Re: News as of July 30th Well it is at least something
Posted by madmike70 on 8/2/2009, 5:54 pm, in reply to "News as of July 30th Well it is at least something"
Dont want to rain on anybodies parade, but I just got back from willow springs today, and if they plan on using the front straight away, then its going to be down hill by a bunch. If they run the other direction then it is going to be up hill. Another thing is we will defenitly need timing equipment, cause street racers alone will not bring in enough money to make it worth while. There are alot of real race cars in this valley that really need a place to test n tune, after all LACR was basiclly a test track any way so it will be interesting to see how this all rolls. Just my 2 cents worth. |
: 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.