IMCA Modifieds return to Antioch Speedway, Saturday night, April 18

Four Antioch drivers in contention in their divisions

By Don Martin, II

The popular IMCA Modifieds return to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night, to headline an exciting five-division racing program.  Also on the card this week will be the Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and Dwarf Cars.

We are four races into the IMCA Modified season, and five drivers have emerged at the front of the pack as the top title contenders.  They are point leader Nick DeCarlo of Martinez (115 points), Scott Busby of Martinez (106 points), Antioch’s Bobby Motts, Jr. (103 points), Fairfield’s Terry Kaiser (83 points) and Troy Foulger of Martinez (80 points).

The competitive IMCA Modified division has had four different winners so far, and it was the four time track champion Foulger, who won last time out.  Another four time champion, Busby, won the previous race, and both drivers are anticipated for this event.

The Limited Late Models so far are a repeat of last year’s battle as defending champion Larry Damitz of Vallejo leads Susuin’s Mike Hynes by just two points.  Current Merced point leader Mark Garner of Antioch is 14 points out.  Damitz and Garner have won the Main Events so far in the competitive division.

Two time defending Hobby Stock champion Kimo Oreta of Vacaville leads Oakley’s Nick Baldwin by just two points in the Hobby Stock battle.  Both drivers have one win each and are definite threats to win this week.  Melissa Myers of Brentwood is a two time winner and is third in points at the moment.

The competitive Wingless Spec Sprint class features a tight, three car battle between Kyle Bakkie of Citrus Heights (198 points), Antioch’s Roy Fisher (194 points) and Rich Panfili of Antioch (188 points).  Fisher was impressive in winning his second Main Event last week, while one time winner Bakkie lost some of his point lead when he failed to finish that race.

The always exciting Dwarf Cars has a three car battle up front with two time defending champion Danny Wagner of Bay Point leading Concord’s David Teves and Adam Teves by eight and 18 points, respectively.  Wagner already has two wins and chased teenage sensation Adam Teves across the line last week for the second place finish that put him back into the point lead.

With so many competitive racers in all five divisions, it’s anybody’s guess who will win this week, but it’s sure to be a crowd pleasing show.

Antioch Speedway is located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch, Calif. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for children 6-12. Children under six years old are admitted free. A family four pack of tickets is $40. Secured parking is offered by the Fairgrounds for $5. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

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