Thursday, January 31, 2008

Redwood Acres Raceway announces its 2008 schedule

Redwood Acres Raceway announces its 2008 schedule

By Matthew J. Sullivan

2008 promises to hold another exciting season of racing action at Eureka, California’s Redwood Acres Raceway. 15 races outline the schedule between the months of April and September. Fans will once again be treated to exciting action from the five local classes of cars; the real stocks, the mini stocks, the limited street stocks, the Thunder Roadsters and the sportsman division. The track will also feature touring series action from the North State Challenge Series late models as well as the BCRA midgets.

The 2008 season opens up on April 19th for the Best Appearing Car contest. This process is done through fan participation. All of the drivers and their cars line the front straightaway of the 3/8 mile paved oval and whichever driver in each division receives the loudest response to his or her machine determines who the winner is. April 26th features the first appearance of the North State Challenge Series cars.

The month of May features three Saturday night events on the 10th, 17th and 31st. The first race in June is held on the 14th before the Redwood Acres Fair Classic on the 27th and 28th. This year’s Fair Classic will feature the BCRA midgets. The BCRA midgets annual stop has traditionally been in the month of May, but with the switch to the June Fair Classic, this season will be the first time the series has held two events at the Acres.

Racing resumes in July on the 12th and then the 29th. August 9th is Fan Appreciation Night at the Acres with August 23rd being Back-To-School Night. September 6th is another race on the calender while September 13th’s race marks the end of the points run for the sportsman, Thunder Roadster, limited street and mini stock classes. The season concludes September 27th with the Fall Spectacular featuring the final appearance of the North State Challenge Series as well as an open competition event for the IMCA modifieds along with the local cars the Thunder Roadsters and the real stocks.

The season will be kicked off unofficially on April 5th with practice open to all competitors. If you haven’t visited Redwood Acres Raceway, 2008 would be a great year to make the trek to the beautiful 3/8 mile tree-lined speedway.

Redwood Acres Raceway 2008 Schedule
April 5th - Open Practice
April 19th - Best Appearing Car Contest
April 26th - North State Challenge Series Late Models
May 10th - Local Racing
May 17th - Local Racing
May 31st - Local Racing
June 14th - Local Racing
June 27th & 28th - BCRA Midgets
July 12th - Local Racing
July 26th - Local Racing
August 9th - Fan Appreciation Night
August 23rd - Back-To-School Night
September 6th - Local Racing
September 13th - Final Points Night For Sportsman, Thunder Roadsters, Limited Streets and Mini Stocks
September 27th - Fall Spectacular Open Featuring the North State Challenge Series, IMCA modifieds