Ryan wraps up two-win weekend with IMCA checkers at Antioch

Jason Ryan Jr. followed his Friday night win at Ocean Speedway with Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod victory at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

By Candice Martin 

ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 15, 2023) – Jason Ryan Jr. won his second Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature of the weekend Saturday, holding off Mark Garner for the checkers at Antioch Speedway.

With a front row start, rookie Billy Garner bolted into the lead when the green flag flew, pursued by his father Mark. Ryan, also first Friday at Ocean Speedway, settled into third and took up pursuit. Ryan and the elder Garner went side by side for several laps before a low pass in turn four of the 11th lap gained Ryan second as Garner pushed too high.

Billy Garner continued to lead the way until an inside pass on lap 14 gained Ryan the lead.

Mark Garner passed Billy second before a yellow flag waved on lap 18. Ryan maintained his cool on the restart and held off Mark Garner for the victory. Billy Garner impressed with a third place finish, followed by Kelly Campanile and Trevor Clymens.

Terry DeCarlo Jr. won the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. A week earlier he led the first half for the race before being passed. This time around, he gained the lead when brother Nick DeCarlo had mechanical issues on the ninth lap.

Nick DeCarlo took the early lead over Terry DeCarlo Jr. and Kenneth Robles. They ran in that order until Nick DeCarlo fell off the pace as they went down the front straightaway on ninth lap, surrendering the lead to his brother. Kenneth Robles held second ahead of his father Jason.

Terry DeCarlo Jr. was in the right place at the right time Saturday night in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

However, Jason Robles also fell out, leaving Kenneth Robles to battle Mitch Enos and Troy Foulger in a good race for second.

Foulger made a turn two move around Enos on lap 18 for third. Terry DeCarlo Jr. sped to a straightaway advantage in victory. Foulger tried to get underneath Kenneth Robles exiting turn four but Robles held him off at the line for second. Enos ended up fourth ahead of Jason Robles.

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