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Redline MX Series Resumes Friday

August 7, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – Exciting motocross racing returns to Pacific Raceways this Friday (August 8) as the Redline Friday Night MX Series revs up into high gear after a two week lay-off.  As the season winds down, series points are at stake with racing under the lights. Gates open at 3 p.m. with on track practice at 5 and racing at 6.  It’s the best entertainment value in town with adult tickets at only $10.  Rider entry is $30 per class.

NW Nationals NOW

July 31, 2014

Let’s get the party started!  The 27th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Presented by Super Start Batteries lifts off on Friday and runs through Sunday at Pacific Raceways in Kent.  The weather man has forecasted blue skies and warm temperatures – nice but not too hot.  There are still good tickets available and a special Friday only ticket upgrade….more on that shortly! Today is move-in day for professional race teams and sportsman racers.  Full fields of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock are waiting to get into the legendary facility as are hundreds of sportsman racers ready to do battle in Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Street, Super Gas and Super Comp. Tip of the Day! Arrive early…there is no need to get stuck in traffic!  Spectator parking opens at 6 a.m. each day – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Pacific Raceways Box Office opens at 7 a.m.  General parking is FREE.   Hotel Deal Two of our awesome hotel partners are the Comfort Inn in Auburn and the Hampton Inn and Suites in Kent.  Both hotels are nearby and offer Pacific Raceways’ special offers.  If you are looking for a place to stay and... View Article

Swift Tool ET Race 12

July 29, 2014

SUPER PRO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6481 Steve Beggerly Seattle  WA 68 Pontiac  0.052 10.9 10.977 127.05 6675 Ron Norris Auburn  WA 68 Camaro 0.361 9.87 9.966 136.4 6684 Emmett McKillop Lynnwood  WA 08 Mullis 0 8.9 9.258 120.82 6186 Larry Emil SeaTac WA 64 Malibu 0.03 10.5 10.888 123.1 702 Bob Clayton Puyallup  WA 0.028 11.21 11.212 115.95 6767 Randy Brown Puyallup  WA 67 Camaro 0.019 9.18 9.191 148.77 62 Jess Dale Bonney Lake WA 70 Dart 0.029 10.9 10.914 146.32 650 Al Chinn Auburn  WA 64 Nova -0.007 9.54 9.929 102.81 697 Wallace Cronin Tacoma WA 71 Dart 0.008 10.14 10.169 129.88 672J John Ermish Renton  WA 67 Chevelle 0.039 9.65 9.682 139.86 6984 Damon Gillespie Port Orchard WA 99 Frameworks -0.031 8.69 8.791 155.27 D699 Brian Havener Bonney Lake  WA 72 Nova -0.008 10.88 10.917 120.82 6654 Mark Johnson Graham WA 0.035 8.9 8.909 157.19 6666 Barry Hobson Seattle  WA 0.033 8.9 8.96 172.23 U609 Dave Wakefield Lake Tapps WA 71 Chevelle 0.023 10.9 10.931 122.85 6356 Kevin Petersen Portland  WA 56 Chev P/U 0.067 10.17 10.169 129.32 6969 Gary Ericksen Vancouver  WA 98665 0.017 10.9 10.921 125.79 644M Mark Loftis Lake Tapps WA 83... View Article

NHRA Northwest Nationals Info

July 28, 2014

(KENT, Wash) – The fastest show on earth returns to Pacific Raceways this weekend for the 27th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.  The three-day event, which begins Friday morning, features the Mello Drag Race Series of Top Fuel, Fuel Funny Car and Pro Stock along with hundreds of sportsman racers. Spectator gates open Friday at 7 a.m. with parking lots opening at 6 a.m.  Sportsman qualifying begins at 9:15.  The three professional categories lead-off with Pro Stock at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and then again at 5:30 p.m.  On Saturday, Pro Stock again leads-off pro qualifying at 12:30 and 3:30.  Sunday’s final eliminations day begins with the SealMaster Track Walk at 9:30 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies and Top Fuel. Pacific Raceways is conveniently located at the 304th Street exit off State Route 18.  During race weekend, three lanes enter the track at the main entrance.  The middle lane is reserved for racers, officials, VIP and disabled parking, Red Key/Gold Key and staff parking.  The outside and inside lanes are used for general parking.  A shuttle service will be provided from the outer parking lots.  Disability scooters will be available at the main... View Article

Super Saturday – July 26

July 26, 2014

Hauter Racing Puget Sound Petroleum Super Saturday STOCK/SUPER STOCK COMBO ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 604 0.043 11.35 11.457 94.81 6364 Darrell Stobbe Abbotsford BC 64 Chevelle 0.259 10.38 11.238 114.32 6111 Mary Ann Method Kennewick WA 68 Chevy 0.025 11.39 11.433 112.07 6066 Terry Johnson Black Diamond  WA 66 Nova 0.165 11.15 11.205 117.54 6471 Bill Edgeworth Tacoma  WA  0.065 11.87 11.855 105.61 6321 0.112 10.51 10.475 127.99 6305 Todd Gale West Richland WA 70 Camaro 0.052 11.68 11.769 99 6064 Steve Schwab Auburn WA 85 GM 0.168 11.24 11.283 118.38 6002 Rick McKinney Richmond BC 84 Cutlass 0.01 10.69 10.735 117.34 P681 Peter Oliviero Belfair WA 82 Capri 0.031 13.08 13.132 98.87 6812 Steve Adams Seattle WA 0.111 13.76 13.776 89.29 6345 Vincent Storms Renton  WA 71 Duster 0.189 10.95 10.988 118.86 6322 Gary Howe Gig Harbor WA 0.034 10.71 10.783 114.89 6340 Jim Storms Renton  WA 72 Barracuda 0.181 11.11 11.092 116.54 608Q Steven Norton Port Orchard WA 73 Maverick 0.039 13.96 14.062 92.86 6621 Chris Barnes Vashon WA 64 Plymouth -0.031 10.85 10.893 120.81 620 Steven Cozakos Marysville  WA 0.069 11.14 11.189 112.18 626 Dave Barcelon Bremerton  WA 67 Nova 0.041 11.62 11.715 104.89 63... View Article

EF-65 Jr. Drag Race Series

July 26, 2014

JR STORM FINALS RT Dial ET MPH 6523 Anastazja Gossette Quilcene WA 0.305 12.04 11.952 52.76 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA -0.004 12.26 12.174 51.84   JR. THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial` ET MPH 6694 Cameron Calhoun Covington  WA 0.061 9 9.003 71.77 6220 Samantha Hawes Sedro Wolley  WA 0.046 10.9 10.865 58.68 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.046 9.09 9.091 67.91 6701 Ian Theofelis 00 Mike Boss 0.051 8.92 8.877 70.43 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup  WA 0.015 9.08 9.101 71.69 6281 Chloe Hofmann Puyallup  WA 0.103 11.39 11.5 55.38 654 Porter Johnson Graham  WA 02 Spitzer 0.053 9.12 9.195 69.25 6143 Selena Lenihan 95 Boss 0.134 8.98 9.028 69.9 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup  WA 0.094 8.92 8.979 75.89 6064 John Hawes Sedro Wolley  WA 0.164 9.18 9.161 70 ROUND 2 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.152 9.07 9.077 68.5 654 Porter Johnson Graham  WA 02 Spitzer -0.021 9.12 9.223 69.59 6818 Luke Cavar Puyallup  WA 0.117 8.96 9.064 72.55 6694 Cameron Calhoun Covington  WA 0.194 8.98 9.057 71.39 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup  WA 0.003 9.08 9.095 72.05 SINGLE ROUND 3 6421 Korban Lewis Sumner  WA 0.049 9.05 9.07 67.74 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup  WA 0.143 9.07 9.099 72.52... View Article

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.