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PGP Sets 2011 Rental Kart Series Schedule


Looking for the speed, thrills and excitement of racing but don't think you can afford it? Then you need to check out the Fall & Winter schedule for the Rental Kart Racing Series at PGP Motorsports Park.

All Rental Kart Series events are rain or shine and are open to the public (minimum age 15) with no prior racing experience or competition license required. You show up ready to experience the thrill of racing and PGP provides the rest - the kart, fuel, tires, helmet and a venue that was named a Best Destination in the King 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest.

The Rental Kart Fall & Winter series competes on most Saturdays through April 6, 2011 and the format will rotate between road course - any of PGP's multi-turn course configurations - oval and endurance racing. The cost per event is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. There is no sales tax for race series events. To avoid long lines on race mornings, pre-registration is recommended, using the form available at www.pacificgp.com.

Each event includes a practice session, two heat races, a semi-final and a final event. Drivers will be divided into two classes, Light (190 lbs and under) and Heavy (over 190 lbs), with ballast weight provided to keep the competition close. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class.

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.

All racing at PGP is 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.

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About Pacific Grand Prix
Pacific Grand Prix is the Northwest’s premier multipurpose racing facility and is located in close proximity to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. 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.

Article Credit: Pacificgp.com
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