BIFFLE HONORS DAA NORTHWEST SPEC MOTOR SERIES PRESENTED BY SHERWIN WILLIAMS CHAMPION AT HOMETOWN BANQUET
CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2010) -- Following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Banquet in Las Vegas, where Greg Biffle was honored for finishing sixth in the point standings, he traveled home to Vancouver, Wash. to honor a few of the local dirt track racers. Biffle co-hosted the awards banquet for the DAA Northwest Spec Motor Series presented by Sherwin Williams along with MRN personality Paul Bartholomew on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. The night culminated with the presentation of the champion's trophy to 32 year-old Greg Walters of Banks, Oregon.
Walters won the 2010 series championship in the final lap of the final race by just inches over second-place contender Jason Wines at Southern Oregon Speedway. The local series consisted of 18 races at six racetracks in the northwest. Earlier this year, Biffle announced his partnership with two of the tracks on the circuit -- Sunset Speedway Park and Grays Harbor Raceway.
"I grew up racing in the Northwest and I really enjoy the local short-track racing," said Biffle. "The reality is that local racing was dying in the Northwest. I knew guys out there who wanted to continue to race on Friday and Saturday nights and we were able to come up with a way that made it affordable. We were also able to bring DAA Northwest and Sherwin Williams on board for this inaugural season."
"It was an impressive first year with the most incredible fight for the championship that came down to the last lap of the last race," added Biffle. "I really enjoyed going home last weekend to recognize the competitors and sponsors that made what started as just an idea become a successful reality."