(KENT, Wash) -Pacific Raceways’ 2018 Drag Racing Schedule has just been released. It is anchored by the 31st Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals on August 3-5. Back for a second year is the United Nitro Funny Car Invitational for two days: Friday night July 6 and all day and night Saturday, July 7.
The drag season begins (March 18) and ends (Oct. 20) with open test and tunes. Wednesday night and Friday night open test and tunes run on select dates from May through August.
The largest import event in the Pacific Northwest – HondaFest NW – will take place in its usual spring slot on Sunday, April 8. Other notable specialty races are Import Face-Off for two dates May 6 and August 26; 31st Annual GoodGuys Friday Nite Drags July 27; All High School Drags on Friday, May 4; 43rd Annual Lucas Oil Divisional Race August 16-19; 5th Annual Cornwell Tools GM Nationals Sept. 15; and 4th Annual VW Nationals July 15.
New for 2018 are four Friday night West Coast Grudge drags that will feature heads-up racing. These four events are reserved for grudge drags only. A full day event for West Coast Grudge will be Sunday, Sept. 16.
The Swifttool ET Drag Series Presented by Budweiser will have 13 race dates stretching from April through August. The series will feature five Budweiser Under the Lights Saturday night races and three Dave Barcelon’s Truck Town Super Saturday events. The EF-65 Junior Drag Racing Series will showcase its racers on a 12-race schedule. Back for a second year is the Olympic Iron Works Wednesday night motorcycle series.
Other events are still being finalized. Pacific Raceways’ drag strip is available for rental throughout the season. Please contact Ed Garfield at (253) 639-5927 for more details.
You can download the full schedule here 2018 drag schedule handout 2.