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Wine Country Classic at the Famed Half-Mile Calistoga Speedway

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** Saturday, June 25, 2016 **
King of the West AND Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Series
It is time to go racing at Calistoga Speedway. The rains have gone away. The Napa Valley vines are ripening in the warm, summer sun.  And we are making up for lost time with a both winged and non-wing sprint cars on their way to the famous and scenic half-mile oval.
It is your first chance this year—the historic track’s 79th season– to see racing at Calistoga Speedway.
The Wine Country Classic will feature sprint cars just about any way you like them.  The winged King of the West sprint car series features a close, early-season three way battle for the championship and the non-winged Joe Hunt Magneto series is just getting rolling for 2016.
Last year, Campbell’s Bud Kaeding came as close as any driver can to winning the KWSS championship without actually taking home the trophy.   The four-time USAC champion kick-started his KWSS championship hopes by winning the season-opener at Placerville and, for the moment, is leading the series by a scant two points over two drivers who know how to win championships and races—-Kyle Hirst and Jonathan Allard.
Two-time KWSS champion Hirst has a pair of wins so far in 2016—claiming both in the last half-lap, raising the prospect of an exciting, razor-thin finish at Calistoga.
The KWSS series will be joined by the non-winged Joe Hunt Magneto series, and both series will put on a full program with qualifying, heat races and main events, beginning at 6:30 pm
TICKET INFO:  It’s a good time to reserve your seat for this great double-header program.  Call Calistoga Speedway at  (916) 773-7225.   Adult reserved seats are $30. General admission tickets are $25. Children 6-12 are $10. Kids five & under are FREE. Plus, we have a NEW fan pit pass.  IF you have a reserved seat, you can upgrade to a pit pass for an additional $20. It will get you close to the teams, drivers and cars in the pits and allow you back into the grandstand for a comfortable seat.

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