June 18, 2019, Sacramento, CA (Jim Allen) … The high-powered 410 winged sprint cars of the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series will kick-off a rare doubleheader weekend this Friday, June 21, at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville for the 32nd Annual Pombo-Sargent Classic. The following night, Saturday, June 22nd, the campaign travels to the Stockton Dirt Track for a special “Salute to First Responders” race.
The Pombo-Sargent Classic pays tribute to a pair of racing legends – Al Pombo and Marshall Sargent – who helped set the standard for exciting open wheel racing in California. The list of winners of this event over the past three decades reads like a California Hall of Fame list including from Brent Kaeding and Jimmy Sills, to Bud Kaeding and Shane Golobic.
The Stockton event honors the selfless service of all First Responders who risk their lives addressing emergencies and disasters. All current firefighters, police officers, EMT, and active Military personnel will be admitted to the Stockton Dirt Track grandstands for free with a valid ID.
To date, the King of the West-NARC 60th Anniversary season has produced four different winners in as many events. Current championship point leader DJ Netto of Hanford has been a model of consistency this year, finishing in the top five in all four events. However, he is still among a stellar group of open wheel stars looking to score their first victory lane appearance of 2019.
“We’ve been running really good all season long,” said Netto, a three-time career winner with the King of the West-NARC series. “It’s not easy to win in this series so you just have to keep putting yourself in a position to finish strong every night. The key is to not get impatient and away from that game plan.”
Netto’s lead over Hollister’s Ryan Bernal is just 12 points (459-447). Bernal, who is best known for his winning exploits in a multitude of non-winged sprint cars, is quickly figuring things out in a winged car driving for his Fresno-based Tarlton Motorsports team. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, who captured the season opener at Kern County Raceway Park, is currently third in points and is also deemed to be another of this weekend’s favorites to score a win.
Others expected to compete include Rookie Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol; Roseville’s Willie Croft and Colby Copeland; Chase Johnson of Penngrove; Shane Golobic of Elk Grove; Campbell’s Bud Kaeding; Nathan Rolfe and Sean Watts of Atwater; Chico’s Kenny Allen; rookie Stephen Ingraham of Fair Oaks; Oakley rookie driver Matt DeMartini; Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford; Tracy’s Kyle Offill and Jenna Frazier of Sacramento.
The King of the West-NARC racing program includes qualifying, three 10-lap heat races, the six-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon dash, and the 30-lap Fujitsu-sponsored headliner. The winner pockets a $3000 payday.
Ocean Speedway is located at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville. Front gates open at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying gets underway at 6:00 p.m. Also on the racing program is IMCA Modifieds, Four Bangers, South Bay Dwarf Cars & Ocean Midgets. Pit gates open at 2:00 p.m.
The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, CA. The address is 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. The Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Cars are also on the docket. For more information, call 209-466-9999, or go to NARC410.com.
The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Hydrochem PSC. Associate and contingency award sponsors include ATL Racing Cells, Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Autometer, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Weld Racing Wheels, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Williams Roofing, and Winters Performance Products.
All King of the West-NARC events are available on PPV on Speed Shift TV – https://www.speedshifttv.com/
June 29 – Placerville Speedway, Placerville, CA – Marcel Cassulo Classic – w/Sprint Car Challenge Tour
July 13 – Petaluma Speedway, Petaluma, CA
July 20 – Ocean Speedway, Watsonville Speedway – Howard Kaeding Classic (night two)
July 27 – Santa Maria Raceway, Santa Maria, CA – Winged Wheelie Madness including a Wheelie Contest
2019 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series (6/18/19)
After four events in the 19-race series
- DJ Netto, Hanford – 459
- Ryan Bernal, Hollister – 447
- Dominic Scelzi, Fresno (1) – 437
- Geoff Ensign, Sebastopol (R) – 436
- Willie Croft, Roseville – 433
- Chase Johnson, Penngrove – 430
- Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 428
- Nathan Rolfe, Atwater – 415
- Kenny Allen, Chico – 401
- Sean Watts, Atwater – 396
- Stephen Ingraham, Fair Oaks (R) – 392
- Matt DeMartini, Oakley (R) – 359
- Colby Copeland, Roseville (1) – 335
- Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford – 314
- Kyle Offill, Tracy (R) – 310
- Tim Estenson, Fargo ND (R) – 301
- Richard Brace Jr., Auburn – 288
- Jenna Frazier, Sacramento – 254
- Shane Golobic, Elk Grove – 228
- Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 221
Past Pombo-Sargent Classic Winners
1988 – Brent Kaeding
1989 – Jimmy Sills
1990 – Brent Kaeding
1991 – Brent Kaeding
1992 – Steve Kent
1993 – Chuck MIller
1994 – Steve Kent
1995 – Brent Kaeding
1996 – Tim Green
1997 – Bud Kaeding
1998 – Bud Kaeding
1999 – Brent Kaeding
2000 – Brent Kaeding
2001 – Blake Robertson
2002 – Tommy Tarlton
2003 – Tommy Tarlton
2004 – Tim Kaeding
2005 – Ronnie Day
2006 – Brent Kaeding
2007 – Brent Kaeding
2008 – Brent Kaeding
2009 – Brent Kaeding
2010 – Tim Kaeding
2011 – Tommy Tarlton
2012 – Bud Kaeding
2013 – Tommy Tarlton
2014 – Kyle Hirst
2015 – DJ Netto
2016 – Shane Golobic
2017 – Shane Golobic
2018 – Justin Sanders