New faces joining the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo ranks in 2016racepmg
Watsonville, CA – February 12, 2016…As we get closer to the start of racing season we’re excited about documenting some of the fresh faces that will be competing with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo this year.
New & returning young talent will be showcased during the 15-race campaign, in what is the 10th anniversary for the Ocean Sprints. One of the new names entering the Taco Bravo ranks will be Outlaw Kart graduate Lucas Ashe from Cottonwood, CA. The youngster will soon turn 15 years of age and is going to compete under the expert tutelage & knowledge of the Kaeding Performance team at Ocean Speedway this season.
Ashe last year captured the Open Intermediate title at Cycleland Speedway, located just south of Chico. Overall during the season he competed in 62 races throughout six different states, with eight feature victories, 23 top-five efforts & 34 top 10’s. In addition to racing with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, he will also continue to compete at Cycleland Speedway on Saturday’s. Ashe will be taking part in an Outlaw Kart event tomorrow at Red Bluff, which will be televised on MavtV at a later date as part of Speed Sport TV.
Another rookie of the year contender this season will include San Jose resident Craig Frandson. On the opposite end of the spectrum from the youngster Ashe, Frandson is 42 years of age and set to run his first full season in Sprint Car racing. After spending time in the Micro ranks he has ran a couple full size Sprint Car races in the past, but is geared up to go full time with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo in 2016.
Last season’s Rookie of the Year Danny Malfatti is also set to return to the Ocean Sprints. Malfatti was a true Winged Sprint Car rookie and captured the honor at 58 years of age last season. The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kick-off the season on Friday April 8 at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway. More info can be found at www.racepmg.com
Photos courtesy Collin Markle & TDS Shots