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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

Full Day of Racing at Lucas Drags Today

August 16, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – Three rounds of qualifying for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will highlight today’s (Saturday, Aug. 16) running of the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Drag Race Series presented by The Sports Page at Pacific Raceways. Alcohol drivers will be qualifying for 8 spots in TAD and TAFC for Sunday’s eliminations.  Also on tap today are qualifying and time runs for Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Super Pro and Pro. All told, there are more than 300 race cars at Pacific Raceways for a race that has regional and divisional implications in several categories. Spectator tickets are only $20 and available at the gate.  Each ticket is also a pit pass to one of the most exciting pits in all of motorsports where spectators have the ability to mingle with drivers and crew. Pacific Raceways is located conveniently off SR 18 (Highway 18) at the 304th Street exit.  There is plenty of free parking at the track.

NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Race Presented by The Sports Page

August 15, 2014

TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER ROUND 1 RT ET MPH 611 Garrett Bateman Albany OR ’10 Hadman 0.088 5.313 274.05 748 Cameron Ferre Huntington Beach CA ’12 Attac 0.069 5.526 228.04 79 Johnny Ahten Santa Clarita CA ’96 URC 0.071 5.202 269.73 6931 Jeff Ashwell Salem OR ’01 Santos 0.117 6.022 179.59 681 Shawn Cowie Delta BC ’10 Hadman 0.096 5.396 268.12 77 Megan Mc Kernan Sierra Madre CA ’09 McKinney 0.059 5.517 265.69 2 Chris Demke Sunland CA ’04 URC 0.112 5.278 272.78 628 Kim Parker Graham WA ’02 Parker 0.095 ROUND 2 2 Chris Demke Sunland CA ’04 URC 0.085 5.357 269.62 681 Shawn Cowie Delta BC ’10 Hadman 0.099 5.436 266.95 79 Johnny Ahten Santa Clarita CA ’96 URC 0.081 5.273 267.85 611 Garrett Bateman Albany OR ’10 Hadman 0.059 6.268 156.73 FINALS 2 Chris Demke Sunland CA ’04 URC 0.064 5.348 271.02 79 Johnny Ahten Santa Clarita CA ’96 URC 0.052 11.602 65.58   TOP ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR ROUND 1 RT ET MPH 68 Clint Thompson Klamath Falls OR ’06 Chev 0.106 5.53 262.44 654 Randy Parker Puyallup WA ’04 Mustang -0.055 6.578 162.24 729 Nicholas Januik Las Vegas NV ’07 Monyr Carlo 0.091 5.561 258.57 6057 Dave... View Article

Fast Cars Pound at Drags This Weekend

August 14, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – Some of the fastest and most competitive drag racers on the West Coast will be competing this weekend at Pacific Raceways during the NHRA Lucas Oil Regional Race presented locally by The Sports Page, Air Force Reserve, Mandon Foley Insurance Agency and Les Schwab Tire Centers. Qualifying and time runs begin Friday and continue through Saturday with first round eliminations in all categories except Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car scheduled for Saturday afternoon.  Sunday will continue eliminations including the alcohol cars.  At stake for racers are hard earned Lucas Oil points.  Sportsman racers throughout the country compete for points and championships within their division.  This weekend, racers from throughout the western United States and Canada will be competing. Racing begins all three days shortly after 9 a.m.  Spectator admission is only $20 for adults.

Lucas Oil Pre-Event Info

August 12, 2014

Here’s the Pre-Race info for the Lucas Oil Regional this weekend.  Staging for racers prior to parking will be in Lot “C” (big field on the left as you enter).  Pit parking begins at 12 noon on Wednesday. Competition Eliminator will be pitted near Restroom #1 in the Pro Pits and TAD and TAFC will be pitted near the fuel pumps and Racing School on the other side of the Pro Pits.  All other spots are open.  Racers will not be allowed to save spots; this has led to all sorts of issues in the past!  Pit parking is allowed on the road course and in front of the office. Race motor curfew is 9a – 5p Wednesday and Thursday; 9a – 11p Friday and Saturday; and 9a – 5p on Sunday.  Open flame camp fires or stoves are not permitted by the Fire Marshal.  Alcohol may NOT be brought on to property.  Thursday evening after the Test & Tune, there will be a no-host racer party at The Sports Page on Auburn Way North in Auburn, one of the race sponsors.

Super Saturday – August 9

August 9, 2014

Hauter Racing Puget Sound Petroleum Super Saturday SINGLE 660 Dallas Glenn Bonney Lake WA 70 Dodge Dart  0.031 10.9 10.915 134.3 62 Jess Dale Bonney Lake  WA 70 Dart 0.052 10.9 10.88 145.45 6761 Becky Lindsey Puyallup WA ’66 Chevy 0.044 10.9 10.913 137.19 672J John Ermish Renton  WA 67 Chevy Chevelle 0.021 10.9 10.879 137.53 ROUND 2 6124 Nathan Huber Sumner WA 70 Nova 0.018 10.9 10.92 136.76 660 Dallas Glenn Bonney Lake WA 70 Dodge Dart 0.006 10.9 10.939 129.79 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle WA 68 Pontiac 0.027 10.9 10.922 144.95 6202 Jason Beggerly Spanaway WA 67 Camaro 0.07 10.9 10.856 136.33 6870 Justin Sibley Puyallup  WA Camaro 0.011 10.9 10.948 116.6 6712 Howard Esping Kent WA 59 Corvette 0.077 10.9 11.028 128.77 6761 Becky Lindsey Puyallup WA ’66 Chevy 0.023 10.9 10.942 135.71 6908 Nick Axtman Jr. 69 Camaro 0.026 10.9 10.851 128.77 ROUND 3 6870 Justin Sibley Puyallup  WA Camaro 0.023 10.9 10.89 130.68 6124 Nathan Huber Sumner WA 70 Nova -0.005 10.9 10.902 137.11 6761 Becky Lindsey Puyallup WA ’66 Chevy 0.068 10.9 10.925 138.57 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle WA 68 Pontiac 0.03 10.9 10.891 141.34   SUPER GAS FINALS RT Index ET MPH 673... View Article

EF-65 Jr. Drag Race Series

August 9, 2014

JR STORM ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6102 Ethan Tucker Port Orchard WA 0.469 11.99 12.502 44.85 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA 0.133 11.99 13.662 44.16 6523 Anastazja Gossette Quilcene WA 0.169 11.9 11.933 53.11 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA 0.347 12.3 12.251 51.37 FINALS 6523 Anastazja Gossette Quilcene WA 0.24 11.9 11.891 53.2 6102 Ethan Tucker Port Orchard WA 0.305 11.99 11.888 60.25   JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6143 Selena Lenihan  95 Boss  0.124 8.98 8.993 70.82 654 Porter Johnson Graham  WA 02 Spitzer 9.18 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.069 9.05 9.262 63.81 6220 Samantha Hawes Sedro Wolley  WA 0.065 10.9 11.584 56.27 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup  WA 0.042 8.98 8.998 75.37 6694 Cameron Calhoun Covington  WA 0.003 8.99 9.085 71.78 6009 0.065 8.9 8.905 72 6064 John Hawes Sedro Wolley  WA 0.046 9.15 9.245 69.77 6281 Chloe Hofmann Puyallup  WA 0.096 11.42 11.431 55.81 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup  WA 0.065 9 9.086 72.86 ROUND 2 6008 Jacob Vickers Bremerton  WA 10 Moto 0.019 8.9 8.916 72.64 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.12 9.15 9.008 70.51 6143 Selena Lenihan  95 Boss  0.195 8.97 8.978 70.88 6281 Chloe Hofmann Puyallup  WA 0.074 11.42... View Article