NOTE: The main computer that is used to update the official website of the NPP Late Model Series and Team NPP went 'down' on June 5th. It remains in the shop awaiting a part. The part, which was back ordered, is now en-route. A backup computer, with limited capacity, continues to be used for website updates. Some website pages will appear dated/expired until the main computer is repaired.

WEEKNIGHT IN WASHINGTON
ROCHESTER, WA (July 1) - Team NPP is at South Sound Speedway in Rochester, Washington for a special mid-week Super Late Model event. Darrell Midgley will pilot the Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./Alien Race Cars #81 Dodge at the Wes Rhodes Firecracker 126 on Tuesday night. In his previous appearances at the 'Fastest 3/8th's on the West Coast', Midgley has consistently run in the top-ten and has led laps. Last August Midgley registered 6th place finish at the Miller 200 race. "We just started going back there a few years ago," says the Sidney, British Columbia driver, "this will be the first time we'll be racing the new car here." Midgley debuted the brand new #81 Dodge in Las Vegas last October. "We raced in Wenatchee back in April (finished 9th) so its been a while since we've been on the track." In March Midgley finished 8th at Arizona's Tucson Speedway. When the green flag drops Tuesday night, Midgley will be looking for his third consecutive top-10 finish south of the border.


MIDGLEY AT SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY IN 2016
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"We are trying some different things. Hopefully we'll get some results." Despite his recent run of top-10 finishes, Midgley says better finishing positions are needed. "We don't think we've performed the way we should with this new car. We've actually hired a crew chief for this race. He's doing the set-up on the car. We are pretty excited about this. He's had a lot of success on the NASCAR level and in the Super Late Model Class." Chuck Carruthers took delivery of the new Team NPP #81 Dodge last week at his shop in Prescott, Washington. "This is a big test," admits Midgley, "its a whole new set-up package for us. We have a private on-track test sesson set for Monday (July 2)." Two Super Late Model practices are schedule for South Sound Speedway Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Wes Rhodes Firecracker 126 Tuesday night.

WES RHODES FIRECRACKER 126

Rochester, Washington
> TUESDAY, JULY 3rd
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2:00pm SLM Practice
4:30pm SLM Practice
4:45pm Spectator Gates
5:30pm Qualifying
6:30pm Racing (starting with Tuner Cars)

CLASSES RACING
Super Late Model
Hobby Stocks
Baby Grands
Tuner Cars

MIDGLEY FINISHES AT SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY
11th - July 3, 2018
6th - August 5th, 2017
17th - July 30, 2016
10th - August 8th, 2015
8th - July 7th, 1990 (NASCAR Winston West Series)
11th - July 29th, 1989 (NASCAR Winston West Series)

Qualified 8th (14.006 seconds // - 0.154)
Darrell Midgley Finished 11th

   
               
           
   
MODIFIED SCHEDULE
Zerbin to debut new Team NPP Modified in Washington.
WASHINGTON WEAR DOWN
Tire woes stifle strong finish for Midgley in Washington.
WEEKNIGHT IN WASHINGTON
Darrell Midgley and Team NPP at South Sound Speedway.
EDMONTON EXPECTATIONS
NPP Series officials hope 2018 season to start July 20 & 21.
DRAYTON VALLEY DOWN
Another race weekend cancelled at Drayton Valley Speedway.