Keeping Pace

Lewis Wins ASA NWLMT Championship and Race

Gary Lewis picked up his first victory of 2009 on the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour at Spokane County Raceway. (Photo courtesy of M.E. Wright) (The Spokesman-Review)
Gary Lewis picked up his first victory of 2009 on the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour at Spokane County Raceway. (Photo courtesy of M.E. Wright) (The Spokesman-Review)

The 2009 championship point's chase closed to within one point before the start of the 150 lap feature. Brent Harris (E. Wenatchee, WA) gained one point by being the fastest qualifier. During the race Harris started behind Gary Lewis and it looked like it would go right down the checkers for the championship.

Courtesy: Scott Ellsworth, ASA NWLMT Media Relations

Yakima, WA (September 20, 2009): Gary Lewis (Snohomish, WA) won the
iRacing.com American Speed Association Northwest Late Model Tour 2009 Season
Championship and the Better All Auto Sales 150 at Yakima Speedway. Second
place in the race went to Jared Vorse (Olympia, WA) on the podium for the
first time this season. Garret Evans finished third.



The 2009 championship point's chase closed to within one point before the
start of the 150 lap feature. Brent Harris (E. Wenatchee, WA) gained one
point by being the fastest qualifier. During the race Harris started behind
Lewis and it looked like it would go right down the checkers for the
championship. Lewis took the lead on a restart late in the race and Harris
fell back out of contention.



Lewis by virtue of the championship now has an ASA banner to go with his
NASCAR banner. The family and friends run team celebrated their victory with
flowing champagne in the winner's circle.



The official finish: iRacing.com ASA Northwest Late Model Tour Championship
150

Yakima Speedway - Yakima, WA. September 19, 2009

Pos         Laps       Name    Hometown         Nat/State

1              150         Gary Lewis                          Snohomish WA

2              150         Jared Vorse                        Lacey WA

3              150         Garrett Evans                    E. Wenatchee
WA

4              150         Brent Harris                        E. Wenatchee
WA

5              150         Owen Riddle                      Naches WA

6              150         Jeff Jefferson                    Yakima WA

7              150         Jay Sauls                              Puyallup
WA

8              150         Mike Longton                    Moxee WA

9              150         Mark Sundberg                 Seattle WA

10           150         James Mugge                    Everett WA

11           150         Joey Tanner                       Portland OR

12           149         Chris Kalsch                        Hillsboro OR

13           147         Martin Stanwood             Portland OR

14           146         Harold Raczynski              Everett WA

15           143         Amanda MacDonald       Ephrata WA

16           131         Kelly Mann                         Monroe WA

17           131         Brad Stanwood Portland OR

18           131         Alan Cress                           Albany  OR

19           128         Erick Hargraves Yakima WA

20           126         Chris Hart                            Yakima WA

21           119         Zach Niessner                    Royal City WA

22           116         Pete Harding                      Surrey   BC

23           110         Shelby Thompson            Spokane WA




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