Hanford, CA- With the Keller Auto Speedway staff taking the week of racing off to bring in new clay and put a new track prep crew together, the ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ returns this Friday night as the three series program shares the spotlight with the Kings County Fair.
DJ Netto was flawless during the ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ opener back on May 29th, and has an early advantage in the mini-series point standings with the Duinkerken Farms King of King’s 360’s. By way of that win, Netto has taken a slim lead in the overall points championship, as he sits ahead of Cory Eliason by three digits, Craig Stidham by 25 markers, Steven Tiner by 34 points, and Heath Duinkerken by 43 points to round out the top five.
So far in 2015, the KoK 360’s have been extremely competitive as the series has seen four different race winners through the first four events of the season.
Ricky Childress, Jr has simply been the man to beat as of late in the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod Division. Coming in off winning three consecutive races, like Netto, Childress also leads both the overall points championship, as well as the ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ standings.
Though Childress has been dominant as of late, the point battle is still very close within the top-five as just 34 points make up the difference. With Childress, Jr out front, Nick Spainhourard, Danny Roe, Bryan Holder, and Ben Lickey are all looking to gain ground this Friday night.
The McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod division has seen ultra competitive racing thus far in 2015. Coming into this weekend’s event, Brad Pounds comes in riding the momentum from a thrilling win on May 29th, to jump out to the early ‘Battle For The Milk Can’ lead, but Bryan Burnes leads the season long point championship on the strength of his two wins.
With just 38 markers separating the top-five in this class, Burnes is far from safe as Chad Reichenbach, Roger Holder, Brad Pounds, and Jimmy Reeves will look to take over the top spot this weekend.
This weekend’s fair causes some small changes for both the competitors and the fans. For the competitors please note that pit access this week HAS BEEN MOVED. This week all teams will be required to access the pits through Gate A which is located off of Hanford-Armona Rd., as there will be no access through the regular pit gate.
Fans wishing to spectate the race will be required to pay the $5 fair admission as well as purchase a race ticket, but please note tickets for the race have been adjusted to make this Friday’s race cost the same as our regular shows.
The main grandstand will still open at 5pm with Adult General Admission tickets available for $10, Students and Seniors available for $7, and children 6 and under will be admitted into the race for no charge.
ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on June 12th for Round No. 2 of ‘The Battle for the Milk Can’. The Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s, RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods, and the McAlisters Auto IMCA Mods will all be back in action.
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