A busy schedule between finals in high school and racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East won’t stop Cameron Hayley from heading to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington this weekend.
Hayley is one of more than 50 entrants for the second annual Summer Showdown this Friday & Saturday, June 27 & 28th. This event will pay $20,000 to the winner of the 200-lap event this Saturday night.
“Evergreen Speedway is a tough place. The track is pretty worn out. I have been there twice now in a K&N car and those big, heavy cars run those tires down real quick,” Hayley recently said. “I have never there in a Late Model before but my crew chief Jeff Jefferson has put together an awesome car. He has won some big races there in the past. He will definitely be my mentor through the whole weekend.”
The Calgary, Alberta, Canada driver is coming to Evergreen Speedway fresh off a second-place finish in this past Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. So far this season he has four top-five and five top-10 finishes along with one pole. He is currently second in the K&N East standings.
Last year, he competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Evergreen where he started on the pole and finished 10th.
Hayley is eager to get back up to the northwest and compete in a Late Model this weekend. He has been splitting his time between home and in North Carolina while he finishes high school.
While his primary focus has been on his K&N East efforts, he has had some seat time in the Super Late Model when he gets the opportunity.
Back in February at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Hayley had three top-fives and five top-10 finishes in seven starts. He also finished 22nd at the Apple Cup at Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Washington.
For Hayley, he admits that his 2014 season has been a struggle and would like to pick up a big win at Evergreen Speedway.
“Any big win would be great at this point,” Hayley said. “We have been having a real tough year with some bad luck. This big race will be a big one for us.”
The 200-lap event will pay $20,000 to the winner and $10,000 for second place as part of the $100,000 purse, one of the largest in the Northwest of the United States. Drivers who make the big race will get a minimum of $1,000 to take the green flag.
Even the Last Chance Qualifier winner will have the option to take a $2,000 check or elect to start the 200-lap event by getting $600 on top of what they would earn in the Showdown.
More information can be found at www.evergreenspeedway.com.
– Kevin Ramsell, Speed 51 Midwest Editor/Director of Business – Twitter: @Kevin Ramsell
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