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Allen aims for third consecutive victory this weekend at Yakima Speedway

May 03, 2012

For Immediate Release: Yakima Speedway Media Relations

 Allen aims for third consecutive victory this weekend at Yakima Speedway Yakima, WA (May 3, 2012)-Rob Allen has shown patience in each of his first two starts of the 2012 season en route to a victory in the 46th Annual Apple Cup and last weekend's regular-season opening event. Should the consistency remain the same for the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet in the track's H&H Furniture Pure Stock division, Allen will join an elite group of driver's who have claimed three main events in as many starts in one season.

Allen races for enjoyment but his most recent victory was special as his major sponsors, Ron and Kelli Harrington, donated $100 to Children's Wishes and Dreams in Allen's honor. If Allen prevails this Saturday night many more returns may come his way and that of the local charity.

 Also racing this weekend on the famed half-mile will be the Burger Ranch Sportsman, CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto Sales Hornets, Mini-Stocks and Bump-to-Pass.

Making their first appearance of the season at Yakima Speedway will be the Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series and the Northwest Late Model 4's. The traveling series' feature purpose built race truck and late model looking cars powered by Ford, Honda, Nissan and other popular four-cylinder engines.

 While the focus will be on Allen's run towards a possible three-in-a-row mark, the Sportsman class will be another group to watch as Jeff Stevenson and Buck Noel Jr. look to renew their battle from one week ago that saw Stevenson prevail late over the hard-charging division champion. Others to watch in the Sportsman race will be Lucas Valdez, who will look to bounce back from an incident in turn No. 4 that caused significant damage to his No. 38 Chevrolet. Also on the rise in the Sportsman ranks is 16 year-old Kyler Conduff who overcame handling issues early in the day to rebound for a third place finish last weekend.

 The Mini-Stock division's debut was entertaining for fans and racers as Cody Denton and Joshua Henne battled side-by-side throughout the evening for the classes first-ever main event victory. With more teams expected this weekend Denton will have his work cut out in an effort to go back-to-back.

 Jeff Ball (Hornets) and Josh Aguirre (Bump-to-Pass) will be back to make a run at two-in-a-row as well. Ball will have to overcome Casey Chambers if he is to come out victorious this weekend. Chambers had one of the fastest cars in the Hornet class weekend before suffering damage late in the main event that set him back to third place at the checkered flag. For Aguirre it's a battle for survival as is the case in most Bump-to-Pass main events as the winner is usually the driver able to nudge his way to the front then hold-off a competitor looking to return the favor.

 Additional information regarding this weekend's racing action at Yakima Speedway can be found by logging onto or the tracks page on Facebook. Tickets are available at the main gate beginning at 4 pm on Saturday or by calling (509) 248-0647.

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