps), a six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and the 30-lap Fujitsu General USA Main Event.

    At Merced the grandstands will open at 5:00 P.M. with racing set to begin at 7:00 P.M. Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95341. For more information call 209-600-8382 or visit https://mercedspeedway.net.

    On Friday night at Ocean Speedway Adult General Admission tickets will cost $25. Juniors ages 11-16 will be admitted for $20. Kids 6-10 can get in for just $10. Children 5 and under are free! Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://www.eventsprout.com/event/final-points-night-friday-night-frenzy. Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds at 2601 E Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076. For more information call (831) 688-7223 or visit https://oceanspeedway.com.

    The Stockton Dirt Track pit gate is set to open at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday with the main gate set to follow at 5:00 P.M. Racing will get going around 7:00 P.M. Pit Passes are $40. Adult General Admission is $25. Kids ages 5-12, seniors 65 and older and military personnel with a valid ID will be admitted for $20. Kids 4 and under are free! Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/king-of-the-west-narc-fujistu-sprint-car-series-and-norcal-dwarf-cars-tickets-162479457431?aff=website. The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds at 1658 S Airport Way Stockton, CA 95206. For more information call 209-466-9999 or visit https://stocktondirttrack.com.

    On Sunday in Petaluma the pit gate will open at 2:00 P.M. with the front gate opening at 4:00 P.M. Hot laps will kickoff at 5:00 P.M. with racing to follow at 6:00 P.M.

    The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

    NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
    Championship Points Standings (After nine events in 21-race series 8/24/2021)

    Dominic Scelzi, Fresno - 1001
    DJ Netto, Hanford - 995
    Bud Kaeding, Campbell - 980
    Tim Kaeding, San Jose - 967
    Sean Becker, Roseville - 960
    Billy Aton, Benicia (R) - 953
    Sean Watts, Clovis - 927
    Justin Sanders, Aromas - 730
    Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) - 685
    Shane Golobic, Elk Grove - 673
    Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford - 632
    Mitchel Moles, Raisin City - 607
    Kenny Allen, Chico - 583
    Willie Croft, Colfax - 530
    Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) - 524
    Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA - 524
    Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) - 518
    Mark Barroso, Merced - 491
    Kyle Offill, Tracy (R) - 481
    Kyle Hirst, Paradise - 427

    The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Autometer, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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    Upcoming Events
    Fastest Four Days in Motorsports:
    August 26 – Merced Speedway – Thursday Night Thunder
    August 27 – Ocean Speedway - Friday Night Showdown
    August 28 – The Stockton Dirt Track – Champions Classic
    August 29 – Petaluma Speedway - Sunday Night Finale

    September 4-5 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico - Louie Vermeil Classic

     



    FASTEST FIVE DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS – STORY LINES & STATS!
    August 15, 2021
    Jim Allen

    (8/15/21 – By Alex Nieten, ) … In less than two weeks, the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars Series will embark on a journey consisting of five races over five consecutive nights at five different racetracks, all combining to create the highly anticipated Fastest Five Days in Motorsports.
    Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi has been red hot this season!

    With nearly 500-miles of travel taking the west coast’s premier sprint car drivers to five different venues of various shapes and sizes in less than a week, there will be plenty of interesting news to follow and numbers to note, and we’ve got them all in the 2021 Fastest Five Days in Motorsports (FFDM) preview.

    The Favorites …

    Dominic Scelzi has set the west coast ablaze this year and will look to continue his tear during the FFDM to extend his points lead. The Fresno native has already collected sixteen feature victories in 2021, including three of the nine NARC-KWS events run to date. Scelzi enters the week with three podiums in the last five series races, two of which were wins. Of his twelve career KWS wins, four of them have come at tracks on the FFDM schedule. The most recent series race at the site of the opener, Placerville, saw Scelzi grab his first Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial triumph. Scelzi finished eighth in the 2019 FFDM standings.
    Bud and Tim Kaeding have been running up front all season!

    The 2019 edition of the FFDM was dominated by the Kaedings’, and Tim and Bud aim to write a similar story in 2021. The brothers won three of the four races two years ago with Tim snagging a pair and Bud claiming one, and Tim claimed the $2,000 prize for earning the most points. TK already owns two victories this year including his third Pombo-Sargent Classic at Ocea