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Mid-Season Championships Heat Up Ephrata Raceway Park

The NSRA was a loud and fast 50 lapper with Jeff Montgomery leading most of the race, which was crazy with 22 cars in the way!  Matt Hein used all that traffic to his advantage and led the last few laps to victory.


Courtesy: Keith Danson, Ephrata Raceway Park

Yes it was hot Saturday night at ERP, but with 22 NSRA Winged Sprint Cars getting
ready to run, the place was buzzing with excitement!  Also racing were the Kim Janke
State Farm Agent Youth Hornets, the Schaeffer Oil Mini Stocks and the wild and crazy
Big Cars boat race that ended up being wilder than ever!  After the Youth Hornets
did their qualifing grand prix style all at once, the Mini’s and NSRA took their
shot and here’s who ran the quickest:


Mini- #96 Austin Schooler, Ephrata, 16.60
NSRA- #28 Drew Church

Congrats to Austin, getting fast time after stepping up from the Youth Hornets!
Too bad his and others evening of racing was cut short, more on that later. Trophy
Dashes were next, here’s who won:

B YH- #72 Kelly Olsick, Soap Lake
A YH- #16 Taylor Blackburn, Ephrata
B Mini- #81 Charlie Larr, Ephrata
A Mini- #84 Doug Brown
B NSRA- #33j Jeff Montgomery, Victoria B.C.
A NSRA- #96 Britt Lorentzen, Lake Taps
B Big Car- #84 Josh Hector, Ephrata
A Big Car- #95 Chris McCart, Ephrata

Heat races were next, and with points getting more important every race, the racing
just keeps getting better!  Here’s how they finished:

YH- #00 Dylan Adamson, ML
#16 Taylor Blackburn, Ephrata
#11 Jatender Veenstra, RC
#15 Derick Burck, Ephrata
#76 Cody Berry, Ephrata
#44 Colton Fisher, Ephrata
#89 Patrick Hector, Ephrata
#77 Bobby Bailey, Ephrata
#72 Kelly Olsick, Soap Lake, DNF
#68 Marshall Mills, Ephrata, DNF

B Mini- #18 Jeramy Razey, ML
#19 Eddie Razey, Ephrata
#99 David Gross, ML
#81 Charlie Larr, Ephrata
#13 Lou Kyzivat, Odessa
#71 Justin Dunagan, Ephrata

A Mini- #52 Dave Macken, ML
#84 Doug Brown
#21 Troy Lannoy, Ephrata
#88 Alan Dixon
#07 Brian Lopes, ML
#96 Austin Schooler, Ephrata

C NSRA- #78 Mike Fought, Othello
#76 Andy Alberding, Roseburg, Or
#2x Kurt Meyers, Wilson Creek
#28 Drew Church
#96 Britt Lorentzen, Lake Taps
#25w Whitney Nolan, Wen
#22 Richie Larson, Prince George, B.C.
#37 Jim Brock, Sutherlin, Or

B NSRA- #17 Justin Mack, Benton City
#98h Matt Hein, Roseburg, Or
#4 Greg Middendorf, Snohomish
#53 Tony Berry, Spokane
#44 Todd Coleman, Lynnwood
#25z Greg Ochs, Colville
#51 Jake Mann, Monroe

A NSRA- #65 Kevin Burck, Ephrata
#33j Jeff Montgomery, Victoria, B.C.
#7v Cody Veenstra, Emmett, Id
#99 Cory Lockwood, Nampa, Id
#98 Ken Hamilton, Boise, Id
#55 Jeff Bird, Lake Shawnigan, B.C.
#7 Joe Smith, ML

Big Car- #84 Josh Hector, Ephrata
#37 Derrick Kapalo, Ephrata
#95 Chris McCart, Ephrata
#42 Lance White, Ephrata
#23 John Blackburn
#3 Chad Moore

The Main Events started out great with the Youth Hornets putting on a show and the
audience cheering Jatender Veenstra to beat the boys!  A flat tire put her in the
back with 11 laps to go, and she raced around all them except one.  The mini’s didn’t
go as well, an early pile up sent Charlie Larr to the hospital for observation and
left 16 year old Austin Schooler with a tore up Vega, but Doug Brown got his Main
Event win.  The NSRA was a loud and fast 50 lapper with Jeff Montgomery leading
most of the race, which was crazy with 22 cars in the way!  Matt Hein used all that
traffic to his advantage and led the last few laps to victory.  The Big Cars were
supposed to bring a boat to drag behind them, but in standard race driver fashion,
they also tied couches, snomobiles and boats to their cars and trucks and had a
ball!  Here’s how they finished:

YH- #16 Blackburn
#11 Veenstra
#72 Olsick
#00 Adamson
#68 Mills
#44 Fisher
#76 Berry
#15 Burck, DNF
#77 Bailey, DNF
#89 Hector, DNF

Mini- #84 Doug Brown
#21 Lannoy
#52 Macken
#07 Lopes
#99 Gross
#19 Eddie Razey
#18 Jeramy Razey
#13 Kyzivat
#88 Dixon
#71 Dunagan, DNF
#81 Larr, DNF
#96 Schooler, DNF

NSRA- #98h Hein
#33j Montgomery
#28 Church
#7v Veenstra
#78 Fought
#76 Alberding
#51 Mann
#98 Hamilton
#99 Lockwood
#44 Coleman
#55 Bird
#7 Smith
#22 Larson
#25w Nolan
#17 Mack
#2x Meyers
#25z Ochs
#53 Berry
#4 Middendorf
#96 Lorentzen
#65 Burck
#37 Brock

Big Car- #95 McCart
#84 Hector
#23 Blackburn
#3 Moore
#42 White
#37 Kapalo
#11 Hayne

Thanks to all who were part of a really fun show.  Need to send our best to Charlie
Larr and Jeff Krieder.  The crowd was awesome dispite the 106 temp!  This Saturday
night join us for the Pioneer Muffler II Adult Hornets, Jerry’s Auto Supply Hobby
Stocks, Pepsi Cola Street Stocks, and the Big Cars are back!  Gates open at 5, racing
at 6.


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