Wenatchee, WA – The Northwest Super Late Model Series in conjunction with facility operators from across the Northwest have entered into agreements to bring an eight-race schedule to the region for the 2019 racing season.
Two facilities that have hosted the NWSLMS in its storied history, Yakima Speedway and Hermiston Raceway, rejoin the schedule in the New Year in addition to the return of Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, South Sound Speedway and Evergreen Speedway.
The series kicks off its season with Yakima Speedway’s Apple Cup weekend, April 6 and 7. The famed half-mile oval came back into the racing fold after a six-month period of inactivity to start the 2018 season.
As such, one of its two signature events, Apple Cup, was not held. That will change in 2019.
“Going back to Yakima for the Apple Cup as our season opener is a testament to the leadership there and their ability to get the track going midway through last year and have some solid building blocks for 2019,” said NWSLMS Director Jarrod Goodwin. ‘With the series coming back to run our championship event at their Fall Classic (Oct. 5 and 6) we’re excited for the race fans of Yakima Speedway and its supporters to have the region’s top drivers competing at the historic track.”
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval’s quarter-mile will continue to host two NWSLMS events, the Leonard Evans 150 (April 27) and the Neal Newberry 125 on September 21.
“With Jeremy Anders coming onboard at WVSO as their new general manager, the series and the track will continue to have a solid working relationship. Anders understands the series and the great racing action that comes each time a facility hosts an event and we know from his past experiences as the NWSLMS PR Director that he’ll work hard to make both (NWSLMS) weekends outstanding events for the fans and competitors,” Goodwin noted.
Officials with the series and South Sound Speedway leadership have agreed to continue providing an event in 2019 (June 1). The Tenino, Washington facility has provided some of the closest racing action of the season since it joined the schedule in 2017.
“South Sound has been a great addition to the series and the racing is always action-packed," Goodwin said. “The Behn family does an outstanding job in all phases of track operation and it shows in the fan turnout for events like ours. We’re eager to get back there and build on the racing we’ve showcased the last two seasons.”
Evergreen Speedway and the NWSLMS will continue to feature the Central Welding 125 as the premier July date for the touring series. The event brings together the best of Northwest running at the NASCAR-sanctioned facility and one of the top touring divisions on the West Coast.
“The Central Welding 125 is quickly becoming a top-notch event for the series and the track on its ultra-quick three-eighth mile oval,” Goodwin said. “We love to go to Evergreen and the Hobbs family has been welcoming to the series drivers over the years.”
The series returns to Hermiston Raceway for the first time since 2015 with the running of the Labor Day Spectacular 125 on Sept. 1.
“Wayne Walden, his son Greg and the entire staff at Hermiston have been working hard to get the facility up to the level of a premier track in the region. The management and fans are excited about racing at the track and its proximity to Tri-Cities make it an ideal place to get the series into for 2019,” Goodwin said.
The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier Super Late Model touring series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued corporate partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, ARBodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Racing Dynamics, Leonard Evans Used Car Superstore, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC, & The Ti Company.
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2019 NWSLMS Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
April 6 & 7 - Apple Cup, Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA
April 27 - Leonard Evans 150, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA
June 1 - South Sound 125, South Sound Speedway, Tenino, WA
July 27 - Central Welding 125, Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, WA
August - TBD
Sept. 1 - Labor Day Spectacular 125, Hermiston Raceway, Hermiston, OR
Sept. 21- Neal Newberry 125, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA
Oct. 5 & 6 - Fall Classic, Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA
-Northwest Super Late Model Series Press Release & Photo