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Inland Northwest Super Stock Association Heading To Stateline

David Garber's Pend Oreille Mechanical Pontiac in victory lane at Stateline Speedway. (Photo courtesy of INSSA Media Relations) (Picasa 3.0 / The Spokesman-Review)
David Garber's Pend Oreille Mechanical Pontiac in victory lane at Stateline Speedway. (Photo courtesy of INSSA Media Relations) (Picasa 3.0 / The Spokesman-Review)

Inland Empire late model racing gets underway this weekend as the Inland Northwest Super Stock Associaiton opens its sixth season of competition at Stateline Speedway. The series will run seven races at the Idaho facility, two at Spokane County Raceway and one in Kalispell, Mont. with David Garber chasing his third consecutive championship.

INSSA Ready to Rumble in 2009


Courtesy: INSSA Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. (April 22, 2009)-What’s the best way to chase away the winter blues? How about a little sunshine and a whole lot of ground pounding, bumper to bumper racing action……”super” late model style.  The Inland Northwest Super Stock Association (INSSA) Super Late Model Series ( gets back on the track this Saturday night, April 25th, at State Line Speedway (

Starting its sixth season, INSSA kicks off 2009 with not one or two, but three venues on the schedule. May 9th marks the return to Big Sky country and Montana Raceway Park (MRP) ( for the 2nd Annual Kokanee Battle of the Borders MT vs. ID.   Last year’s event started 26 cars on the high-banked quarter mile oval and was won by INSSA’s Dave Garber.


Six events at home track State Line Speedway, in addition to the 10th annual running of the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 200 (July 31st – August 2nd), will keep local fans happy on the Idaho side of the border and on the Washington side, INSSA makes its return to the half mile oval in Airway Heights featuring two events at Spokane County Raceway (SCR) (  Improvements at SCR’s oval and drag strip are ongoing in an effort to bring the Motorsports Park back to the premier facility it was meant to be.


Two-time INSSA champion (2007-08) Dave Garber will face some stiff competition in 2009, as former INSSA champions Dan Garber and Kevin Richards return to the fray to try to knock him out of the top spot.  Also in the hunt will be Shelby Thompson, chasing his first INSSA championship title.  With three wins under his belt in 2008, Thompson returns full-time since his rookie year in 2004, and is certain to be a contender.


Series regulars gunning for a championship include Rusty Webb, Jack Morse, Dan Yonke, Jessie Taylor, Corey Allard, Billy Belton, Steve Parrish, Rob Reinbold, Jeff Fenton, Ross Cooper, Greg McKinley, Jeff Little and JD Moses. INSSA anticipates a few old and new faces throughout the season including Rookie of the Year contender, Andrew Zimmer, who makes his full-time INSSA debut Saturday night.


Kameron McKeehan returns to competition after winning several Northwest Late Model 4 championships and Kit VanBuskirk also throws his hat in for the title.  Expected to drop in for a couple races this season will be former Late Model Challenge Series champion, Mike Zamora.

Out of town entrants for the season opener include MRP regulars, Bodie Morton, Troy Schweigert, Wrango West, Mark Owens and Agni Howell, winner of last season’s champion event.  The Montana boys will stop by several times throughout the season.


Don’t miss out on the fierce competition….the super late model action…..the excitement….and the fun starting this weekend at State Line Speedway.  Qualifying this Saturday will be an hour earlier than usual at 5:00pm with racing at 6:00pm.

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