APTOS, Calif. – On the heels of a very competitive Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster in 2013, the Prentice Motorsports Group has taken command in 2014 and has put together a 13-race schedule.
“We are very excited with the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster in 2014,” PMG President John Prentice said. “We have some really big events that boast a very nice payday, and we are excited with the start we are off to with Flowmaster coming on board on top of a nice schedule.”
In 2014 the series will return to Marysville Raceway Park, Antioch Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, Kings Speedway, will return to the Ocean Speedway for two special shows, and will make its series debut at the Stockton Dirt Track.
The high-octane series will kick its 2014 season off at the Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, Calif., on March 15, as it makes it’s first of two stops at the ‘Action Track of the West.’ On March 29 the series will invade Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., for a lone appearance.
On April 26 the series heads to the sticky Petaluma Speedway for the first of two stops against the always-tough ‘Petaluma Posse.’ The month of May brings three events to the schedule, at Marysville Raceway Park, Silver Dollar Speedway and Placerville Speedway.
Memorial Day Weekend features a Marysville Raceway Park and Silver Dollar Speedway double header. On Saturday night, the series makes it final stop of the season at Marysville Raceway Park for the Mel Hall Memorial. Sunday night, the series will head North to Silver Dollar Speedway, and compete in front of one of the most beautiful back drops of the year, the Silver Dollar Fair.
The series closes May on the 31st at Placerville Speedway for the first of two stops to the high-banked quarter-mile. The series will return to action on the 5th of July back at Petaluma Speedway, marking their final appearance there for the 2014 season.
Making a return to the series schedule in a few years is Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., posting two of the series’ wealthiest payday’s, the lone Friday night event of the season comes on July 11 for the Howard Kaeding Classic. This marks the first year in the events history that winged 360 sprint cars open on Friday night while the King of the West 410’s race on Saturday night.
On Aug. 9 the action picks up at Placerville Speedway for the prestigious Mark Forni Classic. This race marks the second of two Civil War qualifying events for the race winner to qualify for the Johnny Key Classic feature event, should the winner already be locked into the event, no other car will take the lock-in spot.
As the summer winds down, the Civil War Sprint Car Series Presented by Flowmaster action heats up as the stars, and cars of the series make their second appearance at Ocean Speedway in 2014 for what is one of the track’s marquee events, the 54th annual Johnny Key Classic.
This race will run on the same format it has in past years, however there will be the two aforementioned Civil War qualifying races, and two qualifying races with the Taco Bravo Series to get locked in. This year the highest point earner not locked into the race in both the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster and the Taco Bravo Sprint Series will also be locked in to the Dash pitting all of the lock-in drivers against each other to set the first few rows of the feature event.
On Sept. 3 Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., is the sight of the annual Wednesday night Civil War Gold Cup. On Sept. 20, the series will make it’s lone appearance at the spacious Kings Speedway for the Turner Memorial in Hanford, Calif.
Championship Saturday night will be a huge night on Nov. 1 in Stockton, Calif. Much like the 2013 season finale, the Stockton Dirt Track will host their first Civil War Series event, which will also coincide with the King of the West finale, crowning both California premier series champions in one night.
“We are very pleased with how this schedule came out,” Prentice said. “There are some races that pay very well, and with no conflicting dates between King of the West and the Taco Bravo Series, drivers can get a lot of racing done in state if they chose.”
2014 Civil War Sprint Car Series Schedule
March 15 – Marysville Raceway Park – Marysville, Calif.
March 29 – Antioch Speedway – Antioch, Calif.
April 26 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
May 24 – Marysville Raceway Park – Marysville, Calif.
May 25 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Calif.
May 31 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
July 5 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
July 11 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.
Aug. 9 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
Aug. 23 – Ocean Speedway – Watsonville, Calif.
Sept. 3 – Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, Calif.
Sept. 20 – Kings Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
Nov. 1 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.