NW Motorsports Report - August 18, 2023

AUGUST 18, 2023

JOSH TURNER OPENS STATELINE CONCERT VENUE WELCOMES EASTON CORBIN SEPT 6.

Stateline Speedway switched gears recently and changed direction to become a concert venue. It’s something the facility will do again in a few weeks too.

On August 9 the racetrack — officially known by its sponsored name as Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway — welcomed headliner Josh Turner to its stage for the first event of 2023.

The concert stage sits just inside the backstretch wall which allows viewing from the infield, grandstands or a variety of other vantage points.

“The concert itself was great,” facility general manager Matt Alexander wrote in an email. “We had roughly 3,500 people come out to see Josh Turner, Kaleb Austin and Third Ave - Peyton Rae & Cody.”

It is a nice location for an outdoor concert, Alexander added, noting “Every event we learn something new and build off of that.

For instance, food, beverages and parking will all be changed to make for a better experience, he noted.

The next concert to finish out the Grandstand Jam Tour at Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway will be Sept. 6 featuring Easton Corbin headliner along with Tanner Adell and Track 45 as openers.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first act takes the stage at 6.

Tickets can be purchased on www.raceidaho.com with a variety of different options. Seating sections available:

  • Reserved VIP Tables of 8
  • Pit (standing only)
  • Floor (standing or bring your own chair)
  • Reserved seats in grandstands
  • General Admission in Grandstands

 

 

 

 


 

KODY KOPP SLOWED IN TITLE DEFENSE AT CASTLE ROCK

 Things got out of hand for Logan Cole (3) and Tommy Elstoen (2) at the “South Sound 200” staged at South Sound Speedway, Rochester, Wash., Aug. 5. The only incident happened on lap six and involved Cole and Elstoen who started first and third respectively. The two were racing hard for the lead when they got together in turn three and the subsequent crash took both cars out of the race. JJ Hamilton won the race that featured a seventeen-car main event but only nine finished. He took the lead on a lap-6 restart and was untouchable after that.

 PARTS UNLIMITED AFT SINGLES 2023 POINT LEADERS (16 OF 18 RACES)

POS RIDER POINTS WINS
1 Kody Kopp 308 7
2 Trevor Brunner 273 2
3 Tom Drane 264 3
4 Chase Saathoff 252 0
5 Max Whale 244 1

 

Kody Kopp in action in a Parts Unlimited AFT Singles rafe. Photo by AMA Photos

 

 

 

 


 

PLYBON SEEKS TO STREGTHEN STREAK

Spokane late model driver Haeden Plybon looks to improve on his current two-race win streak and add to his points lead as the Northwest Super Late Model Series travels to Meridian Speedway near Boise, Idaho for an Aug. 19 race. Plybon, who takes a 42-point lead over Max Schroeder and leads Zach Riehl by 46, has won three of the five races run to date. The NWSLM cars return to the Inland Northwest, Sept. 3 at Hermiston.

 

Photo by Elevate Media

 

 

 

 

Paul Delaney has been writing about Motorsports in the Pacific Northwest since 1976. He welcomes learning about your racing accomplishments.

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