ASCS Northwest Media, ELMA, Wash. (May 28, 2011) – Speeds of 108-125 mph were clocked after the crew at Grays Harbor Raceway reworked the 3/8-mile clay oval after a three hour rain delay for the first of two ASCS Northwest nights in Elma.
And consistently turning the quickest of those laps was defending ASCS Northwest champion Jason Solwold in the Shark-powered Xtreme Oilfield Technology/Scott Safety/Northern Provincial Pipelines No. 39c Maxim, as he scored a commanding win in the 30-lapper by racing to the checkered flag virtually unchallenged.
With action throughout the field in his wake, Solwold posted his first series win of the year and sixth career in ASCS Northwest competition.
Fifteen-year-old Trey Stark jumped from his fourth staring position into second after making an impressive pass on lap six past Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam. Former ASCS Champion Roger Crockett pushed his way from 13th to third, tucking another Travis Rutz Hard Charger Award under his belt. Lucas Oil ASCS National driver Seth Bergman jumped to fourth with Van Dam rounding out the top five.
Currently second in points with the Lucas Oil ASCS National series, Johnny Herrera was looking strong in third place till about lap 26 when his car mysteriously slowed to a stop on the front stretch.
Last week’s winner at Grays Harbor Raceway’s weekly show, Garen Linder finished sixth with Randy VanAagten moving up two places to seventh. Starting the feature race in the last position, Jared Peterson went home with a respectable eighth place finish with Mitch Olson and Jason Cocking wrapping up the top ten.
Don’t miss the next heated battle of ASCS Northwest sprint car action tomorrow at Grays Harbor Raceway starting at 6:30pm.
ASCS Northwest Results from Grays Harbor Raceway:
Heat One - 10 laps (sponsored by Here 2 Wire): 1. 98m-Mitch Olson, 2. 55-Trey Starks, 3. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 4. 0j-Jay Cole, 5. 11-Roger Crockett, 6. 9p-Jared Peterson.
Heat Two - 10 laps (sponsored by Contingency Connection): 1. 38-Rick Fauver, 2. 39c-Jason Solwold, 3. 8rc-Jason Cocking, 4. 9r-Reece Goetz, 5. 24-Tyler Anderson. DNS: 7-J.J. Hickle
Heat Three - 10 laps (sponsored by Dan Kent Metals): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 35a-Johnny Herrera, 3. 99-Randy VanAagten, 4. 22-Garen Linder, 5. 10j-Jake Waddell
“A” Feature - 30 laps (sponsored by Bully Dog Performance): 1. 39c-Jason Solwold, 2. 55-Trey Starks, 3. 11-Roger Crockett, 4. 23-Seth Bergman, 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 6. 22-Garen Linder, 7. 99-Randy VanAagten, 8. 9p-Jared Peterson, 9. 98m-Mitch Olson, 10. 8rc-Jason Cocking, 11. 10j-Jake Waddell, 12. 38-Rick Fauver, 13. 9r-Reece Goetz, 14. 0j-Jay Cole, 15. 35a-Johnny Herrera, 16. 24-Tyler Anderson. DNS: 7-J.J. Hickle.
ASCS Northwest Points (Top Ten): 1. Roger Crockett 435, 2. Jason Solwold 408, 3. Seth Bergman 400, 4. Henry Van Dam 375, 5. Trey Starks 330, 6. Mitch Olson 324, 7. Garen Linder 322, 8. Rick Fauver 321, 9. Jake Waddell 314, 10. Reece Goetz 309.
Jason Solwold and crew enjoy ASCS Northwest victory lane after topping Saturday night's main event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA. (Stacy Verrall photo)