Sunset won’t race but hopes for practice Saturday
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April 27, 2012  |  by Ben Deatherage

BANKS, Ore. -- The weather continues to cause havoc for the Sunset Speedway Park as Friday’s practice has been cancelled. Saturday April 28th was supposed to be the first race of the season but that has been changed to a practice in the afternoon until the sun sets. The Banks venue will open up the track for testing and tuning on Saturday from 3:00 PM until Dusk. Car and Driver entry and Pit Passes are $25 and any spectators wishing to watch from the grandstands get in for free.

The month of May will open with the first race of the season which will see the return of the Northwest Wingless Tour and 2012 debut of the Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4-Bees. May 12th will see the USAC Ford Focus Midgets in action as well as the newly created Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Bees. The 19th will have the Northwest Wingless Tour back along with the PHRA Dwarf Cars, Pure Stocks, Womens, and 4-Bees. The 26th and 27th will feature a doubleheader for Memorial Day weekend with the Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Pure Stocks. On the 26th the Tracers will be in action and the 27th will see the addition of the Womens classification.

The Sunset Speedway Park is located just west of the Portland metro area in Banks on the Sunset Highway. The venue is located in a gorgeous small town setting with rolling hills in the background and hosts weekly competition with Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, Northwest Wingless Tour, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees, Pure Stocks, Womens, and Tracers classes. To stay up to date with the latest information regarding this wonderful facility log on to


Track: Sunset Speedway Park

Date(s): Saturday April 28th, 2012

Times: 3:00 until Dusk

General Admission - FREE
Pit Pass - $25
Car and Driver Entry- $25

Location: 485 S Main Street, Banks, OR, 97106

Track Contact: 503-324-3040


Sponsor: T&G Trucking, Baxter Auto Parts, Jim’s Thriftway, Greg Biffle Foundation, The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Coors Light Racing, Knecht’s Auto Parts, Schram Brothers Excavating

A Look Ahead:
April 28 - Open Practice
May 5 - Northwest Wingless Tour, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, 4-Bees
May 12 - USAC Midgets, Northwest Extreme Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Bees
May 19 - Northwest Wingless Tour, PHRA Dwarfs, Pure Stocks, Womens, 4-Bees
May 26 - Northwest Extreme Sprint Car Series, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Tracers

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