The Orange Show Club, located in San Bernadino, California is ready to host the 5th Round of the Y2K “Generation Next” Series this weekend. The Club, which is a spin off of the Pomona group that lost their facility in 2007, after 50 years of racing, is a strong bunch. “We’ve worked together to get a new track and love hosting these big races,” said Kandice Attridge. “In the beginning, we rented the infield here at Orange Show for $500 an event. It took our members 2 hours to set up a wall system and 2 hours to take it down. We are so fortunate to have our facility now.”
In addition to the National Race this weekend, the event quadruples in importance. Not only are drivers vying for “Generation Next” points, but they will also qualify for the “Battle at the Brickyard” in Indianapolis as well. The event also serves as the 3rd Round of the Machine Tools Supply Southwest Series that included Phoenix and Albuquerque in addition to being part of the Desert Shootout Series.
"Orange Show is different than the Albuquerque track. You have to pinch the corners and not make them big and you have to run sort of low on the straight aways, said driver Cole Custer. “Our track also takes a lot of rubber fast." Custer has been racing quarter midgets for over 5 years and is also running in the USAC Ford Focus Young Guns Series in California. "My favorite part of our track (at Orange Show) is it's smaller and it's fast, commented Clayton Ruston. “At Phoenix you have to turn in later but the corners come up real fast at Orange Show." Ruston has been racing 6 years. He finished 3rd in Mod and 5th in Lt 160 at the first round of the Machine Tools Southwest Series at Phoenix. Skyler Dale, ‘B Class winner at Albuquerque chimed in, "I can't wait for next weekend when everybody comes to Orange Show! It's really fun to race with Trevor Taylor and Garrett Jones and they are cool to hang out with."
Sign Ins begin on Friday evening. Practice starts after the drivers meeting on Saturday morning. The Orange Show Club is hosting dinner complete with a sundae bar for the kids. Lazer Tag and games including a band will round out all of the entertainment for Saturday evening. Sunday ‘A Mains will begin after Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 am.
California beach towels with names of pre-registered drivers will be for sale at the event. All drivers will receive goody bags and Mom’s will be honored on her day. The Orange Show Raffle will include a Backstage NASCAR Tour w/ StewartHaas Racing Team, a $430 - Micron 4, Hoosier Tires, & K&N Filter Gift Certificates. The grand prize for the weekend will be awarded to one lucky 'A Main winner - a surf board donated by Anderson Surfboards.
All sponsors names will be recognized over the public address system during the race in addition to their logos displayed at the track and printed on the flyer that is handed to each participant. (See attached newsletter)