Feature Article

Freddy Vela (issue 96)
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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Jim Bruns and Nick Axtman (issue 96)
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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Amanda Hitchcock and Kaylah Sada-Palmquist (issue 98)
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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Brian Hurlow (issue 96)
by / on May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Street Rods, Washington

Brian Hurlow (issue 96)

When Brian Hurlow of Lakewood, Wash., took his ’73 Corvette to Premium Motors in Tacoma, he intended to trade it in for a white ’65 Pontiac GTO with a red interior.

“I like that body style,” Brian says of the sleek shape of the musclecars that rolled off the General Motors line during the mid-’60s. “When I was a kid my dream car had been a ’65 GTO.”

Brian’s very first car had been a ’59 Chevy Impala and he drove a ’68 GTO during his time at Lakes High School.

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Austin Thom (Issue 96)
by / on May 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Oregon, Stock Cars

Austin Thom (Issue 96)

Even at a young age, Austin “Hoss” Thom of Dundee, Ore., had plenty of time around a race track as part of a racing family. Dad Willy Thom is a veteran Street Stock and Late Model driver and mom Cindy “CJ” Thom competed in the Street Stock division at South Sound Speedway. The family also has plenty of lap time at nearby Douglas County Speedway and Yakima Speedway.

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Dennis Crawford (Issue 95)
by / on May 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Dennis Crawford (Issue 95)

Dennis Crawford; Hornets at Evergreen Speedway

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Pair of Kings (Issue 95)
by / on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Street Rods, Washington

Pair of Kings (Issue 95)

Keith Peterson and Ken Bradford; Kings Men Car Club

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Rick Nelsen (Issue 95)
by / on May 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Street Rods, Washington

Rick Nelsen (Issue 95)

Rick Nelsen; Demonos Car Club

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Pacific Slot Car Raceways (Issue 95)
by / on May 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry, Washington

Pacific Slot Car Raceways (Issue 95)

Pacific Slot Car Raceways

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Paul Carbaugh, David Owes and Steve Gregory (Issue 95)
by / on May 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Oregon

Paul Carbaugh, David Owes and Steve Gregory (Issue 95)

Impalas of Paul Carbaugh, David Owes and Steve Gregory

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