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Italian Motors USA & IAME to Award Engine Packages


Italian Motors USA and IAME to Award Engine packages and Trips to SUPERNATIONALS for NW Gold Cup Racers!

The IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Sprint Series will be adding the exciting IAME Cup Regional Championship to their racing program in 2010. With IAME North American factory importer, Italian Motors providing sponsorship of the IAME Cup Regional Series, this series looks to be another northwest karting success story. The stable single engine race proven package ensures great competition and tough engine tech that will make this a best driver series instead of the motor of the week series. Top race teams will not be required to develop multiple engine packages that was so common in the past with multi engine package series

Italian Motors will be awarding 4 engine packages at the Year End Gold Cup Banquet in 2010 along with 2 trips SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There will be 3 IAME leopard packages and one IAME gazelle Package to be given to the NW Gold Cup eligible IAME Cup drivers.

You have to ask: How can I qualify for this IAME Engine Package Giveaway?
Each time a racer enters a 2010 Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Sprint event in Gazelle, Cadet, IAME Leopard JR 2, IAME Leopard JR 3, or IAME Cup classes your name will be entered in the drawing. At the end of the year at the NW Gold Cup Karting Banquet the current regional Champion of each of the respected IAME classes will draw the winning name for the IAME engine packages. All drivers must be present at the NW Gold Cup Karting Banquet to claim the IAME engine packages. Therefore, the more times you enter a NW Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Series events, the more chances you have to win one of these great engine packages.

More exciting prizes to be awarded will be two trips to compete in the 2010 SKUSA SUPERNATIONALS!! The huge prize packages will be awarded to the IKF Region 6/ Gold Cup Leopard JR 3 and IAME Cup Champions at the Year end banquet. Winners must be present to accept the award packages. These great additions to the popular Gold Cup Sprint Series, will give the two Champions a great opportunity to compete against some of the best Karters in the world.

“It is our way of saying Thank You to all great northwest racers that have supported the popular IAME Leopard and Gazelle engine packages over the years.” Said Claudio Valiante of Italian Motors USA.

For more information about Italian Motors and the IAME engines contact Italian Motors at 604-253-4248 or www.italianmotors.com for an IAME dealer near you.

The Premier Northwest Regional Series, the NW Gold Cup, is the oldest karting series in the Northwest. The NW Gold Cup Series dates back to the early 1960's when the regional karters decided they were tired of racing amongst their local club members and decided to put on a regional series to race against other clubs at different tracks. Back then, all the regional clubs raced for a single trophy known as the Gold Cup and it was awarded each year to the club with the most seasonal points. Over the last 50 years, all the top racers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia have come together to race each other. Many of the finest kart racers in North America have come from this northwest race series. This is evident from the numerous National titles the Pacific Northwest drivers have won over the years.

The NW Gold Cup Sprint Series has added many great regional drivers onto the list of Who's Who of Kart Racing and long revered as the one of the best run series in the North America. The tradition of greatness continues today with current drivers like Odenthal, Rolison, Holmboe, Hodapp, Valiente, Wimsett, Arscott, Nekeel, Glover, Daniels and Choquer to name a few.

The IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Sprint Series events are all IKF sanctioned and insured events run by a professional Race Director and Race Official team enforcing a consistent set of IKF sanctioned rules developed and approved by the northwest regional clubs. All race events have a professional race announcer for the spectators and racing families. This regional sprint race series is very professional with nine race events at eight different race facilities. No two race courses are the same and the different tracks have eliminated the home track advantages that can happen with other series. For the competitors, that means quality racing and quality officiating at many different tracks.

The 2010 IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Series will once again be the home to one of the largest and most competitive Regional Series in the United States and Western Canada. Plan a northwest family vacation this summer and race with some of the best kart racers in the United States and Canada.

For more information, log onto www.nwgoldcup.com for a complete listing of NW Gold Cup racing classes, event dates, event pre-registration and local motel information. You can also e-mail Bill Hettick, IKF Region 6 Sprint Coordinator directly at wghrock@comcast.net


March 26-28 Horn Rapids Raceway, Richland, WA Tri-Cities Kart Club
April 23-25 Horn Rapids Raceway, Richland, WA Seattle Kart Club
May 28-30 Spokane Kart Track, Spokane, WA Spokane Kart Racing Association
June 11-13 Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC Westwood Kart Association
July 23-25 CARTBC, Chilliwack, BC West Coast Kart Club
August 6-8 Mt. Highway Raceway, Spanaway, WA Puget Sound Go Kart Association
August 20-22 MAC Track, McMinnville, OR Portland Karting Association
September 3-5 Glenn Moran Track, Boise, ID Snake River Karters
September 17-19 Sumas International Motorsport Academy, Sumas International Motorsport Sumas, WA Academy

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