The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean an end to competitive kart racing at PGP Motorsports Park because the region’s premier motorsports venue is pleased to announce the six-round Stars of Kart Fall and Winter Series beginning Oct. 17 and running one Sunday each month through the finale on March 6, 2011. A discounted cost structure will also be new for this series.
This series will use the same tried-and-true format that has been popular to date but will add some classes that have not previously supported PGP such as the 4-Stroke classes of World Formula, Briggs and the new Clone Wave as well as Yamahas.
Running on a race weekend schedule, with practice, qualifying, heat races and a main event, and our usual support classes of Rotax, TaG, all shifters, Junior Karters, Senior Karters, Heavy, Rentals and 35 and over.
To keep things moving classes will be combined so the Stars of Kart Series will ensure maximum seat time for all participants. Being in the seat and flying around PGP’s state-of-the-art asphalt track is exactly where Northwest kart competitors want to be — rain or shine.
A substantial amount of time and money was spent during the construction of PGP to mitigate all water issues. More than two miles of drain pipe sits under the specifically formulated asphalt that includes additional polymers and hardeners that increase the traction in the wet. This means you can expect great racing rain or shine year round.
With six possible course configurations — including the full .82-mile, 14-turn circuit — subtle elevation changes, a 30-foot wide track and a main straight approaching 800 feet in length, PGP’s layout is designed to be challenging but fun to drive. Horsepower can be an advantage at the South end, where longer straights and hard braking corners allow for maximum passing zones, but the North end is very technically rewarding to the pilots with the best driving skills.
In addition to trophies for the top finishers in each class during monthly rounds, competitors will be eligible for prizes, giveaways and contingency awards through their series participation.
Pre-registration for the Stars of Kart Series is strongly recommended. To register and for more information, visit www.pacificgp.com.
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About PGP Motorsports Park
PGP Motorsports Park is the Northwest’s premier multi-purpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Named “Best Guys Weekend Destination” for 2010 in the KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest, the track is easy to get to and inexpensive to utilize, making PGP a rare combination of top-level racing excitement and affordability. For more information on PGP events and services, visit www.pacificgp.com or call (253) 639-7223.