Northwest Extreme Late Model Series On Hand For Rose Festival Dirt Cup At SSP
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography)
Banks, Oregon- It’s early June at the Sunset Speedway Park that must mean it’s time for the annual Rose Festival Dirt Cup. This race goes back to 2004 when it was first ran and has had Late Models apart of the program every year except last year. The race on Saturday June 1st will mark the fourth of the season for the Northwest Extreme Model Series and the third visit to SSP.
There has been eight Rose Festival Dirt Cups to feature the Late Models in action. In those eight races there have been four different winners. Greg Walters has a total of five triumphs which is by far the most wins. Russ Sell, Eric Sayre, and Scott Puncochar have earned one victory each.
After weather spoiled the action for the series at Lebanon’s Willamette Speedway last weekend the teams are anxious to get back to racing. Greg Walters leads the tour in most victories this year, with two, while Collen Winebarger has won once. In addition to Winebarger’s single victory he has a single point lead over Jerry Schram after three races.
"We are hoping for another good run,” commented the point leader Winebarger, “we had a blast down at Willamette while it lasted last week but are excited to get back into crate series action at Banks."
When the series has visited the Sunset Speedway Park twice this year Greg Walters has won both main events. Walters has a total of eight series victories and is the only driver to win more than once at the Banks bullring. Jerry Schram, Russ Sell, Terry Ferrando, and Billy Workman Jr. each have won once.
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. To stay up to date with the latest information regarding this wonderful facility log to http://www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.
Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Points (After 3 of 15 Races)
1. Collen Winebarger…138
2. Jerry Schram………….137
3. Greg Walters………….136
4. Jason Johnson……….133
5. Scott Winebarger….128
6. Brad Martin…………..124
7. Jacob Myers………….123
8. John Gamell………….118
9. Jack Maronatate……82
10. Bob Trout…………….43
11. Britton Donahoo….42
12. Robert Duncan…….39
13. Jimmy Schram……..38
T Brittany Ray………….38
Previous Winners At Sunset Speedway Park:
2013- Greg Walters on April 27th, Greg Walters on May 4th
2012- Terry Ferrando on June 16th, Jerry Schram on July 4th, Greg Walters on August 4th
2011- Greg Walters on June 4th, Greg Walters on July 23rd, Greg Walters on August 6th
2010- Greg Walters on May 1st, Russ Sell on June 12th, Billy Workman Jr. on July 17th, Greg Walters on August 7th
2013 Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Schedule:
April 27th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
May 4th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
May 11th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Collen Winebarger
May 25th Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon Rain Out
May 26th Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon Rain Out
June 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
June 15th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
June 28th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
June 29th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
July 4th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon (Firecracker 100)
July 13th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
July 27th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
August 3rd Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
August 31st Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
September 1st Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
September 7th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
September 14th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon
Northwest Extreme Late Model Series All-Time Win List (After 45 Completed Events):
Greg Walters- 16
Jason Wines- 8
Terry Ferrando- 3
Trevor Glaser- 2
Billy Workman Jr.
Rob Mayea- 1