Grays Harbor Raceway looking to host sixth race of Wild Wild West Modified Shootout
by Ben Deatherage
ELMA, Wash. -- On Friday, June 23, the Grays Harbor Raceway will host the sixth race of seven for the 2012 Wild Wild West Modified Shootout. There will be an admission special running exclusively for this event as a car load of fans will get into the races for only $25.
For the second year the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout will tour from southern Oregon to all the way to western Washington. This year there will be a stop in Northern California to make it seven races in eight days across three states which come out to be over 700 miles on the road over the course the series of races.
Last year’s edition saw Brian Poppa emerge victorious to seal his fate as the series champion at GHR after winning the feature with 35 total cars making the trip.
The home turf will be defended fiercely by some of the local talent including Scott Miller who has three wins this season already. Other drivers who have visited victory lane include Joe German, Tom Sweatman, Lawrence O’Conner and Zack Simpson. Out of town drivers expected to make the trip will be five-time Southern Oregon Speedway champ Mark Wauge, defending Northwest Modified Nationals winner Kyle Casson, plus many more from Oregon, California and British Columbia.
A celebrity in the mix will definitely be NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ken Schrader who is no slouch when it comes to racing on dirt. The Missouri native already has seven wins this season in six different states throughout the country. Noted for his love of racing in 2011 he entered in sixty-three separate events in twenty states and three Canadian provinces and went on to win eighteen features.
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): Friday June 23rd, 2012
Pit Gates- 2:30
Front Gates- 4:30
Car Load Special- $25.00
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