Hike Butte & Give Back Apparel Collection

Show off your #HikeButteCA pride with apparel from Upper Park Clothing's Hike Butte & Give Back Apparel Collection! 25% of the profits from each sale will go directly to support local trail work implemented by Chico Velo Trailworks.

The Louie Vermeil Classic

Traditionally held at Calistoga Speedway, the Louie Vermeil Classic will take place at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in 2021!

Enjoy 2 days of events Labor Day weekend!

Friday 9/3

  • Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction followed by a buffet dinner

Saturday 9/4

  • 1pm-4pm: Wine Tasting Event + Live Festive Music and Vendors
  • 6pm: USAC-CRA and KWS-NARC Sprint Cars

Sunday 9/5

  • 1pm-4pm: Beer Tasting Event + Live Festive Music and Vendors
  • 6pm: USAC-CRA and KWS-NARC Sprint Cars


The "Louie Vermeil Classic" honors the legacy of Louie Vermeil, a co-founder of the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) — now known as the King of the West/Fujitsu series. Louis's work in the early days of NARC was described as everything from referee to business manager. For many years during his tenure, he served as both president and chief steward of NARC.

Louis served as president of the club from 1965 to 1985, spending countless hours and dollars (from his own pocket) to ensure the long-term success of his dream. He also owned sprint cars, including the number 65 Offenhauser-powered "Vermeil Offy" car driven by hotshoes such as Johnny Anderson and Mike Andreeta up through 1977.

Louis Vermeil passed away on March 19, 1987, following a long battle with cancer. Louis was named "motor sportsman of the Year" in 1982 and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1987 by Northern California's Motoring Press Association (MPA)

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