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Doug Pace: Stateline Speedway wraps up oval track season

Stateline Speedway wraps up its oval track season on Saturday night with championship racing in the Late Model, Hobby Stock, Legends and Bandolero divisions.

David Garber seeks his second consecutive Late Model title in as many seasons, with just three drivers – Rob Vining, Tyler Brown and Vance Reynolds – mathematically alive to challenge Garber for the championship.

Just 13 points separate Garber from fifth-place Reynolds.

In the Legends division, Montana’s Brock Denney leads Spokane’s Haeden Plybon by 30 points for the championship with Alex Bartlett also in contention for the title with one night of racing left in the season.

Saturday’s Hobby Stock division offers the toughest on-track battles of the night with several points positions yet to be decided.

Bryer Reynolds and Aaron Clanton are locked in the tightest Stateline championship battle heading into the weekend.

A mere two points separate the hard-charging Reynolds from the veteran Clanton as this looks to be the season that perennial champion Aaron Nevers (currently fifth in the championship standings) is dethroned.

Mark Loudin and Mark Burghard, who hold the third and fourth place points positions respectively, are separated by just one point.

Scott Singletary leads Braden Dodson by 30 points in the Bandolero championship standings with Kaidyn Moran, Madex Moran and Kasey Kleyn rounding out the top five.

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Northport returns to

action on Saturday

Northport International Raceway returns to its daytime racing schedule on Saturday with action in the Modified, Super Stock, Fever 4, Hornet and Karting divisions.

Darren Dudley continues his march towards the Modified division championship having built a 40-point lead over second-place Mark Wigen.

Wigen cut into Dudley’s lead in the division’s most recent event in late August with a solid field of drivers out for the final night race of the season.

Dudley endured a tough outing finishing mid-pack for the first time this summer.

With most of the attention on Dudley and Wigen throughout the season, several of the drivers in the Modified class have quietly picked up steam heading into Saturday’s race, including Gord Zaitsoff, Jim Ripplinger, Stacey Mackinnon and Sarah Pearce.

Northport’s Super Stock division offers the closest title chase of the weekend with three drivers separated by 14 points.

With points awarded in qualifying, heat racing and the night’s Super Stock main event, plenty is yet to be determined in the title hunt as the track still has one race left to run after this weekend.

Chris Southern has a slim nine-point margin on his closest competitor, Nathan Coulter. Coulter has his hands full as third-place competitor Richard Davies lurks just five points behind second place and 14 points off the division lead.

Fever 4 points leader Zac Mackinnon holds a seven-point edge over second-place Adrian Konkler with Leighton Braun, Nick Fitchett and Casey Lynds rounding out the top-5.

Trevor Warren has locked up the Hornet championship.

Ron Cragg and Bailey McGilvra close out the top-3 rankings in the division.

Spokane Raceway with

busy weekend

Spokane County Raceway features action on all three tracks this weekend with the Summit Drag Racing Series and WESCO Sprint Cars headlining events on the drag strip and oval respectively.

Joining the Summit Series racers will be the Duke’s Car Club enthusiasts in a streetcar showdown. All of the drag racing action will be held under the lights on Saturday night.

WESCO’s championship will be decided on the half-mile oval with Tim Halliday coming in as the points leader. Others to watch in the asphalt-winged sprint car event include Bert Johnson, Jason Thomas, Don Kudrna and Corey Carpenter.

Also racing on Saturday will are the Pony Stocks, Road Runners and Bump-to-Pass drivers.

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