Racing Doubleheader over Mothers Day Weekend

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By Troy Hennig

It’s revered as one of the most exciting weekends of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway. This Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, the speedway will host two nights of racing at the famed quarter-mile clay oval speedway at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. While racing will be the focus for the two nights at the speedway will host a variety of Mother’s Day festivities during the event.

Wells Fargo point race #5 presented by Riebes Auto Parts will take place Friday night, May 6. The night will be sponsored by Mancamp Motorsports and the Mootz Family. Both will provide give-a-ways for the fans and children in attendance. Also adding extra money is Rich Fry of Fry’s Metal. Rich has annually been a big supporter of the Friday night race before the Saturday Dave Bradway Jr. event.

The four divisions racing on Friday night will include the 410 sprints, dirt modifieds, The Dirt Solution Limited Late Models and Dwarf Cars. Pit gate will open at 4pm while the front gate will open at 6pm. Adult general admission is $12.00 with juniors and seniors $10.00. Children are $6.00. Racing is slated to start around 7pm.

On Saturday night the speedway will host the 21st Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial featuring the newly former Golden State King of the West sprint car series. The 410 sprint car stars will be joined by the dirt modifieds. The night will be presented by Aaron’s Rent a Center. Front gate will open at 5pm and sprint car qualifying scheduled to start at 6:30 pm and racing will follow.

Mothers on this night will be pampered by the Speedway. A locally owned Spa will give away free samples to the moms in attendance and also offer the chance for a massage. Flowers by Rachelle will give away 30 individual flowers to mothers throughout the night. There is also a drink special throughout the weekend. Margaritas and Wine will be served at only $2.50 a drink.

The Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial is expected to host over 30 of the top 410 sprint car drivers on the West Coast. The main event will feature 22 drivers racing for individual lap money and the winners share of over $3,000. Hoserville will once again contribute to the heat race winners. Dave and Dianne Durica have once again stepped up to help secure all the extra lap money and this year will sell a new Dave Bradway Jr. tee-shirt for the 2011 race. The King of the West is also bringing out their T-Shirt launcher during some of the intermissions on this night.

For more information about this weekend please call the office at 530-350-7275 or the King of the West at 707-374-2222.