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Wild Night For Grays Harbor Raceway Season Opener
2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins April 25th!
Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at Yakima
Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Kicks Off Saturday
Rudeen Racing Brings NASCAR Driver Tayler Malsam to Yakima!
Wild Night For Grays Harbor Raceway Season Opener

Wild Night For Grays Harbor Raceway...

4/27/2015 -
Engines roared to life, with the 2015 racing season beginning at Grays Harbor Raceway Saturday night, with over 80 cars in the pit area between all classes of cars. The 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Bead's Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto
2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins April 25th!

2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Season Begins...

4/20/2015 -
The 2015 racing season is just around the corner for Grays Harbor Raceway. While you may have heard the motors running the past 2 weekends, drivers did get some track time with two playday events. The first points race of 2015
Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at Yakima

Hickle Opens 2015 with STSS Win at...

4/5/2015 -
Yakima, WA – Sprint car racing has officially kicked off in the state of Washington in 2015, and after the dust settled on Saturday night, JJ Hickle stood triumphant in victory lane at Central Washington State Fair Raceway with
Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Kicks Off Saturday

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Kicks...

4/2/2015 -
Racing roars to life in the Yakima Valley as the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire and Finishline Graphics opens the 2015 season at the Yakima Fairgrounds Dirt Track on Saturday night April 4th. It will also
Rudeen Racing Brings NASCAR Driver Tayler Malsam to Yakima!

Rudeen Racing Brings NASCAR Driver...

4/1/2015 -
Excitement is coming to the Yakima Fairgrounds Dirt Track on Saturday night, April 4th as Nascar Camping World Truck driver Tayler Malsam has confirmed his entry with the Rudeen Racing #26 at the season opener for the Summer
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
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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