Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For July 2nd And 3rd

By Dave Grayson

Happy Fourth of July fellow racing fans. It's going to be a terrific weekend, filled with special shows and fireworks, at nearly everyone of our paved oval tracks. But, before the green flag falls on all of this motorized fun, remember to think God bless America and God bless our troops.Then let's all go racing.


More and more this raceway continues to impress its fans with highly innovative racing promotions that perfectly blends in with their high quality racing shows. They're going to prove that point again this Saturday night when KCRWP celebrates the birth of the greatest nation of the World. Under the title of United We Sing, the evening features an attempt set a new record in the famed "Guinness Book Of World Records and 'followed by exciting NASCAR sanctioned racing. The evening concludes with a Salute To America fireworks spectacular.

In conjunction with the Bakersfield Board of Realtors, there will be an attempt to break the "Guinness Book Of World Record's" listing for the most people singing "God Bless America" on live radio. The attempted record will be broadcast live by radio station KUZZ, the high powered county music affiliate in Bakersfield. The singing will be led by "American Idol" finalist Amy Adams.

Next comes the racing led by the raceway's always exciting NASCAR Late Models. Also on the race agenda are the NASCAR Mini Stocks, the INEX Bandoleros and the Mini Dwarfs which the track management likes to refer to as "the future stars of racing." On Saturday race night the spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm. The "God Bless America" sing along is scheduled for 8pm. Then the Bakersfield skyline will light up with spectacular fireworks perfectly timed to special music. All in all, it's going to be another fabulous night at Kern County Raceway Park.

However, and to no real surprise, they have found a way to make this evening even more special by raising financial donations to local veterans groups. The raceway will pledge $5 of nearly every ticket sold to the following organizations: Wounded Heroes Fund, Honor Flight-Kern County, American Warrior Customs and the California Veterans Assistance Foundation.

General admission tickets, age 16 plus, are $15. Tickets for seniors, age 65 and up, kids, age 6 to 15, and active duty military are $10. Kids age five and under will be admitted free.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER, (IEC). 1/2 & 1/3 MILE. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindale speedway.com SATURDAY, JULY 2ND.

The IEC will also be celebrating America's birthday Saturday night that will combine the excitement and fun of their famed Night Of Destruction Show with a show stopping fireworks display. All of this American fun is being presented by Pick Your Part and Seidner's Collision Centers. The fun, and potential carnage, from the Night of Destruction will feature the Seidner's Collision Centers Enduro Car Figure 8's, a Seidner's Enduro oval race, Seidner's Skid Plate Racing and Trailer Racing. Bringing some traditional oval racing to the show will be the presence of the Pick Your Part Late Models. Following the racing, it will be time to light up the skies of Irwindale with a show stopping Fireworks display. All of this action will start at 7pm.

Adult general admission tickets are $10 if purchased pre sale. Otherwise, on Saturday race day, the tickets will be $15. Pre sale tickets can be reserved via online or purchased at the speedway office located at 500 Speedway Drive. Children's tickets are $5.


The skies of Lakeport will also be lit up with fireworks Saturday night. However, that comes following a full evening of racing on this challenging quarter mile paved oval. The speedway will also be paying tribute to a friend when they present the Kelseyville Lumber Deake Ludell Memorial. Providing the racing excitement will be the Taco Bell Bombers, the California Vintage Series, Modifieds, a special appearance from the Northern California Modified Series as well as some sideways entertainment from the Pro Drifters. The spectator gates will open at 330pm followed by racing 5pm. .

Fans need to be advised that special event pricing is in effect. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students, will valid ID, are $13. Kid's tickets, age six to 11, are $10.


Madera, California is next on the list to have their skies lit up with a special fireworks show following a full evening of racing. This is the track that goes all out to give their fans more bang for their buck and they have lined up a firecracker of a show to celebrate Independence Day. The on track action will be provided by the Madera Late Models, the Madera Hobby Stocks, the MST's running twin 24 lap mains, the Toyota Sedans, also twin 24 features and the Four Bangers running a 24 lap main. But wait, there's more. Also on the schedule is a Firecracker 40 lap race from the Enduro Extreme Series, a Barrel race, a 40 lap Enduro Sprint race and a special 25 lap exhibition race from the Junior Late Models. The day at Loan Mart Madera Speedway begins with a 2pm practice session followed by qualifying at 315pm, heat races at 445pm and main events at 530pm.

Adult tickets are $15 and $13 fir seniors and active duty military. Youth tickets, age six to 12, are $7 with kids age five and under admitted free.


You can best those silver coins jingling in your pocket that the Las Vegas Bullring is gearing up for a big Independence Day weekend. The LVMS will be presenting their annual Night Of Fire this Saturday night with the on track action being highlighted by the NASCAR Super Late Models who will be treating the fans to the Spririt Of 76 - a special 76 lap main event. Also on the excitement agenda will be racing from the Super Stocks, Bombers, Grand American Modifieds as well as the USLCI Legend, Bandolero and Thunder Cars. But wait, there's more. The Bullring is going to add some fun to the Night Of Fire with a waterless boat race, a skid plate race and, you guessed it, a stunning fireworks show. The spectator gates will open at 5pm and immediately begins with a practice session for all divisions followed by qualifying at 6pm and main events at 7pm.

General admission tickets are $15. The LVMS Bullring has a variety of options and you can reserve your seats by calling their box office at 800 644 4444. You can also use the speedway's website to order a reserve ticket.

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. STOCKTON , CA. www.stocktonspeedway.com. SATURDAY, JULY 2ND.

Let's add Stockton, California to the list of communities who are planning to light up their skies with high powered fireworks following what appears to be a very good racing show this Saturday night. The on track highlight will be the Firecracker 100 from the Pacific Challenge Series which is regarded as being one of the better regional touring series for late model teams. Also on the track will be the Stockton Late Models, bombers, Mini Cups and the Grand American Modifieds.

The weekend will begin with a special Friday test and tune session, open to all divisions from 4 to 8pm. Pit pass entry fees for the practice are $40 for all ages. On Saturday race day the spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 6pm.

General admission tickets, age 16 to 59, are $20. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $15. Kids ten and under will be admitted free.

TUCSON SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. TUCSON, AZ. www.tucsonspeedway.com SATURDAY, JULY 2ND.

It's going to be another well staged show at Tucson this Saturday night highlighted by the Firecracker 50, a special main event for the speedway's Super Late Model division. Also on the race schedule will be the Pro Trucks, Modifieds and Bombers. Then add Tucson to the list of race tracks who will be treating their fans to a spectacular fireworks show.

The front gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying at 515pm and racing at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, seniors and military personnel. Tickets for kids are $10.

UKIAH SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. UKIAH, CA. www.lakeportspeedway.com SUNDAY, JULY 3RD.

How about a special Sunday race to lead you to Indepence Day? Ukiah will be presenting their Bandolero, Taco Bell Bomber, Jammer, Legend and Modified divisions this Sunday. Plus, there's going to be a special appearance from the Northern California Modified Series. All of this action will be followed by, you guessed it, fireworks.

The spectator gates will open at 330pm followed by racing at 5pm and fireworks at dusk. General ad$10.