By Gary Thomas
Silver Dollar Speedway – Saturday May 5 “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial”
The 22nd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial is on tap this Saturday for the Cancen Oil KWS Series presented by Goodyear at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. The event is always one of the biggest each season and packs special awards and extra money on the line all night.
The evening will be capped with a 40-lap main event that will pay a minimum of $3,500 with the added money kicked in from Butler Built Performance.
Dave and Diane Durica have once again collected lap money for the night. Each lap of the A-main and Last Chance Qualifier will pay $100 to be distributed among the top three each lap. The leader of the lap gets $50, second $30 and third $20.
Sponsoring the heat races for the 10th consecutive season will be the fan group known as Hoserville. Each heat race winner will stop on the front stretch to be interviewed and will receive a Goodyear right rear tire & five sleeves of tear offs. Each driver will also receive a trophy to hand out to a kid in the stands.
Fast time for the night stands at $1,125 and is named in honor of sprint car super fan “Carwash” Mike Avilla, who passed away last September. The hard charger award for the main event is currently at $200 courtesy of Kaeding Performance.
The pit gate will open at 3pm with the front grandstand gate opening at 5pm, qualifying around 6:30pm and racing beginning around 7pm.
The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/location.php
Adult tickets will cost $20, juniors will be $15 and children are $6.
About the track:
The Silver Dollar Speedway is a semi-banked quarter-mile clay oval and is considered one of the most famous dirt tracks in the country. The all-time Cancen Oil KWS presented by Goodyear track record at SDS was set by Jonathan Allard on May 9, 2009 at a time of 11.119 seconds.
Last year’s Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway:
Following a rainout in May the “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” was pushed back to June, as part of a combo “Bradway Memorial/ Tribute to Gary Patterson” and Clovis driver Peter Murphy charged from 15th starting to win the biggest race of his career. Roger Crockett was the hard charger in the main event and finished second after starting way back in 18th. Tim Kaeding came home in third with Brent Kaeding and Ian Madsen rounding out the top-five.
Top-10 in KWS points going into this Saturday night:
1. Tim Kaeding 475; 2. Jonathan Allard 460; 3. Brent Kaeding 441; 4. Evan Suggs 437; 5. Bobby McMahan 434; 6. Shane Golobic 426; 7. Jason Statler 425; 8. Peter Murphy 413; 9. Willie Croft 397; 10. Rico Abreu 394
KWS main event winners so far this season:
Antioch April 7: Tim Kaeding; Marysville April 21: Jonathan Allard; Placerville April 28 Tim Kaeding
On the internet:
Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear-
Official Website- http://www.kwssprints.com
Silver Dollar Speedway-
Official Website- http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com