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Willow Springs Joey Brown Memorial Full List of Race Results

WOW!!! What a turnout for a spectacular weekend of racing! Road Racing champions, legends of dirt track and sprint cars and some of the biggest names in the industry came to experience the thrills of watching and racing on the primo banked 3/8 cushion of Willow Springs Walt James Stadium. Americans and foreigners alike took to the dirt and all you could see, every where you looked, were ear to ear grins. Many of those who traveled used sponsored rides to compete. Loyal fans of this event bring other like-minded folks and the atmosphere tops any grand national event! Huge pro payouts and the opportunity to share the track with the best in the world are what thrills everyone in attendance. An “Outlaw” event, without sanctions, gives all the monies to the pro racers who qualify for the big money main events and Dashes-for-cash. $55,000 total purse and the racing was evidence of the desire to win a piece of the prize money. Plus youth, amateur and vintage classes as well, all mingling together in the pits for a weekend that won’t soon be forgotten. Friends, families and competitors sharing their passion for racing and the memory of one of the sports’ pioneers who we lost last year, Joey Brown of Brown’s Cycles in Paso Robles. Just awesome!

Eddie Mulder’s WCDTS Willow Springs Results Sunday Oct. 1, 2017

ROD LAKE RACING/TERRY OTTON RACING $10,000 D-4-C

9 Jared Mees
69 Sammy Halbert
54 Mikey Rush
67 Davis Fisher

SENIOR VINTAGE

55 Tom Horton
12e Jeff Lessley
58y Jim Ottele
17n Jay Gardner

VET

25z Curtis Peebles
54 Bryan Berna
44 Rob Bush
12 LJ Gronek
45e John Lundgren
24 Toni Elias
26u Jack Roberts
87n Chad Valker
3B Shawn Chamlee
781 Steve Powers
11j Jack Jones dnf

SUPER SR/SR NOVICE

59y Rick Reed
25d Steve Craft
28d Ron Lessley
17n Jay Gardner
28b Gary Ritchie
22n Dave Keil
51r Mike Boal
13 Shane VanSickle
97 Fred Berger
8 D-Dan McDougall
78 Charlie Caspary
87 Sten Kelley
14t Ted Hubbard dnf

YOUTH 50

12 Gage Morast

YOUTH 60

28 Kage Tadman
3 Sierra Hickerson

YOUTH 80

10 Dominic DeMario
199 Ryder Di Francesco
40 Blake Ash
46 Colin Petton
28 Kage Tadman
45 Conner Hickerson

CLASSIC 250

97 Fred Berger

CLASSIC 500

55 Tom Horton
87y Chris Rudy
63y Kenny Thiebaud
58y Jim Ottele
4r Lenny Rodriguez
10 Roland Sands
62 Flyn Stone
14 James Kohls
57 Maury Austin
75z Joe Pape
68n Mark LaDue dnf

DINO

68n Mark Ladue
58y Jim Ottele
10 Roland Sands
53 Brent Johnson

MODERN 250

N/A

MODERN 500

19z David Brown
70L Jim Lundgren
12e Jeff Lessley
28d Ron Lessley

MODERN 750

1 Danny Ritchie
55 Tom Horton
28b Gary Ritchie
45e John Lundgren
51r Larry Earhart
22 Brian Cassara
45x Ross Stuckert
8 D-Dan McDougall
48 Mark La Due
78 Charlie Caspary

250 OPEN

1n Grant Holmes
1 Travis Petton IV
37y Tucker Mount
21 Jacob Cascio
45 Conner Hickerson
54 Bryson Berna

500 SUPPORT

11j Jack Jones
77v Jason Craven
70L Jim Lundgren
84j Jeff Gonzales
59y Rick Reed
97y Danny Ritchie
22q Jeff Spohr
3B Shawn Chamlee
33 Erik Bland
26B Ken Shilling
51r Mike Boal
78 Lucas Dunev

OPEN AMATEUR “A”

1 Travis Petton IV
1n Grant Holmes
32 Bronson Pearce
15B Matthew Zacher
13y Julia Heess
19z Daniel Brown
37y Tucker Mount
2m Michael Hill
10f Vaughn McCafferty
97x Nick Garcia
33 Jaycee Jones

OPEN AM “B” MAIN

55z Hunter Brooks
11d Dominic Cameron
54 Bryan Berna
78 Lucas Dunev
21 Matthew Ott
97 Bobby Frankenberger
781 Steve Powers
X25 Bruce Vucik dnf

SENIOR OPEN

16e Larry Earhart
95 Randy Di Francesco
58y Jim Ottele
26u Jack Roberts
22 Brian Cassara
42y Scott Reed
33 Erik Bland
13L Barney Stern
15j Joe Danze

DIGGER Open Pro

9 Jared Mees
23 Jeffrey Carver
69 Sammy Halbert
17 Henry Wiles
37 Bronson Bauman
95 JD Beach
94 Ryan Wells
14 Briar Bauman
67 Davis Fisher
49 Chad Cose
60 Nick Armstrong
12e James Ott
98 Kayl Kolkman
58 Maikel Dykstra
12 John Vanderlaan
54 Mike Rush dnf

 

The Joey Brown Memorial Doubleheader by Eddie Mulder, Ltd

The West Coast Dirt Track Series will be holding it’s annual Willow Springs 3/8 Mile weekend this year Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 and honoring long time dirt track pioneer, friend and shop owner Joey Brown from Paso Robles, Ca who passed away last October. Brown’s Cycles specialized in Yamaha’s but worked on everything and was the place to stop if you were traveling down the 101 through Paso Robles to see what was going on, enjoy lively conversation or get your bike fixed. It was just a short jaunt off the freeway to the shop on Stockdale Rd. Brown’s Cycles has been a long time sponsor of the series and there will be a special memorial race with members of Joe Browns family and closest friends on Sunday.

Specialty Fabrications, Inc is stepping up again as the sponsor of the Digger Helm Open Pro class with cash purse monies that defy description for a non-sanctioned event. Terry Otton Racing is giving up $15,000 for Dash-for-Cash monies! Exciting racing from the pros as well as entertaining races from the youth classes, the next young guns. Vintage classes highlight classic motorcycles and their pilots plus the regular support classes provide for a full days racing on Saturday and the big monies awarded Sunday. Bring your friends and family and have fun!

Entry blanks are to be completed and mailed before the Sept. 24 cut-off for pre-entry savings. Two-day pit passes will be available at registration at a discount. Overnight camping is available. See entry blank for pricing, schedule info and class restrictions. Any questions call the hotline: 661-944-1184 or e-mail enjmulder@gmail.com or check our website EddieMulderswcvdts.com.

Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series Schedule 2017

Hello! We have a new, updated events schedule for this year:

Unfortunately, we will not be hosting the fast and famous Amateur Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo Sunday May 21.

We are promoting the Lake Cachuma British M/C Rally camp out June 2-5 and new dates are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Joey Brown Memorial Willow Springs 3/8 Mile Doubleheader.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regretfully will not be the host of the Cal Expo Amateur Mile after the National. The new organization handling the event is the California Flat Track Association www.californiaflattrack.com

The Lake Cachuma British M/C Rally takes place the weekend after Memorial Day this year. Our Grand Marshal is Bill Getty from JRC Engineering. The theme is “Competition Motorcycles”. Come relax among the rolling hills and oak trees north of Santa Barbara, Ca with your favorite British bikes and people. Enjoy three square meals, bike show, mapped rides to explore the beautiful locale and field meet, fun and games on two wheels. Awards nightly from the show and field meet. Camping limited to the first 200 registered. Cutoff for registration May 14 or max entries received. Click to download the registration forms.

Our friend and fellow motorcycle enthusiast Joey Brown of Brown’s Cycles, Paso Robles, Ca left us in October. To honor him, the Willow Springs doubleheader Sept. 30-Oct. 1 will be named the Joey Brown Memorial. As usual we will be offering large pro purses and exciting National level racing for two days. More info as it develops.

2017 Lake Cachuma Vintage British Motorcycle Rally Registration Now Available

Still hot off the press, here’s what you’ve all been waiting for! The  official registration form and detail sheets for the 2017 Lake Cachuma Vintage British Motorcycle Rally are finally here. This year’s theme will be Competition Motorcycles.

Pre-Registration will be open until May 14th, and space is limited; don’t miss out on motorcycle paradise!

*Forms have been updated as of 01/25/2017.

And of course, stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our favorite weekend of the year.

Dates: June 2-5, 2017
Bikes • Rides • Prizes • Food • Field Events & More
Camp-out with fellow classic British Bike Enthusiasts for a fun-filled weekend, hosted by Eddie Mulder.

Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally June 2 - 5, 2017 Announcement
Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally June 2 – 5, 2017 Announcement
Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally Details
Lake Cachuma British Bike Rally Details

Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series Schedule 2017

Happy 2017! We are proud to announce the upcoming events scheduled for this year:

  • Returning to host the fast and famous Amateur Sacramento Mile at Cal Expo Sunday May 21, 2017
  • Promoting the Cachuma Lake British M/C Rally camp out June 2-5, 2017
  • Joey Brown Memorial Willow Springs 3/8 Mile Doubleheader, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 (** NEW DATES **)At Sacramento we will hold a pre-registration Saturday May 20 from 10-3pm to pick up entry credentials, purchase pit passes and T-shirts and post enter for Sundays event. Location to be announced. No Pro class, Youth classes or Vintage 250 classes on the mile Sunday. Entry blanks available soon. Pre-entry cut-off date Friday May 12th. No membership required to enter. Leathers required. Special thanks to SDI Insulation.

    The Cachuma Lake British M/C Rally takes place the weekend after Memorial Day this year. Our Grand Marshal is Bill Getty from JRC Engineering. Come relax among the rolling hills and oak trees north of Santa Barbara, Ca with your favorite British bikes and people. Enjoy three square meals, bike show, mapped rides to explore the beautiful locale and field meet, fun and games on two wheels. Awards nightly from the show and field meet. Camping limited to the first 200 registered. Cutoff for registration May 14 or max entries received.

    Our friend and fellow motorcycle enthusiast Joey Brown of Brown’s Cycles, Paso Robles, Ca left us in October. To honor him, the Willow Springs doubleheader will be named the Joey Brown Memorial. As usual we will be offering large pro purses and exciting National level racing for two days. More info as it develops.

Willow Springs Entry Forms Now Available for October

Entry blanks for this years Oct 1-2 races at the Willow Springs 3/8 Mile doubleheader are available now. Please complete one for each day and mail with your entry fees. We had to increase our pit pass prices but we are giving a break for a two-day wristband.

One entry blank per race, please.

  1. West Coast Dirt Track Series Willow Springs 3/8 Mile
    Round  #1 Saturday, October 1, 2016
  2. West Coast Dirt Track Series Willow Springs 3/8 Mile
    Round #2 Sunday, October 2, 2016

Download the PDF Entry Form for Both Days.

Save time and money by entering for the Willow Springs Doubleheader October 1 & 2 before the Pre-Entry cut-off date of September 25th!

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.

Celebrating Desert Sleds with the West Coast Dirt Track Series

Memorial Day Weekend,  Live Oak Camp, Santa Ynez, CA

Tucked away in the foothills above Santa Barbara, the Cachuma Lake Vintage British Motorcycle Rally was resurrected in 2015 after an eight year absence.  2016 was the second rally promoted by Eddie and Jodi Mulder.  With the help of many and the loyal crowd of people that signed up to attend, the weekend turned into another fun, memorable event! Camping together, relishing the classic motorcycles, sharing memories and just plain having fun.  This year there was a lot more great kids! One rode all the way to the rally on the back of his dad’s bike from Chicago, Il.  He was glad to get to the rally and they won the “Longest Distance Traveled” (by bike) award Saturday night.

Friday night, Rallygoers shared a meal and mingled among friends old and new around the bonfire.  Attendees picked their camp sites, pitched their tents, trailers or parked their RV and prepared for a full weekend of excitement.  With 40 acres of our own private campground, there is no concern about being too close to your neighbor.  Saturday morning began with a fresh buckaroo breakfast prepared the by the rally’s caterer, “Los Padres Outfitters”.  The food they prepare is fit for a king!  After breakfast Kimmie  Gould kicked off the rally’s opening ceremony by singing the National Anthem while Eddie slowly raised the American flag to the top of the pole. This year the focus of the rally was to enjoy the camp and also have plenty of open time to ride.  On the wall hung a huge map, prepared by Cozmic Joe, showing several interesting places to visit while out exploring. Four maps with routes highlighted to different places were set out on the table to guide riders.  Campers took advantage of the Outfitters’ horses that they brought for trail rides. Many vintage bike owners jumped at the opportunity to test-ride one of the two new Triumph demo motorcycles provided by Triumph Motorcycles America,  and still more hung at camp enjoying the company of their friends.

Another delicious meal was served for lunch and again folks were chatting and preparing for the bike show.  Awards are given in several categories with the competing bikes lined up around the trunks of big oak trees in the shade.  There were some magnificent pieces of machinery including many beautiful vintage Desert Sleds.  Perhaps the oldest bike there, a 1927 Triumph sgl  entered by James Kohls, won both the People’s Choice and the Pre – Unit first place medals.   Best of show went to Craig Gebhauer with his 1972 BSA A65. Karl Krohn, longtime Triumph motor builder, took the Desert Sled category with a 1959 Triumph TR6.  Eddie led a special rider’s parade around the campground following the bike show.

Following Saturday nights fabulous Los Padres Outfitters Tri Tip and Chicken BBQ dinner was the presentation of bike show awards, raffle and special recognition of others.  Event sponsors Coventry Spares, Rabers Parts Mart, Digger Helm,  Specialty Fabrications, JRC Engineering, Motion Pro, Ramspur Winery, British Customs, Banke Performance, Barnett Clutches and Cables, Triumph Motorcycles America, Maxima Racing Oils, Cozmic Joe, Johnny Outlaw, GT T-Shirtguys.com and more donated numerous memorable gifts for the raffle and necessary support for the event.  Many thanks were offered to them and to the Los Padres Outfitters for the awesome hospitality.  Show winners and supporters were presented with customized event plaques, and the Best of Show winner Craig Gebhauer was presented with a custom metal sculpture made by Cozmic Joe.  Joe also presented Jodi Mulder with an ornate hook rack made of horseshoes and other metal for her horse tack. Cozmic also customized a rugged steel “Rabers” logo sign framed in a motorcycle chain for Bob Raber, the event Grand Marshall. Everybody went away with something cool from the nights festivities.

Sunday was the day for the Field Meets, hosted by Steve Ortiz, for both those on motorcycles and later in the afternoon for the kids.  The contests are done solo or two up on metal steeds.  They included hoops thrown over cones,  can slalom course, bean bag toss,  tennis ball on the cone, ride the plank, the “Slow” race and more.  Each event was scored separately and putting your foot down was grounds for disqualification.  Points were added together and the top contender was Randy Frint for the second year in a row.  He easily won the “Slow” race and roosted Eddie at the finish.  Following Frint in points was Matt Frey and James Kohls.   In the kids events, Alexia Dunlavey took the top honors but all trophied.  And, racer’s love to watch racing so a laptop was set up to watch the GNC Springfield Mile in the afternoon for those that cared to watch. Following the “Mexican Night Taco Bar” dinner Sunday night, the contest winners were honored with special event medals.

On display during this year’s Desert Sled celebration were two bikes ridden by Eddie Mulder. His original Desert Sled that won the 100 Mile National Championship Hare and Hound and Eddie’s newly restored Triple Crown winning Triumph Bonneville that will go to the Specialty Fabrications Motorcycle Museum in Simi Valley following this weekend’s event.

Monday morning the group shared a final farewell breakfast, wished each other well with safe travels until we meet again next year.  The event date has changed for the 2017 event.  Next year the Cachuma Lake Rally will take place during the weekend of June 2 – 4th.

Eddie, Jodi and all the event sponsors thanked everyone that came to share the weekend and encouraged all to share their event experiences with their friends.  Next year the hope is to have even more families and children join in the fun.

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