33rd Pombo/Sargent Classic On Tap Friday at Ocean Speedwayracepmg
Watsonville, CA – The stars and cars with the travelling King of the West/NARC 410 Sprint Car Series will be in attendance this Friday for the 33rd Annual Pombo/Sargent Classic. This will be the series’ second of three 2018 appearances. Back on April 20th, Kyle Hirst of Paradise grabbed the win with the series over Fremont’s Shane Golobic and Hanford’s DJ Netto. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi completed the top five. At last year’s race, it was Shane Golobic taking home his second consecutive Pombo/Sargent victory. After seven races, Kyle Hirst leads Shane Golobic by 22 points in the KWS/NARC championship standings. Shane’s brother, Dustin, leads the charge in the Rookie of the Year standings for the series.
The IMCA Modifieds resume competition after a couple weeks off. Back on June 1st, Salinas drivers dominated the top five. Bobby Hogge IV took his third win of the season, with Cody Burke, Austin Burke, Alex Wilson, and Livermore’s Brian Cass completing the top five. Cody Burke leads the point standings by 9 over his brother, Austin. Alex Wilson and Watsonville’s Todd Hermosillo are 10 and 19 points out of the lead, respectively. All of these drivers are searching for their first career track championship in the IMCA Modified division.
The IMCA SportMods also return after a week off. On June 8th, Matthew Hagio of Prunedale won for the second time this season. Tulare’s Jack Aguiar, Morgan Hill’s Jim DiGiovanni, Turlock’s Danny Roe, and Gilroy’s Austin Williams completed the top five. Jim DiGiovanni finds himself as the championship leader after seven races. The 2016 champion of the division has finished in the top five in all but one race this year and has a sizeable 23 point lead over Anthony Giuliani of Morgan Hill.
The South Bay Dwarf Cars are back in action after a week off from the track, but not off from racing, as most divers went to Merced to compete at the Western States Dwarf Car Nationals. On June 8th, Gilroy’s Zach Price broke through for his first career win. Campbell’s Eric Weisler came in second, with Los Banos’ Gene Pires Jr., Monterey’s Eddy Claessen, and San Jose’s Mack Aceves completing the top five.
Advance tickets are available online here: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1153926&store=12231
Pits are scheduled to open at 2pm and Grandstands will open at 4:30pm. Pit passes are $40 for track and IMCA members and $45 for non-members. All seating is general admission and tickets cost $25 for adults and seniors. Juniors 12-15 are $12 and Kids 6-11 are $6 and Kids 5 and under are free.
Photo Credits to David Spencer.