Already known as the premier multi-purpose motorsports venue in the Pacific Northwest, PGP Motorsports Park is taking the idea of "multi-purpose" to a new level this fall and winter.
The newest addition to the racing calendar at PGP is the five-round Stars of Motorsports Series, a multiple racing discipline competition one Sunday a month beginning Nov. 19, 2010 and wrapping up on March 20, 2011.
With car drifting and lapping, competition and rental karting, scooters and SuperMoto bikes competing on the same day, all of PGP's drivers will have the chance to experience the full range of racing available at the state-of-the-art venue.
There will be two classes for competition karts (Rotax and shifter), two SuperMoto classes (Open and DRZ/Street, asphalt only) and a limit of eight cars in each of the Lap Attack and Drifting categories.
For those that are hardcore racers, here is your chance: Dare to run as an Iron Man? Race a kart, a Supermoto bike and a car all in one day? How about assembling a team of one person for each? Additional recognition will be given for these categories. No wimps allowed.
Events will run in similar format to our other events with a morning practice that doubles as qualifying for those classes establishing a starting order, a heat event and a final event.
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. Drifting will be judged as well and trophies awarded to the top three.
One of the newest additions to PGP has been the live streaming broadcasts of races provided by eventbuilder.com. All Stars of Motorsports events can be viewed live by accessing a link on the PGP website (www.pacificgp.com) and will also be available for "on demand" viewing later by following the same link.
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.
Pre-registration for the Stars of Motorsports Series is strongly recommended. To register and for more information, visit www.pacificgp.com.