15 Oct 2017 Kent, WA – Drag racing in the northwest in October is all up to Mother Nature. This sunny and chilly start to the day could not be better. Hearing what the local weather people were predicting brought out a host of racers for testing and a gambler race as those predictors are putting the last date on the 2017 season in doubt.
This also may have helped those new car owners to test their rides on the track. How often do you see a McLaren MP4 testing the dragstrip? Just one of the many new cars and faces enjoying what Pacific Raceways offers.
Grabbing the bucks in the gambler race in his ’69 Dodge Rob Hodgson to haul home.
See you next season unless Mother Nature graces us with one more October drag strip date.
Images of all the action, including the McLaren are now available – click here to go to the photo album.
14 Oct 2017 Kent, WA – The word has spread from the students that have gone thru the ProFormance Racing School program and how you should make time to take yourself to school. The newer cars are becoming more and more controlled by what you don’t see.
Testing these controlling parts will tell you thru the seat of your pants what your car feels like when doing so. Anti-lock brakes when put into action while going 50 mph all the while putting steering input to avoid a collision will get your attention.
When done as instructed by the crew of very experienced drivers themselves you feel it and you get it after done a few times. This just one of the exercises the school puts you thru with in classroom and on the grounds teaching by Don Kitch.
Your new car is a big investment, help yourself and your investment by going thru the school, contact them on their website and book a date.
Images from the sessions today at Pacific Raceways are now available – click here to go to the photo album.
06 Oct 2017 Kent, WA – Driving thru the school lot today the student cars were lined up and ready to go. Look a little closer and notice the makers of those of those autos. Today there was a Benz, an Audi, a new Mustang, a taped up GTR and a number of BMW’s. All very nice autos and the owners would like to keep them that way.
That upkeep is all on them and how they take care of them but once out driving the other owner driven cars and trucks can become a concern. Collision avoidance is one of the four exercises that you go thru, and according to the instructors it is the most commented on when the students are finished with the daylong class.
Knowing what your car will do in adverse conditions and more so in a potential collision situation. There is a reason that at most all road course tracks a school is on the grounds. Become a better driver by going thru the school as it may very well the best bang for the buck that you could spend on yourself and your automobile.
Images from the October 6th classes are now available – click here to go to the photo album.
Go to the ProFormance Racing School website for a date for yourself, you won’t regret doing so.
10 Sept 2017 Kent, WA – This inaugural event and a bonus date for the grudge racers provided for a great day of racing at Pacific Raceways, and “all” of it only 1/8th mile.
A race for the juniors that the top three places earn some cash, or I should say the parents earn it as there is an age requirement for payouts. 22 juniors in three classes came for a run at the money and the “last” race of the season and for two their last race ever as a junior.
As for the grudge racers they came from across the border in Chilliwack,BC clear down to Rochester to come to Pacific and do some side by side grudge racing. Logged into the “Compu-link” were 106 racers times and speeds, the “only” place that both lanes are seen.
When you get your time slip after the “instant” green start is “only” your info and “none” of the other lane. 106 grudge racers at a “bonus” event for them as their season and it’s four dates have been run with the last race bringing I’m thinking 20 or so cars and way more the previous two combined but 106 just shows what the internet and Willy Peterson, who is the driving force on social media guiding all those that are into grudge racing and follow “Street Outlaws” to the outlet off the streets and under “safe” conditions to duke it out.
All in all a great showing and cannot wait till the next one.
Images are now available – click here to go to the photo album.
Jr. Storm – Raylee Higgins
Jr. Thunder – Ryan Warnke
Jr. Lightning – Josh Schmanke
06-07 Sept 2017 Kent, WA – A couple of days and two classes of students going thru the ProFormance Racing School end the sessions the same way – “better” driver’s than they were the day before.
Age or gender makes no difference, what you learn by taking the class is the same to all. You “will” become a better driver by doing so. It’s an active school for over twenty years and there are many more years of experience combined in the knowledge of owner Don Kitch and his instructors who by the way come from many forms of motorsports backgrounds.
There is little difference in what you feel when sudden inputs of steering or braking are done. Todays’ anti-lock brakes will let you do more than you think and learning what it “feels” like when using them suddenly and hard teaches more than you think.
Bring your car or use one of the school cars but do yourself and all around you and become a better driver by going thru the school. Go to the ProFormance Racing School web site and make a date.
Two albums this time – One for each day of action. Click on the links below for both the September 6th, and September 7th days of classes.
September 6th, 2017 – ProFormance Racing School Sessions Photos
September 7th, 2017 – ProFormance Racing School Sessions Photos
27 Aug 2017 Kent, WA – Driving on the hi-ways and by-ways you cannot help but notice all the imports on the road. A large portion of those gather each year at Pacific Raceways for a car show, vendor midway and drag racing.
These modern day machines are being customized in ways that if you can dream it you can build it. Paint, parts, power, wheels and rims show what can be done with today’s technology can do. The power generated by mostly 4-cylinder motors is pretty stout for the cubic inches they displace.
Along with all this the social media aspect of this generation spreads the word that marketers can only wish for and the crowds on the property and stands showed that.
Mark your date book for next year’s IFO and come check it out.
Images from all the action are now available – click here to go to the photo album.
Outlaw – Marko Stillnovc
Forced Induction Pro – Jake Montgomery
Forced Induction Sport – John Wood
FWD – Joel Sipes
All Motor Pro – Joe Abele
All Motor Sport – #760 no name
Bracket – Gabriel Rodriguez Jr.