The NCMA racing association has operated in California for 35 seasons and holds the distinction of being the oldest non-profit SPEC Sprint Car Series. When it started in 1987, it had a very different look to it and was the newest of the carbureted groups at that time. NCMA has competed on both pavement and dirt tracks but now concentrates on pavement racing.
NCMA is the only non-wing pavement sprint car series in California presenting a 10 – 12 race schedule throughout the year. NCMA Sprint cars have been a fan favorite for decades providing close-action-packed racing. The star of the evening may be a driver in their teens or a veteran driver in their mid-70s. NCMA has a driver roster of men and women who have competed in top open-wheel and NASCAR divisions, but also provides a great training ground for younger racers aspiring for auto racing stardom.
NCMA’s proven platform allows these teams to compete on a level playing field while providing an affordable package.
Race Results –
KAWAHATA LEADS FROM THE START FOR HIS FIRST NCMA VICTORY OF THE YEAR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Madera, CA. (8/6/22) Justin Kawahata, in the Gene Kawahata Racing Engines number 45 Eagle/360 threw down the gauntlet as the man to beat in his first appearance in the NCMA Pavement Sprint Car Series for 2022. He led wire to wire to take the victory Madera Speedway on Saturday night.
Kawahata started his evening by setting fast time (14.775) in qualifying with Pat Goodwill (15.016) second and David Diaz (15.171) third fast. Jerry Kobza won the first heat race, followed by Pat Goodwill and John Ryans. The second heat race was taken by Rob Hammond, followed by David Burchett and David Goodwill.
In the feature, Kawahata took the lead and stayed there to take the win Pat Goodwill finished second and Kobza finished third after a spirited battle between him, David Goodwill and Rob Hammond.
Feature Top 5: 1. 45 – Justin Kawahata (Eagle/Chevrolet 360); 2. 49 – Pat Goodwill (Hornet/ Chevrolet 360); 2. 93 – Jerry Kobza (Hornet/Cadillac LS347); 4. 2A – Ron Hammond; 5. 77D – David Burchett (Beast/Chevrolet 360)
Heat Race #1: Kobza, David Goodwill, John Ryans, Kawahata, Diaz
Heat Race #2: Hammond, Burchett, David Goodwill, Shauna Hogg
Qualifying Top 3: 1. Kawahata (14.77); 2. Pat Goodwill (15.016); 3. Diaz (15.171).
Next up for the NCMA Pavement Sprints will return to Madera Speedway on Saturday, August 20th.
Series Upcoming Schedule:
August 20th – Madera Speedway
September 24th – Madera Speedway
October 1st – Stockton 99 Speedway
For more information on the NCMA Pavement Sprint Car Series, such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.ncmasprints.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/842163562531072.