It’s the biggest Super Late Model race in the Northwest and with the hot summer weather it’s time to head to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington for the 6th Annual Summer Showdown.  We get you ready for the race in this edition of “by the numbers” on


6: Naima Lang is a six-time track champion at Evergreen.  He’s had bad luck in the Summer Showdown, completing only 66 laps during the last two seasons.


10: Owen Riddle returns to Evergreen Speedway ready to race after not running the race in 2016. The car No. 10 will be on everyone’s mind after he won the Montana 200 for the second time just a few weeks back.  Earlier in the season he also won the Chilly Willy in Arizona.


300x250 Evergreen Speedway 2017.07.22 Summer Showdown27: The entry list is made up of 27 drivers from the state of Washington.  There is a good chance they can keep the trophy in their home state again.


64: Garrett Evans has two second-place runs in this race.  Evans has never finished lower then eighth in his four runs at the Summer Showdown.  Evans has over a dozen touring series wins at the track and a lot of laps.  His age is just short of his car number and he’s still mixing it up each week.


70: Jeff Knight in the No. 70 machine missed this race twice in the past, but last year he got a taste of success with a third-place podium run in front of the Washington crowd.  Perhaps more will come this year.


167: Preston Peltier led 167 laps last year before things went sour and he faded to finish ninth.  He is back hoping to finish the job he started last year.


$1,500: Some extra money will be on the line for the pole award winner.  The Don Scriver Memorial Fast Time Award at the Summer Showdown is worth $1,500 for the driver with the fastest lap.


$25,000: The big prize is the $25,000 first-place check.  Very few races pay that much to the winner so it could be a career payday for one driver.


Brothers Double: Owen Riddle comes back to Evergreen as a two-time Montana 200 champion and his brother Tayler Riddle comes back as the race’s defending champion.


Double Zero: Six-time track champion Naima Lang has won back-to-back track titles three times.  Now he looks to improve on two top-five runs in the past.


Going for the Double: After this big win at the Winter Showdown, Derek Thorn heads north with one thing on his mind.  A win.  After finishing second and third there in the past he hopes to pocket the $25,000 for the win.  51 had a more in-depth story on Thorn – Click Here


Past Winners 

2016 Tayler Riddle

2015 Bubba Pollard

2014 Cameron Hayley

2013 Jay Sauls

2012 Pete Harding


Entry List 

00 Naima Lang Snohomish WA
08 Greg Scott Snohomish WA
J2 Tanner Holm Monroe WA
10 Owen Riddle Naches WA
10 John Boyatt Graham WA
12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe WA
12c Chad Fitzpatrick Lake Stevens WA
12b John Burtsche Kirkland WA
13 Jeramiah Johnson Lynwood WA
14 Chris Davidson Pearland TX
15 Tayler Riddle Naches WA
16 Daniel Moore Snohomish WA
20 Andy Sole Marysville WA
22 John Lathrop Jr Puyallup WA
22j Lex Johnson Kirkland WA
25 Brandon Farrington Tucson AZ
25B Zach Beaman Yakima WA
27 Gracin Raz Lake Oswego OR
29m Dennis McMullen Marysville WA
29 Shane Harding Langley BC
32 Mike Holden Snohomish WA
35 Robb Touchette Snohomish WA
37 Mike Longton Moxee WA
39 Pete Harding Surrey BC
42 TBD TBD Naches WA
43 Derek Thorn Lakeport CA
48 Preston Peltier Concord NC
51 John Zaretzke Snohomish WA
52 Ryan Philpott Livermore CA
64 Garrett Evans East Wenatchee WA
65 Tyler Tanner Auburn WA
70 Jeff Knight Monroe WA
86 Tom Berrow Surrey BC
89 Doni Wanat Woodinville WA
90 Molly Helmuth Seattle WA
92 Tommy Rasmussen Eatonville WA


-By Elgin Traylor, Southeast Correspondent

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By the Numbers: Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway