SAN BERNARDINO, CaliforniaOn Saturday, October 9, 2004, Orange Show Speedway will play host to the 2nd Annual PRO-4 SHORT TRACK NATIONALS.
This open Pro-4 Late Model show is the headlining event at the high-banked ¼ mile facility. Also on the race card will be the Golden West Tire Sport Compacts.
The 2003 PRO-4 SHORT TRACK NATIONALS began a tradition that will follow for many years, the uniqueness of this event attracts drivers and teams from around the country. Several teams made the long trek from Washington, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and as far away as Texas. This year the event will pay out a record $12,000 to the competitors that can manage to keep their 200 horsepower Late Models on the track and out of trouble for the 100 lap feature on Saturday night.
The feature event will see 24 cars battle it out for 100 laps with a fuel break at 50 laps, drivers will have to develop a strategy to stay on the lead lap with several of the California teams including last years winner Dennis Andrews from Redlands. Dennis is currently leading the 2004 Soboba Casino ASA Pro-4 points Championship at the Orange Show Speedway.
The Orange Show Speedway has one of the largest Pro-4 divisions in the country and is one of six ASA divisions participating at the Orange Show Speedway in 2004. Over 40 cars are expected to enter this event due to the high purse and the fact that no other Pro-4 event races for 100 laps in the main event.
The format is simple, take the top 16 qualifiers and transfer them automatically to the main event, then take the top 4 finishers from the 50 lap semi main event and transfer them with the remaining 4 spots open for a promoters choice to fill out the 24 car field.
Local favorites Eddie Secord from Bloomington, Yucaipa’s Brett Edwards, Chris Hayes from San Bernardino and Tim Carruther from Yucaipa are all expected to be some of the top performers. Fans will be treated to a great night of family entertainment for this big shoot-out for the big money.
In the Golden West Tire Sport Compact division Brandon Walton of Riverside, a five time feature winner this season will have his sights on winning a sixth main event and holding onto the championship points lead. David Braden and Stan Youngblood, both of San Bernardino, are second and third in points respectively.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 pm and racing will begin at 6:30 pm. The Orange Show Speedway and Jam Sportswear of Redlands are hosting a free T-Shirt giveaway to the first 500 spectators through the front gates on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior and military, $4 for Juniors 6-12 yrs. old and children under 5 are free.
Orange Show Speedway is conveniently located on the NOS Events Center, home of the National Orange Show Festival in San Bernardino, California. Take the 215 freeway, exit at the Orange Show Road and go north on E Street approximately one half mile to Mill Street.
For more information on this or any other events at Orange Show Speedway, please call 909-888-6788.