15 May 2016 Kent, WA – Oh how the weather can change, last weekend was sunny and warm with record temps and this weekend it was back to the” northwet”. Such is spring in the northwest and really what makes this area such a beauty. Like planning for your vacation months in advance you never know what the weather will give you.
This weekend IRDC and their volunteers gathered at Pacific Raceways for a weekend of racing on the legendary 2.25 mile track. There were nearly 150 entries in the six main groups with a “Novice” race along with the NWMECS race.
Those grey skies covered all on Saturday and did not change, so it was a dry track and race tires on.
But it was a whole new game for Sunday as the drizzle would not stop and the “rain” tires graced the race cars.
This is true road racing; you deal with what “mother nature” gives you and be pre-paired for it. There is an art to racing in the rain and it’s on display with IRDC says general manager John Ramsey.
Great race cars and great drivers put on some very close side by side racing in all of the groups. IRDC is back in July for more great racing though the odds give “sunny” weather though you never know.
Two Albums break out both Saturday & Sunday’s action – click on the links below for the two albums.
Saturday – May 14th, 2016 Photo Album – Click Here
Sunday – May 15th, 2016 Photo Album – Click Here
31 Jul – 02 August 2015 Kent, WA – As the list of entries neared 170 the racers for this weekend’s Car Tender Challenge X the IRDC event was on. Five classes of cars and a lot of fun for all, and, yes, there is the stress of getting things right for the race but the mood is all fun. To see the fun all you need to do is watch the crew that is gridding these race cars.
Greg and his crew are up and down the grid sometimes running to meet the next car to assign them to their correct grid position, and from up above on the lift it is quite a sight to watch. Seeing this from above and the race cars themselves is a sight that I do not get too often and this vantage point is something that whenever permission is granted I will give you that view.
The racing itself is as always hot and heavy. In groups 1 and 2 the largest of entries for the weekend created some great side by side and front to back racing. Sometimes it would be sweet to see thru those dark visors to see the grins on the driver’s faces, priceless I would guess.
Images are broken down into three albums – one for each day. Take a look at all three; there are over 1,500 images available for the entire weekend.
July 31st, 2015 Session – Test N Tune Album
August 1st Session – Qualifying Photo Album
August 2nd Race – Racing Photo Album
Looking forward to the next time that the IRDC group of racers come back to Pacific Raceways 2.25 mile track.