Wenatchee, WA – After two years of existence the Tri Track Super Late Model Series will be renamed the Northwest Super Late Model Series. Along with the new name, come many other changes for the 2016 season including a championship prize fund with over $20,000 in cash and awards.
In 2016 the champion of the Northwest Super Late Model Series will not only take home the prestige of a regional touring title but will also walk away with a minimum cash award of $8,000. Cash awards will also be given out to drivers in the second through tenth place positions in the year-end points standings. Along with all the cash awards a Port City Chassis will be up for grabs from Chuck Caruthers Race Cars, full body kits from Five Star Race Car Bodies and AR Bodies. Additional prizes and cash awards are continuing to be sought to add to the already posted awards for 2016.
These awards along with continued support from Hoosier Racing Tires, JOES Racing Products, Atomic Screen Printing, BLP, Frank’s Radio and Longacre Racing Products should make the new season and the race for the championship more enticing to drivers from across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
“The one thing this series has really been missing to attract more full time drivers was a prize fund. We have that for 2016 and we want to grow it even bigger during the off-season heading into our first event of the new season.” said Series Director Doug Pace “With a prize fund for our Top-10 drivers, we see the potential for growth of this series in 2016 and beyond.”
The schedule for the 2016 season in still in final stages of development but already some changes are being made that should make drivers very happy, Pace said.
“We heard from the drivers on suggestions to make the schedule cost effective in 2016 with more one-day, four-tire races on the schedule. Last year we had 6 of the 9 races either as multi day shows or 6 to 8 tire events. For 2016 we’re working with the tracks and of our eight races scheduled so far have five one-day shows with four tires needed for the event. With our track partners working with the series to provide this schedule it should help the teams to keep some of their costs under control.”
Returning tracks for 2016 include Spokane County Super Oval, Stateline Speedway, Yakima Speedway and Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.
“We have our eight races spread amongst those facilities but have several tracks whom we are continuing to negotiate with for next year,” Pace said. “It’s pretty amazing how this series has grown from just three tracks in 2014 to five tracks last year with as many as six for 2016. We really want to stay around the nine to 10 race schedule to keep the costs down for the drivers and try to avoid back to back weekends”
In 2015 the series saw 87 different drivers take to the track. Those drivers represented six U.S. states and two Canadian Providences. In the first two years, the series has raced at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Yakima Speedway, Hermiston Super Oval, Evergreen Speedway, Stateline Speedway and Spokane County Super Oval.
“We are growing every year but we wouldn’t be where we’re at today if it wasn’t for our sponsors that stepped up to support the series like Hoosier, JOES Racing Products, Longacre Racing, Frank’s Radio and BLP,” Pace said. “We are working on some new contingency sponsors to join for next season to help the series grow and are excited to welcome them onboard”
The series will be posting the 2016 Schedule in mid-November with a 2016 rules package released in coming days. The series has a new website under construction, nwsuperlatemodelseries.com, but you will be able to find rules and information on the Northwest Super Late Model Series Facebook page. If you would like more information on the series or to become a sponsor contact the series at [email protected]
-Tri Track Super Late Model Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Jeremy Anders Photo