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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Class Sponsor for Super Late Models in 2012

Umpqua Armory has signed on with the Pacific Racing Association as the Super Late Model class sponsor for the upcoming 2012 season.

We are excited to have such a great sponsor for our class and want to extend a warm welcome to Umpqua Armory. I am confident that our loyal fans in Douglas County will support your business. Umpqua Armory sells many hunting items including, scopes, rifles, bow & arrows, etc...A great partnership fit for our sport here in Douglas County!

The Umpqua Armory Super Late Models expect around 10 races at Douglas County Speedway in 2012.

Welcome new sponsor for 2012!

Koens Racing is happy to announce an addition to their racing family. ITS has come on board as a primary sponsor for the 2012 racing season on the #28 Super Late Model. "We are thrilled to have ITS and its staff join our team for the upcoming 2012 season and hopefully for years after as well", said Wade Koens, driver of the #28 Super Late Model. "We look forward to our first victory together!", he continued.

ITS or Invictus Technical Solutions was originally based out of Las Vegas and has recently found a new home here in Roseburg, Oregon. ITS provides leading technical expertise in support of Government and Commercial customers.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spotter needed this weekend!

I am seeking a volunteer spotter/crewman for the race this weekend in Roseburg. Please have some experience with both. My normal spotter, Dave, is in the hospital and cant make it.

Please contact me at;
541-680-2517 cell


Monday, August 29, 2011

#28 back to victory lane!

It's been a long time coming but the #28 has finally made it back to the winner's circle. After winning 5 times in 2008, the #28 Pepsi Max Chevy Impala SS has come out on top once again.

The day started with Wade Koens posting the fastest lap during qualifying with a 15.37 lap.

During the 50 lap main event, the #28 spun twice early but recovered and was able to hold off Kyle Pope's #72 late model for the victory.

Next race is September 10th in Roseburg and September 17th for the first back-to-back of the season. Should be interesting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

July 2nd Race Recap @ Roseburg

It was a great day for racing! 4th of July weekend. Fans packing the grandstands. One of my favorite sponsors...The Oregon State Fair was on site and we had a nice field of 16 late models!
During practice we saw Harlan Koens in his KRT#18 Amp Chevy Impala SS with the 6th fastest lap at 15.65 and Wade Koens in his KRT #28 Pepsi Max Chevy Impala with the 4th fastest lap at 15.56. A good start for both cars but we needed more speed.

Qualifying brought both KRT cars good runs. Harlan Koens placed 6th fastest with a 15.56 and Wade Koens nabbed his career best qualifying run at Roseburg posting the 2nd fast time of the day with a 15.33.
Between the fastest lap time by Kyle Pope at 15.22 and the 11th fastest lap time by Chris Oddo at 15.74, only 1/2 second separated these 11 cars!

After qualifying both KRT cars made their way through the parking lot and over to the main gate to visit with our friends from The Oregon State Fair at their display. Both KRT drivers spent about 1/2 an hour speaking with fans, handing out T-Shirts, pens, hats and other fun stuff and signing autographs. This is the 2nd year we have done this with The Oregon State fair folks and look forward to next year! Please make sure you visit the exciting Oregon State Fair in Salem this year and tell them Koens Racing Team sent ya! ;-) They are a fantastic sponsor and partner with KRT and their commitment to us does not go unnoticed or unappreciated!!

The trophy dash was uneventful for the #28 car. Keeping an eye on the prize at the end of the day, Wade Koens reduced his pace during this 4 lap race and finished 3rd.

The great expectations for both KRT cars on this day started to dwindle during the 8 lap heat race. Both cars began to struggle to reach optimum speeds, losing grip and relegating the #28 car to 5th and the #18 car to 7th in the 7 car field.

The 50 lap main event was sure to bring better results than the heat race did for both KRT cars...unfortunately it was more of the same. Harlan Koens lost all of his brakes in his #18 Amp Chevy and retired on lap 22. Wade Koens lost all of his grip after lap 25 and actually spun out going into turn 1 and was narrowly missed from the traffic behind him. The #28 Pepsi Max Chevy finished a disappointing 9th, one lap down. It is now known that the right rear tire on the #28 car was cut and losing air making it very difficult to keep up with the pack.

To view the incar camera video of this 50 lap race from Wade's #28 car, please click here.

Wade Koens missed the July 30th race due to prior obligations, so the upcoming race on August 27th at Roseburg will be his first since the July 2nd debacle. Harlan Koens was able to enter the July 30th race and went on to a 6th place finish in that 50 lap main event!

Both drivers at KRT are excited about the race on August 27th and look forward to bringing home a 1-2 finish for KRT!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Oregon State Fair is coming...!!!

Once again The Oregon State Fair promotional tour will be visiting the Douglas County Speedway this Saturday, July 2nd from 3:00pm - 6:30pm! Their display will be setup just inside the main entrance.

Both KRT drivers, Wade Koens and Harlan Koens, will be making a brief appearance with their cars immediately after qualifying (approx 4:45pm) for a fan meet-n-greet and to support The Oregon State Fair. There will be great prizes for fans including t-shirts, Oregon State Fair admission and Cheap Trick concert tickets!

For more information on the 2011 Oregon State Fair promotional tour dates, please visit their site at

As always, please visit The Oregon State Fair this summer and tell them KRT sent you!

See you at the races!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

View lap times online!

Go to to view laps times from Douglas County Speedway late model races.

For the June 4th lap times of all late model events go to

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Results from June 4th race in Roseburg

The #28 Oregon State Fair Chevy Impala SS nabbed a Top 3 finish for the second race in a row for the 2011 season.

After two sub par practice sessions, the #28 came to life during its qualifying run, posting a 15.3 second lap time. The fastest time of 15.0 posted by Kyle Pope, set the bar for the night. Wade Koens, in the #28 car finished a strong 2nd in the trophy dash but during the fast heat race the car experienced the front end rubbing the track on corner entry, disrupting the handling just enough to finish 7th.

The 50 lap Super Late Model main event was eventful. The #28 had multiple close-calls of wrecks directly in front of him. Koens was able to maneuver past by driving into the infield during one wreck and taking quick, evasive actions through the pit area during another wreck keeping the #28 car in the hunt for the win. Unfortunately, this night the #28 was a 3rd place car at best and took home the second consecutive 3rd place finish for the season.

We look forward to the July 2nd race in Roseburg, as our very supportive sponsor, The Oregon State Fair, comes in for their yearly visit! We hope to put a KRT car in victory lane while our friends from OSF are here. Look for our KRT #18 & #28 cars to visit the OSF booth exhibit inside the main gates immediately after qualifying for a fan meet-n-greet and a chance for you to win Cheap Trick tickets and T-Shirts!

See you at the races and the Oregon State Fair!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

First practice session of 2011

We will have both Koens Racing Team cars on the track this Saturday, April 23rd for the first practice session of the 2011 season! We hope to learn from the changes made to both cars. Fans are welcome to come out to the Douglas County Speedway to watch the cars. This is a rare opportunity for the fans to have access to the pit area for free. All ages are welcome...gates open at 10am and close at 6pm. Weather permitting, or course. See you there!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First race of 2011 is coming fast!

The first race of the year for KRT is fast approaching. Slated for April 9th at Shasta Racepark in Anderson, California we are now only 6 weeks away from the first green of the season!

Both KRT cars, #18 & #28 have some modifications coming in the next couple of weeks. The #18 will get a new body installed and some other nice additions to that car by our buddy Jon Wishon. Jon will also be adding some nice changes to the #28.

Look for both cars to be front running everywhere we race in 2011!

If you would like contact information for Jon, we would be happy to provide that to you. He is an excellent mechanic, body man, front geometry and racing in general person to have in your corner. Not to mention he is a proven winning race car chief/crew chief, a dealer for fivestar bodies and Pryotect safety equipment! Oh and he even works on golf carts! Thanks Jon!

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