Showing posts with label Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For June 11th

Compiled By Dave Grayson


The All American Speedway will be once again presenting some traditional racing divisions that will appeal to all ages especially the old school fans. Providing the on track action this Saturday night will be the speedway's Street Stock, Bomber, F 4 and Hard Top divisions. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing at 6pm.

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

Also, there's this reminder from the speedway regarding sign ups for the kids power wheel race to be held on Saturday, June 18th. This special event is open to kids age 3 to 8. To sign up, please send the following information to : child's name, child's age, child's hometown, car number and parent email. All sign ups are due by Wednesday, June 15th.


A rare Sunday race is actually a make up date when club race #4 was rained out this past Saturday. This outstanding program features quarter midget racing, as well as driver development, for boys and girls 5 to 16 years old. The organization is sanctioned by region 11 of the Quarter Midgets of America.

On Sunday race day there will be a pit meeting at 9am. Past that point, the track goes hot with a practice session. qualifying and main events. Participating race division include: JR Novice, SR Animal, SR Honda, LT 160 and LT World Formula. The 1/20 mile track is located at the front portion of the Madera Speedway pit road.


The IEC will be treating their fans to action from the NASCAR Whelen All American Series this Saturday night led by the Pick Your Part Late Models who will be racing in twin main events. Already at the half way point of the season, Trevor Huddleston leads the division's points standings based on six feature wins in ten starts. Christian McGhee is ranked second in the championship standings with two wins and six runner up finishes. Going into Saturday night, and the second half of the season, there are only six points separating these two drivers.

Also providing the exciting on track action will be the Bandloeros, Legends, RACECAR Factory Spec Late Models presented by Sharky's Eco Diving and the Seidner's Collision Centers Irwindale Race Trucks. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by the popular on track autograph session at 545pm with the green flag falling on the first event of the evening at 7pm.

Adult pre sale tickets are $10 and are available online or at the speedway office. Otherwise, adult tickets will be $15 at the ticket gate on Saturday, race day. Children's ticket are $5.


Furia Motorsports, the management at Lakeport, will be presenting racing with an old school retro theme this Saturday night. Providing the racing excitement will be the Bomber, Jalopy, Jammer, Legend and Bandolero divisions. The spectator gates will open at 330pm followed by qualifying at 5pm and then on to the race program.

General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students, with valid ID, are $9. Tickets for children, age 5 to 11, are $6 while toddlers and infants will be admitted free. In their continuous effort to show appreciation for community first responders, their tickets, with valid ID, are value priced at $6. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30 that admits two adults and three children.


This is, without question, the hottest ticket of the weekend and there's two reasons for that. First, the management and staff are extremely good at their jobs and for years has produced high quality shows that gives their fans more bang for their buck. Second, Saturday's night show is being billed as the Lucas Oil Summertime Horse Power Nationals with the headliners being the always exciting Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by 1 800 Loan Mart. The famed modified series will be running the Lucas Oil California Farmers 75, presented by Protect The Harvest. That's 75 green flag laps with a starting field of 24 cars featuring some of the best driving talent from the west coast area.

Also on the Madera race agenda will be the North State Modifieds running a 60 lap main, the MAV TV Western Winged Super Sprints, the USAC HPD Midgets and the Legends of the Kearney Bowl.

Practice and qualifying will begin at 2pm with the grandstands open for spectators. The ticket gate will open at 330pm. Heat races will commence at 4pm followed by opening ceremonies and main events at 630pm. Make sure you wave at the cameras. The Lucas Oil Production Studios will be on hand to film the Lucas Oil Modifieds and Western Winged Super Sprints for a future national television broadcast on MAV TV.

General admission tickets for adults are $20 and $17 for seniors. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $10 with kids five and under admitted free.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hot Racing Tickets

Compiled By Dave Grayson


Friday and Saturday, March 11th & 12. The Good Times group will be presenting the Stan Pavey Memorial at their home track in Madera this weekend. The action begins on Friday with an open practice session from 4 to 8pm. Saturday race day will begin with another practice session, at 9:30am, followed by qualifying rounds and main events for the association's seven racing classes. Sanctioned by Region 11 of Quarter Midget Racing of America, this outstanding program is specifically designed to develop the driving talents of boys and girls age five through 16.


Saturday, March 12th. If you love crashing and bashing on purpose, then you'll love the IEC's Night of Destruction presented by Pick Your Part and Seidner's Collision Centers. The bump and grind action will be provided by the Pick Your Part Compact Car Demolition Derby, Enduro Racing and Skid Plate Racing, sponsored by Seidner's Collision Centers, plus the mayhem associated with Trailer Racing. There's also going to be some oval racing from the always exciting Robertson Solar Wear Southwest Tour Trucks.

The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by an on track autograph session at 545pm and racing at 7pm. Pre sale general admission tickets are available for $10 online or at the speedway office. On Saturday race day these tickets will go for $15. Kids tickets are $5. There's also a $5 parking fee payable in cash.


Saturday, March 12th. The American Heart Association Men Go Red will host the inaugural Car Show and Breakfast, presented by Dignity Health along with Mercy and Memorial Hospitals, on Saturday from 9am until 4pm. The VIP breakfast buffet and key note speaker will begin at 9am. Key note speaker is famed motorcycle dare devil and stuntman Robbie Knievel. Tickets for the VIP breakfast are $20, age 12 plus, and $10 for kids under 12. General admission tickets, age 12 plus, for the car show only are $10 with kids 12 and under admitted free.

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Sunday, March 13th. Here's a really good idea that calls for thinking and working outside of the box. Kern County RWP will be presenting Racer Appreciation Day. It's a special way of thanking their drivers and race team by treating them to a free open practice session this Sunday. The session will run from 9am to 5pm. The racing divisions that run on the smaller tracks configurations will practice in the morning hours followed by practice on the half mile oval in the afternoon.


Saturday, March 12th. Anytime this speedway unlocks its spectator gates it automatically becomes a hot ticket. They're going to prove that point this Saturday night when the open their new racing season which also happens to be season number 45. Highlighting the racing action will be race #1, of the MAV TV televised, Loan Mart Open Late Models who will run a 125 lap main event that pays $5,000 to win. Also on the schedule is race #1 of the newly formed Junior Late Model Series, running a 50 lap main, along with a 40 lap main from the Super Hobby Stock Series plus the popular Toyota Sedan and MST divisions.

Saturday race day begins with practice at 1pm followed by qualifying at 3pm, heat races at 530pm and main events at 6pm. General admission tickets, age 13 plus, are $15 and $13 for seniors and military personnel. Kids tickets, age six to 12, are $7 while kids five and under are admitted free.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Left Coast Race Scene: Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association To Launch Season Opener This Weekend

By Dave Grayson

It's well known that the Madera County Fairgrounds has been the long time home of the Madera Speedway, the fastest one third mile paved oval in the west. However located behind the front stretch of the main speedway is a small, tightly wound, paved oval that measures 1/20th of a mile. This track is the home of the Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association. Officially sanctioned by Region 11 of the Quarter Midget Racing of America, this program is specifically designed to develop the driving talent of boys and girls age five to 16. It's a program that works very well.

Following a special event, held in Vallejo-CA last month, the association will be presenting their official 2016 season opener in Madera on March 4th and 5th when they present the Joe Galante Memorial. Friday night is an open practice session for all divisions that will run from 4 to 8pm. Saturday race day begins with practice at 930am followed by qualifying and main events for the association's seven racing classes.

According to their website, "the purpose of this organization is to create and maintain a clean, safe, healthy sport which may be enjoyed by fathers, sons, mothers and daughters in relationship with better sportsmanship. (it's also) to acquaint the younger generation with the handling of mechanical devices (as well as) coordination, alertness and ability to handle motor driven vehicles. (Also we want) to impress upon the younger generation the idea of fairness, generosity and sense of responsibility without envy to others."

The positive aspects of this program is overwhelming both on and off the track. Not only is this association developing future racing talent, they also appear to be appear to be developing future, responsible, young adults all within the element of family. By the way, the racing is also quite entertaining. For more information regarding the Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association you can contact Publicity Director Kim Avedisian at 559-313-3982.