Preview: IMCA Modifieds return to Antioch Speedway Saturday night, May 2

By Don Martin II

Four divisions will be competing Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  The racing facility, located at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, will host the popular IMCA Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.

In the five races held so far, four different drivers have won the IMCA Modified Main Events.  Four time champion Troy Foulger of Martinez is the only two time winner while Kellen Chadwick of Oakley, Scott Busby of Martinez and Bobby Motts Jr. of San Pablo are the other winners.

The last time the Modifieds were on the fast three-eighths mile clay oval, Motts collected the win and moved into a four point lead over four time champion Busby.  With nearly 60 wins wins to his credit in his career, nobody has won more features in this division than Busby.

Nick DeCarlo of Martinez is currently 28 points out of the lead as Tracy’s Chris Elby and defending champion Carl Berendsen II of Antioch round out the Top 5 in points going into this race.

Two-time feature winner and three-time division champion Larry Damitz of Vallejo has a ten point lead over Mike Hynes of Susuin in the Limited Late Model division.  Just 18 points back is the division’s all time win leader, Mike Gustafson of Concord, while Antioch’s Mark Garner is 20 points back.  Garner and Gustafson each have a win.

A Concord based father-son team is trying to provide the competition for two time defending champion Danny Wagner of Bay Point in the Dwarf Car division.  Teenager Adam Teves and his father David Teves have each won a Main Event so far this season.

David made just his second start in a new car a winning effort last week, but Wagner finished second.  Wagner now has three wins and two seconds to lead David by 18 points in the championship battle. 

Tracy’s Mike Corsaro, Adam Teves and Kevin Miraglio of Pleasanton round out the Top 5 in the standings.  San Jose’s Jack Haverty is the other feature winner this year, but he missed the last race to repair a damaged front end.

Hobby Stocks return after a week off, and two time defending champion Kimo Oreta of Vacaville holds a nice 54 point lead over two time champion Melissa Myers of Brentwood.  Myers is a three time winner, while Oreta has one feature win and three seconds this season.
Michael Cooper of Bay Point, one time winner Nick Baldwin of Oakley and Danny Jones of Castro Valley round out the Top five in points going into this race.  Pittsburg’s Jason Jennings is the other feature winner this season.

Antioch Speedway is located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th Street in Antioch. 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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