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K&D Autowerks lands Junior Dragster sponsorship

February 16, 2017

(KENT, Wash) – Sumner auto repair shop K&D Autowerks has been named the new title sponsor of Pacific Raceways’ Junior Drag Racing Series for the 2017 season. The K&D Autowerks Jr. Drag Racing Series will feature 13 points races from April through August.  Drivers compete at races for trophies and for season points.  Top points earners in each of the three categories are invited to the Summit Racing Series ET Finals, which will be contested Labor Day weekend in Woodburn, Ore. In addition to the 13-race series at Pacific Raceways, K&D Autowerks will sponsor a first-ever Junior Invitational Race with a guaranteed payout on Sept. 10 at the Kent track. The Jr. Dragsters are raced by kids ages 5 to 17.  They compete on an eighth-mile track in three classes, which are defined by age groups:  Storm, Thunder and Lightning.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.  The dragsters go as fast as 85 mph and as quick as 7.90 seconds in the eighth-mile using a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine, though younger age groups are restricted to slower times and speeds. The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League has shown impressive growth... View Article

2017 NHRA Northwest Nationals tickets on Sale Jan. 23

January 20, 2017

(KENT, Wash) – Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. for the 30th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways Aug. 4-6.  The stop in Kent is the 16th out of 24 events across the country on the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Race Series calendar and the only professional drag race in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets can be purchased online anytime at Extreme Tix or by calling or visiting the Pacific Raceways box office at (253) 639-5927 on Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Pacific Raceways is located at 31001 144th Ave SE. Last year track records were set in both Top Fuel and Funny Car as Steve Torrence carded a 3.701 at 328.54 miles per hour to grab both the E.T. and MPH record in the Capco Racing Top Fuel entry and Del Worsham piloted the DHL Toyota Funny Car to a track record run of 3.886 at 327.98 mph. In fact, track records and national records have been the norm at the Kent track for the past two years, said Jason Fiorito, track president.  “Professional racing has been off-the-charts fast at Pacific Raceways and we are expecting more of the same in... View Article

Swift Tool renews title sponsorship

January 9, 2017

(KENT, Wash) – Locally-based Swift Tool & SwiftCARB will be back in 2017 as title sponsor of Pacific Raceways’ ET drag racing program.  It will be the fifth year that the iconic family-owned business will have its brand associated with the Kent track’s flagship racing program. “We are extremely excited to have Swift Tool back as title sponsor of ET racing at Pacific Raceways,” said John Ramsey, raceway general manager.  “The Swift family and Brian Lawrence have been integral in helping us grow local racers and NHRA drag racing.” Last year, racers in the Swift Tool ET Drag Racing Series captured the NHRA Division 6 Summit Racing Equipment team championship, which was contested against 19 NHRA tracks throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Swift Tool ET series has a 13-race schedule for Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman and Motorcycle drag racers.  The season opens April 2nd and concludes August 26th and includes day races on select Saturdays and Sundays as well as four Saturday night races in 2017. Pacific Raceways is the only track in the Northwest that offers a guaranteed race day pay-outs to racers competing in its series.  Points are awarded at each... View Article

2017 Drag Strip Schedule

December 22, 2016

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... View Article

Results Aug 27th, Swift Tool ET #13, King of the Track

September 13, 2016

Motorcycle     Sportsman     Pro     Super Pro King of the Track Motorcycle Compulink StarTrak MOTORCYCLE Elimination Results ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH F640 Michael Gosslin Bremerton WA ’06 GSXR 1000 0.024 9.30 9.328 146.85 697 Andre Westmoreland Lacey WA ’05 ZX10 9.30 0.000 6200 Joseph Lind Maple Valley ’15 Kawasaki 0.082 8.70 8.726 154.37 6241 Jim Zevenbergen University Place WA 12 Kawasaki LB3A 11.24 12.567 129.62 6102 Jim Werre Renton WA ’07 Busa 0.068 9.69 9.707 139.91 693 John Plaster Buckley WA ’00 Harley -0.259 11.99 11.953 112.27 62 Thomas Agar Fife WA 08 Buell 0.175 11.50 11.698 122.88 6473 Stacy Hesch Shelton WA 0.071 8.37 8.846 152.38 686 Chris Benda Auburn WA ’09 ZX14 0.080 9.29 9.332 131.34 35 Cory Crosby Everett WA 0.511 14.50 14.208 87.85 6007 William Nitta Seattle WA ’08 Suzuki 0.177 9.66 9.774 123.59 233 James Britton Auburn WA ’12 ZX14R 0.221 10.90 11.044 129.31 688 Scott McLeod Everett WA ’01 Suzuki 0.029 8.88 9.029 152.40 616 Chris Bowman Eatonville  WA ’03 Suzuki -0.032 10.60 10.626 131.13 614 Mark Sires Auburn WA ’06 ZX10R 0.032 8.95 9.028 137.29 6324 Deanna Pelletier Black Diamond WA ’06 GSXR 1000 0.146 9.17 9.260 147.01 651 Robley Evans Kent WA... View Article

Results Aug 24th, Olympic Iron Works Motorcycles, Sound Diesel Performance Diesels

September 13, 2016

OLYMPIC IRON WORKS MOTORCYCLE ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 697 Andre Westmoreland Lacey WA ’05 ZX10 0.179 9.05 9.046 141.62 6229 Donna Johnson Auburn WA ’02 GSXR 0.248 12.08 11.676 117.01 6007 William Nitta Seattle WA ’08 Suzuki -0.035 9.67 9.683 139.20 62 Thomas Agar Fife WA 08 Buell 9.67 6220 Tracy Johnson Auburn WA ’95 CBR 0.063 10.33 10.425 133.12 6013 Daren Anderson Graham WA 10 ZX14 0.465 9.57 9.558 147.65 6324 Deanna Pelletier Black Diamond WA ’06 GSXR 1000 0.193 9.30 9.316 140.09 90 Ted OBrien Roy WA 02 Yamaha R6 0.064 12.07 12.246 109.48 33 Brian Howe Kent WA 06 CBR1000RR 0.221 10.50 10.555 139.88 A611 Mike Evans McKenna ’78 Z-1R Kawaski 0.112 8.99 9.522 144.74 614 Mark Sires Auburn WA ’06 ZX10R 0.121 8.95 8.949 152.78 6265 Dave Martin Maple Valley WA ’84 Kawasaki 8.95 686 Chris Benda Auburn WA ’09 ZX14 0.031 9.29 9.294 144.50 SINGLE ROUND 2 33 Brian Howe Kent WA 06 CBR1000RR 0.034 10.50 10.565 139.76 6220 Tracy Johnson Auburn WA ’95 CBR 0.312 10.33 10.386 132.78 686 Chris Benda Auburn WA ’09 ZX14 0.047 9.29 9.383 129.33 6324 Deanna Pelletier Black Diamond WA ’06 GSXR 1000 0.193 9.23 9.312 150.50... View Article

LUCAS WINNERS CROWNED FOR PROTECT THE HARVEST NORTHWEST NATIONALS

August 21, 2016

KENT, Wash. – It took a little longer than expected but winners were crowned at Pacific Raceways for the Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series as the father-son duo of Jeff and Cody Lane out of North Bend, Ore., led the charge with wins in Comp and Super Stock.   Jeff faced off with Ralph Van Paepeghem, Garden Valley, Idaho, posting an 8.055 second run at 163 mph to Van Paepeghem’s quicker but losing 7.275, 182.48 after the pair left the line together.  Jeff’s son Cody went 10.555 seconds at 124.33 for his victory lap when Darrell Stobbe, Abbotsford, B.C., left early with a red light foul start for his second win of the year having won the national event in Las Vegas back in April.  The win was Jeff’s second as well having won the Northwest division season opener at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho.   Brian Phillips, Prosser, Wash., also scored his second NHRA Wally trophy in 2016 by taking out Mike Williams, Tilley, Alb.  Phillips was .013 at the line, then went 7.976 at 170.41 mph to win the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com.  Phillips also won at Firebird... View Article

Results August 12th – EF-65 Juniors, Car Club

August 20, 2016

Junior Storm Junior Thunder Junior Lightning Junior Street Car Club EF-65 Junior Storm EF-65 JR STORM ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.009 11.96 11.985 53.30 6092 McKailen Haddock Bothell WA 09 Motive -0.180 11.90 12.527 31.52 6607 Jaslyn Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative 0.100 11.90 11.972 52.03 SINGLE FINALS 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.013 11.95 12.098 52.38 6607 Jaslyn Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative -0.063 11.95 12.021 51.63 back to top EF-65 Junior Thunder EF-65 JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6765 Makenzie Lamoureux Port Orchard WA 0.082 9.30 9.330 70.81 6900 Jacab Laitila Auburn Wa ’00 Motivational -0.035 9.14 9.251 70.04 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05 Motivational 0.102 9.05 9.042 75.73 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’04 Creative 0.055 11.99 11.940 54.18 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale -0.089 8.96 8.958 72.37 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA -0.217 10.30 10.274 63.53 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA -0.203 8.96 8.938 71.73 SINGLE ROUND 2 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale 0.092 8.94 8.948 72.54 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA -0.112 8.92 8.956 71.65 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05 Motivational... View Article

Results August 13th – Swift Tool ET, EF-65 Juniors, Super Saturday, High School, WCSA

August 19, 2016

Storm Thunder Lightning Motorcycle Sportsman Pro Super Pro Stock/Super Stock Combo Super Street Super Gas Super Comp Top Comp High School WCSA Storm EF-65 JR STORM ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.215 11.98 12.070 52.92 SINGLE 6607 Jaslyn Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative 0.241 11.90 12.149 49.34 6092 McKailen Haddock Bothell WA 09 Motive 0.464 11.90 11.627 55.07 FINALS 6607 Jaslyn Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative 0.457 11.93 11.927 52.03 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.138 12.02 11.993 53.17 back to top Thunder EF-65 JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’04 Creative 0.064 11.95 11.959 54.14 6900 Jacab Laitila Auburn Wa ’00 Motivational 0.390 9.35 9.227 69.92 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA 0.008 9.03 9.044 70.80 6218 Ashlie Leage Poulsbo WA 0.148 8.90 8.970 72.14 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale 0.077 8.97 8.983 72.06 6765 Makenzie Lamoureux Port Orchard WA -0.010 9.18 9.120 72.41 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05 Motivational 0.133 9.05 9.078 73.78 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA 0.284 10.32 10.294 62.65 ROUND 2 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05 Motivational 0.121 9.05 9.060 75.45 6046 Alexis... View Article

Results July 30th – Swift Tool ET, EF-65 JR, Super Saturday, High School

August 19, 2016

Storm Thunder Lightning Motorcycle Sportsman Pro Super Pro Stock/Super Stock Combo Super Street Super Gas Super Comp Top Comp High School Junior Street c FINALS RT Dial ET MPH 6064 John Hawes Sedro Wooley WA ’04 Yukon -0.084 11.20 11.187 64.03 SINGLE Storm EF-65 JR STORM FINALS RT Dial ET MPH 6607 Jaslyn Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative 0.038 11.95 12.070 50.83 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.130 11.90 12.073 52.39 back to top Thunder EF-65 JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale 0.097 8.95 9.007 69.80 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA 0.091 9.04 9.137 71.73 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’04 Creative 0.002 12.00 12.013 54.23 6773 Aden Sholt Graham WA -0.109 9.13 9.210 71.06 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC 0.165 8.96 8.941 72.19 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup -0.111 8.95 8.929 73.68 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05 Motivational 0.252 8.94 9.020 70.00 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA 0.194 10.28 10.217 64.02 ROUND 2 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’04 Creative 0.074 11.97 12.093 53.88 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale -0.007 8.97 8.983 72.21 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup WA 05... View Article