Portland, OR. Officials for Portland Speedway were forced to cancel the feature racing action for the NASCAR Friday "Bud Bowl" "Donate Life Night" event scheduled for tonight (April 27) until next Friday, May 4 due to continued rain and a...
Portland, OR. Officials for Portland Speedway were forced to cancel the feature racing action for the NASCAR Friday "Bud Bowl" "Donate Life Night" event scheduled for tonight (April 27) until next Friday, May 4 due to continued rain and a forecast for the same.The cold weather and late evening showers made track conditions extremely slick.
Before the showers came, Richard Whiteman topped the Grand American Modified class with a time of 16.494, with Don Jenner winning the Trophy Dash. Dale Holland grabbed the top qualifying spot for the Shortrack Sportsman with a time of 18.571, with Chad Williams claiming Trophy Dash honors. The Figure 8 cars were able to complete their main event prior to the rain showers, and it was Joe Cherington winning his first race of the 2001 season, followed to the line by his brother Dan Cherington in second, and A.J. Clarke in third.
Portland Speedway-"The Dirt Track" will present NASCAR Friday "Bud Bowl" next Friday, May 4 featuring the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Grand American Modifieds, Shortrack Sportsman, Street Stocks, Bumpin' Bombers on the new third-mile clay oval track, plus the Figure 8 cars on the criss-crossing half clay and half asphalt track. Spectator gates will open at 5 PM,qualifying heats start at 6:45 PM, with main event racing to follow. All race fans that attended tonight's event can use their ticket stub for admission to next week's (May 4) NASCAR Friday "Bud Bowl".
Portland Speedway, in it's 76th year of operation, is one of more than 90 tracks nationwide whose racers compete in the prestigious NASCAR Weekly Racing Series where local drivers can challenge for local, regional, and national championships.