EAST WENATCHEE — Seven racing classes concluded their seasons at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday, the night that the WVSO website announced would be its last race ever.
Super Oval general manger Shannon Evans and owner Garrett Evans declined to comment on the track’s status, stating that the process is ongoing.
Many racers are confident the track will host racing in the years to come under a different lease owner.
Justin Childress, race car driver and occasional technical official and push truck driver at the Super Oval, said racing will likely continue under different management.
An official announcement is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
As for the races, announcer Jeremy Anders said the seven classes contributed to the largest field of cars this season at the track.
The race schedule was packed with two week’s worth of racing because the championship races for the previous week were canceled due to poor air quality.
Late Models defending champion Todd Walters came through at about lap 65 to take the lead and held it through the end of the 100-lap race to maintain his title.
The race had many lead changes, according to Anders; Chad Holaday led the first 40 laps and ended in fourth.
Michael Knutson finished second and Andy Brown third in the 13-car race.
Childress also defended his championship from last year in the Mini Super Stocks class. Registered racers in the series have dwindled this summer, averaging four cars per race, but the championship race brought 12 racers. Childress finished ahead of Josh Ingram in second and Alex Ludeman in third.
Glenn Knutson won in the always competitive Thunder Cars class. Riley Gates finished second and Bob Greiner finished third out of seven cars.
Cody Vickrey placed first in the Pure Stocks class after returning from a few weeks off. Cameron Bruggman and Shasten Gurnard finished second and third.
Corey Fechner finished first and claimed the championship in the Youth Hornets class during what Anders said was one of the most exciting races seen in the class.
Fechner passed Jan Evans around turn three and four to take the lead at the end of the last lap.
Randy Adams placed first in the Bump-2-Pass class in the crowded 10-car race. Chris Swofford and George Casey placed second and third.
In the visiting Sprint Cars class, Rich Fast took a last-minute win when he passed four cars coming from fifth place in the last four laps.
The night of seven classes finished nearly on time. Races were delayed when Pure Stocks driver Michelle Kennedy connected with another driver, sending her into the back wall. An ambulance was needed to transport Kennedy to the hospital, where she spent the night nursing a neck injury, according to Anders. He said Kennedy has since been released and is OK.