PORTLAND, Oregon — August 15 -The American Speed Association/Northwest Sprintcar Racing Association (ASA/NSRA) starts its second half of the 2011 Championship season this Friday and Saturday August 19th and 20th at Western Speedway, Victoria B. C., Canada for the Daffodil Cup.
The Daffodil Cup is a two night event with Championship points earned for each night. The top three in points are separated by only 30 points. Good finishes will be of critical importance to Matt Hein, Sierra Jackson, and Andy Alberding.
Matt Hein, the 2008/09 Champion had stretched his thin points lead over 2nd place Sierra Jackson at the Rebel Jackson Memorial two weeks ago to 28 points. 2010 series champion Andy Alberding reduced his point gap to second place to only two points but now trails Hein by thirty. Fourth, fifth, and sixth place drivers Vern Scevers, Ron Larson, and Johnny “Jet” Geisler are separated by sixteen points.
Western Speedway is a four-tenths low banked track offering fast paced racing. WILROC Sprint Car Association drivers will join the NSRA drivers to create an expected field of more than 25 cars.
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.
Remaining races on the ASA/NSRA 2011 Championship schedule
September 9 & 10, Meridian Speedway, Meridian, ID
September 24, Don Hein/Casey Diemert Memorial - Championship night
Further information about ASA/NSRA can be found on their website: NSRA racing.com
More information about Western Speedway can be found on their website: Western Speedway
Currently 3rd place in 2011 Championship points race; Andy Alberding.jpg