Spring Challenge Next For Sunset Speedway Park
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Ken O'Neil)
Banks, Oregon- After finally getting the first race of 2014 in the books at Sunset Speedway Park the “Banks Bullring” is set to host two nights of racing this Saturday May 24th and Sunday the 25th. Being dubbed as the Spring Challenge SSP will host some of the best racing around on the ¼-mile clay oval and is the perfect place to spend your Memorial Day weekend. Classes for both nights include the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Dwarf Cars, and 4-Bee’s. Both races will be two separate shows with full racing programs each night.
The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has just one race completed in their 2014 season with Shaun Mayea winning the Season Opener down in Cottage Grove on April 19th so all the series regulars are just raring to go. The Spring Challenge will be the first races of the new campaign for the IMCA Modifieds and should produce some breathtaking action. John Ireland picked up the big win in Street Stock competition on May 17th to start off the new season in the right direction while Corey Esteban was the victor in the Dwarf Cars. In the 4-Bee’s John Gartner was the feature winner on May 17th.
Both days the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 3:30, and racing starts at 6:00. Tickets for each night is event are Adults $12.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE and a family pass will be offered for two Adults and up to four Youths for just $35.00.
Also we want to let our awesome race fans and teams know that camping is available at Sunset Speedway Park. It is FREE for drivers but if you decide to set a tent up please have it in front of your hauler so it doesn’t take up any additional space. Fans are welcome to camp at the park in the designated camping area for $15.00 if you plan to stay in a tent or $20.00 with a RV. For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.