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NASCAR at Irwindale Speedway: Saturday Night, August 2 San Gabriel Valley Residents: Adult Tickets 1/2 Price!



Irwindale, Calif. - -Irwindale Event Center, in partnership with Beacon Media News will present "San Gabriel Valley Night" at the NASCAR races on Saturday Night, August 2, and all adult SGV residents will be admitted that night at half price ... That's only $7.50 at the Speedway box office on Saturday*.

There are 48 cities and communities listed as components of the San Gabriel Valley. They range alphabetically from Altadena to Whittier with Irwindale located almost exactly in the middle of the map. No matter where fans are from, there's a terrific night of NASCAR short track racing excitement waiting for them on August 2 at Irwindale Speedway!


The Lucas Oil Late Models will run their customary twin races on Saturday, both races counting full points in the quest for the 2014 track championship and a placing in the national points chase. Ryan Partridge from Rancho Cucamonga will start then first of the night's two races first place in the points with five wins and 572 points. After twelve races in the 18-race season, Highland's Toni McCray finds herself second in the classification, only 12 points back at 560 and La Verne's Andrew Porter's 496 clicks puts him third on the show card next time that the quick Late Models come to the line.

The thundering Pick Your Part Super Late Models will be back in force running in their fifth (of eight) track appearances in the 2014 NASCAR season here at Irwindale. Two points (2 little old points) ... that's the difference between first and second place in this one. Linny White from Fontana has 180 points to Toni McCray's 182, with the last race winner Jason Patison (Corona) only six points (174) behind White. And ... just to turn the screws a bit tighter, Dove Canyon's Jack Madrid, who won the first race of the year, is only two points back of Patison at 172. These are the true "big bore" machines, the fastest of Irwindale's own track championship divisions and (as if it wasn't already) it officially is: "get serious" time in the "Supers".

The Spears S2 Touring Series will be in town and on Irwindale's fast half-mile track with their own patented brand of "spec" racing (every S2 car, from the paint job in is technically identical in every detail) that puts the emphasis on set-up and driving. Brandon Weaver (Bakersfield) has the lead in the eleven-event series that sees the S2's racing at a number of tracks around the southwest; his 1113 points giving him a 71-point lead over fellow Bakersfield resident Chris Morrison. Natasha Dodd from Bass Lake, on the other hand, is only 17 points back of Morrison in third place, with Bill Waters (Simi Valley) a scant eight points down in fourth. Arcadia's own Johnny Butler, with 931 points has a good hold on fifth, but will be looking for more at his home track.


The Seidner's Collision Centers Mini-Stocks will race two weeks in a row in their only back-to-back race date appearance at the Speedway this year with Robby Harryman (Anaheim) and Garrett Green (Long Beach) entering the ring ... er ... third mile oval all tied up at 230 points each. Keeping both of the above honest is Covina's own Dusty Morgan whose very consistent year fell off a bit last race, but who will start Saturday night's show only six points down on the two leaders. This is the second-to-last race in the 2014 eight race season for the Minis and every point will count.

After a night of exciting professional short track racing there's just nothing like watching 30 (or so) Seidner's Collision Center Skid Plate Cars slipping and sliding all over some insanely diabolical variation of the Speedway's third-mile "roval", trailing sparks, and generally getting VERY crossed up.  Other than the above the Skid Plates are hard to describe. These are front wheel drive compact cars and there are two flat steel plates down there where the rear wheels should be. After that, and given the circumstances (racing one of these oddly-shoed machines in front of a large crowd of exited racing fans) the competition may be described as "fast and hilarious". Seeing (usually) is believing ... but seeing Skid Plate cars compete for the first time might make you start to doubt that fact a bit. 


The night's presenting sponsor, Beacon Media News is the place where well over 125,000 southern Californian readers turn first for news of their local communities and the world. Reaching out in both print and the latest digital formats, Beacon Media News serves the San Gabriel Valley and well beyond.


AND:  All fans are invited to come out early (gates open a 4PM) and meet and greet all of the drivers in the above races right on the race track at Irwindale's nationally-famous On-Track Autograph Session at 5:45PM. All of the drivers, their cars, and their crews will be on hand right down on the racetrack before the racing starts. It's a terrific time for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite stars of  live, local Saturday night NASCAR Home Track racing ... and one more great reason to bring the kids!




*(this special SGV resident offer is available at the box office only with ID)