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The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
October 05, 2017
PLATINUM JEWELRY AND LOAN and PINNACLE PEAK STEAKHOUSE in San Dimas and Colton
“RACE FOR AUTISM” and the CARLOS VIEIRA FOUNDATION
Powered by BHE RENEWABLES and 51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK.
Blind Bid Auction Fundraiser Grand Prize and much MORE!
* Disneyland Park Hopper tickets (value $350)
to the Willow Springs racing family! We sincerely appreciate and applaud their support of “The Race For Autism” and “The Carlos Vieira Foundation”.
* Hoopers Rear Ends “Elite Division” (Late Models, Trucks, Modifieds)
* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Street Stocks”
* Sterile Pros “Hobby Stocks”
* Casey’s Home Run Sauces “So-Cal Enduro”
* The Lucas Oil “Mini Stocks”
* The Wayne and Dave’s Automotive “Mini Dwarfs”
* 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”
* Studio Equipment Rentals “Skid Plates”
* FIGURE 8!
* ROUND A BOUT RACING……Returns!
* FOR THE KIDS…..
Kids Kandy Krush presented by “Parker Family Daycare”
Big Wheel Race presented by “Photo’s by Ms. Mary”
“The Tire Store” Tire Toss
“Heads and Tails” Game
“Kids Dance Contest”
AND MUCH MORE!!!
This Saturday October 7th!
Green Flag 6:00pm
BRING IT!……….RACE #8!!!
It’s time to go BIG or go Home for the points battles in all our divisions as we have ONE race to go after this Saturday. “Statements” were made in September with new leaders in both the Hoopers Rear Ends Elite Division and Sterile Pro’s Hobby Stocks. 10 points or less separate the leaders in our Elite, Street, and Hobby, and Sport Compact divisions.
Open Comp Figure 8 returns for the rest of the 2017 Season sponsored by Mirror Image Audio. It will be an Open Competition event with just about any race car that wants to take part on our wild and fast Figure 8 course. It is said we have one of the best Figure 8 layouts in the Country, come see some crazy action in the Intersection this Saturday! ONLY at The Speedway at Willow Springs!
Casey’s Home Run Sauces “So-Cal Enduro 50!”
The big story of this race is…..
”Can anyone beat Brady Mertz”?
On a winning streak at both Willow Springs and Bakersfield Speedway, a “Bounty” was placed on him after the last event. It started small but quickly grew to $500 AND an additional $400 to win from Casey’s Home Run Sauces bringing in a purse of a whopping $900 if a driver can beat him this weekend.
That’s about what it costs to build one of these cars, so expect all the drivers to lay it out on the line to take home the huge purse! We are expecting the largest car count of the year for this one!….
THIS CAN’T BE MISSED, only at Willow Springs this Saturday!
August event your top 5 in So-Cal Enduro were….
#25 Brady Mertz
#58 Randy Hannah
#55 Otto Blowers
#169 Ken Lukazonas
#65 Christina Lukazonas
The So-Cal Enduro continues to produce the craziest action on every race night. Not to be missed at Willow Springs this Saturday!!!
HOOPERS REAR ENDS “ELITE DIVISION”
Redlands Tony Forfa IV #34 continued his momentum and captured the win and the 2017 Willow Springs points lead at our September race. Lancaster’s Logan Mainella #33 now will be chasing Forfa after leading in the points almost the entire season. Mainella had a very uncharacteristic off race in September, but we have no doubts he will be back to fight Forfa this Saturday with the rebound.
Leona Valley’s Alex Anderson #77 had a very good September race, picking up 21 big points and back vying for the lead with Forfa at the event. Anderson is now only 5 points in back of Mainella, eyeing 2nd spot in the season long standings.
It’s a Late Model vs. a Modified, who will it be?
Either Forfa IV or Mainella will be your point leader coming out, who is it going to be?????
You can’t miss this one Saturday night!
September 16th Top 5 Results were….
1.) #34 Tony Forfa IV
2.) #77 Alex Anderson
3.) #30 John Penning
4.) #05 Randy Wilkins
5.) #98 Chris Peedan
THE PLATINUM JEWELRY & LOAN “STREET STOCKS”
Redland’s #34 Tony Forfa extended his lead by 2 points for the 2017 Platinum Jewelry & Loan Street Stock Championship coming out of September, but this one is FAR from over with just 6 points separating him from Santa Clarita’s Justin Good #25. Only two races left to decide this one!
September 16th Results were….
1.) #34 Tony Forfa IV
2.) #25 Justin Good
3.) #35 Bruce Secord
4.) #81 Kasey Parker
THE “STERILE PROS” HOBBY STOCKS
“New Leader” as scoring says in the tower as Quartz Hill’s Michael Williams #71 comes away with another win and the lead in the Sterile Pros Hobby Stocks Championship. But, there’s no rest in the #71 shop as it’s a super thin margin with Lancaster’s Johnny Troesch #44 is only TWO tiny points back as we go into Saturday. Troesch rebounded with a solid 3rd place finish behind Bakersfield’s Brian Childress #195 to stay close in the hunt for the 2017 Championship. All eyes are on our two point leaders as one or the other will come out of Saturday with the lead!
There will be another brutal fight for the win this Saturday. Don’t miss it!
September 16th Top 5 Results were….
#71 Michael Williams
#195 Brian Childress
#44 Johnny Troesch
#41 Corey Carter
#79 Brady Mertz
THE LUCAS OIL MINI STOCKS
“Things they are a changing” in our Lucas Oil Mini Stock division as Lancaster’s Greg Didoha #19 had a tough night unable to start the main event. Cary Cecil #42 took advantage and had a huge points night closing a bit on the substantial gap that Didoha had been enjoying. But this night was all about the invading cars from Orange Show Speedway showing the way to the front, AND the checkers. John Sereika #22 racing from the back to the front grabbed the win closely followed by fellow OSS competitor Joe Fernandez #2
Who’s is it going to be this week? Will Didoha have trouble or rebound, OR, will Cecil close the gap even more??
Don’t miss this Saturday!
September 16th Top 5 Results were….
1.) #22 John Sereika
2.) #2 Joe Fernandez
3.) #42 Cary Cecil
4.) #13 Mike Howard
5.) #15 Robert Waters
51FIFTY ENERGY DRINK SPORT COMPACTS
The second of our two new permanent divisions are the 51Fifty Energy Drink Sport Compacts. We were looking for a middle step from So-Cal Enduro toward the upper divisions and the SC fits that bill perfectly. Still an extremely low budget division to run (cars complete can be built for right around $1,500), it’s a chance to run our full track without the chicane. We think it will be a quickly growing division with it’s higher speeds, yet still cost effective starting point for racers hitting the track for the first time.
ROUND A BOUT RACING
So we are going to try something that as far as we know has never been done before. (which we do lot of around here, much to the disdain of our Safety Team). And, we have some much better names for it than Round A Bout Racing. But we don’t want to scare the drivers away, so we are going to temporarily name it with an innocuous, boring, sleepy, non threatening name….Round a Bout….. Yawn.
Yes drivers, you have nothing to fear here, all is good.
Imagine Flag Pole Racing, but with one big Round A Bout on the infield for all the drivers to dodge each other. This may be a mess, disaster, and scoring nightmare, but we are going to go ahead to try it anyway!..What could possibly go wrong?….Lots……LOL.
DON’T MISS IT!!
And don’t forget….
Wayne and Dave’s Mini Dwarfs Return along with Studio Equipment Rentals Skid Plates!
Here’s all you get for just $10 this weekend. There is NO better deal in the Antelope Valley for entertainment this Saturday!
10 laps FIGURE 8
38 laps Platinum Jewelry & Loan Street Stocks
50 laps So-Cal Enduro
48 laps Hoopers Rear Ends Elite Division
38 laps Sterile Pros Hobby Stocks
33 laps Lucas Oil Mini Stocks
23 laps 51Fifty Energy Sport Compacts
23 laps Wayne and Dave’s Automotive Mini Dwarfs
10 laps Studio Equipment Rentals Skid Plates
5 laps Round A Bout
That, and MUCH MORE.
And you get all that for only $10 per person, ($10.00 optional tail gating). Bring your own food and drink to throw your own personal party! There isn’t a better bargain in the Antelope Valley this Saturday!!!
Green Flag 6-pm!
DON’T MISS IT!
DON’T FORGET ABOUT PART 2 OF, “DESTRUCTION IN THE DESERT 4” COMING OCTOBER 21st!
$1,250 to win Mini Van Destruction Derby (Van-a-Geddon)
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 $10 per vehicle. If you’d like a reserved Tail Gate spot for the season, they are only $120 for all 8 events. Arrive and leave when you please, the spot is yours on race days.
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 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. ($10 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 2017 Championship. 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!
One low price $10 ticket buys you an entire weekend of AWESOME racing action. There is racing all over the facility every weekend. Come early and enjoy the road courses, then come on up to us at the ¼ mile (North end of the property) for a full night of door slamming stock car racing action on our ¼ mile. Even get yourself a tail gate spot for a nominal $10 more and enjoy the action right from your vehicle. It’s like an old school Drive in Movie! Bring your own food and drink and have a great time! Still haven’t had enough? Come back Sunday for even MORE.
A full weekend of racing for only $10! There is no better BARGAIN in the AV this weekend.
Adult admission $10, Kids 10 and under Free.
Phone: (661) 713-8534
We would like to thank all our terrific sponsors for making our 2017 season possible!
Platinum Jewelry & Loan, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Sterile Pros, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Hooper’s Rear Ends, Lucas Oil Products, A to Z Signs, Wayne and Dave’s Automotive, The Tire Store, O’Reilly Auto Parts, K&N Engineering, Adams Metalizing and Grinding, Petro-Lock Fuels, Angels Touch Towing, 10000 RPM Clutches and Flywheels, Deist Safety, Studio Equipment Rentals, and Linny White’s Race Shop.