LEBANON, Ore. – The final appearance of 2013 for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real in the Northwest is set for Friday and Saturday at the Willamette Speedway.
The series second appearance at the Willamette Speedway, Wayne Johnson swept the series debut weekend in 2012. Renovated just over a year ago, the Willamette Speedway is a three-eighths mile, progressively banked oval that sits 81 miles south of Portland, Ore., just east of I-5.
Of the 55 Protect the Harvest A-Feature laps completed at the Willamette Speedway in 2012, three drivers were on point with Travis Rilat leading the lions share at 28 before a late race flip took the No. 39c out of contention on the second night of competition.
Roger Crockett, who swept the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real return to Cottage Grove this past weekend, garnered 12 laps led at the Willamette oval with Wayne Johnson leading the correct two of the 15 to his credit.
A look at the standings shows Johnny Herrera, who surrendered the points lead to Jason Johnson on the second night of competition at the Grays Harbor Raceway, has retaken the top spot following events at the Cottage Grove Speedway but by a very small 12 points entering this weekend’s double header at the Willamette Speedway.
In 2012, Herrera posted an eighth place finish in the opening night at Willamette and a third the following night. Jason’s record at the Lebanon oval shows a thirteenth on July 13, 2012 and a fourth the following night.
Jeff Swindell regained his momentum with a podium finish on night two at the Cottage Grove Speedway and trails the championship lead by 172. Closing in on that podium step is Brad Loyet who sits 45 markers behind the No. 94.