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2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins April 25th!
Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at Yakima
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2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins April 25th!

2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins...

4/20/2015 -
The 2015 racing season is just around the corner for Grays Harbor Raceway. While you may have heard the motors running the past 2 weekends, drivers did get some track time with two playday events. The first points race of 2015
Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at Yakima

Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at...

4/5/2015 -
Yakima, WA – Sprint car racing has officially kicked off in the state of Washington in 2015, and after the dust settled on Saturday night, JJ Hickle stood triumphant in victory lane at Central Washington State Fair Raceway with
Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Kicks Off Saturday

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Kicks...

4/2/2015 -
Racing roars to life in the Yakima Valley as the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire and Finishline Graphics opens the 2015 season at the Yakima Fairgrounds Dirt Track on Saturday night April 4th. It will also
Rudeen Racing Brings NASCAR Driver Tayler Malsam to Yakima!

Rudeen Racing Brings NASCAR Driver...

4/1/2015 -
Excitement is coming to the Yakima Fairgrounds Dirt Track on Saturday night, April 4th as Nascar Camping World Truck driver Tayler Malsam has confirmed his entry with the Rudeen Racing #26 at the season opener for the Summer
SpeedMart and Highline Performance Add to Summer Thunder Point Fund.. Now at $10,000!!

SpeedMart and Highline Performance Add...

3/31/2015 -
The Summer Thunder Sprint Series has been growing since the day it went on the drawing board. This season the tour has added the Yakima Dirt Track to the schedule bringing the total of events to 12. Here 2 Wire and Finishline
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Getting Up To Speed With...Jesse Williamson

Getting Up To Speed With...Jesse Williamson

Getting Up To Speed With…Jesse Williamson
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography)
We had the chance to talk to the defending Wild Wild West Modified Shootout winner Jesse Williamson. The third-generation driver from Coburg, Oregon is anxious to get back on the road and become the first guy to win the series more than once. Williamson is a two-time winner of Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway Modified Nationals and the 2009 winner of the Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals in Elma, Washington. So far he has won two races in 2013 including the prestigious Strawberry Cup at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon earlier in June.

Driver: Jesse Williamson
Hometown: Coburg, OR
Occupation: Business Owner
Years Racing: 17
Age: 35

Classification: IMCA Modifieds
Car Number: W5
Chassis: Hughes Race Cars
Sponsors: Furniture Options, Housing Options, Ron Martin Wholesale, Royalty Homes, Raceprint.com

BD: You’re the defending title holder of the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout. Do you think you can do it again?
JW: I hope so, I feel really good with this new car. I only won one race last year. My goal this year is to win every race.

BD: Last year what were some of the keys to winning this thing?
JW: The way I was finishing. I had only one DNF but either than that I was in the top five in the rest of them. My goal is to win more races than I did last year.

BD: Out of all the tracks that are on the schedule this year which won in the most challenging for you?
JW: Probably Yreka, just because I have only been there four or five times. I’ve won at pretty much the rest of them so probably that track. I just really hope that all the tracks are going to be racy.

BD: With the schedule the way it is there isn’t a lot of time to rest is there?
JW: Not really. It’s going to be a grind with that many races in that many days. Bringing good help with you is a plus. I’m bringing a couple of guys to help me with maintenance, etc.

BD: How tough is the competition of the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout?
JW: It’s so tough. You have the best drivers around running every single night. There is a ton of good teams that run this thing.

The Wild Wild West Modified Shootout will open up the 2013 edition at the Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday June 15th. Tickets are 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. Brian Poppa won the first installment in 2011 and Jesse Williamson is the defending champion.

2013 Wild Wild West Modified Shootout Schedule:
June 15th – Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Washington)
June 16th – OFF
June 17th – Sunset Speedway (Banks, Oregon)
June 18th – Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, Oregon)
June 19th – Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, Oregon)
June 20th – Coos Bay Speedway (Coos Bay, Oregon)
June 21st – Siskiyou Motor Speedway (Yreka, California)
June 22nd – Southern Oregon Speedway (White City, Oregon)

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