Sprint Car Star Brody Roa to Challenge So Cal Oval Karters Saturday in Victorville

With a week off from his normal racing schedule, Southern California sprint car star Brody Roa is going to challenge the regulars in the KT100 class when the So Cal Oval Karters travel to Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville this Saturday night, May 16th.   Joining the popular traveling karters on the program on the 1/8 of a mile banked oval on “Military Appreciation Night,” will be the Speedway Sprints and the resident DirtKarts.   Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 6:00.

Roa, a 25-year-old who resides in Garden Grove and who is no stranger to kart racing, has been hot in his sprint car as of late.  Three weeks ago he won the VRA Sprint Car main event at the Ventura Raceway.  Last Saturday in the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Series, he contested the All Coast Challenge at Ventura.  Fifty cars showed up and Roa ended up being the second fastest qualifier and placed fourth in the 24-car main event.  He is currently 7th in USAC/CRA points.  To date, the second generation star has one win in the tough USAC/CRA Series and that came at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona in 2013.

Brody Roa, shown in USAC/CRA Sprint Car action at Perris Auto Speedway, will be racing in the KT100 class in the So Cal Oval Karters program this Saturday night in Victorville.  Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Roa will prove to be a stern test to the class regulars including Rev Parker and Cherry Valley’s Troy Patton who won the first two races of the year.  Patton’s win came when the SCOK visited Wheel2Wheel Raceway on April 11.

In addition to Patton, winners the last time the SCOK visited Wheel2Wheel were Chris Gibb of Long Beach in the Open Class, Matt Martis of Bonita in the SR4 Cycles and LaVerne’s Jason Moreheiser in F200.  All are expected to be in action this Saturday night.

At Saturday’s “Military Appreciation Night,” all active, reserve and retired members of the military will be admitted to the race for free.  All they have to do is show their military id at the ticket window.

After Saturday’s competition on the High Desert, the racers from SCOK will get a week off and time to prepare for one of the most anticipated events of 2015.  On May 30, they will tackle the road course at Perris Auto Speedway.  In addition to being the only road course race on the schedule, it will be the first afternoon race of the year.  It will also be the debut of the series “Arrive and Drive” program.  Potential new drivers can jump in a kart built by the So Cal Oval Karters and cut some laps.  The cost is $25.00 for 10 laps (there is also a $10.00 admission fee to the facility).  The “Arrive and Drive” program is designed for kids age 8 and up and for adults as well.  Drivers have to wear tennis shoes, a long sleeve jacket and jeans.  If they have a helmet, it is recommended they bring that as well, but for those who do not have one, some helmets will be available.  Gloves and racing collars will be supplied by the SCOK.  For more information or to reserve one of the limited spots for the “Arrive and Drive” on the 30th, please call or E-mail Mike Nigh at (805) 857-2595 or mailto:scokart@gmail.com.

The So Cal Oval Karters would like to thank the following sponsors who help make the series possible.  Burris Racing, Cory Kruseman Sprint Car Driving School, Hubcapmike.com, Perris Auto Speedway, Professional Announcer Chappy, R&J Motorsports, THC Home Medical Services, T-MAC Racing and Yoa Racing Engines.  If you would like to become a part of the So Cal Oval Karters 2015 season, please call or E-mail Mike Nigh at (805) 857-2595 or mailto:scokart@gmail.com.

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