Round 7 of Ocean Sprints set for Friday

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5_30ShawRound seven of Ocean Sprints set for Friday
Track press release by Blakesley Sports Media

WATSONVILLE,  CALIFORNIA (May 30, 2013) – After a one week break, the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo  will hit John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway Watsonville on Friday night for round  seven of their hotly contested 2013 campaign.   Through seven events, points leader Brad Furr of Stockton is the only repeat feature winner  in the series.

The 2013  season has also produced wins for “Mr. Excitement” Andy Forsberg of  Auburn, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Brandon “Bud” Kaeding, and most  recently 2012 Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont.

Kaeding  accepted the “Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge” at the last Taco  Bravo race, starting from the rear in search of a $1500 bonus.  Kaeding drove through the pack up into second  place, and within striking distance of Golobic, before colliding with an  infield tire to finish third.  Friday’s  Ray Scheidt’s Electric Fast Time qualifier will be offered the same opportunity  to take Earl Stanton’s money.

Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson is second in the  standings in the Taco Bravo #72w after a fifth place finish in the last  event.  Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum has topped the  Chisum brothers this year to rank fourth ahead of San Jose’s Ryan Rusconi and San Francisco’s Nick Rescino, Jr.

The balance  of the top-ten in the championship hunt sees Watsonville’s Justin Sanders leading Jason  Chisum, leading rookie Nick Foster, Jr. of San Jose, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, and  rookie candidate Nathan Washam of Pleasanton.

Despite  limited appearances, Golobic has leapt into 11th in the overall tally.  Other drivers expected on Friday night  include “The Terminator” Tommy Tarlton and his nephew Carson Macedo,  who has been a perennial hard-charger in his young career.

Ocean  Sprints regular Koen Shaw will be on hand to sign autographs on Friday night  when the fan gates swing open at 4:30 p.m.

Friday’s  races for the Ocean Sprints also includes American Stocks, 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.

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