Kudos to Pacific Raceways!

On Monday, March 12th, Pacific Raceways posted the following on their Facebook page:

“Let’s get ready for drag racing! The track was scraped last week and washed down with Tide on Sunday. The first drag test & tune for the season is Sunday [March 18th]. Hope to see everyone out.”

 

Track prep at Pacific Raceways - March 2012

 

As anyone living here can tell you, the weather here has been miserable with temperatures 10-degrees below normal, plenty of rain with hail and snow flurries. 

We want to thank the crew at PR for attempting to prep the track under miserable conditions, and for the track keeping us all informed.  Communications from Pacific Raceways are improving and we appreciate it!

Roger, Chris & Paul Young – Edwards & Young Racing

March 18th Test & Tune Cancelled:

In from John Ramsey at Pacific Raceways on March 16th –

“Okay everyone, we need a couple more days to get the drag strip prepped before we can safely run cars down the track…and the weather isn’t cooperating. The track was scraped a week ago and it was washed with Tide earlier in the week, but we need an additional two days without rain or snow to go back through and finish the process, and it’s not going to happen with the latest forecast. The fore…cast for this weekend is more like a December weekend, than March. The weekend high is 42 degrees and the overnight low is 29 with snow and rain predicted. This week was spent getting the electronics, computer system, sensors, and scoreboards up and running. We have a crew ready to roll at the first sign of good weather and we will keep you updated on our progress. There will be no test and tune this Sunday, and we will point to next Sunday March 25 for the first test and tune of the season. – John Ramsey”

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About Roger

Driver of our '57 Chev, Vietnam veteran (A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry Scout helicopter Line Chief and later Cobra Periodic Inspection team leader), retired ASE rated automotive mechanic. Roger became involved in drag racing during his high school days and after his stint in the Army ran E & F/MP [Modified Production] here in Division 6 before switching to bracket racing when the '57 became obsolete for class racing. He often raced at Puyallup, Kent-Pacific Raceways, Bremerton, Portland & the original Mission, B.C. track.
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3 Responses to Kudos to Pacific Raceways!

  1. avatar Roger says:

    I’ve certainly had my issues in the past with PR. But I believe John Ramsey and the crew are indeed attempting to improve communications and relations with the racers which I find, refreshing.

    I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and I’m looking forward to the 2012 season! Now we need some rising temps and sunshine!!! :)

  2. avatar CHRIS YOUNG says:

    A couple of day’s would be a good start. I’m starting to feel like winter will never go away!

  3. avatar Roger says:

    This just in from Pacific Raceways, the March 18th TNT has been cancelled due to our wet, cold weather. Good call !

    “Okay everyone, we need a couple more days to get the drag strip prepped before we can safely run cars down the track…and the weather isn’t cooperating. The track was scraped a week ago and it was washed with Tide earlier in the week, but we need an additional two days without rain or snow to go back through and finish the process, and it’s not going to happen with the latest forecast. The fore…cast for this weekend is more like a December weekend, than March. The weekend high is 42 degrees and the overnight low is 29 with snow and rain predicted. This week was spent getting the electronics, computer system, sensors, and scoreboards up and running. We have a crew ready to roll at the first sign of good weather and we will keep you updated on our progress. There will be no test and tune this Sunday, and we will point to next Sunday March 25 for the first test and tune of the season. – John Ramsey”