(PETERSEN MEDIA-Sacramento, CA)- Saturday night in Petaluma, CA a new era in Hunt Wingless Series history comes to life as the series raises the curtain on the 2019 season which marks the first of 11 dates throughout Northern California.
Petaluma Speedway has been the leader in wingless action over the years, and an extremely healthy car count is expected to be on hand with drivers looking to get the better of the early season Petaluma Abobe as they vie for the $1200 up that will be up for grabs to the feature event winner.
To go along with new leadership for the Hunt Series, a busy off-season has seen multiple new partnerships come to fruition that will allow each night to pay $1200 to the feature event winner with each feature event starter taking home a minimum of $200.
Aside from the nightly purse increase, the 2019 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series Champion will walk away with $1500 with the payout going all the way down to 10th, which will pay $700. On top of a cool payout, a wide array of prizes will also be handed out during the Championship banquet at the conclusion of the season, making this year one of the richest in series history.
Saturday night the action at Petaluma Speedway is slated to comment with hot laps around 4pm, with racing action slated to push off at 6tpm.
For information on ticket prices, fans are urged to click over to www.petaluma-speedway.com.
A major rule change that will be implemented in 2019 will be allowing competitors to utilize a Roller Cam in their engine package. While the Roller Cam has been outlawed in years past, those who choose to continue to run the Flat Tappet Cam will have a bonus on the line each night. $500 total will be up for grabs with the highest finishing driver taking home $250, the second highest finisher snagging $150, and the third $100. If less than three drivers with Flat Tappet Cams show up, the unclaimed money will be rolled into a season ending bonus with the highest finishing driver in the standings using a Flat Tappet Cam taking home the remaining balance.
March 30- Petaluma Speedway
April 6- Placerville Speedway
June 22- Calistoga Speedway (KWS/NARC)
July 7- Stockton Dirt Track (SCCT)
July 20- Merced Speedway
Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway
Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)
Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)
Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)
FALL DATE TBD- Marysville Raceway
Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)
ON TAP: The 2019 season will kick off on March 30th at Petaluma Speedway.
JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleason come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.