Back in February, the Willow Springs Motorcycle Club shut its doors, ending a long history of club racing at the SoCal track. On August 12th, racing will return and will include a run-what-you-brung class specifically targeted at enabling street riders to enter their first motorcycle race. Hosted by our friends at MotoYard and sponsored by Dunlop, The Wild West Shootout is shaping up to be an event you can’t miss.
There will of course be all the usual classes for people with race licenses: Superstock, 250GP, Ninja 250 Cup, etc etc. But if you race in one of those already, you’re likely already aware of this event.
It’s the Open Super Street and 600 Super Street classes that we’re most excited about since they bring true run-what-you-brung openness. Want to race? Show up on a bike that’s taped up, doesn’t have mirrors, doesn’t have coolant, doesn’t have a plate and doesn’t have a kickstand, and you’re good to go. There will be a qualifying time in which everyone needs to be within striking distance of the fastest time per class, but we understand it’ll be relatively generous. No race license necessary, just come out and race, it’s $150.
We’re still scrambling to figure out which of us is going to race and which bike(s) that’s going to be on, but we’ll be there regardless. You need to register ahead of time, you can do that at Motoyard.com, where you’re also find more details.