NEXT RACE FEBRUARY 6, 2016
2016 BARONA RENEGADE GAMBLER SERIES #2 and TEST & TUNE GAMBLER GRUDGE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
Give your sweetheart an early Valentine's Day gift - DRAG RACING AT BARONA!!!!
TEST & TUNE LANES OPEN ALL DAY!!! ALL cars welcome....
BARONA 2016 RENEGADE BRACKET GAMBLER SERIES IS ON!!!!
2 CLASSES: ELECTRONICS and NON-ELECTRONICS
Entry fee $20 (collected in the lanes), $20 Buy-backs first OR second round.
Gates open at 8:00 am
Tech Inspection starts at 9:00 am
Drivers meeting, head of staging at 9:45 am
RACING: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 to race ($30 tech + $10 gate)
OPEN to ALL CARS!! Test and Tune lanes open ALL DAY
SPECTATORS - ADULTS: $15, Youth 11-16 $5 kids 10 -under FREE!!!!!
RACERS: $40 for Tech card and gate entry
OTHER SCHEDULED RACES:
$10 Run for the Money, $1 Novice Gambler
2016 RENEGADE POINTS
2016 RENEGADE NON-E
2016 RENEGADE ELECTRONICS
Click here for the 2016 Schedule
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RACING FUEL and METHANOL available at the track for the best price this side of Bakersfield!
OVERNIGHT CAMPING IS FREE!!!! And encouraged - make a weekend out of it!
If you like to GAMBLE, Barona is the place to RACE.
Visit www.baronadrags.com for the schedule, more info and links!
See you at the track!
IF YOU CAN DRIVE ITů. YOU CAN RACE IT!
BARONA IS THE NHRA DIVISION 7 SUMMIT TRACK OF THE YEAR for 2012 and 2013
We gladly take cash and checks!!
Overnight camping is FREE!!
Please, no bottles at the track...
RACING FUEL sold at the track
RENEGADE 1, JAN 23 2016
The Barona season started up again last Saturday, the Renegade series getting off to a hot start on a nice California afternoon, as the new Renegade series started up. Defending Renegade Electronic champ Rick Reynolds was quick to defending his title, his 1971 Ford Pinto lining up against challenger Dan Geis's 1964 Chevy Nova. Rick got off the line nearly exactly one second sooner on his 5.27 dial vs Dan's 6.26 dial. Rick was already playing catch up as they launched, getting off the line 7 thousandths quicker then Dan as he chased him down at speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour. Rick would not catch him at the line, his 5.291 E/T 21 thousandths of a seconds short of a perfect dial, but the defending champ's pressure was real, pushing Dan Geis under his dial, running a 6.253 on a 6.26 dial, breaking out and giving the defending Champ the first win of the series.
Rick Reynold's 71 Pinto (Near) In the Renegade Electronics final against Dan Geis' 64 Nova (Far)
The Renegade Runner-up, R.J. Simrock wanted to start the year hot too, making it to the finals of the Renegade Non-E bracket with his 1972 Nova. He'd be against John McKinney and his 1977 Camaro, and John was going to get a long, three second head start, having a 9.15 dial versus RJ's 6.48 dial, and he didn't make up any ground on the light, losing the R/T battle .066 to .049. But, right at the finish line, 1/8th of a mile later, John pulled ahead by a fender, crossing 3 tenths of a second sooner, running a 9.172 E/T, one fifth of a second above his 9.15 dial, edging out R.J's 6.551 on a 6.48, last year's Renegade Runner-Up starting the year with a Runner-Up finish.
The Renegade Non-E Final came down to RJ Simrock (Far) and John McKinney (Near)
Opening weekend finished up with a run of the Gambler, as frequent racer Paul Wagner's 1971 Duster lined p against Andy Vano's 1955 Chevy 210. Paul got off the line first, both with the shorter dial, and second with a much faster reaction time, an .027 against Andy's .328. It'd be enough of an advantage to carry Paul to the stripe, running a 6.899 on his 6.67, compared to Andy's 7.938 on a 7.85, giving Paul a win, wrapping up the opening weekend.
Paul Wagner posing in front of his 71 Duster, getting ready to go after taking a Gambler win.
Congratulations to Rick Reynolds, John McKinney, and Paul Wagner, our winners on opening weekend!
Also thanks to Barona's newest sponsors, O' Reilly Auto Parts, RAmona, RockAuto.com, Eiler Tire & Brake Ramona, as well as returning sponsors Pit Side Lane, JBA Performance Centers, Tower Side Lane, Olympic Coating, Art Carr Performance Transmission, Blue Skies Heating and Air Conditioning, Bostic Racing Engines, Crower Racing Products, DMP Racing, JBA Performance Center, Lucas Oil, Meziere Enterprises, Nutech Machine, Olympic Coatings, Riviera Oaks Resort, San Diego Gear and Axle, Solo Hot Rods, TMS Titanium Metal Supply, VW Paradise, Pete Liebig Photography, and the Snack Shack at the Track, for all your help making Barona Drags work.
And as for the fans, we got the Renegade Race #2 coming up, with the Gambler and Test & Tune running all day this February 6th, starting at 10 AM! See you there!
2015 AWARDS BANQUET Jan 14, 2016
A year's worth of drag racing was put away at Fellipe's last Thursday night, as Barona's finest gathered together over delicious Fellipe's Pizza to look back at a year of racing, gathering together and celebrating a year's worth of wins and the most accomplished among them.
With NHRA announcer "Red Light" Mike English announcing, the winners each took their turn in front of the very friendly crowd, and gave their thanks to the cheers of the audience. From Summit Series High Schoo Champl, Crower Cup, and Rookie of the Year winner Remy Reynolds talking about how "I never thought I'd be here in my rookie year.", to birthday boy and Renegade Electronic and Renegade Non-E Runner Up RJ Simrock thanking everybody for being here, on his birthday. The last award of the night was for Sportsman of the Year, announced for track friend JA "Chewie" Vargas, to a round of applause, and to the rambunctious approval of his colleagues. "Is there anybody here who hasn't had their car painted by Chewie?" English announced.
Rick Reynolds, Renegade Electronic Series and Renegade Non-E Series Champion shows off the hardware he's won.
Sportsman of the Year, J. A. Vargas, posing with announcer "Red Light" Mike English.
With 2015 wrapped up and sealed away, it's time to start looking forwards to 2016, and a brand new season. Our first race will be the Renegade Series, with the Gambler and Test and Tune running alongside it, this Saturday, January 23rd, starting at 10 AM. See you there!
RJ Simrock (Right) Given cake to go with his Renegade and Renegade Non-E Runner-up trophies, as friends and family sing him Happy Birthday.
Full Winners Listed Below: (Runner Up in Parenthesis)
Jr. Dragster Group 1: Haylee Ranos
Jr. Dragster Group 2: Ryan Mason
Jr. Dragster Group 3: Hailey Pierce
Jr. Dragster Group 4: Kaitlyn Savolt
Crower Cup: Remy Reynolds
King of the Track: Wayne Johnson
Summit Super Pro: Todd Ferguson (MarK Whynaught)
Summit Pro: Mark Whynaught (Trey Sommers)
Summit Sportsman: David Puetz (Gary Hairfield)
Summit Bikes: Brockman Roberts (Shane Crostini)
High School: Remy Reynolds (Madison Hawyard)
Renegade Electronics: Rick Reynolds (RJ Simrock)
Renegade Non-E: Rick Reynolds (RJ Simrock)
Barona Track Official of the Year: Race Director Clifford Whynaught
NHRA Reporter of the Year: Sam Wagner
Rookie of the Year: Remy Reynolds
Sportsman of the Year: J.A. Vargas
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 CHAMPIONS
2015 NHRA SUMMIT SERIES at BARONA
SUPER PRO: TODD FERGUSON
PRO: MARK WHYNAUGHT
SPORTSMAN: DAVID PUETZ
PRO BIKE: BROCKMAN ROBERTS
RENEGADE NON-ELECTRONICS CHAMPION: RICK REYNOLDS
RENEGADE Non-E Runner-Up: RJ SIMROCK
RENEGADE ELECTRONICS CHAMPION: RICK REYNOLDS
RENEGADE Electronics Runner-Up: RJ SIMROCK
2015 CROWER CUP CHAMPION: REMY REYNOLDS
SPORTSMAN of the YEAR: J.A. VARGAS
ROOKIE of the YEAR: REMY REYNOLDS
TRACK OFFICAL of the YEAR: CLIFFORD WHYNAUGHT, RACE DIRECTOR AND TRACK MANAGER
NHRA REPORTER of the YEAR: SAM WAGNER, TRACK REPORTER
COUNTY MOTOR PARTS BARONA SERIES
GROUP 1: HAYLEE RAMOS
GROUP 2: RYAN MASON
GROUP 3: HAILEE PIERCE
GROUP 4: KAITLYN SAVOLT
KING OF THE TRACK 2015 WAYNE JOHNSON