From Gary Thomas, Paul Travino Photo
Calistoga Speedway – Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29
The Golden State King of the West Sprint Car Series will travel next to the famed Calistoga Speedway half-mile for two nights of racing this Saturday & Sunday May 28 & 29. The event on Sunday night will be the annual Salute to Walter T Ross, a night that pays respect to the former Northern Auto Racing Club president and car owner.
On Saturday and Sunday the front grandstand gate will open at 4pm with cars getting on the track at 5, qualifying around 6 and racing about 6:30.
The Calistoga Speedway is located on the beautiful Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, California and is located at 1435 North Oak Street. The track number is (707) 942-5111.
Adult tickets will cost $20 with children 4-12 being $10 and kids 3 and under free.
About the track:
The Calistoga Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile dirt oval and the all-time track record is 16.016, which was set by Mark Kinser on September 1, 2000. The Golden State 410 Series track record is 16.304 and was set by Randy Hannagan on May 24, 1998.
Last year at Calistoga Speedway:
Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Campbell’s Bud Kaeding were victorious over Memorial Day weekend last season at the Calistoga Speedway. Allard claimed Saturday’s opener by holding off Tim Kaeding for his second career win at the track. On Sunday Bud Kaeding passed Tim Kaeding just after halfway to score his first ever Calistoga victory.
Top-10 in points going into Saturday night:
1. Tim Kaeding 897; 2. Evan Suggs 876; 3. Jonathan Allard 867; 4. Brent Kaeding 856; 5. Andy Gregg 845; 6. Willie Croft 837; 7. Jason Statler; 8. Brent Bjork 786; 9. Bobby McMahan 781; 10. Kenny Allen 726
On the internet:
Golden State King of the West Sprint Car Series-
Official Website- http://www.kwssprints.com