NELMS Back In Action At Banks On Saturday July 19th
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Ken O’Neil)
Banks, Oregon- The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series is excited to get back to racing as they return to Sunset Speedway Park in Banks on Saturday July 19th. To know how many times the series has been there in 2014 is simple, just go off of Greg Walters victories with the tour this year. Walters has scored four wins with NELMS with all of them coming at the ¼-mile clay oval.
Shaun Mayea was able to win in the Season Opener at Cottage Grove, Phillip Johnson picked up the huge win at Madras Speedway, and “Superman” Collen Winebarger won in a thriller at Willamette Speedway. Despite being absent on the win column Brad Martin has managed to maintain his point lead with the series with a twenty-eight point lead.
The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has visited SSP a total of twenty-three times since the organization’s inception in 2010 with Greg Walters winning the most at sixteen triumphs including the aforementioned triumph at the Spring Challenge this year. Collen Winebarger has three wins while drivers with just one include Terry Ferrando, Jerry Schram, Russ Sell, and Billy Workman Jr.
Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 3:30, and racing starts at 6:00. Tickets 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. For more information log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com.
Current Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 99-Brad Martin 366; 2. 97-Greg Walters 338; 3. 9-Jacob Myers 333; 4. 76-Jason Johnson 322; 5. 88-John Gamell 312; 6. 16-Jerry Schram 298; 7. 51-Ryan Bothwell 291; 8. 79-Phillip Johnson 272; 9. 67-Dave Walters 271; 10. 20-Josh Sim 257
Previous Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Winners At Sunset Speedway Park:
2014- Greg Walters on May 24th, Greg Walters on June 21st, Greg Walters on July 4th, Greg Walters on July 5th
2013- Greg Walters on April 27th, Greg Walters on May 4th, Collen Winebarger on June 1st, Collen Winebarger on June 15th, Greg Walters on July 4th, Collen Winebarger on July 13th, Greg Walters on July 27th, Greg Walters on August 3rd, Greg Walters on September 7th
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