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The Northwest Focus Midget Series is back in action for a busy weekend with two shows on tap. The first stop will be Deming Speedway on Friday, June 2nd followed by Saturday, the 3rd, at Skagit Speedway. The last planned visit to Deming was lost to weather while Skagit Speedway would see Ross Rankine park the Fred Brownfield tribute car in victory lane.

So far in 2017 four races have been recorded complete. Defending series champion Nick Evans manages to be to the only multi-feature winner this season. Evans has two wins while Ross Rankine and Tristin Thomas have one each. Thomas collected a big win at Southern Oregon Speedway last weekend in the first round of the Summer Challenge Powered By Bardahl.

“Last week was really great being that it was our first time at Southern Oregon Speedway,” commented Northwest Focus Midget Series co-owner Carla Stewart, “we ended up having twenty-three cars and the main event was practically incident free until the last lap. The staff and the fans at Southern Oregon were so great and made it worth the trip. We can’t wait to make a return trip next season.”

There have been fourteen Northwest Focus Midget Series races at Deming Speedway producing seven different winners. Michael Vollbrecht leads the win list with five, all of which were achieved in 2015, while Nick Evans has three. Eric Turner is the only other multi-feature winner, with too, and single race victors include Chance Crum, Jacob Brown, Jared Peterson, and Tristin Thomas.

Skagit Speedway has hosted eleven Northwest Focus Midget Series events with five different drivers managing to obtain victories. Tristin Thomas has the most wins, with four, while Garrett Thomas has parked it in the winner’s circle three times. Defending series and track champion Nick Evans has two triumphs at Skagit while the only single race winners are Kelsey Carpenter and most recently Ross Rankine.

“We are so excited that we are getting into some warmer weather and get some racing in.”

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 RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Deming Speedway:
2017- Nick Evans on April 14th
2016- Chance Crum on May 6th; Tristin Thomas on May 13th; Eric Turner on June 3rd; Nick Evans on July 29th; Jacob Brown on August 19th; Nick Evans on August 20th; Eric Turner on August 26th
2015- Michael Vollbrecht on April 17th; Jared Peterson on May 1st; Michael Vollbrecht on May 29th; Michael Vollbrecht on June 19th; Michael Vollbrecht on August 28th; Michael Vollbrecht on September 18th

Michael Vollbrecht-5
Nick Evans-3
Eric Turner-2
Chance Crum-1
Jacob Brown
Jared Peterson
Tristin Thomas

Former Deming Speedway Midget Champions:
2012- Jared Peterson
2016- Chance Crum

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Skagit Speedway:
2017- Ross Rankine on May 6th
2016- Tristin Thomas on May 7th, Tristin Thomas June 4th, Nick Evans on June 24th, Garrett Thomas on July 30th, Nick Evans on August 27th
2015- Garrett Thomas on May 2nd, Kelsey Carpenter on May 30th, Garrett Thomas on June 20th, Tristin Thomas on June 26th, Tristin Thomas on July 25th

Tristin Thomas-4
Garrett Thomas-3
Nick Evans-2
Kelsey Carpenter-1
Ross Rankine

Former Skagit Speedway Midget Champions:
2012- Jared Peterson
2015- Tristin 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-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1)-Tristin Thomas
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 2)
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 3)
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)-Design 500 Heroes Race
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)
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 6)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
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 Racing Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO, Kimbridge Trade, KINGS Race Products, MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media, nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing, 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 inc., Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

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