FERNLEY, Nev. – The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is locked and loaded for two night’s of action at the Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway this Friday and Saturday.
It will be the first of five weekends of competition this season at Dan Simpson’s high-banked speedway and the double header outing this weekend is the first time 410 sprint cars will grace the blazing fast speedway in a number of years.
The King of the West fields are expected to be fully loaded, with extra money on the line. The lucrative purses will be $3,500 to win the A-main and a very stout $1,000-to-start. The purses are focused on paying down solidly to make sure all teams in competition have a piece of the pie. The stout payoff has already gotten immense interest from teams all around the West Coast and a stout field is expected.
On the strength of three podium finishes in the first four races this season, 21-year-old Rico Abreu sits atop the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series standings for the first time in his career. In just his third season driving a sprint car, Abreu has shown to have no fear whatsoever behind the wheel and has put together the consistency to go along with that early on in the year. The immensely exciting St. Helena driver is always worth the price of admission and will be fun to watch on the Fernley high-banks this Friday & Saturday.