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Sun., May 17, 2009, 12:36 p.m.

Garber Wins INSSA Event At Stateline Speedway

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

Andrew Zimmer (Spokane, WA) led until Dave Garber took  over. Shelby Thompson moved up to 2nd and closed in on Garber’s lead. The two went  side by side for over 15 laps with Thompson on the inside and Garber outside.  They swapped leads every lap. By lap 45 Thompson finally started to pull away  from Garber.

Tarr, Robideaux, Garber Win at Stateline

Courtesy: Stateline Speedway Media Relations

Post Falls, ID (May16, 2009): Dave Garber (Spokane, WA) won the Inland
Northwest Super Stock (INSSA) 100-lap main at Stateline Speedway on Saturday May
16. Shelby Thompson (Spokane, WA) finished 2nd followed by Jeff Fenton. The
Hobby Stock winner of the 25-lap main was Treven Tarr (Spokane, WA). The
Early Stocks had Justin Robideaux (Spokane, WA) winning their 25-lap main.
The 100-lap INSSA feature started with 13 cars taking the green on the high
banked .25-mile oval. Andrew Zimmer (Spokane, WA) led until Garber took
over. Thompson moved up to 2nd and closed in on Garber’s lead. The two went
side by side for over 15 laps with Thompson on the inside and Garber outside.
They swapped leads every lap. By lap 45 Thompson finally started to pull away
from Garber.

Garber fell back to 3rd behind Fenton while Thompson opened a large lead.
Thompson ran into trouble when he caught side by side cars for position at
the tail end of the lead lap. They held Thompson up while Fenton and Garber
gained on the leader. One of the two spun bringing out the yellow on lap 83.
It was deemed by INSSA officials that there was contact by Thompson causing
the spin. Penalized to the tail end of the lead lap cars Thompson was sent
back to 5th.

The lead went to Garber as he was able to get by Fenton on lap 90. Thompson
was able to move back to 2nd behind Garber at the finish.
The Hobby Stock main saw the leader Brycen Tarr (Spokane, WA) make hard
contact with Jody Duncan (Athol, ID) forcing both out of the race. Brendan Tarr
(Spokane, WA) took the lead on the ensuing restart. Brendan’s brother
Treven Tarr passed for the final lead late in the 25-lap main. Billy Swift
(Newman Lake, WA) finished 2nd after having to make a mid race pit stop. Brendan
Tarr finished 3rd.

The Early Stocks feature, with an impressive field of 15 cars was all
Robideaux. He moved his way around cars, at times three and four abreast to gain
the lead early in the 25-lap main. Shawn Priest (Spokane, WA) settled for
2nd while Gill Rapp Jr survived to finish 3rd.
Official Finish: Stateline Speedway – Post falls, ID Saturday May 16,2009

1.Dave Garber, Spokane , Wa. 2. Shelby Thompson, Spokane 3. Jeff Fenton,
Spokane4. Kameron McKeehan , Lewiston Id. 5. Andrew Zimmer, Spokane 6. Greg
Mckinley, Spokane 7. Jessie Taylor Sandpoint, Id. 8. Dan Yonke, Spokane 9.
Jeff Little, Sandpoint 10. Ross Cooper, Spokane 11.Rick Manzr, Spokane 12.
Steve Parish, Id 13.Cory Allard, Sandpoint

Hobby Stock 25-lap Feature
1.Treven Tarr 2.Billy Swift 3.Brendan Tarr 4.Tim Emerald 5.Rob Ballard
6.Kyle Kennedy 7.Steve Ellis 8.Joel Schrader 9.Gerald Nash 10.Ryan White

Early Stocks 25-lap Feature
1.Justin Robideaux 2. Shawn Priest 3.Gill Rapp Jr 4.Mike Robideaux 5.Ken
Iverson 6.Terry Armstrong Jr 7. Lonnie Wilson 8.Amanda McLendon 9.Eldon Wilson
10.Allen Tuckness

Next Saturday the INSCA WINGED SPRINT Racing Series take to the track along
with the Street Stocks and the LATE MODEL 4s. Events start at 6pm. General
admission is $10 for adults; Family Pass (2Adults 3 Kids under 16) $26, kids
under six are free.

The wild, wacky, unpredictable action of Wednesday Night Fever continues
every Wednesday at 6pm with the cars and superstars of the Road Runners, Fever
4’s, plus the wild and crazy Bump to Pass division. Adults are just $5.75;
kids under the age of nine accompanied by adults are free.

For more information about Stateline Stadium Speedway including upcoming
events, promotions and participant updates log onto or
contact the event hotline at 208-773-5019.

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