Anybody Up for the “Western Swing”?

The National Hot Rod Association is bringing the final leg of the “Western Swing” to Pacific Raceways
. The Swing began in Denver, then moved on to Sonoma and ends here in Seattle.

This is the weekend for the NHRA NW Nationals. The Countdown for the Championship has began to heat up with some of the teams having already clinched some of the top ten positions. The weekend racing action will be electrifying as the “Fastest Sport on the Planet” takes to the premiere quarter mile in the Northwest. Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock will be competing for the coveted “Wally” at the end of the three day event.

Drivers such as Antron Brown, Brittany Force, Leah Pritchett and Lake Tapps own Shawn Reed will be on hand in Top Fuel. Funny Car sees Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, John Force, Del Worsham to name a few ready to battle it out for Countdown points.  Pro Stock will be there as well with Greg Anderson, Allen Johnson, Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and other drivers and teams. In addition to the pro classes will be Sportsman drivers and teams from around the country and Canada all looking to take home their share of greatness from winning the NW Nationals.

They also will be looking to add points for their chance at the Championship in their respective classes at the end of the season. Local drivers from in and around the State will be competing in the classes of Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Gas, Super Comp, Super Street and Competition Eliminator, and of course Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car will be lighting up the quarter mile. If that is not enough then get ready for Top Fuel Harleys in side by side competition.

If you have never seen these machines, then make sure you do not miss this. The pro classes will be qualifying with Friday and Saturday sessions and eliminations begin Sunday after Pre-Race Ceremonies at 10:00 AM. Tickets are available at or by calling Pacific Raceways at (253) 639-5927. There is more racing coming as the Lucas Oil Regionals arrive August 18-20.

There has been no rain in the Northwest for many days, but next weekend there will be plenty of thunder as the NHRA is on it’s way to Pacific Raceways. So, make sure that you do not miss all the action of the 2017 “Western Swing”. Need any more information then check out