The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series kicks-off big stretch of racing with Hanford/Stockton double header this Saturday & Sunday
Weekend includes rescheduled Salute to Leroy Van Conett
By Gary Thomas
Stockton, CA – July 5, 2016…One of the most exciting stretches of the season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series fires-off with a big double header of action starting this Saturday at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, followed by the Stockton Dirt Track’s rescheduled Salute to LeRoy Van Conett on Sunday.
The event this Saturday marks the first of two season appearances at the Keller Auto Speedway 3/8 mile clay oval, located on the Kings County Fairgrounds. The series has a rich history competing at the “King of the Dirt Tracks” in the month of July, which dates back to the days of the Pombo/Sargent Classic that was held every summer in Hanford. Following this weekend’s outing the King of the West 410’s will also return on Saturday October 15 for the prestigious Cotton Classic.
The special showcase honoring LeRoy Van Conett at the Stockton Dirt Track then gives fans something they’ve always asked for in California, Sunday racing! The event came about following a rainout on May 21 of the previously scheduled attempt of the show. Instead of canceling the night all together, track & series officials decided to give Sunday July 10 a try. It will certainly be a trial run to see if Sunday racing is a viable part of the landscape in Northern California. read more