Thursday, June 4, 2009

Douglas County Speedway - News & Notes

The race … The Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA Auto Parts is the sixth event of a 13-race schedule this season for the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

The procedure … The starting field is 18 cars, including provisionals. The first 14 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (56.25 miles).

The track … Douglas County Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with 11 degrees banking in the corners. The track – located just off Interstate 5 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Ore. – hosted four races between 1966 and 1971, when it was a quarter-mile oval. The NASCAR Camping World Series has made seven visits to the track since it was renovated and expanded in 2001.

The records … Qualifying: Eric Holmes, July 11, 2008, 90.168 mph, 14.972 seconds; Race: Brian Ickler, June 30, 2007, 65.768 mph, 51 minutes 19 seconds.

Annual festivities … The traditional driver autograph session at Roseburg, Ore., which is open to the public, will be from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, June 5, at the Bi-Mart at 1381 NW Garden Valley Road.

Race winners … The 11 races at Douglas County Speedway featured nine different race winners. Austin Cameron and Jack McCoy are the only drivers with multiple wins there, with two each. McCoy’s wins were in 1966 and 1969 – while Cameron’s were back-to-back in 2002 and 2003.

Pole winners … The 11 races at Roseburg also featured nine different pole winners. McCoy and Mike Duncan lead that list, with two each.

Leading the way … Duncan leads several other categories at Roseburg in the modern era (since 1971). He has led the most laps of competition, running out front 318 laps. He has the most top-five finishes, with four, and the most top-10 finishes, with five. With an average finish of 5.0, Duncan also leads among drivers with at least four starts at Roseburg.

Returning drivers … Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Toyota) is the only driver to compete in all seven NASCAR Camping World Series races at Douglas County Speedway since 2002.

Stat of the race … Five of the eight races in the modern era were won by the pole winner.

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

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