Wednesday, March 28, 2012
KWS at a Glance for Antioch
by Gary Thomas
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear Notes & Pertinent Info
Season-opener at Antioch Speedway-
Antioch, California – Saturday April 7
Coming off a banner 2011 season the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear will kick off the 2012 campaign on Saturday night April 7 at the Antioch Speedway. A fully loaded traveling roster of 410 Sprint Cars will hit the action packed one-third mile oval in hopes of getting the season started off on the right foot.
On Saturday April 7 the front grandstand gate will be open at 5pm. Hot laps are scheduled for 6pm, with qualifying at 6:30 and racing anticipated to start around 7.
Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 East (Highway 4) to the Somersville Road North Exit. Follow Somersville Road to 10thStreet. Turn Right on 10th Street. The address for the track is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509.
Tickets will be available the day of the race with adults being $20, children 6-12 $10, seniors 65 & older $10 and children 5 & under free. A family pack with two adults & two children will also be available for $50.
On the Internet:
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear-
Official Website- http://www.kwssprints.com
About the track:
The Antioch Speedway was lengthened and re-configured prior to the 2009 season and is now a one-third mile semi-banked dirt oval. This past July saw the KWS track record fall when Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs blistered the speedway in 11.770 seconds.
Past winners of local 410 Sprint Car events at Antioch Speedway since 410 racing returned to the facility in 2003 are:
2011- Jonathan Allard in April and Tim Kaeding in July
2010- Jonathan Allard in April and Kyle Larson in July
2009- Tyler Walker in April and Brent Kaeding in July
2008- Tyler Walker in April and Tim Kaeding in July
2007- Brent Kaeding in April and Tim Kaeding in July
2006- Dennis Moore Jr. in July
2005- Lawrence Edlund in April and Robert Ballou in July
2004- Brent Kaeding in April and Brent Kaeding in July
2003- Jason Statler in July
Last season with the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear:
San Jose’s Tim Kaeding captured six main event wins and claimed the KWS title by 65-markers over Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs. It was the second state 410 championship for Kaeding and the first for Roth Motorsports. A vast increase in series regulars were seen and made for one of the best seasons in recent memory for 410 Sprint Car racing in Northern California.
Main event winners in 2011 (number of wins in parentheses):
Tim Kaeding (6), Jonathan Allard (4), Tommy Tarlton (2), Evan Suggs (1), Andy Gregg (1), Willie Croft (1) and Peter Murphy (1).
Final top-10 in driver standings for 2011:
1. Tim Kaeding; 2. Evan Suggs; 3. Brent Kaeding; 4. Jonathan Allard; 5. Jason Statler; 6. Willie Croft; 7. Andy Gregg; 8. Bobby McMahan; 9. Kenny Allen; 10. Brad Furr.
Upcoming events after season opener in Antioch on April 7:
Saturday April 14- “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial” Tulare Thunderbowl
Saturday April 21- Marysville Raceway Park
Saturday April 28- Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 5- “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” Silver Dollar Speedway