NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PORTION OF WESTERN MIDGET RACING SEASON OPENS FRIDAY
WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (March 31, 2022) – After three consecutive races in Arizona to start the 2022 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction season, the stock production Midget series is now taking their show to Northern California this weekend. WMR will compete at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. on Friday night then venture north for its series debut at Marysville Raceway Park on Saturday. Photo by Maxwell Patrick
Ocean Speedway has been one of the home tracks for WMR since its inception and Friday will mark the 18th series appearance there since the start of the 2019 season. Fresno’s David Prickett has routinely succeeded at the quarter-mile by the Pacific Ocean, scoring eight wins at the facility. His last WMR win there, however, was on May 14. He will look to drive back into victory lane aboard the No. 35 car this Friday. Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Hobby Stocks will also be competing. Tickets are available at the gate or fans can watch the action live on www.FloRacing.com
Marysville Raceway Park is a quarter-mile dirt oval promoted by Western Regional Promoter of the Year Dennis Gage. It will become the sixth different facility to host a WMR race. The Western Midget Racing competition on Saturday will be joined by 360 Winged Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, and Crate Sprint Cars. Tickets are available at www.MarysvilleRaceway.com or fans can tune in at www.NorCalSpeed.TV
New faces and drivers in new places will be a part of the weekend’s action. Washington’s Jason Sneep will drive for Prickett’s Neverlift Motorsports on Friday and then pilot the No. 24 for Cameron Beard on Saturday. Beard’s ride will be driven by Antioch and Petaluma champion Shawn Arriaga on Friday. Oakley young gun Bryant Bell kicks off his schedule of more than a dozen races in the series this weekend, driving for Tony Boscacci in the No. 10. Dirt Clone Kart standout Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz is ready to hit the dirt at his new home track Ocean Speedway in nearby Watsonville driving car No. 96x as well.
Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete at either event will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season. Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas and Todd Hawse of Moorpark figure to add to the $500 total they have earned so far this season for their travels to Glendale, Ariz.’s Adobe Mountain Speedway.
Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown leads the championship standings for the best-of-12 series after three races ahead of Kyle Huttenhow, Kyle Hawse, Dale Eliason, and Tyler Rodriguez.
Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.
Car construction details are available at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or find the series on Facebook!
April 1 Ocean Speedway
April 2 Marysville Raceway
April 9 Adobe Mountain Speedway
April 16 Antioch Speedway
April 30 Ventura Raceway
May 7 Adobe Mountain Speedway
May 13 Ocean Speedway
May 14 Petaluma Speedway
June 10 Ocean Speedway
June 11 Antioch Speedway
June 25 Ventura Raceway
July 15 Ocean Speedway
July 16 Petaluma Speedway
July 23 Ventura Raceway
July 29 Ocean Speedway
July 30 Petaluma Speedway
August 12 Ocean Speedway
August 13 Marysville Raceway
August 20 Antioch Speedway
August 27 Ventura Raceway
September 17 Adobe Mountain Speedway
September 24 Antioch Speedway
October 1 Adobe Mountain Speedway
October 8 Petaluma Speedway
October 15 Ventura Raceway
October 29 Ventura Raceway
November 12 Adobe Mountain Speedway