Berlin Raceway Returns to 2024 Superstar Racing Experience Schedule
Nov 12, 2023
The Northwest Super Late Model Series is heading into its 11th season of competition in 2024, with a schedule that will include 10 races at seven different venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The Northwest Super Late Model Series is heading into its 11th season of competition in 2024, with a schedule that will include 10 races at seven different venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. The series will return to five tracks from the 2023 schedule, with two new facilities added to the schedule. Return visits include two events at Tri-City Raceway at the Red Mountain Event Center (WA), two at the Wenatchee Valley Super-Oval (WA), and two at Hermiston Raceway (OR). Single races will include trips to Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway (ID), and Meridian Speedway (ID). The series will head to the Mission Valley Super-Oval (MT) and the Motorplex at the Mill (ID) for the first time in series history. A minimum of three events will pay $10,000 to win.
The series will dive into its 11th season of action at Tri-City Raceway at RMEC with the 55th Annual “Apple Cup 125” on April 7th. It will be the third consecutive appearance at the tricky triangular ½-mile, to open the season for the series. The Ninth Annual “Leonard Evans Memorial 150”, at the Wenatchee Valley Super-Oval, will take place on April 27th. The event has been on the series schedule since the inaugural season in 2014, when it was known as the “Apple Blossom 125”. Next on the schedule is a return to Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway for the “SLS 150” on May 18th. It is the fourth consecutive season the NWSLMS has scheduled this event at the Post Falls, ID ¼-mile oval.
The series will then head to Emmett, ID and to the new Motorplex at the Mill, a 1/3-mile NASCAR sanctioned paved oval. The track, located at the old Boise Cascade Lumber Mill, made its’ circle track racing debut in October, with a Late Model race that found Jeff Hillock in Victory Lane. The NWSLMS will visit the new facility on June 15th, for the $10,000-to-win “Blue Valor 150”. The first half of the season schedule will wrap up at Hermiston Raceway on June 29th, for the first of two scheduled events at the facility. The “Hermiston 125” will take place on June 29th at the 3/8-mile oval and will be the series 12th visit to the track.
The second half of the season will kick off at a new facility to the series, but at a prestigious event that was sanctioned by the series in 2018. The “Montana 200” will take place at the Mission Valley Super-Oval on July 13th and will feature a $10,000 winner’s purse. The “Montana 200” dated back to 1991, at the now defunct Montana Raceway Park, where Lance Wade grabbed the inaugural edition. Shelby Thompson grabbed the win in the 2023 unsanctioned edition.
Round #7 will find the series returning to Meridian Speedway for the second year in a row, for the $10,000-to-win “Idaho 208” with the August date to be finalized shortly. 32 Super Late Models made the trip to Southern Idaho in 2023, with Haeden Plybon scoring the rich win. The popular ¼-mile oval, known as the “Concrete Jungle”, will host the “Idaho 208” for the 10th time. On Sunday, September 1st, the series will return to Hermiston Raceway for the “Labor Day Spectacular 125”. The annual event dates back to 2019 for the series, with Trevor Cristiani grabbing the inaugural win. Haeden Plybon was the 2023 winner.
The longest running annual event for the series is up next, with the 11th Annual “Neal Newberry 125” at the Wenatchee Valley Super-Oval. The event has been on the schedule since the inaugural 2014 season and was not a victim of Covid-19 in 2020. September 14th will see the NWSLMS return to the ¼-mile oval where Evan Goetz scored the win in 2023. The season finale will be at Tri-City Raceway at RMEC on October 6th, for the third consecutive season. The 37th Annual “Fall Classic 125” will pay $10,000 to the winner and has traditionally boasted the largest car count of the season for the series. 2023 found a record breaking 38 Super Late Models in attendance, with Evan Goetz grabbing his second consecutive victory in the Jefferson Racing, Phase II Port City Super Late Model.
2024 NWSLMS Schedule (Subject to Change)
April 7th – “Apple Cup 125”, Tri-City Raceway at RMEC
April 27th – “Leonard Evans Memorial 150” – Wenatchee Valley Super-Oval
May 18th – “SLS 150” – Findlay Stadium State Line Speedway
June 15th – “Blue Valor 150” - Motorplex at the Mill
June 29th – “Hermiston 125” – Hermiston Raceway
July 13th – “Montana 200” – Mission Valley Super-Oval
August ??? (TBA) – “Idaho 208” – Meridian Speedway
September 1st – “Labor Day Spectacular 125” – Hermiston Raceway
September 14th – “Neal Newberry 125” – Wenatchee Valley Super-Oval
October 6th – “Fall Classic 125” – Tri-City Raceway at RMEC
ABOUT THE NORTHWEST SUPER LATE MODEL SERIES
The Northwest Super Late Model Series is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Northwest. The series has many valued partners including RaceCals, Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, Gibson Diesel Performance, AR Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Five Star Bodies, AFCO/Longacre Racing Products, Atomic Screen Printing and Embroidery, Franks Racing Radio, BLP, Jefferson Racing, Impel Motorsports, and The Ti Company. For more information on the series visit www.nwslms.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
-Northwest Super Late Model Series Press Release