Fernley Next Stop For King Of The West
Roth Enterprises driver Kyle Hirst goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway sitting second in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings. The hard charging Sacramento wheel-man has claimed one victory in this young season to go along with a trio of podium finishes. The 25-year-old will bring the famed Dennis & Teresa Roth owned No. 83jr Sprinter into Fernley looking for a strong weekend to get back into the points lead.
Past Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway winner Jonathan Allard is coming off his best finish of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season last weekend and will be gunning for victory in Fernley. The three-time and defending King of the West 410 champion dominated the 2006 running in Fernley and will hope for more of the same on Friday & Saturday. Allard comes into the weekend third in the standings and looks for a strong run to catapult his way up the points.
Last weekend’s big winner at the Petaluma Speedway, Willie Croft of Sacramento goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway as the only repeat winner thus far in 2013 with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. The man known as “Double Down” currently ranks fourth in the series standings and is off to the hottest start of his career driving for famed car owners Clyde & Marion Lamar. Croft battled Allard for the lead last Saturday and won out to claim his fifth career series win.
Rounding out the top-five in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings is former “Trophy Cup” winner Craig Stidham of Fresno. The veteran Sprint Car driver has claimed top-10 finishes in all one but one race and will be looking to secure his first win of the season this weekend. Completing the top-10 in the standings going into Fernley is Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Fair Oak’s Chad Compton, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr.