(2/20/17 – Fresno, CA) … Fresno-based Roth Motorsports announced that Paradise, CA driver Kyle Hirst will be driving their potent 410 sprint car during the 2017 King of the West-NARC season.  Hirst is one of the hottest drivers in California, having captured three of the past four series championships, including last season’s hotly contested battle which was determined at the final event of the season.

“We are extremely excited to partner up with Kyle Hirst to chase the KWS-NARC championship title this season,” said Dennis Roth.  “He’s a very talented young driver with a lot of open wheel experience and we plan to field a first-class car for him to drive every week.”

The Dennis and Teresa Roth owned team is title sponsored by HR Livestock Transportation.  Open wheel veteran Troy Welty is the crew chief.

Roth Motorsports has a long legacy of winning sprint car races around the country featuring some of the best drivers in the business.  This Hall of Fame list includes the likes of Sammy Swindell, Mark Kinser, Brent Kaeding, Danny Lasoski, Randy Hannagan, Tim Kaeding, and Kasey Kahne.  They have literally won’s hundreds of races including the famed Knoxville Nationals and national titles such as the 2006 National Sprint Car Tour.

“The Roth team always has a positive attitude and a take no prisoners’ mentality no matter what the circumstances,” said Hirst of Sacramento.  “Their expectations have always been very high, but they back it up with top notch equipment and a hardworking crew that seldom misses the mark as far as chassis set-ups are concerned.  It’s hard to drive for a better car owner and the rest is up to me to deliver a King of the West championship to Fresno.”

The 18-race King of the West Series – presented by the Northern Auto Racing Club gets underway on March 4th at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.  The event pays $5,000 to win.