NWS: Series returns to Portland this season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2000) The NASCAR Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 16 championship point events at nine race tracks across the Great West Region of the United States, it was announced Friday...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2000) The NASCAR Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series, NASCAR Touring schedule will highlight 16 championship point events at nine race tracks across the Great West Region of the United States, it was announced Friday by Tom Deery, NASCAR vice president Weekly Racing Series.

After a one-year hiatus, the series will return to the 1.944-mile road course, Portland International Raceway, on two occasions: Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, June 24. The last winner at Portland International Raceway was Rudy Revak from Los Gatos, Calif.

The series will also compete for the final time on the asphalt at Portland Speedway on Saturday, April 29. Portland Speedway has remained one of the flagship tracks on the series since it began in 1987.

The series will visit Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., for the season opener on March 25, followed by two other stops in June and July at the .646-mile facility. Yakima (Wash.) Speedway will also host three events in 2000 in May, July and the season finale on Sept. 23.

Intense short track racing will take place at traditional Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series venues including South Sound Speedway in Tenino, Wash.; Tri-City Raceway in West Richland, Wash.; Kalispell (Mont.) Raceway Park; and Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series competitors will also return to Wenatchee (Wash.) Super Oval for an exciting event on the .250-mile oval.

"We have worked extremely hard to build a strong balance in the Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series schedule," Deery said. "We think we have achieved a very strong edition for the year 2000 with several exciting events. We are very pleased to be returning to several traditional venues, as well as facilities like Portland International Raceway and Wenatchee. We are very enthusiastic about the upcoming season."

-nascar.com-

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