Fife, Wash. (Nov. 15th, 2015) – I.K.F. Region 6 Northwest Gold Cup series is ready to kick off 2016! The sights are set on the first event scheduled for April 2nd-3rd at Southern Oregon Karters in Medford Oregon. “All of our events are I.K.F. Sanctioned and we will continue our relationship with the I.K.F. and its rule book with our series. There is an advantage of using a rule package that has been developed over the past 58 years, an asset that few other series have” shared Mike Schorn, Region 6 Coordinator.
As the series evolves, positive change continues. Ray Smith, 2016 I.K.F. Idaho Governor, will serve as Co-Coordinator alongside of Mike Schorn for the 2016 season. Additionally, “the NW Gold Cup Series reached a unanimous decision to continue the partnership with MG Tire,” Schorn said. “The MG Tire has been very well accepted during the past years. Competitive pricing, great support and the program MG Tire has offered to the NW Gold Series and the Region 6 clubs, it made perfect sense to continue the partnership we’ve built with MG Tire,” Smith added. “The Northwest Gold Cup is about promoting and welcoming all drivers, shops and teams,” stated series coordinator Michael Schorn. “Over the years, the series has produced some of the top talent in the country, and that still continues today. MG Tires has been a great supporter of the Northwest Gold Cup with excellent service and support to the racers and kart shops in the area. The quality of the tire has allowed the racers to be competitive on sets with more than a complete weekend on them and continue to use those same tires at club races. Our goal is to keep entry fees affordable for all racers and families.” Ray Smith will be leading a regional tire testing committee during the 2017 season to test tires for the next contract and added “It is part of business to perform due diligence which establishes a process to test each manufactures tire thoroughly at various facilities while utilizing defined reporting criteria,” Smith added.
CMC Motorsports will pay out $100 for the Briggs World Formula Winner each day. Black Star Motorsports is providing the $50 bonus for fastest Briggs World Formula qualifier both days each weekend. Kart-O-Rama is raffling five $100 prizes to any driver that enters in the Briggs LO206 Junior or Senior class on the season, set to be handed out at the awards banquet in November at the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife, Washington. In addition, you won’t miss the MG Tire inflatable at each event and the swag that will be available at each event.
Briggs and Stratton has always been a supporter of the Northwest Gold Cup. 2016 is no different, Briggs & Stratton's Director of Racing David Klaus shared "We'll continue working with the Northwest Gold Cup series in 2016. This group is making strides with a diverse class list, ranging from Juniors to Masters. Four cycle engine packages for this series include Briggs Animal, LO 206, and World Formula motors. Optimism is high for great year out west".
April 2nd – 3rd: Southern Oregon Karters – Medford OR
April 30th-May 1st: Tri-Cities Kart Club - Tri-Cities WA
May 28th-29th: Spokane Kart Racing Association – Spokane WA
July 16th-17th: Sumas International Motorsports Academy - Sumas WA
August 20th-21st: Portland Karting Association – McMinnville, OR
For more than 45 years, the Nation’s oldest karting series has been supporting competitive regional racing, while maintaining a family environment. This series has remained a cornerstone for kart racing in the Pacific Northwest. “There has been a divide in the sport of karting over the past 5 years, with some witnessing a decline in participation. Going forward, I think the sport will see a consolidation of series to strengthen sport. We’re excited about the future.” Smith commented.
NW Gold Cup Series
Coordinator - Mike Schorn (503) 702-8244
Co-Coordinator – Ray Smith (208) 866-1447