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Yakima Speedway Set For Fan Appreciation Night

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Yakima Speedway's late model division gets its points chase underway on Saturday night. Also racing will be the H&H Furniture Pure Stocks, Hornets, Youth Hornets and Bump To Pass divisions. It's fan appreciation night with special ticket pricing prior to 6:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Kelly Hart, Yakima Speedway Media Relations

Yakima Speedway is ready for the regular season point battles to begin with local points races getting started in earnest after the 2009 Apple Cup two weeks ago.

To get everyone warmed up for the racing season, Speedway Auto Sales Fan Appreciation Night kicks things off with reduced admission before 6:30pm. All fans 12 and over will pay only $8.50 for admission to the track before 6:30. Regular posted prices apply after 6:30. This is a great savings a special way for the track and it's sponsor Speedway Auto Sales to say thanks for supporting racing in the Yakima Valley.

On the track it is the first point race for the Late Model division. Former champions Owen Riddle and Scott Walker are expected to wage war this season, with plenty of competition from Ron Bemis, Christopher Kalsch, Dan Obrist, Lenard Barthel, Marcus Maggard and others. The offseason has been filled with rumors of which cars are coming out and which ones are staying home. Opening night is always fun just to see who wants to race for championship points.

In the H&H Furniture Pure Stock division Jay Younker leads the point chase fresh off his first ever win at the Apple Cup. Younker leads Rockin' Ron Pepper by 3 points and Jeff Liebert by 5 going into the Pure Stocks second weekend of racing for points.

We'll see the season debuts for our short-track divisions. The Hornets, Youth Hornets and Bump To Pass divisions are all in action.

The spectator gates open at 4:00 p.m. with exciting side-by-side, ground pounding racing starting after opening ceremonies at 6:00 p.m.

POINT STANDINGS AS OF 4/19/09

H&H FURNITURE PURE STOCKS POINTS
 
1) #27 JAY YOUNKER  59
2) #09 RON PEPPER   56
3) #5  JEFF LIEBERT   54
4) #36 JOE ESTEP    51
5) #31 TERRY COOK   46
5) #58 DEREK RAPTCHEFF   46
7) #84 TYSON RICHTER   45
8) #16 NATHAN VOYLES   38
9) #87 ROB ALLEN   37
 
 
BURGER RANCH SPORTSMAN POINTS
 
1)  #7  REESE KASTL   59
2)  #04 MEL PATNODE   58
3)  #11 TERRY TAYLOR   47
3)  #54 JESSE VINCENT   47
5)  #16 BARRY MUELLER   45
6)  #55 KEVIN TAYLOR   44
7)  #5  CHRIS VAN AMBURG   40
8)  #12 ED ST. MARY   39
9)  #00 DAN WILSON   37
10)#95 THOMAS BENSCOTER SR.   35
11)#42 JASON HUFFINES   34
11) #63 DON KLANG   34
13)#14 MIKE HILL   32
 
RJ'S TIRE FACTORY SUPER STREET POINTS
 
1)  #98 ZACH BEAMAN   56
2)  #75 MIKE EASLEY   55
2) #26 BOB GREINER   55
4)  #7  TONY HUFFINES   48
5)  #12 BEN ST. MARY   42
6)  #02 TODD CONNELL   41
7)  #17 JC WOFFORD   40
8)  #03 KEN MULLINS   39
9)  #04 MIKE VAN AMBURG   38
9) #25 CHET BEAMAN SR.   38
11) #95 BICK NOEL JR.   34
12) #38 DUSTY JOHN   32
13) #16 ASHLEY BEAMAN   31




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