The Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association Cherishes Start of Summer


Source: INSCA Public Relations


June 19, 2008 ( Spokane , WA ) - This racing season has endured some of the worst springtime weather in recent memory and that has seriously affected the outcome of the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association’s (INSCA) 2008 schedule. June 21st marks the official start of summer and with any luck, the weather will cooperate. As the group readies itself for the fifth scheduled race of the year this Saturday night at Stateline Speedway in Post Falls , Idaho , it will be only the second event of the young season.


The good news for the INSCA club is that the pits at each event have been full with quality cars that are yearning for the chance to compete. Othello, WA driver Mike Fought has brought his Fought Farms, DS Services, Beaver Lake Nursery, Waters Tractor Repair and Top Cut Tree Service sprinter to the last two rainouts, one at Stateline Speedway and the other at Mission Valley Speedway in Montana and like many others, is hoping for great weather this weekend. “It’s been a tough start to the year for sure; you feel like you’re battling Mother Nature each week. We’ve been fortunate to be able to run some traveling shows, but we are really hopeful that we can finally get to run an INSCA show. We won the final race of the 2007 season and hope to pick up where we left off.”


Also prepared to hit the track for the first time this year is long-time series competitor and main event winner, Wes Helgeson. The second generation driver is running a custom built HEI Motorsports sprint car and is excited about the prospects of the new chassis. Helgeson had this to share, “We got to practice the new car before one of our earlier rainouts and the results were really promising. We feel that we put a lot of adjustability into the car and I can’t wait to finally get to run it.”


One of the events that is always a good time both on and off the track is the race in Polson , Montana at Mission Valley Speedway which will host the INSCA sprint cars for the Fourth of July weekend. The weekend will get under way Friday night at the annual Mission Valley Speedway Street Dance to be held on Main Street in Ronan , Montana . Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a car show and live music. Then on Saturday night, July 5th the winged sprint cars will take to the uniquely shaped 3/8’s of a mile oval.


The INSCA club joined forces with the Shriners Hospital and unfortunately the effectiveness of the pairing has also been delayed by the weather. The INSCA club will once again be selling t-shirts with the proceeds going to the Shriners Hospital as well as conducting a “Pass the Helmet” in the stands during intermission at July 5th event. This is a great cause that the INSCA club is proud to be associated with.


The only event to be run this year was at the Stateline Speedway on May 3rd, won by 17-year old Cole Tupling who currently trails Ephrata’s Kevin Burck in the points battle by two; leading Rookie of the Year points contender, Ron Rhode is third, six points out of the lead.


Come out and cheer on the exciting action of the Inland Northwest Sprint Car Association this Saturday night, June 21st at the Stateline Speedway in Post Falls , Idaho with qualifying beginning at 6 pm . For more information on the group visit or call either 800.336.2682 or 509.499.9582.


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