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Sunset Speedway Park

Walters outduels young Biffle at Sunset

May 3, 2010, 1:30 pm
By Steve Reeck
DAA Crate Late Model Series
Greg Walters (97) catches Brandon Biffle (09). (Steve Reeck)
Greg Walters (97) catches Brandon Biffle (09). (Steve Reeck)

Editor's note: Two days after the event, Brandon Biffle was stripped of his runner-up finish for using illegal engine parts.

BANKS, Ore. (May 1) — Eighth-starting Greg Walters of Banks won a side-by-side duel with race-long leader Brandon Biffle of Vancouver, Wash., just past the halfway point of a 40-lap DAA Crate Late Model Series feature and went on to victory at Sunset Speedway.

Walters earned his second consecutive victory to open the season on the Sherwin-Williams-sponsored series for Crate Late Models in the Northwest. Biffle, the nephew of NASCAR star Greg Biffle, finished second after leading the first 25 laps with polesitter Russ Sell, Jerry Schram and Steve Moore rounding out the top five at the quarter-mile oval. | Slideshow

Three cautions slowed the action, none for seriously incidents. Doug Trout spun between turns three and four on the 17th lap; debris brought out a lap-20 yellow; and the final caution appeared for Ronnie Saner's frontstretch spin on lap 21.

Notes: Walters is sponsored by T&G Trucking and Warpaint Motorsport Graphics. ... Brandon Browning drove the No. 60 normally driven by Jeff Biffle, Brandon Biffle's father. ... Next up for the DAA tour is a May 8 event at Madras (Ore.) Speedway.

DAA @ Sunset: (1) Greg Walters, (2) Brandon Biffle, (3) Russ Sell, (4) Jerry Schram, (5) Steve Moore, (6) Brady Sell, (7) Jason Wines, (8) Jimmy Schram, (9) Billy Workman Jr., (10) Rob Ireland, (11) Bret James, (12) Bob Trout, (13) Jason Johnson, (14) Britton Danahoo, (15) Ronnie Saner, (16) Doug Trout. Fast qualifier (among 16 cars): Walters, 14.857 seconds. Dash winner: Moore. Heat race winners: Smith, Wines, Biffle. Consolation winner: Wines.

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