Wenatchee, Wash. (April 23, 2019) – Coming off a stellar 2018 season that found Trenton Moriarity as the primary threat to Britney Zamora’s eventual championship, the second-generation driver is poised to move to the top of the mountain this season.
One of the rising stars in the region, Moriarity has his sights set on capturing the Northwest Super Late Model Series title and gets those efforts underway this weekend at the Leonard Evans 150 in East Wenatchee, WA.
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval is a demanding race track, according to Moriarity. To be successful in the chase for the race win and series championship, being strong on the ultra-fast .250-mile oval is key, he added.
“One of the biggest challenges (at WVSO) is avoiding the front stretch wall. You also have to be in a position to miss the wrecks and most important is being able to get your car to work on the outside line. Our plans for success (in the race) will be running upfront, leading some laps and hopefully the cards fall into place for us to win the race.”
For Moriarity and his team, in their mind no track is more challenging than another, if solid preparation in the shop and practice is done, he noted.
“I don’t see any track being challenging. The challenge is getting your car set up close enough that you are not throwing the kitchen sink at it each weekend.”
The Monroe, WA native will see that mindset tested as the series schedule offers plenty of chances to battle for the championship.
“I am looking forward to Yakima. I’ve always dreamed of being part of the Apple Cup and Fall Classic since I started racing but never had that opportunity until this season. Thankful for Doug Bettarel keeping Yakima Speedway alive for another season.”
Family will be a big factor in Moriarity’s run to the championship, he said.
“My Dad (famed Evergreen Speedway driver, Tom Moriarity) has been the biggest mentor for me. He’s given me the opportunities to drive the best equipment in the Northwest from a Mini-Stock to a Super Late Model. I also have to thank my finance Katie and daughter Mackenlee for being my number one fans. We’re excited to chase this Northwest Super Late Model Series championship in 2019.”
The Leonard Evans 150 weekend events include Friday’s open practice session leading into Saturday’s qualifying and 150-lap main event. Ticket and other information can be found at wvso.com
The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company, Pacific Steel Structures LLC and Racing Dynamics. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email [email protected].
-Northwest Super Late Model Series Press Release and Photo