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Northwest Focus Midget Series Back To Skagit Speedway
By Ben Deatherage
Alger, Washington- The Northwest Focus Midget Series return to action after a weekend off. The series will be on hand at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 26th, for the seventh round of the 2017 Summer Challenge. It is the sixth time this year that the tour has ventured to Skagit.

“It's going to be so fun to see so many new drivers competing with us this weekend,” commented series co-owner Carla Stewart, “we are expecting thirty cars to be on hand at Skagit.”

Already the Summer Challenge has seen an incredible set of races. Tristin Thomas has managed to win three of the six completed legs. Ross Rankine, Nate Vaughn, and Evan Margeson have accomplished one win each. Overal in 2017 Tristin Thomas leads the win list, with six, while Nick Evans has won three times. Chance Crum, Nate Vaughn, Colton Heath, and Ross Rankine all have managed to score two victories apiece and Evan Margeson is the only single race winner.

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

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. Also Northwest Focus Midget Series t-shirts, hoodies, and hats are available for purchase at the series trailer.

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Skagit Speedway:
2017- Ross Rankine on May 6th, Tristin Thomas on June 3rd; Tristin Thomas on June 22nd; Tristin Thomas on 23rd; Tristin Thomas on July 29th
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-8
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 2)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)-Nate Vaughn
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race (50 Laps)-Ross Rankine
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nate Vaughn
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6) Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)-Evan Margeson
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1 Rain Date from 5/5)
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9) - Focus Fall Classic
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10) - Focus Fall Classic

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

Historical results and information can be found athttp://www.nwsprintcarhistory.com. There you can find information on the entire history of Sprint Car and the Northwest Focus Midget racing in the Pacific Northwest.

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners
ABS Business Data, 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, 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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