DJ Netto of Hanford won the 22nd annual Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on Saturday night at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.
The young sprint car driver, in his family-owned car, earned the pole position for the 30-lap King of the West series main event by winning the trophy dash and converted it into the feature victory.
Shane Golobic of Fremont was second, Craig Stidham of Fresno third, Kyle Hirst in the Fresno-based Roth Motorsports car fourth, Cory Eliason of Selma eighth and Shawn Wright of Tulare 12th.
It was a tough night for other central San Joaquin Valley drivers: Dominic Scelzi of Fresno was 17th, Bud Kaeding in the Oakhurst-based Williams Motorsports car 18th after dropping out on lap 20, Mitchell Faccinto of Hanford 20th after a lap 8 accident and Carson Macedo of Lemoore, who came in as the series points leader, 22nd after a lap 2 accident.
Danny Faria Jr. of Tipton won the companion USAC West Coast Sprint Cars feature, and Blake Robertson won the Western Racesaver main event.