Pacific Raceways

31001 144th Ave SE
Kent WA  98042

Phone: (253) 639-5927

Pacific Raceways

Pacific Raceways is a legendary motorsports facility located in Kent, WA. The family-owned business opened in 1960 to provide a safe, controlled environment for racing. The track was constructed by Dan Fiorito Sr., who owned a heavy road construction company. His sons, Dan Jr. and Joe were part of the construction crew that built the track.

The unique 2.25 mile, nine turn road course has hosted some of the world’s most notable international drivers, who favored the circuit’s quick elevation change of 110 feet in less than one-half mile.

In 1969, Mario Andretti won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in May. He used a late season victory at the Dan Gurney 200 at Pacific Raceways to catapult his way to a USAC National Championship. The October event featured two heats, the first won by Al Unser, who finished second in the National Championship chase.

Drag racing has always been an integral part of Pacific Raceways’ heritage. In the inaugural race held over the Fourth of July weekend in 1960, Northwest legend Dick Kalivoda took top honors scorching the quarter-mile in 11.78 seconds in his B/Modified Roadster, setting an NHRA national elapsed time (E.T.) record. The fabled Kent track – a favorite of match racers in the 1970s – was the site of promoter Bill Doner’s infamous “64 Funny Cars,” which featured a who’s who of floppers from around the country.

The track, which hosted the NHRA Fall Nationals for several years, most recently has been part of NHRA’s grueling “western swing” – three races in three consecutive weekends including stops in Denver and Sonoma, CA. In 2011, national retailer O’Reilly Auto Parts was named title sponsor of the NHRA Northwest Nationals, part of NHRA’s Full Throttle professional drag race series.

In addition to its many race events on both the road course and drag strip, Pacific Raceways is a training ground for law enforcement agencies throughout the Northwest, who rent the facility to practice pursuit driving. Pacific Raceways is also home to ProFormance Racing School and Pacific Grand Prix.


Family owned business opened in 1960 has a road course and drag strip and is a training ground for law enforcement.

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Past Events

Northwest Toy Run 2018

Northwest Toy Run 2018
09:00 am - 12/07/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Drive exotic cars on track at Pacific Raceway - Seattle, WA

Drive exotic cars on track at Pacific Raceway - Seattle, WA
09:00 am - 09/28/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Enjoy the Pacific Northwest like never before. Set in the luscious heart of Washington state lies Pacific Raceways, a place where the sounds of motorsports can be...

Fall Finale

Fall Finale
09:00 am - 09/22/2018

At Pacific Raceways

West Coast Grudge Race & Stick Shift Shoot-out

West Coast Grudge Race & Stick Shift Shoot-out
09:00 am - 09/16/2018

At Pacific Raceways

West Coast Grudge is a action packed, 1/8 mile, instant green, no time, heads up drag race! Anyone can run, just call out someone or grab a lane and see what your...

WMRRA Round 7

WMRRA Round 7
08:00 am - 09/07/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association Round 7 at Pacific Raceways fun with Hobbit Racing Anyone is welcome to hang out with us in the pits, just look for...

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #7, Test-N-Tune

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #7, Test-N-Tune
04:00 pm - 08/22/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Olympic Iron Works sponsors a drag racing motorcycle series on Wednesdays. Come on out and compete or watch bikes down the quarter-mile! Wednesdays are also open...

West Coast Grudge & West Coast King

West Coast Grudge & West Coast King
04:00 pm - 08/10/2018

At Pacific Raceways

West Coast Grudge is a action packed, 1/8 mile, instant green, no time, heads up drag race! Anyone can run, just call out someone or grab a lane and see what your...

NHRA Northwest Nationals

NHRA Northwest Nationals
08:00 am - 08/03/2018

At Pacific Raceways

After stops in Colorado and California, the Western Swing concludes at scenic Pacific Raceways. One of the tour’s most breathtaking environments, the facility...

Goodguys 31st Pacific Northwest Nationals

Goodguys 31st Pacific Northwest Nationals
10:00 am - 07/27/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Friday Nite Vintage Drags Race Car & Driver - $50.00; General Admission (ages 13+) - $20.00; Kids (ages 7-12) - $6.00 The Goodguys summer swing continues with a...

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #6, Test-N-Tune

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #6, Test-N-Tune
04:00 pm - 07/25/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Olympic Iron Works sponsors a drag racing motorcycle series on Wednesdays. Come on out and compete or watch bikes down the quarter-mile! Wednesdays are also open...

4th Annual VW Nationals

4th Annual VW Nationals
08:00 am - 07/15/2018

At Pacific Raceways

4th Annual VW Nationals July 16th, 2017 @ Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington Come on out for the Northwest’s premiere VW event! This event welcomes all VW's...

West Coast Grudge & Small Tire Shoot-out!

West Coast Grudge & Small Tire Shoot-out!
04:00 pm - 07/13/2018

At Pacific Raceways

West Coast Grudge is a action packed, 1/8 mile, instant green, no time, heads up drag race! Anyone can run, just call out someone or grab a lane and see what your...

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #5, Test-N-Tune

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #5, Test-N-Tune
04:00 pm - 07/11/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Olympic Iron Works sponsors a drag racing motorcycle series on Wednesdays. Come on out and compete or watch bikes down the quarter-mile! Wednesdays are also open...

ACNW: Geschwindigkeit 2018

ACNW: Geschwindigkeit 2018
07:00 am - 07/06/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Geschwindigkeit is a fantastically German word for “speed” and Pacific Raceways is a fitting location for this event as the front straightaway delivers one of...

Audi Car Corral & Sovren Historic Races

Audi Car Corral & Sovren Historic Races
09:00 am - 06/29/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Audi Club Northwest is hosting the Audi Car Corral, this year sponsored by Northwest Audi Dealers. We're selling tickets for drivers with cars in the Corral. The...

Pacific Northwest Historics

Pacific Northwest Historics
09:00 am - 06/29/2018

At Pacific Raceways

We have a lot in store for the 2018 PNW Historics, including the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 356 and all Porsche racing cars. Meet guest celebrity...

WMRRA Round 4

WMRRA Round 4
08:00 am - 06/22/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association Round 4 at Pacific Raceways fun with Hobbit Racing Anyone is welcome to hang out with us in the pits, just look for...

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #4, Test-N-Tune

Olympic Ironworks Motorcycle #4, Test-N-Tune
04:00 pm - 06/20/2018

At Pacific Raceways

Olympic Iron Works sponsors a drag racing motorcycle series on Wednesdays. Come on out and compete or watch bikes down the quarter-mile! Wednesdays are also open...

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