Showing posts with label West Coast Sportsman Series. Show all posts
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Redwood Acres Raceway’s Tentative 2017 Schedule Released

By Matthew J. Sullivan

Eureka, California’s Redwood Acres Raceway has released its tentative schedule for the 2017 season. 13 dates are listed between the months of April through September with the schedule still in the process of being finalized.

The third-annual Firecracker 100 late model race will take place Saturday July 1st. At the conclusion of the night’s races, RAR will also a fireworks display which have been real crowd pleasers in the two previous years.

In addition to the local cars, Redwood Acres Raceway will host several touring series events in 2017. The ever-competitive North State Modified Series will return to the Acres for the third straight season for three visits. The NSMS event is a special Sunday-evening affair on Memorial Day weekend May 28th. The mods return on Saturday July 22nd and then for the final time on Saturday September 9th.

Another highly anticipated event will be the debut of the West Coast Sportsman Series at RAR on Saturday August 5th. The series is in its inaugural season and features Grand National-type cars that formerly raced in NASCAR’s K&N West Series. The Acres is one of only two paved ovals currently on the 2017 West Coast Sportsman Series schedule so the event will be something not to be missed.

Outlaw kart racing will return to Redwood Acres Raceway in 2017. Six races are scheduled with the opener on Friday April 21st and the finale on Saturday September 16th. All races for the outlaw karts will be non-point paying events.

Acres management is still in the process of finalizing potential dates for the Redwood Acres Fair but does have Tractor Pulls scheduled for Saturday June 25th. Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12 will be the annual monster truck show in the Acres infield. The 2017 season concludes with the Fall Spectacular and the crowning of champions in roadrunners, bombers, mini stocks, Legends, Thunder Roadsters and late models.

It should be another fantastic season of racing at the Acres in 2017. For more information, please visit the track’s official website

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

West Coast Sportsman Series Releases 2017 Schedule

Madera, Ca. (1-31-17) – The 2017 dates have been set for the new West Coast Sportsman Series and it all kicks off at the Madera Speedway on April 8th. The series will compete three times on paved short track ovals, two times on road courses, as well as on dirt ovals.

The idea for the series is to take the out of date grand-national style race car and allow people to compete in a cost effective format that is focused on competitor comradery and fan pleasing, high quality racing action.

“We held a test race last fall with this new series and it turned out really well, so the next step is to run a short season with six to seven races in 2017. Having the series operate on paved ovals, dirt ovals and road courses really creates a place for veteran drivers to have fun, or for the up and coming driver to gain valuable experience” Kenny Shepherd.

The 2017 West Coast Sportsman Series kicks off the season at the Madera Speedway on April 8th, then there is a TBA date for June, then the series heads North to Portland Oregon to hit the first road course in July from the 7th through the 9th, then the series hits its second paved oval at Redwood Acres Raceway on the Northern California Coast on August 5th, then the series heads to the rolling hills of Sonoma Raceway for the second road course race on September 16th and 17th, then the series heads back to Central California to hit the paved oval at the Madera Speedway on October 21st, then the final race of the season hits the dirt at the Stockton Dirt track on November 3rd.

The series is structured in a club manner with a group of car owners guiding the series via an owner representative. For more information about the rules and technical aspect of the series contact Mike Naake at For information on scheduling, event organization and marketing opportunities contact Kenny Shepherd at

West Coast Sportsman 2017 Schedule
4-8 Madera Speedway (Paved Oval)
6-3, or 6-10 TBA (dirt or paved oval)
7-7 to 7-9 Portland, Oregon (Road Course)
8-5 Redwood Acres Raceway (Paved Oval)
9-16 to 9-17 Sonoma Raceway (Road Course)
10-21 Madera Speedway (Paved Oval)
11-3 Stockton Dirt Track (Dirt Oval)