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Havasu 95 Speedway revs up championship season

February 24, 2019

The first championship races of the season will kick off the schedule today at Havasu 95 Speedway.

The late models and bandoleros classes will each compete in multiple main events to determine their season champion with just a few points separating leaders in both.

Linny White leads the late models with 146 points this season by virtue of winning two of three races. Yet, because of a rain-shortened season, he leads the field by just 10 points and will need a pair of good finishes to secure his second-straight season title. The class will two 50-lap races around the 1/4-mile oval, kicking off the action at 6 p.m. and closing the night’s races with its final main event. Nick Joanides is in second place with 136 points and James Vermillion in third with 122 points entering the event.

Skyler Meisenbach holds a slim lead atop the bandoleros season standings, amassing 280 points over six races, winning one race and placing third five times. He leads Owen Romzek by just six points and Daegen Campbell by 14 points in the tight race at the top of the standings. Romzek has won two races and finished second three times while Campbell has a first, a second and a third this season. The bandoleros will run three 15-lap races, including a make-up race for a rained out event earlier this season, to determine the season winner.

Three other classes will also be running tonight, with factory stocks, street stocks and two divisions of karts driving on the busy schedule.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. and racing will begin at 5 p.m., with tickets costing $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors, military and handicapped. Children ages 6-16 get in for $6 while younger children get in free. VIP and family pack options are also available for $25.