September 4, 1997 in Sports

Competitive Superstocks At Stateline

Paul Delaney Correspondent
 

Don’t come to Stateline Speedway Saturday expecting the Columbia River sprint cars.

Stateline figures it has an appropriate backup act as the Interstate Superstocks make an unscheduled return to the Post Falls track.

The late-models are replacing the C.R.O.W. cars and will be joined in the 6 p.m. show by Sportsman and Compact Streets. Those local classes will complete their seasons with their season championship races.

The Interstate series was slowed early-on by rain, but since then it has been incredibly competitive.

No driver has been able to win more than once in the six races to date. Libby, Montana’s Mark Owens won last time at Stateline. Ephrata’s Jay Ulmer has used a string of consistent top-five finishes to maintain the points lead over Rick Kellogg of Spokane.

SRP plans benefits

The 5th Annual Dave Rogers Memorial Muscle Car drags will be one of three benefit races Sept. 21 at Spokane Raceway Park. The drags will raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Eight members of the Spokane media will also compete in a special celebrity race, with proceeds from a special purse going to each racer’s favorite charity.

Also, a huge open competition late-model race will help raise money for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

For further information on the muscle car drags, contact Ron James at (509) 928-6301. Info on the Vanessa Behan Benefit is available from Vicki at (509) 358-9207 or 482-0899.

SRP will also run bracket drag racing and a full stock car program Saturday. Gates open at 4:30 with racing at 7:30. SRP will also host an Autosports Northwest autocross on Sunday.

Pit stops

Two races remain on the Pro Outlaw Kart Racing schedule, and one of those races will be run tonight at 6 o’clock at the Spokane County ORV Park’s clay oval…. Eagle Trac in Republic will stage its season championship race Saturday beginning at noon… . Winona Beach Resort on Waitts Lake near Chewelah will be the site of a two-day race Saturday and Sunday sanctioned by the Stateline Outboard Racing Association. Time trials begin each day at 10 a.m. with racing from noon to 5…. The Spokane Kart Racing Association will run its ninth points race of the season Saturday at the ORV Park beginning at 8 a.m… . Flat track motorcycle racing is also on the schedule at the ORV Park Sunday…. Dan Noble won last Saturday’s Northwest Modified Series race at Yakima Speedway. Greg Ochs was second and points-leader Jeff Zimmerman was third. The mods travel to Ronan, Mont., Saturday…. Greg Biffle rebounded from a 41st-place finish in the Western 200 two weeks ago in Monroe to drive the Hall Racing Chevy to a runner-up last Sunday in the NASCAR Northwest Tour race at Tri-Cities. Points leader Kelly Tanner won the race, his fifth of the season. Rick Schultz of Spokane was sixth at West Richland after taking third at Monroe…. With ninth- and 10th-place finishes last weekend at Springfield, Ill., Mica’s Joe Kopp has slipped to eighth in AMA Grand National points. He races Saturday at Syracuse, N.Y.

Hot streaks

Allan Swain made it seven wins in a row at Northwest Mini-Super series races last Saturday at Stateline Speedway… . Darin Horn now has three straight wins in the Stateline Hobby Stock class, as does Jason McElfish in the Super Four Modifieds…. Joe Ruddach has won three of his last four Fever Four races… . John McCroskey, winner of five straight Fever Four races earlier this season, now has victories in two of his last three races at Spokane Raceway Park… . Jeff Mann completed his run to the top in the Spokane Pro Gas Association, winning last Saturday night. Mann has three wins in five series races this year in the 10.20 bracket. Tom Manfred was the winner in Modified Gas (11.20) for the second time in five outings.

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