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4 Fun September Automotive Events Near Seattle

Although summer is over, the race season has not yet finished up. That means there are plenty of fun automotive events to attend near our auto shop in Seattle. To help you plan your itinerary, we have rounded up several events going on at our local racetracks through September. Take a peek and add them to your schedule to treat yourself to a little bit more fun and excitement before the season ends.  

6th Annual NW GM Nationals

When: September 14th, 2019

Time: 8am to 5pm

Where: Pacific Raceway

For the sixth year running, the Chevys are coming out to play at Pacific Raceways for the NW GM Nationals. Not just Chevys show up, of course, as all vehicles manufactured by GM are welcome — as are GM-powered vehicles.

The doors open at 8am, allowing everyone to stream in and take a look at all the cars on display. Judges come around at 11am to take a look, and then announce their picks at 3pm. After that, car show contestants can elect to take their ride down the 1/4 mile and show everyone just what it can do. Tickets cost $15 for spectators and $10 for VIP parking.

Heritage Distilling Co. Championship Night

When: September 14th and 21st, 2019

Time: 4:30pm to 10pm

Where: Evergreen Speedway

To finish off the season in style, the Heritage Distilling Co. Championship Night pits all the top drivers head to head in a variety of fun events, including:

  • Super late models
  • Street stocks
  • Mini stocks
  • Hornets
  • Evergreen super sprints
  • Outlaw F8
  • Stinger 8s
  • Legends
  • Buses

You can arrive as early as 4:30pm, but the racing does not start until 6pm. You can trust that the show will go on rain or shine, so bring along extra layers to stay warm through the evening. Adult tickets are $20, while seniors and juniors pay a discounted rate of $15 and $12, respectively. Kids 10 and under get in free, as do military members.

Day Fire Nationals

When: September 15th, 2019

Time: 8am to 9pm

Where: Bremerton Raceway

Up to $8,000 in guaranteed payouts is up for grabs at the Day Fire Nationals this year. Running for 26 years now, this event always draws large crowds ready to see who the big winners will be. The bracket classes you will see include:

  • Sportsman
  • Pro
  • Super Pro
  • Motorcycle

Across all these classes, longstanding rivalries play out in front of the audience, keeping the excitement going run after run.

The gates open at 8am to give you time to find your spot and get set up. Then, time trials begin in earnest at 9am and continue all day, depending on how many cars show up for each class. Tickets are $15 apiece. Seniors and military members get in for $12.

DriftCon Afterdark

When: September 28th, 2019

Time: 3pm to 10pm

Where: Evergreen Speedway

Closing out the drift season at Evergreen Speedway is the much-anticipated DriftCon Afterdark event. Like many of their events earlier in the season, they will have solo and tandem drift competitors hashing it out on the track. You will also be treated to:

  • Great 75 trackside car show
  • VIP paved meet
  • Beer garden
  • Vendors and models galore

At various points, they will throw in other fun activities to spice up the competition. They will host their beloved Hoon-Off burnout competition and DC drift games activities, for example, keeping everyone having an awesome time all through the night. At the gate, expect to pay $20 for adults, though you can get your tickets for $15 by buying online ahead of time. Military members and kids under 10 are free.  

Put These Seattle Automotive Events on Your Schedule Today

Although the automotive events are winding down for the season, there are still plenty of chances to get out there and have some fun this September. If you would like to get your car ready for the trip, give our team a call at 206-243-8487 to schedule your visit to our Seattle auto repair shop. We are here to perform all the preventative maintenance and repairs your car needs to stay running strong.

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About the author: Marie Abendroth