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Sunday Race Results at Willow Springs – Walt James Stadium

Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series

Willow Springs – Walt James Stadium

Rosamond, CA | Sunday, October 1

Day two at Willow Springs. Sunday, October 1st morning began with the riders and families gathered again with even more excitement because there was even more prize money to be won!  And, it was the official Joey Brown Memorial.  Joey Brown 19z has been an icon in California motorcycle racing for years.   Joey hailed from Paso Robles, California where he owned and operated Brown’s Cycles, catering to the needs of racers for many years and was a pretty successful racer himself.  He raised four boys, Ronnie Brown, David Brown, Daniel Brown and Little Ron.  Joe and his sons have all thrown their legs over iron horses since they were youngsters and have won may championships and awards through the years so it was an honor to pay homage to his legacy after his passing in October of 2016.  In attendance to pay respects to Joey Brown were event sponsors, Mark and Randy Zimmerman, Rod Lake, Terry Otton and Sid Payne Jr.The Payne’s generously donated a water truck for the weekend.  Also on hand were Mike Haney a TT winner at the Astrodome, Bill Bartell of Bartell’s Harley Davidson, Chuck Palmgren, Sammy Tanner, Digger Helm, Jerry Carr, Ron Wood, Steve De Lorenzi , promoter of both Sacramento and Calistoga in 2017, actor Barry Weiss and so many more.

The rider’s meeting started the day followed by 2 reverse laps for all that cared to join, led by the Brown Brothers and Eddie in honor of Joey Brown and all the other riders that have recently passed on.  It was a moving tribute and just the first of the day. Practice got started and was followed by heat races, the Rod Lake Racing and Terry Otton Racing dash for cash, semis and main events. Racing also included a memorial race for the Brown boys to race against each other in honor of their dad.  Gathered on the infield were the families, fans and other riders to offer a salute at the finish line to the winner and at the same time to show their respect for Joey.  Being the close family they are, the brothers gathered coming out of turn 4 and crossed the finish line together.  Not a dry eye in the house.

Highlights of the day included Danny Ritchie aboard Herbie Wolf’s EM Ltd. Triumph riding the Modern 750 class to a strong victory in front of Tom Horton and Danny’s brother the Willow Springs master at track preparation, Gary Ritchie. Rick Reed and Steve Craft battled in the Sr. Novice/Super Senior class of 14.  Gary Ritchie rounded out this podium too.  Mark LaDue, seated on a 1942 Harley Davidson Knucklehead 1200, showed the mixed Dinosaur/Classic 250 class the fastest way around the track leading the field from flag to flag.

Jim Ottele, piloting a 1937 Indian 750 finished 2nd followed by Roland Sands riding a 1941 Indian 750 both of whom had mechanical difficulties Saturday.  David Brown, proudly riding his dad’s 19z Honda 360 beat John Lundgren and Jeff Lesley in the Modern 250/500 class.  These three rode 1, 2, 3, start to finish.  Jeff Gonzales, a regular at the Willow Springs races for many years was happy to see his old friend and competitor from the Chowchilla Barnburner, Jason Craven, at Willow but maybe not so happy to finish 4th behind Jack Jones, Craven and Lundgren in the 500 Support class.  Young Dominic De Mario took the 80cc class home and it was Kage Tadman to the checkers first in the 50cc class.  Saturday Grant Holmes beat Travis Petton IV in the Open Amateur A class. Sunday Petton twisted the throttle just a bit more and won the class.  Bronson Pearce finished 3rd.  Hunter Brooks another fast youngster from California won the Open Amateur B main.

Always competitive when the stakes are even higher, Mees took both the dash for cash and the Specialty Fabrications, Inc. main event.  Sammy Halbert, always strong at Willow, held the lead for 9 laps.  In lap 10 Mees took the lead and never looked back winning the race.  The biggest move of the race was from Jeffrey Carver.  After having to qualify for the 16 rider main event, placing in the top two of  his semi he started in the third row. Reeling in riders every lap, Carver raced his way all the way up to a second place finish!   At the checkers it was Mees, Carver and Halbert in that order.  Of the 28 registered entries in Sunday’s Pro Class, were noteable riders from England, Oliver Brindley who has ridden the last half of the AFT Series, Maikel Dijkstra from the Netherlands and Suzuki rider Toni Elias the inaugural champion of the Moto2 World Championship and the 2017 MotoAmerica Super bike Champion.

Gary Ritchie outdid himself once again in track prep, the flaggers, score keepers, tech people.  John Sides, the water truck drivers, Eddie, Jodi and their whole staff orchestrated another spectacular event.  The Joey Brown Memorial weekend was an exciting event, filled with passion, emotion and good racing.

Following racing Eddie and Jodi, the Zimmerman’s, Digger Helm and the rest of the West Coast Dirt Track Series team gathered for the awards ceremony that would end an exceptional weekend of racing, reminiscing and time shared with friends.  Plaques were presented for the top three of each of the class winner along with the envelopes for the Pros.  Comments of appreciation are always made at Willow about the girth of the envelopes presented and many comments about the whole positive and appreciative vibe of the weekend were shared.

Special thanks to the dedicated sponsors, without whom this event would not happen:  Mark and Randy Zmmerman of Specialty Fabrications, Inc., Rod Lake Racing, Terry Otton Racing, Barnett Clutches and Cables, Motion Pro, Digger Helm #57, Coventry Spares JRC Engineering, Brown’s Cycles, Maxima Racing Oils, Triumph North America, British Customs, Today’s Cycle Coverage.com, S&S Off Road Magazine and Pro Plates.

Plans are in the works for the Lake Cachuma Vintage Bike Rally June 1-4th of 2018.  Stay tuned to the West Coast Dirt Track Facebook page and website for news as it becomes available.

Results:

Sunday Results:

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

1. Jared Mees; 2. Sammy Halbert; 3. Mikey Rush; 4. Davis Fisher

SENIOR VINTAGE

1. Tom Horton; 2. Jeff Lessley; 3. Jim Ottele; 4. Jay Gardner

VET

1. Curtis Peebles; 2. Bryan Berna; 3. Rob Bush; 4. LJ Gronek; 5. John Lundgren; 6. Toni Elias; 7. Jack Roberts; 8. Chad Valker; 9. Shawn Chamlee; 10. Steve Powers; 11. Jack Jones dnf

SUPER SR/SR NOVICE

1. Rick Reed; 2. Steve Craft; 3. Ron Lessley; 4. Jay Gardner; 5. Gary Ritchie; 6. Dave Keil; 7. Mike Boal; 8. Shane VanSickle; 9. Fred Berger; 10. D-Dan McDougall; 11. Charlie Caspary; 12. Sten Kelley; 13. Ted Hubbard dnf

YOUTH 50

1. Gage Morast

YOUTH 60

1. Kage Tadman; 2. Sierra Hickerson

YOUTH 80

1. Dominic DeMario; 2. Ryder Di Francesco; 3. Blake Ash; 4. Colin Petton; 5. Kage Tadman; 6. Conner Hickerson

CLASSIC 250

1. Fred Berger

CLASSIC 500

1. Tom Horton; 2. Chris Rudy; 3. Kenny Thiebaud; 4. Jim Ottele; 5. Lenny Rodriguez; 6. Roland Sands; 7. Flyn Stone; 8. James Kohls; 9. Maury Austin; 10. Joe Pape; 11. Mark LaDue dnf

DINO

1. Mark Ladue; 2. Jim Ottele; 3. Roland Sands; 4. Brent Johnson

MODERN 500

1. David Brown; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Jeff Lessley; 4. Ron Lessley

MODERN 750

1. Danny Ritchie; 2. Tom Horton; 3. Gary Ritchie; 4. John Lundgren; 5. Larry Earhart; 6. Brian Cassara; 7. Ross Stuckert; 8. D-Dan McDougall; 9. Mark La Due; 10. Charlie Caspary

250 OPEN

1. Grant Holmes; 2. Travis Petton IV; 3. Tucker Mount; 4. Jacob Cascio; 5. Conner Hickerson; 6. Bryson Berna

500 SUPPORT

1. Jack Jones; 2. Jason Craven; 3. Jim Lundgren; 4. Jeff Gonzales; 5. Rick Reed; 6. Danny Ritchie; 7. Jeff Spohr; 8. Shawn Chamlee; 9. Erik Bland; 10. Ken Shilling; 11. Mike Boal; 12. Lucas Dunev

OPEN AMATEUR “A”

1. Travis Petton IV; 2. Grant Holmes; 3. Bronson Pearce; 4. Matthew Zacher; 5. Julia Hess; 6. Daniel Brown; 7. Tucker Mount; 8. Michael Hill; 9. Vaughn McCafferty; 10. Nick Garcia; 11. Jaycee Jones

OPEN AM “B” MAIN

1. Hunter Brooks; 2. Dominic Cameron; 3. Bryan Berna; 4. Lucas Dunev; 5. Matthew Ott; 6. Bobby Frankenberger; 7. Steve Powers; 8. Bruce Vucik dnf

SENIOR OPEN

1. Larry Earhart; 2. Randy Di Francesco; 3. Jim Ottele; 4. Jack Roberts; 5. Brian Cassara; 6. Scott Reed; 7. Erik Bland; 8. Barney Stern; 9. Joe Danze

DIGGER Open Pro

1. Jared Mees; 2. Jeffrey Carver; 3. Sammy Halbert; 4. Henry Wiles; 5. Bronson Bauman; 6. JD Beach
7. Ryan Wells; 8. Briar Bauman; 9. Davis Fisher; 10. Chad Cose; 11. Nick Armstrong; 12. James Ott
13. Kayl Kolkman; 14. Maikel Dykstra; 15. John Vanderlaan; 16. Mike Rush dnf

 

 

Saturday Race Results at Willow Springs – Walt James Stadium

Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series

Willow Springs – Walt James Stadium

Rosamond, CA | Saturday, September 30

For over 20 years Eddie and Jodi Mulder have put their hearts and souls into bringing spectacular racing to venues throughout California.  This year all of their attention was focused on the Cachuma Lake Vintage Motorcycle Rally in the spring and the Willow Springs weekend in the fall.  Willow Springs is a favorite event for riders who come from all over the United States and Canada to ride it.  A well groomed, 3/8 mile decomposed granite, banked smooth track.  Big, fast, fun and lot of money up for grabs in the pro class!

Saturday morning the crew wound their way through the long line of motor homes, vans, trucks and cars to get through the gate and set up for what was to be another exciting and fun filled weekend of racing.  Racer and blade operator Gary Ritchie and Eddie began preparing the track and grounds early in the week, cleaning up the pits, pulling weeds and putting things in good order.  Jodi starts the registration process a month before the race.  Saturday morning registration at the track opens at 8:00 a.m. sharp, the pits come alive, folks meet and greet each other, many whom have not seen one another since the Willow weekend of 2016, and the feeling and passion of racing comes alive.

Practice gets under way, riders and mechanics make adjustments to their tire pressure, suspension, motors and carburetors in the hope of being a winner on the track.  This weekend, like many others, riders show up from other area and arenas of motorcycle racing.  Registered to race was the MotoAmerica champion Tony Elias, who made his debut on the dirt at Willow Springs riding both Saturday and Sunday and finishing respectably in everything he contested.  From his first lap on the dirt Saturday to his last on Sunday, he progressed like he’d been riding dirt all his life.

Some of California’s fastest kids were also in attendance.  Both Travis Petton IV and Grant Holmes earned victories at the 2017 AMA Amateur Nationals.  In the 250 Open class they were competing with each other and put on a show that included competition with Tucker Mount.  Holmes got the hole shot with Petton close enough to keep him honest.  They finished Holmes, Petton and Mount.  Dominic De Mario led the 80 class to and easy victory with Travis Petton’s younger brother, Colin Petton and Blake Ash following to the checkers.  Kage Tadman, on a 65cc was a favorite in this race showing the fans his exceptional talent and skill. Jeff Lessley gave Tom Horton a run for his money leading the the Sr. Vintage through the 4th lap.  Horton took the win followed by James Otelle and Jay Gardner.  Lessley left the race with a mechanical issue.  However, Lessley won the Vet A event followed by Jeff Johnson who took the second spot from Jim Rosa in lap 4.  Rosa finished 3rd.  Johnson took the 500 Support class home.

Racing progressed through the day like clockwork. The fastest rider on the track was AFT Pro rider #23 “The Wizard” Jeffrey Carver riding the Ron Wood prepared Rotax.   Carver won his heat race earning a place in the Terry Otton and Rod Lake Racing dash for cash.  When the green flag flew in the dash Carver took a commanding lead. After getting by Mees in the first lap. He easily won followed by Sammy Halbert, Mees and Bronson Bauman.  The Willow Springs Dash for Cash is always extremely competitive with a big money purse thanks to Rod Lake and Terry Otton who this year, put their funds together to create a $10K dash for cash purse each day.

Favored to win the Digger Pro main event, sponsored by Specialty Fabrications, Inc., Carver again took the lead.  The race was his to win, fastest on the track, smooth and calculating in his skill.  About half way through the race……. Carver’s bike failed due to a clip in the carburetor coming loose.  Carver’s misfortune gave Mees the opportunity to win the main followed by Sammy Halbert and roadracer JD Beach.  Mees took Eddie’s son, Rick, for a victory lap.

The award ceremony follows each day’s racing.  Product giveaways from Motion Pro and Triumph of North America were distributed to those lucky persons in attendance. The top riders received medals for their finishes while all the pro class finishers receive their coveted envelopes of cash!  As always, the Eddie Mulder Family dinner that includes all the track personnel and other special guests took place in town at a local Mexican restaurant.  Lively conversations and swapping of the day’s events made for a personal and memorable dining experience.  Everyone left happy, full and looking forward to Sunday’s racing.

Those camping at the track fired up  their bar b Q’s for dinner, relishing in the great atmosphere of the da, mingling around and discussing how their races went and what they would do different on Sunday.  The track crew cleaned up and put things in order for another day of racing on Sunday, The Joey Brown Memorial.

Results:

Senior Vintage

  1. Tom Horton; 2. Jim Ottele; 3. Jay Gardner; 4. Darren Pritchett; 5. Jeff Lessley; 6. Ken Netto

Vet A Main

  1. Paul Ott; 2. Jeff Johnson; 3. Jim Rosa; 4. Matt Stoutenburg; 5. LJ Gronek; 6. John Lundgren; 7. Jack Roberts; 8.Curtis Peebles

Vet B Main

  1. Shawn Chamlee; 2. Mark LaDue; 3. Steve Powers; 4. Ronnie Brown

Super Sr. “A” Main

  1. Rick Reed; 2. Ron Lessley; 3. Steve Craft; 4. Gary Ritchie; 5. Jay Gardner; 6. Mike Boal; 7. D-Dan McDougall; 8. Dave Keil; 9. Fred Berger

Sr. Novice “B” Main

  1. Mark Stuckert; 2. Shane Van Sickle; 3. Maury Austin; 4. Charlie Caspary; 5. Herb Wolff; 6. Margo King; 7. Sten Kelley; 8. Ted Hubbard

Youth 50

  1. Gage Morast

Youth 60

  1. Sierra Hickerson

Youth 80

  1. Dominic DeMario; 2. Colin Petton; 3. Blake Ash; 4. Kage Tadman; 5. Sierra Hickerson

Dino

  1. Mark La Due; 2. Jim Ottelle

Classic 250

  1. Fred Berger

Classic 500

  1. Tom Horton; 2. Chris Rudy; 3. Kenny Thiebaud; 4. Jim Ottele; 5. Lenny Rodriguez; 6. Mark La Due; 7. James Kohls; 8. Maury Austin; 9. Joe Pape; 10. Flyn Stone

Modern 500

  1. David Brow; 2. Jimmy Ludgren; 3. Jeff Lessley; 4. Ron Lessley

Modern 750

  1. D-Dan Mc Dougall; 2. Tom Horton

250 Open class

  1. Grant Holmes; 2. Travis Petton IV; 3. Tucker Mount; 4. Zack Earwood; 5. Jacob Cascio

500 Support

1. Jeff Johnson; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Jack Jones; 4. Jeff Gonzales; 5. Danny Ritchie; 6. Jason Craven; 7. Rick Reed; 8. Ken Shilling; 9. Jeff Spohr; 10. Erik Bland; 11. Shawn Chamlee

Open Amateur “A”

  1. Maikel Diikstra; 2. Grant Holmes; 3. Travis Petton IV; 4. Julia Hess; 5. Matthew Zacher; 6. Christian Payne; 7. Bronson Pearce ; 8. Daniel Brown; 9. Noah bush; 10 Chris McDougal; 11. Matt Stoutenburg

Open “B” Main

  1. Michael Inderbitzin; 2. Tucker Mount; 3. Matthew Ott; 4. Nick Garcia; 5. Jaycee Jones; 6. Bobby Frankenberger; 7. Stev Poweros; 8. Jojo Lindner

Senior Open

  1. Craig Scroggins; 2. Larry Earhart; 3. Jim Ottele; 4. Erik Bland; 5. Jack Roberts; 6. Joe Danze; 7. Danny Stepens; 8. Barney Stern;9. Dave Keil

Digger Helm Open Pro

  1. Jared Mees; 2. Sammy Halbert; 3. JD Beach; 4. Chad Cose; 5. Briar Bauman; 6. Davis Fisher; 7. Bronson Bauman; 8. Mike Rush; 9. Ryan Wells; 10. Henry Wiles; 11. Nick Armstrong; 12. Kayl Kolkman; 13. Oliver Brindley; 14. Clayton Williams

 

 

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.

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.

More Magic from Mulder Willow Springs International Raceway October 3rd and 4th

More Magic from Mulder Willow Springs International Raceway Walt James Stadium
Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series
October 3rd and 4th, 2015

The Eddie Mulder West Coast Dirt Track Series’ Willow Springs 3/8 mile DG cushion events have been a favorite for many throughout the years.  A gathering, many refer to as a family reunion that brings out many riders looking forward to the big, fast, cushion track, endless bench racing and admiration of each others latest and greatest equipment.  This weekend was exceptional!

Many of flat track racing’s heavy hitters and longtime supporters honored Eddie and the series by coming out to rub elbows and watch the competition on the track.  Chris Agajanian and the new Ascot trailer, Motion Pro and British Customs were onsite showing and selling their wares. Storage Wars TV star Barry Weiss and legendary racer Sammy Tanner were seen wandering the pits as well.

Eddie has always put forth exemplary efforts to bring substantial purses to his events, especially to his end of season Willow Springs event.  This year, thanks to the generosity of the series sponsors, Digger Helm, Terry and Nancy Otton of Ramspur Winery, Mark and Randy Zimmerman of Specialty Fabrications, Inc, Rod Lake and more, the October 3rd and 4th weekend paid the second largest purse in flat track history.  More than $80,000 was awarded to riders in the Pro class, 250 Open and the 80cc class.  Along with the money, West Coast Dirt Track Series medals and plaques were given out.  At the awards ceremony, Eddie’s custom is to shower the attendees with gifts provided by other series sponsors, Triumph North America, Motion Pro,  British Customs, Maxima Racing Oils, Chris Agajanian’s Ascot,  Barnett Clutches and Cables, Brown’s Cycles, C&J Racing Frames, Coventry Spares, JRC Engineering, Penton Racing Products, Works Performance, Today’s Cycle Coverage, S&S Off Road magazine and more. The promo items excite everyone!!

The West Coast Dirt Track Series always draws some of the Nation’s top AMA GNC 1 and 2 riders and this event was no exception.  In attendance were National #1  Jared Mees, Sammy Halbert, Henry Wiles, Rob “Bugs” Pearson, Chad Cose, the Bauman brothers, Kayl Kolkman, Jeffrey Carver and many more.  Twenty eight Pro riders competed for a spot on the 14 rider grid in the main events Saturday and Sunday.

The track, thanks to Gary Ritchie, was magnificent! Resurrected after serious flooding this spring washed all the dirt and hay bales away, Ritchie worked a solid week to get it race ready for the weekend events.  Ritchie also finished second behind Jay Height Saturday in the 500 support class.

Sunday’s program began by honoring three riders gone to the big track in the sky this year. A backwards lap rider’s parade saluting  Don “Squatty” Surplus, a long time, very close friend of Eddie Mulder and #1 desert rider, Mike Gonzales, a West Coast Dirt Track Series Vintage 500 rider and good friend of Jeff Gonzales, and  Jethro Halbert, National #69.  Eddie carried the U.S. flag, riding between Sammy Halbert and Jeff Gonzales in their honor.

A few of the younger riders stand out as a result of their skill and tenacity on and off the track. At this event, youth riders Clayton Williams and James Alexander topped the youth 60cc, Open Amateur and 250 Open classes all weekend.   Each of them topped the podium in at least one event both days.  Williams finished first in 3 events crossing the finish line first in the Open Amateur A main and battling with Grant Holmes in the 250 Open Class both days, taking those wins.  Holmes won the 80cc and Open Amateur B events Sunday.  Travis Petton IV finished second both days in the 80cc class behind Zaden Flores on Saturday and Grant Holmes Sunday.

#12E Jeff Lessley Willow Springs 2015Jeff Lessley dominated the Modern 500 and Senior Vintage classes both days.  Jim Ottele followed him to the checkers in second both days too.  Canadian rider, D-Dan McDougal aboard his new Eddie Mulder built Triumph for the first time was proud to finish third behind Steve Craft and his good friend Jack Alexander both Saturday and Sunday in the Sr Novice/Super Sr class.   Chris Rudy gave it his all both days competing head to head with Tom Horton in the Classic 500 brake-less class.  Trading places several times on the track in their races both days, Horton finished first followed by Rudy and Cary Tanner.   Former AMA Grand National rider, Kenny Netto, no longer rides very often but today he showed off his talent and speed leading another former AMA Grand National rider, Tom Horton, to the finish in the modern 250 class.  Paul Herman got the Modern 750 hole shot and never gave up the lead both days.  Behind him Robert Hansen and Lloyd McGregor battled for the second spot.  The race finished Herman, McGregor and Hansen respectively each day and McDougal followed them in the fourth spot.

Gary Ritchie #28B and Kenjiro Tsuji#26 at Willow Springs 2015Twenty four riders showed up to compete in the Open Amateur class.  The class was split into and A and B main events to accommodate them all and the riders ranged in age from up and coming youngsters in their teens to some of the veteran riders like Jack Jones and Bill Wright.  The class also included Kenjiro Tsuji from Japan and female riders, Julia Rankin and Allison Stacey, both very talented in two wheeled competition.  Clayton Williams rode in the front of the pack all six laps in the Open Amateur A main but Rankin who was in third the first lap got around Paul Ott to finish second.  Ott finished third on Saturday but on Sunday he topped the podium followed by Williams and Dillon Allen who flew in from Idaho specifically for this event.  Saturday’s Open Amateur B main gave veteran rider Jack Jones the chance to shine leading Michael Hill and Andrew Myers to the checkers.

#23 Jeffrey Carver easily wins The Ramspur Winery and Digger Open Pro Races for the biggest weekend earnings at Willow Springs 2015Twenty eight pro riders came out for a chance at some of the big money.  They rode heats, Semis and the fourteen rider main event.  The top rider was taken from each heat to make the grid for the Specialty Fabrications Dash for Cash.  Saturday’s heat winners Jeffrey Carver, Briar Bauman, Sammy Halbert and Jared Mees powered off the start and into turn one in the first lap led by Carver and followed by Halbert, Mees and Bauman.  Carver never looked back twisting the throttle to a very happy victory aboard his Ron Wood Rotax and proudly took Mark Zimmerman for a victory lap.  Sunday’s Dash was the largest single payout of the weekend with a Specialty Fabrications purse of $20,000. Sunday’s riders were Carver, Halbert, Mees and Chad Cose.  Mees took the lead from the start with Halbert on his back wheel and Carver close in third.   Halbert, not to be outdone by Mees took the lead on the back straight and finished first.  Mees, Carver and Cose followed.  Halbert has ridden with his brother, Jethro’s  plate #69 since Jethro passed. To celebrate Sundays victory lap with Zimmerman, Sammy stopped and picked up Jethro’s son Caleb and he took the victory lap with them.

Jeffrey Carver was hot this weekend taking three big wins.  His Ron Wood Rotax easily passed Mees in lap five and put him in position to compete wheel to wheel with Halbert trading places for the front twice in Saturday’s Ramspur Winery Open Pro main event.  Carver rode with tenacity and skill setting the mark for the rest of the class.  On Sunday in the Digger Helm Open pro main event, Carver took the lead from the start with Halbert and Mees following.  Mees lost his face shield midway into the race riding the remainder with no shield finishing third.  Jared Vanderkoi and Briar Bauman followed them to the finish.  Standing on his bike to greet the crowd Carver was the happiest man in the house!  Digger Helm was taken for, the last victory lap of the day, feeding his passion for flat track that he has had throughout most of his life.

Eddie presents series sponsors Mark and Randy Zimmerman while Jodi and Ron Wood look on at Willow Springs 2015As always the climax of each day was the award ceremonies where Eddie and Jodi Mulder honored Digger Helm, Mark and Randy Zimmerman, Rod Lake,Terry Otton and Gary Ritchie with plaques of appreciation for their contributions to the West Coast Dirt Track Series and flat track racing.  Riders were paid and given well-earned medals and plaques with thank you speeches to all of their supporters and sponsors and sponsor gifts were bestowed on the crowd.  The gift giving is always exciting!

Watch for news about the 2016 Eddie Mulder West Coast Dirt Track Series season on their web site www.EddiemuldersWCVDTS.com and on their Facebook page Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series.

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Willow Springs Results October 3, 2015

Sr. Vintage

  1. Jeff Lessley; 2. Jim Ottele; 3. Ken Netto; 4. Ron Lessley; 5. Robert Hansen; 6. Kyle Lessley; 7. John Lundgren; 8. John Lundgren; 9. Tom Horton

Vet

  1. Jim Rosa; 2. Paul Ott; 3. Joe McCoy; 4. Dan Lowther; 5. Rob Bush; 6. Daniel Clark; 7. Will Ott; 8. Andrew Myers; 9. Mark LaDue; 10. Gary Ritchie; 11. Bill Kolkman

Super Sr./Sr Novice

  1. Steve Craft;  2. Jack Alexander; 3. D-Dan McDougal; 4. Shane VanSickle; 5. Alan Hayden; 6. Fred Berger; 7. Ted Hubbard; 8. Jan Johnson

Dino

  1. Jim Ottele

Classic 250

  1. Fred Berger

Classic 500

  1. Tom Horton; 2. Chris Rudy; 3. Cary Tanner; 4. Lenny Rodriguez; 5. Joe Pape; 6. James Kohls; 7. Matt Campbell

Youth 60

  1. James Alexander; 2. Eli Souza; 3. Zack Earwood; 4. Kaden Clark

Youth 80

  1. Zaden Florez; 2. Travis Petton IV; 3. Grant Holmes; 4. Evan Souza; 5. Olin Kissler; 6. Tucker Mount; 7. Tucker Mount; 8. Hunter Stanley; 9.Blake Clark; 10. Kris Clark; 11. David Kohlstaedt

Modern 250

  1. Ken Netto; 2. Tom Horton

Modern 500

  1. Jeff Lessley; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Ron Lessley

Modern 750

  1. Paul Herman; 2. Lloyd McGregor; 3. Robert Hansen; 4. D-Dan McDougal; 5. Jeff Johnson

250 Open

  1. Clayton Williams; 2. James Ott; 3. Grant Holmes; 4. Travid Petton IV; 5. Hunter Goodwin; 6. Colt Stanley; 7. Michael Hill; 8. Nathan Agrifoglio; 9. Hunter Brooks; 10. Michael Burns; 11. LJ Gronek; 12. Noah Bush

500 Support “A” main

  1. Jimmy Abrams; 2. Jack Jones; 3. Jim Lundren; 4. Ryan Gifforda; 5. Robert Hansen; 6. Josh Mills; 7. Stever Carper; 8. Jeff Gonzales dnf; 9. Cary Tanner dnf; 10 Travis Petton dnf

500 Support “B” main

  1. Jay Heidt; 2. Gary Ritchie; 3. Mark LaDue; 4. Cody Carper; 5. Tim Doda

Open Amaterur “A” Main

  1. Clayton Williams; 2. Julia Rankin; 3. James Ott; 4. Paul Ott; 5. Rob Bush; 6. Hunter Goodwin; 7. Colt Stanley; 8. Nathan Agrifoglio; 9. Hunter Brooks; 10. Matthew Burns; 11. Dillon Allen; 12. Allison Stacey; 13. Hunter Stanley; 14. Stephen Yoshida; 15. Domiimc Monaco dnf

Open Amateur “B” Main

  1. Jack Jones; 2. Michael Hill; 3. Andrew Myers; 4. Michael Burns; 5. Don Duarte; 6. LJ Gronek; 7. Bill Wright; 8. Kenjiro Tsuju; 9. Hayden Earwood; 10. Matt Ott

Sr. Open

  1. Jeff Lesley; 2. Jeff Johnson; 3. Larry Earhart; 4. Jim Ottele; 5. John Lundgren; 6. Bill Kolkman; 7. Ryan Gifford; 8. Barney Stern; 9. Bill Wright dns

Ramspur Winery Open Pro

  1. Jeffrey Carver; 2. Sammy Halbert; 3. Jared Mees; 4. Henry Wiles; 5. Briar Bauman; 6. Robert Pearson; 7. Kayl Kolkman; 8. Ryan Wells; 9. Mike Rush; 10. Chad Cose; 11. John Vanderlaan; 12. Jake Mataya; 13. Cole Crowley; 14. Bronson Bauman dnf

Willow Springs Results October 4, 2015

Dash for Cash

  1. Sam Halbert; 2. Jared Mees; 3. Jeffrey Carver; 4. Chad Cose

Sr. Vintage

  1. Jeff Lesley; 2. Jim Ottele; 3. Ron Lessley; 4. Robert Hansen; 5 Kenny Thiebaud; 6. Tom Horton

Vet

  1. Jim Rosa; 2. Dan Lowther; 3. Paul Ott; 4. John Lundgren; 5 Rob Bush; 6. Jack Jones; 7. Bill Kolkman; 8. Will Ott; 9. Joe McCoy; 10. Andrew Myers; 11. Mark LaDue; 12. Kenjiro Tsuji;         13. Gary Ritchie

Super Sr./Sr Novice

  1. Steve Craft; 2. Jack Alexander; 3. D-Dan McDugal; 4. Shane Van Sickle; 5 . Fred Berger; 6. Ted Hubbard

Classic 250

  1. Fred Berger

Classic 500

  1. Tom Horton; 2. Chris Rudy; 3. Cary Tanner; 4. Lenny Rodriguez;  5. James Khols; 6. Matt Campbell

Youth 50

  1. Jasper Heathfield

Yuoth 60

  1. James Alexander; 2. Seirra Hickerson; 3. Eli Souza

Youth 80

  1. Grant Holmes; 2. Travis Petton IV; 3. Zaden Florez; 4. David Kohlstaedt; 5. Evan Souza; 6. Hunter Stanley; 7. Olin Kissler; 8. Conner Hickman

Modern 250

  1. Lucas Dunev

Open Amateur

  1. Paul Ott; 2. Clayton Williams; 3. Dillon Allen; 4. Julia Rankin; 5. James Ott; Hunter Goodwin;  7. Alex Crosby; 2. Robert Bush

Open Amateur (B)

  1. / Grant Holmes; 2. Hunter Brooks; 3. Allison Stacey; 4. Nathan Agrifoglio; 5. Michael Hill; 6. LJ Groneck; 7. Matt Ott; 8. James Holley; 9. Andrew Myers; 10. Jaycee Jones; 11. Hunter Stanley

Modern 500

  1. Jeff Lessley; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Ron Lesley; 4. Cary Tanner

Modern 750

  1. Pauul Herman; 2. Lloyd McGregor; 3. Robert Hansen; 4. D-Dan McDougal; 5. Tom Horton

250 Open

  1. Clayton Williams; 2. Grant Holmes; 3. James Ott; 4. Hunter Goood; 5. Travis Petton IV; 6. Hunter Brooks; 7. Nathan Agrifoglio; 8. Michael Hill

Senior Open

  1. Jim Ottele; 2. Larry Earhart; 3. Bill Kolkman; 4. Ryan Gifford; 5. Dan Dawson; 6. Jeff Lessley; 7. John Lundgren

Digger Open Pro

  1. Jeffrey Carver; 2. Sammy Halbert; 3. Jared Mees; 4. Jared Vanderkoi; 5. Briar Bauman; 6. Ryan Wells; 7. Chad Cose; 8. Bronson Bauman; 9. Kayl Kolkman; 10. Wyatt Maguire; 11. Dylan Morin; 12. Mike Rush; 13. Henry Wiles; 14. Bugs Pearson DNF

 

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

 

 

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.