2017 Schedule Released!

2017 Schedule Released!

2017 Schedule Released!

The Santa Maria Raceway has released the schedule for the 2017 Racing Season!   The 2017 season is highlighted by our traditional Memorial Day weekend Spring Nationals that will run over three days with a Friday practice session and two days of racing. We are also happy to announce that the legendary Simkins Memorial on Labor Day weekend is now a two-day event with a Friday practice session to prepare for two nights of racing on Saturday and Sunday. This season also introduces new Late Model rules for our local Limited Late Model Series. Of course, the Nationals and Simkins will allow the open-motor West Coast Late Model rules. The Western ProStocks will also be returning with 8 races at SMR. And Sprints will have a big footprint at SMR. The USAC/CRA 410 Sprints will compete in two events this year and the USAC West Coast 360s will visit three times in 2017. Add to that the four SM 360 Sprint dates and you have a total of seven 360 Sprint races. The USAC Western States Midgets come back for a race, and don’t forget your order of wings! The IMCA Western Racesaver Winged Sprints make their way back to Santa Maria for three races.

And of course, the raceway is happy to have our great local divisions returning to support an exciting lineup of crowd-pleasing headliners. The IMCA Modifieds and IMCA SportMods will each have 9 races in 2017. The Rugged Radio Hobby Stocks compete in 12 races for their championship run. American Stocks and SM Dwarfcars each get 10 races and the MiniStocks will run 9 races. The NMRA TQ Midgets will come to Santa Maria six times in 2017, the California Lightning Sprints also return on June 24th for their race. This will be the second year that the USAC MicroSprints compete here. They return for three races this season. The kids will have their shot at our crowds with MiniDwarf Seniors, MiniDwarf Juniors, and the Junior Midgets coming back for 4 races each, but the divisions will be split into different nights to accommodate more divisions.

And our friends on two wheels are back again for 4 exciting motorcycle events, including the first time ever that Santa Maria will host a round of the AMA National Speedway Championship Series. Along with three other events featuring Flat Track and/or Speedway motorcycles the Santa Maria Raceway will be the place to come for motorcycle action in 2017.

And we end the season with our 2nd Annual Halloween Smash Demolition Enduro. This event was so popular with the fans last season that we had to bring it back again. We already have heard that more teams are planning to attend our next Smash. And of course, we will again have candy for the kids and maybe even the return of the crowd favorite Ghost Busting Jammer Truck.

The Santa Maria Raceway is looking forward to serving the fans, racers, teams, and sponsors that make this exciting venue one of the best experiences on the Central Coast! See you at the races!!

This schedule is subject to adjustment. So please be sure to check the schedule page for any changes or additions to this schedule!

Also go to Schedule Page to download a printable color-coded schedule to tape to your fridge!

 

March
11th – Test & Tune-All Big Track Divisions-2pm to 6pm (Gates open at noon)
25th – Test & Tune-All Big Track Divisions-2pm to 6pm (Gates open at noon)

April
1st – Test & Tune-All Big Track Divisions-4pm to 8pm MiniDwarf/Kart Funday (Before Practice 10am to 3pm)
8th & 9th Saturday & Sunday – SMR Indoor Racecar/Motorcycle Show at SMTC Mall (In front of Red Robin/Edwards RPX Theater)
15th – Spring Classic Pro Speedway, Flat Track, Sidecar Motorcycles
22nd- SM Limited LateModels, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, SportMods, SM Dwarfcars, MiniStocks, MiniDwarf Juniors
29th – DARK for Strawberry Festival
Sunday 30th- MiniDwarf/Kart Sunday Funday Noon to 3pm

May
6th – SM 360 Sprints, SportMods, American Stocks, SM Dwarfcars, MiniStocks, USAC MicroSprints, MiniDwarf Seniors, Jr Midgets
13th – SM 360 Sprints, IMCA Mods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, SM Dwarfcars, MiniStocks, QRC Karts
20th – DARK
26th – The Nationals – Friday – Practice – All Nationals Divisions-5pm to 9pm
27th – The Nationals -Saturday – WC Late Models, SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mods, American Stocks
28th – The Nationals- Sunday – WC Late Models, SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mods, SportMods, MiniStocks

June
3rd – DARK for Elks Rodeo
10th – Ron Otto Memorial – USAC WC 360, Hobby Stocks, SportMods, MiniStocks, NMRA TQs, MiniDwarf Seniors, Jr Midgets
Sunday 11th- MiniDwarf/Kart Sunday Funday-10am to 3pm
17th – SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mods, SM Dwarfcars, American Stocks, USAC MicroSprints
24th – Western RaceSavers Winged Sprints, Cal Lightning Sprints, SM Dwarfcars, MiniStocks, NMRA TQs, MiniDwarf Juniors

July
1st – Doug Fort Memorial – USAC/CRA 410 Sprints, SM 360 Sprints, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, MiniStocks, MiniDwarf Juniors
8th – SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, IMCA Mods, SportMods, SM Dwarfcars, NMRA TQs
15th – DARK for SM Fair
22nd – Test & Tune-All Big Track Divisions 4pm to 8pm MiniDwarf/Kart Funday (Before Practice 10am to 3pm)
29th – AMA Nationals Speedway Motorcycle Championship Round

August
5th – USAC/CRA 410 Sprints, IMCA Mods, SportMods, SM Dwarfcars, LOKB Super Mods, MiniDwarf Seniors, Jr Midgets
12th – Bud Stanfield Memorial – USAC WC 360’s, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, MiniStocks, WRA Vintage Sprints
19th – Western RaceSavers Winged Sprints, USAC Midgets, IMCA Mods, American Stocks, SM Dwarfcars, NMRA TQs, QRC Karts
26th – CFTA Flat Track Motorcycle Championship Round
Sunday 27th- MiniDwarf/Kart Sunday Funday-10am to 3pm

September
1st – The Simkins – Friday – Practice – All Simkins Divisions-5pm to 9pm
2nd – The Simkins – Saturday -Late Models, SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mods, SportMods, MiniStocks
3rd – The Simkins – Sunday – Late Models, SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mods, SportMods, MiniStocks
9th – DARK
16th – Western RaceSavers Winged Sprints, SM 360 Sprints, Hobby Stocks, American Stocks, MiniStocks, NMRA TQs,
23rd – Harley Hooligan Night-Flat Track Motorcycles
Sunday 24th- MiniDwarf/Kart Sunday Funday-10am to 3pm
30th – SM Limited Late Models, ProStocks, American Stocks, MiniStocks, SM Dwarfcars, MiniDwarf Juniors

October
7th – USAC WC 360’s, Hobby Stocks, SM Dwarfcars, American Stocks, NMRA TQs, USAC MicroSprints, MiniDwarf Seniors, Jr Midgets
14th – DARK for Bud Nationals
21st – DARK
28th – Halloween Smash Demolition Enduro