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 Posted: Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2014 04:52 PM
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Allard, Golobic & others look to continue Petaluma success when the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster resumes action on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Aptos, CA – April 22, 2014…Continuing its inaugural season under the Prentice Motorsports Group banner, the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action this Saturday night April 26 at the Petaluma Speedway.

The night of racing will be part of a double header weekend for PMG, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo also competing on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville.

If a driver can win on Friday with the Ocean Sprints and then turn around to win on Saturday with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster in Petaluma, they will walk away with the “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace worth $2121.

The bonus money is on top of the normal winners share each night, therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they would earn $5621 for the two nights of racing. The idea behind the bonus is also to honor the Tarlton family and show as much support as possible during this time. We continue to send our thoughts & prayers to Melissa Tarlton and the whole family.

With the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invading Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, one of the drivers to certainly point at would be Chico’s Jonathan Allard, who has experienced immense success in big events at the track over the years. In his career the veteran driver has claimed five King of the West 410 wins at Petaluma, along with a Civil War Series win early in his career. The three-time KWS champ this year is gunning for the Civil War Series title and a strong run on Saturday would go a long way in helping that bid.

Allard will also be aboard the car that won last year’s KWS 410 event at the track, with that being the famed Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c owned by Clyde & Marion Lamar. “Petaluma has been a good track for me over the years,” said Allard. “It’s a racy place and always exciting when you get into lapped traffic, because you never know what to expect. Hopefully we can have a solid night and end up on the front stretch. It should be a good field of cars on Saturday.”

Fremont’s Shane Golobic is another that routinely runs well at the Petaluma Speedway and has wins at the track in a Winged Sprint Car, Non Winged Sprint Car and in a Midget. The talented driver has three Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster triumphs at Petaluma, to go along with a big USAC Western Midget victory in the 101-lap Soares Classic a couple years back. Last year Golobic also picked up the biggest win of his career, when he bested the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series in April at Antioch Speedway.

Golobic this season has an aggressive schedule planned that includes the PMG “California Triple Crown,” which encompasses the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, the King of the West 410 Series and the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. “We’re really excited for this year and look forward to going after all three titles,” Golobic said. “Definitely looking forward to this weekend and seeing if we can get this Keith Day Trucking 22 up front.”

After his opening night Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster victory, Placerville’s Andy Gregg will look to make it back-to-back on Saturday in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade No. 14r machine. Runner up on opening night Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol is always a threat at Petaluma Speedway and already has multiple wins at the track this year in the Lay Racing No. 24 mount. Reigning Civil War champion Sean Becker from Oroville has been one of the most successful series drivers at Petaluma, having captured five career Civil War wins there, along with two King of the West 410 triumphs. The “Shark” was also victorious in the most recent Civil War event held at the track last September.

Other top-10 drivers in the points expected for Round two of the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster on Saturday include seven-time series champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, Sacramento’s Herman Klein, Penngrove’s Alissa Geving, Colfax’ Colby Wiesz and Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt.

The front gate will open at 4:30pm this Saturday April 26, with racing expected to get underway at 6pm. Adult tickets cost $17, juniors 6 to 11 & seniors 65 & older will be $12, with kids five and under free. All seating is general admission during the night. The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. Fans are recommended to bring a jacket and warm clothes if you have never been to the Petaluma Speedway, as temperatures do chill off once the sun goes down.

Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

A number of major showcases are on tap this year, which includes being a part of the Howard Kaeding Classic and the Johnny Key Classic for the first time ever this season at Ocean Speedway. Those events occur on Friday July 11 & Saturday August 23 respectively. The Civil War Sprints will also take part in the always lucrative Mark Forni Classic on August 9 at Placerville Speedway, along with the prestigious Wednesday night Gold Cup event at Silver Dollar Speedway on September 3.

One of the most anticipated events of the year will then happen on Saturday November 1 at the Stockton Dirt track, when for the first time ever the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster will join the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the 31st annual Tribute to Gary Patterson. The evening will mark championship night for both series’ and is expected to be can’t miss spectacle!

Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to http://www.civilwarsprints.com or by ‘Liking’ http://www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints

For more on Prentice Motorsports Group log on to http://www.racepmg.com



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Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kick-off this weekend’s “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace on Friday night at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 22, 2014…After opening the season last week the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will continue its stretch of five straight weekend’s of action to kick-off the year during round two this Friday night April 25 at the Ocean Speedway.

The night of racing will be part of a double header weekend for Prentice Motorsports Group, with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster competing on Saturday. If a driver can win on Friday with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo and then turn around to win on Saturday with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster in Petaluma, they will walk away with the “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace worth $2121.

The bonus money is on top of the normal winners share each night, therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they would earn $5621 for the two nights of racing. The idea behind the bonus is also to honor the Tarlton family and show as much support as possible during this time. We continue to send our thoughts & prayers to Melissa Tarlton and the whole family.

Opening night winner Brent Kaeding will be gunning to make it back-to-back this Friday night aboard the famed Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 machine. The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer made an early pass for the lead and never looked back to scoop up yet another Ocean Speedway victory. The two-time Ocean Sprints champion also went on to finish fourth on Saturday with the King of the West 410’s in Placerville. Chico’s Jonathan Allard led early on in the feature last Friday and eventually brought home a runner up finish in the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3c mount. The three-time KWS champ sits two-markers back of Kaeding for the lead going into Friday.

Veteran Jerry Bonnema had one of the strongest nights of his Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo career last Friday, by earning a third place finish in the main event. The driver of the Corralitos Electric Service No. 58 also qualified third quick to begin the evening and ranks third in the standings. Defending Ocean Sprints champ Brad Furr is currently tied with Lemoore’s Carson Macedo for fourth after night one.

Furr set the Ray Scheidts Electric fast time and accepted the Nobel Construction Back Row Challenge last week, eventually making his way up to 11th by the checkered aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 Sprinter. Macedo made his season debut last week and scored a solid fourth in the feature at the helm of the Elite Landscape Construction No. 21x mount.

Former Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo champ Shane Golobic of Fremont finished fifth in the season-opener and stands sixth in the standings, with Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto seventh, last week’s High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award winner Nick Green in eighth, Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum in ninth and brother Jason Chisum, along with Watsonville’s Justin Sanders tied for 10th. Green last week carved his way from 18th to seventh to earn the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award.

More drivers expected Friday night will include Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Hanford’s DJ Netto & Collin Markle, Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, San Jose’s Wayne Katen, San Francisco’s Nick Rescino Jr., Tulare’s Dylan Black, Hollister’s Tomas Bray Scully and others.

The front gate at the Ocean Speedway will open at 4:30pm this Friday night with hot laps at 5:15pm, qualifying around 6pm and racing to follow. All seating will be general admission with adult tickets costing $17, seniors 65 & older $16, children 6-12 $15 and kids five and under free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids is available for $55. The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Nobel Construction, Ray Scheidt's Electric, Beer Optics, B Scadden Designs, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway check out http://www.oceanspeedway.com



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Defending champ Becker looks to take a bite out of competition when the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster invades Petaluma on Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – April 24, 2014…When it comes to going fast at the Petaluma Speedway, three-time & defending Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster champion Sean Becker knows a thing or two about that and will look to put it to use during round two of the season on Saturday.

The driver known as the “Shark” has raced to five career Civil War Sprint Car Series victories at Petaluma, including the most recent contest held this past September. Along with those, Becker also has two King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series victories at the 3/8 mile clay oval and a non-sanctioned 360 win, making him one of the heavy favorites on Saturday.

“Petaluma Speedway has always seemed to be a great track for me and I’ve had a lot of success there in different cars throughout the years,” said Becker, who earned his first 410 win there in 2005 driving for Rolfe/Perkins/McMillen Racing. “We were on the podium at the Civil War opener in March and would definitely like to get a win this weekend. We’ve had speed in this Main Motorsports 35m and I’m really excited for the opportunity to drive for them this year with Civil War and KWS.”

Becker will have a number of challengers on Saturday however, including seven-time Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, who battled Becker for the title right down to the end last season. “Mr. Excitement” has also been very successful in his career at the Petaluma Speedway, having scored six Civil War wins at the track, along with a wingless victory and the non-sanctioned Adobe Cup.

Forsberg currently sits tied for fourth in the standings with Sacramento’s Herman Klein after one round of action. Past Civil War Petaluma winner Andy Gregg stands at the top of the points following his victory in the opening race of the season at Marysville. Gregg is coming off the best campaign of his career last season and has started off 2014 every bit as hot as he was last year.

After a strong runner up finish from 12th starting at the opener, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign goes into his home track ranking second in the standings. The “Human Highlight Reel” has captured victory at Petaluma each of the last two weeks and will be gunning to add a Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster triumph to that string. Penngrove’s Alissa Geving earned a podium finish during the most recent Civil War event held at Petaluma and will be another local driver hoping put her car on the front stretch. Geving sits four markers out of the top-five going into Saturday night.

Other drivers looking to take home the money during round two of the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster season will include Chico’s Jonathan Allard, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Sacramento’s Willie Croft, Colfax’ Colby Wiesz, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt & Billy Wallace, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Wilton’s Matt Peterson, Vacaville’s Joey Magaruh, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Pleasanton’s Nathan Washam and many more.

The night of racing will be part of a double header weekend for Prentice Motorsports Group, with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo also competing on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. If a driver can win on Friday with the Ocean Sprints and then turn around to win on Saturday with the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster in Petaluma, they will walk away with the “Double Down Blackjack Bonus” presented by Tachi Palace worth $2121. The bonus money is on top of the normal winners share each night, therefore if a driver sweeps the weekend they would earn $5621 for the two nights of racing.

The front gate will open at 4:30pm this Saturday April 26, with racing expected to get underway at 6pm. Adult tickets cost $17, juniors 6 to 11 & seniors 65 & older will be $12, with kids five and under free. All seating is general admission during the night. The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California.

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Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to http://www.civilwarsprints.com or by ‘Liking’ http://www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints

For more on Prentice Motorsports Group log on to http://www.racepmg.com



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