How it All Began
A LONGSTANDING TRADITION
Woodburn Dragstrip is celebrating its 62nd year of Motorsports activity in the Northwest. Beginning in 1961 as a 1/8 mile dragstrip, the dragstrip was lengthened to provide for 1/4 mile drag racing in 1963. Jim Livingston purchased Woodburn Dragstrip in 1972 and has provided the guidance and excitement of this premier racing facility ever since. This family tradition of excellence continues under the same dedication and perseverance of the current owners: Daughter, Cherie Severance, along with her husband, Joey, and daughters, Preslie and Kinzley. Together with Operations manager: Gwendolyn Oakley and dedicated crew members, Woodburn Dragstrip is a family-friendly environment where people come to have a great time and see great racing.
NHRA DIVISION 6 TRACK OF THE YEAR
Woodburn Dragstrip has been named NHRA Division 6 Track of the Year in the Northwest numerous times, and most recently in 2021. Woodburn Dragstrip is the winningest Track in the History of the Nationwide Summit Racing NHRA ET Finals with 18-time ET Team Championships.
NHRA DIVISIONAL & NATIONAL CHAMPION
Woodburn Dragstrip has developed some of the most competitive participants in the sport. Some have gone on to become NHRA Divisional & National Champions. Woodburn Dragstrip is also the home track to 5-Time NHRA National Top Alcohol Dragster Champion, Joey Severance.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Woodburn Dragstrip has been honored as Business of the Year by the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce, which represents the management’s commitment to the Community and its residents.
MORE THAN 70 PREMIER MOTORSPORTS
Woodburn Dragstrip produces more than 70 premier Motorsports events yearly from March through October. These events attract many racers, crew and fans from all over the world where they come to and enjoy the wide diversity of events and attractions. Woodburn Dragstrip has a tradition of producing quality events that attract a unique variety of spectators, from all age groups. At any given event you will see a real cross section of this region’s residents.