Grays Harbor Raceway
Winebarger rallies for Northwest Extreme victory
Ben DeatherageDirtonDirt.com correspondent
ELMA, Wash. (June 28) — Collen Winebarger of Corbett, Ore., won the opener of a weekend doubleheader at Grays Harbor Raceway for his fourth consecutive victory on the Northwest Extreme Crate Late Model Series.
Winebarger rallied from the tail for a victory over former series champion Greg Walters, Joe German, Jerry Schram and Jason Johnson in a non-stop 30-lap feature.
German, a champion modified driver making his first series start in a Rayburn Race Car owned by Phil Vinson, led the first four laps over Jack Marontate as they battle up front early before Schram took control.
Schram led through the 20th lap but Winebarger, who started on the sixth row in the 12-car field, took over and led the rest of the way.
The tour returns to action Saturday at Grays Harbor in a race sponsored by the Elma Chamber of Commerce organization.
Northwest Extreme @ Grays Harbor: (1) Collen Winebarger, (2) Greg Walters, (3) Joe German, (4) Jerry Schram, (5) Jason Johnson, (6) Eddie Day, (7) Jack Marontate, (8) John Gamell, (9) Brad Martin, (10) Justin Perkins, (11) Bob Trout, (12) Jacob Myers. Fast qualifier (among 12 cars): Winebarger, 17.015 seconds. Heat race winners: Walters, Schram. Dash winner Schram.