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Northwest Focus Midget Series Elma Bound On Saturday May 20th
By Ben Deatherage

Elma, Washington- After a week off of racing the Northwest Focus Midget Series returns to action this weekend. The series will venture to Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday, May 20th for their third overall race of the season but the first appearance at the 3/8-mile clay oval. It also marks the third different facility in as many races that the tour has thus far visited in 2017.

“The weather looks great for racing and with a week off from Midget racing we are excited to be back at the track,” commented Northwest Focus Midget Series co-owner Carla Stewart, “we are looking forward to a big crowd at Grays Harbor Raceway, it is always fun to meet so many of the great fans there after the races in the pits. Our drivers have a lot of pride in their race cars and it’s really shown even more this season.”

Ross Rankine and Nick Evans have managed to capture the only two victories thus far. We shall see if it will be three different victors in as many starts when the series heads to GHR. As always a strong field of competitors is expected to be in action and will no doubt produce some top class racing.

Overall the Northwest Focus Midget Series has held thirteen races at the 3/8-mile speed factory. Seven different drivers have graced victory lane including Tristin Thomas who leads that table with four wins. The aforementioned Nick Evans, Dougie James, and Garrett Thomas have two each while single race victory in Elma include Doug Anderson, Eric Turner, and Michael Vollbrecht.

“We want to thank Northwest Focus Midget Series driver Eric Turner for driving the series owned Sportsman Sprint last weekend at Skagit Speedway. Also be sure and stop by the series trailer and pick up a poster of our 2017 schedule and even pick up some of our sharp looking apparel from Cooper.”

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/

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Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Grays Harbor Raceway:
2016- Tristin Thomas on April 30th, Nick Evans on June 11th; Eric Turner on July 1st; Tristin Thomas on July 2nd, Nick Evans on August 6th
2015- Garrett Thomas on April 25th; Tristin Thomas on May 16th; Garrett Thomas on May 23rd; Doug Anderson on June 13th; Dougie James on July 3rd; Dougie James on July 4th; Tristin Thomas on July 11th; Michael Vollbrecht on August 15th

Tristin Thomas-4
Nick Evans-2
Dougie James
Garrett Thomas
Doug Anderson-1
Eric Turner
Michael Vollbrecht

Former Grays Harbor Raceway Midget Champions:
2004 Nick Frausto
2005 Don Billings
2006 Brian Thomas
2007 Dan West Jr.
2008 Jeff Bell
2009 Seth Hespe
2010 Seth Hespe
2011 Reece Goetz
2012 Jared Peterson
2013 Chase Goetz
2014 Chase Goetz
2015 Tristan Thomas
2016 Nick Evans

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1)-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6)
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9)
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10)

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions
2015- Tristan Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

Historical results and information can be found at http://www.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners:
ABS Business, Alger Bar & Grill, Arrow Motorsports, BR Motorsports, Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, DeYoungInc.com, Dirt Co. Media House, Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Elma Lanes, Evans Gang, Golden Wheels, Highline Mfg. Inc., HighLine Performance, HighSide Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO 1380, Kimbridge Trade, KINGS Race Products, MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media, nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing Podcast, Olympic Machinery, OPC Exclusive, Pacific Performance Coating, PCI Powder Coating Inc., Purple Moon Promotions, ProFab Northwest LLC, Pyles Motorsports, RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network, Robbie Price Racing, Scott Murdoch Motorsports, ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training, SpeedMart, Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

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