2017 Road Race Grand Nationals

Announced in September 2016, the Puget Sound Road Race Association (PSRRA) will host the 2017 International Kart Federation (IKF) Road Race Grand Nationals at The Ridge Motorsports Park. The event dates back to 1963 when the first edition was held at the Green Valley Raceway in Texas. PSRRA is looking revive the Road Race Grand Nationals as there has not been an IKF national road race event since 2013.

The Ridge Motorsports Park is among the newest road courses built in North America, with the Puget Sound Road Race Association finding a new home in Shelton, Washington. The 2017 edition of the IKF Road Race Grand Nationals is a four-day event to be held on August 1-4, featuring one day of practice and three full days of racing.

Puget Sound Road Race Association is proud to announce a handful of companies lending their support of the 2017 IKF Road Race Grand Nationals as sponsors. Those include; Kart O Rama, CMC, SPS Racing, Mack Motorsports, Italian Motors USA, Advanced Fire Protection, Portland Karting, Hegar 4 Manufacturing, Shark Shifter. Those interested in sponsoring a class for the event may email Aaron Stanford.

eKartingNews.com has signed on as the Official Media Partner for the 2017 event. EKN covered the Road Race Grand Nationals for the first time in 2008 at the Portland International Raceway along with 2009 and 2011 at the Eagles Canyon Raceway in Texas.

PSRRA has received approval from IKF for the schedule and class list for the event. Registration is scheduled to open by Wednesday, February 1 for all the eager racers ready to show their commitment to the 2017 IKF Road Race Grand Nationals. Some big names have already made their verbal commitment for the race, including Lloyd Mack / Mack Motorsports, Midwest Superkart veteran Johnny West, Dean Martin, Ron White / Ron White Motorsports, Italian Motors USA team drivers, and three generations of the famous Hegar family.
The official hotel of the event will be at the Little Creek Casino Resort, located at 91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584. If you mention that you are racing at The Ridge Motorsports Park, you will receive a discounted rate of $69.00 per night. Racers must call 800-667-7711 to get the racer rate for rooms. Please let the desk know your racing at The Ridge. PSRRA is working on setting up a vendor row for the event. Please contact them if you would like to set up a booth at the event. Seattle Area Tees is the official clothing merchandiser, which will be on hand selling event merchandise throughout the four days.

For those wanting to run on The Ridge Motorsports Park before the 2017 IKF Road Race Grand Nationals, PSRRA is having a club race June 2-3 as part of the IKF Region 6 Gold Cup Road Race series. The club will be hosting a BBQ and will arrange a concession kart race on the sprint track – The Olympic Grand Prix. The four-person teams endurance event will be held following the race day and is open to anyone over age 13.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Aaron Stanford  or Lisa Stanford. Be sure to follow our Facebook page.

Schedule and registration coming soon 🙂

Return to the Ridge on Oct 1st!

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ATTENTION RACERS!

You may want to sit down for this news!

Puget Sound Road Race Association is excited to announce that our second event at the Ridge Motorsports Park, 5th and final race for the season on October 1st,  We hope to see you all there.  (Friday Practice on Sept 30th, and the race on Oct 1st)

Registration is NOW open! Head on over to https://psrra.org/ to turn in your pre-registration!

Click here to download your PSRRA Registration Form.  Payment will be accepted at the track.

Get them filled out and you can email the forms to stanracing@gmail.com

Or snail mail

  • 4402 138th PL SW – Lynnwood, WA 98087

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For this event, PSRRA is holding a drawing for those who pre-register by September 25th. The winner of the drawing will receive a free practice entry for Friday Practice.

The only catch is this – When you pre-register you must include all required information! Not only does this make your registration process much smoother it also makes the entire registration process much smoother J

You can see all the updates that the Ridge Motorsports Park  has made by visiting http://ridgemotorsportspark.com/ridge-motorsports-park-released-development-plans-today-2015-season/.

Track updates include a bathroom structure, which has hot and cold water, power, showers, and changing rooms. Turn 13 has been reconfigured as well as additional curbing added to turn 13 and 14. More improvements are on the way!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you all,

President

2016 Puget Sound Road Racing – Event and Race Schedule

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  1. Apr 16, 2016 Road Race #1 @ Thunderhill West Hosted by NCK.
  2. Jun 3, 2016 Road Race Practice Day @ The Ridge
  3. Jun 4, 2016 Road Race #2 @ The Ridge
  4. Jun 25, 2016 Road Race #3 @ Portland Int’l Raceway – No Friday entry at this time.
  5. Jul 29, 2016 Road Race Practice Day @ ORP – Clockwise
  6. Jul 30, 2016 Road Race #4 @ ORP – Clockwise
  7. Sep 30, 2016 Road Race Practice Day @ The Ridge
  8. Oct 1, 2016 Road Race #5 @ The Ridge

Ridge Motorsports Park – June 3rd and 4th

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Good Afternoon Racers,

PSRRA will be hosting the upcoming Gold Cup Road Race #1 of the season at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA June 3rd and 4th. We are getting very excited for this event, and there have been many improvements made to the track and facilities since last year! You can find updates on our Facebook Page, or check out their website at www.ridgemotorsportspark.com.

Practice will be Friday, and racing on Saturday.

The gates will be open Thursday night until 10PM and reopen again Friday morning at 6:30AM. For those arriving after hours, there will be 24 hour security that will be able to open the gates for late arrivals.

Click here to download your PSRRA Registration FormEmail registration form to StanRacing@gmail.com Payment will be accepted at the track.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,

Aaron Stanford

PSRRA Club President

Olympic Grand Prix is looking for an Operations Manager!

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The Ridge Motorsports Park is the Pacific Northwest’s premier destination motorsports complex. The Ridge is located near the city of Shelton, between the picturesque Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, in Mason County, the birthplace of racing in Washington State.

The Ridge management and staff are a small team of passionate enthusiasts that enjoy working in a beautiful outdoor setting, sharing the excitement of the race track with its customers.
Please deliver your resume in person or by email to:

The Ridge Motorsports Park
1060 W. Eells Hill Rd.
Shelton, WA 98584

Craiglist Listing: http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bus/5442205081.html

Northwest Gold Cup 2015 – Conference Dates

Northwest Gold Cup 2015 Special Invitation
Conference November 13-15, 2015
Banquet November 14, 2015
Please join us celebrate crowning the NW champions of 2015
We will be crowning the IKF Region 6/Gold Cup MG Tires Champions in Road Race and Sprint divisions at our annual banquet Saturday November 14th. This year the location of the NW Gold Cup Conference and Awards banquet will be at the
EMERALD QUEEN Hotel/Casino
5700 Pacific Highway E.
Fife, WA 98424

The Emerald Queen has set aside a block of rooms for the NW Gold Cup Conference and Banquet.
To make your reservation please call 1-888-820-3555, ask for the NW Gold Cup group rate of $ 89.00 prior October 17, 2015. After Friday, October 17, 2015 Cut Off date hotel will release unsold rooms for general sale.

We were able to negotiate a great buffet dinner this year with a nice change in the menu.

Baked Wild Alaskan Salmon with garlic lemon sauce
Grilled Tri-Tip with wild mushroom sauce
Spring mix lettuce with choice of dressing
Broccoli salad, Cucumber dill salad, Greek salad
Roasted Red Potatoes, Blend of Wild Rice
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Chef’s choice of Seasonal Desserts
Coffee and assorted Teas
Adults $35.00 Childern $18.00 4-11 Includes tax and tip.

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To get your Dinner reservations please send check, money order made out to NW KARTING
Credit card info (Credit Card charges subject to 3% handling fee.)
Care of: Debbie Hettick
5127 215th St. SE
Woodinville, WA 98072
dkhcountry@comcast.net
425-481-1315, or 206-229-1994

Dinner Reservations must be received by no later than 10th

THERE WILL NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

The use of the banquet room and the meeting rooms for the Conference are complementary, provided that enough rooms are rented and dinners are purchased for the banquet.

To see if you are receiving an award from the NW Gold Cup Sprint and Road Race Series go to www.nwgoldcup.com orwww.portlandkarting.com click on the results page to see the awards recipients.

A Reminder that all of the LO 206 Racers who raced during the 2015 Gold Cup Series will be eligible for 5 $100.00 awards Sponsored by Kart-O-Rama. You must be present at the banquet receive one of the 5 $100.00 awards.

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For our new and veteran racers of the Northwest a brief explanation of the Northwest Gold Cup
The Annual Gold Cup Conference will begin on Saturday Morning November 14th at 9:00AM and will run through the weekend and finish up on Sunday the 15th at the same location of the Awards Banquet.
The Gold cup conference traditionally consists of the member clubs and tracks in the Northwest which have been convening since the 1970’s and was conceived and organized to provide a uniform set of rules with IKF sanctioning and to provide parity and equality among all the Clubs, tracks, in the region. The meeting is conducted by one of the IKF regional Governors.
The regional Schedules are comprised at this time during the Conference. Once the regional schedules are decided at the conference then the clubs and promoters can schedule their local race season to avoid potential conflicts. Each member Club and or promoter send 4 delegates to the Gold Cup Conference to debate and vote on rules, classes, dates, officials, etc for the region to ensure all clubs and their members and the karters are treated fairly and uniformly.
Once dates and rules etc are voted on the club delegates then take that information and present to their respective club members and the clubs to set schedules class structure and rules packages accordingly.

The conference meetings are open to all our karting family of the northwest and we highly encourage your attendance and input through your respective club or promoter representatives so that the racers voice is heard. While is it is implied, a reminder to all that the vast majority of the delegates and elected officials of the IKF Gold Cup member clubs are volunteers and without their support throughout the last 40 plus years the Gold Cup and the regional program would not exist.

So for those that volunteer to help make our sport better a huge thank you is in order. If you would like to volunteer or help out contact your local representatives and get active.

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Present member clubs and tracks are listed below.

-Sprint Road Race
-Tri Cities Kart Club
-Portland Karting Association Puget Sound Road Race Association
-Spokane Kart Racing Association North West Road Racers
-Puget Sound Go Kart Association Portland Karting Association Road Race
-Snake River Karters
-Seattle Karting Club
-West Coast Kart Club
-Sumas International Motorsport Academy

– Southern Oregon Karters

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So from all of the Northwest Gold Cup Member Clubs and Tracks of 2015
Thank you for making the 2015 racing season a success. We look forward to seeing you in 2016 and we hope that you encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join our karting family to make it even better and more exciting for 2016 and beyond.

For more information please see www.northwestgoldcup.com or www.portlandkarting.com for links to all of the member clubs and contacts of the Northwest.

We would like to say thanks to some of the Gold Cup sponsors for the 2015 season
If you would like your company’s name added to the list please contact Michael Schorn at kartrcr@yahoo.com

MG Tires, Smak Plastics, Nitro Radish, Kart-O-Rama, Competition Motors Corp, Hammer Nutrition,
Briggs and Stratton, Black Star Motorsports

The Ridge Motorsports Park Road Race May 29-30th 2015

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Good Afternoon Racers,

PSRRA will be hosting the upcoming Gold Cup Road Race #1 of the season at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA May 29-30. We are getting very excited for this event, and there have been many improvements made to the track and facilities since last year! You can find updates on our Facebook Page, or check out their website at www.ridgemotorsportspark.com.

Practice will be Friday, and racing on Saturday. The fine folks at Turn-2-Lapping will be joining us again this year for Friday practice. This worked out really well last year, as we got to see some nice cars, and the Porsche guys were able to check out our amazing karts and fast lap times!

We will be doing the Buddy Drive at the end of racing Saturday, so please encourage your friends and family who may be interested to come out and give it a try! We have had success with hooking people in through this opportunity, with just a 15 minute drive in a kart! Help us grow the sport!

The gates will be open Thursday night until 10PM and reopen again Friday morning at 6:30AM. For those arriving after hours, there will be 24 hour security that will be able to open the gates for late arrivals.

Accommodations are available at the Little Creek Casino. They are offering “racer rates” of $85 for Thursday night, $85 for Friday night, and $101 forSaturday night.  Their website is www.little-creek.com or call 1-800-667-7711 for reservations, and mention you are with the PSRRA race at The Ridge to get the reduced rate.

Click here to download your PSRRA Registration Form

Email registration form to StanRacing@gmail.com prior to May 24th, if you would like to pre-register – Payment will be accepted at the track.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,

Aaron Stanford

PSRRA Club President

Premier Road Racing in the Northwest