Washington

Jerry Lee and Mike Mejer (issue 98)
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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Goodguys Show 2011 (issue 98)
by / on August 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm / in Photopage, Street Rods, Washington

Goodguys Show 2011 (issue 98)

Goodguys Show in Puyallup; 2011

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Tim Minister (issue 97)
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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Eric Schlichte (issue 97)
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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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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Dirt Cup (issue 97)
by / on July 26, 2011 at 6:18 am / in Open Wheels, Photopage, Washington

Dirt Cup (issue 97)

Dirt Cup photos by Robert Hunter, Jerry Nelson, Steve Heeb and Wildlight Photography

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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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