ANTIOCH -- The second half of the season at Antioch Speedway Antioch Speedway has been revised, offering more races for several divisions of race cars, including a three weeks in a row of Late Model Stock Car Racing beginning on Sept. 21. The Late Models will also race on Aug. 24.
The start of the second half of the season begins July 13 with the running of the "Firecracker 50" a special "open" event for modified stock cars paying $1,000 to win. It concludes with the Oct. 5 "Delta Classic" featuring Late Model Stock Cars, Modifieds, Wingless Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.
Promoter John Soares hopes to make the Late Model Stock Cars a regularly featured division at the 3/8-mile clay oval.
"I'm a late model owner, driver, and fan," he explained. "I'm trying to revive this division. Hopefully, we can make Antioch Speedway the home track for the northern California late models next year."
Soares is seeking sponsorship for the Late Model Stock Car events as added incentive to bring drivers and car owners to the track.
Two additional feature events have been added for the Super Stock and Hobby Stock divisions. The All Star Wingless Sprints will gain one event, as will the Dwarf Car division.
"We had to juggle things because of last weekend's moving of the 'Firecracker 50' to this weekend," Soares said. "Postponement of the race proved to be a popular decision with fans, though some drivers felt they needed another weekend of racing to make up for the weekend lost. So, we re-vamped the schedule."
The "Firecracker" program will also include complete qualifying and feature events for the Sport Mod, Super Stock, Hobby Stock, Dwarf Car and "Four Banger" divisions. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. Antioch Speedway is located in the Contra Costa Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch. Secure parking is offered by the fair for $5.
The Second Half of Antioch Speedway's Season:
Delta Series: "Firecracker 50" For Open Modifieds ($1000 To Win), Sport Mods, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, 4-bangers 20; King Of The West 410 Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars - Special $200 To Win Event 27; Bcra Midgets & Bcra Midget Lites, Imca Sportmods, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars
Imca Modifieds, Wingless Sprints, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, 4-bangers 10; Imca Modifieds, Wingless Sprints, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars 17; 100 Lap Hobby Stock ($1500.00 To Win) Imca Modifieds, Imca Sportmods, Dwarf Cars 24; Late Models, Imca Modifieds, Imca Sportmods, Wingless Sprints, Super Stocks*, 4-bangers
"World Of Outlaws" Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars 14; Wingless Sprints, Imca Mods, Imca Sportmods, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, 4-bangers 21; Late Models, Wingless Sprints, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, 4-bangers 28; Late Models, Wingless Sprints, Super Stocks*, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, 4-bangers
"Delta Classic" For Late Models, "Open" Dirt Modifieds, Wingless Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars *the Super Stock Division Also Features Super Hobby Stocks