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S. TORRENCE, PROCK, ENDERS & HERRERA TAKE TOP SPOTS ON FRIDAY UNDER THE LIGHTS AT NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

Kent, WA

Steve Torrence – Top Fuel Provisional No. 1 Qualifier
Capco Contractors Top Fuel Dragster – 3.688 seconds, 335.32 mph

Austin Prock – Funny Car Provisional No. 1 Qualifier
Cornwell Tools Chevrolet Camaro SS – 3.838 seconds, 328.62 mph

Erica Enders – Pro Stock Provisional No. 1 Qualifier
Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage/Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports – 6.500 seconds, 209.98 mph

Gaige Herrera – Pro Stock Motorcycle Provisional No. 1 Qualifier
RevZilla/Mission Foods/Vance & Hines Suzuki – 6.734 seconds, 201.22 mph

video courtesy of NHRA

PROCK SIZZLES TO PROVISIONAL NO. 1 AT SEATTLE

Brittany Makes Two Solid Qualifying Runs and is No. 3 in Flav-R-Pac Dragster

KENT, WA – Funny Car rookie Austin Prock took a giant step toward securing his eighth No. 1 start of the season Friday, coaxing the Cornwell Quality Tools Chevrolet Camaro SS down the one-thousand-foot course at Pacific Raceways in 3.838 seconds at a finish line speed of 328.62 miles per hour in the first ever nighttime qualifying session for the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“That was impressive,” Prock beamed after coming within .006 of the track record set eight years ago by Del Worsham. “These Cornwell Tools boys are just animals. It was awesome listening to them read the racetrack (and) read the competition in front of us.

“We were making some last minute changes, but I actually lifted a little early so we were missing a little E.T., a little speed,” he said. “It got out of hand on me a little bit (and) went towards the wall, (got me) out of the throttle. Great job by the team again. I’m pretty sure that’ll stick (for No. 1) for the rest of the weekend. These guys are awesome.”

Quickest in both Friday sessions (3.955 at 324.36 mph in Q1), the 28-year-old point leader now can turn his attention to Saturday’s Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge in which he will be pursuing a Funny Car record fourth straight win. Continue reading

NHRA ANNOUNCES 2024 SWEEPSTAKES FEATURING SIX MAJOR PARTNERSHIPS

INDIANAPOLIS – NHRA officials announced today the 2024 NHRA Sweepstakes, which features a variety of prizes from NHRA partners.

Camping World, K&N Performance, A-iPower, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Summit Racing Equipment and RevZilla are all part of this year’s NHRA Sweepstakes, which is offering more than $25,000 worth of prizes winnings to lucky NHRA fans.

One grand prize winner will be awarded a 2024 Keystone Coleman 17B travel trailer from Camping World.

Six first-prize winners will each be awarded a K&N Performance Cold Air Intake System.

One second-prize winner will be awarded an A-iPower GXS7100iRD Dual Fuel/Remote Start Inverter Generator

One third-prize winner will be awarded a certificate that is good for one set of four passenger or light truck tires from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

One fourth-prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 SummitRacing.com gift card. The gift card is only valid at summitracing.com and is subject to the terms and conditions of Summit Racing. Continue reading

S. TORRENCE, PROCK, ENDERS & HERRERA GET PROVISIONAL NO. 1 SPOTS UNDER THE LIGHTS AT NHRA NORTHWEST NATIONALS

SEATTLE – Four-time Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence made the fastest run in Pacific Raceways history on Friday, powering to the provisional No. 1 position at the 35th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.

Austin Prock (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are also the provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 11th of 20 races during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

In the first-ever night session at Pacific Raceways, Torrence, the defending event winner in Seattle, went 3.688-seconds at 335.32 mph in his 11,000-horsepower Capco Contractors/Toyota dragster under the lights. If that holds, Torrence, who is looking for his first win since his Seattle triumph last year, would earn his second top qualifier of the season and 39th in his career.

“To go out and run 335 [mph], that’s a stout run,” Torrence said. “Tonight’s a hero run for all of us, and not really going to be relevant for anything tomorrow or race day, but you kind of get to pound your chest a little bit and say, ‘Hey, we’re low E.T., we’re No. 1. I think that that’ll stay safe for the rest of the weekend so we’ll get ready for our race day tune up now. Continue reading

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SIENNA WILDGUST MAKES ELITE MOTORSPORTS DEBUT REPRESENTING CUADRA AT NORTHWEST NATIONALS

KENT, WA – Rookie of the Year candidate Sienna Wildgust will make her debut with Elite Motorsports in a Cuadra branded Pro Stock car at this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

“I am feeling very excited and blessed for my first race with Elite,” Wildgust said. “I am excited to work with everyone and thankful for Erica’s help in the whole process. We haven’t gone testing yet so we are excited to see what the car will do that first session.”

Wildgust, a third generation drag racer, will be competing in her seventh race of the 2024 Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series season. Through her first six races, she qualified for race day at the Winternationals and both Four-Wide events in Las Vegas and Charlotte. Wildgust, who is from Ontario, Canada, will be making her first pass down Pacific Raceways Friday afternoon.

“I have never raced at Seattle before. I am excited to see another racetrack and see another state that I have never been to,” Wildgust said. “There’s going to be a lot that is new this weekend. Luckily, I’ve had the chance to be in the Elite pits the last couple races. I’ve loved watching their team dynamic, they all work so well together and really support each other” Continue reading

PEAK CHEVY PREPPING FOR A RETURN WITHOUT FORCE

Team Expects to Compete in NHRA’S Countdown with Substitute Driver

KENT, WA – On a Pacific Raceways track on which he has won a record nine times, most recently in 2019, John Force won’t have the opportunity to reach double digit success during this week’s 35th NHRA Northwest Nationals.

Instead, drag racing’s winningest driver will continue to rehab at an Arizona facility specializing in the treatment of the kind of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) he suffered in a June 23 crash in Richmond, Va.

While the 75 year-old-racer is sidelined indefinitely, John Force Racing president Robert Hight confirmed Thursday a plan to put the 16-time champion’s PEAK Antifreeze and Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS back in competition before the start of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship in September.

“After conversations with John’s team and with our partners, especially Brian Bohlander at PEAK and Jim Campbell at Chevrolet, and with John’s input and approval, we have begun taking the steps necessary to get the PEAK Chevy back on the racetrack,” Hight said. Continue reading

DAVE RICHARDS AND VERSATRAN / BLUEBIRD LOOK TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION AT PACIFIC RACEWAYS

KENT, WA – In their first full Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing Series season, Dave Richards and the Versatran / BlueBird Funny Car team have had a lot of “firsts”, they’ll add to that list this weekend when they make their Pacific Raceways debut for the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“We’re doing a lot of things for the first time with this Versatran / BlueBird team,” said Richards. “I haven’t been to Pacific Raceways, but I can tell you that I’m looking forward to it. It’s in a beautiful part of the country, the perfect spot to turn on some Sunday win lights.”

Richards and the Versatran team have had some growing pains through the first 10 races of the year, but a decision to front half the car before the Richmond, Virginia event has been showing signs of success with the team making clean passes down the track.

“We’re optimistic, we have to be, but our optimism is being backed by improved performance,” Richards said. “If we can get some momentum, I think we could really start to turn things around. It starts with that first run Friday afternoon.” Continue reading

DANIEL WILKERSON AND SCAG FORD TEAM LOOKING TO KEEP NORTHWEST NATIONALS VICTORY IN THE FAMILY

KENT, WA – Daniel Wilkerson and the SCAG Power Equipment Ford Mustang team enter this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways as the quasi-event winners. In 2023, it was Tim Wilkerson, Daniel’s father and now crew chief, who won the event with this same team.

While Daniel has yet to make a pass down Pacific Raceways, Tim, in addition to his 2023 victory, has another three wins at the facility, as a matter of fact, it was a stretch of three consecutive wins from 2009 to 2011.

“Since Tim has tuned his way to four victories at the Seattle event over his career, this team looks forward to this one every year,” Daniel said. “Coming here with our SCAG Power Equipment Mustang as defending champs definitely adds a little extra pep in our step.”

Before heading to the track to rack up another Wilkerson victory, Daniel took a visit to team partner Rottler Manufacturing also located in Kent, Washington on Wednesday and on Thursday will participate in the Northwest Nationals FanFest at the Dave & Buster’s at The Outlet Collection in Auburn, Washington. Continue reading

JUSTIN ASHLEY AND SCAG TOYOTA TEAM LOOKING FOR SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND IN SEATTLE

KENT, WA – Justin Ashley and the SCAG Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel team sit No. 2 in points as they kick off the second half of the Mission Foods NRHA Drag Racing Series season with race 11 of 20, the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways just outside of Seattle.

Ashley is coming off a semifinal finish at the most recent event, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals that took place in Norwalk, Ohio. As the No. 2 qualifier, Ashley worked his way through Tony Schumacher and Tripp Tatum before coming up short to eventual race winner Antron Brown. Reaching the semifinals was a welcome result after three consecutive first round losses. Ashley is looking to reach his fourth final round of the season and pick up his third win of 2024 as the NHRA Countdown to the Championship quickly approaches.

“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished at SCAG Racing during the first half of the year. That includes working closely with the Metalcraft of Mayville family, SCAG Power Equipment dealers and distributors, and of course great teammates like Daniel Wilkerson and Dave Richards,” said Ashley who will compete in the Mission Foods NHRA #2Fast2Tasty Challenge with a rematch against Brown. “Now that’s all behind us and we want to kick off the second half of the season in style with a successful weekend in Seattle. Every point is critical for our SCAG Power Equipment Toyota Phillips team and we take that in stride.” Continue reading

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