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.
2010 Gold Conference IKF REGION 6 Sprint and Road Race Rules and Schedules: www.portlandkarting.com/site_files/forms/2010PKARules.pdf
Tri Cities Motel Info:
There are a block of rooms set aside in Richland for both Gold Cup weekends in March and April. A
social room rate of $99.00/night is being offered at the Red Lion motel in Richland. They have an onsight resturant and bar at the motel. Just mention you are with the NW Gold Cup and you will
receive the special rate.
The Hotel is located at 802 George Washington Way Richland WA 99352
To make reservations call the main front desk at 509-946-7611.
Spec Gas for Rotax will be Chevron 92 octane.
The spec Gas Station will be in Richland for the first two Gold Cup/Max Challenge races in
Richland, WA. Below is the physical address for the gas station to purchase your fuel. Spec Oil will
be Amsoil Dominator mixed at 32:1 ratio, the oil will be available to all racers at the registration
trailer all weekend.
Will Be Mojo 450's for Micromax/MiniMax and 450/710 for Rotax Jr/Sr/Masters classes. These will
be available trackside at the registration trailer as well.
Chevron, in Richland
1903 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA 99354
Chevron, in McMinnville
101 N Hwy 99W, McMinnville, OR 97128
6 SPRINT SCHEDULE:
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