IMCA Modified Feature To Miller
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Jim Marshall)
Elma, Washington- Scott Miller found himself in victory lane Saturday April 20th at Grays Harbor Raceway. The Shelton native and four-time track champion would win the first race of the season in the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified feature at the 3/8-mile clay oval. The Blue Bear Park/Blondies Restaurant #26 Shaw would get the job done by leading the entire distance.
“It feels good to lead the whole race,” commented Miller, “I didn’t have any problems and we pretty much went green for thirty straight laps. For the first night with this car I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Miller through the offseason acquired a Larry Shaw chassis from Arkansas and was more than happy with its performance all night. The race was pretty much stoppage free except for the initial drop of the green flag which there was an incident which brought out a caution flag.
Kris Asche from Shelton placed his #50 Renegade in second followed by fellow Shelton native Del Schnitzer in third in the #44 entry. Carl Larson of Castle Rock was fourth in the Larson Trucking #55 entry and completing the top five was Tom Sweatman in his Sweatman Trucking/D&D Dyno #11 Rayburn in fifth. Earlier in the evening two-time and defending champion Joe German from Wishkah won in heat race action piloting his Wishkah Iron Works/Ozman Services Inc. #75X Skyrocket.
Shipwreck Beads has the world’s largest selection of beads included in their 22,000 square foot showroom and 80,000 square foot warehouse. Owned and operated by the Vincent family since 1969 the business began as a nautical themed antique store in Olympia near Mud Bay. Supporters of the Grays Harbor Raceway for many seasons as well as the title sponsor of the Northwest Modified Nationals there are few businesses as loyal as the aforementioned company. Visit them at their location at 8560 Commerce Place Driver NE in Lacey, or give them a call at (800) 950-4232, or visit them on the web at www.shipwreckbeads.com.
The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Car Series. Special events include visits by the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the most-recent news and stories.
2013 Season Opener
Saturday April 20th, 2013
Grays Harbor Raceway
Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds
Heat Race Winner: Joe German
A-Feature: 1. Scott Miller, 2. Kris Asche, 3. Del Schnitzer, 4. Carl Larson, 5. Tom Sweatman, 6. Kevin Keller, 7. Joe German, 8. Jeff Foster, 9. Zack Simpson