By Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA…May 1, 2012)…If you claim to be a dirt track racing fan then there is no excuse not to attend both nights of racing this weekend at the Silver Dollar Speedway. Friday night, May 4th, will mark point race number four featuring 410 winged sprints, dirt modifieds, hobby stocks and economy sprints. The night will be presented by Fry’s Metal. Then on Saturday night, May 5th, it is the first appearance of the big boys. Silver Dollar Speedway will welcome the popular Golden State King of the West Sprints coinciding with the 22nd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial. It will also mark a point’s race for our local group of Street Stock drivers. “It’s a dream weekend,” said Gary Thomas the Director of Communications for KWS. “There are no doubts in my mind that our fans and drivers are ready to have a good time at Chico.” Camping is available at the fairgrounds all weekend.
On Friday May 4th, the front grandstand gate opens at 6pm with racing to start at 7pm. General adult admission is $12. Chico State or Butte College students with current ID are $6. Military members with ID Card., juniors and senior prices are $10. Children prices are $6. All of this activity takes place at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Please visit our website, www.silverdollarspeedway.com for a printable discount to the Friday night races.
On Saturday May 5th, the front grandstand gate opens at 5pm. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm. Adult general admission is $20.00, juniors are $15.00 and children $6.00. Visit www.kingofthewestsprintcarseries.com/ for information on the series and this weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.
The 22nd Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial has turned into the biggest night of the year for the KWS. It features a 40-lap main event. During the race any driver in the tip three earns lap money raised by the Durica family. The heat race winners will stop on the front straight and get a contingency package courtesy of HoservilleCa and in memory of CarWash. Then the drives will hand out trophies to a few lucky young race fans. The money for quick-time is staggering. As of now it’s well over $1,000 to turn the fastest lap in qualifying.
On Saturday night, the Speedway will host a Cinco de Mayo party like atmosphere. For the first time, the Speedway will offer Tacos and Tamales for the racing fans. There will also be pina colada drinks and margaritas that coincide with the Cinco de Mayo themed night. Bring out your sombrero and enjoy the racing party.
Friday night will have a plethora of things for the fans. The first 100 kids (10 and under) through the front gate will receive a color packet courtesy of Bunch Racing. The kids will then color a sprint car, turn it back into Bunch Racing and winners will be selected in age groups 5 and under and 6 to 10. Prizes for the winning drawings include a family pass to an upcoming Friday night race, a bleacher blanket, t-shirt, and other goodies. Looking forward to getting the kids involved at the races. Also on Friday night, the first fans through our front gate will receive some O’Reilly Auto Parts gifts. They are also planning on throwing out some shirts during one of the intermissions.
On Saturday May 5th, the Nor Cal Racing Alumni is holding their annual Hall of Fame lunch at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Fans are welcomed at noon to visit the garden court area of the fairgrounds to see new inductees welcomed into the Hall of Fame.
Please like Silver Dollar Speedway on Facebook, follow us on twitter at sdspeedway for up to date information. Fell free to call the track office at (530) 350-7275 with any questions.