ALGER, Washington — Sunshine and temperatures in the low 60’s greeted racers and race fans alike at ASA Member Track Skagit Speedway on Saturday. Over twenty sprint cars, two midgets, three Outlaw Hornets and a Dwarf Car graced the pit area for the first of two Play Days at the track.
Drivers were turning great lap times in their practice sessions with rookie Liam Ryan topping the speed charts with more than a few laps in the 11.8 second range. Close to that time was Mike Melwicks with quite a few 11.9’s and a handful of 11.8’s on the clock.
Other new drivers to the track were Matt Jensen, Zach McCabe, Darcy and Shane Valliant in their sprint cars and Brandon Berg and Becky Dahl in their Hornets.
Drivers and crews raved about the improvements to the pit area which has been widened, lengthened and packed tightly with new crushed rock making the surface flatter and less dusty. A new ramp and push off area from the pits onto the track entrance in turn 3 also received great reviews.
Up on the fan side of things fans were treated to new and improved concessions, freshly mowed lawns, power washed grandstands, and sparkly clean restrooms waiting to enhance their race going experience.
Play Day 2 is scheduled for Saturday April 14th starting at 1:00 p.m. with the pit area opening at 11:00 a.m. for racer load in. Grandstand admission is free. The 2012 Foothills Toyota Tundra Racing Series begins Saturday night April 21st at 7:00 p.m.
For more season information including the newly updated schedule please visit www.SkagitSpeedway.com .