Sprint Car Star Roa Takes on SoCal Oval Karters This Saturday at So Cal Fair Motorcycle Speedway

With a USAC/CRA Sprint Car race slated to race next door at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, star driver Brody Roa has decided to go back to his roots and race with the SoCal Oval Karters in the afternoon at the new SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center.  Roa will compete in the Yamaha of America KT100 class and his wife Tailor will race in the Caltrol Incorporated Senior Clones.  The program will feature all four SCOK adult classes and both junior classes.  Gates will open at 9:00 A.M., practice will begin at 11:00 and the first race will get the green flag at noon.  The track is just a few hundred feet outside of Perris Auto Speedway’s turn four.

For Roa, who got his start racing in karts and who has won several kart championships, it will be his first appearance with the SCOK in 2018 and his first race on SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway.  The 27-year-old Garden Grove driver will be wheeling a kart owned by longtime friend Matt Jones.  As soon as Roa finishes the KT100 main event, he will hustle across the parking lot to jump into his sprint car for the night’s show at Perris Auto Speedway.  Going into Saturday’s race at The PAS, Roa is third in USAC/CRA points.

Saturday’s race will be the third of the season at the less than three-month-old track.  Heading into the event, Hesperia’s Thomas Southern brings an unbeaten record in the SCOK in the Yamaha of America KT100 and Colt Group Open Classes.  That translates to an eight-point lead over Las Vegas karter Art Klein in the KT’s and a 10-point advantage over Fountain Valley’s Scott Bohle in the Opens.

The only other undefeated driver thus far in 2018 in the SCOK is Drake Cardey of Riverside.  The nine-year-old has won all three events in the Fair Oaks Ranch Junior Clones.  All three of the wins have come on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (two at SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway and one at Perris Auto Speedway).  Second in the standings and only four points behind the leader is Shane Holt of Huntington Beach.

Back to the adult classes finds the closest points race in the club in the Burris Racing F200’s.  Three-different drivers have won in the first four races and 2016 series champ Steve Juillerat of Whittier leads the point standings by one point over Banning’s Scott Gaynor.  Third in the standings is Norm Reynolds of San Marcos and he is just two points out of the top spot.  Second place Gaynor has won the last two races in a row.

Rounding out the adult classes is the Caltrol Incorporated Senior Clones.  San Diego based Jeffrey Butler has dominated the class winning three of the first four races and has a 20-point lead over Cathedral City karter Tyler Hoffman.

Fans who want to make it a full day of racing can enjoy the SCOK race and then walk across the parking lot for Saturday nights USAC/CRA Sprint Car show that begins at 7:00 P.M.

After Saturday, the SCOK will take a month off before returning to SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway on July 21.

The SoCal Oval Karters would like to thank 2018 series sponsors Yamaha of America, Burris Racing, Caltrol Incorporated, The Colt Group, Fair Oaks Ranch and Ancon Marine for supporting the 2018 championship season.  If you or your company would like to join the SCOK as a sponsor, please call Matt Jones at (714) 614-8891 or E-mail him at mailto:mattjonesracing@yahoo.com

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The So Cal Oval Karters would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the championship series possible.  Burris Racing, Hubcapmike.com, Perris Auto Speedway and Yamaha of America Racing Engines.  If you or your business would like to become a partner of the So Cal Oval Karters, please call or E-mail Matt Jones at (714) 614-8891 or  mailto:mattjonesracing@yahoo.com.

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