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Fall 4-Stroke Racing at PGP

11 Sep

Another awesome season of 4-Stroke racing wrapped up last weekend at PGP! A.J. Fugitt came away the champion in the popular L.O.206 Light category. Kevin Mejia took home the championship in the L.O.206 Heavy category. All of us at PGP would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the competitors that raced with us and made this summer season great!

As we head into fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest, most tracks are finishing out their racing for the year. At PGP we are just getting ramped up! The Fall/Winter season has historically provided our largest fields of competitors and some of the best racing of the year.  The multiple miles of drainage piping running underneath the track makes PGP uniquely equipped to handle any wet and wild weather that mother nature can throw at us.

The continued growth of the L.O.206 categories both nationally and here at PGP has been a great growth opportunity for the sport of karting. A large number of karters have made the transition from our Birel N35 Rental Kart Racing Leagues to become L.O.206 racers. The spec nature and simplified rule structure of the L.O.206 category have made it a great racing option for both new racers and veterans alike. As we move into the Fall/Winter racing season we will be offering three categories of 4-Stroke racing , L.O.206 Light, L.O.206 Heavy and the addition of an L.O.206 Junior category for our 12-14 Year old racers.

We look forward to a great winter of racing with you and as always,  thank you for choosing to race at PGP Motorsports Park!

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: www.pacificgp.com 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!

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