SAMPLE JOINS LIST OF CHAMPIONS HEADED TO WEST COAST NATIONALS THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AT ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY
(October 16, 2019) Knightsen, Calif. – Nevada champion IMCA modified driver Corey Sample is the latest driver in a long list of champions heading to Antioch Speedway for Friday and Saturday’s West Coast Nationals. The two-day event is preceded by a Thursday night practice and barbecue at the quarter-mile clay track located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.
“With an attractive payout, the West Coast Nationals is going to be a special event – the upside is it will attract many of the best drivers in the West,” Sample, who will arrive early Friday, says. “With multiple heat races, there will be plenty of opportunity to fine tune the cars on Friday night.”
Sample is the reigning track champion at Winnemucca Speedway and Fernley 95A Speedway in Nevada. He won the Fourth of July Special at Susanville (Calif.) Speedway this year and is the 2018 champion at Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California.
“We race from January to November, and our average travel distance is eight hours one-way from home,” Sample, from Winnemucca, says. “We’ve never been to Antioch Speedway, but we’ve visited plenty of tracks and have done well in our travels. It will be exciting and challenging to race there.”
The West Coast Nationals has an impressive list of sponsors. SpeedShift TV will air the program worldwide as a pay per view. Local commercial sponsors include Michael Paul Construction of Petaluma, All Spec Sheet Metal of Pittsburg, Antioch’s Delta Transmission, Antioch Glass, Asphalt Surfacing, Inc. of Milpitas, Casey’s Auto Body of Brentwood and Vaca Valley Excavating of Vacaville.
Local restaurants sponsoring the event include Black Bear Diner in Oakley, Sweeney’s Italian Grill and Bar in Brentwood, and Red Caboose tavern in Antioch.
National companies sponsoring the event will be present with information and products. Included are Super Clean, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Fastshafts.
Special contingencies will be awarded throughout the event. First non-qualifiers will receive an Aero racing wheel. The car being towed the longest distance will be awarded $100 from Oakley’s ProMotorsports.
For lodging, ask for the Antioch Speedway rate at Comfort Inn in Antioch.
Two divisions will each have a full program of qualification races and feature events on Friday, with the West Coast Nationals main event following Saturday’s last chance qualifying. The modified division main event will pay $7500 to win, $500 to start. The sport mod division main event will play $1500 to win, $150 to start. Contingencies and special awards will add to the purse.
Competitors can camp overnight in the secured Antioch Speedway pit area on Thursday and Friday nights. Camping fee is $20 per night.
Mufflers will be required on all racecars. Any car over the maximum noise level of 95db measured at 100 feet will NOT race per ordinance.
The pit area will be open at noon, all three days. Pit passes $50 on Friday and Saturday.
The speedway grandstand will be opened on Friday night and Saturday night at 4 p.m. Admission prices are: Friday – $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, children 6-12 years old, and active military. Saturday – $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, children 6-12 years old and active military.
The grandstand will NOT be open on Thursday (practice day). Pit passes ($35) will entitle visitors to a barbecue and corn hole tournament in the pit area on Thursday.