Stories tagged: motorsports
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Doug Pace: Joe Kopp’s motorcycle racing series returns to fairgrounds
Motorcycle racing returns to the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds with a five-race series that runs from October to February.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
Doug Pace: Sunset Speedway caps season with championship event
Sunset Speedway, the region’s only clay oval specifically designed for go-kart racing, closes out its 2017 season with Saturday’s championship event.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Doug Pace: Division races down to wire at Northport International Raceway
Dirt track racing in the region continues as Northport International Raceway wraps up its championship schedule before moving to specialty events in October.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Doug Pace: Madelyn Thorsen makes big strides in motocross world
Motocross racing is one sport in which few female riders have broken through to success.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Doug Pace: Stateline Speedway wraps up oval track season
Stateline Speedway wraps up its oval track season on Saturday night with championship racing in the Late Model, Hobby Stock, Legends and Bandolero divisions.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Doug Pace: Nicole Behar continues push in K&N Pro Series
Nicole Behar continues to make a late-season charge in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Doug Pace: Fastest sprint boats descend on Webb’s Slough for final race of season
The world’s fastest sprint boat teams arrive in St. John on Saturday for the final racing event of the season at Webb’s Slough.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Doug Pace: Washington Modified Tour rolls into Republic
The Washington Modified Tour rolls into Republic’s Eagle Track Raceway this weekend for its only Inland Northwest stop of the season.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Doug Pace: Tight race develops in Stateline Speedway’s late model title chase
Stateline Speedway’s local late model class heads into Saturday’s race with just two events left in the division’s season and a pair of drivers separated by just two points in …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
Seafair exemplifies hydroplane racing’s attempt to attract younger crowds
Casual fans of unlimited hydroplane racing in Seattle can be excused for not knowing about the sport’s predicament.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Doug Pace: Stateline Speedway’s Idaho 200 morphs into AutoSource 250
Stateline Speedway hopes to start a new tradition this weekend on a night usually set aside for the Idaho 200.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Doug Pace: Brothers Larry Wheatley, Dan Wheatley take memorable trip in Camaro
Road racing has always caught the eye of brothers Larry and Dan Wheatley.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Doug Pace: Spokane Kart Racing Association prepares for busy Sunday
The region’s karting stars get back to action on Sunday as the road course aces tackle the tricky track on the grounds of the Spokane Kart Racing Association’s facility.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Stenhouse surging for rebuilt Roush Fenway Racing
When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first made the switch from sprint cars to stock cars, he wrecked an awful lot of Jack Roush’s inventory.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Doug Pace: Spokane County Raceway features best of Fourth of July weekend action
Spokane County Raceway’s half-mile oval and 2-mile road course will be in action this weekend with the return of one of the region’s biggest late model races, the Spokane 200, …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season
Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 9 p.m.
Torrence wins Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Steve Torrence raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday, beating Doug Kalita in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Scott Dixon claims 1st career IndyCar win at Road America
Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Doug Pace: Region’s top road racers ready for Northwest Grand Prix
Road racing’s top performers from across the region descend on Spokane County Raceway this weekend for the running of the Northwest Grand Prix.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Kyle Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again to score NASCAR victory
Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Doug Pace: Webb’s Slough prepares for popular sprint boat racing
St. John has become the Daytona International Speedway of Sprint Boat racing in large part because of the dedication of Webb’s Slough owners, Matt and Amanda Webb.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Doug Pace: Spokane County Raceway welcomes popular nitro cars
One word gets drag racing fans amped up more than any other – nitro.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Doug Pace: Festival of Speed promises weekend of racing, activities
The Festival of Speed brings vintage road racing back for its seventh consecutive year on the twists and turns at Spokane County Raceway.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Austin Dillon earns first major NASCAR win at Coca-Cola 600
Austin Dillon passed an out-of-gas Jimmie Johnson two laps from the end in the Coca-Cola 600 for his first NASCAR Cup victory, returning the iconic No. 3 car to Victory …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Doug Pace: Colville’s Tiana Berkeley continues success on Washington Modified Tour
Colville’s Tiana Berkeley gears up for a big Memorial Day weekend of racing as the Washington Modified Tour arrives at Skagit Speedway located just south of Bellingham.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Scott Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years
Scott Dixon finished with a four-lap average of 232.164 mph, claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole with the best qualifying run in 21 years.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Doug Pace: Joe Kopp always manages to find ride somewhere
In 2011, Joe Kopp settled into life as a retired racer, running events for fun with the same gusto as in the heyday of his American Motorcycle Association flat-track championships.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Doug Pace: K&N Pro Series returns to Spokane County Raceway
NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series returns to Spokane County Raceway on Saturday for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Family delivers message on behalf of John Andretti’s cancer fight
John Andretti spent more than a decade as one of auto racing’s true iron men.