Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Havasu 95 Speedway To Bring On Spring And The Lucas Oil Modifieds This Saturday

By Dave Grayson

Here's another motorsports organization who has years of experience creating hot racing tickets for their fans. The Havasu 95 will spend this Saturday night presenting, what they're naming, "Bring On Spring". They're bringing it by presenting a stellar show that includes the Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks, the Bandoleros and a fan participation Tough Trucks competition. All of this fun starts at 2pm and is being sponsored by Carquest Auto Parts and the Mud Shark Brewery.

The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart, is a huge fan favorite at every venue they visit. Now entering their second decade of operation, the series has hit new heights and presents an extremely healthy car count that features young drivers, establishing their regional touring careers, mixed with veterans who have spent years towing their cars to a wide variety of tracks located in the western states.

2015 season champion Austin Barnes will be on hand to launch a campaign seeking his third series title and, as always, will be a major force to be reckoned with. However, he can expect plenty of competition from the likes of drivers Dylan Capello, Scott Winters, Jason Irwin, Taylor Miinch and Mathew Hicks. This group of drivers completed the top five in last season's final points standings and will be looking to rise to the top of the championship standings in 2016.

The series will be running their tried and true 75 lap main format which does not include counting yellow flag laps. The action is bumper to bumper intense and well worth the price of the grandstand ticket.

The Sam Nichols Electric Factory has been a fan favorite at the Havasu 95 Speedway for many years now with their racing is rubbing format. Brent Delay leads the series' championship standings going into this Saturday night with 384 points based on a rock solid season that includes six feature wins, seven top five finishes and one top ten. However, those impressive numbers does not guarantee Delay a championship. That's because series veteran Jose Guevara, with a feature win and eight top five finishes, is only 12 points behind Delay. There are three races left on the division's schedule before a champion is crowned and some hard charging from Guevara could create a most interesting title run.

The youngsters in their small, but very fast, Bandoleros will be running twin 20 lap main events Saturday night. So far this season this division has been all about driver Allison Gay who in six appearances at the speedway, has generated six main event wins while collecting a perfect 300 points. Driver's Brock Rogers, 284 points, and Madison Gay, 270, are also near the top of the standings. When you watch these youngsters drive their Bandoleros you are watching future track champions and, quite possibly, even future NASCAR stars.

The dirt covered infield area of the track will also see plenty of action Saturday night when the speedway presents Tough Truck competition. All street legal trucks, along with cars and jeeps, are welcome to race the clock on an obstacle course. Interested drivers can contact Bobby at 928 412 2184 for complete details regarding what is highly expected to be a very entertaining event.

The Havasu 95 Speedway weekend actually begins on Friday night with a test and tune session, open to all racing divisions, from 6 to 9pm. The grandstands will be open, free of charge, to fans. On Saturday, CARQUEST/Mud Shark Brewery race day, the spectators gates will open at 12pm with the racing receiving the initial green flag at 2pm.

General admission tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors, military personnel and the handicapped. Kids tickets, age six to 16, are $6 with kids five and under admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package for $25 that admits two adults and two kids. Fans can also enjoy the special amenities of the VIP section, featuring the best seats in the house, for $25. Advance tickets for Saturday's race can be purchased during Friday night's test and tune session or by visiting Peggy's Sunrise Café located at 1584 Country Shire Avenue.

For out of town race teams and fans, the Quality Inn and Suites is the official motel of the Havasu 95 Speedway. Located at 271 South Lake Havasu Avenue, they offer beautiful and spacious rooms at very affordable rates. Call 928 855 1111 for reservations which can also be made online.

For more information regarding the Havasu 95 Speedway dial up their website at www.havasu95speedway.com or visit their Facebook page.