Anza Dirt Drags kick up dust on a hot summer day

Dirt clods flying, 400 Horsepower & Under winner Chris Schuff explodes down the 350-foot long track at the Anza Dry Drags hosted by Schmidt’s Ranch Services Saturday, Aug. 12. Diane Seiker photo

The much-anticipated Anza’s Dry Drags hosted by Schmidt’s Ranch Services was a huge success, attracting seasoned racers and attentive crowds.

The event was held Saturday, Aug. 12 at the corner of Kirby and Wellman roads. Division winners were: Stock Class – Daniel Hopkins, 400 Horsepower & Under – Chris Schuff, Open Class – Jimmy Holzer, and Quads/Dirt Bikes – Robert Ortiz.

Proceeds from the event were donated to Russell Kitchen’s KOA (Kids of Anza) and the Hamilton Baseball team via Bobby Harmon.

“I want to thank our huge group of sponsors that helped make it happen and our community for supporting the idea and making it a reality,” said event coordinator and creator Jonathan Schmidt.

Sponsors for the event were: Schmidt’s Ranch Services, Heritage Well, Anza Gas, Rod Bourgeois Pump Services, The Soil Kitchen, Aguanga Dog Boarding, Brian Sapp, Homestead Life, Melodramatic Fine Art, Blackmoore Electrical Inc., Doc Baileys Elixer, Maximum Power Kennels, RNR Home Restoration and Ainsleys Angels.

The next scheduled event is Sept. 23. For more information, call Schmidt at (951) 961-3332 or visit

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