West Coast Grudge #4 at Pacific Raceways

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.

Lots of great images – the light was amazing tonight – click here to go to the photo album.

West Coast Grudge Racing #3 at Pacific Raceways

13 July 2018 Kent, WA – It was race number three of the five dates at Pacific Raceways for the WCG and the high-powered race cars they bring to the strip. The high powered cars only run to the 1/8th mile and do it quickly.

There are two groups divided into two groups by a 10 second quarter mile time, group A-slower, group B-faster and a class for the bikes. Add into this a “small” tire shootout that most all could “fry” the tires the whole 1/8th mile, so putting that much horsepower to a small tire is a science at best.

This day tested all though as high temperatures and a bit muggy air had liquid in many forms in people’s hands. Add the date to the mix and near middle of summer many racers and their family might be at a lake somewhere and those that are superstitious not testing the date doing something else.

Images are now online – click here to go to the photo album.

The Next date for the West Coast Grudge Series is August 10th. See you there!

    

West Coast Grudge Continues To Grow

15 June 2018 Kent, WA – What came together last year from two guys with an idea for some grudge type racing in the northwest is growing by leaps and bounds. Under the guidance of Willy Peterson and family and a host of others the car count and range of grudge racers and their followers are filling in the lanes and grandstands.

This is just race number 2 of 5 set for this season, and it shows the interest of heads up and instant green racing. With a bunch of racers still building cars for just this event it really shows how this type of “safe” street kind of racing is growing in the northwest.

As I was tasked to cover a charity event at the kart track I could not spend a lot of time this night but am looking forward to the next event on July 13th.

Images are now online – click here to go to the photo album.

West Coast Grudge Racing #1 at Pacific Raceways

18 May 2018 Kent, WA -From an Idea to Reality, this series was thought of by a pair of guys, then with the help of a few more and after that it was taken up by Willy and Jen Peterson. Friday night kicked off a five race series this season and brought at least 50 entries to take part in side by side instant green starts.

On the anniversary of Mt. Saint Helens eruption could this series explode with many more taking part? Only time will tell but they are off to a great start. Next race is June 15th.

Images of these ultra-cool cars are now available – click here to go to the photos.