SSP IMCA Modified Doubleheader This Saturday And Sunday
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy Of Ken O’Neil)
Banks, Oregon- Sunset Speedway Park will be the place to be this weekend as they will host two nights of racing action. Everything will kick off on Saturday July 19th and will wrap up on Sunday the 20th as the 2014 Wild West IMCA Modified Speedweek will begin at the “Banks Bullring” for both nights. Support classes on Saturday will consist of the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series and Street Stocks while on Sunday the Street Stocks will be back along with the 4-Bee’s.
The only driver to win more than once locally at SSP in the IMCA Modified has been Doug Lockwood. Drivers with just one triumph include Rob Ireland, Matt Jenner, Bubba Foster, and Craig Cassell.
Looking at the Street Stocks, hometown driver John Ireland still lead the win list with three while Freya Smith has won twice. Brian Roden and Earl Claypool Jr. each have just a single visit to the winner’s circle and most recently Tony Catalano won the Jim’s Thriftway Open Street Stock National 100.
John Gartner has had one heck of a year in the 4-Bee’s visiting the winner’s circle a total of four occasions while the only other multi-feature winner has been Travis Koch with two trips. Bo Jones and Stan Asanovic are the only single feature winners so far.
On Saturday the Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 3:30, and racing starts at 6:00 while on Sunday everything will start an hour earlier so races are scheduled to get underway around 5:00 PM on night two. Tickets for both days 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 the Sunday event will have a Carload Special, which gets a carload, truck¬load, RV-load, etc. of fans into the races for only $25. For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.