Drag Strip Information
Pacific Raceways famed quarter-mile has been the site of legendary drag races and drag racers for over 50 years including legends such as Jerry “The King” Ruth, Herm Petersen, “240” Gordy Bonin, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch, and Jim Green, to name a few.
Today, Pacific Raceways is home to the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals – the largest motorsports event in the Northwest and one of only 24 national events, with stars such as John Force, Tony Schumacher, Brandon Bernstein, Greg Anderson, and Ashley Force-Hood. The NHRA Lucas Oil Division Six Drag Racing Series – featuring the best sportsman racers in the Northwest – anchors the drag schedule as well.
The backbone of drag racing at Pacific Raceways is the weekly racers who compete in the Pawn X-Change Drag Race Series – part of the Summit ET Bracket Series – and specialty events scheduled from April to October. A Junior Dragster Series – for kids 8-17 – is a starting point for many racers. Pacific Raceways’ High School Drags is one of the largest events of its kind.
Local racers, who got their drag racing start at Pacific Raceways, are some of the most successful sportsman racers in the country. Racers such as Jody and Toby Lang, Mark Faul, Brad Plourd, and Mike Ferderer call Pacific Raceways home.