2017 California Speedway News
2017 World Famous Gumball Rally
Sunday Feb 26th at noon is the first race. Look at this lineup! ... its going to be a super fun day for the kids! Such a good event for the kids ... a ton of sponsors that I can't even begin to thank enough!
I don't ever really ask for anything, but I am now. I hope EVERY D1 rider there is in So Cal, makes an honest effort to be here on Sunday for these amazing young racers. Lets face it ... the way these kids are riding, they are going to spank you when they get into D1, so might as well make it easy on yourself and be a mentor to them now ... it will pay off tenfold when they line up next to you later ... ha ha. Its an important thing that is missing in JRs. That was one of the coolest, and best memories from 20-30 years ago or more ... so many of the kids were a protege of one of the D1 stars, it was absolutely a huge and positive influence on so many on and off the track.
Come make a difference in the sport you love ... You will get an armband to come hang in the their pits, cheer them on, fuel their bike, give them some pointers ... after all , YOU guys are their heroes.
I am super excited for all these little rippers! ... Going to be a great and memorable race once again! Thanks for everyones support, it is amazing
Kelly Inman (626) 393-3876 call or text with any questions!
Big Time Speedway - February 18
Rained out, possible reschedule - Big Time Speedway February 18
LOOK FOR SHORT NOTICE - UNSCHEDULED DATES for both Billy J. Speedway Clinic and Open Practice - weather permitting.
The World Famous Gumball Rally
Feb 25th 7pm = Big Kids Gumball Rally
Feb 26th 12pm = 2017 Jr Speedway Gumball Rally
6200 Temple Ave. City of Industry, CA 91744
The annual Jr Speedway Gumball Rally at Industry Racing is by far the funnest and most iconic weekend of racing completely dedicated to the kids of Jr Speedway.
Created by a couple of the Jr Speedway riders fathers who wanted a fun race that was only for the kids, it was their day to shine...has now become legendary and world famous.
The first one was staged over 33 years ago, at the popular Ken Maely ranch in Corona, CA with about 15 kids racing for the 1st place Gumball machine. Now, over 50 kids compete for 7 different 1st place Gumball machine trophies and so many gift bags for every kid, overflowing with product from great companies that support the grass roots racing platform, entirely for the kids from 4-16 years old, that the Gumball Rally provides. Americas best speedway racers have all competed in the Gumball Rally at one time or another, and we have had several entries over the years from other countries here to support the young racers! We are so lucky to have the amazing monetary donations that go towards prize money and purchase of more gift bag items for all the racers. The companies and fans that donate product and money to this event, support these kids who are our future of the sport, and they know the importance and value of sponsoring beginning at the grass roots level. Some of these kids will devote every waking hour working and training to become National Champions, or World Champions, some will move on from the sport...but every single one of them will remember their times of racing in the world famous Gumball Rally, and who supported them and the event, for the rest of their lives. The weekend creates camaraderie, fun memories, friendships, competition and values that will further the kids in life and racing. Families camp out together for the weekend. The nations elite professional racers donate their time and amazing skills for an exciting night of racing in support of the kids event, and I cant thank all of them enough!
We want every kid to leave the weekend with a huge smile, more friends and life memories. Every year we succeed.
If you know of any companies willing to donate product or any items for the kids in the event, no matter how big or small... let me know...or pass this on to them.
You / they can PayPal any monetary donations to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the above address.
All donated items, products and money go 100% to the kids and this event.
Thank you to everyone that donates their time, money or product to all these amazing kids ... The kids, the parents, the families, all the racers, the staff, and myself...We all appreciate it!
February 4 - Practice at Fast Fridays
Big Time Speedway January 21
Rained out, possible reschedule - Big Time Speedway January 21
Perris January 14
Rained out, possible reschedule
Ricky Wells makes his first US racing appearance in over three years at Perris this coming Saturday, 14 January at 5pm for the 'Dr Thermal Winter Olympique.'
Ricky joins a stellar field that includes Luke Becker, Max Ruml, Dillon Ruml, Gage Geist and Kurtis Hamill. Ricky comes off of the back of several solid seasons of British League racing and lines up for the Edinburgh Monarchs in 2017.
The event features the unique earned handicap race format where your previous race finishing position determines your handicap next time out. The top 3 after 4 rounds transfer to an all scratch final with 4-7 racing off for the last spot in an LCQ.
The purse for this event currently is $1,350 and hopefully it can rise further!
The event features a full supporting program including Support Classes, Juniors, Pee Wees, Mini Bikes and hopefully Sidecars (will confirm once entries are lodged).
Steve Evans January 9, 2017 email@example.com
GUMBALL RALLY WEEKEND!
GUMBALL RALLY WEEKEND! Feb 24-26th
All of us at Industry Racing are looking forward to this always fun weekend, and seeing all our friends!
Feb 24th 6pm - Awards and dinner for 2015 season @6pm
(1 dinner included with 2017 Industry license, or can be purchased separate if reserved before the weekend.)
Feb 25th 11-4pm : open practice $30 per rider
Feb 25th - 7pm first race : Big Kids Gumball Rally (spectator gates will open 6pm)
Feb 26th - 12-4pm World Famous Gumball Rally! $20 / rider or mechanic or pit pass
All necessary details will be posted soon.
2017 Rider and Mechanic applications should be on our website in about a week.
Sign ups for Gumball will open in a couple weeks. Time for me to go get those sponsors and product sponsors for these amazing young racers!
Thank you for all the support!! Kelly Inman, Director Speedway Racing Industry Racing - firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Maria Raceway
Santa Maria Raceway has expanded its bike schedule to four events for 2017 after a successful 2016. The schedule includes a round of the AMA National Speedway Championship Series on July 29th.
The season opener on April 15th will mirror the 2016 races of a mix of Speedway and Flat track and a $2500 speedway purse. The August and September races will more be slanted to flat track (no pro speedway classes planned as of now), but we will still run Vintage, Support, Youth and Sidecars in those dates.
The Santa Maria Raceway link has the official track release of the full schedule including car events.
April 15 - Spring Classic (Speedway and Flat Track)
July 29 - AMA National Championship Series
August 26 - Flat Track Championship
September 23 - Harley Hooligan Night and Flat Track
Steve Evans January 7, 2017 email@example.com
1st OPEN PRACTICE of the New Year -" Let the sliding begin"
Everyone's Welcome! $25.00 per rider / Organized - Groomed
2017 Perris Speedway Supplementary Rules