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The Sun Is Shining and The Monster Trucks are Ready to Go!!
Monster Slam 15, RESCHEDULED for Sunday Aug 30 at 2pm
Cole, Miller, Martinez and Briggs Jr Feature Winners!
Vollbrecht, German, & Barr Winners In Front Of Huge Crowd!
Monster Trucks Invade Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday Aug 29th
The Sun Is Shining and The Monster Trucks are Ready to Go!!

The Sun Is Shining and The Monster...

8/30/2015 -
Sunday August 30th 12:00 Noon... The sun is out and their is no rain forecast for the rest of the day! The Monster Trucks are in the pit area getting ready to rock the Grays Harbor Raceway!! Pit party Meet and Greet is from
Monster Slam 15, RESCHEDULED for Sunday Aug 30 at 2pm

Monster Slam 15, RESCHEDULED for Sunday...

8/26/2015 -
** THE MONSTER TRUCK EVENT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY AUG 29 HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY AUG 30. THIS IS DUE TO THE THUNDER STORMS FORECAST FOR SATURDAY EVE. THE EVENT WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. GATES OPEN AT
Cole, Miller, Martinez and Briggs Jr Feature Winners!

Cole, Miller, Martinez and Briggs Jr...

8/23/2015 -
Fans at Grays Harbor Raceway were treated to a great night of racing featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Pacific Hard Top Racing Association Dwarf Cars and the Outlaw Tuners. PHRA Dwarf Cars: The
Vollbrecht, German, & Barr Winners In Front Of Huge Crowd!

Vollbrecht, German, & Barr Winners In...

8/18/2015 -
The weather was almost perfect at Grays Harbor Raceway and a huge crowd on hand were treated to a great night of racing featuring the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Northwest Focus Midgets Series, and the Rolling Thunder Big
Monster Trucks Invade Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday Aug 29th

Monster Trucks Invade Grays Harbor...

7/29/2015 -
Funtime Promotions is pleased to announce for the first time ever Grays Harbor Raceway will host "Monster Slam 15" Monster truck Show Saturday August 29th! "This is going to be a fantastic event for us", said track promoter Steve
Tickets
  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

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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