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Source — Dave Grayson
Date Posted — October 20, 2009
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The Havasu 95 Speedway will present its latest round of ASA sanctioned winter season racing this Saturday night, October 24th. The most scenic quarter mile asphalt oval in the southwest, located within the Sara Park Complex in Lake Havasu City-Arizona, will treat its fans to racing from the ASA street stocks, bandoleros, factory stocks as well as a special appearance by the Verve ASA Speed Truck Challenge Series who will be running a 100 lap feature.

In the process of winding down its 13th season, the Verve ASA Speed Truck Challenge Series is a regional touring series for mid sized pick up trucks that travels to a variety of different size and shaped tracks in the western states area. The trucks feature full tube sized chassis, with a 108 inch wheelbase and are powered by Van Gordon Racing V8 engines capable of producing 375 horsepower. Approved body styles for the series include the Chevrolet S-10, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, Dodge Dakota and the Toyota Tacoma.

With its long term policy of allowing 14 year olds to participate in their races, the series is a breeding ground for developing future racing talent. This year's crop of young drivers includes Cole Cabrea, Donny St Ours and Jeremiah Wagner all of whom are race winners this year. Not to be overlooked here is a group of young drivers who are looking for that break out series win that includes Chris Birdsong, Race Liberante, Jack Madrid and Josh Goshen.

The series also has the presence of some veteran drivers as well including three time series champion Darren Young and Jeff Catlin. Both drivers have visited victory lane in the 2009 season.

In the speedway's ASA street stock division Ralph Adams continues to conduct a racing school. The 69 year old Oak Hills-California driver has won the first two races of the winter season and leads the standings with 100 points. Phillip Waterman is four points behind the leader based on two second place finishes while Ricky Maddox Jr is eight markers from first based on consecutive third place finishes.

The youngsters in the bandolero division will be making their second appearance of the season at the Havasu 95 Speedway Saturday night. Reigning track champion Tommy Kelley won the first race last month and leads the standing. There is currently six points between Kelley, Kyle Niquette and Matthew Davey going into Saturday night.

The fan favorite factory stocks will also be a big part of Saturday night's show. The division currently features an early season tight points battle led by Brady Juve. Lisa Snell, who won the last factory stock race, is four points behind him. Tied for third, six markers back, are Scott Allen and Shawn Deitch while Chris Blackwell is fifth just eight points from the leader.

The Havasu 95 Speedway weekend officially gets underway on Friday night, October 23d, with a test and tune practice session for all racing divisions from 6 to 9 pm. Admission to the session will be free to spectators and a concession stand will be available. On Saturday race day the spectator gates will open will open at 4 pm with the racing getting underway at 6 pm.

Ticket prices for Saturday are $12 general admission and $10 for seniors 55 plus, the handicapped and active duty military. Kids tickets, for ages six to 16, are $6 while kids five and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The speedway also offers a family package for $25 which admits two adults and two kids. Racing fans can also enjoy the special amenities, while watching the race from the best seats in the house, in the speedway's VIP section for $25.

For out of town race teams and fans the official motel of the Havasu 95 Speedway is the Days Inn. They offer beautiful and spacious room at very affordable rates. Call 928 855 7841 or 1 800 835 2410 for reservations. Online booking is also available.

For more information on the Havasu 95 Speedway contact promoter Bill Rozhon at 928 716 6300 or dial up the official website at

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Article posted by staff on October 20, 2009.