|Jim Richardson, right, led the first several laps of the second heat race Saturday, until a blown back right tire allowed the No. 88 car to get by. Richardson is integral to the sprint car races at American Valley Speedway.|
The California Civil War Sprint Car Series brought more than cars producing in excess of 700 horsepower motors in 1,500-pound winged bodies to the American Valley Speedway for the sixth event of their series. It brought the best of the West in 360 Sprint Car racing. It attracted not only the champions but also the future generation of drivers of their sport. It brought pit crews that could put a damaged car back into competition within minutes after an accident. It brought an organization proud of its unique history in the development of speed and safety in motor sports racing. It brought 13-year-old Bradley Kennedy announcing with veteran Steve Ross.