Willow Springs June 9th Pre-Race Report presented by 51Fifty Energy Drink!

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The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
June 6, 2018
Rosamond, Ca.





A HUGE night of racing coming to YOU only at Willow Springs!

6pm Green Flag for over 350 laps of hard core racing!

* Hoopers Rear Ends “Elite Division”
(Late Models, Trucks, Modifieds)

* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Street Stocks”

* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Hot Stocks” (new for 2018)

* Bobby Waynes RV of Lancaster “American Stocks” (formerly Hobby Stocks)

* The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse “INEX Bandoleros” (new for 2018)

* High Desert Hobbies “So-Cal Enduro”

* The Lucas Oil “Mini Stocks”

* The Wayne and Dave’s Automotive “Mini Dwarfs”

* 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”


*Kids Kandy Krush presented by “Parker Family Daycare”
*Big Wheel Race presented by “Photo’s by Ms. Mary”
*“The Tire Store” Tire Toss


This Saturday June 9th!
Heats 6:00pm
Main Events 7:15pm




Our good friends at High Desert Hobbies are back to show off their R/C skills and bring YOU into the action as well. Wanna come race? Be near flagstand at 5:30pm for your chance to do some racin’ on our infield with our friends at High Desert Hobbies!

What will June 9th bring? ………You’ll have to be there next Saturday to see it LIVE….in person! 



We are going to get DIRTY! 

For the FIRST TIME EVER our Enduro teams hit the Dirt!

We promised Door Slamming, Bumper Crushing, Spinning Car action, and as always, the Enduro boys and girls delivered big time. This time, we are doing it in the dirt. Yup, turns 3 and 4 will be turned into a dirt track as our teams get a taste of what our August 11th, insane “$4,000 to Win” Enduro will bring. We cannot wait to see how our talented drivers adapt to this new twist, being on dirt for the first time ever slingin’ their cars sideways!

THIS CAN’T BE MISSED, only at Willow Springs this Saturday!

Thinking of getting into Racing? Enduro is the most economical division in all of racing. For right about $1,000 you are in a car having a blast. Want to join the fun? Give us a call at (661) 713-8534 and we’ll put you in touch with the people who can make that happen. 



       Santa Clarita’s #25 Justin Good brought home his first Elite win ever back in May, and is posted at the top of the leader board in the 2018 Hoopers Rear Ends Points Championship.
But keep an eye on Palmdale’s #98 Chris Peedan as he really found some speed in May. He was all over the bumper of Good right up to the checkers. The two came together numerous times with Peedan trying to move him throughout the race. But Justin Good made it to the end and prevailed in his first win in the Hoopers Elite Division.

       Lancaster’s #05 Randy Wilkins also had a very strong performance and looking for a little luck on track position to get his first win of the year. Aprils winner, Leona Valley’s #77 Alex Anderson had a tough race day as part of an early caution and struggled throughout the night. It cost him the point lead, and is now sitting third just one point behind Wilkins.

       Will Good come back for win #2? Will Peedan be even more aggressive with the front bumper? You’ll just have to be there to see it LIVE this Saturday!


       We are all thrilled here at Willow Springs to announce our latest Partner joining the Racing Family is Bobby Waynes RV of Lancaster. Our good friends at Bobby Waynes picked one of our most popular and exciting divisions. Formerly the Hobby Stock class, this division consistently produces exciting racing from Green to Checkered.

       Antelope Acres #25 Brady Mertz came away with his first win ever in the division at Race #2. And, our April race produced an emotional first ever victory in the class for Lancaster’s #38 Brandon Fisk. There wasn’t anyone at the track who wasn’t thrilled to see Fisk receive his first ever win. So we have two first time winners this season going head to head on Saturday. Will Fisk bounce back from a tough race in May, or will Mertz pull away in the Championship hunt.

       But never count out Lancaster’s #44 Johnny Troesch. Multi-time championships are something he knows and knows well. Some tough luck the first couple of races for Troesch, best rest assured that luck WILL change putting himself into position for another Championship before long.



       Blythe’s #30 Dwight Kelly has posted a commanding lead in the “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stock Division so far in 2018. Back to back wins to start the season is definitely the way to set the tone, and Kelly comes looking for win #3 this Saturday.

      Barstow’s #71t Tony Provenzano was SO close to that first win of 2018, but had trouble coming off turn 4 and Kelly was able to slip by at the checkers. A heartbreaking loss for Provenzano, but he will be back this Saturday to try one more time. And, he will be racing for a friend who is fighting for their life, so the run will be extra special for Provenzano and the Team.

     Lancaster’s #57 Jerry Baxter again had a solid run with another podium finish, and is closing in for that first win of the season.



       We have just ONE question here. Is there anyone who can stop Beaumont’s #22 John Sereika? Scoring back to back wins to start 2018 (with the streak starting in 2017), Sereika is well on his way in the 2018 points chase.

       Right behind John, the points chase is TIGHT in the next 3 spots behind. 2017 defending champ San Bernardino’s #42 Cary Cecil still has Sereika in sight 13 points behind, and will be looking for some luck to close that gap this Saturday. San Bernardino’s #2 Joe Fernandez though is nipping at the heels of Cecil, so Cecil best not look back much this Saturday because Fernandez will be racing for that first win of the year. And just 1 point back of Fernandez is San Bernardino’s #04 Stanley Youngblood who had a very strong run at Orange Show this past Saturday.

      The Orange Show contingent has set the standard so far this season, will our Willow Springs regulars be ready to respond? 2016 Champion Lancaster’s #19 Greg Didoha needs a little luck to topple the San Bernardino dominance so far this season.

      Our exciting City vs City competition continues in the Lucas Oil Mini Stock Division.

BE THERE THIS SATURDAY to see the next chapter unfold!



         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.

And don’t forget….

“Wayne and Dave’s Automotive” Mini Dwarfs Return along with…

“The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” Bandolero’s


What’s New @ Willow Springs? 

Hot Stocks – A new division for dirt style cars out of Bakersfield, Perris, Ventura, Barona, and Santa Maria, many for their first ever time on asphalt. We keep reading about new cars coming to join the fun, add in the flavor of drivers who are used to racing on dirt, this is going to be one exciting division to enjoy in 2018!

INEX  –  We are very happy to announce we will be an INEX sanctioned track for the 2018 season. Both Legends and Bandolero’s can come earn National Points throughout the season. We are expecting a healthy turnout of Bando’s coming out of the Bakersfield area, and looking for some exciting racing from tomorrow’s future racing stars! 


$4,000 to win So-Cal Enduro August 11th!

National Enduro Event –  This is gonna be BIG! We are thrilled to announce a $4,000 to win 300 Lap Enduro scheduled for August 11, 2018. 

We are receiving calls from as far away as Washington for details on what is destined to be a landmark event for Willow Springs. Build a car for $1,000, race for $4,000. Racing doesn’t see math like that every day!…;). And, we are hoping those cars are added to our Enduro and Sport Compact divisions both before and after the 4K event adding to our competitor levels as an added bonus. We are starting as many cars as show up. If it’s 125, then all 125 start the race.

This is gonna be fun! 

Please also keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for Driver Profiles, Race Day Schedule, and more information as we close in on the start of the season. 


Here’s all you get for just $10 this weekend. There is NO better deal in the Antelope Valley for entertainment this Saturday!

100 Laps “T&T Alignment” So-Cal Enduro
48 Laps “Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite Division
38 Laps “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stocks
32 Laps “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Hot Stocks
32 Laps “Lucas Oil Products” Mini Stocks
38 Laps “Bobby Waynes RV” American Stocks
22 Laps “Wayne & Dave’s Automotive” Bandlero’s and Legends
22 Laps “Wayne & Dave’s Automotive” Mini Dwarfs
12 Laps “The Tire Store” Skid Plates
22 Laps “51Fifty Energy Drink” Sport Compacts

Over 350 Laps of Racing for just $10 per person!


Photos by Miss Mary Big Wheel Race
Parker Family Day Care Candy Toss

That, and MUCH MORE.


And you get all that for only $10 per person, ($10.00 optional tail gating as available). 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!




We would like to thank all our terrific sponsors for making our 2018 season possible!

Platinum Jewelry & Loan, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Bobby Waynes RV, 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.



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 $125 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.


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 2018 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.


Email: TheSpeedwayatWillowSprings@earthlink.net

Phone: (661) 713-8534