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Thanks for a great summer at PGP!

28 Aug

It is hard to believe, but the summer of 2014 is almost a wrap. We can’t thank all of you enough for making this summer our biggest summer yet! Absolutely tons of sunshine and great on-track action has made the season one to remember.

This Saturday will be the last day of extended hours for the summer. We will be running “Full Track” open rentals from 11:30am-8:00pm on Saturday. We will be closed Sunday, August 31st in observance of a mandatory King County “Quiet Day”.

We will reopen Wednesday, Sept 3rd at 9:00am. Effective September 3rd, our Fall hours will beWednesday-Sunday 9:00AM-5:30PM.

Karting at PGP just got even cooler!

17 Jul

At PGP we are obsessed with always trying to improve the safety and comfort of your racing experience. We know as well as you that the long sleeve apparel requirement could be a bit toasty in the summer time. So we went to work developing a heat shield for the exhaust system of our karts. We designed and tested multiple options before arriving at the final product that is now fitted to all of our karts. This heat shield ensures that you are protected from the hot temps around the exhaust area of the kart while allowing us to lift the requirement of long sleeves on track at PGP!

So while we still recommend long sleeves, they are no longer required for our Arrive and Drive Karting sessions. Come join us for some “cool” summer karting at PGP!

SOVREN Guild Kart Challenge Raises $57K for Seattle Children’s!

04 Jul

Now in its fifth edition, the SOVREN Guild Kart Challenge made its return to PGP on Friday, June 18th.  The annual event benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital has become a mainstay in the summer calendar at PGP.  The racing action this year was as hotly contested as ever.  With 100% of the proceeds from the race being donated directly to Seattle Children’s Hospital, the real winners are truly the children. This year’s race saw 18 teams and nearly 80 drivers battle wheel-to-wheel over the course of the 2-hour endurance race. In the end it was one of the Team Seattle entries, driven by Don Kitch, Maurice Shawver, Andrew Evans and Kevin Janders, completing 81 laps who took the victory.  With the win, Team Seattle earned a spot on the popular perpetual Helmet Trophy.  Their names will be added to list of past victors in the event.  As a member of the winning team in 2013 as well, Kevin Janders also became the first two-time winner in the event’s history.  
The most coveted spot on the trophy, reserved for the team bringing in the most donations, went to another Team Seattle entry, Team Seattle-Valve Karting,  bringing in that top honor.
An extremely generous matching donation of $20,000 from Jackson Dean Construction brought this year’s event total to over $57,000.  This brings the event’s five-year total to nearly  $250,000!
PGP and the SOVREN Guild would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this year’s event a huge success and we look forward to making the 2015 Kart Challenge an even bigger success for Seattle Children’s!

Summer Rental Kart League Returns to PGP

15 May

2014 Summer Series LoRes

This Saturday morning will bring the return of our Summer Rental Kart Racing League. Each week the interest continues to grow in both the “Pro” and “Pro-Am” categories so we anticipate packed fields of quality competitors for our Summer series. These ever popular events will once again be run on Saturday mornings, sign-in opens at 8:00am and closes at 8:30, driver’s meeting will be held at 8:40 and on track action commences at 9:00am sharp.

The “Pro” and “Pro-Am” categories will duke it out over the course of a 10 race Championship series. Racers are welcome to race individual race events or contest the entire series in the chase for the series championship. Competitor’s top 9 races counting towards the overall championship standings.

Be sure to pre-register early as these categories can sell out fast. Pricing for the Summer series will remain the same at $85 for non-members and $95 for members. We will also be offering the very popular “Season Pass” option again, a discounted price of $750 gets you entry into all 10 of the Summer series races and an additional FREE bonus entry to one of our endurance series events. These season passes are limited to the first 10 purchased so be sure to give us a call if you would like to reserve yours!

More information on the racing events currently offered at PGP can be found at: under the racing tab.

Evening Racing Returning to PGP

04 Apr

The month of May brings better weather, longer days and of course…Summer hours to PGP! BeginningFriday May 2st, PGP will be open until dusk on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We will be running Arrive and Drive sessions until 8:30pm (Wed, Fri and Sat) from May through August. So, mark your calendars for May 2nd for the start of evening racing at PGP. See you at the track!