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Swift Tool Renews ET Series Sponsorship

January 12, 2016

(KENT, Wash) – For the fifth consecutive year, Swift Tool will be the title sponsor of the Summit Racing Equipment ET Drag Racing Series at Pacific Raceways. The Kent-based company, which has the largest cutting tool inventory in the Pacific Northwest, has been part of the resurgence of weekly drag racing at the Kent track. “We are pleased to be associated with Pacific Raceways and its racers and fans,” said Steve Swift, president of Swift Tool. “It’s important for us to be involved with the NHRA and the sport of drag racing and to make the many connections with competitors and fans. We utilize the many opportunities that Pacific Raceways has to entertain our clients and constituents.” “To have a local company make a commitment to support our top local drag racing program over a substantial period of time is very important to us, our racers and fans,” said John Ramsey, raceway general manager. “We couldn’t be more pleased to continue the tradition of the Swift Tool ET Series.” Dedicated to providing the highest quality, customized solutions for their customers, Swift Tool specializes in cutting tools, programming and application support as well as custom tool grinding and coating. In addition... View Article

Holiday 2-Week Sale thru Dec. 18

December 4, 2015

(KENT, Wash) – Pacific Raceways’ annual holiday sale will feature drag race tech cards at 20% off through Dec. 18th. Also available are gift certificates to the track’s popular High Performance Sport Driving Days from the road course participant. Tech cards for all of the Swift Tool ET Series events, track test and tunes and the EF-65 Jr. Dragster Series are available as punch cards with five events for the price of four. They are good for the entire 2016 season. The sale last through Friday, December 18, which will insure delivery before Christmas. Purchases can be made at the Raceway office or by calling the office at (253) 639-5927.

2016 Tentative Schedules

November 30, 2015

(KENT, Wash) — The 2016 drag strip and road course schedules have been released.  The schedules are tentative and will be finalized after the first of the year.

Raceway Plan Clears County Hurdle

November 24, 2015

(SEATTLE, Wash) – A super majority vote of the King County Council will allow Pacific Raceways to move ahead with a sustainable plan that will keep the Kent track as a viable regional motorsports facility.  The 7-2 vote (Monday, Nov. 23) in favor of the Raceway’s plan will allow the track to build and lease garage and commercial space to race-based businesses thereby giving the track the financial ability to move forward with its demonstration project and improvement plan. The plan was championed by Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer and received early support from Councilmember Rod Dembowski, chair of the Transportation, Environment and Economy Committee.  Also voting in favor of the plan were members Dave Upthegrove, Reagan Dunn, Jane Hague, Kathy Lambert and chair Larry Phillips. The racetrack received support from a variety of constituents.  “I would personally like to thank the hundreds of people who took the time to write emails and letters to councilmembers as well as those who voiced their support at the meeting,” said Jason Fiorito, raceway president.  “We now have a light at the end of the tunnel that will allow Pacific Raceways to get on stable financial footing as we move forward with our demonstration... View Article

2016 NHRA Northwest Nationals on Fox

November 24, 2015

(KENT, Wash) – Sunday eliminations for the 2016 NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways will be one of only four races of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to be broadcast live on the Fox television network.  The 29th annual event will take place at the venerable Kent track August 5-7. The upcoming season will be the first year that the NHRA’s premiere professional drag racing series will be on Fox and the network’s sports cable channel FS1.  In addition to the Kent race, the network will broadcast the other two western swing races – Denver and Sonoma – as well as the prestigious U.S. Nationals.  The other series races will be shown on FS1.  In all, the schedule will have 17 live Sunday shows and eight premier Friday night qualifying shows.  Fox and FS1 will air more than 120 hours of original television programming. Last year, as in previous years, the Mello Yello series was mostly on same-day, tape-delayed coverage on ESPN2.  The 2015 Northwest Nationals had track record-setting performances in all three professional categories, including at the time, the quickest Funny Car run in the history of the sport. Ticket renewals for the 2016 Northwest Nationals take place... View Article

8/26/15 – Urban Custom Bikes Motorcycles

September 25, 2015

URBAN CUSTOM BIKES MOTORCYCLE ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 14 Jacob Soter Spanaway WA 00 Honda RC51 0.394 9.58 9.503 143.61 6013 Daren Anderson Graham WA 2010 Kawasaki ZX14 0.154 11.35 11.37 120.95 614 Mark Sires Auburn WA 06 Kawasaki 0.148 9.37 9.447 128.95 53 Bryan Howe Kent WA 06 1000RR 0.1 10.6 10.948 135.41 6200 Joe Lind Maple Valley WA 2013 ZX14R 0.109 8.69 8.722 153.51 622 G P Tacoma WA 0.213 10.44 10.331 136.83 601 Steve Rosengreen Maple Valley 06 GSXR1000 0.109 9.21 9.376 149.83 51 Duane Luchsinger Port Angeles WA 08 Suzuki 0.184 10.2 10.126 134.59 693 John Plaster Buckley WA 00 HD 0.035 9.18 9.43 141.28 1577 Aaron Sandvini Lacey WA 04 Z1R 0.128 10 10.559 137.74 A611 Mike Evans McKenna WA 96 Kawasaki 0.198 9.85 10.794 108.42 924 Deanne Pelletier Black Diamond WA 06 GSXR 0.135 10.4 10.266 132.69 6102 Jim Were Renton WA 07 Hayabusa 0.033 9.85 9.9 135.67 SINGLE ROUND 2 6102 Jim Were Renton WA 07 Hayabusa 0.072 8.96 9.915 129.01 14 Jacob Soter Spanaway WA 00 Honda RC51 0.066 11.3 11.409 122.27 6200 Joe Lind Maple Valley WA 2013 ZX14R 0.154 8.7 8.759 146.65 614 Mark Sires Auburn WA 06... View Article

2nd Annual GM Nationals

September 21, 2015

Street DOT         Hot Rod         Electronics          LS/LT Street DOT STREET DOT ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 922 Rick Jones Lacey WA 90 Chevy 0.042 14.61 14.721 91.61 817 Rick Clasgen Tacoma WA 67 Chev 0.369 12.3 11.788 111.2 6421 Jaye Johnson Lake Tapps WA 60 Chev 0.374 12.3 12.512 103.84 5887 Russ Weim Tacoma WA 9 Sarmento 0.047 6.71 6.897 161.85 631P Eric Brittoin Sedro Woolley WA 76 Datsun 0.069 12.05 12.067 111.21 G02 Tom Garvin Port Orchard WA 87 Buick -0.05 13.93 13.834 96.51 333 Patrick FioRito Federal Way WA 93 Firebird 0.063 12.9 13.073 93.37 5926 Rich Spooner Tacoma WA 0.233 12.7 12.744 106.45 5924 Jim Paradiso Kent WA 76 Pontiac 0.146 12.5 12.571 81.35 6185A Craig Smith Tacoma WA 89 Chev 0.096 16.5 16.66 82.04 458 Stacey Vect Mount Vernon WA 13 Silverado 0.187 15.92 15.869 87.1 5882 Chris Shelden Maple Valley WA 0.086 12.59 12.538 104.24 305 Tori Young Seattle WA 66 Tempest 0.107 12.21 12.268 106.92 6422 Andy Collins Covington WA 76 Nova 0.131 12.95 13.218 98.43 411 Bernie West Renton WA 0.252 12.01 12.142 111.59 5923 Jim Warner Graham WA 0.272 13.6 13.535 104.27 G657 Ralph Mueller Marysville WA 10... View Article

MX Racer Banquet Sept. 12

September 3, 2015

(KENT, Wash) — The Pacific Raceways 2015 motocross banquet has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12th at the track. The banquet and track day is open to riders who competed in the 2015 Friday Night MX Race Series. All riders who competed in the series will get a free practice ride from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a potluck and awards ceremony that starts at 2 p.m. Riders and their families are asked to bring a dish of your choice, hot or cold dessert and chairs, tables and canopies. Beverages will be provided and beer and wine will be sold. Gates will open at 9 a.m. For additional information, contact Marie Smail at 253-335-8941 or marie_smail@msn.com.

NHRA Lucas Oil Pit Parking

August 18, 2015

Parking for the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Drag Race Series sponsored by Les Schwab Tire Centers will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 19.  Racers are asked to fill two lines from the racer ticket booth.  All credentials will be on sale for the event beginning on Wednesday.