When the June 2014 issue hits the press it will mark 20 years since Inside Track was first launched with its June 1994 edition. We have enjoyed the past two decades of celebrating the Northwest motorsports community.
In the summer of 2009, Northwest stock car teams geared up for some left-hand turns and hit the 2.25-mile road course for the Stock Car Challenge June 27-28, 2009 at Pacific Raceways.
Archive of the NASCAR Northwest Tour photos by Steve Heeb
Promoters representing Northwest race tracks convened for the Western Auto Racing Promoters Association meeting Nov. 22-23 in Portland. Discussions included experiences of the 2013 season and possibilities for 2014. Representatives from many racing groups and motorsports-related industries were on hand to renew partnerships and coordinate 2014 event schedules.
Here are a few sample photos of the vintage racers that took to the dragstrip at Bremerton Raceway, as well as a few street rods honored from the car show. More from this event also will be featured in an upcoming issue of Inside Track.
Congratulations to photographer Robert G. Hunter on selection to the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame — well deserved for all he has done to help advance motorsports in the Northwest. The VARHoF 2014 inductees will be honored at a banquet this weekend. Details and a list of inductees can be found at victoriaautoracinghalloffameandmuseum.comRead more ›
Jonathan Josten got the thrill of a lifetime when the Richard Petty Driving Experience roared into the Northwest last summer. The Puyallup teenager strapped into one of the RPDE’s fleet of two-seat race cars and rode shotgun for a high-speed ride-along session on Evergreen Speedway’s 5/8-mile circuit. For those who missed last summer’s visit, the Richard Petty Driving Experience [...]Read more ›
When Mission Raceway Park re-opened its staging lanes in 1992, it was a great excuse for Jason Gibson to give up street racing and head for the dragstrip less than 40 miles from his home in Delta, BC.
“I went to opening day and never looked back,” Jason recalls of the lure of organized drag racing.Read more ›
Max Schroeder racked up five seasons of racing quarter midgets before jumping to a full-size car with the Northwest Pro-4 Alliance this year.
“I raced through each of the classes and did pretty well,” he says of competition in the Little Wheels group based in Graham, Wash.Read more ›
Congratulations to Jay Sauls on his win in the 2013 Summer Showdown June 29 at Evergreen Speedway. Below are a few sample photos of the Late Models in action on the 5/8-mile oval. More photos from tonight’s race will be posted here in the near future. And of course, the race also will be featured in an upcoming issue of [...]Read more ›
With a “super moon” overhead, Jonathan Allard bested the 410 field and nabbed his fourth Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup title as the clock rolled into the wee hours of June 23. Here are a few of my photos from the event. Expect to see plenty more from other Northwest photographers featured in Inside Track.Read more ›
Promoters representing 22 race tracks convened for the Western Auto Racing Promoters Association meeting Nov. 17 in Portland. Discussions included experiences of the 2012 season and possibilities for 2013. Representatives from many racing groups and motorsports-related industries were on hand to renew partnerships and coordinate 2013 event schedules.Read more ›