NSRA Sprintcar Series Opens 2018 Campaign May 19th With Rick Brown Super Shoe; Practice On Friday

NSRA Sprintcar Series Opens 2018 Campaign May 19th With Rick Brown Super Shoe; Practice On Friday

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NSRA Sprintcar Series Opens 2018 Campaign May 19th With Rick Brown Super Shoe; Practice On Friday

By Ben Deatherage

Roseburg, Oregon- The first leg to the 2018 NSRA Sprintcar Series begins on Saturday, May 19th at Douglas County Speedway.  The Roseburg oval has the privilege of starting a new season for the tour for the second consecutive season.  The race is also a sentimental one as it honors the late Rick Brown who was a regular with the series for several seasons.


Rick Brown was one of the most iconic drivers in the Pacific Northwest in the pavement Sprint Car scene.  He is a five-time Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars champion, tied for the most with Matt Hein, and an eight-time Douglas County Speedway title holder.  Rick was inducted into the Cottage Grove Speedway Wall Of Fame in 2014.


Aaron Willison looks to begin his title defense this weekend.  He is hot off of a recent win at Western Speedway in local competition at the Langford, British Columbia oval.


The history of the Super Shoe event goes as far back as 2008 and has been ran every year, except for 2009.  Six different drivers have won the race and all but three have won it twice.  Matt Hein is a two-time winner while Sierra Giesler, and Rick Brown are the three other multi-time victors.  Johnny Giesler, Andy Alberding, and defending-winner Kyle Alberding have recorded one apiece.


Douglas County Speedway will host a practice on Friday, May 19th from 3:00 PM to Dusk.  For Saturday Pit Gates open at Noon, Front Gates 4:00 PM, Qualifying is expected to get started around 4:30, and Racing begins at 5:41.  For more information log on to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.


Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA Sprint Series 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. 


2018 NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Schedule

May 18th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Test & Tune

May 19th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”

June 8th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Diamond Cup

June 9th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup

July 6th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Test & Tune

July 7th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Mission Valley Sprint Shootout

August 4th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, Washington-Rory Price Memorial

August 17th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

August 18th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

September 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Tom Elliott Classic #

September 22nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Championship Night #

#-Denotes events co-sanctioned with the King Of The Wing Sprint Series


Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars 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
2016- Matt Hein

2017-Aaron Willison


Former Super Shoe Winners:

2008- Rick Brown

2009- No Race

2010- Sierra Jackson

2011- Johnny Giesler

2012- Andy Alberding

2013- Rick Brown

2014- Sierra Jackson

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein