2024 NARC Asparagus Cup at Stockton Dirt Track

NARC Sprint Cars Set To Tackle Newly Configured Stockton Dirt Track

NARC Sprint Cars Set To Tackle Newly Configured Stockton Dirt Track

NARC 410 Sprint Cars are set to tackle the reshaped Stockton Dirt Track during the Asparagus Cup on Saturday, April 6.

Apr 3, 2024 by Brandon Paul

Stockton, CA -- The wait will soon be over as the highly anticipated reshaped Stockton Dirt Track is set to host the 900+ horsepower speed machines of the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series. The Saturday, April 6 show will feature the West Coast top teams as they negotiate a new ¼-mile clay oval at the 2024 Asparagus Cup.

“Sprint car teams have been asking for a reconfiguration of our track to promote even better open-wheel racing,” explained promoter Tony Noceti. “We worked hard over the winter to meet that demand, and I’m proud of what we have created at the Stockton Dirt Track. Race fans are going to be treated to an exciting bullring of sprint car racing action on our new quarter-mile oval.”

With the newly configured track, all of the traveling teams will have to start from scratch, negating years of research and volumes of track notes on car set-ups.  That makes the Asparagus Cup a wide-open affair with no team having a distinct advantage.

This marks the second round of the Northern Auto Racing Club’s 65th-anniversary series, that has already experienced two rainouts this Spring. The companion division for the evening is the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprints.

Who To Watch

Colby Copeland will make his 2024 debut with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday, driving the Larry Antaya-owned #16A entry. Copeland, from Roseville, is the defending winner of the Asparagus Cup, claiming top honors in April of  2022.  The 2023 event was rained out.

“I know there’s a little different shape of a track, but we are hoping to get dialed in be at the front,” commented Copeland, who hopes to continue the Asparagus Cup success. “It should be interesting, but the thing is that everyone will start on the same track and no one will have an advantage on anyone else. “It would be good to win again. The #16A car was fast at the Mini Gold Cup with (Ryan) Robinson and should be fast at Stockton.”

2019 NARC champion D.J. Netto has visited the trademark winner’s circle twice at Stockton in NARC action. Both were Salute to LeRoy Van Conett events, and his most recent Stockton victory was in July of 2022.

Cole Macedo is the lone winner on the current NARC circuit, having earned $10,000 at Silver Dollar Speedway’s Mini Gold Cup. The Lemoore driver, aboard the famed Tarlton Motorsports #21, is looking to capture his first Stockton victory. His best 410 finish was a 14th-place effort in November 2018 at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Justin Sanders is no slouch at Stockton, as he had an incredible performance at the 2022 Tribute to GP to close out the NARC season with a victory. Behind the wheel of the Mittry Motorsports #2X, the Aromas driver is looking to open up his 2024 winning account on Saturday night.

Other NARC 410 Series regulars competing for a NARC victory include the Bates-Hamilton Racing #42X driven by Clarksburg driver Justyn Cox, 2017 series champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Oakley pilot Dylan Bloomfield in the Vertullo #83V, Billy Aton from Benicia, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Chico’s Nick Parker, Jarrett Soares of Gilroy and many more. This includes the sizable NARC rookie class of 2024, which includes Easton’s Caeden Steele, Gauge Garcia of Lemoore, Dominic Gorden from Clovis, and Chico native Michael Ing.

Fan & Competitor Info

The Stockton Dirt Track is located at the San Joaquin County Fairground at 1658 S Airport Way in Stockton, California. Tickets are $30.00 for Adults, Juniors (5-17)/Seniors (65+)/Military (with ID) $25.00, Kids (6-10) $5.00, and 4 and Under are FREE. Online tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asparagus-cup-narc-kws-410-scct-360-sprint-cars-tickets-859908508497?aff=oddtdtcreator.

Pit Gates will open at Noon and the Front Gates at 4:00 pm. Wheel Packing and Hot Laps are slated for 4:30, with time trials and racing to follow.

Additional information can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com.

The NARC racing format includes qualifying, four 8-lap heat races, an exciting six-lap trophy dash, a 12-lap last chance race, and a 30-lap main event.

The NARC 410 Sprint Series is the leading 410 Sprint Car tour west of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1960, it has enthralled countless thousands of fans from tracks up and down the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit its website at www.narc410.com or social media pages.

The Asparagus Cup at the Stockton Dirt Track can be viewed live on Floracing.com, along with every NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race.

The NARC 410 Sprint Car Racing Series is also sponsored by Hoosier Racing Tires and Floracing.com. Associate and product award sponsors include Automotive Racing Products (ARP), Beacon Wealth Strategies, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bullet Impressions, Diversified Machine Inc., Jim Allen Promotions, Kaeding Performance Center, Kimo’s Tropical Car Wash, KSE Racing Enterprises, Lifeline LLC, Maxim Racing Products, Mettec Titanium, Pyrotect, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scelzi Enterprises, SCI Racing Products, Starr Property Management, System 1 Ignition, Ultra Lite Brakes, Williams Roofing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, and Winters Performance Products.

NARC 410 Sprint Car Series Point Standings 


Cole Macedo, Lemoore – 142

Shane Golobic, Fremont – 139

Caeden Steele, Fresno (R) – 138

Dylan Bloomfield, Oakley – 137

Bud Kaeding, Campbell – 136

Tanner Carrick, Lincoln – 135

Sean Becker, Roseville – 134

Nick Parker, Chico – 133

Justyn Cox, Clarksburg – 132

Gauge Garcia, Lemoore (R) – 131

Ryan Robinson, Roseville – 130

Chase Johnson, Penngrove – 129

Justin Sanders, Aromas – 128

DJ Netto, Hanford – 127

Andy Forsberg, Auburn – 127

Jayson Bright, Antioch (R) – 125

Kalib Henry, Sacramento (R) – 125

Michael Faccinto, Hanford – 123

Robbie Price, Cobble Hill, B.C. – 122

Max Mittry, Redding – 121

Upcoming NARC Sprint Car Schedule

April 13 – Kings Speedway (Hanford) – $11,000 to win Peter Murphy Classic

April 27 – Stockton Dirt Track – Salute to NARC champ Leroy Van Conett

May 4 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) – Chris & Brian Faria Memorial

May 11 – Antioch Speedway – Contra Costa County Clash

May 18 – Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare) – KRC Night at the Races

June 1 – Placerville Speedway – Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial