Wheel2Wheel Raceway is a family owned and operated, 1/8 mile 7 degree banked oval dirt raceway located at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, California. We race Speedway Sprints in three different classes, and our own dirt karts throughout the entire season. It is the home track for the Speedway Sprint Cars fabricated by Wheel2Wheel Racing. We also have special guests at various races including the SoCal Oval Karters, Speedway Bikes, Extreme Sidecars, and Harley Hooligan races. If you want to race with our Wheel2Wheel family call us at 760-247-3987 for more information.
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What are Speedway Sprints?
Speedway Sprints are designed for the dirt track racing enthusiast that wants to feel the rush and excitement of a full size sprint car and at an affordable price. We have 3 classes of Speedway Sprints that are based on age, skill and comfort level – Intermediates, Restrictor, and 500. Currently our drivers range in ages from 5-60+ and from 40lbs-300lbs. We customize each speedway sprint to fit your size and needs. They are based on a caged cart design and the Restrictor and 500 class incorporate a 500cc single cylinder engine that runs on alcohol.
Max Power Output 65 hp – Max RPM 9000 – Fuel Methanol
1-Cylinder – 4-Valve – Air-Cooled
*There is also an 9 H.P intermediate version for the younger racers*
Length Overall: 7′-8″ Width Overall 4′-8″ Height Overall 3′-8″
Left Rear Tire: 12 x 8 x 6 Right Rear Tire: 12 x 9 x 6
Brakes: Single Rear Disc – 5 pt harness required
RACE WRAP UP FROM NOVEMBER 19TH, 2016
Crowns: The Finale of the 2016 season!
By: Sam Oshins| NAU SMC CORRESPONDENT
Photo credit: Steve Schnars
VICTORVILLE- The sky glowed a magnificent violet and the track reverberated with a blue hue, the night of the championships at Wheel2Wheel Raceway couldn’t have been more perfect. Coming into the Saturday night all the championship leaders had commanding leads, including Lyla Bonham’s 47-point lead, which is one of the largest in track history.
On that note, Bonham ended her dominant year and her tenure in the Intermediate class with a convincing half-track victory over Stevie Rogers, who clinched second place in the points with a second-place finish. We also say goodbye to former Intermediate champion Corben Sabers, who ran his final laps at Wheel2Wheel as he is moving up to modifieds and finished the season in third place in the points by 3 points.
The most interesting class heading into the night was the Restrictor Plate class which saw Austin Brundage claim the championship b7 and finishing with a 27-point lead over veteran Randy Oshins. The closest battle of the night was for the bronze medal and Daniel Smissen won it in amazing fashion as he bounced off the wall to win the night and beat Kayla Pollard by a point.
Daniel Bennett came into the finale with a 20-point lead over former speedway biker Buck Blair. Bennett collided with Brundage and Thomas Southern early in the main event and flipped end over end seven times, and from the looks of the wreckage he totaled the championship-winning black 29 car. But despite an unexpected end of the season Bennett still cruised to a championship.
“I don’t really remember any of it,” Bennett said about the crash. “Oh yeah, it already hurts but I will be back for more,” he said about the aftermath and his return next season.
Bennett wasn’t the only 500 Pro class driver to have a wild night as Buck Blair secured the silver medal with a third-place finish, and the bronze was determined by two points as John Aden won the finale and leapfrogged over Nate Robinson.
Another title that was up for grabs in these three classes was the rookie of the year title. The deuces were wild for the 500 Pro class champion Bennett as he also claimed the rookie of the year honor for the second consecutive season. He also won his second championship in as many years and he finished second in the Senior Kart class on the evening. The other rookie of the year honors went to Daniel Smissen, who won it by a point over Kayla Pollard, and Braden Streuter won Intermediate rookie of the year.
We mustn’t forget the Kart classes. In the Junior Karts, Maxwell Tippets claimed his first victory as he held of his sister Marilyn for almost the entire race.
The Senior Karts were busy as 13 Karts raced around the track in the finale and it came down to some late lead changes as Bill Martin claimed victory over hard chargers Rick Beeson, Bennett and Steve Schnars.
Overall, it was a great season at the fastest eighth mile around. We will see you in March for a brand new season at the fastest side-by-side, wild ride in the High Desert.
Tag! You’re It, Wheel2Wheel has a Team Challenge!
By: Sam Oshins| SMC NAU Correspondent
NOV 5th JR Kart Winner #58 Marilyn Tippets. Photo by: Steve Schnars
VICTORVILLE- It was a way cooler version of Pokémon GO out at Wheel2Wheel Raceway Saturday night, as the track held The Triple Up Team Challenge, teams comprised of drivers from three of the five classes were paired up and did battle.
Lyla Bonham, Marilyn Tippets and Bryan Folland edged out teams that had way more experience under their belts and won the challenge. Not only did her team win the team challenge, Tippets also won the JR Kart class for the second time in as many weeks.
Stevie Rogers won the Intermediate class and holds on to third place in the points and Rick Beeson returned to the top of the SR Kart podium after holding off newcomer Rob Marion.
With only one race left on the season it’s run and gun time for Restrictor and 500 class point leaders Austin Brundage and Daniel Bennett, as they looked to add some insurance points before championship weekend by winning their respective classes.
Wheel2Wheel Raceway’s Championship race will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 and it will be an early start. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and gates open at 4. Admission is $10 for adults $5 for kids and children under 5 are free.
The point standings are getting very interesting coming into the championships. Brundage currently holds a 23-point lead over Randy Oshins in the restrictor plate class and Bennett has a 20-point advantage on Buck Blair in the 500 pro class. Lyla Bonham has all but clinched a championship in the Intermediate class as she has a whopping 47-point lead over second place Corben Sabers.
The leaders may be locked into their positions but the rest of the field is not so. In the Intermediate class Stevie Rogers holds the second spot by one point over former champion Corben Sabers, and Trent Johnson is only 11 points under Sabers, so 2nd and 3rd place are up for grabs in that class.
The most intense battle will be in the restrictor plate class as Randy Oshins holds on to second place by 8 points over Kayla Pollard who is not only trying to get second but is also defending her third spot from Daniel Smissen and Kevin Oshins. Smissen trails Pollard by a measly 3-points and Kevin Oshins is trailing by 5 points. Pollard is the favorite to win rookie of the year as well.
In the 500 pro class, Buck Blair has secured a firm grip on second place as he holds a 17-point lead over Nate Robinson. Robinson isn’t safe though as track owner and former champion John Aden is only down a point and has been finding his groove as of late as he won the Halloween Spooktactular and finished in third on Saturday. So the big boys will battle for the bronze on championship weekend.
We mustn’t forget the Wheel2Wheel Karters as Marilyn Tippets goes for her third win in a row and Rick Beeson looks to close his season on a winning note. The So. Cal Oval Karters are also returning for the finale and they are set to turn up the heat.
Make sure to head on down to the finale of the best side-by-side wild ride in the High Desert on Nov. 19 and enjoy the colorful commentary of Tim “Chappy” Chapman and yours truly, as the champions are crowned.
Wheel2Wheel Raceway is located just off Route 66 (D street) at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville.
Posted October 25th, 2016
Wheel2Wheel Raceway Is Getting Wicked This Halloween!
Sam Oshins| NAU SMC Correspondent
“DR.ADEN, MR. DRIVE” Photo By: Steve Schnars
VICTORVILLE- (Saturday) Spooks and spokes, crashes and slashes, villainy and victory, Halloween is coming early in the desert! Wheel2Wheel Raceway The Fastest Eighth Mile Around is hosting their annual Halloween Spooktacular this Saturday, Oct. 29.
Come dressed in your costumes and enjoy trick or treating after racing as the pits will be open for spectators to go from pit to pit to meet and greet with drivers. The track will also hold a costume contest where kids with best costumes can win tickets to future Wheel2Wheel events.
The terror on the track will not disappoint either as point leaders Lyla Bonham, Daniel Bennett and Austin Brundage look to torment their opponents. The 500 Pro class has become a two horse race with 3 races remaining on the season, as Bennett has a slim 10-point lead over Buck Blair!
The Wheel2Wheel Karters will also be there to devour your attention and entertain your minds. Will it be the batty Beeson brothers or the Wildman ‘Wild’ Bill Martin coming out on top, or will a surprise winner creep to the top of the heap?
Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under five are free! We can’t leave out the monster behind the microphone, as the man with a thousand voices Tim “Chappy” Chapman will be your guide through the unknown. And remember fans speed can kill!
Race For The Rack: Wheel2Wheel Raceway, Lucky Mutha Cycles & The American Cancer Society Relay for Life
By: Sam Oshins| NAU SMC Correspondent
VICTORVILLE- This coming Saturday, Oct. 15 is the fourth annual Race For The Rack at The Fastest Eighth Mile Around Wheel2Wheel Raceway, gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6. This special night at the track, where a portion of the ticket proceeds go to The American Cancer Society and throughout the night there will be opportunities to raise money in support of breast cancer awareness and research.
Lucky Mutha Cycles is a proud sponsor of The Harley Hooligans and Race For The Rack; it will be the second Harley night of the season at the track. So if you have a killer bike and you want to show off you can park and display.
Some of the events that are being put on include a raffle and all the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Also Race For The Rack t-shirts will be available for purchase as well as breast cancer awareness light up water bottles.
Not only is all that happening but also the racing on the track includes Speedway Sprints and Dirt Karts.
Drivers to watch include Intermediate class point leader Lyla Bonham as she looks to increase her 44-point lead, she is also aiming to win in the JR. Karts.
In the SR. Karts look for a classic heads up battle between Rick Beeson and “Wild” Bill Martin, who continually push each other’s limits and prove that age doesn’t matter.
The Restrictor class is getting interesting as current point leader Austin Brundage has had two rough finishes heading into Race For The Rack and the “old man” of the class Randy “Smokem” Oshins has decreased Brundage’s point lead by 12 points. After a first and second place finishes consecutively Oshins only trails Brundage by 15 points with 4 races remaining.
In the Premier 500cc class look for a battle between rookie point leader Daniel Bennett and veterans John Alonso and Buck Blair.
So this Saturday night head on over to Wheel2Wheel Raceway located at the fairgrounds on 7th Street in Victorville, it’s sure to be a fun night and you can help support a great cause.
WHEEL2WHEEL RACEWAY HAS TWINS, TWIN 12’s THAT IS!
By: Sam Oshins/ Northern Arizona University SMC Correspondent| October 3rd,2016
VICTORVILLE, Calif – SATURDAY Wheel2Wheel Raceway changed things up this weekend as they implemented a format for their 500 class’s main event that hasn’t been used in a few years, instead of the standard twenty lap main officials used two Twin 12 mains to determine a winner on the first night of October.
The night belonged to the 500 Class’s current point leader Daniel Bennett as he bested the special format and outlasted his competition!
It was a very nice night out at fastest eighth-mile track around and the action on the track included a very special Main Event for the big boys in the 500 Class as normally they run one 20-lap main event. However, on this night the main was split into two 12-lap segments and after the first segment the drivers pulled to the infield and received fuel from their crews before returning to the track and having their finishing lineup fully inverted to start the second segment. After leading the first segment the black and green 29 piloted by current point leader Daniel Bennett was able to come away with a second-place finish in the segment and bring home the best average finish between both segments to take home the victory and increase his point lead to 9 over former speedway biker Buck Blair.
Track Coordinator Crystal Aden had this to say about the unusual format, “Normally we have a very tight program but this race we didn’t have the SoCal Oval Karters here and we had time to fill.” Aden also explained why the new format was a good idea, “We decided to make things interesting and we went with two 12-lap mains to excite our fans and to open the door for anyone competing to have an extra chance to win points.”
The night also included Intermediate class point leader Lyla Bonham getting a victory and locking up a championship with only four races remaining. Bonham currently holds onto a 44-point lead over second-place driver Trent Johnson.
Bonham also placed second in the JR Kart division. Marilyn Tippets driver of the #58 machine won her second main event of the season. The SR Kart class was a classic clash between the Beeson Boys and “Wild” Bill Martin. The #44 Kart driven by Rick Beeson held off Martin with a little help from his brother Gary and came out with the victory.
In the Restrictor Plate Class things got a little hairy for point leader Austin Brundage as he lost a left rear tire partway through the main event and was forced to drop out, leaving the door open for drivers Randy Oshins and Kayla Pollard to make up some ground. Ultimately Daniel Smissen won the night even though according to Daniel Bennett-
“I’ve never seen someone win while driving like they where breaking in a horse, I think Daniel (Smissen) has a magnet under his car, maybe we should just start calling him Cowboy.”
Not only was it a good night for Smissen but Randy Oshins was able to move back into second place in points after his second consecutive podium and was able to cut Brundage’s point lead down to 15.