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- Tickets to the 26th Annual Pacific Northwest Historics Races
- When: Friday, July 4, to Sunday, July 6
- Where: Pacific Raceways, Kent
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 8:30 a.m. each day; races typically begin shortly after 9 a.m.
- Youth tickets are $5 a day for kids ages 7–16 and free for ages 6 and under
Ticket and Package Options
$15 for a single-day adult (ages 16+) ticket ($25 value)
- Valid for admission on any day of the races
$35 for a family package ($70 total value)
- One-day tickets for two adults and two youth ($60 value)
- Two posters ($10 value)
$80 for a VIP package for two ($160 total value)
- One-day tickets for two adults ($50 value)
- Two posters ($10 value)
- Two tickets to the private on-track barbecue on Saturday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m., including dinner, drinks, and an auction ($50 value)
- Access to the VIP meet and greet session with Parnelli Jones from 11:30 a.m. to noon ($50 value)
26th Annual Pacific Northwest Historics Races
Last 4th of July weekend, the Pacific Northwest Historics Races shared its 25th anniversary with the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. The joint celebration attracted some of the coast’s most impressive vintage racecars to Kent, allowing owners to share in their passion and the cars to reminisce about their favorite drive-in movies. Though the races have no milestone anniversary of their own this year, there’s still reason to celebrate—it is, after all, the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.
Throughout the weekend, fans observe the festivities through a chorus of revving engines and squealing tires as vintage rides roar around a 2.25-mile track. Racing legend Parnelli Jones will also be in attendance, boosting the buzz around the facility to another level. To get their own pistons pumping early, racing fans can also check out the fifth annual Karting Challenge on June 20.
In 1985, Dick Mattei—a Seattle-based Porsche enthusiast—decided to start an even bigger collection. Namely, he wanted to create a vintage racing organization the Pacific Northwest could call its own. After recruiting more than 100 like-minded car buffs, Mattei officially established SOVREN—an acronym for the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts. In 1991, SOVREN Guild was formed with the sole purpose of working with SOVREN to produce the Pacific Northwest Historic Vintage Car Race, a fund-raising collaboration with the Seattle Children’s hospital that persists to this day. The guild now has over 85 members who are highly active in the Pacific Northwest Historics and has raised over $9 million to date for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
“Bring a folding chair. They have bleachers but there are so many great viewing points that don't have them.”