Four drivers with central San Joaquin Valley ties are in a tight battle to be named king of California sprint car racing – and they’re bringing the fight to Hanford on Saturday night.
Fifteen-year-old Giovanni Scelzi of Fresno leads the points standings with 798, just one point ahead of 37-year-old veteran Bud Kaeding of Campbell. Scelzi and defending series champion Kyle Hirst are teammates for Easton-based Roth Motorsports; Kaeding drives for the Oakhurst-based Williams Motorsports team.
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The season concludes Nov. 4 in Stockton.
The Valley racing season has just a handful of dates left. Notably, the 24th annual Trophy Cup is Oct. 19-21 at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. The 100 cars entered are vying for a piece of a $165,000 purse.
Also next weekend is the Madera Speedway season finale on Oct. 21. Keller Auto Speedway wraps up its season with sprint cars on Nov. 25.