the First Annual
For Immediate Release: Northwest Sprint Car Invitational Media Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Northwest Sprint Car Invitational is Upon Us!
Source: AJB Motorsports Marketing
October 6, 2009 (Hermiston, OR) – With most racing events for the 2009 season having concluded some enthusiasts are starting to turn their attention towards football and hunting season, but WAIT – there is one more big event yet this year! The Northwest Sprint Car Invitational will be this weekend, October 10th, 2009 at Columbia Motor Speedway in Hermiston , Oregon .
The track which had racing return to it full time this year will be the site for the ground-pounding action of pavement sprint cars – as teams from INSCA, WESCO, the ERP Sprint Cars and WILROC compete against each in the first annual event. The track will open for practice Friday at noon and run until dusk. The track will open Saturday at 10, with qualifying slated for 1:30 pm.
On Saturday, the competitors will join forces as they walk through the stands with their helmets for a “Pass the Helmet” donation for injured sprint car driver, Travis Rutz. The Northwest native was racing at the famed Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana when he was involved in a serious racing accident. Travis was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he has received care from perhaps the premier medical staff in regards to racing trauma. All donations received during this Pass the Helmet will be given to the Rutz family as they work through this difficult time and we all wish Travis a speedy recovery.
Then the drivers will suit up and compete in the main event, which will be a 50-lap feature with the winner taking home $1200 in prize money.
A special thanks to our contingency sponsors:
Longacre Racing Products
Hinchman Racing Uniforms
Lejeune Performance and Fabricating
Race Car Supply
Oak Tree Inn – Hermiston , Oregon – Official Hotel for the 2009 NWSCI –.
Also a special thanks to our Race Officials:
Bill Birdsell (Race Director)
Doug Pace (Announcer)
The expected entry list for the First Annual Northwest Sprint Car Invitational:
Other drivers and teams are still attempting.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please call: 800-336-2682 or 509-499-9582. You can also visit www.AJBMotorsportsMarketing.com.
AJB Motorsports Marketing
September 24, 2009 (Hermiston, Oregon) – Columbia
Motor Speedway and staff are proud to announce the first-ever running of
the Northwest Sprint Car Invitational to be run during the day of
October 10, 2009. This exciting event will pit the drivers of the Inland
Northwest Sprint Car Association (INSCA), the Washington Econo Sprint
Car Organization (WESCO), the ERP Winged Sprint Cars and the WILROC
series of Canada against each other on the 3/8th’s of a
mile oval for fun and excitement heading into the winter.
The Columbia Motor Speedway, located in Hermiston,
Oregon, has a proud tradition of sprint car racing at the facility, but
it has been several years since sprint cars have run at the track
providing a venue that should prove new and challenging to many of the
teams looking to compete.
The format for the event will call for the four
highest finishing cars in points from each series being guaranteed a
starting spot in the main event. All sprint cars will qualify; the four
fastest cars not already locked in through their season’s points
position will be guaranteed a starting spot. A B-main will be run in
order to fill the remaining six starting positions on the grid.
The feature event will be a 50-lap race with the
winner receiving a $1,200 check and regional bragging rights heading in
to the long winter. Also at stake are series’ bragging rights: each
series will sport a brightly colored strip across the top of the wing to
signify which association they race with on a regular basis.
The rules for the event allow for racers from all
over the region to be eligible for the $1,200. Cars must run a 360ci
motor with steel block and heads and a 2 3/16th’s
injection. The fuel will be methanol only, the American Racer 132
compound tire will be required for the right rear and the weight rule
will be a minimum of 1625 lbs with driver. “This combination has
consistently provided close competition and we fully expect to have a
legitimate 26 competitive cars for this first-ever event,” stated
organizer, Mark Jones. Those drivers that race with other series, on
either dirt or asphalt, are invited as well to compete for the top
“C.M.S. is extremely excited to bring the Winged
Sprint Cars to this fast and furious 3/8th’s of a mile
track! It has been a number of years since the area has seen the open
wheel cars and we expect to draw record crowds for the event. We know
that the Northwest Sprint Car Invitational will be a huge success and
plan to schedule more of these Open Wheel special events for the
future,” stated CMS Representative Chad Ayers.
The track will be open from 12 pm – dark Friday
October 9th for open practice and qualifying will begin at 1
pm on Saturday October 10th with racing slated to begin at 2
For more information and an updated list of drivers
that are expected to attend the event please visit www.AJBMotorsportsMarketing.com
or call either 800.336.2682 or 509.499.9582.
For more information about the Columbia Motor
Speedway please visit: www.ColumbiaMotorspeedway.com.
Due to this being an end of season race event we will all need to do Pre-Ordered
Pre-Paid American Racer Right Rear tire orders!!! You may contact
Nick Behn directly at Race Car Supply (877-858-1464) to
place your order by 9/30/09. .
Please call 541-567-2330 and ask for the special
October "Sprint Car Invitational" 'racers rate'