Next Race Info & Race Recap

OUR NEXT RACE


Come out to Wheel2Wheel Raceway to our Annual Firecracker Derby to watch our Speedway Sprints, and Dirt Karts, battle it out on the fastest 1/8 mile dirt track around on  July 4th at 5pm!

 
A few important things:
Spectator gates open at at 4pm
Racing at 5pm
$10 Adults (13 and over), $5 Children (12 and under) Under 5 Free, Family 4 Pack of Tickets Includes 2 Adults & 2 Children for $25
 
Drivers:
Pit gates will open at 1:00pm
Driver meeting 3:50pm, hot laps to follow, going until 4:50, racing at 6pm
 
Love racing, but don’t want to commit to buying a car? Why not rent? If you are interested in renting a dirt kart to race for one of our races, please call 760-713-1301.
 
We are located at the Victorville Fairgrounds at 14800 7th Street, Victorville, CA. Go to Wheel2WheelRaceway.com or contact us at 760-247-3987 for more information.

                                       Race Recap June 2nd, 2018-  Fast Returns Shake Up The Points

BY: Sam ‘Smash’ Oshins

VICTORVILLE- On Saturday June 2nd Wheel2Wheel Raceway kicked off its summer swing and did not disappoint, the night was highlighted by some massive returns of championship favorites Buck Blair and Bill Martin.

The Intermediate class kicked things off with a sibling rivalry at the top two steps of the podium as Stevie Simpson picked up the win and defending champ Ricky Simpson continued his title defense. ‘The Bandit’ Brayden Miller-Bushey moved into fourth in the points with a third place finish. Class veterans Cash Culp and Braden Streuter rounded out the top five.

In the Junior Dirt Karts they continued to keep the points race tight as Lydia Brown grabbed the victory and closes Cash Culp’s point lead to five. Culp cashed in all his nickels and dimes and grabbed the silver step on the podium, newcomer Ashton Perfect closed out the podium. Championship contenders Dax ‘Big D’ Rucker and Cole Browne added on to their points finishing 4th and 5th respectively.

The Senior Dirt Karts saw the return of defending champ ‘Wild’ Bill Martin after a two race hiatus. Martin earned the victory and on a side note if Wheel2Wheel had a hall-of-fame Martin would definitely be in it. Jefro Blalock finished second and currently leads the class by two points over last years rookie of the year and this weeks second runner up Ryan Bond.

Restrictor plate class rookies continue to impress as Stevie Rogers finished third on the night and stands at third in the points behind class vet Justin Taylor and fellow rookie Trent Johnson. Johnson holds on to the points lead by one point after a fifth place finish, Taylor won the evening to continue his ascent to the top. One of the elder statesman of the class John Estes finished second holding off Rogers and Christian Lockmann.

Another return to the track was last years third place point finisher Buck Blair. Blair blew his motor in the season opener and on Saturday he put the 500 Pro class on notice by dominating the main event. Former class champions John Aden and John Alonso rounded out the podium and currently sit second and third in the points behind Nate Robinson. Robinson rounded out the top five finishing behind Blair, Aden, Alonso and Bobby Taylor.

Wheel2Wheel will be back in action Saturday June 16th at 6pm in an evening sponsored by AlarmCo.

Gates open at 5pm, but until then stay up to date with everything Wheel2Wheel by checking out our socials.

Until next time don’t miss a minute of the fastest side-by-side wild ride in the High Desert!


Race Recap May 12th – Race Number Three Sets A New Record!

By: Sam ‘Smash’ Oshins

 

Saturday May 12th was a spectacular late spring evening for some fuel burning, mud slinging, madness.

 

Wheel2Wheel Raceway held it’s third race of the 2018 campaign with Vanilla Ice sound checking in the background.

 

A new track record was set as a whopping twenty intermediate drivers showed up to duke it out on the fastest eighth mile around.

 

So with twenty cars came some format changes instead of the normal two heats the drivers were split into three, also only two drivers advanced out of the dash and the last chance qualifier only advanced one to the main.

 

Keep in mind the drivers in this class can be as young as 4 years old, to say there was a lot of pressure would be an understatement, however for class veteran Braden Streuter pressure wasn’t an issue as he became the first repeat winner of the season. Class mainstay’s Sean Rogers and Jayden Manchester rounded out the podium with last years champion Ricky Simpson falling one spot short.

 

In the junior dirt karts Cash Culp cashed in to become the second repeat winner in 2018. Cole Browne finished second and Lydia Browne held off newcomer Hannah Sellers to finish third.

 

In the Senior dirt karts class favorite ‘Wild’ Bill Martin was absent so things were wide open and the Beeson Boys took advantage as Gary Beeson grabbed the top spot holding off championship hopefuls Jefro Blalock and Ryan Bond.

 

Speaking of Ryan Bond he ran double duty on the night also finishing a career high fourth place in the Restrictor plate class. Will Browne grabbed his first victory of the season holding off impressive rookies Trent Johnson and Stevie Rogers.

 

In the 500 Pro class Bobby Taylor in a new car claimed gold just weeks after totaling a car in the first lap of the season. Championship contenders John Aden, Nate Robinson and John Alonso finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

 

Wheel2Wheel also welcomed in some mini Dwarfs and they successfully spiced up the program.

 

After three races all the classes are looking very competitive. The intermediate class points are currently lead by Jayden Manchester with 20 points with Braden Streuter and Sean Rogers following closely behind with 15 and 16 points.

 

The Restrictor class is lead by rookie Trent Johnson with 21 points he is chased by another rookie in Stevie Rogers (16 pts) and one of the Championship favorites Justin Taylor (16 pts).

 

The JR karts standings are very close with Cash Culp at 23 points, Lydia Browne with 17 and Cole Browne and Dax Rucker tied for third at 15 points.

 

The SR karts are wild Jefro Blalock leads the class with 18 points but is only one point ahead of Ryan Bond, with the race victory Gary Beeson moves into a tie for third with Dacey Blalock.

 

In the pro class Nate Robinson holds the keys to the castle with 21 points followed by everyone’s favorite chimney sweep John Alonso with 18 points. Third place is a three horse race between veterans John Alonso and Bobby Taylor and 2017 Restrictor champ Daniel Smissen.

 

Wheel2Wheel Raceway will be back in action on Saturday June 2nd!

 

Don’t miss a minute of the best side-by-side, wild ride in the High Desert.

 


THE LUCK OF THE IRISH & CASH MONEY: A PLETHERA OF FIRST TIME WINNERS

BY: Sam ‘Smash’ Oshins

 

It’s no secret that Wheel2Wheel Raceway is a family affair; on Saturday in the pleasant desert evening the entire drive behind Wheel2Wheel raceway became a reality again!

 

The luck of the Irish finally came to fruition for the Blalock’s as Jefro and his son Dacey each grabbed their first track victories. Dacey won the senior dirt kart main event holding off veterans Ryan Bond and Heidi Erickson.

 

Another interesting note, Dacey’s win is the first step in the field’s attempt to dethrone reigning champion ‘Wild’ Bill Martin.

 

As for the elder Blalocks’ victory, Jefro fulfilled a promise he made in a recent interview by defeating John Aden in the open kart class.

 

However the Blalock’s weren’t the only first time victories.

 

In the 500 class, First Place Motorsports owner and class veteran Nate Robinson finally broke through holding off ‘ The Flying Chimney Sweep’ John Alonso and Bobby Taylor.

 

After last races insane rollover it’s great to see Bobby Taylor jump right back into the action and get a top 3 finish.

 

Speaking of jumping back into action Bobby’s son Justin Taylor grabbed his second consecutive win in the restrictor plate class holding off impressive rookie’s Trent Johnson and Stevie Rogers.

 

The trend of first time winners continued in the junior dirt karts as Cole Browne grabbed his first top step after holding off Lydia Browne and Cash Culp.

 

Speaking of money Cash Culp was on the money in the intermediate class and took the top spot on the podium holding off Jayden Manchester and Sean Rogers.

 

Race number three on the season for Wheel2Wheel Raceway will be Saturday May 12th, gates open at 5pm and racing start’s at 6pm.

 

In the meantime catch up with the updated points and driver profiles on Wheel2Wheelraceway.com

 

Until next time we cant wait to see you at the best side-by-side wild ride in the high desert!


4/14/18 RACE RECAP FROM SAM “SMASH” OSHINS:

A New Season, A Fresh Burst Of Excitement!

BY: Sam “Smash” Oshins

Photo By Smash / New Open Class Karts

 

Shaking of the rust and kicking up some new dust, the 2018 Wheel2Wheel Raceway season is officially underway! The engines roared to life Saturday April 15th, it was a wild night of racing that saw the awesome thrills and spills that the fastest eighth mile around always delivers.

 

With the new season comes new drivers and exciting changes to the track!

 

This season seems to have an influx of rookies, in the Restrictor Plate class; Intermediate veterans Braden Streuter, Stevie Rogers and Trent Johnson try their hand at mastering the art of going slide ways. In the Pro 500 class Veterans Bobby Taylor, John Aden and John Alonso are joined by 2017 Restrictor plate Champion Daniel Smissen.

 

Not only are there new drivers and fresh faces in different classes, there is an entirely new class that will run at Wheel2Wheel this season.

 

The ‘Open’ Kart class is the senior dirt karts on an extra shot of adrenaline, the sprint cars are no longer the only thing powered by 500 cc of dirt slinging power this new class sees drivers putting the power to weight ratio to its limits.

Defending SR. Kart Champion Bill Martin says that the new class is way to fast for somebody his age, “ It’s too crazy for someone my age but it is going to be a lot of fun to watch”.

 

Veteran driver Jefro Blalock on the other had is up for the challenge, “ It’s wild and I can’t wait for more competition”, Jefro went on, “ I will beat John Aden, more and more, it’s going to be a good time”!

 

Over the off-season W2W got a bit of a facelift as well, the grandstands got a fresh coat of sand colored paint and Tree’s Sugar, Salt and Soda Shack is bigger and badder. The old wooden shack has been replaced with a shipping container to match the track tower.

 

“ You need to see my new shack”, Tree continued, “ It is a big improvement and it looks and feels more like home”.

 

So that pretty much catches us up on what’s new at the mechanical zoo, now to catch up on opening night.

 

Despite all the fresh faces veteran drivers were victorious in all five classes on opening night:

 

In the Intermediate class Braden Streuter made a statement by battling his way through the field to win his first race of the night and exits the night as points leader.

 

Speaking of the Restrictor Plate class Justin Taylor took the checkers and verified why he is one of the favorites to win the championship. Perhaps the most Impressive driver of the night was Trent Johnson who opened his rookie campaign with a second place finish, not only that but he won his first heat race ever in the class convincingly.

 

In the 500 Pro Class, 2017 runner- up John Aden won the opener and looks determined to win it all this year. Veterans Nate Robinson and John Alonso rounded out the podium, however the evening wasn’t to kind to championship hopefuls Buck Blair and Bobby Taylor. Blair didn’t make a lap as his motor blew up and Taylor’s car was mangled after a monster flip on lap one of the heats.

 

Cash Culp won the first JR. Kart race of the year, Chris Gregory Jr. and Dax Rucker celebrated their birthdays in style by finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Pictured: Dax “Big D” Rucker

 

In the Senior dirt karts “ Wild” Bill Martin began is his championship defense with a victory, while veteran Gary Beeson made his triumphant return to the track with a second place finish and Jefro Blalock finished third.

 

The mystery going into the evening was how is the new kart class going to be? Well it was entertaining despite the fact that only three drivers ran it. However the class is still in its prototypical phase and there are more drivers out there who are slated to join in.

 

John Aden won his second class of the night and the inaugural race, veteran karter Ronnie Benton came in second and Jefro Blalock doubled down on third places.

 

Race number two for the 2018 Wheel2Wheel Raceway campaign will be Saturday, April 28th gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 6!

 

Don’t miss the best side-by-side wild ride in the High Desert!