The Pacific Racing Association is scheduled to meet with Bill McAnally Racing and Clint Newell Auto Group about its withdrawal from the June 30 NASCAR race at the Douglas County Speedway.
The PRA announced Wednesday on its Facebook page that it has withdrawn from the Roseburg race.
PRA will meet with the organizers and major sponsor on Monday to discuss what it will take to return as a supporter of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, according to PRA president Rob Thomas
“It’s an event that we want the local community to enjoy and we have a bunch of race fans in the community,” said Ryan Parker of Clint Newell Auto Group. “When you have your local PRA, or your local track executive, back out less than 30 days before the race that’s kind of a blow.”
BMR Racing is hosting the racing series and Clint Newell is the major sponsor.
Thomas was hopeful that all sides could come to an agreement during Monday’s meeting, but did not want to talk about the reasons his organization withdrew in the first place. Parker also did not want to elaborate on the reason the PRA pulled out of the event, although he said he did know what those reasons were.
Regardless of the PRA’s involvement the event will continue as scheduled with the support of BMR Racing and Clint Newell Auto Group.
“We are putting on the event for the local community,” Parker said. “At the end of the day it’s a shame that we don’t have the PRA to support the local community.”
Without the PRA, the hornet and street stock races will not take place. The event will have only NASCAR racing.
The concession stands, which are run by the PRA, will also not be open. A variety of food trucks are expected to be at the event.
Thomas declined to comment on the withdrawal. He instead referred to Wednesday’s Facebook statement, which read, “We have nothing bad to say at all and encourage people to attend the event. We just weren’t unable to work out a mutually beneficial agreement this time.”
BMR Racing could not be reached for comment.
People interested in attending the event are encouraged to buy tickets in advance from BMR Racing or Clint Newell Auto Group.
General admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. VIP tickets are also available for the event and include entry to the VIP Hospitality Corral, dinner, two beverages, pit tour opportunities, driver meet and greets and a complimentary gift. Those tickets cost $60 for adults and $50 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free if they share a meal with another ticket-holder.