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ASA/NSRA second track; third race; two drivers two points apart

The ASA Northwest Sprint Car Association heads to Roseburg, Ore. this week for thier third race of the 2009 season.

Courtesy: NSRA Media Relations
Portland, OR June 9th - The American Speed Association/Northwest  
Sprintcar Racing Association (ASA/NSRA) continues their 2009
championship season, the third of a ten race schedule, at Douglas
County Speedway in Roseburg, OR with the running of the TACO BELL
After two hard nights of racing at Meridian Speedway 2008 ASA/NSRA  
champion Matt Hein leads the 2009 Championship points by just two over
the ASA/NSRA 2006 champion Jeff Montgomery. Douglas County Speedway
is Hein’s home track and one he is extremely familiar with.
Montgomery from Victoria B.C., Canada won’t see his home track until
August. Montgomery has demonstrated however that he is quick at any
track his team shows up to. Cory Lockwood trails the leader by just
ten points in third. This is Lockwood’s second year on the ASA/NSRA
tour and he may have a steep learning curve to stick with Hein and
Montgomery. All the drivers will have the chance to “stretch their
legs” as DCS is a larger higher banked track than Meridian.

The Douglas County Speedway is currently a three-eighths mile paved
racetrack. A recently completed renovation to the Roseburg facility
included expanding from a third mile and widening of the track, as
well as a complete resurfacing that increased the banking in the turns
from nine to 11 degrees. Douglas County Speedway gates open at 4 PM,
time trials begin at 5 PM and racing starts at 6:30 PM.

ASA/NSRA is the most exciting opened wheel racing on the west coast
and by far the fastest. NSRA drivers currently hold 21 all time track
records at venues throughout the region. These are open wheeled,
winged sprint cars running on paved ovals utilizing 700 plus
horsepower methanol-burning engines running on tracks that vary in
length from quarter mile to five-eights mile facilities.

Further information about ASA/NSRA can be found on their website: NSRA

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