As the 2016 Northwest Super Late Model Series comes to a close, we take a look back at numbers from this past season–
2- Just two points separated Mitch Kleyn and Brittney Zamora in the final 2016 NWLSMS Championship standings. Kleyn finished third and Zamora fourth.
3- Garrett Evans won his third straight NWLSMS Championship.
4- The NWSLMS showcased its diversity with four female drivers competing in the series during the 2016 season. Series Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year, Brittney Zamora, led the charge with veterans Nicole Behar and Molly Helmuth making return appearances. Brooke Schimmel made three starts as she prepares for a run at the series Rookie of the Year title in 2017.
4- Prior to the start of the season, Garrett Evans has yet to capture a series main event victory. This year the 60-year old captured four wins en route to his third consecutive championship. Evans won the 50th Apple Cup at Yakima Speedway, Park Model Homes 125 at Spokane Super Oval, Idaho Tune-Up 150 at Stateline Speedway and Park Model Homes presented by CAL 125 at Spokane Super Oval.
4- This year showcased four different winners finding victory lane in the NWSLMS eight-race season. Winners included Garrett Evans, Braeden Havens, Shelby Thompson and Jason Jefferson.
6- Drivers traveled from six US states or Canadian providences to race in the series during 2016. They included Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California and British Columbia.
15- The young guns of the sport came out this year with Jan Evans and Brooke Schimmel being the youngest competitors on the year at just 15 years old.
23.12- The NWSLMS averaged 23.12 cars per race during its eight-race season in 2016.
28- The NWLSMS has raced 28 times in first three years with stops at six different tracks along the way.
32- The largest field of the year for the NWSLMS was at Yakima Speedway and the running of the 29th Annual Fall Classic. A total of 32 drivers took the green flag that day.
60- Garrett Evans turned 60 years old this year and it didn’t slow the veteran down. The East Wenatchee, WA driver collected four wins and his third straight championship to highlight a stellar 2016 season.
64- While this is the number that adorns the championship race car, it is also the number of drivers that competed this season on the NWSLMS.
70- The Series showed it diverse range of age groups competing as Dan Obrist was the oldest driver to compete on the series at 70 years old.
145- Continuing to show growth and popularity, a total of 145 drivers have competed in the series since 2014.
1,225- Drivers had 1,225 laps of main event competition during the 2016 season during the eight races. The two longest races this season were Stateline’s Idaho 200 and the Yakima Speedway Fall Classic 200.
7,824-It was a lot of highway miles this year for Ryan Wells as he logged 7,824 miles traveling from Hingham, MT to race with the series seven times. Wells finished fifth in the NWSLMS championship points standings.
$18,500- Cash Awards of $18,500 will be awarded on January 14th at the 2016 NWSLMS Banquet in in Wenatchee, WA.
The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Racers Against Child Abuse, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing and Racing Dynamics. For more information on the series visit www.nwslmseries.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email [email protected]
-NW Super Late Model Series Press Release & Photo