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Bucky vs. Twig Highlights GoodGuys Drags

July 26, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – It was a throw-back throw-down as northwest Funny Car legends Bucky Austin and Twig Zeigler delighted a large Pacific Raceways’ crowd with a side-by-side hammer-down pass at the 27th Annual GoodGuys Vintage Friday Nite Drags July 25th at the historic Kent track. Kris Krabill, driving for the legendary “Northwest Hitter” Bucky Austin, grabbed a slight starting line advantage and powered to a 5.748 at 249.44 mph over Zeigler’s ’74 Plymouth Satellite piloted by Devery Howard, who stopped the clocks at 5.834 at 246.39 mph.  In the nightcap, Krabill set top ET and speed of the night in his match-up with Roger Garten’s 1973 Mach 1 with a 5.737 at 254.86.  Howard’s second round run wasn’t enough to hold off the hole-shot win of Nathan Sitko and his Edmonton, Alberta based ’78 Plymouth Arrow that ran 5.934 at 244.03 to Howard in the Twig Zeigler car at a 5.914 ET at 222.18 mph. Sitko also took the measure of Garten in the opening round with a 5.889 at 243.33 to Garten’s centerline crossing foul. Austin’s and Zeigler’s floppers were mainstays at Pacific Raceways in the heyday of Funny Car match racing when the track was known as Seattle... View Article

GoodGuys Friday Nite Drags

July 25, 2014

FUNNY CAR ROUND 1 RT ET MPH 732 Kris Krabill Anaheim CA 78 Firebird 0.1 5.748 249.44 605 Twig Zeigler Mission Canada 74 Satellite 0.153 5.834 246.39 625 Nathan Sitko  Edmonton AB 78 Ply Arrow 0.092 5.889 243.33 792 Roger Garten Fallbrook CA 73 Mach 1 0.166 7.541 124.17 ROUND 2 625 Nathan Sitko  Edmonton AB 78 Ply Arrow 0.102 5.934 244.03 605 Twig Zeigler Mission Canada 74 Satellite 0.147 5.914 222.18 732 Kris Krabill Anaheim CA 78 Firebird 0.075 5.737 254.86 792 Roger Garten Fallbrook CA 73 Mach 1 0.177 6.478 160.44   COMPETITION ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps  WA 71 Chevelle 0.035 10.32 10.351 124.34 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64 Chevy Nova S/W 0.032 9.5 9.558 138.61 660 Steve Glenn Covington  WA 55 Chevy Wagon 0.013 9.65 9.68 136.87 T601 John Theofelis Port Orchard WA 72 Nova 0.053 9.58 9.574 138.8 638 Steve Wilkening Enumclaw  WA 69 Nova 0.016 10.59 10.612 123.23 6767 Randy Brown Puyallup  WA 67 Camaro 0.166 9.17 9.197 148.14 672J John Ermish  Renton  WA 67 Chevelle 0.019 9.64 9.649 134.47 6356 Kevin Petersen Portland  OR 56 Chevy P/U 0.025 10.14 10.146 129.75 6186 Larry Emil  Seatac WA... View Article

Weekend Pit Parking and NHRA Event Stacking

July 23, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – This weekend’s action at Pacific Raceways features two large drag events before set-up begins for the 27th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.  Here’s the pit parking lowdown for this weekend. Racers participating in the GoodGuys Friday Nite Drags and who are competing in the Swift Tool ET Drag Race Series or Super Saturday event on Saturday can keep their equipment overnight Friday to Saturday. Racers participating in the Swift Tool ET Drag Race Series or Super Saturday event can keep their equipment overnight Saturday to Sunday, but must have race cars loaded by 11 pm on Saturday night.  Sunday is a county-mandated quiet day – there are to be NO race motors fired on Sunday.  Race rigs cannot be left in the lower drag bowl on Swift Tool ET or Super Saturday racers, who are not racing in the GoodGuys Friday event, can move in to the pits one hour after the GoodGuys race is completed (estimated at 11 pm Weekend racers who are competing in the 27th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA NW Nationals have to move their race rig off property by 8 am Monday, July 28 in accordance with NHRA’s stacking Race... View Article

Good Guys…Good Times!

July 23, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – The largest oldies drag race on the planet rolls through the gates at Pacific Raceways on Friday, July 25 as the GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association presents its Friday Nite Vintage Drags. Gates open at 11 am, time runs begin at 2 pm and racing starts at 5.  Four Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars will pound down Pacific Raceways’ 1320 feet at 7 and 9 pm; they include “The Northwest Hitter” Bucky Austin, Twig Zeigler, Roger Garten and Nathan Sitko.  Also on hand will be the wheel-standing 1957 Chevy Nomad of Kerry Sanders. General admission tickets are $20 with kids 7-12 priced at $6.  Tech card for car and driver is $50 with classes in Hot Rod, Street Machine and Comp.

Swift Tool ET Race 11

July 19, 2014

SUPER PRO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 672J John Ermish Renton  WA 67 Chevelle 0.002 10.94 10.931 136.77 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64 Nova 0.016 9.57 9.545 138.1 6767 Randy Brown Puyallup  WA 67 Camaro 0.016 9.21 9.243 147.34 6380 Josh Wilkening Enumclaw WA 69 Nova 0.044 10.7 10.656 122.36 U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.011 10.36 10.447 122.49 6107 Bruce White Everett WA 69 Nova 0.067 11.1 11.137 123.84 644M Mark Loftis  Lake Tapps WA 83 Chevy  0.018 9.93 9.993 125.38 6103 Gene Thompson Yakima WA 40 Ford 0.037 10.49 10.564 121.94 T611 Tim Schmidt  Everett WA Chevy 0.017 9.67 9.728 139.82 6654 Mark Johnson Graham WA 0.394 8.95 8.582 143.32 6397 Dale Green Covington  WA 08 American 0.007 8.92 8.935 172.85 6684 Emmett McKillop Lynnwood  WA 08 Mullis 0.016 8.9 8.916 168.07 B648 Norm Braedt  Tacoma  WA 72 Vega 0.026 10.18 10.174 131.64 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac 0.029 10.9 10.883 143 667H Martin Dykstra Rosedale  WA 27 Roadster 0.033 9.16 9.124 141.67 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu 0.008 10.68 10.614 122.46 6202 Jason Beggerly Spanaway WA 67 Camaro 0.004 9.62 9.626 137.6 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991... View Article

EF-65 Jr. Drag Race Series

July 18, 2014

JR STORM ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA 0.059 12.21 12.234 51.7 6523 Anastazja Gossette Quilcene WA 0.21 11.9 12.012 52.82 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA  0.02 11.9 12.288 40.74 SINGLE FINALS 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA 0.131 12.21 12.231 51.65 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA 0.211 11.9 11.585 50.11   JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6694 Cameron Calhoun Covington  WA 0.096 8.99 8.988 72.59 6377 Carson Campbell Olympia WA 07 Creative -0.018 8.99 8.925 72.81 6143 Selena Lenihan  95 Boss  168 899 9018 7071 6064 John Hawes Sedro Wolley  WA 53 913 9215 6776 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.205 8.92 8.977 70.64 6764 Ryan Lamoureux Port Orchard  WA -0.051 8.96 8.996 73.27 6701 Ian Theofelis 00 Mike Boss 0.054 9.07 9.137 65.9 6900 Jacob Laitila Auburn WA 00 Motivational 0.245 10.88 10.985 56.38 654 Porter Johnson Graham  WA 02 Spitzer 0.074 9.02 9.089 71.35 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup  WA 0.139 8.94 8.947 75.56 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup  WA 0.044 9.02 9.08 72.96 6281 Chloe Hofmann Puyallup  WA 0.081 11.33 11.378 56.13 ROUND 2 6694 Cameron Calhoun Covington  WA 0.005 8.98 9.098 64.38 654 Porter Johnson Graham  WA 02... View Article

Wild West Nostalgia Saturday

July 12, 2014

SS/FX SHOOTOUT ROUND 1 ET Dial ET MPH J644 Randy Shaw Lincoln MT Thunderbolt 0.076 9.87 9.84 134.91 641 Shawn Carlson Snohomish WA 66 Comet -0.019 10.1 10.252 135.71 644 David Glancille  Mill Creek WA 64 Dodge 330 0.446 10.26 10.432 130.27 D658 Ken Shandron SR Tacoma  WA 65 Cyclone 0.41 10.1 10.352 126.46 R773 Roy Pool  Camarillo CA 65 Mercury  0.049 10.38 10.459 127.19 6520 Jamie Roth Langley BC 63 Comet -0.029 10.14 10.338 131.68 4617 Darryl Federmeyer Stanwood  WA 0.016 10.15 10.271 128.92 6487 Thor Prestegand Post Falls ID 68 Cougar 0.298 10.09 9.923 130.02 ROUND 2 J644 Randy Shaw Lincoln MT Thunderbolt 0.029 9.84 9.918 134.51 4617 Darryl Federmeyer Stanwood  WA 0.039 10.21 10.174 124.95 R773 Roy Pool  Camarillo CA 65 Mercury  0.033 10.38 10.473 123.81 644 David Glancille Mill Creek WA 64 Dodge 330 0.204 10.26 10.322 130.63 FINALS J644 Randy Shaw Lincoln MT Thunderbolt -0.097 9.84 9.866 134.38 R773 Roy Pool Camarillo CA 65 Mercury -0.011 10.38 10.491 127.84   NO BOX ROUND 1 Y622 Torri Young Seattle  WA 66 Pontiac 0.102 12.3 12.397 107.11 6396 David Marquart Renton  WA 72 Nova -0.008 10.48 10.504 127.52 420 Andy Collins Covington  WA 76 Nova 0.025 14.34... View Article

Car Club Challenge

July 11, 2014

CAR CLUB ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH M42 Roger Hanson Everett  WA 06 Charger RT 0.217 13.28 13.187 104.74 W01 Kent Magruder Snohomish WA 12 Mustang -0.025 11.99 12.144 126.57 G57 Eric Canzler Lynnwood  WA 11 Camaro 0.144 12.9 12.915 110.58 W66 Scott Christensen Renton WA 88 Mustang -0.023 12.13 12.194 108.35 M02 Steve Kranz Snohomish  WA 72 Challenger 0.062 12.1 12.18 111.36 G93 Mike Cox Bothell  WA 93 Camaro -0.041 13.05 13.165 104 G69 Larry DeCamp Renton WA 69 Camaro 0.092 12.07 12.096 109.73 W02 John Lemma University Place WA 80 Mustang 0.055 10.88 10.962 122.01 G20 Kim Mejer Tacoma  WA 10 Camaro 0.059 15.3 15.317 92.33 M33 Tim Roede Puyallup  WA 09 Challenger 0.077 13.5 13.7 103.09 G21 Mike Mejer Tacoma WA 08 Pontiac 0.023 14.4 14.74 98.06 M32 James Bowen Tacoma  WA 06 Chrysler 300 0.267 12.4 12.523 112.58 W41 Branden Glatt Black Diamond WA 87 Mustang 0.037 13.09 13.129 103.35 G32 Jan Christ Mill Creek  WA 48 Chevy 0.094 12 11.881 101.64 W99 Scott Cedergreen Startup WA 95 Ford 0.058 13.72 13.838 92.5 G58 Jennifer Davis Mt Vernon WA Duramx 0.326 13.11 13.136 101.27 W55 Dan Glatt Black Diamond  WA 93 0.119 13.25 13.275 100.34... View Article

Pacific Northwest Super Comp Association

June 22, 2014

UPER COMP ROUND 1 RT Index ET MPH 64 Dale Hrenko Port Orchard  WA ’02 Worthy 0.025 8.9 8.926 167.28 SINGLE 6525 Chuck Linne Port Orchard  WA 01 Undercover 0.016 8.9 8.936 156.88 6651 Steve Radunovich Maple Valley  WA 03 Cavalier 0.045 8.9 8.943 167.18 6397 Dale Green  Covington  WA 08 American 0.023 8.9 8.921 179.54 673 Tony Arthur Bonney Lake WA 0.012 8.9 8.935 179.06 624 Staci Nowak Enumclaw WA ’99 Mullis 0.017 8.9 8.904 169.4 6395 Greg Pessemier Tacoma WA ’03 Randy Dragster 0.004 8.9 8.96 171.97 6984 Damon Gillespie Port Orchard WA 99 Frameworks 0.114 8.9 9.344 150.66 6960 Rick Dearinger Port Angeles WA ’00 Undercover -0.005 8.9 8.892 170.19 66 Todd Sims Puyallup WA Probe 0.01 8.9 8.951 158.19 6947 Arlyn Staiger Federal Way WA 03 Mustang 0.027 8.9 8.943 161.61 6252 Mike Seekins Burien WA ’01 Worthy 0.011 8.9 8.904 164.69 6261 Marc Hertitage Spanaway  WA 01 Yancer 0.005 8.9 8.899 175.39 605 Mike Ferderer Buckley WA ’03 Grand Am 0.007 8.9 8.915 165.97 6777 Tom Malicki Brush Prairie WA 09 Mullis 0.019 8.9 8.931 174.08 68 Randy Beck Tacoma WA 2002 Undercover 0.021 8.9 9.082 141.79 6102 Tory Lea Vancouver WA ’89 Neil &... View Article

Swift Tool ET Race 10

June 22, 2014

SUPER PRO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64 Nova 0.006 9.54 9.549 139.6 6356 Kevin Petersen Portland  WA 56 Chev P/U 0.051 10.18 10.138 129.14 6587 Fred Hoffman Shoreline  WA 67 Camaro 0.028 10.2 10.209 131.38 6380 Josh Wilkening Enumclaw WA 69 Nova -0.007 10.57 10.613 123.26 661M Diane Petitt Sumner WA 74 Datsun 0.081 10.38 10.465 126.68 613D Dereck McMasters Edgewood  WA 2005 0.059 8.9 9.027 172.23 6076 Jim Mabry Maple Valley  WA 99 Davis 75 Vega 0.003 11.44 11.541 130.63 699R Rick Johnson Kent WA 78 Pinto -0.01 10.42 10.468 131.28 660 Steve Glenn Covington WA 55 Chevy Wagon 0.01 9.66 9.68 135.97 6895 David Williams Spanaway WA 67 Camaro 0.033 8.5 8.524 160.5 641R Rob Larson Orting  WA 41 Willys 0.055 8.98 8.946 146.04 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu -0.004 10.46 10.542 124.13 6101 William Vest Elma  WA 79 Malibu 0.014 9.8 9.83 134.98 672J John Ermish Renton  WA 67 Chevelle 0.083 9.51 9.531 137.71 6142 Kevin Rennick Kent  WA 05 Yancer 0.01 7.24 7.265 182.62 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac 0.035 10.66 10.645 145.09 T611 Tim Schmidt  Everett WA Chevy 0.017 9.61 9.613 140.83 6202 Jason... View Article