Sanders Prevails In NARC Sprint Car Feature at Antioch Speedway

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Antioch, CA — Justin Sanders of Aromas won the 30 lap NARC Winged 410 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. It was the Second Annual Contra Costa County Clash, and the win paid Sanders $3,500 aboard the Demo Mittry owned Sprinter.

Sanders started on the pole and charged into the lead at the green ahead of Joey Ancona of Concord and Dylan Bloomfield of Oakley. The leaders were quickly into slower traffic, and Shane Golobic of Fremont made a big move in Turn 4 of the seventh lap to move from the fifth to second. The yellow flag slowed the pace on Lap 9 for Jarrett Soares of Gilroy.

Sanders continued to lead Golobic and Bloomfield on the restart. Sanders led through a pair of mid-race yellow flags. They got a good green flag run, but Sanders was making all the right moves in traffic to keep Golobic at bay. The red flag waved on Lap 27 as Gage Garcia flipped in Turn 2.

Sanders maintained command on the restart and held off Golobic for the well-earned victory. Bloomfield settled for third ahead of Bud Kaeding of San Jose and NARC point leader Cole Macedo of Lemoore.

Antioch Speedway

2020 Hobby Stock champion James Thomson #18t won the Main Event. Photo by Katrina Kniss

James Thomson Pittsburg won the Pacific Coast Hobby Stock Main Event. Ken Johns set the early pace ahead of previous winner Clarence Holbrook III of Galt. Brandon Carpenter of Galt moved into second on Lap 2, and a yellow flag waved for Maddie Motts of San Pablo In Turn 1 on Lap 6. Johns continued to lead Aidan Ponciano of Oakley on the restart. Jared Baugh of Pittsburg moved into second on Lap 9.

The battle for the lead intensified with Baugh making an inside pass on the front stretch on Lap 17 to take the lead. A bit of contract between Johns and Baugh in Turn 4 a lap later sent Baugh to the pits with a flat tire. Johns also pitted. Suddenly, Thomson had the lead over Carpenter. It was close down the stretch, but Thomson prevailed ahead of Carpenter, Ryan Hart of Dos Palos, Holbrook and Tommy Clymens of Brentwood.

Greg Dennett of Livermore won the 15 lap BCRA Lightning Sprint Main Event. The race saw a red flag waving after two laps when Hunter Kinney of Citrus Heights and Bradley Schmidt the Placerville got together on the front straightaway with Schmidt doing a cartwheel for a red flag. Both drivers were out at that point.

Dennett led the restart ahead of Scott Kinney of Citrus Heights. Kinney stalled in Turn 4 for a yellow flag after six laps. Dennett led the restart ahead of reigning champion Dakota Albright of Waterford, and they finished in that order with Matt Land of Elk Grove in third ahead of Scott Kinney and Schmidt.

Racing continues during the Contra Costa County Fair on both Friday and Saturday night. The Friday program will feature a Figure 8 along with Wingless Spec Sprints and Hobby Stocks. The Saturday program will include the IMCA sanctioned Modifieds, Sport Modifieds and Stock Cars along with the 600 Micros.

Plus, the track will have a table behind the main grandstands during the fair  For further information, go to or check out the Antioch Speedway by PROmotions Facebook page.

Race Results

NARC 410 Sprint Cars
Fast Time-Justin Sanders 12.151. Trophy Dash (6 Laps)-Justin Sanders. Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Kaleb Montgomery, Bud Kaeding, Cole Macedo, Shane Golobic. B Main (12 Laps)-Tanner Carrick, John Clark, Mariah Ede. Main Event (30 Laps)-Justin Sanders, Shane Golobic, Dylan Bloomfield, Bud Kaeding, Cole Macedo, Sean Becker, Kaleb Montgomery, Justyn Cox, Tanner Holmes, Chase Johnson.

Pacific Coast Hobby Stocks
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Jared Baugh, Ken Johns, Jon Haney. Main Event (20 Laps)-James Thomson, Brandon Carpenter, Ryan Hart, Clarence Holbrook III, Tommy Clymens, Trent Golden, Jesse Paladino, Rick Rogers, Gavin Griffiths, Maddie Motts.

BCRA Lightning Sprints
Fast Time -Greg Dennett 13.940. Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Dakota Albright, Hunter Kinney. Main Event (15 Laps)-Greg Dennett, Dakota Albright, Matt Land, Scott Kinney, Bradley Schmidt, Hunter Kinney, Josef Ferolito, Tyler Gerdes, Daniel Caughran.

For more upcoming events, take a peak at our Contra Costa News Events Calendar.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.