LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 17, 2014)- Continuing the team’s rich heritage of competing in a number of motorsport disciplines throughout the globe, World Stage Racing (WSR) will field three cars during Irwindale Speedway’s “Family Night” this Saturday, July 19.
Most notably, the team will field entries for the famous Gilliland family, entering three generations starting with 57-year old Butch, 38-year old David, and 14-year old Todd. All three generations of the famed household will be competing against one another for the first time.
Senior member Butch has several decades of experience in stock cars, including competing at the top levels of NASCAR in 1997, before handing the reigns to his son David. David Gilliland is perhaps the most know entity of the family, having competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ranks since 2006, earning three pole positions including the 2008 Daytona 500. Currently driving the No. 38 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series, David is utilizing a rare weekend off to race with his father and son. At 14-years old, Todd Gilliland is the newest member of the racing family, currently competing in his first full season of stock car racing, where he’s already accrued his first pole position and victory.
World Stage Racing, having a heritage of their own in the ranks of late model racing, will hold the distinction of managing their program for this weekend. With both WSR and the Gilliland’s earning their stripes in Southern California, and most notably at Irwindale Speedway, the combination of talents should serve as instant contenders during Saturday’s event.
This will also mark the team’s first return to Irwindale Speedway, which has successfully re-opened following a re-structure in 2012.
“Family Night at the Races” at Irwindale Event Center will begin at 7PM this Saturday, with gates opening at 5PM. Tickets are available for as low as $10 on-line, or $15 at the box office.