EAST WENATCHEE — Fans and drivers turned out in large numbers Saturday night to welcome the 2011 racing season to Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. More than 800 fans — the largest opening night crowd in recent memory according to several drivers — braved high winds and temperatures that dipped into the low 40s after sunset to take in the first night of racing action. “We’re very excited,” WVSO general manager Shannon Holman said. “We’ve got a great (driver) turnout, a great crowd and beautiful sunny weather.”
EAST WENATCHEE — Thirty-three is an interesting age to start acting like a responsible adult, but that’s sort of what Russell Kain is doing this spring. The points title he won in the Thunder Car division at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval isn’t what has Kain making significant changes in his life, but rather something that happened last June.
EAST WENATCHEE — J.R. Turner’s championship hopes got turned upside down — literally — on the final night of racing for the season at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval. Turner came into championship night with a 25-point lead over Michelle Kennedy and 56 points ahead of Ryker Agnew in the Pure Stocks standings. But Turner was involved in a bad crash in the feature race and flipped, ending his night as well as his championship hopes and leaving Kennedy and Agnew to battle for the title.
EAST WENATCHEE — Last weekend’s rainy weather has given the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval a rare opportunity on the track’s final date of 2010. The East Wenatchee quarter-mile will host seven classes of racing and will hand out four championship trophies on Saturday night, with racing starting two hours earlier than normal.
EAST WENATCHEE — As a result of a rain-shortened race night last weekend, the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval will hold races from seven different classes on its final date of the season Saturday. Only the Youth Hornets championship race was completed last Saturday, so championship races for the B-Modifieds and Mini Super Stocks have been added to the already stocked schedule of events this weekend.
EAST WENATCHEE — Rain washed out all but one feature race Saturday, with only Youth Hornets able to complete a full slate of racing. Stephanie Evans, who had the points race locked up coming into Saturday, was beaten for the first time all year on the slick track, finishing fourth. Matt Doyle got the win, with Cody Vickrey finishing second.
EAST WENATCHEE — For four auto racing classes, the last stop is the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval this Saturday. The B-Modifieds, Mini Super Stocks, Youth Hornets, and the touring NW Outlaw Street Stocks will all hold their championship races at the East Wenatchee track.
EAST WENATCHEE — Russell Kain set a new track record in qualifying, then went out and grabbed a win and a runner-up finish on a double feature night in to Thunder Cars class. There were two Thunder Car features to make up for an earlier rainout, with Kain first in the first and second in the second. Lloyd Sims was the runner-up in the first feature and won the second.
EAST WENATCHEE — With the Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval racing season winding down, Saturday’s races will be crucial in the grand scheme of things. The Pure Stocks and Thunder Cars both will hold their second-to-last races of the season, and leaders in both classes will be feeling the heat when they rev their engines.
EAST WENATCHEE — The checkered flag is set to fly for the Late Models at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval on Saturday, and the other racing classes are also nearing the finish line. “This weekend should prove to be a competitive fight to the finish for these racers to see who will make it the top of the points board,” said WVSO general manager Shannon Holman.