Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway hosts KWS 410’s this weekend

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King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series Notes & Pertinent Info

Rounds five & six at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway

Fernley, Nevada – Friday & Saturday May 17 & 18
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The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is locked and loaded for two night’s of exciting action at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this Friday & Saturday May 17 & 18. It will be the first of five weekends of competition this season at Dan Simpson’s high-banked RTF Speedway and the double header outing this weekend is the first time 410 Sprint Cars will grace the blazing fast speedway in a number of years.

The KWS 410 fields are expected to be fully loaded, with extra money on the line. The lucrative purses will be $3,500 to win the A-main and a very stout $1,000-to-start. The purses are focused on paying down solidly to make sure all teams in competition have a piece of the pie. The stout payoff has already gotten immense interest from teams all around the West Coast and a stout field is expected.

On the strength of three podium finishes in the first four races this season, 21-year-old Rico Abreu sits atop the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings for the first time in his career. In just his third season driving a Sprint Car, Abreu has shown to have no fear whatsoever behind the wheel & has put together the consistency to go along with that early on in the year. The immensely exciting St. Helena driver is always worth the price of admission and will be fun to watch on the Fernley high-banks this Friday & Saturday.

Roth Enterprises driver Kyle Hirst goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway sitting second in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings. The hard charging Sacramento wheel-man has claimed one victory in this young season to go along with a trio of podium finishes. The 25-year-old will bring the famed Dennis & Teresa Roth owned No. 83jr Sprinter into Fernley looking for a strong weekend to get back into the points lead.

Past Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway winner Jonathan Allard is coming off his best finish of the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series season last weekend and will be gunning for victory in Fernley. The three-time & defending King of the West 410 champion dominated the 2006 running in Fernley and will hope for more of the same on Friday & Saturday. Allard comes into the weekend third in the standings and looks for a strong run to catapult his way up the points.

Last weekend’s big winner at the Petaluma Speedway, Willie Croft of Sacramento goes into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway as the only repeat winner thus far in 2013 with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. The man known as “Double Down” currently ranks fourth in the series standings and is off to the hottest start of his career driving for famed car owners Clyde & Marion Lamar. Croft battled Allard for the lead last Saturday and won out to claim his fifth career series win.

Rounding out the top-five in the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings is former “Trophy Cup” winner Craig Stidham of Fresno. The veteran Sprint Car driver has claimed top-10 finishes in all one but one race and will be looking to secure his first win of the season this weekend. Completing the top-10 in the standings going into Fernley is Scotts Valley’s Evan Suggs, Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Fair Oak’s Chad Compton, Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and Auburn’s Richard Brace Jr.

This weekend’s double header featuring “Summit Night at the Races” will be just a taste of what’s to come at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway, as the mighty King of the West 410’s will return on July 5 & 6 for the “Cherry Bomb Classic,” August 9 & 10 for the “Hot August Nights Shootout,” September 13 & 14 during the Reno Air Races and championship weekend on October 25 & 26. Don’t forget to book your rooms at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget for all these weekends.


The pit gate at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway will open up at noon on Friday and Saturday May 17 & 18, with the front gate for spectators opening at 3pm. Racing is anticipated to get underway around 7pm.


The Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway is located just off Highway 95a in Fernley, Nevada. From Sacramento take I-80 East to exit 46 in Fernley, Nevada. Follow the road to Highway 95a and then make a right turn into the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway motor sports complex.


Ticket prices
Kids under 6 FREE
Children 6-16 $10.00
General Admission $25.00
Reserve Seating $30.00
VIP All Access $45.00
Reserve seating and VIP comes with preferred parking.

All Access includes Pit Pass

Advance tickets can be purchased for KWS events at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway & Rattlesnake Raceway by contacting 775-325-8800.

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Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway:

About the track:

The new Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway is Northern Nevada’s premier three-eighths mile clay oval and is home to the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and the Fernley 95A Racing Series. RTF Speedway runs from early-April until late-October and features everything from Winged 410 Sprint Cars to IMCA Dirt Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Motorcycles, Outlaw Karts and more.

The Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway dirt track has been in existence since 1999 and is geared up for its best season to date in 2013. The overall facility also includes a road course, drag strip, motor cross track, off road course, gun range, paint ball facility and has been tabbed as “Racings Field of Dreams.”

Recent history of 410 Winged Sprint Car Racing in Fernley:

The former Golden State Challenge 410 Sprint Car Series competed at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway on two occasions, with those occurring in 2004 and ’06. The inaugural event saw Santa Cruz, California veteran Kevin Pylant race to the win driving his father Don’s No. 14p machine. The most recent event in ’06 then featured defending King of the West 410 champion Jonathan Allard dominating the main event en route to victory.

2004 Golden State 410 Series Results

Fast Time-Jason York 15.340

Heat 1-Trevor Green, Wayne Williams, Andy Forsberg, Billy Wallace, York.

Heat 2- Shain Matthews, Steve Kent, Kyle Hirst, Mark Beck, Jim Skinner.

Heat 3- Ivan Worden, Willie Croft, Roger Crockett, Brent Kaeding, Jason Statler.

Heat 4-Kevin Pylant, Sean Becker, Blake Robertson, Herman Klein, Pat Harvey Jr.

B Main-York, Statler, Skinner, Craig Stidham, Mike Quigley, Harvey, Mark Tabor Jr, Doug Lippincott, Bob Maiwald, Mark Tabor Sr.

A Main-Pylant, Crockett, Kent, Forsberg, Becker, Kaeding, Hirst, Robertson, York, Matthews, Statler, Stidham, Green, Croft, Williams, Worden, Skinner, Quigley, Tabor Jr, Klein, Harvey Jr, Beck.

2006 Golden State 410 Series Results

Fast Time-Sean Becker 14.730

Heat 1-Stephen Allard, Ronnie Day, Jon Maiwald, Becker, Peter Murphy.

Heat 2- Johnny Gray, Jason Statler, Jason York, Brent Kaeding, Jonathan Allard.

Heat 3- Robert Ballou, Dennis Moore Jr, Shain Matthews, Mike Monahan, Steve Kent.

Dash- Kaeding, Becker, Murphy, J Allard, York, Day, Kent, Moore.

Main-J Allard, Kaeding, Moore, Day, Ballou, Kent, S Allard, York, Gray, Jim Skinner, Eddy Lewis, Carl Droivold, Jim Richardson, Mark Tabor Sr, Chase Wood, Maiwald, Pat Harvey, Tom Haxall, Mark Tabor Jr, Monahan, Statler, Murphy, Becker, Matthews.

Top-10 in King of the West driver standings after four rounds of competition:

1. Rico Abreu 619; 2. Kyle Hirst 605; 3. Jonathan Allard 592; 4. Willie Croft 477; 5. Craig Stidham 565; 6. Evan Suggs 555; 7. Cory Eliason 492; 8. Chad Compton 490; 9. Brent Kaeding 488; 10. Richard Brace Jr. 483

Winners so far this season with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series:

Antioch Speedway April 20: Willie Croft; Placerville Speedway April 27: Kyle Hirst; Silver Dollar Speedway May 4: Rico Abreu; Petaluma Speedway May 11: Willie Croft

Upcoming King of the West events:

Following the Fernley weekend the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will then head for another double header outing over Memorial Day Weekend at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday & Sunday May 25 & 26. The two-night show at the Tulare County Fairgrounds based one-third mile clay oval will pay honor to brothers Chris & Brian Faria in the running of the annual “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial.”

As noted in a prior release the June 1 date at Merced Speedway has been cancelled with no makeup date being scheduled.

On Friday & Saturday June 7 & 8 the King of the West 410’s will invade Rattlesnake Raceway in Fallon, Nevada for the very first time ever. The exciting weekend of action will be held in conjunction with the Fallon Octane Fest. Along with Sprint Cars the Octane Fest will also feature the Monster Truck Jamboree including a Freestyle Nevada vs. California Motocross jump show, and the Lucas Oil Drag Races featuring a jet duel in the desert: The Beast jet car vs. Jet-Lagg diesel truck. For more information visit