Monday, April 23, 2018

Stacked Field Set for Leonard Evans 150

Via NSLMS Media

WENATCHEE, WA (April 23, 2018) A stellar field of super late model cars and drivers is set for the 4th Annual Leonard Evans 150 scheduled for April 28th at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval (WVSO) for the Northwest Super Late Model Series, Inc., (NWSLMS) season opener. A mix of rookie and veteran competitors will start the season off with a bang.

2017 Season Champion Brittney Zamora hopes to repeat her last win at WVSO, the Neal Newberry 150 back in September, which capped off a great sophomore season and earning her the honor of being the first female west coast touring division champion, as well as the youngest driver to win the series title. Zamora has expanded her schedule for 2018 to include a full season at Evergreen Speedway. Zamora picked up the CW11 Supergirl sponsorship, as well as being selected as one of seven participants in the Alan Kulwicki Driver Development Program in the off season. She’s definitely making her mark on the northwest circuit.

Runner-up Jan Evans, fresh off his Jefferson Pitts Rookie of the Year season in 2017, will be back for the Leonard Evans 150, named after his late grandfather. Sixteen-year-old Evans, debuting a new car number, had an outstanding rookie season, bringing home second in the overall points standings and a season high second place finish.

Mitch Kleyn, the only driver to compete in every race in the series, has finished second or third in the championship standings in the series first four years of existence. Kleyn scored his first Super Late Model event last season at South Sound Speedway. Kleyn and the Wild 1 racing team are poised and looking for the big prize at the end this season.

The 2017 Most Popular Driver, Brooke Schimmel will be back in action looking for a title in 2018. The 17-year old driver was victorious at Meridian Speedway, as well as taking the series win at Rocky Mountain Raceway in 2017. Schimmel ran as a development driver for Lee Faulk Motorsports during the 2017 season, competing mostly in North Carolina, but plans to focus her efforts closer to home this year.

In addition to many regular NWSLMS drivers, a few new faces will be competing during the 2018 season. Trenton Moriarity, 25-year-old 2017 NASCAR Whelen All American Series champion will make his NWSLMS debut. Moriarity, who will be running for the Jefferson Pitts Rookie of the Year status in 2018, will also be in the hunt for his first NWSLMS win.

Alex Lessor, a multi-time Montana Raceway Park Champion, will make the long haul to Washington in a bid for his first series win. While Lessor hasn’t had the best of luck in his previous NWSLMS attempts, he’s looking for the break to turn his luck around.

No stranger to winning super late model events, Tayler Riddle, a previous Leonard Evans 150 winner, will be ready to back it up. Riddle, who could be a challenger for the series championship has previously won 4 NWSLMS features, as well as some of the region’s most prestigious and richest events, including the 2015 Chilly Willy and the 2016 Summer Showdown.

These are highlights from just a few of the drivers, from all over the northwest, including Canada that will be on hand for this event to kick off the 2018 season.

Expected Driver’s List
Car# First Last City State
1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
5 Jan Evans E. Wenatchee, WA
11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA
12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA
12 Chad Fitzpatrick Lake Stevens, WA
15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA
15 Jim Franklin Kennewick, WA
16 Dan Moore Monroe, WA
17 Robert Presley Olympia, WA
18 Ian Graham Agassiz, BC, Canada
20 Andy Sole San Tan, AZ
31 Jessie Jensen Monroe, WA
33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA
35 Rob Touchette Lake Stevens, WA
38 Chad Hinkle Yakima, WA
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
53 Alex Lessor Kalispell, MT
81 Darrell Midgely Sidney, BC, Canada
83 Braeden Havens Spokane, WA
88 Dirk Bennett Spokane, WA
89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA
91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR
92 Logan Jewell Prince George, BC, Canada

For additional information, please contact Jarrod Goodwin (509) 879-5082.

In their fifth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional
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