Apr 16 2012

Ed Garfield Named New Dragstrip Manager at Pacific Raceways

 (KENT, Wash) – Pacific Raceways has announced Ed Garfield as the new Drag Strip Manager for the Kent track.  Garfield worked at Champion Raceway in Southern Oregon for the past six years.

 Garfield replaces Jason Murray, who left as track manager earlier this year.  John Ramsey, the raceway’s Director of Marketing/Sales/Media had been interim drag manager.

 “Ed is a great addition to our drag team,” said Tracie Brandenburg, Pacific Raceways’ General Manager.  “We have a fantastic drag staff of really dedicated individuals and a large group of participants and fans.  We are very pleased to have Ed work with our staff and racers.”

 While at Champion, Garfield worked most positions from water box to the track’s computer operator.  He started at the raceway as the track announcer.  Garfield ran a successful sign/glass etching business in Oregon for several years.  He has relocated that business to Mill Creek, WA.   Garfield is also a self-taught computer programmer with a specialty of writing code in vb.net integrating order entry systems with CNC machinery in the glass fabrication industry.  In addition to his raceway experience, Garfield has promoted a bicycle racing series for 13 years at Champion.

 “I look forward to meeting and getting to know the racers,” Garfield said.  “The Pacific Raceways tem has welcomed me and I feel at home.”

Pacific Raceways is the Northwest’s only NHRA national event track, hosting the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Presented by Super Start Batteries Aug. 3-5.  The raceway’s Auto Max USA Drag Race Series draws a large number of E.T. bracket racers to its 11-race events.  Pacific Raceways will also present an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Race Series event Aug. 17-19, as well as be the host track this year for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Division 6 E.T. Bracket Finals over Labor Day weekend.