Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cress Looking for Home Track Advantage at Roseburg


WENATCHEE, WA (June 13, 2017) In the fourth stop on the 2017 schedule, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc., (NWSLMS) will make its first ever visit to the 2/10th mile oval at Douglas County Speedway (DCS) in Roseburg, Oregon. Currently sitting sixth in the championship standings, Alan Cress is hoping for a little home track advantage this visit, as he’s been racing late models at DCS, considered his home track, since 2001.

Like most youngsters, Alan started racing before he was legally able to drive. He took his 1976 Camaro to four street stock championships, before moving into the late model division in 2001. Winning not only the 2001 championship, Alan also nabbed the most popular driver award. Alan attributes many of those successes to his Dad, Stan Cress, and Jim Hiley, who taught him about race cars and how to set them up.

In 2009, Alan signed on with Bruce Latta of Bay City Motor Sports (BCMS) and made his debut with ASA Northwest Tour finishing the season 5th in the championship points. BCMS fielded many cars and drivers over the years, including in the Winter Heat Series and with driver Robert Sprague in the NASCAR Winston West series during the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Claiming 8 championships over the years, Alan has won many races along the way. Finishing 2nd in the Inaugural Summer Showdown in 2012 was one of the many highlights of his racing career.

Alan, his wife Patty, and their daughter Avery enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends outside of racing, and are avid Oregon State Beaver football fans. Alan is very thankful for their support with all the time it takes to go racing.

Alan would like to thank Travis Sharpe at Racing Dynamiks, Jerry Jackson, Bruce Latta, Milo Anderson from Oregon Tool and Supply, and crewmembers Ray Keys and Don Jackson for their support as well.

Preliminary Entry List – The Home Insulation of Roseburg 125
1K Mitch Kleyn Quincy, WA
8 Anthony Pope Roseburg, OR
11 Ed Thomsen Kennewick, WA
11 Riley Watson Roseburg, OR
23 Brandon Ash Roseburg, OR
28 Wade Koens Roseburg, OR
33 Brooke Schimmel Woodland, WA
39 Jason Mitchell Redding, CA
52 Brittney Zamora Kennewick, WA
64J Jan Evans E Wenatchee, WA
64s Stephanie Evans E Wenatchee, WA
89 Patrick Hinkle Portland, OR
99 Mike Sackett Roseburg, OR
91 Alan Cress Stayton, OR
Karl Smith

Top 10 Point Standings after South Sound Speedway

1 52 Brittney Zamora 131
2 1K Mitch Kleyn 129
3 64j Jan Evans 113
4 11 Ed Thomsen 110
5 33 Brooke Schimmel 107
6 91 Alan Cress 105
7 64 Garrett Evans 96
8 51 Glenn Knutson 95
9 99 Shane Mitchell 93
10 1R Christian Roeder 93

In their fourth season, the Northwest Super Late Model Series Inc. is the premier regional touring Super Late Model series in the Pacific Northwest. The series has many valued marketing partner including Hoosier Racing Tire, McGunegill Engine Performance, AR Bodies, Accelerated Graphics, Five Star Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, KRC Power Steering, Franks Racing Radio, Jefferson Pitts Racing, Bassett Wheels, TI Company, Child Haven Learning Center, Pacific Steel Structures, LLC and Racing Dynamiks. For more information on the series visit or on Social Media, Facebook (NWSLMS) or Twitter (@nwslms).