Friday, December 16, 2016

Late Model And Junior Late Model Schedules Released For Madera

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (December 16, 2016) – The MAVTV-televised LoanMart Madera Speedway has finalized the Late Model portion of its 2017 schedule with eight race nights to feature both LoanMart Late Models and 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models again next season. All eight race nights will be televised after a 2016 television package that included 16 one hour episodes of "Madera Racing".

The two Late Model divisions will co-headline the March 11th Madera Speedway season opener followed by events on April 29th, the May 27th Tribute to Armed Forces, June 17th, July 29th, August 26th, September 23rd, and the 4th Annual Short Track Shootout on October 6th and 7th. The March 11th and July 29th 125 lap LoanMart LM races will pay $5,000 to win while the Short Track Shootout continues to be a $10,000 to win race. The standard format for the LoanMart Late Model Series is 100 laps over two 50 lap segments while the Short Track Shootout will be 150 laps in 2017 with a break at the 100 lap mark.

For the Jr. Late Models, 2017 will mark the second season for the world's first full size stock car series for drivers ages 10-16. The Jr. Late Models share the exact rule book of their Open LM counterparts except for a restrictor. The drivers will face a new challenge with races increased to 75 laps with a 50 lap opening segment followed by a break for interviews and car adjustments before a 25 lap final segment.

"The concept for the Jr. Late Model Series is something I've thought about since 2009, as I believe a restricted late model is a great place for a youngster to hone their skills in a car they can move up with throughout their teenage years," promoter Kenny Shepherd said. "We are proud that we have built a series where talent can shine in the LoanMart Late Model Series, and we intend to do the same for the 10-16 year old crowd with the Jr. Late Model Series on MAVTV."

The complete Madera Speedway 2017 schedule will be released on Christmas Eve.

Madera Speedway is located on the Madera Fairgrounds on Cleveland Ave and 99. For more information, visit

Race fans can catch up on LoanMart Madera Speedway racing with "Madera Racing" airing Thursdays on MAVTV at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific. LoanMart Madera Speedway racing is also available on the LucasOilRacing.TV app. The eighth and final round of the 2016 Jr. Late Models will be broadcast next Thursday as the final broadcast of the year.

2017 Loanmart Late Model & 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Schedule
March 11 - *$5,000 to win LM 125L* Jr. LM 75L

April 29 - LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L

May 27 - *Tribute to Armed Forces* LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L

June 17 - LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L

July 29 - *$5,000 to win LM 125L* Jr. LM 75L

August 26 - LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L

September 23 - LM 100L, Jr. LM 75L

October 6 & 7 - *4th Annual Short Track Shootout. $10k to win LM 150L* Jr. LM 75L

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NWSLMS Announces 2017 Schedule

Wenatchee, WA (December 13, 2016)­­–Officials with the Northwest Super Late Model Series in partnership with tracks in Washington, Oregon and Idaho have set the 2017 schedule of events. Entering its fourth year of competition, the NWSLMS is the premier super late model series in the Pacific Northwest.

The series opens the 2017 campaign on April 29 with the Leonard Evans 150 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval. The race marks the first of two stops at the North Central Washington facility operated by Garrett Evans. Wenatchee Valley Super Oval is the site of the 2017 championship event, the Neal Newberry 125, scheduled for Sept. 23.

Spokane County Raceway’s half-mile Super Oval hosts the series on May 20 with the running of the Park Model Homes 125. The series returns to the Inland Northwest track on July 29 for a second 125-lap main event.

For the first time in series history Tenino’s South Sound Speedway hosts a 125-lap event featuring the stars of the Northwest Super Late Model Series. The June 3 race is the first of two new ventures for the NWSLMS in the month of June as the teams invade Douglas County Speedway on June 17. Also featuring a 125-lap main event, the Roseburg facility marks the return of the series to the state of Oregon for the first time since its inaugural season of 2014.

Also hosting the series for the first time in its history will be Meridian Speedway. The quarter-mile facility located just west of Boise features the top teams in the Northwest competing in a 125-lap main event on July 8.

Yakima Speedway brings back the famed Sun City 125 super late model showcase on August 19. The race is the only stop at the Central Washington speed plant during the 2017 season. The event marks the fourth consecutive season the half-mile track has hosted the series.

Drivers competing on the series in 2017 will face over 1,000 laps of competition stretching over six-month span.

“This off-season has been very busy for the series and its partner tracks as we’ve worked to feature one-day events for 2017,” said NWSLMS Series Director Jarrod Goodwin. “Fans and race teams alike have asked to schedule events at South Sound Speedway and we’re excited to work with the Behn family to make that happen on June 3. Sitting down with Adam Nelson to schedule a date at Meridian and the folks who oversee Douglas County Speedway eager to bring the series to Roseburg, we’re excited for the new season and can’t wait to continue the growth of the series.”

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Racers Against Child Abuse, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing and Racing Dynamics. For more information on the series visit or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email

2017 NWSLMS Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
April 29- Leonard Evans 150, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA
May 20- Park Model Homes 125, Spokane Super Oval, Airway Heights, WA
June 3- South Sound 125, South Sound Speedway, Tenino, WA
June 17- Douglas County 125, Douglas County Speedway, Roseburg, OR
July 8- Meridian 125, Meridian Speedway, Meridian, ID
July 29- Park Model Homes 125, Spokane Super Oval, Airway Heights, WA
Aug. 19- Sun City 125, Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA
Sept. 2- TBD w/SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour
Sept. 23- Neal Newberry 125, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, East Wenatchee, WA