Ocean Sprints Round 13 & 4-Banger Championship Night Set for Fridayracepmg
Watsonville, CA – The penultimate round of the 2017 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo season is this Friday. Back on August 25th, Aromas’ Justin Sanders won for the sixth time this year over championship leader Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol and Fresno’s Mathew Moles. Ensign leads the standings by 53 points over Sanders, with Stockton’s Brad Furr in third, 59 points behind. Other drivers expected to be in action Friday include Kurt Nelson, Koen Shaw, Jerry Bonnema, Jason Chisum, Jeremy Chisum, and many others.
The Four Bangers wrap up their 2017 season this Friday. Watsonville’s Dakota Keldsen will look to grab his first career track championship as he leads Felton’s Bill Beardsley by 21 points. At the last race on September 8th, Logan Doglione of Hollister picked up his fourth victory of the season. Doglione’s brother, Ryan, made his first career appearance at the track and came home third.
The IMCA Modifieds have one last tune up this Friday before the 7th Annual Pat Pettit Shootout, September 29-30. On August 25th, Salinas’ Cody Burke grabbed his second win of the year and took over the lead in the point standings. Burke holds a small 2-point margin over Martinez’s Nick DeCarlo, both of whom are looking for their first career championships at the track. Alex Wilson, also of Salinas, is in third, 14 points behind Burke.
The IMCA SportMods are back in action one more time before the Pat Pettit Shootout as well. Prunedale’s Matt Hagio won for the ninth time this season and holds a 10-point lead in the standings. Hollister rookie Mark Hartman is in second and San Jose’ Charlie Hunter is in third, 59 points behind Hagio.
The American Stocks return as well, with Robert Gallaher of San Jose atop the point standings. On September 8th, Gallaher won for the fifth time this year after a good race with San Martin’s JC Elrod and extended his point’s lead to 85 over Katie Briggs, also of San Jose. Watsonville’s Tony Oliveira and Elrod sit third and fourth in points.
Advance tickets are available here: http://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1121148&store=12231
Pits are scheduled to open at 2pm and Grandstands will open at 4:30pm. Pit passes are $45 for non-members and $40 for IMCA and track members. All seating is general admission and tickets cost $17 for adults and $16 for seniors. New for 2017, Juniors 12-15 are $12 and Kids 6-11 are $6. As always, Kids 5 and under are free.
Photo Credits to David Spencer.