More Championships Set for September 21 ‘Rain or Shine’
With three championships decided last weekend at Evergreen Speedway five more are to be decided this Saturday, September 21. Championship Night presented by Alfy’s Pizza features championships for the Emerald City Harley-Davidson in Lynnwood NASCAR Super Figure Eight, Classic NASCAR Figure Eight, Buzz Inn Steakhouse NASCAR Stinger 8, Interstate Batteries NASCAR Hornet and Northwest Pro 4 Truck Divisions. With fans under the covered grandstands this ‘Rain or Shine’ event will end the season for many of these drivers and with most of the championships still up for grabs this is a night for the race fan to not miss. Racing starts at 6pm, front gates will open at 4pm.
Ricky Dietz is the current leader for the 2013 Super Figure Eight Division title. Nick Gunderson is 25-points back with Mike Steltz just 26-points out. These three drivers know how important a championship is at Evergreen Speedway. None of the three have been able to get a championship in their respective careers. With finishing and passing points available in the heat races and the main event, the championship chase looks to go to the final laps of the season.
Unlike the SF8 Division the fledgling Classic/Stock Figure Eight Division has a big difference in points with Doug Delfel set to get the first ever championship for this group. Delfel won Super Figure Eight Championships in 1999 and 2002. The Classic/Stock Figure Eights will run in the same main event and heat races as the Super Figure Eights.
Stinger 8 Division point leader Todd Stilwell has enough of a lead to gain his first ever division championship. Second in points is Jessica Gray who finished in the runner-up position last season is holding a slim 4-point edge over another female driver Nicole Pollard. Last year the four women in this division all finished in the top ten, a first for Evergreen Speedway. This season three of the women are locked in the top ten with Gray, Pollard and Joselyn LaFleur. Melissa Repin is in eleventh and with a strong night could move into the top ten.
The Hornet division title is definitely going to the last lap and potentially the last turn to decide who will be the champion. Cyril Greenawalt and Scott Hunt are just 6-points apart going into the seasons last point race. With 76 drivers getting points this season, the Hornet division is the most competitive. A large field of cars is expected on Saturday. Not just the top two positions are up in the air but a finish in the top ten as well with three drivers battling for the final two positions. Mark Hubbard currently ninth has a 6-point spread on Matt Clements who hold a slim lead of 4-points over Gary Rarden in eleventh. The Hornets will be on the road course for their season finale.
The traveling NW Pro 4 Truck Tour always brings a full complement of race trucks to Evergreen’s 3/8-mile oval. With their championship in the balance another strong turnout is expected.
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