This race always promises to offer some interesting twists and turns, as drivers will run an additonal 50-laps.
But this night is more than just this 100-lap marathon; it’s about crowning those teams champion in other classes who have been able to best their competition during this 2011 season which began in May. (Snow ko’d the opening night on April 30th)
The Super Stocks, for example, will have the tightest battle of the evening. Veteran racer Mike Wade (No. 69u) currently holds just a nine point advantage in the championship standings over Dillion Lawrence (No. 25). 2010 Super Stock champion Barry Egolf (No. 77) finds himself a total of 57-points back. So, this comes down to Wade and Lawrence.
Not to be outdone, the Figure-8 Stock Cars have a two horse race for the ultimate prize, as two former champions battle to the bitter end. Tracy Eaton (No. 70) has a 34-point lead on Dave Fleishman (No. 10). Really, it has been awesome to watch these two all year long. And Saturday night will be no different.
Fans also will be treated to the final race of the season for the wild and crazy Western States Equipment Figure-8 Trains. Thus far, Shake Rattle N’ Roll leads Plum Crazy by a total of 12-points. Tokyo Drift is 22-points back in third. This could be one to remember.
Lastly, the USAC Ford Focus championship is all but decided. The newly crowned Young Automotive Group USAC/SLVRA Sprint Car Series champion, Jimmy Waters (No. 28), has a commanding 94-point lead over Chuck Groat (No.24). The goal on this night for Waters is simple–win! Easier said than done, but the No. 28 has been a force to be reckoned with all season long.
By the way, with this being rivalry week between the Utah Utes and BYU Cougars, please be sure to show your pride by wearing either Ute or Cougar apparel to receive $5.00 off the cost of admission. You can’t beat that deal!
See you there!!
Russ Sala Jr.