By Ben Deatherage
LEBANON, Ore. (June 15) – Fifty-one Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds packed the pits for round five of the Wild West Shoot Out but rain was the Wednesday night winner at Willamette Speedway.
Teams made the trip to Lebanon from the states of Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and North Carolina as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.
During the support class main event, a heavy rain began to fall and brought an early halt to that race. Unfortunately, the race was not able to be resumed and the IMCA Modified feature was not able to be held.
It is the first time that a Wild West Shoot Out race has fallen victim to weather since 2013 at Cottage Grove Speedway.
The entire preliminary program was able to be completed with Mark Carrell, Brad Martin and Ryan Gaylord the winners of the three “B” mains.
Sunset Speedway Park in Banks is the next stop on the tour. The bullring will host an appreciation party, presented by FinishLine Graphics, on Thursday night while the ¼-mile will be racing on Friday June 17. Ken Schrader will be making a special appearance and race at SSP just this night during the Shoot Out.
Tickets for the race on Friday are adults $13, seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17 each $10, youths ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free. A family pack (two adults and up to four youths) will be $35 and premium seating is $25.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at approximately 6:30 p.m.