Sunset Speedway Park
Walters wins race honoring father, earns $2,000
BANKS, Ore. (Aug. 7) — Rallying from his 10th starting spot at Sunset Speedway, hometown driver Greg Walters captured his series-leading fifth victory of the season on the first-year DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series. Walters earned $2,000 for a 67-lap race at the quarter-mile oval that honors his late father, the T&G Thriller Doug Walters Memorial. | Slideshow
Jason Wines of Lebanon, Ore., finished second after battling with Walters for the lead midway through the race. Russ Sell, Joey Tanner — who led early in the race — and Terry Ferrando rounded out the top five in a race slowed by five cautions. Fast qualifier Jimmy Schram fell from contention when spun in turn three on the 22nd lap after tangling with Ferrando.
Notes: Walters is sponsored by T&G Trucking and Schram Excavating. ... Most of the cautions for were minor single-car incidents. ... Ten cars finished on the lead lap. ... Britton Danahoo had a hard heat-race accident and pulled off after taking the green in the feature. ... Next up for the series is an Aug. 21 event at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.
T&G Thriller Doug Walters Memorial: (1) Greg Walters, (2) Jason Wines, (3) Russ Sell, (4) Joey Tanner, (5) Terry Ferrando, (6) Robby Ireland, (7) Billy Workman Jr., (8) Jerry Schram, (9) Steve Moore, (10) Jimmy Schram, (11) Jeff Biffle, (12) Bob Trout, (13) Jason Johnson, (14) Brady Sell, (15) Doug Trout, (16) Kent Dollarhyde, (17) Britton Danahoo. Fast qualifier (among 17 cars): Jimmy Schram, 13.195 seconds. Dash winner: Jimmy Schram. Heat race winners: B. Sell, Walters, Workman.