Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Series Officials Optimistic on 2020 Season

Via NWSLMS Media

SPOKANE, Wash. (June 9, 2020)–Despite the continued moving target of a 2020 Northwest Super Late Model Series season-opener, officials and track partners remain upbeat about the potential to run a complete season of events this year. The series first two race dates have been pushed back into at least the month of July with the understanding that if current pandemic conditions improve, events with spectators could begin in mid-summer.

“All of the things we’re planning right now continue to be up to state officials in Washington and Oregon,” said NWSLMS Director Jarrod Goodwin. “With that said we have been in discussions with facilities in states that have opened up to racing, our partner tracks and fellow series ownership groups about what our own series dates will look like in the year 2020.”

Suggestions range from running two separate race events in a single weekend, traveling back to tracks in states that are open and have hosted the series in the past to partnering with other series for a unique large-scale showdown race.

“Everything that we’ve done so far in 2020 is with the intent to get our season in, with racing in front of the fans who support the teams, drivers and facilities that support super late model touring racing in this region. We want to also focus on doing that in a safe manner,” Goodwin said. “One positive in the discussions of the past few weeks has been that each of our partner tracks have let us know they want to see us compete at their facility and are working hard to find dates that will accommodate the series and its competitors.”

For now the series will continue to aim for a season-opening event at South Sound Speedway located just outside of Tenino, Wash. Track operators, the Behn family, have expressed a desire to NWSLMS officials that they plan to keep both of their agreed upon events on the overall 2020 schedule. Operators at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval have also discussed rescheduling the original series opener while maintaining the season finale, the Neal Newberry Memorial race, for late September.

“The next few weeks will be key to determining just where the series will compete and how many events will ultimately be held,” Goodwin said. “For now it’s full steam ahead for the current season while also moving into discussions about 2021. That has also been key with our partners, getting the 2021 schedule completed now so it’s out of the way and to teams much earlier than ever before.”

For more information on the Northwest Super Late Model Series log onto www.nwslms.com or find the series on Facebook and Twitter.

NWSLMS 2020 Schedule (Subject to Change)
TBD - Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
TBD - South Sound Speedway
August 1 - South Sound Speedway
August 15 - Yakima Speedway
September 6 - Hermiston Raceway
September 26 - Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, AFCO/Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Racing, The Ti Company, and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslmseries.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com.