By Lonnie Wheatley
TULSA, Okla. (August 22, 2011) – The ASCS Northwest fires back to action with two nights of competition this Friday and Saturday, headlining Grays Harbor Raceway’s Big E Weekend in Elma, WA.
The ASCS Northwest forces take to the 3/8-mile clay oval for two full nights of competition on Friday and Saturday.
Leading the way into the weekend is Medford, Oregon’s Roger Crockett, who is vying for a second ASCS Northwest title after taking the top spot in 2009. Crockett enters the weekend double with a 125-point advantage over Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam.
Van Dam is just 11 points ahead of Snohomish’s Seth Bergman, with Puyallup’s Trey Starks and Tacoma’s Mitch Olson rounding out the current top five. The balance of the current top ten in ASCS Northwest points includes Chadd Noland (Central Point, OR), Jason Cocking (Snohomish), Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA), Mason Moore (Princeton, CA) and Garen Linder (Medford, OR).
This will mark the ASCS Northwest’s second weekend of action at Grays Harbor Raceway after 2010 series champion Jason Solwold swept through both nights of Memorial Day weekend action on May 28-29. The Fred Brownfield Memorial that also included the Lucas Oil ASCS National forces in July fell victim to Mother Nature.
Both Friday and Saturday night action at Grays Harbor Raceway is set to go green at 6:30 p.m.
The high-banked, 3/8-mile Grays Harbor Raceway clay oval is located in Elma, WA, 21 miles west of US 101 on SR 8 to the junction of US 12, then 0.2 miles north, then 0.6 miles east on Elma-McCleary Road. For more information, contact the track at 360-482-4374.
The 2011 ASCS Northwest slate of events includes 21 nights of action at seven tracks throughout Washington and Oregon.
The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.