Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals Right Around The Corner
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography)
Elma, Washington- The biggest IMCA Modified race in the entire Pacific Northwest is a week away. The Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals will take place on Friday July 26th and Saturday the 27th. This event is guaranteed to draw a large car count as the average turn out has been over fifty-five entries the last few years.
The deal of the weekend will be the “Car Load Special” on Friday July 26th. Fans will be charged $25.00 by the car load for this night only. But the special isn’t limited to cars specifically. Fans turning out in Trucks, Vans, Motor Homes, etc. are also eligible. So pack those vehicles and come out and see some great racing.
The Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals have proved to be a premier event with the win list comprised of a who’s who in Modified racing. In the last six years there have been six different winners and only two drivers have managed to win it more than once since the first running in 2000. Last year over sixty entries signed in on the registration sheets to compete over the weekend and Mark Wauge would best them all in the final race of the night.
Shipwreck Beads has the world’s largest selection of beads included in their 22,000 square foot showroom and 80,000 square foot warehouse. Owned and operated by the Vincent family since 1969 the business began as a nautical themed antique store in Olympia near Mud Bay. Supporters of the Grays Harbor Raceway for many seasons as well as the title sponsor of the Northwest Modified Nationals there are few businesses as loyal as the aforementioned company. Visit them at their location at 8560 Commerce Place Driver NE in Lacey, or give them a call at (800) 950-4232, or visit them on the web at www.shipwreckbeads.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. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the most-recent news and stories.
Past Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals Winners
2012- Mark Wauge
2011- Kyle Casson
2010- Jason Beaulieu
2009- Jesse Williamson
2008- Blair Shoemaker
2007- Jon DeBenedetti
2005- Jon DeBenedetti
2004- Jon DeBenedetti
2003- Kellen Chadwick
2002- Kellen Chadwick
2001- Brian Poppa
2000- Gus Cooper