CGS Closes Out 2015 Speedweek Northwest; $5,000.00 To Win On Saturday July 4th
Cox, Britton, And Scott Get Wins At Cottage Grove Chamber Night
Raquel Ivie To Make Entire Speedweek Northwest For First Time In Her Career
Nunes To Run Select Speedweek Northwest Events But Will Still Be A Threat
Kyler Barraza Has Incredibly Busy Week Ahead Of Him
CGS Closes Out 2015 Speedweek Northwest; $5,000.00 To Win On Saturday July 4th

CGS Closes Out 2015 Speedweek...

6/27/2015 -
CGS Closes Out 2015 Speedweek Northwest; $5,000.00 To Win On Saturday July 4th By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Byron Rayburn) Cottage Grove, Oregon- For the third straight year
Cox, Britton, And Scott Get Wins At Cottage Grove Chamber Night

Cox, Britton, And Scott Get...

6/28/2015 -
Cox, Britton, And Scott Get Wins At Cottage Grove Chamber Night By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) In addition to the Northwest Wingless Tour racing at Cottage
Raquel Ivie To Make Entire Speedweek Northwest For First Time In Her Career

Raquel Ivie To Make Entire...

6/27/2015 -
Raquel Ivie To Make Entire Speedweek Northwest For First Time In Her Career By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) One young lady that is excited to participate in
Nunes To Run Select Speedweek Northwest Events But Will Still Be A Threat

Nunes To Run Select Speedweek...

6/27/2015 -
Nunes To Run Select Speedweek Northwest Events But Will Still Be A Threat By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Byron Rayburn) Even though he will not make the entire Speedweek Northwest it
Kyler Barraza Has Incredibly Busy Week Ahead Of Him

Kyler Barraza Has Incredibly...

6/27/2015 -
Kyler Barraza Has Incredibly Busy Week Ahead Of Him By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Malcolm White Photography) Kyler Barraza made his return to racing at Cottage Grove Speedway
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HometownGermantown, TN
Birthday10/26
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Classes

410 Sprints - Winged
360 Sprints - Winged
410 Sprints - Non-Winged
Midgets

Driver Bio

Sammy Swindell

About Sammy

3-time WoO Champion
5-time Chili Bowl winner

Background

One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell grew up watching his father behind the wheel at many of their local Memphis, Tennessee dirt tracks. In 1971, at the age of fifteen, Sammy took to the dirt at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In his rookie season, the oldest of two racing Swindell brothers won eleven feature events.

His background is engineering and is mostly self-taught. Although he spent two years in college studying physics and engineering, his race winnings were what paid the bills, but to be successful in racing took a lot of preparation time. "I found myself in a "catch 22" situation. I didn't have the money to go to college without racing and racing took up too much time to go to college. I had some successes in racing, so I decided to stay focused in racing and learn along the way. I don't ever regret making that choice though."

Inherently, Swindell is a shy and private person. Over the years he has earned the reputation of being "all business" at the race track, and much of that reputation can be attributed to a very focused approach to his chosen profession. The best description of Sammy may have come from legendary sprint car owner, LaVerne Nance, the man with whom Sammy won two "World of Outlaws" championships. "When he's at the track or working on the car, it's a living to him and he takes it real seriously. A lot of people don't understand that. He has worked hard all of his life to be successful in racing."

Away from his job, Sammy can relax and chat away for hours on a variety of different subjects. That's a side that most people will never get to see. It's the side where he and his son, Kevin, work on Kevin’s cars or he and close friends just sit and chat away about racing. Also from a racing family, his wife Amy has been a companion since they grew up together around the dirt tracks of Memphis. Amy has been through the exciting times and also the heartbreaks that take place in a successful racing career.

When it's time to race, though, Sammy has an uncanny ability to block out the world and focus on the job at hand. He's always had a hand in preparing and fine tuning his race cars, so it's very common to see him bent over the engine or personally changing the shocks.

From an engineering standpoint, he's been on the leading edge for years. His driving record speaks for itself. Few people demonstrate excellence at either skill, but Sammy Swindell combines the two like a director. It is a very unique talent!

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