2018 NW Gold Cup Banquet Information

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Posted: Oct 4, 2018
An Invitation to all of our NW Gold Cup Racers Families and Supporters
2018 Northwest Gold Cup Awards Banquet and Conference November 3-4, 2018
Banquet November 3, 2018  7:00PM  Social Hour  6:00PM
Please join us celebrate crowning the NW champions of 2018
We will be crowning the IKF Region 6/Gold Cup LeCont Tire Champions in Road Race and Sprint divisions at our annual banquet Saturday November 3rd. This year the location of the NW Gold Cup Conference and Awards banquet will be at the
Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport
18220 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
The Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport  has set aside a block of rooms for the NW Gold Cup Conference and Banquet.
To make your reservation please call  (206) 246-5535, ask for the NW Gold Cup group rate of $ 79.00 prior October 26, 2018. After Friday, October 26, 2018 Cut Off date hotel will release unsold rooms for general sale.
The menu for the banquet this year is
• Char grilled King Salmon filet basted with basil garlic butter
 • Sliced prime roast on Pinot Noir forest mushroom sauce
 • Garlic mashed baby red potatoes
 • Medley of northwest vegetable sauté
• Field greens with apple, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, and bleu cheese vinaigrette
• Tri color tortellini with sundried tomato, fresh basil, and garlic
 • Fresh seasonal fruit with raspberry yogurt sauce
 • Artisan breads and butter, olive oil and balsamic
 • Peach Crisp
Adults $40.00 Children $20.00 4-11 Includes tax and tip.
To get your Dinner reservations please send check, money order made out to NW KARTING 
Credit card info (Credit Card charges subject to 3% handling fee.) 
Ann Harlow
13115 A NW 11th PL 
Vancouver, WA 98685
Ann. Harlow @hotmail.com
360-241-9066 evenings before 9PM

Dinner Reservations must be received by no later than October 30, 2018
The use of the banquet room and the meeting rooms for the Conference are complementary, provided that enough rooms are rented and dinners are purchased for the banquet.

To see if you are receiving an award from the NW Gold Cup Sprint and Road Race Series go to http://www.nwgoldcup.com orwww.portlandkarting.com click on the results page to see the awards recipients.

For our new and veteran racers of the Northwest a brief explanation of the Northwest Gold Cup
The Annual Gold Cup Conference will begin on Friday evening November 2nd with a hosted reception for all who are attending the conference and banquet. The reception is a great place to start off the Conference with racers from the NW talking about the season and what great possibilities will hold for the future of the region.
The official conference meeting will start Saturday Morning November 3rd at 9:00AM and will run through the weekend and finish up on Sunday the 4th at the same location of the Awards Banquet.
The Gold cup conference traditionally consists of the member clubs and tracks in the Northwest which have been convening since the 1970’s and was conceived and organized to provide a uniform set of rules with IKF sanctioning and to provide parity and equality among all the Clubs, tracks, in the region. The meeting is conducted by one of the IKF regional Governors.
The regional Schedules are comprised at this time during the Conference. Once the regional schedules are decided at the conference then the clubs and promoters can schedule their local race season to avoid potential conflicts. Each member Club and or promoter send 4 delegates to the Gold Cup Conference to debate and vote on rules, classes, dates, officials, etc for the region to ensure all clubs and their members and the karters are treated fairly and uniformly. 
Once dates and rules etc are voted on the club delegates then take that information and present to their respective club members and the clubs to set schedules class structure and rules packages accordingly.

The conference meetings are open to all our karting family of the northwest and we highly encourage your attendance and input through your respective club or promoter representatives so that the racers voice is heard. While is it is implied, a reminder to all that the vast majority of the delegates and elected officials of the Gold Cup member clubs are volunteers and without their support throughout the last 50 plus years the Gold Cup and the regional program would not exist.
So for those that volunteer to help make our sport better a huge thank you is in order. If you would like to volunteer or help out contact your local representatives and get active.
Present member clubs and tracks are listed below.

Sprint Road Race
Tri Cities Kart Club 
Portland Karting Association
Puget Sound Road Race Association 
Spokane Kart Racing Association 
North West Road Racers 
Puget Sound Go Kart Association
Portland Karting Association Road Race 
Snake River Karters 
West Coast Kart Club
Sumas International Motorsport Academy
Southern Oregon Karters

So, from all of the Northwest Gold Cup Member Clubs and Tracks of 2018
Thank you for making the 2018 racing season a success. We look forward to seeing you in 2018 and we hope that you encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join our karting family to make it even better and more exciting for 2019 and beyond.
For more information please see http://www.northwestgoldcup.com or http://www.portlandkarting.com for links to all of the member clubs and contacts of the Northwest.

We would like to say thanks to some of the Gold Cup sponsors for the 2018 season
If you would like your company’s name added to the list please contact Michael Schorn at kartrcr@yahoo.com

Le Cont, Kart-O-Rama, Competition Motors Corp,
Briggs and Stratton, Mike’s Kartstands
Odenthal Racing Products