NWS: Portland records, reviews and notes

<pre> RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time Qualifying: Bill Sedgwick July 4, 1993 88.101mph 20.431 sec Race: Hershel McGriff Sept. 10, 1972 77.636mph 1 hr 17 min 16...

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RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time Qualifying: Bill Sedgwick July 4, 1993 88.101mph 20.431 sec Race: Hershel McGriff Sept. 10, 1972 77.636mph 1 hr 17 min 16 sec

1999 REVIEW: Sean Woodside, driving for the team that had won at Portland in 1998, won the Bud Pole Award and appeared to have the car to beat in last year's race. He led nearly 75 percent of the event before giving up the top spot. Bill Sedgwick, who bounced back from an altercation and a three-lap deficit early in the race, challenged for the lead. He moved by on lap 149 and paced the field to the finish.

1999 TOP 10 IN EVENT: 1999 STATS: 1. Bill Sedgwick Bud Pole: Sean Woodside 2. Dan Obrist Time of Race: 1 hour 52 minutes 2 seconds 3. Mike Chase Average Speed: 53.555 mph 4. Steve Portenga Margin of Victory: 3.8 seconds 5. Kevin Richards Caution Flags: Twelve for 66 6. Sean Woodside Lap Leaders: Sean Woodside 1-148, Bill Sedgwick 149-154, 7. Austin Cameron Mike Chase 155, Bill Sedgwick 154-200 8. Wayne Jacks Three lead changes among three drivers. 9. Davy Lee Liniger 10. Joe Bean

PAST RESULTS OF THIS EVENT Winner Bud Pole 1999 Bill Sedgwick Sean Woodside 1998 Gary Smith Brandon Ash 1997 Butch Gilliland Butch Gilliland 1996 Lance Hooper Jeff Krogh 1995 Ernie Cope Jim Bown 1994 Rick Carelli Ron Hornaday Jr. 1993 Ken Schrader Bill Sedgwick 1992 Bill Sedgwick Hershel McGriff 1991 Mike Chase Jim Bown 1990 Roy Smith Mike Chase

NWWS Race Winners in 2000: NWWS Bud Pole Winners in 2000: 1. Bobby Dotter 2 1. Brendan Gaughan 1 2. Brendan Gaughan 1 2. Ken Schrader 1 3. Kevin Richards 1 3. Bobby Dotter 1 4. David Starr 1 4. Steve Portenga 1 5. Johnny Benson 1 5. Bill Sedgwick 1 6. Austin Cameron 1

NWWS money winnings for 2000: Rookie-of-the-Year Standings: 1. Brendan Gaughan $64,867 1. Mike Duncan 49 2. Bobby Dotter 60,577 2. Johnny Borneman 45 3. Kevin Richards 59,407 3. Mike Grady 40 4. Eric Norris 38,497 4. Rick Bogart 39 5. Steve Portenga 35,782 5. Troy Cline 33 6. Austin Cameron 34,902 6. Gene Christensen 27 7. Joe Bean 31,202 7. Jeff Jefferson 22 8. Johnny Borneman 27,990 8. Don Holcomb 21 9. Bill Sedgwick 27,377 10. Jason Small 25,042

NWWS Manufacturers' Championship Points Wins 1. Chevrolet 51 4 2. Ford 34 0 3. Pontiac 29 1

</pre> NOTES ABOUT PORTLAND:

* This is the seventh of 12 races on the NWWS 2000 schedule and the only visit to Portland Speedway this season. It will mark the final series race at the historic oval. The asphalton the 1/2-mile oval is to be removed following the race, as the speedway is converted to a dirt surface.

* The track dates back to the early days of the series and the Pacific Coast Late Models. The circuit has visited Portland Speedway for 53 races, with 35 of those in the modern era since 1971.

* There have been 12 different winners in this event in the last 13 years. Bill Sedgwick, who won in 1992 and 1999, is the only driver with two wins during that span. Winners included Chad Little in 1987, Derrike Cope in 1988, Bill Schmitt in 1989, Roy Smith in 1990, Mike Chase in 1991, Ken Schrader in 1993, Rick Carelli in 1994, Ernie Cope in 1995, Lance Hooper in 1996, Butch Gilliland in 1997, and Gary Smith in 1998.

* The Bud Pole Award, meanwhile, was won by eight different drivers in the past eight years. Those who clocked in with a fast time were Hershel McGriff in 1992, Sedgwick in 1993, Ron Hornaday Jr. in 1994, Jim Bown in 1995, Jeff Krogh in 1996, Gilliland in 1997, Brandon Ash in 1998 and Sean Woodside in 1999.

* Dan Obrist is the only driver to finish in the top five in this event in 1998 and 1999. He turned in a fourth-place finish in 1998 and was the runner-up last year.

* The last driver with back-to-back wins in a NWWS event at Portland Speedway was Ernie Stierly. He won a 100-lap event on July 4, 1975 and returned a year later to win again.

* McGriff holds many records in the series. Among them is the most NWWS victories at Portland Speedway since 1971. His five wins in the modern era included one in 1971, two in 1972, and two in 1973.

* McGriff also tops the list of active drivers with 10 top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes on the historic 1/2-mile oval since 1971.

* In addition, McGriff has the most Bud Pole Awards at Portland in the modern era. He won seven - including 1971, 1972, two in 1973, 1987, 1989, and 1992.

* McGriff started 22 NWWS races at Portland since 1971, which is more than any driver currently competing in the series.

* Chevrolet, with 16 victories, has the most wins among manufacturers in the modern era - including the last two years.

* This event will mark the 14th time that the NASCAR Winston West Series has competed at Portland on the Fourth of July holiday.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Derrike Cope , Ken Schrader , David Starr , Johnny Benson , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Bobby Dotter , Chad Little , Lance Hooper , Jason Small , Rick Carelli , Brendan Gaughan , Steve Portenga , Rick Bogart , Jeff Jefferson , Gary Smith , Troy Cline , Eric Norris , Kevin Richards , Brandon Ash , Austin Cameron , Hershel McGriff