31st Annual Goodguys Friday Night Drags

27 July 2018 Kent, WA – Going to the GoodGuys car show down at the fair grounds in Puyallup you will see all kinds of show cars, trucks and hot rods. Over at Pacific Raceways the cars, trucks and hot rods are shined off the show room floor and front and center on the drag strip.

Each year the old school and classic Detroit muscle get together with some pretty fast race cars from the era for a get together on Pacific’s grounds. No drag racing at the fair grounds but here a little road dust is quite acceptable on the show cars that show up for the day.

Vendors were also on hand and there was plenty of food and refreshments by Bigfoods for the thousands that filled the stands enjoying the racing.

With entries nearing the 200 mark and more butts in the seats then years past really shows the interest the “old school” type of racing and the hot rods that go along with it.

We’re already looking to next year for what is sure to be even bigger.

Lots of great images of vintage Hot Rods – check out the photo album here…

Bobby Cottrell in Funny Car
Greg Kent in Hot Rod 1
Steve Siefert in Hot Rod 2
Makayla Quam in Street Machine 1
Gordon Rust in Street Machine 2
Dave Wakefield in Comp
Bret Renschler in Exhibition

Goodguys 30th PNW Nationals Drag Racing

28 July 2017 Kent, WA – Each year towards the end of July the GOOD-GUYS Rod & Custom Association comes to the northwest, packing the Washington State Fair Events Center with an indoor car show with many more outside on the property. Early hot rods of all kinds from an era that produced many of the modern components that are in use today. What is old is new and what is new can be old and car owners show this in car shows and at the Friday Night Drags at Pacific Raceways.

The cars are divided into just five classes depending on the year and or elapsed time. Throw in a few exhibition cars and you have the making of a great time at the track. When announced mark on your date book and check it out then take in the weekend at the fairgrounds.

Lots of great nostalgia drag racing images are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

Hot Rod 1 – Greg Kent
Hot Rod 2 – Dan Bennett
Comp – Norm Braedt

Funny Car – Bobby Cottrell
Fuel Alt – Bryan Hall
Pro Mod – Garrett Richards

Goodguys NW Nationals Nostalgia Drag Racing at Pacific Raceways

GoodGuys 7-29-16 (531)29 July 2016 Kent, WA – A terrific blast from the past is the best way to describe what GoodGuys is all about. A three-day car show at the fairgrounds and Friday night drags at the track bring thousands of folks out to see and watch.

GoodGuys 7-29-16 (340)In their hey-day these race cars were the top of the show and today it is still the same. Nostalgia is big no matter what you are describing and when it comes to racing, and it’s even bigger when you look at the stands you could see it – the stands were filled the seats on Friday night.

GoodGuys 7-29-16 (294)Add in to the mix some altered and dragsters from the day and eleven funny cars brought together with help from Bill Dooner who was the instrument for the big shows when Pacific Raceways was Seattle International Raceway. Those events drew tens of thousands to the track back in the day.

GoodGuys 7-29-16 (231)Looking forward to next season and the GoodGuys race I can see a bigger and better show for all those that love the old days of racing and the cars that ruled the strip.

Lots of great images tonight, the light was just about perfect – check out the images in the photo album – click here.

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