June 12, 2017
photo credit: Jim Culp Last week was a hard week in the motorsports racing community. On June 9th Vic Edelbrock, Jr., hot rod and racing icon, passed away from complications resulting from a cold. Pacific Raceways has been honored to have Vic and his daughters race on our road course many times over the years at the Pacific Northwest Historic Vintage Races. In 2009 Vic was the Guest Celebrity at the PNW Historics, greeting spectators, and signing autographs, while also racing his 1967 Corvette alongside his daughter Christi in her 1966 Shelby GT350 and all of the other racers in the crowd favorite large bore group. Vic’s friendly demeanor was a magnet for racers and spectators alike to stop by and visit his paddock. Always welcoming and outgoing, Vic was an inspiration to us all. As the presenting sponsor of the PNW Historics for many years, the Pacific Northwest was given the opportunity to see the Edelbrock family’s and corporation’s philanthropic sides. Including their sponsorship over the years, Edelbrock helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Seattle Children’s Hospital through this vintage racing event. Vic may have been California based, but his ties to the PNW have run... View Article
June 9, 2017
NITRO DAD – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL June 18th is Father’s Day, are you ready? Get your Nitro Dad tickets to the fastest race of the year with our special Father’s Day package. This special includes two events, what’s not to love! Check out the details: (2) Adult Single Day Admission Tickets to the NHRA Northwest Nationals, August 4, 5, or 6 (1) VIP Parking Pass for the NHRA Northwest Nationals (2) Adult Single Day Admission Tickets to the NHRA Lucas Oil Races presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers, August 18, 19, or 20 Fine print: Orders placed by June 12th will be mailed out in time for Father’s Day. Lucas Oil tickets will be mailed out separately to purchasers in July once tickets are available. Maximum quantity: Two (2) single day adult Northwest Nationals tickets and (2) single day adult Lucas Oil tickets. Not valid on previous purchases, no double discounts. Expires June 18th. Limited availability. Get your NITRO DAD ticket package today before this ticket package sells out! Ordering Note: When you click on the Nitro Dad ticket links to make your purchase it will take you to a unique URL that allows us to track all of the... View Article
June 5, 2017
It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news that long-time SOVREN racer Chuck Lyford passed away this weekend, following a racing accident at another track. Through decades of racing at Pacific Raceways, we have been honored to see him doing what he loves. In addition to vintage racing at the track, Chuck and his wife Pam shared many adventures together, including winning the 2013 Vintage Cape Horn Rally in their 1938 Chevrolet Fangio Coupe, which has been on display at the track during the Pacific Northwest Historics. Chuck was known for his great story telling abilities including his past adventures, his fun-loving nature, and especially for his big heart. He was a hydroplane driver, pilot of fighter planes (including racing and acrobatics), and with friends, created the Lazy-Boy-Recliner race at Pacific Raceways back in the early 2000’s. He and Pam have been avid supporters of many great philanthropic endeavors, one here at Pacific Raceways being the PNW Historics benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. Pacific Raceways sends our thoughts and prayers to Chuck’s family, friends and racing community. He is loved deeply and will be missed dearly.
May 1, 2017
A new racing season means that parents of minor participants need to sign a new waiver for 2017. These forms require the signature of both parents. Forms are available to download at this link. Download 2017 Parental Consent & Minor’s Assumption of Risk The minor waiver applies to all participants under 18 years old, for drag racing activity (drag racing, burn out contests, tug-o-war).
January 20, 2017
(KENT, Wash) – Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. for the 30th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways Aug. 4-6. The stop in Kent is the 16th out of 24 events across the country on the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Race Series calendar and the only professional drag race in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets can be purchased online anytime at Extreme Tix or by calling or visiting the Pacific Raceways box office at (253) 639-5927 on Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Raceways is located at 31001 144th Ave SE. Last year track records were set in both Top Fuel and Funny Car as Steve Torrence carded a 3.701 at 328.54 miles per hour to grab both the E.T. and MPH record in the Capco Racing Top Fuel entry and Del Worsham piloted the DHL Toyota Funny Car to a track record run of 3.886 at 327.98 mph. In fact, track records and national records have been the norm at the Kent track for the past two years, said Jason Fiorito, track president. “Professional racing has been off-the-charts fast at Pacific Raceways and we are expecting more of the same in... View Article
July 8, 2016
FRIDAY JUST GOT BETTER! TWO DAYS ONLY! PAY NO ORDER FEES ON FRIDAY JULY 8 and JULY 29. GET YOUR TICKETS! The world’s fastest motorsport is returning to Pacific Raceways in Kent, August 5-7. See 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion John Force, Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown and NHRA’s biggest stars up close at the 29th annual Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals Presented by Lucas Oil. And now, purchase your tickets on Friday, July 8th or July 29th and pay no order fees on your transaction! Great seats are still available but you better act fast. Remember, no matter where you sit, Every Ticket’s A Pit Pass® and gets you access to your favorite NHRA drivers and race teams in the pits as they work on their Nitro-fueled machines. Purchase tickets online, or give us a call at 800-884-NHRA (6472), or at the track office 253-639-5927 today! *This offer may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets.
June 7, 2016
Attention NHRA race fans! Make the “Nitro Dad” in your life feel extra special this Father’s Day with race tickets to the upcoming NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceway in Kent. BUY NOW! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the Pacific Northwest, August 5-7 and great seats are still available! Purchase your adult Reserved or General Admission tickets through this Father’s Day Ticket Pack promotion and enjoy: • 2 tickets for any day of your choice • Free VIP Parking ($20 value) • No service fees ($9 value) Click the HERE or call us at (253) 639-5927 to purchase. Better act fast, this offer is limited to the first 150 orders! Order by Monday, June 13th to have your purchase mailed in time for Father’s Day! *Offer valid on Friday, Saturday or Sunday on adult Reserved or General Admission tickets only. Not valid on full event or junior/child tickets, or previously purchased tickets. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. This offer expires on June 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT. Any orders placed after June 13, 2016 are not guaranteed to arrive before Father’s Day. GET YOUR NITRO DAD THE PERFECT FATHER’S DAY GIFT... View Article
August 13, 2015
Join us August 21st – 23rd at Pacific Raceways in Kent for the Lucas Oil Drag Race Series. The schedule is now available. Tickets will be available at the gate.
July 25, 2015
Hot Rod I Hot Rod II Street Machine I Street Machine II Competition Hot Rod I GOOD GUYS HOT ROD I ROUND 1 RT Dial ET MPH 677 Les Petrin Anacortes WA ’30 Ford 0.064 11.44 11.421 114.87 F633 Barry Rawson Buckley 33 Willys 0.017 9 8.975 147.49 121 Greg Irwin Custer WA 30 Ford 0.049 11.24 11.367 114.35 600N Marshall W Tacoma WA -0.02 10.7 11 119.67 640R Gene Rawson Buckley 40 Willys 0.054 10.9 10.861 121.34 1105 Robert Neff Olympia 34 Ford 0.552 11.5 10.923 112.56 R694 Robert Cody Spanaway WA 63 Dragster 0.057 8.16 8.168 164.73 K607 Greg Kent Puyallup WA 32 Chevy P/U 0.058 11.09 11.144 116.56 M679 Jason Morey Maple Valley WA 63 FED 0.266 9.65 9.643 137 6823 Robert Neff Olympia 34 Ford -0.28 7.98 8.055 165.52 627W Tracy Weingard Buckley 33 Willy 0.095 9.9 9.978 135.06 1243 Heath Hauck Tulalip WA 42 Ford Sedan -0.076 11.75 12.04 110.44 ROUND 2 627W Tracy Weingard Buckley 33 Willy 0.057 9.9 9.983 134.89 R694 Robert Cody Spanaway WA 63 Dragster -0.028 8.16 8.164 164.99 M679 Jason Morey Maple Valley WA 63 FED -0.035 9.65 9.679 130.67 121 Greg Irwin Custer WA 30 Ford -0.033 11.24 11.263... View Article
June 17, 2015
Father’s Day is June 21st – What are you getting for Dad this year? It’s not too late to get him NHRA race tickets. Attention Pacific Raceways fans! Make the “Nitro Dad” in your life feel extra special this Father’s Day with race tickets to the upcoming NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to the Pacific Northwest, August 7-9 and great seats are still available! Purchase a minimum of two adult Reserved or General Admission tickets through this Father’s Day promotion and you’ll get a FREE VIP parking pass ($50.00 value), and we’ll waive the service fee on your transaction ($9.00 value). That’s an instant savings of $59.00 per order. Place your order before June 21 through this online offer using the link above and get the best seats in the house! *Offer valid on Friday, Saturday or Sunday on adult Reserved or General Admission tickets only. Offer not valid on full event or junior/child tickets. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Discount may not be redeemed at the Pacific Raceways box office. Offer expires on Sunday, June... View Article