Wednesday, September 28, 2016

29th Annual Fall Classic 200 Pre-Race Notes

WHAT: 29th Annual Fall Classic 200

WHERE: Yakima Speedway, Yakima, WA

WHEN: October 1-2, 2016

DISTANCE: 200 Laps/100 Miles

SANCTION: Northwest Super Late Model Series (NWSLMS)

PROMOTER: Pollock Family, Yakima Speedway

CONTACTS: Tom Pollock, Yakima Speedway (509) 248-0647
Doug Pace, NWSLMS (509) 294-0945

THE RACETRACK: Yakima Speedway is a slightly banked .500-mile paved oval. The track has been host for two of the Northwest premier races; Apple Cup and Fall Classic for many years. The Pollock family has owned and operated the facility for over 50 years.

2016 Northwest Super Late Model Series Top 10 Points
Driver Total
1. Garrett Evans 335
2. Braeden Havens 285
3. Ryan Wells 278
4. Mitch Kleyn 270
5. Brittney Zamora 257
6. Ed Thomsen 239
7. Glenn Knutson 216
8. Clint Habart 215
9. Dirk Bennett 186
10. Shane Mitchell 177

Top 10 at Fall Classic in 2015
Tayler Riddle
Garrett Archer
Doni Wanat
Shelby Thompson
Mike Longton
Ryan Wells
Naima Lang
Randy Marshall Jr.
Gracin Raz
Agni Howell


This will be the second trip to Yakima Speedway for the Northwest Super Late Model Series in 2016. Garrett Evans won Apple Cup back in April. This is the third Fall Classic race run under the NWSLMS sanctioning.

Oh Canada!-The largest field of Canadian drivers this season will be featured at the Fall Classic with four drivers from north of the border including Clint Habart, Tom Berrow, Shane Harding and Pete Harding. Canadian drivers have won the Fall Classic seven times.

Fall Classic Winners- Five drivers in the field have won the Yakima Speedway Fall Classic in their careers. They are led by Pete Harding with four, followed by Garrett Evans with three. Mike Longton, Tayler Riddle and Shane Harding each have one win.

Championship Chase- Garrett Evans will secure a third consecutive NWSLMS Championship when he takes the green flag in the Fall Classic. The battle will be between drivers second through fifth who are only separated by 28 points.

Clash of the Titans-Nine drivers in the field have won a NWSLMS race. Tayler Riddle, Garrett Evans, Owen Riddle, Pete Harding, JC Wofford, Shane Mitchell, Braeden Havens, Doni Wanat, and Mike Longton have combined to win 18 of the series 27 races in the past three years.

Series Debut- Four Drivers will be making their career NWSLMS debut at the Fall Classic including CJ Hawley, John Burtsche, Lex Johnson and Chad Hinkle.

Iron Men- Only two drivers Mitch Kleyn and Garett Evans have competed in every NWSLMS race since its inception in 2014.

• Keeping it in the Valley- When Tayler Riddle won the Fall Classic last year, he was the first Yakima area driver to win in seven years. In 28 races only five local drivers have won and none of them have won it multiple times. Eight local drivers will be competing in the Fall Classic and trying to keep the coveted hardware in the Yakima Valley.

The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many great sponsors including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Joes Racing Products, 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 visit the series on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email