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Fred Brownfield Classic presented by Lit...

Fred Brownfield Classic presented by Lit...

6/28/2016 -
The 2nd annual Fred Brownfield Classic presented by Little Creek Casino returns to Grays Harbor Raceway's 3/8 mile oval THIS Friday & Saturday with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series
Chadwick wins Wild West Modified Shootou...

Chadwick wins Wild West Modified Shootou...

6/18/2016 -
Elma, WA - Grays Harbor Raceway has lucked out the last two weekends with threatening weather in the area, and after heavy rain showers late morning and early afternoon, the Wild West Modified Shootout featuring the Washington Mod
Lindsey, Evans, and Norton Visit Victory...

Lindsey, Evans, and Norton Visit Victory...

6/11/2016 -
Going from mid 90's in temperatures last weekend to mid 60's this weekend the action at Grays Harbor Raceway was hot on Saturday night as the Wingless Sprint Series, Northwest Focus Midgets Series, and the Outlaw Tuners took to th
2016 Wild West Modified Shootout Informa...

2016 Wild West Modified Shootout Informa...

5/26/2016 -
2016 Wild West Modified Shootout Information Guide (Photo of Kenny's Photography) RULES: IMCA RULES PACKAGES – IMCA TECH OFFICIAL WILL BE PRESENT ENTRY FEES: $80.00 (Includes Car and Driver Pit Pass) GENERAL PIT PASS: $30.00 T
Starks Wins Feature on Last Lap Pass

Starks Wins Feature on Last Lap Pass

6/6/2016 -
Elma, WA - Temperatures hit the mid 90's on Saturday night at Grays Harbor Raceway as the Summer Thunder Sprint Series, PHRA Dwarf Cars, and the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks took to the 3/8 banked clay oval in front of a grea
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  • 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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