NPP SERIES/OUTLAWS WRAP UP BIG ‘E’ WEEKEND
ELMA, WA – For the second time in just over a week, the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series will be backing up the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at a major motorsports event. Monday night is the conclusion of the BIG ‘E’ weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington. With only three races remaining in the 2008 season, results tonight will determine whether it will be a two or five car battle for the NPP season championship back in Edmonton on September 9th and 20th. Whitecourt, Alberta’s Paul Grundberg, the winner of the first ever NPP Feature in the United States (Saturday night), hopes to double up with another victory Monday night. Grundberg currently sits sixth in NPP Series points chase just 3 points back of Sidney, BC’s Darrell Midgley (5th in NPP Series points) and 63 points back of Campbell River, BC’s Jason Beaulieu (4th).
Current point leader and two-time NPP Series champion Dwight Kennedy has a 23 point lead over Brian McCaughan heading into race action Monday night. Stony Plain Alberta’s Mike Tom sits in third, just 128 points back of McCaughan. It will be a busy night for Brian McCaughan. Along with his NPP Late Model, the Okotok’s Alberta driver brought his ‘360’ and ‘410’ Sprint Cars on the Washington road trip. McCaughan just missed out running the ASCS ‘360’ Sprint Car Feature Saturday night by finishing 5th in the ‘B’ Dash. McCaughan will be one of more than 40 ‘410’ cars hoping to make the 24 car World of Outlaw Feature event Monday night. Ardrossan Alberta’s Wade Fleming will also be running with the Outlaws at Grays Harbor Raceway Monday night. Flemings trip south of the border was made possible with major sponsorship from Northern Provincial Pipelines.
BIG ‘E’ WEEKEND (Night #3) – RACING STARTS AT 6:30pm (local time)