Andy Alberding Aiming To Defend Diamond Cup This Weekend

Andy Alberding Aiming To Defend Diamond Cup This Weekend

Andy Alberding Aiming To Defend Diamond Cup This Weekend

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Andy Alberding Aiming To Defend Diamond Cup This Weekend
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Pat Tulley)
Roseburg, Oregon- In 2015 Andy Alberding was able to finally capture his first career Diamond Cup title. He will look to repeat that feat this weekend as he travels with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series to Idaho’s Meridian Speedway on Friday June 3rd and Saturday the 4th. The Rockmount Nassau Welding Solutions/Davis Auto Parts/WSK Machine/Oregon Tool & Supply #76 Beast finished a respectable second at the first race of the season at Ephrata Raceway Park in May.
 
“I’m really optimistic about this weekend,” commented the four-time Royal Purple NSRA champion, “we had a decent first outing at Ephrata and a really good run at Meridian last year. The local cars are probably some of the best we go up against all year long. It’s a fun race with all the history and all the names that have won it on the trophy”
 
Both Friday and Saturday the Pit Gates open at 10:30 AM, Push To Fire at 2:30 PM, Practice Rotation 2:45, Front Gates open at 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to being at 6:30. General admission for Friday night’s festivities is just $15.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids 7-11, and as always kids 6 and under are free. Tickets for Saturday night’s action are $18.50 for adults. Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for ticket pricing specials and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to get exclusive updates.
 
Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.
 
Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.
 
Past Diamond Cup Champions:
1989- Davey Hamilton
1990- Kenny Hamilton
1991- Rick Veenstra
1992- Rick Veenstra
1993- Rained Out
1994- Rick Veenstra
1995- Kelly Newman
1996- Randy Bauer
1997- Rebel Jackson Jr.
1998- Kelly Newman
1999- Pat Quinn
2000- Jeff Russell
2001- Troy Regier
2002- Kenny Hamilton
2003- Bob Bigiogni
2004- Kenny Hamilton
2005- Jeff Russell
2006- Troy Regier
2007- Dale Lamborn
2008- Brandon Johnson
2009- Matt Hein
2010- Justin Mack
2011- Matt Hein/Sierra Jackson
2012- Johnny Giesler
2013- Bryan Warf
2014- Sierra Jackson
2015- Andy Alberding
 
2016 Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Schedule (Winner):
May 14th-Ephrata Raceway Park-Ephrata, WA-Rebel Jackson Memorial (Robbie Price)
June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup
June 4th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup
June 25th-State Line Speedway-Post Falls, ID-The Super Shoe
July 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)
July 23rd-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)
July 24th-Wenatchee Valley Super Oval-Wenatchee, WA-Thunder In The Valley (co-sanctioned with King of Wings)
August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup
August 13th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup
September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic
September 17th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Championship Night
 
Former Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Car Champions:
1991- Allen Goetz
1992- Allen Goetz
1993- Allen Goetz
1994- Myron Gemmer
1995- Rick Brown
1996- Rick Brown
1997- Trevor Montgomery
1998- Trevor Montgomery
1999- Trevor Montgomery
2000- Trevor Montgomery
2001- Craig Deaver
2002- Rick Brown
2003- Pat Bliss
2004- Rick Brown
2005- Rick Brown
2006- Jeff Montgomery
2007- Andy Alberding
2008- Matt Hein
2009- Matt Hein
2010- Andy Alberding
2011- Sierra Jackson
2012- Andy Alberding
2013- Andy Alberding
2014- Matt Hein
2015- Matt Hein