Thursday, October 24, 2013
2013 ASA NORTHWEST SPRINTCAR RACING ASSOCIATION SEASON IN REVIEW; ASA MEMBER TRACK SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 25-27, 2013
Daytona Beach, FL (October 24, 2013) – The ASA Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association wrapped up its 2013 10 race schedule after a premature end to its season when a late September date at Shasta Speedway was cancelled and Andy Alberding, who won his first ASA NSRA title in 2007, won his fourth series title (2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013).
The series visited six tracks in three states and the Canadian province of British Columbia. The ASA NSRA brings the fastest asphalt race cars in the Northwest to short tracks throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.
The ASA NSRA opened its 2013 at Evergreen Speedway with series defending champion Andy Alberding taking the win.
The series shifted to Idaho in late May and ran the co-sanctioned Diamond Cup weekend with the ASA Western Winged Sprintcars at Meridian Speedway with Mike Murgoitio winning both races while Bryan Wurf took the Diamond Cup XXV diamond ring.
Running again with the ASA WWS the series moved to Stateline Speedway in Post Falls, ID for its annual “Super Shoe Show” where 59-year-old Rick Brown led all 40-laps en route to the win in the main event.
Another two-race schedule saw the two series running at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR on July 19-20 with Johnny Geisler and Matt Hein, who was racing at his home track, notching victories.
A return trip to Evergreen Speedway on August 3 saw Matt Hein win his second straight 2013 win en route to his third straight and fourth overall Rory Price Memorial.
In conjunction with the ASA WWS, the ASA NSRA sprint cars travelled to Canada for a two-race weekend at Western Speedway in Victoria, B.C. where Scotty Aumen rewrote the record books in a big way at the Daffodil Cup smashing the track qualifying record en route to becoming the first driver to win five Daffodil Cup races.
The 42nd running of the prestigious Daffodil Cup, the oldest sprint car race in Canada, saw Aumen lead one lap, the last, on Friday night while Jeff Montgomery took the Saturday show. The winner of the Daffodil Cup is the driver who accumulates the most points from the two races.
The ASA NSRA season came to a close August 31 at Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, B.C. with Aumen continuing his hot streak and taking the checkers. Aumen, a British Columbia native, missed five races during the season but was still able to finish eighth in the final championship point standings after winning two of the series final three races.
Alberding took the early lead in the ASA NSRA standings after his season-opening win and paced the point race the entire season enroute to the title despite the lone win. He did secure five top-five finishes during the season.
Finishing just nine points behind the series champion was Geisler, who finished the season with one win and seven top-five finishes.
Hein finished third in the final standings after recording two wins on the season and he had five top-five finishes.
ASA NSRA sprint car drivers hold the all-time track records at 17 tracks throughout the Northwest and those same drivers have won in various forms of dirt and asphalt racing and many have numerous championships to their credit.
“Our group thanks so many for their support as our sport could not succeed without dedicated race fans and sponsors,” said Alberding. “We look forward to bringing the most exciting and entertaining racing for you and your family.”
Despite the late cancellation of the scheduled season-ender at Shasta Speedway, ASA NSRA officials are having discussions to make a visit in 2014.
The ASA NSRA will celebrate its 2013 season and look forward to the future when it holds its annual banquet this weekend at the Monarch Hotel in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 26.
The day will begin from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with the series annual membership and rules meeting with all drivers and owners invited to attend. The banquet kicks-off with a Cocktail Hour at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM, Awards Presentation at 8:00 PM followed by raffles, 50/50, games and bench racing from 9:30 PM to midnight.
YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)
1/2-Mile Asphalt Oval
Of Interest: The Yakima Speedway banquet celebration is this Saturday at the track beginning at 3:00 PM with dinner followed by awards and then music and dancing.
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