Jumping the Start: Last race of 2013 at Grays Harbor 
Surprise! I decided to attend one more race, and it’ll be the final event for 2013 at Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday. The NW Extreme Winged Sprints are on the program along with the Cut Rate Auto Parts street stocks and the hornets. It‘s all for pride for all three classes, as this is a non-points show. Grays Harbor Raceway was supposed to have its season finale last Saturday, but it got rained out.

The NW Extreme Winged Sprints wrap up their 2013 season with their fourth appearance of the year at GHR. Sammy Wright won on May 11, while Kenny Rutz took the races on September 1 and 2 for a Labor Day weekend sweep. The last race the NW Extreme Winged Sprints had was on September 7 at Cottage Grove Speedway, where Dave Hibbard was the winner. The events at Sunset Speedway Park on September 21 and Cottage Grove last Saturday were cancelled due to rain, so the sprint drivers are eager to go racing again.

Jason Tole is now a three-time champion with the Cut Rate Auto Parts street stocks, as he also won the title last year and in 2001. Jason had nine victories this season and won the championship by 28 markers over Cory Sweatman. Eddie Blood, Jack Parshall, and Don Briggs, Jr. were third through fifth in the final points.

The hornets have been racing at GHR for the past two years, and Chad Norton was the champion for both years. Chad won three times in ’13 and he edged Willie Wright by only four points for the title. Jeff Daniel was third in the points rundown and led the hornet division with four wins. Jesarae Norton (Chad’s wife) and Chris Pugsley were tied for fourth.

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Labor Day weekend pictures are ready to go 
I had so much fun over the Labor Day weekend, and it's great to see everyone! I just got through posting two albums' worth of pictures.

For Skagit:
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For Elma:
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Football season is here! 
Are you ready for some football?! In a little under two hours, the Baltimore Ravens (the Super Bowl champions) and the Denver Broncos kick off the 2013-14 NFL season.

The Seattle Seahawks are one of only two teams that finished the preseason at 4-0. The Washington Redskins were the other team. The Seahawks' first game is Sunday, as they face the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I asked a question last year on how the 'Hawks are going to do. This time, it'll be a little different. Compared to last year, will Seattle do: better, worse, or about the same?

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Time to Review: Monster Meltdown/Harbor Classic Weekend tidbits 
For the seventh time in eight years, I was ready for another mini-vacation up north for the Labor Day weekend. I went to my hotel room in Bellingham to take a short nap, and then headed down to Skagit Speedway for the Monster Meltdown. Skagit had a full program for both Friday and Saturday. A great crowd was on the hand, especially for Saturday where it was packed.

Friday had the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and the second round of three for the Outlaw Tuner Combat Series. Brandon Berg led the first lap in the Outlaw Tuner main event until Travis Meins went around him on the outside of turn four to complete lap number two. Meins got the victory over Rick Young and Thursday winner Ben Gunderson. Ben passed his dad Jon Gunderson and Matt Ploeg on the backstretch on the final lap to grab third when Jon slowed with a flat tire.

Three-time WoO champion Sammy Swindell led all 25 laps in the A-Main for his third win of the year. The first red flag came out on lap six when Trey Starks and Travis Rilat got together out of turn two. Last year's big winner Travis Jacobson had no place to go and plowed into Rilat. Things went from bad to worse for T-Jac, as he went for a hard flip coming out of turn two four laps later. Craig Dollansky brought out the yellow flag on lap 19 when he coasted to a stop in turn one. “The Madman” Kerry Madsen took second from Paul McMahan coming for the restart, but couldn’t get close enough to challenge Swindell. McMahan got third.

Saturday's Sportsman Sprint Showdown 25-lap A-Main quickly went yellow, as Colton Heath jumped the start. The second try to get it started was good and Devin Barnes paced the field for 23 laps. There was a great battle for second through fourth involving Thursday night’s winner Zach McCabe, Kenny Rutz, and Cory Swatzina. They changed positions a handful of times until Swatzina spun in turn two with two laps to go while racing in third. McCabe took the lead from Barnes on the restart, but Devin wasn’t about ready to give it up. They took the white flag side-by-side, but they made contact in turn one with Devin going for a spin. Everyone avoided him, except for Ashley Lewellen. McCabe got the win for the sweep over Rutz and 11th-starting Steve Parker.

Young led all 17 laps in the Tuner main event and won over the Gundersons (Ben in second and Jon in third). Young and B. Gunderson were tied for the points title for the Outlaw Tuner Combat Series, and were named co-champions. Rick and Ben finished in the podium in all three nights.

The Outlaws’ 35-lapper went green for 34 ¾ laps. Madsen got the jump over Joey Saldana and McMahan. “Pauls to the Wall” took second place from “The Brownsburg Bullet” in turn two on lap two. Five-time and defending champion Donny Schatz tried to go to the inside of Saldana for many laps for third, but no luck. Schatz used to the outside line down the backstretch to finally make the pass stuck on lap 15. Schatz wasn’t through, as he stole second from McMahan in heavy traffic out of turn four on the 17th lap and the lead from Madsen down the backchute the following lap. Trey Starks came to a halt out of turn two on the last lap just before Schatz took the checkered flag. A green-white-checkered finish had to be used, but Schatz had no problem getting his 18th win of the season. Brad Sweet went for a spin in turn one, but it happened after the checkers. Madsen and McMahan were second and third for the second straight night.

After taking Sunday off to recuperate, I was off to the races again on Monday to see the WoO at Grays Harbor Raceway, as part of the Harbor Classic Weekend presented by Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel. Just before I left home, I was on Twitter that "Yung Money" Kyle Larson will race with Rico Abreu. Sure enough, they had their haulers parked next to each other. The NW Extreme Winged Sprints were the supporting class, and Cale Brooke led the first four laps of the 25-lap race. Rutz got his nose ahead at the stripe on lap five, but Cale went back by in turns one and two on the sixth lap. Cale ran downstairs, while Kenny stayed on the cushion. Kenny got the lead again on the 11th lap out of turn two before Ross Mathewson spun in turn four, and Kenny just barely avoided him. Kenny took the lead one lap after the restart and pulled away. Brooke held the runner-up position until he got sideways in turns one and two with five laps to go. He continued, but lost the spot to Steve Reeves. Despite having a sour engine towards the end, Rutz hung on to win for the second straight night at Elma over Reeves and Brooke for an all-Canadian podium.

Pittman got a good jump over Schatz and Sweet for the first try to start the 30-lap big show, but it got aborted when Swindell spun into an easy rollover coming out of turn four. Sammy rebounded to finish ninth. Schatz had the lead for take two, but the yellow came out on the second lap when Saldana spun out of turn four. McMahan and Cody Darrah were also involved. Schatz led laps two through twelve, but couldn’t pass the slower car of Henry Van Dam. Pittman powered by down low in turn three to get the lead again on lap 13. Darrah drew out another yellow flag on lap 17, as he stopped in turn one with a broken drag link and Pittman just got by. Pittman clipped the inside berm on the restart and that gave the lead back to Schatz. Meanwhile, “The King” Steve Kinser passed Sweet for third at the line to complete lap number 18. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Tim Kaeding, Larson, Madsen had a fierce battle for a top five finish behind them. The yellow lights flashed again with five to go for Abreu, who spun in turn two. Two yellow flags flew one lap later. The first time was for Larson, who spun in turn four and got tagged by Kraig Kinser. Kraig spun a complete 360, but kept going. Fifth-place running Hafertepe clipped the restart cone on the next attempt and got docked two spots. The last yellow was out with just two laps to go when Sweet lost his right rear tire while running in fourth and smacked the turn one wall. The yellow turned into a red for a fuel stop for a final two-lap dash. Schatz made no mistakes again, and he went two-for-three in Washington. Pittman was second with S. Kinser in third. For fourth, it was Kaeding by a nose over Madsen.

The Outlaws didn’t disappoint me again and they never have, as they continue their long and winding trip down Oregon and California. As they do that, it’s time to get down and dirty with my notes...

Breaking Records: There was something in the air when the sprint cars came to Skagit last week and it didn’t long before drivers tried to get into the history books. Hafertepe was the top qualifier in the 360’s in Thursday’s show at 11.462 seconds. That just missed the existing record of 11.434 seconds set by Brandon Harkness on August 31, 2003. The World of Outlaws drivers were down in the low 11-second bracket on Friday, and Jason Sides’ track record of 10.872 seconds set on September 4, 2009 was so close they could taste it. Saldana lowered it to 10.821 before Pittman took it even lower to 10.718! 18 racers ended up with times in the 10’s.

Long Dry Spells Finally Over: It’s been more than 30 years since Swindell visited the winner’s circle at Skagit with the Outlaws. The last time he’s won a race there was back on June 15, 1979 (less than nine months before I was born). Schatz had victories at Skagit and GHR already, but they‘ve also been quite some time ago. Donny had a preliminary program win at Skagit on August 25, 2006 and his last triumph at GHR was on August 27, 2005.

Summer Sizzling: Schatz is the driver on a hot streak with 12 wins since July when the Outlaws started “The Month of Money”. That includes victories at the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park on July 10, one of the main events of the Don Martin Silver Cup Memorial Twins at Lernerville Speedway on July 16 (which he won the overall title), and his seventh Knoxville Nationals title in eight years at Knoxville Raceway on August 10. Pittman had a points lead well in the triple digits earlier this season, but Schatz chipped that lead to just 20 points after Monday’s racing. Schatz has been solid in the main events, even though Pittman has a huge advantage in bonus points earned in time trials.

The Alberta Army: Some racers from Alberta made the long way down to Skagit and Grays Harbor over the Labor Day weekend. Reeves and 14-year-old Skylar Gee went to both tracks. Last year’s Skagit 360 champion Trevor Turnbull didn’t race, but brought his car for Rutz to race at Skagit and Grays Harbor. Kyle Evans and Joey Duperron were at Skagit on Thursday and Saturday for the Sportsman Sprint Showdown. Mathewson made his first ever appearance at GHR for the NW Extreme Winged Sprint shows Sunday and Monday.

Super Subs: A few drivers weren’t in their usual rides at Skagit last week. I just mentioned Rutz aboard the Turnbull #38 sportsman sprinter. Meins continued to fill in for the injured Freddie Vela in the #20 Outlaw Tuner, while Howard Vos was in Jon Edwards‘ #50 Tuner Thursday and Friday. Going to Saturday, James “Cadillac” Bundy did double duty. He drove his own #57 sportsman sprint, and was also behind the wheel of Erik Vaillette’s #7M Tuner. Lastly, Heath was aboard Tyler Fox's #0 sporty.

Paulie’s in the Fast Lane: After being the top qualifier at GHR, McMahan got his series-leading 14th fast time award. He’s been one of the strongest qualifiers all season long in the CJB Motorsports #51. Pittman is right behind with 13 fast time awards (he got #13 just last night at Willamette Speedway) and Saldana is a distant third with five.

Out the Door Early: For the three nights that I saw racing action, everything got done before 10:00 p.m. Friday’s races were finished at around 9:10, with Saturday wrapping up later at 9:55. The final checkered flag flew at Elma at 9:45. Despite a small number of red flags, the track conditions were top notch at both tracks and the fans were treated to nonstop side-by-side racing. Job well done by everybody.

Number for the Weekend: 19. What can be said about Schatz and his winning ways? It’s just insane! With Monday’s win at GHR, he matched his win total in '07.

Consistency Award: Madsen. I’m sure Kerry enjoyed his trip through Alberta and Washington, as he had five straight top five finishes. He had back-to-back second-place finishes at Skagit and a fifth at GHR for a very stout Labor Day weekend. Before that, he had a win and a third at Castrol Raceway on August 23 and 24. “The Madman” moved up to eighth in points just ahead of S. Kinser.

Hard Luck Award: Jacobson and Austen Wheatley (tie). Jacobson was involved in two crashes in Friday’s main event. He wrecked with Starks and Rilat on lap six coming out of turn two, and had a close-up view of the underside of Rilat’s car. Then, T-Jac clipped the turn two wall on lap ten and went for a nasty tumble. He fought handling problems in Saturday’s B-Main and only got up to eighth, two spots short of transferring. Wheatley lost his brakes after Saturday’s time trials, then blew a motor on the backstretch on the last lap in the second heat race while running fourth. He was able to start the B, which he won. The gremlins bit Austen again on Monday, as he went to the pits after the four-wide salute for the A-Main and didn’t return.

Best Appearing Car: Saldana (Outlaws) and Barnes (sportsman). I’m not a huge fan of orange cars, but I was really looking forward to getting a few pictures of the Dan Motter-owned #71M. It’s a beautiful car for photography and also under the lights. Devin’s sportsman sprinter is a definite winner with the blue and black. I told racing chaplain Jim Sheppard, “It’s like I saw God.” Everyone knows by now that I absolutely love blue. The runners-up are a couple of sportsman drivers that have paint schemes that are very pleasing to the eye, McCabe and Evans. There’s another shout-out to Fire-Down Graphics on Zach’s #46 car.

Next race: ???

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Jumping the Start: Monster Meltdown at Skagit/Harbor Classic Weekend at Grays Harbor 
The Labor Day weekend is a weekend that racefans in the Pacific Northwest look forward to, especially if they’re fans of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. The Outlaws have nine races in ten days to close out August and to begin September with stops in Washington, Oregon, and California.

The WoO were at Castrol Raceway near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada last Friday and Saturday for the Oil City Cup. Kerry Madsen and five-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz picked up the victories. Schatz won in a backup car after wrecking his primary car in a scary turn four flip during hot laps.

Daryn Pittman has been the points leader since the start of the season and he has eight wins to his credit. He has 7,882 points, but his points lead is shrinking. Schatz is right behind with 7,858 points and has been red hot since July. Donny leads the Outlaws with 17 wins, including his seventh Knoxville Nationals title. Paul McMahan is solidly in third with 7,682 points, followed by Craig Dollansky at 7,439 and Sammy Swindell at 7,355.

Skagit Speedway will be busy Thursday through Saturday with the Monster Meltdown. Thursday’s program consists of the fourth and final round of the Summer Thunder Series presented by SpeedMart (360 sprints), the first night of the Sportsman Sprint Showdown, and the first round of the Outlaw Tuner Car Combat Series. The World of Outlaws and the Outlaw Tuners will race Friday and Saturday. The second night of the Sportsman Sprint Showdown is set for Saturday. The winners of last year’s WoO races were Madsen and track regular Travis Jacobson. T-Jac’s victory was a very popular one for the Skagit fans.

Grays Harbor Raceway also has a full schedule with the Harbor Classic Weekend Saturday through Monday. The Shipwreck Beads IMCA modifieds, the Honda Ignite Washington Dirt midgets, the Cut Rate Auto Parts street stocks, and the NW Extreme Late Models compete on Saturday and Sunday. The NW Extreme Winged Sprints will be in action Sunday. The WoO and the NW Extreme Winged Sprints are on tap for Monday. Swindell won last year’s WoO event over Dollansky and Joey Saldana.

No matter where you go for racing in Washington over the Labor Day weekend, Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway have you covered.


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Mod Nats pics posted 
My pictures from Elma are up right now. It's good to see a lot of familiar and new faces as always. Check them out, along with my other albums!

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Time to Review: Modified Nationals thoughts 
I decided to come to the 14th annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals at Grays Harbor Raceway last weekend and I have to say I was very pleased with everything. I saw two, three, and even four-wide racing! I absolutely love the format, especially when two rounds of heat races and the ASCS points format are being used. The cars line straight up by qualifying in the first round of the heats, and then it’s totally inverted for round two. It’s very entertaining to see the faster cars start in the back and try to get some passing points.

I was kind of bummed about the turnout of 42 cars, but all of the drivers put on a show. Quality pays off rather than quantity sometimes.

2011 Modified Nationals champion Kyle Casson jumped out to the lead from the inside of the second row in Friday’s 30-lap Race of Champions, and he didn’t look back. Kyle caught a lucky break on the third lap when he got sideways in turn one and made contact with the second place car of Craig Hanson. Craig spun out, with Lawrence O’Connor getting collected. Craig would finish sixth and Lawrence would be eighth. After slipping back to tenth on the opening lap, Collen Winebarger passed Aaron Sheelar for second at the line on lap six. Craig Moore took third from Sheelar out of turn two on the eighth lap, then defending Mod Nats winner Mark Wauge duplicated that move two laps later for fourth. The second yellow flag was needed on lap 18, when Curt Coggins stopped in turn one. Winebarger’s car didn’t take off on the restart and dropped to fourth, allowing Moore and Wauge to go by. Brody Pompe’s great night came to an end on lap 22 when he spun in turn two, with Kyler Moore no place to go. Brody’s car had significant damage and it was enough to end his weekend. He would’ve been fourth in points and securely in Saturday’s A-Main had he not scratched. Winebarger lost fourth place with just two laps to go, as he blew out his driveshaft in turn one. Casson wouldn’t be denied as he won the preview to the big show. Wauge was second, 15th-starting Jeremy Shank was third, 17th-starting Mark Carrell fourth, and C. Moore fifth.

Grays Harbor Raceway champions Joe German and Scott Miller shared the front row in Saturday’s 40-lap main event, with German getting the jump. Miller’s car didn’t get going and went straight to the pits. Joe paced the field for the first three laps before Nick Trenchard inherited it at the finish line on lap number four. This race had seven yellow flags, but the excitement didn‘t let up. Casson made his presence known on lap 17, as he passed Wauge for second on the frontstretch. Shank followed suit out on the backchute, dropping Wauge to fourth. Casson tried multiple times to pass Trenchard, but Nick was really strong on the high side. Shank passed Casson for second on lap 25 out of turn four, but that pass didn’t count when Sheelar stopped in turn two. Wauge’s hopes to win two straight Mod Nats were eliminated, as he stopped in turn two on the 29th lap. Casson went for the kill on lap 31 when he tried a slide job on Trenchard in turns three and four, but it backfired and he spun in front of the whole field. Luckily, no one else was involved. That gave the second spot to Shank, and he made the low line stick on Trenchard going into turn three with just four laps to go. Shank would get the win with Trenchard and Troy McElroy second and third. Unfortunately for Nick and Troy, their mighty performances were all for naught and both were disqualified in postrace tech. Jeremy Richey became the runner-up for a 1-2 Oregon finish. 20th-starting C. Moore moved up to third to be the highest-finishing GHR regular, with 21st-place starter Jerry Schram crossing the line fourth. Craig and Jerry had to come through the last chance qualifiers. Jerry won the first LCQ and Craig snared the second one. Jerry didn’t race on Friday and began his Saturday night at the tail of the C-Main. German rounded out the top five.

With Shank’s victory, that makes it seven different winners in the last seven Modified Nationals. Glenn and Lisa Vincent of Shipwreck Beads organized a tremendous event and it’ll continue to grow. I’m already looking forward to going to the Mod Nats a second time. Let’s flip through the pages, shall we?

Oregon Obliterates, Part III: This is the third straight column where racers from Oregon had the heat races well in hand. That happened again on Friday. They won four heats in the first round (Carrell, Wauge, Trenchard, and Joey Tanner) and three in round two (Tom Berry, Jr., Albert Gill, and Trenchard). Washington claimed two heats in the second round, with German and Jeff Foster getting the victories. Casson picked up the win in the first heat race of the night for the state of California. Kyle was the only driver from Cali in attendance.

Local Yokels: When the top ten drivers in points came on the track on Saturday for the pill redraw to determine their starting positions, it looked like everything would work out for the Grays Harbor regulars. Miller drew a 2, and Foster pulled out the 3 pill. Getting the 1 pill was German to make it an all-GHR top three for the A-Main. German led laps one through three and wound up finishing fifth. Foster ran in the top ten for just over half of the race before going to the pits on lap 25 and didn’t return. He dropped to 19th. Miller had all kinds of problems from the start and fell to 22nd.

A Rollercoaster Ride: If there’s a guy that an up-and-down weekend, it’s surely Hanson. Craig spun out twice during Friday’s heats and again early on in the Race of Champions. It wasn’t all bad, as Craig made a great recovery to sixth. Saturday came and it looked like his luck will stay good. He led all 20 laps in the C-Main to move on to the B. He started 15th in the B, but almost passed Cooper on the last couple of corners to finish a close second and completed the “alphabet soup” route. However, Craig’s fortune went back to bad when he and Matt Jenner did a double spin in turns one and two on a lap 25 restart. Craig was knocking on the door for a top ten spot when he wrecked in turn one on the last lap just before Shank took the checkered flag. Craig climbed out okay and was credited with 12th.

Moving On Up: Along with C. Moore and Schram, a few other drivers that started deep in the pack in Saturday’s A-Main made their way towards the front when it‘s all said and done. Jesse Bailey climbed 13 positions to cross the line in 11th. Medford, Oregon veteran Dane Smith improved eleven places to seventh. Montesano native Morgan Criswell scaled up ten spots to 13th. 2008 Mod Nats winner Blair Shoemaker and Jenner moved up eight spots each to come home sixth and 14th, respectively.

Last-Second Addition: Carrell was supposed to start eighth in Saturday’s main event, but pulled into the pits with mechanical problems. The first alternate was Bailey, who finished third in the first LCQ. Jesse was in the second and last transfer spot until the last lap when he got held up by the lapped car of Scott Westley, and Criswell snuck by in turn three. Jesse had his car in his trailer and was out of his driver’s suit when the news about Carrell broke out. Jesse hustled to get his car ready again and started at the tail of the A. He just missed the top ten in 11th place, but he got himself a much better result to his Modified Nationals and also a bigger paycheck.

Number for the Weekend: 10. Washington drivers made up just under half of the field in Saturday’s big dance, but the Oregon group prevailed once again.

Consistency Award: C. Moore. Craig was the top Washington driver in the main events both nights. He qualified midpack on Friday (19th out of 41 cars) and didn’t do all that great in the heats, but made it up in the Race of Champions and Saturday’s feature. Phil Martelli told fans to keep their eyes on the #M14 car to make an impact, and the Seabeck ace did just that. Craig cashed in big on Trenchard and McElroy’s disqualifications to get a podium spot.

Hard Luck Award: Winebarger. Collen’s qualifying lap on Friday got thrown out when he didn’t make weight during tech and made only one heat race. He was running in fourth with two laps left in the Race of Champions when his car momentarily caught fire and his driveshaft was left lying in turn one. The driveshaft was so hot that I can smell it from my seat! Collen’s weekend ended after the first night, along with Pompe and Tanner.

Next race: The Monster Meltdown at Skagit Speedway on August 30 and 31 with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the Outlaw Tuner Car Combat Series (not sure about the WoO race at GHR on September 2). The Outlaws make their annual trip to the Pacific Northwest on Labor Day weekend. This year, they’ll stop at Skagit first before heading down to Elma. Kerry Madsen took last year’s preliminary main event at Skagit and was looking to go for the sweep for night number two. However, he jumped the start and was penalized one row. That gave Travis Jacobson all he needed for a very popular win. Sammy Swindell led all 30 laps in last year’s race at GHR, and also tied a track record in qualifying.

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Jumping the Start: 14th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals 
Grays Harbor Raceway will host the 14th running of the Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals this Friday and Saturday. The event attracts drivers from the western United States and parts of Canada.

Friday will have time trials, two rounds of heat races, and the Race of Champions to finish it off. The Race of Champions is a 30-lap event where champions of the Mod Nats or at their respective home tracks battle it out.

The dashes and main events are on tap for Saturday. There will also be two last chance qualifiers that will give drivers one last shot of making the A-Main. Two drivers transfer from each LCQ.

Last year's champion Mark Wauge will attend, along with past champions Kyle Casson (2011), Blair Shoemaker (2008), Brian Poppa (2001), and Gus Cooper (2000). Drivers from Washington are looking to put an end to the Oregon domination, as “The Beaver State” racers won this event seven times compared to only one for the guys from “The Evergreen State”. Grays Harbor Raceway regulars like Joe German, Scott Miller, Tom Sweatman, and the father-and-son team of Craig and Kyler Moore are looking to win one for the home team and fans. Also on the roster is two-time GHR modified champion Josh Muller. Josh is a native of Montesano who now calls Minot, North Dakota home.

The Modified Nationals are very popular to Grays Harbor Raceway and the fans since its first race back in 2000. The turnout averages to around 55 to 60 cars, and that number has been higher than that many times. This will be my very first time at the Mod Nats, and another sunny and warm weekend is in store.

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