Drag Racing

Terry Spargo sets record at MRP (issue 102)
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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Ty Anderson (issue 101)
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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David Wakefield (issue 100)
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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Rob Boardway (issue 99)
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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George Scott (issue 97)
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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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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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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Al Young (issue 76)
by / on April 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Al Young (issue 76)

By Vicki Young

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Sean Kennedy (issue 63)
by / on March 22, 2005 at 4:47 pm / in Drag Racing, Feature Article, Washington

Sean Kennedy (issue 63)

Sean Kennedy

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