By Ben Deatherage
BANKS, Ore. (June 17) – Round six of the Wild West Modified Shoot Out at Sunset Speedway Park resulted in Kellen Chadwick’s third win of the Pacific Northwest Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified Tour.
Chadwick outran fellow front row starter and 2012 race winner Ken Schrader for the 35-lap victory. Schrader was making his sole appearance on this year’s tour.
The tight ¼-mile bullring in Banks is the smallest track of the 2016 tour and provided stellar action all night long. Forty-six cars made the journey, representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Missouri as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Chadwick went right to work on the initial start, establishing a straightaway lead over Schrader in a matter of a few laps. Just as traffic was coming into the picture, however, a lap 10 caution was thrown for debris.
The rest of the feature would be stop and go for several laps before the final restart on lap 28. Chadwick continued to set a rapid pace and had absolutely no issues.
Schrader held on for second with Tripp Gaylord ending his night in third. Mark Carrell was fourth while Ryan Gaylord got fifth after coming out of his “B” main.
The final event of the Wild West Shoot Out is Saturday at Elma, Wash.’s Grays Harbor Raceway. Front gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing beginning at approximately 7 p.m.
Admission is $16 for adults, $11 for juniors ages 7-17, seniors ages 62 and over and military, and kids six and under are free. Premium seating is $21.
Feature results – 1. Kellen Chadwick; 2. Ken Schrader; 3. Tripp Gaylord; 4. Mark Carrell; 5. Ryan Gaylord; 6. Rob Ireland; 7. Craig Cassell; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. John Campos; 10. Jeremy Martin; 11. Doug Lockwood; 12. Brad Martin; 13. Matthew Drager; 14. Bubba Foster; 15. Mark Reser; 16. Jeremy Schram; 17. Aaron Elwess; 18. Jeff Lovell; 19. Chris Beaulieu; 20. Mark Wauge; 21. B.J. Wild; 22. Travis Peery; 23. Lance Mari; 24. Alex Stanford.