2012 Sacramento Mile: July 28th

English: This photo is of a massive I-Beam tha...

English: This photo is of a massive I-Beam that was once part of the world trade-center’s second sub-street level. The I-Beam is currently part of a 9/11 memorial at the “California State Fair Memorial Plaza”. These beams weigh 2000 pounds per foot and were transported via rail from New York to Sacramento. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Get ready for the Sacramento Flat Track and the 2012 Sacramento Mile on July 28, 2012 on the grounds of Cal Expo, the California Exposition, during the Annual California State Fair which runs July 12-July 29th.

The Sac Mile returned to Sacramento for the 2011 season to standing room crowds and you gotta expect big crowds again this year!

Tickets for The Mile are  on sale now.  Buy your tickets to the AMA Sacramento Mile and they include admission to the Big Fun California State Fair.

Tickets range from Standing Room Youth Only at $20.00 to the fabulous Turf Club high atop the grandstand at $85.00.

You can check out the seating map HERE and even buy and print your tickets online after you pick your seats on the map!

Where:           

Cal Expo Grandstands California State Fair 1600 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
When:
July 28, 2012 6:45pm
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July 29th:
And the winner is…..for the second straight year since the Sacrramento Mile was brought back to Cal Expo & the California State Fair track, Bryan Smith catches and passes Jake Johnson to win the Sacramento Mile!
Jake Johnsonisn’t chasing legends. He’s still chasing his first victory of the 2012 season.On Saturday night at Cal Expo, the New Jersey rider couldn’t quite run down Bryan Smith, who won his second consecutive Sacramento Mile. Smith held off Johnson at the line to win by .037 seconds.

“We’ve been consistent all season,” Johnson said. “But we’ve been consistently second or third. Hopefully, we can make a move up another spot.”

Series points leader Jared Mees finished third. Brandon Robinsonand Sammy Halbert rounded out the top five.”

Read more at the link above.
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2012 Sacramento Autorama

February 20th:

 *****The Autorama in pictures!!  159 snapshots of beautiful cars and people.*****

The 2012 Sacramento Autorama is being held over the President’s Day Weekend.

This is the 62nd year and Sacramento is now known as “The Kustom Capital of The World“.  This is one of the longest running indoor shows anywhere.

The show is held on the grounds of CalExpo, the site of the annual California State Fair and the Sacramento Mile motorcycle race.

1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento,CA 95815     Toll-Free: (877) CAL-EXPO

The Autorama features more than 450 custom cars this weekend.

Ticket Prices

$18.00 General Admission (13 years and up)     $10.00 Kids (6 – 12 years)     5 & under Free

Parking

$10.00 General. Parking at the Main Gate as well as the East Gate off of Exposition Blvd.

Show Times

  Friday February 17, 2012 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm
  Saturday February 18, 2012 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
  Sunday February 19, 2012 10:00 am until 7:00 pm

 

The Sacramento Mile motorcycle race

UPDATE  August 1 for race results see my post here As of August 18th the results post also has race videos.  Nice!!!

Sacramento Mile results from July 30 2011 More stats

The annual Sacramento Mile motorcycle race is scheduled for July 30th.  It will be held at the California State Fair located at CalExpo.

The Sacramento Mile is an AMA race.  It has been at least a decade since this race has been held in Sacramento.  Attendance dropped, but now we are fortunate and the race is back!!!!!

Your ticket includes admission to the fair, so come and spend the day.  Bring the family.

California State Fair

1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento,CA 95815

MapQuest

Toll-Free: (877) CAL-EXPO

Phone: (916) 263-FAIR
E-mail: info@calexpo.com

“The Sacramento Mile at the Cal Expo Center has been the site of exciting AMA competition since 1959. (not quite, it used to be held at the old Fairgrounds on Stockton Blvd.  The fair and the race moved to CalExpo in the mid-70s) Past Sacramento Mile events have routinely provided close and exciting flat track action, which is a hallmark of the AMA Pro Racing Grand National Championship series.”

This race is the Northern California National Championship for 2011.

More info here on this years Dash for Cash sponsored by Digger Phelps.  Thanks brother!!

Visiting Sacramento, California?

The California State Capitol building in Sacra...

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If you visit Sacramento, California we do have a number of places to check out.

California State Capitol

The capitol was built in the 1850’s once Sacramento was designated as the permanent capitol.  The building was completely restored to it’s past glory just a few years back.

Besides the building there is a museum and a beautiful state park.

California State Capitol

Sutter’s Fort

For those who forget their history, John Sutter founded Sacramento, building a fort on his Spanish Land Grant.

Nice spot for a family outing.  Don’t miss it.  The city has grown around the fort but it is still there.  It was at Sutter’s Mill that gold was discovered in 1849.  Important site for sho.  The Living History days and the Annual Honored Elder days should not be missed.

Old Sacramento

The waterfront district where Sacramento started.  Now it is a few blocks of shops, a paddlewheel river boat great restaurant & bars.  Lots of history including underground tours of the original city and the Railroad Museum.

Here is a nice article with tips for places residents should visit in Old Sacramento.  It’s good for visitors as well!!  Dives, speakeasies, hard to find sites….nice.

The Railroad Museum

Sacramento was the western starting point as our nation worked to complete the transcontinental railway which ended with the golden spike connecting the eastern and western railway routes.  The Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento houses not only trains but one of the original golden spikes!

If you have ever watched Huell Howser’s California Gold series on PBS you have probably enjoyed his show about the railroad, the museum and the golden spike.  He made two shows about Sutter’s Fort.  Sacramento is famous even in the 21st century.

Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento not only has a number of very good art galleries and our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, but we have the Crocker Art Museum.  The museum is in the original Crocker mansion.  Those California history buffs out there remember the Crocker family.  Judge Erwin served on the State Supreme Court and his brother Charles was a member of the “Big Four”.

The mansion is a significant Victorian building, beautiful on the outside and simply stunning on the inside.  The site also house a modern gallery and beautifully landscaped grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sac State

There are quite a few colleges and universities in the Sacramento area.   Sac State (CSUS) is the first and sits on the storied American River.  Beautiful grounds.

Welcome to Sac State

California State Fair

Running now (July 2011) at Cal Expo (see my prior posts for more info).

Discovery Park

Sacramento lives at the confluence of two rivers.  The two rivers come together at the site of Discovery Park. Picnics, boats, watersports etc.

The Sacramento River which is the cities connection to the San Francisco bay and beyond., running thru the Delta.  Seen any movies about the Mississippi River or the Mississippi Delta??  Chances are it was actually Sacramento.

The American River where gold was first found and later the site of huge gold mining efforts.  Still gold in them thar hills!!

Below is the old bridge crossing the Sacramento River.

Coloma:  Gold is discovered!!

Gold was discovered in 1848 by James Marshall.  Marshall ran the mill on the American River for John Sutter.  He and Sutter died poor.  Crazy huh??

Family friendly historic site.  You can even pan for gold here and take home what you find.

So that’s my city.  I hope you can visit Sacramento soon.

California Fair site info

After my previous post, many peeps have contacted me asking for the address of the California State Fair/Cal Expo site.

California State Fair

1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento,CA 95815
Toll-Free: (877) CAL-EXPO

Sacramento Phone: (916) 263-FAIR

E-mail: info@calexpo.com

 

State Fair site:  http://www.bigfun.org

If you go, have fun!!

JUNE

Over?  Wha’ happened?  Can’t be July just can’t.  Plus the California State Fair starts mid-July this year.  Was always starting 2 weeks  be4 Labor Day and ending when we returned to school from summer break. Which was always early September.  Now kids don’t even get summer break.  Suxes.

Heck, keep the fair & gimme a summer break!