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Dirt Track Events Loom In Lodi
Shown is last years event winner GNC # 91 Mikey Martin from Acampo, taking The Night Before The Mile race presented by The Lodi Motorcycle Club, Rod Lake Racing and Stockton Honda Yamaha (SHY). - photo by Courtesy Of Dave Bickle

The biggest, baddest and fastest quarter-mile dirt track event is coming to the Lodi Cycle Bowl this Friday night, July 25. This is the largest pro quarter-mile race of the year this side of the Mississippi. With a purse valued at more than $11,000 total and the legendary Sacramento Mile on Saturday night, the pros will be coming west and will make a stop at Lodi. This is the fourth running of ‘The Night Before The Mile’ presented by The Lodi Motorcycle Club along with Rod Lake Racing and Stockton Honda Yamaha (SHY). It features The Open Pro class, Open Pro Dash for Cash, The Vet West Coast Shootout and the fastest 85 kids on the planet all vying for top honors. It all starts with the Fast Qualifier and the time trials to seed the top 48 riders in the world into each heat and paring things down to the fastest 15 rider main event. Current GNC (Grand National Champion) points leader Jared Mees of Clio MI and current GNC 1 Brad Baker are coming to take the cash as is 44 Brandon Robinson from Oxford, Pennsylvania, Sammy Halbert and Jethro Halbert, Stevie Bonsey and Briar Bauman, as well as many other top GNC stars and local talent.

Last year’s winner from Acampo, Mikey Martin, as well as top GNC Pro Singles Riders from around the nation will be on hand. Come see GNC riders and California GNC talent Chad Cose, Mike Rush, Brandon Bergen and Kayl Kolkman with local fast boys Tony Miering from Tracy, Dominic Colindres, Stewart Barber of Stockton, Shawn Raggio from Lodi and the fast boys of Modesto, James Monaco and Michael Inderbitzin. Spectator gates open at 2 p.m., practice at 3:45 p.m., time trials at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

The track is at 5801 E. Morse Road, Lodi. For more information, go to

No spectator ice chests, no alcohol brought onto premises, no glass bottles, no BBQ’s or open fires.