Articles by: Steve Heeb

Steever’s classic Chevies (issue 106)
by / on June 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Steever’s classic Chevies (issue 106)

Dennis Steever graduated from Puyallup High School in 1967, just a year ahead of wife Teri. The South Hill couple was back at their old high school for the 2014 Viking Motorsport Car show with son Tracy, who graduated in nearby Rogers High School’s Class of ’87. “Cars have been a passion since high school,” Dennis reflects on their time at PHS. “When I met my wife she had a ’55 4 door and I had a ’55 sedan.”

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Justin Hart (issue 106)
by / on June 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Justin Hart (issue 106)

Justin Hart has been banging around demolition derby for 10 years, though he says that should not have come as a shock to his parents. “They were taking me to the races ever since I was 2,” The driver from Kelso, Wash., explains. “They were surprised for some reason that I started racing.”

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Jeff Grubbs (issue 106)
by / on June 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Jeff Grubbs (issue 106)

Jeff Grubbs took up drag racing steadily in 2007, fielding a ’67 Camaro at Pacific Raceways.

“I’d always been into hot rods and wanted to go fast,” the Olympia driver says. “I used to street race back when I went to Olympia High School. The drag strip is safer and I didn’t want to get into any more trouble.”

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60th Anniversary celebration at Evergreen (June 7, 2014)
by / on June 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm / in announcements, Washington

60th Anniversary celebration at Evergreen (June 7, 2014)

There was a lot going on at Evergreen Speedway this weekend as the track celebrated its 60th Anniversary. Here is a healthy serving of the festivities as well as the competitors in the night’s racing program featuring the Stinger 8s, NW Outlaw Fig 8s, Mini Stocks and Super Late Models. Watch for even more featured in an upcoming issue of Inside Track.

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Scott Burby at Evergreen Speedway (issue 106)
by / on May 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Scott Burby at Evergreen Speedway (issue 106)

Born and raised in Clearview, Wash., Scott Burby took up racing at nearby Evergreen Speedway in 2011. “I always wanted to race since my days at Cascade High School,” he says. “I just decided to do it.”

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Phil King (Issue 105)
by / on May 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Phil King (Issue 105)

Phil “Killer” King began racing in Walton, New York, during the 1970s. “I had older friends that were into demolition derby,” he says of competing at the Deleware County Fair. “It looked like a blast.” In 1982, Phil headed north to Alaska in search of work and discovered the demolition derby program at Capitol Speedway in the town of Willow.

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John Boyatt (Issue 105)
by / on April 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

John Boyatt (Issue 105)

Rusty’s son John Boyatt recalls his father competing at Pacific Raceways and Bremerton. “By the time I was 10, I was at a race every weekend,” John says. “I started racing Hobby Stocks at Spanaway Speedway in 1997, just as I was graduating from Spanaway Lake High School.” John earned money to race by cleaning the neighbor’s horse stall and selling the speakers out of his car.

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Auto Alley (sneak peek)
by / on April 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm / in announcements, Drag Racing, Washington

Auto Alley (sneak peek)

There was plenty of horsepower gathered together in the Auto Alley display during the Spring Fair in Puyallup. More photos from this weekend will be posted here on the Inside Track website after they appear in the magazine.

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Gary and Robyn Logsdon (Issue 105)
by / on April 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Gary and Robyn Logsdon (Issue 105)

Gary Logsdon of Spanaway, Wash., started drag racing at Bremerton Raceway in 2006. Wife Robyn had a four-decade head start on her hubby, catching race fever back in 1966 at Lewiston Dragstrip in Montana. “I’ve always liked to drive fast,” Robyn says. “That’s why I was drawn to drag racing.”

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Slamfest in Puyallup (April 12-13)
by / on April 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm / in announcements, Other Motorsports, Washington

Slamfest in Puyallup (April 12-13)

Here’s a sampling of the smash-up action at the 2014 Slamfest, featuring the demo drivers from Evergreen Speedway and others. Saturday night’s line-up included the big V-8s, Trucks, Fig-8s, Rollovers and some crazy demo football. The evening ended with a fireworks show. Sunday’s line-up included the Fig-8s, another football match, chain race, and more. Oh yeah, Mike “Mr. Dizzy” Buse also strapped into a car and dropped from 100 feet up into a pile of vehicles — just your everyday agenda for Slamfest.

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