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Anderson and Romig win at Grays Harbor

From Grays Harbor Raceway

Elma, WA — (June 13, 2015) — The weather has been great around Grays Harbor Raceway this season, and once again, there was perfect weather conditions for a great night of racing. The Northwest Wingless Tour, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Northwest Focus Midget Series, and the Outlaw Tuners were on hand for an exciting night of racing.
Northwest Focus Midget Series:

Shelton’s Lee St. Paul and Doug Anderson of Puyallup had the front row covered for the 20 lap feature for the Northwest Focus Midget Series. Anderson would jump to the early lead, with Stanwood driver Jared Peterson moving into the second spot. It wouldn’t take long for Peterson to get to the back bumper of Anderson, and look to try and take the lead from the rookie driver. Anderson on the low side of the raceway having more momentum started to pull away from Peterson. The battle for the third position between St. Paul and Shorline driver Michael Vollbrecht was one to watch. Nick Evans of Granite Falls joined in on that battle as well, making it a three car battle for third on lap 7. Tristin Thomas of Burlington, who was involved in a crash in the heat race, would work his way from the back of the field to get into the top five.
The first caution of the feature would come out on lap 13 for Evans, after contact with St. Paul in turn four, causing him to spin. Anderson led the field to the green flag, Peterson looking to make a pass on him for the lead on the restart, but couldn’t make that pass. Anderson started to pull away slightly, as Tristin Thomas would work his way into the third position.Hannah Lindquist of Shorline would stop in turn four on lap 15. On the restart Peterson would look to the lowside and try to make a move on Anderson, but couldn’t make the pass. A three car battle between Anderson, Tristin Thomas, and Peterson had the fans on their feet. Thomas made a pass on the high side of Peterson to take second. Thomas tried to make an attempt at the lead but couldn’t make the pass. Anderson would take the checkered flag picking up his first career Northwest Focus Midget Series feature. Tristin Thomas, Peterson, St. Paul and Vollbrecht rounded out the top five. Heat race winners earlier in the evening were Peterson and Vollbrecht with Peterson picking up fast time.

Northwest Wingless Tour:

The 25 lap Northwest Wingless Tour/Oregon Double Shot Series feature saw Dan Dunlap of Renton, and Auburn’s Jonathan Jorgenson leading the field to the green flag. Mike Romig of Vancouver looked to the inside of Dunlap and Jorgenson to take the lead on the start, and was successful out of turn two. Dunlap would try and make a pass in three, but would only make slight contact. Tim Alberding who was the winner of the NWWT feature the last time they appeared at Grays Harbor Raceway tried to take the second spot from Dunlap, but couldn’t make the pass. While Alberding and Dunlap battled for second, Romig would pull away from the field. Lap 4 saw Alberding make the pass on Dunlap on the low side of the raceway for the second position. Dunlap tried to make the pass, but was unsuccessful. Alberding would look to chase down Romig.
A handful of cautions allowed Alberding and Dan Dunlap to try and make a move on Romig. The final caution of the evening on lap 15 saw Brad Rhodes of Aloha, Ore spin to a stop in turn two. Romig bringing the field down saw Alberding on his back bumper. Romig pulled away slightly but not enough for a comfortable lead as Alberding was there if Romig made a costly mistake. At the end of the feature Romig would take the checkered flag, Alberding, Dan Dunlap, Guy Weedman, and Jake Gilman rounded out the top five. Heat race winners earlier in the evening went to Dan Dunlap, and Jonathan Jorgenson, as John Butler was fast time.

Northwest Focus Midget Series:
Fast Time:
99 Jared Peterson
Heat 1:
1. 99 Jared Peterson, 2. 92 Doug Anderson, 3. 24 Nick Evans, 4. 16 Nik Larson, 5. 3H Hannah Lindquist, 6. 2A Renee Angel, 7. 21J Kensey Thomas, 8. 19 Thomas Walker
Heat 2:
1. 4 Michael Vollbrecht, 2. 43 Lee St. Paul, 3. 21 Todd Hartmann, 4. 14D Doug Davidson, 5. 98 Ray Stebbins, 6. 13A Aly Pyles, 7. 14 Garrett Thomas, 8. 9T Tristin Thomas
Feature:
1. Anderson, 2. Tristin Thomas, 3. Peterson, 4. St. Paul, 5. Vollbrecht, 6. Davidson, 7. Hartmann, 8. Kensey Thomas, 9. Garrett Thomas, 10. Stebbins, 11. Angel, 12. Evans, 13. Lindquist, 14. Pyles, 15. Larson

Northwest Wingless Tour:
Fast Time:
54 John Butler
Heat 1:
1. 9 Dan Dunlap, 2. 22R Mike Romig, 3. 2 Jeff Dunlap, 4. 15R Jake Gillman, 5. 8X Otto Jorgenson, 6. 89 Sterling Kane, 7. 50 Brad Rhodes, 8. 54 John Butler
Heat 2:
1. 2J Jonathan Jorgenson, 2. 52 Tim Alberding, 3. 27 Guy Weedman, 4. 85 Jamee Gardner, 5. 3G Garrett Johnson, 6. 9J Bert Johnson, 7. 21 Mike Adkins Jr, 8. 10 Brandon Skeeters
Feature:
1. Romig, 2. Alberding, 3. Dan Dunlap, 4. Weedman, 5. Gillman, 6. Rhodes, 7. Garrett Johnson, 8. Adkins Jr, 9. Jeff Dunlap, 10. Gardner, 11. Jonathan Jorgenson, 12. Butler, 13. Otto Jorgenson, 14. Kane, 15. Bert Johnson