Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Back At GHR One Last Time
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography)
Elma, Washington- The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series is excited to return to action this weekend for two nights of the Harbor Classic Weekend at the Grays Harbor Raceway. The premier touring Dirt Late Model series of the Pacific Northwest will tackle the mighty 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st. Don’t miss your last chance to see the excitement and feel the adrenaline that is the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series.
Saturday evening will mark the twelfth race of the season and the first since the Doug Walters Classic at Sunset Speedway Park back on August 3rd. So far the win chart has been dominated by Greg Walters and Collen Winebarger in 2013. Both drivers have five wins apiece while Jerry Schram has just a single triumph. Entering this weekend Greg Walters has a slim two point lead in the standings over Collen Winebarger.
Since 2010 the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series has visited GHR on eight occasions. In the eight completed events there have been seven different winners. Jason Wines is the only driver to win twice at GHR when the series has come to town. Drivers with just a single trip to victory lane include Casey Vitale, Brady Sell, Joey Tanner, Greg Walters, Collen Winebarger, and Jerry Schram.
After the Harbor Classic Weekend only two more events remain in the 2013 season for the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series. A trip to the Sunset Speedway Park on September 7th and the Cottage Grove Speedway on the 14th will be all that is left of the current campaign.
The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Cars. For more information visit www.graysharborraceway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Points (Top Ten):
1. 97-Greg Walters 515; 2. 1-Collen Winebarger 513; 3. 76-Jason Johnson 477; 4. 99-Brad Martin 467; 5. 88-John Gamell 443; T 9-Jacob Myers 443; 7. 16-Jerry Schram 362; 8. 6-Scott Winebarger 335; 9. 56-Jack Marontate 239; 10. 28-Bob Trout 200
Previous Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Winners At Grays Harbor Raceway:
2013- Collen Winebarger on June 28th, Jerry Schram on June 29th
2012- Greg Walters on July 21st, Jason Wines on July 21st
2011- Joey Tanner on June 25th, Jason Wines on August 20th
2010- Casey Vitale on July 16th, Brady Sell on August 28th
2013 Northwest Extreme Late Model Series Schedule:
April 27th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
May 4th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
May 11th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon Collen Winebarger
May 25th Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon Rain Out
May 26th Willamette Speedway Lebanon, Oregon Rain Out
June 1st Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon (Rose Festival Dirt Cup) Collen Winebarger
June 15th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Collen Winebarger
June 28th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Collen Winebarger
June 29th Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington Jerry Schram
July 4th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon (Firecracker 100) Greg Walters
July 13th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Collen Winebarger
July 27th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
August 3rd Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon Greg Walters
August 31st Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
September 1st Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington
September 7th Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon
September 14th Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon