Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway to Present Winter Blast Racing and Blythe Safety Night this Saturday
by Dave Grayson
BLYTHE, Calif. -- The Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway will be in a state of ready-set-go this Saturday night when they open their spectator gates for the latest round of their 2008-2009 Winter Blast Series. The famed quarter mile paved oval. located at the Colorado River Fairgrounds in Blythe-California, will be heating up the night air with red hot racing from their modified and factory stock divisions along with a special guest appearance from the Stock Car USA Series and the Modlites. It's also Blythe Safety Night at the speedway. This annual evening salutes the men and women from law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians who protect and serve our quality of life.
The thunder making, ground shaking, modifieds will highlight this evening at the Lucas Oil I 10 Speedway. This is the first appearance of the season for the modifieds as a regular racing division. Many of these local teams also participated in the SuperClean Modified Racing Series, powered by Team Lucas, which made appearances at the speedway this past October and November. Don't be too surprised to find that the Gerchman family,featuring Larry, Chris, David Sr and David Jr, have a dominant say so in the final outcome of the modified feature race this Saturday night. This family racing team is no stranger to feature wins and track championships
The Lucas Oil I 10 Speedway's Factory Stock program is one of the major reasons why race fans bundle up in warm clothes and come to the track. This very affordable entry level into motorsports literately redefines the old term "rubbing is racing." Their feature race is only 12 laps but it's one dozen laps of some of the most intense racing that you'll ever see. This is a division that brings the crowd to the feet from the very first green flag and they remain standing until the slamming and banging is finally over.
Making a very special appearance to the Lucas Oil I Speedway this Saturday night will be the Stock Car USA Racing Series. Primarily headquartered at the Orange Show Speedway, during the spring and summer, this pure street stock class is a tribute to old school stock car racing with their original Detroit engines and their steel bodies. They also put on one terrific show. If you love old school pure street stock racing then you will love the show Stock Car USA is going to give you this Saturday.
Making their second special guest appearance of the season at the Lucas Oil I 10 Speedway will be the Arizona based Southwest Modlite Racing Association. At first glance modlites resemble legend cars or even mini modifieds with their size and shape. Modlites are often thought of as legend cars on steroids. The cars are powered by 1000cc fuel injected motorcycle engines and use full size eight inch Goodyear or Hoosier tires. Their rigid rule book creates a very level playing field and the difference between the performance of the cars is based on the skills of the drivers. During their races it's very common for the cars to race three wide all the way around the track.
The spectator gates will open this Saturday afternoon at 4 pm with the racing getting underway at 6 pm. General admission prices are $10 and $8 for seniors 55 plus, military personnel and the handicapped. Teen tickets are $5 for ages 13 to 17, kids tickets for ages six to 12 are $3 while children five and under are admitted free. The speedway also offers a family package for $20 which admits two adults and two kids age 17 and under.
For out of town race teams and fans the Flying J Best Western Inn is the official motel of the Lucas Oil I 10 Speedway. It's located just across the state line, in Ehrenberg-Arizona, and is a very short drive away from the speedway. They offer beautiful and spacious rooms at very affordable rates along with good dining and retail amenities within walking distance of their parking lot. For information and reservations call 800 292 9711. You can also maker reservations online.
For more information about the Lucas Oil Speedway, and this Saturday's Blythe Safety Night, dial up their official website at www.i10speedway.com.