A Night to Remember for the WESCO Series

November 5, 2012 (Ellensburg, WA) – The 2012 WESCO season will officially draw to a close on Saturday night, November 10th with the Awards Banquet, being held in Ellensburg, WA. The season, deemed a success by competitors, saw 24 entrants compete over the course of the year visiting four tracks: Wenatchee Valley Super Oval (East Wenatchee, WA), Stateline Speedway (Post Falls, ID), Douglas County Speedway (Roseburg, OR) and Yakima Speedway (Yakima, WA). Each race on the seven race circuit saw a different winner take home the checkers. 
The final points battle was a tight one and came down to a three-way race between the reigning WESCO Champion, Doug McLees, a sprint car Rookie, Danny Mathews and the 2007 INSCA Sprint Car Champ, Tony Berry. 
When the dust settled at the final race of the year it was Berry, driving the borrowed car of Donnie Kudrna after losing the power plant in his entry, which would be crowned the 2012 WESCO Champion. Second place went to the 2012 Rookie of the Year, Danny Mathews in a McLees Racing entry followed by teammate Doug McLees in third.
Berry and the B&B Motorsports team hailing out of Spokane, WA finished the season with one win at the non-wing event at Stateline Speedway, one fast time award, and four top-5 finishes. “That final race really summed up the year for us; fast at times, reason for optimism, huge disappointment when we lost the motor (the second of the season) and then true gratitude when a competitor stepped up to help,” shared Berry. “Donnie got out of his car and let me jump in at the last race when we had a title on the line, but it also happened when we broke the motor in Friday practice at Roseburg. Brian McLees immediately got on the phone and had a motor brought from his shop in Olympia so that we could race – it really sums up what the series is about; camaraderie, competition and fun. Our B&B Motorsports team enjoyed all of those things this year and we’re thrilled to be sitting at the head table for the banquet!”
With what was likely the most consistent of seasons, Rookie of the Year Danny Mathews from Malahat, British Columbia, utilized his team’s wealth of experience to drive to second place in the final standings. Mathews enjoyed his greatest successes on the year at the very fast ¼ mile oval of the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, where he led the majority of the final race of the season and came home second. “I just want to thank Brian McLees and this team, this is the most fun I’ve had in racing and we’re really looking forward to the opportunities that 2013 brings,” commented the driver of the 11x, Mathews.
Four-time, and defending WESCO Champ, Doug McLees landed his spot on the podium after a true roller coaster season. After starting the year in grand fashion with a win at the season opening event, the Olympia, WA native tangled with the third car out of the McLees Racing stable during the second event at WVSO and incurred heavy damage. After suffering motor issues at the next two events, the driver of the 3D and team regrouped and still brought home a third place points finish. “This season was certainly not easy, and not quite what we set out to do in search of our fifth WESCO Title. Despite our difficulties, we had a great time with this group of guys. I think the future is bright for the WESCO series.” 
The WESCO Rules Meeting and Banquet will be held November 10th in Ellensburg, WA. This is an event that you don’t want to miss with several thousand dollars in door prizes, an opportunity to win a XXX sprint car chassis and performances by both a comedian and professional magician – it will be a night to remember.


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