Showing posts with label Tayler Riddle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tayler Riddle. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Trevor Cristiani Declared Atomic 125 Winner


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Hermiston, OR (September 2, 2019)–Northwest Super Late Model Series points leader, Trevor Cristiani, was declared the winner of the Atomic 125 held Sept. 1 at Hermiston Raceway. The decision comes after a last-lap incident involving the leaders resulted in contact between the two with both drivers penalized upon completion of the event.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Cress Leads Title Chase Heading to Evergreen


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Wenatchee, WA (July 15, 2019)–Alan Cress is a man on a mission as he chases the Northwest Super Late Model Series championship, which will honor his former car owner, Bruce Latta. A win at South Sound Speedway back in June propelled Cress to the top of the title standings as the series heads back into action on July 27 at Evergreen Speedway with the running of the Central Welding 125.

Friday, June 28, 2019

NWSLMS Well Represented in Summer Showdown


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Wenatchee, WA (June 27, 2019)–The Northwest’s premier Super Late Model shootout, Evergreen Speedway’s Summer Showdown, brings together the top drivers from across the country chasing one of the richest payouts in the sport. Included in the entry list are several of the stars of the Northwest Super Late Model Series including past champion Garrett Evans who is joined by Trevor Cristiani, Tayler Riddle and 2019 Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year candidate, Tristan Haider.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Evans wins second Apple Cup in last three starts


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Wenatchee, WA (May 12, 2019)–Garrett Evans showed that anyone who doubted his abilities to win races as he advances through his 60s would be shown the legend’s true colors. Running near the front early in the 52nd Annual Yakima Speedway Apple Cup 125, Evans pounced at the chance for the lead at the drop of the green flag, then held of challenges from Trenton Moriarity, Chad Hinkle, Tayler Riddle and Mike Longton en route to his second Apple Cup victory in the race’s last three events.

When the dust cleared Hinkle came home with a runner-up finish followed by Riddle, Moriarity and Trevor Christiani.

Evans who ran up front in the early stages, kept Moriarity in check through the races quarter segment. Longton lurked just behind the pair, often challenging for the lead only to be denied by the leaders.

By lap 36 Hinkle had charged into the top-5 running order and continued to head to the front as he blew by Moriarity for third place at lap 45.

Evans built a half-track lead over Riddle and Hinkle as the field headed to the lap 75 break. Only able to make adjustments to the racecar and add fuel, tire management would be key in the closing 50-lap segment.

At the break Moriarity’s team worked on the power steering pump, sending the youngster back out for the 50-lap shootout not sure the team had corrected the problem.

Moriarity found that his car was just fine and settled into a groove chasing Evans for the lead. At lap 80 the former Evergreen Speedway star got by Evans for the top spot in the running order.

Evans, who had been the leader for the much of the first segment, showed that he and his Chevrolet Camaro were ready to work traffic and make a move to get back to the lead. That opportunity came at lap 105 as Evans took an inside line on Moriarity to grab the top spot.

As Evans and Moriarity battled for the lead, Hinkle continued to maintain his presence in third-place.

With ten laps to go the night’s final yellow flag flew giving Moriarity, Hinkle, and Riddle all keeping a watchful eye on Evans as the green flag came back out. Moriarity had his car sliding sideways in the corners to keep up with Evans, which opened the door for Hinkle to jump up a spot to second place and bring Riddle along for third. Cristiani got past Moriarity with three laps to go en route to fourth place.

Over the race’s final two laps Hinkle and Riddle gave Evans everything he could handle but the cagey veteran held the pair off at each challenge to nab his fifth career Apple Cup victory and second in the last three running’s of the prestigious race.

NOTES OF INTEREST:

• Alan Cress made the most of his second start of the season on the NWSLSM as the Oregon veteran brought home an 8th place finish. The run gives Cress two finishes inside the top-10 this season including a top-3 run in the season-opening event at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.
• With a pair of strong finishes to start the year, Moriarity is on track to challenge for the top spot in the chase for the 2019 series championship.
• Tristan Haider continues to impress in his quest for the Jefferson Pitts Racing Rookie of the Year title. Posting two top-10 runs in his 2019 starts, the Western Washington youngster heads to South Sound Speedway in early June looking for his first career victory.
• Next up for the Northwest Super Late Model Series will be their annual stop at South Sound Speedway on June 1 for the a 125-lap affair.

NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Apple Cup 125
Yakima Speedway, Yakima, Wash.
125 Laps 62.5 Miles

Unofficial Finishing position/Car No./Name/Hometown/Laps completed
1. 64 Garrett Evans East Wenatchee, WA 125 running
2. 38 Chad Hinkle Yakima, WA 125 running
3. 15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA 125 running
4. 12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA 125 running
5. 90 Trevor Cristiani Boise, ID 125 running
6. 17 Mike Longton Moxee, WA 125 running
7. 32 Mike Holden Clearview, WA 125 handling
8. 91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR 125 running
9. 24 Tristan Haider Olympia, WA 125 running
10. 33 Christopher Kalsch Hillsboro, OR 124 running
11. 12f Chad Fitzpatrick Lake Stevens, WA 121 running
12. 24b Tim Babcock Kennewick, WA 121 running
13. 02 Todd Connell Yakima, WA 121 running
14. 1k Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA 118 running
15. 15f Jim Franklin, Kennewick, WA 109
16. 11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA 103
17. 65 Tyler Tanner Auburn, WA 86
18. 89 Doni Wanat Woodinville, WA 74

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES
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, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, The Ti Company and Pacific Steel Structures LLC. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com or on Facebook or Twitter. To contact the series please email northwestsuperlatemodels@gmail.com

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Leonard Evans 150 Pre-Race



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RACE FACTS:
WHAT: Leonard Evans 150
Race No. 1 of 7

WHERE: Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, E. Wenatchee, Wash.

WHEN: April 27 8 p.m. PST

DISTANCE: 150 Laps/37.5 Miles

SANCTION: Northwest Super Late Model Series, Inc. (NWSLMS)

PROMOTER: Evans Promotions, Inc.

CONTACTS: Jeremy Anders, WVSO General Manager (509) 699-9317
Jarrod Goodwin, NWSLMS Director (509) 879-5082

THE RACETRACK: WVSO is a 10-degree banked .250-mile paved oval

2018 TOP-10 IN THE EVENT
1) 15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA
2) 52 Britney Zamora Kennewick, WA
3) 12 Trenton Moriarity Monroe, WA
4) 1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
5) 92 Logan Jewell Prince George, BC
6) 31 Jessie Jensen Snohomish, WA
7) 00 Naima Lang Lynnwood, WA
8) 12f Chad Fitzpatrick Lake Stevens, WA
9) 81 Darrell Midgley Victoria, BC
10) 20s Andy Sole San Tan, AZ


2018 TOP-10 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
1) Britney Zamora
2) Mitch Kleyn
3) Trenton Moriarity
4) Andy Sole
5) Doni Wanat
6) Tayler Riddle
7) Alan Cress
8) Braeden Havens
9) Tristan Haider
10) Garrett Evans

READY TO TAKE THE GREEN FLAG:
• She’s Back-Reigning and two-time series champion Britney Zamora will use the break in her NASCAR K&N Pro Series Rookie season to run the Leonard Evans 150. Zamora has multiple wins at WVSO including the 2018 Neal Newberry 125.
• Tayler Trifecta-Defending race champion Tayler Riddle will be aiming for his third Leonard Evans 150 title in four years.
• The list of drivers expected for the Leonard Evans 150 includes Doni Wanat, who has a series victory at WVSO. Coming off a top-5 points finish in 2018, Wanat looks to make a run at the championship with a solid finish at one of his best tracks on the series.
• The winner of the Leonard Evans 150 will earn a guaranteed starting position in the famed Oxford (Maine) 250. A marquee event on the PASS North Series, this marks the first time the opportunity has been presented to a NWSLMS driver that wins a series race.

NOTE OF THE WEEK: GARRETT’S PRIZE?
• Known across the country as one of the greatest short-track drivers of his generation, Garrett Evans has amassed a resume second to none. Name a major super late model race in the Northwest and the odds are high that Evans has won it-except the Leonard Evans 150. Since the race’s inception Evans has chased the title named for his late father, but come up short each year. With 2019’s Leonard Evans 150 set as the NWSLMS season-opening event, Evans will be doubly motivated to win his father’s memorial while also setting out on a strong start to series championship number four.

UPCOMING ON THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES:
The Northwest Super Late Model Series heads to the Yakima Speedway Apple Cup 125 on May 11 as race number two of the season. Originally scheduled for early April, the event was postponed due to inclement weather. Owen Riddle (2017) is the defending champion of the race with Garrett Evans having won the last series points-paying Apple Cup race in 2016.

ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES
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, Racing Dynamics, McGunegill Engine Performance, Port City Race Cars, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jostens, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, Wheel Chill, KRC Power Steering, Atomic Screenprinting and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store, 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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Younger Riddle Poised for Montana 200 Victory


Via NSLMS Media

Wenatchee, WA (July 11, 2018) Most auto racers are a superstitious lot. They believe in bad luck, good luck, karma, patterns and signs. Tayler Riddle, (Naches, WA) for example, has finished the last three Montana 200’s in 4th, 3rd, and 2nd place positions. This pattern ends with a victory circle trophy and a big check. At least that’s what Tayler Riddle is aiming for in 2018. Tayler has won numerous “big races,” but the Montana 200 continues to elude him. This year’s Montana 200 is also a sanctioned Northwest Super Late Model Series (NWSLMS) event, which will bring a few new faces to the weekend.

Starting, like many drivers, in a quarter midget, Tayler moved up through the ranks and into the late model division when he was 19. An older chassis that was updated from big brother Owen was just what he had been waiting for to get his late model start. With his Dad, Owen and Jeff Jefferson doing the updates, it was sure to be a winner. Tayler has been very successful over the years. He has proven to be just as talented, better on occasion, winning races like the Chilly Willy, the Fall Classic and the 2016 Summer Showdown.

Inspired growing up by watching NASCAR on Sundays and seeing races at his favorite and most challenging track, Yakima Speedway on Saturday nights, Tayler insisted on attending the late model and NASCAR NW Tour events. Riddle’s parents, Don and Janelle, had to see the writing on the wall. Inspiration for Tayler now takes on a different form. Having won several of the “go-to” events, he enjoys the challenge of going to a new track, working harder to achieve a new goal, trying to win a new race.

Racing for years to come is still on the horizon for Riddle, including perhaps crossing off a bucket list item at the Winter Showdown. Goals sometimes change along the way, but as long as it’s fun and affordable, he’ll be racing. Working for the family excavating business or working on the racecars, Tayler doesn’t get much down time in the summer.

Tayler is thankful for many people who have helped him along the way: His parents who gave him this opportunity, Chuck Carruthers, who is always there for racing advice, sponsors: Jim’s Hay, Bowsnatcher, Don Riddle Excavating, Primary Electric, Yukon Trucking, Betterall Auto Sales, and most importantly his crew and friends who take the time away from their families to go racing with him.

Riddle will have some stiff competition in this year’s Montana 200, not only from last year’s winner Owen Riddle, but also SRL standout Jeremy Doss, and the most recent Summer Showdown winner Preston Peltier just to name a few. A field of close to 30 from the US and Canada are set to take on this year’s NWSLMS/Montana 200 event.

The action gets started on Thursday, July 19th for the optional practice day, with the featured 200 lap event on Saturday July 21st.

2018 Montana 200 Pre-Entry List

Car# First Last City State

1 Agni Howell Kalispell, MT
1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
04 Tim Kammer Moose Jaw SK, Canada
5 Jan Evans E Wenatchee, WA
8 Kelly Admiraal Edmonton, AB, Canada
09 Clint Habart Cranbrook, BC, Canada
9 Ian Admiraal Edmonton, AB, Canada
10 Owen Riddle Naches, WA
14 Don Staggs Marion, MT
15 Tayler Riddle Naches, WA
16 Blake Williams Spokane, WA
20 Andy Sole Quincy, WA
26 John Newhouse Twin Falls, ID
27 Tim Elliott Creston, BC, Canada
33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA
36 Grant Brown Red Deer AB, Canada
48 Preston Peltier Fort Lupton, CO
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
53 Alex Lessor Kalispell, MT
64 Garrett Evans E Wenatchee WA
70 Trenton Seidel Saskatoon, SK, Canada
75 Jeremy Doss Upper Lake CA
83 Braeden Havens Spokane, WA
88 Jack Chisholm Cranbrook, BC, Canada
90 Trevor Cristiani Boise, ID
92 Logan Jewell Prince George, BC, Canada
92 Bruce Quale Twin Falls, ID
93 Dave Garber Spokane, WA
95 Buck Noel Jr Yakima, WA

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 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, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC, Leonard Evans Used Car Super Store and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit www.nwsuperlatemodels.com or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nw_latemodels).

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Riddle Wins Leonard Evans 150 Opener at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval



Via NSLMS Media

Wenatchee, WA (April 30, 2018) Tayler Riddle (Naches, WA) is no stranger to the winner’s circle. He’s won some of the biggest and richest races in the country. Riddle was faced with some stiff competition getting to the front in the 4th Annual Leonard Evans 150 at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval. It wasn’t until lap 85 that Riddle was able to take over the lead for good in his bid for the 2018 championship. Riddle becomes the only two-time winner of the Leonard Evans 150 event honoring the late father of Garrett Evans.

The Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. (NWSLMS) 2018 season kicked off Saturday with qualifying for the 23-car field. The top qualifier was 2017 Season Champion Brittney Zamora (Kennewick, WA) with a lap of 12.741 seconds. Eight cars qualifying in the 12.7 second bracket set the pace for the day. Zamora drew a ten-car invert for the start of the feature event.

The pace to the green flag was set by Jan Evans (E. Wenatchee, WA) and Mitch Kleyn (Quincy, WA). The youngest Evans, running a brand-new car and sporting a new number “5”, would take the lead and hold it for the first 46 laps. Riddle and Kleyn would make the inside pass, putting Evans back to third. Riddle continued to lead until Mitch Kleyn made an impressive pass on a restart from the outside to take over. Riddle would keep pace with Kleyn and finally regained the lead for the final time to take it to the checkers.

Evans made an outstanding save while running third after contact racing with Kleyn. Evans lost only one position to Zamora in the melee. With her sites set on Riddle, Zamora would start reeling him in and making up ground in lapped traffic. After contact on a restart, Zamora and Kleyn would have a great battle before she took the second position for the final time at lap 128. Riddle took advantage of their battle to put distance between them.

Rookie contender, Trenton Moriarity (Monroe, WA), making his first start on the NWSLMS Tour, made a remarkable comeback after spinning in the early stages of the event. Moriarity, who restarted 22nd, battled his way through the field to take the third.

A late race caution set up a Green-White-Checkered finish. With the fans on their feet, Riddle was able to get the jump on Zamora to the finish line, and Moriarity was able to clear Kleyn for the third and final podium position. Logan Jewell (Agassiz, BC, Canada) finished fifth. Zamora will leave Wenatchee with a 1 point lead over Riddle.

The next NWSLMS Tour event is June 2 at South Sound Speedway.

Leonard Evans 150 Final
1 15 Tayler Riddle 150
2 52 Brittney Zamora 150
3 12 Trenton Moriarity 150
4 1K Mitch Kleyn 150
5 92 Logan Jewell 150
6 31 Jessie Jensen 150
7 00 Naima Lang 150
8 12F Chad Fitzpatrick 150
9 81 Darrell Midgely 150
10 20 Andy Sole 150
11 91 Alan Cress 150
12 5 Jan Evans 150
13 35 Rob Touchette 150
14 11 Ed Thomsen 149
15 15F Jim Franklin 149
16 38 Chad Hinkle 143
17 18 Ian Graham 143
18 89 Doni Wanat 122
19 17 Robert Presley 74
20 88 Dirk Bennett 62
21 33 Brooke Schimmel 42
22 16 Dan Moore 42
DNS 83 Braeden Havens
Lap leaders: 1-46 Jan Evans, 47-77 Tayler Riddle, 78-84 Mitch Kleyn, 85-150 Tayler Riddle