Rutz Sweeps Northwest Extreme Sprint Portion Of Harbor Classic Weekend
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Aaron Reed)
The third and final night of the Harbor Classic Weekend would have the World of Outlaw Sprints at the Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday September 2nd. But also on hand were some of the future stars of the Pacific Northwest with the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprints.
For the NEWS main event night one winner Kenny Rutz and Cale Brooke would battle for the lead exchanging the top position on several occasions. Pemberton, British Columbia’s Cale Brooke would lead the first handful of laps in his Talcore Walls and Ceilings/Aegis Industrial Finishings/Alltech Anodizing #4B Rocket eventually losing the lead to Kenny Rutz on lap three. Rutz, of Langley, British Columbia in the Turnbull Motorsports/ Enforcer Clothing Inc. #38 entry, would go back and forth for several laps beating one another at the stripe before Brooke would secure the position on lap six.
Rutz was determined not to give up and on lap eleven he would place his mount back into the top spot one last time. From there on out Rutz would lead the distance and would capture his second victory in two starts at the 3/8-mile clay oval. The checkered flag couldn’t have come out at a better time as it appeared as if Rutz was experiencing some motor issues.
Leduc, Alberta’s #99 of Skylar Gee would make the move for second with a few laps to go and ended his evening in that position followed by Cale Brooke in third. Sedro-Woolley pilot Steve Parker was fourth followed by the McCabe Motorsports/XXX Race Company/Speedmart Inc. #46 XXX of Zach McCabe from Arlington in fifth.
The Grays Harbor Raceway will take next weekend off before the facility gets back into action on Saturday September 14th. Classes that will compete in the next night of excitement will include the return of the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modfieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, and Hornets. For more information log on to www.graysharborraceway.com or call the Northwest Information Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.
Harbor Classic Weekend Night #3
Monday September 2nd, 2013
Grays Harbor Raceway
NW Extreme Winged SprintsA Feature: 1. 38-Ken Rutz; 2. 78-Steve Reeves; 3. 4B-Cale Brooke; 4. 23-Steve Parker; 5. 46-Zach McCabe; 6. 15-Mike Murphy; 7. 56-Ross Mathison; DNS 99-Skylar Gee
Dash : 1. 38-Ken Rutz; 2. 78-Steve Reeves; 3. 46-Zach McCabe; 4. 23-Steve Parker
Heat : 1. 38-Ken Rutz; 2. 78-Steve Reeves; 3. 46-Zach McCabe; 4. 4B-Cale Brooke; 5. 23-Steve Parker; 6. 56-Ross Mathison; 7. 99-Skylar Gee; 8. 15-Mike Murphy
Qualifying: 1. 99-Skylar Gee; 2. 46-Zach McCabe; 3. 38-Ken Rutz; 4. 78-Steve Reeves; 5. 23-Steve Parker; 6. 15-Mike Murphy; 7. 56-Ross Mathison; 8. 4B-Cale Brooke