(Hanford, CA)- Saturday night at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA it was Steven Tiner headlining the show as he grabbed the win during the season’s first King of Kings 360ci Winged Sprint Car first event of the season, as Bobby Hogge, Nick Spainhoward, and Travis Avila also won feature events.
With 16 winged 360’s checked in on Saturday night it was Steven Tiner that led the field to green and jumped out to the early lead of the 30-lap feature event. While Tiner worked out front, behind him Blake Robertson began tracking him down as he quickly got into the second spot.
The battle for the lead would intensify by the fifth lap as Robertson was able to get a run on Tiner and overtake the top spot. As Robertson would continue to lead the way, Tiner would use the bottom to his advantage and got back by Robertson on lap 10 to re assume the lead.
Back in the lead, Tiner would simply check out as he left Robertson and the rest of the field in his wake as he went on to pick up the win. Ronnie Day would finish third, Gio Scelzi fourth, and Mitchell Faccinto would round out the top five.
The evening would get started with Ronnie Day setting fast time in qualifying time trials, before Faccinto and Robertson picked up wins during heat races.
In IMCA Modified action it was all about Bobby Hogge just as it was two weeks ago. Using a thick cushion to his liking, Hogge was able to take command of the race over Cody Laney and Mike Kirby.
Setting a dominant pace, Hogge would go on to pick up his third consecutive win at the Keller Auto Speedway dating back to last season’s Dirt Nationals as he won over Laney, Kirby, Chet Reeves, and Bill Bartels.
Nick Spainhoward would prove untouchable during the IMCA Sport Mod feature, as he led every lap on his way to victory. Mat Mayo would finish in the second spot, Bryon Holder third, Kelly Wilkinson would finish fourth, and Ben Lickey would round out the top five.
Though light on cars, the Hobby Stock feature event would be a good battle that was eventually won by Travis Avila after a spirited battle with Gene Glover who would finish in the second position.
ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will be back in action on April 29th with the King of Kings Winged 360’s return along with the IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods.
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