hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour preview 2001-05-25

The "hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour" heads into it's second weekend of racing with the race for the points lead dead even as Jayme Barnes of Everett, WA and Roger Crockett of Rio Linda, CA tied with 188 points each. They will both be looking...

The "hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour" heads into it's second weekend of racing with the race for the points lead dead even as Jayme Barnes of Everett, WA and Roger Crockett of Rio Linda, CA tied with 188 points each.

They will both be looking to keep the pace up as the tour heads to Wilammette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on Friday, May 25th and then moves south to Riverside Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR on Saturday the 26th.

Crockett came up half a car length short of a win at the season opener at State Fair Raceway in Yakima, WA and Barnes nailed down the win a night later at Portland Speedway in Portland, OR. Fans are already talking about these two young lions going the distance in a battle for the season championship.

Three time and defending Northern Sprint Tour Champion, Shawna Wilskey of Lake Stevens, WA is sure to have more than a minor amount of input on the title and currently trails the top two by 26 points with 162.

Great Falls, MT's Richie Peterson has come on strong at the start of the season and trails by another 10 points with 152 to sit in fourth.

Filling out the top 5 is Jason Solwold. Solwold, of Burlington, WA won the opener but didn't fare as well on night number two and currently has 139 points, 49 down from the top.

Last years second place finisher, Rick Fauver of Everett is in 7th place and fourth place finisher Dan Menne of Ft. Jones, CA is 6th.

Two new drivers to the hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour circuit in 2001, Jay R. Harkness of Acme, WA and Tim Levin of Everett sit in the 8th and 9th spots respectively with Lynnwood, WA's Barry Martinez in tenth.

Kevin Journey of Springfield is currently the highest Oregon driver in the points race with 98 points in 11th place.

Some other Oregon drivers ready to make a move up the points ladder are Jeremy Cooper of Creswell, Melissa Yates and Scott Adams from Roseburg and Tony Thomas of Mill City.

After the high speeds and wide open races on the larger tracks at Yakima and Portland, the three-tenths mile and quarter-mile bullrings of Willamette and Riverside Speedways will offer up new challenges to the drivers and crews.

Closer and tighter racing is in store for the fans and the action has always proved to be exciting at these two tracks. The expected 30-35 cars are sure to provide fast paced non-stop action for the fans.

For further information on the tracks, contact: Willamette Speedway at 541-258-8503 and Riverside Speedway at 541-942-7561.

-GH

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Series Sprint
Drivers Shawna Wilskey , Roger Crockett