Rules and Restrictions

Conduct for Partipants and Fans

Participants and Fans are expected, at all times, to conduct themselves in a professional and non-disruptive manner.  Any individuals who, in the sole and absolute judgment of the track personnel:

  • verbally or physically threatens another participant or other person,
  • uses vulgar or derogatory language,
  • are overly intoxicated and/or excessive drug use,
  • enters with a weapon,
  • engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of racing, or

otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order shall have violated the rules and regulations of NHRA and Pacific Raceways and may be disqualified from the event or removed/banned from the facility.

Prohibited Items at the Raceway

Alcohol; any glass bottle/containers; weapons, including, but not limited to, guns, knives, stun guns and pepper spray; any gang related colors, logos, or apparel; and any clothing that depicts verbiage or images which may be offensive; BBQs of any kind; unsealed/already opened beverages; fireworks; inline skates/skateboards; lawn chairs or stadium-type seats with legs (all chairs must sit flat against your seat; umbrellas; and motorized vehicles (see below). Pacific Raceways invokes the right for any employee to confiscate any items deemed unsafe or hazardous at any time.

Rain Outs / Rescheduled Events

If a Pacific Raceways sanctioned event is deemed “Rained Out,” the face value of the ticket and/or tech card may be used within one year at any other Pacific Raceways event; your ticket stub must be present to redeem the value (rules and restrictions may apply). If the event is rescheduled, all tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. No refunds or vouchers for future events will be given.

NHRA Northwest Nationals Ticket Exchange Policy

In the event of a rain out, customers must retain ticket stub to enter on a rescheduled date. If a customer cannot attend the rescheduled event, the ticket holder must retain the ticket(s) for use toward ticket purchase for next year’s event.  Customer is responsible for any difference due to price increases, account fees, etc.

  • Qualifying (typically run on Friday and Saturday) There will be no compensation regardless of weather conditions.
  • If Pro Nitro qualifying is rained out, customer will be entitled to 100 percent credit*.
  • Following the completion of one round of Pro Nitro qualifying, no compensation.
  • Eliminations (typically run on Sunday) in the event of a total rain out- customer is entitled to 100 percent credit.
  • Following the completion of one round of Pro Nitro eliminations, customer will be entitled to 50 percent credit.
  • Following the completion of two rounds of Pro nitro eliminations, no compensation.

Refer to specific event schedules for time trials, qualifying, and eliminations days.

All sales are final.  No refunds.  NHRA is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.  Other credentials will not be honored.


Pets are allowed inside the facility if on a leash for all events except the NHRA NW Nationals and any non-sanctioned Pacific Raceways events. Pets are not allowed in the Grandstand or Spectator areas unless they are a licensed working animal.

Outside Food/Beverages:

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the Pacific Raceways facility. Coolers may not exceed 12″ x 12″ x 12″ in any dimension. All beverages must be unopened and sealed, in a plastic container.  Pacific Raceways does not permit outside alcohol or glass containers inside the facility or in the parking lots.  Empty water bottles may be brought in and refilled once inside the facility. Coolers and backpacks are subject to search upon entrance and at any time. No BBQs (propane or charcoal) are allowed on Pacific Raceways property.

Umbrellas & Other Shade Devices

Umbrellas will not be allowed through the spectator entrance. Umbrellas or other shade devices may not be erected in any grandstand or secured to any fence or structure.

Stadium Seats & Seat Pads

Stadium seats and seat pads may not exceed 18″ wide x 10″ deep.  Stadium seats and seat pads must fit within your allocated seat space and not encroach on the space of your neighbors next to, or behind you.  Stadium seats may not have legs, and must sit flat against your allocated seat.  Seat widths vary depending on grandstands.  Pacific Raceways reserves the right to remove any stadium seats that encroach into other customers seat space.

Customers are NOT allowed to save General Admission (GA) seats from one day to another by fixing a blanket or any other device to a seat. Blankets or any seat-saving device may be confiscated at the end of the day by Raceway staff.

Motorized Vehicles

Cart Rentals are not available at the track. Spectators are not allowed to use wheeled vehicles (i.e. golf carts, mopeds, four wheelers, skateboards, bicycles, etc.) inside the facility. Motorized wheelchairs are acceptable for spectators with handicap tags. Racers or participants are allowed motorized vehicles within the pit area only during Pacific Raceways sanctioned events and must be registered with the NHRA during the National event. Kids under 16 are NOT allowed to operate a motorized or wheeled vehicle on Pacific Raceways property at any time.

Motorhome and RV Policy

There are NO HOOK-UPS for motorhomes/RVs.  Each participant vehicle must be self-contained to stay inside the facility.  Limited showers are located inside Restroom #1; garbage receptacles are provided. Tents are not allowed on the property in any area at any time.  The only MH/RVs allowed are contracted motorhome participants, race entrants (racers), or those in our day-use only RV parking area.  All RVs in day use parking must vacate the property at the conclusion of the races each day.  There is no overnight parking permitted in any of our parking lots.