WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Bobby Hogge IV led all 25 laps for Friday’s IMCA Modified feature win at Ocean Speedway.
Hogge led time trials, won his heat race, and claimed the dash win, while West Coast Stock Car Hall of Famer Jim Pettit II won the second heat race. The highly-accomplished duo made up the front row with Hogge pulling ahead to lead lap one.
Pettit tried to close in lapped traffic while past champion Cody Burke battled with J.C. Elrod of San Martin for third. Hogge held the lead through a restart on lap 10. A late caution set up a sprint to the finish but Hogge maintained the top position.
Pettit, Elrod, Tim Balding, and Austin Burke rounded out the top five at the checkered flag.
Joe Gallaher put in the drive of the night with a come from behind win on the final lap of the 20-lap Hobby Stock feature.
David Prickett affirmed his place at the top of Western Midget Racing, earning his 15th career win in the production-powered series.
Fred Ryland led all 20 laps for the IMCA Sport Mod victory.
After a runner-up finish last Friday night, Travis VanGilder won the Four Banger feature.