Changes Made To KOTW Sprint Slate
RIO VISTA, Calif. – Since the original release of the King of the West Sprint Car Series schedule there have been some modifications, highlighted by the winged 410 sprint cars returning to Petaluma Speedway on May 11.
The event at Petaluma Speedway will be billed as the Tribute to Baylands Raceway Park and marks the first winged 410 sprint car race at the sticky three-eighths mile since 2010.
Fans and teams alike have been hoping to see the King of the West Sprint Car Series back on the hooked up Petaluma gumbo and now they have their wish.
To commemorate the evening on May 11 many names and faces from the days gone by at Baylands Raceway Park are expected to be on hand for autographs and interviews. The two most recent Winged 410 events at the Petaluma Speedway in 2010 were captured by reigning KWS champion Jonathan Allard in his familiar Williams Motorsports No. 0 sprinter.
“We are very excited to be back at the Petaluma Speedway in 2013 and want to thank Rick Faeth and John Soares for making it possible,” said KWS Operations Manager and former Baylands Raceway Park Announcer George Hague. “I have a lot of memories of Baylands from my days as an announcer there and we think it will be great to hold an event to relive the history of the track.”
To open up the date for Petaluma the King of the West Sprint Car Series and Merced promoter John Soares have moved the previous date for Merced Speedway to June 1. The quarter-mile bullring has played host to the World of Outlaws the last couple years, but in 2013 the KWS Series will be the only winged 410 show at the facility.
Additional updates to the schedule include the annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial being added to the May 26 date at Thunderbowl Raceway. The event is part of a King of the West Series double-header during Memorial Day weekend at the Tulare, California oval on Saturday & Sunday May 25 & 26. The Faria Memorial has been a mainstay on the schedule for a number of years.
The Sept. 21 date at Thunderbowl Raceway will also be tabbed as the John Anthony Sharp Memorial and features the USAC West Coast wingless sprinters.