Time to crank up the FUN for Race #3 of our 2014 season. You want to see something different? We have a whole lot of “different” on the schedule this Saturday May 10th. Green Flag is 6pm.
THE TACK STABLE IN ACTON PRESENTS….
The Legends series returns to Willow Springs! The Tack Stable is putting up $300 guaranteed to win with a possible $500 to win. These cars fly around our tight ¼ mile, and we have been looking forward to having them back for a long time. The guys are going to be racing hard for the big payday. A number of teams out of Bakersfield are traveling to race with us, who will take home the check and trophy? You will have to be with us to find out!
WAYNE AND DAVE’S LATE MODELS
Chris Peedan is at the top of the leaderboard by one point over Logan Mainella, and John Penning closely follows 2 ponts behind for the Late Model Championship. Peedan is coming off a win last race, and is looking to extend his championship lead. We would like to welcome Chris Douglas to our division as he begins his racing career with us. Welcome Chris!
Coming off his back to back wins, Bobby Dezarov continues his point lead but Will Cottrell is still only 9 markers back. The new Street Stock of Don Oatley showed some major improvement, and is poised for a win, but we are sure Mr. Dezarov will have a lot to say about that. DJ Jeffrey follows closely behind Oatley just one point back. Tempers were flaring in this division back on night one, and we don’t think that’s done quite yet.
The brand new Mustang of Robert Heflin is off to a solid start in his quest for the 2014 championship. He’s been setting fast times, passing a lot of cars in our invert, and gathering all the points he can. Currently he leads Richard Connors by 12 points with “Double Nuts” (00) Steve Patterson and Richard’s father Dale Connors tied for points in third, as your top four. #14 of Brian Paquin joined the field last race as well, as we welcome the truck back with us.
Justin Quinn has a lead in the points but it’s not very comfortable as Joesph Pablo is closing fast sweeping every event and gathering the most points back on April 19th, now just 3 points behind. Brandon Fisk, part of the team known as The Wolfpack, follow Pablo, with Danny Quinn, Matthew Wolfe, and Shelby Oatley all looking to gather more points this Saturday. The field for this division continues to grow, and we expect to see some visiting cars from the Bakersfield area over the next few races.
SKID PLATE CARS.
The sparks and body parts will be flying as our Skid Plate cars roll on for their Championship. Brady Mertz claimed victory for his first ever win back on April 19th, and point leader Dale Connors doesn’t want to see that happen again. First year racer John Dunlap quietly has driven a smart season so far staying out of trouble, and holding down third position in the points. If you missed Brian Lear blowing two front tires at the same time, and trying to continue battling for position, you missed a BLAST! Brians “take no prisoners” driving style applies to his family members in the race as well. Watch your back!!!
Local favorite Michael Williams will be back driving along side his family members Lauren and Brady Mertz. Who will come out of the event with bragging rights? You will just have to show up to find out!!!
FLAG POLE RACING
Flag pole racing was a huge hit last race, and it returns as our skid plate cars put the wheels on and show the fans what a high speed traffic jam looks like. 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.
If you’ve seen X-games you already know what this is. If you haven’t, it’s basically a drag race obstacle course. Like drag racing, it is single elimination until there is a winner. This will be Open Competition, so a Skid Plate car could run against a Street Stock, but the Skid Plate may well have the advantage getting around the barrels fastest. We will be inviting some of the local Drifting teams to join the show as well in the near future.
SPIN TO WIN
Haven’t seen Spin to Win? You are about to! This will be an Extreme Event for our Hobby and Street Stocks as they fight for the lead in our Extreme Championship. It’s only 3 laps, but you must Spin once per lap on either the front or back straightaways. First to the line wins it and bragging rights as the first winner of this new event.
We would like to warmly welcome Budweiser, Wayne and Dave’s Automotive, 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!
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.
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!!!
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!!!
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.