ASCS Northwest Media, ELMA, Wash. (May 29, 2011) – Former ASCS Northwest Champion Roger Crockett swept the first weekend of ASCS action in Cottage Grove earlier this month and now defending ASCS Northwest Champion Jason Solwold has swept the Memorial Day weekend in Elma. It’s fixin’ to be another battle for the championship in the ASCS Northwest region.
Solwold led all 30 laps of a high speed, seven minute-seventeen second, green to checker feature race owning the two day event at Grays Harbor Raceway. “The track was awesome,” Solwold shared in victory lane. “You could run the top and the bottom. I chose the middle.”
This marks the second ASCS Northwest win this season and the seventh ASCS win overall for the Shark-powered Xtreme Oilfield Technology/Scott Safety/Northern Provincial Pipelines No. 39c Maxim team.
ASCS National driver Seth Bergman from Snohomish ran a solid race chasing Solwold through lap traffic as he moved up one spot for a second place finish. Oregon’s Garen Linder put the Shark Racing Engine he won at last year’s ASCS Northwest banquet to good use by holding on to claim the final podium position of the night. Skagit Speedway favorite Travis Jacobson slid into fourth with Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam capping off the top five.
The 2010 Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year Trey Starks finished sixth with seventh place going to Roger Crockett, the point leader coming into the evening. Mitch Olson, Johnny Herrera and Rick Fauver complete the top ten.
Solwold, Van Dam and Bergman won heat races with Reece Goetz winning the “B” Main.
(Stacy Verrall photo)
ASCS Northwest Results from Grays Harbor Raceway:
Heat One - 10 laps (sponsored by Here 2 Wire): 1. 39c-Jason Solwold, 2. 11-Roger Crockett, 3. 55-Trey Starks, 4. 7-JJ Hickle, 5. 9p-Jared Peterson, 6. 99-Randy Van Aagten, 7. 0j-Jay Cole, 8. 9r-Reece Goetz
Heat Two - 10 laps (sponsored by Contingency Connection): 1. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 2. 22-Garen Linder, 3. 98m-Mitch Olson, 4. 5d-Josh DeWitt, 5. 10j-Jake Waddell, 6. 73-Danielle Huson, 7. 79k-Kelsey Carpenter
Heat Three - 10 laps (sponsored by Dan Kent Metals): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, 2. 18-Travis Jacobson, 3. 35a-Johnny Herrera, 4. 25c-Chad Groves, 5. 8rc-Jason Cocking, 6. 19-TJ Hartman, 7. 38-Rick Fauver
“B” Feature – 15 laps (sponsored by Whitneys Auto Group): 1. 9r-Reece Goetz, 2. 0j-Jay Cole, 3. 99-Randy VanAagten, 4. 38-Rick Fauver, 5. 19-TJ Hartman, 6. 79k-Kelsey Carpenter
“A” Feature - 30 laps (sponsored by Bully Dog Performance): 1. 39c-Jason Solwold, 2. 23-Seth Bergman, 3. 22-Garen Linder, 4. 18-Travis Jacobson, 5. 33v-Henry Van Dam, 6. 55-Trey Starks, 7. 11-Roger Crockett, 8. 98m-Mitch Olson, 9. 35a-Johnny Herrera, 10. 38-Rick Fauver, 11. 25c-Chad Groves, 12. 7-JJ Hickle, 13. 5d-Josh DeWitt, 14. 9p-Jared Peterson, 15. 9r-Reece Goetz, 16. 0j-Jay Cole, 17. 99-Randy VanAagten, 18. 73-Danielle Huson, 19. 8rc-Jason Cocking, 20. 10j-Jake Waddell
ASCS Northwest Points (Top Ten): 1. Jason Solwold 558, 2. Roger Crockett 554, 3. Seth Bergman 542, 4. Henry Van Dam 5000, 5. Garen Linder 457, 6. Trey Starks 452, 7. Mitch Olson 440, 8. Rick Fauver 431, 9. Reece Goetz 409, 10. Jake Waddell 404.
Jason Solwold completed a sweep of two nights of ASCS Nothwest action in Sunday night's feature event at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA. (Stacy Verrall photo)