Ocean Sprints points battles continues Friday

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Ocean Sprints points battles continue Friday

Series press release by Blakesley Sports Media

WATSONVILLE,  CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2013) – Six different drivers have visited victory lane at Ocean Speedway  this season during the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, and several  drivers will be looking for their first triumph during round nine on Friday  night.

Stockton’s Brad Furr and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding are the only repeat  winners this season, with other winners including Tommy Tarlton, 2012 series  champion Shane Golobic, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, and Auburn’s standout Andy Forsberg.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson trails Furr by just  36 points in the standings, and his kept the #72w Taco Bravo-sponsored ride  within striking distance throughout the season.   Nelson will be looking for his first win of the year to try to close the  gap.

Furr was  the 2012 series runner-up behind Golobic, but has taken advantage of Golobic’s  partial schedule to take the reigns on the series.  A series of mechanical issues during heat  races and qualifying over the last couple of races have unhinged what was  otherwise a near-perfect start ot the season.

Salinas’ racing brothers Jeremy and Jason  have been sensational this year, ranking third and fifth in the overall tally  respectively.  San Francisco’s Nick Rescino, Jr. is also having  his best season on dirt, running fourth in the standings.

San Jose’s Ryan Rusconi, San Jose rookie driver Nick Foster, Jr.,  Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Golobic, and Pleasanton rookie Nathan Washam round out the  top-ten in the standings.

Friday’s  event will be the last race before the build-up to the Johnny Key Classic, with  the next four points races all serving as qualifying races for $10k to win  event on Saturday August 24th.  Winners  of each of the four features will lock themselves into the feature, with the  remaining teams having to race their way in through b-mains.

Friday’s  races for the Ocean Sprints also includes Four Bangers, IMCA Modifieds, Ocean  Late Models, IMCA Sport Modifieds, and Wingless Sprints.  Adult tickets are just $17 with seniors 65+  $16 and kids ages 6-12 are $15.  The  family pass for two adults and two children is value priced at just $55.  Qualifying will get underway at 6 p.m.

For more information  on the Ocean Sprints log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean  Speedway visit http://www.oceanspeedway.com

Ocean  Speedway would like to thank Taco Bravo, Digital Delivery Networks, Nobel  Construction, Get Som Sports, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Hoosier Tires West, and  Kaeding Performance for their support

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