The 34th Annual APL Smokin’ Wheels Weekend Takes Place on April 15 to 17, 2016

2016 APL Smokin' Wheels to take place on April 15 to 17, 2016 at the Guam International Raceway. Press release and media invitation for press conference are included.

Barrigada, Guam (date of release) - The 34th Annual APL Smokin' Wheels Racing weekend will take place on Friday, April 15th, Saturday the 16th, and Sunday the 17th at the Guam International Raceway in Yigo.

Smokin’ Wheels is the largest and longest running motorsports event in the region. Since 1978, it has been the premier event for Off-Road Endurance Racing, Off-Road buggies, truck challenge, SUBs and homemade race vehicles, as well as Motocross racing, ATV racing, Drifting and Drag Racing. Over 100 world class racing participants will be coming from Japan, Philippines, and US to compete in this year’s event.

The weekend will kick off on Friday with Street Night at the GIR drag strip and championship qualifiers.

Saturday will feature MX Heat 1 and 2 Motorcross for ATV, UTV, and Trophy Kart, Off-road buggies and trucks official timed practice, Show Off Guam Car Show, interactive displays such as AK Toyota Tacoma test course and other supporting sponsors, and Smokin’ Wheels drag race championships.

Sunday will feature 85cc Minibike Endurance Race, Mid-Open ATV Endurance Race, Open Motorcycle Endurance Race, Jack Daniel’s Smokin’ Grills Competition, Triple J Raptor Truck Challenge, Off-road buggies and truck endurance race, 4X4 mud drags, Mini-Mid ATV Endurance Race, and Drifting with Proline Drift Series. Two Japanese Pro D1 Drivers Manabu Fujinaka and Yuki “Dart” Izumida will go head to head with Guam’s top expert and novice drivers

Tickets are available at all Shell gas stations, MWR, and Andersen ITT. $10 for day pass and $20 for weekend pass. Children under 11 are free. Outside food, drinks and coolers are not allowed. However food and refreshments from local BBQ vendors, sandwiches form food trucks, and Hafaloha shaved ice are available throughout the event weekend.

The 2016 Smokin’ Wheels is presented by APL, Guam Visitors Bureau, Monster Energy, IP&E, the Stations of KUAM, Cars Plus, Cycles Plus, Leo Palace, Hawaiian Rock Production Smithbridge, Falcon Fire, and Rocky Mountain Precast . Also brought to you by Triple J Auto Group, Pacific Trucking, Miller Lite, Atkins Kroll, Guam Super Shopper, Commercial Tire Depot, Guam Autosports, Morrico Equipment, JMC Equipment, Guam Home Center, and Guam Pacific Mechanical and Electrical. Special thanks to Jack Daniel’s, ATV, Prestige Automobiles, Yamaha, Ace Autoport, ERC Trading, GEDA, Chamorro Land Trust, and Fence Masters.


For more information:

Tom Akigami

Guam Racing Federation



Tiffany T. McCarroll

Media Director, Tropical Productions, Inc.



Friday, April 15, 2016

9:00am to 12:00pm Open Practice 1 – Off-Road Buggies & Trucks

12:15pm to 5:15pm ATV and Motorcycle MX Practice (MX Course)

7:00pm to 11:30pm Street Night at the GIR Drag Strip + Championship Qualifiers

Saturday, April 16, 2016

8:00am to 11:25am MX Heat 1 Motorcross – ATV/UTV/Trophy Kart

11:30am to 12:00pm Open Practice 2 – Off-Road Buggieser System Check 2

12:30pm to 3:45pm MX Heat 2 Motorcross & ATV’s

4:00pm to 11:00pm Show Off Guam Car Show

5:30pm to 11:30pm Smokin’ Wheels Drag Race Championships

Sunday, April 17, 2016

7:00am to 8:00am 85cc Minibike Endurance Race

8:00am to 10:00am Mid-Open ATV Endurance Race

10:30am to 12:30pm Open Motorcycle Endurance Race

10:00am to 4:00pm Jack Daniel’s Smokin’ Grills (12:00pm to 3:00pm Judging)

11:00am to 1:00pm Triple J Raptor Truck Challenge

1:30pm to 4:30pm Off-road Buggies and Trucks Endurance Race

1:00pm to 4:00pm Mud Drags

4:00pm Jack Daniel’s Smokin’ Grills Awards

4:45pm to 5:15pm Mini-Mid ATV Endurance Race

5:00pm to 8:00pm Drifting – Round 1 Proline Drift Series

*Schedule is subject to change.


Hafa Adai!

You are invited to attend 2016 APL Smokin’ Wheels’ press conference on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Additional details about the event will be announced.

Please RSVP with Tiffany McCarroll, media director at no later than 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

2016 APL Smokin’ Wheels is a Tropical Production.


Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time: 11:00am

Location: Guam International Raceway

(Off-road side)

Note to Editors:

  • You are invited to bring a photographer, reporter, and/or camera crew to the press conference.
  • Please arrive at the press conference at 10:30am. Press conference starts promptly at 11:00am.
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