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WESCO Flies Into 2013 at WVSO

The 2013 season championship is up for grabs with defending series champion Tony Berry only committed to a partial schedule. The two leading front runners happen to come out of the same McLees Racing stable; five-time WESCO Champion, Doug McLees and 2012 Rookie of the Year and points runner up, Danny Mathews.


Source: WESCO Public Relations
 
April 24, 2013 (East Wenatchee, WA) – The 2013 WESCO Sprint Car Series kicks off Saturday night, April 27th at the lightning quick Wenatchee Valley Super Oval (WVSO) in East Wenatchee, WA. Last season, each of the seven events was captured by a different driver and the WESCO series is the only sprint car group in the North West that has races with and without the big top wing – providing a change, and a challenge to the competitors.
 
The 2013 season championship is up for grabs with defending series champion Tony Berry only committed to a partial schedule. The two leading front runners happen to come out of the same McLees Racing stable; five-time WESCO Champion, Doug McLees and 2012 Rookie of the Year and points runner up, Danny Mathews.
 
“We won the opener last year at Wenatchee and I consider it one of my stronger tracks,” commented McLees. “I hope we can get off to the same fast start, but are able keep it rolling this year throughout the season”
 
Mathews enters season number two in the open-wheel car with much clearer expectations than in his Rookie season. The Canadian native had this to say, “Last year I felt we progressed and got stronger as the year wore on; we fully anticipate that this year I’ll be able to capitalize more and hopefully break through for our first win!”
 
Returning to the track full time in 2013 is the Hill Racing team, with lead driver, and multi-time sprint car champion, Dave Hill. The colorful 05 car is always a fan favorite and will likely challenge for wins throughout the season.
 
Also scheduled to compete are 2012 main event winners, Mike Fought, Rich Fast and Jeff Bird, 2010 INSCA Sprint Car Champion, Justin Popple, Tom Beierman, Donnie Kudrna, Mitch Holt and many more.
 
The 2013 season will take the teams to three Northwestern states with races at WVSO, Spokane County Raceway in Airway Heights, WA, South Sound Speedway in Rochester, Washington, the Hermiston Super Oval in Hermiston, OR, Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA and the season championship will take place as a double header at the Meridian Speedway, in Meridian, ID.
 
For more information on the WESCO Sprint Car Series please visit www.wescosprints.com or contact Brian McLees at 360-943-5099.
 
2013 WESCO Schedule:
 
April 27 – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – Winged
 
May 18 – Hermiston Super Oval – Winged
 
May 25 – Spokane County Raceway – Winged
 
June 15 – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – Winged
 
June 29 – South Sound Speedway – Winged
 
August 9-10 – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval – Winged
 
August 17 – Spokane County Raceway – Winged
 
September 7 – Evergreen Speedway – Winged
 
September 14 – Hermiston Super Oval – Non-wing
 
September 20-21 – Meridian Speedway – Non-wing

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