Red Hot Ocean Sprints Return to Action Friday

Red hot Ocean Sprints return to action Friday
Track press release by Blakesley Sports Media

WATSONVILLE,  CALIFORNIA (May 9, 2013) – The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo has seen the competition  level heating up and the fifth race of the 2013 season this Friday night should  be another exciting contest!  John  Prentice’s Ocean Speedway Watsonville will welcome the cars and stars of the  West Coast’s premiere weekly 360 Sprint Car Series to do battle on the  quarter-mile dirt oval.

Stockton’s Brad Furr has a strong 25 point  advantage over Watsonville’s Justin Sanders in the  championship points standings, with Sanders coming off a big win in last  Friday’s feature event.  Sanders and Furr  have been consistently at the top of all qualifying and race sessions this  season and will look to continue that tussle on Friday.

Sanders  inherited last week’s win after 2012 Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont spun from a half lap advantage  while navigating lapped traffic.  The  driver of the Keith Day Trucking #22 entry is expected back in action along  with two-time Johnny Key Classic winner Tommy Tarlton in the Tarlton & Son  #21.

2012 USAC  West Coast 360 Sprint Car champion Bud Kaeding finished third last weekend with  the wings on and is planning a return in the Buster & Ziggy Enterprises  #29.

San Jose’s Ryan Rusconi has quietly steered  the Dynicron Cylinder Heads #98 to third in the points, just eight points  behind Sanders.  Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum is having a career  year lurking in fourth in the points after charging from 15th to seventh in  last Friday’s contest.

Former USAC  and CASA asphalt sprint car standout Nick  Rescino, Jr. of San Francisco ranks fifth in the tally, after his  first finish outside of the top-ten last week.

The balance  of the top-ten in the points includes popular Kurt Nelson of Gilroy in the Taco Bravo #72, San Martin’s  “Cowboy” Craig Smith, top rookie contender Nick Foster, Jr. of San Jose in Wayne Katen’s #199, and Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo.

Fresno’s Koen Shaw and Pleasanton’s Nathan Washam, another Rookie of  the Year contender, have also appeared in all four Ocean Sprints events to  date.

Friday’s  races for the Ocean Sprints also includes Four Bangers, American Stocks, Ocean  Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, 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. with fan gates opening at 4:30   p.m.

The first  200 mothers through the gate on Friday will receive a rose for Mother’s Day  courtesy of Obie’s Nursery.

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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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