(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 spectator gate.
There is no overnight spectator camping, and alcohol that is sold at the track is the only alcohol permitted at the facility. In addition, barbeques or campfires are not allowed in spectator parking areas.