Within a few days, Double-X Speedway will open its 2019 “Back to Our Roots” season of dirt racing action, the California track’s owners have announced.
Thirty years ago, Fred and Ruth Hohman opened Double-X and staged three classes of racing.
Current owners Kyle and Carol Wirts said they want to provide a fun, family-oriented environment of local dirt track racing, saying the race card this year will offer 360 Winged Sprint Cars, Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks for the weekly events at Double-X.
Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with racing to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m every Sunday. Grandstand admission for adults is $10 and is free for children 10 and younger.
Opening night will be May 5 and has a theme of “High School Senior Night.” All high school seniors with school ID will be admitted free into the grandstands.
On May 26, Double-X will host the ninth annual “Tribute to Jesse” Memorial Race, with the POWRi WAR Series non-wing sprint cars joining the regular weekly classes.
On June 2, B Modifieds will join the weekly classes for “B Mod Mania,” paying $500 to the winner; USRA rules will be used.
Other scheduled events include: June 9, third annual “Dylan Bias Memorial” race; June 23, Old Timers/Legends night with vintage cars on display; July 7, 600cc Winged Micro Sprints; July 14, annual “Race for Riley” Memorial Race with fundraising activities geared to help Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Columbia; and Aug. 4 season championship.
More information is available at doublexspeedway.com.