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By Steven Blakesleyocean speedway Taco Bravo 360 sprint car series

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2013) – Points leader Brad Furr will lead the Ocean Sprints back to action for their third race of 2013 on Friday night at John Prentice’s Ocean Speedway Watsonville.  After starting off the season with a pair of Ray Scheidt’s Electric fast-times, a win, and a second place finish, Furr is off to a red hot start in his family’s red Price Rite Restaurant Equipment #2 car.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won last Friday’s feature in a last minute effort in the PT Shocks #7c, scoring a $3,000 haul after claiming a $1,500 Civil War Sprints bounty.  Forsberg is expected to return on Friday night as the 100-time Sprint Car winner looks for his third career Ocean win.

Also off to a strong start to the 2013 season is 2012 Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, who has been racing with the World of Outlaws all spring.  Golobic scored his first career Outlaws victory last Friday at Antioch Speedway.  The San Jose State engineering student returns to Ocean on Friday aboard the 2011 championship Keith Day Trucking #22.

Watsonville’s Justin Sanders has arguably been the dominant car throughout the first two features this season, leading 53 of the 60 laps contested so far but without any wins to show for it.  Sanders has been driving Clayton Snow’s potent #7 entry fielded out of Rancho Cordova.

San Jose’s Nick Green, son of the legendary Tim Green, is off to his career’s best start with fourth and third place finishes in the Konnected Clothing Co. #14 ride.  Fellow San Jose pilot Ryan Rusconi is quietly third in the standings with fifth and seventh place finishes.  Son of multi-time Johnny Key winner Nick Rescino, Nick Rescino, Jr. is fourth after runs of sixth and seventh.  “Cowboy” Craig Smith of San Martin was third in the series opener to rank fifth in the standings.

The balance of the top-ten after two races is hard-charging Salinas’ Jeremy Chisum, three-time BCRA champion and Ocean Sprints rookie Nick Foster, Jr., Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Salinas’ Jason Chisum, and Pleasanton rookie Nathan Washam.

Altoona, IA’s Carson McCarl, Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo, and Fresno’s Koen Shaw have also competed in both features held so far in 2013.

Friday’s races for the Ocean Sprints also includes Four Bangers, American Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Wingless Sprints.  Adult tickets are just $17 with seniors 65+ $16 and kids ages 6-12 are $15.  The family pass for two adults and two children is value priced at just $55.  Qualifying will get underway at 6 p.m. with fan gates opening at 4:30 p.m.

Ocean Sprints regular Kurt Nelson along with Michael Dalton from the IMCA Modifieds and Al Sotomayor from the Four Bangers will be available at the front gate for autographs when the grandstand gates open.

For more information on the Ocean Sprints log onto http://www.oceansprints.com and for more on the Ocean Speedway visit http://www.oceanspeedway.com

Ocean Speedway would like to thank Taco Bravo, Digital Delivery Networks, Nobel Construction, Get Som Sports, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Hoosier Tires West, and Kaeding Performance for their support.