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NW Pro4 Alliance Kicks Season Off In Wenatchee

Lewiston, Idaho's #41 Kameron McKeehan 2007-08 Northwest Pro4 Alliance Champ. (Photo courtesy NW Pro4 Alliance) (The Spokesman-Review)
Lewiston, Idaho's #41 Kameron McKeehan 2007-08 Northwest Pro4 Alliance Champ. (Photo courtesy NW Pro4 Alliance) (The Spokesman-Review)

Defending Alliance champ, Kameron McKeehan, will lead the field of star-studded entries covering six western states into action on the fast quarter-mile oval. 2008 champions Wayne Dillon and John Grosvenor, along with five-time Utah Late Model Lite Champ Kurt Madsen, will work hard to derail McKeehan's bid for a third title. Southern Idaho will also be well represented.

Courtesy: Bob Coply, Northwest Pro4 Alliance

Boise, ID - The stars of the 2009 Summer of Excitement Series II will roll into Wenatchee Valley's Super Oval on May 2nd to kick-off the third season for the Northwest Pro4 Alliance. A strong field, estimated at 30 plus cars, will share the evening with the new iRacing.com ASA Northwest Late Model Tour and the local heroes of the Dick's Heating & Air Conditioning Thunder Cars.

Defending Alliance champ, Kameron McKeehan, will lead the field of star-studded entries covering six western states into action on the fast quarter-mile oval. 2008 champions Wayne Dillon and John Grosvenor, along with five-time Utah Late Model Lite Champ Kurt Madsen, will work hard to derail McKeehan's bid for a third title. Southern Idaho will also be well represented. Rob Powers, who will be back at the wheel of Mike Bailey's new 24 kt Taurus, will join seven-time Late Model Lite champ Ken Chandler, third year driver Jordan Fitch, and Pyrotect Rookie of the Year contender Chet Thorson, as they all try their luck at the Super Oval.

Other teams entered in the event include Matt Melby of Hood River, Oregon, along with the two-car team of Oregon's Terry Rennick and California hot shoe Eddie Secord.  2008 Mini Stock champ, Bill McAdams, will make his run for the Pyrotect Rookie title in his new Pro4, along with fellow Race City USA rookie contender, Larry Badoux, also sporting a new Monte Carlo.  2008 NW Late Model 4's  runner up in points, Ron Rohde, along with Travis Allen,  John Jackson, Steve Schovaers and Eric Kaas will face off with Kevin Koepke, Jerry Koepping, and the brother acts of Washington's Steve and Rick Thompson and Bud and Johnny Rumsey, proving that the Alliance has true depth. This is just the tip of the entry list as several additional teams are expected to submit entries after their local events on April 25th.

The long tow award will go the veteran pro4 car builder, driver and now owner, Tom Campbell, as he and his driver Ken Morrisette will depart Tucson, Arizona, next Wednesday for their first visit to the Super Oval. The fast and ferocious four-cylinder late models will run a complete program to include a trophy dash, heat races, 20-lap B-Main, and 75-lap A-Main that will see 22 of the country's best four-cylinder late models compete for the win.

By far, this night of racing will give the Wenatchee Valley race fans the best buy of the year, while the action and excitement will steal all but the edge of their seats!  The Tour and the Alliance capped off with Thunder Cars you don't want to miss!




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