12/16/19, Jim Allen, Sacramento, CA … The Northern Auto Racing Club released a 19-race King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series campaign for the 2020 season. The series will invade ten different dirt tracks throughout Northern and Central California.
More than $470,o00 in prize money will be up for grabs to competitors, plus a $60,000 Fujitsu General USA and Hoosier Tire sponsored championship point fund. In addition, NARC will announce details for a lucrative contingency product award package in February.
The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield is set to host the season opener on Saturday, March 14th. That will be followed by the Fujitsu Infinite Comfort Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track a week later (March 21st.)
The series picks up momentum during the month of May after the Outlaws leave the Golden State. Headlining the month will be the popular 30th Annual running of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race (May 2nd) at Silver Dollar Speedway. Also on tap is the lucrative $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic (May 16th) at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.
Petaluma Speedway, Ocean Speedway in Watsonville and Calistoga Speedway each host three races apiece. Petaluma’s first event is the Salute to Baylands Raceway Park on May 30th. The 3/8 mile dirt oval also features the NARC-King of the West sprint cars on July 11th and Sunday August 30th.
Ocean Speedway showcases the Pombo-Sargent Classic on June 12th, the $5,000 to win Howard Kaeding Classic on July 18th and Friday Night Frenzy on August 28th.
The historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway will kick off its summer on June 13th. That will be followed by the Louie Vermeil Classic on September 5-6th, which also features the USAC-CRA sprint cars. Both of those races pay $6,000 to the winner each night.
Placerville Speedway will showcase the NARC King of the West and Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360’s with a Marcel Cassulo Classic combo show on June 6th. The quarter mile bullring will also feature a special Wednesday night August 26th Gold Country Showdown to kick off the Sunnyvalley Bacon Sprint Car Blitz of four races in five days. After Placerville, that stretch continue on to Ocean Speedway (Friday), the Champions Classic at the Stockton Dirt Track (Saturday), and the Sunday Sprint Car Showdown at Petaluma Speedway. NARC is currently negotiating a possible Thursday night show at another venue.
The NARC King of the West sprint cars are also slated to return to Santa Maria Raceway after a great show in 2019. This “Winged Madness” date is July 25th and will also feature a wheelie contest.
Keller Auto Speedway will showcase the 410 sprint cars of the NARC King of the West and Kings of Thunder 360’s at the 35th Annual Cotton Classic.
The 2020 season wraps up with the Tribute to Gary Patterson Championship at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 7th. The Champion Celebration Brunch will be held the next day at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton.
Hanford’s DJ Netto is the defending NARC King of the West championship driver.
2020 NARC KING OF THE WEST FUJITSU 410 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
March 14 – The Dirt Track @ Kern County Raceway Park
March 21 – Stockton Dirt Track – Fujitsu Infinite Comfort Shootout
May 2 – Silver Dollar Speedway – 30th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial
May 16 – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway w/SCCT – Peter Murphy Classic
May 30 – Petaluma Speedway – Salute to Baylands Raceway Park
June 6 – Placerville Speedway w/SCCT – Marcel Cassulo Classic
June 12 – Ocean Speedway – Pombo-Sargent Classic
June 13 – Calistoga Speedway
July 11 – Petaluma Speedway
July 18 – Ocean Speedway – Howard Kaeding Classic
July 25 – Santa Maria Raceway – Winged Madness & Wheelie Contest
August 26 – Placerville Speedway – Gold Country Showdown
August 27 – TBA
August 28 – Ocean Speedway – Friday Night Frenzy
August 29 – The Stockton Dirt Track – Champions Classic
August 30 – Petaluma Speedway – Sunday Sprint Car Showdown
September 5 – Calistoga Speedway w/USAC-CRA – Louie Vermeil Classic
September 6 – Calistoga Speedway w/USAC-CRA – Louie Vermeil Classic
October 10 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford) w/KoT – 35th Annual Cotton Classic
November 7 – The Stockton Dirt Track w/SCCT -37th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson
November 8 – Championship Celebration – Brookside Country Club (Stockton)