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Fall Drag Series #3

October 4, 2014

ELECTRONICS ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6587 Fred Hoffman Shoreline  WA 67 Camaro 0.034 10.1 10.118 131.11 662 Tony Hopkins Snohomish WA 55 Chevy -0.019 10.89 10.904 147.09 U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.048 10.28 10.348 121.04 H615 Justin Howard Normandy Park WA Swindal 0.046 8.33 8.445 153.86 6369 Marion Hurst Tacoma WA 08 Mullis 0.013 7.21 7.277 186.48 6195 Jess Dale Bonney Lake  WA 70 Dart 0.027 8.98 8.954 149.7 6901 Neal Hough Auburn WA Jaguar 0.057 9.39 9.464 138.23 6261 Marc Heritage Spanaway  WA 06 Mullis -0.008 7.28 7.28 183.47 6142 Kevin Rennick Kent  WA 05 Yancer 0.041 7.33 7.355 176.1 776 Steve Adair Maple Valley WA 0.071 10.03 10.041 128.75 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991 Red 1.731 SINGLE ROUND 2 6369 Marion Hurst Tacoma WA 08 Mullis 0.024 7.27 7.274 174.98 U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.036 10.29 10.295 121.5 6901 Neal Hough Auburn WA Jaguar 0.003 9.39 9.405 142.64 6587 Fred Hoffman Shoreline  WA 67 Camaro -0.023 10.13 10.124 131.34 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991 Red 0.001 7.83 7.834 170.36 6142 Kevin Rennick Kent  WA 05 Yancer 0.015 7.34 7.347 184.88 ROUND 3 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood ... View Article

Q&A Regarding Raceway Listed For Sale

September 29, 2014

It’s been a few days now since I announced publicly that Pacific Raceways has been listed for sale.  Since Friday, here are some of the main questions that have been asked; let me answer them: Q: Why is the family selling the track? A: After 54 years of ownership, we recognize that we have taken the project as far as we could.  We have worked tirelessly with King County to set the stage for the next phase of redevelopment that includes the commercial development of property surrounding the racing and testing facilities.  The development of projects of this size and scope require a level of resources that the family simply does not have. After exploring options that would have allowed continued ownership interest, we centered on the route that would provide our customers and the region with what they deserve, a first class racing operation paired with a job creating tech campus attracting global leaders in the automotive innovation industry. Q: Who is the property being marketed to, and for how much? A:  We have contracted with CBRE and CFA (Corporate Finance Associates) to market the opportunity to a local, national, and international list of prospects.  We are looking for... View Article

Legendary Raceway Offered For Sale

September 26, 2014

(KENT, Wash) — Pacific Raceways (PR), the Northwest’s premier motorsports facility, has been listed for sale for the first time in 54 years, and is being marketed by CBRE and Corporate Finance Associates (CFA). Located in King county and featuring 320 acres, a road track, drag strip, motocross track, karting facility, and 22,500 permanent seats, PR is the state’s fifth largest outdoor spectator venue.   “I’m really pleased to offer this historic property with all of its advantages. As things stand now, the project is situated to become an incredibly successful automotive and design technology campus, which is something that this region needs and deserves,” said Jason Fiorito, President.   Setting the stage for development of a commercial, racing and testing facility, the spectacular property has secured county legislation and a master planned development that calls for 1.2 million square feet of commercial space for technology-based and racing related industry. Boasting a dedicated interchange to SR-18 between Kent and Auburn, the property represents one of the last large parcels available for commercial development in King County.   “The City of Auburn is greatly appreciative of the Fiorito family and the presence of a top-tier racetrack in the greater Auburn area”,... View Article

Fall Drag Series #2

September 21, 2014

ELECTRONICS ROUND 1 RT Dial Et MPH 6675 Ron Norris Auburn  WA 68 Camaro 0.046 9.93 9.974 137.19 6043 Kevin Jellum Auburn  WA 79 Ford 0.048 10.17 10.124 130.68 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991 Red 0.019 7.85 7.844 169.64 7241 Eric Rasmussen Everett  WA 63 Chev -0.019 10.91 10.929 129.28 6712 Howard Esping Kent  WA 59 Vette 84 fbird -0.124 8.62 8.691 155.06 671 Tony Arthur Bonney Lake WA 06 TNT -0.032 8.89 8.902 180.12 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac 0.026 10.9 10.914 144.19 6050 Jeremy Witherbee Kent WA 70 Nova 0.054 10.22 10.252 129.93 T611 Tim Schmidt Everett WA Chevy 0.019 9.45 9.555 126.08 6258 Paul Quinnett Kent WA 70 Nova 0.171 9.28 9.456 132 6707 RA Matthews Gig Harbor  WA 67 Nova 0.011 7.48 7.481 183.74 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu 0.001 10.94 10.903 120.47 ROUND 2 T611 Tim Schmidt Everett WA Chevy 0.008 9.45 9.462 135.96 6712 Howard Esping Kent  WA 59 Vette 84 fbird 0.032 8.62 8.652 155.74 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac 0.007 10.9 10.927 145.45 6707 RA Matthews Gig Harbor  WA 67 Nova 0.084 7.48 7.476 182.38 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991 Red 0.122 7.83 7.86... View Article

Fall Drag Series #1

September 7, 2014

SUPER PRO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.049 10.4 10.448 126.52 6050 Jeremy Witherbee Kent WA 70 Nova 0.028 10.26 10.25 124.02 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu 0.029 10.9 10.929 116.17 6675 Ron Norris Auburn  WA 68 Camaro 2.638 9.9 16.419 81.64 6142 Kevin Rennick Kent  WA 05 Yancer 0.093 7.52 7.559 183.39 C692 Brad Jolly Edgewood  WA 1991 Red 7.85 T611 Tim Schmidt Everett WA Chevy 0.014 9.47 9.472 140.36 671 Tony Arthur Bonney Lake WA 06 TNT 0.337 8.84 8.882 181.08 6377 Mark Campbell Olympia  WA 06 Mullis 0.05 7.84 7.864 168.6 6892 Lloyd York Kent  WA 68 Nova -0.005 9.05 9.051 152.54 697 Wallace Cronin Tacoma WA 71 Dart 0.005 10.15 10.176 130.13 6076 Jim Mabry Maple Valley  WA 99 Davis 75 Vega 0.03 11.02 11.084 132.76 V611 Bryan Schmitt Granite Falls WA 02 Worthy 0.011 8.72 8.734 184.19 644M Mark Loftis Lake Tapps WA 83 Chevy 0.014 9.98 9.899 135.44 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64 Nova 0.009 9.55 9.567 126.7 6138 Jack Whitlow Auburn  WA 41 Willys 0.146 9.41 9.381 140.49 ROUND 2 697 Wallace Cronin Tacoma WA 71 Dart 0.01 10.15 10.164 130.49... View Article

Pacific Pirates Send Two to Pomona

September 2, 2014

(WOODBURN, OR) – Team Pacific Raceways had a stellar weekend at the 2014 NHRA Northwest Division 6 Summit Racing Series Finals at Woodburn Dragstrip capturing the Manager’s Challenge, taking second place in the team race and sending Norm Braedt and Gordon Rust to the ET Finals at the Winternationals in November. By virtue of their victories in the Race of Champions – Braedt in Super Pro and Rust in Sportsman – both earned trips to the World Finals in Pomona where they will compete against division champions from throughout the United States and Canada.  Also, both drivers contributed to the points total for Pacific Raceways in winning the Track Manager’s Challenge, which is awarded to the top scoring team in the Race of Champions – a Saturday race featuring the top six drivers in each class from the 14 tracks in Division 6. Braedt’s 10-second orange Vega wagon beat a red-lighting Sean Shaffer of Firebird Raceway in the final round.  Braedt’s light was a near-perfect .007.  In the Sportsman final, Rust scored the win in a double-breakout race running 12.169 on a 12.18 dial to beat Brian Jennen’s 12.071 on a 12.10 dial. In Sunday’s team race, Pacific racers Tim... View Article

Pacific Raceways’ Mello Yello Date Moves Back One Week

August 25, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – The 28th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals will have a new weekend in 2015 as NHRA officials announced the race will move back one week to August 7-9.  The race at the Kent track will be the 16th stop on the 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. The famed Western Swing, which includes three straight weekends of racing beginning in Denver and ending at Pacific Raceways, will remain intact, but start one week later. 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule   NHRA Mello Yello Series Regular Season Feb. 5-8 NHRA Winternationals Pomona, Calif. Feb. 20-22 CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals Phoenix March 12-15 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (PSM) Gainesville, Fla. March 27-29 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (PSM) Charlotte, N.C. April 10-12 SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals Las Vegas April 24-26 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals Houston May 15-17 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals (PSM) Topeka, Kan. May 22-24 NHRA Kansas Nationals Englishtown, N.J. June 4-7 Toyota NHRA Summernationals (PSM) Epping, N.H. June 12-14 Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals Bristol, Tenn. June 19-21 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Norwalk, Ohio July 2-5 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (PSM) Chicago July 9-12 O’Reilly Auto Parts Route... View Article

Swift Tool ET Race 13 & King of the Track

August 23, 2014

SUPER PRO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6202 Jason Beggerly Spanaway WA 67 Camaro 0.035 9.59 9.589 138.33 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu 0.037 10.89 10.884 120.37 657G Gary Ermish Auburn  WA 68 Camaro 0.006 9.83 9.838 135.01 644M Mark Loftis Lake Tapps WA 83 Chevy 0.014 9.91 9.886 133.34 697 Wallace Cronin Tacoma WA 71 Dart 0.021 10.18 10.163 130.09 776 Steve Adair Maple Valley WA -0.021 10.12 10.15 127.58 6767 Randy Brown Puyallup  WA 67 Camaro 0.042 9.18 9.197 144.46 6675 Ron Norris Auburn  WA 68 Camaro 0.061 9.88 9.93 136.59 6406 Amanda Larson Auburn  WA 1997 Hadman 0.013 8.89 8.899 151.41 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac 0.02 10.9 10.944 139.78 U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.027 10.4 10.421 126.91 V611 Bryan Schmitt Granite Falls WA 02 Worthy 0.01 8.7 8.753 173.99 6050 Jeremy Witherbee Kent WA 70 Nova 0.185 10.22 10.238 129.6 6654 Mark Johnson Graham WA -0.024 8.94 8.96 169.55 6587 Fred Hoffman Shoreline  WA 67 Camaro 0.046 10.19 10.209 127.52 T611 Tim Schmidt Everett WA Chevy 0.034 9.5 9.481 136.84 661D Darral Petitt Bonneylake  WA 99 Peyton 0.067 8.4 8.36 158.91 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64... View Article

NHRA Lucas Oil Finals TODAY

August 17, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – Sunday, Sunday, Sunday is elimination day at the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Race presented by The Sports Page and hosted by Pacific Raceways.  Racing begins at 9:15 and runs until 5 p.m. Johnny Ahten of Santa Clarita, CA is number one qualifier in Top Alcohol Dragster with a 5.261 quarter-mile ET.  Ahten heads a stellar list of eight dragsters.  In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Klamath Falls, OR driver Clint Thompson ran a career-best 5.531 to claim the top spot in the eight car field. Tommy Gaynor of Vancouver, WA leads a large Stock Eliminator field into today’s eliminations.  The driver of Tom Turner’s Corvette was the only Stock driver more than one second under the index. In all, more than 300 cars will be competing today for divisional and regional points.  Adult general admission tickets are only $20.

Lucas Oil Regional Winners

August 17, 2014

(KENT, Wash) — Congratulations to today’s winners at the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Drag Race Series presented by The Sports Page. NHRA LUCAS OIL REGIONAL Pacific Raceways Kent, WA Final Round   Top Alcohol Dragster – Chris Demke (Sunland, CA) 5.348 at 271.02 mph defeated Johnny Ahten (Santa Clarita, CA) 11.602 at 65.58 mph Top Alcohol Funny Car – Doug Gordon (Paso Robles, CA) 5.602 at 256.11 mph defeated Sean Bellemeur (Anaheim, CA) 5.628 at 255.24 mph Competition Eliminator – Jeff Lane (North Bend, WA) 9.810 at 98.48 mph defeated Adam Bowdish (Vancouver, WA) foul Super Stock – Rick McKinney (Richmond, BC) 10.647 at 123.13 mph defeated Troy Olsonawski (Federal Way, WA) foul Stock Eliminator – Dave Jung (Surrey, BC) 12.264 at 105.14 mph defeated Karen Comstock (Bradbury, CA) 9.103 at 141.15 mph Super Street – Jerry Denton (Tempe, AZ) 10.947 at 135.02 mph defeated Casey Plaizier (Edmonton, AB) 10.888 at 128.84 mph Super Gas – Rick Cates (Canyon, TX) 9.921 at 160.94 mph defeated Steve Laskowske (Tigard, OR) 9.918 at 152.93 mph Super Comp – Mike Shannon (Kelowna, BC) 8.907 at 166.74 mph defeated Trevor Harkema (Hayden, ID) 8.889 at 170.21 mph Sportsman Motorcycle – Jon Jenkins (Richmond, BC)... View Article