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Harry Jefferson Returning to Yakima After 12 years

July 4, 2014 • Archives, Late Models

Yakima, WA – When it comes to racing in the Northwest and especially Yakima Speedway a name that will always stand out is Harry Jefferson. Come this Saturday night Jefferson, now 67 will return to action for the first time in over 12 years when he pilots the No. 14 Approved Memory Ford Fusion previously driven by Austin Reed during the Tri Track Super Late Model Series race at Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Washington. “I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a race car.” Jefferson said “I really want to thank Dave Reed and my nephew Jason Jefferson for giving me this opportunity.”

Jefferson had historic career that included 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Starts between 1972-1988, which included 3 top 10 finishes.  He also had 6 wins in 29 starts on the NASCAR West Series. Combine that with Track Championships from all over the Northwest it’s no wonder why Dave Reed is giving him the opportunity to get back behind the wheel. “We have been looking to get Harry back in the car since last year, he has been coming to the races with us to help Jason Jefferson his nephew and my son Austin.” said Car Owner Dave Reed about this weekend “We decided based on the track time he has at Yakima and how much we really like racing in the original Tri Track series this would be the best fit for him and us. I know he can still wheel a car so this should be really exciting for Harry, the Dave Reed Racing Team and the fans.”

When it comes to Yakima Speedway, Jefferson has many victories their including 3 of the NASCAR West wins, over 25 other main event wins around the fast half mile oval. This weekend Jefferson will have his nephew Jason Jefferson for Crew Chief. “Im looking forward to working with my nephew this weekend, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

This will mark the seventh race on the year for the Tri Track Super late Model series and first time back to Yakima since the Apple Cup in early April. East Wenatchee, Wa Driver Garrett Evans sits atop the points standings, followed by Slo-Mo Racing drivers of Lucas Valdez second in points and third Zach Moran from Kennewick, WA.

Racing will get underway Saturday at Yakima Speedway with time trials at 4:00pm and racing at 5:00pm. The Tri Track Super late Series will racer 125 laps sponsored by Federated Auto Parts.

The Tri Track Super Late Model Series is in the inaugural season racing at Hermiston Super Oval, Wenatchee Valley Super Oval and Yakima Speedway. Each track host 4 races of the 12 race season. Tri Track Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Joes Racing Products, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Longacre Racing Products, and AR Bodies.

-Tri Track Super Late Model Series Press Release. Photo Credit: Tri Track Super Late Model Series

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