By Ben Deatherage, Lebanon, Oregon- This Saturday night July 21st at Willamette Speedway the historic 1/3 mile oval will host their annual Mid-Season Championship race. A full program is slated as all five regular classes will return in action which includes the DirtCar Super Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Sportsman, Classic Sportsman, and Mini Trucks.
Trevor Glaser has created a hot streak of victories in the DirtCar Super Late Models by winning the last two features at Willamette Speedway and the event up north at the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on Saturday July 14th. Casey Vitale, Rob Mayea, Russ Sell, Jeremy Shank, and John Duty join Glaser in the win column in 2012.
Like Trevor Glaser in the Late Models Justin Evans is the man to beat as of late in the USRA Modifieds. Evans has won the last two features in the division and is the only driver to win more than once this year. Mark Wauge, Jesse Williamson, Craig Cassell, Dustin DIttman, Kyle Yeack, and Ken Schrader have posted wins in the current campaign.
Going into the Mid-Season Championship Danny Altom leads the Sportsman classification with two point victories and one non-point win. Brian Winkler earned his second win of the year in the last race the class was in competition while other winners in 2012 include Todd Miller and Justin Dittman.
In Classic Sportsman action Kyle Yeack leads the division with the most wins at three total. J.J. Irvine and Adam Walker are the only other drivers to earn victories in the class this year. In Mini Trucks there have only been three races this season with Scott Lehman winning the last two and Mark Vonsil victorious in the first race of the year.
The Willamette Speedway has operated since the 1960’s and has been regarded as the “Late Model Capital of the Northwest” for many years and is anxious to host fans with the vast upgrades and improvements done over the 2011-12 winter. The venue will host the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour along with weekly action comprising of DirtCar Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Sportsman, Classics, and Mini Trucks. For more information on the latest news and stories regarding the Willamette Speedway log on to www.trophymotorsports.com also “like” us on Facebook.