(Sacramento, 10/9/18) … For some open wheel racing fans, Saturday’s (October 13th) 33rd Annual Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway might represent a slice of sprint car heaven. Consider it a sprint car racing extravaganza or sprint car racing-squared! In an unprecedented event, there will be three traveling series invading the 3/8 mile oval in Hanford, providing fans with the best of all worlds. Continue reading King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Cars to compete at Cotton Classic
NARC NEWSLINE, August 5, 2018, By Jim Allen … Auburn, CA … Don’t you hate when you’ve got everything going really good, and all of your hard work is really starting to pay off and then BAM … nothing? Although that reminds me of my first wife, that’s not what I’m talking about here. After enjoying a very entertaining stretch of six-races in 36 days, the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series has essentially power-braked for a 70-day recess. While some might look at this as a scheduling snafu, it’s just the reality of today’s ever changing open wheel scene. First off, this allows at least a dozen California-based teams to load up both 360’s and 410’s for a pair of Knoxville Nationals. Then throw in the Louie Vermeil Classic and some Outlaw shows in September and BAM … our next race is on October 6th at Kern County Raceway Park. In fact, there are only three rounds remaining on our schedule. Besides the KCRP show, there is the October 13th KWS-NARC/SCCT Cotton Classic doubleheader at Hanford, and the November 3rd KWS-NARC/SCCT championship night finale in Stockton.
Continue reading NARC NEWSLINE – AUGUST 5, 2018
KWS-NARC HEADED TO PLACERVILLE ON SATURDAY
July 23, 2018
7/24/18, Jim Allen, Sacramento, CA … The exciting King of West-NARC Sprint Car Racing Series will be invading Placerville Speedway this Saturday, July 28th to compete in the Fujitsu Summer Nationals.
This marks the 13th stop on the ultra-competitive 16-race campaign, and the final appearance of the year for the series at the action-packed quarter mile bull ring located at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Up for grabs will be nearly $20,000 in prize money and contingency awards, including a $3,000 check for the winner of the 30-lap Fujitsu-sponsored headliner. Continue reading KWS-NARC HEADED TO PLACERVILLE ON SATURDAY
(7/14/18 Petaluma, CA – Jim Allen) … Shane Golobic picked off his third King of the West-NARC sprint car victory of the season with an impressive green-to-checkered run in Saturday’s 30-lap Fujitsu feature event at Petaluma Speedway Saturday night.
Golobic, aboard the potent Tachi Palace-sponsored Tarlton Motorsports KPC, survived six caution flags and the late race advances of Bud Kaeding in heavy traffic to secure the $3000 win.
Golobic caught a break on the initial start after Kyle Hirst took the initial lead, but the red came out for a massive six-car melee on the backstretch, calling for a complete restart. The cars of Marcus Dumesny and Colby Copeland got upside down and reeled in Dustin Golobic, Jarrett Soares, and Willie Croft before it was over. Surprisingly, nobody was hurt and after frantic work by several pit crews, only the car of Dumesny was unable to continue.
On the restart, Golobic changed his strategy and took no chances as he powered out to a big lead, chased by Hirst, Kaeding and Chase Johnson. Kaeding motored under Hirst in the third corner on the ninth lap to secure second and a hardcharging Tanner Thorson powered from ninth to third on the 12th circuit.
In the waning laps, Kaeding began to gain on the leader as the pair maneuvered in and out of slower cars in a high speed game of cat and mouse. Kaeding made a last ditch effort to take the point and managed to get his nose under Golobic in the fourth corner with the white flag waving, but was unable to make it stick.
“I wasn’t expecting Kaeding to be that close,” admitted Golobic after scoring his 10 KWS-NARC victory of his career by just two-car lengths. “I made a couple of mistakes in traffic and knew I needed to get going to win this thing. It wouldn’t have been possible without a great car prepared by Paul Baines and the entire Tarlton team.”
Kaeding, who set the standard for the field in qualifying, ended up scoring second in the Williams Motorsports Alviso Rock Maxim, Thorson filled out the podium driving Clyde Lamar’s Tri-C/Amsoil Spike chassis.
Series point leader Hirst locked down fourth place in the Roth Motorsports KPC, chased by the Safecraft Safety Equipment Maxim driven by Chase Johnson.
The second five to cross the checkered were Copeland, Jason Statler, Willie Croft, Sean Watts and Richard Brace Jr. Croft earned the Swift Metal Finishing Hardcharger award after starting 19th in the grid.
(7/9/18) Sacramento, CA …The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series will battle wheel-to-wheel at Petaluma Speedway, this Saturday (July 14th) featuring California’s top open wheel teams in a full-program of exciting championship racing action.
This marks the stretch run for the winged 410 traveling series, which only has six races remaining on the schedule. This includes the final appearance of the season at Petaluma on Saturday. Continue reading Petaluma Speedway host King of the West-NARC Sprint Cars on Saturday
NARC NEWSLINE, July 7, 2018, By Jim Allen, Auburn, CA … Another three races are officially in the books in the quest to crown the 2018 King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series champion. And everywhere we turn, there is another twist or turn that makes this campaign unique, entertaining, or just plain scratching your head. This includes anything from the invasion of the Australians, to more drivers pulling double-duty on combo nights, or drivers suddenly interested in their resting heart rate while driving a sprint car. Continue reading NARC NEWSLINE – JULY 7, 2018
IT’S HIRST AGAIN, THIS TIME AT PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
July 1, 2018
6/30/18 – By Jim Allen – Placerville, CA … Championship point leader Kyle Hirst continued his dominance of the King of the West-NARC victory lane with yet another impressive performance during Saturday’s fast-paced 30-lap Fujitsu-sponsored sprint car headliner at Placerville Speedway.
It was Hirst fifth win in 10 King of the West-NARC events this season aboard Dennis & Teresa Roth’s potent Roth Investments 25th Anniversary KPC sprint car. Hirst also earned the ARP Fast Qualifier award for the seventh time. Continue reading IT’S HIRST AGAIN, THIS TIME AT PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
(06/02/18 Tulare, CA – Jim Allen) … Championship points leader Kyle Hirst turned in a dominate sprint car performance and led all 30-laps of Saturday’s King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series Chris & Brian Faria Memorial at the Thunderbowl Raceway.
It was a team effort for Hirst, car owner Dennis Roth, and the rest of their Roth Enterprises H&R Livestock Transport crew. Immediately after earning their fourth ARP Fast Qualifier Award of the season, the team was forced to make a motor change, along with other components to address vibration issues in their number 83 KPC. Continue reading HIRST RUNS AWAY WITH TOP HONORS AT TULARE’S FARIA MEMORIAL
(5/29/18) Sacramento, CA … The 950-horsepower open wheel sprint cars of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series will make their final appearance of the season at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday, June 2nd for the 17th Annual Brian & Chris Faria Memorial.
This marks the sixth stop on the ultra-competitive 16-race series that will ultimately crown the King of the West champion. To date, four different drivers have made appearance in victory lane, led by Elk Grove driver Shane Golobic who has scored twice. Continue reading King of the West 5.29.18