Washougal family participates in stock car racing
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The seven-member Ruth Racing team of Washougal, has enjoyed a successful season of stock car racing at River City Speedway in St. Helens, Ore.
The slogan listed on the team’s uniform is “Go Fast Turn Left,” which is something Brad Ruth has been doing very effectively and it’s helped him become a top contender for a Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) Division Championship.
Ruth, 25, has competed well among a group of 20 drivers in the speedway’s mini stock class (four-cylinder cars). He has recorded top-five finishes in seven of eight 25-lap main events, including three wins while driving his 1985 Toyota Celica and he’s ranked second in the series point standings.
“It sure would be great to win the championship,” said Ruth, a 2006 Washougal High graduate who was atop the standings for the first two months of the season. “I broke my collarbone in June when I fell off a bicycle, so that made it a little more difficult for me to drive the race car. I’m feeling much better now, so we’re hoping to continue focusing on our goal of winning the division title.”
For more information, visit www.river-city-speedway.com.