Turning away fans before the night is over because of a sold out venue, is my prediction before the end of the 2009 season. It's never happened in Short Course Racing history, but, if I were to put money on it, I'd say 2009 is the year, and the Mickey Thompson/Kalgard Lubricants SXS Stadium Series is the place.
Round #1 opened up with a bang. FREE food from the consession stands (If you bought a burger your buddy got one free, Buy One Get One free style), affordable rides in the Kalgard Helicopter, a streetbike stunt show, awesome announcing of the event, and a DJ spinning tasteful tunes even a mother could love in between heat races...
Eh...? Did I mention, there was some racing at the packed out Perris Auto Speedway in So Cal as well? Close to 4,000 fans were in attendance, watching over 80 racers duel for the podium.
Dirt Alliance, M4SX, and the SXS Stadium Series have found a new home at the Perris Auto Speedway in California. An assortment of off road vehicles battled it out, short course, off-road dirt style. Desert Truck 1450's, Prerunners, FPO's, and Stadium trucks all hit the track at the same time. The Mini buggy class saw the likes of good ol' fashioned air cooled VW motors, run against state of the art 4 cylinder 1000cc street bike, and GM Ecotec powered machines. Kids too young to have drivers licenses, ages 7 to 15, were set loose to terrorize the dirt in Stadium Karts, setting lap times that rivaled some of the 4wd UTV's. The SXS classes saw the most entries this Saturday with 30 combined am and pro mods filling the stadium.