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Fast cars, screaming engine noise, exhaust fumes and more
January 03, 2017
(MONROE, WA.) -- Do you like fast cars, ground pounding engine noise and the sweet smell of burned gasoline as it wafts out over an arena?
Ground poundin' thunder at the Evergreen Speedway
Then you'll want to come and watch the best drivers in the Northwest rip up the track for "Drift" races at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe at the Fairgrounds on the following dates:
Tickets are $10 for the grandstands; kids ages six and under are free. For those 16+, a pit pass is available for $15.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control for the entirety of a corner.
A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn.
Autocross as well
You can also experience the thrill of AutoCross at the Evergreen Speedway as drivers reach speeds in excess of 100 mph on a closed-circuit timed road course. (Zoom!)
Autocross is a timed competition in which drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course on either a sealed or an unsealed surface. It is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe competition and active participation.
Autocross differs from road racing and oval racing in that generally there is only one car on the track, racing against the clock rather than other cars.
As an entry-level motorsport it provides a stepping stone for drivers looking to move into other more competitive and possibly expensive forms of racing, such as rallying, rallycross and circuit racing.
Want to race in an Autocross event? Join in the race against the clock in your street car, muscle car, or even family sedan at the Evergreen Speedway, a unique automobile racetrack in that it's the only sanctioned NASCAR track in Washington.
The autocross dates at the speedway are: