Before a single car had hit the track Friday at the 6th Annual Summer Showdown there was already a bit of drama building in the pit area. Fresh off a one-two finish at the Montana 200, brothers Owen and Tayler Riddle had failed pre-practice technical inspection and left the race track. Shortly after, Pete and […]

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Coming into Friday at Evergreen Speedway , many teams didn’t quite know what to expect for the 200-lap, $25,000-to-win Summer Showdown. Preston Peltier and Derek Thorn drove into town to take on local boys Gracin Raz and Tyler Tanner along with a slew of drivers that call the 5/8-mile race track their home. After two […]

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It's the month of July and that means we're not only in the "heat" of summer, but also the "heat" of the short track racing season. With tons of short track races on the schedule this weekend, we try to narrow it down to the top 10 to attend.   1. Summer Showdown at Evergreen […]

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The Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway draws the best of the West every year to battle it out on the paved 5/8 mile for $25,000. Last season Naches, Washington driver Tayler Riddle beat the odds and found his way to victory lane. This weekend he’ll look for a repeat performance and another $25,000 check. […]

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Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about the Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway  in 51's Fast Facts below.    Date: July 20-22   Track: Evergreen Speedway   Location: 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA, 98272   Sanction: Evergreen Speedway   Distance: 200 laps   General Admission Tickets: Friday - Adults: $15, Kids 11-17:  $10 Saturday- […]

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Derek Thorn is looking to add another big win to his resume this weekend when he makes the trip from Bakersfield, California to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington for the 6th Annual Summer Showdown. While doing so, Thorn will be looking to join Bubba Pollard as the only drivers to pull off a West Coast […]

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Legendary motorsports broadcaster Ken Squier once said that short track racers are “ordinary men doing extraordinary things.” Washington racer Jeff Knight is an ordinary man, but what he does on and off the race track is extraordinary.   Knight, a local racer at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway, spends his time away from the race track working […]

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Drivers from all over the U.S. and Canada will invade Evergreen Speedway in just over a month for the 6th Annual Summer Showdown chasing the $25,000 winner’s check.   The 2016 Summer Showdown Champion, Tayler Riddle of Naches, WA will return to defend his title. Riddle has been one of the most dominant driver over […]

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