Portland Speedway officials are pleased to announce the 2001 racing schedule. The schedule boasts thirty-five race dates highlighted by three (3) events featuring the Outlaw Late Models, three (3) visits by the hy-per-lube Northern Sprint Tour, and the return of the "Greatest Show on Dirt', the Pennzoil World of Outlaws for their second trip to the historic half-mile. Baxter Auto Parts and Auto Value will again sponsor the two-day WoO event August 24-25.

The Grand American Modifieds will make their return to the speedway as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series feature division after a three absence, also new in 2001 will be the debut of the Women's Auto Racing division. Returning on alternating NASCAR Friday's will be the Sportsman, Street Stock, Bump-to-Pass Bombers, and Figure 8 cars. The racing will get underway on Friday, April 6 and run through Saturday, September 22. For all the latest news and information, log onto www.portlandspeedway.com

<pre> Portland Speedway "The Dirt Track" 2001 Schedule

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GA=NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Grand American Modified - S=Exide Short Track Series Sportsman - SS=Street Stocks - B=Bombers - F8=Figure 8's - WAR!=Womans Auto Racing

APRIL

6 NASCAR FRIDAY - KUPL Opening Night - GA, S, SS, B

13 NASCAR FRIDAY - FIRST wild 'n crazy FIGURE 8 CLASH - GA, S, SS, F8, B

20 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, WAR!, B

27 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

MAY

4 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

11 NASCAR FRIDAY - LADIES NIGHT - S, SS, B, F8, WAR!

12 SATURDAY - HY-PER-LUBE NORTHERN SPRINT TOUR - 100 LAPS with NASCAR Grand American Modifieds on the 1/2-mile clay oval - GATES: 4PM - RACING: 6:30PM

18 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

25 NASCAR FRIDAY - S, SS, F8, WAR!, B

28 MONDAY - MEMORIAL DAY FACTORY STOCK CAR ENDURO - 300 laps on the 1/2-mile clay oval - ROLL-OVER CONTEST - GATES: 11 AM - RACING: 2 PM

JUNE

1 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

8 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, SS, S, WAR!, B

15 FRIDAY - I-5 OUTLAW LATE MODEL SERIES with Grand American Modifieds on the 1/2-mile clay oval! Plus FIGURE-8's and FIREWORKS!

22 NASCAR FRIDAY - S, SS, F8, WAR!, B

23 SATURDAY - OPEN WHEEL SPECTACULAR featuring the HY-PER-LUBE NORTHERN SPRINT TOUR with MIDGETS on the 1/2-mile clay oval - GATES: 4 PM - RACING: 6:30 PM

29 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

JULY

3 TUESDAY - PEPSI CRASH-BANG EXTRAVAGANZA featuring NASCAR Street Stocks, Figure 8's and WAR! - "DOWN AND DIRTY" DESTRUCTION DERBY - GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY - GATES: 5 PM - RACING: 7 PM

6 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

13 NASCAR FRIDAY - Weston Pontiac/Buick/GMC/Kia Night with OUTLAW DWARF CARS - SS, F8, B

18 WEDNESDAY - LES SCHWAB SIZZLER - HY-PER-LUBE NORTHERN SPRINT TOUR "SPEEDWEEKS" on the 1/2-mile clay oval

20 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, F8, B

21 SATURDAY - NASCAR Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series DIRT TEST - FREE ADMISSION to the FIRST DIRT TEST in the HISTORY OF "THE TOUR"!

27 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, WAR!, B

AUGUST

3 FRIDAY - I-5 OUTLAW LATE MODEL SERIES with Grand American Modifieds on the 1/2-mile clay oval! Plus FIGURE-8's and FIREWORKS!

10 NASCAR FRIDAY - GA, S, SS, WAR!, B

17 BUDWEISER 100 - 100-LAP GRAND AMERICAN MODIFIED EVENT with SPORTSMAN, and INTERMOUNTAIN / WESTCO SPRINT CARS and the KUPL BENEFIT FOR MDA - GA, S

24 PENNZOIL WORLD OF OUTLAWS BAXTER AUTO PARTS/AUTO VALUE CLASSIC "The Greatest Show On Dirt" - GATES: 4 PM - RACING 7 PM

25 PENNZOIL WORLD OF OUTLAWS BAXTER AUTO PARTS/AUTO VALUE CLASSIC "The Greatest Show On Dirt" - GATES: 4 PM - RACING 7 PM

31 NASCAR FRIDAY - S, SS, F8, WAR!, B

SEPTEMBER

3 MONDAY - LABOR DAY FACTORY STOCK CAR ENDURO - 300 laps on the 1/2-mile clay oval - ROLL-OVER CONTEST - GATES: 11 AM - RACING: 2 PM

7 NASCAR FRIDAY - MISS PORTLAND SPEEDWAY 2002 CONTEST - WAR! CHAMPIONSHIP - GA, S, SS, B

8 SATURDAY - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MOTORCYCLE RACING

14 NASCAR FRIDAY - KUPL Fan Can Finale - NASCAR FRIDAY CHAMPIONSHIPS! - GA, S, SS, F8, B

21 FRIDAY - 2ND ANNUAL DIRT STOCK CAR OPEN - Dirt Late Models, Grand American Modifieds and Street Stocks on the 1/2-mile clay oval - QUALIFYING and HEAT RACES - GATES: 5 PM - RACING 7 PM

22 SATURDAY - 2ND ANNUAL DIRT STOCK CAR OPEN - Dirt Late Models, Grand American Modifieds and Street Stocks on the 1/2-mile clay oval - TROPHY DASHES and MAIN EVENTS - GATES: 5 PM - RACING 7 PM

- Derrick Shannon

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