This upcoming season some great things are happening to the Grays Harbor Raceway in regards to end of the year point funds up for grabs in three of the five regular divisions. The Elma located venue will present point money to drivers who competed in eighty five percent of the races in the 360 Sprints, USRA Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks.
With the end of the year point funds we hope that car counts will be up and when car counts are up attendance is up - Nikki Gamell, General Manager of the Grays Harbor Raceway.
The 360 Sprints will have a healthy $5,000 point fund to go along with the upcoming season which should attract some attention for pilots in the local and outer areas to try and get a piece of. The United States Racing Association will offer to win $1,500 track championship along with the total $4,675 point fund for the Modifieds for 2012 that is up for grabs. USRA also offers a National point fund worth $29,900 for the top twenty in points and $10,000 to win.
The Hobby Stocks will have a $2,000 point fund courtesy Sam Puckett and Tom Hecker of Sam’s Auto Repair located in Tacoma. Sam’s Auto Repair is a locally owned repair shop whether you own a street car, race car, hot rod, or anything else with wheels. They do it all at Sam’s including engine maintenance and transmission work, painting, metal work, body work, and fabricating. Visit them at their location at 3640 66thStreet in Tacoma or give them a call at (253) 474-1889.
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The USRA currently sanctions divisions of Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks at forty-four other tracks amongst thirteen different states reaching from Oregon to Arizona to Louisiana to Wisconsin. For a complete list of rules be sure and visit the United States Racing Association on the worldwide web at www.usraracing.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 atwww.graysharborraceway.com for the latest news and stories.
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541
Track Contact: 360-482-4374
Sponsors: Lucky Eagle Casino, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Pepsi, 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
A Look Ahead:
April 14th Test and Tune Practice
April 21st (Season Opener) – 360 Sprints, Modifieds, USAC Midgets, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
April 28th- 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
May 5th-360 Sprints, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
May 12th(Pepsi Sampling Night) – Northwest Wingless Tour, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
By Ben Deatherage