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Racing West 09_06_14

Wild Figure 8 Racing (The Angie 17), WRA Vintage Sprint Cars, Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Skid Plates, Flag Pole Racing, Gymkhana, Redneck Tire Delivery Race, Kids Big Wheel Races, Kids Kandy Scramble, and much MORE!




Green Flag-6pm.

One low price $10 ticket buys you an entire weekend of AWESOME racing action. On the big track the Porsche Owners Club take to the 2.5 mile Willow Springs road course for high speed action. 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 $5 more and enjoy the action right from your vehicle. Bring your own food and drink and have a great time! Still haven’t had enough? Come back Sunday for Extreme Speed and the Porsche Owners Club. A full weekend of racing for only $10!



Our Stock Cars will go at it on the tight Willow Springs Figure 8 track to take the first ever Angie 17 check and trophy. It will be 17 laps of mayhem as everyone wants to be the winner of this very special event. Thank you to the Hernandez family for making this one happen! Who will be the first ever champion of the Angie 17? You will have to be there to find out!




The Western Racing Association Vintage cars are back for their one and only visit to Willow Springs in 2014 to put on a show for you! It’s a “Moving Museum” as our racers exhibit these beautiful midget and sprint cars in an exhibition event. Hear the rear of the “Offy’s” as they take the green!



John Penning (30) continues to chase our points leader Chris Peedan (98) as we have two races to go in the Championship run for 2014. Every week Penning continues to improve and is poised for another win in the division. But back in July, Peedan was the victor, capturing another win in 2014. But this one isn’t over yet as Alex Anderson (77) is only a few points back of Penning and is looking for 2nd in the points chase. With a little luck coming their way, both Penning and Anderson have a shot at the championship. Will Penning catch Peedan? Will Anderson pass them both? You will have to be there to find out!



With Justin Quinn (19x) with a dream season out front in the points battle, the fight is for 2nd going into this Saturday between a couple of Wolfpack teammates. Joseph Pablo (79) holds a small 11 point lead for 2nd over Brandon Fisk (39). They are team mates off the track, but when they are fighting for a bigger trophy, all friendships are put aside for the race. It’s no holds barred to the checkered between these two. We expect to see lots of side by side action as the top 4 in points race for their Championships. The scramble for the top 3 podium spots will come down to the wire. Who will be our Top 3? Don’t miss this Saturday to see it happen!



Robert Heflin (97) scored another victory on the year rebounding from a very bad race back in June that saw his 97 retire from competition early in the day. Jumping into the 14 truck, he was able to gather a few points, but now back in the 97, cruised to a big victory back on July 19th. But Rich Connors (76) is not giving up on his Championship hopes. Only 20 points back, our June race proved ANYTHING can and will happen. Rich continues to run hard and improve each week. Meanwhile Steve Patterson (00) still is within reach of 2nd place in points, and is rebounding from a very difficult first half of the season which seemed to plague him with mechanical problems every week. The car seems to have settled down, and Patterson still has his eyes on the top two spots. Will Connors catch Heflin? Will Patterson catch Connors? You will have to be there to find out this Saturday!
A big thank you to Lucas Oil for assisting us with this division.



Bobby Dezarov (17) continues on his lead in the Street Stock Championship. Don Oatley (84) in the Chicken Dinner Street Stock has closed the gap considerably, and is only 20 points back with 2 races to go. Will Cottrell (1) still holds the third spot with DJ Jeffrey (77) in fourth.



Dale Connors (11) holds a 13 point lead going into our last two races for the Skid Plates. Points are super tight in this division as the top 5 dice for position. Connors has a small 13 point lead, but Corey Carter (41) is right there. 13 points can easily be won in a single race, so Connors has to race fast and clean as he will work his way from the very back of the field. But Carter will have the same disadvantage being 2nd in points in our full invert. John Dunlap (68) is only 14 points behind Carter and knows he needs to have a great run this Saturday to catch him. Just three points behind Dunlap is Jon Carter (42) nipping at the heels of Dunlap for third. And Brady Mertz (25) is just three points behind Carter in 5th. So it’s anyone’s Championship going into this weekend. With the huge field of cars this division has been drawing, enough points can be gained that any of the top 5 can come out of this one with the lead. Who will be our Point Leader? Come out this Saturday to see!!!



Flag pole racing returns this week as the 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.



The Kids Big Wheel race will get some nice prizes once again. A ride in the pace car, or throwing the green flag for a heat race. We will also have a Kids Kandy Scramble during the evening.



We would like to warmly welcome Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, 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.



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 6pm unless noted

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.