Promoters Create Western Modified Speedweek


ELMA, Wash. — Promoters from six tracks in Oregon and Washington have pulled together to promote the inaugural Wild, Wild West Modified Speedweek.

The best modified drivers from the West Coast will come together for six nights of racing in eight days as they make their way up the I-5 corridor. The purse for the six-day event totals more than $45,000, with each race paying $1,000 to win and the overall Speedweek champion pocketing at least $3,000.

Racing begins June 18 with a stop at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, Ore. The tour then travels to Coos Bay (Ore.) Speedway June 19 before taking a day off. The tour returns to action with a stop at Cottage Grove (Ore.) Speedway June 21.

The series then moves to Williamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., June 22 and Sunset Speedway Park in Banks, Ore., June 24 before the series finale at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., June 25.

Each track will run a full program that consists of qualifying, heat races, C and B mains, last chance races and a 40-lap feature. Bob Valencia from Grays Harbor Raceway will serve as race director during the six-day tour.

For more information call (360) 482-4374.