Knecht’s Auto Parts Fan Appreciation Night Next For SSP
By Ben Deatherage
Banks, Oregon- Sunset Speedway Park will be in full action for three events in the coming days. The whole extravaganza will be kicked off with the extremely popular Fan Appreciation Night. The event will be proudly presented by the wonderful people at Knecht’s Auto Parts. Classes that will be competing during the course of the evening include the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series, Northwest Extreme Sprints, Northwest Extreme Modifieds, 4-Bees, and the Womens.
The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has had all but one of their 2013 races take place at SSP. In three visits Greg Walters has won two of them while Collen Winebarger won the most recent event. Will Walters return back to victory lane or will “Superman” Winebarger have another super night?
The Northwest Extreme Sprint division has been owned by Mitch Hoffses in 2013. Hoffses has won every main event in the class and is the guy to beat right now. Rick Graham is in the same boat in the newly created Northwest Extreme Modifieds except Rob Ireland managed to score just one win while Graham has three.
In the 4-Bee division there have been three different winners in five events. Mike Mastrangelo has racked up a total of three visits to victory lane while Jason Blythe and John Oyler have managed to visit one time each. Freya Smith has yet to be defeated in the Womens division and is seeking her sixth win of the season Saturday.
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.
Sunday June 16th will be the first race of the 300-Lap Iron Man Enduro Series. General admission to the race is FREE while Pit Passes are $25.00. Pit gates open up at 10:00 am, pit meeting at Noon, and racing will begin around 1:00 PM.
On Monday June 17th the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout will make their annual visit. The local IMCA Modified competition will have to defend their turf against the top teams on the Pacific Coast. Tickets for the Monday race are Adults/Seniors/Military are $8.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Children 5 and Under FREE, and a whole CAR LOAD will get you into the races for $25.00. Front gates open up at 3:30 PM with racing scheduled to start at 6:00 PM on Monday evening.
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. To stay up to date with the latest information regarding this wonderful facility log to http://www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.