ANTIOCH -- Antioch Speedway's final regular event of the season, headlined by the International Motor Contest Association Modified Stock Cars, Late Model Stock Cars and All Star Wingless Sprint Cars, takes place Sept. 28 at the clay oval located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.
The speedway's special "Sport Mod Spectacular" program was postponed by an Sept. 21 afternoon rainstorm. That program will be rescheduled at a later date. Though sunshine prevailed by race time, deep mud in the pit area saw the first haulers getting stuck before they could be parked, forcing the postponement of the program.
This Saturday will see the return of the late model division, which has been dominated by Chico's Richard Papenhausen.
Troy Foulger, the track's three-time modified division champ and current leader in the track point race, is expected to field both a Modified and a Late Model stock car on Saturday.
"The plan is to work on both cars every night and bring them both to the track," said Oakley's Billy Bowers, who owns the cars Foulger drivers. "It is a tremendous undertaking for a small shop like ours. But, we are planning to be there."
Foulger can wrap up the track championship with a good finish in the Bowers modified this weekend. Anthony Slaney of Antioch is in second place in that division.
Gary Nelson, Jr. of San Jose holds a commanding 74-point lead over Roy Fisher in the track's wingless sprint car division.
The Hobby Stock, Super Hobby Stock, and Super Stock divisions will also be racing. Close point races for the championship continue in all three divisions.
In super hobby stock compeition, Gene Haney of Brentwood leads Jimmy Robbins of Concord by a mere four points. In super stocks, Danville's Jim Freethy is two points ahead of Vallejo's Larry Damitz. Hobby stocker Kimo Oreta has a 56-point lead over fellow Vacaville resident Nick Viscusi III.
Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and $8 for senior citizens over 65 years old. A family four-pack of tickets is $40.