KA Racing Motorsports lives and breathes cars

The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its automotive prowess—from vibrant shows to competitive drifting—and no one showcases that more than KA Racing Motorsports.This startup company sells performance enhancements for JDM vehicles, such as Honda, Mazda, Acura, Nissan, and more. “KA Racing is…a company that focuses on motorsports advancement,” Siddick said. “For us, it’s more of […]

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Ghoul's Gambol car dash plaque, 2018. Rally. The Auto Reporter.

Whisker’s Big Day at the Ghouls Gambol Rally

For over 50 years, Ghosts, Goblins, Spooks, Spirits, the Dead, the Undead, and even those that WISHED they were dead, have returned to haunt the Cascade Sports Car Club (CSCC) Halloween Rally. Like many road rallies today, it carries a rich history (some may say long and varied). Decorative dash plaques can be found in […]

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David Higgins and Craig Drew Capture 2018 American Rally Association Championship

Tour de Forest Rally runs through Washington

The American Rally Association hosted its seventh championship race October 6-7 in Shelton, Wash. The Tour de Forest Rally brought teams from across the nation for 110 miles of stage rally through wild PNW forests. The Tour de Forest rally was a common event 35 years ago but was last run in 1983 by the […]

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Jeep Jamborees: What are They and Why are They Awesome?

Jeep Jamborees are organized off-road adventures held all over the United States and other countries. They are weekend getaways that celebrate the outdoors, folks that have common interests, and most importantly, the vehicles they use to get out there: their Jeeps. Jeep Jamborees have been a long-standing tradition that dates back to 1953 when the […]

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Fire guts All Fours Rally Team car at Oregon Trail Rally

The Oregon Trail Rally, hosted by the American Rally Association, is an annual stage rally competition held in the grassy and forested hills outside Portland along the Columbia River Gorge and ending in Dufur, OR. For Agatino Fortunato, driver and owner of All Fours Rally Team, Oregon Trail Rally had started out normal. That is, […]

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2018 NissanFest drifts into Evergreen Raceways

It was great weather for the 2018 NissanFest, held April 21 to 22 at Evergreen Speedway. The annual event, presented by Northwest Nissans, draws plenty of crowds to view cars, drifting and enjoy some good times with friends. “The weather is probably our biggest challenge. It can make a great day turn pretty terrible in […]

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Russ and Garth on a transit section.

GUEST | Fun with Cars; a Winter Rally Adventure

Story by Paul Eklund, Photos by Yulia Smolyansky Outside: Jim’s breath is visible. It hangs in the cold mountain air as a cloud, then dissipates with his next breath. He draws the air in slowly. With temperatures this low, it can sting both throat and lungs. It is silent in the woods. Only the occasional […]

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Bare Bones Racing team achieve glory with Half Pint

Bare Bones Racing team is a conglomeration of west coast, like-minded people who just happen to have a penchant for zoom-zooming around race tracks. Along with their trusty racing-prepped Miata, Half Pint, Bare Bones has competed in some major competitions in ChampCar. The Bare Bones Racing Team started when three car fiends kept meeting up […]

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Evergreen Speedway repaves 3/8-mile track

One of the dreams High Road Promotions envisioned when taking over Evergreen Speedway seven years ago has come to fruition. The 3/8-mile track has been repaved for the first time in decades. “To accomplish a complete restoration project of the entire track has taken a lot of time, money and effort to do a top-notch […]

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Formula DRIFT announces new sponsors, tire brands

All images and video courtesy of Formula DRIFT. Formula DRIFT made two announcements at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. One concerned sponsors and the other tires brands. During the 2018-2019 season, Title Sponsor Black Magic and Official Sponsor Gumout will continue to support Formula DRIFT. Permatex and Fast Orange are joining the list […]

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IndyCar races return to the PNW

2007 was the last time an IndyCar race occurred in the PNW, which saw the Mazda Grand Prix of Portland. In 2018, however, IndyCar is returning to race at the Portland International Raceway. “It is very exciting to see INDYCAR racing coming back to the Rose City,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. “Portland International […]

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Xtreme Xperience makes dreams come true at Pacific Raceways

Xtreme Xperience started five years ago in Chicago and is now touring the nation providing supercar, dream drives around real race tracks. And now, Xtreme Xperience has come to the Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. “It’s our number one goal to make dreams come true,” Alyssa Butler, Xtreme Xperience communications coordinator. “We feel very lucky […]

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Racing on a budget

On a recent trip to California, I learned just how fun going around the same circuit dozens of times a day can be. Yes, I got a taste of ‘The Bug’ at Mazda Raceways Laguna Seca, however, I am not rich enough for high-performance racing. Ergo, here are some forms of racing you can do […]

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Coming to a TV near you: Red Bull Global Rallycross

Red Bull’s Global Rallycross is now viewable on your TV. All 10 of the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be televised, including the Seattle GRC in September. The broadcast races will be available across the globe by streaming the coverage from www.redbull.tv or tuning into the multi-device application. “The ability to bring Red […]

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When adventuring becomes life: An interview with Rally Drivers

Photos courtesy of Andrew Comrie-Picard, Brad Lovell, and Chris Komar (@ACPRacing).  Every time you go on an adventure, you have to be prepared. Well, world-renowned driver and adventurer Andrew Comrie-Picard (ACP) has quite a bit of adventuring under his belt and recently completed an unforgettable adventure from Kirkland to Alaska, called the ALCAN 5000. Comrie-Picard, […]

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Bass drops during Hot Import Nights at Evergreen Speedway

It was late on a Saturday afternoon and we suddenly found ourselves with nothing to do. I did a quick search online and, well, we found ourselves in Monroe enjoying the bumping sounds and imaginative sights of Hot Import Nights held at Evergreen Raceways. This bi-yearly event offers a place for tuners of all kinds […]

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Global Rallycross Seattle returns, Evergreen Speedway hosts

The motoring sensation that is the RedBull’s Global Rallycross Seattle returns and it’s going to be a full two-day affair, Sept. 16 and 17. This time around, the GRC will be hosted at Evergreen Raceway in Monroe, currently the home of many drifting and stock car events. “Seattle has always been one of our highest-priority […]

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