IMCA Modifieds race for bragging rights and $2,500 at Grays Harbor Shipwreck Bead Nationals

ELMA, Wash. – Bragging rights are at stake on opening night of Grays Harbor Raceway’s July 23 and 24 Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified Nationals.

Bragging rights, $2,500 and a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational are on the line on night two.

Previous Nationals winners and track champions comprise Friday’s $500 to win race of champions field. They’ll be among the contenders for Saturday’s big check at Elma’s 22nd annual special.

“We hope to pull drivers from as far away as California and Arizona,” said promoter Bert Johnson. “There are a lot of bragging rights involved but this is really a fun event. We went back to the original two-day race format in 2015 and it’s worked very well for us.”

The sanctioned special is the first held in Washington State since Grays Harbor returned to IMCA sanctioning this season.

All drivers will run two qualifying heats on Friday, with the starting order reversed for the second heat. Last-chance races precede Saturday’s main event.

Entry fee is $80 and pit passes are $35. Pit gates open at noon and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance and track points will be awarded.

Questions can be directed to Johnson at 360 482-4374. More information is also available on Facebook and at the track website.

The Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified Nationals will be broadcast by SPEEDSPORT.TV and IMCA.TV affiliate GraysHarborRaceway.TV.