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Antioch Speedway is run under IMCA sanctioning, featuring IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds, as well as Wingless Sprints, and 360 Winged Sprint Cars. In addition, Super Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Delta Dwarf Cars and the ever exciting 4-Bangers.
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Fri, Sep 30
- 2022-09-302022-09-30EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgWest Coast Nationals Bill Bower Memorial - IMCA Modifieds - IMCA Sport Modifieds - IMCA Stock CarsDirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Oct 1
- 2022-10-012022-10-01EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgWest Coast Nationals Bill Bower Memorial - IMCA Modifieds - IMCA Sport Modifieds - IMCA Stock CarsDirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Oct 8
- 2022-10-082022-10-08EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg**Donna Soares Memorial / Hall of Fame Night ** - Lightning Sprint Non- Winged Sprints - Wingless Sprint Cars - Xtreme LLM Series ** *Championship Night - Dwarf CarsDirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Oct 15
- 2022-10-152022-10-15EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg200 lap Enduro $2000 to Win!Dirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Oct 22
- 2022-10-222022-10-22EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgDwarf Car Mania - Dwarf Cars - Hard Tops / Winged Vintage Valley Sportsman - Mini Stocks - Wingless Sprint CarsDirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Fri, Oct 28
- 2022-10-282022-10-28EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgHobby Nationals - Details TBA - Wingless Sprint Cars (Both Nights)Dirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Oct 29
- 2022-10-292022-10-29EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgHobby Nationals - Details TBA - Wingless Sprint Cars (Both Nights)Dirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Fri, Nov 25
- 2022-11-252022-11-25EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgWingless Sprint Cars - 600 Non-Winged Micro Sprints - Mini Stocks - Xtreme LLM Series **Dirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
Sat, Nov 26
- 2022-11-262022-11-26EventScheduledhttps://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpgIMCA Modifieds - IMCA Sport Modifieds - IMCA Stock Cars - Hobby StocksDirt Track RacingDirt Track RacingDirt Track Racershttps://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeAntioch Speedway925-779-9220https://dirtFan.com/dirt-track/USA/California/Antioch/Antioch Speedway/https://dirtFan.com/dirtfan/assets/graphics/track_logos/38.jpg$1201 West 10th Street Antioch, California, 94509 USA
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- Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals Slated For This Weekend At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...This weekend marks the biggest race of the year for the IMCA sanctioned divisions at Antioch Speedway. It's the third running of the Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals. The popular IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars will be competing on the 3/8 mile clay oval. The race pays tribute to long time engine man Bill Bowers. He and JD Willis teamed up for many wins through the years, and both are members of the Antioch Speedway Hall of Fame. Bill continued to be involved with son Billy's team, which has won several more championships, including five with driver Troy Foulger. When Bill passed away, long time employer and new Promoter Chad Chadwick decided to rename the West Coast Nationals in his honor. The event is as much a gathering of racing friends as it is a competition itself. To highlight that, Thursday night will be the pit party, complete with a pizza feed, cornhole tournament and karaoke. The drivers will be practicing until dark, which is when the party kicks off. Admittance into the pits that night is $25. The three divisions run full programs on Friday and Saturday night. On Friday night, the IMCA Modifieds compete for $1,000 to win and $100 minimum to start, while the IMCA Sport Modifieds and Stock Cars each get $500 to win. Bigger money is on the line Saturday with the IMCA Modifieds receiving $3,000 to win, $1,500 for second and $200 minimum to start. The IMCA Sport Modifieds get $1,500 to win and $100 minimum to start, while the IMCA Stock Cars get $1,200 to win and $100 to start. When Chad Chadwick and PROmotions introduced this race to the lineup in 2019, he evoked the West Coast Nationals name. Longtime speedway observers will note that this race had a five-year history starting in 1993. Hall of Famer Scott Busby organized the first race that year, which saw a record 83 Modifieds come to compete. That record still holds true to this day. Mark Welch picked up the win that night, and Chad Chadwick came out of retirement by purchasing Welch's car the following week in San Jose. Whle Chad is still working till the last minute to try to add to the purse, the IMCA Modified division is anticipating some of the best drivers for this show. Highly decorated champion Bobby Hogge IV still hasn't forgotten losing a thrilling battle with Kellen Chadwick in 2019. Jacob Hobsheidt came in from Nebraska to win the following year, and then past Chico champion Ryan McDaniel got the glory last year. The list of drivers with championship credentials who are anticipated for this race includes Troy Foulger, Nick DeCarlo, Jim Pettit II, Buddy Kniss, Bobby Motts Jr and Brian Cass. In most cases, you don't have a big show for the IMCA Modifieds without the IMCA Sport Modifieds in support. That will be the case again this weekend. The reigning event champion as well as the three-time track champion Fred Ryland leads the charge into the speedway this week. Ryland picked up the win at Watsonville last Saturday night and has amassed 70 total wins in his Antioch Speedway career. Rising young star Andrew Pearce finished second in track points and ended the point season with back-to-back victories. He'll have his eyes on the prize along with 2019 race winner Kenny Shrader, Tommy Fraser, Andrew Peckham, KC Keller and Jonathan Hagio. As with the other two divisions, drivers are still declaring their intent to run this race. the IMCA Stock Car division continues to grow by leaps and bounds at Antioch as well as other racing venues. Bakersfield star Nick Johnson won this race last season, while Troy Foulger won the debut for the class a year earlier. Foulger has multiple wins at Antioch this year and could be the driver to beat. New track champion Travis Dutra won the season finale. Rival Jason Robles is anticipated as well as Merced champion Steven Johnson, multi-time Antioch winner Garrett Corn, Fred Ryland, Rob Gallaher and Kellen Chadwick. This week is an opportunity for fans to see some of the best IMCA sanctioned racing they will see all season long with big prize money on the line. The gates open on Friday and Saturday at 4:00 with the first races firing off at 6:00. Further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com.
- Chapeta, Elliott, Baugh, Young, Brown Score Championship Night Wins At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...September 24...Scott Chapeta won the 25 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was Championship Night for the division, and Shannon Newton wrapped up the division championship with a second place finish. He joins five others as a two-time champion in this class. Chapeta is a past championship runner-up at Petaluma Speedway, and he was making his first start of the season. He took the early lead, only to surrender the point to Jimmy Christian a lap later. Shannon Newton went motoring by for first on Lap 3 and held the position until Christian executed a high maneuver in Turn 2 to regain command. Jacob Williams slipped past Newton for second with a Turn 4 pass two laps later and set his sights on Christian. However, contact resulted in Christian spinning for a Lap 17 yellow flag with Williams being put to the rear for his part in the incident. This put Chapeta in the lead over Shannon Newton, and they ran that way until the final lap. As Chapeta sped to his first career win, Christian made an inside pass at the line to take second from Newton with Williams and East completing the Top 5. Two-time Merced Speedway Sportsman champion Rick Elliott won a thrilling battle for the 15 lap Butch Althar Memorial Hardtop victory. The race paid tribute to the past Antioch and Vallejo Speedway announcer. Roger MacShain led the field to the green flag and held the point until an outside pass on the backstretch on the fourth circuit put Joel Hannagan into the lead. Elliott went outside MacShain on the fifth lap to gain second, and Brad Coelho piloted the Tommy Thomson owned car into second on Lap 9. Coelho made a move around Hannagan in Turn 4 on Lap 10 for the lead, but he spun in Turn 4 moments later for a yellow flag. Hannagan led the field to the green flag, only to surrender the point to Elliott with a Turn 4 pass on Lap 12. Moments later, the two drivers spun in the fourth turn with Coelho being clipped in the incident. Coelho was out, and MacShain led the restart ahead of Elliott. Elliott made a high pass in Turn 1 on Lap 13 for the lead and sped to the victory. Hannagan made an inside pass in Turn 2 on the last lap to finish second, followed by Mike Gillard, MacShain and Ken Clifford. Jared Baugh collected his second 20 lap Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock feature win. The third-ranked driver managed to work his way into second behind Grayson Baca on Lap 4. The two leaders pulled away with Baugh using a low pass in Turn 4 on Lap 18 to take the lead. Baugh led the final circus for the win with Baca settling for second ahead of Kevin Brown, Adam Kujala and Jewell Crandall. Josh Young won the 20 left WMR Midget Main Event. Terry Nichols set the early pace ahead of Bryant Bell, but Bell went low and Turn 1 on Lap 3 to take over. Logan Mitchell maneuvered into second on Lap 7. Bell spun from the lead on the Lap 11 for the only yellow flag of the race. Mitchell led Young and Nichols on the restart. They ran that way until Young made thrilling pass in Turn 4 on Lap 17 to gain command. Young brought it home to victory ahead of Mitchell, Nichols, Adam Teves and Bell. Tom Brown wrapped up his second Antioch championship with his fourth Print Club Mini Stock Main Event win of the season. Three-time Merced Speedway champion Chris Corder had the pole and raced into the early lead with Brown shadowing him in second. Corder started developing a tire rub on his right rear and ultimately got a flat tire on Lap 10 as Brown took over. Brown easily led the remaining 10 circuits for the win with Patrick Kelley a solid second ahead of Ricky Berry, Corder and Cody Bolles. This weekend is the special Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals event for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars. They practice and have a pit party on Thursday, a full slate of racing on Friday with increased purse money and an even bigger purse on Saturday, including $3,000 to win for the IMCA Modifieds and $1,500 for the victory in the IMCA Sport Modifieds. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com. Antioch Speedway Unofficial Race Results Wingless Spec Sprints Fast Time-Jimmy Christian 14.801. Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jimmy Christian, Dylan Newberry. Main Event (25 laps)-Scott Chapeta, Jimmy Christian, Shannon Newton, Jacob Williams, James East, Aaron Altaffer, MacKenzie Newton, Roy Fisher, James Johnson, Dylan Newberry. Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jon Haney, Jared Baugh. Main Event (20 laps)-Jared Baugh, Grayson Baca, Kevin Brown, Adam Kujala, Jewell Crandall, Jon Haney, Colten Haney, Tyler Graves, Gavin Griffiths, Jess Paladino. Print Club Mini Stocks Heat Winners (6 laps)-Tom Brown, Ricky Berry. Main Event (20 laps)-Tom Brown, Patrick Kelley, Ricky Berry, Chris Corder, Cody Bolles, Laina Bales, Eddie Humphrey III, David Carson DNS, Dana Gardner DNS, David Moeller DNS. Hardtops Heat Winners (6 laps)-Rick Elliott, Joel Hannagan. Main Event (15 laps)-Rick Elliott, Joel Hannagan, Mike Gillard, Roger MacShain, Ken Clifford, Brad Coelho, Matt Taylor, Tom Grady, Jason Armstrong DNS. WMR Midgets Fast Time-Bryant Bell 15.194. Heat Winners (8 laps)-Bryant Bell, Terry Nichols. Main Event (20 laps)-Josh Young, Logan Mitchell, Terry Nichols, Adam Teves, Bryant Bell, Kyle Hawse, Nate Wait, Cameron Beard, Blake Bower DNS.
- Josh Young Wins Western Midget Racing Debut at Antioch
Wingless Sprint Car contender Josh Young of Roseville scored his first career Western Midget Racing feature win during his debut appearance on Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Young topped the ...
- Championship Night #2 Will Crown A Wingless Spec Sprint champion
Antioch, CA...Saturday night will bring the curtain down on more championship battles at Antioch Speedway. On the heels of the successful night last week that crowned four champions, the Wingless Spec Sprints headline this show, joined by the Mini Stocks, WMR Midgets, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and the Butch Althar Memorial race for the Vintage Hardtops. Saturday wraps up the 24th championship season for the popular Wingless Spec Sprints, which had their first season in 1999. 2019 champion Shannon Newton leads the way over James East by only 9 points. Newton has picked up four feature wins, and East has finished as high as second with five Top 5 finishes. He hasn't won a Main Event since 2015. Steve Maionchi seems headed for a career best third place ranking, while Zack Neeley is 27 points ahead of the consistent MacKenzie Newton in the race for fourth. Observers are speculating that second-generation racer Dylan Newberry could be a big threat to get his first feature win this Saturday night, and it's possible some Hunt Series competitors could be on hand as they have a race at Antioch on October 8th. They may want to get a tune-up for what's to come. The Mini Stocks are in town for their championship night, and Petaluma champion Tom Brown seeks to wrap up his second Antioch title. Tom has won three of the four previous races to give him a 34 point lead over the consistent Dana Gardner. Gardner has finished as high as second twice this year. He holds a solid 34 point advantage over the steady Laina Bales. Bales is only four points ahead of Don Abitz and 20 over Shan Titman in a closer race for third. The division has been bolstered by the addition of newcomers Ricky Mandonca and David Carson in recent events. The division has been on again and off again since it debuted with demo races in 2003 with IMCA Stock Car Rookie of the Year Jason Jennings winning the 2004 championship. The track also hosted a four cylinder Mini Truck division for several seasons. Management feels very strongly that this is the division to bring new drivers into the fold due to the more affordable budget for the cars. The Western Midgets Racing group makes their third appearance of the season. They're in the midst of a marathon season with over 30 races on the schedule. Their previous visits saw wins earned by Micro Sprint graduate Sage Bordenave and reigning series champion Blake Bower. Bower has been difficult to beat on the tour this season. At Marysville recently, he scored his 19th career series victory and his 11th for the season. He's well in control in the standings, according to WMR sources. Other drivers to watch for include the consistent Kyle Hawse, Bryant Bell, Nate Wait, Cory Brown and Logan Mitchell. The WMR Ecotec motor package is conducive to getting new drivers into Midget racing. It's a more affordable option for the drivers looking to move up from the popular 600 Micro Sprint shows on the smaller tracks. Saturday's race should be a good one. The Hobby Stock championship battle has been wrapped up, and Misty Welborn is the champion. She joins inaugural champion Terrie Wacht, Melissa Myers and the mother and daughter duo of Denise McCown and Megan Ponciano as lady champions in the class. Interestingly enough, four of the Top 5 drivers in the standings are female competitors. Three-time winner Welborn beat Michaela Taylor by an impressive 70 points. Taylor regained second last week as Jared Baugh didn't finish. He was four points behind her. Top rookie Taylor DeCarlo and the consistent Jewell Crandall rounded out the Top 5. Initially, management considered giving the division the night off so drivers could compete at another race. However, several of the local drivers wanted to race at their home track, and the track also wanted to provide a better show for the fans. The Hobby Stocks have certainly been the MVP of the roster with the strongest car counts and some of the most exciting races. Chances are good that the driver who wins this Saturday night may be getting their first win of the season. It's also an opportunity for them to tune up for the Dean Cline Classic on October 15th as well as the Big Jim Pettit Hobby Stock Nationals on November 4th and 5th. The Vintage Hardtops have the first of two special occasions this Saturday night. We will be paying tribute to the late Butch Althar, who announced at Antioch Speedway for three seasons in the 1980s. He was very meticulous in his notes, introduced parade lap music to the fans and also started doing on track interviews after races. Butch was a Stock Car competitor at Vallejo Speedway in the 1960s and also announced at that track in the years preceding its closure at the end of the 1979 season. Brad Coelho and Joel Hannigan lead the charge into Saturday's show. Coelho is looking forward to the Chet Thomson Memorial race, which will honor the father of his car owner Tommy Thomson on October 22nd. Coelho and Thompson recently teamed up for victory at the Stockton Dirt Track. The green #39 car has its origins as one of the last Hardtops that competed at Vallejo Speedway in the late 1970s. Hannigan has been racing with the Winged Sportsman class at Merced Speedway and wrapped up the championship there in the Doug Broderick owned Junkyard Dog. The Hardtops do not compete for prize money or points, but the Top 5 finishers of the Main Event on Saturday will receive trophies. Some of the drivers intending to compete include past Chet Thomson Memorial winner Jason Armstrong, the enthusiastic Ken Clifford, Matt Dragoon and Roger MacShain. There are some Winged Sportsman competitors from Merced Speedway also reportedly getting ready to come for the show. Saturday's show will showcase the diversity of divisions offered at Antioch Speedway in its 62nd championship season. The gates will open at 4:00 with the first race starting at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Championship Night #1 Offers A Full Slate Of Racing At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...On the heels of the successful Monster Truck event last Saturday night, Antioch Speedway now turns its attention to crowning 2022 champions. This Saturday night will be a stacked lineup. Championship Night #1 will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Xtreme Limited Late Models. All five divisions will offer plenty of excitement for the fans. All eyes will be on the IMCA Modifieds as the championship has come down to a five point differential between incoming leader Nick DeCarlo and Kellen Chadwick. Both drivers have won a division championship at Antioch in the past. DeCarlo has picked up four Main Event wins this year, while Chadwick has taken the checkered flag three times. It may come down to the driver who wins this race winning the championship. Past champion Bobby Motts Jr had a solid showing last time, putting him 12 points ahead of the two rookies in the race for third in the standings. Trevor Clymens leads Terry DeCarlo Jr by just four markers in the rookie battle. This one will also be decided at the final checkered flag. Other drivers could come to town to play spoiler. Earlier this season, ninth ranked Aaron Crowell picked up a win. Crowell has made his presence known from time to time, and he's the 2004 champion after a battle with Antioch Speedway Hall of Famer JD Willis. Fred Ryland is no stranger to winning at Antioch Speedway. He has 70 wins combined in his time at the speedway, and that ranges from multiple divisions. He's picked up four wins in IMCA Sport Modified competition this season, putting him 10 points ahead of Andrew Pearce in the championship battle. This would be his third title in this class, matching the total of IMCA Modified rookie Trevor Clymens. All Ryland has to do is not slip up and stay within range of Pearce, who picked up the win last time out for his first win at the track this year. 11 points behind Pearce is IMCA State champion Jacob Mallet Jr, who also has an Antioch win to his credit. He can move forward in the standings, but he won't lose third. Two-time feature winner Kenny Shrader and the consistent Chuck Golden are tied for fourth in the standings, and they're far enough ahead of KC Keller and Tyler Browne that they'll hold on to Top 5 point positions as long as they start the Main Event. Meanwhile, past Super Stock champion Mark Garner holds on to ninth in the standings, but he's excited about another thing. His son Billy Garner recently practiced in a Sport Modified for the first time and is getting close to his division debut. Travis Dutra would have to slip up pretty badly in order to lose the IMCA Stock Car championship. The reigning champion has yet to win a feature this year, but he's had five second place finishes and has racked up an amazing 10 Top 5 efforts in 11 starts. Jason Robles nearly won the last race, only to be passed late by Kellen Chadwick. Second place kept Robles 19 points out of lead, and he will finish no worse than that. Meanwhile, top rookie Jason Jennings leads Dave Hill by 24 points and should be able to maintain third as long as he starts the race. Dan Gonderman has come on strong lately and has a pair of podium finishes. He was third in the standings last year, and the two-time Wingless Spec Sprint champion is just two points ahead of rookie Jeff Bentanourt in the effort to hold on to fifth. Because he was absent last time, Fred Ryland dropped back to seventh in the standings in a tie with Joe Gallaher, 12 points behind Gonderman. Misty Welborn picked up her first podium finish in weeks as she seems to be headed for the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock title. She holds a 54 point lead over the resurgent Jared Baugh, who finished second last time out despite some serious damage to his car. Baugh is just 24 points ahead of the steady Michaela Taylor. Taylor has found herself fighting to get Main Event starts lately, but she has a pair of B Main wins in recent weeks. Taylor DeCarlo has had an excellent rookie season and is 40 points ahead of Jewell Crandall. She will likely hold on to fourth in the standings. Crandall picked up her second fifth place finish last time out, and that put her 26 points ahead of Grayson Baca in the race for fifth. Baca is a feature winner this year and has been fast. He'll need to come up with something big to reclaim fifth in the final rundown. The Xtreme Limited Late Models are back for their fourth appearance at the speedway, and there's a good battle for the championship. Reigning Placerville Speedway champion and current leader at that venue, Dan Jinkerson, holds just a one point advantage over Dan Brown Jr. Brown picked up the win last time at Placerville in what turned out to be a controversial affair after a late race tangle with Anthony Slaney. Brown is also one point behind Jinkerson in the Series championship battle, and there is a $1,500 prize at stake for the winner. At the moment, Matt Micheli is holding on to what would be a $500 third in the standings. Holding fourth right now is Rod Oliver, 22 tallies ahead of Slaney and Jay Norton. Slaney was the winner of the first Antioch race this year. Jinkerson won the next Antioch visit, and he lost a photo finish battle to Brown at their last Antioch race. Saturday night will offer some entertaining racing from start to finish with a solid five division lineup. The gates will open at 4:00 with the first race starting at 6:00. Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com
- Monster Trucks Delight The Fans at Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...For the second time this season, the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour came to Antioch Speedway and delivered an exciting show on both Friday and Saturday night. The heat on Friday affected the attendance, but Saturday night offered one of the biggest crowds seen at the venue all season. Rock Star was once again in attendance, and each night that truck performed head and shoulders above the rest. California Kid also returned from the last appearane. Those two trucks seem to lead the charge, while Thunder Chicken turned in an inspired performance on Saturday night that had the crowd on their feet at the end of the show. Also in attendance were Cyclops and Hillbilly, a truck based out of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Hillbilly had the most difficult weekend. The truck got stuck on one of the obstacles on the front straightaway during the show on Friday, and this forced the other competitors to alter their course the rest of the night. After spending the entire day getting the truck up and running, Hillbilly competed for part of Saturday but was unable to finish the program. A few of the popular trucks were noticeably absent from the weekend festivities due to the tour also booking an event in Turlock, but they also offered the Jet Cart and the Megasaurus steel dragon for entertainment purposes. The Jet Cart thundered up and down the straightaway with a loud boom and fire trailing behind it. Megasaurus was there to feast upon one of the cars donated by the wrecking yard, which was definitely a sight to be seen. Fans got to see Sapphire, the ride along truck. That truck was busy giving rides to the young fans throughout Friday and Saturday's programs. All in all, it was another entertaining event by the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour, who seems to be in big demand at several California venues this year. The track turns its attention to crowning champions, starting with this Saturday night's show. A packed lineup will include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Xtreme Limited Late Models. All but the Late Models will decide their championships at this show, and just five points separate leader Nick DeCarlo from Kellen Chadwick in the Modified battle. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Monster Trucks Make Final 2022 Appearance At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...After a week off, activity resumes at Antioch Speedway this Friday and Saturday nights. The popular Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour makes their second and final appearance of the year. These Monster Truck competitors are in high demand on the West Coast, and they were well received in their previous visit back in May. Last time, Identity Theft and Rock Star proved to be popular with the fans along with the fire-breathing Monster Truck Spitfire, California Kid and Weekend Warrior. These five trucks compete in various contests throughout the night, including freestyle, speed and one-on-one competition. From the moment the show starts, the fans are treated to non-stop entertainment. During the intermission, fans can buy rides on the special Identity Theft or Sapphire ride along trucks. Rides are also offered at the end of the show. The Jet Cart is also a popular halftime attraction. Fans feel the heat from the fire burning at the back of the cart as it streaks down the straightaway at a rapid pace. Friday and Saturday night offer two opportunities to check out the show, and you won't want to miss it. This weekend begins a string of big events that will take place one right after the other. Championship Night #1 on September 17th will feature the popular IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and the Xtreme Limited Late Models. Only 5 points separate Nick DeCarlo from Kellen Chadwick in a thrilling IMCA Modified title battle that is sure to go down to the final checkered flag. Championship Night #2 on September 24th will include the Wingless Spec Sprints, Mini stocks, WMR Midgets, a non-point Hobby Stock race and the Hardtops. The following weekend is the three-day Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals for the three IMCA sanctioned divisions, and extra money will be on the line for the big event. The October 8th event is the Soares Memorial Hall of Fame night, and 11 new members will be inducted into the Antioch Speedway Hall of Fame. The Hunt Wingless Spec Sprints and the Xtreme Limited Late Models will be part of the racing entertainment for the night. A week later is the Dean Cline Classic for the Hobby Stocks along with the return of the Figure 8, which boasts a $1,000 to win prize based on 15 cars. Racing will continue on into November, and you can keep track of all of that information by going to www.antiochspeedway.com. For this weekend's Malicious Monster Truck events, fans can order their Friday night tickets online, and it's $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Children under 3 are free. At the gate, Saturday or Friday will be $25 for adults, $20 for children under 12 and children under 3 are free.
- Championship Racing Heading To The Wire At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...After holding a practice night last weekend, Antioch Speedway returns to championship point racing this Saturday night. What some refer to as the "classic lineup" returns with IMCA Modifieds back in action along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. There is just this race and the September 17th point finale for these divisions before special events take place in October and November. The IMCA Modified battle has been a classic showdown between 2018 champion Nick DeCarlo and 2006 title winner Kellen Chadwick. DeCarlo tipped his hand as to his interest in winning this championship as he brought his car to practice last Saturday to fine tune things. Nick has four wins to his credit this season, keeping him just four points ahead of Chadwick in a very tight race. Chadwick was the winner of his third Main Event of the season last time out. Past champion Bobby Motts Jr had been in this battle, but a series of unfortunate breaks finds him just 10 points ahead of Trevor Clymens and 12 over Terry DeCarlo Jr in the race for third. Clymens and DeCarlo also have a battle going for top rookie honors, and Clymens is coming off of back-to-back podium finishes, which enabled him to take the lead over DeCarlo. DeCarlo had a sixth place finish last time out to keep the point damage to a minimum. Rather than come practice with his brother, he headed to Medford, Oregon for a big money event last weekend. Two-time reigning IMCA Sport Modified champion and current point leader Fred Ryland was also in Medford, Oregon. In his case, he was picking up the $3,000 win in the 69 lap Dwayne Melvin Memorial race. Last time out, his championship rival Andrew Pearce was leading with a few laps to go when he had a mechanical failure send him pitward. Four-time feature winner Ryland leads Pearce by 13 markers, and could take a step closer to the championship just by having a strong outing this week. State point leader Jacob Mallet Jr has a first and a second in his last two starts, keeping him just seven points behind Pearce for the runner-up spot. Back in third is past champion KC Keller. He leads Chuck Golden by one marker, Kenny Shrader by 11 and Mark Garner by 14. Golden has been on a bit of a run lately after picking up his first Main Event win of the year in Quincy, California and then heading to Watsonville for a second place finish last weekend. This is an interesting battle for Top 5 point positions that will go down to the final checkered flag on September 17th. Jason Robles brought his IMCA Stock Car to practice last time out. He's been concerned with not moving forward in the pack enough in recent races, so he was making some laps trying to figure it out. Robles has two wins to his credit, but some bad finishes leave him 20 points behind reigning champion and current point leader Travis Dutra in the championship chase. Dutra has yet to win this season, but he's racked up five second place finishes. The consistent Jason Jennings has his eyes on third in the standings as well as top rookie honors. He leads Dave Hill in the third place battle by 21 points. Hill was on hand for practice last week as he and chief mechanic Jim Reid were dialing a few things in. Two-time winner Fred Ryland still holds fifth in the standings by 22 points ahead of Jeff Bentanourt and 24 over Dan Gonderman. Gonderman has a new car and has picked up a pair of Top 3 finishes in his most recent starts. Misty Welborn hit the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock championship race like a hurricane, winning three of the first four events. Unfortunately, she's had trouble making a return to the Winner's Circle, and just getting a Top 10 finish has been a solid night for her. She was at practice trying to find a little bit more speed. The red hot Jared Baugh has moved into second in the standings, trailing Welborn by 50 points and leading Michaela Taylor by 12. Taylor does have a podium finish this year, but she's still in search of her first feature win. A few weeks back, she needed to win a B Main to make it into the show, and she's had a bit of bad luck in recent races. Top rookie Taylor DeCarlo leads the resurgent Grayson Baca by 20 points in the race for fourth with Jewel Crandall 30 points back. Baca had a feature win earlier this season and finished third last time out. DeCarlo has battled back from a couple of really bad nights and has managed to lead several Main Event laps as she tries to close in on her first career win. This lineup of divisions should offer some great racing for the fans this Saturday night. The grandstands will open at 4:00pm with the first race starting at 6:00pm. Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Meiring, Brown, LeBlanc Shine Brightly In Flat Track Motorcycle Show At Antioch Speedway
Antioch CA...August 13...The Flat Track Motorcycles made their second and final appearance at Antioch Speedway Saturday night. They got to compete on a track that was being prepared by sweepers, which kept the racing surface smooth and to the liking of the riders. The big star of the evening was Tony Meiring. Meiring competed in both the Open A and Pro Am classes and ended the night undefeated. The Pro Am class competed for $1,000 in purse money for their 20 lap Main Event with the Open A class getting the $500, winner-take-all Trophy Dash. After winning the Open A heat race, Meiring again held off Christian Spurgeon to win the Dash. That duo scored the 1-2 finish in the Open AM heat race as well. The Main Event for both the 20 lap Open AM class and the Open A division started out the same. Meiring bolted into the lead at the start with Spurgeon shadowing him in the early laps. However, Meiring began to pull away from Spurgeon in both classes to score the victory. Spurgeon was second as Brandon Weller grabbed the third and final podium position in both Main Events. Meiring pocketed a total of $1,000 at the pay window. Pedro Brown proved to be the big star in the Vintage divisions. After collecting heat races in the Vintage A and Hooligan divisions, Brown held off the challenges of Donnie Darrah to win the Vintage A 12 lap race. It was Fuzzy Beeching finishing third. In the Hooligan class, Brown took off from the start and beat Victor Tallent by a straightaway with Earnest Winters settling for third. Macie LeBlanc collected wins in both the 250cc class and Open AM feature races. As with Brown and Meiring, she won both heat races. Ryder Bitz-Hay, who had crashed in the 250cc heat race before coming back for second, was also second in the 250cc Main Event with Joe Dirt winning a spirited duel with Mark Fowler for the third and final trophy spot. LeBlanc outran Bitz-Hay to win the Open AM race. Bitz-Hay had an eventful evening before winning the 85cc Main Event ahead of Tommy Neelings and younger brother Cameron Neelings. As noted above, he also had a pair of runner-up finishes in other classes. Young Indy Tallent scored his second Pee Wee division clean sweep at Antioch. He won both the heat race and Main Event. Johnny Ray Rivas finished second in the feature ahead of Ryder Meiring. Other winners on the evening included Donnie Darrah in the Masters A class, Marvin Lewis in Vintage AM and William McCants in 100-150cc 4-stroke. The Motorcycle event was sponsored by Contra Costa Powersports of Concord, Cycle Gear of Pacheco and BRG Dyno Tuning of Pleasant Hill. Racing will resume at the speedway on August 27th with IMCA Modifieds back in action along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Flat Track Motorcycles Return To Antioch Speedway Saturday Night
Antioch, CA...It's time once again for the Flat Track Motorcycles to pay a visit to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night. This is the second and final visit for the group. Rob Lanoy promotes the series which could see as many as 12 different bike classifications competing. Rob has organized sponsorship from Cycle Gear of Pacheco, Contra Costa Powersports and KC at BRG Dyno Tuning, which leads to some purse money and contingency prizes being offered in some of the classes. Rob has helped put together a $1,000 payout for the Pro-Am class, which features some top notch riders. Last time they were in Antioch, this class also got the $500 Dash for Cash. It was Tony Meiring winning on both counts with Brandon Weller finishing second ahead of Chris McDougal in the Main Event. This time out, the Open A class will be competing for the $500 Dash for Cash, winner-take-all prize. The excitement builds as the riders get on the track for practice sessions at 3:00 with the first race scheduled to take place at 4:30. The volume of riders who competed last time led to nearly two dozen heat races before Main Events even started. Riders in all age groups come to compete. Noteworthy are the Pee Wee riders. This class is also referred to as "Bobbleheads" due to the big helmets protecting these kids and their heads bobbling around a little bit. Last time out, Indy Tallent outran his rivals for the win. Orwood Resort in Brentwood sees to it that all of the riders compete for free in this class. The 250cc class is an important step up as the riders get more experience. The competition level in this class is tough, and Myles Henderson got the win last time they were in Antioch. Another competitor of note is 11-year-old Ryder Bitz-Hay. He finished second in both the 100-150cc 4-stroke class and the 85cc division last time out. It was Colton Shafer winning in the 85cc division, while Dean Rabideau won the 4-stroke race. Racing fans don't get to see Flat Track Motorcycles in Antioch very often, and it's another exciting form of competition to behold. The riders execute the right combination of daring and aggressiveness, while also being careful and respectful of the other competitors on the track. The racing will thrill you from start to finish. At a recent event in Newman, California, there were over 100 riders in action. A good turnout is expected on Saturday. Practice is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm with racing at 4:30 pm. Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free. For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com
- Chadwick Returns To Winner's Circle At Antioch Speedway, Corn, Shrader, Holbrook Other Winners
Antioch, CA...August 6...Kellen Chadwick won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was his third win of the season as he gained a couple of points on leader Nick DeCarlo in the close championship battle. Terry DeCarlo Sr set the early pace, but rookie Kenneth Robles made an inside pass in Turn 2 of the fourth lap to take over. Chadwick quickly moved into second and made a Turn 2 pass on the seventh circuit to take the lead. Rookie Trevor Clymens settled into second as a three-car battle developed between Bobby Motts Jr, Eric Hamilton and Nick DeCarlo for third. Motts had a flat tire and brought out a Lap 15 yellow flag. Hamilton held third until surrendering the position to Nick DeCarlo on Lap 23. However, Kellen Chadwick stretched his advantage to about half a straightaway over Clymens in victory. Nick DeCarlo ended up third ahead of Hamilton and Terry DeCarlo Jr. Garrett Corn won the 25 lap IMCA Stock Car Main Event. This was the third win in the last four races for the Merced star. Dan Gonderman picked up a heat race win and set the early pace. However, Rob Gallaher made an outside pass on the front stretch on Lap 6 to take over. Corn found himself in second on Lap 8 and began pressuring Gallaher. A low pass in Turn 4 of the 11th lap put Corn into the lead. For the next half-dozen laps, Corn and Rob Gallaher enjoyed a side-by-side dual for the lead. Corn eventually nudged ahead and built a half-straightaway advantage over Gallaher in victory. Fred Ryland made a late move for third as Gonderman settled for fourth ahead of point leader Travis Dutra. Kenny Shrader won the 25 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event. This was the second win of the season for Shrader, who picked up the victory in the Hetrick race a few weeks ago. After a complete restart, Mark Garner set the early pace, but championship hopeful Andrew Pearce made an inside pass on the backstretch on Lap 7 to take the lead. Tommy Fraser quickly settled into second. On a Lap 14 yellow flag, point leader Fred Ryland pitted, and Fraser retired from second. Pearce continued to lead Shrader and IMCA State point leader Jacob Mallet Jr on the restart. A contact move in Turn 2 as they worked Lap 17 gained Shrader the lead, but a yellow flag for Tyler Browne negated the pass. Pearce continued to lead Shrader and Mallet on the restart. Pearce seemed headed for the victory until a puff of smoke came from his car on Lap 22 and he headed out the exit gate. That put Shrader into the lead and he brought it home to victory ahead of Mallet, Ryland, Dylan Connelly and Nick Caughman Jr. Clarence Holbrook won his second-straight 25 lap Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock Main Event. Grayson Baca led early and through a pair of yellow flags before Holbrook made a Turn 4 pass for the lead on Lap 8. Baca maintained second until being passed on the inside in Turn 3 on Lap 22 by Derek Ogden. The race had several yellow flags, but each restart saw Holbrook motor ahead as he went on to victory. Ogden settled for second ahead of Baca, Jared Baugh and Kevin Brown. Next week will see the Flat Track Motorcycles come to town for their final visit of the year. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com Antioch Speedway August 6th Unofficial Race Results IMCA Modifieds Heat Winners (8 laps)-Trevor Clymens, Terry DeCarlo Jr. Main Event (20 laps)-Kellen Chadwick, Trevor Clymens, Nick DeCarlo, Eric Hamilton, Kenneth Robles, Terry DeCarlo Jr, Shawn DeForest, Terry DeCarlo Sr, Gary Hylton, Bobby Motts Jr. IMCA Stock Cars Heat Winners (8 laps )-Dan Gonderman, Travis Dutra,. Main Event (20 laps)-Garrett Corn, Rob Gallaher, Fred Ryland, Dan Gonderman, Travis Dutra, Steven Johnson, Jason Robles, Jason Jennings, Jeff Bentancourt, Dave Hill. IMCA Sport Modifieds Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jason Ryan Jr, Tyler Browne. Main Event (20 laps)-Kenny Shrader, Jacob Mallet Jr, Fred Ryland, Dylan Connelly, Nick Caughman Jr, Chuck Golden, Kelly Campanile, Brianna Troen, Andrew Pearce, Mark Garner Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (8 laps)-Misty Welborn, Jared Baugh, Lance Hurst, Clarence Holbrook. B Main (15 laps)-Aidan Ponciano, James Graessle, Michaela Taylor. Main Event (20 laps)-Clarance Holbrook, Derek Ogden, Grayson Baca, Jared Baugh, Kevin Brown, Brad Coelho, Misty Welborn, Lance Hurst, Jake Bentancourt, James Graessle.
- More IMCA Excitement On Tap at Antioch Speedway Saturday Night
Antioch, CA...Racing enters August at Antioch Speedway, and that means the point battles are heading into the stretch run. This Saturday night features what some consider to be the most popular lineup of divisions on the schedule. IMCA Modifieds return along with the IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. It's four divisions of racing that is sure to entertain from start to finish. The IMCA Modified battle is still too close to call. Despite winning his fourth Main Event of the season last Saturday night, Nick DeCarlo still clings to just a six point lead over two-time winner Kellen Chadwick. Chadwick has been searching for the right combination to get his car to the front, but he's still finishing within a few spots of DeCarlo every week. Just 21 points back in third is Bobby Motts Jr, who is coming off of a season-best second place finish last time out. The rookie battle finds Terry DeCarlo Jr leading Trevor Clymens by just two tallies coming into the night. Clymens led most of the race last time out before earning a season-high third place finish, but DeCarlo finished fifth. Two races ago, Buddy Kniss finished a season-high second in the Main Event after leading several laps. The 2019 champion has been coming on strong lately and may be in line for a win soon. He's currently ninth in the standings. The IMCA Sport Modifieds are back in action, and their championship chase is just as close as the Modifieds. Two-time reigning champion Fred Ryland has picked up four wins this year, but he's still just seven points in front of Andrew Pearce. Pearce has yet to win a Main Event at Antioch this year, but he recently won the Northwest Speedweek Sport Modified championship. 21 points back in third is State point leader Jacob Mallet Jr. Past champion KC Keller has one feature win to his credit this year and is currently fourth in the standings, 10 ahead of Chuck Golden and 19 in front of Mark Garner. Golden has been consistent this year with four Top 10 finishes to his credit. He's also done a little bit of racing in Marysville this year and did pretty well with three additional Top 10 runs. In the IMCA Stock Car division, the consistent Travis Dutra continues to keep Jason Robles at bay. Dutra has five second place finishes, while Robles has won twice. Still, reigning champion Dutra leads by 18 points. Jason Jennings is a rookie in the division and currently holds third in the standings by 19 points in front of Dave Hill. The absent Fred Ryland has dropped down to fifth in the standings. Jeff Bentanourt finished runner up in Hobby Stock points last year after giving it a great effort. Jeff has one Top 5 finish this year and is only 16 points behind Ryland in the race for fifth. Misty Welborn continues to do what she needs to do to maintain the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock point lead. She hasn't won a Main Event since the fourth week of the season, but she has three wins to her credit. Through consistency, she's maintaining a 36 point advantage over Michaela Taylor. After another good run last week, Jared Baugh remains 20 points behind Taylor in the race for third. Rookie Taylor DeCarlo holds down fourth by 32 points ahead of Jewell Crandall. Crandall has improved greatly this season. She's emerging from a bit of a slump, and her recent 10th place finish put her back into fifth in the standings by 12 markers ahead of one-time winner Grayson Baca. Saturday night should offer some great racing in all four divisions. The gates will be opening at 4:00 with the first race starting at 6:00. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Military, Seniors (60 and over) and Children (under 11) with Children 5 and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Foulger Scores $1,000 Win At Antioch Speedway, DeCarlo, Martin, Holbrook, Wagner Other Winners
Antioch, CA...July 30.. Troy Foulger scored the 20 lap IMCA Stock Car Main Event win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was his second win of the season in this division, and it was Heavy Construction night at the races for this class. The win paid Foulger $1,000 in the Bowers Motorsports owned entry. Dan Gonderman started up front and took the early lead, but he surrendered the point to Foulger on a Lap 3 restart. Foulger started pulling away from Gonderman when a yellow flag slowed the pace on Lap 8. Undaunted, Foulger remained in command on the restart and proceeded to stretch his advantage to a straightaway over Gonderman as Nick DeCarlo gained third on Lap '14. A low move in Turn 4 on Lap 17 put DeCarlo into second, but Foulger cruised to the big victory. Gonderman settled for third ahead of Steven Johnson and Garrett Corn. Nick DeCarlo won the 20 lap IMCA Modified Main Event. This was the fourth win of the season for the current point leader, and he had to make a late move to get the job done. From his front row start, Trevor Clymens took the early lead ahead of Kenneth Robles, but Robles surrendered second to past champion Buddy Kniss on Lap 6. Following a yellow flag on Lap 7, Clymens led Kniss and Bobby Motts Jr, but Motts surrendered third to DeCarlo on Lap 10. DeCarlo made an inside pass on the frontstretch on Lap 14 to take second from Kniss. DeCarlo closed in on Clymens and made an inside pass on the backstretch on Lap 18 to take the lead. An inside pass on the backstretch on the final lap gained Motts second, and DeCarlo won ahead of Motts, Clymens, Kellen Chadwick and Terry DeCarlo Jr. Cameron Martin won the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event. Martin jumped into the lead from the outset ahead of James East. Point leader Shannon Newton and Eric Hopkins had a back and forth battle going for third in the early laps before Newton grabbed the position. The Top 3 remained unchanged until a yellow flag waved for Jason Johnson in Turn 3 on Lap 16. Martin continued to set the pace on the restart with East getting pressured by Newton for second. A low pass in Turn 4 of the 19th lap gained Newton second. However, Martin went on to victory ahead of Newton, Eric Hopkins, East and Dylan Newberry. Clarence Holbrook won the 20 lap Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock Main Event. Kevin Brown led early with Holbrook moving into second on a Lap 2 restart. Holbrook went low in Turn 4 to take the lead from Brown on Lap 4. A Lap 6 restart enabled Bakersfield star Tate Loftis to move into second with B Main winner Les Friend following into third. A Lap 12 yellow flag bunched the field for one more restart. It was Loftis gaining the lead from Holbrook, but Holbrook followed him as the duo pulled away. Holbrook made an inside pass on the front stretch on Lap 19 to take the lead. Loftis pushed on exit in Turn 4 on the final lap, and Holbrook brought it home to victory ahead of Loftis, Friend, Jared Baugh and Ken Johns. Point leader Danny Wagner won the his fifth 20 lap Delta Dwarf Car Main Event of the season. With a front row start, Wagner bolted into the lead immediately ahead of Devan Kammeramann. Following a Lap 4 yellow flag, Dan Geil moved into second. However, Kammeramann went motoring past Geil for second on Lap 11. Unfortunately, Wagner held a straightaway advantage by then. Wagner increased his advantage to half a lap over Kammeramann in victory. Dan Geil ended up third, followed by Ellie Russo and Isaak Geil. Racing continues next Saturday night with IMCA Modifieds back in action along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com. Antioch Speedway July 30th Unofficial Race Results IMCA Stock Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Troy Foulger, Steven Johnson. Main Event (20 laps)-Troy Foulger, Nick DeCarlo, Dan Gonderman, Steven Johnson, Garrett Corn, Jason Jennings, Travis Dutra, Jason Robles, Cody Johnson, Dave Hill. IMCA Modifieds Heat Winners (8 laps)-Terry DeCarlo Sr, Bobby Motts Jr. Main Event (20 laps)-Nick DeCarlo, Bobby Motts Jr, Trevor Clymens, Kellen Chadwick, Terry DeCarlo Jr, Shawn DeForest, Gary Hylton, Gary Hetrick, Buddy Kniss, Jeffrey Partain. . Wingless Spec Sprints Heat Winners (8 laps)-Shannon Newton, Roy Fisher. Main Event (20 laps)-Cameron Martin, Shannon Newton, Eric Hopkins, James East Dylan Newberry, MacKenzie Newton, Roy Fisher, Steve Maionchi, James Johnson, Roy Greer DNS. Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. Heat Winners (8 laps)-Clarence Holbrook, Colten Haney, Michaela Taylor, Aidan Ponciano. B Main (15 laps)-Les Friend, Ken Johns, Grayson Baca. Main Event (20 laps)-Clarence Holbrook, Tate Loftis, Les Friend, Jared Baugh, Ken Johns, Misty Welborn, Grayson Baca, Michaela Taylor, Jon Haney, Jewel Crandall. Delta Dwarf Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Danny Wagner, David Rosa. Main Event (20 laps)-Danny Wagner, Devan Kammeramann, Dan Geil, Ellie Russo, Isaak Geil, Ricardo Rivera, Mario Marques, David Michael Rosa, David Rosa.
- Driver Appreciation Night Ofers Five Divisions Of Excitement At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...We are in the middle of summer and the championship battles are heating up at Antioch Speedway. This Saturday night, management is giving the drivers a break. With four crew members, the driver gets in for free. The Wingless Spec Sprints have been added to the lineup along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Delta Dwarf Cars. It continues to be a close battle in IMCA Modified competition. After last Saturday night's race, Nick DeCarlo holds a three point advantage over Kellen Chadwick. Both drivers are on a quest to win their second track title and are multi-time Main Event winners this season. Bobby Motts Jr had a Top 5 run going last week before his motor expired. This dropped him 20 points out of the lead as he clings to a 12 point advantage over top rookie Terry DeCarlo Jr in the race for third. Trevor Clymens is only four points behind DeCarlo as they battle for top rookie honors. Five-time champion Troy Foulger and his wife are expecting a baby soon, and he has elected not to seriously pursue points. However, he is just 28 points out of fifth. After winning big races in Petaluma and Medford this year, he has the Bill Bowers Memorial race in October on his radar. This is a race that pays tribute to his car owner, Billy Bowers' father. Foulger has been fast on the circuit in both Stock Car and Modified competition with eight wins this year. In fact, he has 20 Top 5 finishes in 32 starts. Shannon Newton entered the season just looking to do some racing. The 2019 Wingless Spec Sprint champion wasn't necessarily pursuing points. However, his fourth win of the season last week gives him a one point advantage over James East. With Zack Neeley absent from that race, he fell to fourth in the standings, five points behind third-ranked Steve Maionchi. Tony Bernard still holds on to fifth, 16 points ahead of division original Rick Panfili. The drivers had been voicing concern this year about the amount of races scheduled, and that likely played into management's decision to add them this week. Looking over at the IMCA Stock Cars, it was just announced that thanks to multiple sponsors, it's Heavy Equipment/Construction Night. This division will be competing for an increased purse, which includes $1,000 to win, $650 for second and $500 for third. It is hoped that this will bring drivers from out of town to increase the field. IMCA Stock Car racing has produced some of the most exciting, side by side racing at the track this year. The last two races have been won by Merced Speedway star Garrett Corn. Travis Dutra continues to lead the way. The reigning division champion has five second place finishes to give him a 17 point advantage over two-time winner Jason Robles. Dutra came close to winning the last time out and is hungry for victory. In the race for third, the steady Jason Jennings leads two-time winner Fred Ryland by 11 points and Dave Hill by 15. Hill is a past Top 10 driver in Street Stocks some 20 years ago, and it's been nearly two decades since he raced prior to coming back in IMCA Stock Cars. Shifting gears to the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks, Misty Welborn holds a 36 point advantage over Michaela Taylor. These two drivers appear to be the most likely champions this year, but Taylor had to win the B Main last time out just to make it into the show. Her advantage over third-ranked Jared Baugh is 26 tallies. Rookie Taylor DeCarlo is in fourth, 36 points ahead of Jewel Crandall and 38 in front of reigning champion Larry McKinzie Jr. The racing community is still a buzz after young Aidan Ponciano picked up his first career Hobby Stock win. Aidan is the grandson of past Hobby Stock champions Dan and Denise McCown. His mother, Megan Ponciano, is also a past Hobby Stock champion. Now, all of those family members can say they have won Main Events in Hobby Stock competition. This may also cause some speculation as to whether Ponciano may make his first serious point run in 2023, but all eyes will be on him to see if he can repeat his Main Event success this week. After a one-week break following the successful Dwarf Car Nationals, the Delta Dwarf Cars returned. Two-time champion Danny Wagner leads Devan Kammeramann by 58 points. WSDCA rules allow for two throwaways, meaning the standings are actually closer than it would indicate. Chance Russell is 10 points ahead of the steady Ellie Russo and 18 in front of David Rosa. Rosa's son, David Michael Rosa, is just 10 points behind him. Russo was a feature winner last year. She has three fourth place finishes this year as she searches for her first win of the season. Five divisions of racing means fans will see another action-packed show this weekend. The gates will open at 4:00 pm with the first race starting at 6:00 pm. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Military, Seniors (60 and over) and Children (under 11) with Children 5 and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com
- Foulger, Newton, Mallet, Ponciano, Brown Win At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...July 23...Troy Foulger won the 20 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the second win of the season for five-time champions Foulger aboard the Bill Bowers owned entry. Buddy Kniss raced into the early lead ahead of Bobby Motts Jr and Aaron Crowell. An inside pass gained Crowell second on Lap 5 with Foulger following into third. They ran that way until a high pass in Turn 2 on lap 13 put Foulger into second. Foulger went outside Kniss in Turn 4 on Lap 15 to take the lead. Foulger went on to victory from there, followed by Kniss, Crowell, point leader Nick DeCarlo and Kellen Chadwick Shannon Newton continued to close in on the Wingless Spec Sprint point lead by winning his fourth 20 lap Main Event. Braidon Moniz started up front and took the early lead ahead of MacKenzie Newton. An inside pass on the backstretch on Lap 2 gained Rick Panfili second before a yellow flag waved for Steve Maionchi in Turn 1. Moniz continued to lead the restart as Shannon Newton moved into second. MacKenzie Newton gained third on Lap 7 as Panfil retired. A low move in Turn 4 on Lap 8 gained Shannon Newton the lead from Moniz. Newton would hold off the threats of Moniz the rest of the way for the win. Dylan Newberry made a Turn 2 to pass on Lap 19 to take third as MacKenzie Newton settled for fourth ahead of incoming point leader James East. Jacob Mallet Jr won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event. This was his first win at Antioch this season as he continues to run third in the track standings. However. He continues to lead the IMCA State point race. After an early tangle eliminated Haley Gomez, Mallet took the early lead ahead of Nick Caughnan Jr. Fred Ryland moved into third by the seventh lap. After a Nick Zapatero spin brought out a Lap 13 yellow flag, Ryland trailed Mallet on the restart. Though Ryland closed the gap, Mallet went on the score the well-earned victory. Kenny Shrader ended up third ahead of Tyler Rogers and Andrew Pearce. Aiden Ponciano won his first Hobby Stock Main Event. The race was cut to 12 laps due to time. Ponciano took the early lead ahead of Mitchell Dana. Point leader Misty Welborn gained second on Lap 5 as Dana headed to the infield. Following a yellow flag, Welborn took the lead, but she's spun in Turn 4 for a Lap 7 yellow flag. Ponciano led Grayson Baca on the restart. Baca made a Turn 4 pass on Lap 8 to take the lead, but a yellow flag waved for Taylor DeCarlo on Lap 11. Ponciano led Kevin Brown and Jared Baugh on the restart, and a yellow flag was accompanied by the checkered flag on Lap 12. Jake Archibald and Lori Brown completed the Top 5. Tom Brown won the 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event. Brown led from the outset ahead of Don Abitz. However, Dana Gardner gained second on a Lap 3 restart as Abitz spun. A Lap 11 yellow flag saw John Roberts veer into the path of Abitz as they crashed in Turn 3. Roberts had broken steering and retired at that point. Brown led the restart with Gardner in close pursuit. They finished that way Ricky Mandonca in third ahead of Abitz and David Carson. Racing resumes next Saturday night with the IMCA Modifieds back in action along with the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks, IMCA Stock Cars, Wingless Spec Sprints and Delta Dwarf Cars. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com. Unofficial Race Results Antioch Speedway IMCA Modifieds Heat winners (8 laps)-Kenneth Robles, Trevor Clymens. Main Event (20 laps)-Troy Foulger, Buddy Kniss, Aaron Crowell, Nick DeCarlo, Kellen Chadwick, Kenneth Robles, Trevor Clymens, Terry DeCarlo Jr, Gary Hetrick, Bobby Motts Jr. Wingless Spec Sprints Heat winners (8 laps)-Jimmy Christian, Shannon Newton. Main Event (20 laps)-Shannon Newton, Braidon Moniz, Dylan Newberry, MacKenzie Newton, James East, Roy Fisher, Steve Maionchi, Rick Panfili, Jimmy Christian. IMCA Sport Modifieds Heat Winners (8 laps)-Nick Caughman Jr, Ryan DeForest, Dylan Connelly. Main Event (20 laps)-Jacob Mallet Jr, Fred Ryland, Kenny Shrader, Tyler Rodgers, Andrew Pearce, Andrew Peckham, Nick Caughman Jr, KC Keller, Jacob Haas, Dylan Connelly. Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jeff Bentancourt, Jared Baugh, Aiden Ponciano, Tyler Graves. B Main (20 laps)-Michaela Taylor, Danny Aves, Colten Haney. Main Event (20 laps)-Aiden Ponciano, Kevin Brown, Jared Baugh, Lori Brown, Colten Haney, Danny Aves, Gavin Griffiths, Michaela Taylor, Misty Welborn, Taylor DeCarlo. Mini Stocks Heat Winner (6 laps)-Tom Brown, Main Event (15 laps)-Tom Brown, Dana Gardner, Ricky Mandonca, Don Abitz, David Carson, Laina Bales, Tom Roberts.
- Antioch Speedway Prepares For Five Division Show As Community Mourns The Passing Of A Legend
Antioch, CA...Antioch Speedway will follow up the successful Hetrick Memorial and Dwarf Car Nationals events with a five division program this Saturday night. The IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds have been added to the lineup with the Dwarf Cars being pulled so the drivers can recover from the Nationals. Also competing will be the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and Mini Stocks. However, some sad news has rocked the racing community. Just as the Hall of Fame committee had met to vote on this year's inductees, news circulated around Antioch of the passing of longtime Promoter John Michael Soares. John and his family have been involved in the motorsports industry for decades, and he was raised around race cars and race tracks. His legendary father, John Pershing Soares, was one of Bob Barkhimer's go to men when it came to promoting race tracks in the 1950s and 1960s. Since he was a kid, John learned to handle different duties at the track and learned about working on race cars. Before he was even 16 years old, he was driving race cars. When Antioch Speedway opened for weekly competition in 1961, John was one of the competitors. He bears the distinction of being the only driver to win at least one Main Event at the track in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s, 00s and 10s. As a Sportsman competitor, John notched 20 victories at Antioch Speedway, third all-time behind fellow Hall of Famers Gary Pacheco and Dennis Furia. He won the 1969 State Sportsman championship as well as the Petaluma crown. Though he ranked well through years at Antioch, he didn't pursue points, instead opting to run money races and move up to the Winston West Series. John developed the Lobak Performance Muffler, which became the standard at several race tracks. He built winning race cars in the Sportsman and Late Model divisions in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He was still building race cars at the time of his passing. He was a Top 10 ranked Winston West driver and a winner on that competitive circuit. He even competed for a while on the Winston Cup circuit. In the 1990s, John began working as the team manager/car builder for the Team USA versus Team Australia Sedan series, which took place in Australia during our off season. After winning the bid to get the contract for promoter of Antioch Speedway in 1998, John was at the helm of the track for 22 seasons. Combined with his father's 20 years, that means a Soares has promoted the track for 42 years. In 2018 he was inducted into the Antioch Speedway Hall of Fame, and it was just decided on Monday that his wife Donna would be inducted this year. John was proceeded in death by his wife Donna in 2018. The Donna Soares Memorial race was held that year and was run in conjunction with the Hall of Fame, which was established in the same season. The track will make announcements in the days ahead regarding John and any events scheduled in his honor. His guidance kept the track going, even when times weren't the best, and he will be missed by the racing community. Despite the bad news, John himself would want the show to go on, and Saturday's event should be a good one. Nick DeCarlo and Kellen Chadwick have been waging a fierce battle for the IMCA Modified championship. The two past Antioch title winners have won multiple Main Events this year, and DeCarlo leads Chadwick by just one point going into the night. At the Hetrick race, Chadwick drove the Gary Hylton car to a third place finish. Bobby Motts Jr is 13 points back in third. Five-time champion Troy Foulger competed at the Hetrick event and settled for second behind all-time Antioch Speedway winner Bobby Hogge IV. However, Foulger has had a couple of big moments in recent weeks, winning the $7,300 R Charles Snyder Salute in Medford, Oregon and the most recent $2,500 Top Dog Nationals race in Petaluma. The IMCA Sport Modifieds will be back in action. Four-time Main Event winner and two-time reigning champion Fred Ryland maintains a four point advantage over recent Northwest Speedweek Series champion Andrew Pearce. That battle has been intense, but rising young star Jacob Mallet Jr has sort of slipped in under the radar. Mallet is only 22 points out of the lead in third. He currently leads the IMCA State of California point battle and ranks second at Watsonville. He has four wins at Watsonville, and he picked up the victory at Merced last weekend. Mallet is still searching for his first Antioch win of the season. After winning three Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock Main Events earlier this season, Misty Welborn has been shut out of the winner's column. However, she continues to stretch her point advantage and used a third place finish in the most recent race to take a 36 point lead over rival Michaela Taylor. Not to be forgotten in the mix is Jared Baugh. Baugh picked up his first ever victory last Friday, and that enabled him to move into third in the standings by 12 tallies ahead of Taylor DeCarlo. The Hobby Stocks have been the biggest supported division at the speedway this year. 2019 Wingless Spec Sprint champion Shannon Newton may not have been thinking about points entering the season, but he finds himself just 13 points behind James East coming into this race. Only eight points out of first is one time feature winner Zack Neeley. Newton was an unlikely winner last time out after aparent winter Nick Larsen was docked two positions on a rough driving call. Shannon's daughter MacKenzie Newton finished a career high second on that occasion. We haven't seen much of the Mini Stock division lately, but reigning champion Tom Brown has two wins and holds a 28 point lead over Dana Gardner. 32 points out of lead is rookie Shan Titman. Brown used his sixth victory at Petaluma Speedway last week to maintain his advantage in that title chase. The reigning Petaluma champion has a third championship at that track in his sights, and he would be the only driver to have managed that feat if he is able to accomplish it. While it may be a somber occasion this weekend, the five division lineup should offer some great racing for the fans. The gates will open at 4:00 with the first race starting at 6:00. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Military, Seniors (60 and over) and Children (under 11) with Children 5 and under free For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Teves Wins Dwarf Car Nationals At Antioch Speedway, Endicott, Reeder, Brown, Corn Other Winners
Antioch, CA...July 16...Adam Teves won the 30 lap Pro Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the second night of the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals, hosted by the Delta Dwarf Car Association. It was also the biggest win of Adam's career. He raced at Antioch in Dwarf Cars and Wingless Spec Sprints prior to moving to Nevada Southern California Dwarf Car star Tommy Velasquez III led a lap before Michael Tobiason took over. Delta Dwarf Car point leader Danny Wagner took second on a Lap 5 restart, but Velasquez came back strong with an inside pass in Turn 4 on Lap 7. The tenacious Wagner went high in Turn 2 on Lap 11 to regain second. A high move in Turn 2 of the 14th lap put Wagner into the lead as Teves gained third. Teves settled into second on Lap 17 and made an inside pass in Turn 2 on Lap 22 to grab the lead from Wagner. Teves set a rapid pace and brought it home to the satisfying win, followed by Wagner, Tobiason, Velasquez and Dylan Shrum. Dan Brown Jr won the Xtreme Scaffolding Limited Late Model Main Event. Previous winner Dan Jinkerson set the early pace ahead of Matt Micheli and Brown. By the 10th lap, Jinkerson held a straightaway advantage over Micheli, and a low pass in Turn 4 of the 12th lap put Brown into second. Anthony Slaney moved into third on Lap 14 before a yellow flag waved for debris on the track. On the restart, Brown began to pressure Jinkerson. The final few laps were intense. Exiting the final turn, Brown made it a side-by-side battle with Jinkerson to the line. Jinkerson appeared to beat Brown by inches. However, placement of the timing devices in the two cars indicated that Brown finished ahead of Jinkerson. Anthony Slaney was a close third, followed by Josh Combs and Micheli. Merced Speedway star Garrett Corn won his second-straight 20 lap IMCA Stock Car Main Event. When Fred Ryland drew the pole in the redraw, it was assumed that he would charge into the lead. However, Susanville star Craig Nieman led a lap before a low pass in Turn 4 gained Corn the lead. Ryland surrendered third to Steven Johnson on Lap 7 as Corn led the way. Scott Foster spun in Turn 4 for a Lap 8 yellow flag. Corn continued to lead Nieman on the restart, but Johnson took second on the 10th circuit. The tenacious Nieman regained the runner-up spot on Lap 14, but he was unable to mount a challenge on Corn, who scored the victory. Ryland made a late move around Johnson for third as point leader Travis Dutra ended up fifth. Kinser Endicott picked up the win in the 20 lap Sportsman Dwarf Car Main Event. Cody Shrum took the early lead ahead of Endicott and Isaak Geil. They ran that way until contact in Turn 2 saw Endicott take the lead from Shrum on Lap 11. Justin Bingman rolled in Turn 4 for a Lap 12 red flag. Endicott led the restart ahead of Brenden Shrum and Friday night winner Joey Bohard. They would finish that way at the checkered flag as Geil settled for fourth ahead of Teagan Fischer. National Veteran Dwarf Car point leader Mike Reeder backed up his Friday night win with a victory in the time-limit shortened 10 lap Veteran Dwarf Car Main Event. Reeder led from the outset ahead of Mark Biscardi and Ronnie Williams. A yellow flag waved on Lap 3 for David Rosa, and Reeder led Williams and Biscardi on the restart. Biscardi gained second on a Lap 5 restart, but a yellow flag waved on Lap 10 for Scotty Preast and Kevin Miraglio in Turn 3. After a crash botched the first restart attempt, Reeder led Biscardi and Williams on the next restart, only to have Stacy Woods crash in Turn 2 to end the race at that point. Glenn Sciarani and David Rosa rounded out the Top 5 at the finish. Racing resumes next Saturday night with the IMCA Modifieds back in action along with the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Wingless Spec Sprints, Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks. For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com. Unofficial Race Results Antioch Speedway July 16th WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals Night 2 Pro Dwarf Cars Fast Dash (10 laps)-Tommy Velasquez III. Heat Winners (8 laps)-Nick Velasquez, David Michael Rosa. Main Event (30 laps)-Adam Teves, Danny Wagner, Michael Tobiason, Tommy Velazquez III, Dylan Shrum, Devan Kammeramann, Dennis Liebig, Shawn Whitney, Vuki Wilson Jr, Chris Kress. Veteran Dwarf Cars Fast Dash (10 laps)-Mike Reeder. Heat Winners (8 laps)-Kevin Miraglio, Dan Zuger. Main Event (10 laps)-Mike Reeder, Mark Biscardi, Ronnie Williams, Glenn Sciarani, David Rosa, Dan Geil, Scotty Preast, Mario Marques, Eric Weisler, Tommy Velasquez II. Sportsman Dwarf Cars Fast Dash (10 laps)-Kinser Endicott. Heat Winner (8 laps)-Travis Gergel. Main Event (20 laps)-Kinser Endicott, Brenden Shrum, Joey Bohard, Isaak Geil, Teagan Fischer, Cody Shrum, Dan Varner, Kylee Johnson, Travis Gergel, Ian Velasquez. Xtreme Limited Late Models Heat Winners (8 laps)-Dan Brown Jr, Matt Micheli. Main Event (20 laps)-Dan Brown Jr, Dan Jinkerson, Anthony Slaney, Josh Combs, Matt Micheli, Rod Oliver, Jason Ryan Jr, Fred Ryland DNS, Ray Trimble DNS. IMCA Stock Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jason Robles, Anthony Giuliani. Main Event (20 laps)-Garrett Corn, Craig Nieman, Fred Ryland, Steven Johnson, Travis Dutra, Jason Robles, Jason Jennings, Dan Gonderman, Dave Hill, Jeff Bentancourt.
- Velasquez, Reeder, Bohard Win Opening Night Of Dwarf Car Nationals At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...July 15...Tommy Velasquez III won the Pro Dwarf Car 20 lap Main Event Friday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the opening night of the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals, hosted by the local Delta Dwarf Car Association. Velasquez is part is part of the Southern California Dwarf Car Association, which was recently reformed by his family. The Top 10 finishers in each of the Dwarf Car categories automatically qualified for Saturday's Fast Dashes to set the first five rows of Saturday's Main Events. Velasquez charged into the early lead ahead of Chance Russell and Chris Kress. However, a low pass in Turn 4 on Lap 3 gained Adam Teves second from Russell. Michael Tobiason gained third on the sixth lap and started pressuring Teves for second. Tobiason made that pass on Lap 11. By the 16th circuit, Tobiason was challenging Velasquez for the lead, and a yellow flag waved for Anthony Pope in Turn 3 on Lap 18. Velasquez led Tobiason and Danny Wagner on the restart, and they finished in that order with Adam Teves and Michael "Spanky" Grenert rounding out the Top 5. 2019 Wingless Spec Sprint champion Shannon Newton kept his championship hopes alive with the 20 lap Main Event win. Official decisions elevated him from a second place finish. For most of the race, recent Sonny Calkins Memorial winner Shawn Arriaga was leading in the Dave Johnson owned car. Arriaga took the early lead ahead of Newton, and a yellow flag waved on Lap 6 for incoming point leader Zack Neeley, who retired at that point. Arriaga led Newton and Nick Larsen on the restart. Arriaga held a straightaway advantage over Newton by Lap 10, but he hit heavy traffic by Lap 14 as Larsen slipped past Newton for second. Larsen caught Arriaga quickly, and contact from Larsen sent Arriaga spinning in Turn 2. Arriaga kept going with no yellow flag as Newton was second and Arriaga recovered in third. Larsen brought it home to the checkered flag but was penalized two positions for the contact with Arriaga that gained him the lead. This put Shannon Newton into the winner's circle. Arriaga was disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct after the race, elevating MacKenzie Newton to a career best second ahead of Larsen, Roy Fisher and James East Veteran division point leader Mike Reeder won their time-limit shortened 17 lap Main Event. Reeder took the early lead ahead of Jack Haverty and Eric Weisler. Haverty made a Turn 2 pass to claim the lead on Lap 2, but a bit of contact between Haverty and Reeder as they were working Lap 3 saw Haverty hit the Turn 4 wall for a yellow flag. Haverty was out, and Reeder led Weisler and Brian Quilty on the restart. They ran that way through the 10th lap, when Scotty Preast took third from Quilty. Reeder had a straightaway advantage wiped out by a yellow flag on Lap 12. Reeder led Weisler and Quilty on the ensuing restart. A yellow flag waved on Lap 15, and the drivers were warned that the next yellow flag would end the race. Reeder led Weisler on the restart. Quilty spun from his Top 5 position in Turn 4, and the yellow and checkered flags flew on Lap 17. Reeder got the win ahead of Weisler, Tony Margott, Stacy Woods and Ronnie Williams. Joey Bohard won the 20 lap Sportsman Dwarf Car Main Event. Brenden Shrum started on the front row and took the early lead ahead of Kylee Johnson. Bohard slipped past Johnson for second on Lap 8 before a yellow flag waved for a Shrum spin. On the restart, Bohard moved into the lead with Sportsman point leader Dan Varner settling into second. Kinser Endicott made a big move around Johnson for third on Lap 11 and took second from Varner on the 16th lap. Endicott went low in Turn 4 on Lap 19 to briefly grab the lead, but Bohard came back strong with an inside move entering Turn 3 for the final time. Bohard made that pass and brought it home to victory ahead of Endicott, Varner, Johnson and Cody Shrum. Jared Baugh won the 20 lap Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock Main Event. It was his first career win. Top rookie Taylor DeCarlo charged into the early lead ahead of James Graessle. By the fourth lap, DeCarlo had nearly a straightaway advantage as Baugh was running in third. Baugh slipped past Graessle for second on Lap 6, and a yellow flag waved for Tyler Graves in Turn 4 on Lap 11. A bit of contact exiting Turn 4 on Lap 12 gained Baugh the lead with Kevin Brown moving into third, but a yellow flag waved. DeCarlo was restored to the lead, but Baugh and Brown again moved into first and second on the next restart. They finished in that order, and point leader Misty Welborn made a late charge into the third with Grayson Baca settling for fourth, followed by Graessle. Keep up to date with the latest happenings at the track at www.antiochspeedway.com. Unofficial Race Results Antioch Speedway WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals Night 1 Pro Dwarf Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Chance Russell, Tommy Velasquez III, David Teves, Adam Teves. Main Event (20 laps)-Tommy Velasquez III, Micheeael Tobiason, Danny Wagner, Adam Teves, Michael "Spanky" Grenert, David Teves, Devan Kammeramann, Dylan Shrum, Ridge Abbott, Chuck Eaton. Veteran Dwarf Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Jack Haverty, Mike Reeder, Brian Quilty. Main Event (20 laps)-Mike Reeder, Eric Weisler, Scotty Preast, Tony Margott, Stacy Woods, Ronnie Williams, Steve Walker, Glenn Sciarani, Mark Biscardi, David Rosa. Sportsman Dwarf Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Brenden Shrum, Kylee Johnson. Main Event (20 laps)-Joey Bohard, Kinser Endicott, Dan Varner, Kylee Johnson, Cody Shrum, Teagan Fischer, Brenden Shrum, Isaak Geil, Ian Velasquez, Daniel Peters. Wingless Spec Sprints Heat Winners (8 laps)-Nick Larsen, Shawn Arriaga. Main Event (20 laps)-Shannon Newton, MacKenzie Newton, Nick Larsen, Roy Fisher, James East, Rick Panfili, Steve Maionchi, Zack Neeley, Jeff Scotto, Shawn Arriaga DQ. Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (8 laps)-Kevin Brown, Misty Welborn, Grayson Baca. Main Event (20 laps)-Jared Baugh, Kevin Brown, Misty Welborn, Grayson Baca, James Graessle, Michaela Taylor, Danny Aves, Colten Haney, Jake Archibald, Jess Paladino.
- Velasquez, Reeder, Bohard Win Opening Night Of Dwarf Car Nationals at Antioch Speedway
Tommy Velasquez III won the Pro Dwarf Car 20 lap Main Event Friday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the opening night of the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals ...
- Dwarf Car Nationals Offers Two Nights Of Racing At Antioch Speedway
Antioch, CA...Dwarf Car racing has proven to be very popular in the western states, and there seems to be no signs of that changing anytime soon. Arizona was a hot bed for Dwarf Cars when the effort was made to start a movement in California in the early 1990s. This Saturday night, Antioch Speedway will play host to the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals. The local affiliate group, the Delta Dwarf Cars, are the host association. In the Bay Area and Northern California, there were two groups promoting Dwarf Car racing pretty heavily in the early 1990s. One of them was the NorCal Dwarf Car Association, and a racer named Frank Munroe took a keen interest in the group. Munroe went on to win championships with the group, was the association president and was able to implement a vision that many people only talk about. Frank knew that there were many Dwarf Cars in California and in the western states. He decided to create the Dwarf Car Nationals event in September at Marysville Raceway back in the 1990s. In those early days, car count would frequently swell into the 100s, and everybody wanted to be a part of it. The Dwarf Car Nationals were so successful at Marysville that Munroe started booking events with some of the affiliate associations at other venues. Delta Dwarf Car President Danny Wagner wanted to have one of these races at his home track in Antioch. Wagner has traveled up and down the road with the NorCal Dwarf Car Association in the past and is a champion with that group along with his two Antioch titles. He currently leads the Delta Dwarf Car battle. More than any of his accomplishments, he wanted to give the Antioch Speedway fans a taste of how exciting Dwarf Cars can be when the best of the best come to one place for a weekend of great racing. The Nationals is a two-day event. The Friday portion will also include Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints. On Saturday, the Xtreme Scaffolding Limited Late Models and IMCA Stock Cars will be there. The Nationals breaks the Dwarf Car groups into three classifications. The headliners are the Pro division, the Veterans is the class for the older competitors and the Sportsman division is for those who are just getting started in Dwarf Cars. After proving their worth with the two-day Regional event in 2020, Antioch got a Nationals in July a year later. The Sportsman division was won by Santa Maria racer Scotty "The Beast" Preast. Two-time Antioch champion Kevin Miraglio won the Veteran class, and Redwood Dwarf Car champion Chad Matthias won the Pro class. Though Miraglio has sold his car, he will be driving for Roberto Monroy this Saturday night. He is the reigning Veteran division champion. Drivers from the Petaluma-based Redwood group, the Placerville area based NorCal group, the Watsonville-based South Bay group, the Bakersfield-based Southern California group and drivers from surrounding states will converge on Antioch Speedway in the spirit of great competition this weekend. If you're a Dwarf Car fan, this is not a show you'll want to miss. As highlighted above with Miraglio, there is a special championship series being kept for the Nationals. NorCal Star Michael "Spanky" Grenert, who picked up a win at Antioch earlier this year, leads the Pro class. Some of the best drivers will be in this division, including Southern California stars Tommy Velasquez III, Nick Velasquez and Darren Brown, to name a few. The veterans are being led by NorCal star Mike Reeder. Don't let the fact that these are older drivers fool you, the Veterans are every bit as exciting as the Pros. Dan Varner currently tops the Sportsman class. If you're a Dwarf Car fan, Antioch Speedway is where you want to be this weekend. The Wingless Spec Sprints are hoping to see a few more competitors for the Friday night outing. The five races have seen wins being earned by point leader Zack Neeley, recent Sonny Calkins Memorial winner Shawn Arriaga, Daniel Whitley and Shannon Newton (twice). Interestingly enough, they enter the sixth round of racing competition with Neeley and the consistent James East tied atop the leaderboard. Only five points behind them is Tony Bernard. It might look like a battle between these three drivers, but you can't count out fourth ranked Shannon Newton, who is 23 points back. The Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks just may be the most popular division at the track these days, and they are sure to make Friday night's show that much more exciting. Point leader Misty Welborn was in the hunt for her fourth win of the season last week when mechanical issues derailed her effort. With her own top 10 performance, Michaela Taylor kept within 24 points of Welborn in the championship battle. Only 16 points behind her is reigning champion Larry McKinzie Jr. Taylor DeCarlo rebounded from back to back disappointments with a Top 10 showing last week, putting her 12 points ahead of Jared Baugh in the race for fourth in the standings. DeCarlo remains the top rookie in the field. After his latest Top 10 effort, Chris long is just 22 points out of fifth. Though he's won several Main Events in his career, a second and a third are his season high efforts this year. The IMCA Stock Cars are coming off of their biggest showing of the season with 15 cars. Point leader Travis Dutra was hoping to break through and get his first win of the season. Though he led most of the race, he settled for his fifth second place finish of the season behind Merced Speedway star Garrett Corn. Despite settling for second again, Dutra left the evening with a 16 point advantage over two-time winner Jason Robles. Meanwhile, Watsonville Hobby Stock champion Joe Gallaher used a Top 5 effort to move to within a point of Jason Jennings for third in the standings. Dave Hill is 13 points out of third. The Xtreme Scaffolding Limited Late Model Series has only been around for a few races, but it's already proving to be very successful. It's produced two car counts in the mid teens at Antioch with wins going to Anthony Slaney and series point leader Dan Jinkerson. Jinkerson is also the Placerville point leader and has another win this year. Jinkerson leads the consistent Dan Brown Jr by 10 points with early season winner Matt Micheli 12 points back The Micheli name is well known at Northern California and Nevada tracks. Matt has won multiple championships at Placerville, Marysville and Chico and should not be count,ed out in this battle. He had a second place finish at the first Antioch visit and will be a threat to win this week. Jay Norton is seven points ahead of past Antioch championship runner-up Rod Oliver and 10 ahead of Slaney in another good battle for fourth. Racing will be exciting on Friday and Saturday with lots of Dwarf Cars and some great support divisions. The gates open at 4:00 with the first race starting at 6:00. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Military, Seniors (60 and over) and Children (under 11) with Children 5 and under free. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.
- Hogge Wins Hetrick Memorial, Shrader, Corn, Friend Other Winners
Antioch, CA...July 9...Bobby Hogge IV won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the Seventh Annual Hetrick Memorial race, and the third win for Hogge in this event. The two-time Antioch champion was winning his 76th career race at the track, and it was also his 100th career IMCA sanctioned victory. Past Hetrick Memorial winner Randy McDaniel took the early lead ahead of Hogge, but a low pass in Turn 4 of the fourth lap put Hogge into the lead. McDaniel continued to hold second with defending race winner Troy Foulger moving into third on Lap 7. Gary Hetrick crashed in Turn 2 for a lap 10 yellow flag. Hogge continued to lead McDaniel and Foulger on the restart. However, Foulger went low in Turn 1 on Lap 13 to take second. In the waning laps, Foulger kept it close, but Hogge prevailed in the end. Kellen Chadwick ended up third ahead of McDaniel and incoming point leader Nick DeCarlo. Kenny Shrader won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event. In the process, he won his second-straight $750 first prize in the IMCA Sport Modified portion of the program. Tommy Fraser led the pack to the green flag, but he unfortunately spun for a complete restart. Chester Kniss led a lap before Andrew Pearce took over, but a Turn 3 Kniss spin forced a Lap 3 yellow flag. Shrader led the restart ahead of Pearce and Mark Garner. Fred Ryland took third from Garner on Lap 6. Following a Lap 13 yellow flag, Shrader was getting plenty of pressure from Pearce, Ryland and KC Keller. Ryland went low to take second from Pearce on the final lap, but Shrader prevailed at the checkered flag. Keller settled for fourth ahead of Garner. Garrett Corn won the 20 lap IMCA Stock Car Main Event, enabling the Merced Speedway star to collect the $600 payoff. Incoming point later Travis Dutra took the early lead over Joe Gallaher, but Fred Ryland gained second by Lap 3. Corn took second from Ryland on Lap 5. By the midpoint of the race, Corn started challenging Dutra for the lead as Steven Johnson took third from Ryland on Lap 10. An inside pass on the frontstretch on Lap 15 put Corn into the lead. Corn pulled away from Dutra to score the win. Johnson settled for third ahead of Ryland and Gallaher. Les Friend won the 20 lap Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stock Main Event. This was his second $500 victory in the Hetrick Memorial race, and he led from the outset. Reigning champion Larry McKinzie Jr was an early second ahead of past champion James Thomson. Following a Lap 6 yellow flag, Friend led Grayson Baca and point leader Misty Welborn on the restart. Welborn started challenging Baca for second and made a low pass in Turn 4 on Lap 15 to claim the position. Unfortunately, Welborn spun a lap later, collecting Thomson in the incident. Friend continued to lead Merced racer Derek Ogden, whom he would beat by a straightaway to the checkered flag. Baca settled for third ahead of Chris Long and Thomson. Racing continues next Friday and Saturday with the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals, hosted by the Delta Dwarf Cars. On Friday night, the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks and Wingless Spec Sprints will support the show. A night later, the Xtreme Scaffolding Limited Late Models and IMCA Stock Cars will be there. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com. Unofficial Race Results Antioch Speedway Hetrick Memorial Race IMCA Modifieds Heat Winners (8 laps)-Bobby Hogge IV, Robby Sawyer Jim Pettit II. Main Event (25 laps)-Bobby Hogge IV, Troy Foulger, Kellen Chadwick, Nick DeCarlo, Randy McDaniel, Jim Petit II, Anthony Slaney, Aaron Crowell, Robby Sawyer, Brian Cass. IMCA Sport Modifieds Hear Winners (8 laps)-Kelly Campanile, Tommy Fraser, John Piker, Andrew Pearce. B Main (15 laps)-Nicolas Zapatero, Tyler Browne, Brianna Troen. Main Event (20 laps)-Kenny Shrader, Fred Ryland, Andrew Pearce, KC Keller, Mark Garner, Tyler Browne, Jacob Mallet Jr, Dylan Connelly, Tom Fraser, John Piker. Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks Heat Winners (8 laps)-Les Friend, James Thomson, Taylor DeCarlo, Lori Brown. B Main 1 (10 laps)-Danny Aves, Michaea Taylor, Tyler Graves. B Main 2 (10 laps)-Derek Ogden, Billy Garner, Jewel Crandall. Main Event 20 Laps-Les Friend, Derek Ogden, Grayson Baca, Chris Long, James Thomson, Mitchell Dana, Billy Garner, Michaela Taylor, Larry McKinzie Jr, Taylor DeCarlo. IMCA Stock Cars Heat Winners (8 laps)-Rick Diaz, Travis Dutra. Main Event (20 laps)-Garrett Corn, Travis Dutra, Steven Johnson, Fred Ryland, Joe Gallaher, Jason Robles, Troy Foulger, Rick Diaz, Andrew Peace, Anthony Giuliani.
- Seventh Annual Hetrick Memorial Race Set For Antioch Speedway Saturday Night
Antioch, CA...After a week off to celebrate the 4th of July, racing returns to Antioch Speedway in a big way this Saturday night. It's the Seventh Annual Hetrick Memorial race, and increased purses are on the line for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks. More than the money, this race is about remembering the late Jerry Hetrick, who passed away in May of 2016. Hetrick competed in the Sportsman division in the 1970s and was one of the first drivers to clock in with a 15 second time on the quarter-mile clay oval. He was a Main Event winner during his career, which was impressive considering he didn't have a big budget. He also ranked Top 5 or Top 10 in various seasons before wrapping up his career in 1981. Even after his time behind the wheel was over, Jerry was known to help other racers with advice and encouragement. Kellen Chadwick, who is a two-time winner of this race, sites Jerry as being somebody who offered him plenty of encouragement when he was just getting started in his racing career. When Jerry's wife Mary Ann passed away, the event was named the Hetrick Memorial to celebrate and remember both of them. The race has been held six times, and the IMCA Modifieds and Hobby Stocks have been a part of all six events. Marysville legend Randy McDaniel won the very first Modified race in 2016. Bobby Hogge IV and Chadwick have each won it twice with Troy Foulger winning the race last year. Kenny Shrader picked up the IMCA Sport Modified portion of the show last year, while Kenneth Robles won the Hobby Stock race. Thanks to sponsorship, the IMCA Modifieds will be competing for $1,500 to win on Saturday. It's $750 to finish second, and just taking the green flag in the Main Event assures the driver at least $150 at the pay window. The IMCA Sport Modifieds will compete for $750 to win, the IMCA Stock Cars will get a $600 payout for the winner, and first place in the Hobby Stocks pays $500. In all three Main Events, drivers will receive $100 minimum for taking the green flag. We've reached the halfway point of the championship season, and nowhere is the battle more intense than in the IMCA Modifieds. Just four points separate leader Nick DeCarlo, Chadwick and Bobby Motts Jr in a good battle. DeCarlo has won three times this year, but he's hoping to get his first Hetrick win. He has four Top 3 finishes in the six Hetrick races. Older brother Terry DeCarlo Jr is 19 points out of the lead and the top rookie. Rival Trevor Clymens is only two points behind DeCarlo Jr in a close rookie battle. It is hoped that the increased payout will attract some top competitors from outside of the area. In the IMCA Sport Modifieds, point leader Fred Ryland is looking for his second win in the big race and fifth of the season in this division. Ryland tops the all-time winner's list in the Sport Modified class and is fourth overall combined. He recently got his 70th career Antioch Speedway win, which puts him two points ahead of recent Northwest Speedweek Series champion Andrew Pearce. Just 17 points out of the lead in third is Jacob Mallet Jr. Jason Ryan Jr is seven points ahead of Chuck Golden in the race for fourth while two-time winner Tommy Fraser is nine points out of fourth. Kenny Shrader is not only the defending race winner, he has earned podium finishes on all four occasions in which this division was a part of the show. A strong turnout of competitors is anticipated in this division. Likewise, the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks are expected to have a strong showing. As mentioned above, they've been showcased as part of the Hetrick race since it started in 2016. IMCA Modified rookie Kenneth Robles won the race last year, and the other Hobby Stock winners include Les Friend, Josh Leach, Cameron Swank, Melissa Myers and Guy Ahlwardt. There is yet to be a repeat winner for the Hobby Stocks in this race, and everybody has their eyes on the $500 prize. Misty Welborn's incredible start that saw her win three Main Events has her 26 points ahead of Michaela Taylor in the Hobby Stock championship battle. 52 points out of the lead is reigning champion Larry McKinzie Jr. Both McKinzie and Clymens have podium finishes but are still looking for their first wins of the season. Just four points behind McKinzie in a closer race for third is Jared Baugh. Jess Paladino is 22 points out of fourth and only six points tallies ahead of sixth ranked Jewel Crandall. Last time out, Grayson Baca got his first career win, and it just may be that we see another first time winner on this occasion. The IMCA Stock Cars are making their first appearance at the Hetrick Memorial event. All season long, we've witnessed a close battle between reigning series champion Travis Dutra and Jason Robles. Dutra is maintaining a 12 point advantage over Robles despite not winning yet this year. He has six Top 5 finishes, including four seconds. Robles has a pair of victories. Further back, the steady Jason Jennings is third in the standings, eight points ahead of Joe Gallaher, 12 ahead of Dave Hill and 22 in front of two-time winner Fred Ryland. Jennings is the 2004 Mini Stock champion. It's anybody's guess who will win the $600 prize this Saturday night. The Hetrick Memorial is one of the biggest races during the regular season that Antioch Speedway offers. Saturday night's show will be exciting from start to finish. The gates open at 4:00pm with the first race starting at 6:00pm. Ticket prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Military, Seniors (60 and over) and Children (under 11) with Children 5 and under free For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com
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