57th Season will be one for the books at Hermiston Raceway powered by Rogers Toyota-
When the green flag flies on April 22 sending off the 2023 season, it will mark the beginning of the 57th season at the Historic Hermiston Raceway, Oregon's longest continually running speedway, and the only paved short track in Oregon.
"We are proud to continue the legacy of this facility, especially now since the speedway is on solid ground with great support from competitors, spectators, and businesses in the community" states Laci Walden president of marketing. "The Walden Family has been working during the off season to provide a schedule in which you will not want to miss one single event. Every event is significant in entertainment value, excitement, and quality. Last season we had over 190 different teams from 5 states come to Hermiston Raceway, plus a very strong Idaho contingent of drivers that took a good chunk of prize money back to their hometowns.
New for 2023 will be the Pacific Northwest modified Challenge Series " Elite 5", with 2 events at Hermiston and 3 at Tri Cities. Also new for 2023 is a newly formed winged sprint car series known as the Crown Sprint Car Series. This will pull the best of the northwest sprint cars in their own series with stops at Hermiston, Meridian, Wenatchee, Evergreen Speedway, and Stateline Speedway. The Northwest Super Late Model Tour will have their traditional dates on Father's Day Saturday and Labor Day Sunday, the Powercity Pro late Tour will feature 4 events including the Bonney Ag Thunder on the Hill firework night which is also featuring the Tristate
Challenge Series Pros. The Midway Bar and Grill Legend Series, Betterall Hobby Stocks, Bombers, Hornets, Streets Stocks, and Mini Stocks will round out the local support series. Northwest Figure 8 racing returns on June 3, night of thrills returns July 22 with the bump to pass nationals, circus hornets, things to not hit with a car, burnout competition, and a special appearance of.........?
The Historic Hermiston Raceway is Powered by Rogers Toyota, Atkore, Columbia Beverage, Swire Coke, Bonney AG , Hoosier Tire, SRU Automotive, Townsquare Media, Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Cottage event Rentals, Sandy's Trophies, Cassiday Battery, Lawns Plus, Mels Towing and Collision, Atomic Screen Printing, Kik & Bonney Family as well as Speedway Promotions!
Rules will be released soon!