||Sunset Speedway Park opens 2012 season Saturday night
BANKS, Ore. — With a promising forecast and anxious race teams and fans it does indeed look as if the long awaited season opener at the Sunset Speedway Park will take place on Saturday May 12th. After all of the bad weather and rain-outs it appears the current weather has decided to cooperate and bring about the racing season to the Banks venue. The two consecutive Saturdays have only seen practicing at the facility due to the weather not allowing a race to occur yet.
Classes in action will be the Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Bees. Front Gates open up at 3:30 with racing scheduled to start at 6:00 on Saturday night. Admission is the following prices: Adults are $14, Seniors $10, Children (6-12) $5, Children (5 and Under) FREE, and Family Pack (2 Adults and 2 Children) $30.
In 2011 Randy Allen won the first Street Stock feature of the year and went on to win seven more features including the Jim’s Thriftway 100. Veteran Steve Suckow captured the first Modified event of last season but Kenny Miller had a hot streak at the end of the year winning three of the last four features.
A look ahead in the schedule for May 19th will have the Northwest Wingless Tour back along with the PHRA Dwarf Cars, Pure Stocks, Womens, and 4-Bees. The 26th and 27th will feature a doubleheader for Memorial Day weekend with the Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks. On the 26th the Tracers will be in action for that night and only on the 27th will fans see the Womens classification be racing that weekend.
The Sunset Speedway Park is located just west of the Portland metro area in Banks on the Sunset Highway. The venue is located in a gorgeous small town setting with rolling hills in the background and hosts weekly competition with Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, Northwest Wingless Tour, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, Pure Stocks, Womens, and Tracers classes. To stay up to date with the latest information regarding this wonderful facility log on to www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com or feel free to call 541-598-6643.
Track: Sunset Speedway Park
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Pit Gates – 2:00
Front Gates – 3:30
Racing – 6:00
Pit Pass – $25.00
Adults – $14.00
Seniors (62+) – $10.00
Youths (6-14) – $5.00
Youths (5 and Under) – FREE
Family Pack (2 Adults and 2 Children) – $30.00
Premium Seating – $25.00
Pit Pass – $25.00
Location: 485 S. Main St., Banks, OR, 97106
Office – (503)-324-3040
Ben Deatherage (Publicist) – (541)-598-6643
Sponsors: T&G Trucking, Baxter Auto Parts, Jim’s Thriftway, Greg Biffle Foundation, The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Coors Light Racing, Knecht’s Auto Parts, Schram Brothers Excavating
A Look Ahead:
May 12 – USAC Midgets, Northwest Extreme Sprint Cars, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees
May 19 – Northwest Wingless Tour, PHRA Dwarfs, Pure Stocks, Womens, 4-Bees
May 26 – Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Tracers
May 27 – Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Womens
June 2 (Rose Festival Dirt Cup) – Northwest Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, Tracers