09 Apr 2017 Kent, WA – Filling the grounds with cars and people at Pacific Raceways normally comes the first week in August. Coming in second and growing bigger each year is the HondaFest NW. The trio of a car show, lead/follow and drag racing bring the people and vendors to this annual event.
Rows and rows of all kinds of show cars and most all of them daily drivers filled the paddock area as SpeedFactory set up in their favorite spot next to the staging lanes.
Leading off the day on the 2.25 mile track instructors from ProFormance Racing School do what is called “lead/follow” with a group of three to seven cars. It is 100% follow the leader but that “leader” knows the fastest way around the track. No fooling around here as the last car in line has a radio and you can’t out run it. You get out of the spirit of the day you will be booted out of line, Safety First.
For those that follow the “drivers” meeting rules you get to push your car a little more than “normal” driving and doing it “safely”. This part of the day is also growing as near 50 drivers took part with a few doubling up.
All this time the “drag crew” is prepping the drag strip for the afternoon of side by side running of all kinds of cars and trucks.
Leading off the action the ultra- fast Honda’s from SpeedFactory in a mix of testing and checking the latest setup put down some impressive numbers as noted by the crowd and crew reactions.
A great day put together by NWMotiv and Pacific Raceways will again look to grow the program so make a date for next year’s event.
Lots of great images from all over the facility – click here to go to the photo album. As always thank you for your support and purchases!
10 April 2016 Kent, WA – The annual gathering for the enthusiasts of everything Honda converged on to the Pacific Raceways grounds to take it all in. Car show drags and AutoX kicked off the action.
The 22 turn course proved quite challenging for those who took part. Missing gates and turns by the drivers had the AutoX instructor walk the course describing what the cones mean and what to do. Afterward the drivers ran the course, with some turning in some pretty impressive laps.
As the 1:00 pm start time for the drags to start drew near, the massive amount of people cruising the car show started for the stands, except those in the number of food stands. The lines were long and the food good.
As SpeedFactory prepped their race cars the lanes filled with a mix of cars with both street tires and race tires. The gains these teams have made are record setting with three great drivers with some bright minds behind them.
For those who stayed till the last race of this year’s HondaFest, they watched the SpeedFactory crewmembers and the drag crew jumping, high fiving and hugging each other with the numbers they just laid down.
With the thousands and I mean many thousands of people that come to the HondaFest shows how popular the event has become.
Also a big thanks to Makki Nelson for her first ever HondaFest experience in pictures.
Images of all the action are in two albums – click on the links below to go do the albums –
Honda Fest 2016 Photo Album – Click Here
Honda Fest 2016 Makki Nelson Photo Album – Click Here