Greg Walters Looks To Retain Doug Walters Classic Trophy
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Alyssa Jones)
Banks, Oregon- Greg Walters is having one heck of a year in 2014 with the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series. In five starts at Sunset Speedway Park this year he has emerged victorious. He is also coming off a weekend sweep at Willamette Speedway bringing his win total to seven in the current campaign. Now Walters will revisit the “Banks Bullring’ this Saturday August 2nd for the 6th Annual Doug Walters Classic ran in honor of Greg’s late father. Greg has never lost at this event.
The Doug Walters Classic event has been sanctioned by the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series except in 2009 when it was a part of the now defunct DIRTcar I-5 Northwest Late Model Tour. Greg Walters has dominated the competition in the five previous Doug Walters Classics but in 2010 he won the event by just over half of a second over the eventual runner-up Jason Wines. Greg Walters looks to get the job done and will enter the evening undoubtedly the sentimental favorite.
Walters leads the win column total with the series in 2014 with the aforementioned seven wins. Drivers with just a single visit to victory lane this season include Shaun Mayea, Collen Winebarger, and Phillip Johnson. Brad Martin still has the points lead by a single marker entering this race.
The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has visited SSP a total of twenty-four times since the organization’s inception in 2010 with Greg Walters winning the most at seventeen triumphs including 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 and click "Fan Info".
Current Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 99-Brad Martin 522; 2. 97-Greg Walters 521; 3. 9-Jacob Myers 483; 4. 76-Jason Johnson 464; 5. 16-Jerry Schram 453; 6. 88-John Gamell 444; 7. 67-Dave Walters 419; 9. 79-Phillip Johnson 339; 10. 20-Josh Sim 339; 10. 8X-Sonny Modaff 332
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, Greg Walters on July 19th
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
Past Doug Walters Classic Results:
August 3rd, 2013
A Feature: 1. 97-Greg Walters; 2. 99-Brad Martin; 3. 77-Tanner Wines; 4. 16-Jerry Schram; 5. 76-Jason Johnson; 6. 75X-Joe German; 7. 88-John Gamell; 8. 21-Mike Keely; 9. 1-Collen Winebarger; 10. 79-Phil Johnson; 11. 8I-Rob Ireland; 12. 9-Jacob Myers; 13. 18-Kristi Somers; 14. 8X-Brandon Potter; 15. 56-Jack Marontate
August 4th, 2012
A Feature: 1. 97-Greg Walters; 2. 89-TIm Goodwin; 3. 16-Jerry Schram; 4. 41-Jason Wines; 5. 8-Rob Ireland; 6. 76-Jason Johnson; 7. 28-Bob Trout; 8. 6-Scott Winebarger; 9. 5-Britton Donahoo; 10. 09-Robert Duncan; 11. 128-Doug Trout; 12. 99-Brad Martin; 13. 77-Tanner Wines; 14. 1-Collen Winebarger
August 6th, 2011
A Feature: 1. 97-Greg Walters; 2. 37-Steve Suckow; 3. 22-Trevor Glaser; 4. 111-Joey Tanner; 5. 41-Jason Wines; 6. 64-Billy Workman Jr.; 7. 21-Steve Moore; 8. 3-Terry Ferrando; 9. 14-Scott Puncochar; 10. 16-Jerry Schram; 11. 8-Rob Ireland; 12. 1-Collen Winebarger; 13. 89-TIm Goodwin; 14. 28-Bob Trout; 15. 128-Doug Trout; 16. 5-Britton Donahoo; 17. 21-Mike Keely; 18. 76-Jason Johnson; 19. 56-Jack Marontate
August 7th, 2010
A Feature: 1. 97-Greg Walters; 2. 41-Jason Wines; 3. 50-Russ Sell; 4. 111-Joey Tanner; 5. 112-Terry Ferrando; 6. 8-Rob Ireland; 7. 64-Billy Workman Jr.; 8. 16-Jerry Schram; 9. 21-Steve Moore; 10. 22S-Jimmy Schram; 11. 60-Jeff Biffle; 12. 28-Bob Trout; 13. 76-Jason Johnson; 14. 4-Brady Sell; 15. 128-Doug Trout; 16. 00-Kent Dollarhyde; 17. 5-Britton Donahoo
August 12th, 2009
A Feature: 1. 97-Greg Walters; 2. 50-Russ Sell; 3. 41-Jason Wines; 4. 64-Billy Workman Jr.; 5. 30-Jeremy Shank; 6. 8-Rob Ireland; 7. 26-Mark Carrell; 8. 37-Rob Mayea; 9. 89-TIm Goodwin; 10. 36-John Campos; 11. 70X-Mark Thompson; 12. 5-John Duty; 13. 06-Dan Smith; 14. 21-Steve Moore; 15. 16-Jerry Schram; 16. 56-Jack Marontate; 17. 17M-Mike Miller; 18. 111-Joey Tanner; 19. 22S-Jimmy Schram; 20. 26X-Brett James; 21. 96-Matt Micheli