Stacy Verrall, SEATTLE, Wash. (August 18, 2010) – With drivers having nearly a month to think about the tightened gaps in the point standings after the ASCS National swing, it’s going to be a sure-fire recipe for a weekend of ASCS Northwest excitement at Sunset Speedway in Banks, OR on August 20th and Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, OR on August 21st.
Coming into the weekend, Shark Racing Engine’s Jason Solwold will be merely 20 points behind defending ASCS Northwest champion Roger Crockett. Prior to July’s ASCS National races in Elma and Cottage Grove, Crockett had a commanding lead over the rest of the field. However, after failing to make three of the four ASCS National A-Main events, Crockett’s point lead shriveled opening a door of opportunity for Solwold to claim his first ASCS title.
Fun Fact: Solwold is currently the only ASCS Northwest driver to make all the A-Main events this season.
The battle for third has become equally as interesting with merely 28 points now separating Mitch Olson, Seth Bergman and two time Dirt Cup Champion, Jayme Barnes.
Keep an eye on the hot young guns vying for rookie of the year honors. Fourteen year old Trey Starks is currently leading the pack with a 70 point lead over TJ Hartman.
Top 20 in ASCS Northwest Point Standings:
1. Roger Crockett 1550, 2. Jason Solwold 1530, 3. Mitch Olson 1440, 4. Seth Bergman 1437, 5. Jayme Barnes 1412, 6. Henry VanDam 1388, 7. Trey Starks 1217*, 8. Garen Linder 1162, 9. TJ Hartman 1147*, 10. Steven Tiner 1138, 11. Logan Forler 1058, 12. Josh DeWitt 1042, 13. Mack Brown 994*, 14. Shane Broers 984 15. Steve Vague 945, 16. Chadd Noland 861, 17. Kyle Miller 761, 18. Billy Nutter 732, 19. Danielle Huson 729, 20. Brock Lemley 608
Travis Rutz Hard Chargers:
Aside from Solwold and ASCS National driver Kyle Hirst, there have been no other duplicate wins for the Travis Rutz Hard Charger Honors awarded at each of the ASCS Northwest races. A true testament to the intensity and desire this year’s group of ASCS Northwest racers possesses. Who will be named the 2010 Travis Rutz Hard Charger at the year end banquet at the Little Creek Casino Resort on November 6th? Start placing bets with your friends now.
Current Travis Rutz Hard Chargers for the 2010 season are:
May 29: Brock Lemley
June 12: Jason Solwold
June 13: Henry Van Dam
July 3: Jason Solwold
July 4: Roger Crockett
July 12: Chadd Noland
July 13: Kyle Hirst
July 14: Jason Johnson
July 16: Kyle Hirst
July 17: Brady Bacon
July 23: Steven Tiner
July 24: Jack Dover
Aug 20: ???
Aug 21: ???
Sept 5: ???
Sept 24: ???
Sept 25: ???
Fun Fact: Over $10,000.00 in bonus contingencies will be available to drivers/teams in Oregon this weekend! Kirkey, Shoenfeld , Bully Dog, RedHorse Performance & Richmond Gear are just a few of the great sponsors that have put up bonus contingency certificates for our Banks and Coos Bay Weekend!
Fun Fact: Jack Link’s Jerky Wild Side Tour will join the ASCS NW tour in Banks and Coos Bay! Look for Jack’s girls handing out the latest in Jack Link’s Jerky treats and check out the incredible Jack Link’s Jerky tricked out “transforming” truck!
ward to Jack’s girls handing out the latest in Jack Link’s Jerky treats and showing them how to feed their wild side. Here are a few of the features of the tricked out wild side jerky truck: transformation begins with the push of a button - the truck bed raises, the cover heads skyward exposing a monster big screen TV inside (how cool is that...). From the mobile satellite dish, horns, graphics and chrome, to the tricked out, ultra-loaded interior with custom gaming units, 6 video screens and killer sound system (what better way to watch our Messin' With Sasquatch commercials!, or previous ASCS race videos), ...this ain't your Daddy's truck. Get your FREE Jerky Treats Friday August 20th at Sunset Speedway in Banks Oregon or Saturday August 21st at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay Oregon.
Information to Assist Your Travel Plans:
Sunset Speedway: August 20th
Map it: 485 South Main Street, Banks, OR
Quick Tips & Information:
~Times: Pit gates-1:00pm, Front gates-2:30pm, Racing starts-7:00pm.
~Pit Passes: $25
~Ticket Prices. General admission: $14, Seniors: $10, Kids: $5 (5 and under are free), Family (2 adults/2children): $30, Sky Box: $25
~Camping is available at the track. Call for information. 503-476-7206.
~Motel that can accommodate large haulers: Best Western, 3933 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116-2225, (503) 992-8888
Coos Bay Speedway: August 21st
Map it: 94320 HWY 42, Coos Bay, OR 97420
Quick Tips & Information:
~Times: Pit gates-12:00pm, Front gates-4:00pm, Racing starts-6:30pm.
~Pit Passes: $30
~Ticket Prices. General admission: $20, Seniors/Military/Kids(7-12): $18, Kids 6 and under are free.
~Camping is allowed at the track. Call for information. 541-269-2474.
~Motels that can accommodate large haulers: Best Western, Edge Water, Mill Casino
~Support class: Late Models, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders
Fun Fact: Coos Bay Speedway was originally an asphalt track until about two years ago when it was converted to a dirt track.
For more information on the ASCS National series and drivers, check out www.ascsracing.com.
For more information on the ASCS Northwest Regional series and drivers, check out www.ascsnorthwest.com.