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Sunset Speedway Park

Russ Sell gets first career victory at Sunset

June 14, 2010, 2:08 pm
From series reports
Russ Sell tunes up at Sunset. (Steve Reeck)
Russ Sell tunes up at Sunset. (Steve Reeck)

BANKS, Ore. (June 12) — Russ Sell of Brownsville, Ore., won a curfew-shortened DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series race for his first-ever victory at Sunset Speedway Park.

Jason Wines of Lebanon, Ore., rallied from 13th to finish second in the feature slowed by seven cautions. The checkered flag appeared along with the final yellow when the event surpassed the 11 p.m. curfew.

Hometown driver Greg Walters, who started 10th, was third while Brady Sell of Brownsville and Jimmy Schram of Vancouver, Wash., rounded out the top five.

Brady Sell was actually involved in the final caution when he tangled with Jerry Schram in turn one, but he was credited with fourth. Schram, who ran second the first half of the race, was listed 15th.

Among the cautions was a multicar accident on the second attempted start involved Jeff Biffle, Robby Ireland, Brett James and Steve Suckow. Biffle’s race ended on the 26th lap when he got into the frontstretch wall.

DAA Crates @ Sunset: (1) Russ Sell, (2) Jason Wines, (3) Greg Walters, (4) Brady Sell, (5) Jimmy Schram, (6) Terry Ferrando, (7) Brandon Biffle, (8) Steve Suckow, (9) Robby Ireland, (10) Steve Moore, (11) Brett James, (12) Kris Pickle, (13) Doug Trout, (14) Bob Trout, (15) Jerry Schram, (16) Richard Petty, (17) Jeff Biffle, (18) Billy Workman Jr. Fast qualifier (among 23 cars): R. Sell, 14.187 seconds. Dash winner: R. Sell. Heat race winners: Britton Danahoo, Walters, Ferrando. Consolation winner: Wines.

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