Grays Harbor Raceway located at the fairgrounds in Elma will host its first two day event of the year, this Saturday and Sunday Nights, as the ASCS Northwest Region 360 Sprint Cars along with the Triple X Ford Focus Midgets are here to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.
The best 360 Sprint Drivers in the Northwest, as well as some of the top California drivers will be on hand this weekend. Leading the way will be Medford's Roger Crockett, a many time 360 Sprint Car Champion in the Northwest. After round one in Medford, California's Steven Tiner and Washington's Mitch Olson are tied for the top spot with 288 points, in third position is another California driver Andy Gregg from Placerville with 284 points, followed by Jared Ridge from Snohomish with 280 points and local hot shoe Henry Van Dam from Enumclaw with 274 points.
Other local drivers expected to challenge for the win include track champions Glenn Borden Jr. from Raymond and Jay Cole from Shelton. Tacoma's Shawn Rice will be hoping for a little luck this weekend, as he has been very fast this year and is on the verge of hitting victory square. Kirkland's Steve Vague, sporting a new paint job this year could surprise a lot of people with a very good finish. The new young guns that include JJ Hickle from Quilcene, Jared Peterson from Stanwood, both who have feature wins at Grays Harbor Raceway this year, along with JJ Dishneau from Maple Valley and Logan Forler from Orting will all be looking for their first ASCS feature win. Renton's Dan Dunlap will be looking to follow up on his best ever finish at GHR last weekend.
Other Oregon drivers expected to run include Medford driver's Chad Nolan and Phillip De Rosa, along with Bend's Chad Groves.
In the Triple X Ford Focus Midget division, Auburn's Jonathan Jorgenson leads the point standings with 230 points, on the strength of two feature wins in a row, in the first two events. Springfield's Allison Journey holds down second place with 205 points, followed by Aberdeen's Brandon Daniels and Snohomish driver Seth Hespe tied at 202, Edmonds Tony Carabello rounds out the top five with 197 points. Rookie driver, fourteen year old Ariel Biggs from Aberdeen who set fast time at the last race, sits in eighth position in points.
The front gate will open at 4:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday Nights, with racing to start at 7:00 pm.
For more information please go to www.graysharborracewayway.com or call the Raceway office at 360 482-4374.