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Central Washington State Fair to Sanctio...
Season & Special Event Tickets On Sale!

Season & Special Event Tickets On Sale!

2/2/2016 -
Season Tickets and Special Event Tickets are now On sale! We have lowered our season ticket prices to give you even more savings!! Why buy a season ticket?? • Save $$$ over buying individual tickets • Guarantee same reserved se
Car Owners Meeting: Saturday, February 6...

Car Owners Meeting: Saturday, February 6...

1/28/2016 -
There will be a Car Owners Meeting on Saturday, February 6th at 12:00pm Noon in the Dog Barn at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. Order of class discussion will be: Tuners Midgets Street Stocks Modifieds Sprint Cars
Funtime Promotions GM Steve Beitler a fi...

Funtime Promotions GM Steve Beitler a fi...

1/25/2016 -
Grays Harbor Raceway and Skagit Speedway General manager Steve Beitler has been awarded the Region 6 Promoter of the Year Award by the Racing Promoters Monthly organization. Region 6, The Southwest and Western Region consists of t
Season Tickets go on Sale January 26th!

Season Tickets go on Sale January 26th!

1/20/2016 -
Season Tickets for the 2016 Grays Harbor Racing Series go on sale January 26th! Season tickets will be good for ALL 2016 events. We have lowered our season ticket prices to give you even more savings!! Why buy a season ticket??
Central Washington State Fair to Sanctio...

Central Washington State Fair to Sanctio...

1/10/2016 -
The Central Washington Fair Association has awarded a multi-year contract to Funtime Promotions to sanction the racing events during the annual State Fair in September. Funtime Promotions will bring the Summer Thunder Sprint Serie
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Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownGermantown, TN
Birthday10/26
WebsiteVisit Website

Classes

410 Sprints - Winged
360 Sprints - Winged
410 Sprints - Non-Winged
Midgets

Driver Bio

Sammy Swindell

About Sammy

3-time WoO Champion
5-time Chili Bowl winner

Background

One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell grew up watching his father behind the wheel at many of their local Memphis, Tennessee dirt tracks. In 1971, at the age of fifteen, Sammy took to the dirt at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In his rookie season, the oldest of two racing Swindell brothers won eleven feature events.

His background is engineering and is mostly self-taught. Although he spent two years in college studying physics and engineering, his race winnings were what paid the bills, but to be successful in racing took a lot of preparation time. "I found myself in a "catch 22" situation. I didn't have the money to go to college without racing and racing took up too much time to go to college. I had some successes in racing, so I decided to stay focused in racing and learn along the way. I don't ever regret making that choice though."

Inherently, Swindell is a shy and private person. Over the years he has earned the reputation of being "all business" at the race track, and much of that reputation can be attributed to a very focused approach to his chosen profession. The best description of Sammy may have come from legendary sprint car owner, LaVerne Nance, the man with whom Sammy won two "World of Outlaws" championships. "When he's at the track or working on the car, it's a living to him and he takes it real seriously. A lot of people don't understand that. He has worked hard all of his life to be successful in racing."

Away from his job, Sammy can relax and chat away for hours on a variety of different subjects. That's a side that most people will never get to see. It's the side where he and his son, Kevin, work on Kevin’s cars or he and close friends just sit and chat away about racing. Also from a racing family, his wife Amy has been a companion since they grew up together around the dirt tracks of Memphis. Amy has been through the exciting times and also the heartbreaks that take place in a successful racing career.

When it's time to race, though, Sammy has an uncanny ability to block out the world and focus on the job at hand. He's always had a hand in preparing and fine tuning his race cars, so it's very common to see him bent over the engine or personally changing the shocks.

From an engineering standpoint, he's been on the leading edge for years. His driving record speaks for itself. Few people demonstrate excellence at either skill, but Sammy Swindell combines the two like a director. It is a very unique talent!

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