Feature Article

by / on September 26, 2011 at 5:39 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Daffodil Cup (issue 99)

Daffodil Cup photos by Robert Hunter, Ken Keating, Scott Cedergreen, Barrie Goodwin and Wildlight Photography

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by / on August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Street Rods, Washington

Dave and Larry Keller (issue 98)

Dave and Larry Keller

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by / on August 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer (issue 98)

Autocross Corvettes: Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer

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by / on July 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Tim Minister (issue 97)

Long before Tim Minister of Eatonville, Wash., began turning laps in a Super Late Model at Evergreen Speedway, he already had made multiple laps across the country. “I was in a military family so we moved all over the place,” he says of his childhood while his father Bob Minister served in the US Navy. “He was stationed at California, Idaho, Virginia, Idaho, Virginia and then Washington.”

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

Eric Schlichte (issue 97)

Eric Schlichte says he has always been a Ford guy. In addition to a Mustang, his stables include a couple of Ford-inspired racers in the pair of 1960 Alpine roadsters he fields in SOVREN’s pre-62 class. “The Alpine was designed by former Ford designer Kenneth Howes and bears an obvious resemblance to the early Ford Thunderbird,” Eric says of the car’s prominent fins in back, a feature that has grown on him. “I did not like the wings at first.”

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

George Scott (issue 97)

George Scott remembers his early days of drag racing at Puyallup in the ’70s. At the time he was fielding a big block ’70 Chevelle with a four-speed in the Pro and Super Pro brackets. “The Chevelle was a street car that ran high 11s on street tires,” The Tacoma veteran recalls. “I ran that until 1985 until I got my first back-half car.”

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by / on June 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry

Fred Brownfield memories (issue 96)

By Craig Murphy: Something had happened to Fred, as in Fred Brownfield. The promoter and mutual friend who gave me the first interview six months earlier when he hastily launched the National Sprint Tour. The man who played a key role in Steve starting a weekly racing magazine I edited stories for. The man who earlier that week, while at a race in Iowa, had mapped out races I would cover for him that summer. Just hours earlier, he was the man who e-mailed me to remind me to send him an invoice so he could pay me.

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by / on June 26, 2011 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Freddy Vela (issue 96)

Freddie Vela of Sedro Woolley, Wash., has logged seat time on the quarter-mile dragstrip at Pacific Raceways and on the 3/10-mile clay oval at nearby Skagit Speedway. “My first drag race car was a ’79 Z-28,” he says of competing at Pacific Raceways just after graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 1985. “I raced that for five years and only lost two times. I beat a lot of cars with that Camaro.”

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by / on June 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Jim Bruns and Nick Axtman (issue 96)

When Bremerton Raceway rolls out its All Chevy Drags each year, the flock of Bowtie racers includes the pair of Camaros fielded by Jim Bruns and Nick Axtman.

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by / on May 25, 2011 at 11:05 am / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Amanda Hitchcock and Kaylah Sada-Palmquist (issue 98)

Junior dragster drivers Amanda Hitchcock and Kaylah Sada-Palmquist

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