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Street Stock Tires Available
Practice Night and The Finishline Graphics Chili Feed Kicks Off the Yakima Weekend!
2015 Summer Thunder Schedule
Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer Thunder Sprint Series Points Fund!
Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer Thunder Sprint Series Season Opener!
Street Stock Tires Available

Street Stock Tires Available

3/5/2015 -
Street Stock teams looking for some good used slicks for the 2015 GHR season can contact Mike Knox at 253-576-0834. Mike is located in the Tacoma area. He has tires for $15-$20 each. They must be Hoosier slicks # 3035 & 3045.
Practice Night and The Finishline Graphics Chili Feed Kicks Off the Yakima Weekend!

Practice Night and The Finishline...

2/17/2015 -
The inaugural Yakima Valley Sprint Car Challenge is just around the corner and the event continues to grow! A practice night has been added on Friday night April 3rd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Sprint cars and modifieds are welcome to
2015 Summer Thunder Schedule

2015 Summer Thunder Schedule

2/10/2015 -
2015 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Schedule: April 4: Yakima Dirt Track May 2: Skagit Speedway June 6: Grays Harbor Raceway June 25-26-27: Dirt Cup - Skagit Speedway - ASCS National Series July 3-4: Fred Brownfield Classic -
Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer Thunder Sprint Series Points Fund!

Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer...

1/31/2015 -
All over the country every track has its super fans that support racing in their area. The Pacific Northwest is no different; several people over the decades have stepped up to support the sport they love. For many years Glen and
Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer Thunder Sprint Series Season Opener!

Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer...

1/29/2015 -
Funtime Promotions is pleased to announce the 2015 season opener for the Summer Thunder Sprint Series will be at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds Dirt track Saturday April 4th. The ‘Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge’
Tickets
  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownSnohomish, WA
Nickname" The Flyin Fireman"
Racing Since2007
SpouseKatie
ChildrenJayden and Madison
OccupationSnohomish County Fireman
Birthday7/20/1981
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

Accomplishments:
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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