Foulger, Ryland, Robles all win at Antioch

Jason Robles got his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win in two years Saturday at Antioch Speedway. (Photo by Katrina Kniss)

By Candice Martin 

ANTIOCH, Calif. (June 1, 2024) – Troy Foulger won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Antioch Speedway. This was the first win of the season for the multi-time and reigning track champion.

Foulger bolted into the lead at the start ahead of Randy Shafer. Andrew Pearce slipped into third on the fifth lap and Foulger had a straightaway advantage by then. Foulger caught slower traffic as Shafer and Pearce battled for second.

A yellow flag waved on lap 10. Foulger led Pearce and Shafer on the restart but the yellow flag was out after 12 laps for a backstretch crash involving two cars.

Foulger maintained the lead on the restart with Bobby Hogge IV moving into second, but another yellow flag waved on lap 14. Kellen Chadwick got past Pearce for third on the ensuing restart and took second from Hogge on a lap 17 restart. However, Foulger was dialed in and drove a flawless race for victory. Chadwick settled for second ahead of Hogge, Pearce and Shafer.

Fred Ryland won the 25-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event.

Chuck Golden led at the start and ahead of Kenny Shrader. The yellow flag waved on lap five and Shrader took the lead from Golden on the restart as Ryland settled into third.

An inside pass in turn four of the seventh light put Ryland into second.

Shrader continued to lead Ryland and Jason Ryan Jr. on the next restart. They ran in that order until the yellow flag waved again on lap 12. Ryland took the lead from Shrader on the restart. In the waning laps, Ryland stretched his advantage over Shrader in victory. Ryan settled for third ahead of Brent Curran.

Jason Robles won the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. This was his first win since 2022.

Chester Kniss led the opening lap before getting out of shape exiting the second turn, surrendering the lead to Foulger ahead of Robles. Foulger had mechanical problems and stalled for a lap three yellow. Robles found himself in the lead with Ryland in pursuit on the restart.

Robles found a groove he liked up high. Every time Ryland got a run on the inside, Robles came back stronger on the outside to lead the lap. The race only had the one slow down, and Ryland again made a strong move exiting the final turn.

However, Robles prevailed at the checkered flag ahead of Ryland, Jason Jennings, Scott Foster and Kniss.

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