2014: South Sound Speedway Revs Up for Racing

By Nisqually Valley News — 

13- 140516.sports.racing1For the gearheads in our midst, the South Sound Speedway just off Interstate 5 at Rochester offers a racing season full of roaring engines and more than a crash or two.

The .375 mile oval race track includes a figure eight course with racing most Saturdays through September.

The South Sound Speedway, located at 3730 183rd Ave. SW in Rochester, can be accessed by taking Exit 88 and going east on Old Highway 99.

Most races take place Saturdays, although there are a few on Sundays. Perhaps the highlight of the racing season is July 6 when a fireworks show takes place along with the races.

The ticket windows open at 4:45 p.m. The track takes only cash or checks; no credit cards are accepted. Pit passes can be purchased as well starting at 1 p.m. of race day.

After each event, the pit opens to the public for free, allowing race fans to inspect the cars and meet the drivers.

While there, make sure to take in the “Seattle Million Dollar Toilets” in the pit area.

The track offers a full slate of food and drinks, including ice cold beer, at two separate concession areas.

Camping is also available, although no campfires are allowed.

For the racing VIP, you can rent a suite for a group of people as the track has 16 VIP sky boxes.

n For more information: 360-858-1464 or southsoundspeedway.com.

 

May

Saturday, 24 — Street Stocks, Vintage Modified Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Stinger 8

Sunday, 25 — Street Stocks, Vintage Modified Mini Stocks

Saturday, 31 — Super Late Model 100, Bumblebees, Legends, Baby Grands

 

June

Saturday, 7 — 4 Cylinder Late Models, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Stinger 8, Vintage Modifieds

Saturday, 14 — Street Stocks, Bumblebees, Legends, Baby Grands, Outlaw Compacts

Saturday, 21 — Super Late Model Twin 50’s, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Stinger 8

Saturday, 28 — Winged Sprint Cars, Street Stocks, Open Wheel Midgets, Bumblebees, Baby Grands

 

July

Saturday, 5 — Fireworks. Super Late Model 125, 4 Cylinder Late Models, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks

Saturday, 12 — Open Wheel Midgets, Legends, Street Stocks, Stinger 8, Outlaw Compacts

Saturday, 19 — Big Rats, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bumblebees

Saturday, 26 — Super Late Model Twin 50’s, Legends, Baby Grands, Stinger 8

 

August

Saturday, 2 — Street Stocks 75 Laps, Super 4 100 Laps, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bumblebees

Saturday, 9 — Super Late Model Miller 100, Legends Regional Qualifier, Outlaw Compacts

Saturday, 16 — Street Stocks, Baby Grand, Mini Stocks, Vintage Modifieds, Bumblebees

Saturday, 23 — Winged Sprint Cars, Open Wheel Midgets, Hobby Stocks, Baby Grands, Stinger 8

Saturday, 30 — Super Late Model 100, Dennis Smitham Memorial Qualifiers (Street Stock Shoot Out), Legends, Mini Stocks

 

September

Saturday, 6 — Open Wheel Midgets, Super 4, Hobby Stocks, Baby Grands, Stinger 8

Saturday, 13 — Super Late Model 100, Mini Stocks, Bumblebees, Legends

Saturday, 20 — Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Baby Grands, Stinger8, Outlaw Compacts

Saturday, 27 — Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Bumblebees, Vintage Modifieds

 

The back gate opens at 1 p.m., front gate opens at 4:45 p.m., qualifying at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m.

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