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The Northsound Racing 10th Anniversary and Awards Celebration is being held on November 7th at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Arlington/Smokey Point! Join the fun as the crew of Northsound Racing honors the racers, teams, sponsors and tracks that made 2015 so special!

Northsound Racing has been on the air since 2005 when Steve Mortland, along with Carla and Gaylon Stewart set out to help bring awareness to listeners about the rich and diverse motorsports scene in the Pacific Northwest. Since the beginning, Northsound Racing has strived to honor the people who came before us, the effort that is put forward to put a car on the track. Tom Glithero joined the show in 2009 and continues to allow us to use his lifetime of racing involvement at the local and national level!

The 10th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will be recorded at the KRKO studios for playback on Thursday November 12th. We would like to encourage all of the guests that have appeared on the show over the past 10 years to join us at the Buzz Inn. There have been over 450 different people on the show over the years, from Mario Andretti, Eli Gold, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Davey Hamilton, Jerry Ruth, Dick Bergrenn, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty and a lot of local track champions from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. We have been honored to be able to bring attention to different kinds of competition like drifting, hydroplane racing, airplane races, autocross, soap box derbies, pine wood derbies and even outhouse races! If it involves getting to the finish line, Northsound Racing has tried to help bring it coverage. Check out the Northsound Racing Facebook page for the latest information with regard to this very special event.

Listen live on FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio and online at and the KRKO link on Tuned In Radio. Don't forget to send us your hero card or a color picture of your race car for our Northsound Racing best appearing car award at out 10th Annual NSR Awards Banquet at the end of the season. Send entries to Northsound Racing c/o S-R Broadcasting 2707 Colby Avenue Suite 1380 Everett WA 98201

Northsound Racing enters its 10th season of covering motorsports in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. Based out of the FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio studios in Everett Washington, Steve Mortland and Tom Glithero look forward to presenting interviews, race results, previews and news pertaining to the ever growing local racing scene. The show can be heard Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM live on FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio, or online at and the KRKO link on Tuned In Radio.

October 14,2015

Big Winter Showdown Show February 26th

Northsound Racing is back on FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM! With Tom Glithero heading down to the Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway, Kaleb Hart will be co-hosting the show. We will spend a lot of time on the Winter Showdown and its implications with regards to the Summer Showdown at Evergreen Speedway the last weekend of June.

Joining us from Kern County Raceway will be Tom Glithero (of course!), Jason Fraser and Shane Harding. Nicole Behar will be on to talk about her upcoming 2015 schedule. Kelly Hart makes a rare appearance on NSR Thursday, and we will get the latest from Bert Johnson and Grays Harbor Raceway.

February 25, 2015

Northsound Racing from Evergreen Speedway

Just wanted to take a few minutes and recognize the efforts of those who helped pull off what I think was an excellent radio broadcast of the Evergreen Speedway Summer Showdown this past weekend.

Firstly, to Tom Glithero. I continue to be amazed by your involvement and continued improvement as a radio broadcaster as cohost of Northsound Racing. It's so rewarding to witness the way you dedicate yourself week in and week out to make this show better. I appreciate the agony that you went through when you were being pulled in so many directions by so many people who recognize your talents. I'm thankful that you made the decision that you did.

To Ron Bennett and Jeremy Anders. Bringing you two on as pit reporters for this event was a slam dunk of a decision. The job and effort with which you two performed made me proud. Especially during the half time break in the 200. When you guys started going back and forth with interviews of drivers that were making a difference, asking intelligent questions, and getting into a groove, Tom and I just looked at each other and all we could say is "WOW"! The genuine joy that you both projected for all 3 shows that we did really showed, and I would never hesitate to have you both on the NSR team when we do something like this in the future.

Brandon Hamilton for his efforts in making this happen. To Kevin Ramsell from for his incredible coverage of the Showdown and help with using his site for live scoring. I suggest you all check out his site, and we look forward to having him as a guest on the show in the very near future.

Most importantly, thank you to the staff of High Road Promotions. I'm sure that Doug and Traci Hobbs are getting tired of hearing what a great effort that they and their staff did leading up to and during the event weekend. Doug told me that they can plan for everything but the race itself, and anyone who attended the event, raced in it, crewed for it, drove a push truck, sat in an ambulance, manned a track sweeper, took a ticket, cleaned the grandstand, served food or beverages, spoke into a microphone, waved a flag, drove a pace car, snapped a photograph, sold you a souvenir, answered a phone call, told a driver that he was being held for a lap, informed a team that they were 5% to heavy on the left side, provided articles for the Everett Herald, played a tuba in the marching band, delivered a benediction, flew a historic plane over the speedway, presented a trophy, told you to stand behind the yellow line or engineered and presented a radio broadcast truly thank High Road for an event that we will remember until the next one in 2015!

We are working on getting all the winners of the Showdown lined up for this week's show. It will air this Thursday on FOXSPORTS 1380 KRKO Radio from 5:00 to 6:45 PM.

July 1, 2014

Northsound Racing is now airing from 5:00 to 6:45 Thursday's on FOXSPORTS 1380 KRKO Radio, and also on!

Thursday's guest list includes Jim Petit II, Ricky "The Kid" Dietz, Steve Beitler, Ron Bennett and Jeremy Anders.

Here's what we have planned for the upcoming Summer Showdown weekend out at Evergreen Speedway. We are honored to be able to broadcast both Friday and Saturday. The Northsound Racing that we would normally present on Thursday, June 26th will be moved to Friday June 27th from 5:00 to 6:45 live from Evergreen Speedway. On Saturday the 28th we will do a pre-race show on FOXSPORTS 1380 and from 5:00 to 6:45. After that, we will switch over to Classic Country 1520 KXA and go right to the Summer Showdown at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race from the Kansas Speedway. I know this sounds confusing (and you'd be correct, by the way!), but with contractual obligations with baseball and MRN, it's the way it's got to be.

The best way to listen to the Showdown race is to bring up the KXA website and click on the "Contact Us" link. A window will pop up and then click on the Live Stream link. The race will not be on the Northsound Racing web site. Just the pre-race show.

Ron Bennett will be up in the booth and both Jeremy Anders from the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval and King 5 News anchor Dennis Bounds return to Evergreen Speedway to cover the pits. Sheree Berg will roam the grandstands getting us reports and comments throughout the race. I'm super excited to be working with these people who have such a passion for the sport, and we plan on covering this huge race from all angles.

Listen to Northsound Racing this Thursday for more details on the biggest motorsports event in many years in the Pacific Northwest.

June 23, 2014

Northsound Racing's 7th Annual Award Banquet - Nov 1st!

Northsound Racing is pleased to invite you to our 7th Annual Awards Banquet. This year's event will be held at the 13th Avenue Pub & Eatery, 1233 164th Street SW in Lynnwood, WA on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 PM.

This event will be broadcast live from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio, and live streamed on All of us at Northsound Racing would be honored with your attendance. It's our way of saying "Thank You" for all your support and assistance this season, because we couldn't do what we do without the cooperation of all the motorsports facilities, along with the touring groups, race teams, sponsors, and especially our listeners and race fans from all over the Pacific Northwest.

The Northsound Racing Awards Banquet honors racers, officials, track and touring series promoters, along with special awards for those not behind the wheel, but are definitely behind the scenes. We will also announce the new inductees into the Northsound Racing Hall of Fame for 2012.

We look forward to celebrating a fantastic 2012 season with all of you!

October 27, 2012

Northsound Racing returns to its regular time slot of 8:00 to 10:00 PM this Thursday evening for an aggressive show covering all the events concerning motorsports this weekend.

And with that, a few changes are in store for the night as well. First off, the shows co-host, Tom Glithero is taking a much deserved night off, and filling in for Tom will be Doug Pace. Doug has expressed interest in the past about wanting to do the show, and said he would be willing to drive all the way over from Spokane to help with the show in the studio, so that's exactly what he's going to do! Doug will now join Scott Ellsworth, Shane Biles, Kelly Hart, Maury Eskanazi, Jeff Shade, Jason Fraser and several others that have co-hosted the show in the past seven years.

Also, we announced last week that our time slot will change now that the Everett Aquasox season has started up. In the past, we've done the show from 6:00 to 6:45 on the Thursday nights that the Aquasox are playing. It's been frustrating to do it that way, because the heart of the season is coming up, and we lose a lot of momentum with doing such a short show. This season, we are going to start the show in "prime time", and broadcasting from 5:00 to 6:45 on Thursday nights. This should be the case for the majority of the season, as there will be some minor changes depending on where the team is playing at. The cool part is that we'll be able to provide more coverage to our listeners during the best part of the local racing season.

Another announcement was made on our last show concerning the Summer Shootout at Evergreen Speedway on June 30th. Northsound Racing will be broadcasting a two hour show from the event prior to the Aquasox pre-game show at 6:45. We would like to thank High Road Promotions for allowing us to participate in this huge event. More details to follow!

Lot's of people lined up for this Thursday's show. We will be getting live updates from night #1 of the Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway. Ricky "The Kid" Dietz will be in the studio to get us jacked up for the 60 Minutes of FEAR race this Saturday night at Evergreen Speedway. Ricky is bringing "Dangerous" Cory Turner with him. Cory is one of the Figure 8 racers making the trek from Indy to race in the 60 Minutes of FEAR. We will also preview the upcoming Stanwood-Camano Island All American Soap Box Derby, and visiting with Daniel Moore as well.

Listen live on FOXSPORTS 1380-KRKO Radio, or online at this Thursday night from 800 to 10:00 PM. Make sure and let is know if you need some new Northsound Racing stickers for your race car. E-mail us at, along with your name and mailing address, and we'll get them out to you right away!

June 13, 2012

54th Running of the Daytona 500!

Looking for a place to watch the race this Sunday? Bring all of your family and friends to Tailgator (21+) in Everett. (Tailgator on Facebook)

While this may not be a sponsored Northsound Racing event, we know how to have a great time and can make this the new NASCAR bar in the north sound!

1805 Hewitt, Everett, WA 98201

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February 20, 2012

Western Auto Racing Promoters Association annual meeting

The 43rd Western Auto Racing Promoters Association (WARPA) annual meeting will be held on November 19th, and Northsound Racing will be on hand to bring you all the latest news and discussion with a special broadcast from 4:30 to 6:30 PM live from the event in Portland.

WARPA is the one place where promoters and track operators, touring series and manufacturers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia come together to get the upcoming 2012 season in motion. This years keynote speaker will be the editor and publisher of Speedway Illustrated Magazine and recent inductee into the Northsound Racing Hall of Fame, Karl Fredrickson.

As mentioned above, Northsound Racing will broadcast from WARPA from 4:30 to 6:30, and we will attempt to set a record for the most guests in a two-hour show! We look forward to having the opportunity to present to listeners information about their home tracks and to start getting exited about the upcoming season.

We'll also try and get an update from the winner of our trip to Homestead-Miami Speedway live from the track, along with other surprises.

Don't miss this one of a kind radio show on November 19th, only on FOXSPORTS 1380 KRKO radio, or online at

November 11, 2011

For Immediate Release: Northsound Racing to begin season number 6!

FOXSPORTS 1380 KRKO Radio is happy to announce the return of Northsound Racing for it's sixth season beginning March 17th.

Northsound Racing is the only radio program dedicated to informing listeners of the diverse motorsports scene in the Pacific Northwest. It is a great compliment to FOXSPORTS 1380's coverage of the top tier NASCAR divisions broadcasts on both the Motor Racing Network and Performance Racing Network, along with airing Indy Racing League races and Trans Am Series races.

Host Steve Mortland returns for his sixth season on the show, and Tom Glithero is back for his third season. "Northsound Racing is unique in that we have free range to cover any type of racing that's available here in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. And with FOXSPORTS 1380's affiliations, we can cover the national scene in depth as well. I'm exited about coming back for our sixth season! We have some special things in store for this year that we'll be announcing soon" Mortland added.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute to the show, or have any questions about Northsound Racing.

March 10, 2011

Northsound Racing Daytona 500 Party at Mondo's Sportsbar!

The 6th Annual Northsound Racing Daytona 500 party is being held this year at Mondo's Sports Bar,in the Scriber Square in Lynnwood!

Located just one block south of Big Lots on Scriber Lake Road off of 196th, Mondo's has 12 HD televisions to make sure you see the Great American Race from anywhere in the building. They'll also have all sorts of great food and beverage specials, plus door prizes drawn at every commercial break in the race, courtesy of Mondo's, FOXSPORTS 1380, Action Auto Parts and more.

The doors will open at 9:30, Sunday February 20th for the start of what looks to be an exiting 2011 season, both nationally, and especially locally. Make your plans now to join us!

Also, make sure and tune in on Thursday, February 17th at 8:00 PM, for a special Daytona 500 edition of Northsound Racing, as we gear up for the start of our 6th season bringing listeners all the best in the Northwest motorsports scene.

Let us know you're coming by attending our facebook event.

February 15, 2011


Due to schedule changes, Northsound Racing will be moving to Tuesday's for the rest of the season. Tomorrow night's show will be on from 5:00 to 6:45. Make sure and tune in as we are giving away two tickets for a meet and greet with Kasey Kahne at Skagit Speedway this Friday night. We'll also preview all the big races coming up this weekend, including race #5 of the Big 5 Late Models at Wenatchee, the Figure 8 Nationals at Evergreen, and the rescheduled Miller 200 at South Sound.

August 23, 2010

Greg Biffle to appear on Northsound Racing

Here's what's coming up on Thursdays Northsound Racing. We are going to be on from 5:00 to 6:45, and joining us will be Greg Biffle to discuss the annual Fred Brownfield Memorial ASCS race this weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway, along with coverage of the upcoming Montana 200 with Doug Pace and Paul Bartholomew. Bill Bailey from the Northwest Legends and Steve Beitler from Skagit Speedway will join us as well.

July 14, 2010

On the road again!

Northsound Racing hit's the road again this Thursday, as we will be broadcasting live from Opening Night of the Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway! We'll be combing the pits and grandstands looking for guests, along with participants from the Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby, whose cars will be on display at Skagit.

Join the crew from Northsound Racing, Steve Mortland, Sheree Berg, Tom Glithero and Shane Biles as we bring you all the latest news from one of the premier races on the Pacific Coast, the 39th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup! Listen live from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, Thursday June 17th, on FOX SPORTS 1380. Or online at

June 14, 2010

Dirt Cup's Around the Corner!

Join us Thursday night for another edition of NorthSound Racing. Scheduled to appear is the new driver of the "NorthSound Racing Special" Soap Box Derby car, Makayla Koster, along with Jonathan Allard, Molly Helmuth, John McDermott and Trevor McDermott, both active in the local road-racing scene. We'll also get started with our Dirt Cup coverage as well.

We'll start off at 8:00, and end up at 10:00, with the Verizon Pit reporters on right after we are done, on FOX SPORTS 1380.

June 10, 2010

Brad Teigen wins the trip to the Indy 500!

An outstanding night at the Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille was capped off by the winning of Northsound Racing's trip to the Indy 500 by Everett resident Brad Teigen! Over 100 people entered to win the trip, along with prizes from Longacre Racing Products, Action Auto Parts, Amsoil, FOX Sports 1380 Radio, Skagit Speedway, Evergreen Speedway and more.

The Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille was packed all night, and went to prove that the racing community in the Pacific Northwest is a fun loving group to say the least. Special thanks need to go out as well to Anderson Racing and Sundholm Racing for allowing us to put their racecars on display out in front of the Lodge. The group from the Stanwood Camano Soap Box Derby were in attendance, and they did a U-Stream video, along with with a radio "blogtalk" of the event. (

Many thanks need to also go out to the staff of FOX Sports 1380 Radio, and especially those involved with the Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille. They all slept really well for sure. We'll have the winner on when he gets back from Indy, so tune in.

Make sure to check out the photos from the live show!

May 21, 2010

One more week to go!

Indy 500 Trip Giveaway!

Only one week to go before our huge Indy 500 ticket giveaway show at the Mukilteo Lodge Sports Grille! Make your plans now to join us from 8:00 to 10:00 PM on Thursday, May 20th for the live show! In addition to the ticket giveaway, we'll have lots of other stuff to win, so make sure and get there early for a great time!

We'll be on the air tomorrow night with a packed show. Scheduled to be on Northsound Racing will be Scott Ellsworth, Nick Behn, Steve Conduff, Garrett Evans and Mike Minegar from the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, as we'll be getting caught up on what the tracks in the area are doing to shore up their late model programs. Bob Coply from the Northwest Pro 4 Alliance will be on, along with Tayler Malsam, Phil Martelli, Kaleb Hart and Michael Knutson.

Mukilteo Lodge Grill
7928 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275
[map and directions]

Make sure to get there early to grab your ticket and table; seating is limited!

May 12, 2010

The definition of speed, racing the Bonneville Salt Flats

Thursday brings another edition of Northsound Racing! Scheduled to appear are John Lynch and Kevin Eacret from the Unlimited Lights Hydroplane Racing Association, and we'll introduce you to "The Hudson Boys", a local group that has been racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats for many years. Bert Johnson from the Port Angeles Raceway will be on, along with Kaleb Hart, Phil Martelli and Rob Angus and more.

We'll be on the air starting at 8:00, and wrapping up at 10:00 PM! We'll also have more information on our Indy 500 ticket giveaway, plus race results and previews of upcoming events at tracks all over the Pacific Northwest.

May 6, 2010

The season opener at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, Super Figure 8's at Evergreen, and more!

Here's what we are bringing you on tomorrow night's Northsound Racing! We'll have complete coverage of the season opener at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, along with interviews from Travis Bennett and Joe Constance. We will preview the I-Racing ASA Northwest Late Model Northwest Series event at South Sound Speedway with Jerry Losch, and Kelly Hale will join us to talk about the Evergreen Speedway Super Figure 8's making an appearance at South Sound.

First time winner in the Super Figure 8's at Evergreen Speedway Jake Repin will be on the show, along with Mike Witte from the Ephrata Raceway Park to give us a preview of the 2010 season. Updates from Skagit Speedway, Gray's Harbor Raceway, Evergreen Speedway, and a visit with Taylor Malsam.

Plus, an announcement about our 2nd annual Indy 500 giveaway, with all the details to be handed out tomorrow night! We'll also have more tickets to give away to Evergreen and Skagit Speedways.

April 28, 2010

Yakima Apple Cup at Yakima Speedway

Time to get ready for some big time stock car racing! Join the crew from Northsound Racing this Thursday, as we get you all fired up for the Apple Cup at Yakima Speedway, as we'll talk to Scott Ellsworth, and last years Apple Cup winner Jason Fraser! Also scheduled to join us will be Paul Bartholomew from MRN Radio and NASCAR Sprint Vision, Mike Minegar from the Rocky Mountain Challenge Series, and a preview of the 40th annual "Stump Jumpers Desert 100" with Anthonee Gibbs. 7 time Evergreen Speedway Champion Tom Moriarty will be on, along with our Northsound Racing Sponsor Spotlight.

April 7, 2010

Welcome Evergreen Speedway's new announcer, and more!

Northsound Racing hits it hard again this Thursday, and joining us will be Evergreen Speedways new announcer Greg Piland, along with Danni Johnson and "Mr. Dizzy" Mike Buse. Also scheduled are Naima Lang, South Sound Speedways Kelly Hale, and an interesting interview with Scott Dial with Joe Gibbs Driven Motor Oil. We'll have recaps from the past weekend, and previews of what's coming up this Saturday.

March 31, 2010

Sponsor spotlight on Northsound Racing KRKO 1380 AM

Make sure and tune in this Thursday for a jam packed edition of Northsound Racing. Scheduled to join us are Karl Fredrickson from Speedway Illustrated Magazine, along with a preview of the I ASA Northwest Late Model Tour opener at Evergreen Speedway, with Scott Ellsworth, Jerry Losch and Jason Fraser. Also on the show will be Tayler Malsam, Doug Pace, and Michael Harris, who will be our Northsound Racing Sponsor Spotlight interview for this week.

Don't forget to take advantage of the Sponsor Spotlight. It's a great way to get your new sponsors message out to a very loyal group of potential customers. All you need to do is contact us and we'll arrange to get you and your sponsor on the show! This is a feature we'll be doing all season long.

March 23, 2010

Let's drop the green flag on season number 5!

Northsound Racing begins its 5th season of broadcasting all the latest news and information regarding the diverse motorsports scene in the Pacific Northwest! Join Steve Mortland, Tom Glithero and Sheree Berg this Thursday, March 18th from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, and get caught up on all that's been going on in the off-season, and get up to speed on your favorite tracks opening events for the 2010 season!

Northsound Racing is the area's only radio show dedicated to covering the race teams, sponsors and facilities that provide fans entertainment all season long. Covering events all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, Northsound Racing strives to bring it's listeners as close as they can to the big events, along with events that don't get the coverage in the local papers. Simply put, you never know what's going to be on the show!

Northsound 1380 KRKO Radio is also celebrating its 5th season of providing listeners with coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and selected Camping World Truck Series races, along with coverage of the Indy Racing League series! Right after Northsound Racing, listen to "The Verizon Pit Reporters". This Performance Racing Network show hosted by Brett McMillan provides an inside into the NASCAR scene, with commentary on the week's previous race, and a preview of upcoming events.

When we say "Start your racing weekend early", we mean it! Stay tuned all season long to Northsound Racing!

March 15, 2010

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