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Huge Action Photo Gallery From the 2017 NHRA Northwest Nationals

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The Northwest Nationals, held at the scenic Pacific Raceways, is the final stop on the NHRA’s back-to-back-to-back race schedule known as the “Western Swing.” The Swing starts in Denver at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, stops in Sonoma, California, for the Toyota Sonoma Nationals, and hits Kent, Washington, for the Northwest Nationals.

Pacific Raceways is arguably the most scenic stop on the NHRA tour as the facility is embraced by towering trees and sits within the shadows of majestic Mount Rainier. The gorgeous surroundings made a beautiful backdrop to encapsulate some of the best Chevrolet drag cars in NHRA competition.

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John Force Racing Camaro Funny Car pilot Robert Hight was not only low qualifier in the class (3.883 e.t.), but he rode that momentum straight to the top step of the podium as he took out Schumacher Racing Mopar Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. Both team owners may play it down, but the Schumacher Racing vs. John Force Racing rivalry is as real as it gets, so this victory goes well beyond Hight bringing home the Wally.

Chevrolet success continued in an all-Camaro Pro Stock final as Drew Skillman beat fellow Camaro driver Erica Enders-Stevens for his sixth career win in the highly competitive class.

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Other notable Chevy brand race winners included Jeff Lane in Super Stock driving his S/SM 2005 Cavalier; longtime Sportsman racer Jody Lang took top honors in Stock Eliminator in his N/SA 1981 Malibu Wagon, and Tom Brown took home the Wally racing his 1966 Chevy II in Super Street.

Grab a cold one, sit back, and enjoy this exclusive and extensive Chevy High Performance 200-photo gallery featuring the best Pro and Sportsman drag racers from the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Washington.

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Photos by Ron Lewis


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