by / on July 10, 2013 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Stock Cars, Washington

Max Schroeder (Issue 104)

Max Schroeder racked up five seasons of racing quarter midgets before jumping to a full-size car with the Northwest Pro-4 Alliance this year.

“I raced through each of the classes and did pretty well,” he says of competition in the Little Wheels group based in Graham, Wash.

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by / on June 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm / in announcements, Stock Cars, Washington

Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway

Congratulations to Jay Sauls on his win in the 2013 Summer Showdown June 29 at Evergreen Speedway. Below are a few sample photos of the Late Models in action on the 5/8-mile oval. More photos from tonight’s race will be posted here in the near future. And of course, the race also will be featured in an upcoming issue of […]

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by / on June 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm / in Stock Cars, Uncategorized, Washington

Pro-4 Alliance at Evergreen

Here is a look at the Pro-4 Alliance cars in action on the 5/8-mile oval at Evergreen Speedway this weekend. Rick Thompson (16) took the feature win during the Pro-4 portion of the Summer Showdown event.

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by / on June 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm / in announcements, Open Wheels, Washington

Dirt Cup 2013

With a “super moon” overhead, Jonathan Allard bested the 410 field and nabbed his fourth Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup title as the clock rolled into the wee hours of June 23. Here are a few of my photos from the event. Expect to see plenty more from other Northwest photographers featured in Inside Track.

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by / on October 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Motorsports Industry, Washington

Bombers Custom Auto Works (issue 103)

There are plenty of street rodders who can claim their vintage truck still works. But Steve Lagani can boast his vintage truck’s still works. The corn mash producing still is just one of the neat features on his Puyallup-based rat rod barbecue. Northwest race fans may recall Steve’s No. 88 Monte Carlo in the Hobby Stocks division at Spanaway Speedway when he started circle track racing in 1994. But his love for cars goes back to watching his father Frank race a C-Class dragster and a fuel car at Englishtown, NJ, during the ’50s and ’60s.

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm / in Feature Article, Other Motorsports, Washington

Greg Orvella’s 1932 Graham (issue 103)

When Greg Orvella retired in 2010 after 14 years as a Teamster driver with the Boeing Co., he knew it was time to get to work on a project that had been waiting quietly since the company’s 757 took its very first flight. It was 34 years ago that Greg shelled out a little over two grand and brought home a 1932 Graham project car.

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 4:47 am / in Feature Article, Open Wheels, Washington

Tyler Ketchum (issue 103)

Tyler Ketchum from Burlington, Wash., took up Hornets racing when nearby Skagit Speedway first added the class in 2005. Decades earlier Tyler’s father Ken helped turn wrenches for sprint car driver Jerry Edson in the late ’70s.

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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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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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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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