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  • Racing pioneer Jay Robideaux remembered fondly

    Jay Robideaux, a pioneer of auto racing throughout the Pacific Northwest and one of Edsol Sneva’s chief rivals, passed away last week at the age of 95.


  • Motor sports roundup: Suarez first Mexicon-born driver to win NASCAR national race

    Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national race, passing Kyle Busch and holding off one of the sport’s big stars at the Xfinity Series race …


  • Johnson prevents Beckman sweep of NHRA Western Swing

    KENT, Wash. – Tommy Johnson Jr. won in Funny Car on Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, spoiling teammate Jack Beckman’s bid to sweep the NHRA Western Swing. Johnson beat …


  • Kelly wins at Seafair after ruling

    SEATTLE – Jimmy Shane started the celebration on the way to the dock. Coasting his hydroplane to land a few docks away on Lake Washington, J. Michael Kelly didn’t resign …


  • Auckerman Memorial Race brings out four-cylinder stars

    Spokane County Raceway continues its oval program tonight with the running of the Mel Auckerman Memorial Race for four-cylinder race cars. The memorial event for Auckerman, a popular racer who …


  • Keeping Pace: Liberty Lake’s Tom Manfred making his mark on Lucas Oil drags circuit

    Liberty Lake’s Tom Manfred continues to blaze new trails on the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 6 Series. Earlier in the season Manfred notched his 10th Super Street main event victory …


  • In brief: Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky advance to WNBA Finals

    BASKETBALL: Allie Quigley scored 24 points and the visiting Chicago Sky advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 75-62 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night, ending the career …


  • In brief: Stewart could still face criminal charges

    Motor sports: Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn’t mean to kill Ward, …


  • Havens gets behind wheel at Evergreen

    The wait is finally over for Medical Lake’s Braeden Havens as the 20-year-old heads to Evergreen Speedway this afternoon for his 2013 debut on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. Having …


  • 36 Hours of Spokane race this weekend

    LeMans, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and many more road racing spectacles highlight a dream list of events to see for many race fans. For …


  • NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to Inland NW

    The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to the Inland Northwest this weekend with two days of competition at Spokane County Raceway. Points will be awarded toward regional and …


  • Little’s son carries on family tradition

    Spokane’s Chad Little, who went from local events to what is now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, Grand National and Winston Cup series, has plenty to be proud of …


  • Hargraves drives toward first INSSA title

    The Inland Northwest Super Stock Association holds its final event of the season on Saturday as the Super Late Model touring division invades Stateline Speedway. With races spread between Stateline …


  • Brown takes lead into ICAR event

    Andy Brown has been down the road a time or two in his late model and four-cylinder racing career when it comes to chasing season championships. Brown is the 2007 …


  • 71-year-old doesn’t drag behind at NHRA

    Local driver Ken Harkema’s latest strikethrough on his bucket list was a total drag. In a good way.


  • Late Models return to spotlight at SCR

    Spokane County Raceway had a big week, with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series providing some of the best straight-line action in years. Now the focus turns to the …


  • Sprint boats return to Webb’s Slough

    It’s been a five-year journey for Matt and Amanda Webb, who own and operate Webb’s Slough in St. John. As their 10th race on the popular United States Sprint Boat …


  • Racer Storer takes big steps

    Making the progression from go-karts to competing on a full-size race track is a big challenge for any young driver. Davenport’s Jared Storer is taking that step as he pursues …


  • Williams drives like a veteran at 17

    He just turned 17 years old, but Blake Williams already views himself as a veteran behind the wheel. Williams is the 2011 ICAR rookie of the year and his run …


  • Kellogg found his way to racing

    Like many youngsters, Harley Kellogg dreamed of being a high-profile hockey or baseball player. The family sport, auto racing, could wait.


  • Spokane County Raceway shuffles staffing

    Spokane County Raceway kicks off its 2012 season with a Test and Tune session for drag-racing enthusiasts on Saturday with the oval track set to open on May 4 and …


  • Havens will ride at Lake Havasu Speedway

    NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, which ran at Spokane County Raceway in 2011, makes its 2012 short- track debut on Saturday at Lake Havasu Speedway in Arizona and will feature a …


  • Points races come to a head at Stateline, Sunset tracks

    The Appleway Parts Center ICAR Late Model Series returns to Stateline Speedway with the championship points battle coming down to the wire. With the top three drivers in the standings …


  • INSSA moves ahead to Stateline

    The stars of the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association run their second race in as many weekends, this time on the tricky quarter-mile at Stateline Speedway. With David Garber having …


  • Racing fans have many choices during weekend

    Race fans will have some great options to enjoy their favorite drivers this weekend as Spokane County Raceway’s oval and road course will be in action, Stateline Speedway hosts the …


  • National Hot Rod Diesel Association highlights SCR weekend

    Spokane County Raceway will be hopping this weekend, beginning with tonight’s Rockstar High School Drag Racing Series and followed by Saturday’s SCR Bracket Buster event that features a $1,000 payday …


  • Mears back on track

    DOVER, Del – Casey Mears is normally the driver watching Cup races on TV. He’ll be in the car at Dover International Speedway while Brian Vickers sits this one out.