The Willow Springs International Raceway will treat its fans to a full day of high energy Toyota sponsored stock car racing this Saturday, July 21st, on their mammoth 2.5 mile road course and their quarter mile speedway, located at the mammoth raceway park in Rosamond-California.
"The series' races is backed with a $10,000 purse. Yet another operative word here is exciting. "
This special day of Willow Springs style stock car racing will begin Saturday afternoon featuring the International Stock Car Road Racing Association, (ISCRR), who will be presenting round two of their 2012 Toyota Super Late Model Stock Car Challenge Series. The gates will open at 7 am on Saturday followed by practice at 9 am, qualifying at 1 pm and racing at 3 pm.
The operative word here is challenge. The super late model drivers will be participating in a wide open shootout on the fastest road in the west. This 2.5 mile road course challenge features nine sweeping left and right hand turns along with lengthy and very fast straightaways. The main event is only 20 laps but that's 20 laps times 2.5 for a total of 50 miles to challenge the physical endurance of the drivers.
The other operative word here is lucrative. The series' races is backed with a $10,000 purse. Yet another operative word here is exciting. Watching these super late models race their way around this beautiful road course,with its vista type scenery, is well worth the drive to Rosamond.
The series' debut event was held back on June 30th and was won by Chatsworth-California driver Gail Chase. He's expected to return next Saturday looking for another one of those lucrative winner's checks. However, it's expected that Dana Moore and Bear Rzesnowiecky, who completed the victory lane podium last month, will have a different idea regarding the finishing order this Saturday.
The ISCRR's Toyota Super Late Model Stock Car Challenge Series is being presented by Toyota-the official vehicles of the willow springs raceway, K&K Insurance, Dunn Edwards Paints, VP Racing Fuels and Hoosier Racing Tires.
For more information regarding the series, call 661-256-6666 or dial up their website at www.willowspringsraceway.com. Click on special events which will direct you to race information and access to the series' official rules.
Once the road course racing is concluded racing fans are invited, and encouraged, to make a very short drive to the other side of the complex to Speedway Willow Springs, the quarter mile paved oval, where they will be treated to the action from their $27,000 Toyota Short Track Series.
At Speedway Willow Springs Saturday night the on track will be provided by their mini stock, bomber, hobby stock, KGG super pro and street stock divisions. Practice sessions will begin at 11 am, followed by qualifying at 4 pm and racing at 6 pm.
In the mini stock division, Jeremy Perez appears to be the division's hot shoe and leads the division's standings with 191 points. Robby Harryman holds down second with 162 points while Rich Wilson is third at 151. There seems to be a tight battle for fourth in the division with a slim five points separating Joe Bubbico and Robert Heflin.
There's a genuine championship battle currently going on in the speedway's bomber division with only two points separating drivers Brandon Fisk and Hannah Blalock.
Johnny Troesch leads the hobby stock standings with 231 points going into Saturday night. Michael Williams-210 and Dale Conners-192 are ranked second and third.
The speedway's street stock division also features a very tight points battle between drivers Greg Benner and Dylan Buxton who are only separated by a slim three point margin.
The same scenario also applies to the super pro stock points profile. Speedway veteran Bobby Dezarov will be looking to find a way to pad his his two point lead over Jefro Blalock. Also still in this points picture is driver Will Cottrell who is 24 markers from the top of the standings.
Saturday night racing at Speedway Willow Springs is sponsored by Toyota-the official vehicles of the Willow Springs Raceway, Hoosier Racing Tires, KGG Electric, Frank's Radios, Red Hot Signs, Pepsi, Adams Metalizing and Grinding, Studio Equipment Rentals, Angels Touch Towing, Ruben's Bar and Grill and The Tire Store.
For Speedway Willow Springs Speedway information call 661-945-2102. You can also obtain information, and see what the speedway's fans are saying, from the Speedway Willow Springs' Facebook page.
A major part of the Willow Springs Raceway's fan friendly policy is its weekend ticket offer. General admission is $10 with kids eight and under admitted free. The price of the ticket admits a fan to the events at all of the tracks located at the complex on both Saturday and Sunday. That's right, a ten dollar bill will allow a fan to see the ISCRR Toyota Super Late Model Series Stock Car Challenge, on the 2.5 mile road course, and the night time action on the quarter mile paved oval at Speedway Willow Springs.