Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100 Next For GHR
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Jim Marshall)
Elma, Washington- This Saturday, May 18th, Grays Harbor Raceway will host the inaugural Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100. The race will feature a one-hundred lap main event for the Street Stock division which just so happens to also be sponsored by Cut Rate Auto Parts. Other classifications on hand include the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, and Hornets.
“All of us at Grays Harbor can’t wait to have the Iron Man 100,” commented Nikki Gamell, General Manager of Grays Harbor Raceway, “we can’t thank enough the great people of Cut Rate Auto Parts for their support of this event as well as their sponsorship of the Street Stock division.”
The Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks have had two races in 2013. Defending champion Jason Tole was victorious in the latest event while Jack Parshall won the first race of the season in late April. The one-hundred lap race will have a stoppage around the mid-point for all of the cars to get a chance to refuel their machines.
When all of the racing is complete the winner will receive $650.00 for the triumph. Thanks to the folks at Cut Rate Auto Parts that is an increase of $500.00 from the normal purse. The race will truly be a test of the drivers as normally they race no more than twenty-five laps in a main event.
Also in action will be the 360 Sprints. This will mark the final time the class will be on hand before the Spring Challenge doubleheader for the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region on Saturday May 25th and Sunday the 26th. Plenty of Sprint Cars plan to make their way to Grays Harbor Raceway for some very valuable track time. So far in two races Reece Goetz and defending champion J.J. Hickle have managed to visit victory lane this season.
After three Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified races two-time and defending titlist Joe German has won the last two with Scott Miller winning the season opener on April 20th. Chad Norton and Jeff Daniel have both managed to win in the Hornet division in their two races of 2013.
Saturday night’s admission is Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.
Cut Rate Auto Parts has been providing quality auto parts at affordable prices all while serving the local area of western Washington. With five locations amongst Aberdeen, Elma, Lacey, Shelton, and Tumwater wherever you are Cute Rate Auto Parts has your part. For a full list of their parts and specials or for a directory to get you connected with these fine folks quicker log on to their website at www.cutrateautoparts.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, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, 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. For more information www.graysharborraceway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Date(s): Saturday May 18th, 2013
Pit Gates- 2:30
Front Gates- 4:30
Pit Pass- $30.00
Seniors (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military- $10.00
Youths (6-12)- $5.00
Youths (5 and Under)- FREE
Premium Seating- $20.00
Family Pass (Two Adults And Up To Four Youths)- $30.00
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541
Track Contact: (360)-699-RACE
Sponsors: Budweiser, Bully Dog Performance, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Harbor Pacific Distributing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel, The Contingency Connection, Lucas Oil Products, Our Community Credit Union, Pepsi, Shipwreck Beads, Whitney’s Auto Group, Elma Chamber of Commerce, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Adamas Reality, Olympic Eagle Distributing, Midnight Cruisers Rod Fest, PNE Corporation, Push Rods, Q-Mart, Midnight Cruisers, Fosses Hot Rods & Cool Cars, Harrington Financial, I-5 Quarter Midget Club, Jacknut Apparel, 104.7 KDUX FM, KIX 95.3 FM