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Holaday takes Late Models win

EAST WENATCHEE — Chad Holaday has vaulted himself back in the conversation in the Late Models points race. The veteran area driver claimed the checkered flag in the Late Models main race at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday night, moving himself into sixth in the season standings with 487 points.

Super Oval records fall

EAST WENATCHEE — Cody Vickrey is making it a habit. Cameron Bruggman is hoping to do the same. Both drivers broke track records en route to main race wins in their respective classes at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval in auto racing action Saturday night.

Sims’ gain threatens Thunder Cars lead

EAST WENATCHEE — Mike Sims’ name was all over the place at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday night. Racing in two classes, Sims won the qualifying and picked up a third place in the Thunder Cars main, and later added a win in the second trophy dash in Street Stocks.

Vickrey sets Oval record

EAST WENATCHEE — There’s a new top dog in the Youth Hornets division at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Cody Vickrey set a track record with a fast time of 16.577 seconds Saturday, and he went on to win the main race at the East Wenatchee oval.

Vickrey wins Hornets

EAST WENATCHEE — Cody Vickrey bounced back from a last-place finish in the heat race to win the Youth Hornets main race Saturday night at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Vickrey rushed to first-place finishes in qualifying and the second trophy dash, and also posted the series’ fastest lap time of the night at 16.772 seconds.

Local driver sent to Harborview after crash

Local race car driver Chris Hastings is in satisfactory condition at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after suffering third-degree burns on his right arm and hand in a fiery crash at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday night.

New record at WVSO

EAST WENATCHEE — Orondo’s Andy Stibal had himself quite the night at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday. Driving in the No. 07 car, Stibal set a new track record in qualifying first for the NW Outlaw Street Stocks class, then raced to victory in first heat and the 50-lap main event.

Alex Kerslake wins Late Models

After qualifying third and placing second in the first trophy dash, Alex Kerslake claimed the checkered flag in the Big 5 Late Models main at the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday night.

Big 5 Late Models taking center stage Saturday

EAST WENATCHEE — Early season or not, it’s never too early to start thinking about a points race. When the Big 5 Late Models take to the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval for the second time this season Saturday, that’s exactly what will be on the minds of the racers.

Track records drop

EAST WENATCHEE — It was a record-setting night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, as track marks fell in four of the five classes running on the quarter-mile track. Cody Vickrey (Youth Hornets), Armand Franzen (Pure Stocks), Justin Childress (NW Outlaw Compacts) and Gary Smith (WESCO Sprint Cars) all set records in qualifying laps.

Mixed messages

EAST WENATCHEE — At the highest levels of the sport, every single square inch of most cars is covered by sponsors’ logos, decals or sloguns. But go a couple rungs lower on the auto racing ladder, and big-money endorsement deals are a little harder to come by. That means drivers have to get a little more creative when getting their cars race-ready.

Local driver hits double

EAST WENATCHEE — Shane Mitchell won the main events in both the ARCA West Late Models and the NW Modifieds on Saturday under sunny skies at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Mitchell, from East Wenatchee, drove his No. 99 cars to the pair of victories, the first of which was done in record time.

NorthWest Mods at Super Oval

EAST WENATCHE —NorthWest Modifieds make their 2011 Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval debut on Saturday night, while the Thunder Cars, Pure Stocks and Youth Hornets classes return to action for the first time since opening night. That night, the top two Thunder Cars drivers from 2010, Russell Kain and Trucker Moore, were in familiar positions. Both won heat races, and they then finished one-two in the feature race. Defending Pure Stocks champ Michelle Kennedy was sixth in her 2011 debut.