Thursday, June 22, 2017

Zamora Setting Records with Roseburg Victory

Via NWSLMS Media

Roseburg, OR (June 17, 2017) The past couple months have been a whirlwind of excitement for Brittney Zamora. She turned eighteen, graduated from high school with International Baccalaureate honors, and in the same day made an awesome showing with the Northwest Super Late Model Series, Inc. (NWSLMS) at South Sound Speedway, earning her the top spot in the championship point’s standings. To back that up, this past weekend at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon, Zamora broke a 3-year old track record in qualifying, and won the Home Insulation of Roseburg 125, for her first super late model feature event breaking records for the northwest. Zamora became the first female touring super late model series division point’s leader and feature winner.

As the fast qualifier on the 4/10th track, Zamora rolled the invert at six cars. Riley Watson and Jan Evans would lead the field to green. From her sixth starting position, Zamora thrilled the fans and took over the lead by lap 20 on her way to her first super late model win. An emotional Zamora stood in victory circle with her proud dad, Mike and mom, Tobi on the phone.

“It was an incredible feeling getting that checkered flag!” said Zamora. “My team and I have been working so hard since the beginning, and all of our hard work is starting to pay off! Getting that first win is definitely making my team and I hungry for more! Setting these new records and becoming the first female to do these things has definitely fit into our goals for this year. We hope to continue to do well, to lead the points series and get more wins under my belt.”

Zamora expressed an interest in racing some of the “200 Lap” shows in the area, and even an opportunity to run with the K&N Pro Series West. “I have always wanted to experience these races from behind the wheel,” noted Zamora, “and would be so grateful to get the chance to. Our team is budgeted for the NWSLMS, but we are always seeking sponsorship for additional races!”

Zamora had nearly a two second margin of victory over Umpqua, Oregon’s, Brandon Ash. Ash, the former track record holder and DCS champion, has raced in the NASCAR Winston West division, as well as having several starts in what is now the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup. Quincy, Washington’s Mitch Kleyn finished third. Kleyn is in hot pursuit of Zamora in the point’s chase. Jan Evans of East Wenatchee, WA finished fourth, and Pete Harding making the long haul from Langley, B.C., Canada rounded out the top five.

Riley Watson and Jan Evans brought the field to green, with Watson taking the early lead. A spin by Brooke Schimmel and Mike Sackett brought out the first caution flag. On the restart, Watson drove in deep and got into the side of Jan Evans forcing him to second place. Jan Evans gave Watson a tap to let him know he didn’t appreciate it, and the two of them ended up spinning, along with Stephanie Evans who was trying to avoid them, which brought out the second caution. Alan Cress and Harding led the field to green with Zamora right behind. Cress took the lead as Zamora got by Harding. Zamora looked inside of Cress to take the lead, never looking back.

The next event for the NWSLMS is at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, Idaho.

Final Results – Douglas County Speedway

# Name Laps
1 52 Brittney Zamora 125
2 23 Brandon Ash 125
3 1K Mitch Kleyn 125
4 64J Jan Evans 125
5 39 Pete Harding 125
6 91x Mike Sackett 125
7 91 Alan Cress 124
8 11w Riley Watson 124
9 33 Brooke Schimmel 124
10 11 Ed Thomsen 121
11 64s Stephanie Evans 121
12 93 Karl Smith 120
13 89 Patrick Hinkle 118
14 28 Wade Koens 60
15 8 Anthony Pope 43
16 1R Richard Urrutia 1

Lap leaders: 1-13 Riley Watson, 14-17 Alan Cress, 18-125 Brittney Zamora
This week’s contingency prizes were awarded to the following drivers:
Hoosier Tire Award – Zamora, S. Evans, Schimmel
KRC Power Steer Gift Certificate – Pete Harding
Longacre Racing Products Longest Tow – Pete Harding
Longacre Racing Products Hard Charger – Mitch Kleyn

Wheel Chill $100 Gift Certificate off Retail Set of Wheel Chills – Brittney Zamora
Wheel Chill $25 Gift Certificate off Driver Cool Box – Alan Cress
Wheel Chill $25 Gift Certificate off Retail Grill Chill – Ed Thomsen

Frank’s Radio Gift Certificate $100 - $75 - $50 – Brittney Zamora, Brandon Ash, Mitch Kleyn

The Ti Company “Move of the Race” – Jan Evans

Current Points Standings
Pos. Car# Driver Name Total Points
1 52 Brittney Zamora 186
2 1K Mitch Kleyn 175
3 64J Jan Evans 158
4 91 Alan Cress 150
5 11 Ed Thomsen 148
6 33 Brooke Schimmel 146
7 64S Stephanie Evans 106
8 64 Garrett Evans 96
9 51 Glen Knutson 95
10 99 Shane Mitchell 93
11 1R Christian Roeder 93
12 24 Joey Bird 91
13 83 Braeden Havens 91
14 89 Doni Wanat 84
15 14 Brandon Carlson 81
16 89 Patrick Hinkle 63
17 93 David Garber 59
18 25 Zach Beaman 53
19 23 Brandon Ash 51
20 38 Chad Hinkle 48
21 17 Bob Pressley 47
22 75 Jeremy Doss 45
23 90 Molly Helmuth 45
24 39 Pete Harding 45
25 72 Kameron McKeehan 43
26 7 Kurt Meyer 43
27 29 Jason O'Neil 42
28 91X Mike Sackett 42
29 2 Tommy Elstoen 40
30 11w Riley Watson 40
31 9 Josh Roberts 39
32 55 Rod Schultz Sr 37
33 93 Karl Smith 36
34 30 Jeremy Richardson 35
35 28 Wade Koens 34
36 8 Anthony Pope 33
37 22 Byron Goetz 32
38 31 Chad Holaday 31
39 60 Scott Graff 30
40 81 Darrell Midgley 29
41 66 Jeff Bischofberger 29
42 83 Tom Berrow 26
43 20 Andy Sole 25
44 95 Buck Noel Jr. 20
45 1R Richard Urrutia 32

In their fourth season, 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 marketing partners including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, KRC Power Steering, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, The Ti Company, Child Havens Learning Center, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nwslms)