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Getting Up To Speed With...Ron Brewster

Getting Up To Speed With...Ron Brewster

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Getting Up To Speed With...Ron Brewster By Ben Deatherage Ron Brewster is a driver that has been to a lot of race tracks in the Western United States and has gained a lot of experience.
SSP To Host Test N Tune Practice On Saturday April 4th

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3/31/2015 -
SSP To Host Test N Tune Practice On Saturday April 4th By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Ken O'Neil) Banks, Oregon- Sunset Speedway Park is set to get some action in this weekend at
SSP Work Party Tomorrow, March 28th

SSP Work Party Tomorrow, March 28th

3/27/2015 -
SSP Work Party Tomorrow, March 28th Banks, Oregon- Reminder for any AWESOME people that would LOVE to help us, Work Party scheduled for tomorrow at 11am. We could really use some extra
SSP Work Party Moved To Next Saturday March 28th

SSP Work Party Moved To Next Saturday...

3/21/2015 -
Banks, Oregon- Unfortunately due to the recent rain storm on Friday night, and the projected forecast of rain showers on Saturday and Sunday, Sunset Speedway Park has decided to move the
SSP Work Party Moved From Saturday March 21st To Sunday The 22nd

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3/17/2015 -
SSP Work Party Moved From Saturday March 21st to Sunday the 22nd Banks, Oregon- The work party for Sunset Speedway Park scheduled for Saturday March 21st has been changed. The new date will
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Getting Up To Speed With…Kenny Miller

Getting Up To Speed With…Kenny Miller

Getting Up To Speed With…Kenny Miller
By Ben Deatherage
I got a chance to talk to one of the heavy hitters of the Sunset Speedway Park when it comes to Modified drivers. Kenny Miller of Vancouver, Washington has had quite a successful career at the Banks bullring. During his racing tenure he has competed on tracks from Oregon, Washington, and California all the way to the Lone Star State of Texas.

Driver: Kenny Miller
Home Track: Sunset Speedway Park
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Occupation: Welder
Age: 43
Years Racing: 28

Classification: IMCA Modified
Car Number: 57
Chassis: T.R.E. Race Cars
Sponsors: Jody’s Bar & Grill, GRV Mobile RV Repair, VP Braille Services, Perfection Automotive, Race 2 A Cure, Triple E Ranch
Special Thanks: Frannie Miller (wife), Howard Miller (brother), Russell Schultz, Josh Warbis, Family

BD: In 2012 there were a lot of different winners in the Modified class at Sunset. You were the only driver to win more than once. That’s got to feel pretty good?
KM: It has been getting challenging at Banks each year. It’s a real technical track. The fast guys start in the back and it’s tough to get through traffic without hitting any one. I like Banks more than the bigger places because of the technique you have to use and not a horsepower track.

BD: In the last couple of years you’ve went to some different venues. How has your knowledge at Banks helped you out at those other tracks?
KM: You can’t take what you learn at Banks and apply it to bigger tracks like Willamette or Elma because of their size but it’s a little bit interchangeable to the small tracks like Madras. I like to travel but because of the cost for travelling and competing make it very hard to do. I’m still learning, these new cars are exotic and the technology is always changing. We are not racing $500.00 Jalopies anymore

BD: In the last few years you’ve had a strong finish to the year. You seem to finish the season really strong?
KM: At the beginning of the year we get a lot of rain and the tracks are rougher and heavier. I find I’m the fastest when the track goes dry slick. When it’s heavy and wet you’re constantly hammer down and not lifting and it can be pretty rough on equipment. I try and keep my car at 100% at all times doing maintenance quite often throughout the week.

BD: You have a unique sponsor with VP Braille Services. What exactly do they do?
KM: They convert to books that we can read into Braille text for blind people. They do all sorts of subjects from English, History, and all the way to Russian Mathematics. It’s pretty cool what they do.

BD: A charity you participate in is a Race 2 A Cure. What are they about?
KM: It’s based in New York and it helps out cancer patients with paying their bills. It’s been getting bigger and bigger every year. And I’m the only driver right now representing the West Coast right now at this point.

BD: You haven’t always lived in Washington. You’re originally from California correct?
KM: Correct. I started at a little dirt track in Pearsonville Speedway (in California) that unfortunately is no longer open. Since then I’ve raced all over California, Nevada, and Texas. I moved to Texas in 1998 around the Longview/Tyler area and raced a lot at Lone Star Speedway. I moved back to California in 1999 and moved up to Washington in 2000 and ran Portland the year when it was dirt. I’ve been racing Modifieds in 1996.

Sunset Speedway Park returns to action this Saturday May 25th. Classes competing will be the Northwest Wingless Tour, Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, and Womens. Also on Sunday the 26th will be the first 300-Lap Iron Man Enduro Series event of 2013. General admission to the Sunday race is FREE. For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com or call the new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.

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