Keeping Pace

Sauls Wins iRacing.com 125 at Stateline Speedway

Fast qualifier Gary Lewis tried some body English to give the dice a favorable roll to determine the invert.  It came up a two, for an 8-invert.  (Photo courtesy M.E. Wright) (The Spokesman-Review)
Fast qualifier Gary Lewis tried some body English to give the dice a favorable roll to determine the invert. It came up a two, for an 8-invert. (Photo courtesy M.E. Wright) (The Spokesman-Review)

On a green/white/checker restart Jay Sauls (Puyallup, WA) moved to the inside of the second row on the commit cone restart. With the front two Kevin Richards (Newman Lake, WA) on the inside and Jared Vorse (Olympia, WA) on the outside mixing it up on the restart.

Courtesy: Scott Ellsworth, ASA NWLMT Media Relations

Post Falls, ID (June 13, 2009): Jay Sauls (Puyallup, WA) made up for a bad start to the season with a come from behind to win his first iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour feature in 2009. Sauls started in last position after a mechanical problem during qualifying at Stateline Stadium Speedway in Post Falls, ID. Finishing on the podium the second race in a row Joey Tanner moved up a step to second. Mike Longton’s (Moxee, WA) streak of two wins in arrow came to an end finishing third.

Sauls lost a rear spring during qualifying and had a bad two laps putting him at the back of the pack for the start of the iRacing.com 125 lap feature on the .250-mile oval. He methodically kept working his way to the front. On a green/white/checker restart Sauls moved to the inside of the second row on the commit cone restart. With the front two Kevin Richards (Newman Lake, WA) on the inside and Jared Vorse (Olympia, WA) on the outside mixing it up on the restart. The two got into it as they were in turn three heading to the white flag. Richards spun and Vorse was penalized giving the hard earned win to Sauls.

Upon exiting the car Sauls was exhausted as he stood there in disbelieve that he won the race. “It has been a tough start to the year and this helps a lot” said a somewhat jubilant Sauls.

Tanner was very excited to finish third stated “They gave me a great car again this week. I am slowly moving up in the points.”

Next Up for the iRacing.com ASA Northwest Late Model Tour is the two days on the road course at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington on July 27 & 28.

Official Finish:

iRacing.com ASA Northwest Late Model Tour

iRacing 125 at Stateline Speedway – Post Falls, ID

June 13, 2009

  Pos       Laps       Start Pos              Name    Hometown         Nat/State

1              125         13           Jay Sauls              Puyallup               WA

2              125         5              Joey Tanner       Portland               OR

3              125         7              Mike Longton    Moxee WA

4              125         1              Brent Harris        E. Wenatchee    WA

5              125         9              Brad Stanwood Portland OR

6              125         10           Don Vickery        Seattle  WA

7              125         6              Kevin Richards   Newman Lake   WA

8              125         4              Jared Vorse        Lacey     WA

9              123         2              Kelly Mann         Monroe               WA

10           114         12           Amanda MacDonald       Ephrata                WA

11           109         11           Alan Cress           Albany  OR

12           92           8              Gary Lewis          Bothell     WA

13           36           3              Mitch Franklin   Puyallup               WA




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