ANTIOCH -- Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas fought his way to the top, picking off the highly competitive field of drivers one by one in the International Motor Contest Association NorCal Challenge on June 28 at Antioch Speedway.

Coming from 12th starting position in the 16-car field, Hogge watched as a battle waged for the lead between Kellen Chadwick of Oakley and Ryan McDaniel of Chico. One row behind, it was arch-rivals Nick DeCarlo and Troy Foulger, racing so evenly both cars appeared as one.

With three laps to go, Hogge made a daring move coming out of the second turn, passing a cluster of cars on the inside to work his way to the top.

Hogge caught Chadwick after two tries on caution flag restarts.

"I knew I had to have a good start to get Kellen in the first and second turn," Hogge explained. "With the track being dry-slick, I needed good momentum to roll through the turns."

Foulger challenged Hogge right to the finish. McDaniel took up the battle with DeCarlo and edged him to finished third. DeCarlo held off fifth place finisher Kellen Chadwick.

Chris Magoon of Oakley, who won his first winged 360 sprint car feature a month ago, showed his driving diversity by bringing home the checkered flag in the Northern All Stars Wingless Sprint Car main event.

The event featured the debut of former NFL player Jeremy Newberry of Brentwood as a sprint car driver. The host of two television football shows finished fifth out of 14 drivers competing, driving a car owned by Knightsen's Tom Sizemore.

Magoon, who ran away with the feature, offered Newberry tips prior to the race, providing his car with shocks and a torsion. Second place Roy Fisher of Antioch was parked on the other side of Newberry, also helped the new driver.

Billy Macedo of Concord, who has won three features this season, was third, followed by Kyle Bakkie of Sacramento.

Petaluma's Mike Learn schooled the field as he took his second feature in a row in the Limited Late Model stock car division. It was his third win of the season.

Second place Mike Hynes of Suisun edged Mike Gustafson of Concord for second.

Vacaville's Kimo Oreta was back in victory lane as he won the Hobby Stock feature event.

Travis Dutra of Pleasant Hill was untouchable in the Dwarf Car main event, finishing far ahead of second place Mike Corsaro of Tracy.

Antioch Speedway will be closed this weekend. IMCA Modified, IMCA SportMod, Hobby Stock and Mini-Stock racing will take place at Merced Speedway on July 5.

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