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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hailie Deegan Makes History With K&N Pro Series West Win at Meridian

Hailie Deegan celebrates in Meridian Speedway Victory Lane after winning the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208, the first win for a female in K&N Pro Series history. (Photo Courtesy Loren Orr/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Via NASCAR Media

MERIDIAN, Idaho. — Hailie Deegan’s first season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has been full of historic achievements.

She topped them all Saturday night.

The 17-year-old from Temecula, California, led one lap in the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway. But it was the most important of them all. Deegan used a pass on the white-flag lap to claim the victory and become the first female driver to win in the history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

Twice before Deegan had finished second in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, most recently at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway two weeks ago. That tied the series’ record for highest finish by a woman in either the K&N Pro Series East or West.

Saturday night, she did one better.

“Oh my god,” Deegan said in Victory Lane. “This has to be the best day of my life right here. It doesn’t get any better than this. People don’t understand how many days, how many hours I’ve put into this. How much work I’ve done to get to this moment. It’s just amazing … this is the happiest day of my life. We did it. WOOHOO!”

The East lineage dates to the formation of the old Busch North in 1987, while the West records go back to the Pacific Coast Late Model Series’ first season in 1954.

At Vegas, Deegan became the first female to win the pole in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. The NASCAR Next driver has five top fives and 10 top 10s in 12 starts, and took over the lead in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

The winning move was on her Bill McAnally Racing teammate Cole Rouse entering Turn 1, a maneuver that Deegan said she thought about before performing it.

“I was in bed last night thinking, ‘If it comes down, last lap, I’m in second, I’m a car length off of him, what am I going to do?'”, Deegan said. “And I found that Turn 1 spot. I knew what exactly I had to do there. I was doing it to some other people just getting right under them to get them a little light to get them, not wrecking loose, nothing crazy, but enough to just get a little under them and make the pass happen. We did that. I knew exactly what I had to do the last lap. I did it, we executed, and we made it happen.”

But one driver’s triumph is another driver’s disappointment, as Rouse came home in second place, marking the third time in the last four races he’s been the runner-up.

“We were going into Turn 1 … and she doesn’t lift and drives into me, gets me completely sideways,” Rouse said, looking at his beaten and battered left rear quarter panel of his No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota. “We were going to win that race if it was run clean, but unfortunately it wasn’t. I’m just going to go into the next two races, not give her any slack and we’re going to win both of those. It was a good night, but I don’t really care about second, honestly.”

Pole sitter Derek Kraus brought his No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota home in third, completing a podium sweep for Bill McAnally’s stable out of Roseville, California. But after leading over 190 laps without relinquishing the top spot, third was a huge letdown and another in the string of bad luck for the Stratford, Wisconsin native.

“We led 190+ laps, then a lapped car spun again,” Kraus said. “I was predicting he was going to roll down because he didn’t have his brakes on yet. But he stayed there, and I was already committed (to the top) … and I guess NASCAR ruled me third. I don’t know, I guess we’ll go onto Roseville and Kern and win them two.”

K&N Pro Series West championship points leader Derek Thorn maintained his lead thanks to a fourth-place finish, as Sunrise Ford teammate and challenger for the title Ryan Partridge rounded out the top five. Thorn leads Partridge and Rouse by 32 apiece.

Trevor Huddleston, Matt Levin, Jeff Jefferson, Kody Vanderwal and Stingray Robb completed the top 10 at Meridian.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will take a week off before visiting All American Speedway in Roseville, California, for the Toyota/NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies on Saturday October 13.

The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 is scheduled to air Friday October 5 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Contact:
Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 310-6094
jchristley@nascar.com

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 Results
Saturday
At Meridian Speedway
Meridian, Idaho
Lap length: 0.25 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Hailie Deegan, Temecula, Calif., Toyota, 208 laps, 48.916 mph.
2. (3) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Toyota, 208.
3. (1) Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wis., Toyota, 208.
4. (5) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, Calif., Ford, 208.
5. (2) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 208.
6. (7) Trevor Huddleston, Agoura Hills, Calif., Ford, 207.
7. (8) Matt Levin, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 207.
8. (6) Jeff Jefferson, Naches, Wash., Ford, 207.
9. (9) Kody Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 207.
10. (14) Sting Ray Robb, Payette, Idaho, Chevrolet, 206.
11. (11) Andrew Koens, Roseburg, Ore., Toyota, 205.
12. (15) Taylor Canfield, San Diego, Calif., Toyota, 182.
13. (13) Travis Milburn, Eagle, Idaho, Chevrolet, 151, oil line.
14. (12) Takuma Koga, Nagoya, Japan, Chevrolet, 47, drive shaft.
15. (10) Kyle Tellstrom, Ukiah, Calif., Chevrolet, 14, engine.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 3 minutes 47 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.329 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Kraus (67.955 mph, 13.244 seconds)
Caution Flags: 9 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: D. Kraus 1-189; C. Rouse 190-207; H. Deegan 208.
Standings: 1. D. Thorn, 505; 2. R. Partridge, 473; 3. C. Rouse, 473; 4. D. Kraus, 466; 5. H. Deegan, 438; 6. T. Huddleston, 430; 7. K. Vanderwal, 412; 8. M. Levin, 354; 9. T. Koga, 333; 10. T. Souza, 237.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Self Awarded Meridian Victory



Via NASCAR PR

MERIDIAN, Idaho -- Fireworks lit up the night sky after the checkered flag flew on the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 presented by Perfect Hydration and Lights Out at Meridian Speedway. And Michael Self wound up being the one to bask in the glory.

The Park City, Utah, native wheeled his No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Sinclair Lubricants Ford to the winner's circle at the quarter-mile to earn his first victory of the 2017 season and seventh NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win of his career.

It didn't come without controversy.

On an overtime restart, Derek Kraus lost the lead to Bill McAnally Racing teammate Chris Eggleston, who went on to cross the finish line in first place and was initially declared the winner. However, the finish came under review from NASCAR.

It wad determined that Eggleston jumped the final restart, meaning his first-place finish would not hold. That handed the race win to Self.

"I was pretty happy with second," Self said while reflecting on waiting for official word from NASCAR. "That was going to be our best finish of the year so far. That last restart in fifth, I actually didn't think we had a shot at it. But that's how things go on these quarter-mile short-tracks. So all in all, really happy and pleased with how it ended."

The result for Self was his fifth top five and 11th top 10 of the 2017 season. But in the grand scheme of his career, this one topped them all.

"It means everything," Self said in Victory Lane with a smile. "It may seem silly, because people are just gonna say 'it's a K&N West win,' but to do it here, with Sinclair Oil on the car, and in Bob Bruncati's car. He gave me a chance this year to get back in this car, after I've been out of a car for three to four years. And it's been three years of searching for sponsors and just working my butt off every day, this is the biggest win of my career."

Championship points leader Todd Gilliland wound up finishing second in his No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, 0.824 seconds behind Self. With the runner-up position and Eggleston penalty, Gilliland extended his championship points lead to 11 (525-514) over his Bill McAnally Racing teammate with two races remaining.

"This thing was super, super good to fire off this race," said Gilliland, who led a race-high 125 laps. "The first 50 laps we were amazing. This thing was just effortless to drive. After that, it just started bouncing on entry and got super tight. But we got two more races on the West coast that are very important. I have no doubt that everyone on my NAPA Racing team will work through it together. That's what we've done all year, we've got a very dedicated group of guys."

Although Self is all but mathematically eliminated from championship contention, he thinks this win will give him and his team a much-needed shot in the arm heading to California to close out the 2017 K&N West season.

"I think this is a good boost, this is good momentum," Self said of the final two races left on the season. "We knew we weren't going to win a championship )at the start of the year), that was going to be out of reach. But to come and win a race and to try and keep finishing in the top five, that's out goal. And that's what i'll keep trying to do and that's what I'm looking forward to."

Will Rodgers, Todd Souza and Kraus rounded out the top five finishers. Kody Vanderwal was sixth, followed by Eggleston, Blaine Perkins, Julia Landauer and Stafford Smith.

Kraus is third in championship points, one ahead of Rodgers, but 79 back of Gilliland. Self is fifth in points.

Boise native Trevor Cristiani led 15 laps but was relegated to a 19th-place finish after crashing on lap 100 into the turn three wall.

The is scheduled to air on NBCSN on Sunday, October 8 at 11 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to action at All American Speedway in Roseville, California on October 14.

Contact:
Brooke Franceschini
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 631-6142
bfranceschini@nascar.com


NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-NAPA AUTO PARTS IDAHO 208 Results
Saturday
At Meridian Speedway
Meridian, Idaho
Lap length: 0.25 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (6) Michael Self, Park City, UT, Ford, 215 laps, 47.103 mph.
2. (1) Todd Gilliland, Sherrils Ford, N.C., Toyota, 215.
3. (7) Will Rodgers, Solvang, Calif., Ford, 215.
4. (11) Todd Souza, Aromas, Calif., Toyota, 215.
5. (5) Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wis., Toyota, 215.
6. (12) Kody Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 215.
7. (4) Chris Eggleston, Erie, Colo., Toyota, 215.
8. (10) Blaine Perkins, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 214.
9. (3) Julia Landauer, New York, N.Y., Ford, 213.
10. (14) Stafford Smith, Eagle, Idaho., Ford, 213.
11. (18) Ron Norman, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 213.
12. (19) Takuma Koga, Nagoya, Japan, Chevrolet, 213.
13. (17) Jesse Iwuji, Carrolton, Texas, Chevrolet, 210.
14. (15) Tyler Fabozzi, Anaheim Hills, Calif, Chevrolet, 210.
15. (20) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Chevrolet, 208.
16. (21) Josh Fanopoulos, Chevrolet, 207.
17. (13) Max Tullman, Chester Springs, PA, Ford, 201.
18. (16) Zachary St. Onge, Upland, CA, Toyota, 198.
19. (2) Trevor Cristiani, Boise, Idaho, Chevrolet, 105, accident.
20. (9) Nicole Behar, Spokane, WA, Toyota, 103, fuel pump.
21. (8) Matt Levin, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 37, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 8 minutes 28 seconds
Margin of Victory: .824 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: T.Gilliland (68.519 mph, 13.135 seconds)
Caution Flags: 7 for 50 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: T. Gilliland 1-84; T. Cristiani 85-99; T. Gilliland 100-140; C. Eggleston
141-154; D. Kraus 155-212; C. Eggleston 213; M. Self 214-215.
Standings: 1. T. Gilliland, 525; 2. C. Eggleston, 514; 3. D. Kraus, 446; 4. W. Rodgers, 445; 5. M. Self, 434; 6. T. Souza, 404; 7. J. Landauer, 396; 8. K. Vanderwal, 379; 9. M. Levin, 377; 10. B. Perkins, 375.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gilliland Hopes for a Repeat in Idaho on his Road to a Title



Via NASCAR PR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West enters its stretch run with the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 presented by Perfect Hydration and Lights Out at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho, on Saturday, September 30.

With just three races remaining, it has turned into a two-horse race atop the field as Bill McAnally Racing teammates Todd Gilliland and Chris Eggleston have locked into a season-long battle that is coming down to the wire. Gilliland, the defending series champion, has a series-leading six wins through 11 races this season and leads Eggleston — a four-time race winner this season — by five points as the series heads to Idaho.

Last season, Gilliland used the Meridian stop as a way to cement his championship aspirations. He won the race, while his closest title pursuer, Ryan Partridge, finished 11th. Gilliland left the weekend with his point lead at 25 — nearly double what he’d entered with.

Eggleston finished ninth at Meridian a year ago, and he’ll certainly try and improve on that to close the gap on Gilliland.

RACE: NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 presented by Perfect Hydration and Lights Out
PLACE: Meridian Speedway, Meridian, Idaho
DATE: Saturday, September 30
AIRDATE: NBCSN, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 11 p.m. ET
TIME: 8:30 p.m. MT
TRACK LAYOUT: .25-mile asphalt oval
2016 WINNER: Todd Gilliland
2016 POLE WINNER: Ryan Partridge
EVENT SCHEDULE: Saturday, September 30 — Garage opens: 12 p.m.; Practice: 2:45-3:30 p.m.; Final practice: 3:45-4:30 p.m.; Qualifying: 5:30 p.m.; Driver autograph session: 6 p.m.; NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 presented by Perfect Hydration and Lights Out: 8:30 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: John Brown, Public Relations, (208) 888-2813
TWITTER: @meridianspeed
EVENT HASHTAG: #NAPAIdaho208
NASCAR IMC CONTACT: Brooke Franceschini, (386) 631-6142, bfranceschini@nascar.com.
FAST FACTS:
The Race: The NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 will be the 12th of 14 races on the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule.

The Procedure: The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will be determined by qualifying with the remaining four spots being awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 208 laps covering 52 miles.

The Track: Meridian Speedway is a quarter-mile asphalt oval that has been in operation since 1951.

Race Winners: There have been three different winners in the three previous NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races held at Meridian Speedway. Ray Elder won the inaugural race at the track in 1972, with Noah Gragson winning the series’ return in 2015.

Track Records: Noah Gragson holds the track qualifying record at 69.140 mph (13.017 seconds), set in a Ford in September of 2015. The race record also belongs to Gragson’s Ford at 39.361 mph (1 hour, 19 minutes, 16 seconds) set in that same event.

NAPA AUTO PARTS IDAHO 208 PRESENTED BY PERFECT HYDRATION AND LIGHTS OUT NOTES:
Quarter Way: The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has visited only one quarter-mile this season, with Chris Eggleston winning at California’s Orange Show Speedway. A year ago, the series made three trips to quarter-miles, with Todd Gilliland winning twice — including Meridian.

Short tracks will be key to the title chase, with all three of the final events of the year being contested on tracks a half-mile or less in length.

Double Duty: Gilliland is attempting to become the first driver two win both K&N Pro Series championships — East and West — in the same season.

With one race left in the East, Gilliland has an eight-point lead over Burton. With three races remaining in the West, the defending series champion is atop the standings by five points with a series-leading six wins through 11 races this season.

Winning Form: While he’s still searching for his first career West win, Will Rodgers has found success on the other side of the continent.

Rodgers has two wins this season in the K&N Pro Series East, including that series’ most recent event at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 16. Rodgers also won in August at New York’s Watkins Glen International.

The 22-year-old from Murrieta, California, held off both East title contenders — Gilliland and Burton — to win each of those two races.

Rookie Battle: The Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award continues to be a battle this season.

While Derek Kraus holds a six-point advantage over Will Rodgers in the official rookie standings, the two drivers sit much closer than that in the overall standings. Kraus is third, just two points ahead of Rodgers.

Rodgers has more top fives (seven) and more top 10s (nine) than Kraus, though Kraus has finished second on three different occasions this season — at California’s Kern County Raceway Park, Spokane (Wash.) County Raceway and Colorado National Speedway — as he knocks on the door of his first series win.

NASCAR HOME TRACKS: MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY
In operation since 1951, Meridian Speedway is home to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing, including the Division I Modifieds and the Division II Super Stocks.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

NWSLMS Make First Visit to Meridian



WENATCHEE, WA (July 6, 2017) Making their fifth stop of the season, and another new venue, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc., (NWSLMS) will make its first ever visit to the quarter mile oval at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho. The Big 5 Meridian Late Model Series will field several drivers, including John Newhouse and Jeff Wade.

After her big win at Douglas County Speedway, Kennewick, Washington’s Brittney Zamora is ready to try a new track as she’s looking for win number two and to maintain her point’s lead. Quincy, Washington’s Mitch Kleyn might have something to say about that, sitting back just 11 points. Both drivers have one win in the series this season.

This event will be part of Speed51.com’s Summer Thunder series. Speed51.com will be live streaming the event. The race at Meridian Speedway is available for free to Speed51 Network premium subscribers. Fans who are not members and would like to subscribe can do so here for $7.99 a month or $59.99 a year, which gives them access to the Summer Thunder TV Series as well as thousands of on-demand racing videos, highlights and recaps.

NWSLMS Preliminary Entry List – The Treasure Valley 125

1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
1R Christian Roeder Ephrata, WA
11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA
33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
64J Jan Evans E Wenatchee WA
72 Kameron McKeehan Lewiston, ID
91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR

Top 10 Point Standings after Douglas County Speedway

Pos Car# Driver Name Total Points Wins
1. 52 Brittney Zamora 186 1
2. 1K Mitch Kleyn 175 1
3. 64J Jan Evans 158
4. 91 Alan Cress 150
5. 11 Ed Thomsen 148
6. 33 Brooke Schimmel 146
7. 1R Christian Roeder 125
8. 64S Stephanie Evans 106
9. 64 Garrett Evans 96 1
10. 51 Glen Knutson 95

Big 5 Meridian Late Model Series Current Point’s Standings
1. 23 Chris Fenton Meridian, ID 153
2. 26 John Newhouse Twin Falls, ID 121
3. 6 Dylan Caldwell Nampa, ID 102
4. 29 Jeff Wade Paul, ID 89
5. 27 Craig Bell Kuna, ID 86
6. 36 Jesse Iwuji Dallas, TX 84
7. 22 Lynn Sharp Nampa, ID 82
8. 10 Justin Ellis Meridian, ID 76
9. 44 Daytona Wurtz Star, ID 52
10. 31 Andrew Engerson Cooper, TX 50

In their fourth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued marketing partner including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, KRC Power Steering, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Child Haven Learning Center, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit www.nwslmseries.com or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nwslms).

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NWSLMS Announces 2017 Schedule



Wenatchee, WA (December 13, 2016)­­–Officials with the Northwest Super Late Model Series in partnership with tracks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho have set the 2017 schedule of events. Entering its fourth year of competition, the NWSLMS is the premier super late model series in the Pacific Northwest.

The series opens the 2017 campaign on April 29 with the Leonard Evans 150 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval. The race marks the first of two stops at the North Central Washington facility operated by Garrett Evans. Wenatchee Valley Super Oval is the site of the 2017 championship event, the Neal Newberry 125, scheduled for Sept. 23.

Spokane County Raceway’s half-mile Super Oval hosts the series on May 20 with the running of the Park Model Homes 125. The series returns to the Inland Northwest track on July 29 for a second 125-lap main event.

For the first time in series history Tenino’s South Sound Speedway hosts a 125-lap event featuring the stars of the Northwest Super Late Model Series. The June 3 race is the first of two new ventures for the NWSLMS in the month of June as the teams invade Douglas County Speedway on June 17. Also featuring a 125-lap main event, the Roseburg facility marks the return of the series to the state of Oregon for the first time since its inaugural season of 2014.

Also hosting the series for the first time in its history will be Meridian Speedway. The quarter-mile facility located just west of Boise features the top teams in the Northwest competing in a 125-lap main event on July 8.

Yakima Speedway brings back the famed Sun City 125 super late model showcase on August 19. The race is the only stop at the Central Washington speed plant during the 2017 season. The event marks the fourth consecutive season the half-mile track has hosted the series.

Drivers competing on the series in 2017 will face over 1,000 laps of competition stretching over six-month span.

“This off-season has been very busy for the series and its partner tracks as we’ve worked to feature one-day events for 2017,” said NWSLMS Series Director Jarrod Goodwin. “Fans and race teams alike have asked to schedule events at South Sound Speedway and we’re excited to work with the Behn family to make that happen on June 3. Sitting down with Adam Nelson to schedule a date at Meridian and the folks who oversee Douglas County Speedway eager to bring the series to Roseburg, we’re excited for the new season and can’t wait to continue the growth of the series.”

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Racers Against Child Abuse, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing and Racing Dynamics. For more information on the series visit www.nwslmseries.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com

2017 NWSLMS Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
April 29- Leonard Evans 150, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA
May 20- Park Model Homes 125, Spokane Super Oval, Airway Heights, WA
June 3- South Sound 125, South Sound Speedway, Tenino, WA
June 17- Douglas County 125, Douglas County Speedway, Roseburg, OR
July 8- Meridian 125, Meridian Speedway, Meridian, ID
July 29- Park Model Homes 125, Spokane Super Oval, Airway Heights, WA
Aug. 19- Sun City 125, Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA
Sept. 2- TBD w/SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour
Sept. 23- Neal Newberry 125, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For October 29th



HAVASU 95 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ. www.havasu95speedway.com OCTOBER 29TH.

On any given Saturday race night, the Havasu 95 has always proven that they are capable of putting quality shows that pleases their fans. They're going to do it again this Saturday night with a very hot ticket led by champion's night for the famed Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by Loan Mart.

The Hoosier Tire 100, presented by D J Safety, is 100 green flag laps of excitement, within a 25 car field, that pays that win. However, the grand prize is the season championship which pays $5,000 plus $1,000 in Lucas Oil Products. Matthew Hicks, Scott Winters and Taylor Miinch are going to be the drivers to watch as this title run unfolds.

Also on the race agenda will be the speedway's fan favorite divisions: the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts and the always fun Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks. Saturday is a day race. The spectator gates will open at 12 pm with the green flag falling on the first race at 2pm. All of this racing action is being sponsored by the Mudshark Brewery.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors, military personnel and the handicapped are $10, Kid's tickets, age six to 16, are $6 while kids age five and under will be admitted free. The speedway offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $25, which admits two adults and two kids. Fans can also enjoy the special amenities of the speedway's VIP section for $25.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/2 - 1/3 MILE OVALS & 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Once again the IEC will convert an oval track into a one-eighth drag strip to present their highly popular NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program while, at the same time, sending their powerful message that says "RACE THE STRIP & NOT THE STREET." This program is open to all types of vehicles from professional race cars to the vehicle parked in your driveway. The program is also very budget friendly. A $20 entry fee will allow you to race all night, a $10 spectator fee will let you watch them race. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm.

On Saturday night the IEC will present another round of their Night Of Destruction, presented by Pick Your Part and Seidner's Collision Centers. This is a program that this speedway excels in and is well worth the price of admission. Featured events include: a flag pole enduro race, skid plate racing, a figure 8 enduro race, a powder pull compact car demolition derby, trailer racing and a jet truck exhibition. Also, for you roundy round racing, the Irwindale Truck Series will be racing for double points.

The gates will open at 4pm followed an on track meet and greet autograph session. The destruction begins at 7pm. General admission tickets, age 13 plus, are $10 if purchased in advance. Otherwise the tickets will be $15 on Saturday race day. Child tickets, age six to 12, are $5. Advance tickets can be arranged via through the speedway's website or by visiting their box office. There is also a $5, cash only, parking fee on race day.

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK. 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 MILE OVALS. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.kerncountyraceway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Here's another red hot racing ticket from KCRWP who will be treating their fans to the Fall Shootout this Saturday night presented by Bullwark FR.

Highlighting the evening will be the Spears SRL Southwest Tour, one of the most prominent regional touring series racing in the western area. The teams will be running in the Bulwark FR 150, presented by 51 Fifty Energy Drink. The race will be ran in twin 75 lap segments with a $1,000 bonus, from His Work Gift Baskets, at the conclusion of the first segment.

The Fall Shootout also includes high energy racing from the speedway's NASCAR Super Stocks, the NASCAR Mini Stocks, the INEX Legends and the Race Car Factory Spec Late Models. The spectator gates will open at 4pm following by qualifying. The main events will go green around 7pm.
General admission tickets, age 16 plus, start at $15. Tickets for kids, age six to 15, active duty military and seniors age 65 plus are $10. Kids age five and under will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available through the raceway park's website.

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE DRAG STRIP. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH.

Those powerful cars and motorcycles from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series returns to Las Vegas for this weekend's Toyota Nationals. The fun begins on Thursday with the NHRA Fan Fest to be held on Fremont Street on the Third Street Stage. The event begins at 5pm with live music an give aways followed by a one hour autograph session featuring 30 of the NHRA's most prominent drivers. The event concludes with a special NHRA light show.

Then it's time for NHRA racing action on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the spectator gates opening at 730am on all four days. Thursday's schedule begins with qualifying rounds at 8am. Friday's qualifying rounds begins at 11am. Saturday qualifying, plus two elimination rounds, starts at 10am. There will also be a jet dragster exhibition, at 550pm on both Friday and Saturday. Sunday is of course the day when everything is on the line. Elimination rounds will begin at 9am.

Needless to say, an event of this stature is going to have a large variety of ticket options that runs the gamut from budget friendly general admission to top of the line VIP packages. Ticket options can be found on LVMS website or by calling 1 800 644 4444.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. MERIDIAN, ID. www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

It's Trunk Or Treat time at Meridian this Saturday night. The feature of the evening will be the annual Halloween Enduro 250, for Hornet division cars, presented by PBT Auto, 2C Auto and Kim's Kars. On the line here is a $650 winner's check along with the crowning of a Tate's Rents Hornet division champion.

Kids in Halloween costumes are invited to Trunk Or Treat in the pits for free from 1230 to 230pm. Drivers will be providing the candy.
The spectator gates will open at 10am with the 250 lap enduro race going green at 330pm. Ticket prices are very fan friendly for this event. Tickets for adults, seniors, military personnel and kids, age seven plus, are only $6.50. Kids age six and under will be admitted free.


TUCSON SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. TUCSON, AZ. www.tucsonspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

Following an ultra successful 2016 season, it's Grand Finale time at Tucson Speedway. Saturday night will be highlighted by the Super Late Models who will be running a 100 lap, double points, main event before crowning a champion. Also, championship resolutions will be decided in the speedway's Modified, Pro Stock and Bomber divisions as well. For the kids the speedway will be hosting trunk or treating. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm.

General admission adult tickets are $12 and $10 for seniors and military personnel. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 16, are $7. Kids age ten and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits two adults and two juniors.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Dave Graysons Hot Racing Tickets For October 1st



By Dave Grayson

EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY. 5/8, 3/8 1/5 MILE OVALS, 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP & FIGURE 8 TRACK. MONROE, WA. www.evergreenspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

It's going to get really interesting at Evergreen Saturday night when they host the October Fast - Krash Fest, presented by Dodge of Monroe. The on track action will feature the Super Stock Figure 8's, Stinger 8's, Hornets, V 8 Extremes, Boat Races, Trailer Races and Bus Races. Then the entire evening concludes with a fireworks spectacular. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing at 6pm.

Adult tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors. Youth tickets, age six to 15, are $10 with kids age five and under admitted free. Military personnel, with valid ID, will also be admitted free.

GOOD TIMES QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION. 1/20 MILE. MADERA, CA www.goodtimesqm.com FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 2ND.

The Madera Chapter of the Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association will be presenting the Jerry Mostek Classic this weekend. This event is part of leg #6 of the California Monza Series, considered to be the QMA's premiere race series. 17 different race classes, with an estimated 60 to 75 quarter midgets, are expected to be on hand to race on the 1/20 mile paved oval located in the pit area of the Madera Speedway.
The busy schedule begins on Friday night with a 6pm practice session for all divisions. Saturday action will feature another practice session, qualifying, heat races and lower division main events. Sunday's schedule will feature the A mains. The track will get hot on Saturday and Sunday immediately following the 845 am mandatory pit meeting.

The Quarter Midget Racing Association is a driver development, and family activity, designed for boys and girls age five to 16 years old. For more information about the organization, and this weekend's racing, contact Kim Avedisian at 559 313 3982.

HAVASU 95 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ.www.havasu95speedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

Promoter Bill Rozhon will be opening his spectator gates this Saturday to begin his 11th season at the most scenic quarter mile in the southwest.
Providing the on track action will be the Get It In Gear Street Stocks, the Havasu Wiring Outlaw Karts, the Office Cocktail Lounge Bandoleros and the Sam Nichols Electric Factory Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm. This evening of racing is being sponsored by Interstate Batteries and Get It In Gear Transmissions.

General admission tickets, age 17 plus, are $12.50 and $10.50 for seniors age 55 plus, military personnel and the handicapped. Kid's tickets, age six to 16, are priced at $6.50. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package, priced at $25.50, which admits two adults and two kids age six to 16. Fans are invited to enjoy the special amenities of the speedway's VIP section, featuring the best seats in the house, for $25.50.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. wwww.irwindalespeedway.com SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3D.

On Sunday, the IEC will host the annual Truckin' For Kids featuring drags from the powerful diesels that pulls the trailers down our freeways. The event also includes a show and shine.
Truckin' for Kids Truck Drags and Show & Shine is an exciting event that is held annually in Southern California. This annual fund raiser attracts a diverse crowd of people who are interested in everything from big rigs and drag racing to supporting children's charities or just plain old having a good time.

The goal of the Truckin' for Kids all volunteer crew and the truckers who participate in the Truck Drags is to raise money to provide various children's charities with funds to help kids in need. We support worthy charities that range from assistance to abused children to educational scholarships for kids with exceptional scholastic merit and financial need. Our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, vendors, participating truckers, and spectators come together year after year for a good time and so far we have raised over Half a Million for Kids in Need!

General admission tickets are $15 with kids 12 and under admitted free. There's also a $5 parking charge. For more information regarding this special day for a special cause dial up www.truckinforkids.org .

LOAN MART MADERA SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE. MADERA, CA. www.racemadera.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

It's going to be another fully loaded racing show this Saturday at Madera. The on track action will be provided by the $3,000 to win National Winged Sprint Car Challenge, the USAC HPD Midgets, the CSS/360 Modifieds, and the Legends of the Kearney Bowl. It's also champions night for Madera's MST and Toyota Series as well as the debut of the brand new West Coast Sprint Series.

The very busy Saturday begins with practice at 1245pm followed by qualifying at 3pm, heat races at 5pm and main events at 6pm. Adult tickets are $20 and $17 for seniors and military personnel. Youth tickets, age 6 to 12, are $10 while kids five and under will be admitted free.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. MERIDIAN, ID.www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

It's Tates Rents Championship Night at Meridian and that means the action will get intense. The evening's racing will feature the Super Stocks, Street Stocks, the Peterson Super 6 Series, the Dominos Legends, the Kendall Ford Mini Stocks and the Tates Rents Hornets. The spectator gates will open at 4pm with the racing going green at 630pm.

Adult general admission tickets are $10.50, Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, and military personnel are $8. Kid's tickets, age seven plus, are $6.50 with kids age six and under admitted free. The speedway also offers a family pass, priced at $30, which admits two adults and up to four kids age seven to 11.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAY. 1/4 MILE. WEST VALLEY, UT. www.rmrracing.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

It's championship night round one at Rocky Mountain this Saturday night. The first of two championship nights on the American First Credit Union Super Oval will feature the Maverik Modifieds, the K-1 Speed Super Stocks, the Mini Cups, the Pro 4 Bangers, the Junior Stingers and the Brandon Park Roofing Figure 8 Trains. The front gates will open at 4pm followed by qualifying at 5pm, heat races at 6pm and main events at 7pm.
Adults tickets are $15. Youth tickets, age five to 12, are $5 kids age four and under admitted free.

SPEEDWAY WILLOW SPRINGS. 1/4 MILE. ROSAMOND, CA. www.thespeedwaywillowsprings,com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

Speedway Willow Springs will be featuring ten different racing divisions this Saturday in what promises to be a full evening of racing. Getting the track hot will be the Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, the So Cal Enduro Series, the Elite Division and the Skid Plates. Making a special guest appearance will be the Robertson's Solar Southwest Tour Trucks, the Mini Dwarf's Junior and Seniors divisions and the Bandoleros. This very full evening of racing is being presented by The Tire Store.

The day begins with a practice session at 12pm followed by qualifying at 420pm, driver meet and greet at 510pm, the Skid Plate main event and heat races at 6pm followed by the main events at 6pm.

General admission wrist bands are $10. That wrist band allows fans direct access to all of the racing going on at the 600 plus acres of the Willow Springs International Raceway complex on both Saturday and Sunday. Kids age eight and under will be admitted free.

TUCSON SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. TUCSON, AZ.www.tucsonspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

Tucson Speedway goes pink this Saturday while directly benefiting the American Cancer Society. This benefit is being enhanced by the on track action from the Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Legends, Bandoleros along with a Great American Trailer race. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm.

A $20 VIP ticket purchase will result in a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society. It also allows the fans to enter the speedway through the VIP where food, beer samples and live music awaits them. VIP ticket holders will also receive special swag bags from the ACS. There are plenty of ticket options for this evening. You can dial up the speedway's official website for the details.

UKIAH SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. UKIAH, CA.www.lakeportspeedway.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.

The Lakeport - Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, returns to Ukiah this Saturday featuring on track action from the Bandolero, Bomber, Jammer and Legend divisions. The spectator gates will open at 330pm. Qualifying will begin at 5pm with racing to follow.
General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students with valid ID, are $9. Kid's tickets, age 5 to 11, and first responders with ID are $6. Infants and toddlers are admitted free. The speedway also offers a family package, value priced at $30, that admits two adults and three kids.

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY. YAKIMA, WA.www.yakimaspeeday.us FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 2ND.

Yakima will be hosting the 29th annual Fall Classic this weekend featuring on track action from the Super Late Models, Super Stocks, West Coast Late Models, Pro 4's, and the Mini Stocks.
The weekend begins on Friday with an open practice session from 11am until 6pm. The session is free to spectators. On Saturday the schedule calls for an opening practice session, qualifying dashes, the Nu Tread Mini Stocks A & B mains, Super Late Model knock out qualifying and the Super Seal Construction 75 lap feature.

Sunday's action with the Burger Ranch Super Stock 75 lap main event. There's also the Northwest Pro 4 feature-100 laps, the Super Seal twin 75 lap mains that pays $5,000 to win, and the 200 lap Super Late Model feature that pays $10,000 to win plus a $2,000 bonus for a first time Fall Classic winner.
There are a variety of ticket options for both single days as well as two day packages that will save fans money. This information, along with daily schedules, can be obtained from the speedway's website.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gilliland Wins Big At Meridian Speedway



MERIDIAN, Idaho – Todd Gilliland capitalized on a mistake made by Ryan Partridge late in the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 to take home his sixth NASCAR K&N Pro Series West trophy of the year.

Gilliland, 16, a Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, native started the race fifth and picked his way through the field to move into second behind Partridge, who had led a total of 121 laps before being overtaken by the NASCAR Next driver.

Partridge, 28, from Rancho Cucamonga, California, held off a charging Gilliland until late in the race when the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender slipped past him for the lead with 73 laps remaining. This started the back and forth lead change between the two championship contenders for the duration of the 208-lap event.

With five laps remaining at Meridian (Idaho) Speedway, a multi-car wreck occurred to force the field to a stop on a red flag. When the race resumed ten laps later, it was for a green-white-checkered attempt. Gilliland and Partridge were battling side-by-side, when Partridge made a costly mistake that caused him to spin and Gilliland cruised to his sixth Victory Lane celebration of the year.

The rookie will head into the season finale with a 25-point lead over Partridge (558-533).

Gilliland’s fellow Bill McAnally Racing teammate and NASCAR Next classmate, Julia Landauer, finished second to tie the record for the highest finishing female in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West as well as earn her best career finish.

NASCAR Next alumna Nicole Behar finished third, while Cole Rouse and Gracin Raz rounded out the top five.

Noah Gragson, Stafford Smith, Rich DeLong III, Chris Eggleston and Blaine Perkins completed the top 10.

The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 will air on NBCSN, Friday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. MT.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will be back in action on Saturday, October 15 for the season finale at California’s All American Speedway.

Contact:
Brooke Franceschini
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 631-6142
bfranceschini@nascar.com

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-NAPA Auto Parts / Idaho "208" Results
Saturday
At Meridian Speedway
Meridian, Idaho
Lap length: 0.25 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (5) Todd Gilliland, Sherrils Ford, N.C., Toyota, 216 laps, 36.756 mph.
2. (8) Julia Landauer, New York, N.Y., Toyota, 216.
3. (9) Nicole Behar, Spokane, WA, Toyota, 216.
4. (6) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Ford, 216.
5. (7) Gracin Raz, Lake Oswego, Ore., Ford, 216.
6. (4) Noah Gragson, Las Vegas, NV, Ford, 216.
7. (18) Stafford Smith, Eagle, Idaho., Toyota, 216.
8. (14) Rich DeLong III, Santa Clarita, Calif., Chevrolet, 216.
9. (2) Chris Eggleston, Erie, Colo., Toyota, 216.
10. (10) Blaine Perkins, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 216.
11. (1) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 216.
12. (11) Ron Norman, Tucson, Ariz., Ford, 216.
13. (12) Colton Nelson, Meridian, Idaho, Ford, 215.
14. (15) Sting Ray Robb, Payette, Idaho, Chevrolet, 215.
15. (16) Larry Hull, Boise, Idaho, Ford, 215.
16. (13) Hannah Newhouse, Twin Falls, Idaho, Ford, 214.
17. (17) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Chevrolet, 212.
18. (19) Jesse Iwuji, Carrolton, Texas, Chevrolet, 210.
19. (3) Riley Herbst, Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota, 209.
20. (21) Dan Phillippi, Los Angeles, Calif., Toyota, 198, oil leak.
21. (20) Salvatore Iovino, Los Angeles, Calif., Toyota, 188, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 28 minutes 9 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.00 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: R.Partridge (69.003 mph, 13.043 seconds)
Caution Flags: 13 for 92 laps.
Lead Changes: 5 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: R. Partridge 1-60; C. Eggleston 61-72; R. Partridge 73-134; T. Gilliland 135-163; R. Partridge 164-214; T. Gilliland 215-216.
Standings: 1. T. Gilliland, 558; 2. R. Partridge, 533; 3. N. Gragson, 512; 4. G. Raz, 498; 5. J. Landauer, 487; 6. R. Herbst, 478; 7. C. Eggleston, 475; 8. C. Rouse, 471; 9. B. Perkins, 440; 10. J. Iwuji, 376.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Analyzing The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 At Meridian Speedway



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2016) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads back to Idaho’s Meridian Speedway Saturday for the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208. Below is a look at the past performance of the series and selected driver highlights.

NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 Race Setup:
• This will be the series third visit to the track. It’s race last year marked the return to the quarter-mile track after a 43-year absence.
• Todd Gilliland holds a 13-point lead over Ryan Partridge in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship point standings.
• The series has only visited two other quarter-mile tracks: California’s Orange Show Speedway and fellow Idaho track, Stateline Speedway.

At Meridian Speedway:
History:
• This will be the series third visit to Meridian Speedway.
• The K&N Pro Series West has had two winners at the quarter-mile oval – Ray Elder in 1972 and Noah Gragson last year.

Notebook:
• Both Meridian winners – Ray Elder and Noah Gragson – won the race from the pole.
• The most lead changes at the track occurred in last year’s NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 with 15.
• Last year’s race saw the most cautions with 11, while the inaugural race in 1972 saw the fewest with only one.
• Dodge and Ford are the only manufactures to record wins at Meridian with the K&N Pro Series West.

Meridian Data:
Race: #13 out of 14
Race Date: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. MT
Track Layout: Quarter-mile paved oval
Race Length: 208 laps (52 miles)

Meridian Qualifying/Race Data:
2015 Winner: Noah Gragson
2015 Pole Sitter: Noah Gragson
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Noah Gragson, Ford, 13.017 seconds (69.140 mph), Sept. 5, 2015
208-Lap Race Record: Noah Gragson, Ford, 1 hour 19 minutes 16 seconds (39.361 mph), Sept. 5, 2015

Meridian Race Leaders:
Wins:
Ray Elder … 1
Noah Gragson … 1

Poles:
Ray Elder … 1
Noah Gragson … 1

Laps Completed:
Nine drivers … 208

Laps Led:
Noah Gragson … 176
Ray Elder … 100
James Bickford … 17
David Mayhew … 7
Ryan Partridge … 5
Brandon McReynolds … 3

Selected Driver Highlights:
Chris Eggleston (No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota)
• Heads into the weekend ranked seventh in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship standings with two wins, seven top fives and eight top 10s.
• Finished fourth at Meridian last year after starting fifth.
• At this year’s two quarter-mile ovals – California’s Orange Show Speedway and Idaho’s Stateline Speedway – he finished first and third, respectively.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Sits first in the championship standings headed into Meridian with five wins, 10 top fives and 11 top 10s.
• The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 will be his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at Meridian Speedway.
• At Orange Show and Idaho this season, he finished fourth and first, respectively.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Noah Gragson (No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford)
• Is ranked third in the standings with two wins, seven top fives and 11 top 10s.
• Is the defending NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 race winner.
• At the two other quarter-mile ovals this season, he’s finished third (Orange Show) and second (Stateline).
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Riley Herbst (No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Alternators & Starters Toyota)
• Is ranked fifth in the standings with seven top fives and 10 top 10s.
• This will be his Meridian debut with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• He finished 16th at Orange Show and seventh at Stateline this year.

Jesse Iwuji (No. 36 EXIDE Batteries/BuyInvengoRFID.com Chevrolet)
• Heads into the weekend ranked 10th in the standings with one top-10 finish.
• At Orange Show and Stateline this season he finished 10th and 18th, respectively.

Julia Landauer (No. 54 Curb Records Toyota)
• Is ranked sixth in the championship standings with five top fives and 11 top 10s.
• This will be her first K&N Pro Series West start at Meridian.
• She finished fifth at Orange Show and Stateline this season.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is second in the championship standings with two wins, nine top fives and 12 top 10s.
• Trails Gilliland by 13-points headed into the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208.
• He finished sixth at Orange Show and 10th at Stateline this year.

Blaine Perkins (No. 21 Four Star Fruit Chevrolet)
• Is ninth in the championship standings with one top five and eight top 10s.
• This year at Orange Show and Stateline he finished ninth and 11th, respectively.

Gracin Raz (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford)
• Is ranked fourth in the standings with eight top fives and nine top 10s.
• This year at Orange Show and Stateline he finished second and fourth, respectively.

Cole Rouse (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Heads into the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 ranked eighth with three top fives and 10 top 10s.
• He finished 14th at Orange Show and sixth at Stateline this year.

Other Driver Notes:
• Nicole Behar will be making her third NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start of the year. In her two showings at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway and Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway, she finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 63rd for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across eight states.
• Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland won the season opener at California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 19 after leading a total of 33 laps.
• Gilliland expanded his K&N Pro Series West streak to three after winning the second race of the season at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• Ryan Partridge collected his first win of the year at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway after leading 127 laps.
• Chris Eggleston, the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, picked up his first win of 2016 after gaining the lead with nine laps to go at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• Eggleston made it two-for-two after leading 102 laps at his home track, Colorado National Speedway.
• Chase Elliott scored the first road course victory of the year at California’s Sonoma Raceway after passing Noah Gragson with two laps to go.
• Todd Gilliland scored his third win of the year at Idaho’s Stateline Speedway after crossing the finish line .004 seconds in front of Gragson.
• Todd Gilliland won the K&N Pro Series combination event at Iowa Speedway to make it two-for-two and collect his four win of the season.
• Gilliland continued his win streak at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway after dominating the field and leading all 150 laps.
• Ryan Partridge put an end to Gilliland’s win streak after winning the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway. He led a total of 36 laps to take home his second victory of the season.
• Noah Gragson swept the doubleheader weekend at Utah Motorsports Park after making late race passes in both events to record his first wins of the year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets For September 23rd



By Dave Grayson

From the lower tip of southern California to the highest tip of the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot of racing this weekend. This is especially true of the paved ovals. Remember, we the fans need to support these programs. If we don't they go away and become memories of the good times we use to have sitting in their grandstands. Enjoy the racing at your favorite local track, it's fun for the whole family.

ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. ROSEVILLE, CA.www.allamericanspeedway.com FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23D & 24TH.

It's time once again for All American's annual Fall Classic highlighted by the presence of the always exciting Pacific Challenge Late Model Series. Also on the race agenda will be the NSCS Modifieds and the Street Stocks. The weekend begins on Friday night with an open practice sessions for all divisions. On Saturday race day the spectator gates will open at 4pm with the green flag falling on the Fall Classic at 6pm.
Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $10. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and kids, age 6 to 15, are $7. Kids under the age of 6 will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a fan friendly family package, priced at $35 which admits 2 adults and 3 kids.

EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY. 5/8, 3/8 & 1/5 MILE OVALS, 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP & FIGURE EIGHT TRACK. MONROE, WA.www.evergreenspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

Evergreen will be hosting the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Championship Night this Saturday night. The anticipated red hot track action will be provided by the Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Super Stock Figure Eights, Outlaw Figure Eights, Stinger Eights, Pro 4 Trucks, Hornets and Legends.
The spectator gates will open at 2pm followed by racing at 6pm. Adult tickets, age 16 plus, are $20 and $15 for seniors. Youth tickets, age 6 to 15, are $10. Kids under age 5 along with military personnel, with valid ID, will be admitted free.

GOOD TIMES QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION. 1/20 MILE. MADERA, CA. www.goodtimesqm.com.SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

The association will be presenting round 6 of their club race schedule this Saturday. The Good Times Quarter Midget Racing Association is designed for the racing development of young drivers age 5 to 16. This diversity in the age of the drivers means a lot of racing action on their small track located in the pit area of the Madera Speedway. There's going to be 17 different race classes hitting the track Saturday morning following the mandatory pit meeting at 845am. For more information, regarding this outstanding race program for young drivers, call Kim Avedisian at 559 313 3982.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND.

Once again the IEC will be turning a portion of their 1/2 mile oval into a 1/8 mile drag strip in order to present their NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program while proclaiming the very important message: race the strip and not the street. This program is open to all vehicles from professional race cars to street legal passenger cars. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by five hours of racing from 5 to 10pm.
The program is also very budget friendly. The entry fee, for the five hours of racing, is only $20 . General admission tickets are $10.

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK. 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 MILE. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.kernraceway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

It's Jim Burke Ford Night At The Races at Kern County RWP this Saturday and the number one Ford dealer in Kern County will be presenting racing action from the NASCAR Late Models, the NASCAR Spec Mods, the NASCAR Mini Stocks, the INEX Bandoleros and the Racecar Factory Spec Late Models.
The front gates will open at at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm. General admission tickets start at $10 and are available online.

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BULLRING. 1/2 MILE. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms.com/bullring. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

The Las Vegas Bullring is always going to be a hot ticket because, quite frankly, the words Las Vegas and stock car racing simply belongs in the same sentence.

Saturday is NASCAR Whelen All American Series Championship Night. It will be the final points race for all NASCAR and USLCI teams that calls the Bullring their home track. This includes the NASCAR Super Late Models, the NASCAR Super Stocks, the Bombers and Grand American Modifieds. Also seeing action Saturday night will be the USLCI Legends, USLCI Bandoleros and the USLCI Thunder Roadsters along with the USAC HPD Midgets and the Skid Plate cars.

The spectator gates will open at 5pm with the racing going green at 7pm. Ticket purchases and information is available via the track's website or by calling 1 800 644 4444.

LOAN MART MADERA SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE. MADERA, CA. www.racemadera.com. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

Now here's a hot ticket from a racing organization who specializes in hot tickets for their fans. Loan Mart Madera will be presenting race 7 of the MAV TV televised, $1,000 to win, Open Late Model Series who will be running twin 50 lap mains. There will also be round 7 of the 51 Fifty Junior Late Model Series who will be running twin 25 lap mains.
There's also going to be plenty of action from the Super Hobby Stocks, the MST, Toyota Sedans and the 4 Bangers. The Barrel Race Extreme Enduro Series will be running a 20 lap event followed by a 61 lap Enduro Sprint race.
The full day of racing will begin with a practice session from 1 to 4pm, heat races at 630pm and main events at 7pm.
Adult tickets are $15 and $13 for seniors and military personnel. Youth tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids age 5 and under admitted free.

MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE. TWIN FALLS, ID.www.magicvalleyspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

It's championship night at Magic Valley and that means an extra layer of racing intensity. The on track intensity will be provided by the Royal Purple Modifieds, the National Guard Super Stocks, the Project Filter Street Stocks and the Quale's Electronics Junior Stingers. The grand finale of the night will be the Quales Trailer Race and Destruction.
The spectator gates will open at 5pm. Qualifying is scheduled for 630pm with racing to follow. Adult tickets, age 13 plus, are $15 and $10 for seniors age 62 plus. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $3. Military personnel, with valid ID, are always free at this track.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. MERIDIAN, ID.www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

Meridian also deserves a red hot tickets status because they will be hosting the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Saturday Night who will be running the Idaho 208. Five time series winner David Gilliland leads the points championship with only two races left in the season. However, he only holds a 11 point advantage over Ryan Patridge.
Also participating in the on track excitement will be the Pro Trucks, Project Filter Pro 4's and the CWI High School Tuners. The front gates will open at 4pm with the racing beginning at 630pm.
Tickets for adults, seniors, military personnel and kids age 7 plus are $35. Kids age 6 and under will be admitted free.

ORANGE SHOW SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA. www.theorangeshowspeedway.com. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

The OSS will be treating their fans to a super hot ticket this Saturday highlighted by the Third Annual Open Late Model 100, presented by 1 800 Loan Mart and the Pinnacle Peak Steak House.
100 lap feature is loaded with financial incentives that includes $2,000 to win. Plus there's a $500 bonus to the highest finishing non series regular out of town car and a $500 bonus if a non regular, out of town car, wins race presented by West Coast Collision Center.. Other incentives include $100 to the fastest qualifier, $100 in tow money for teams travelling more than 200 miles one way and $100 for a heat race win. The race schedule calls for three, 25 lap, heats.
There's also going to be plenty of racing action from the speedway's 1 800 Loan Mart Street Stocks, the Extreme Exhibits Outlaw Figure Eights and the OSS Modifieds

The gates will open at 8am for a special practice session from 8am to 1145am. Entry fee is $50 per car to be paid in cash. A fire safety truck and crew will be on site.
The traditional standard practice session will begin at 1pm followed by qualifying at 315pm, heat races at 6pm and main events at 730pm.
General admission tickets are $12. Kids tickets, age 5 to 12, are $10.Kids under age five and active duty military personnel will be admitted free. There is also a $3 parking fee.
Again, this OSS show is expected to be red hot and well worth your ticket money and travel time.

SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. ROCHESTER, WA.www.southsoundspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

It's championship night at South Sound and the night is going to be highlighted by a 100 lap main event from the Super Late Models. Also on the race agenda will be action from the Hobby Stocks, the Bumblebees, Legends and the WMRA Series. The green flag will wave at 630pm.
Adult tickets, age 18 plus, are $16. Tickets for teens, age 13 to 17, seniors, age 62 plus, and active duty military personnel, with valid ID, are $14. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids age 5 and under free.

UKIAH SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. UKIAH, CA.www.lakesportspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

The Lakeport - Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, returns to Ukiah Speedway this Saturday. Providing the on track excitement will be the Bandolereo, Bomber, Hard Top, Jammer and Legend divisions. The spectator gates will open at 330pm. Qualifying will commence at 5pm followed by the actual racing.
General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students with valid ID are $9. Kids tickets, age 5 to 11, along with first responders with valid ID are $6. Toddlers and infants will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits two adults and three kids.

WENATCHEE VALLEY SUPER OVAL. 1/4 MILE. EAST WENATCHEE, WA. www.wvso.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH.

The Wenatchee championships are also up for grabs. The Saturday Night racing fever will be elevated by the Jerry's Auto Supply Pro Late Models, the Pepsi Street Stocks, Dick's Heating and Air Conditioning Thunder Cars along with the Hobby Cars and the Road Runners. The northwest's fastest one quarter mile oval will open its front gates at 5pm with the racing beginning at 630pm.
Adult tickets are $12 and $10 for students and seniors. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $6. The speedway also offers a fan friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits 2 adults and 4 kids.

Partridge's Championship Chase of Gilliland Heads To Meridian



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2016) - With just two races left in the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season, Ryan Partridge is running out of time to chase down championship leader Todd Gilliland. He will get his penultimate opportunity Saturday at Idaho's Meridian Speedway.

Gilliland, 16, from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, holds a 13-point lead over Partridge, 28, from Rancho Cucamonga, California, headed into the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208.

The two championship contenders have been dueling for the top spot all season long, swapping the lead only three times. Gilliland, a member of the 2016 NASCAR Next class, held the lead up until a misfortune at Sonoma opened the door for Partridge to take first in the standings. The veteran's held that spot for two events before Gilliland took it back with the first of three straight wins.

Partridge returned to Victory Lane at Oregon's Douglas County Speedway at the end of August to cut into Gilliland's lead, but the rookie scored back-to-back runner-up finishes on the Utah road-course to open up the gap again.

RACE: NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 24
TIME: 8:30 p.m. MT
TV SCHEDULE: NBCSN, Friday, Sept. 30, 12:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. MT
2015 WINNER: Noah Gragson
2015 POLE WINNER: Noah Gragson
EVENT SCHEDULE: Garage opens: 10 a.m.; Practice: 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Final Practice: 1:45-2:30 p.m.; Driver/Crew Chief Meeting: 4:30 p.m.; Qualifying: 5 p.m.; Driver Autograph Session: 5:45 p.m.; Driver Introductions: 8 p.m.; NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208: 8:30 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: John Brown, Public Relations, (208) 888-2813
TRACK TWITTER: @meridianspeed
EVENT HASHTAG: #Idaho208
NASCAR IMC CONTACT: Brooke Franceschini, (386) 631-6142, bfranceschini@nascar.com

FAST FACTS:
The Race: The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 is the 13th race of the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. It's the 10th of 11 ovals events and 14 races overall on the schedule. This will be the series' third visit to the Meridian, Idaho, facility since 1972.

The Procedure: The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials with the remaining four spots being awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 208 laps covering 52 miles.

The Track: Meridian Speedway is a quarter-mile asphalt oval that has been in operation since 1951.

The Records: Qualifying: Noah Gragson, Ford, 13.017 seconds (69.140 mph), Sept. 5, 2015. 208-Lap Race Record: Noah Gragson, Ford, 1 hour 19 minutes 16 seconds (39.361 mph), Sept. 5, 2015.

MERIDAN RACE NOTES:
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Clinch: Todd Gilliland could clinch the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award this weekend at Meridian. The rookie currently holds at 15-point lead over Bill McAnally Racing teammate Riley Herbst (109-94). To walk away with the trophy, Gilliland has to leave Meridian with a 10-point lead over Herbst in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

Gragson Looks To Keep Hot Streak Alive: Noah Gragson will look to keep his win streak alive this weekend at Meridian. The 17-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada, won both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West doubleheader events at Utah Motorsports Park and followed it up with another road course win last weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. The NASCAR Next driver has the odds in his favor, he won last year's NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 after starting on the pole. The defending race winner, sits 37 points back of Gilliland in the championship standings. Gragson must remain within 48 points of Gilliland after Meridian to remain in contention.

Series Performance At Quarter-Mile Ovals: The K&N Pro Series West has competed at two other quarter-mile ovals this season: California's Orange Show Speedway and fellow Idaho track, Stateline Speedway. At each race, Bill McAnally Racing was the team to beat with Chris Eggleston winning at Orange Show and Todd Gilliland taking the win at Stateline.

Newhouse Returns: Local Idaho favorite Hannah Newhouse will return to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Saturday at her home track with Jefferson Pitts Racing. Newhouse competed with the team this year at the season opener at California's Irwindale Speedway and finished seventh. Newhouse won Meridian's NAPA Big 5 Late Model Division 9 championship this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Tickets for September 17th



By Dave Grayson

AUTO CLUB FAMOSO RACEWAY. 1/4 MILE DRAG STRIP. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.famosoraceway.com FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH - 18TH.

The historic Famoso Raceway will be staging a very busy weekend featuring multiple NHRA drag racing groups along with a Fan Appreciation Night that's going send a lucky raffle winner to Las Vegas.

The weekend begins with the Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series who will be staging their annual Nostalgia Fall Championship. They will be staging two races, while creating a double points situation during the weekend. Adding to the straight line racing excitement will be the drag racing organizations known as the Ford Fun Weekend and the Mega MOPAR.

The gates will open at 8am on all three days. Friday's schedule calls for an open test and tune session from 12 to 5 pm. On Saturday and Sunday the race agenda calls for time trials and elimination rounds beginning at 9am.
Saturday night is Fan Appreciation Night at Famoso and will be highlighted by the presence of the Good Vibrations Motorsports Saturday Night Nitro Series who will hit the strip at 7 and 930 pm.

The prize list for Fan Appreciation Night is massive with the grand prize being two event tickets to the NHRA's Toyota Nationals to be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's drag strip. The grand prize also includes a two night stay at the Hooters Hotel and Casino. You can dial up the Famoso Raceway website to see the complete prize list lined up for this very fun evening.

General admission tickets for these events are $20 per day with children under the age of 12 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Additionally, AAA members can receive a $3 discount by presenting their member cards at the ticket gate.

ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. ROSEVILLE, CA. www.allamericanspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

The All American Speedway will be rolling out a track load of exciting racing action this Saturday night featuring the Legends of the Pacific, Street Stocks, Bombers, the F 4's and the Pro 4 Modifieds. The spectator gates will open at 4pm with the show going green at 6pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $10. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and children, age 6 to 15, are $7. Children under 6 years old will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pass, valued at $35, that admits 2 adults and 3 kids.

EPHRATA RACEWAY PARK. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. EPHRATA, WA. www.ephrataracewaypark.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

Ephrata will be treating their fans to action from the Northwest Pro 4 Alliance series who will wrap up their season championship Saturday night. Adding to the excitement will be the presene of the Tri State Street Stocks, the Mini Stocks and the 360 Sprints. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying at 6pm and at 7pm.

When it comes to race tickets, this race track is very fan friendly. General admission tickets for adults are only $8 with tickets for students, seniors and military personnel priced at $7. Kids age 5 and under will be admitted free. The raceway park also offers its fans a very budget friendly family pack, for the low price of $20, which admits 2 adults and 3 youth.

EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY. 5/8, 3/8 & 1/5 MILE PAVED OVALS, 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP & FIGURE 8 TRACK. MONROE, WA. www.evergreenspeedway.com FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH.

Something very unique and special will be at Evergreen this weekend. It's the Red Bull Global Rally Cross Series' return to the pacific northwest for the first time in two years. Thier GRC Lite and Super Car divisions will be racing on a .791 mile, 8 turn, special road course created from the speedway's unique paved oval configurations.

On Friday the gates will open at 12pm featuring a full day of practice, qualifying and heat races. Saturday's spectator gates will open at 11pm with an agenda featuring warm up rounds, semi finals, last chance qualifiers and the main events.

The main events can also be seen Sunday on NBC Sports beginning at 130pm eastern time. The main events will also be streamed on Red Bull TV at 2pm eastern.

There are a variety of ticket options available at both single day and weekend rates. You can dial up www.redbullglobalrallycross.com for the details.

GOOD TIMES QUARTER MIDGET RACING ASSOCIATION. MADERA, CA. www.goodtimesqm.com FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH - 18TH.

This outstanding program was designed to teach youngsters, age 5 to 16, the ins and outs of quarter midget racing. On any given weekend of the 2016 racing season, the association would be racing at their 1/20th mile paved oval located at the Madera Speedway. However, this weekend they will be participating in Leg five of the California Monza Series hosted by the Capitol Quarter Midget Association. This is a special points championship series involving quarter midget clubs from all over California. Leg number five of the series will be held at the Capitol Speedway located in Rio Linda, California.

The weekend will feature quarter midget action from 12 different racing classes spread out through the various age groups. It all begins on Friday with a special practice session for all divisions beginning at 6pm. Saturday is qualifying day for all divisions and begins following the mandatory pit meeting at 830am. Sunday is main event and also begins following the morning pit meeting. For more information you can call 976 991 1128.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH.

The IEC will convert the back portion of their 1/2 mile paved oval into their 1/8 mile drag strip in order to present their NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program while sending the all powerful and important message: race the strip and not the street. This program is open to all types of vehicles both professional race cars and street legal vehicles.

The program is also very budget friendly. Entry fees are only $20, which allows drivers to race for a total of five hours, or you can watch them race all night for only $10. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing from 5 to 10pm.

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK. 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 MILE PAVED OVALS & 1/3 MILE DIRT OVAL. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.kernraceway.com FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH.

This is one of the true hot tickets of the weekend because it involves the always exciting Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series, presented by 1 800 Loan Mart. Saturday night will feature 30 of the best modified teams from the western states area running the General Tire 75, presented by Fast EZ - EFI.

The high quality main event of the evening will be strongly supported by the raceway park's NASCAR Super Stock and INEX Legend division along with a special appearance from the WRA Vintage Racers. The racing will see the green flag at 7pm and is being presented by Bakersfield's JACK FM Radio. There are a variety of ticket options, from general to reserved seating, available from the track's website.

It's double header night at Kern County Raceway Park. On Friday their 1/3 mile dirt oval will be presenting dirt slinging action from their Hobby Stock, American Stock, Mini Stock, 305 Sprint and Hard Top divisions beginning at 730pm. General admission tickets are $10 and $7 for seniors, military personnel and youth.

BATTLE MOUNTAIN RACEWAY. 1/4 MILE DIRT OVAL. BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NV. www.bmraceway.org FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH - 18TH.

It's going to be busy at Battle Mountain with three, consecutive, days of dirt slinging stock car racing. It all begins on Friday night with their regular racing show followed by their annual Silver Cup show on Saturday night. The racing action will be provided by their Pure Stock, Pro Stock, IMCA Modified, Dwarfs, Karts and Mini Mods. The front gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 730pm on both nights. Then, on Sunday afternoon, those same racing return to action to run a make up race date that had to be cancelled due to weather. The front gates will open on Sunday at 12pm with the racing going green at 2pm.

Adult tickets, age 19 plus, for anyone one of the weekend's shows are $10. Tickets for seniors and students, age 6 to 18, are valued priced at $5. Kids under age 5 will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. By the way, bring the kids there's going to be candy and give aways for them.

LAKEPORT SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. LAKEPORT, CA. www.lakeportspeedway.com. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

The Lakeport - Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, returns to Lakeport this Saturday featuring racing excitement from the Bandolero, Bomber, Jammer, Legend and Modified divisions. The front gates will open at 330pm followed by qualifying at 5pm leading to the main events.

General admission tickets are $12 and $9 for seniors, age 60 plus, and students with valid ID. First responders with valid ID and kids, age 5 to 11, will be admitted for only $6 while toddlers and infants will be admitted free. There's also a fan friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admites two adults and three kids.

LOAN MART MADERA SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE PAVED OVAL. MADERA, CA. www.racemadera.com FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH.

Here's another very hot ticket from an organization who understands how to treat their fans. Loan Mart Madera will be presenting their 45th Annual Harvest Classic Night this Friday and Saturday night with each evening featuring a super loaded race schedule.

Friday night's race agenda will feature the Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, 4 Bangers, the MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC HPD Midgets and truck pulls. The action will receive the greet flag at 630pm.
Now get ready for this: Friday is $5 ticket night at Loan Mart Madera.

Saturday night will be highlighted by the Multi Engine Tractor Pull presented by Midland Tractors. There's also going to be plenty of oval racing action from the MAV TV Madera Winged Super Sprint Series who will be crowning a season champion on this night. Also on the race agenda will be the BCRA Midgets, the USAC HPD Midgets, the NCMA Sprints, the Twisted Tea Modifieds, the CSS/360 Super Modifieds and Vintage Cars. The racing action will begin with heat races at 430pm.

Saturday night tickets are $20 for adult general admission and $17 for seniors and military personnel. Youth tickets, age 6 to 12, are $10 with kids age 5 and under admitted free.

MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWAY, 1/3 MILE PAVED OVAL. TWIN FALLS, ID. www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

Fans will be treated to another strong show from Magic Valley this Saturday night featuring their Cactus Pete Late Model, Project Filter Street Stocks, Shari's Cafe Hornet, Quale Electronic Junior Stinger, O'reilly Auto Parts Thunderdog and the Extreme Staffing Double Decker divisions. The spectator gates will open at 5pm followed by qualifying 630pm and racing at 7pm.

Adults tickets, age 13 plus, are $15 and $10 for seniors age 62 plus. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $3 and military personnel, with valid ID, are always admitted free at this race track.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. MERIDIAN, ID. www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

Saturday night at Meridian will be intensifed by the drama of championship night for the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars and the NWAAS Modifieds. Adding to the racing excitement will be the presence of the West Coast Vintage cars, the Teleperformance Claimer Stocks and the Junior Stingers. All of these divisions will be racing for trophies donated by Hunziker 98X Racing. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by racing at 630pm.

Here's something special for the kids Saturday night. It's the Continental Tire Bike Races. Bring your kids, their bikes and their helmets to the turn 2 gate before 555pm to enter. The bike races will feature three age groups: 12 and up, 7 to 11 and age 6 and under.

Adult ticket prices are $15.50 and $13 for seniors, age 62 plus, and military personnel with valid ID. Kids tickets, age 7 to 13 are $6.50 with kids age 6 and under admitted free. The speedway also offers a fan friendly family pack, priced at $46, which will admit 2 adults and 4 kids age 7 to 11.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEWAY. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. WEST VALLEY CITY, UT. www.rmrracing.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

This track, also known as America's First Credit Union Super Oval, will be presenting Saturday night racing from their Shoqwave Late Models, Maverik Modifieds, Mini Cups, Sommers Auto Wrecking Hornets and Tucker Towing Double Deckers. The spectator gates will open at 4pm, followed by heat races at 6pm and racing at 7pm.

Adults tickets, age 13 plus, are $15. Youth tickets, age 5 to 12, are $5 with kids age 4 and under admitted free.

SONOMA RACEWAY. MULTI ROAD COURSES. SONOMA, CA. www.racesonoma.com FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH - 18TH.

It's going to be a very exciting weekend in northern California's wine country when Sonoma Raceway plays host to the season finale of the Verizon Indy Cars' championship. The Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma will have a extra touch of intensity this Sunday because this race is going to award double points.

Adult reserved tickets are priced between $55 to $75. On the more budget friendly range there are general admission tickets available for $39 with kids age 12 and under admitted free. There are also several special tickets options that covers everything from preferred parking to special acess and driver meet and greet packages. You can preuse all of these options on the raceway's website. If you can't make it to Sonoma, NBCSN will be broadcasting this epic event live beginning at 630 pm eastern time.

SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE PAVED OVAL. ROCHESTER, WA. www.southsoundspeedway,com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

The fastest three-eighths mile track in the northwest will be presenting Saturday night racing from the Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Baby Grands, Stinger 8's and the Mini Stocks. The green flag will fall at 630pm.

Adults tickets, age 18 plus, are $16. Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, active duty military with ID and teens, age 13 to 17, are $14. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids 5 and under admitted free.

SPEEDWAY WILLOW SPRINGS. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. ROSAMOND, CA. www.thespeedwaywillowsprings.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

If you're looking for a fun track the entire family can enjoy then Speedway Willow Springs is a great choice. Located within the mammoth, 600 plus acres, Willow Springs International Raceway, this quarter mile paved oval returns to action this Saturday night.

It's Platinum Jewelry and Loan Night at Willow Springs. Highlighting the on track action will be the Hooper's Rear End Service Elite Division. This is a special racing class created by speedway management that allows Late Models, Super Late Models, Modifieds and Southwest Tour Trucks to race together. Fans can also expect a lot of on track action from the Platinum Jewelry & Loan Street Stocks, the Wayne & Dave's Automotive Hobby Stocks, Lucas Oil Mini Stocks, the Tire Store Skid Plates and the always exciting So-Cal Enduro Series. The full night of exciting action starts at 6pm.

General admission, at the front gate of the motorsports complex, is $10 with kids age 8 and under admitted free. The $10 buys you a wrist band that allows fans to visit all of the Willow Springs tracks on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the excitement from the Speedway Willow Springs, fans can also take in Track Xperience featuring motorcycle racing on the Streets of Willow Springs road course on Saturday. On Sunday there's the Speciality Car Craft Auto Track Day featuring exotic, and very beautiful, customized sports car being put to their paces on Big Willow, the 2.5 mile, 9 turn, road course. Add all of this to the stock car action from Speedway Willow Springs and you've got a super racing weekend.

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. STOCKTON, CA. www.stocktonspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

It's the Night of Champions this Saturday at the Stockton 99 and racing anticipation is expected to be very high. The on track action will be provided by the Stockton Late Models, the Grand American Modifieds, the Mini Cups and the Bomber Stocks. The spectator gates will open at 5pm with the green flag flying at 6pm.

Adult tickets, age 16 to 59, are $15. Tickets for juniors, age 11 to 15, and seniors, age 60 plus, are $10. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free.

TUCSON SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE PAVED OVAL. TUCSON, AZ. www.tucsonspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

Tucson Speedway management has a way of coming up with unique names for their special shows. A perfect example of that is this Saturday night's show named Roasted Rattler. Highlighting the evening will be a visit from the always exciting Spears SRL Southwest Tour regarded by many as one of the better regional touring series currently racing in the western states. Also on the race agenda will be the speedway's Pro Stock and Hornet divisions. The front gates will open at 5pm followed by racing at 7pm.

Adult tickets, age 17 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors and military personnel are $10. Junior tickets, age 11 to 16, are $7 while kids age 10 and under will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family pack, priced at $30, which admits two adults and two juniors.

WENATCHEE VALLEY SUPER OVAL. 1/4 MILE PAVED OVAL. EAST WENATCHEE, WA. www.wvso.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.

It's Pepsi Championship Night at the northwest's fastest one quarter mile paved oval. Providing the on track action will be the Jerry's Auto Supply Pro Late Models, the Pepsi Street Stocks, Dick's Heating and Air Conditioning Thunder Cars, Mini Stocks and Road Runners. The front gates will open at 5pm with racing at 630pm.

Adult tickets, age 19 plus, are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, and students age 13 to 18, are $10. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $6. The speedway also offers a budget friendly family package, priced at $30, which admits 2 adults and 4 kids.

YAKIMA SPEEDWAY. YAKIMA, WA. www.yakimaspeedway.com FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH.

The Yakima Speedway will begin the weekend with a free Friday night Fan Appreciation party from 4 to 8pm featuring fun, food, prizes and a race car display. It's a special way to say thank you as well as fun for the entire family.

Then, on Saturday race night, Yakima will be presenting the 2nd annual Gary Peterson Memorial in honor of a true friend of this speedway. Providing the intense on track excitement will be the West Coast Late Model Series, the Super Stocks, Mini Socks, Hornets and Bump To Pass. The spectator gates will open at 4pm followed by qualifying with opening ceremonies beginning at 5pm.

Adding to Saturday night's fun will be a costume contest. Fans are encouraged to wear costumes reglecting the 1970's and 1980's and will receive a $3 discount at the ticket gate. The best costume of the evening will receive tickets for the speedway's September 30th Fall Classic weekend.

Adult tickets for Saturday night are $17 and $14 for seniors, students and military personnel. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dave Grayson's Hot Racing Tickets for September 10th



By Dave Grayson

It's going to be another weekend loaded with excitement for fans who prefer watching their racing on paved short tracks. From southern California to the top of northern Oregon, the upcoming weekend is filled with racing featuring every division from bomber stocks to high powered sprint cars. Enjoy it fellow race fans, let's go out this weekend and support our local race tracks.

ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. ROSEVILLE, CA. www.allamericanspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

The All American returns to action this Saturday night treating their fans to on track action from their Street Stock, Bomber, F 4, NCMA Sprint Car and Limited Modified divisions. The spectator gates will open at 4 pm with the green flag falling on the racing action at 6 pm.
Adult tickets, age 16 to 59. are $10. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and kids, age 6 to 15, are $7 with kids under 6 admitted free. The speedway also offers a family package, value priced at $35, which admits two adults and three kids.

DOUGLAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY. 4/10 MILE. ROSEBURG, OR. www.douglascountyspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

It's championship night at Douglas County Speedway plus they will be presenting a special 9-11 remembrance tribute. The racing action will be provided by the Kodiak Bar Hornets, the Oakland Tavern Mini Stocks, Johnny's Drive In Hard Tops, Adcox Heating Pro 4 Wedges, Winchester Pub and Grill Street Stocks and the Scoreboard Tavern Modifieds. The spectator gates will open at 4 pm followed by qualifying at 430pm. The racing will receive the green flag at approximately 540 pm.

This speedway appears to be very budget friendly to its fans. General admission for adults are $10. Tickets for seniors, military personnel, veterans and youth age 5 to 16 are only $5. Kids 5 and under will be admitted free. The speedway also offers a family package, priced at a very low $20, which admits two adults and unlimited youth age 16 and under.

IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER. 1/2 & 1/3 MILE OVALS & 1/8 MILE DRAG STRIP. IRWINDALE, CA. www.irwindalespeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

The IEC will be hosting the NASCAR First Responders Appreciation Night presented by Whelen Engineering and Seidner's Collision Centers. All first responders, with valid ID, will be admitted free this Saturday. This is the IEC's way of thanking these brave men and women who often place their very lives on the line in order to protect us during emergency situations.

The speedway will be backing up this program with a full racing schedule led by the Pick Your Part Late Model Late Models who will add to their season championship drama by racing for double points. The Legend Cars will also double their intensity as well by also racing for double points. Also on the busy race agenda will be the RACECAR Factory Spec Late Models, the Seidner's Collision Center's Irwindale Race Trucks along with a special guest appearance by the Robertson's Solar Southwest Tour Trucks. The front gates will open at 4 pm with racing scheduled to begin at 7 pm.

Pre sale adult tickets are currently available, via online or at the speedway office, for $10. These tickets will be priced at $15 on Saturday race day. Children's tickets are $5. There is also a $5, cash only, parking lot fee. Bring your dinner time appetites because the IEC concession stands will be offering $1 hot dogs and sodas along with $2 beer.

WAIT, THERE'S MORE. On September 8th, the IEC will convert the back part of their speedway into their 1/8th mile drag strip: the home of their NHRA Thursday Night Thunder program. This special program is open to all street legal vehicles and sends the powerful message: race the strip and not the streets. The spectator gates will open at 4 pm followed by five hours of drag racing from 5 to 10pm. This very important program is budget friendly. Drivers can race all night for a $20 entry fee while spectators can watch them race for a $10 race ticket.

WAIT, HERE'S EVEN MORE. Following Saturday night's oval racing, the IEC staff will again set up their drag strip in order to present round 6 of the NHRA Summit Racing Series on Sunday, September 11th. Featured racing divisions will be the Pro, Pro Bike, Sportsman and Super Pros. The spectator gates will open at 9 am followed by time trials at 1015 am and elimination runs at 1 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12 with kids under 5 admitted free.

KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK. 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 MILE OVALS. BAKERSFIELD, CA. www.kernraceway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

The KCRWP will be hosting Eyewitness News At The Races and 9-11 Tribute presented by KBAK TV and Fox Channel 58 this Saturday night. First responder groups will be taking a tribute lap in their vehicles, with lights and sirens on, in remembrance of all those lost on 9-11.

The NASCAR sanctioned racing action will be provided by the raceway's Late Model, Super Stock, Spec Mod, Mini Stock and the special 911 Racing Series Chiefs Race. There will also be a special exhibition from the very exciting, slideways, Just Drift program. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm with the green flag falling on the racing at 7 pm. There's a variety of ticket options available via the raceway's website.

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY BULLRING. 3/8 MILE. LAS VEGAS, NV. www.lvms.com/bullring. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

It's Back To School Night at the Bullring. All Students, staff and faculty, from Las Vegas area schools, colleges and universities will be admitted free Saturday night with valid ID's. The evening also includes special give aways and raffle prizes.

There's also going to be plenty of Vegas style racing. The evening will begin and end with the NASCAR Super Late Models who will be running twin, 35 lap, main events. Also on the schedule will be the NASCAR sanctioned Super Stocks, Bombers and Grand American Modifieds along with the USLCI Legends, Bandoleros and Thunder Roadsters.

The spectator gates will open at 5 pm followed by racing at 7 pm. General admission tickets are $8. Additional ticket information is available via the speedway's website or by calling 1 702 644 4444.
Also the fan friendly concession stand will be serving up $2 hot dogs and Coca Cola products along with $3 Budweiser products.

MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWAY. 1/3 MILE. TWIN FALLS, ID. www.magicvalleyspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

There's going to be plenty of racing magic at Magic Valley when they present a full Saturday evening of action featuring the the Cactus Pete Late Models, the National Guard Super Stocks, the Project Filter Street Stocks, Quale's Electronics Junior Stingers and the Extreme Staffing Double Deckers. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm followed by qualifying at 630 pm and racing at 7pm.

Here's yet another speedway that is very fan friendly at the ticket gate. General admission tickets, age 13 and up, are $10. Tickets for seniors, age 62 and up, are $5. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are priced at only $1. Military personnel, with valid ID, are always admitted free at Magic Valley.

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. MERIDIAN, ID. www.meridianspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

Meridian's Saturday night schedule will feature racing from the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Modifieds, the Pepsi Crate Car/Super 6 Challenge Race, the Dee Forrey Memorial CWI Super/Streets, the CWI High School Tuners and the Tates Rent Hornets. This action evening is being presented by Jack's Links Meat Snacks. The spectator gates will open at 4 pm followed by racing at 630 pm.

Adult general admission tickets are $10.50 while tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, and military personnel are $8. Kids tickets, age 7 to 11, are $6.50 with kids 6 and under admitted free. The speedway also offers a family pass, priced at $30, that admits two adults and up to 4 kids age 7 to 11.

ORANGE SHOW SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. SAN BERNARDINO, CA. www.theorangeshowspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

The historic OSS continues to roll through a very exciting season of good racing shows. This Saturday night they will be treating their fans to on track action from their Open Late Model, 1 800 Loan Mart Street Stock, Mini Stock, Bandolero, OSS Modified along with the always fun Barber Pole race.

The very full day begins with a 1 pm practice session for all divisions followed by qualifying at 3 pm, heat races at 6 pm, trophy dashes at 7 pm followed by main events going green at 8 pm. General admission tickets are $10.

SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY. 3/8 MILE. ROCHESTER, WA. www.southsoundspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

Saturday night racing at the fastest three-eighths mile track in the northwest will be headlined by the Super Late Models who will treat their fans to a 100 lap main event. Also on the race agenda will be the Bumblebees, the Super 4's and the Outlaw Compact Super Series. The spectator gates will open at 445 pm followed by racing at 630 pm.

General admission tickets, age 18 plus, are $14. Tickets for seniors, age 62 plus, military personnel and teens, age 13 to 17, are $12. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $7 with kids 5 and under admitted free.

STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. STOCKTON, CA. www.stocktonspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

Saturday night racing at Stockton 99 will feature on track action from their Stockton Late Model Series, Bomber, Grand American Modified and Basic 4 Cylinder divisions. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm followed by racing at 6 pm.

General admission tickets for adults, age 16 plus, are $15. Tickets for seniors, age 65 plus, military personnel with valid ID and Juniors, age 11 to 15, are $10. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free.

UKIAH SPEEDWAY. 1/4 MILE. UKIAH, CA. www.lakeportspeedway.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

The Lakeport-Ukiah Speedway Challenge Series, presented by Furia Motorsports, returns to Ukiah this Saturday night featuring on track action from their Bandolero, Bomber, Jammer, Legend, Modified and Pro 4 divisions. The spectator gates will open at 330 pm. Qualifying rounds will begin at 5 pm followed by the racing.

General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for seniors, age 60 plus, and students, with valid ID, are $9. Kids tickets, age 5 to 11, along with first responders, with valid ID, are $6. Toddlers and infants will be admitted free. A family package, priced at $30, is available and admits 2 adults and 3 kids.

WENATCHEE SUPER OVAL. 1/4 QUARTER MILE. EAST WENATCHEE, WA. www.wvso.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

It's going to be a hot night of racing at Wenatchee this Saturday night highlighted by the Northwest Super Late Model Series who will run the Neal Newberry 125. Also on the race agenda will be the Dick's Heating and Air Conditioning Thunder Cars and the WESCO Sprint Cars. This evening of Saturday night racing is being presented by the Clearwater Saloon and Casino, EZ's Burger Deluxe and Mountain Dew. The spectator gates will open at 5 pm with the racing going green at 630 pm.

Adult tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and students. Kids tickets, age 6 to 12, are $8 while kids 5 and under will be admitted free. This special event also features a family pass, priced at $50, which admits two adults and four kids. Tickets are currently available via online.