Jonathan Allard holds off late charge from Tim Kaeding to win thrilling KWS main event at Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday
Marysville, CA – April 21, 2012…Lightning fast 410 Sprint Cars and hooked up bullrings have been synonymous with each other in Northern California over the years and on Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway Park, that was seen front and center by the Cancen Oil KWS Series presented by Goodyear.
When everything was said and done Chico’s Jonathan Allard stood in victory lane after a thrilling duel with veterans Bobby McMahan and Jimmy Sills, before fending off a late challenge from defending KWS champ Tim Kaeding.
The triumph was Allard’s 29th career win in combined King of the West and Golden State Challenge main events, which breaks a tie with Steve Kent for third on the all-time list. It was also Allard’s first ever 410 win at Marysville Raceway Park and gives him the point lead by one-marker over Tim Kaeding.
“It’s great to come out here and get the win tonight for Morrie & Katie Williams, Ashley Smith and this whole team,” said the two-time state 410 champion. “I saw Tim poke his nose in there a couple of times and I just stayed focused, drove hard and here we are on the front stretch. I also want to thank all you fans for coming out. It’s great to see so many people here in the stands.”
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear Results- Saturday April 21 Marysville Raceway Park
Fast time: Chad Compton 12.846
Heat one: Brent Kaeding, Jason Statler, Chad Compton, Jimmy Sills, Colby Wiesz, Richard Brace Jr., Doug Gandy, Jimmy Steward
Heat two: Craig Stidham, John Michael Bunch, Tim Kaeding, Cody Lamar, Geoffrey Strole, Roger Crockett, Korey Lovell
Heat three: Tyler Wolf, Peter Murphy, Jonathan Allard, Andy Gregg, Rico Abreu, Jeff Griffin, David Tarter
Heat four: Kyle Hirst, Willie Croft, Evan Suggs, Bobby McMahan, Shane Golobic, Pat Harvey, Cort Dozier
Dash: Bobby McMahan, Jimmy Sills, Evan Suggs, Brent Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, Chad Compton, Kyle Hirst, Craig Stidham
LCQ: Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Roger Crockett, Richard Brace Jr., Colby Wiesz, Geoffrey Strole, Pat Harvey, Doug Gandy, Jeff Griffin, Cort Dozier, Korey Lovell, Jimmy Steward, David Tarter
A-main: Jonathan Allard, Tim Kaeding, Bobby McMahan, Evan Suggs, Brent Kaeding, Kyle Hirst, Jason Statler, Peter Murphy, Andy Gregg, Craig Stidham, Shane Golobic, Willie Croft, Cody Lamar, Tyler Wolf, Rico Abreu, Geoffrey Strole, John Michael Bunch, Jimmy Sills, Colby Wiesz, Richard Brace Jr., Roger Crockett, Chad Compton