Hi gang well let’s talk turkey. I mean like Turkey Night at Perris Speedway the first time in 15 years for Turkey Night Grand Prix, to be back on dirt what a show. 34 midgets started the main event for 98 laps. There were 2 12 laps of qualifying races, Perris, is a half mile very fast track. Which made for plenty of action, lots of guys didn’t make the show. As times were very fast, if you didn’t finish up front in the qualifying races you went home and lots of good cars went home. Kyle Larson finish first in the Turkey Night Grand Prix. It looks like Perris is where Turkey Night is going to be, from now on. The crowd was good and the weather was unbelievable all week end long. They really went all out for this show, Perris is a good racetrack and they treated us real good.
We went to the track Wednesday to check it out, as we only stayed 10 miles away at March Air Force Base. When we got there lots of hauler were already in the pits, cars come from a long distance. They were to have practice at 5pm on Wednesday afternoon so we just wandered through the pits and check things out.
We had the Vintage Cars on display as you entered the main grandstand and man did they draw a crowd about 11 cars in all midget and sprints of yesteryear. People come from all over to this race and lots of old racers just love looking at the old cars. Telling their stories when they race and it’s really interesting to hear some of them. Pete Bray was in the pits with his grandson AJ who is crewing for Bryan Clauson.
Then on Friday we left for The WRA Walt James 20th annual gathering at Willow Springs. We got there Friday afternoon, so we unloaded our midget for some lap time on the track as usual it was smooth, fast and fun. Things wrap up around 5pm. Then the group went to Coach’s Sport bar for the annual Friday night dinner, after that it was back to Lancaster for some needed sleep.
Saturday the big day starts off with a running board swap met then a drivers meeting and the track open up at 11am for play day all groups had plenty of track time. We went out 5 times for about 10 laps each. Then again things wrap up around 4:30pm the WRA guys & girls put on a potluck dinner, so what else could you ask for a great racing weekend. Everyone said their good-bys and all are looking for next year. Thank you WRA for another great Thanksgiving Play-day..
BCRA members at Turkey Night and Willow Springs; Ron Dunn & David De Groot #1, Michael Luddon #3, Norm & Carol Gray #30, Richard & Lorraine Walsh, #8, Ralph Baiza & Paul & June Ferreira #36.
Merry Christmas, June & Paul