Wild West IMCA Modified Shoot Out boasts seven $1,000 to win Modified dates

By Ben Deatherage

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Seven $1,000 to win tour dates are on the schedule for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds following the Wild West Shoot Out.

All main events over the course of the June 12-19 tour in the scenic Pacific Northwest are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers and drivers with perfect attendance throughout the tour earn shares of a $3,500 point fund.

Opening night for the sixth annual tour is Saturday, June 11 at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City. Yreka, Calif.’s Siskiyou Motor Speedway hosts the Sun­day, June 12 event.

Speedweek travels to Coos Bay Speedway on Monday, June 13, and to Cottage Grove Speed­way on Tuesday, June 14.

The tour is at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon on Wednesday, June 15 before a desig­nated travel day. Speedweek concludes at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks on Friday, June 17 and at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Saturday, June 18.

A minimum of $100 will be paid to make 20-car starting fields and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded each night. Tow money is $50.

An $80 entry fee each night includes car and driver pit pass; general pit passes are $30.

FinishLine Graphics presents the Shoot Out party at Sunset on Thursday evening.

Information about each Speedweek track, including camping availability, host hotels and transponder rental, follows:

Southern Oregon Speedway

6900 Kershaw Road, White City, Ore

Size: 1/4-mile high-banked oval

Camping is free

Hotel: Brookside Inn (541 826-0800)

Transponder rental fee is $15

Siskiyou Motor Speedway 

1712 Old US 99, Yreka, Calif.

Size: 1/4-mile high-banked oval

Camping is $10

Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites (530 841-1300)

Transponder: N/A

Coos Bay Speedway

93884 Coos-Sumner Lane, Coos Bay, Ore.

Size: 3/8-mile medium-banked oval

Camping is free

Hotel: Edgewater Inn (541 267-0423)

Transponder rental fee is $20

Cottage Grove Speedway 

2150 North Douglas Avenue, Cottage Grove, Ore.

Size: 1/4-mile high-banked oval

Camping is free for drivers. The Western Oregon Exposition Campground number is 541 942-6150

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites of Creswell (541 895-4025)

Transponder rental fee is $20

Willamette Speedway 

36606 Airport Drive, Lebanon, Ore.

Size: 1/3-mile medium-banked oval

Camping is free

Hotel: Phoenix Inn of Albany (541 926-5696)

Transponder rental fee is $15.

Sunset Speedway Park

485 South Main Street, Banks, Ore.

Size: 1/4-mile medium-banked oval

Camping is free for drivers. The Sunset Park Campground number is 503 869-7545 ($15 for tent and $20 for RV)

Hotels: America’s Best Value Inn of Forest Grove (503 357-9000) and Forest Grove Inn (503 357-9700)

Transponder rental fee is included

Grays Harbor Raceway

32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, Wash.

Size: 3/8 low-banked, wide-turned oval

There is a fee for camping. The Grays Harbor Fairgrounds number is 360 482-2651

Hotels: Lucky Eagle Casino (800 720-1788) and Guesthouse Inn of Elma (360 482-6868)

Transponder rental fee is $25.