SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series has released its schedule for the upcoming season, as well as a few new changes that will be in place.
Running for the past two seasons under the leadership of Rick Faeth and Glad Enterprises, Inc., 2019 will see series founder and sponsor, Roger Gleason of Joe Hunt Magnetos reassume the leadership role as he will work closely with long time car owner, Brian Sperry, and long time competitor, Scott Hall.
The Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Series schedule boasts 11 events at six different facilities in the Golden State, including the series’ first appearance at Merced Speedway on July 20, as well as two shows alongside the King of the West/NARC Series, and one show alongside the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.
Scheduled to kick off on Feb. 16 at Marysville Raceway during the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial with a non-points event, the point season will come to life on March 30 at Sonoma-Marin County’s Petaluma Speedway.
A busy off-season for the series has seen multiple new partnerships made that will allow each night to pay $1,200 to the feature event winner with each feature event starter taking home a minimum of $200.
Aside from the nightly purse increase, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series champion will walk away with $1,500, with the payout going all the way down to 10th, which will pay $700. On top of a payout, a wide array of prizes will also be handed out during the championship banquet at the conclusion of the season, making this year one of the richest in series history.
A major rule change that will be implemented will be allowing competitors to utilize a Roller Cam in their engine package. While the Roller Cam has been outlawed in years past, those who choose to continue to run the Flat Tappet Cam will have a bonus on the line each night. A total prize worth $500 will be up for grabs with the highest finishing driver taking home $250, the second highest finisher snagging $150, and the third $100. If less than three drivers with Flat Tappet Cams show up, the unclaimed money will be rolled into a season ending bonus with the highest finishing driver in the standings using a Flat Tappet Cam taking home the remaining balance.
2019 Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series Schedule
Feb. 16 – Marysville Raceway – Marysville, Calif.
March 30 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
April 6 – Placerville Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
June 22 – Calistoga Speedway – Calistoga, Calif.
July 7 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
July 20 – Merced Speedway – Merced, Calif.
Aug. 10 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
Aug. 17 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
Aug. 23 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
Aug. 24 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.
Nov. 1 – Stockton Dirt Track – Stockton, Calif.