After recording his 5th top ten finish at Perris two weeks ago, Trent Williams is heading to the “California Country Music Capital,” Bakersfield, for a race this Saturday night, May 14th at The Bakersfield Speedway. The race will be the first of two tracks on the Apple Valley, CA resident in 2022.
For Williams, Saturday’s race will be his first on the track as billed as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval.” He heads into the USAC / CRA portion of the program, which will include California Lightning Sprints, NMRA ¾ Midgets, and Hobby Stocks, 15th in the Championship standings. However, he is a mere nine points out of 13th and only a 33-point out of 10th.
In his last outing, Perris, Williams finished 10th. That broke a string of six straight ninth-place finishes dating back to 2021. The Cal State Fullerton graduate ranks as high as the 30-lapper. For the entire race, he participated in a war with seven others that saw-sawed back and forth much to the delight of the Perris crowd.
After five races, the driver known as “T-DUB” has a major event finishing average of 9.20.
After four races in April, Williams and the other USAC / CRA stars have a more relaxed schedule in May and June. After this week’s race in Bakersfield, Williams gets a week off and returns to Perris Auto Speedway for the prestigious “Salute to Indy.” Those race dates back to the 1940s.
In June, Williams will get one of his favorite tracks, The Ventura Raceway, on June 11th. The famous Ventura County Fairgrounds, located on the beach, is the first sighting of motorsports events 98-years ago. Two weeks later, he returns to Perris for the inaugural “Bubby Jones / Ray Sheetz Memorial.”
If you want to catch Williams in action this Saturday, the Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext., In Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http: // www.
Williams would like to thank Victory Boys Performance, Sorrento Homes, and JasonR.Photos for making it possible to race his Maxim Chassis / Shaver Engines # 52V during the 2022 season. He also wants to send a special thanks to Russell and Jean Martin for their truck and trailer for the # 52V to the track last week. If you or your business would like a partner of the Victory Boys Racing Endeavors, please call (760) 780-8782 or mailto:[email protected]
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