Drag Racing

Norm Braedt (issue 107)
by / on July 16, 2014 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Norm Braedt (issue 107)

It took a truck to help Norm Braedt find the path from Tacoma to Bremerton Raceway. “I had been building cars all my life,” he recalls. “Then I built a ’68 Chevy with a performance motor so I brought it out to the dragstrip.” Four decades later, Norm has had the chance to rack up his own seat time at Northwest dragstrips, including Bremerton, Pacific Raceways, Yakima, Spokane, Boise, Woodburn and Shelton.

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Jeff Grubbs (issue 106)
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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Auto Alley (sneak peek)
by / on April 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm / in announcements, Drag Racing, Washington

Auto Alley (sneak peek)

There was plenty of horsepower gathered together in the Auto Alley display during the Spring Fair in Puyallup. More photos from this weekend will be posted here on the Inside Track website after they appear in the magazine.

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Gary and Robyn Logsdon (Issue 105)
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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Vintage racers at Bremerton Raceway (Aug. 24)
by / on August 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm / in announcements, Drag Racing, Washington

Vintage racers at Bremerton Raceway (Aug. 24)

Here are a few sample photos of the vintage racers that took to the dragstrip at Bremerton Raceway, as well as a few street rods honored from the car show. More from this event also will be featured in an upcoming issue of Inside Track.

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Jason and Allison Gibson (Issue 104)
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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Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway (issue 103)
by / on October 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm / in Drag Racing, Idaho, Photopage

Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway (issue 103)

Photos from the Nightfire Nationals event at Firebird Raceway by Jim Doyle

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NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)
by / on October 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm / in Drag Racing, Photopage

NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)

Photos and report from the NHRA Northwest Nationals event at Pacific Raceways

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NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)
by / on August 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Photopage

NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways (issue 103)

Photos and report from the NHRA Northwest Nationals event at Pacific Raceways

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Robert Woodruff (issue 102)
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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