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Defending champ takes DAA event at Sunset

June 5, 2011, 4:31 pm
From series reports
Greg Walters (97) leads Jason Wines (41) en route to victory at Sunset Speedway. (Steve Reeck)
Greg Walters (97) leads Jason Wines (41) en route to victory at Sunset Speedway. (Steve Reeck)

BANKS, Ore. (June 4) – Hometown driver Greg Walters overtook Billy Workman Jr. of Vancouver, Wash., for the lead on lap 19 of Saturday night’s DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series event at Sunset Speedway and led the remainder of the 40-lap race. Walters, the defending champion on the second-year tour, earned $1,000 for his first series victory of the season. | Slideshow

Seventh-starting Joey Tanner of Portland, Ore., also worked his way by Workman to finish second at the third-mile racetrack. Workman, who passed both Walters and early leader Jason Wines of Lebanon to take the lead on lap four, settled for third at the end of the race while Terry Ferrando of Keizer and hometown driver Rob Ireland rounded out the top five finishers. Wines finished sixth.

Notes: Walters’s Jimmy Schram-owned Victory Circle Race Car is sponsored by Schram Excavating, Warpaint Motorsport Graphix and T&G Trucking. .... The race was slowed by five cautions. The first didn’t appear until lap 25 and was for the winner’s car owner, who suffered engine woes. Three of the other cautions involved just one car, while another was for a tangle between Jason Johnson of Greshham and Scott Puncochar of Newberg. ... The series returns to action June 11 with another $1,000-to-win race at Cottage Grove (Ore.) Speedway.

DAA @ Sunset: (1) Greg Walters, (2) Joey Tanner, (3) Billy Workman Jr., (4) Terry Ferrando, (5) Rob Ireland, (6) Jason Wines, (7) Tim Goodwin, (8) Steve Moore, (9) Steve Suckow, (10) Jerry Schram (11) Jason Johnson, (12) Brittany Ray, (13) Doug Trout, (14) Jack Marontate, (15) Bob Trout, (16) Collen Wineberger, (17) Britton Donahoo, (18) Scott Puncochar, (19) Mike Keely, (20) Jimmy Schram. Fast qualifier: Wines, 13.927 seconds. Heat race winners: Wines, Ferrando, Schram. Dash winner: Walters.

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