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New Bandolero dates added!





Irwindale, Calif. - - Sometimes you just can't get enough of a good thing, and ... if it's Bandolero racing at Irwindale Speedway, adding a pair of races for the mini-size stock cars on August 16 and 17 is a real good thing.


The popular young driver's (ages 8 to 14) division will add a Friday and a Saturday night race to their schedule bringing their 2013 racing season at Irwindale to a nice, round 10 races.


After the first four races of the season, Number 11 Rickey Lewis of Oxnard leads the 2013 points chase with 198 points (he's won three of the four Bandolero races and finished second in the other one!).  Number 23 Ryan Vargas of La Mirada is second in points a 186 (he's got the other win and a string of good finishes), and Austin Farr, number 52, from Lomita is not far behind at third in points with 168.


"These kids put on a real show on our fast and tricky inner third-mile," said Race Director Mike Atkinson. "... They're about the most serious bunch of drivers (and crews) that race at the Speedway.  I love to watch them, I see a lot of future racing stars out there!"


More about this national class for youngsters is available on-line at,  Each Bandolero car is technically identical, engine, bodywork, and racing tires. The only difference is the paint job and the (of course) the driver.


All of the young Bando drivers will all be out on the front straightaway at 5:45pm on Saturday August 17 for the Speedway's regular On-Track Autograph Session. It's a great place for kids and their parents to find out about the first step on the road to a real racing career.


Discount tickets for the Saturday night, August 17, race are on sale now on the track's website:


The rest of that night's card will see the Lucas Oil Late Models, the Lucas Oil Modified, the Progressive Painting Race Trucks, and the INEX Legends Cars all on track at Irwindale. It really should be a great night of racing!