Grays Harbor Raceway loses event to weather
by Ben Deatherage
ELMA, Wash. -- The 2012 season has been full of cancellations in the Northwest which has left fans and race teams alike frustrated and disappointed. May 5th hoped to be the second race of the season but before anything could get started rain dampened all efforts to get the show in at the Grays Harbor Raceway. All hope is that the weather will cooperate next Saturday May 12th for fans to enjoy some terrific racing at the Elma speed factory.
Saturday will be Pepsi Sampling Night with free Pepsi samples available and classes include the Northwest Wingless Tour, USRA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, and Hornets. Gates open at 2:30 for the pits and 4:30 for the grandstands with racing starting at 6:30. Prices for the event are the following: Adults $13, Senior (62+)/Juniors (15-18)/Military $10, Youths (6-14) $5, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30, and Premium Seating $20.
May 19th will see the return of both 360 Sprints and USAC Ford Focus Midgets as well as the USRA Modifieds and Hornets. The month will conclude with the ASCS-Northwest Region’s Spring Showdown on the 26th and 27th with USRA Modifieds and Hobby Stocks supporting the Sprints on both days as the support classes.
The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side-by-side racing as well as its sheer 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 Outlaws 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, May 12, 2012
Pit Gates - 2:30
Front Gates - 4:30
Racing - 6:30
Pit Pass - $30.00
Adults - $13.00
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 Rd., Elma, Wash., 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, Contingency Connection
A Look Ahead:
May 12 - (Pepsi Sampling Night) Northwest Wingless Tour, USRA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Hornets
May 19 - 360 Sprints, USRA Modifieds, USAC Midgets, Hornets
May 26 - (Spring Showdown) ASCS-Northwest Region Sprints, USRA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks
May 27 - (Spring Showdown) ASCS-Northwest Region Sprints, USRA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks
June 2 - (Fan Appreciation Night) 360 Sprints, USRA Modifieds, USAC Midgets, Hobby Stocks, Hornets