The 8th Annual Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway is now a little more than a week away, as Super Late Model teams will descend upon the Monroe, Washington venue on June 29-30. On Friday, fans got their first glance at the list of 40 drivers who have filed entries for the race.
The winners of the last three Summer Showdowns will be represented in the field. 2016 race winner Tayler Riddle, along with brother Owen, are entered for the event, along with two-time defending race champion Preston Peltier.
Tyler Tanner currently leads Evergreen’s Super Late Model track championship in dominant fashion, with four wins and a runner-up finish in five races. Both Tanner and Gracin Raz, the one racer to defeat Tanner at Evergreen this season, have entered the Summer Showdown. Gracin’s brother, Kole Raz, is also entered in the field.
The current Spears SRL Southwest Tour points leader will make the trip from California for the event, as Derek Thorn joins the field coming off wins in the last two SRL races at The Bullring at Las Vegas (NV) and Madera Speedway (CA).
A handful of drivers join Thorn in representing California in the field, including Trevor Cristiani, Jason Gilbert, Dane Nissen and Eric Schmidt.
Currently, two racers are entered coming from British Columbia to represent the Canadian contingency. Prince George’s Logan Jewell and Surrey’s Pete Harding are entered in the event, with Jewell making his first Summer Showdown appearance after finishing third earlier this year in the Chilly Willy 150 at Tucson Raceway (AZ).
Making the long haul from Pearland, Texas, Chris Davidson returns for his third Summer Showdown. Davidson finished third in 2017 and second to Peltier in 2018. Can he continue the trend and finish one spot better in 2019?
Representing the Upper Midwest, Prior Lake, Minnesota’s Grant Brown is entered in the Summer Showdown for the first time. Brown finished fifth in Big 8 Late Model Series points in 2018.
Two-time defending Tucson Speedway track champion Brandon Farrington leads the Arizona contingency entering the Summer Showdown. Farrington missed the 2018 running of the event, but finished 11th at Evergreen in 2017.
See below for a complete look at this year’s entry list for the Summer Showdown.
For more information about the 2019 Summer Showdown, visit www.evergreenspeedway.com.
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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