Grays Harbor Raceway Will Host Opening Rounds Of Bully Dog Performance Speedweek Northwest
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Jim Marshall)
Elma, Washington- Grays Harbor Raceway is honored to announce that the first two races of the 2013 Bully Dog Performance Speedweek Northwest presented by Contingency Connection will take place at the 3/8-mile clay oval. The events will feature the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region, the best 360 Sprint drivers in the west, and the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series. The two events will take place on Friday July 28th and Saturday the 29th.
Since 2008 when the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region was formed there have been twenty-three sanctioned races with eleven different winners. Roger Crockett has won the most ASCS-Northwest events at GHR with six wins over Jason Solwold who has four. Shane Stewart has won three times with the group while Jason Johnson and Jayme Barnes have two victories each. Drivers visiting victory lane once includes Brock Lemley, Wayne Johnson, Shawn Rice, Travis Rilat, Seth Bergman, and Danny Lasoski.
In local competition there have been five races at Grays Harbor Raceway with four different winners. Reece Goetz is the only driver to have won more than one main event at the 3/8-mile speed factory. Defending track champion J.J. Hickle, Evan Margeson, and Henry Van Dam have visited the winner’s circle on one occasion each.
The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has visited GHR six times since the tour’s inception in 2010. In the six visits there have been five different winners with last year’s champion Jason Wines the only driver to have won twice. Chauffeurs that have graced victory lane just once include Greg Walters, Joey Tanner, Casey Vitale, and Brady Sell.
Tickets for both days are $18.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Seniors/Juniors (13-18)/Military, $7.00 for Youths (6-12), and Children 5 and Under are FREE. Premium Seats are $25.00 and Family Passes (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) are $45.00. A special two-day pass is being offered for $35.00 for the weekend.
For both days pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.
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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
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541
Track Contact: (360)-699-RACE
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