Our Community Credit Union Fan Appreciation Night Next At GHR
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Aaron Reed)
Elma, Washington- Hey race fans have you ever wanted to wanted to get up close and personal with your favorite drivers but never had time to visit the pits after the races? Have you ever wanted to walk the track that your favorite drivers compete on? This Saturday June 1st you will get a chance to do both of those things. The event marks the popular Fan Appreciation Night at Gray Harbor Raceway and this year will be presented once again by the fine folks at Our Community Credit Union.
During the course of the night the track will be filled up with all of the cars in the pit area and fans will get a chance to go down and visit with all the competitors. Several teams will provide photograph handouts but are always willing to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Classes that will be in action include the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets.
“Fan Appreciation Night is a night all about the fans,” commented Nikki Gamell, General Manager of Grays Harbor Raceway, “people that haven’t ever been to this event really should come out. We’re so happy to have the great people at Our Community Credit Union back to support this special race.”
In two 360 Sprint shows so far this year there have been two different winners. Defending champion J.J. Hickle and Reece Goetz have both managed to visit victory lane in 2013. In three Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified features two-time and defending track champion Joe German has won the last two. The only other winner has been Scott Miller back who won in April. Teenager Chase Goetz after two races is the only driver to visit victory lane when the USAC Ford Focus Midgets have visited town. Will that streak be intact after this weekend?
In two Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stock main events there have been two different victors. Jack Parshall and defending champion Jason Tole have each managed to visit victory lane this year. The same case can be said for Hornet competition with two different winners. Both Jeff Daniel and defending champ Chad Norton have been 2013 victors in the division.
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.
Don’t forget that the $650.00 to win Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100 has been rescheduled for the following Saturday on June 8th. Also on hand will be the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds with an enhanced purse of $750.00 to win and $200.00 to start courtesy of X-Factor Race Cars. The other class in competition will be the Hornet division.
Our Community Credit Union started its history in late 1941 as Simpson Employees Credit Union and since 2006 has been known by its current name. At Our Community Credit Union you will find better service, greater convenience, and more affordable choices suited to your needs at their six branch locations in Shelton, Union, McCleary, Elma, and Montesano. To find more about the advantages about being a member visit your local branch today or visit www.ourcu.com for more information.
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 Cars. For more information visit www.graysharborraceway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Date(s): Saturday June 1st, 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
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