Willow Springs October 27th “Pre-Race Report” presented by Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse! 2 DAYS UNTIL RACE DAY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andy D’Addario
The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
October 25, 2018
Rosamond, Ca.

 

 


PLATINUM JEWELRY & LOAN and PINNACLE PEAK STEAKHOUSE present….

The 5thAnnual PUMPKIN SMASH!

PLUS “Trick or Treating” and “Costume Contest” with prizes for the top 3.

 

Berkshire Hathaway Renewables and The Carlos Vieira Foundation “Race for Autism” Fundraiser!

Powered by “Bobby Waynes RV”! 

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

We are back to back to back over the next few weeks featuring side by side door slamming racing at your Antelope Valley’s own….“Bristol in Your Backyard”!

You’ll have to be there next Saturday October 27thto see it LIVE….in person! 

 

 PLEASE NOTE OUR MUCH EALIER START TIMES! 

Heat Races : 2:35pm 
Main Events Part 1 : 4:00pm
Driver Meet and Greet (TRICK OR TREATING): 5:25pm
COSTUME CONTEST : 5:55pm
Main Events Part 2: 6:00pm
PUMPKIN SMASH: 7:45pm
Destruction : 8:00pm

 

DESTRUCTION IN THE DESERT PART 2!

*FIGURE 8

* BOAT RACE OF DESTRUCTION! 

AND……

*”Things that go BUMP in the Night”!

(We are shutting off the track lights. Drivers and their navigators will be armed with only flashlights to light the way!) 

Fans…..Please bring your flashlights and help your favorite driver!

 

 

CHAMPIONS NIGHT!

FINAL Race of the Season for our regular Stock Car Divisions at AV’s own…”Bristol in Your Backyard”. 

Our 2018 Champions will be decided for…..

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

* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Street Stocks”

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

* The Lucas Oil Products “Mini Stocks”

* “So-Cal Enduro”

* The 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”

Also competing are…..

*The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse “Bandolero’s”
and
*The Tire Store “Sr. and Jr. Mini Dwarf’s” 

 

 

 

CARLOS VIEIRA FOUNDATION “The Race for Autism” FINAL BIDDING! 

CVF’s “The Race For Autism” and will have a number of blind bid items up for auction.

Including………

1.) Disneyland tickets! (courtesy of the Walt Disney Company) 

2.) 51Fifty Energy Drink Fan Packs

3.) K&N Gift Certificates

4.) Pace Car Rides (leading the field to green) $10 donation. Sign up at the tables at Start / Finish

Also….

51 FIFTY ENERGY DRINK will be on hand with samples of all their flavors and MORE! 

We thank all our Willow Springs family for making a difference. 

All that entertainment for just $10 Adults, kids 8 and under are Free. The BEST bargain in the AV this weekend! 

The Speedway At Willow Springs International Raceway

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* FOR THE KIDS…..
*Kids Kandy Krush presented by “Parker Family Daycare”
*Big Wheel Race presented by “Photo’s by Ms. Mary”
And……
*“Nick and Dave’s – The Tire Store” Tire Toss
*Hula Hoop Dance Off”

AND MUCH MORE!!! 

This Saturday October 27th!

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Berkshire Hathaway Renewables and The Carlos Vieira Foundation “Race for Autism” Fundraiser!!!!

Last year we raised over $2,300 for the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the National “Race for Autism” foundation! We are setting a goal of $2,700 for this year, and have a number of new blind bid items up for grabs. Bidding will run through the end of our October 27th race event. 

        1.)   (2) Disneyland Park Hopper tickets courtesy of The Walt Disney Company. (Good until December 2019) Retail Value $370.00. Bidding starts at $100

       2.)  51Fifty Energy Drink Fan Pack #1: Includes…..Extreme Tee, Blk/Red Mesh Classic Logo Hat, Aluminum Water Bottle, 5 Decals, 1 Case Sugar Free, 1 Case Original  

                      RETAIL VALUE $101.00. Bidding Starts @ $20.00    https://www.51fiftyapparel.com

        3.) 51Fifty Energy Drink Fan Pack #2:Includes….Contained Tee, Classic Logo Flat Bill, 51FIFTY Socks, 1 Case Sugar Free, 1 Case Original, 5 Decals

                      RETAIL VALUE $105.00. Bidding Starts @ $20.00    https://www.51fiftyapparel.com

        4.) 51Fifty Energy Drink Fan Pack #3: Includes….51FIFTY Classic Logo Tee, Leather Patch Flatbill, (1) 51FIFTY Keychain, (1) 51FIFTY Lanyard, (5) Decals, 1 Case Sugar Free, 1 Case Original

                      RETAIL VALUE $104.00. Bidding starts @ $20.00    https://www.51fiftyapparel.com

        5.) Willow Springs Pace Car Ride  –  Take the field to the Green! $10 a ride October 27th!  Sign up at the table at Start / Finish.

        6.) 2017 Main Event Winners Banners 

                      RETAIL VALUE $15. Take em for $5.00 each!

       7.) K&N and Lucas Oil Hats. Specials will be going all night!

 

 

 

“DESTRUCTION IN THE DESERT 5” (Part 2)

 

       The first of our two season ending Destruction nights will feature one old favorite, and 2 new events.

       FIGURE 8

Yes, mayhem at the intersection! We’ll start our Destruction Events with an Open Comp Figure 8 on the dirt!

       THINGS THAT GO “BUMP” IN THE NIGHT

If you left early on October 13th, you missed something super fun!!! 

Borrowing from an old Saugus Speedway favorite, we are going to do something dumb. (really dumb) We are going to shut the track lights off (yes off) and race in the pitch black dark. Each car will have a navigator with one flashlight to light the way. So, we expecting LOTS of bumping and who knows what else!

       Our enduro teams have been looking for a chance to use their dual seat cars, we’ve found “something” for them to do!…..LOL.

Anything can and will happen, only at Willow Springs this Saturday!

I do have one note for all the fans….

BRING A FLASHLIGHT!  (and we are going to ask you to turn your tail lights on all around the track in tail gate for some walking light).

BOAT RACE OF DESTRUCTION!

The name says it all!!

 

 

THE “HIGH DESERT HOBBIES” SO-CAL ENDURO

 We are neck and neck (and neck) for the 2018 Championship!

       Barstow’s #44 Mike Miller posted not only the win back on October 13th, but took the lead in the So-Cal Enduro Championship standings with just ONE race to go this Saturday. #44 Miller is enjoying a still small 5 point lead (5 positions on track), but Rosamond’s #49 Ken Iannlafo Jr also has the momentum with eyes on the #44.

Lancaster’s #169 Ken Lukaszonas had a rare difficult night and fell to third in the points. But he’s still in sight of Miller with one race to go.

Anything can and will happen! Expect some hard racing for the win this Saturday!

Nowhere else but Willow Springs this Saturday!

THIS ONE CAN’T BE MISSED! ONLY THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th@ Willow Springs!

  

 

THE “HOOPERS REAR ENDS” ELITE DIVISION

       In what could have been a disastrous points night for Leona Valley’s #77 Alex Anderson, he is still clinging to the points lead in the “Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite Division by just 6 over Lancaster’s #05 Randy Wilkins. It won’t take much for Wilkins to overtake Anderson as we roll into our final points night for the division in 2018.

       But this night was all Riverside’s #21 Jered King. Racing in his Mothers memory.  He was not to be denied, winning the BHE Renewables / Carlos Vieira Foundation 40 at Willow Springs.

       Celebrated Saugus Speedway Champion,  Ventura’s #70 Dave Phipps claimed 2ndspot with Palmdale’s #33 Anthony Mainella with his return to Willow Springs resulting in a solid 3rdplace finish. We have a solid field of Elite cars as we finish out the 2018 season, you’ll not want to miss this Saturday!!

       #21 Jered King  Riverside, Ca.
       #70 Dave Phipps  Ventura, Ca.
       #33 Anthony Mainella  Palmdale, Ca.
       #25 Justin Good    Santa Clarita, Ca.
       #05 Randy Wilkins  Lancaster, Ca.
       #98 Chris Peedan  Palmdale, Ca.
       #50 John Penning  Lebec, Ca.
       #77 Alex Anderson Leona Valley, Ca.
       #86 Ryan Bragdon  San Bernardino, Ca.
       #35 Rodney Peacher

       THIS SATURDAY October 27th, #77 Anderson and #05 Wilkins will face off ONE FINAL TIME to determine the “Hoopers Rear Ends”Elite Division 2018 Championship!

       DON’T MISS IT!

 

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. Formerly the Hobby Stock class, this division consistently produces exciting racing from Green to Checkered.

       One final race, one final time.

       After an incredible season back and forth between the two front runners, trading wins since the Summer break, it’s down to 4 points between Antelope Acres #25 Brady Mertz and Lancaster’s #44 Johnny Troesch for the Bobby Wayne’s RV 2018 American Stock Championship.

       #25 Mertz captured the win on October 13th,and is poised for a rookie season Championship….maybe. Only one thing stands in the way, multi-time Champion Johnny Troesch. Troesch has the experience, has been here many times before, and is determined to gain the 4 points and claim another Willow Springs Championship. Just a little luck his way, and this all changes fast.

       Heats and Qualifying will actually play a large role in this as points are awarded for each. You’ll want to be there early to see this all unfold and see who becomes our 2018 Bobby Wayne’s RV American Stock Champion. It’s going to be Wild!

       1.). #25 Brady Mertz  Antelope Acres, Ca.

       2.) #44 Johnny Troesch  Lancaster, Ca

       3.) #39 Brandon Fisk  Lancaster, Ca.

       4.) #24 Hannah Blalock

       5.) #61 Dalton Houghton

 

THE “PLATINUM JEWELRY & LOAN” STREET STOCKS

       In the “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stocks, Blythe’s #56 Dwight Kelly did what he had to do, put it in the winners circle. But he gained only 1 point on our current leader Barstow’s #71t Tony Provenzano. #56 Kelly is going to need some luck go his way, and win back to back to have a shot at it. It’s down to the wire, who will be our 2018 “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stock Champion?

 

       #56 Dwight Kelly  Blythe, Ca.

       #71t Tony Provenzano  Barstow, Ca.

       #30 Rodney Peacher

       #57 Jerry Baxter  Lancaster, Ca.

       #81 Kasey Parker  Palmdale, Ca.

 

       ONLY at Willow Springs this Saturday October 27th!!

 

THE “PINNACLE PEAK STEAKHOUSE” BANDOLEROS

        In it’s first season at Willow Springs after a many year layoff, our Bandolero division continues to impress with some dramatic situations on track this year. October 13thwas no different with a heat race disaster coming to green between out two point leaders, Bakersfield’s #17 Kercie Jung and Bakersfield’s #87 Seth Wise.

       #87 Wise and #17 Jung came together coming to green sending both cars to the pits with major damage. Bakersfield’s #04 Riley Massey claimed the heat race win with Bakersfield’s #24 Trenton Eurto coming in 2nd.

       Now the question was, would both our point leaders make it back out for the Main Event? Though battered and bruised, both cars were repaired in time with #87 Seth Wise posting an impressive win after a rebuild in the pits.

       The Bandolero’s have two races to go, one this Saturday October 27th, and coming back for a final time with our huge Enduro on November 10th. Wise leads Jung by just 4 tiny points going into this Saturday.

       Who will be our 2018 Bandolero Champion?

       #87 Seth Wise  Bakersfield, Ca.

       #04 Riley Massey   Bakersfield, Ca.

       #17 Kercie Jung   Bakersfield, Ca.

       #24 Trenton Eurto  Bakersfield, Ca.
        

 

 

THE “LUCAS OIL” MINI STOCKS

      

       And Beaumont’s John Sereika just keeps rolling. San Bernardino’s #42 Cary Cecil gave him a run for the money, but Sereika was just strong all night once again claiming another win on the season with one race to go.

       #1 John Sereika Beaumont, Ca.

       #42 Cary Cecil  San Bernardino, Ca.

       #19 Greg Didoha  Lancaster, Ca.

       #15 Robert Waters  Castaic, Ca.

 

THE “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….

 

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 MOVED to November 10th!

National Enduro Event –  This is gonna be BIG! We are thrilled to announce a $4,000 to win 300 Lap Enduro scheduled for November 10th, 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! 

      

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

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

 

* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Street Stocks”

 

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

 

* The Lucas Oil “Mini Stocks”

 

* The 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”

 

* Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Hot Stocks”

 

 

 

* FOR THE KIDS…..

 

*Kids Kandy Krush presented by “Parker Family Daycare”

*Big Wheel Race presented by “Photo’s by Ms. Mary”

And……

*“Nick and Dave’s – The Tire Store” Tire Toss

 

*Hula Hoop Dance Off”

 

AND MUCH MORE!!!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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 $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.

 

 

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 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.

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