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2018 Drag Schedule

December 8, 2017

(KENT, Wash) -Pacific Raceways’ 2018 Drag Racing Schedule has just been released.  It is anchored by the 31st Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals on August 3-5.  Back for a second year is the United Nitro Funny Car Invitational for two days: Friday night July 6 and all day and night Saturday, July 7. The drag season begins (March 18) and ends (Oct. 20) with open test and tunes.  Wednesday night and Friday night open test and tunes run on select dates from May through August. The largest import event in the Pacific Northwest – HondaFest NW – will take place in its usual spring slot on Sunday, April 8.  Other notable specialty races are Import Face-Off for two dates May 6 and August 26; 31st Annual GoodGuys Friday Nite Drags July 27; All High School Drags on Friday, May 4; 43rd Annual Lucas Oil Divisional Race August 16-19; 5th Annual Cornwell Tools GM Nationals Sept. 15; and 4th Annual VW Nationals July 15. New for 2018 are four Friday night West Coast Grudge drags that will feature heads-up racing.  These four events are reserved for grudge drags only.   A full day event for West Coast Grudge will be Sunday, Sept. 16.... View Article

Familiar Sponsor for Jr. Dragsters in 2018

December 7, 2017

(KENT, Wash) – All-natural hand cleaner EF-65 will return to its title sponsorship of Pacific Raceways’ Jr. Drag Racing Series for 2018, it was announced today.  The Seattle-based company had been the series sponsor from 2013 – 2016. The 12-race series for kids 5-17 will begin in April and run through August.  Racers will vie for series championships in Storm, Thunder and Lightning, as well as spots on the Pacific Raceways’ team for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment ET Finals in September. “The Longley family has a rich tradition in supporting youth sports from boat racing to auto racing to high school football,” said John Ramsey, Pacific Raceways general manager.  “Having the world’s best hand cleaner back with us in 2018 to help support and promote Jr. Drag racing will be important to extend our reach in the community.” We want to build on the excitement around Jr. Dragsters and create opportunities to add more racers and parents, said EF-65’s Gary Longley.  “This is such a fun program with passionate racers.  I can’t wait for the 2018 season,” said Longley. 2018 EF-65 Junior Drag Racing Series April 1             Sunday April 7             Saturday April 22           Sunday May 5              Saturday June 8             ... View Article

Sizzle Added to ET Drag Series for 2018

December 5, 2017

(KENT, Wash) – Pacific Raceways’ popular Swifttool ET Drag Series will see a variety of changes to its traditional 13-race schedule in 2018.  The series, which begins in April and runs through August, will once again feature the only guaranteed payout for racers in the northwest. Partnering with the Kent-based cutting tool company will be Budweiser, one of the most iconic brands in motorsports.  The Swifttool ET Drag Series Presented by Budweiser will include five Saturday night “Bud Under the Lights” races that will crown champions in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle in addition to the traditional 13-race championship series. “We are thrilled to bring the promotional arm of Budweiser into the mix of our Swifttool series,” said John Ramsey, Pacific Raceways general manager.  “Our goal in 2018 is to increase the fan appeal of the series and promote it using Budweiser’s reach throughout the Puget Sound region.  We have some exciting fan initiatives that we are working on and will announce soon.  Swifttool has been an excellent partner; we look forward to growing their awareness.” Another change announced for 2018 is a mid-season champion for the four race categories.  “We think that racers will enjoy competing for a... View Article

Title Sponsor Named for 2018 GM Nationals

November 22, 2017

  (KENT, Wash) – Cornwell Tools has announced its title sponsorship of the 2018 GM Nationals at Pacific Raceways.  The 5th Annual Cornwell Tools GM Nationals Presented by Jet Chevrolet will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018, it was announced today. In addition to an all-GM drag race, the one-day event features a large car show backed by the Pacific Northwest Camaro Club. “The GM Nationals is our early fall signature drag race,” said John Ramsey, Pacific Raceways general manager.  “The addition of a national brand like Cornwell Tools will help us add to the event’s continued growth.  We have a plan with our co-promoter – the Pacific Northwest Camaro Club – to make the race into a fan favorite.” Spectators at the race will have a chance to win tools and gear from Cornwell Tools.  The raceway is looking to add feature cars to the race as well.  “Mid-September has some of the best weather of the year,’ Ramsey said.  “There are thousands of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac and GM fans in the Puget Sound region; we want to make this race into a must-see event.” In addition to its title sponsorship of the GM race, Cornwell... View Article

Results August 12th – Swift Tool ET, Barcelones Truck Town Super Saturday, K&D Autowerks Juniors, High School

August 18, 2017

Thunder Lightning      Motorcycle      Sportsman      Pro      Super Pro Stock/Super Stock Combo      Super Street      Super Gas      Super Comp      Top Comp High School      Turbo Thunder Thunder K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.045 8.91 8.995 71.66 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.033 8.97 9.098 70.08 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC 0.172 8.95 9.091 69.47 6607 Jazzy Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative -0.030 9.02 9.133 68.73 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA 0.019 8.92 8.959 71.47 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.161 11.94 12.211 53.14 ROUND 2 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA 0.099 8.92 8.920 71.67 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.097 8.94 8.944 72.37 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC 0.102 9.06 9.081 70.29 SINGLE FINALS 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC 0.089 9.07 9.078 69.68 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA -0.009 8.90 8.934 72.54 back to top Lightning K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR LIGHTNING ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 654 Porter Johnson Graham WA 0.044 8.09 8.118 77.94 6900 Jacob Laitila Auburn WA ’00 Motivational 0.037 8.10 8.141 81.07... View Article

Results August 11th – Swift Tool ET, K&D Autowerks Juniors, High School

August 12, 2017

Thunder     Lightning Motorcycle     Sportsman     Pro     Super Pro Car Club    High School Thunder K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.129 8.92 8.943 72.79 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC 0.037 9.02 9.227 67.79 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.041 8.99 8.970 71.44 6607 Jazzy Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative -0.131 9.02 9.115 69.55 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.060 11.94 11.967 54.25 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA -0.059 8.90 8.926 73.36 ROUND 2 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.014 8.95 9.008 67.55 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA 0.192 11.97 12.030 53.52 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.060 8.93 8.934 72.66 SINGLE FINALS 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.031 8.95 9.014 68.04 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.117 8.93 8.929 72.64 back to top Lightning K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR LIGHTNING ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6281 Chloe Hofmann Puyallup WA ’07 Half Scale 0.095 8.11 8.219 78.24 6143 Selena Lenihan Kirkland Wa 0.110 7.93 7.911 80.61 6268 Josh Schmanke Olympia WA ’07 Creative 0.095 8.12 8.133 77.47 6377... View Article

Results July 29th – Swift Tool ET, K&D Autowerks Juniors, Super Saturday

August 12, 2017

Thunder     Lightning     Motorcycle     Sportsman     Pro     Super Pro Stock/Super Stock Combo     Super Street     Super Gas     Super Comp     Top Comp High School Thunder K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR THUNDER ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.125 9.06 9.101 65.75 6607 Jazzy Bean Lake Tapps WA ’10 Creative 0.748 9.55 9.561 69.24 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.036 9.00 8.960 72.33 6205 O’Riley Benda Oak Harbor WA 0.015 9.14 9.080 71.41 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC -0.001 8.91 8.946 71.38 6907 Raylee Higgins Olympia WA -0.002 11.96 11.951 54.49 ROUND 2 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.008 9.05 9.025 70.88 6612 Ryan Warnke Renton WA ’06 RPC -0.037 8.92 8.967 70.98 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation -0.021 8.95 8.997 71.47 SINGLE FINALS 692 Cole Dickhoff Maple Valley WA ’97 Bos 0.001 9.01 9.044 70.77 6046 Alexis Krier Lake Tapps WA ’98 Motivation 0.036 8.98 9.018 71.73 back to top Lightning K&D AUTOWERKS JUNIOR LIGHTNING ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6701 Ian Theofelis Port Orchard WA ’10 Halfscale 0.032 8.26 8.256 77.53 6808 Elizabeth Lindsey Puyallup WA... View Article

Results July 28 – GoodGuys

July 31, 2017

Hot Rod 1      Hot Rod 2      Street Machine 1     Street Machine 2 Comp      Funny Car      Fuel Altered      Pro Mod      Top Fuel Hot Rod 1 HOT ROD 1 ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6859 Ed Loewen North Vancouver BC ’32 Ford 0.117 8.90 9.136 149.08 160 Grant Jensen Seattle WA ’48 Chevy -0.031 11.84 11.854 113.05 413 Ray Mohoff Arlington WA ’30 Model A 0.208 11.56 11.532 114.97 158 Ben Morgan Arlington WA ’42 Ford 0.124 11.84 11.803 114.22 F633 Barry Rawson Buckley  WA ’33 Willys 0.303 9.00 9.170 138.30 313 Steve Wilson Tacoma WA ’38 Chev 0.368 10.50 10.746 111.11 K607 Greg Kent Puyallup WA ’32 P/U 0.057 11.26 11.219 118.85 640R Gene Rawson Buckley WA ’40 Willys PU -0.053 10.40 10.502 124.91 6496 Rodney Lucas Orting WA ’64 FED 0.250 8.50 8.578 150.46 T669 Allan Thornock Sequim WA ’37 Topolino -0.044 8.99 9.007 143.67 602R Rick Fardig Auburn WA ’23 T Altered 0.022 9.16 9.268 137.65 696D Dave Welch Tacoma WA ’47 Topalino 0.146 8.04 7.996 168.87 627W Tracy Weingard Buckley  WA ’33 Willys 0.107 9.75 9.930 120.54 111 Steve Rigoon Everett WA ’39 Chev 0.293 11.72 11.845 111.46 696W... View Article

Results July 26th – Olympic Iron Works Motorcycle

July 29, 2017

Number 1 Qualifier: Deanna Pelletier OLYMPIC IRON WORKS MOTORCYCLE ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 6776 Brandon Hinton Spanaway WA ’01 Suzuki 0.090 9.58 9.581 140.04 6002 Gary Tokos East Olympia WA ’06 HD Destroyer 0.102 9.99 9.979 132.54 6007 William Nitta Seattle WA ’08 Hayabusa 0.108 9.70 9.818 118.32 30 Tracy Guise Tacoma WA ’99 Road King 0.305 13.92 14.171 94.71 6102 Jim Werre Renton WA ’12 ZX14R 0.089 9.90 9.864 136.23 79 Jonathan Ray Bonney Lake WA 0.023 13.13 13.060 98.37 6984 Tyler Baker Rainier WA ’05 Buell 0.035 11.90 12.006 111.19 601 Steve Rosengreen Auburn WA ’06 GSXR 0.257 9.19 9.197 148.27 28 Charley Clausen Graham WA ’58 HD 0.084 11.10 11.267 113.38 78 Jon Nic Ray Bonney Lake WA ’15 Yamaha -0.075 11.20 11.360 123.20 697 Andre Westmoreland Lacey WA ’06 GSXR 0.079 9.21 9.221 146.02 602 Doc Ford Tacoma WA ’17 Doc’s Special -0.472 9.25 11.848 112.86 693 John Plaster Buckley WA ’00 Harley 0.039 9.65 9.686 134.00 7 David Ray Tacoma WA ’93 HD -0.002 12.45 12.456 112.00 6324 Deanna Pelletier Black Diamond WA ’06 GSXR -0.075 9.65 9.663 142.21 SINGLE ROUND 2 6776 Brandon Hinton Spanaway WA ’01 Suzuki 0.227 9.58 9.699 134.63... View Article