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Monster Trucks Invade Grays Harbor Raceway August 29th
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16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals Is Coming!
Monster Trucks Invade Grays Harbor Raceway August 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 and Crusher Stunt Show Saturday August 29th! "This is going to be a fantastic event for us", said
Carrell and Berquist Hit Victory Lane on Modified Nationals Preliminary Features!

Carrell and Berquist Hit Victory Lane on...

7/25/2015 -
Northwest Modified Nationals: While the 16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals Friday night event was rained out after the heat races, the feature event for Friday was ran on Saturday early evening. Nick
Jeremy Richey Wins 16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals!

Jeremy Richey Wins 16th Annual Shipwreck...

7/27/2015 -
Jeremy Richey of Phoenix, Ore shared the front row with Corbett, Ore driver Collen Winebarger. Richey took the early lead, as the field went into turn one, Nick Trenchard of Kalamath Falls, Ore tried to make a pass to the inside
Johnson, Parshall, and Briggs Sr Feature Winners on Hot Night!

Johnson, Parshall, and Briggs Sr Feature...

7/20/2015 -
With temperatures pushing 95 degrees, the weather was a huge turn around compared to last weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway. The Sportsman Sprints, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Outlaw Tuners were on hand this past Saturday
16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals Is Coming!

16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest...

7/16/2015 -
July 24th and 25th will be a big weekend for the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds at Grays Harbor Raceway with the 16th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals presented by Finishline Graphics is hitting the 3/8 banked clay
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  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownGermantown, TN
Birthday10/26
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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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