Aberdeen’s Cory Sweatman won for the third straight weekend after placing first in the 15-lap Hornet feature race on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.
Shelton’s Wade Smotherman led the field to the green flag in the 15-lap Hornet feature. racing side-by-side with Aberdeen’s Kaleya Onasch.
Napavine driver Mike Smith quickly moved passed Smotherman and Onasch taking the lead on lap 2.
Cory Sweatman of Aberdeen worked his way from the back of the field into second getting by Smotherman. Sweatman looked low down the backstretch on Smith to take the lead but couldn’t make the pass. Tyler Sundstrom of Hoquiam worked his way into the top three battling with Wishkah’s Don Briggs Sr.
Sweatman took the lead on the outside of Smith going into turn one as Smith made contact with Sundstrom, bringing out the caution on lap 8. On the restart, Briggs Sr. looked to make a pass for the lead, staying on the back bumper of Sweatman for a handful of laps.
Zach Dalrymple of Olympia ran in the third spot, putting on a great battle with Onasch.
Sweatman picked up the checkered flag for his third win in as many weekends. Briggs Sr., Onasch, Dalrymple and Smotherman, who rebounded after a flat tire mid-way through the race, rounded out the top five.
Hoquiam’s Jack Parshall and Shane Kerrigan of Aberdeen set the front row. It was Parshall striking first, taking over the lead with Kerrigan looking to chase him down.
Shelton driver Jared Stevens and Rodger Perry of Belfair battled for third. Stevens saw issues as he spun in turn four, doing a complete 360 yet he kept the car going.
Unfortunately, Stevens night came to an end a lap later bringing out the caution. On the restart, it was Parshall, Shane Kerrigan and Perry bringing the rest of the field to the green flag.
Kerrigan, glued to the back bumper of Parshall, waited for any mistake to take over the top spot. Austin Kerrigan of Aberdeen worked his way into the fourth position, looking to track down Perry for third.
Shane Kerrigan took the lead on lap 9 from Parshall, bringing his son Austin Kerrigan as Parshall moved back to third.
Perry saw issues late in the race after trying to correct his spinning car, making contact with Tanner Bridges of Hoquiam, who had nowhere to go, bringing out the caution flag.
Shane Kerrigan picked up the win over his son and last week’s winner Austin Kerrigan, Parshall, Samantha Stevens of Shelton and Olympia’s Chuck Goodman.
Selah’s Brice Carter and Zack Simpson of Aberdeen brought the field to the green flag in the 25-lap Modifieds feature race. Simpson took the lead with Carter running second.
Olympia’s Tyson Blood and Tom Sweatman of Cosmopolis made it a three-car battle for second, looking to get by Carter for position. Blood moved into the second spot, looking to track down Simpson for the lead.
The battle to watch on the 3/8-banked clay oval was between Carter and Sweatman for the third position. Sweatman looked low a handful of times but Carter had more momentum.
The caution flag came out on lap 4 as Dan Kinnaman spun in turn four. On the restart, Simpson continued his lead with Blood and now Sweatman taking over third.
Wishkah’s Mason Dineen and Jason Tole of Hoquiam put on a battle for a top-five position. Dineen held off a hard charging Tole for a handful of laps until Tole took the fifth spot away in turn two.
Simpson continued his lead and picked up the win over Blood, Sweatman, Carter and Tole.