Racing returns to Antioch after two straight rainouts

By Candice Martin

ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 3, 2024) – The weather has not been kind to Antioch Speedway thus far in 2024. After two consecutive practices were rained out, the speedway has lost three of its first four races due to inclement weather.

Making matters worse is the fact that it only rained a little bit on Friday night for the past couple of weeks, but that was enough to soak the pits and make racing impossible for the weekend. However, there’s good news.

This Saturday, April 6 will see exciting racing on the 3/8 mile clay oval at the Contra Costa County Event Center in the form of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.

When it comes to the MVP divisions on the Antioch Speedway roster, it’s hard to find a division with a bigger impact in recent years than the IMCA Northern SportMods. At the opener, Kenny Shrader of Pacheco showed why he is the reigning champion after winning a battle with last season’s point runner-up, Jason Ryan Jr. of Oakley. 

While that duo figures to go back and forth again this year, the lineup includes the return of multi-time champion Fred Ryland of Brentwood, Chuck Golden of Pittsburg, Buddy Kniss of Oakley and Oakley’s Tommy Clymens.

The gates will open at 4 p.m. with the first race starting at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $20, seniors and military are $15, kids ages 5-12 are $15 and kids four and under free.

For further information, go to or check out the Antioch Speedway by PROmotions Facebook page.

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