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Racing Season Begins

[Apr 16] With the flip of a switch, the 2016 racing season will once again roar to life. Crews have been getting the tracks ready for an exciting racing season bringing more classes than ever before to Ukiah and Lakeport Speedways

For racing promoter David Furia, its is business as usual. With a very brief hiatus between seasons, Furia’s crew put on an action packed indoor racing season at Lakeport Speedway. Kart and Motorcycle riders alike enjoyed the indoor track and local businesses reaped the rewards of out of town riders staying in local motels and patronizing local businesses. With the indoor season wrapped up, focus has shifted to the asphalt tracks. Tshirts are being made, sponsors are being gathered and the schedules are out.

Furia states “Not only is it a new racing season with a multitude of racing classes, but I am proud to be part of the 50th Anniversary of Northern California Racing Association.” Furia goes on to explain that NCRA was founded in order to give racers a voice in local racing. The membership of NCRA is made up of racers and fans who have their voice heard at meetings. While Furia is the track promoter, he runs Lakeport Speedway under the direction of the NCRA board. Furia goes on to say “50 years of anything is a huge accomplishment. But with the passion and energy surrounding this sport, 50 years of having a working racing organization is quite an accomplishment. Families have been part of local racing for generations. Kids grow up at the race tracks and they go on to bring their kids. Its amazing to be part of an organization that keeps the racing tradition as a high priority.”

The tradition continues this Saturday at Lakeport Speedway. The track will be busy with a night of racing featuring the Taco Bell Bombers, Bandoleros, Hardtops, Jammers, Legends and Pro4 Modifieds. The gates open at 3:30PM, qualifying starts at 5PM. Grandstand admission is $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors and Students, $6 for Kids, First Responders and Military.

The first race of the 50th anniversary of Northern California Racing Association happens this Saturday at Lakeport Speedway and the drivers are going to put on a show not to be missed!

Mary Chadwick, 707.272.6514

photo © Cindy Pickrell
photo © Cindy Pickrell

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