Funny Cars headline Super Saturday race program at Pacific Raceways

Covington's Jeff Dykes powers up his BB/Funny Car, 'Photo Op.'
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For the Reporter

Pacific Raceways returns to its drag racing heritage on Saturday, May 10 as a full field of Funny Cars is expected to compete in a Chicago-style format, part of a Super Saturday featuring NHRA class racers and the Swift Tool ET Series.

In advance of the drag event, the raceway hosts a Fan Fest at The Sports Page on Thursday, May 8, beginning at 5 p.m. Funny Cars will be on display as well as some local hot rods and race cars. The Sports Page is at 28082 Auburn Way N.

Headlining the Funny Car contingent will be Kim Parker's 2013 Northwest BB/FC Association Champion "Hell on Wheels" and Greg Howland's 2010 Champion "Zeus." The BB Funny Cars are known for their long, smoky burnouts and competitive side-by-side racing. Pacific Raceways was the West Coast's premier stop for Funny Cars in the 1970s with its world famous 64 Funny Car events.

Joining the Funny Cars next Saturday will be NHRA class competitors, including the wheel standing Stock/Super Stock muscle cars; the super categories of Super Street, Super Gas and Super Comp plus race No. 3 in the 13-race Swift Tool ET Series.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. with racing beginning at 10 a.m. Funny Cars will run at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 15.

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