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Keeping Pace

Fri., July 10, 2009, 6 a.m.

Plenty of motorsports to check out this weekend

Tracks throughout the Inland Empire will be in action over the course of the weekend. Here's a sneak peek at what's on tap.

Doug Pace

The Spokesman-Review

Stateline Speedway hosts the ICAR Late Model Series, Early Stocks and Hobby Stocks this weekend with Twin 35’s for ICAR sponsored by Auto Glass Express.

Darryl Carrillio picked up the series last main event victory in June besting Rookie of the Year challenger, Braedon Havens. Corey Juhnke, Kirk Hennifer and Steve Bayne rounded out the top-5 and those five drivers occupy the top five positions in the season points standings.

Each 35-lap main event will present winner’s trophies but the overall purse winner will be paid out based on the total number of points earned over the course of the evening.

Billy Swift continues to set the pace in the Hobby Stock division as he leads Joel Schrader 44 points with Kyle Kennedy holding down third place in the championship standings. A mere two points separate Kennedy and Schrader heading into the weekend’s events.

Saturday night Stateline Speedway gets underway at 6 p.m. with qualifying with racing to follow. To learn more log onto

Spokane County Raceway hosts its Friday Night Rockstar Energy Drink Street Drags competition with action getting underway at 7 p.m. The facilities road course will be in action on Saturday with the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association hosting an all-day event.

For more information on all of SCR’s activities call (509) 244-3333.

Sunset Speedway hosts its seventh race of the season with all classes chasing awards posted by Gary Davis Photography.

Cale Fitzgerald (Jr. I Clone), Jared Pickens (Jr. I Animal), Joey Bird (Jr. II), Ed Marks (Adult Clone) and James Townsend (Adult Modified) lead the points standings in their respective divisions as the track heads into the second half of their 2009 season.

For more information log onto

Mid-Season championship races are being run this weekend at Ephrata Raceway Park and Yakima Speedway.

To learn more about regional racing be sure to keep current by checking out The Spokesman-Review’s motorsports site at

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Keeping Pace

Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.