(9/20/21) Sacramento, CA … The NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars enter the final quarter of the 2021 campaign this weekend with a trip to Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday, September 25th.
The west coast’s premier 410-winged sprint car series will see a heavy slate of Hanford as the season winds down. After Saturday’s event, the following two races will also take place on the Kings County 3/8th mile on October 9th and October 29th.
Joining NARC will be the Kings of Thunder Bandit Non-Wing Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and West Coast Sports Compacts.
The central valley speedway promises to offer some of the best racing of the year. While most California tracks are notorious for heavy, hooked up conditions, Hanford tends to slick off leading to a big curb up top and a technical bottom groove creating plenty of slide job opportunities and side by side action.
Atop the standings with just five races remaining is Dominic Scelzi. The Fresno native carries a ton of momentum into Hanford with his current streak of eight podium finishes. A win for Scelzi would check off a trio of milestones for the twenty-four-year-old. If he claims the checkered flag, it will mark the most consecutive series podiums since four-time series champion Kyle Hirst notched nine in 2018, Scelzi’s 30th career podium with NARC, and his 15th career series victory. Fortunately for Scelzi, he enters the weekend as the most recent series winner at Keller Auto Speedway and has already earned three trophies in Hanford in 2021.
Hanford’s own Mitchell Faccinto has experienced plenty of success at his home track. Faccinto’s first two series victories came at Keller Auto Speedway in the 2017 and 2018 Cotton Classic. In his last eight series appearances at the 3/8th mile, he owns podiums in half of them including the pair of wins, and he boasts a stout 4.9 average finish over that span.
San Jose’s Tim Kaeding should be in contention for his third series victory of the year. The two-time titlist was the only driver to finish inside the top 5 in all three feature events completed at Keller Auto Speedway last year.
Still seeking his first series victory is Iowa’s Austin McCarl. He’s returned to California aboard the Country Builders Construction No. 88, and Hanford might present his best opportunity for a win. In 2020’s Morrie Williams Tribute Race, McCarl finished a respectable 8th and 5th in the twin Fujitsu Features. Earlier this year, the former Knoxville track champion scored a pair of top-5s in Kings of Thunder 360 action at Hanford including a runner-up result.
Many more from California’s crop of gassers will be competing on Saturday. Expect Hanford’s DJ Netto, Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Colby Copeland, Billy Aton on Benicia, Clovis driver Sean Watts, Justin Sanders of Aromas, and more to be in attendance.
The NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 10-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash and the Fujitsu 30-lap Feature.
Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com.
Saturday’s race can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.
ED NOTE: This event was originally scheduled at Santa Maria Raceway. However, it was moved to Hanford when Santa Maria Raceway ceased operations in August.
NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
Championship Points Standings (After 15 events in 20-race series 9/20/2021)
- Dominic Scelzi, Fresno – 1688
- Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 1623
- Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 1621
- DJ Netto, Hanford – 1620
- Sean Becker, Roseville – 1588
- Billy Aton, Benicia (R) – 1568
- Sean Watts, Clovis – 1528
- Justin Sanders, Aromas – 1394
- Shane Golobic, Elk Grove – 1343
- Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford – 1162
- Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) – 1032
- Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) – 1003
- Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) – 960
- Mitchel Moles, Raisin City – 904
- Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) – 639
- Willie Croft, Colfax – 843
- Corey Day, Salinas (R) – 802
- Colby Copeland, Roseville – 768
- Blake Carrick, Lincoln – 728
- Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 727
The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Autometer, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Light Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.
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October 9 – Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford, CA – Morrie Williams Legends Race
October 29 – Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford, CA
October 30 – Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, CA
November 6 – Stockton Dirt Track – Tribute to Gary Patterson
November 7 – Championship Celebration – Brookside Country Club, Stockton, CA