Three Championships To Be Decided At SSP This Saturday
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Ken O’Neil)
Banks, Oregon- Saturday September 28th will be the last night of point racing at Sunset Speedway Park in 2013 with the Northwest Extreme Modifieds, Street Stocks, Womens, and Pure Stock divisions will all being on the card. Three titles will be on the line as all classes but the Pure Stocks will crown a champion at night’s end. Be sure and don’t miss out on this night which is sure to produce excitement and it will take your breath away.
On Saturday 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.
Rick Graham has dominated the Northwest Extreme Modified ranks winning all but one feature. With a total of seven main event victories Graham enters the evening with a comfortable one-hundred-thirty-four point lead over current runner-up Joey Tardio. The only other driver managing to earn a win in the class is Rob Ireland who scored his triumph back on May 25th.
Craig Loomis is also entering the night with a nice one-hundred-forty-seven point margin over second place John Ireland. Loomis has been in dominant form this year earning five victories. Other multi-feature winners include Brian Roden with three while John Ireland and Marc Farrar each have two. Tony Catalano is the only driver so far in the current campaign to have achieved just a single victory.
Freya Smith on the other hand will look to add to her massive win total as she has graced victory lane nine times this year. Smith has the biggest point gap of all three classes with two-hundred-thirty-one markers in between her and current second place Gabrielle Hollinger. Hollinger is the only pilot to have beaten Smith on the track come feature time which took place on July 27th.
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.
Track: Sunset Speedway Park
Location: 485 S Main Street, Banks, OR, 97106
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