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King of California Champions Crowned

King of California Champions Crowned

Sprint Car Insider – King of California Series. VISALIA, Ca. (October 9, 2018) – The 2018 King of California Micro Sprint Series has officially reached its conclusion and the champions have been crowned.

After a grueling 16-round campaign four drivers were able to rise above the rest and lay claim to the first ever crown to be dawned over the four major tracks. The series raced from April to October four times each at Dixon Speedway, Delta Speedway, Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park, and Lemoore Raceway. Now that it’s all said and done, Dalton Parreira, Corey Day, Tyler Tj Smith and Joey Ancona have earned the bragging rights.

In the Elk Grove Ford Jr Sprint Class Dalton Parreira narrowly edged out Austin Wood by just six points to lay claim to the title. Parreira intitally didn’t even intend on running the series but early season dominance led to the team going all in. Parreira ended up coming away with 7 wins and nearly suffered a heart wrenching collapse.

The final round of the series saw the 51 suffer his first mechanical DNF of the season while having the most cars in the class all season. Austin Wood drove to his sixth KofC victory of the year which brought him within six points to earn the runner up spot in the standings. Jett Barnes earned third in the series with a win to his credit. It was Caleb Debem who scored the other two wins in the class while coming home with fourth in the standings.

In the Racepunk Restricted class Corey Day came into the year on fire after winning the Tulsa Shootout. He picked up right where he left off by winning the opener at Dixon. However he would not find victory lane again until August but his consistency kept him atop the standings all year long. Once August rolled around he found his winning ways and proceeded to rack up the class high win total with 5, alongside the title.

Day edged out Caeden Steele by 67 points and Dylan Bloomfield by 100. Steele was able to earn a victory over the season at Keller Auto Raceway while Bloomfield racked up the series’ second most wins with 4. Caden Stoll was the only other driver with multiple victories as he captured round two and round six both at Delta Speedway. Throughout the season Gauge Garcia, Katey Syra, Colby Thornhill, and Devon Courtnier were also able to take home victory. Courtnier wound up 4th in points while the consistency of Ashlyn Rodriguez rounded out the top 5.

In the Joe W. Lewis Snap-On Non Wing class Tyler Smith had the title wrapped up before we even got to Dixon for Round 15. He put the exclamation point on the series by capturing another weekend sweep to bring his win total to an astonishing 10 triumphs, more than half the races.

Ben Worth earned himself a victory at Round 3 at Keller Auto Raceway en route to his runner up finish in points. He also gave a valiant charge at the final round where he almost took the win from Smith. Third overall in the points chase went to Jimmy Leal. Leal also turned many heads over the course of the season as he elevated his game to a whole new level. Many times he was a contender for wins this season especially when the series tackled Dixon and Delta Speedway. Leal edged out Nick Robfogel who wound up 4th and and Adam Kaeding 5th. Kaeding captured the opening round win at Dixon Speedway and joining him on the list of victorious drivers this year were, Tristan’s Guardino Rd 2, Ben Worth Rd 3, James Ringo Rd 4, Mitchel Moles Rd 7 and Tucker Worth Rd 14.

The Joe W. Lewis Snap-On Super 600 class went to rising star, Joey the rocket Ancona. Ancona picked up a total of two victories but his consistency sealed the deal for him an entire round early. Ancona scored below 45 points a total of 4 times throughout the entire campaign. The KofC title marks his second in just a single week.

Bringing home the runner up position in final points was Raio Salmon. Salmon earned a victory at Round 14 and put on a valiant charge. Ben Worth scored third in the series but came away with the second highest win total after round 15 at Dixon. He graced victory lane three times on the way to third in points. The driver with the highest win total was Michael Faccinto who captured all four wins in a row, with one victory at each track on the schedule.

Ten different drivers graced victory lane in the Joe W Lewis Snap-On Super 600 class making it the class with the most parity. It all began with Arizona’s Colton Hardy capturing Round 1, then Be Worth at Round 2. When the series went south for the first time local favorite Paul Javaux took home the trophy at Keller Auto Raceway followed by eventual champ Joey Ancona at Round 4 at Lemoore Raceway. Faccinto won the next four races followed by Jake Andreotti, Dylan Horsley, Cody Christensen, Raio Salmon and most recently Chance Crum who were all able to take home the State of California trophy.

The 16-round season is in the books and your champions can officially celebrate as the first to ever be crowned King over all four micro sprint tracks in California. Those at the top proved that consistency wins titles but consistently winning doesn’t even make it a contest. That’s it for the 2018 King of California Micro Sprint Series congratulations to Dalton the sheriff Parreira, Corey Day, Tyler Tj Smith, and Joey Ancona. Our champions have been crowned, the races are in the books, and the 2019 preparation had already begun. Until next time, thank you all for your participation, we’ll be back to crown new champs next year.

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Schoenfeld Headers

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

Southern Pacific Farms

Salmon Motorsports

Galante Brothers Grading and Paving

C&K Towing

Advantage Pools and Service

Driven Performance

CS9 Chassis

Hanford Jewelry and Loan

Ano-Tech Anodizing Specialist

Consolidated Metals

Caps Powder Coating

Bullet Impressions

DIRT Co. Media House

Financial Center Credit Union

Jason Bright Racing

T-Zone Promotions

Thank you all for your support.

Points (including throwaways) after 14 of 16 races:

Elk Grove Ford Jr Sprint

1. Dalton Parreira 670

2. Austin Wood 664

3. Jett Barnes 625

4. Caleb Debem 466

5. Colton Key 435

Racepunk Restricted 600

1. Corey Day 684 [5 wins]

2. Caeden Steele 617 [1 win]

3. Dylan Bloomfield 584 [4 wins]

4. Devon Courtnier 544 [1 win]

5. Ashlynn Rodriguez 485

6. Gauge Garcia 413 [1 win]

7. Colby Thornhill 409 (-182) [1 win]

8. Eli Bookout 381

9. Jade Avedisian 376

10. Katey Syra 371 [1 win]

Joe W Lewis Snap-On Super 600

1. Joey Ancona 648 [2 wins]

2. Raio Salmon 605 [1 win]

3. Ben Worth 586 [3 Wins]

4. Jake Andreotti 467 [1 win]

5. Cody Christensen 384 [1 win]

6. Keith Day Jr 336

7. Cody Key 319

8. Greg Decaires V 283

9. Garrett Twitty 257

10. Kyle Mentch 245

11. Michael Faccinto 225 [4 wins]

Joe W. Lewis Snap-On Non-Wing

1. *Tyler “Tj” Smith 719 [10 wins]

2. Ben Worth 556 [1 win]

3. Jimmy Leal 466

4. Nick Robfogel 442

5. Adam Kaeding 401

6. James Ringo 340 [1 win]

7. Brody Fuson 306

8. Kelvin Lewis 300

9. Chad Laughton 289

10. Mitchel Moles 283 [1 win]

Winners: Dixon Speedway 4/13 Rd 1

Jr – Austin Wood

Res – Corey Day

Nw- Adam Kaeding

S6 – Colton Hardy

Winners: Delta Speedway 4/14 Rd 2

Jr – Jett Barnes

Res – Caden Stoll

Nw – Tristan Guardino

S6 – Ben Worth

Winners: Plaza Park 4/27 Rd 3

Jr – Dalton Parreira

Res – Caeden Steele

Nw – Ben Worth

S6 – Paul Javaux

Winners: Lemoore 4/28 Rd 4

Jr – Dalton Parreira

Res – Dylan Bloomfield

Nw – James Ringo

S6 – Joey Ancona

Winners: Dixon 5/18 Rd 5

Jr – Dalton Parreira

Res – Dylan Bloomfield

Nw – Tj Smith

S6- Michael Faccinto

Winners: Delta 5/19 Rd 6

Jr – Caleb Debem

Res- Caden Stoll

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Michael Faccinto

Winners: Plaza 6/7 Rd 7

Jr – Austin Wood

Res- Gauge Garcia

Nw – Mitchel Moles

S6- Michael Faccinto

Winners: Lemoore 6/8 Rd 8

Jr – Dalton Parreira

Res- Colby Thornhill

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Michael Faccinto

Winners: Dixon 7/13 Rd 9

Jr – Dalton Parreira

Res – Devon Courtnier

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Jake Andreotti

Winners: Delta 7/14 Rd 10

Jr – Dalton Parriera

Res- Dylan Bloomfield

Nw- Tj Smith

S6 – Dillon Horsley

Winners: Plaza 8/10 Rd 11

Jr – Austin Wood

Res- Corey Day

Nw – Tj Smith

S6- Ben Worth

Winners: Lemoore 8/11 Rd 12

Jr. – Dalton Parreira

Res – Katey Syra

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Joey Ancona

Winners: Plaza 9/7 Rd 13

Jr – Austin Wood

Res – Corey Day

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Cody Christensen

Winners: Lemoore 9/7 Rd 14

Jr- Caleb Debem

Res – Corey Day

Nw – Tucker Worth

S6. – Raio Salmon

Winners: Dixon 10/5 Rd 15

Jr – Austin Wood

Res – Corey Day

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Ben Worth

Winners: Delta 10/5 Rd 16

Jr – Austin Wood

Res – Dylan Bloomfield

Nw – Tj Smith

S6 – Chance Crum

By the numbers:

Jr sprint: 4 winners

Dalton Parriera 7

Austin Wood 6

Caleb Debem 2

Jett Barnes 1

Restricted: 8 winners

Corey Day 5

Dylan Bloomfield 4

Caden Stoll 2

Caeden Steele 1

Katey Syra 1

Gauge Garcia 1

Colby Thornhill 1

Devon Courtnier 1

Non Wing: 7 winners

Tj Smith 10

Adam Kaeding 1

Tristan Guardino 1

Ben Worth 1

James Ringo 1

Mitchel Moles 1

Tucker Worth 1

Super 600: 10 winners

Michael Faccinto 4

Ben Worth 3

Joey Ancona 2

Colton Hardy 1

Paul Javaux 1

Jake Andreotti 1

Dillon Horsley 1

Cody Christensen 1

Raio Salmon 1

Chance Crum 1



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JJ Cox -
Lead Contributor of Sprint Car Insider.
Sole Proprietor of Prodigy Race Promotions.
Current Freelance Announcer with educated broadcast experience.
Media Relations Advisor.
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Fresno State Bulldog - Broadcasting and Public Relations.
Grew up going to 50+ Sprint Car races a year and Raced Motocross for 10 years.
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