Local race car driver charged with child rape

A regular Grays Harbor Raceway competitor has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Zack D. Simpson, 25, of Hoquiam pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Grays Harbor Superior Court to third-degree rape of a child.

He’s accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions, according to court documents. The girl’s mother found entries in her daughter’s journal indicating at least four instances of sexual relations, and the victim confirmed it in interviews with police, according to court records.

Police found messages between the girl and Simpson on the girl’s phone and school-issued tablet.

Simpson is a five-time Grays Harbor Raceway hobby stock champion, and is currently a modified-class racer at Elma and throughout the Northwest.


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