(11/3/19), By Jim Allen, Stockton, CA … Hanford driver DJ Netto was crowned the King of the West by NARC Fujitsu 410 sprint car champion at the 60th Anniversary Championship Celebration and brunch at the Brookside Country Club. It was Netto’s first title driving for Netto Family Ag sprint car and was worth $11,500 in Fujitsu and Hoosier point fund money. More than $60,000 in cash and another $10,000 in product awards was distributed to the top ten teams.
Although he didn’t score a feature event victory this season, Netto was the model of points chasing consistency throughout the 19-race campaign. He racked up 17 top ten finishes, including 11 in the top five. Netto and 2017 series champ Bud Kaeding were tied entering the season finale. He credited his entire family and team for all of their contributions to his success on the race track. Kaeding and Williams Motorsports finished second in the standings and took home $9,000.
The first ever Billy Albini Mechanic of the Year award was presented by Mike Andreetta and Chris Good. It was awarded to long time wrench Mark Bristow for his body of work for over the past three decades with several different racing teams.
The late car owner Morrie Williams and his wife Katie were awarded the prestigious Dave Bradway Jr. Inspirational trophy in an emotional ceremony. It recognized Morrie and Katie’s contributions to sprint car racing in California for many years.
Geoff Ensign was named the Johnstone Supply rookie of the year and earned another $1,000 for earning the Swift Metal Finishing hardcharger award by passing 104 cars this season. He finished fifth in the final standings driving for car owner Clayton Snow.
Steve Williams of Williams Roofing also distributed $3000 to drivers that competed in every event. A high-spirited NARC Benevolent Fund auction raised more than $13,000.
Final championship points standings and statistics can be found HERE!
Photo Credit: Matt Sublett of M&M Racing Photos