Grays Harbor Raceway
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Cut Rate Auto Parts Night Next on GHR Schedule
by Ben Deatherage
ELMA, Wash. -- The 2012 season continues this Saturday August 18th at Grays Harbor Speedway for Cut Rate Auto Parts Night next on the calendar. 360 Sprints, USRA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, and Hornets will all be on hand at the 3/8 mile speed factory.
Last week Reece Goetz became the sixth different winner in seven races with his triumph last Saturday. Henry Van Dam leads the class with the most wins this year which he has captured two victories. Other feature winners include J.J. Hickle, Rick Fauver, Jay Cole, and Randy Van Aagten.
The USRA Modifieds return to GHR after a week hiatus. Scott Miller continues to lead the class in the victory category with three wins in 2012. Joe German, the most recent victor, is the only other repeat winner thus far this campaign. Eight different winners have graced victory lane in eleven races and it has created a list which includes Lawrence O’Conner, Tom Sweatman, Zack Simpson, Scott Lenz, Craig Moore, and Mark Wauge as well as the two aforementioned drivers Miller and German.
This week will be exciting to see if either Brian Harding or Jason Tole will break the tie amongst themselves each looking for their sixth win of the season. Also it will be interesting to see if anyone else can visit the winner’s circle and become the third different winner in ten races.
With his victory in the Hornets last week Jake Mills now has won the most victories in the division. Chad Norton and Zack Floreck are the only other repeat winners each with two wins while drivers with single wins are Brian Norton, Kyle Mast, and Will Wright.
Saturday night’s admission is the following: Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (15-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-14) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Gates open at 2:30 for the pits and 4:30 for the grandstands with racing starting at 6:30.
Cut Rate Auto Parts has been providing quality auto parts at affordable prices all while serving the local area of western Washington. With five locations amongst Aberdeen, Elma, Lacey, Shelton, and Tumwater wherever you are Cut Rate Auto Parts has your part. For a full list of their parts and specials or for a directory to get you connected with these fine folks quicker log on to their website at www.cutrateautoparts.com.
The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large size. Hosting regular racing action from April to September with 360 Sprints, USRA Modifieds, USAC Midgets, Hobby Stocks, and Hornets as regular classes. In addition the venue will host the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and American Sprint Car Series-National Tour. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the latest news and stories.
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Date(s): Saturday August 18th, 2012
Pit Gates- 2:30
Front Gates- 4:30
Pit Pass- $30.00
Seniors (62+)/Juniors (15-18)/Military- $10.00
Youths (6-14)- $5.00
Youths (5 and Under)- FREE
Premium Seating- $20.00
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541
Track Contact: 360-482-4374
Sponsors: Lucky Eagle Casino, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Pepsi Racing, Shipwreck Beads, Hoosier Tires, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, City of Elma Chamber of Commerce, Turbo Blue Racing Gasoline, 104.7 KDUX, KIX 95.3, Whitney’s Auto Group, Bulldog Trailers, Our Community Credit Union, Anytime Fitness 24 Hour Fitness Center, Budweiser, Contingency Connection, AMP Energy Drink, Harbor Pacific Bottling Inc., Bully Dog Performance, Lucas Oil Products
A Look Ahead:
August 18th (Cut Rate Auto Parts Night)- 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
August 25th (Pepsi Open Wheel Showdown)- 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Midgets
August 29th (Lucky Eagle Casino Night)- World of Outlaws Sprints, Northwest Wingless Tour
September 1st- Rolling Thunder Big Rigs, Hornets
September 8th- 360 Sprints, Modifies, USAC Ford Focus Midgets