NST: Gray's Harbor Raceway pre-race notes

Northern Sprint Tour Makes First Elma Visit The Northern Sprint Tour makes its first stop of the season at Elma's Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday night, April 29th. The NST opens 2006 one night earlier in ...

Northern Sprint Tour Makes First Elma Visit

The Northern Sprint Tour makes its first stop of the season at Elma's Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday night, April 29th. The NST opens 2006 one night earlier in Lebanon, Oregon; however, Saturday will be the season opening event at GHR. This will be the first of four stops by the series in Elma.

Last year's event had more of the making of an endurance race rather than a sprint one. In a crash filled main event that took nearly an hour to complete, Everett, Washington native Rick Fauver was the dominant force. He led all 30 laps and bested the 41 other cars in the pits. The remaining top-5 finishers were Silver Lake, Washington's Jesse Whitney, Tacoma, Washington native Shawn Rice, Bill Nutter from Central Point, Oregon, and Dallas Zuniga of Creswell, Oregon.

Among the Washington drivers who are expected to compete will be Shelton's Jay Cole and Randy Van Aagten, Raymond resident Glenn Borden, Jr., and returning from last season, Fauver as well as Rice. The states of Idaho and Oregon will also be represented. Among them are last year's series champion Nutter, and four time series title holder Roger Crockett who is now living in Medford, Oregon.

On track action begins with time-trials taking place shortly after 6:00. Racing is set to begin at 7:00. The series then takes a month off before racing three consecutive nights in Oregon on Memorial Day weekend. The next NST stop in Elma won't be until opening night of the "Evergreen State Sprint Challenge" on Friday, July 28th during Northwest Speedweek.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Roger Crockett