The Toyota Superlate Series will be returning to the willow springs raceway's mammoth road course, September 15th, for the latest round of their high flying style of left and right turn racing. Billed as a wide open shootout on the fastest road course in the west, the super late model teams will be running a 50 mile main event, on the famed raceway's 2.5 mile, nine turn, road course in a main event that is backed with a $10,000 purse.
Qualifying gets underway at 1 pm with the 50 mile main event receiving the green flag at 3 pm. The Toyota Southwest Superlates is a revival of the old fan favorite Toyota Stock Car Challenge Series that ran the Willow Springs road course back in the 1990's. Under the collaboration of the Huth family, proprietors of Willow Springs, and Las Vegas based driver and car builder Steve Rzesnowiecky, a veteran road course and oval track driver, it appears that the current version of super late model stock cars at the famed racing complex is well on its way to a major revival.
Bear Rzesnowiecky, a 20 plus year old second generation driver from Las Vegas, won the series' last race held back on August 18th. However, if he's going to take the P 1 position on the winner's circle podium two races in a row, he going to have to fend off expected challenges from old school veterans such as Ron Esau, Gail Chase and his father, and car builder, Steve Rzesnowiecky.
General admission tickets are only $10 and includes access to the pit area. Kids eight and under are admitted free. The $10 wrist band allows fans to visit all of the scheduled racing events, on all of the tracks located within the complex, for both Saturday and Sunday. That's just one of the many elements that makes a weekend at the Willow Springs Raceway so very special. For more information call 661-256-6666 or dial up www.willowspringsraceway.com .
The Toyota Southwest Superlate Series is sponsored by: Toyota, the official vehicles of Willow Springs Raceway, K&K Insurance, Dunn Edwards Paints, VP Racing Fuels and Hoosier Racing Tire.
Editor's Note: Dave Grayson is an independent writer and is not an employee of RacingWest.com nor of the Toyota Southwest Superlate Model Racing Series.