MARYSVILLE, CA (4-9-98) - Thus far on the 1998 California Sprint Car Civil War series campaign the scoreboard reads El Nino- two, Civil War - zip after two consecutive rain outs for the 1998 series opener. Series officials hope that will all ...
MARYSVILLE, CA (4-9-98) - Thus far on the 1998 California Sprint Car Civil War series campaign the scoreboard reads El Nino- two, Civil War - zip after two consecutive rain outs for the 1998 series opener. Series officials hope that will all change, however, on Sunday April 19th when Twin Cities Speedway in Marysville will attempt to put this race in the history books with a special early evening event.
The 1998 California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series features limited"360" sprint cars in 13 events at four different California Speedways spanning the Sierra Foothills to the California coastal range between March and October. In addition to cash winnings for each event, this competitive series, one that has recently grown astronomically in popularity among both racers and spectators, offers accumulative points to drivers for each event towards the coveted Civil War championship at the conclusion of the series, a title that is rarely determined until the final checkered flag waves.
A total of 46 competitors turned out for the original series opener on March 21, all of which are expected to return next Sunday in an effort to get an early start on the 1998 campaign which features an improved points program and an increase purse of $10,045. The winner of the A-main will receive $1500 of that overall amount with $200 going to each driver who merely starts the 30-lap feature.
Topping the entry list for Sunday's event will be David Robinson Jr. of Loomis. Last season, Robinson closed the gap between he and 1998 series champion Glenn Boune of Elk Grove in the series point standings with back to back wins aboard the Wimer/Robinson #4D machine in the final two events at Placerville Speedway and Marysville. Boune, piloting the #44 machine owned by Joe and Carol Klingensmith had a total of three series wins last season to score his second consecutive Civil ar title. Despite his success, Boune has no plans as of yet to return to the series due the lack of a ride for the 1998 campaign.
Roseville's Jeff Young a Marysville track champion, who ranked third overall last year is also expected to be among those drivers returning along with Grass Valley racer Mark Hall, another driver who is no stranger to victory circle at Twin Cities. Additional drivers expected include Chad Riolo of Roseville, Rio Linda resident Rich Tiner, Roger Crockett, Stephen Allard, Ray Rust and Andy Forsberg, all of which finished in the top ten point standings in the 1998 series.
Action is set to begin on April 19 with the pit gate opening at 2:30 p.m. and pit front gates opening at 3 . Activity is expected to begin at 5 p.m with time trials followed by racing a t6. Tickets will be available at the gate. Adult tickets will be $12, juniors & seniors will be $9, children $4 and under five will be admitted for free. Following Sundays opener, the Civil War Series will travel to Petaluma Speedway on April 25 for round two of the 1998 campaign. For any further information on this event please contact the office of Twin Cities Speedway at (530) 265-9576 or the office of John Padjen Motorsports at (916) 969-7484.