NW Motorsports Report - December 15, 2023

December 15, 2023


Ted Pollock, one of the premier auto racing promoters in the Pacific Northwest, passed away Dec. 8 in Vancouver, Wash.

Pollock, in his late 80s when he died, was the former owner-operator of Yakima Speedway until it was sold in 2021 and torn down, paving the way for industrial development.

“He had a hand in Yakima Speedway for 60-plus years”, motorsports journalist Doug Pace writes in a text message. “Many great promoter/managers in racing worked for Ted including Ron Bennett, Dennis Williams and Doug Beteral.”

Wayne Walden, who promoted Tri City Raceway in the 1970’s and 80’s wrote in a Facebook post, “Ted was a great friend and helped me so much when I was operating TCR. We worked great together sharing classes of race cars, he was so knowledgeable of the promotion of a racetrack.

Details for any memorial or funeral service were not available at deadline time.


The Spokane Fair and Expo Center is home once again this winter to the Indoor Flat Track Series.

Six more dates remain and include Dec. 16, 17 in 2023 and Jan. 13, 14 and Feb. 3, 4 in 2024.

“Santa will be handing out the trophies this weekend,” promoter Paul Morgan wrote in an email.

Racing includes karts, quads, bikes with kids classes and more. General admission is $20, military, seniors and kids 7-12 $10.

More information can be found by visiting www.spokanespeedway.com or on Facebook and Instagram. Also contact Morgan at (630) 217-9132 or email pfmsw@outlook.com.

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