Foulger is double winner at Antioch’s Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals 

Troy Foulger was a double winner on night two of Antioch Speedway’s Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals, topping Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

By Candice Martin 

ANTIOCH, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2022) – Troy Foulger made two trips to victory lane on an emotional Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.

The Oakley driver topped the $3,000 to win 49-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event at Antioch’s Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals, driving the 2020 GRT Chassis owned by Bowers’ son. 

Earlier in the evening, Foulger had won the $1,200 prize in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, in a B & B Racing Chassis ride powered by a Billy Bowers-built engine. 

Foulger had a front row start for the Modified headliner and took the early lead. Brian Cass held the second spot until Austin Burke gained the position on lap seven.

Burke surrendered second to Nebraskan Jacob Hobscheidt on lap 35. The 2020 race winner went low in turn four on lap 44 to take the lead. However, Foulger came back strong in the same turn a lap later to regain command, then held off the tenacious Hobscheidt over the remaining circuits to score the emotional victory. 

Burke settled for third ahead of Bobby Hogge IV and Nick DeCarlo. 

A double winner when The Class Too Tough To Tame made its Antioch debut two years ago,  Foulger won the Stock Car feature after taking the lead on the 15th of 25 circuits. 

Over the final few laps, Garrett Corn gave Foulger all the pressure he could handle, but Foulger prevailed in the end. Anthony Giuliani settled for third ahead of Robles and Kellen Chadwick.

Foulger became eligible to qualify for both Fast Shafts and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitationals. 

Kenny Shrader picked up the $1,500 win in the 25-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, leading the last five times around the track after Brent Curran couldn’t avoid a stalled car on the track. Tyler Browne was third.

Hogge’s $1,000 Modified win on opening night Friday made him Fast Shafts eligible while $500 feature winners were Rick Diaz in the Stocks and Jacob Mallet Jr. in the SportMods.