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Tidal Wave Weekend Coming To Coos Bay Speedway



Coos Bay, Oregon...This weekend, Coos Bay Speedway has a big event planned for the oval track. It is the two day Tidal Wave Late Model weekend. For the NASCAR Super Late Models, the Sunday portion of the program will include a Main Event paying $200 minimum to start and $1,200 to win. Other divisions competing on both nights will be the Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaws and Hornets.

It took competition from outside the area to snap the win streak that Brody Montgomery was on. On that occasion, Portland's Joey Tanner came to town and won the Main Event and $300 bounty for beating Montgomery. Tanner commented that he planned to come back for this weekend's big event. The fact is, there could be a few other top teams from out of town for this one as well. On the night that Tanner won, Casey Vitale and Tom Elam made it an out-of-towner sweep of the podium.

Montgomery is a six-time winner so far this year as he holds a commanding 102 point lead over Chris Ray. Last race, Brody had his hands full battling 2016 point runner up Thor Kristenson to get that win. Kristenson is 30 points behind Ray, and the point fund money being contested over for second and third in the standings is not insignificant. Other local area drivers to watch for this week include Richard Wallace, Wayne Butler, Kristy Grout, Deven Brown and 2015 champion Toby McIntyre.

Brown and Butler have been doing some racing in both the Super Late Model and Sportsman Late Model classes this year. Brown won the most recent Sportsman Late Model race. Dyllan Siewell leads the standings by 54 points over two-time champion Butler, and he's also picked up five feature victories to four wins for Butler. Tom Williams will be hoping to rebound from a disappointing outing on Tuesday night, and other drivers to watch for include Charlie Withers, Justin Krossman and Stacy Robison.

The Street Stock division has been interesting to watch lately as more drivers have been coming out to race. Ken Fox picked up his fifth win of the season at the recent Tuesday night event. It was Steve Dubisar winning on Saturday night ahead of fellow two-time winner Daniel Land. These three are anticipated this week along with second ranked David Smith, Jeff Thurman and Troy Chamberlain.

Since he was the last driver still running on Tuesday, Mini Outlaw point leader Sam Talon ran with the Street Stocks and finished fifth in that race. Talon has dominated the point race and has eight feature wins. Jason Kellam has been giving Talon the most competition of late, and the two-time winner finds himself in a tie for second with one-time winner John Henry. Thomas Siewell, Carl Johnson and John Carpenter are other drivers to watch for this week.

Tyler Tullos is having a remarkable rookie season in the Hornet division. Tullos now has four feature wins out of nine Top 5 finishes. Second place is where the battle is in points as "Hurricane" Hannah Robison and April Warmack are tied after Robison picked up a pair of third place finishes in a four day span. Robison has shown her toughness this year as she rebounded from having her car catch fire earlier this season to win a Main Event. She has been very consistent with seven Top 5 finishes, and it's making things interesting between she and one time winner Warmack. Four time winner Braden Fugate, David Pellum, Kris Parker and Chuck Peck are other drivers to watch for in this weekend's big two day show.

The fans have been treated to some great racing and other entertainment at Coos Bay Speedway all season, and this trend figures to continue this week and in the weeks ahead. For further information, go to http://www.coosbayspeedway.us.
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