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The Warped Speed Team Just Completed Two big races in Yakima and Boise!

Read Richard's new blog below...

This is One Video We Can't Let Go of...

Mark Unger from Sky Lakes Media shared with us this incredible video that is a must watch! See the "Devastator" make an incredible run against the "Beast" under a beautiful night time sky at the Season Opener race at Champion Raceway in Medford, OR.




Jet Car Facts

Top Speed: 309.83

Top Elapsed Time: 5.12

Type of Fuel Used: Jet A

Gallons per run: 20

Engine: Pratt and Whitney

Our jets burn 20 gallons of jet A per run!

Up Coming Events

April 10-12
Las Vegas NHRA Summit Nationals

April 24-25
Redding Dragstrip Kool April Nights

May 16-17
Woodburn Dragstrip, Season Opener

May 23
Rocky Mountain Raceway, Jet Car Spring Nationals

June 6-7
Woodburn Dragstrip, Rose Festival Drags

June 20
Firebird Raceway, Fox Hunt

June 27
Renegade Raceway, Nitro Nights Under the Lights

July 31-Aug 1
Woodburn Dragstrip, Night of Fire

August 14-16
Firebird Raceway, Pepsi Night Fire Nationals

September 12
Sacramento, Governor's Cup

September 26-27
Woodburn Dragstrip Fall Classic




Hot Summer Weather Leads to Hot Jet Car Racing in Boise and Yakima

Our last two races had some things in common.....HOT temperatures! The Foxhunt at Boise had temps of 103 degrees and nonstop heated racing - Pro Mods, Funny Cars, Altereds, Ed Jones, and of course, JETS. The Warhawk and the Warped Speed funny cars were supposed to square off Saturday night, but the Warped Speed had a case of stage fright, so we unloaded the Black Rat and went out to play! It is always a pleasure to race with Derek Snelson and crew.

The next weekend was Nitro Nights Under the Lights at Yakima. The temperature at Boise seemed like a cool spring evening compared to Yakima...108 degrees!! With your body temperature being 98.6 degrees, why does another 10 degrees seem so dang hot?? The classic Warped Speed vs Warhawk match race was soon to be played out and I have had the honor of being in EVERY Warped Speed vs Warhawk match. As the former owner of the Warhawk, I went to battle with Darin Bay in the Warped Speed funny car. Now I am driving the Warped Speed for Darin so I’m in the other lane. Derek had his car on a rail, and when we left the track, the score was 1 to 1.

Even with the unusual hot weather strangling the Northwest this year, the crowd at Boise and Yakima were big! One reason may be that the Warped Speed funny car got on the front page of the Yakima Herald sports section!

Our next race is the Night of Fire at Woodburn. Hope to see ya there!!

Richard Smith

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