Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Havasu 95 Speedway To Launch Season Number 11 This Saturday

By Dave Grayson

Racing fans in Lake Havasu City-Arizona are already feeling that rush of adrenaline this week. That's because the Havasu 95 Speedway will be officially launching their 2016-2017 winter racing season this Saturday night. By the looks of their recently released schedule, it's going to be another great season of racing on this very challenging quarter mile paved oval.

Saturday night's season opener will be featuring hot on track action from the speedway's Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts, the Office Cocktail Lounge Bandoleros and the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks. This action packed evening is being presented by race sponsors Interstate Batteries and Get It In Gear Transmissions.

Bobby Keirns is the defending champion in the Get It In Gear Street Stock division following a very intense title run with driver Gavin Bucy. Last season Bucy won the first six races in a row. However, Keirns kept his competitor in sight by finishing second in those six events. Then Kerins got red hot and won the next five races, including twin main events during the season finale, and won the championship by six points. Also noteworthy here are drivers Garrett Reinoso, Ted Lamacki and William Guevara whose consistent finishes allowed them to complete the top five in the final standings.

The Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts will also be kicking off a brand new season this Saturday night. This division races on a dirt infield course while creating a lot dirt slinging excitement. Adam Hommerding is the defending series' champion based on seven feature wins and a car load of top five finishes. Consistent finishes from Brody Wake, Korbin Mitchell and Taylor Whitefield allowed the trio of drivers to complete the top five in the final standings.

The youngsters in the Office Cocktail Lounge Bandoleros will also be starting another season at Havasu 95 Saturday night. At the conclusion of the previous winter racing season it was a case of Allison Gay all the way. She started nine races and won nine races to easily claim the division title with a 22 point advantage over runner up Brock Rogers whose consistency resulted in nine top fives including eight runner up finishes. Drivers Madison Gay, Alexis Beebe and Ethan Deguevara competed the top five in the final standings. Often referred to as the future stars of tomorrow, these youngsters in their small, but very swift Bandolero cars, puts on a terrific show for the fans.

It just wouldn't seem like Saturday night racing at the Havasu 95 without the presence of the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks. Their go all out, racing is rubbing, show has the fans leaving their seats the moment the green flag is waved to start the race. Based on 11 starts and seven feature wins, Brent Delay was the major hot shoe last season and won the division title with a 14 point margin over speedway veteran Jose Guevara, a two time main event winner. Feature winner Jeff Prieur, Chris Blackwell and Matt Caley completed to top five.

Put all of these racing divisions together, along with some very talented drivers, and you have the makings of a very strong season opener at the Havasu 95 Speedway this Saturday night. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm. General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12.50. Tickets for seniors, military personnel with valid ID, and the handicapped are $10.50. Kid's tickets, age six to 16, are $6.50. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package, value priced at $25.50, which admits two adults and two kids age six to 16. Also for $25.50 fans can enjoy the special amenities of the speedway's VIP section featuring the best seats in the house.

For more information regarding the Havasu 95 Speedway's season opener this Saturday, dial up their website at www.havasu95 or visit their Facebook page.