27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Presented by Super Start Batteries
31001 144th Ave. S.E.
Kent, WA 98042-4601
Elevation: 280 feet
Tickets: NHRATix.com; 800-884-NHRA (6472); 253-639-5927
Radio Frequency: 540 AM
After stops in Colorado and California, the Western Swing concludes at scenic Pacific Raceways. One of the tour’s most breathtaking environments, the facility is parked in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier and surrounded by towering trees that add more than beauty at the last stop on the Western Swing: They emit tons of power-enhancing oxygen to feed the appetites of the high-horsepower machines, resulting in prime performances.
How to Get There: The track is 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 18. From I-5,
use Exit 142A (Auburn exit) and travel east 10 miles on Highway 18, following the
signs to the track. From other points, use Highway 18 and exit S.E. 304th Street.
Visitor Information: Pacific Raceways, 253-639-5927; Auburn Chamber of
Commerce, 253-833-0700; Kent Chamber of Commerce, 253-854-1770; Seattle-King
County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 206-461-5800