Tole, Daniel, Goetz, And Simpson Earn Whitney’s Auto Group Mid-Season Championship Wins
By Ben Deatherage
(Photos Courtesy of Jim Marshall)
Saturday July 6th would mark Mid-Season Championship Night presented by the great people at Whitney’s Auto Group. A full card of action was on hand which included the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, and Hornets. Once the night was all said and done a wonder Fireworks Spectacular would take place.
Zack Simpson of Hoquiam became the newest victor in the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified division. Simpson would take the lead from the J&F Automotive/Bayview Ready-Mix #8 Sidebiter of Jeff Foster, from McCleary, on lap fourteen. Simpson would lead the rest of the distance and visit victory lane for the first time in his Jacknut Apparel/CNK Machine #12 Shaw.
Scott Miller of Shelton was second in the Blue Bear Park/Blondie’s Restaurant #26 Shaw followed by the Sweatman Trucking/Ewing Engines/D&D Dyno #11 Shaw of Cosmopolis’ Tom Sweatman in third. The balance of the top five would consist of Jeff Foster in fourth and Rayun McMichael of Vancouver in fifth chauffeuring his Jacobus Carstar/Discount Race Car Parts #05 Hurricane.
Jason Tole of Hoquiam is on a terror in the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks this season. Last Saturday the driver of the Western Washington Construction/Crowell Brothers Automotive #34 Camaro would earn his fifth win of the season. After taking the lead from fellow Hoquiam pilot, Jack Parshall on lap seven, Tole would lead the rest of the distance with a few challenges from Parshall.
The Jacknut Apparel/CNK Machine #9 Camaro of Parshall would finish a respectable second while third place went to Cory Sweatman from Cosmopolis in his Sweatman Trucking/D&D Dyno #11 mount. Crossing the line in fourth was Wishkah’s Don Briggs Jr. in the Custom Fiberglass/Conger Racing #13XXX entry while earning fifth was the Eddie’s Automotive/Fusion Graphix #97 Malibu of Eddie Blood from Olympia.
Chase Goetz continues to show his dominance in the USAC Ford Focus ranks. The Snohomish teenager would earn his fourth victory in five starts piloting his Great Western Transport/Elma #91 machine. Goetz would lead the entire distance of the feature.
McCleary’s Garrett Thomas was second in his Olson Landscaping/Martelli Distributing #14 entry followed by Jeremy Miller of Elma in the MASCO Petroleum #44. Driving the Don Emory owner #11E young Ariel Biggs of Ocasta would score a fourth place finish followed by the #66 of Tyler Anderson from Everett.
Jeff Daniel of Ocean Shores would procure his second win of the season for the Pure Clothing/John L. Scott Real Estate/John’s Plumbing #14 team. It marked his first victory since picking up his last win in the Season Opener back in April.
The #0 of Zach Dalrymple was the second place finisher followed by Chad Norton of Tenino in his Free Junk Removal #75 mount. The Cranberry Road Winery/Westport Brewing Company #25 of Ocasta’s Chris Pugsley was fourth and earning fifth would be Jeserae Norton of Tenino in her Centralia Pet Resort #27.
The Grays Harbor Raceway will host the American Sprint Car Series-National Tour as they take on the ASCS-Northwest Region. Action will begin on Friday July 12th and will last until Saturday the 13th and will all be presented by the fine folks at Budweiser. The Northwest Wingless Tour will be the support class on both nights.
Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.Tickets prices for both days are $23.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Seniors/Juniors (13-18)/Military, $10.00 for Youths (6-12), and Children 5 and Under are FREE. Premium Seats are $30.00 and Family Passes (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) are $55.00.
Two day passes will be offered for Adults ($42.00), Seniors/Juniors/Military ($38.00), Youths ($18.00), or spectators wishing to sit in Premium Seats ($55.00). Advanced tickets can be purchased at graysharborraceway.ticketforce.com. For more information be sure and log on to www.graysharborraceway.com.
Whitney’s Auto Group Mid-Season Championship Night
Saturday July 6th, 2013
Grays Harbor Raceway
Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds
A-Feature: 1. Zack Simpson, 2. Scott Miller, 3. Tom Sweatman, 4. Jeff Foster, 5. Rayun McMichael, 6. Kris Asche, 7. Carl Larson, 8. Del Schnitzer, 9. Scott Westley, 10. Kevin Keller, 11. James Wolford, 12. Joe German
Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks
A-Feature: 1. Jason Tole, 2. Jack Parshall, 3. Cory Sweatman, 4. Don Briggs Jr., 5. Eddie Blood, 6. Austin Kerrgian, 7. Shane Kerrigan, 8. Brian Izzi, 9. Kelly Fugate, 10. Ross Watkins, 11. Nick Bramer, 12. Matt Babcock, 13. Mike Clingen, 14. Will Madison, 15. Greg Watkins, 16. Andy Schmidt, 17. Mike Knox, 18. Tom Hecker
USAC Ford Focus Midgets
A-Feature: 1. Chase Goetz, 2. Garrett Thomas, 3. Jeremy Miller, 4. Ariel Biggs, 5. Tyler Anderson, 6. Todd Hartman, 7. Annika Johanson, 8. Steven Hughes, 9. Lee St. Paul
A-Feature: 1. Jeff Daniel, 2. Zach Dalrymple, 3. Chad Norton, 4. Chris Pugsley, 5. Jeserae Norton, 6. Peggy Harding, 7. Don Briggs Sr., 8. Jason Valentine, 9. Jeff Warner, 10. Judson Willis, 11. Mike Brewster, 12. Eric Watson, 13. Shane Turner, DNS Shane Norton, DQ Willie Wright