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Sawyer Grabs Gary Miller Memorial 100 At Stateline Speedway

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.


Courtesy: Stateline Speedway Media Relations

POST FALLS, IDAHO – May 30th, 2009 – Stateline Speedway Saturday, The racers in four divisions paid tribute to a great friend to racing in the Inland Empire, as the track, fans and racers celebrated pure racing excitement during The Gary Miller Memorial 100 evening.

 

The near full house made quick work in donning the 380 plus special tee shirts, celebrating Gary Miller, and the annual 100 lap event.

 

The Northwest Modifieds showed excitment, and close compitiion. The 100 lap main event. brought Tim Sawyer to the finish line, for his second GM100 carrer win.

 

The main event saw exciting and close racing action every lap, had a spin, and restart, and the excitement continued as the faster cars stretched out leads and overcame the slower contenders. The podium was shared by Rick Gimeno for second place and Chris Ochs who arrived in third position.

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The Northwest Legends brought their excitement to the track in a special exhibition race.

Nose to tail for 15 laps, saw Jake Bisset, arrive first, with brother Joey second followed by Ron Custer in third.

 

A fantastic field of Hobby Stocks, in the 25 lap main provided the crowd with awesome close driving abilities, near miss collisions, a wall scrape here and a roundly round spin there, after the cheering and the fun, the podium held Billy Swift in first, with a hat trick for the nights work, J.C. Ward in second and Tim Emerald in third.

 

The Growing Early Stock Division, (30 and 40s style cars) brought a large field to the track  in their 20 lap main and provided the crowd more excitement and an awesome show as well. Justin Robideaux  took first place followed by Billy Husk (driving the Armstrong car) and Shawn Priest taking third place.


Saturday the  ICAR Racing Series takes to the track along with Street Stocks and the Northwest Pro 4 Trucks. Events start a start at 6pm. General admission is $12 for adults; 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 www.raceidaho.com or
Contact the event hotline at 208-773-5019.

Stateline Stadium/Speedway
5/30/09 Results – GARY MILLER 100 MEMORIAL RACE

 

NORTHWEST MODIFIEDS
Fast Time – Mark Weaver 13.359. Trophy Dash — A) Zig Grunert,.B)Ron Wright Heat - A) Mark Weaver; B) Dave Weaver  Main - 1) Tim Sawyer.; 2) Rick Gimeno; 3) Chris Ochs 4) Dave Weaver; 5) Kevin Ratel 6) Terry Armstrong, Jr.; 7) Zig Grunert 8) Ron Wright; 9) Shane Hesseltine; 10) Mark Weaver.

HOBBY STOCKS
Fast Time – Billy Swift, 16.002 Trophy Dash — 1) Kyle Kennedy  Heat - A) Billy Swift B) Tim Emerald . Main - 1) Billy Swift; 2) J C Ward; 3) Tim Emerald; 4) Joel Schrader; 5) Kyle Kennedy; 6) Brycen Tarr ; 7) Ron Hunter; 8) Steve Ellis; 9) Dave Harrison;10) Jody Duncan.

EARLY STOCKS
Fast Time – Justin Roideaux, 14.999. Trophy Dash — 1) Ken Iverson.. Heat - A) Billy Husk; B) Duncan Behar.. Main - 1) Justin Robideaux; 2) Billy Husk; 3) Shawn Priest; 4) Ken Iverson; 5) Mike Robideaux; 6) Amanda Robideaux; 7) Lori Ann Wilson.; 8Lonnie Wilson; 9) Ralph Bielenberg;10)Gill Rapp Jr…

LEGENDS
Fast Time – Joey Bisset 15.217. Trophy Dash ) Jake Bisset.  Main - 1) Jake Bisset.; 2) Joey Bissetr;3)Ron Custer 4) Kelly Thelen; 5) Scott Eldredge


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