Hanford Set to Host King of the West Morrie Williams Legend Tribute Race

SACRAMENTO, CA – This weekend brings a unique event for the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Cars with the second annual Morrie Williams Legends Tribute Race slated for this Saturday October 9th at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway.

The event will be the second of two nights of racing at the 3/8ths mile with the Cotton Classic featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 sprint cars and Kings of Thunder 410 sprint cars taking place on Friday night (10/8/21.)

Joining NARC-KWS on the second night will be the Kings of Thunder 360 sprint cars.

With the scheduled classes, Hanford is the place to be this weekend for any West Coaster who enjoys the sight and sounds of roaring winged sprint cars.

Saturday honors legendary West Coast car owner, Morrie Williams. Williams passed away two years ago after putting many of the sport’s best drivers in the seat of his notorious No. “0” over multiple decades. Among those to drive for Williams was none other than Keller Auto Speedway promoter, Peter Murphy.




The format Saturday night will showcase a pair of 20-lap Fujitsu General USA events. The second feature will be lined up based on a complete inversion of the first’s finish apart from lapped cars as a salute to Williams who preferred to watch a driver earn it with a charge from the back. Up for grabs will be more than $36,000 in prize money!

Each Fujitsu Feature is set to pay $3,200 to the winner creating a possible $6,400 payday to any driver who can pull off the sweep. The overall points champion will earn an extra $2,000 for their efforts. While points will be scored for both main events, only the first of the two features will award points toward the NARC-King of the West Fujitsu championship standings.

Last year, in a storybook finish, Kyle Hirst and Dominic Scelzi won the features wheeling twin Morrie Williams No. 0 machines in the event’s inaugural edition.

Scelzi leads the series into the weekend as he continues to close on his first NARC title. He carries a streak of nine straight top-five finishes and a 2.2 average finish over that span. The Fresno native owns a pair of King of the West triumphs at Keller Auto Speedway and has already won three races in Hanford this year.

Behind Scelzi is Tim Kaeding, and he’ll roll into the weekend riding nine consecutive top-10 results. TK’s second please finish last weekend marked his fourth straight series top-five at Hanford, and he’ll go for his 11th Keller Auto Speedway KWS win Saturday.

Just last weekend, Keller Auto Speedway continued a recent trend of producing first time NARC-King of the West winners. Corey Day triumphed in just his 10th series start, marking the third time in the last five seasons an inaugural winner has emerged from Hanford.

A driver that may perpetuate the trend is Joel Myers Jr. The 15-year-old has continued to impress after finishing on the podium in just his second series start earlier this year. Myers Jr. seemed poised for another top-three run last Saturday in Hanford until an incident forced him to settle for 11th.

Other expected entries include a pair of Hanford natives in DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto, four-time series titlist Kyle Hirst, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Benicia’s Billy Aton, Clovis’ Sean Watts, Austin McCarl from Iowa, and more.

The NARC King of the West Hoosier Tire format will feature ARP Fast Time Qualifying, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions 8-lap Heat Races, a 6-lap Sunnyvalley Bacon Trophy Dash, a Kaeding Performance Semi if needed and the two Fujitsu 20-lap Features.

The gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with hot laps scheduled for 6:00 P.M. and racing to follow at 7:00 P.M. Adults will be admitted for $20. Seniors (ages 62 and up), Military (valid ID required) and juniors ages 6-17 will all be admitted for just $15. Tickets can be purchased either at the gate or via myracepass.com or the MyRacePass app.

Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 South 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230. For more information visit racekingsspeedway.com.

Saturday’s race can be viewed live on floracing.com along with the entire NARC-King of the West Fujitsu Sprint Car schedule.

NARC King of the West Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series
Championship Points Standings (After 16 events in 20-race series 10/3/2021)

Dominic Scelzi, Fresno – 1800
Tim Kaeding, San Jose – 1737
DJ Netto, Hanford – 1730
Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 1729
Sean Becker, Roseville – 1691
Billy Aton, Benicia (R) – 1677
Sean Watts, Clovis – 1627
Justin Sanders, Aromas – 1508
Shane Golobic, Elk Grove – 1343
Mitchell Faccinto, Hanford – 1237
Joel Myers Jr, Sebastopol (R) – 1137
Geoffrey Strole, Hanford (R) – 1058
Jessie Attard, Sydney, AUS (R) – 1003
Corey Day, Salinas (R) – 919
Mitchel Moles, Raisin City – 904
Willie Croft, Colfax – 843
Ryan Robinson, Foresthill (R) – 839
Austin McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 838
Colby Copeland, Roseville – 768
Blake Carrick, Lincoln – 728
The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu General USA Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, FloRacing.com, Johnstone Supply, Kaeding Performance Center, KSE Racing Products, Maxim, PAC Racing Springs, Pyrotect, Racing Optics, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, SCI Racing Products, Swift Metal Finishing, Sunnyvalley Bacon, System 1 Ignition, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

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Upcoming Events:
October 29 – Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford, CA
October 30 – Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, CA
November 6 – Stockton Dirt Track – Tribute to Gary Patterson

November 7 – Championship Celebration – Brookside Country Club, Stockton, CA