SLM 150 Opens Double Header Weekend May 24 & 25
On Saturday and Sunday May 24 & 25 it is the annual Memorial Day Weekend Double Header at Evergreen Speedway. On Saturday May 24 it is the fourth annual Mark Galloway Memorial 150 Shootout presented by Monroe Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. 150-laps on the BIG 5/8-mile paved oval for the Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models. Over 30-drivers have committed for this $5000.00 to win and $500 to start race. In addition on the 3/8-mile paved oval the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and a large contingent from the Columbia River Legends. On Sunday May 25 the holiday weekend continues with the Sean Peters Memorial Truck Fest presented by Republic Services. The night will feature the Outlaw Figure 8’s, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s, Interstate Batteries Hornets, Boat Races, Renegade 8’s, Legends, Truck Demolition Derby and Gigantic Fireworks Display. Both nights racing begins at 6pm rain or shine with the fans protected by the covered grandstand at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.
For the first time this season the lure of the BIG Track brings the best Northwest USA and Canada SLM drivers to Evergreen Speedway for the 150-lap Mark Galloway 150 Shootout. Top drivers such as: Pete Harding (Surrey B.C.) many time winner on the Big Track including the first ever Summer Showdown. Gary Lewis the only driver to ever win a NASCAR Touring Series, ARCA Touring Series, ASA Touring Series Championship. Jason Fraser winner of the 2013 Galloway 150 Shootout. Shane Mitchell many time champion at WVSO. Jay Sauls winner of last year’s Summer Showdown. Naima Lang 4-time Evergreen Speedway SLM champion. Tom Moriarity a 6-time track champion. Austin Reed (Mooresville, NC) a rising star of SLM racing, is coming all the way from the East Coast. Two drivers that have won this season on the shorter 3/8-mile Mike Holden (Snohomish, WA) and last season’s track champion Daniel Moore (Spokane, WA). These are just a few of the 30+ drivers expected for what many consider a tune-up for the $100,000.00 Summer Showdown on June 27 & 28.
Street Stocks are back at it for the 2014 championship. This division was last on track two weeks ago and young Chad Fitzpatrick garnered his first ever divisional win. Three time winner this season Roger Drake has the early point lead with the top eight within 45-points of the leader. There are a lot of races left this season for this division and Drake will need to keep an eye on them as each is in pursuit of a first ever division championship.
Bobby DeYoung leads the chase in the Mini-Stock division for the 2014 championship. Trenton Moriarity in his rookie season sits second in this very competitive division. The top five are tightly bunched with three different winners in the first four races. The only repeat winner is DeYoung.
Last time out for the Columbia River Legends was at WVSO last weekend with veteran Duane Swanson picking up the win. The other winner this season for this traveling series is young Parker Stephens, who won a Legends race at Evergreen last season, winning the opener at Yakima Speedway. This series always shows with a large field of cars.
Remember both Saturday and Sunday May 24 & 25 start at 6pm. Super Late Models on the 5/8, Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks and Legends on the 3/8 on Saturday. On Sunday Truck Demo, Outlaw & Stinger 8’s, Hornets, Boat Races, Renegades and Fireworks. For more information and or tickets go to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 360-805-6100.