Feature Article

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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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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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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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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by / on November 26, 2011 at 4:48 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Reece Goetz (issue 100)

The 2011 season will go down as the year that 16-year-old Reece Goetz dominated the standings in the Midget ranks. Between April and September the young driver out of Snohomish, Wash., competed at Northwest dirt tracks Deming, Grays Harbor, Skagit, Cottage Grove, and on the asphalt at Evergreen Speedway.

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by / on November 26, 2011 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Linda Smith (issue 100)

The trip from Lake Tapps, Wash., to Puyallup is but a few miles. But for Linda Smith and her pair of ’58 Impalas, showing up at the Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals this summer marked the end of a very long journey. It was the first time the vintage Chevies had seen daylight since Linda’s husband David passed away in 2003.

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by / on November 26, 2011 at 12:34 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels

World of Outlaws (issue 100)

Photos from the 2011 World of Outlaws event at Skagit Speedway by Robert Hunter, Wildlight Photography, Lisa Swanberg and Steve Heeb

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Rob Boardway (issue 99)

Rob has logged three seasons of drag racing, but his involvement with the racing industry dates back to the mid-’90s. “I went to see my first race at the Goodguys Drags in 1995 and I was hooked,” he recalls of being a spectator at Pacific Raceways, then Seattle International Raceway. “I just couldn’t resist.” A few years later he would be looking from the driver’s seat.

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Chuck Russell (issue 99)

Before Chuck Russell attended the final day of the 2000 Goodguys show in Puyallup, his wife Karla asked if they would ever get a street rod of their own. “I told her that something would find us,” Chuck recalls.

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by / on September 26, 2011 at 5:42 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

360 Nationals at Skagit (issue 99)

3600 Nationals photos by Robert Hunter, Lisa Swanberg, Jerry Nelson and Steve Heeb

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