ELMA, Wash. - It’s Toads Deli/ Microtel Inn & Suites Night at Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday Night. There will be lots of great prizes given out to lucky fans including three, one stays at any of the three Microtel Inn and Suites located in Elma, Seaside and Sutherlin, Oregon. Five classes will be in action including the Whitney’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, HiLine Homes Hornets and the Cruisers. Grays Harbor Raceway is a ASA Member Track.
The Whitney’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars point standings tightened up a little last Saturday as points leader Glen Borden of Raymond had a very rare DNF in the feature allowing Shelton’s Jay Cole to close within 33 points 1034 to 1001 of the three time and defending champion. Tacoma’s Shawn Rice moved up one spot to third 68 points behind the leader at 966. Kirkland’s Steve Vague moved up one spot to fourth with 957 points, JJ Hickle from Quilcene dropped two spots to fifth with 874 points. You can except to see a bigger car count this weekend as this is the last Sprint Car race before the Big E Weekend, already confirmed to be here on Saturday include Roger Crockett from Medford, NASCSAR Camping World Truck driver Tyler Malsam from Snohomish along with Puyallup’s Mitch Olson and Enumclaw’s Henry Van Dam.
In the Shipwreck Beads Modified division Montesano’s Josh Muller continues to lead the point standings by 23 points, 1102 to 1079 over Shelton’s Scott Miller. Muller won for the fourth time last week as Miller overcame a flat tire late in the race and charged all the way back to third place behind Seabeck’s Craig Moore. Seabeck’s James Wolfard sits in third with 1005 points followed by Joe German from Aberdeen with 974 points. McCleary’s Jim Oien Jr. rounds out the top five with 956 points.
The Triple X Ford Focus Midget division will see their first action in more than a month, since running both nights of the Fred Brownfield Memorial. After the Brownfield Memorial, McCleary’s Brandon Daniel sits on top of the points standings by a slim 6 point margin 1054 to 1048 over Jonathan Jorgenson from Auburn. Jorgenson had lead the point standings from the first race. Allison Journey from Springfield, Oregon moved into third with 1024 points, followed by Seth Hespe from Snohomish with 1012 points. Montesano’s Jeremy Miller rounds out the top five with 940 points. Hoquim’s 14 year old teenager Ariel Biggs is looking to move into the top five in points as she only 18 points out of fifth with 922 points.
In the HiLine Homes Hornet division Elma’s Kevin Krentz holds a 4 point lead over Oylmpia’s Rory Clevenger 575 to 571, Aberdeen’s Cliff Gill is only 30 markers back at 545 followed by Brian Izzi from Olympia who won the last Hornet race with 407. Travis Blood rounds out the top five with 359 points.
The team of Dana Austin and James Hinkley lead over James Atkinson and Mike Clinger, the team of Travis and Brian Brearty are third by Tad Smith and Russ Haskell. Louis and Nathan Zoren round out the top five.
The front gate will open at 4:30 pm on Saturday Night , with racing to start at 7:00 pm.