My wife and I were doing some yard work at our home in West Richland this weekend when we suddenly looked at each other and said, wow, that Raceway is rockin' again! I didn't realize it had been so long since races were held at Tri-Cities Raceway which is not even that close to our house, but we can hear it well.

I just saw a report on NBC Right Now that said it has been 17 years since the last official racing event was held at Tri-City Raceway. When I heard they were building the new West Richland Police Department in that area, I thought they were building it on what used to be the raceway. Nope. The police department will actually be next to the raceway. Apparently, three to four thousand people were there on Saturday, and about 500 cars participated in the various races. This has a lot of people excited since Yakima Speedway closed down and some people are saying Tri-Cities Raceway will be the best place to go in the PNW.

Check out the NBC Right Now news story HERE and watch below for a video of an entire race at TC Raceway from 1986...not a Camaro fan but love those Firebirds!

 

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

 

 

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