Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series: Kings Speedway Saturday June 2 – “Pombo/Sargent Classic”
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear Notes & Pertinent Info
Kings Speedway Saturday June 2 – “Pombo/Sargent Classic”
The always prestigious “Pombo/Sargent Classic” is set for action this Saturday night at the Kings Speedway in Hanford for the Cancen Oil KWS Series presented by Goodyear. The event honors California racing legends Al Pombo & Marshall Sargent and has been going on for over 20-years. The “Pombo/Sargent Classic” started at Kings Speedway in the 1980’s, before moving to the Thunderbowl Raceway in 2006.
This season however, the “Pombo/Sargent Classic” returns home to Kings Speedway and everyone is excited for that occurrence. “We are really happy to have the Pombo/Sargent Classic back home at Kings Speedway,” said track promoter Scott Woodhouse. “It should be a great night and we’ll also have the Vintage Super Modifieds as a tribute to the rivalry and friendship of Al Pombo & Marshall Sargent.”
Chico’s Jonathan Allard has extended his point lead to 38-markers going into this weekend at the Kings Speedway. The two-time state champion ended the KWS season last year by winning the Cotton Classic in Hanford and always runs well at the track. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding ranks second in the standings going into the “Pombo/Sargent Classic” and will look to bring home a win in his car owner’s backyard.
Eleven-time “Pombo/Sargent Classic” winner Brent Kaeding has moved to third in the Cancen Oil KWS Series presented by Goodyear point standings, with Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs and Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan rounding out the top-five. Three-time and defending event winner Tommy Tarlton of Easton will be another strong addition to the roster on Saturday, along with other top-10 KWS drivers Andy Gregg, Peter Murphy, Jason Statler, Willie Croft and Craig Stidham, plus many more.
The front gate will open at 5:00pm this Saturday night June 2 at the Kings Speedway, with qualifying around 6:30pm and racing around 7:00pm.
The Kings Speedway is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More information can be found at http://www.kingsspeedway.net or by contacting (559) 584-7223.
About the track:
The Kings Speedway is a three-eighths mile semi-banked clay oval and is one of the higher-speed tracks that the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear competes at. Promoter Scott Woodhouse has done a great job rejuvenating the track and it is always a welcomed stop on tour. If fans haven’t been to Kings Speedway in a while this will be a perfect weekend to change that and make a visit.
Grandstand tickets on Saturday cost $20, with bleacher tickets being $18. Tickets are on sale now and to reserve your seats simply contact (559) 584-7223.
Last year at the Kings Speedway:
The Cancen Oil KWS Series presented by Goodyear competed twice at the Kings Speedway in Hanford last season. San Jose’s Tim Kaeding captured the win in August and Chico’s Jonathan Allard picked up victory at the “Cotton Classic” in October. The series will also be at the track for the “Cotton Classic” once again this season on October 13.
Top-15 in Cancen Oil KWS presented by Goodyear points going into Kings Speedway:
1. Jonathan Allard 1230; 2. Tim Kaeding 1192; 3. Brent Kaeding 1134; 4. Evan Suggs 1122; 5. Bobby McMahan 1119; 6. Andy Gregg 1097; 7. Peter Murphy 1069; 8. Jason Statler 1067; 9. Willie Croft 1047; 10. Craig Stidham 991; 11. Chad Compton 987; 12. Rico Abreu 817; 13. Doug Gandy 810; 14. Pat Harvey 725; 15. Danielle Simpson 700
Winners so far this season with KWS:
April 7 Antioch Speedway Tim Kaeding;
April 21 Marysville Raceway Park Jonathan Allard;
April 28 Placerville Speedway Tim Kaeding;
May 5 Silver Dollar Speedway Jonathan Allard;
May 11 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Kyle Larson;
May 12 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Rico Abreu;
May 26 Calistoga Speedway Tim Kaeding;
May 27 Calistoga Speedway Rico Abreu;
Upcoming events for KWS:
Saturday June 2 – Kings Speedway in Hanford “Pombo/Sargent Classic”
Friday June 8 – Silver Dollar Speedway “Road to Dirt Cup”
Saturday June 9 – Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Oregon “Road to Dirt Cup”
Saturday June 23 – Antioch Speedway
Friday June 29- Merced Speedway
Saturday June 30- Placerville Speedway
On the internet:
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear-
Official Website- http://www.kwssprints.com
Official Website- http://www.kingsspeedway.net