By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 15, 2023) – Troy Foulger won the 25-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature Friday night at Antioch Speedway. The win in the Bowers Motorsports-owned entry clinched Foulger his third IMCA Modified track championship. This was also his fifth win of the season. Andrew Pearce bolted into the lead from the outside position ahead of Foulger and Anthony Slaney. Foulger pressured Pearce during the first half of the race with Slaney a solid third until he headed pit side on the 14th lap. Foulger made a move around Pearce on the backstretch on lap 17 to briefly gain the lead, but Pearce beat him back to the line to lead that lap. However, Foulger made a high pass in turn two on the 18th lap to take command. When Buddy Kniss fell out of third on lap 20, that briefly gave the position to Terry DeCarlo Sr. before Tim Balding made a move in turn four to grab third. Foulger built a half-straightaway advantage over Pearce by the time the [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2023) – Kenny Shrader won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was his fourth win of the season and he earned the track championship over Jason Ryan Jr. by just two points. Shrader bolted into the immediate lead ahead of Ryan and Mark Garner. The race ran 13 laps before a yellow flag slowed the action. Shrader continued to lead the restart ahead of Ryan and Tommy Fraser. After another yellow flag a lap later, Shrader resumed command. Ryan gave it everything he had but Shrader prevailed for the championship-clinching victory. Fraser settled for third ahead of Garner and Dylan Connelly. During intermission, past promoter Brynda Bockover, past sportsman racer Gene Dothage, Mike Conley Sr. and Wingless Spec Sprint founder Don O’Keefe Jr were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 29, 2023) – Rookie ‘shoe Andrew Pearce raced to his third local Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at Antioch Speedway. Pearce charged into the lead following a complete restart. Troy Foulger was an early second runner ahead of Buddy Kniss. They ran that way until Trevor Fitz slipped past Kniss for third on lap 12. Pearce built a decent lead over Foulger by the time to checkered flag waved as Fitz settled for third ahead of Kniss and Jeffrey Faulkner. Foulger picked up his track-leading seventh IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event win in the Bowers Motorsports entry. Fred Ryland returned and set the pace early on. A low pass in turn two of the second lap gained Foulger second from Kenneth Robles. Jarrod Mounce moved into third. Following a yellow flag for Robles on the fifth lap, Ryland continued to lead Foulger on the restart. They ran that way until Foulger found an opening on the outside on lap 15 and slipped past Ryland to take [Read More]
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 [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 8, 2023) – Troy Foulger won the 25-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature Saturday night during Antioch Speedway’s eighth annual Hetrick Memorial. Already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, Foulger took home $1,250 on this occasion. Foulger drew the front row for the feature race but Josh Combs jumped into the early lead. Following a yellow flag on lap two, Foulger bolted into the lead with Kellen Chadwick in tow. Bobby Hogge then settled into third before making an inside pass in turn four on lap five to take second from Chadwick. Foulger saw his lead erased by a lap nine yellow flag and had to deal with multiple cautions over the next half-dozen laps, but beat Hogge on each ensuing restart. Foulger was just too smooth during the final 10 laps and brought it home to a satisfying win. Hogge settled for second ahead of Chadwick, Nick DeCarlo and Andrew Pearce. Kenny Shrader picked up the win in the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main. It paid [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (June 24, 2023) – Troy Foulger duplicated his Antioch Speedway achievement from three weeks ago, winning IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Modified main events. The Stock Car checkers were the seventh of the season and fifth locally for Foulger. Jason Robles set the early pace before Foulger made an inside pass on the back stretch on lap four to take over. Foulger begin to pull away from the pack from that point for the impressive win. Robles settled for second ahead of Jeff Bentancourt, Scott Foster and Dave Hill. Later, Foulger returned and won his second local 20-lap Modified main Event. He jumped into the lead by the time the opening lap was completed. Nick DeCarlo was an early second, but a low pass on the eighth lap enabled Andrew Pearce to move ahead. Following a lap 10 yellow, the battle raged for the lead. Foulger maintained the lead when the green flag waved with Pearce in close pursuit. As they worked the 16th lap down the back stretch, there [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (June 3, 2023) – Troy Foulger was a double winner and Jason Ryan Jr. won for the second time this season Saturday during the Soares Memorial program at Antioch Speedway. Foulger won both Friesen Memorial IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features while Ryan raced to the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod checkers. Looking for a second straight win, national rookie point leader Andrew Pearce set the early pace, but a turn four pass on the second lap put Foulger into the lead. Foulger led Pearce through a pair of yellow flags in the first 12 laps as Buddy Kniss ran third. Nick DeCarlo and Anthony Slaney dueled fiercely for fourth before Slaney moved ahead. Slaney got around Kniss for third on lap 15. Foulger had a good lead on Pearce and picked up the impressive win. Slaney ended up third ahead of DeCarlo and Randy Shafer. Later, Foulger came back and won his third Stock Car main event. Rob Gallaher led early with Foulger making an inside pass on [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 13, 2023) – After finishing second in Central California Clash standings, Jason Ryan Jr. won his career-first Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Antioch Speedway. With the pole position start, Dylan Connolly set the early pace ahead of Jonathan Hagio. A yellow flag waved for a four-car crash in turn four. Connolly continued to lead the restart with Tommy Fraser and Ryan moving into second and third, respectively. Connolly did an impressive job of leading the way in his pursuit of a first-time win and maintained the point through two more yellow flags. On a lap 16 restart, Ryan started challenging Fraser for second before slipping past him on lap 17. Ryan turned up the heat on Connolly before finding his opening on the back stretch on Lap 17 to gain command. Ryan went on to victory from there ahead of Connolly, Fraser, Trevor Clymens and Kenny Shrader. From Oakley, Ryan had run third in the Clash opener at Antioch on May 3.
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 3, 2023) – Troy Morris III scored the win in the 25-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, in Wednesday’s opening round of the Central California Clash at Antioch Speedway. The win by Morris, already eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, paid $1,000. Jim Pettit II motored into the lead at the start ahead of Troy Foulger. The race had multiple cautions during the first 10 laps with Pettit leading Foulger up to that point. Morris moved up to battle Clark Guglielmoni for third on lap 10. A low pass in turn four on lap 13 put Morris into third and he soon joined the battle between Pettit and Foulger for first. An outside pass on the back stretch on lap 18 moved Morris around both Pettit and Foulger with Foulger going low in turn four to take second. A yellow flag waved on lap 23. However, Morris kept his poise and withstood a serious challenge down the front stretch to hold off Foulger for the [Read More]
By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 29, 2023) – Defending track champion Nick DeCarlo kicked off the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified season with the 20-lap main event win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Troy Foulger set the early pace ahead of Andrew Pearce. However, Buddy Kniss and Pearce got together with Pearce stalling on the back stretch for a lap four yellow. DeCarlo moved into second behind Foulger on the restart and Kniss brought out a yellow flag a lap later. On this restart, DeCarlo motored ahead of Foulger for the lead. As they worked the 15th lap, Foulger took a wild ride on two wheels in turn one but somehow managed to bring it back down. This allowed DeCarlo to build a more than straightaway advantage by the time the checkered flag flew. Foulger settled for second ahead of Bobby Motts Jr. and Danny Malfatti. Kenneth Robles scored the victory in the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Robles raced into the lead at the start ahead of Travis Dutra and Jason Robles. An [Read More]