Willow Springs Doubleheader Is On!

All systems are go for the Eddie Mulders West Coast Dirt Track Series doubleheader October 3-4. The water is available and we are going ahead with the event. Pre-entry forms are posted for printing, completing and mailing in with your entry fees. One for each day please. If you need assistance, please call the hotline 661-944-1184 and leave a message so I can call you back. Pre-entering saves money and time at registration so you can get in the pits faster and get your spot!  Pre-entry cutoff is Sept 27th. Heats are lined up by postmark date. Pros draw for heat positions at sign-ups but still save money by pre-entering! Membership numbers are no longer required to enter.

We are getting questions about the pro purse payouts. Here is a rough breakdown of how we will be doing it. Note! This is subject to change! Saturday Oct 3: Specialty Fabrications Dash-4-Cash is $10,000. We usually take the top 2 from each heat and pay all places so how many depends on how many heats. !st place gets about 35% and last place 5%. The Ramspur Winery Open Pro purse Saturday is $15,000. Willow can take 14 riders for the main event but again it depends on how many heats and semis. We pay the top 10 finishers:

  • 1st  24%
  • 2nd 18%
  • 3rd 15%
  • 4th 13%
  • 5th 10%
  • 6th 8%
  • 7th 5.5%
  • 8th 3.5%
  • 9th 2%
  • 10th 1%

Sundays Specialty Fabrications D-4-C is $20,000 and the Digger Helm Open Pro purse is $30,000. Percentages are the same.

Note! If you are from out-of-state (non-California) we take 9% state taxes from your winnings after the first $1,000 earned and all pros must complete a W-9 form with your tax ID# or Social Security number upon entering. No exceptions so have that info when you sign up please!

Eddie is looking to get some purse money together if we have a bunch of pro racers to run a “B” Main Sunday only. It won’t be nearly as much as for the regular mains but at least it will be something for those who don’t make the main. We will have more info on that come race weekend. Please remember this is subject to change!

Pit passes are $20 per day for all non-riders, we have two-day wristbands for $40 to avoid hassles. Kids 12 and under are free. Willow Springs charges $10 per person to get through the front gate. Consider this your camping fee :) their wristband is good all weekend but you need a WCDTS pit pass to enter our event. Friday camping is available until 6pm then we lock the gates and pit gates open both Sat and Sun at 8am to get in. Registration is from 8-10am. Practice starts at 10:30 am after the riders meeting and races start at 12pm noon both days.

If you have any questions please call the Hotline at 661-944-1184.

Please Pre-enter if you can, it makes things SO much easier for you and us :) Thanks!! Click to Download the Entry Forms Today

Total Purse Raised to $75,000

The total purse was raised to $75,000 on August 18, with an additional contribution from Terry and Nancy Otton/Ramspur Winery of $15K for the Digger Helm/Ramspur Winery Pro Main Events. Eddie is still waiting to hear about the water approval.

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS – Specialty Fabrications, Digger Helm, Terry and Nancy Otton, Barnett Clutches and Cables, Motion Pro, Rod Lake Racing, Brown’s Cycles, C&J Racing Frames, Coventry Spares, JRC Engineering, K&N Filters, Maxima Racing OIls, Penton Racing Products, S&S Offroad, Today’s Cycle Coverage, Tuff Plates, Works Performance and more.

WCDTS Total Purse $75000
WCDTS Total Purse $75000


Eddie Mulder Announces $30K for Digger Helm/Ramspur Winery Pro Main Purse at Willow Springs in October

Eddie Mulder is excited to announce $30,000+ for the Digger Helm/Ramspur Winery Pro Main Purse at Willow Springs October 3rd and 4th. That’s $30k for the Specialty Fabrications Dash for cash and $30k+ for the Pro Main. Thank you to Digger Helm for the first Pro Purse contribution of $30,0000! And to Mark and Randy Zmmmerman of Specialty Fabrications! Eddie is anxiously waiting to get approval for water from Governor Brown for track prep.

Willow Springs $30K Dash For Cash Purse
Willow Springs $30K Dash For Cash Purse



The rise of the Cachuma Lake Phoenix

The rise of the Cachuma Lake Phoenix
Live Oak Campground, Cachuma Lake, CA
Memorial Day weekend 2015

Making the long trek from just south of Lake Tahoe to the Cachuma Lake Live Oak Campground, this journalist was pleased to finally arrive at the Vintage British Bike Rally at Lake Cachuma north of Santa Barbara. After an eight year hiatus, like a phoenix, so well coined by Cozmic Joe, the metal sculptor, the rally rose once again to be a weekend of greatness. With some one hundred and fifty participants aboard bikes of many ages old and new everyone had a wonderful time enjoying the weekend celebration.

In attendance, to open the event on Saturday morning with Eddie Mulder was long time event organizer Donna Mulrean who read the “In Flander’s Field” poem of deep appreciation for the veterans through the years that gave so much of themselves for all to enjoy the freedom of weekends and life like this in the United States and elsewhere. Kimberly Gould sang The Star Spangled Banner while Eddie Mulder raised the stars and stripes on the flag pole and everyone wore remembrance red poppies that were donated by the Veterans Association to commemorate the men and woman that lost their lives serving in the military inspired by the world war 1 poem read by Donna. The meaning of the red poppy is recognized in the U.S., parts of the former British Empire, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Also joining the day’s events were long time West Coast Dirt Track Series and now Cachuma Lake event sponsors, Mark and Susan Zimmerman, Randy and Lynne Zimmerman, John and Susan Healy of Coventry spares and original founder of the rally in 1989, and Digger Helm, Jason and Matt from British Customs, builders of the Eddie Mulder Pike’s Peak Triumph and Bob Raber of Raber’s Parts Mart. Raber and a group of about ten riders rode in from San Jose aboard their bikes. Ramspur Winery, Terry and Nancy Otton and Motion Pro other long time WCDTS supporters also offered sponsorship for the Lake Cachuma Rally and provided gifts that were handed out during the evening events. The BSA Nor Cal Club was represented at the rally by Don Danmeier.

The campground, dotted with beautiful oaks and usually a mecca of beautiful green grass, was lacking any grass due to the California water shortage. Bill and Marla Getty of JRC Engineering chalked the course and organized games on motorcycles called a field meet. One up or two up, the competition was fierce maneuvering weighted down cans for the slalom course, collecting the straws in the bottles, tossing bean bags into a tire, a spoon race carrying a waffle ball the entire length  the course on a spoon without it falling off, and an exciting slow race with a two hundred dollar purse. The rules were only that the rider could not put a foot down on the ground during their challenge to avoid elimination. Points were gathered throughout the competition that would be tallied for the evening award program.

Beautiful motorcycles adorned many camp spots including many that dated back to the very early 1900’s and had been ridden from destinations far north and south to join the rally.   Saturday afternoon many enjoyed riding their iron horses on one of the four self-guided rides with maps courtesy of Ride Central coordinator Cozmic Joe Filardi, tours mapped out to see the sights around the area. Saturday evening everyone joined together for a meal of BBQ tri tip, beans, salad, corn on the cob, cupcakes and all the other goodies of a great meal prepared and catered by the Los Padres Outfitters. The Outfitters prepared 3 delicious meals each day for the group. A wonderful award presentation took place following the meal. Eddie Mulder and John Healy of Coventry Spares and publisher of the “Vintage Bike” magazine who traveled with his wife Susan from Massachusetts to join the rally led the presentation. Many gifts donated by Raber’s Parts Mart, Coventry Spares, JRC Engineering, Triumph of No America, Barnett and Motion Pro were given to the rally participants. By Sunday evening most everyone had received a gift that included, parts, autographed event T shirts, other rT Shirts, Cups, water bottles, books and so much more. Winners of the morning field meets for both the adults and the children were recognized individually with medals and some ribbing from Eddie, John and the other participants. Being a family affair, the children ran the same course challenges on their bicycles as the adults did on motorcycles.

After a pancake breakfast Sunday morning the group of 97 bikes headed out on a ride into Solvang, a lovely small Danish town to visit the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum that houses some outstanding two wheeled motorcycles and a world of motorcycle history.   Each bike is displayed with a placard of available information relative to that machine and its history. Included were several custom one of a kind, proto types, and first edition motorcycles from the United States, Europe, Japan and other countries. A building full of exceptional equipment built for transportation, competition, dirt tracks, ice racing, road racing and much more; eye candy to those that have a passion for motorcycles and their history.

Back at the campground John Healy was orchestrating the placement of bikes around and under the oak trees for the upcoming afternoon bike show. Judging would be done in several categories that included Competition, Unit Construction, Pre Unit Construction, Custom, Committees Choice, Best in Show and People’s Choice. Again after dinner another award presentation was held to honor the winners of the bike show. The People’s Choice award, chosen by all of the rally participants was awarded to Nathan Matteson for his 1950 Triumph 6T Thunderbird, Best of Show for a 1939 Ariel Square 4 was awarded to Ralph Nevarez. The Best of Show winning bike belonged to Ralph’s father for many years, was handed down to an uncle and many years later handed down to Ralph. Ralph was awarded with a custom made, hand sculpted, one of a kind work of art created by Cozmic Joe. Other class awards were: Unit Construction to Alexia Dunlavey for a 1967 Triumph TR6, Pre Unit Construction to Craig Fontaine for a 1956 BSA, Competition to Greg McBride for a 1949 Vincent Black Shadow, Custom to Bob Ferry for a 1960 BSA Gold Star and the Committee Choice winner was a 1963 Matchless G12 awarded to it’s owner Chris Smith.

Cozmic Joe also created a 3 foot sculpture with the initials JB and “Cubman” formed from motorcycle parts and chain to honor the efforts of Johnny Brown. Brown was a scrambles rider when he was young.   As the result of an accident at the age of 18 he was paralyzed from the waist down however, that didn’t slow him down much. He owns 200 plus Triumph Cubs and was the initiator of the 2015 Vintage British Motorcycle Rally, obtaining the permit and gathering the help of Eddie, Jodi and others to make it happen.  Brown has never missed a rally at Lake Cachuma.

At the end of the night on Sunday the group was asked if they would like to do it again in 2016. An unanimous “Yes” was echoed from the crowd and the call was made at the start of the day when business resumed on Tuesday to request a reservation for the 2016 Vintage British Bike Rally. As of this writing the request had not yet been answered.


WCDTS Rounds #1 & 2 Entry Blanks Now Online!

Both entry blanks for the two Fall races are now available to print, complete, sign and mail in with entry fees to Pre-enter.

One entry blank per race, please.

  1. West Coast Dirt Track Series Willow Springs 3/8 Mile Round #1  Saturday, October 3, 2015
  2. West Coast Dirt Track Series Willow Springs 3/8 Mile Round #2 Sunday, October 4, 2015

Save time and money by entering for the Willow Springs doubleheader October 3 – 4 before the cut-off date of September 27th!

The Pre-entry line at sign-ups gets you in the fastest!

No membership or member number required to enter. Heats line up by postmark date.

If you need help, or have questions or comments please call our Hotline  at (661)944-1184 leave message.

2015 West Coast Dirt Track Schedule and Information

The only official 2015 scheduled events will be October 3-4 at Willow Springs’ 3/8 Mile. Due to numerous reasons, we are unable to organize the regular Spring practice/raceday events at this time but hope to resume it in 2016. Due to the shortage of events there will not be series points awarded this year. We are no longer using the TCS /RaceTraxEntrypoint computer program for online sign-up, viewing pre-entries, results or to do post-entry at the track.

The Oct. entry blanks will be available in pdf format to download and mail-in here, from this website. They will be available soon. Membership nor member numbers are required to race. Print, complete, sign your pre-entry, enclose payment and postmark before the Sept. 27th deadline to enter. 2014 Championship trophies should be arriving soon. Sorry for the delay. For any questions please contact us.

The California Swing

Eddie Mulders West Coast Dirt Track Series is proud to be this year’s “in between event” when the AMA Grand National series heads West starting Sept 27th at the Calistoga 1/2 Mile.

With the largest payout in Pro purses and Dashes-for-Cash ever offered at Mulders WCDTS, the weekend Championships at Willow Springs 3/8 Mile will be THE place to be Oct 4-5!

Then, the Flat Track Finals in Pomona rounds out the swing Saturday Oct 11.

“We are really excited to be able to offer so much purse money to these professional young men and women. Especially since they will all be over here on the West Coast for the last two Grand Nationals.” Mulder exclaims! “If the racers play their cards right and are able to stay for all three weekends, they could be sitting pretty moneywise for next year. Plus, fans get to partake in three great California race weekends on big, fun, fast tracks. Pure excitement and dirt track racing at its best! No one should miss it”

The money Mulder is speaking of will come from sponsorships from the Zimmermans of Specialty Fabrications, Inc., jacking up their previous Dash-for-cashes from $7,500 to $10,000 for Saturday’s race and to $15,000 for Sunday’s series Championship dash. Only the fastest pros will be battling for that cache. Payouts in the Digger Pro mains will also rise thanks to our longtime, generous sponsor of this class Digger Helm Racing and a gracious bump of $5,000 to Sundays Pro Championship courtesy of Terry Otton of Ramspur Winery. Otton has also contributed a $7,500 WCDTS Pro Point Fund for the top three 2014 series pro points scorers.

Ramspur Winery will be one of the hosts at the legendary Calistoga 1/2 Mile which plans to include a whole weekend in the beautiful Napa Valley of Northern California. The National Saturday night with a Vintage Bike Show and Sunday ride to the winery. Mulder will have the honor of serving as Grand Marshal over the event.For info go to:

The Willow weekend is a two-day event with races both Saturday and Sunday starting at 12pm. Sunday will be the thriller being the WCDTS Championship round with double points payout and all that added money. Both days will also feature complete race programs including Vintage classes, Youth and modern support classes. Riders of all ages and abilities run with our own outlaw Pro National.
Watch this site for details or call the Hotline: 661-944-1184

Flat Track Finals in Pomona will close out the AMA Grand National 2014 racing season. Pomona is always a fast, thrilling race and oftentimes the AMA Grand National Championship is decided there! For info:
www.FlatTrackFinals.com Info: #-844-323-4625 Tix: #1-888-718-4622

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