Chadwick, Robles, Ryland share Antioch Speedway spotlight

Jason Robles turned in a dominant performance in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event Saturday at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

By Don Martin II

ANTIOCH, Calif. (March 19, 2022) – Kellen Chadwick picked up the win in the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event victory Saturday at Antioch Speedway. Threatening skies gave way and allowed racing to take place.

Chadwick proved to be the class of the field with a dominant feature performance and a win in his heat race. 

Bobby Motts Jr had a front row start and charged into the lead from the get-go. Chadwick moved into second on lap two and made a turn four pass to take the lead on the seventh circuit. Previous winner Nick DeCarlo settled into third on lap 13.

Chadwick stretched his advantage to a straightaway in victory. DeCarlo made an outside pass attempt in the final turn but Motts held him off for second. 

Jason Robles won the 20 lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. This race was destined to go without a yellow flag.

Robles bolted into the lead at the start ahead of Dave Hill. Previous winner Fred Ryland started back in the fourth row and found his way into third by the fifth lap. Ryland worked hard to get around Hill for second before making an inside pass in turn four on lap 15.

By then, Robles held a straightaway advantage that he would bring to the checkered flag. Ryland pulled away comfortably for second and Travis Dutra made a last-turn pass to take third.

Ryland won the 20-lap IMCA Northern SportMod main. This was the second-straight win for the reigning track champion

Kc Keller took the early lead ahead of Nicholas Zapatero. Ryland made a move around Zapatero on a lap five restart and Zapatero spun moments later for a yellow flag. Keller led Ryland on the restart, but Ryland made a low pass in turn two on lap seven to take the lead. 

Jacob Mallet Jr. got by Keller on lap nine and took up pursuit of Ryland. However, Ryland was just a little bit too smooth as he won ahead of Mallet and Keller.