American Sprint Car Series-National Tour Returns To “The Grove”
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday July 19th and Saturday the 20th will host the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour along with the cars and stars of the ASCS-Northwest Region. It will mark the first time since 2011 that the ASCS-National Tour has visited the historic ¼-mile clay oval. As was the case last weekend up at the Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, the Northwest Wingless Tour will play the role of the support class for both nights of action.
Since 2009 there have been a total of six ASCS-National Tour events at Cottage Grove Speedway. In those six races Jason Johnson has captured four of them. Both Shane Stewart and Brady Bacon have won just once. In ASCS-Northwest Region action so far this year Roger Crockett has been undefeated at “The Grove” winning three series events in three starts.
The ASCS-Northwest Region as a whole has had eleven events at five different venues with five different winners. Roger Crockett leads the series with five triumphs over Travis Rilat who has three. Kyle Hirst, Cam Smith, and Jason Johnson all have managed to score one apiece in regional competition. In local competition at CGS Roger Crockett has scored seven total victories while Rob Held has just won once.
Tickets for Friday will be Adults $20.00, Juniors (13-18)/Seniors/Military $15.00, Youths (12-7) $7.00, 5 And Under are FREE, and Sky Box Seats $35.00. While on Saturday Adults are $25.00, Juniors (13-18)/Seniors/Military $17.00, Youths (12-6) $10.00, 5 And Under FREE, and Sky Box Seats $35.00. Two-Day Pass will be offered and are Adults $40.00, Juniors (13-18)/Seniors/Military $30.00, Youths (12-6) $15.00, and Sky Box Seats $60.00.
The Cottage Grove Speedway has hosted fast and exciting action as far back as 1956. Since then the ¼-mile banked oval has been regarded as a place where fast times are set and plenty of side-by-side racing occurs. Regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, NW Extreme Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hornets from the months of April till October every Saturday night. For more information be sure and visit the venue’s homepage www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region is the western most arm of the American Sprint Car Series sanctioning body located in the Pacific Northwest the series hosts 360 Sprint Car racing on dirt tracks throughout Oregon and Washington from May to September. For more information on the latest news and stories about the series log onto their website at www.ascsnorthwest.com or www.ascsracing.com.
Past ASCS-Northwest Region Winners At Cottage Grove Speedway:
2013- Roger Crockett on June 1st, Roger Crockett on July 5th, Roger Crockett on July 6th
2012- Shane Stewart on July 18th
2011- Roger Crockett on May 13th, Roger Crockett on May 14th, Wayne Johnson on July 13th, Jason Johnson on July 22nd*, Jason Johnson on July 23rd*, Henry Van Dam on September 17th
2010- Roger Crockett on July 3rd, Roger Crockett on July 4th, Jason Johnson on July 23rd*, Brady Bacon July 24th*
2009- Jesse Hockett on July 14th, Shane Stewart on July 24th*, Jason Johnson on July 25th*, Roger Crockett on August 11th
2008- Roger Crockett on July 15th
*- Denotes ASCS-National Tour vs. Northwest Region events
Past ASCS-National Tour At Cottage Grove Speedway Results:
July 24th, 2009
A-Feature: 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Wayne Johnson, 3. Jason Johnson, 4. Roger Crockett, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Austen Wheatley, 7. Seth Bergman, 8. Jack Dover, 9. Jesse Hockett, 10. Jason Solwold, 11. Tony Bruce, Jr., 12. Sean McClelland, 13. Jared Ridge, 14. Tim Crawley, 15. Travis Rilat, 16. Kenneth Walker, 17. Steven Tiner, 18. Justyn Cox, 19. Mitch Olson, 20. Dale Smith, 21. Gary Wright, 22. Danny Wood, 23. Chad Groves, 24. Gary Taylor
July 25th, 2009
A-Feature: 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Roger Crockett, 3. Shane Stewart, 4. Dale Smith, 5. Tony Bruce, Jr., 6. Wayne Johnson, 7. Jesse Hockett, 8. Jason Solwold, 9. Gary Wright, 10. Paul McMahan, 11. Jack Dover, 12. Tim Crawley, 13. Danny Wood, 14. Kyle Miller, 15. Kenneth Walker, 16. Randy Pierce, 17. Travis Rilat, 18. Mitch Olson, 19. Gavin Punch, 20. Sean McClelland, 21. Chad Corken, 22. Steven Horner, 23. Seth Bergman, 24. Gary Taylor
July 23rd, 2010
A Feature: 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Seth Bergman, 4. Shane Stewart, 5. Jason Solwold, 6. Tony Bruce Jr., 7. Tim Crawley, 8. Kyle Hirst, 9. Danny Wood, 10. Jack Dover, 11. Dustin Morgan, 12. Steven Tiner, 13. Roger Crockett, 14. Matt Covington, 15. Channin Tankersley, 16. Ricky Logan, 17. Zach Chappell, 18. Jayme Barnes, 19. Logan Forler, 20. Billy Nutter, 21. T.J. Hartman, 22. Josh DeWitt, 23. Mack Brown, 24. Shane Forte
July 24th, 2010
A Feature: 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Seth Bergman, 3. Zach Chappell, 4. Henry Van Dam, 5. Kyle Hirst, 6. Billy Nutter, 7. Jack Dover, 8. Danny Wood, 9. Jason Solwold, 10. Dustin Morgan, 11. Tim Crawley, 12. Channin Tankersley, 13. Matt Covington, 14. Ricky Logan, 15. Roger Crockett, 16. Tony Bruce Jr., 17. Steve Vague, 18. Austen Wheatley, 19. Steven Tiner, 20. Justyn Cox, 21. Trey Starks, 22. Mitch Olson, 23. T.J. Hartman, 24. Jason Johnson, 25. Jayme Barnes, 26. Shane Stewart
July 22nd, 2011
A-Feature: 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Roger Crockett, 3. Wayne Johnson, 4. Johnny Herrera, 5. Shane Stewart, 6. Tim Kaeding, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Jeff Swindell, 9. Kyle Larson, 10. Gary Wright, 11. Dale Smith, 12. Garen Linder, 13. Logan Forler, 14. Rob Held, 15. Henry Van Dam, 16. Mitch Olson, 17. Trey Starks, 18. Nate Morelock, 19. Jake Waddell, 20. Aaron Reutzel, 21. Tim Crawley, 22. Jonathan Allard, 23. Seth Bergman
July 23rd, 2011
A-Feature: 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Wayne Johnson, 3. Jeff Swindell, 4. Tim Kaeding, 5. Roger Crockett, 6. Kyle Larson, 7. Shane Stewart, 8. Johnny Herrera, 9. Seth Bergman, 10. Jonathan Allard, 11. Chadd Noland, 12. Jayme Barnes, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Tim Crawley, 15. Logan Forler, 16. Gary Wright, 17. Henry Van Dam, 18. Nate Morelock, 19. Trey Starks, 20. Aaron Reutzel, 21. Mason Moore, 22. Travis Jacobson, 23. Tony Bruce, Jr., 24. Zach Chappell.