Jim’s Thriftway 100 This Saturday At SSP
By Ben Deatherage
Banks, Oregon- The biggest Street Stock race in the state of Oregon is back at the Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday August 10th. The Jim’s Thriftway 100 will feature the best Street Stock drivers around for one-hundred laps on the always exciting Banks bullring. Also competing during the course of the night will be the Northwest Wingless Tour and the Northwest Extreme Modifieds.
Currently right now defending champ Craig Loomis is the point leader in the Street Stock division. He is tied with Brian Roden for most wins in 2013 as each have visited the winner’s circle three times apiece. Earning his second win last week Marc Farrar is the only other driver to have won more than once so far during the current campaign. Street Stock chauffeurs with just a single win include John Ireland and Tony Catalano.
The Northwest Wingless Tour will host their thirteenth race of the season this Saturday night. Of the twelve action-packed races completed so far, three have taken place at SSP and have produced three different winners. Mitch Hoffses, Bill Winsley, and Sterling Kane have already graced victory lane. Will another winner emerge or will we see a repeat winner this weekend?
Last but certainly not least the Northwest Extreme Modifieds are excited to get back to racing. Rick Graham has been the dominant entry all year long in the division accomplishing six wins in seven starts. The only driver to have beaten him so far is Rob Ireland. Will someone else be able to stop Graham or will Graham capture his seventh victory in his eighth start?
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.
Jim’s Thriftway is an independently owned and operated grocery store located in the city of Banks. A staple to the community and a supporter of the Sunset Speedway Park, Jim’s offers great food at low prices. Go online to www.jimsthriftway.com to view their weekly ad, look up helpful recipes, and more or visit them at their location at 660 South Main Street.
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
Northwest Tracks Hotline- (360)-699-RACE
Ben Deatherage (Publicist)- (541)-598-6643
Sponsors: Pepsi, Coors Light Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Driving Force Graphics, Jim’s Thriftway, T&G Trucking, Greg Biffle Foundation, Schram Brothers Excavating, Knecht’s Auto Parts, Les Schwab Tires, O’Reilly Auto Parts
Current Point Standings (Top Ten)
1. 01-Craig Loomis 893; 2. 14-Brian Roden 889; 3. 88-John Ireland 831; 4. 19-Tony Catalano 716; 5. 32-Robert Summerhalder 711; 6. 3-Earl Claypool 649; 7. 5-Marc Farrar 593; 8. 71-Ben Sauter 578; 9. 70-Johnny Adams 548; 10. 56-Tom Lauzon 505
Northwest Wingless Tour
1. 23-Rob Lindsey 644; 2. 10W-Bill Winsley 635; 3. 89-Sterling Kane 626; 4. 10-Kyle Miller 555; 5. 7K-Kyle Mehner 474; 6. 25-Pat Canfield 406; 7. 3G-Garret Johnson 369; 8. 28-Mark Herz 288; 9. 27W-Guy Weedman 276; 10. 4-Jesse Thistle 243
Northwest Extreme Modifieds
1. 18X-Rick Graham 786; 2. 04-
Joey Tardio 668; 3. 00-Brandon Penney 585; 4. 1-Rob Ireland 493; 5. 6-Chris Ray 319; 6. 12X-Pamela Graham 302; 7. 23-Andrew Olsen 267; 8. 17-Chris Frisbie 169; 9. 96-Oscar Luckman 147; 10. 1-Pat Lechner 142