Showing posts with label October Classic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label October Classic. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Herzog Set For SRL Southwest Tour Debut At October Classic

(Photo Courtesy Michele Martin)

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (October 23, 2018) – Austin Herzog will try to ride a wave of momentum into Bakersfield as the 16 year-old driver makes his debut in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour on Sunday afternoon. Herzog will be competing in the revival of the October Classic during the Bulwark FR 175 at Kern County Raceway Park.

Sunday will be Herzog’s third career start at the immaculate half-mile facility after an eighth place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West and a 13th place finish in the Winter Showdown this year.

Herzog returns for his second appearance aboard the #11 Richard Herzog Construction VanDoorn Chassis, with Crew Chief Charlie Wilson. The machine debuted during the $15,000 to win Senator’s Cup at Las Vegas last weekend where Herzog set quick time in qualifying. He finished the 150 lap feature in second place by mere inches at the stripe. Herzog was disqualified in post race inspection for coming in high on left side weight, but the young driver still made a great impression that he hopes to build upon in Bakersfield.

Activities get underway Saturday with three practice sessions and single car qualifying. Sunday includes an on track autograph session and Trick or Treat at 12:45 p.m. with the Bulwark FR 175 expected to begin around 2 p.m. Teams will have option to change tires throughout the event, making it a great preview for the upcoming 2019 Winter Showdown. Tickets are available by visiting www.KernRaceway.com

Race fans can watch Austin Herzog in action on MAVTV, Thursdays at 5pm and 8pm Pacific time. Round #6 of the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series airs October 25th.

Austin Herzog Motorsports thanks Richard Herzog Construction, Superior Doors, Stark Naked Enterprises, Wilson Motorsports, LC Services, and Darrell Herzog Roofing for their support.

Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact austinherzogmotorsports@gmail.com

Race fans can keep up on all of the action for Austin Herzog Motorsports at www.AustinHerzogMotorsports.com Austin Herzog Motorsports can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The October Classic Returns



BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The legendary “October Classic” returns. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event in west coast racing as it closed out the annual racing season at Mesa Marin Raceway. The event was legendary for the size of the fields, the drivers and fans who traveled from around the nation to be part of the event, and for the legendary parties that took place after the racing was over.

This October, the legend continues October 27th and 28th as Kern County Raceway presents the Bulwark FR “October Classic” featuring the top two series in the western U.S., the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The tunnel gates of Kern County Raceway will swing open on Friday afternoon October 26th, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will enter the pit area for evening practice sessions as they prepare for Saturday night’s championship finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”.

On Saturday morning the infield pit area will be filled to capacity, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will have three practice sessions as they prepare for single car qualifying that evening to set the field for Sunday afternoon’s “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports”.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will have a full day on Saturday, including two practice sessions, group qualifying and the headlining event on Saturday night, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”. The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 175-lap event.

Then on Sunday, the day will begin with a pancake breakfast for all, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams will be set for 175 laps of competition that will include at least two pit stops in route to the finish of the longest championship points event of the year. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be joined on Sunday by the NASCAR Super Stocks, first race at 1pm.

Bring your RV and enjoy free camping on the raceway grounds. Wear your vintage “October Classic” t-shirts and get $5-dollar beers all weekend.

The legendary “October Classic” returns October 27th, and 28th, to Kern County
Raceway featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports.”

For tickets and information go to www.kernraceway.com, or call 661-835-1264.

About Bulwark FR: Bulwark is the world’s #1 brand of flame-resistant (FR) apparel. For 44 years, Bulwark has served the oil and gas, electric utility and petrochemical markets.