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Four-time Northwest late model touring champion, Gary Lewis, took part in a unique stock car race in South Africa and came away with unforgettable memories.
Joey Tanner, a former dirt late model front runner, was able to learn valuable information in preparation for a potential 2010 ASA Northwest Late Model Tour championship.
The ASA Northwest Late Model Tour has released its 2010 season schedule and makes two stops in the Inland Empire next summer.
Gary Lewis has wins on the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour in the state of Washington and in Roseburg, Ore. en route to the 2009 championship, including a title-clinching victory on Sept. 19 in Yakima and will rely on that momentum this weekend in the 22nd Annual Yakima Speedway Fall Classic
Rookie of the Year, Joey Tanner, who is only 19-years old, made the transition to asphalt racing from the dirt where he had success.
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.
After the finish this past Saturday at WVSO the points drew closer. Gary Lewis had a tenuous 12-point cushion going in; a strong run by Brent Harris (2nd) and a not so typical finish for Lewis (6th) has set the stage for a championship shoot-out at Yakima.
Evans was able on each double restart, of the 125-lap main on the high banked .250-mile oval at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval, to hold back Brent Harris’ attempts at the lead.
Gary Lewis and Brent Harris will look to continue their chase for the 2009 ASA Northwest Late Model Tour championship next weekend in East Wenatchee, Wash. as the Labor Day Weekend appearance of the Northwest’s late model series in Yakima was washed out.
While attention to set-ups for the Fall Classic is of the highest priority this weekend, winning and closing in on a fourth touring championship will also be on the mind of Gary Lewis.
A large field of drivers has pre-registered for the ‘K-DOCK Radio 125. The race is shaping up to pit the best series regular’s vs. North State Challenge Series and Local Big 5 Late Model racers. This event is the largest super late model race in the area in this season.
The traveling super late model stock car series heads to Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday August 22. The chase continues on Labor Day weekend with a two day event Saturday and Sunday September 5 & 6 in Yakima, Washington. The season finale will be on Saturday September 12th in E. Wenatchee, Washington.
After apparent race winner, Jason Fraser, was disqualified for a rules violation series officials moved Pete Harding to the top spot in the 100-lap event held at Evergreen Speedway.
Gary Lewis sits in second place in the chase for the 2009 ASA Northwest Late Model Tour championship, just six points behind leader Brent Harris. The 38-year old Snohomish, Wash. driver has momentum heading to Evergreen Speedway this weekend after winning his thrd straight Montana 200 and just two weeks earlier grabbed a win at Pacific Raceway’s road course.
Gary Lewis picked up where he left off one year ago at Pacific Raceway with another dominating road course victory on the ASA Northwest Late Model Tour.
Five races remain in the 2009 ASA NWLMT season. The road course will be very pivotal towards the fist ever series championship. The predominate circle track series has many in this seasons chase heading onto a road course for the first or second time in their respective racing careers.
The ASA Northwest Late Model Tour gets its 2009 season underway Saturday night with a 125-lap race. Doug Pace will be on hand to provide race highlights and coverage of the event here at Keeping Pace.