NARC SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS

Calistoga Speedway

Bert Miller at Calistoga

NORTHERN AUTO RACING CLUB SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS

1936 – Fred Agabashian

1937 – Art Armstrong

1938 – Bud Rose

1939 – Wally Schock

1940 – Wally Schock

1941 – Tex Saunders

1942-1945 no champion

1946 – Bayliss Leverett

1947 – Bud Sennett

1948 – Buck Whitmer

1949 – Jack Flaherty

1950 – Mike Reilly

1951 – Don Radbruck

1952 – Jack Flaherty

1953 – Jack Flaherty

1954 – Joe Roletto

1955 – Herb Hill

1956 – Mike McGreevy

1957 – Mike McGreevy

1958 – Bill Sullivan

1959 – Gary Sehres

1960 Fred Hunt

1961 Paul Worden

1962 Marvin Faw

1963 Wally Talbot

1964 Bill Sullivan

1965 Bill Sullivan

1966 Bill Sullivan

1967 Jess Purssell

1968 Mike McCreary

1969 LeRoy Van Conett

1970 LeRoy Van Conett

1971 Billy Anderson

1972 Mike McCreary

1973 Rick Horton

1974 Billy Anderson

1975 LeRoy Van Conett

1976 Johnny Anderson

1977 LeRoy Van Conett

1978 LeRoy Van Conett

1979 Jimmy Boyd

1980 LeRoy Van Conett

1981 LeRoy Van Connett

1982 Brent Kaeding

1983 Chuck Gurney

1984 LeRoy Van Connett

1985 Brent Kaeding

1986 Rick Hirst

1987 Jason McMillen

1988 Brent Kaeding

1989 Brent Kaeding

1990 Tim Green

1991 Brent Kaeding

1992 Tim Green

1993 Brent Kaeding

1994 Brent Kaeding

1995 Brent Kaeding

1996 Brent Kaeding

1997 Brent Kaeding

1998 Brent Kaeding

1999 Brent Kaeding

2000 Brent Kaeding

club disbanded after 2000 season, series became King of California/Golden State Challenge

1970 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

April 25 – Stockton – LeRoy Van Conett

May 3 - Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

May - 16 Shasta – Gary Ponzini

May 29 – San Jose – Rick Henderson

June 6 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

June 12 – Vallejo – Phil Pedlar

July 3 – Calistoga – Billy Anderson

July 4 – Calistoga – Nick Porter

July 12 – Pleasanton – Jimmy Boyd

August 8 – Calistoga – Lem Tolliver

August 23 – Vallejo – Cliff Sealock

September 6 – Duane Bonnini

September 19 – Carson City – Bill Deschamps

October 17 – Larry Burton

TOP 10 POINTS

1. LeRoy Vanconett 1288

2. Lem Tolliver 1053

3. Billy Anderson 1046

4. Don Melvin 1043

5. Bill Deschamps 1024

6. Jimmy Boyd 937

7. Nick Porter 905

8. Don Snow 903

9. Mike McCreary 854

10. Phil Pedlar 694

1973 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

March 14 – Roseville – LeRoy Van Conett

April 8 – Altamont – LeRoy Van Conett

April 12 – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – LeRoy Van Conett

May 12 – Shasta – LeRoy Van Conett

May 26 – Calistoga – Lem Tolliver

May 27 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

June  – Calistoga – Rick Horton

June 22 – San Jose – Chuck Gurney

June 30 – Calistoga – Billy Anderson

July 1 – Calistoga – Ken Gandy

July 14 – Eureka – Billy Anderson

July 21 – Calistoga – Lem Tolliver

July 28 – Altamont – Don Melvin

August 11 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

September 1 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

September 2 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

September 30 – San Jose – LeRoy Van Conett

Top 10 Points

1. Rick Horton 1,397

2. Lem Tolliver 1,306

3. Mike McCreary 1,257

4. Ken Gandy 1,100

5. Dave Ellis 1,098

6. Rich Gentes 1,072

7. Billy Anderson 1,054

8. LeRoy Van Conett 955

9. Don Melvin 901

10. Bob Thomas 878

1974 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

May 5 – Calistoga – Ron Horton

May 25 – Calistoga – Rick Horton

May 26 – Calistoga – Jim Peacock

June 15 – Calistoga – Don Melvin

July 4 –  Roseville – Rick Horton

July 5 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

July 6 – Calistoga – Rich Gentes

July 13 – Eureka – Hank Butcher

July 20 – Chico – Don Melvin

July 27 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

August 3 – Petaluma – Lem Tolliver

August 17 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

August 23 – Chico – LeRoy Van Conett

August 31 – Calistoga – Billy Anderson

September 1 – Calistoga – Billy Anderson

September 14 – Chico – Gary Patterson

September 21 – Antioch – LeRoy Van Conett

September 29 – San Jose – Lem Tolliver

Top 10 Points

1. Billy Anderson 2,136

2. LeRoy Van Conett 1,750

3. Lem Tolliver 1,698

4. Phil Pedlar 1,541

5. Don Melvin 1,974

6. Mike McCreary 1,352

7. Bob Thomas 1,252

8. Rick Horton 1,155

9. Don Snow 1,080

10. Rich Govan 988

Rookie Of The Year – Ray Garcia

1975 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

February 23 – Shasta – LeRoy Van Conett

April 13 – Altamont – Ron Horton

April 20 – Altamont – Ron Horton

May 4 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

May 18 - Altamont – Ron Horton

May 24 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

May 25- Calistoga – Rick Horton

June 14 – Calistoga – Rich Govan

June 21 - Chico – Rich Govan

July 4 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

July 5 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

July 19 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

August 2 – Chico – Rich Govan

August 9 – Calistoga – Lem Tolliver

August 22 – Gridley – Billy Anderson

August 30 – Calistoga – Terry Crousore

August 31 – Calistoga – Gary Rush

September 13 – Calistoga – Terry Crousore

September 28 – San Jose – Johnny Anderson

October 4 – Antioch – Roger Rager

Top 10 Points

1. LeRoy Van Conett 2,048

2. Ron Horton 1,868

3. Rich Govan 1,833

4. Mike McCreary 1,705

5. Don Snow 1,615

6. Billy Anderson 1,531

7. Dick Rauser 1,321

8. Don Melvin 1,319

9. Lem Tolliver 1,290

10. Dave Ellis 1,220

Rookie Of The Year – Rendy Boldrini

1976 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

March 28 – West Capital – Gary Patterson

April 4 – Shasta – Gary Patterson

May 2 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

May 23 – West Capital – LeRoy Van Conett

May 29 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

May 30 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

June 12 – Eureka – Don Melvin

June 19 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

June 25 – West Capital – Jimmy Boyd

July 2 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

July 3 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

July 11 – West Capital – LeRoy Van Conett

July 17 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

July 24 – Eureka – Johnny Anderson

July 30 – West Capital – Jimmy Boyd

August 20 – West Capital – LeRoy Van Conett

August 27 – Gridley – Gary Patterson

September 4 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

September 5 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

September 18 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

Top 10 Points

1. Johnny Anderson 2,493

2. Jimmy Boyd 2,370

3. LeRoy Van Conett 2,246

4. Gary Patterson 2,210

5. Rich Govan 1,755

6. Phil Pedlar 1,631

7. Mike McCreary 1,582

8. Don Melvin 1,504

9. Ron Horton 1,392

10. Jimmy Sills 1,976

Rookie Of The Year – Frank Bonfiglio

1977 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

February 27 – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – LeRoy Van Conett

March 20 – Altamont – Rendy Boldrini

March 27 –  Altamont – LeRoy Van Conett

April 17 – Altamont – Rendy Boldrini

April 24 – Altamont – Rendy Boldrini

May 8 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

May 14 – Altamont – LeRoy Van Conett

May 20 – Dixon – Jimmy Boyd

May 28 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

May 29 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

June 4 – Mesa Marin – LeRoy Van Conett

June 11 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

June 25 – Santa Maria – LeRoy Van Conett

July 2 –  Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

July 3 –  Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

July 10 – West Capital – LeRoy Van Conett

July 17 – Altamont – Ron Horton

July 23 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

July 31 – Altamont – Ron Horton

August 7 – West Capital – Phil Pedlar

August 13 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

August 21 – Altamont – Ron Horton

August 27 – Santa Maria – Jimmy Boyd

September 3 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

September 4 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

September 11 – West Capital – Gary Patterson

September 24 – Dixon – Rick Ferkel

September 25 – Calistoga – Gary Patterson

TOP 10 POINTS

1. LeRoy Van Conett 3,347

2. Rendy Boldrini 2,810

3. Ron Horton 2,405

4. Johnny Anderson 2,268

5. Phil Pedlar 2,060

6. Jimmy Boyd 1,891

7. Rick Horton 1,759

8. Jim Klein 1,748

9. Mike Andreetta 1,682

10. Bill Deschamps 1,607

1978 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

April 21 – Dixon – Jimmy Boyd

April 22 – West Capital – Johnny Anderson

April 30 – West Capital – Hank Butcher

May 7 –  Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

May 14 – Altamont – LeRoy Van Conett

May 19 – Dixon – Jimmy Boyd

May 21 – West Capital – Gary Patterson

May 27 – Calistoga – Ron Horton

May 28 – Calistoga – Phil Pedlar

June 4 – Altamont – Johnny Anderson

June 10 – Calistoga – Rick Ferkel

June 24 – West Capital – Tom Abreu

July 1 – Calistoga – Jan Opperman

July 2 – Calistoga – Rick Horton

July 9 – Altamont – Johnny Anderson

July 15 – Santa Maria – Ace Duncan

July 22 – Calistoga – Hank Butcher

July 30 – Altamont – Rendy Boldrini

August 4 – Dixon – Hank Butcher

August 5 – West Capital – Rick Horton

August 12 – Calistoga – Hank Butcher

August 20 – West Capital – Mike Andreetta

August 26 – Santa Maria – Tom Abreu

September 2 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

September 3 – Calistoga – Ron Horton

September 15 – Dixon – Johnny Anderson

September 23 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

TOP 10 POINTS

1. LeRoy Van Conett 3055

2. Johnny Anderson 2,906

3. Ron Horton 2,382

4. Rendy Boldrini 2,285

5. Tom Abreu 1,985

6. Gary Ponzini 1,971

7. Mike Andreetta 1,914

8. Hank Butcher 1,896

9. Jerry Belville 1,639

10. Rick Horton 1,590

Co-Rookie Of The Year – Ed Organ & Smokey Stover

1979 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

March 25 – West Capital – Jimmy Sills

April 6 Dixon – LeRoy Van Conett

April 7 West Capital – Earl Kelley

April 27 – Petaluma – Rick Horton

May 4 – Petaluma – Jimmy Boyd

May 13 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

May 26 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

May 27 – Calistoga – Lem Tolliver

June 2 – Santa Maria – Jimmy Boyd

June 9 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

July 6 – Petaluma – LeRoy Van Conett

July 7 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

July 8 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

July 14 – Santa Maria – Mike Andreetta

July 28 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

August 4 – Ascot – LeRoy Van Conett

August –  11 Petaluma – Jimmy Sills

August 18 – Calistoga - Mike Andreetta

September 1 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

September 2 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

September 8 – Santa Maria – Billy Yon

September 15 – Petaluma – Mike Andreetta

September 22 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

October 27 – Calistoga – Billy Yon

November 10 – Ascot – Dean Thompson

TOP 10 POINTS

1. Jimmy Boyd 2,808

2. Rick Horton 2,404

3. Mike Andreetta 2,400

4. Jimmy Sills 2,350

5. Hank Butcher 2,073

6. LeRoy Van Conett 1,997

7. Ed Organ 1,968

8. Gary Ponzini 1,720

9. Tom Abreu 1,627

10. Les Blakley 1,413

1980 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

April 19 – Ascot  Bubby Jones

May 4  Calistoga  LeRoy VanConett

May 24 – Chuck Gurney

May 25 – LeRoy Van Conett

June 14 – Calistoga  Rendy Boldrini

June 28 – Santa Maria – Chuck Gurney

June 29 – Oildale -  Jimmy Boyd

July 5 – Calistoga -  LeRoy Van Conett

July 6  Calistoga -  Lealand McSpadden

July 26 – Calistoga -  Johnny Anderson

August 9 – Calistoga -  Chuck Gurney

August 16 – Santa Maria -  Chuck Gurney

August 30 – Calistoga – Johnny Anderson

August 31 -  Calistoga – Lealand McSpadden

September 20  Calistoga – Ron Horton

October 4 – Santa Maria  Ed Organ

October 19 – Thunder Park – Jimmy Boyd

Top 10 Points

1. LeRoy VanConett

2. Chuck Gurney

3. Hank Butcher

4. Ron Horton

5. Johnny Pearson

6. Rick Horton

7. Lany Walker

8. Fred Grant

9. Tom Abreu

10. Gary Patterson

Co Rookie Of The Year  Tom Crowther & Jim Richardson

1981 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

April 12 – Chico – Brent Kaeding

May 3 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

May 9 – Chico – LeRoy Van Conett

May 16 - Dixon – Mike Andreetta

May 23 – Calistoga – Chuck Gurney

May 24 – Calistoga – Hank Butcher

June 6 – Santa Maria – Anthony Simone

June 7 – Oildale - Steve Scott

June 12 – Petaluma – LeRoy Van Conett

June 27 – Dixon – Ron Horton

July 2 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

July 3 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

July 11 – Santa Maria – Mike Johnson

July 18 – Dixon – Chuck Gurney

July 25 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

August 1 – Dixon – Wheeler Gresham

August 8 – Chico – Chuck Gurney

August 15 – Calistoga – LeRoy Van Conett

August 30 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

September 5 – Calistoga – Ron Horton

September 6 – Calistoga – Richard Forsberg

September 7 – Placerville – Brent Kaeding

September 14 – Calistoga – Chuck Gurney

October 17 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

Top 10 Points

1. LeRoy Van Conett 3,072

2. Hank Butcher 2,696

3. Jimmy Boyd 2,306

4. Chuck Gurney 2,096

5. Steve Scott 2,040

6. Johnny Pearson 1,915

7. Rick Horton 1,906

8. Ron Horton 1,796

9. Lany Walker 1,623

10. Mike Andreetta 1,530

Rookie Of The Year – John C Anderson

1982 NARC SPRINT CAR RACES

April 17 Baylands – Jimmy Sills

April 23 – Petaluma – Brent Kaeding

May 1 – Chico – Gary Patterson

May 2 – Calistoga – Mike Andreetta

May 8 Baylands – Chuck Gurney

May 14 – Petaluma – Dave Bradway Jr

May 15 – Dixon – Chuck Gurney

May 22 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

May 29 – Calistoga – Hank Butcher

May 30 – Calistoga – Hank Butcher

June 4 – Petaluma – Hank Butcher

June 5 – Baylands – Chuck Gurney

June 11 – Calistoga – Jimmy Boyd

June 12 – Calistoga – Chuck Gurney

June 26 – Baylands – Chuck Gurney

July 2 – Calistoga – Chuck Gurney

July 3 – Calistoga – Brent Kaeding

July 9 – Petaluma – Richard Forsberg

July 10 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

July 17 – Baylands – Tom Abreu

July 23 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

July 24  Calistoga – Gary Patterson

July 30 – Dixon – LeRoy Van Conett

July 31 – Dixon – Hank Butcher

August 7 – Dixon – Hank Butcher

August 14 – Calistoga  Dave Bradway Jr

August 20 – Petaluma – Ron Horton

August 21 – Petaluma – Jimmy Sills

August 28 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

September 4 – Calistoga – Rendy Boldrini

September 5 – Calistoga – Brent Kaeding

September 11 – Calistoga – Johnny Pearson

September 26 – Baylands – Dave Bradway Jr

October 9 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

October 16 – Baylands – Jimmy Sills

Top 10 Points

1. Brent Kaeding 3,404

2. Hank Butcher 3,401

3. Dave Bradway Jr 2,825

4. Jackie Whitson 2,691

5. Jimmy Sills 2,679

6. Chuck Gurney 2,625

7. Mike Andreetta 2,598

8. Jimmy Boyd 2,497

9. Ron Horton 2,404

10. Scott Murray 2,159

Rookie Of The Year – Dean Nelson

Gary Patterson

Chuck Gurney

1982

Brent Kaeding, left and Johnny Anderson leaning against the #83 driven by Jimmy Sills

1979 champ Jimmy Boyd from Dixon

1977

4 thoughts on “NARC SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS

  1. Just found this site and it has brought back a lot of memories. Thank you. I grew up around the corner from Ken Gandy in P.H. I used to pit for Ken and Bob Thomas back in the 1970s.

  2. i am one of the guys in the photo with bert miller you have on this site. is there a way i could get a copy? i have lost all my photos in a fire manyl yeas ago. i would be very grateful for any help i could get. thank you so much.

    • Hi Jimmy, I have scanned everything on here from programs or newspapers or found online. I would say to copy and save this pic on your computer and then print it out on some photo paper you can get at places like Office Depot. Please feel free to use anything you see. I also have a bunch of NARC stuff on my facebook page in my photo albums.

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