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Van Dam Battles for Podium Before Bad Luck Strikes During Grays Harbor Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Henry Van Dam was in contention for at least a podium finish during the season finale at his home track last Saturday before a parts failure resulted in a DNF.

Van Dam kicked off the event at Grays Harbor Raceway by maneuvering from sixth to third place during the scramble. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"It was a lot better starting spot, especially with a bit of a rain delay," he said. "The track was super fast. Any position we could gain in the scramble was great. I felt we could be more aggressive with the setup. I knew we had to keep our momentum up going through the rough stuff. I was afraid if we started sixth we'd get choked up."

Van Dam continued to run well once the A Main began.

"We rolled around in third for the first six or seven laps," he said. "We were able to get to second and then we closed to the leader. There weren't any cautions so it came down to getting through lapped cars. We had closed on him a bit, but with about five laps to go we got into the rougher stuff trying to get around a lapped car and it broke the rear axle."

Van Dam's bid at the win came up a few laps short as he was unable to finish the race. He was credited with a sixth-place finish, which was his 12th top 10 of the season.


Sept. 30 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Scramble: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (3).


15 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s




Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing


Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johansen Excavating

Based in Buckley, Wash., Johansen Excavating specializes in civil construction. For more information, visit http://www.JohansenExcavating.com .

"Johansen Excavating has been a partner for the past few years," Van Dam said. "They've been a great sponsor, but have been even better friends."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Highmark Concrete Contractors, Northwest Welding & Fabrication, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.


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