Articles by: Steve Heeb

Late Models at Evergreen Speedway (Aug. 17)
by / on August 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm / in announcements, Stock Cars, Washington

Late Models at Evergreen Speedway (Aug. 17)

Here are a few sample photos of the Late Models in action on the 5/8-mile oval at Evergreen Speedway. Photos from the race also will be featured in an upcoming issue of Inside Track.

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Richard Petty Driving Experience in Monroe
by / on August 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm / in announcements

Richard Petty Driving Experience in Monroe

A fleet of racecars from the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be at Evergreen Speedway now through Friday, Aug. 16, so there is still a few days to strap yourself into a 600+ hp race car and make some laps on the 5/8-mile oval. Ride-along and driving courses are available. This is a great opportunity for race fans to experience […]

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Jason and Allison Gibson (Issue 104)
by / on July 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm / in Canada, Drag Racing, Feature Article

Jason and Allison Gibson (Issue 104)

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.

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Brandon Berg (Issue 104)
by / on July 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Brandon Berg (Issue 104)

Brandon Berg got his first taste of the racing community working on Seth Bergman’s car after the 2011 season.

“I was just wrenching and cleaning the car, but it was fun,” Brandon recalls of helping out during the off-season. “I saw how everything worked.”

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Max Schroeder (Issue 104)
by / on July 10, 2013 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Max Schroeder (Issue 104)

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.

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Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway
by / on June 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm / in announcements, Stock Cars, Washington

Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway

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 […]

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Pro-4 Alliance at Evergreen
by / on June 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm / in Stock Cars, Uncategorized, Washington

Pro-4 Alliance at Evergreen

Here is a look at the Pro-4 Alliance cars in action on the 5/8-mile oval at Evergreen Speedway this weekend. Rick Thompson (16) took the feature win during the Pro-4 portion of the Summer Showdown event.

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Dirt Cup 2013
by / on June 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm / in announcements, Open Wheels, Washington

Dirt Cup 2013

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.

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Bombers Custom Auto Works (issue 103)
by / on October 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry, Washington

Bombers Custom Auto Works (issue 103)

There are plenty of street rodders who can claim their vintage truck still works. But Steve Lagani can boast his vintage truck’s still works. The corn mash producing still is just one of the neat features on his Puyallup-based rat rod barbecue. Northwest race fans may recall Steve’s No. 88 Monte Carlo in the Hobby Stocks division at Spanaway Speedway when he started circle track racing in 1994. But his love for cars goes back to watching his father Frank race a C-Class dragster and a fuel car at Englishtown, NJ, during the ’50s and ’60s.

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Greg Orvella’s 1932 Graham (issue 103)
by / on September 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Greg Orvella’s 1932 Graham (issue 103)

When Greg Orvella retired in 2010 after 14 years as a Teamster driver with the Boeing Co., he knew it was time to get to work on a project that had been waiting quietly since the company’s 757 took its very first flight. It was 34 years ago that Greg shelled out a little over two grand and brought home a 1932 Graham project car.

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