Ocean Sprints Round #3 On Tap for Friday at Special Olympics Nightracepmg
Watsonville, CA – After a week off to allow the King of the West 410 Sprint Cars to have their turn at the Santa Cruz County 1/4-mile, the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo are set for their third night of racing this Friday. Two weeks ago, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding fought through lapped traffic and held off Dominc Scelzi to pick up the thrilling victory. Scelzi is expected to be in attendance this Friday in search of his second career Ocean Sprints win and his first since 2012. Aromas’ Justin Sanders, Fresno’s Mathew Moles and Koen Shaw, Salinas’ Jason, Josh, and Jeremy Chisum and Bryan Grier, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Stockton’s Brad Furr, and others from all around California are expected as well.
The IMCA Modifieds are set for their third race of 2018. Salinas’ Bobby Hogge IV captured his first win of the season last time out, with Alex Wilson, Cody Burke, Austin Burke, and Kyle Wilson completing the top 5. After two races, Cody Burke leads his brother Austin by two markers.
The American Stocks will have their fourth race of the year. Last Friday saw Matt Kile keep the trend going by making it three different winners in three races. Robert Gallaher, DJ Keldsen, John Farrell, and Terry Traub completed the top five. Matt Kile currently leads the point standings, not including the two drop dates.
The South Bay Dwarf Cars will return for their second race of the year. Last week, Los Banos’ Punky Pires grabbed the Opening Night win after Gilroy’s Zach Price lost a tire on the white flag lap. Price hung on for second, with Justin Yanez, Eric Weisler, and Doug Penny rounding out the top 5.
The Police in Pursuit will have their first race of 2018 this Friday, benefitting Northern California Special Olympics. Agencies from around the area have raised over $26,000 so far and hope to raise a total of $40,000 by the end of the year. The Task Force Racers team composed of Jason Kelly, Dan Anderson, and Tony Parker took home the championship and will look for two in a row in 2018.
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.