Contra Costa drivers Clymens, Foulger, Wagner, DeCarlo claim Antioch Speedway wins

Trevor Clymens #2c kept his IMCA Sport Modified title hopes alive with his first win of the season. Photo by Katrina Kniss

Davis also winner

By Candice Martin, DCRR Racing Media 

Antioch, CA…August 19…Trevor Clymens of Brentwood won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The first win of the season for Clymens kept his championship hopes alive.

Dylan Connelly of Antioch set the early pace ahead of Clymens and Billy Garner of Antioch. Kenny Shrader of Pacheco slipped past Garner for third with an inside pass on Lap 5, and Garner spun in Turn 4 for a Lap 7 yellow flag. Connelly led the restart with Shrader slipping past Clymens for second. An inside pass on the front stretch on Lap 10 put incoming point leader Jason Ryan Jr of Oakley into third. The intense battle for second saw Clymens get past Shrader on Lap 14, but Shrader made an inside pass on Clymens on Lap 15 to reclaim second. 

Undaunted, Clymens went around the outside and made a big move to take the lead from Connelly in Turn 4 on Lap 17. Clymens maintained a good pace and ran smoothly down the stretch to claim the much needed victory. Connelly settled for second ahead of Shrader, Tanner Thomas of Turlock and Jacob Mallet Jr of Oakley.

Troy Foulger #49 collected his fourth IMCA Modified feature win as he closes in on the division championship. Photo by Katrina Kniss

Troy Foulger of Oakley won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event. This was the fourth win of the season for the current point leader aboard the Bowers Motorsports owned entry. 

Josh Combs of Roseville set the early pace ahead of Andrew Pearce of Oakley, but an inside pass on the front stretch on Lap 3 put Foulger into second. Foulger slowly reeled in Combs and made an inside pass on the front stretch of the ninth lap to take the lead. Pearce was next to run down Combs, finally making an inside pass on the front stretch on Lap 18 to claim the runner-up spot. However, nobody was stopping Foulger as he won ahead of Pearce, Combs, Chris Sieweke of Santa Rosa and Terry DeCarlo, Sr. of Martinez.

Tom Davis #75 (center) closes in on the Print Club Mini Stock title with his seventh win of the season. Photo by Katrina Kniss

Tom Davis of Los Molinos won his seventh Print Club Mini Stock Main Event. This was the Mini Stock Mayhem race with purse money greatly increased for the occasion thanks to a fundraising effort by Laina Bales. Point leader Davis was piloting the Delbert Rios owned entry.

The race had to be restarted after Kelly Campanile spun on the front straightaway and was hit by Wyatt Lakin of Diamond Springs. Davis led Rick Berry of Modesto after that. Daniel Bond of Oakdale settled into third and made an inside pass on Berry for second on a Lap 8 restart. The leaders caught slower traffic, which proved to be the undoing of Bond when Brycen Bragg of Placerville spun in Turn 4 on Lap 15 and collected him for a yellow flag. 

Davis led Berry and Tyler Applebaum of Antioch on the restart. However, Patrick Kelley of Clovis slipped past Applebaum for third on Lap 18. Tony Quinonez of Corning made a late surge from an earlier yellow flag. Davis pulled away to victory with Quinonez crossing the line second ahead of Berry, Kelly and Applebaum.

Reigning Delta Dwarf Car champion Danny Wagner #11dd returned and won their Main Event. Photo by Katrina Kniss

Danny Wagner of Bay Point won the 20 lap Delta Dwarf Car Main Event. It made a clean sweep weekend for the reigning champion, who won at Watsonville the night before. 

Wagner led fiance Ellie Russo of Bay Point on the start with Pete Piantanida of Discovery Bay running third. Piantanida made a Turn 4 pass on Russo for second on Lap 2 with Dublin’s Devan Kammermann making an inside pass on Turn 4 for third on Lap 3. Russo came back strong on the outside in Turn 2 a lap later, but the tenacious Kammermann made another inside pass in Turn 2 on Lap 6 to reclaim third. A yellow flag waved for a Turn 4 tangle between Russo and Chris Durden of Hollister on Lap 8.

Wagner led Piantanida and Kammermann on the restart. Championship contenders Kammermann and Chance Russell of Antioch battled fiercely for the third position. However, Kammermann began to pull away as the race wore on. Barrett Gooch III of Anderson spun on the back stretch for a Lap 19 yellow flag. Wagner led Piantanida and Kammermann on the restart and they finished in that order with Russell and Gooch completing the Top 5.

Nick DeCarlo #17 won a close battle for the IMCA Stock Car feature win. Photo by Katrina Kniss

Nick DeCarlo of Martinez won the 20 lap IMCA Stock Car Main Event ahead of Raymond Noland of Porterville. DeCarlo led most of the way until Noland made an inside move with two laps to go. DeCarlo came back strong on the inside on the final lap and won a photo finish against Noland.

Racing resumes next Saturday night with the second round of the Triple Threat Series for the BCRA Midgets. BCRA Lightning Sprints and Vintage Midgets will also be in action along with the Pacific Coast General Engineering Hobby Stocks, West Coast Sport Compacts, Delta Dwarf Cars and Hardtops. For further information, go to

Antioch Speedway Race Results 

IMCA Sport Modifieds 

Heat Winners (8 laps)-Kenny Shrader, Dylan Connelly. Main Event (20 laps)-Trevor Clymens, Dylan Connelly, Kenny Shrader, Tanner Thomas, Jacob Mallet Jr, Joseph Pato, Billy Garner, Jason Ryan Jr, Mark Garner, Dutch Jantz.

IMCA Modifieds 

Heat Winner (8 laps)-Buddy Kniss. Main Event (25 laps)-Troy Foulger, Andrew Pearce, Josh Combs, Chris Sieweke, Terry DeCarlo Sr., Buddy Kniss.

Delta Dwarf Cars 

Heat Winners (8 laps)-Danny Wagner, Pete Piantanida. Main Event (20 laps)-Danny Wagner, Pete Piantanida, Devan Kammermann, Chance Russell, Barrett Gooch III, David Rosa, Justin Bingman, Joe LeDuc, Ellie Russo, Chris Durden.

Print Club Mini Stocks 

Heat Winners (8 laps)-Rick Berry, Tom Davis. Trophy Dash (4 laps)-Tom Davis. Main Event (20 laps)-Tom Davis, Tony Quinonez, Rick Berry, Patrick Kelley, Josh Applebaum, Daniel Bond, Logan Lakin, William Fogle, Brycen Bragg, David Carson.

IMCA Stock Cars 

Heat Winner (8 laps)-Raymond Noland. Main Event (20 laps)-Nick DeCarlo, Raymond Noland, Andrew Pearce DNS.

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