Willow Springs……DESTRUCTION IN THE DESERT!

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse presents…..

For the First Time Ever at Willow Springs………DESTRUCTION!

FIGURE 8, DEMO CROSS, TRAILER RACE, 100 Lap Import Enduro (for skid plate cars), Open Comp 50 for Stock Cars, Flag Pole Race, Skid Plates, Grudge Match Michael Williams vs. Richard Connors, Kids Kandy Scramble, and much MORE!

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Green Flag-6pm.

One low price $10 ticket buys you a full night of body bending action with what we expect will be our version of Armageddon left behind. (sure glad I don’t have to clean up the giant mess we’ve planned!!!)

 

DEMO CROSS – ($400 to win) Short for Demolition Cross. Yup, no black flags, no “move over” flags, just race. No rules, whatever it takes to get to the front. But it’s no normal “oval” our guys have to race around, it’s a destruction “course”. Our event planners have pulled out all the stops, and it will be a wake of destruction coming your way. We have 4 boats, a giant kids plastic playhouse, walls of tires, walls of water barrels, and much more fun stuff for our Demo teams to maneuver around AND OVER. But these guys don’t like to maneuver around anything, they LOVE to destroy. And destroy they will!!!! To add even a little more fun, they are going to do it in the dirt in the infield into the turns!! To add our fans into the show, one of our racers John Dunlap has come up with hundreds of water balloons for the kids to fill and launch toward our cars (safely behind the fence of course!…..) I sure hope the race teams windshield wipers work. (ummm, they don’t have them……lol)

 

FIGURE 8 – ($400 to win) Yup, crazy 8’s are back, and poised for some wild action where they cross. These fearless drivers will barrel straight into our intersection in a game of high speed “chicken” to see who will let off first.

 

TRAILER RACE – ($400 to win) Yup, exactly what it says. Hook a trailer up to that race car and go for it!!! And we are going to make these guys again race down in the dirt in turns 3 and 4, and 1 and 2, to make those trailers swing super wide at each turn sliding everywhere! Last one with a trailer on wins!!!!

100 LAP IMPORT ENDURO – ($250 to win, up to a possible $450). Our skid plate cars put the tires back on and take to our ¼ infield road course in a test of endurance along with driving skills. Twin 50 lap segments make up our 100 lap race, and numerous Irwindale teams are expected to make the tow up and join us for 3 events for these cars. (Enduro, Skid Plates, Flag Pole Race).

 

GRUDGE MATCH – Our own Michael Williams has challenged Richard Connors to a Grudge Match, and knowing Richard, he was not about to back down from this challenge. We think the Mini Stock will give the Hobby a run for his money on this, so we can’t wait to see what the boys have in store for us. Taking the black and yellow flags away from our starter, these two will decide who is the Champion this Saturday! And the winner has offered to take on all challengers as well, so we’ll see who shows up to claim victory of the Grudge, and might not be either!!!!

 

OPEN COMP 50 – For Stock Cars. ($250 to win) We didn’t want to leave our stock cars out of the fun. It’s a perfect opportunity for our regular teams to come shake out their cars for their runs to the Championships. It’s a “free for all” From Late Models, to Modifieds, to Street Stocks, all are good to go in this Open Competition for our door slamming stock cars.

 

SKID PLATES

The sparks and body parts will be flying as our Skid Plate cars race for the $200 to win prize, our largest ever. Our Point Leader Dale Connors will be absent, so the field is primed to play catch up with our points leader.

Lots of spinning, banging, dodging, and sliding as our Skid Plates take to the track this weekend.

FLAG POLE RACING

Flag pole racing returns as our skid plate cars put the wheels on and show the fans what a high speed traffic jam looks like. This is the largest purse we’ve posted yet for our Flag Pole race, and we are expecting a big turnout. Even some of our Demo Cross teams have rented rides and are ready for fun. If you haven’t seen Flag Pole racing, how to describe this with words, hmmm???……A Round A Bout with two Figure 8’s down the front and back straightaways. The drivers then have to dodge each other as they come around the pole. It’s quite frankly……… a mess, as the drivers avoid each other to get to the next flag. There was a ton of sheet metal to bang out after the last one, and we expect even more this round.

 

KIDS FUN

The Kids Big Wheel race competitors will receive some nice prizes once again. A ride in the pace car, or throwing the green flag for a heat race.

We will also have a Kids Kandy Scramble during the evening with bags of candy to come out of the scoring tower. Kids keep a keen ear out for Chuck Simons to announce our Scramble.

 

ALL of that action for just $10 a person. Kids 10 and under are Free. Even get yourself a tail gate spot for a nominal $5 more and enjoy the action right from your vehicle. Bring your own food and drink and have an awesome time!

 

Thank you to……PINNACLE PEAK STEAKHOUSE IN COLTON AND SAN DIMAS for making this event possible!!!!

 

 

NEW SPONSORS

We would like to warmly welcome Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Budweiser, Wayne and Dave’s Automotive, Critical Car Care, Arena Homes, Hooper’s Rear Ends, Lucas Oil Products, Ron’s Rear Ends, and Deist Safety, as some of our new supporting sponsors for 2014. A big Thank You to All!!!

 

And my personal thank you to Ben Ryan at Deist Safety for the donation of a number of driving suits for our Skid Plate ride a longs and guest competitors. Thank you Ben!

 

 

TAILGATING.

 

This is a feature found at only a few race tracks in the entire Country. Throw your own personal party while watching the action at our ¼ mile for just $5 per vehicle. If you’d like a reserved Tail Gate spot for the season, they are only $80 for all 9 events. Arrive and leave when you please, the spot is yours on race days.

 

 

RV’S

 

Have an RV? Stay the night for no extra charge (dry camp) and enjoy Sunday’s events as well. Hookups are available at the road course area for a small extra charge. Contact (661) 256-2471 for reservations.

 

THE SPEEDWAY AT WILLOW SPRINGS

 

Our 2014 season features nine events including First Ever……Destruction in the Desert on August 9th. We just added an Open Comp “free for all” for stock cars, and our Skid Plates will be going at it as well. Then we are going to absolutely DESTROY some stuff. We just came out of a planning session with a few of the teams out of Perris Speedway, and we are going to have some big time FUN!!!

 

WILLOW SPRINGS

 

Our 1/4 mile oval is part of the eight race tracks and 600 acres that make up Willow Springs International Raceway. Internationally recognized since 1953 as among the most prestigious in the World, and as of 1996, a California State Historical Landmark. Michael Andretti, Tommy Kendall, Derrick Cope, and Nigel Mansell all hold track records at the facility.

 

Here is a little more detail on two terrific features you cannot get anywhere else. Once you are in the front gates, your ticket is good for the entire weekend of racing for the road course events on the grounds, in addition to our Saturday night event. The 2.5 mile Fastest Road in the West which features dramatic elevation changes, and the infamous Turn 9 with speeds approaching 200 mph. The Streets of Willow Springs, and The Horse Thief Mile, also have events just about every weekend through the year. Hangout in the pits, talk with the drivers, and get some terrific pictures. Also, there is the WSIR gift shop and full snack bar open every weekend. Take a drive up to the Budweiser Balcony and enjoy an incredible view of the Antelope Valley as well.

 

The second feature of our 1/4 mile oval that you can not get just about anywhere else is Tail Gating. ($5 nominal charge per vehicle) Our guests can enjoy the action from the comfort of your car should you choose. Our prime spots are very limited, so get there early for the best locations. We also have a large amount of grandstand seating for the full experience as well with FREE parking.

 

Our Saturday Night divisions will feature the best stock car drivers in the region as they compete for the 2014 Championship. The 4 cylinder Mini-Stocks, The Hobby and Street Stocks, and our premier division Wayne and Dave’s Late Models will be charging hard for the 2014 Championship. We had a number of new teams at practice, come out to see how they stack-up against our seasoned veterans. Get ready for some old school side by side stock car racing like it used to be. Full inverts, Restart Cone side by side yellow flag restarts, (where the drivers can pick inside or outside line). We are gonna change it up and have some fun!

 

Other fun events are in the planning stages, and will be announced throughout the season.
The Speedway at Willow Springs International Raceway-2014 Event Schedule

 

 

Adult admission $10, Kids 10 and under Free. Green Flag 7pm unless noted

May 10th –  The Tack Stable in Acton presents…..Inex Legends 30. Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing, Flag Pole Racing, Gymkhana, Spin to Win!, Kids Candy Crush and lots MORE!  Green Flag 6pm!

May 24th–  Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing, and more fun events to be announced, check our website!

June 14th–  Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing, and more fun events to be announced, check our website!

July 19th–  Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing, and more fun events to be announced, check our website!

August 9th– Destruction in the Desert.  Skid Plates plus much more!!!   Stock Car divisions off.

September 6th–  Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing, and more fun events to be announced, check our website!

October 25th–  2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash. West Coast Outlaw Figure 8’s (tentative), Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Late Models, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plate Racing. Kids Costume Contest and Halloween Party and time to crush some Pumpkins!! We will have Candy Crush, and much more!

Green Flag 3pm. (Day Race) 

Tailgating spots available for $5 first come first served. Season long Reserved Tailgate spots are available as well. Call (661) 945-2102 to reserve yours!!!

 

Email: TheSpeedwayatWillowSprings@earthlink.net

Tech:  Swstech@earthlink.net

Phone: (661) 945-2102   (661) 492-7526

 

We would like to thank all our terrific sponsors for making our 2014 season possible!

 

A to Z Signs, Budweiser, Wayne and Dave’s Automotive, Toyota, KGG Electric, Hooper’s Rear Ends, Off Vintage Motorcycles, The Tire Store, Adams Metalizing and Grinding, Ron’s Rear Ends, Arena Homes, AV Roadhouse, Rock Inn, Lucas Oil Products, Abadak, Benz Sanitation, Angels Touch Towing, 10000 RPM Clutches and Flywheels, Deist Safety, Studio Equipment Rentals, Franks Radio, Linny White’s Race Shop, and Pepsi.

 

Destruction in the Desert Poster