Feature Article

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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by / on August 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Canada, Drag Racing, Feature Article

Terry Spargo sets record at MRP (issue 102)

Terry Spargo has finally set an NHRA Competition Eliminator national record, an accomplishment he has been chasing for several years. The driver from Delta, BC, set the record in his 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, a former IHRA Pro Stock, running in NHRA’s A/AP class, that is “Class A Altered equipped with a Planetary Transmission”.

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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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by / on July 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars

Erika Westfield’s All-Star experience (issue 102)

Erika Westfield’s “All-Star” experience was as sharp as a Gillette blade… read the story of her Nascar adventure

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