Re: News as of July 30th Well it is at least something
Posted by waterboy on 8/2/2009, 3:12 pm, in reply to "News as of July 30th Well it is at least something"
that is very good news i think moldy wish that we could get a 1/8mile and or a1/4 mile race track for here in the av some where but that could be later andy in the water box at what used to be lacr |
: Please Note: Willow Spring is Not Building an
: 1/8th mile track,
: We confronted them back when I sent out the
: We are just going to use the Straight Away
: on their Road Course..
: For now Wednesday Nights only!
: We can at least do that for the Test and
: tune as part of the street racing program.
: that i talk about in my letter of July 29th.
: Below is an article that was published by
: Brian Golden of the Antelope Valley Press
: this last Thursday!
: BRIAN GOLDEN
: Valley Press Staff Writer Thursday July 30th
: 2009 Page C1
: On the second anniversary of the closing of
: Los Angeles County Raceway, drag racing is
: coming back to life in the Valley.
: Bill Huth, the owner of Willow Springs
: International Motorsports Park, announced
: Wednesday his intention to operate a
: one-eighth mile dragstrip along the main
: straightaway of Willow Springs' fabled
: 2.6-mile road course. "Too many kids
: are getting hurt street racing," Huth
: said. "I drive down Avenue G, and I can
: see where someone has painted a start line
: and a finish line. It sours our young
: people's relationships with Sheriff's
: deputies when they're simply doing their job
: enforcing the law.
: "There are a lot of other drag racing
: fans in the Valley, too, and we have the
: facilities to do this."
: Huth instructed his son, Chris, Willow
: Springs' general manager, and Jim Hutchins,
: Willow Springs operations manager, to
: discuss with former LACR operatives the
: details on implementing a one-eighth mile
: drag strip.
: With its fully paved paddock area and high
: speed run-off lanes entering Turn One,
: Willow Springs already has much of the
: needed infrastructure in place for drag race
: The main question to be resolved concerns
: whether to install electronic starting and
: timing equipment, or use hand-held flag
: A month ago Emmitt Harrington, a Lancaster
: radio executive, arranged a meeting that
: included Willow Springs officials, former
: LACR operations director Tim Shpall, and
: SAVELACR.ORG founder Jeffrey Hillinger.
: Hillinger polled the former LACR drag racing
: community, and received hundreds of
: responses expressing support for the
: prospective Willow Springs project.
: That the news would come on the second
: anniversary of LACR's closing, when former
: owner Bernie Longhorn made the last official
: pass on the historic quarter-mile in a
: hearse, was appropriate. "The time is
: right for this," Chris Huth said
: Wednesday. "For years, out of respect
: for Bernie, we had no involvement here in
: drag racing.
: "LACR was a big loss to the Valley
: racing community. So this is going to be
: good for them, and good for Willow Springs,
: The move marked the second time in less than
: a week that the Huth Family stepped up to
: address a need in the Valley racing
: Last Friday, Willow Springs management
: agreed to pick up the sponsorship costs at
: Speedway Willow Springs to ensure it would
: be able to complete its Summer Heat Series,
: which runs through November.