Rules and Restrictions


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,
  • engages in unsportsmanlike conduct or conduct detrimental to the sport of racing, or

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 banned from the facility.

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

Umbrellas & Other Shade Devices:

Umbrellas and other shade devices may not be erected in any grandstand seating.  This means NO UMBRELLAS in the top row of any grandstand.  Umbrellas will not be allowed through the spectator entrance.

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.

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.

MH/RV Hook-ups:

There are NO HOOK-UPS.  Each participant vehicle must be self contained to stay inside the facility.  Showers are located inside Restroom #1 and accepts quarters; garbage receptacles are provided. Tents are not allowed on the property in any area at anytime.  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 (lot C) must vacate the property at the conclusion of the races each day.  There is no overnight parking permitted in any of our parking lots.

Prohibited Items:

Alcohol (cans or bottles), Glass bottle/containers, 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 in the seating areas, Weapons, including, but not limited to, guns, knives, stun guns and pepper spray. Any gang related colors, logos, or apparel. Any clothing that depicts verbiage or images which may be offensive. Pacific Raceways invokes the right for any employee to confiscate any items deemed unsafe or hazardous at anytime.