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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.