FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
April 11, 2018
OPENING NIGHT 2018!
PLATINUM JEWELRY AND LOAN and PINNACLE PEAK STEAKHOUSE in San Dimas and Colton
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 & Legends” (new for 2018)
* T&T Alignment “So-Cal Enduro”
* The Lucas Oil “Mini Stocks”
* The Wayne and Dave’s Automotive “Mini Dwarfs”
* 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”
* The Tire Store “Skid Plates”
* 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
AND MUCH MORE!!!
This Saturday April 14!
Main Events 7:15pm
Opening Night 2018 !!!
Are you ready Willow Springs??? It’s been a long off season, but that’s about to change as we are one week away until the 2018 Season Kick Off on April 14th.
So many questions going into 2018 as we come off the most exciting points battles we’ve seen in years.
The “Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite Division was decided by ONE single point between Tony Forfa IV and Logan Mainella. The Platinum Jewelry & Loan Street Stocks by just 10 between Justin Good and Tony Forfa IV. Exciting down to the wire battles between Johnny Troesch and Michael Williams for the Hobby Stock Championship were a thrill to watch unfold. Just 3 tiny points was the deciding factor in our Lucas Oil Mini Stocks between Cary Cecil and Greg Didoha……pins and needles!
What will 2018 bring? ………You’ll have to be there next Saturday April 14th to see it LIVE….in person!
Who will repeat?
Who will “Make a Statement”
Who will be the “Contenders”.
It will all unfold next Saturday April 14th LIVE at The Speedway at Willow Springs.
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.
T&T ALIGNMENT OF RIDGECREST “SO-CAL ENDURO 100!”
The Enduro boys and girls are ready to get back to door slamming action as we open with a huge 100 lap event. We had one end up on it’s roof last season, these boys and girls are not shy about mixing it up. As far as we know, the most economical division in all of racing, for 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.
So-Cal Enduros first event of 2018 will definitely have the crazy action that it’s known for. Door slamming, bumper crushing, spinning car non stop action for 100 laps!
THIS CAN’T BE MISSED, only at Willow Springs this Saturday!
HOOPERS REAR ENDS “ELITE DIVISION”
It’s a clean slate for all the Hoopers Rear Ends Elite Division Cars, Modifieds, and Trucks as we roll into Saturday night. 2017 witnessed our first Modified to win the Champion crown driven by Redlands #34 Tony Forfa IV. He will have his work cut out for him on Saturday as the Late Model teams have been working hard in the off season building new pieces, and are ready for him. Will the Modified prevail again, or one of our Late Models driven by Leona Valley’s #77 Alex Anderson, Lancasters #05 Randy Wilkins, Palmdale’s #98 Chris Peedan, Santa Clarita’s #25 Justin Good, or…….. someone new?
BE THERE this Saturday!
THE “BOBBY WAYNES RV” AMERICAN STOCKS
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 to be the Title Sponsor of for the 2018 season. Formerly the Hobby Stock class, this division consistently produces exciting racing from Green to Checkered. Lancasters #44 Johnny Troesch and Antelope Acres #71 Michael Williams will undoubtedly come out of the gate looking for that first win. Johnny our 2016 Champion vs. Michael our 2017 Champion. And there’s always more top contenders in this division to swipe away a win from our two former Champions.
Brady Mertz joins the division out of our Enduro class as we see three family members running for the Championship against each other.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!
THE LUCAS OIL MINI STOCKS
This was one exciting Championship to witness unfold in 2017. It was Lancasters #19 Greg Didoha vs. San Bernardinos #42 Cary Cecil all year long with Cecil nipping at the heels of Didoha. In the end, Cecil prevailed by just a few points for the Championship. Santa Claritas #15 Robert Waters enjoyed an outstanding season his first time in these type cars and was named “Most Improved” of 2017 at our recent banquet. Robert is back and ready to move up.
But a full contingent of cars coming from the San Bernardino area to race with us this season will definitely be adding to the excitement level in our Lucas Oil Mini Stocks. John Sereika, Joe Fernandez, and Tony Caputo don’t plan on going home without a win, so look for some exciting City to City competition between our Willow Springs regulars vs. Sereika, Fernandez and Caputo.
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.
And don’t forget….
“Wayne and Dave’s Automotive” Mini Dwarfs Return along with…
“The Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stocks
“The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse” Bandolero’s and Legends
“The Tire Store” 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!
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!
DON’T MISS IT!
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.
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