Northwest Region set to try again this weekend

ASCS Northwest Region

ASCS Northwest RegionFrom Bryan Hulbert


Tulsa, OK — (May 28, 2013) — After Mother Nature nixed the 2013 Northwest Region’s season opening weekend at the Grays Harbor Raceway this past Saturday and Sunday, the western most arm of the ASCS Nation will try for the their first two rounds of competition at the Willamette Speedway on Friday, May 31 and Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, June 1.


Roger Crockett enters as the defending champion the Northwest Region. Three titles to his credit in 2009, 2011, and 2012 the Medford, Ore. driver also leads the region with 24 wins since the regions 2008 debut under the ASCS banner.


A quick look at the numbers from the 2012 Northwest season saw 85 drivers in competition over a 15 race schedule that was forced back to a dozen shows due to rain outs.


Roger Crockett, Shane Stewart, and Wayne Johnson accounted for nine wins divided equally among the three.  Travis Rilat, Brock Lemley, and Jayme Barnes each earned a single win in 2012.


A total of 35 drivers had at least one top five finish with Mitch Olson and Roger Crockett tied at seven each. Forty-seven drivers scored top ten runs with Olson leading at 10 to his credit.


Friday, May 31 at the Willamette Speedway will see gates opening at 3:30 P.M. (PDT) and racing at 6:00 P.M. and will include the Dirt Super Late Models. More information on the Willamette Speedway can be found online at


Saturday, June 1 at the quarter-mile Cottage Grove Speedway will open at 4:00 P.M. (PDT) with races at 6:45 P.M. The Saturday card will include the IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks. More information on events at the Cottage Grove Speedway can be found at


The 2013 season marks the twenty-second year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.


Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News by texting ASCS to 22828 with any mobile device.