Foulger, Pearce, Chadwick are IMCA winners at Antioch 

Andrew Pearce kept his Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod championship hopes alive with his first local win of the season Saturday at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

By Candice Martin 

ANTIOCH, Calf. (Aug. 27, 2022) – Troy Foulger won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the third win of the season for the multi-time champion aboard the Bowers Motorsports-owned Modified. 

Jeff Browne had a front row start and took the early lead ahead of Terry DeCarlo Sr. and Brian Cass. DeCarlo spun, collecting three others for a yellow flag. Browne led Foulger and Cass on the restart.

Foulger was giving Browne lots of pressure until he made an inside pass on lap eight to gain the lead. Nick DeCarlo slipped past Browne for second and challenged Foulger the rest of the way.

However, Foulger prevailed at the checkered flag. Kellen Chadwick made a last-turn pass on Cass for third as Bobby Motts Jr. ended up fifth.

Chadwick picked up his first 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season aboard the Rich Quadrelli-owned entry.

Looking to get back into the win column, Jason Robles took the early lead ahead of Dave Hill. Chadwick slipped into second on lap three and started pressuring Robles immediately.

Top rookie Jason Jennings settled into third. As the leaders hit slower traffic on lap 18, Chadwick used his momentum to make a move on the outside, taking the lead from Robles on lap 19. Travis Dutra made a move into third on the same circuit and Chadwick was the happy winner ahead of Robles, Dutra, Jennings and Dan Gonderman.

Andrew Pearce won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event. This was his first at Antioch and third overall this season. 

Jason Ryan Jr. took the early lead ahead of Tyler Browne, who grabbed the lead following a lap four restart.

Kenny Shrader briefly moved into third on lap 11 and Pearce took second on a lap 12 restart. Pearce made an inside pass on the backstretch on lap 13 to take the lead from Browne with Shrader making the move around Browne for second a lap later.

Pearce went on to victory ahead of Shrader, Browne, Fred Ryland and Jacob Mallet Jr.