32nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals
The NHRA Northwest Nationals is the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. The NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.
WHERE: Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. The track is located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5, use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th St. or S.E. 312th St.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 280 feet above sea level; Track direction is east to west.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2-4
TICKET RENEWAL & SALES:
Renewals– Thursday, Oct. 4 – Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Upgrade/Seat Relocation– Monday, Dec 10, 2018
Public On-Sale– Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
2018 EVENT WINNERS:
Top Fuel – Antron Brown (bio)
Funny Car – Ron Capps (bio)
Pro Stock – Tanner Gray (bio)
Top Alcohol Dragster – Shawn Cowie
Top Alcohol Funny Car – Chris Marshall
Competition Eliminator – Brian Hyerstay
Super Stock – Justin Lamb
Stock Eliminator – Ryan Warter
Super Comp – Greg Krause
Super Gas – Gene Kelly
Super Street – Francesca Giroux
Top Sportsman – Bryan LaFlam
Top Dragster – Steve Casner
Top Fuel Harley – Tii Tharpe
West Coast Grudge – Nick Duda
Top Fuel – 3.685 sec. by Antron Brown, Aug. ‘16; 330.47 mph by Steve Torrence, Aug. ‘16.
Funny Car – 3.832 sec. by Del Worsham, Aug. ’16; 334.15 mph by Jack Beckman, Aug. ‘16.
Pro Stock – 6.488 sec. and 213.40 mph by Chris McGaha, Aug. ‘15.
3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. ’18, Pomona, Calif.;
336.57 mph by Tony Schumacher, Feb. ‘18, Phoenix
3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. ’17, Brainerd;
339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif.
6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.;
215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ’14, Englishtown N.J.