Motor Sports

Gunslinger Sprint Cars to headline weekend action at Redwood Acres

Photo by Bryan Rudick

After the successful stop at the Redwood Acres Raceway late last season, the Gunslinger Sprint Cars will return to the local track for a busy weekend of action.

The Gunslinger Sprint Cars will compete on both Friday and Saturday nights and will be the main attraction on both nights.

Friday’s racing, which is sponsored by Danielson Construction, will also feature the bomber division. 

Shafer’s Ace Hardware is sponsoring Saturday’s event, with the Legends division joining the sprint cars.

Plenty of money will also be on the line this weekend, including a special $2,000 bonus for any driver who can break the all-time Redwood Acres Raceway qualifying track record of 12.870 on either night. 

The current mark is held by Rebel Jackson, Jr. and was set in a super modified car in the early 90s. 

Aaron Willison was fast time for the sprints in last September’s race with a 13.102 time.

Drivers will be hoping that the cooler May temperatures will increase overall grip and aid in giving their cars additional speed. 

The qualifying bonus is sponsored by AA Bar And Grill, Eureka Glass Pauli-Shaw Insurance and Redd Family Racing.

Both Friday and Saturday’s races will start a bit later than usual at 6 p.m., while front gates will open at 4 p.m. 

Tickets for both nights of racing can be purchased at Automasters in Eureka, Don’s Rent-All in Eureka, McKinleyville Barbershop and JC Auto in Fortuna. 

Tickets can also be purchased on or at the gate on race day. Fans that are unable to attend this weekend’s races in person have the option to view them via live stream by visiting or

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