Wine Country Classic
Saturday, June 25, 2016
King of the West AND Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Series
Call us for tickets: (916) 773-7225.
Mother Nature delayed the kick off for Calistoga Speedway’s 79th season of racing. But now that it’s here, it promises to be a sprint car bonanza.
The Wine Country Classic will feature sprint cars just about any way you like them. The winged King of the West sprint cars—800-plus horsepower machines that fly around the half-mile oval at triple digit speed—are on tap. So, too are the non-winged Joe Hunt Magneto series sprint cars, which offer a different type of excitement all their own.
The fight for the King of the West series title has already turned into a toe-to-toe slugfest. Bud Kaeding has won four USAC championships, but lost the KWSS title by a mere two points last year. Kyle Hirst has won the KWSS crown twice. Coming into the Calistoga weekend, the pair are tied for championship honors. Lurking right behind them is Jonathan Allard, who is hitting his stride in California after another successful winter racing in New Zealand.
Behind them are the young guns of the KWSS, eager to make their own marks in the history books and who are fast enough to take on the veterans.
The non-winged Joe Hunt Magneto series will share the track that night. Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa claimed the series’ first race of the year after a wheel-banging battle with former titleholder Terry Shank.
Both series will put on a full program with qualifying, heat races and main events, beginning at 6:30 pm
TICKET INFO: It’s a good time to reserve your seat for this great double-header program. CALL US at (916) 773-7225. Adult reserved seats are $30. General admission tickets are $25. Children 6-12 are $10. Kids five & under are FREE. Plus, we have a NEW fan pit pass. IF you have a reserved seat, you can upgrade to a pit pass for an additional $20. It will get you close to the teams, drivers and cars in the pits and allow you back into the grandstand for a comfortable seat.
The Louie Vermeil Classic and Hall of Fame Dinner
September 2-4, 2016
Since you are on the phone anyway, why not reserve your tickets for the Louie
Vermeil Classic and Hall of Fame Dinner? The Hall of Fame dinner has become a popular end of summer tradition at Calistoga. Last year, the dinner was sold out…..and you cannot buy tickets at the door.
It’s an opportunity to honor the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame—the drivers, car owners and some who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make Calistoga Speedway a very special racing place for the last 79 years.
Plus, it’s a great weekend of racing with full-throated, non-wing 410 cars of the USAC/SCRA series—the kind of racing that Louie Vermeil championed—and the USAC midgets. It’s a fairgrounds full of fun all weekend long, with the dinner on Friday night, wine tasting on Saturday, craft beers on Sunday and two nights of wheel to wheel racing action.
So, don’t miss out by waiting too long. You can reserve a seat at the dinner table and your favorite grandstand seats with a simple phone call to HMC Promotions: (916) 773-7225.
IT’S SPEED SPORT Short Track Week
WIN A QUAD OR OTHER SWAG, COURTESY OF SUZUKI
June 17-26 is the first-ever SPEED SPORT Short Track Week presented by Suzuki, celebrating the roots of American racing—-short tracks like Calistoga Speedway. Look for the banners and posters on the Napa County Fairgrounds for the spot to register to win prizes. There are swag bags and other goodies for some lucky fans, courtesy of the most widely read racing newspaper in the country—SPEED SPORT. And one lucky fan can ride away in a quad—thanks to Suzuki.