Calistoga Speedway

2012 Calistoga Point Standings

2010 Calistoga point standings

2009 Calistoga Speedway track point standings

2008 Calistoga Speedway track point standings

2007 Calistoga Speedway track point standings

2006 Calistoga Speedway track point standings

2005 Calistoga track points

Calistoga Speedway career feature wins for car owners updated, needs info! - By Bobby Gerould - 02/21/05 - Rocklin, CA. ...HammerDownUSA.com is the unofficial home on the Internet for Calistoga Speedway. We continue to work on an accurate listing of every feature event winner since racing began at the Napa Valley half-mile dirt track in 1937. Our drivers win list is pretty solid. However, there are many gaps in the car owners side of the ledger. The car owners win list was recently totaled up leaving a top-ten all-time as: 1) Clyde Lamar - 12, 1) Vergil Owen - 12, 3) Walter T. Ross - 11, 4) Karl Kinser - 9, 4) Quentin Bammer - 9, 6) Ted Hunting - 8, 6) Mike Andreetta - 8. 8) Bailey Bros. - 7. 8) Bob Miller - 7. 8) Bob Nielsen - 7. Please help us fill in the information. (For the sake of time saving, only contact us if you have exact dates. Save the hearsay, and urban legends for the message boards of other sites.)

The Calistoga Speedway half-mile oval is located on the Napa County Fairgrounds in the town of Calistoga. Ticket information is available at the fairgrounds office, (707) 942-5111.

Spencer steals `Stoga - By Bobby Gerould - September 6, 2009 - Mike Spencer of Temecula, CA snookered Kevin Swindell on a lap 25 re-start to take the lead and ultimately win the Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga Speedway Sunday night. In front of a packed house estimated at 5,500 spectators - Spencer dove low into turn one as Swindell fought to control a lifting front-end. Spencer edged in front and then pulled away in the remaining two-and-a-half miles to score the $5,000 victory. The win for Spencer marked the first time in over 35 years that a Southern California driver won a non-wing sprint car race at the famous half-mile dirt track. Swindell finished second followed by midget main-event winner Josh Ford. Danny Sheridan was fourth at the checkered flag with Shane Golobic completing the top-five. Golobic wrapped up the Scarborough Trophy as the high points earner across the seven A-Mains contested at Calistoga in 2009. The Fremont CA driver displayed his versatility and consistency in winning the title by never finishing outside the top-ten in the six A-Mains he competed in. Golobic's rides included a winged 410 and 360 sprint car, a non-wing 410 sprint car and a midget. See the FINAL Calistoga points.

2004 FINAL Calistoga Speedway Scarborough Trophy Points

Lasoski passes sour Kinser for Calistoga cash. Howard takes Scarborough Trophy - By Bobby Gerould - September 5, 2004 - Calistoga, CA. ...Danny Lasoski took advantage of a sour engine under the hood of Steve Kinser's #11 to run off with $20,000 and his second straight Harvest Classic win at Calistoga Speedway Sunday night. "The Dude" passed Steve on lap 12 of 30, driving around the King in turn two. Kinser's motor was audably in trouble but the winner of 511 World of Outlaws A-Mains held on to earn runner-up money on the fast half-mile dirt oval. “They tried to make it tough on us here. I don’t know if (Steve) Kinser broke a motor or what. All the credit goes to my guys Jimmy Carr, Todd Splain, and Mikey (Kuemper) --they do a great job for me, and I can’t say enough about JD Byrider, Home Depot, Mopar team. The points seem to go away and come back again all season long, and I just want to make it exciting. I knew something was wrong with Steve’s car because we were running all over him, and you just don't do that with Steve Kinser. This Kistler engine, Hoosier tires, Eagle chassis combination is the best that you can get. We love Calistoga—this is one of our favorite places to race, and I hope we can come back here. We’re going to go to Richmond now and try to win another IROC race.” Sparky Howard of Santa Rosa ended the 2004 Calistoga Speedway season as the high points man in the specilized seven race series. Howard earned the Jim Scarborough Trophy with an assist from Jim Skinner who let Sparky drive his backup car after a Sparky's #6 was destoyed Saturday night. (more)

FINAL 2003 Calistoga Scarborough Trophy point standings.

Lasoski Harvests with Broom - By Bobby Gerould - August 31, 2003 - Calistoga, CA. - 2003 Knoxville Nationals winner, Danny Lasoski completed a three night sweep of the Harvest Classic Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway. Not to be confused with Saturday's "clean sweep" by the Dover, MO. driver, Lasoski's weekend in the Napa Wine Country proved convincingly that his Tony Stewart owned, Home Depot #20 is one super fast sprint car. Starting from the pole position he earned by winning both Harvest Classic preliminary features, Lasoski was never seriously challenged in the 30-lap contest on the 1/2 mile dirt track. With the three straight nights of winning, and unfortunate circumstances for Steve Kinser, Lasoski left Calistoga with the O'Reilly World of Outlaws points lead. (more)

Steve Kent has seven Calistoga track championships. (John's Racing Photos)

Calistoga Speedway Photos

Pittman Harvests Calistoga Cash - By Bobby Gerould - 09/01/02 - Calistoga, CA. ...Happy birthday Daryn Pittman. Actually, Pittman turned 24 three days ago, but the party has been extended after Pittman used a quick start, and then preserved a canvassed right rear tire to win the $20,000 top prize in the Harvest Classic. In front of an enthusiastic, large crowd, Pittman drove the Pepsi/Tom's Snacks #21 J&J/Gaerte, on Hoosier tires to the 30-lap win. Pleasonton, California driver, Brad Furr, returning home to the Golden State, looked as if he might just run away from the rest of the field. Furr had a large lead on lap 25 when disaster struck in turn one. Furr's right rear tire shredded, sending the San Mina Eagle #2 into the Calistoga Speedway concrete. Furr was uninjured in the heartbreaking incident. (more)

More Calistoga Facts Arrive - HammerDownUSA.com, in our continuing quest to compile Calistoga Speedway nostalgia, and history, has received new info from Vacaville's Jim Phifer. The updated Career Win List for the Napa Valley 1/2 mile now corrects LeRoy Van Conett's win total to 31. The Hall of Fame driver from Galt, CA. is number one on the list, followed by Brent Kaeding, and Chuck Gurney. The corrected standings now show Tim Green, and Johnny Anderson in a tie for 4th, with 11 wins each. Many interesting facts were unearthed. Please see the entire chart here!

Tribute to Gary Patterson is all Meyers - By Bobby Gerould - 05/26/02 - Calistoga, CA. ...23 year-old, Jason Meyers, of Clovis California, set quick time, and won from the eighth starting spot Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway. The Tribute to Gary Patterson, 25-lap A-feature sanctioned by the Golden State Challenge, was entertaining, with Meyers taking the lead from Tim Kaeding in the late going. Kaeding wound up as runner-up for the second night in a row, with 5-time Calistoga track champ, Steve Kent coming home third. Brent Kaeding beat Sammy Swindell to round out the stout top-five. (read more)

Swindell Posts Calistoga Win with Dramatic Last Lap Pass - Calistoga, CA. 05/25/02 ...Visiting Tennessee pilot, Sammy Swindell took advantage of a yellow flag with a half-lap remaining in the 25-lap A-main at Calistoga Speedway Saturday night, to close up on leader, Tim Kaeding. On the restart, Swindell moved around Kaeding to steal a victory from the third generation California driver. Swindell, driving Dennis Roth's #83 JR., Eagle / Gaerte, didn't look to be in the mix for a win. He was trailing Kaeding by several car-lengths after both had accepted the original white flag. However, as Kaeding raced off turn two on the final lap, the caution came out, forcing a 'green-white-checkered', two-lap dash. Kaeding withheld Sammy's first dive-bomb, but could not hold back the three time World of Outlaws champion on the 26th lap. (More)

Calistoga Opener to Eric Rossi - HD Staff 05/04/02 - Calistoga, CA. ...Gilroy, CA.'s Eric Rossi led every lap of the Golden State Challenge feature at Calistoga Saturday night to win his first A-main at the historic half-mile that started racing in 1936. Driving the Family Auto Service #98x, Rossi held off the late challenges of eventual runner-up, Kevin Pylant, and Jason Meyers. (read more)

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Calistoga Speedway

Half-mile, clay, long oval - Located in the heart of the Napa Wine Country.

Calistoga CA. (707) 942-5111

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 344, Calistoga, CA. 94515

Calistoga Speedway Career A-Feature Wins - Capsules of each race held at Calistoga Speedway. - COOL

Calistoga Track Champions "The Scarborough Trophy"

All-Time Track Record: Mark Kinser, 16.016, - Karl Kinser #5m - 09/01/2000 - AVG. SPEED - 112.388 MPH.

GSC / NARC Record: 16.304 - Randy Hannagan THR #1x 05/24/98

Winged 360 Sprint Car Spec Tire: 17.341 - Kevin Pylant - Walt Branco #51 - June 16, 2007.

Non-Winged 410 Sprint Car: 19.078 - Blake Miller - Gardner #93 - 09/04/2010

BCRA/USAC Midgets: 20.470 - Shannon McQueen - McQueen #7 09/06/2009


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Harvest "Calistoga" Classic Winners

Although many variations to the name have occurred through the years (Calistoga Classic, Vermeil Classic, or Harvest Classic) - three basic principles have remained static...

1. The race took place late in the season - usually, September.

2. Title of Race included the word "Classic"

3. It was the biggest race of the year at Calistoga

Old School Stuff like this article below can be found here

2003 Harvest Classic ...Many former champion drivers and big ballers roamed the fairgrounds at Calistoga. We spotted these folks enjoying a leisurely weekend: LeRoy Van Conett, Darrell Hanestad, Aussie "Fabulous" Phil March, Richard Forsberg, Howard Kaeding, Chuck Gurney, "RC" Ron Horton, Kevin Pylant, Jason York, Engine gurus Ron Shaver, and Sam Bailey, Promoter of Parramatta City Raceway Brian Healey, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame director Tom Schmeh, announcer George Hague, Chris Luck, Bob Neilson, Larry Triguero Jr., and many more.

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