SCCT - Sprint Car Challenge Tour
Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards
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SCCT - Sprint Car Challenge Tour Dirt Track Racing Schedule
Schedules are known to change without warning, double check with race track before heading out.
Sat, May 28
- Stockton Dirt Track Race TrackStockton, California, USA - Jimmy Sills Classic
Sun, May 29
- Marysville Raceway Race TrackMarysville, California, USA - 22nd Mel & Marlyn Hall Memorial
Sat, Jun 4
- Silver Dollar Speedway Race TrackChico, California, USA - 9th Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial
Sat, Jun 11
- Placerville Speedway Race TrackPlacerville, California, USA - 31st Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial
Sat, Jun 18
- Petaluma Speedway Race TrackPetaluma, California, USA - Races
Sat, Jul 2
- Stockton Dirt Track Race TrackStockton, California, USA - Tribute to Roy Lee Van Conett
Sat, Jul 30
- Petaluma Speedway Race TrackPetaluma, California, USA - Races
Sat, Aug 20
- Ocean Speedway Race TrackWatsonville, California, USA - 62nd Johnny Key Classic
Wed, Sep 7
- Silver Dollar Speedway Race TrackChico, California, USA - Pacific Sprint Cup Invitational Top 32 in Points
Fri, Oct 7
- Keller Auto Speedway Race TrackHanford, California, USA - 37th Annual Cotton Classic
Sat, Nov 5
- Stockton Dirt Track Race TrackStockton, California, USA - 39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson
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SCCT - Sprint Car Challenge Tour Dirt Track Racing News
- Peter Murphy Classic on tap for SCCT this weekend
The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is locked and loaded to take part in both nights of the "Peter Murphy Classic" this Friday and Saturday.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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 Live Stream PPV: Floracing.com UPCOMING EVENTS: May 21 - Petaluma Speedway, Salute to First Responders FASTEST FOUR DAYS IN MOTORSPORTS May 26 - Southern Oregon Speedway, Central Point, OR - Fastest Four Days in Motorsprots 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
- Ryan Bernal wins an entertaining SCCT feature at Merced Speedway
Hollister's Ryan Bernal doesn't make as many starts nowadays, but on Saturday night he continued to show that he's more than capable of running up front with many of the best in California, by topping a 52-car field at Merced Speedway.
- NARC NEWSLINE - March 30, 2022
NARC NEWSLINE - March 30, 2022 - By Jim Allen ... In today's racing world, the offseason seems to get shorter and shorter. It goes something like this: You wave the checkered at the final event, you stage an awards banquet, you wolf down some Turkey, negotiate a schedule, exchange some Christmas presents, set some New Year's resolutions, buy some flowers for Valentines Day ... and BAMM ... it's racing season again. The turnaround barely allows enough time to dial in the details. And that applies whether you are a sprint car team, a track promoter, a sponsor, or a racing organization like us. But like almost every reality show, everybody seems to step up their game when there is a pressing deadline, like a NARC Fujitsu General USA Sprint Car season opener. With that in mind, here is a hit list of topics you may want to know about as you dial in your travel details: 2022 NARC SCHEDULE: For those of you perpetually stuck watching TikTok videos, there was a recent announcement regarding the 2022 Louie Vermeil Classic. There was bad news and good news. The bad news was that HMC Promotions announced that the awesome two-day event will not be run in 2022. A Chico-sequel didn't make financial sense and Calistoga Speedway hasn't reopened yet. The good news is that Tommy Hunt & Company are actively working to drive the process to get Calistoga Speedway open again with a full slate of events in 2023. There is a SAVE CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY campaign that could use your help. At this point, you race fans only have two choices: Condos ... or ... the best half-mile race track in California. I'll take Calistoga Speedway for $500 Alex. Log in to help HERE! If you do the math the same way as I do, that means the official NARC campaign will consist of 25 racing events in 2022. We will not be replacing the Labor Day dates with another venue. When you add it all up, the NARC Sprint Cars will be racing for more than $800,000 in purse money, cash awards and product contingencies. That's a huge WIN! BANG FOR THE BUCK: The Fastest Four Days in Motorsports just got more interesting. How interesting? How about $40,000 interesting in the form of a potential bonus to any driver who can sweep all four of the events. The Lloyd's of London insurance policy is betting against the house on this one, figuring a lot that can happen at three different tracks in four consecutive days. Let's hope the stars line up for one of our drivers to do the "happy dance" in Grays Harbor Raceway's victory lane on May 29th. There is also a possible step-down bonus. If a driver picks off three of the four shows, they can pocket an extra $5000 from Mr. Lloyds of London. (NOTE: It's one, or the other, not both.) For those needing a refresher, the four races are at Southern Oregon Speedway on Thursday, May 26th, followed by a Friday show at Willamette Speedway, and the May 28th and 29th shows at Grays Harbor. For win-list comparison purposes, the 2019 version of the FFDM produced four different winners. The 2021 edition produced three. As of right now, we have 15 California teams committed to this adventure, plus several locals. Bob Montoya of Swift Metal Finishing has also kicked in an additional $500 to the team that can pass the most cars during those four races. That is on top of the regular Hardcharger Award that he sponsors to the tune of $150 per night. Throw in travel money for California teams and some healthy purses and it should be a great Memorial Day weekend. By the way, there will be a race car hauler "Salute to the Red, White & Blue Parade" down main street in Elma, WA between the two-day newly-labeled FFDM Timber Cup shows Grays Harbor. For those of you who haven't been there, Elma's sort of a "one stop light" kind of town (pop, 3300 or so) where the population triples on race day. The parade is Sunday. All NARC teams will be herded out of the pits to a high noon staging area at the Elma High School parking lot. It will dish up a nice dose of small-town Americana. WHAT IF?: California continues to be the hotbed for great young open wheel talent. Unfortunately for us, that talent gets recognized on a national level and with a blink of an eye, they are gone. Just think what California 410 sprint car racing would be today if the likes of Buddy Kofoid, Gio Scelzi, Mitchell Moles, Cole Macedo were weekly warriors. Can't fault any of them, because they are "living the dream." Congrats to Giovanni on his two CA Outlaw wins. Keep your eyes on 16-year-old's Joel Myers Jr. and Max Mittry! NARC STUFF: Here is an unusual moment in California sprint car history: Two of the biggest powerhouses in NARC motorsports ... Roth Motorsports & Tarlton Motorsports are entering the 2022 campaign with drivers who have only three career NARC victories between them. How is that even possible? Don't expect that to last very long though, because their drivers and equipment are really good. To date, Mitchell Faccinto has parked it three times in NARC victory lane and Australian Kerry Madsen is basically making his first foray on the NARC campaign. That is the same 50-year-old Kerry Madsen who has 28 World of Outlaw wins on his impressive resume'. The Roth cars are powered by Toyota-powerplants. If you are a betting man, take the "over" at six wins this season for the Roth's and Tarltons. ... It's going to be nice to see Justyn "Indiana" Cox a few more times this year with NARC. His team is getting their two 410 motors back in May. For those of you who might not remember, Indiana finished third in final King of the West standings in 2016 behind Kyle Hirst and Bud Kaeding. ... Australian Jessie Attard will be rolling into California in May with his race car team. He plans to race with us throughout the summer. Nobody will dispute that he was extremely fast last season. Just needs a break or two. ... The Kimo's Tropical Car Wash Pit Crew Competition has been moved to June 10th at Ocean Speedway. $1000 is on the line for three teams; $500 to the winner! The first entry is the Mike Phulps Motorsports team. ... Hoosier Racing Tires is working their tails off to manufacture tires, but don't be surprised if there is a bump or two in the road (like everything these days.) The Hoosier team is very proactive in the process because nobody wants tire availability to become an issue. ... Motors are another issue. If you wanted to buy a 410 motor right now - or for that matter, a 360 block - it's slim pickings right now. ... Let's hope that gas prices drop soon for everybody's sake. ... The NARC410.com website has undergone a nice facelift during the off season. It's also ADA compliant. Use it as a resource for news on everything we do! To day, the site has been accessed by 409,000+ unique users. Now, if we can just get all of you to the race track! ... Stockton Dirt Track promoter Tony Noceti is hard at work repositioning and realigning his track lighting. He also added 10 new LED lights and has plans to add 10 more in the weeks to come! On the PR side of things, Noceti also got his racing highlight show going on local Sacramento-Stockton station FOX40. Its called "Racing with Lovotti," and features highlights from the Dirt Track and Stockton 99 Speedway. You can expect to see NARC highlights from our April 2nd show on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Make sure you tune in! ... NARC NOTES: Dan Belton will be our Director of Competition this season. Mike Andreetta, who suffered a health scare in September, has been moved into a new Race Coordinator position. He will be driving safety compliance with competitors, conducting technical inspections and providing driver coaching. ... We welcome Darryck Fairbanks to our team as our Pit Manager. ... Brian and Alicia Garges will also be on the NARC staff when their schedule doesn't conflict with other racing events. ... Make sure you play in NARC's fantasy league on MyRacePass.com this season. Log-in and pick your drivers before qualifying. We will be announcing prize packages shortly. ... We've got a new look and a new logo this season. Make sure you invest in some NARC apparel from Jim Gardner of Bullet Impressions at the season opener. You can also shop online at onefasttee.com ... Thank you to all of the 28 sponsors who partnered with the NARC series this season. BRADWAY MEMORIAL: The ever-popular Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race at Placerville Speedway is about seven weekends away - June 12th to be exact. As you are aware, the event-promotion torch was passed from Dave and Dianne Durica to Julie Bradway Tuccelli last season. That transition was seamless so let's make sure your support of this event is seamless as well. If you would like to sponsor a lap in the 40-lap feature or B-Main ($100), please contact Julie at email@example.com or by phone: 916-749-0556. You can also kick in money to the Hardcharger award, heat race winners, the semi-main, or whatever floats your boat, or opens your wallet. ... By the way, this will be NARC's only visit to Knoxville on the Hill this season and it's a combo event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360's. It promises to be a great show. SEASON PREDICTIONS & STUFF TO GET YOU THINKING: Chase Johnson will win his first NARC race this season at a place not named Petaluma Speedway. Both of his wins have come at the 3/8 mile oval. ... Potential first-time winners on the NARC tour this season? Definitely Kerry Madsen. Let's also add Michael Faccinto, Joel Myers Jr., Logan Forler, Tanner Holmes, and Tanner Carrick to the list. ... With three victories, defending champion Dominic Scelzi would pass Tyler Walker for seventh place on the all-time list. ... Tim Kaeding needs only 13 victories to tie Brent Kaeding on the same all-time NARC-King of the West win list. How many years of racing do you think it will take? ... Willie Croft is overdue for a NARC victory. The last time he scored a "W" was at the May 5, 2019 Dave Bradway Jr. race in Chico. Croft plans to run the entire NARC schedule. ... Brandon "Bud" Kaeding is also looking to end a NARC victory drought that dates back to August 2019. When you have a last name of Kaeding, that is an eternity. Let's go Brandon! ... Idaho's Logan Forler is also planning to tackle the entire 2022 NARC campaign. He last competed with the King of the West series in 2014. He's got over 30 feature wins to his credit, many with the ASCS. ... Defending champ series champ Dominic Scelzi will have his hands full with multiple contenders this season. Can he make it two championships in a row? Crew chief Jimmy Carr thinks so! ... Who will win their second NARC feature event first? Sean Watts or Billy Aton? Place your bets! ... Do you think that Corey Day can double his win total of last season? Based on his recent runner-up finish with the WoO, it's an automatic. ... Justin Sanders will win four NARC races in at least two different cars. ... So now it's officially time to get geared up for NARC's 2022 championship campaign. We've got the Stockton Dirt Track NARC season opener on Saturday, April 2nd. There will be a $6000 winners payday on the line for the winner of the Third Annual Asparagus Cup. We will back that up with a lucrative and always entertaining show in Hanford -- the Anthony Simone Classic. We cap off the month at Silver Dollar Speedway with the Tenth Annual David Tarter Memorial. Don't miss a single of them. Make sure you bring a friend. Coming to you live from Auburn, CA, see ya!
- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Kick Placerville Speedway Season Off with Late Race Heroics
Time and time again fans saw Justin Sanders make a late race move to net a win at Placerville Speedway with the Dale Miller Motorsports team. Saturday night, Sanders was at it again as he used a late restart to drive around Shane Golobic and park the No. 4SA machine in victory lane during the opening round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.
- Justin Sanders Wins SCCT Opener at Placerville
Justin Sanders won the opening round of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour for the 2022 season Saturday at Placerville Speedway.
- Sprint Car Challenge Tour season fires-off Saturday at Placerville Speedway
The biggest season thus far for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour gets underway this Saturday with a visit to the always action-packed Placerville Speedway for the "Spring Fever Frenzy."
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SCCT - Sprint Car Challenge Tour Dirt Tracks
- Keller Auto Speedway Race TrackHanford, California, USA
- Marysville Raceway Race TrackMarysville, California, USA
- Merced Speedway Race TrackMerced, California, USA
- Ocean Speedway Race TrackWatsonville, California, USA
- Petaluma Speedway Race TrackPetaluma, California, USA
- Placerville Speedway Race TrackPlacerville, California, USA
- Silver Dollar Speedway Race TrackChico, California, USA
- Stockton Dirt Track Race TrackStockton, California, USA
- Thunderbowl Raceway Race TrackTulare, California, USA