FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
September 19, 2018
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY RENEWABLES and the CARLOS VIEIRA FOUNDATION “RACE FOR AUTISM” coming September 22nd!
A quick week off and we are back at it at the Antelope Valley’s own…”Bristol in Your Backyard”
Carlos Vieira Foundation’s “The Race For Autism” and will have a number of blind bid items up for auction. Also….
51 FIFTY ENERGY DRINK will be on hand with samples of all their flavors and MORE!
*”THE ROSAMOND HIGH SCHOOL ROADRUNNER MARCHING BAND” to perform “THE NATIONAL ANTHEM”
Musical Director: Mark E. Clason
Drum Major: Gavin Duenas
*FOR THE KIDS….FREE Face Painting by Liz!
*we are asking for a small $1 donation to the Carlos Vieira Foundation (not required)
*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!!!
BLIND BID AUCTIONS
*All auctions to the benefit of The Carlos Vieira Foundation and “Race for Autism”
Bids will begin at our September 22nd event, and end at the 10/13 event. (bids will be taken both race days)
Winning bids will be announced at the conclusion of the 10/13 event.
1.) Disneyland Tickets courtesy of The Walt Disney Studios
2.) Three different 51Fifty Fan Fun Packs.
3.) K&N Filters Gift Certificates and fun packs.
4.) Lucas Oil Gift Baskets.
And more to be announced during the coming weeks.
Also, will by auctioning off these fun experiences as well.
1.) Race Car – Ride a longs
2.) Pace Car Rides (leading the field to Green)
3.) Present the winners trophy in your favorite division.
*And more to be announced during the coming weeks.
Bidding begins Saturday September 22nd at Start/Finish
We thank all our Willow Springs family for making a difference.
AND RACING OF COURSE TOO!
Coming your way on September 22nd are!………
* 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”
* The Platinum Jewelry & Loan “Hot Stocks”
* “So-Cal Enduro”
*The Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse “INEX Bandolero’s”
* The 51Fifty Energy Drink “Sport Compacts”
*The Tire Store “Sr. and Jr. Mini Dwarf’s”
and MUCH MORE!
September 22nd, 2018
6pm Green Flag
The Speedway At Willow Springs International Raceway
SO-CAL ENDURO 50
We promised Door Slamming, Bumper Crushing, Spinning Car action, and as always, the Enduro boys and girls delivered big time.
Lancaster’s Ken Lukaszonas delivered yet another outstanding performance taking the win on September 8th. Gaining just a tad in his lead over rival #44 Mike Miller, Lukaszonas is well on his way to defend his 2017 Championship. Right there also is Lancasters #49 Ken Iannalfo Jr. is still very close just 2 points in back of Miller. Anything can and will happen as we have just 3 races to go in the “So-Cal Enduro” 2018 Championship.
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.
THE “HOOPERS REAR ENDS” ELITE DIVISION
What “was” a neck and neck tie for the Championship, after September 8th Leona Valley’s #77 Alex Anderson opened up a bit of breathing room over Lancaster’s #05 Randy Wilkins. Gaining 5 points on the night with his win, Anderson looks to repeat that performance this Saturday September 22nd.
Will Anderson capture a September repeat? Or will Good, Kranzler, Wilkins, or Peedan post that win?
You’ll just have to be there to see it LIVE this Saturday!
- #77 Alex Anderson – Leona Valley
- #98 Chris Peedan – Palmdale
- #05 Randy Wilkins – Lancaster
- #14 Kenny Kranzler – Simi Valley
- #25 Justin Good – Santa Clarita
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.
DON’T MISS IT!!!!
THE “PLATINUM JEWELRY & LOAN” STREET STOCKS
It was just a matter of time, and that time came for Lancasters #57 Jerry Baxter enjoying his first ever win back on September 8th. Just 1/100 of a second off the fast qualifying time by Barstow’s #71 Tony Provenzano, earlier in the day, set the stage for his first ever win. It was another emotional victory lane that we’ve enjoyed this season seeing first ever wins for our drivers.
But for #71 Provenzano, it was exactly the night he needed. Gaining 6 points over Blythe’s #30 Dwight Kelly in the Championship hunt, that was the real battle at hand. Now with a tiny 2 point lead, Provenzano looks to gain more points this Saturday September 22nd. #57 Baxter sits 3rd in points, within striking distance to Kelly, currently in 2nd spot in the Championship.
- #57 Jerry Baxter – Lancaster
- #71 Tony Provenzano – Barstow
- #30 Dwight Kelly – Blythe
THE “LUCAS OIL” MINI STOCKS
The 2018 domination continues that Beaumont’s #22 John Sereika is enjoying in the Lucas Oil Products Mini Stocks. After major crash damage in our early June race, Sereika even missed the late June event before our Summer break. But to no loss as Sereika as he returned for another trip to Victory Circle on September 8th.
Right behind John, the points chase is TIGHT in the next 2 spots. 2017 defending champ San Bernardino’s #42 Cary Cecil still has Sereika in sight 14 points behind, and will be looking for some luck to close that gap this Saturday. San Bernardino’s #04 Stanley Youngblood though is nipping at the heels of Cecil just one point back.
San Bernardino’s #06 David Heusterberg has moved into a tie with Lancaster’s #19 Greg Didoha for 5th spot in the 2018 standings with a top 5 finish on September 8th. So for, The Orange Show contingent has come and made a strong statement so far in 2018. Will the dominance continue? Or will Didoha and Higginson respond with wins?
BE THERE this Saturday!
- #22 John Sereika
- #04 Stanley Youngblood
- #42 Cary Cecil
- #06 David Heusterberg
- #19 Greg Didoha
- #7 Nick Higginson
- #15 Robert Waters
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….
“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 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!
50 Laps “T&T Alignment” So-Cal Enduro
48 Laps “Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite Division
38 Laps “Platinum Jewelry & Loan” Street Stocks
32 Laps “Lucas Oil Products” Mini Stocks
38 Laps “Bobby Waynes RV” American Stocks
22 Laps “Wayne & Dave’s Automotive” INEX Bandlero’s
22 Laps “Wayne & Dave’s Automotive” Mini Dwarfs
22 Laps “51Fifty Energy Drink” Sport Compacts
Over 250 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