Friday, May 20, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For May 21st

Compiled By Dave Grayson


The All American Speedway will be treating their NOR-CAL fans to a full evening of racing provided by the Street Stocks, the Bombers, the NCMA Midgets and vintage racing from the CVRA. The front gates will open to spectators at 4pm followed by racing at 6pm.

General admission tickets for adults, age 16 to 59, are priced at $10. Tickets for kids, age 6 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $7. Kids age 6 and under will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a family package, priced at $35, that admits two adults and two kids.


Now here's a true hot ticket because it involves the beautiful, and state of the art, Kern County RWP playing host to the Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour, regarded by many as being one of the better regional touring series racing in the "left coast" side of the country. The SRL will be treating the fans to the Bulwark FR - Westek by Milliken 150. This race will be divided into twin segment main events. In the first two series races, of the SRL's still young season, drivers Derek Thorn and Ryan Cansdale have parked their cars into victory lane. Thorn, based on some highly consistent driving consistency, holds a 20 point lead over Cansdale in the series' championship standings.

Also on the racing agenda will be the INEX Legends running a 30 lap feature, the INEX Bandoleros running a 20 lap main along with the law enforcement inspired and driven 911 Series running a 15 lap main event.

The grandstands will open at 5pm followed by qualifying at 530pm, an on track autograph session at 630pm and racing set for 715pm. Ticket prices start at $15 and can be ordered online. Check the raceway's web site for options and details.


It's going to be a major change of pace Saturday night when Loan Mart Madera presents the 51 FIFTY Energy Drink Spring Monster Truck Smash and Stunt Show featuring three of the hottest monster trucks in the country plus the big Jet Fire Monster Truck along with the Crazy Dr. Danger Insane Stunt Show.
Also on the exciting schedule will be an Enduro Extreme Barrel race, a 40 lap Enduro Sprint race along with racing from the speedway's MST and Toyota Sedan divisions. Monster Truck show time is 6pm followed by racing main events at 8pm.

General admission tickets are only $15 for age 13 and up. Kid's tickets, age 12 and under, are $10.


Here's another exciting hot ticket from Las Vegas, a city that generates excitement minute by minute of each and every day.

The high energy Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by 1 800 Loan Mart, will highlight Saturday night at the Bullring.with the running of the Sunoco Fuel 75, presented by Carlyle Tools. This race is 75 green flag laps, the series does not count yellow caution laps, with a 30 car field. The race pays $1,500 to win.The modifieds will also be running a 40 B main as well.

The series is enjoying another banner season with high competitive levels and very good car counts frequently averaging 30 to 36 entries per race. With three races into the 2016 season, drivers Linny White, Ryan Patridge and Travis Thirkettle have parked their cars in victory lane. However, it has been the consistent driving of Matthew Hicks that has placed him on top of the championship points standings with a 22 points lead over series veteran Scott Winters going into Saturday's race.

Also on the Bullring's race schedule will be the USAC HPD Midgets, the NASCAR Super Late Models, NASCAR Super Stocks along with the USLCI Legends, Thunder Cars and Bandleros.

Making this evening extra special is the fact that the Bullring will be observing the second annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Night presented by Lucas Oil. Representatives from Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and several other military groups will be in attendance to participate in the opening ceremonies. This special night will include information booths, raffle prizes and a one of a kind static display for fans to enjoy.

The opening ceremonies will also include a ten year anniversary tribute to the late Spencer Clark, who passed away in an automobile accident on May 21, 2006. The hard charging driver won 33 main events at the Bullring before his untimely death.

On Saturday race day the gates will open at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance by visiting the LVMS ticket office, or by calling the ticket office a 1 702 644 4444 or buying them online via the speedway's website. Currently general admission tickets are being offered at the low rate of $8.

Even the concession stand is fan friendly and sells $2 hot dogs and Coca Cola products along with $3 Budweiser Beers.

Always remember, anytime you place the words racing and Las Vegas in the same sentence it's always going to be a good thing.


This may be the hottest ticket of the weekend. It's certainly is the most talked about ticket of the weekend. The Orange Show Speedway, OSS, will be hosting the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West this Saturday night who will present the Sunrise Ford 150.

This racing series, established here in California back in 1954, has been a training ground for eager young drivers hoping to make their way into NASCAR's three national touring series.

In the case of the series's 2016 season, there's the presence of 15 year old Todd Gilliland, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Gilliland and grandson of NASCAR West champion Butch Gilliland.

This very talented driver, in three series starts this year, has two wins and three top five finishes which places him on top of the points standings. However, there's only a four points separation between Gilliland and Ryan Patridge who has one win and three top fives. This will be the pair to watch when the green flag falls on the Sunrise Ford 150 Saturday night.

This event links the past to the present. The last time NASCAR's West Series ran at the OSS was 38 years ago. The event was won by Gentleman Jim Insolo. OSS Promoter Rod Proctor has made arrangements to bring Insoslo back to the OSS Saturday night where he will serve as the honorary starter and Grand Marshall for the race. It will also give OSS racing fans an opportunity to meet this iconic California driver during the on track autograph session.
Also on the OSS racing schedule will be the Open Late Models and the 1 800 Loan Mart Street Stocks. Barry Karr leads the Open Late Model standings by a single point over Mark Shackleford. In the Street Stock rankings, Kyle Meyer holds a 15 point margin over Mark Whitson.

On Saturday race night the on track action will begin with a practice session from 1 to 330pm. Qualifying will commence at 415pm followed by the on track autograph session at 6pm and racing at 7pm. Additionally, an open practice session will be held on Friday night from 6 to 10pm.

Again, wanting to link the past with the present, OSS Promoter Rod Proctor has rolled ticket prices back to 1978 for this epic event. Adult general admission prices are $12. Tickets for kids and seniors are $10. The cost of attending the Friday night practice session is an $8 ticket.
This is a major event that is more than worth your time and ticket money. We, the fans, need to stand behind this event will our full support.


It's Armed Forces Night at Tucson Speedway, presented by the Arizona National Guard. The NASCAR sanctioned track will be presenting the NASCAR Whelen All American to the start finish line Saturday night. Providing the on track action will be the Late Model, Pro Truck, Modified, Pro Truck and Vintage Car divisions. The spectator gates will open at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 55 plus, and military personnel are $10. Kid's tickets, age 11 to 16, are $5. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package, for $30, which admits two adults and two kids.