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Source — Dave Grayson
Date Posted — March 03, 2009
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Stock Car Syndicate will be presenting the latest round of their winter racing series this Sunday, March 8th, at the Willow Springs Speedway. The quarter mile paved oval is located within the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park in Rosamond-California. Stock Car Syndicate promoters Nick Jennings and Jon Christensen have lined up eight racing divisions for this Sunday. The divisions include late models, super stocks, pure stocks, mini stocks, factory 4's, legends, bandoleros and figure eights. Stock Car Syndicate also plans to lauch a new points system for its racing divisions this Sunday.

The late model division is the lynch pin of the Stock Car Syndicate show at Willow Springs. Kyle Fife won the feature race back on February 8th and is expected to be equally as competitive this Sunday. But it's quite likely that Fife will have to deal with a group of racers known as "Hooper's Herd." This is a group of cars that was constructed by the late, and legendary, Richard Hooper. This team includes Anthony Mainella, who has visited the Willow Springs victory lane in the past, along with John Cran and Logan Mainella. Also expected to make a strong showing this Sunday is Rosamond's own Alex Anderson who is yet another past winner at this speedway.

In the combined pure stock/super stock division expect Rick Fife, the February 8th feature winner, to be looking for a return trip to the Willow Springs victory lane. Also expected to be highly competitive in this class are Willow Springs veteran Randy Wilkins and Bakersfield's Howie Smith a former Mesa Marin Raceway champion. Also expect a rock solid run from Justin Good who scored a top five finish in last month's race.

The combined factory four and mini stock class has been extremely exciting over the past few months at the Willow Springs Speedway. This division often features wheel to wheel and door to door racing during their feature races. Mini stock driver Chris Melleby, a regular at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, will be looking to repear last month's feature win but could get some competition from Tony Polisano who finished second in that race. Benjamin Mahan, who moved up to the factory fours from the bandolero division this year, is showing a great deal of driver improvement and could possibly be a major player in Sunday's race.

Speaking of the youngsters in their small, but very fast, bandolero cars, Lil' Al Simpson will be looking for the repeat after winning last month's feature. He can also be looking for some competition from Devan Newberry and series newcomer Blake Dunkelberger.

On Sunday race day the pit gates will open at 8am. A practice session will be held from 9 to 1130 am followed by qualifying for all divisions at noon. The green flag will fall on the first race of the day at 1 pm.

Entry fees are $50 for the car and driver with individual pit passes priced at $25. General admission tickets for spectators are $10. Children under the age of 10 are admitted free.

Stock Car Syndicate would like to thank the following sponsors for their help in bringing racing to the Willow Springs Speedway: Tire Xpress, Coach's Sports Bar, D&D Muffler, Uncle Andy's Joint, Industrial Metal Supply, Pit Stop Sports Bar, ASAP Towing, The Plumber, California Stripes, Western Mailing-Las Vegas, Adams Metalizing and Engine Rebuilding, Frank's Radios, T F Designs, A V Web Design and Consulting, BMC Construction, Critical Car Care and Mike's Transmission.

For more information regarding Stock Car Syndicate, and racing at the Willow Springs Speedway, call Jon at 805-503-9985 or Nick at 661 305 3789. You can also dial up their websites at or

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Article posted by staff on March 03, 2009.