Kaeding, 37, from Campbell led start-to-finish in the Oakhurst-based Williams Motorsports sprint car to win the 30-lap King of the West/Northern Auto Racing Club feature, worth $11,000.
Chasing him across the finish line were 20-year-old Carson Macedo of Lemoore in the Easton-based Tarlton Motorsports car; a pair of 15-year-olds, Giovanni Scelzi of Fresno in an Easton-based Roth Motorsports car and Buddy Kofoid of Penngrove; and another 20-year-old, Fresno State student DJ Netto of Hanford.
Kyle Hirst of Paradise, last year’s KWS champion for Tarlton but now racing for Roth, was sixth after winning the companion U.S. Auto Club West Coast 360 Sprints feature.
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Friday night, Rico Abreu rode the high side of Thunderbowl to victory in the first half of the Peter Murphy Classic.
Abreu, a national racing star from the Napa Valley, used his distinct style of challenging the outside-turn walls of the third-mile, high-banked clay oval to track down early leader Sean Becker of Roseville and lead the final four laps of the 35-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour race.
Becker finished second. Three entries from Roth Motorsports finished in the top six: Hirst third; Cory Eliason of Kingsburg fourth; and Scelzi sixth.
Macedo was ninth. Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford was 13th, Steven Tiner of Visalia 17th, Netto 18th and Jason Meyers of Clovis 21st after challenging early in the race for the lead.
Fifty-one cars entered the event, with 22 starting the feature.
There were 23 Western RaceSaver sprints on hand for an undercard, with Hanford’s Zane Blanchard winning the main event.