Crews in the Modified Stock Car, Limited Late Model Stock Car and Hobby Stocks will soup up their cars beyond what the rules allow in the regular season.
What if a Limited Late Model grew wings? Or what if Modifieds wore oversized tires? Those questions will be answered when crews unveil both high- and low-tech wizardry in the pits. This past Sunday, Antioch champs Brad Myers of Brentwood, Larry Damitz of Vallejo and Troy Foulger of Martinez trekked to sister track Merced Speedway and brought some surprises with them. They each came home with a win.
Antioch’s Chester Kniss almost snatched victory from Foulger in the Modified feature by putting gigantic tires on his machine. Foulger installed a shark-fin sail panel on the left side of his car.
For Brentwood’s Brad Myers, the victory was sweet. He drove alone, as fiancée Melissa Hansen – normally his co-pilot – watched from the pits. “I gave him some go-fast goodies,” she said as she hugged him in victory lane. “We’ll keep that a secret, since we have one more race at Antioch Speedway.”
Action gets underway Saturday night at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Regular admission prices are in effect for this special event: $12 for adults; $6 for children and seniors.
– Contributed by Mike Adaskaveg