What’s Happening This Weekend

| 6 October 2017 9:47 am

Logo Newsbits 300 x 225This Weekend’s Motorcycle Events

Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News
OCT. 6, 2017

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in California, and beyond…!

BSA Club Southern Sierra Road Ride Canceled
The BSA Northern California/Southern California Southern Sierra Road Ride that was scheduled for October 6 through 8 has been canceled.

Perris Raceway SCFTA Friday Night Before the AFT Final
This weekend, enjoy two days of great racing in Perris, California! The Southern California Flat Track Association will kick off the weekend on Friday night – tonight, October 6 – with a short track. This will be round eight of the SCFTA Championship Series. The meet attracts riders from the Pro circuit who will be racing at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday. The gates will open at 12:30 p.m., practice will begin at 3:30 and the races will commence at 5. Camping is not allowed, but you can park overnight on Friday. The tracks are about 15 miles apart. Racers, get to Perris early if you want a spot in the pits. There should be some good racing, with all the National riders in town. Perris Raceway is located at 1205 Burton Road in Perris, California. For more information, call 951/377-2208 or go to

AFT American Flat Track Finals at Perris Auto Speedway
The American Flat Track’s round 18 is the last National of the season. It will be held at the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, October 7, on the last weekend of the Southern California Fair. The Fair is actually promoting the event, but they are getting plenty of help from Chris Agajanian and his crew. The race will be a salute to Ascot, with Sammy Tanner and Ronnie Jones as the grand marshals. Skip Van Leeuwen will also be honored and remembered.

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Tickets are priced very reasonably, and you can save even more money by purchasing in advance. There will be free parking for motorcycles. Practice starts at 2 p.m., racing starts at 6:30 Autograph sessions and open paddock are from 4:30 to 5. Ascot racers who will be signing autographs at the AFT Finals include Everett Brashear, John Wincewicz, Don Emde, Gene Romero, Sonny Nutter, Ronnie Jones, Sammy Tanner, Tom White, Tom Horton, Eddie Wirth, Danny Perkins, Dennis Kanegae, Bryon Farnsworth and Jody Nicholas.

Another reason to head to Perris on October 7 is that the Hooligans will have their final race of the series at the AFT Finals. The winner of the series will win an FTR 750 Factory Indian Scout, GNC race-ready.

There is no overnight camping at the fairgrounds.

The Southern California Fair is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris, California.

You can purchase fair entrance and race tickets online at or by calling 951/657-4221. For more info, go to

Costa Mesa Speedway
On Saturday, October 7, Costa Mesa Speedway in Costa Mesa, California, will host the Harley Night Finals and a Sidecar National. For more information, please go to or call 949/492-9933.

Glen Helen Raceway
On Saturday, October 7, Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, will host the So Cal Old-Timers’ MX International and the REM MX. Sunday, October 8, will be the So Cal OTMX International event.

Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway
On Saturday, October 7, the final event of the Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway season in Auburn, California, will feature the USA vs. the World event. For more information, call 530/878-7223 or go to

Lodi Cycle Bowl
Round 15 of the races in Lodi, California, will be held on Saturday, October 7.

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Triumph Classic Motorcycles End of Summer Motorcycle Ride
Meet at Triumph Classic Motorcycles, located at 1281 Logan Avenue in Costa Mesa, California 92626, on Sunday, October 8. Get there at 9 a.m. if you want doughnuts and coffee. The ride will start at 10:30 a.m., and there will be a lunch stop at Rose Canyon Cantina. It will be a mellow 75-mile ride through beautiful Santiago and Trabuco Canyons and along the Pacific Coast Highway (see map below). For more information, please call 714/556-0170 or go to

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