Events

Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals slated this weekend at Antioch

By Candice Martin ANTIOCH, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2022) – This weekend marks the biggest race of the year for the IMCA sanctioned divisions at Antioch Speedway.  It’s the third running of the Bill Bowers Memorial West Coast Nationals. The popular Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will be competing on the 3/8 mile clay oval.   The race pays tribute to long-time engine man Bill Bowers. He and JD Willis teamed up for many wins through the years and both are members of the Antioch Speedway Hall of Fame. Bill continued to be involved with son Billy’s team, which has won several more championships, including five with driver Troy Foulger. When Bill passed away, long-time employer and new promoter Chad Chadwick decided to rename the West Coast Nationals in his honor. The event is as much a gathering of racing friends as it is a competition itself. To highlight that, Thursday night will be the pit party, complete with a pizza feed, cornhole tournament and karaoke. The drivers [Read More]

Results

Foulger, Pearce, Chadwick are IMCA winners at Antioch 

By Candice Martin  ANTIOCH, Calf. (Aug. 27, 2022) – Troy Foulger won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. This was the third win of the season for the multi-time champion aboard the Bowers Motorsports-owned Modified.  Jeff Browne had a front row start and took the early lead ahead of Terry DeCarlo Sr. and Brian Cass. DeCarlo spun, collecting three others for a yellow flag. Browne led Foulger and Cass on the restart. Foulger was giving Browne lots of pressure until he made an inside pass on lap eight to gain the lead. Nick DeCarlo slipped past Browne for second and challenged Foulger the rest of the way. However, Foulger prevailed at the checkered flag. Kellen Chadwick made a last-turn pass on Cass for third as Bobby Motts Jr. ended up fifth. Chadwick picked up his first 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season aboard the Rich Quadrelli-owned entry. Looking to get back into the win column, Jason Robles took the early lead ahead of Dave [Read More]

Results

Foulger, Mallet are IMCA winners at Antioch

By Candice Martin  ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 23, 2022) – Troy Foulger won the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event while Jacob Mallet Jr. won for the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Antioch Speedway. Buddy Kniss raced into the early Modified lead ahead of Bobby Motts Jr. and Aaron Crowell. An inside pass gained Crowell second on lap five with Foulger following into third. They ran that way until a high pass in turn two on lap 13 put Foulger into second. Foulger went outside Kniss in turn four on Lap 15 to take the lead. Foulger went onto victory from there, followed by Kniss, Crowell, Nick DeCarlo and Kellen Chadwick   Mallet’s checkers were his first this season at Antioch. He  took the early lead ahead of Nick Caughnan Jr. while Fred Ryland moved into third by the seventh lap. After a lap 13 yellow, Ryland trailed Mallet on the restart. Though Ryland closed the gap, Mallet went on the score the well-earned victory. Kenny Shrader ended up third ahead of Tyler Rogers [Read More]

Feature

It’s another special night at Antioch as Hogge races to 100th IMCA Modified win

ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 9, 2022) – Antioch Speedway had a special place in Bobby Hogge IV’s heart as the site of his first-ever Modified feature win.  On Saturday night, it became the site of his Friesen Performance IMCA Modified career 100th victory. The Salinas speedster took the inside line from fifth starting to the front early in the 30-lap Hetrick Memorial main event, outrunning Troy Foulger to the $1,500 checkers. “It was a good night. It came at a special event with a good field of cars and at the track where I got my first Modified win, back when they ran NASCAR, in 1994,” said Hogge, the all-time wins leader at Antioch. “That first win also came at a big event and I got to race against my dad that night.” “We have a lot of time in at Antioch,” he added, “so it’s special to get my 100th IMCA win there.” The Saturday night victory was the sixth of the season for Hogge, who’d been runner-up to Foulger at the previous weekend’s $7,300 to win [Read More]

Events

Hetrick Memorial set for Antioch Saturday night

ANTIOCH, Calif. (July 7, 2022) – After a week off to celebrate the Fourth of July, racing returns to Antioch Speedway in a big way this Saturday night, July 9. It’s the seventh annual Hetrick Memorial race and increased purses are on the line for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.  Thanks to sponsorship, Modifieds will be competing for $1,500 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility on Saturday. It’s $750 to finish second and just taking the green flag in the main event assures the driver at least $150 at the pay window.  Northern SportMods compete for $750 to win while the Stock Cars get a $600 payout for the winner. Drivers in both divisions receive $100 minimum for taking the green flag.  More than the money, this race is about remembering the late Jerry Hetrick, who passed away in May of 2016. Hetrick competed in the sportsman division in the 1970s and was one of the first drivers to clock in with a [Read More]

Results

Antioch checkers fly for Crowell, Ryland

By Don Martin II ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 28, 2022) – Aaron Crowell won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event at Antioch Speedway. This was the first win of the season for the 2004 track champion. Crowell jumped into the early lead after the race had been restarted. Trevor Clymens was a close second before surrendering the spot  second to Kellen Chadwick in traffic on lap 10 with Troy Foulger following closely into third.  A blanket three-car battle developed for the lead with Crowell leading Chadwick and Foulger. As Foulger fell back a little bit, in the waning laps, Chadwick took one more shot at Crowell, but Crowell prevailed at the checkered flag. Foulger settled for third, followed by Anthony Slaney and Clymens. Fred Ryland won his third 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main. The race was destined to go without a yellow flag and Nick Zapatero bolted into the lead at the start ahead of Kevin Brown. Brown surrendered second to Chuck Golden on lap four. Ryland made his first appearance in [Read More]

Results

Chadwick, Fraser, Robles come back for seconds at Antioch

By Don Martin II ANTIOCH, Calif. (May 7, 2022) – Kellen Chadwick won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Antioch Speedway. This was the second win of the season for Chadwick.  Sean Wilson led the opening lap ahead of Bobby Motts Jr. before the yellow flag waved. On the restart, Terry DeCarlo Jr. made an impressive maneuver on the outside to gain the lead with brother Nick DeCarlo following him into second. DeCarlo Jr. led his younger brother on a lap three restart with Chadwick settling into third. Following the next yellow, DeCarlo Jr continued to lead with Chadwick moving into second on the lap six restart.  Chadwick ultimately made an inside move on the backstretch on lap 17 to take over. Motts started pressuring DeCarlo a little bit for the second position as Chadwick pulled away. A yellow flag on lap 19 bunched the field and set up a late shootout but Chadwick prevailed ahead of DeCarlo Jr. and Motts.  Tommy Fraser won his second straight Friesen Performance IMCA Northern [Read More]

Results

Late pass nets Fraser victory at Antioch

By Don Martin II ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 23, 2022) – Tommy Fraser won the 20-lap Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Fraser made his move racing to the white flag and brought home the victory. Nick Zapatero charged into the lead at the start, followed by Fraser and Mark Garner. They ran that way for several laps before a yellow flag waved for a tangle involving four other cars. Zapatero led Fraser and Kc Keller on the restart. Zapatero was doing a good job of leading the way but didn’t have a very good lap 18. A lap later, Zapatero pushed a little bit in turn three and Fraser went down low in turn four to grab the lead. Zapatero ended up spinning, and Fraser won ahead of Keller, Andrew Pearce, Mark Garner and Jonathan Hagio.

Feature

DeCarlo gets it done at Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 9, 2022) – Nick DeCarlo won the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. It was the second win of the season for DeCarlo and he overtook rookie Trevor Clymens to get the job done. Clymens raced into the early lead ahead of Sean Wilson and Kenneth Robles. DeCarlo started deeper in the field, and Clymens had a straightaway advantage wiped out by a lap seven yellow flag. Clymens continued to lead Robles on the restart with DeCarlo already up to third. DeCarlo went around Robles on the front stretch to take second on the ninth lap. DeCarlo was working the outside groove very well and made an outside pass on the backstretch on the 12th lap to take the lead from Clymens. A late yellow flag bunched the field on lap 17, but it didn’t stop DeCarlo. As DeCarlo charged on ahead of everybody else, Aaron Crowell made an outside pass in turn four to take second from Clymens. DeCarlo got the win ahead [Read More]

Results

Foulger is back on top at Antioch

By Don Martin II  ANTIOCH, Calif. (April 2, 2022) – Troy Foulger won the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Antioch Speedway. Most recently the track champion in 2020, he becomes the third different winner of the season at Antioch as he piloted the Bowers Motorsports Modified to the win.  Trevor Clymens led a pair of laps with the yellow flag waving twice. Clymens led Foulger on the lap three restart but a low pass in turn two a lap later gained Foulger the lead. Kellen Chadwick went low in on lap five to take second with Nick DeCarlo quickly striking to third. Foulger had a straightaway advantage by lap 10 as DeCarlo battled Chadwick to take second. DeCarlo finally grabbed the spot on a lap 14 restart. Foulger was never really threatened as he won with DeCarlo holding off Chadwick for second. Buddy Kniss and Clymens completed the top five. Kc Keller won the 20-lap IMCA Northern SportMod main. The race was restarted after a tangle that involved Fred Ryland. Tommy Fraser took [Read More]