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IRDC This Weekend; Drags Saturday Night

May 10, 2024 1:52 pm Published by John Ramsey

(KENT, Wash) — The Place to Race lives up to its name this weekend (May 11-12) with road racing during the day and drag race on Saturday night. The paddock will be filled with PRO3 BMWs, ground pounder stock cars... View Article

Invitational Road Race Returns in October

May 4, 2024 11:07 am Published by John Ramsey

May 4, 2022 For Immediate Release (KENT, Wash) – As synonymous as college football in the fall, the Pacific Raceways Invitational Road Race returns for a fourth year Oct. 4-6 at the venerable Kent track. This year the race is... View Article

Friday Night at this year’s NW Nats

April 25, 2024 9:41 am Published by John Ramsey

While Saturday’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways is traditionally the largest fan day of the weekend and Sunday is race day, Friday is being re-engineered as a new fan favorite with two sessions of professional qualifying including Q2 under... View Article

Stay Near and Save

April 25, 2024 9:36 am Published by John Ramsey

Pacific Raceways and the NHRA are making it easier for out-of-town guests to attend the Northwest Nationals on July 19-21 by pairing event tickets with hotels in the three partner cities of Federal Way, Auburn, and Kent. Fans who stay... View Article

Drag Races Start in May

April 24, 2024 1:36 pm Published by John Ramsey

Local drag racers and fans will get their shot at Pacific Raceways quarter-mile beginning in May. Wednesday night, May 1, will be the first evening drag test and tune of the season with the track opening at 4 p.m. On... View Article

City of Kent Partners with Raceway

April 24, 2024 1:34 pm Published by John Ramsey

Pacific Raceways received a tourism grant from the City of Kent to promote hotels, shopping, entertainment, and tourism in the city. Kent has long been the “home city” of Pacific Raceways which is in unincorporated King County. The City of... View Article

NHRA Friday Night Qualifying

April 2, 2024 11:14 am Published by John Ramsey

(KENT, Wash April 2, 2024) The 35th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals this summer will have a new wrinkle with a nighttime qualifying session of Funny Car and Top Fuel added to the schedule. While the official NHRA schedule of events... View Article

Friday Night Qualifying at 2024 NHRA NW Nats

January 30, 2024 11:00 am Published by John Ramsey

KENT (Jan. 30, 2024) – For the first time ever at Pacific Raceways in Kent there will be qualifying under the lights, as the NHRA announced a Friday Primetime session will take place on Friday, July 19 as part of... View Article

2024 Track Schedule Released

January 17, 2024 3:54 pm Published by John Ramsey

Pacific Raceways’ onsite partner ProFormance Racing School anchors a comprehensive schedule of road course and drag racing for 2024. ProFormance, which provides road course lapping days and competition licensing, has more than 80 dates on the venerable road course. Like... View Article

Drag Racing Dates Announced

January 17, 2024 3:52 pm Published by John Ramsey

2024 DRAG RACING SCHEDULE Download a Copy (Revised 01182024) A Street Automotive ET Gold Cup Series May 4                   4pm – 11pm                     Saturday Night May 11                4pm – 11pm                      Saturday Night May 19                9am – 5pm                        Sunday June 8                  4pm – 11pm                     Saturday Night... View Article

New Food Partner Named for Finish Line Club

December 14, 2023 10:43 am Published by John Ramsey

The Finish Line Club at the 2024 NHRA Northwest Nationals will have a new hospitality partner to provide quality food with an extra serving of fun and entertainment. National entertainment restauranteur Dave & Buster’s has signed as the exclusive provider... View Article

NHRA Tickets on Sale NOW

November 21, 2023 3:04 pm Published by John Ramsey

Tickets to the 35th Annual NHRA Northwest Nationals go on sale today. Plan to get the best seats available for Friday and Saturday qualifying and Sunday eliminations at the Mission Foods Drag Racing event July 19-21. New for 2024 at... View Article

ToyRun Coming Soon

November 9, 2023 12:50 pm Published by John Ramsey

A holiday tradition continues December 3rd with the 21st Annual NW ToyRun benefiting kids throughout the Puget Sound region. The partnership of cars and giving was the brainchild of Allan Kettle, who established the first event at a Metro Park... View Article

Vendors and Car Show Highlight OktoberFAST

October 2, 2023 12:52 pm Published by John Ramsey

Perfect weather is expected for Saturday, October 7 as OktoberFAST tops the 3rd Annual Pacific Raceways Invitational Road Race Presented by Michael’s Automotive Group. In addition to the on-track race schedule that runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., over... View Article

OktoberFAST Revs up Invitational Weekend

September 7, 2023 11:20 am Published by John Ramsey

The last road race of the season takes the green flag October 6-8 with the 3rd Annual Pacific Raceways Invitational presented by Michael’s Automotive Group. It’s two days of racing (Saturday and Sunday) with a Friday test day. Highlighting the... View Article