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Mitchell clinches Columbia River 150, snags Triple Crown tie

EAST WENATCHEE — Shane Mitchell tied up the lead in the Norhtwest Pro All Star Series Triple Crown hosted by Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval by winning the Columbia River 150 Saturday, the second of the three races. Mitchell tied with Garrett Evans who won the Apple Blossom 200 in April and finished second Saturday in the Late Models class.

E. Wenatchee man sets track record at Super Oval

EAST WENATCHEE — Kevin Bull of East Wenatchee won the Thunder Cars race Saturday after winning the heat race with a track record-setting time o 14.64 seconds around Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval quarter mile track. Tire rule changes for the 2013 season in the TC class which allow Hoosier Super Late Model take-offs helped in the record-setting finish.

WVSO returns with heavy-duty changes

EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval is ready and set to go Saturday to unofficially open its local race classes with the Late Models 50 as the main event. The season opened in April with the Apple Blossom 200 and the inaugural Pro All Star Series event that WVSO owner Garrett Evans hopes will resurrect Late Models racing in the Northwest. “We’ve never had anything of this caliber out here before,” Evans said, “This should hopefully build a Late Models series in the Northwest. We don’t have a ...

Super Oval to return this spring

EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval will have auto racing in 2013. The Super Oval, which ended the 2012 season with a message on its website stating it had raced its last race ever in September, will begin its season on April 27.

WVSO closes its gates

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.

No Super Oval Saturday

EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval’s first weekend of championship races has been called off due to the continuing poor air quality in the area. The Super Oval will close out its season next Saturday, Sept. 22, by combining two nights worth of championship races on one day of racing.

New Thunder Cars track record

EAST WENATCHEE — Bob Greiner won the Thunder Cars race Saturday at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval after winning the first trophy dash and placing second in the heat race. Greiner may have won the race, but Glenn Knutson, who leads the class in overall points, set a new track lap record of 15.464 seconds for the competitive class.

Points leaders comfortable at Oval

EAST WENATCHEE — Most first place drivers at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval ended with a comfortable lead Saturday while cars behind them fell apart. Todd Walters won the Late Models race, lapping all but the next two finishers.

Clean racing gives way to many incidents

Ron Stewart of Wenatchee won the West Coast Street Stock Series race Saturday at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, and with that win, took first place of the points race in the series. The series has 51 registered drivers and travels to tracks throughout Washington. They held their sixth of eight races at the WVSO this season with 18 drivers.

Pro4 Alliance makes plenty of connections

EAST WENATCHEE — Bud Rumsey took first Saturday when the Northwest Pro4 Alliance Late Models converged on Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval for two main races. The day included a meeting of what almost feels like family — or at least close friends — who make connections on the road in various northwest towns to compete in racing, a sport heavy in family and tradition.

Fine tuning for WVSO title

EAST WENATCHEE — On the road to this season’s championship, Todd Walters of the Late Models class scored big again by taking first place Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval. Though Walters’ win was more hard fought than the last at the WVSO, the race exposed some areas for drivers to work on.

Canadian’s trip to WVSO pays off

EAST WENATCHEE -- The CAN/AM Battles Saturday at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval featured 22 drivers both local and international in the Thunder Cars class. The crowded track provided a lot of mini races within the race — which was won by Ryan Wade of Victoria, B.C. — between temporary rivals. Around lap 30, Wade worked his way onto the radar of the lead cars, which were led by Josh Ingram. But with the race being 100 laps, drivers had a long way to go.

C.R. Legends make WVSO debut

EAST WENATCHEE — The Columbia River Legends touring series made its debut at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday night, with Scott Walker taking the checkered flag in the main race.

WVSO wraps 2011 season

EAST WENATCHEE — Kevin Dietrich took home the NW Modifieds points championship by a single point over Frankie Voltz, Jr. after the final evening of racing at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday night. Voltz finished third in the class’ final race and Dietrich placed sixth, but it was enough for Dietrich to hang on to the overall crown.

Todd Walters clutches Late Models title

EAST WENATCHEE — All the success Todd Walters enjoyed throughout the Late Models season came to a head Saturday night at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Walters finished third in the Late Models championship main race, allowing him to claim the season title with 793 points.

Saturday night at the races

Josh Childress emerged victorious in Dicks Heating & Air Conditioning Thunder Cars, seconded by Kevin Bull at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday. In the Northwest Outlaw Compacts, Justin Childress, the season’s top point-earner, won first place, followed by Josh Childress.

George Casey wins Bump 2 Pass

EAST WENATCHEE — George Casey claimed the checkered flag in the always-adventurous Bump 2 Pass class in Saturday’s action at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Casey, in the No. 62 car, beat out Randy Casey in the No. 63 car for the win in the Bump 2 Pass main. The win inched George Casey (1,138 points) closer to leader Randy Adams (1,294) in the season points standings. Adams did not make Saturday’s main.