26 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – Twice a season the Import Face Off brings in all kinds of imports for a car show, drag race and much more all around the car show area at Pacific Raceways.
Coming from Canada, Oregon and Washington, fans filled the upper parking area with show cars aplenty and packing in around the “bowl” with drag racers, this popularity shows with the number of people watching in the stands.
Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivers put their cars down the track testing themselves and their builds, some having best ever runs and others more work is needed.
Coming out on top in race number two was Dmitriy Geraoinov in Bracket, Joe Moore in All Motor Sport,Scott Coman in Forced Induction Sport, Razvan Dejan in Forced
Induction Pro, Joe Moore in All Motor Pro and Sam Jason in Front Wheel Drive.
25 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – Unlike the first two Saturday races, this the last of the season became a battle of “wills”, Ed Garfield and his drag crew (vs) “Mother Nature”. Yes, this was an all-day event with the cutoff at 11:00pm.
Traveling from both ends of the track the spattering of drops would bring action to a halt. Do not know the time it takes to go thru the run order, but the weather seemed to stop each time the Jr.’s turn came up, bringing out the bumper-shoots or flat out scurry to their pits seeking cover.
Each one of these “raindrops” had the track start over with track drying and prep. The extra time works against the curfew which works against the run order. Time became a factor as the race needed to finish to determine who will race for the “King of the Track” and points were close and win or lose added into the mix of possibilities.
After moving the run order around and getting the finals finished in each class as fast as the racers could “cool” down, did push the King of the Track final right to the witching hour and showed “Mother Nature”- “WE Will Win” this fight.
David Wakefield in Super Pro
Kenny O’Keefe in Pro
Larry DeCamp in Sportsman
William Nitta in Motorcycle
Ian Theofelis in Jr. Lightning
Dustin Ridge in Jr. Thunder
Trystan Marchel in Jr. Storm
Chase Gorder in High School
Troy Olsonanski in Stock
Dale Green in Super Comp
Jeff Jackson Jr. in Super Gas
Todd Sims in Super Street
Kevin Rennick in Top Comp
“King of the Track” Brian McGinnis. – CONGRATS!!
24 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – As the Car Club Events hit the track this season its car count has grown, and the series has evolved into a fine race between the car makers. My Chevy is faster than your Dodge and that Ford, you know those words or something like that goes on in the pits.
The friendship between all these racers is on display with laughter and aiding those in need when necessary.
The same can be said of the Jr.’s when they are together though the topics are as you can expect quite different though their hearing brings them to the lanes on one call over the P.A.
One more race to their season to bring them to an even dozen for their season.
22 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – Nearly a month between races, the longest in the bike series, brought the scooters back to the dragstrip for some mid-week action.
A pretty steady group in this bunch with new racers joining in as this program sponsored by Olympic Ironworks MC and its owner Gary Tokos.
Besting the group and ending in the winner’s circle a new rider grabbed the goodies – John Goms, who threw down a perfect triple zero reaction time and ran so close to his dial-in to top Tom Misfeldt in the last race of the season.
22 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – After nearly a month off due to the National Event on the drag strip school is back in session. A full house brought a split group and extra instructors to handle the large number of students.
This alone is a testament to the program laid out by Don Kitch and ProFormance Racing School and put into practice by his talented group of instructors. You really should look into this program if you are a new driver or have a new auto that is near and dear to your heart.
No matter your age and driving experience you “CAN” drive away from the school at the end of the day a better driver and know what your car is going to do in an adverse situation.
19 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – A Test & Tune, Qualifying, and great racing was the formula for a four-day weekend in which just shy of 350 entries attempted to end up with a little gold statue they call a “WALLY” at Pacific Raceways this past weekend.
Weather could not have been better for racers and spectators alike though it was a little warm for the finals that finished just ahead of a smoke bank from a nearby fire.
On a funny note Chris Demke started the weekend pushing a “shoe” 300 feet down the track leaving it there for all to see and a track worker to go and retrieve.
Chris Marshall showed big performance by earning “Wally’s” from both the “Nationals” and the “Divisional” events at Pacific Raceways, and always-a-threat local racers Jeff Lane and Jody Lang added to a long list of “WALLY” wins.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOOTOUT WINNERS
Chris Thode in Top Comp
Tanner Theobald in Super Comp
Aaron Kinard in Super Gas
Jess Dale in Super Street
“WALLY” LODRS WINNERS
TAD – Chris Demke
TAF – Chris Marshall
Comp – Jeff Lane
Super Stock – Jody Lang
Stock – Norm Webber
TS – Doug Crumlich
TD – Mark Campbell
SC – Aaron Kinard
SG – Rob Willis
SS – Gary Ericksen
SM – Miles Hauer
SP – Parker Theobald
Pro- Dustin Ward
11 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – Race number twelve of the Swift Tools ET Series brought some conditions together that were planned and some were not. With a big race going on in Boise and Mother Nature threats resulted in the lowest car count for a Swift Tool race.
Overnight rain started the drag crew on the removing gallons of water from the track with the new scrubber and watering the parched grass in the process as the rainfall has been sparse for the last three months.
Racers lined up and going thru qualifying Mother Nature struck again – soaking everything though later she turned around and helped dry everything with a cloudless sky. It was a welcome sight the racing got going thru eliminations into the night.
10 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – Race number four in the five-race season for the grudge runners brought out the big players for the $5,000.00 purse posted for this race.
From its humble beginnings last year, the series has grown to a serious contender for heads up 1/8th mi. racing. Under the guidance of Willy Petersen who took this program by the horns has brought in sponsors who support the program and a whole host of helpers to keep things going.
Still in the build stage and a sponsor from the git go Randy Parker of “Parkers Race Shop” brought out his bright green Dodge truck to test the “instant green” tree that puts a reaction to it at the front of winning or losing.
Add to this the “luck” factor that can and will happen when it’s your night as Nick Duda can attest to as it aided him to grab the cash in the finals, not a bad payday for just a few full runs.
Last race of the season is on a Sunday September 16th, BE THERE.