This Hanford winners list is a work in progress. It is incomplete (but much better than what we had before, which was nothing). Thanks to Kevin Eckert, Lance Jennings, Elijah Jones, Marty Kobata, Gary Thomas and Paul Vetter for their tremendous help! Most of the notes are from Vetter's official scoring sheets. ...We would LOVE to fill in all the blanks on this list, particularly in terms of car owner victories. Please email me if you can help with specific information.

 

Hanford, CA. Keller Auto Speedway history. 2016-2020 / 2011-2015 / 2006-2010 / 2001-2005 / 1996-2000 / 1991-1995 / 1986-1990 / Pre 1986

Date Winning driver Winning car Sanction Notes Class
2/26/86 Brad Doty  Woodruff 18 WoO 46 cars.  40 lap feature. Sammy Swindell actually crossed the finish line first but was set back to the last car on lead lap (13th) by WoO people due to a noise rule infraction. 410
4/20/86 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  Rebel Sprints  31 cars.  410
5/2/86 T.J. Winningham  Winningham 9 Rebel Sprints  24 cars.  410
5/16/86 Brent Kaeding BK Racing 69 Rebel Sprints  27 cars.  410
5/16/86 Tom Parker Parker 34 VMRC Limited Modifieds MODS
5/30/86 Tommie Estes Jr.  Klein 39 Rebel Sprints  23 cars.  410
6/6/86 Robby Flock  Bill Mayhew 16c USAC Western Midgets  20 cars.  Midgets 
6/13/86 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  Rebel Sprints  22 cars.  410
6/27/86 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  Golden State Kenny West Memorial. 28 cars.  410
7/4/86 Rusty Rasmussen  Rasmussen 38 USAC Western Midgets  Midgets 
7/11/86 T.J. Winningham (4) Trigueiro 1 Rebel Sprints  19 cars.  410
7/25/86 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  Rebel Sprints  24 cars.  410
7/25/86 Kim Jenkins Jenkins 37 VMRC Limited Modifieds MODS
8/8/86 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  Rebel Sprints  Anthony Simone had quick-time. 24 cars.  410
8/22/86 Brent Kaeding  BK Racing 69 Golden State Al Pombo Classic. Craig Keel had quick-time. 32 cars.  410
9/26/86 Sammy Swindell  Annett 1 (TMC) WoO 20 laps, non-stop. 47 cars.  410
9/27/86 Steve Kinser  Karl Kinser 11 WoO 35 laps. 45 cars on hand.  410
10/10/86 Jac Haudenschild Saucier 1ST Rebel Sprints  Cotton Classic paid $2,000 to-win. Steve Kent was crowned track champion.  410
2/25/87 Bobby Davis Jr.  Morgan 6 WoO WoO was starting their 10th year of existence.  38 cars in attendance 410
4/13/87 Tim Green  Owen 14 410w 23 entered. It is believed most, if not all, the winged 410 sprint car races paid $1.750  to-win.  410
4/17/87 Chuck Miller    Berry 7 410w 20 cars.  410
5/1/87 Steve Kent   Danell/DeHart 5  410w 23 cars.  410
5/1/87 Gordon Rodgers  Rodgers 94 VMRC Limited Modifieds Leader, Tom Parker flipped on lap 16 of 20.  MODS
5/8/87 Gordon Rodgers  Rodgers 94 VMRC Limited Modifieds MODS
5/15/87 RAINED OUT The first rain-out for the Speedway. 
5/29/87 Jimmy Sills Owen 14 Golden State 38 cars for the Kenny West Memorial.  410
6/12/87 Jimmy Sills Owen 14 410w 18 cars.  410
6/12/87 Gordon Rodgers  Rodgers 94 VMRC Limited Modifieds 21 cars. Feature shortened to only 9 laps due to a big flip that took too much time to help out Roy Guy, Jr.  He ended up ok but curfew got in the way. MODS
6/26/87 Gordon Rodgers  Rodgers 94 VMRC Limited Modifieds Rodgers started third, was in first at lap one and led all 20 for the win.  MODS
7/10/87 Rick Freund Freund 11 VMRC Limited Modifieds Freund also set a new track record in time-trials, won the dash and feature in his own #11. MODS
7/17/87 Jimmy Sills Owen 14 Golden State The second Al Pombo Classic with 29 cars.  The win by Sills in Owens #14 paid $2.750, a healthy amount for the time. 410
7/31/87 Jimmy Sills Owen 14 410w 17 cars.  410
8/7/87 David Key  #50 VMRC Limited Modifieds MODS
8/14/87 Steve Kent  Danell/DeHart 5  410w 18 cars.  410
8/28/87 Jeff Swindell Trigueiro 1T 410w The annual Cotton Classic sprint car portion saw J. Swindell take the Trigueiro Bros #1T win the 30 lapper from the pole.   410
8/28/87 Rusty Rasmussen  Rasmussen 38 USAC Western Midgets 35 cars.  Midgets 
9/9/87 Steve Kinser  Karl Kinser 11 WoO 36 cars. 30 lap feature. Also, VMRC limiteds raced (well, sort of).  After several aborted starts, the boys then had a huge 5 car melee that stressed the time limit.  Track manager Fred Ede II decided to pay the drivers based on starting positions which awarded the win to pole sitter, Gordon Rodgers #94.  410
10/19/87 Lealand McSpadden Casey Luna 10 410w 22 cars.  410
2/24/88 Doug Wolfgang  Stanton 40 WoO Paid $5,010 to winner, Doug Wolfgang, who started eighth.  410
4/1/88 Chuck Gurney  Trigueiro 1T 410w 16 Sprint Cars.  410
4/1/88 Tommy Astone Terry Caves 2 USAC Western Midgets  18 Midgets  Midgets 
4/15/88 Rained OUT 410w VMRC & 410 Sprint Car show was rained out.  410
5/6/88 Darrell Hanestad Robertson 8 410w 26 cars.  410
5/13/88 Jeff Swindell Williams 11x 410w 22 sprint cars 410
5/13/88 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 VMRC Limited Modifieds 19 VMRC modifieds.  MODS
5/20/88 Jeff Swindell Williams 11x Golden State 41 cars on hand for the fifth annual Kenny West Memorial. Jeff Swindell originally started eighth but spun into the infield on the opening lap. He went to the rear of the field, and carved his way back up front for an amazing win!  410
6/3/88 Sleepy Tripp Tripp 1 USAC Western Midgets 25 midgets in the pits.  Midgets 
6/3/88 Richard Reif Reif 44 VMRC Limited Modifieds 17 cars.  MODS
6/10/88 Jeff Swindell Williams 11x 410w 17 cars.  410
6/10/88 Richard Reif Reif 44 VMRC Limited Modifieds 17 cars.  MODS
7/8/88 Steve Kent    Danell/DeHart 5  410w Only 12 cars.  410
7/15/88 Brent Kaeding  Miller 69 Golden State 35 cars.  410
7/16/88 Brent Kaeding  Miller 69 Golden State 30 cars.  410
7/22/88 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 410w 18 cars.  410
7/22/88 Les Martella  Diaz 2 VMRC Limited Modifieds Martella's first win at his home track! MODS
8/12/88 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 CRA  37 cars in the first post-ASCOT era CRA sanctioned event.  410
8/26/88 Brent Kaeding    Miller 69 410w Cotton Classic.  410
8/26/88 Ron Shuman    Skip Schuck 72 USAC Western Midgets  29 midgets on hand.  Midgets 
9/2/88 Jeff Meyer Tom Parker 34 VMRC Limited Modifieds 22 cars.  MODS
9/9/88 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 VMRC Limited Modifieds 18 cars.  MODS
9/20/88 Steve Kinser  Karl Kinser 11 WoO 35 WoO Sprint Car teams on hand.  410
9/20/88 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 VMRC Limited Modifieds MODS
9/24/88 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 VMRC Limited Modifieds 17 cars.  MODS
10/14/88 Richard Reif Reif 44 VMRC Limited Modifieds 16 cars.    MODS
10/22/88 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 VMRC Limited Modifieds 20 cars.  MODS
11/18/88 Rich Vogler Wilke 11 USAC Western Midgets The 49 cars set a record most entires in one division. The race paid $1,000 to-win.  Midgets 
3/1/89 RAIN  WoO / California Pro Sprints  Rained after B-Main
3/8/89 Brad Duinkerken Forbes #X KoT 360
3/8/89 Joe Gaerte Wimmer 7tw WoO 44 WoO Sprint Cars in the pits.  410
3/18/89 Rick Downey  Starr 18 NARC    49 cars, tied the record for most cars in one division. The Pro Sprints had 13 cars but their feature was cancelled due to curfew.  410
4/1/89 Chuck Miller    Berry 7 410 W Birthday boy, Miller set quick-time and won the feature. There were 23 cars.  410
4/15/89 Chuck Miller    Ede 4 KoT 16 cars.     360
4/15/89 Chuck Miller    Berry 7 410 W 22 410 Sprint Cars on hand.  410
4/28/89 Brent Kaeding  Miller 69 Golden State Monte Faccinto led the opening 13 laps before BK took command. 41 cars in the pits for the 6th annual Kenny West Memorial.  410
5/13/89 Chuck Miller    Berry 7 410 W 18 cars.  410
5/26/89 Ron Shuman Morales 2 CRA 30 cars. Shuman took the lead at the halfway mark of the non-stop 30 lapper.  410
6/2/89 Rusty Rasmussen  Ede 4 KoT 16 cars.  360
6/2/89 Brent Kaeding  Miller 69 410w 14 cars.  410
6/30/89 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 410w 22 cars. Kaeding started 5th and led the final 18 laps after taking the lead from Bobby Michnowicz.  410
6/30/89 Jeff Meyer Dennis Johnson 36 KoT 360
7/14/89 Jimmy Sills Berry 7 Golden State 43 cars  410
7/15/89 Jimmy Sills (14) Berry 7 Golden State Chuck Miller led the opening ten laps.  410
7/28/89 Rip Williams  11 CRA Monte Faccinto won the dash in his first time in a non-wing sprint car.  410
8/4/89 Rusty Rasmussen (7) Ede 4 KoT 17 cars.  360
8/4/89 Jimmy Sills Danell/DeHart 5  410w 16 cars. Feature paid $1500 to win.  410
8/18/89 Rick Hirst  Lovell 71 NARC    31 cars on hand for night one of the NARC Summer Nationals / Cotton Classic.  410
8/19/89 Darrell Hanestad Bailey 17 NARC    28 cars.  410
9/15/89 Bo Champlin Champlin 9T KoT 17 cars. Bo Champlin in a #9T took home the $1,000 top prize after apparent winner Brad Duinkerken came up light at the scales.  360
9/19/89 Rick Freund Freund 11 KoT 360
9/19/89 Bobby Davis Jr.  Luna 10 WoO The Casey Luna Ford graced victory lane. 39 cars.  410
10/7/89 Brad Duinkerken Reif 44x KoT 360
10/7/89 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 410w 24 410's in the house. Lindsey Casto led from the green flag to lap 23, when Steve Kent took over. BK passed Kent on lap 28 and went on to win.  410
2/28/90 Tommy Tarlton  KoT  360
2/28/90 Steve Kinser  Karl Kinser 11 WoO 410
3/17/90 Steve Kent  Hasebe 2 NARC    410
3/31/90 Jimmy Sills 410 W 410
4/14/90 Tommy Tarlton  KoT 360
4/14/90 Jimmy Sills 410w 410
4/27/90 Tim Green Owen 14 Golden State 410
5/12/90 Jimmy Sills 410 W 410
5/19/90 Brad Duinkerken KoT 360
5/19/90 Brent Kaeding 410 W 410
5/30/90 Brent Kaeding CRA 410
6/1/90 Steve Kent     KoT 360
6/1/90 Brent Kaeding 410w 410
6/16/90 Tommy Tarlton  KoT 360
6/16/90 Steve Kent     410 W 410
7/14/90 Darren Howard KoT 360
7/20/90 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 Golden State 410
7/21/90 Brent Kaeding Miller 69 Golden State 410
8/4/90 Dale Cross  KoT 360
8/18/90 Steve Kent KoT 360
8/18/90 Chuck Miller    410 W 410
9/1/90 Darren Howard KoT 360
9/15/90 Darren Howard KoT 360
9/19/90 Richard Reif KoT 360
9/19/90 Steve Kinser  Karl Kinser 11 WoO 410
10/6/90 Steve Kent    KoT 360
10/6/90 Brent Kaeding 410 W 410
10/13/90 Richard Reif KoT  360

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