Saturday Racing at Tucson Speedway was sponsored by TOTAL RESOURCE AUCTIONS at MAINHEIM TUCSON and seven different winners took the checkers!
In celebration of J Norman’s Life, Tucson Speedway ran the “J Norman Hammer Down” 67 lap Super Late Model Race Saturday afternoon. Along with the Super Late Model 67 lap feature, Late Models, Southwest Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists Modified, Pro Stocks, Bombers and Hornets provided exciting racing in their respective divisions at the “Action Track Built for Speed!”
Ron Eaton made a last lap pass on Ron Norman for the exciting almost photo finish win. Norman took the lead from Brandon Schilling on lap 22 and held on until the final lap when Eaton nipped him at the finish. Matt Levin with a consistent run, finished in the third position with Rick Butler in fourth and Rookie Mariah McGriff with another top 5 finish. Eaton, who spends the winters in Tucson, is a former NASCAR Northwest Tour driver and champion from Tacoma, WA. He was the 1986, 1988, and 1995 champion of that tour, finishing second in championships and career wins (41) to all-time series legend Garrett Evans. Unlike Evans, however, Eaton had a rich NASCAR heritage dating back to the mid-1970s, when he began a NASCAR Winston West career that led to some 11 victories. To further cement his dominance as a West Coast racing legend himself, Eaton also tallied on one Southwest Tour victory, capturing the trophy at Tucson Speedway in 1996.
Don Dority was a first time winner in the Late Model Class . Dority qualified 3rd and finished second in his heat race and was the first to take the checkered flag in the exciting Late Model Race. Don now finds himself only 6 points behind second place finisher and seasoned veteran, Scott Strachan. Brad Moyer, John Lashley and Brad Roush round out the top five.
Ned Champine starting dead last in the main event in the Southwest Orthapaedic Surgery Specialists Modified Division had a dominate race car and notched another career win. He was followed to the line by rookie Will Hunholz, Sierra Vista’s David Levitt, Jeff Bennett and rookie Steve “Scuba” Shoemaker.
With 17 Pro Stocks competing for the win, Dylan Jones had 16 others who wanted the win including his brother Dustin Jones, Ken Hunt and Loren Sheffield both multiple Pro Stock Winners. Dylan took on all challengers and finished ahead of Ken Hunt in second, Dustin Jones, Loren Sheffield in fourth with Gary Cheek rounding out the top five.
The next scheduled race will be at 2pm on November 16th with a night honoring our Military and First Responders. The theme is Heroes and Horse Power. Details may be found at: www.tucsonspeedway.com and on the Tucson Speedway Face Book pages.
Tucson Speedway, “The Action Track Built for Speed”, always offers a great night of affordable family entertainment. Adults $12, Senior & Military $10, Young Adults 11-16 $6, children under 11 years of age free. Save $12 on the SPECIAL Family package of 2 Adults and 2 Children Only $ 25.
Don’t Forget, the pit gate opens at 9:30am, front gates open at noon, qualifying starts at 12:45 and Racing starts at 2:00.
Take I-10 Rita Road Exit 273 South. Turn left at Rocket Strave and follow the directions to the track located at 11955 S Harrison.