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Watsonville, CA – The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo have their fourth race of the 2018 season this Friday coming off an absolute thriller last week. Local favorite Justin Sanders collected his second Ocean Sprints win of the season after a last lap slider on Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson. Dominic Scelzi, Kyle Hirst, and Sean Becker completed the top 5. 2016 Ocean Sprints Rookie of the Year Runner-Up, Lucas Ashe of Cottonwood, has announced his intentions to compete in Watsonville this Friday, along with a large group of local and regional talent including Gilroy’s Kurt and Chris Nelson, Salinas’ Jason, Josh, and Jeremy Chisum and Bryan Grier, Stockton’s Brad Furr, and Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, among others.
The IMCA Modifieds have their fourth race of the season this weekend. Bobby Hogge IV became the first driver to win twice in the young season last Friday. Troy Foulger, Shane DeVolder, Robert Marsh and Alex Wilson completed the top 5. Hogge leads the point standings by 1 over Austin Burke.
The IMCA SportMods will have their third race of the season this Friday. Two weeks ago, Adriane Frost won for the first time this year, fending off Tim Elias, Anthony Giuiani, Jim DiGiovanni, and Paul Espino, who rounded out the top five. Anthoy Giuliani leads the point standings after two races by seven markers over Matthew Hagio.
The Four Bangers return to the track after a couple weeks off. Back on April 13th, Nate Temaro picked up his first career feature win in his first ever race. Dakota Keldsen, Kelly Campanile, Justin Williams, and Kate Beardsley completed the top five. With two races in the books, Dakota Keldsen leads Kelly Campanile in the standings by nine points.
The Police in Pursuit are right back in action this Friday night raising more money for Northern California Special Olympics. Last week, the CHP’s Jesse Mueller grabbed the win, with the Task Force’s Jason Kelly and the Capitola PD’s Cliff Sloma coming home second and third. The group has raised over $30,000 and hopes to arrive at $40,000 by year’s end.
Pits are scheduled to open at 2pm and Grandstands will open at 4:30pm. Pit passes are $40 for IMCA and track members and $45 for non-members. All seating is general admission and tickets cost $17 for adults and $16 for seniors. Juniors 12-15 are $12 and Kids 6-11 are $6 and Kids 5 and under are free.
Photo Credits to Joe Shivak Imagery.