Aptos, CA — (December 26, 2013) — On the heels of a very competitive Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster in 2013, the Prentice Motorsports Group has taken command in 2014, and has put together a very competitive13 race schedule traveling to eight different tracks.
“We are very excited with the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster in 2014,” President of PMG, John Prentice said. “We have some really big events that boast a very nice payday, and we are excited with the start we are off to with Flowmaster coming on board on top of a nice schedule.”
In 2014 the series will return to Marysville Raceway Park, Antioch Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, the Silver Dollar Speedway, Kings Speedway, will return to the Ocean Speedway for two special shows, and will make its series debut at the Stockton Dirt Track.
The high-octane series will kick its 2014 season off at the Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, California on March 15th, as it makes it’s first of two stops at the ‘Action Track of the West’. Over the last few years the changes and improvements at the speedway have been tremendous, and we are excited to see what is new in 2014.
On March 29th, the series will invade the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA for a lone appearance. In 2013, Brett Rollag pocketed the series win at the speedway is very wintry conditions.
On April 26th the series heads to the sticky Petaluma Speedway for the first of two stops against the always-tough ‘Petaluma Posse’. Last year at the track, fans were treated to two exciting feature events as local standout, Bradley Terrell took one feature, and 2013 Champion, Sean Becker won the late season event, propelling him to the championship.
The month of May brings three events to the schedule, at the Marysville Raceway Park, The Silver Dollar Speedway, and The Placerville Speedway.
Memorial Day Weekend features a Marysville Raceway Park and Silver Dollar Speedway double header. On Saturday night, the series makes it final stop of the season at the Marysville Raceway Park for the Mel Hall Memorial. This is a special race as it pays homage to one of the promoters who helped get the series underway in the early 90’s. in 2013, Justyn Cox put on a show to claim the race win.
Sunday night, the series will head North to the Silver Dollar Speedway, and compete in front of one of the most beautiful back drops of the year, the Silver Dollar Fair. During the 2013 ‘Fair Race’, it was Chico, CA driver, Mason Moore picking up the very popular win.
The series closes May on the 31’st at the Placerville Speedway for the first of two stops to the high-banked ¼ mile. Last year Tim Kaeding, and Andy Gregg scored Civil War wins on the infamous red clay.
The series will return to action on the 5th of July back at the Petaluma Speedway, marking their final appearance there for the 2014 season. This event will be the first of two chances to get locked into the Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway, as the feature winner will qualify for that feature event.
Making a return to the series schedule in a few years is the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. posting two of the series’ wealthiest payday’s, the lone Friday night event of the season comes on July 11th for the Howard Kaeding Classic. This marks the first year in the events history that winged 360 sprint cars open on Friday night, for the King of the West 410’s on Saturday night.
August 9th the action picks up at the Placerville Speedway for the prestigious Mark Forni Classic. In 2013, Andy Gregg picked up the very popular win in front of his hometown crowd, as the race honors Mark Forni, who was very active in the Placerville Speedway racing community. This race marks the second of two Civil War qualifying events for the race winner to qualify for the Johnny Key Classic feature event, should the winner already be locked into the event, no other car will take the lock-in spot.
As the summer winds down, the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster action heats up as the stars, and cars of the series make their appearance at the Ocean Speedway for final time of the season in what is one of the track’s marquee events, the 54th Annual Johnny Key Classic.
This race will run on the same format it has in past years, however there will be the two aforementioned Civil War qualifying races, and two qualifying races with the Taco Bravo Series to get locked in. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the Taco Bravo Sprint Series will also be locked in to the Dash pitting all of the lock-in drivers against each other to set the first few rows of the feature event.
On September 3rd Chico, CA is the sight of the annual Wednesday night Civil War Gold Cup. In 2013, Kyle Hirst outlasted Justin Sanders to pick up a very exciting win.
On September 20th, the series will make it’s lone appearance at the spacious Kings Speedway for the Turner Memorial in Hanford, CA. Last year it was Tommy Tarlton picking up a huge win with nearly 50 cars in the pits.
Championship Saturday night will be a huge night on November 1st in Stockton, CA. Much like the 2013 season finale, the Stockton Dirt Track will host their first Civil War Series event, that will also coincide with the King of the West finale, crowning both California premier series champions in one night.
“We are very pleased with how this schedule came out,” Prentice said. “There are some races that pay very well, and with no conflicting dates between King of the West and the Taco Bravo Series, drivers can get a lot of racing done in state if they chose.”
CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360 Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2014, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.