From Stacy Verrall
TULSA, Okla. (June 28, 2010) – There’s going to be fireworks on land and in the air this weekend as the ASCS Northwest winged sprint cars rocket around the fastest ¼-mile dirt track in the northwest at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday and Sunday, July 3rd and 4th.
Current ASCS Northwest points leader Roger Crockett will be battling for the victory on his home turf against some of the best Sprint Car racers the west coast has to offer. With Jason Solwold trailing by merely 7 points in the point standings and former ASCS Northwest champion Jayme Barnes propelled into the weekend off an impressive podium finish at Dirt Cup, it’s going to be anything but easy for Crockett to maintain his spot as king of the Cottage Grove Hill.
Throw into the mix several west coast series and track champions with enough talent to score the top prize, and you have yourself an exciting 4th of July weekend battle with an ending that has yet to be written. Be there to watch it unfold!
And to add to the weekend’s excitement, there’ll be a $5,000 mid-season point fund sponsored by Jack Dilley Logging which will be distributed among the top five in accumulated points from the July 3rd and 4th races at Cottage Grove and all five races of the ASCS Northwest’s Super Summer Sizzlin’ Speedweek. Hot, hot, hot! Does it get any hotter than a summer evening with stunning fireworks, great friends, action-packed racing, cold beverages and extra cash on the line? I didn’t think so.
Other Drivers Planning to Attend (include but not limited to):
~ Former NST Champion, Billy Nutter
~ Former NST Rookie of the Year, Seth Bergman
~ Defending/Two Time Placerville Speedway Champion, Colby Weisz
~ 2009 ASCS Northwest Hard Charger, Henry Van Dam
~ Cottage Grove’s 2008 360 Sprint Champion, Kyle Miller
~ Also Steven Tiner, Mitch Olson, Colin Baker, Andy Gregg, Danielle Huson, Willie Croft, Jake Waddell*, Trey Starks*, Chad Groves, Randy Pierce, Mack Brown*, Shane Broers, Josh DeWitt, Phillip Del Rosa, Mike Melwicks, Garen Linder, Shawn Rice, Cam Smith* and more!
*Battling for ASCS Northwest 2010 Rookie of the Year
~ Pit gates open at 2:00pm.
~ Front gates open at 4:00pm.
~ A live internet broadcast of The Passing Point, an ASCS Northwest pre-race show hosted by series announcer Fred Rannard, will air at 4:00pm (Pacific Time). Tune in by going to: www.thepassingpoint.com.
~ Driver’s meeting at 5:00pm.
~ Racing starts at 6:45pm.
Places to Crash and Burn:
~ Comfort Inn, 247 Melton Rd, Creswell OR 97426 (has room for haulers)
~ Camping available at the track (no hook-ups, but it’s free) or for $20 you can camp at the fairgrounds.
~ Pit passes: $30
~ Ticket Prices: Adult $15, Seniors $12, Kids $7, Military $12
~ The hot concession items for the holiday weekend are Dirt Dogs (hot dog w/ chili and cheese), BBQ Meatballs and Chicken fingers.
~ Support Classes: July 3rd – Limited Sprints and Mini Sprint, July 4th – Modifieds and All American Street Stocks
Cottage Grove Speedway
2150 N Douglas
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Directions to the track:
From the north take I-5 to exit 174, go straight through the light and turn right on Oswald wy. At the stop sign take another right on Ostrander Lane. Take Ostrander to Douglas and turn right under the overpass, Douglas will take you to the track.
>From the south take I-5 to exit 174, make a right at the light. Then at the next light which will be Gateway blvd. take a left, turn right on Oswald wy. At the stop sign take another right on Ostrander Lane. Take Ostrander to Douglas and turn right under the overpass, Douglas will take you to the track.
For more information on Cottage Grove Speedway, go to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com and www.ascsnorthwest.com