TROY MORRIS III SWEEPS THE PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATS...
TROY MORRIS III GRABS NIGHT ONE OF PETTIT SHOOTOUT...
SHAWN JONES WINS OPENING NIGHT OF REGIONAL DWARF C...
TROY MORRIS III SWEEPS THE PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATS...

TROY MORRIS III SWEEPS THE PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATS...

9/25/2022 -
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 25, 2022) – Bakersfield’s Troy Morris III completed the sweep of the 12th annual Pat and Jim Pettit Shootout at Ocean S
TROY MORRIS III GRABS NIGHT ONE OF PETTIT SHOOTOUT...

TROY MORRIS III GRABS NIGHT ONE OF PETTIT SHOOTOUT...

9/24/2022 -
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 24, 2022) – The opening night of the Pat and Jim Pettit Memorial Shootout at Ocean Speedway saw a young winner earn one
SHAWN JONES WINS OPENING NIGHT OF REGIONAL DWARF C...

SHAWN JONES WINS OPENING NIGHT OF REGIONAL DWARF C...

8/27/2022 -
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (August 26, 2022) – San Jose’s Shawn Jones topped a strong field of competitors for the Friday Pro Division win during the Western

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TROY MORRIS III SWEEPS THE PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATSONVILLE

TROY MORRIS III SWEEPS THE PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATSONVILLE

9/25/2022
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 25, 2022) – Bakersfield’s Troy Morris III completed the sweep of the 12th annual Pat and Jim Pettit Shootout at Ocean Speedway with a dominating performance on Saturday night, driving to a half-track advantage to claim the $3006 prize after...more
TROY MORRIS III GRABS NIGHT ONE OF PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATSONVILLE

TROY MORRIS III GRABS NIGHT ONE OF PETTIT SHOOTOUT IN WATSONVILLE

9/24/2022
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (September 24, 2022) – The opening night of the Pat and Jim Pettit Memorial Shootout at Ocean Speedway saw a young winner earn one of their career-best performances, with Bakersfield’s Troy Morris III holding off future Hall of Famer Bobby Hogge IV of...more
SHAWN JONES WINS OPENING NIGHT OF REGIONAL DWARF CARS AT OCEAN SP

SHAWN JONES WINS OPENING NIGHT OF REGIONAL DWARF CARS AT OCEAN SP...

8/27/2022
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (August 26, 2022) – San Jose’s Shawn Jones topped a strong field of competitors for the Friday Pro Division win during the Western States Dwarf Car Association South Bay Regional at Ocean Speedway. The victory is Jones’ fourth of the year in the 1000cc...more
Dominic Scelzi adds Johnny Key Classic to resume

Dominic Scelzi adds Johnny Key Classic to resume

8/21/2022
Dominic Scelzi adds the Johnny Key Classic to growing resume on Saturday night By Gary Thomas Watsonville, CA…Dominic Scelzi has been racking up the wins over the last few seasons and on Saturday night he added another one with historical significance, by claiming the SCCT...more

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Dominic Scelzi Wins Thrilling Ocean Sprints Featur

Dominic Scelzi Wins Thrilling Ocean Sprints Featur...

7/15/2019
Watsonville, CA – Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi won his first Ocean Sprint feature of the season in exciting fashion as the likes of Lemoore’s Cole Macedo and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding tried their best. Stockton’s Brad Furr led down the back straight on the first lap, but Scelzi powered by on the inside. Macedo followed Scelzi by Furr shortly after to take second. A caution on lap four for Fremont rookie William Camara brought everybody back together for a restart. Scelzi pulled away but quickly...more
Howard Kaeding Classic Weekend On Tap at Ocean Spe

Howard Kaeding Classic Weekend On Tap at Ocean Spe...

7/19/2019
Watsonville, CA – The ninth edition of the Howard Kaeding Classic will take place at Ocean Speedway this weekend. The two day show will feature the Civil War vs. Ocean Sprints on Friday with the King of the West Sprint Car Series taking center stage on Saturday. Last year, Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson grabbed the Friday night 360 victory and Roseville’s Colby Copeland picked up the big win on Saturday with KWS. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi could be argued as a shoe-in for a victory this...more
Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic Among Big Winners at th

Bud Kaeding, Shane Golobic Among Big Winners at th...

7/23/2019
Watsonville, CA – The two day Howard Kaeding Classic had its ninth edition this past weekend with Campbell’s Bud Kaeding and Fremont’s Shane Golobic going to victory lane. On Friday, 36 Civil War vs. Ocean Sprints signed on for duty, with Golobic picking up the win. Shane Golobic led early, but the race was marred by two early flips from Roseville’s Trent Canales and Riverdale’s Grant Duinkerken. Thankfully, both drivers were OK. Golobic and Bud Kaeding would trade the lead a couple times...more
First Ever 2-Day Mike Cecil Memorial Set For This

First Ever 2-Day Mike Cecil Memorial Set For This...

8/1/2019
Watsonville, CA – The Mike Cecil Memorial will have its 22nd edition this Friday and Saturday. For the first time in its history, the event will be run over two days. In September of 1997, we lost the race’s namesake to cancer and the Mike Cecil Memorial has been held in his honor ever since. Cecil was the 1995 Watsonville Speedway Street Stock champion. At last year’s Cecil, Salinas’ Bobby Hogge IV picked up the big win. Hogge has also won the last two weekly shows and will surely be a...more
Bobby Hogge IV Sweeps Mike Cecil Memorial Weekend,

Bobby Hogge IV Sweeps Mike Cecil Memorial Weekend,...

8/7/2019
Watsonville, CA – Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas was able to sweep the weekend at the 22nd Annual Mike Cecil Memorial in the IMCA Modifieds. On Friday, Chowchilla’s Alex Stanford led from the outside pole before Oakley’s Kellen Chadwick had his turn at the front. Meanwhile, Hogge and Martinez’s Troy Foulger raced side-by-side around the lap ten mark. On lap 13, Cody Burke spun out while battling for fifth with Anthony Slaney of Martinez. This led to a rash of cautions that kept the front...more
59th Annual Johnny Key Classic Set for Saturday Ni

59th Annual Johnny Key Classic Set for Saturday Ni...

8/14/2019
Watsonville, CA – The 59th running of the Johnny Key Classic will take place this Saturday at Ocean Speedway. The race featuring the Civil War vs. Ocean Sprints will have a $5,000 payday for the winner. At last year’s event, Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson took the checkered flag in the 50-lap affair after an exciting race with Visalia’s Cory Eliason. Aromas’ Justin Sanders and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding finished first and second at last week’s weekly show and will both be on the hunt for their...more
Ocean Sprints Round #14 Highlights Friday’s Last R

Ocean Sprints Round #14 Highlights Friday’s Last R...

8/21/2019
Watsonville, CA – The Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo have just two races left in their season including this Friday, August 23rd and Championship Night on October 4th.  After Friday’s race, the track will be dark until September 20th when a champion in the Police in Pursuit division will be crowned.  Last week at the Johnny Key Classic, Aromas’ Justin Sanders was unstoppable.  He led every lap on his way to his second career victory in the 50-lap affair.  Colby Copeland of Roseville and St....more
Ocean Speedway Returns to Action After Month-Long

Ocean Speedway Returns to Action After Month-Long...

9/18/2019
Watsonville, CA – For the first time in nearly a month, Ocean Speedway comes back to life this Friday.  Friday night’s event will feature the final 2019 appearance for the Police in Pursuit for Special Olympics and Western Midget divisions.  The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, and Hobby Stocks will also be on the card.  The Police in Pursuit division have had five different winners in seven races this season.  Back on August 9th, Dan Anderson of the Task Force picked up his second win of the...more
Go Time: 2020 Ocean Speedway Season Kicks Off This

Go Time: 2020 Ocean Speedway Season Kicks Off This...

3/9/2020
Watsonville, CA – The 61st season of auto racing at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville gets underway this Friday, March 13th, with a five-division offering. Headlining the program will be the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo, which is coming into its 14th year of action since being added to the weekly program in 2007. Last season saw one of if not the closest points battles in Ocean Sprints history come down to the final race of the season. Morgan Hill’s JJ Ringo won the...more
2021 Pettit Shootout Details

2021 Pettit Shootout Details

9/16/2021
11th Annual Pettit Shootout IMCA Modified, IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stock Race Weekend Thursday, Friday & Saturday September 23, 24 & 25 - 2021 We will start 22 Modifieds, Sport Mods & Hobby Stocks each night for the 11th Annual Pettit Shootout A-Main Events (if less than 24 cars check in, all cars will be in the A-Main event). More than 22 cars we will have a B-Main events to determine additional starting spots. SOUND is STRICTLY ENFORCED!! Cars must be 90 dba at 100 feet NO IMCA Cone...more

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