Outlaws Conclude Busy Holiday Weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway
Schatz seeks fourth straight Grays win
Story By: Anthony Cornini/WoO
Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com
CONCORD, NC – August 29, 2017 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series concludes Labor Day Weekend with a trip to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA on Monday, Sept. 4.
Grays Harbor has been a fixture on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series West Coast swing for years, dating back to 1996 when Dave Blaney picked up the win in the inaugural visit to the high-banked 3/8th-mile oval.
Eight-time and defending Series Champion Donny Schatz has won the last three Series features at Grays Harbor and will enter the event as the current Series points leader with 17 feature wins on the season. In 2015 Schatz scored his 200th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory at Grays Harbor Raceway.
Another previous winner at Grays Harbor, Shane Stewart, comes into the Labor Day race having recently picked up his fifth win of the 2017 season at Black Hills Speedway. Stewart currently sits fifth in the driver championship point standings, just 28 points behind fourth-place driver Daryn Pittman.
Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser is also a past winner at the Elma, WA track, with a win back in 2008. So far this year, Kinser has had one win – at Deer Creek Speedway back in July. Kinser is in the middle of a closely contested points battle with 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year hopeful Sheldon Haudenschild. Just 16 points separate the two drivers after the Series visit to BMP Speedway.
More information regarding the event at Grays Harbor can be found on the World of Outlaws website. To purchase tickets for the Outlaws Labor Day special, visit Grays Harbor Raceway’s website.