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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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Goodguys 25th PNW Nats in Puyallup (issue 102)
by / on August 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm / in Other Motorsports, Photopage, Washington

Goodguys 25th PNW Nats in Puyallup (issue 102)

Photos for the Goodguys 25th annual Pacific Northwest Nationals in Puyallup, Wash.

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Greg Lovell (issue 102)
by / on July 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Greg Lovell (issue 102)

In 2004 Greg Lovell followed his uncle’s course into vintage racing. It was 30 years earlier that the Lake Tapps, Wash., driver had started racing Conference in 1974. He says his parents were against him taking up racing when they preferred him taking college courses instead. Now he races in one of two ’68 Forsgrini Mk 10 in Sovren competition.

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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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Reece Goetz (issue 100)
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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Linda Smith (issue 100)
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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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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Chuck Russell (issue 99)
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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360 Nationals at Skagit (issue 99)
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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