Restarting eighth on Lap 374 of 400, after NASCAR called the 10th caution of the race for David Stremme's hard crash on the frontsretch, Jimmie Johnson atoned for a slow pit stop and charged through the field to run down Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart...
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
Brent Harris leads three-time Northwest late model champion Gary Lewis by 13 points but all eyes will be on local stars Mike Longton and Erick Hargraves heading to Yakima Speedway on Saturday, June 6.
Ron Capps powered his NAPA Dodge-powered NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car victory on Sunday in Topeka, Kan. and moved into the top-5 in the chase for a 2009 championship.
Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending series champion, retained the top spot after getting tangled up with a lapped car while leading on Friday night and recovered from a spin while running third on Saturday night to salvage a Top-10 finish. Steve Kinser came all...
Tim Sawyer picked up his second Gary Miller Memorial 100 victory in the last three seasons and continued as the Northwest Modified Series points leader in the chase for the 2009 championship.
West Coast late model star Jason Jefferson rode into town for a run in family friend Dean Boever's Dodge Charger. When the 50-lap main event was over he'd given Boever, SCR fans and David Garber just about all they could handle en route to victory.
In his 39th start on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Boise, Idaho native Brian Scott played a strategy game to perfection and guided his No. 16 Albertson's Toyota Tundra to victory.
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
Great racing and triple-digit tempatures baked Yakima Speedway for its final event in the month of May.
Brad Keselowski took the lead for the first time on the next-to-last lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race after Joey Logano ran into the back of Kyle Busch, his teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, moments after a restart on Lap 199.
Dale Blaney started fifth and moved up a spot on the opening lap and battled Chad Kemenah in the early going, before tracking down Jason Meyers and then setting his sights on Donny Schatz, when the three-time and defending series champions got tangled up with...
John Force Racing NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car driver, Ashley Force Hood, grabbed the top spot in Friday's NHRA qualifying session for the 21st Annual O'Reilly Summer Nationals.
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
With Thursday's announcement that Tony Eury Jr. was being replaced as crew chief for NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., pressure and scrunity will be upon the third-generation driver heading to this week's Cup stop at Dover.
Having been behind the wheel of late models, go-karts, midgets and just about anything else that goes fast, Berry has settled into a nice situation with car owner Mike Bartle and the No. 53 MacKay Spinal Injury Foundation sprinter.
With just eight events remaining before the start of the Countdown to the Championship, John Force is battling with reigning series champ Cruz Pedregon, Bob Tasca III and his own teammates, Mike Neff and Robert Hight, for the points lead.
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009
The World of Outlaws first competed at I-96 Speedway in 1995, with Joey Saldana scoring his first career World of Outlaws A-Feature win in that race. Steve Kinser is the defending winner at the half-mile and had four career victories at the track to lead...
Stateline Speedway's popular Wednesday Night Fever program had a great turnout as the weather has picked up and brought with new drivers and teams.
Some of the top midget racers and teams on the West coast are expected to make the trip this weekend. Favorites include Atkinson, Margeson, Pat Bliss, brother of NASCAR Nationwide Series competitor Mike Bliss, 2008 USAC National racer Ben Petter, past WMRA event winner Tony...
Casey Vitale outlasted a field of 39 cars to take the opener on May 22 at Cottage Grove (Ore.) Speedway while at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., Jeremy Shank topped 48 cars on May 23 and Brett McCutcheon bested 44 cars on May 24.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009
Leading over Brent Harris only to drop back to second place, and then having to chase the East Wenatchee driver down for the lead at lap 134, Mike Longton showed his GTB Ag Services Ford Fusion’s strength over the Sunday afternoon race.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.