Sell survives tangle for third DAA victory
By Steve ReeckDAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series
MADRAS, Ore. (Sept. 11) — Polesitter Brady Sell of Salem, Ore., led all 40 laps Saturday at Madras Speedway for his third victory in the last four races on the DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series. Sell earned $1,000 as he continued his hot streak on the first-year tour. | Slideshow
While Sell led all the way, he had to survive a few tense moments when Tim Goodwin got into his car exiting turn four, causing the leader to spin out on the frontstretch early in the race. But race officials restored Sell to the lead and sent Goodwin to the tail.
The seventh-starting Goodwin, driving Jimmy Schram's No. 22, nevertheless rallied back to finish second while Billy Workman Jr., series points leader Jason Wines and Justin Dittman rounded out the top five. Greg Walters, who entered the event tied with Wines for the series lead, was a no-show but Joey Tanner carried his number and provided him series points.
The most serious of several cautions came on the 16th lap when Britton Donahoo bounced off the frontstretch wall exiting turn four, collecting, Brittany Ray and Jim Peterson. The three cars were wedged together and suffered significant damage, but all eventually continued.
Notes: Brady Sell's Swartz Race Car is sponsored by 106.3 KLOO Timeless Rock, South Pacific Auto Sales, Eagle Trailer, Leftcoastmotorsports.com and Driving Force Graphics. ... The series is presented by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. ... Steve Moore and Russ Sell tangled in turn one early in the race. ... Jeff Biffle lost power steering and spun early exiting turn four. ... Joey Tanner brought out a lap-31 caution with a flat tire. ... Justin Dittman drove the No. 26 owned by Brett James. ... Jason Wines came from 10th to fourth to earn the leftcoastmotorsports.com Hard Charger honors. ... Next up for the series is a Sept. 18 event at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks, Ore.
DAA @ Madras: (1) Brady Sell, (2) Tim Goodwin, (3) Billy Workman Jr., (4) Jason Wines, (5) Justin Dittman, (6) Steve Moore, (7) Jerry Schram, (8) Joey Tanner, (9) Britton Donahoo, (10) Brittany Ray, (11) Robbie Ireland, (12) Kevin Keeney,ï¿½ (13) Jim Peterson, (14) Jeff Biffle, (15) Russ Sell. Fast qualifier (among 15 cars): R. Sell, 15.693 seconds. Dash winner: R. Sell. Heat race winners: Wines, Goodwin.