MIDGLEY SCORES TOP 10
WENATCHEE, WA (April 29) – Darrell Midgley recovered from an early race incident  Saturday night to record a 9th place finish at the Leonard Evans Memorial 150 in Washington State.  The race weekend started off strong for the Team NPP driver right out of the trailer.  “The car was pretty good here,” exclaims the Sidney, British Columbia driver, “the lap times were fast.  We’ve been making some good progress with this new car.”  This was only the sixth event for the brand new Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./Alien Race Cars #81 Dodge.  Midgley qualified 15th for the 150 lap race at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval.  “The field was so tight it was unbelievable.  We were only two-tenths off fast time.  There were some really good teams at this race.” 


TEAM NPP AT WENATCHEE SUPER OVAL
.................................................. (photo: George Wade)

The ¼ mile paved oval track is well known for close quarters racing where contact with other cars is guaranteed. Just past lap 40 there was a multi-car crash on the front straight.  This five-car crash became six cars as Midgley was collected up in the carnage.  “I was an innocent bystander on this one.  A car involved in the crash came across the track and got us.”  There was some damage to the Team NPP machine.  “We got a bit of body damage but it could have been a lot worse.  We went to the pits and the crew had to pull a quarter panel back.”  Midgley would be at the back of the pack (20th) for the restart.  Approaching the midway point of the race Midgley had gained five spots and was looking for more.  “Every lap they are just racing so hard.  You can’t let up for a second.  There’s a lot of bumping and banging going on each and every lap.”  With twenty laps to go Midgley was still moving forward in the race.  “Our lap times near the end of the race were just as good or equal to the leaders.  I was running tenth near the end.  On the last lap I made a pass to finish ninth.”  This was Midgleys first ever top 10 finish at the Wenatchee Super Oval. Taylor Riddle, from Naches, Washington was the race winner.
       


4th annual LEONARD EVANS MEMORIAL 150

Wenatchee, Washington


> SATURDAY, April 28, 2018
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1. #15 Tayler Riddle               Naches, Washington
2. #52 Brittney Zamora           Kennewick, Washington
3. #12 Trenton Moriarity         Monroe, Washington
4. #1 Mitch Kleyn                   Quincy, Washington
5. #92 Logan Jewell               Prince George, British Columbia
6. #31 Jessie Jensen                Monroe, Washington
7.#00 Naima Lang                  Lynwood, Washington
8. #12 Chad Fitzpatrick          Lake Stevens, Washington
9.#81 Darrell Midgely          Sidney, British Columbia
10.#20 Andy Sole                   San Tan, Arizona
11.#91 Alan Cress                   Stayton, Oregon
12.#5 Jan Evans                      E. Wenatchee, Washington
13. #35 Rob Touchette           Lake Stevens, Washington
14.#11 Ed Thomsen                Kennewick, Washington
15.#15 Jim Franklin                Kennewick, Washington
16.#38 Chad Hinkle                Yakima, Washington
17.#18 Ian Graham                 Agassiz, British Columbia
18. #89 Doni Wanat                Woodinville, Washington
19.#17 Robert Presley             Olympia, Washington
20.#88 Dirk Bennett               Spokane, Washington
21.#33 Brooke Schimmel        Woodland, Washington
22.#16 Dan Moore                  Monroe, Washington
DNS #83 Braeden Havens     Spokane, Washington

   
               
           
   
DOWN IN THE VALLEY
Drayton Valley Speedway delays start of 2018 season.
SANGUDO SESSIONS
Sangudo Speedway invites NPP Series teams to test at track.
MIDGLEY SCORES TOP TEN
Good finish for Midgley and Team NPP in Washington State.
WEEKEND IN WENATCHEE
Darrell Midgley and Team NPP racing in Washington State.
COUNTDOWN TO GREEN 2018
Snow is finally melting at race tracks in Alberta.