GO WEST, RACE FAN!
Excited about thrilling NASCAR racing returning to Auto Club Speedway over Labor Day weekend, but having a tough time waiting another month? Fans can whet their appetites for motorsports action this weekend as the rumbling of stock car engines and the scream of Ferrari engines will fill the Auto Club Speedway landscape on Saturday, August 11th, for a unique gathering of racing machines.
The NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series and the Ferrari Challenge will share the
The West Series has a long history at Auto Club Speedway, and Saturday will be the series' 12th visit to the
Former drivers who have raced in the West Series that NASCAR fans will be familiar with include:
Kevin Harvick - the 1998 West Series champ
- the 1998 West Series champ
Ron Hornaday Jr. - two-time Craftsman Truck Series champ
Brendan Gaughan - two-time West Series champ (2000-01)
David Gilliland - Riverside native who was the 2004 West Series Rookie of the Year and is now a full-time driver on the NEXTEL Cup Circuit
Rookie Jason Bowles, from nearby
The sleek Ferraris have circuited the road course on a few different occasions since the road course opened.
The Ferrari Challenge portion of the weekend will begin on Friday with on-track action starting at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. Saturday's schedule kicks off with Ferraris on track from 8:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., followed by the first round of West Series practice. The Ferraris will have three other sessions during the day, including a one-hour sprint session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. West Series "Happy Hour" is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and qualifying is slated for 4:00 p.m. The West Series feature will roll off at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, it's Ferraris all day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets for the combination weekend are:
3 Day $45
For ticket information, call 1-800-944-RACE.