Keeping Pace

FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2009, 1:45 P.M.

ASA NWLMT Gears Up for Final Three Races

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

The traveling super late model stock car series heads to Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday August 22. The chase continues on Labor Day weekend with a two day event Saturday and Sunday September 5 & 6 in Yakima, Washington. The season finale will be on Saturday September 12th in E. Wenatchee, Washington.

Courtesy: Scott Ellsworth, ASA NWLMT Media Relations

Marysville, WA (August 14, 2009): With just a month left in the 2009
iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour season the
chase for the championship comes down to the final three races. Gary Lewis
(Snohomish, WA) has an extremely slim 5-point lead for the first ever
championship.  Brent Harris (E. Wenatchee, WA) led most of the season, is
now looking up at Lewis. Third in the points chase a mere 19-points out of
the lead is Kelly Mann (Monroe, WA). The traveling super late model stock
car series heads to Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday August 22. The chase
continues on Labor Day weekend with a two day event Saturday and Sunday
September 5 & 6 in Yakima, Washington. The season finale will be on Saturday
September 12th in E. Wenatchee, Washington.



The hottest super late model racer, in the Northwest, Lewis is looking to
cap off the season with the ASA NWLMT championship. When added to his NASCAR
and ARCA West championships, the ASA championship would give him the Triple
Crown. Three seems to be a good number for Lewis. After a three-peat of the
Montana 200 Lewis followed that with a three-peat of the Idaho 200 something
never done prior. No Northwest racer has ever accomplished winning a Triple
Crown.



Both Harris and Mann are seeking their first major championship. Harris is a
former Late Model champion at Wenatchee Valley's Super Oval. Mann has won
various championships with the latest at South Sound Speedway.



Their journey to the championship will be tough with other great northwest
super late model racers wanting a piece of the pie. The next stop at Douglas
County Speedway in Roseburg, OR has 27 already pre-entered with five more
days left to register. 125-laps on the fast 3/8-mile paved oval will be a
test for the top three.



The Port City Racecars 'Rookie Challenge' has three in contention for that
prestigious title. Current leader is Joey Tanner (Portland, OR). Second is
Alan Cress (Albany, OR) and third is Amanda MacDonald (Ephrata, WA). The
next race at DCS favors Cress. DCS is Cress' home track where he has won
championships.




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