Fast Action at Two Area Speedways

By The Chronicle

Jackson Prairie Speedway offers car racing from the first Saturday night in June through September. The speedway, off Jackson Highway just south of Mary’s Corner, features a fifth-of-a-mile, high-bank, paved oval track.

Owners Judy and Jamie Guenther and their staff oversee races of mini-stock cars, baby grands, stingers, student stingers, dwarf cars and midgets.

Racing on Saturday nights begins at 6:45 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults.

The speedway is located at 4326 Jackson Highway in Chehalis. For schedules and information, check the speedway’s Web site at jacksonprairiespeedway.

The South Sound Speedway, two miles east of Interstate 5’s Rochester-Tenino interchange at exit 88, offers high-speed auto racing.

The track is the site of stock car races on Saturday nights from mid-March to early October on a high-bank pavement oval track. Racing also takes place on some Sundays. The track, with a seating capacity of 4,500, opened in 1972.

The speedway is also the site of fireworks displays, which accompany races on Independence Day.

The track is located at 3730 183rd Ave. S.W. in Rochester. For more information, those interested should visit the speedway’s Web site at


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