California Supermodified Series Sets 2016 Dates

California Supermodified Series Anticipates Super Sophomore Season

MADERA, CA, March 14, 2016 – The California Supermodified Series (CSS) is proud to announce its 2016 Race Schedule.  Returning to the home of last year’s inaugural season, the Series is thrilled to race this season at the famed LoanMart Madera Speedway, “The Fastest one-third mile in the West”.

The CSS is scheduled to invade LoanMart Madera Speedway seven times in 2016, including the Pombo/Sargent Classic, the Vukovich Classic, the Gerhardt Classic, and the Harvest Classic which are all rich in West Coast Open Wheel racing tradition, heritage, and legacy.

This season marks 45 consecutive years of racing at the iconic track in the heart of California and in the heart of so many racers, teams, and fans.  LoanMart Madera Speedway Promoter Kenny Shepherd recognizes what a monumental accomplishment it is for the track with his goal “To pay tribute to the great traditions and history of our speedway while standing hard on the gas pedal driving toward the future of motorsports.”

A pack of California Supermodified Series racers get ready to start a race at Madera Speedway

The California Supermodified Series will run seven races at LoanMart Madera Speedway in 2016. (Jason Wedehase/Wedehase Photography)

The CSS embraces Shepherd’s phenomenal mission, and will to carry the supermodified torch, while celebrating the magnificent open wheel heritage at LoanMart Madera Speedway.

Looking to build on the Series’ first racing season last year, the CSS anticipates new and exciting additions as the 2016 season approaches.  “The interest, rejuvenated passion, and continued growth of the series are electrifying as we see the revival of cars not seen in a several years, as well as emerging, and new, drivers and teams,” says CSS Director Jeremiah Bearden.

“We have a great Rookie of the Year battle shaping up, a number of eager challengers coming back that will be seeking Victory Lane, a number of returning tenacious veterans, and hopefully a few surprises in store for this season!” exclaimed Bearden.

For more information and updates please visit the Series’ Official Website at, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@CSSRacing), Instagram (CSSRacing), and YouTube!

About the California Supermodified Series:  Launched in 2014, the California Supermodified Series, (CSS), hopes to build the supermodified division by providing 360 Supermodifieds in California a sanctioning body  while offering wholesome, thrilling, and intense entertainment of the highest quality through affordable, equitable, and competitive racing of these intriguing and unique racing machines; while giving back to the communities we entertain.


2016 California Supermodified Series Race Schedule

  • April 2-Pombo/Sargent Classic-Madera Speedway
  • May 7-Vukovich Classic-Madera Speedway
  • June 18-Race 3-Madera Speedway
  • July 9-Gerhardt Classic-Madera Speedway
  • August 13-Race 5-Madera Speedway
  • September 17-Harvest Classic-Madera Speedway
  • October 1-Race 7-Madera Speedway

Bobby G.

Supermodified Ultimate Pavement Racing Series co-founder. "Voice of the Supermodifieds" Owner Bob Gangwer's Wing Side Up on the World Wide Web Christian, father, cigar smoker, bourbon drinker & race fan.

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