SSP Has First Fan Appreciation Night Presented By Knecht's On Deck
By Ben Deatherage
Banks, Oregon- Fans of Sunset Speedway Park will be in for a treat this Saturday May 18th. Knecht’s Auto Parts will present the action for Fan Appreciation Night. During the course of the night all the cars will be brought out on the race track to allow fans to get up close with their favorite drivers for photos and autographs. There will be two such events in 2013 with the second occurring later in the season on June 15th. Classes in action this weekend will include the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Midgets.
Last week Sterling Kane held off a hard charging Mitch Hoffses to win the Northwest Wingless Tour feature. The series has had a total of three events with Kyle Miller and Kyle Mehner both earning victories the other races when the tour was down in Cottage Grove. In the Northwest Extreme Sprints the aforementioned Hoffses has managed to win both races that have been ran so far at SSP.
In the two IMCA Modified races that have been ran so far there have been two different main event winners. Jeremy Martin and Kenny Miller have both managed to visit the winner’s circle in the division. Craig Loomis has won two of the three Street Stock features this year. Marc Farrar was victorious action last week to bring Loomis’ win streak to a halt.
For Saturday’s action the front gates open up at 3:30 PM with racing scheduled to start at 6:00 PM. Admission is Adults $13.00, Seniors/Military $10.00, Children (6-12) $5.00, Children (5 and Under) FREE, and Family Pack (Two Adults and Two Children) $30.00.
Knecht’s Auto Part since 1955 has been family owned and operated and has become one of the most well know auto parts stores in the Pacific Northwest. Knecht’s offers a wide range of free helpful services to make your commuting safer such as free engine check light diagnostic test, alternator and battery tests, loaner tool program, and wiper blade installation. Also ask about their price match program and with twenty-five locations in Oregon they are all ready to help you wherever you are.
The Sunset Speedway Park is located just west of the Portland metro area in Banks on the Sunset Highway. From April until October you can get your racing fix at this facility which competes weekly primarily on Saturday nights. Regular classes in action include the NW Extreme Winged Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bee’s, NW Extreme Modifieds, and the Womens division. For more information www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
Track: Sunset Speedway Park
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2013
Pit Gates- 2:00
Front Gates- 3:30
Seniors/Military - $10.00
Youths (6-12)- $5.00
Youths (5 and Under)- FREE
Family Pack- $30.00
Premium Seating- $25.00
Pit Passes- $25.00
Location: 485 S Main Street, Banks, OR, 97106
Northwest Tracks Hotline- (360)-699-RACE
Ben Deatherage (Publicist)- (541)-598-6643
Sponsors: Pepsi, Coors Light Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Driving Force Graphics, Jim’s Thriftway, T&G Trucking, Greg Biffle Foundation, Schram Brothers Excavating, Knecht’s Auto Parts, Les Schwab Tires