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KWS Tonight Episode 315: "Memories, Action, & Dirt" This episode showcases round 4 of the KWS season at the Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, CA back on May 11th. The day saw lots of memories being shared, as this was the Salute to Baylands race. Baylands was a track in Fremont, CA that shut down in 1988, but was a staple for a lot of drivers, fans, and officials. It was remembered during the night at the Petaluma Speedway. Willie Croft in the Tri-C #3c fought Jonathan Allard in the WIlliams Motorsports #0 for the win. Due to lap traffic, Croft was able to hang onto the lead and drove the #3c into the checkered flag. Also on this episode; an interview with a Grass Valley KWS Driver, DF Rios #00, "the big guy" Jason Statler. Our next race is at the Reno Tahoe FERNLEY Speedway in Fernley, NV. It's going to be a two-day shoot-out on May 17 & 18, with $3500 to win and $1000 to start on both nights! Don't miss out! Stay tuned for our next episode on May 23rd where you will experience all of the thrills, spills, and excitement from the RTF Speedway and watch an interview with KWS Driver, Pat Harvey.
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Jonathan Allard gets into the winners circle at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway
Photo by Troy White of TW Race Photos
Jonathan Allard races to first King of the West win of the year on Saturday night at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway
By Gary Thomas
Fernley, Nevada – May 18, 2013…After battling through adversity at times early in the season three-time & defending King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series champion Jonathan Allard put it all together on Saturday night at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway and charged to his first win of the year, during what was the sixth round of competition for the tour.
Allard the previously weekend had scored his best KWS finish of the season up to that point by running second in Petaluma and this past Saturday executed a veteran move on a double file restart to get under rookie contender Cory Eliason for the lead. After that it was clear sailing for the Chico, California veteran as he drove off to claim the $3500 top prize and his 33rd career Golden State/ King of the West 410 Series win, which ranks third all-time.
“We’ve had our ups and downs to begin the season, but my guys have stuck with me and I couldn’t be happier to be standing in victory lane right now,” said a very ecstatic Allard on the front stretch. “This car was a rocket ship tonight and I really have to thank Ashley Smith, Bob Scovel, our new addition this week Randy V and my whole team that works so hard. I also want to thank you fans for coming out tonight and we’ll look forward to seeing you all again soon here in Fernley.”
The second night of the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway weekend saw 26-cars return for the finale and earning the pole in the main event was Visalia’s Cory Eliason, who picked up his first career King of the West 410 Dash victory earlier in the evening. When the green lights flashed on Eliason charged into the lead and took command of the 22-car starting field in the 30-lapper. The Central Valley youngster was also in search of his first ever King of the West win and early on did a great job to hold off the pack of hungry racers.
Eliason soon had Allard breathing down his neck, while at the same time having to deal with lapped traffic around the 3/8 mile oval. “JA” hounded the rear bumper of the Eliason Racing Composites No. 00x mount and looked to find an opportunity to get by, but Eliason hit his marks to perfection. It then became a five car fight for the lead just before the halfway point with Corning’s Bud Walberg, St. Helena’s Rico Abreu and Sacramento’s Willie Croft joining the fray. Just as things looked to get interesting however, the yellow lights would flash on and bring the party to a stop.
With a double file restart on tap Eliason led the field into turn one, but slipped up just enough to allow Allard the opportunity to slice his way to the inside and steal the lead away. Allard showed his strength following that as he blasted away from the rest of the pack and looked extremely motivated to get that first KWS win of the season. With just over five-laps remaining it was then heartbreak city for Eliason, as the throttle linkage broke on his sprinter and caused him to slow to a stop. This moved Abreu up to second, but despite a pair of double file restarts, nothing could slow the fast moving Allard who crossed the checkered by 1.303 seconds for victory in the Morrie & Katie Williams owned No. 0 machine.
Abreu capped a strong weekend by finishing second at the conclusion aboard his Abreu Vineyards No. 24 mount. The 21-year-old has now finished on the podium in all but one King of the West event so far this season, showing great consistency and maturity behind the wheel during his third season in Sprint Car racing. “I have to give a big thanks to Paul Silva, Trevor Canales and all my guys once again,” said Abreu, who hasn’t finished worse than fourth this season with KWS. “I want to congratulate
Jonathan Allard on the win and we’re excited to move on to Tulare next weekend.”
Croft also continued his impressive start to the season and came home third at the checkered flag behind the wheel of the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c Machine. It marked the fourth podium finish of the season for “Double Down” and his third podium in a row dating back to his win on May 11 in Petaluma. “It’s just been a great start to the season for us and I can’t thank Lee Lindgren and my whole team enough,” said Croft, who is also getting married on Sunday to long time fiancée Samantha Hirst. “I’m happy to be standing up here on the podium again. We really are in a groove right now and I can’t wait for next weekend.”
Bringing home his career best King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series finish in fourth was Bud Walberg, who did a tremendous job all night in the Walberg Inc. No. 55 mount. The former dirt modified driver also qualified fifth quick and ran third in the Dash to complete a very impressive night. Rounding out the top-five and rebounding nicely after a first lap incident was Sydney, Australia’s Peter Murphy in the Dalton’s Landscaping No. 1nz Sprinter. It marked Murphy’s best finish of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season up to this point. Grass Valley’s Jason Statler scored sixth for the second consecutive night at RTF Speedway. The “Big Guy” in fact has finished in sixth the last three events.
Youngster Chris Martin from Des Moines, Iowa claimed his best ever KWS finish in seventh after winning the Last Chance Qualifier and starting 14th in the feature. Fresno’s Craig Stidham crossed the stripe in eighth, with Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst and Laton’s Geoffrey Strole completing the top-10. For Strole it also marked his first career top-10 finish with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and earned him the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award after starting 19th.
As previously mentioned Chris Martin won the LCQ, with Cory Eliason claiming the six-lap Dash. Kaeding Performance heat race wins went to Jason Statler, Cory Eliason and Kyle Hirst. Willie Croft paced the 26-car field in BR Motorsports qualifying by turning a new track record at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway. Croft toured the 3/8 mile oval in 13.673 seconds.
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will return to action next Saturday & Sunday May 25 & 26 at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The Memorial Day Weekend double-header will pay tribute to brothers Chris & Brian Faria in the annual “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial” at the one-third mile clay oval. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting the Thunderbowl box office at 559-688-0909 and for more info on the track visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com
Chico's Jonathan Allard raced to his first King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series win of the year on Saturday at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway. St. Helena's Rico Abreu came home second and Sacramento's Willie Croft rounded out the podium. Next up for the series will be a double header next Saturday & Sunday at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway over Memorial Day Weekend. Photo by Tim Holland.
Rico Abreu takes final lap thriller at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway Friday night
Rico Abreu makes last lap count at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway Friday
By Gary Thomas
Fernley, Nevada....St. Helena's Rico Abreu made a final
corner charge on the high side of the speedway to get by Kyle Hirst in thrilling
fashion and score his second King of the West 410 Sprint Car main event win of
the year on Friday night in Fernley, Nevada. Hirst hung on for second with
Sacramento’s Willie Croft, the night's fastest qualifier Craig Stidham of Fresno
and defending KWS champ Jonathan Allard from Chico rounding out the top five.
was pretty awesome right there and I hope you fans enjoyed that show,” said
Abreu on the front stretch. “I was just hoping that Kyle (Hirst) would follow
those lappers and I’d get a chance to make something happen up high. Luckily for
us that’s how it worked out and we are standing here in victory lane again. Big
thanks to Paul Silva and all my guys. We’ve been running strong and hopefully we
can come back tomorrow and do it again.”
A total of 28-cars signed into the pits on Friday at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway,
for what was the first of 10-nights of racing for the King of the West 410’s at
the track this season. The 30-lap main event came to the line with Dash winner
Craig Stidham and Kyle Hirst on the front row. After a few spins and a red flag
during the early portion things got going after one-lap was complete, in fact
the final 29-circuits were clicked off caution free.
Hirst led the fast moving field once green flag laps ticked away and weaved his way by
lapped cars with perfection, as he looked for his second win of the year. All
along however, Rico Abreu stayed within striking distance of the Roth
Enterprises No. 83 jr mount. With the race winding down Abreu closed right up to
the bumper of Hirst and when the white flag waved, he looked to make his move.
Going into the final set of corners a big gaggle of lapped cars was just ahead
of Hirst, which gave the 21-year-old Abreu the opportunity he needed.
Abreu blasted to the high scary side and got the momentum he needed to charge around
Hirst and score the thrilling victory. It marked the fourth career win with the
King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the talented St. Helena youngster.
Abreu also continues to lead to lead the KWS points going into tonight’s action
at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway. For Hirst the runner up finish was another
consistent effort with the series and was his fourth podium in the first five
races of the season. After his win last week Croft rounded out the podium in
Fernley on Friday to continue his impressive start to the year.
Craig Stidham capped a strong night by earning his best finish of the KWS season in
fourth and Jonathan Allard rebounded nicely from an opening lap incident to
complete the top-five. The remainder of the top-10 was filled by Grass Valley’s
Jason Statler, Sydney, Australia’s Peter Murphy, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding,
Washington driver Jared Ridge and Des Moines, Iowa’s Chris Martin, who started
last on the grid.
Racing continues tonight for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series at Reno Tahoe
Fernley Speedway for round six of the 2013 season. Qualifying is slated for
6:30pm with racing at 7pm.
KWS 410 Sprint Car stars blast into Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this Friday & Saturday
(Jason Statler was the Hard Charger in
the main event last Saturday & will be going for victory this
weekend in Fernley aboard the familiar DF Rios Motorsports No. 00
machine. Photo by Tim Holland)
Point leader Rico Abreu leads the King of the West 410
Sprint Car Series into lucrative double header Summit Racing Weekend at
the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this Friday & Saturday
By Gary Thomas
Fernley, Nevada – May 14, 2013…One of the most anticipated weekend’s of
the season is here for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series, as
the West’s top Winged 410 Sprint Car drivers get set to invade the Reno
Tahoe Fernley Speedway in Fernley, Nevada this Friday & Saturday
May 17 & 18.
A strong field of Winged 410 Warriors will invade the newly reconfigured
& high-banked three-eighths mile clay oval for Summit Weekend,
with the A-main each night paying $3500-to-win and a very stout
$1000-to-start. The increased payoff has already gotten immense interest
from teams all around the West Coast and will likely see teams from as
far north as Washington make the town down to Fernley this weekend.
“We are really looking forward to competing at Reno Tahoe Fernley
Speedway this weekend,” commented King of the West Series Operations
Manager George Hague. “Dan Simpson and the whole staff up there have
worked extremely hard over the off-season reconfiguring and rejuvenating
the track surface, so fans will see a brand new track when they get to
Fernley on Friday. It’s been a great season thus far and we’re
expecting more of the same this weekend.”
On the strength of three podium finishes in the first four races this
season, 21-year-old Rico Abreu sits atop the King of the West 410 Sprint
Car Series standings for the first time in his career. In just his
third season driving a Sprint Car, Abreu has shown to have no fear
whatsoever behind the wheel & has put together the consistency to go
along with that early on in the year. The immensely exciting St.
Helena driver is always worth the price of admission and will be fun to
watch on the Fernley high-banks this Friday & Saturday.
Roth Enterprises driver Kyle Hirst goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley
Speedway sitting second in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series
standings. The hard charging Sacramento wheel-man has claimed one
victory in this young season to go along with a trio of podium finishes.
The 25-year-old will bring the famed Dennis & Teresa Roth owned
No. 83jr Sprinter into Fernley looking for a strong weekend to get back
into the points lead.
Past Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway winner Jonathan Allard is coming off
his best finish of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season
last weekend and will be gunning for victory in Fernley. The three-time
& defending King of the West 410 champion dominated the 2006
running in Fernley and will hope for more of the same on Friday &
Saturday. Allard comes into the weekend third in the standings and
looks for a strong run to catapult his way up the points.
Last weekend’s big winner at the Petaluma Speedway, Willie Croft of
Sacramento goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway as the only repeat
winner thus far in 2013 with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car
Series. The man known as “Double Down” currently ranks fourth in the
series standings and is off to the hottest start of his career driving
for famed car owners Clyde & Marion Lamar. Croft battled Allard for
the lead last Saturday and won out to claim his fifth career series
Rounding out the top-five in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series
standings is former “Trophy Cup” winner Craig Stidham of Fresno. The
veteran Sprint Car driver has claimed top-10 finishes in all one but one
race and will be looking to secure his first win of the season this
weekend. Rookie of the Year contender Cory Eliason of Visalia has moved
his way up to seventh in the standings and will make his Reno Tahoe
Fernley Speedway debut this weekend. Reigning RoY Chad Compton sits
eighth in the points and will be another one making his Sprint Car debut
at RTF Speedway.
National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Brent Kaeding will be looking for a
strong weekend at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway aboard the famous Al’s
Roofing Supply No. 69 Sprinter. The 13-time Golden State/ King of the
West 410 Series champion & living legend currently ranks ninth in
the KWS standings. Rounding out the top-10 in points is former
Marysville Raceway Park Modified champ Richard Brace Jr. of Auburn. The
2013 season marks Brace’s first full time campaign in a 410 Sprint Car
with the series.
Former Golden State/ King of the West 410 titlist Jason Statler brings
his familiar DF Rios Motorsports No. 00 mount into the Reno Tahoe
Fernley Speedway fresh off a charge from 15th
to sixth last
Saturday in Petaluma. Following a couple weeks of tough luck it was nice
to see Statler have a strong run. Fan favorite Peter Murphy of Sydney,
Australia rebounded last week to score a top-10 finish in the feature
and will be looking to move up the ladder even more this week. In the
off-season Murphy claimed the New Zealand Sprint Car title at the famed
Western Springs Speedway.
Other drivers set to take on the Reno Tahoe Fernley high banks include
Oakhurst’s Doug Gandy, Rio Vista’s Danielle Simpson, Grass Valley’s Carl
Droivold and Pat Harvey, Corning’s Bud Walberg, Clarksburg’s Justyn
Cox, Laton’s Geoffrey Strole, Reno, Nevada’s Mark Tabor Jr. & Rusty
Baglan, Spark’s, Nevada’s Mike Monahan, Washington drivers Kevin Smith
and Jared Ridge, Des Moines, Iowa’s Chris Martin and more.
The pit gate at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway will open up at noon on
Friday and Saturday May 17 & 18 with the front gate for spectators
opening at 3pm. Racing is anticipated to get underway around 7pm. The
Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway is located just off Highway 95a in Fernley,
Nevada. From Sacramento take I-80 East to exit 46 towards West Fernley,
Nevada. Follow the road to Highway 95a and then make a right turn into
the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway Motor Sports Complex. The physical
address is 1965 US 95a Fernley, Nevada 89408.
Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting 775-325-8800. Adult
general admission is $25.00, seniors $20, VIP All Access
is $45.00. VIP comes with preferred parking. All
Access includes Pit Pass.
This weekend’s double header “Summit Weekend at the Races” will be just a
taste of what’s to come at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway, as the
mighty King of the West 410’s will return on July 5 & 6 for the
“Cherry Bomb Classic,” August 9 & 10 for the “Hot August Nights
Shootout,” September 13 & 14 during the Reno Air Races and
championship weekend on October 25 & 26. Don’t forget to book your
rooms at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget for all these weekends.
The Golden State Challenge 410 Sprint Series competed at the Reno Tahoe
Fernley Speedway on two occasions, with those occurring in 2004 and
’06. The inaugural event saw Santa Cruz, California veteran Kevin
Pylant race to the win driving his father Don’s No. 14p machine. The
most recent event in ’06 then featured defending KWS champion Jonathan
Allard dominating the main event en route to victory.
The new Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway is Northern Nevada’s premier
three-eighths mile clay oval and is home to the King of the West 410
Sprint Car Series and the Fernley 95A Racing Series. RTF Speedway runs
from early-April until late-October and features everything from Winged
410 Sprint Cars to IMCA Dirt Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars,
Motorcycles, Outlaw Karts and more.
The Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway dirt track has been in existence since
1999 and is geared up for its best season to date in 2013. The overall
facility also includes a road course, drag strip, motor cross track, off
road course, gun range, paint ball facility and has been tabbed as
“Racings Field of Dreams.” More information and the full schedule can be
found at http://www.rtfspeedway.com
Double Down becomes first repeat winner of KWS season
Photo by S and S Pics
Willie Croft brings back the past & takes the Clyde Lamar Tri-C Machine to KWS victory lane during the “Salute to Baylands” at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday
By Gary Thomas
Petaluma, CA – May 11, 2013…On a night paying respect to the famed Baylands Raceway Park there were a few select cars that everyone pointed to as sentimental favorites and when all had been settled, one of them parked in victory lane, as Sacramento’s Willie Croft continued the hottest start of his career to claim his second KWS 410 win of the year aboard the Clyde & Marion Lamar owned Tri-C Machine Sprinter.
Throughout the night a number of past Baylands Raceway Park stories were told from the likes of David Vodden, George Hague, Jimmy Sills, Chuck Gurney, Lee James, Paul Torzilli, Ron Lingron, Willie Williams and more. The Baylands Raceway announcing duo of Vodden & Hague also took part in the event by announcing the second KWS heat race, bringing back some memories of the days gone by at the historic track that was located in Fremont, California.
The victory for Croft makes him the first repeat winner of the King of the West Sprint Car Series season and marked his first ever 410 triumph at the sticky 3/8 mile clay oval. It was also the fifth Golden State/ King of the West 410 win of Croft’s career and places him into a tie for 21st on the all-time list with current series competitor Kyle Hirst; Grinnell, Iowa’s Dennis Moore Jr. and Gilroy’s Eric Rossi. All in all it was certainly one of the best drives of his career, as he battled toe to toe with Jonathan Allard, along with lapped traffic much of the race.
“This is just such a great feeling and I’m really pumped to bring home a win here at Petaluma during the Salute to Baylands night,” commented an extremely happy Croft on the front stretch. “I grew up watching races at Baylands and to win tonight knowing that guys like Jimmy Sills, Chuck Gurney, Lee James and others were here makes it so special for us. I couldn’t be happier to bring home another win for Clyde & Marion Lamar and the Tri-C Machine team with the King of the West Series. It’s been a great start to the year and we aren’t done yet.”
The 30-lap main event came to the line with Dash winner Jonathan Allard and Croft on the front row. The Petaluma Speedway black adobe gumbo surface remained hooked up all night long in typical fashion and when the green lights came on the action became intense right from the get go. Croft jumped out to the lead, but had Allard right on his back bumper as the field blasted around the 3/8 mile oval in very fast fashion. As often times at Petaluma lapped traffic created some of the best racing seen all season and after a number of laps Allard would charge his way by Croft to steal the top spot.
The fight for the lead didn’t stop there however, as Croft showed his muscle by staying right with the Williams Motorsports No. 0 and would re-pass the defending King of the West champ in impressive fashion to reclaim the point shortly after. As the race continued on the fight for the lead proved to be a torrid one, but in the open track Croft was a rocket ship and pulled away to a steady advantage. Lapped traffic though allowed Allard to close in multiple times and kept fans on the edge of their seats.
Things then got interesting as Allard was called for a jump during a double file restart and was put back two spots for the ensuing start. This now moved the Abreu Vineyards No. 24 of St. Helena’s Rico Abreu up to the front row with Croft for the double file restart. When the green flag waved again Croft jumped back out to the lead with Abreu following along in second and Allard right there in third. The intensity level heated up with the race winding down and it soon became a three car battle for the lead over the closing laps.
The lead trio darted in and out of lapped traffic playing a high speed game of chess and looked to set up an epic finish, but everything came to a slow down on lap-27 when the yellow lights flashed on for a spun car in turns one & two. The final restart of the night saw Croft choose the outside, which put Abreu on the inside and when flagman Willie Williams waved the green Abreu popped a huge wheelie in dramatic fashion and gave Allard the chance to charge back into second. Allard tried to get close to Croft, but “Double Down” drove a perfect final few circuits and crossed the checkered by 1.203 seconds for victory.
“This car was absolutely perfect tonight and I can’t thank my crew chief Lee Lindgren and all my guys enough because I could put this thing anywhere on the track,” said Croft. “To get passed by Jon Allard and then pass him back is pretty cool. Jonathan is one of the best there is and you don’t get that chance very often, so it’s definitely a confidence builder. I also want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us tonight. We’re all really excited to be back in Petaluma and had a lot of fun tonight and hope all the fans did too.”
Allard’s runner up finish was his best result of this young King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season and continued his strong consistency at the Petaluma Speedway. “To put it quite frankly this track is bad ass,” said Allard of Petaluma Speedway. “Every time we come here the racing is tremendous and we always have multiple lines to use. It’s great to see all of you fans pack this place for us and we hope you’ll let the promoter know how much fun you had. We love coming here and hope to do so once again next season. I want to give a big thanks to Morrie & Katie Williams and my whole team for their support.”
One week after picking up the biggest win of his young career Abreu crossed the stripe in third to also earn his third podium finish of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season. “I want to thank Paul Silva and all my guys for getting me back up here on the podium tonight,” commented the 21-year-old throttle masher. “The track was really hooked up tonight and got crazy there a few times. I had a lot of fun racing with Willie and Jonathan there in traffic, but I wish that last restart would have gone a little better for me. I got the wheels up in the air and did everything I could to straighten it back up and continue on.”
Fremont’s Shane Golobic continued his strong start to the season and brought the Soltis Brothers backed No. 121 home in fourth to record his second straight top-five finish with KWS. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi came from the sixth row to score fifth and earn his first career King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series top-five finish in the Scelzi Enterprise No. 41 mount. It was another very impressive night for the recently turned 16-year-old Scelzi, who was making his first ever start at the Petaluma Speedway.
Grass Valley’s Jason Statler had a strong run in the main event and earned the PitStopUSA Hard Charger Award by coming from 15th to sixth in the 30-lapper. It was very nice to see the former Golden State/ KWS 410 champ have a solid night after two straight weeks of tough luck. Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs rebounded nicely to finish seventh after an early incident in traffic forced him to the rear. Rounding out the top-10 in the feature were Sydney, Australia’s Peter Murphy; Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst and Campbell’s Brent Kaeding.
The 12-lap Last Chance Qualifier was captured by Brent Kaeding with the six-lap Dash being won by Jonathan Allard. The three 10-lap Kaeding Performance heat races were picked off by Shane Golobic, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Kyle Hirst. Earning his first career King of the West BR Motorsports fast time award to begin the night was young and talented 18-year-old Christopher Bell from Norman, Oklahoma. Making his first ever Petaluma Speedway start Bell took the Finley Farms No. 77 machine around the 3/8 mile oval in 12.518 seconds to set the mark out of the 25-cars on hand.
Drivers that competed at Petaluma Speedway and displayed the Kaeding Performance decal, along with the Kaeding Performance contingency company’s decals’ will also have the chance to take part in over $1000 of contingency awards for the night. The Kaeding Performance contingency program is in effect for each and every King of the West Sprint Car Series event. For details on companies involved with the program and how to take part please visit http://kwssprints.com/sponsors.html and for more on Kaeding Performance log onto www.kaedings.com
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will now head for two night’s of action at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway in Fernley, Nevada next Friday & Saturday May 17 & 18. Don’t forget to book your rooms at the JA Nugget in Sparks, Nevada! The double header outing will be the first of five weekend’s of competition at the RTF Speedway, which is promoted by KWS Managing Director Dan Simpson. The event will also feature a beefed up purse each night, with the A-main’s being $3500-to-win & $1000-to-start both nights. The high-banked 3/8 mile oval will make for some great racing and we invite everyone to come out and have some fun with us.
A very happy Croft shown after the main event as captured by S and S Pics.
King of the West 410 Sprint Car event at Merced Speedway on June 1 Cancelled
Merced, CA – May 10, 2013…The upcoming scheduled King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series event at Merced Speedway on June 1 has been canceled, with no makeup date being set.
From the Merced Sun-Star Newspaper: The King of the West Series event scheduled on June 1 has been replaced by the "School's Out SportMod Spectacular".
The King of the West 410 Sprints will be in action this Saturday night May 11 at the Petaluma Speedway's "Salute to Baylands"
King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series announces tow money & hotel package for Northern Nevada events
By Gary Thomas
Nevada – March 5, 2013…The anticipation continues to mount for the
upcoming 2013 King of the West Sprint Car Series season and the already
lucrative events in Northern Nevada just got even that much better, with
the announcement of a tow money & hotel package for the seven KWS
410 weekends in the Silver State.
As previously announced the
amount of money on the line for teams this year with the King of the
West Series during the Northern Nevada dates will be inflated as well,
with each event at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway & Rattlesnake Raceway
paying $3,500 to win the A-main and a very stout $1,000-to-start each
night. All teams are eligible for the beefed up nightly purses in
For King of the West Sprint Car Series teams that
compete on a full time basis in 2013, there is also an extra incentive
for the Northern Nevada events, with tow money and complimentary hotel
rooms being offered.
To be eligible for the extra benefits a
team must be in the top-25 of points & also be a “Member in Good
Standing,” which specifies you can’t miss more than two races at any
point during the season. The “Member in Good Standing” system has been
used for the end of the season point fund payout the last two years and
will once again be used in 2013.
At each of the seven Northern
Nevada weekends for the King of the West Series this year, the top-25
“Members in Good Standing” will receive a complimentary hotel room on
Friday & Saturday night.
In addition to the free hotel
rooms, tow money will also be handed out for the top-25 “Members in Good
Standing” during the Nevada weekends. A team will earn $100 if they
attend the race on Friday night & another $100 for Saturday to make
for a total of $200 a weekend.
“The community support has been
just phenomenal up here in Northern Nevada and we’re excited to get the
season started,” said KWS Managing Director & RTF Speedway Promoter
Dan Simpson. “Many of our events in Nevada are held in conjunction with
major festivals & that will give all our great supporters something
fun to do when they visit Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway and Rattlesnake
The first weekend of competition in Northern Nevada
for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is slated for May 17
& 18 at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway in Fernley. The
double-header outing will mark round’s five and six in the battle for
the KWS crown in 2013. The series is set to compete on five weekend’s at
the RTF Speedway, along with a pair at the Rattlesnake Raceway in
The two-night weekends in Nevada for the King of the
West Sprint Car Series are evenly spread throughout the season and in
addition to the May 17 & 18 event at RTF others include June 7 &
8 at Rattlesnake, July 5 & 6 at RTF, August 9 & 10 at RTF,
August 31 & September 1 at Rattlesnake, September 13 & 14 at RTF
and KWS championship weekend on October 25 & 26 at RTF.
2013 season for the King of the West Sprint Car Series will officially
kick off on Saturday April 20 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch,