Fantastic Funny Car Foursome set to Pound the Pavement @ Pacific Raceways!

-Tim Boychuk's 1977 Pontiac

-Tim Boychuk’s 1977 Pontiac

The Northwest’s fastest nitro burning Funny Cars are booked and ready to rock Pacific Raceways Friday night, July 26th as Goodguys present the 26th annual Friday Night Vintage Drags! Cover your ears and hold onto your seats as these 5,000 horsepower monsters pound the pavement old school style!

Everyone knows that Pacific Raceways was once home to the best Funny Cars shows in the land in the 1970s (64 Funny Cars ring a bell?). This year, Goodguys will tap into that rich heritage with a spectacular four-car Funny Car extravaganza! Headlining the exciting program will be the nitro-burning fuel coupes of the “Northwest Hitter” Bucky Austin (’78 Firebird) March Meet winner Tim Boychuk (’77 Firebird), Twig Zeigler (’71 Plymouth) and Mark “Mr Explosive” Sanders (’70 Mustang). All four cars not only pound the ground, all run 5.80 elapsed times at 250mph speeds every time they head down track!

-Twig Zeigler's '71 Plymouth Satellite

-Twig Zeigler’s ’71 Plymouth Satellite

Get there early and talk to the stars, get their autograph and take pictures right in the pits! It’s an old school evening of Funny Car racing just like those wild 1970s shows!

A full complement of sportsman racing will also be featured including 5 eliminator classes and other surprises throughout the evening! You just never know what’s going to happen on a Friday night at Pacific Raceways!

-Bucky Austin's '78 Pontiac

-Bucky Austin’s ’78 Pontiac

Event gates open early this year @ 10am.  Tech will open @ 11am and time trials will begin @ 1pm sharp. With over 400 entries expected, it promises to be a all-afternoon, all-evening affair! Only 1972 & earlier drag cars are allowed in competition! Here are the in depth event details:

-Mark Sanders' 1970 Mustang

-Mark Sanders’ 1970 Mustang

Race Location:
31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042 (253) 639-5927 www.pacificraceways.com

Race Classes (NHRA Heritage Series Rules Apply):
Hot Rod I ’54 & Earlier – 7.50-11.99 $400 win/$150 R/U
Hot Rod II ’54 & Earlier – 12.00 & Up $300 win/$100 R/U
Street Machine I ’55-’72 7.50-11.99 $400 win/$150 R/U
Street Machine II ’55-’72 12.00 & Up $300 win/$100 R/U
Comp (NOS & Electronics OK) 7.50 & Up $600 win/$300 R/U

Event Hours:
Gates Open -10am
Tech Opens – 11am
Time Trails – 1pm
Final Eliminations – 4pm
*All times approximate and subject to change!

Admission Prices:
Race Car & Driver – $50
General Admission – $20
Kids 7-12 – $6

Contact Info:
General: Goodguys (925) 838-9876
Tech Inquiries: John Drummond (925) 352-5132

  • This entry was posted in Hot News. Bookmark the permalink.