Pacific Raceways – “The Place to Race” – in Kent has announced its 2017 drag race schedule, which features two NHRA Lucas Oil sportsman races and a new Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car extravaganza.
Anchoring the schedule at the fastest quarter-mile in the Northwest is the 30th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals on August 4-6. In addition to the Mello Yello Drag Race Series, Pacific Raceways will host a pair of Lucas Oil races. New to the schedule is a LODRS divisional race June 22-25. An LODRS regional race with Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters scheduled for August 17-20.
The month of July is bookended by Nostalgia Funny Cars. July 7-8 will feature legendary promoter Bill Doner’s United Nitro Funny Car Invitational while the GoodGuys Friday Nite Drags returns with Nitro Funny Cars on July 28.
Also new to 2017 will be a series of “Light’s Out” races on select Friday nights during the summer. Pacific Raceways’ Nostalgia race returns to the schedule on Sunday, July 9 and the largest import event in the PNW – Honda Fest NW – is scheduled for April 9.
The backbone of the schedule is the 2017 Swift Tool ET Series with 13 races from April 2 through August 26. In addition, the K&D Autowerks Junior Drag Racing Series runs its 13 race schedule from April 1 through August 26. New for Jr. Dragsters in 2017 is a K&D Autowerks Junior Dragster Invitational slated for Sept. 10.
Specialty races for 2017 include High School Drags on May 5; NW Diesel Nationals on May 6; Pacific Outlaw Shootout on June 10; VW Nationals on July 16; Import Face-Off on August 27; and GM Nationals on Sept. 16. Select Wednesdays May through August include the Olympic Iron Works Motorcycle Series and the Sound Diesel Performance Series.