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Keepin’ it Short – Remembering Bubba

There are hundreds of short tracks across the United States and every one of them has “that” guy. A long time official, a flagman, a promoter, a chaplain, some guy or girl who is always there and makes the experience so much better. At Ukiah Speedway that was Mike “Bubba” Silva. He passed away after an illness in 2009 at the age of 44. He was a racer turned official and flagman. No matter what the role, he was also a friend to every person who ever raced at Ukiah. As a result, after his passing, the track decided to have a race in his honor, the Bubba Silva Memorial.

The show will be free to all fans this weekend thanks to the generosity of Lake and Mendocino County businesses who are sponsoring the tribute event. There will be T-shirts available for purchase during the event. The racing begins on Saturday with time trials for all of the divisions along with trophy dashes and qualifying races. Sunday will host the feature races for every division and wraps up with boat racing.

The main event for the Memorial is a $2,000 to win Late Model race. It will be run in conjunction with a $1,500 to win Modified show, and a $750 to win Street Stock main event. Along with those races will be features for Bombers, Legends an Pro-4 Modifieds that will pay $500 to the winner.

Gates open on Saturday at 4:00 pm with racing at 6:00 pm. Gates open on Sunday at 11:00 am with racing at 1:00 pm. All spectators coming through the front gate will get in free both days. Call the speedway office at 707-274-1354 for more information.

If you’re in Northern California this weekend and want to see some good racing for free, head over to Ukiah Speedway. Bubba would appreciate the sentiment.

Upcoming Short Track Schedule

Fri : Oct. 21st – Canyon Speedway Park ; Peoria : AZ – ASCS / Southwest Region
Fri : Oct. 21st – Thunderbowl Raceway ; Tulare : CA – Trophy Cup
Fri : Oct. 21st – Delaware International Speedway ; Delmar : DE – Delaware State Championships
Fri : Oct. 21st – Waycross Motor Speedway ; Waycross : GA – National Late Models
Fri : Oct. 21st – Humboldt Speedway ; Humboldt : KS – USMTS Modifieds
Fri : Oct. 21st – Lake Cumberland Speedway ; Burnside : KY – Super Late Models
Fri : Oct. 21st – Ark-La-Tex Speedway ; Vivian : LA – Cajun Classic
Fri : Oct. 21st – Whynot Motorsports Park ; Meridian : MS – Fall Classic
Fri : Oct. 21st – Hesston Speedway ; Hesston : PA – UFO Super Late Models
Fri : Oct. 21st – Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver : PA – BRP Modified Tour
Fri : Oct. 21st – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex ; Markleysburg : PA – Steel Stock Bandits
Fri : Oct. 21st – Susquehanna Speedway Park ; Newberrytown : PA – Street Stocks
Fri : Oct. 21st – Volunteer Speedway ; Bulls Gap : TN – FASTRAK Late Models
Fri : Oct. 21st – Devils Bowl Speedway ; Mesquite : TX – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – I-30 Speedway ; Little Rock : AR – IMCA Modifieds
Sat : Oct. 22nd – I-30 Speedway ; Little Rock : AR – Super Stock Nationals
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Canyon Speedway Park ; Peoria : AZ – ASCS / Canyon Region
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Infineon Raceway ; Sonoma : CA – 24 Hours of LeMons
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Thunderbowl Raceway ; Tulare : CA – Trophy Cup
*Sat : Oct. 22nd – Ukiah Speedway ; Ukiah : CA – Bubba Silva Memorial*
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Colorado National Speedway ; Erie : CO – Englewood Racing Association
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Delaware International Speedway ; Delmar : DE – Delaware State Championships
Sat : Oct. 22nd – North Florida Speedway ; Lake City : FL – Florida Mini-Sprints
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Waycross Motor Speedway ; Waycross : GA – National Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Tri-City Speedway ; Pontoon Beach : IL – UMP Modifieds
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Lucas Oil Raceway ; Clermont : IN – USAC National Midgets
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Lucas Oil Raceway ; Clermont : IN – USARacing Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Humboldt Speedway ; Humboldt : KS – USMTS Modifieds
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Florence Speedway ; Union : KY – Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Lake Cumberland Speedway ; Burnside : KY – Super Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Ark-La-Tex Speedway ; Vivian : LA – Cajun Classic
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Whynot Motorsports Park ; Meridian : MS – Fall Classic
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Lee USA Speedway ; Epping : NH – Modified Racing Series of New England
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Black Rock Speedway ; Dundee : NY – BRP CanAm Late Model Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Orange County Fair Speedway ; Middletown : NY – Capitol Region Sprintcar Association
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Super Trucks
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Coastal Plains Speedway ; Jacksonville : NC – Southeast Limited Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Hallett Motorsports Park ; Hallett : OK – ChumpCar World Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Tri-State Speedway ; Pocola : OK – Show-Me Racin Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Hesston Speedway ; Hesston : PA – UFO Super Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver : PA – BRP Modified Tour
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex ; Markleysburg : PA – Steel Stock Bandits
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Susquehanna Speedway Park ; Newberrytown : PA – Street Stocks
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Williams Grove Speedway ; Mechanicsburg : PA – Super Sportsmen
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Dillon Motor Speedway ; Dillon : SC – Allison Legacy Race Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Florence Motor Speedway ; Timmonsville : SC – Limited Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Myrtle Beach Speedway ; Myrtle Beach : SC – CARS Pro Cup Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Newport Speedway ; Newport : TN – United Auto Racing Association
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Volunteer Speedway ; Bulls Gap : TN – FASTRAK Late Models
Sat : Oct. 22nd – Devils Bowl Speedway ; Mesquite : TX – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series
Sat : Oct. 22nd – South Boston Speedway ; South Boston : VA – Late Models
Sun : Oct. 23rd – Infineon Raceway ; Sonoma : CA – 24 Hours of LeMons
*Sun : Oct. 23rd – Ukiah Speedway ; Ukiah : CA – Bubba Silva Memorial*
Sun : Oct. 23rd – Lee USA Speedway ; Epping : NH – Modified Racing Series of New England
Sun : Oct. 23rd – Hallett Motorsports Park ; Hallett : OK – ChumpCar World Series
Thu : Oct. 27th – I-30 Speedway ; Benton : AR – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series

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