Articles by: Steve Heeb

Tyler Ketchum (issue 103)
by / on September 24, 2012 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Tyler Ketchum (issue 103)

Tyler Ketchum from Burlington, Wash., took up Hornets racing when nearby Skagit Speedway first added the class in 2005. Decades earlier Tyler’s father Ken helped turn wrenches for sprint car driver Jerry Edson in the late ’70s.

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NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)
by / on August 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Photopage

NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)

Photos and report from the NHRA Northwest Nationals event at Pacific Raceways

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Robert Woodruff (issue 102)
by / on August 16, 2012 at 4:47 am / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Robert Woodruff (issue 102)

Robert Woodruff took up racing when he was 18. He was living in Roseburg, Ore., and had a street-legal ’66 Corvette with a 427-cid motor producing 425 hp. “I used to drive from Roseburg to Eugene to race twice a week on their Wednesday and Saturday race nights,” Robert recalls of fielding the Corvette at the now-defunct Balboa Dragstrip.

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Goodguys 25th PNW Nats in Puyallup (issue 102)
by / on August 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm / in Other Motorsports, Photopage, Washington

Goodguys 25th PNW Nats in Puyallup (issue 102)

Photos for the Goodguys 25th annual Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Wash.

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Greg Lovell (issue 102)
by / on July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Greg Lovell (issue 102)

In 2004 Greg Lovell followed his uncle’s course into vintage racing. It was 30 years earlier that the Lake Tapps, Wash., driver had started racing Conference in 1974. He says his parents were against him taking up racing when they preferred him taking college courses instead. Now he races in one of two ’68 Forsgrini Mk 10 in Sovren competition.

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Shane Vaillant and Luke Didiuk (issue 102)
by / on July 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Canada, Feature Article, Open Wheels

Shane Vaillant and Luke Didiuk (issue 102)

At the family’s Kaitrin Stables, Shane Vaillant enjoys saddling up to ride on of their three thoroughbred horses. On Saturday nights, Shane belts up for a little more horsepower behind the wheel of the No. 8 sprint car. Luke Didiuk of Coquitlam, BC, also travels south of the border to race a sprint car with the Dyer 9a Motorsports team along with his father-in-law Steve Dyer.

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Ty Anderson (issue 101)
by / on June 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Ty Anderson (issue 101)

Ty Anderson has fond childhood memories of going to the drag races with his father John, who kicked off a short career fielding a modified Model A coupe called Lil’ Ugly from 1959 through the mid-’60s. In 2001, Ty was finally ready to go racing himself, and he knew it was something he wanted to do together with his dad.

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RPM Workshops (issue 101)
by / on June 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry

RPM Workshops (issue 101)

To some promoters, RPM’s annual gathering inReno,Nev., is a good way to wrap up the season. To others, it is more about jump starting preparations for the coming season. Either way, the workshops put on by Race Promotion Monthly are a great way to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of other promoters from all over the country.

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Issue 101 shipped
by / on June 19, 2012 at 9:45 am / in Uncategorized

Issue 101 shipped

The June 2012 edition (issue 101) has been shipped and has already been delivered to subscribers. Now the real work begins! The website is up and running, but is painfully empty at the moment. I will be working to re-populate the site with articles and items from past issues, but this will take some time. For the time being, I […]

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David Wakefield (issue 100)
by / on November 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

David Wakefield (issue 100)

David Wakefield has been watching racing since 1991 with family friends Howard Johnson and his son Mark. “I’ve known Mark since we played t-ball together,” David recalls. “When Mark turned 16 Howard got back into racing. Being a best friend I helped out however I could.” David eventually bought a blue ’71 Chevelle from Howard and began sportsman drag racing in 1994.

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