Feature Article

by / on July 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Canada, Feature Article, Open Wheels

Robbie Price (issue 107)

Son of a stock car racer himself, Wilroc veteran Randy Price began racing at Western Speedway at the age 16. By the time his son Robbie turned 16 the third-generation driver already had kicked off his eighth season. “I asked him if he wanted to race and he said yes,” Randy recalls. “I can’t stop him now – it’s all he talks about. He lives for racing.”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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by / on April 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Brian Taylor at Evergreen Speedway (Issue 105)

Brian Taylor’s road to racing began when he brought home the race car being stored in the back of the auto shop where he was working. “I met with the owners, saved up some money and bought it,” Brian says of purchasing the ’86 Honda Civic from Mike Marthaller Jr. over the winter. Brian already had some experience with Mike’s JR44 Mini Stocks team as a mechanic and also had helped the Late Model race teams for NASCAR veteran Pete Harding and son Shane.

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by / on April 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry, Stock Cars, Washington

Racing schools at Evergreen Speedway (Issue 105)

Doug Swerland of Kirkland, Wash., remembers wet tracks being an issue while racing Formula 3 on the European courses, but it was nothing but sunshine and dry tack when he and several other Northwest thrill-seekers met up for the Richard Petty Driving Experience last August at Evergreen Speedway. The group of about 15 students gathered under the grandstands Aug. 12, joking amongst themselves and engaging in light conversation while the sound of stock cars could be heard thundering by outside on the 5/8-mile oval.

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