Fireworks And More At GHR Saturday
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography)
Elma, Washington- Grays Harbor Raceway is excited to have the return of the Fireworks Spectacular to the 3/8-mile clay oval this Saturday July 6th. The night will also mark the halfway point to the 2013 season as it will be billed the Mid-Season Championship and will presented by Whitney’s Auto Group. Classes on the card include the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets. The Fireworks will take place after all of the racing has been completed.
The Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds will return to GHR after a couple weeks off. Joe German leads the division when it comes to features wins so far this season with two victories. Drivers visiting the winner’s circle just once include Scott Miller, Josh Muller, Craig Moore, and Jesse Williamson. In the USAC Ford Focus Midgets they have raced a total of four times and have seen young Chase Goetz win on three occasions. The only other winner in the class is Jared Peterson with just a single win.
In six events in the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks defending track champion Jason Tole has won four times. Cory Sweatman and Jack Parshall have won on one occasion so far this season. In Hornets Chad Norton, who happens to be also the defending champion, has three wins while Brian Norton has two. Jeff Daniel is the only other winner with just one victory.
Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.Tickets prices for Saturday are $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 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.
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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