Sunset Speedway Park
Walters leads all the way in Sunset's 100-lapper
BANKS, Ore. (July 3-4) — Outside front-row starter Greg Walters led every lap of the Firecracker 100 at Sunset Speedway for a victory on the DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series. The hometown driver leads the points on the first-year series.
Third-starting Jason Wines of Lebanon, ore., was second followed by polesitter Billy Workman Jr. of Canby, Ore. Terry Ferrando of Keizer, Ore., rallied from his 11th starting spot to finish fourth, earning hard charger honors. Steve Moore of Scio, Ore., rounded out the top five in a race slowed by seven cautions. | Slideshow
Notes: Walters is sponsored by T&G Trucking and Schram Excavating. ... The series is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. ... Two minor cautions slowed the first half of the 100-lapper. ... At the midway break, the track was lightly watered but no work was allowed on the race cars. ... Fast qualifier was involved in two cautions, spinning on lap 53 to collect Brett James and getting together gain with James exiting turn four on lap 82. ... Robby Ireland and Bob Trout were knocked out of the race for a lap-55 accident on the frontstretch that also included Darvin Trammel. ... Kris Pickle barrel-rolled on the frontstretch of Saturday’s first heat race. He wasn’t seriously injured by destroyed his Swartz Race Car. ... The series added a July 16 event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. Series co-founder and NASCAR star Greg Biffle is expected to be on hand. ... The next series event is scheduled for July 10 at Coos Bay (Ore.) Speedway.
Firecracker 100: (1) Greg Walters, (2) Jason Wines, (3) Billy Workman Jr., (4) Terry Ferrando, (5) Steve Moore, (6) Jerry Schram, (7) Russ Sell, (8) Brett James, (9) Steve Suckow, (10) Dan Smith, (11) Jeff Biffle, (12) Brady Sell, (13) Rob Ireland, (14) Bob Trout, (15) Britton Danahoo. Disqualified: Richard Petty. Fast qualifier (among 24 cars): R. Sell, 14.050 seconds. Dash winner: R. Sell. Heat race winners: Biffle, Moore, Walters. Last-chance winner: Smith.