Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...
No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night
Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR
Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...
Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

5/24/2016 -
Elma, WA – The second of five Washington Modified Tour events rolls into the lightning quick Grays Harbor Raceway this weekend with as many questions are there are answers. A whopping 52 drivers have competed under the WMT banner


5/21/2016 -
Tonight's events have been canceled due to persistent inclement weather at and around the track. We will see you next week when the Washington Modified Tour, Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks & Outlaw Tuners will all be in
No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

5/16/2016 -
Mother Nature decided to play fair with Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday night, with a few rain showers early in the day, the evening was dry, and the dirt was flying around the 3/8 banked clay oval as the 360 Sprint Cars, Cut Rat
Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

5/13/2016 -
A full night of racing is on the docket for Grays Harbor Raceway as tomorrow night, 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Tuners will all take on the 3/8 mile oval for the third event of the season. Spectator Gates open a
Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

5/7/2016 -
The sun was shining bright, and temperatures were in the low 80's for race two of the 2016 season at Grays Harbor Raceway. On tap on Saturday was the Washington Modified Tour, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Sportsman Sprints,
  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownSnohomish, WA
Nickname" The Flyin Fireman"
Racing Since2007
ChildrenJayden and Madison
OccupationSnohomish County Fireman
WebsiteVisit Website

Driver Bio

Derek Roberts

About Derek

Background: As a third generation driver, Derek Roberts has racing
in his blood. Derek began his career 5 years ago but has been involved
in the racing world since he was born. While growing up he watched his
dad race in the open wheel ranks but has also been a crew member for
many teams in all different ranks of motorsports, most notably being a
tire specialist for NASCAR driver Kevin Hamlin during his career in the
local stock car ranks. At the age of 25, Derek jumped behind the wheel
of a mini sprint car and found success immediately. He earned Rookie
of the Year honors that year at Deming Speedway and has never looked
back. During the racing season you will see this talented driver taking
on the dirt ovals across the Pacific Northwest but he has also driven
Midgets on the pavement for different owners. Outside of racing Derek
makes his living as a full time Firefighter in Snohomish County. He is
also a family man and loves spending time with his wife Katie and their 7 year old son Jayden and new baby girl Madison.

Career Highlights

2007: Deming Speedway 250 class “Rookie of the Year”, 8th in points.
2008: Deming Speedway “Most Improved Driver” award, 6th in points.
2009: Deming Speedway “Rookie of the Year” in Deming’s elite 1200 division.
2010: Voted “Most Improved Driver” by fellow drivers in the 1200 division at Deming Speedway.
Finished 7th in his first ever pavement race with the WMRA after starting 13th.
2011: Skagit Speedway 360 Sportsman Sprint points Champion, “Rookie of the year” honors,
3 Main event wins, 5 Heat race wins, 2 fast times (in as many attempts), Never finished out of the
top 5 all season, Completed every lap of every race entered.
2012: 3rd in Sportsman 360 points, 2 main event wins, 4 heat race wins, 1 quick time,
Second at the Sportsman Sprint Showdown.
2013: 360 Division Rookie of the Year and 2nd in points.

Crew Members

Owner: Jeff Roberts,Bob Nelson. Bryan & Cyndy Haddeland, Randee & Brandee Wood, Spud Allen, Jared Gunderson

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