The 2013 season will lead us into our second year running with The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series. Last year we took 10th in driver points and 11th in owner points. And we are very proud of Chad for receiving the 2012 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR with KWS.
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Last year for the second race of the season, and Chad’s second night in a 410, he set fast time at Marysville Speedway. But last year was no cake walk for Chad and the team. We faced many challenges along the way. When one problem was fixed, another popped up in its place.
Despite the hardships last year presented, to everyone in the racing community, Chad and his team had a great time. Chad even stated that he’s never had more fun in racing than he had with KWS in 2012.
Chad and the C&C Motorsports team are looking forward to the new season KWS has planned.
About Chad Compton
Chad is a very talented sprint car driver competing and beating some of the best drivers in this sport. Chad is not only talented as a driver, but also is very talented with his hands. Chad maintains the Compton family sprinter and can repair or build anything pertaining to a sprint car. Chad is very meticulous in his work and is also well versed in sprint car set up.
Chad’s racing experience started in 2000 in the BCRA Midget Lite Series. In 2005 and 2006, with better equipment, Chad ran full seasons with BCRA and finished runner up to the championship in 2006. In 2007 Chad stepped into a 360 cubic inch winged sprint car and ran a limited schedule. For 2008 through 2011 Chad competed in two different sanctions including the prestigious California Civil War Series where Chad had several fast time qualifying awards, numerous heat wins, top 3 to top 5 main event finishes, and the 2010 Fall Nationals fast qualifying time with a third place finish in the main event.
In 2012 Chad was promoted to the King of the West Series where, in only his second time ever in a 410 sprint car, he set fast time against two of the best hall of fame drivers, Jimmy Sills and Brent Keading, at the Marysville Raceway Park. Chad completed a full season with KWS only missing one race in Oregon and still finished 10th in driver points and earned the Rookie of the Year honor. Chad’s past marketing partners have been very loyal knowing what kind of person Chad is. Among them are: Advanced Integrated Pest Management from Roseville, CA.; Clover Stornetta Farms from Petaluma, CA.; Palmer Signs from Roseville, CA.; Compton’s Market from Sacramento, CA.; Southern Wine & Spirits from Sacramento, CA.; Youngs Market Co. from San Francisco, CA.; and our engine builder Ricky Stenhouse of DynoTech Performance from Memphis, TN..