Summit Racing Equipment of Sparks forms partnership with Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway & King of the West Sprint Car Series

By Gary Thomas

Sparks, Nevada – March 18, 2013…The Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway & King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series are pleased to announce a partnership with Summit Racing Equipment of Sparks, Nevada for the upcoming 2013 racing season.

For over 40 years, Summit Racing Equipment has set and reset the standard for fast shipping, customer service, and tech expertise. Since the beginning, they’ve followed a simple formula: Give customers the parts they want at a fair price, deliver those parts fast, and back them with the best customer service on the planet.

As an active member in the Specialty Equipment Market Association, National Hot Rod Association, International Hot Rod Association, and National Street Rod Association, Summit Racing Equipment is the leader in the high performance automotive industry.

Take a look at the history page on the Summit Racing website to see how a small side business turned into the largest mail order, retail, and Internet supplier of high performance automotive parts and accessories.

“We are really looking forward to the fast approaching season at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway and with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series,” commented RTF Promoter & KWS Managing Director Dan Simpson. “Having a great company like Summit Racing Equipment come on board is a very good thing for us and we’re excited for the partnership.”

Summit Racing Equipment in Sparks, Nevada is located at 960 E Glendale Ave, Sparks, NV 89431 and they can be contacted via phone at (775) 352-8787. Also visit them online at

The 2013 season for the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway will kick off with a play day on Saturday April 6, before the actual racing campaign begins on Saturday April 13, with the first of 10 point races for the Fernley 95a Series. Divisions set to tackle the three-eighths mile oval on opening night will include IMCA Modifieds, Sports Mods, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Outlaw Karts, Mod Minis & KWS Lites.

The new Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway is Northern Nevada’s premier three-eighths mile clay oval and is home to the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and the Fernley 95A Racing Series. RTF Speedway runs from early-April until late-October and features everything from Winged 410 Sprint Cars to IMCA Dirt Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Motorcycles, Outlaw Karts and more.

The Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway dirt track has been in existence since 1999 and is geared up for its best season to date in 2013. The overall facility also includes a road course, drag strip, motor cross track, off road course, gun range, paint ball facility and has been tabbed as “Racings Field of Dreams.” More information and the full schedule can be found at

The 2013 racing season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will get underway on Saturday April 20. Three-time & defending series champion Jonathan Allard will look to open the season in a big way, but will face a strong field of challengers at the always action packed one-third mile clay oval.

Among the drivers looking to take over the top spot from Allard this season is Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst, who assumes the seat of the Dennis & Teresa Roth owned Roth Enterprises No. 83jr sprint car. Hirst last year drove the Roth Motorsports mount to a King of the West victory on June 23 and also claimed the 50-lap finale at the prestigious Trophy Cup.

Just a few of the other title contenders are sure to include Sacramento’s Willie Croft, who is behind the wheel of the Clyde Lamar owned 3c machine this year, 13-time champion Brent Kaeding, former titlist Jason Statler, New Zealand Sprint Car Champion Peter Murphy, past Silver Dollar Speedway 410 champion Bobby McMahan, former Trophy Cup titlist Craig Stidham and more.

More drivers set to open the season April 20 will include two-time KWS champ Tim Kaeding of San Jose, Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, St. Helena’s Rico Abreu, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Prunedale’s Justin Sanders, Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Fair Oak’s Chad Compton, Chico’s Brad Bumgarner & Kenny Allen, Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr., Oakhurst’s Doug Gandy, Laton’s Geoffrey Strole, Rhode Island transplant Eli Deshaies, Rio Vista’s Danielle Simpson, Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey and others.

Information on the fire breathing King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series can be found online at and by tuning in to “KWS Tonight” every Thursday evening throughout the season on the homepage of the website.