West Coast Dirt Track Series
Rounds 6-7: Willow Springs
By Jamey Blunt
Photo by Janice Blunt
ROSAMOND, CA, OCT. 6, 2011
The dirt track season will not really be over after the AMA Pro Racing Pomona Finals, because the following weekend is the finale of Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series, a championship doubleheader at the fast, banked, three-eighths-mile cushion of Willow Springs in Rosamond, California!
Not only is the track one of the best in California, but the money added this year (thanks to Digger Helm and Eddie Mulder) makes this the richest Pro purse the series has had to date. As of now, there is more than $20,000 in that purse, including a nice check of $4,000 courtesy of Specialty Fabrications Inc. added over the two days of racing, and Mulder is still shaking trees and making calls, trying to add even more to the massive purse.
Riders named Halbert, Mees, Schnabel, Cheza, Wood, Gough, Bergen, Bonsey, Rush, Cose, Avila, Martin and Bauman are some of the those who have expressed interest in the possibility of putting some extra cash in their pockets, so this is definitely going to be like our own outlaw National.
On both days, races start at noon. Pit gates open at 8 a.m., signup is from 8 to 10 a.m., and practice will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pit passes are required for entry at $20 per day. Willow Springs charges $10 per person for the weekend, so parking is free. Overnight camping (Sat night only) is also free.
Pre-enter at www.racetraxentrypoint.com/EMWCVDTS/ to save money and time at signups. Membership is free, and you must be a member to enter a race.