Like fast cars? Don’t miss the upcoming Northwest Thunderfest NHRA Top Fuel Heritage Series on June 21–24. This is a great show for the whole family: children 6–12 are only $5, children 5 and under are free with a paid adult. Adult prices are $10 on Thursday, $18 on Friday and Sunday, and $23 on Saturday. Get $5 off vouchers at local Napa stores! Spectator hours are Thursday noon to 5 p.m., Friday noon until close after 7:30 p.m. NTF qualifying, Saturday 9 a.m. until close after 10 p.m. eliminations, and Sunday 8 a.m. until close of the show. Want to see more jet cars? Napa’s Night of Fire, with jet cars and funny cars, will be Saturday, August 18.
All summer long, professional and hobby drag racers will be burning up the track at Spokane County Raceway. You can watch local and regional racers almost every weekend, or test your own car’s power. Spokane County Raceway hosts street drags almost every Friday night, where anyone can run their street car (a tradition originally started to make our city streets safer by giving racers a place to play). The Summit Bracket Series competition runs on most Saturdays. Click here for a full schedule. General admission is $5 for most Friday and Saturday races, but this coming weekend is free. Call 509-244-3333 for more information.
Since its ownership change in 2005, the Raceway has undergone a makeover. The county is continually making improvements to the facility as a whole and has resurfaced the track: “My first couple of passes down that racetrack, I couldn’t believe how good the traction was,” nine-time NHRA event winner Tom Manfred of Liberty Lake said. Most recently, a new concrete launch pad has been entirely resurfaced and is getting rave reviews from racers. Concession food is on site and, beginning the weekend of Thunderfest, beer and wine will also be available.