By Ben Deatherage, Elma, Washington- The Northwest Wingless Tour returns to the venue that began their season back in May at the Grays Harbor Raceway. It will mark the fifth race of competition for the series in the 2012 calendar on Saturday June 16th. After a couple of rain outs in June the NWWT have completed the rest of their scheduled events up to this point despite some threatening forecasts on some of those dates.
The previous three races for the series have taken place at the Sunset Speedway Park in Banks. In those three races there have been three different winners including Bill Winsley, Ryan Bothwell, and Theo McCarty. J.J. Hickle took care of business in the only NWWT event at GHR so far this year.
In the seven NWWT events that have been held at the Grays Harbor Raceway there have been fsix different winners. Reece Goetz the 2011 Grays Harbor Raceway Midget champion swept the non-wing portion of the Big E weekend last August winning both nights. Seth Bergman, Jeff Bell, Travis Rilat, Shawn Rice, J.J. Hickle join Goetz as former winners without the wings at the storied facility.
The Northwest Wingless Tour will be paying two more visits to the Grays Harbor Raceway on August 29th and September 22nd. On the August date the series will be the support class for the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series which will take place on Wednesday of that week.
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 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.
The Northwest Wingless Tour has been providing fans of Non-Wing Sprint Cars entertainment to tracks through the Pacific Northwest since 2009. The series has become a place where the odds are surely evened no matter what the drivers background whether it be Winged/Non-Wing, 360, or Limited Sprint experience. To find out more on this exciting group log on to their website homepage at www.nwwinglesstour.com.
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway
Date(s): Saturday June 16th, 2012
Location: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541
Track Contact: 360-482-4374
2012- J.J. Hickle on May 12th
2011- Reece Goetz on August 26th, Reece Goetz on August 27th
2010- Jeff Bell on June 12th, Travis Rilat on July 15th, Shawn Rice on September 4th
2009- Seth Bergman on September 5th
2012 Northwest Wingless Tour Schedule (Winner):
April 28th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR Rained Out
May 5th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR Rained Out
May 12th- Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA J.J. Hickle
May 19th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR Bill Winsley
June 2nd- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR Ryan Bothwell
June 9th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR Theo McCarty
June 16th- Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
June 30th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR
July 14th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR
July 28th- Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR
August 25th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR
August 29th- Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
September 3rd- Willamette Speedway Lebanon, OR
September 8th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR
September 22nd- Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, WA
September 29th- Sunset Speedway Park Banks, OR