Antioch, CA — What has been a marathon season at Antioch Speedway continues this Saturday night with the lone appearance of the Winged 360 Sprint Cars along with the Dwarf Cars. This event is being billed as the Sprint Car Showcase, and the Dwarf Cars will be running the Nighthawk 30 in support.
Race Director Chris Bennett got together with Dustin Bloomfield to plan a strategy to make this race happen. Speedway management is anticipating a couple of dates on the bigger Winged 360 Sprint Car Tour next year, and some of the drivers were hoping to get a look at the track beforehand. Hence, this event was created.
Bennett has logged many miles going up and down the road and many hours in phone calls to set up this race. What has happened is a field of some 30 competitors is anticipated, and some top name talent will be among the field. They will be competing for $2,500 to win, and the drivers will get a $400 paycheck just for taking the green flag.
Leading the charge will be multi-time Watsonville champion Shane Golobic. Golobic was a World of Outlaw Sprint Car winner at Antioch some years back, and he also won the Johnny Soares Classic 101 lap Midget race at Petaluma Speedway about a decade ago. He still remains one of the top drivers on the circuit as does Colby Copeland. Copeland, who is part of the promotional team at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, is a hard charger in both 410 and 360 Winged Sprint Cars.
Also anticipated is Andy Forsberg. He has racked up so many championships in his career, you need a calculator to add them all up. This includes 10 championships on the old Civil War Sprint Car circuit and multiple championships at Placerville, Marysville and Chico. Forsberg added to his list of accolades with this year’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour season championship.
These three standouts will be joined by fourth-generation racer Chase Johnson, rising young star Joey Ancona, past Petaluma Speedway champion John Clark and past Antioch Wingless Spec Sprint runner-up Dylan Bloomfield.
The Sprint Cars will be bringing the speed, but the Dwarf Cars get around the track quite well. Bauer and Roberto Monroy have been contacting racers to get some support, and Bowers’s Nighthawk Defense Group put up the entire purse for this part of the show. A field of at least 20 cars is expected to compete for $1,000 to win and an increased purse all the way back. This should ensure some quality competition for the support class.
As it the fans needed a reason to come with the season about ready to close, the opportunity to watch the hard charging Winged 360 Sprint Cars is another good reason. Gates will open at 2:00 with happy hour, live music and some special vendors. Racing is scheduled to start at 6:00.
Adult tickets are $20, Senior/Military $15, Kids (5-12) $15 and kids four and under free.
For further information, go to www.antochspeedway.com.