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Washington Modified Tour
Youngquist Ready for Yakima Opener
Yakima Challenge Camping Info
Purses Increase for Yakima Sprint Cars and Modifieds!
Heath Ready to Defend Summer Thunder Sprint Series Title in 2015
Washington Modified Tour

Washington Modified Tour

3/27/2015 -
Funtime Promotions is pleased to announce the formation of the ‘Washington Modified Tour’. The 11 race series will compete at 3 Washington tracks from April through September. “The modifieds are the fastest growing class in the
Youngquist Ready for Yakima Opener

Youngquist Ready for Yakima Opener

3/19/2015 -
One of the bright shining young stars of the Northwest Sprint Car scene is amped up to kick off his 2015 race season with the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series at the Yakima Fairgrounds Dirt Track on April 4th. Burlington, WA’s
Yakima Challenge Camping Info

Yakima Challenge Camping Info

3/17/2015 -
The Yakima Fairgrounds will offer overnight camping beginning Friday, April 3 through Saturday night, April 4. Each camping site includes power, water, and access to the fairground's shower facilities for just $25 per
Purses Increase for Yakima Sprint Cars and Modifieds!

Purses Increase for Yakima Sprint Cars...

3/16/2015 -
The first race of the season at the Central Washington State Fair Grounds Dirt Track in Yakima is rapidly approaching and a few new sponsors have stepped up to increase the purses for both classes. T & C Auto Care and Tire from
Heath Ready to Defend Summer Thunder Sprint Series Title in 2015

Heath Ready to Defend Summer Thunder...

3/12/2015 -
Colton Heath is primed and ready to defend his Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series point championships aboard the LAW Motorsports #33 in 2015. The Marysville, WA driver will debut his brand new XXX Chassis powered by Shark Racing
  • 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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