Joey Logano, 19, held off 16-year-old Sergio Pena and two-time race winner Matt Kobyluck for the victory in the 225-lap race Saturday before a sold-out crowd at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2010
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010
Sergio Pena, a member of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity initiative, earned his way into the event by competing in a qualifying race among his three teammates at Revolution Racing in similarly prepared cars from one of Toyota Speedway’s entry divisions on Thursday evening. A run-away...
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2010
John Force Racing's Funny Cars have shown the strongest runs in pre-season testing being held in Phoenix, AZ this week. Robert Hight, defeding NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car champion, led the three car team and all participants with a 4.05-sec. pass at over 310 mph.
It’s become the pinnacle of short-track racing in America, and this year’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown looks to build on that reputation with an entry list that represents eight NASCAR Developmental Series championships and includes two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars including Joey Lagano.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010
Looking at their 2009 seasons on paper, Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers had nearly identical stats. Schatz was victorious 12 times while Meyers picked up a career-best 10 wins. Schatz led the World of Outlaws with 39 Top-Five finishes while Meyers racked up 34. Meyers...
MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010
NASCAR's Canadian-based series makes a stop just across the Washington state border in Vernon, British Columbia on July 31, 2010. The event features live pit stops and stars such as defending series champion and former IRL driver, Andrew Ranger.
FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010
Annual Gold Cup now set for June after being reschduled by H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series officials. This year the Gold Cup kicks off the 2010 season for unlimited race teams.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2010
The announcement comes just four months after NHRA conducted its first-ever four-lane exhibition at a national event, where nearly 30,000 horsepower blasted off at zMAX Dragway during the September running of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Open Rookie Campaign for Cody Darrah, Ben Gregg & Toni Lutar
Darrach drives for Washington state native, Kasey Kahne, while Lutar got started in the Northwest making this year's battle even more exciting.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2010
Four drivers including Tony Stewart tested NASCAR's latest change to its 'Car of Tommorow' as the revamped rear spoiler ran its first laps at Texas Motor Speedway.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010
Braun Racing was handpicked four years ago by Toyota to help lead their entrance into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is proud to have claimed Toyota's first Nationwide Series pole on February 24, 2007 at California Speedway and their first win at O'Reilly Raceway...
MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2010
Craig Dollansky, Jason Sides and Lucas Wolfe all will take part in the Grand Annual Classic at Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway next weekend in Australia. Dollansky will gear up for that event by competing in the Presidents Cup at Avalon Raceway this coming Wednesday.
NHRA teams are hard at work in preparation for the season-opening event in Pomona, Calif. set for the first weekend in February. The Winter Nationals follows the Rolex 24-Hour race in Daytona by one week and is one week prior to the Daytona 500–all three...
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2010
General membership meeting for Stateline Speedway set for January 23 at Templin's Red Lion in Post Falls to learn more about upcoming season.
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2010
David Gilliland got his start in late model racing inSouthern California. One of his earliest starts came at Yakima Speedway alongside his father Butch, current Nationwide Series driver, Kevin Hamlin, three-time NASCAR Northwest champion Jeff Jefferson and a slew of regional stars. The NASCAR roots...
Cody Darrah will pilot the No. 91 Great Clips Maxim for Washington state native, Kasey Kahne, who has several race teams racing in USAC and the World of Outlaws.
FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010
NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will be broadcast live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30.
With the 2010 season jsut around the corner, NHRA officials have announced that a Northwest Division chassis inspection seminar will take place in February.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010
Six-time NHRA champion, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme, has announced his retirement from the sport ending over five decades of drag racing competition.
Three straight nights of racing await the World of Outlaws at the DIRTcar Nationals beginning on February 5. Craig Dollansky has won the overall crown in the season opening event in the Sunshine State in two of the last three seasons.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010
The Bodine Bobsled Challenge was held on Mount Van Hovenburg in rural Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and the 2009 World Bobsled Championships. The event is geared to create awareness and greater funding for the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc., which...
SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2010
Schrader will pilot the No. 82 Red Bull Toyota for the February 6 feature race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott Speed, the fulltime driver of the No. 82, is not one of the drivers eligible to compete in the Shootout.
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.