The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Late Model Drivers Challenge Opens This Saturday Night

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George Wade

May 15, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Late Model Drivers Challenge Series opens its second season this Saturday Night at Western Speedway, series officials are expecting upward of sixteen plus cars for the opener.

As of last week 21 teams had purchased tires, there are a few teams that are not going to be ready for Saturday Night. As an added bonus four teams will compete in the Six Mile Integra Tire Pit Stop Competition that will see the winner receive $100.

Drivers confirmed to be in competition Saturday are a who’s, who of Late Model Drivers in BC, include 2012 Champion Wade Bland in a brand new Port City/Harding Motorsports Supply Ford Fusion. Ladner’s Dave Hemrich the 2012 Canada 200 winner and the 2012 ASA BC Late Model Champion, Victoria’s Geoff Morris the 2011 ASA BC Late Model Champion, Vancouver’s Jason Terasenko the 2011 Western Speedway Late Model Champion. Other Mainland drivers include Murray Dyck from Chilliwack, Bob Kuhn from Vancouver, and Harvey Hoogenboom from Langley. Victoria drivers include Brandon Carlson, Rory Smith, Darrell Midgley, Aaron Wilke, Brent Morris, Tyler Clough, Steve Copp and Rookie driver Shawn Standiforth. Combine that with up island drivers Bart Smith, TJ Cassidy, Brad Purdy, Ray Anderosov, Nik Wisselmann, Otto Bohati and you will see one of the best Late Model fields at Western Speedway in years.

Series spokesman Steve Copp is also pleased to announce that Slegg Lumber is back on board supporting the Series. With the excellent marketing opportunity’s available, Copp is also happy to welcome Pro Tech Interiors – Brent Smith $100 per night, Millstone Sheet Metal – Hard Charger Award $100 per night. Alien Race Cars – 1 free Billstien Shock per race– for competitors using Billstein Shocks, and Kustom Pro Drywall – will pay $100 at the end of the year for each driver who won a Main Event in 2013.

The Series will run four events in 2013, May 18th, June 22nd, July 20th and Championship Night on September 21st. The Canada 200 on the Labor Day long weekend will also be a point’s race for the series.

In 2013 the $10,000 points fund again will be divided up equally between the top ten in points, with each driver taking home $1,000. To be eligible for the point’s fund, drivers must compete in all five race night events.

The race format will once again consist of group qualifying, heat races and main events.

Thank you to all our series sponsors that contribute to the success of the series that include: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, SDL Bins – Sooke, OK Tire – Saanichton, Truck Skins – Victoria, J & L Consulting – Jason Terasenko, Kustom Pro Drywall – Bill Smith Jr, LD Racecars – Daryl Crocker, Steve Copp Construction – Steve Copp, Six Mile Integra Tire – Dave Ferguson, Harding Motorsports Supply – Shane Harding, Pro Tech Drywall – Brent Smith, Alien Race Cars – Ted Zerbin, Millstone Sheet Metal – Randy Price, Gee & Gee Racing – Tim Gee.

For more information please contact the following:

Steve Copp –

Daryl Crocker –

Bill Smith Jr. –