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February 13, 2013 News
NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series Schedule Announced

The MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series, one of the largest Regional series programs in the North America have slated a seven-race series in the Northwest for 2013.

The nationally recognized Canadian and United States race series attracts national and internationally known racers to compete in highly contested racing action. The series boasts cooperation with IKF, IAME Cup, and in the past one of the largest regional qualification series for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand National Championship. The Gold Cup series has enjoyed a strong history producing some of top ranked drivers not only in the US and Canada, but the world. These drivers will be returning in 2013, again providing some of the best top level competition in the United States and Canada.

Bill Hettick and the crew from Bam Racing have been a partner with the Gold Cup Clubs for over seven years, providing the registration, tech and officiating duties of the IKF sanctioned Northwest Gold Cup Sprint Series. With the set of IKF sanctioned rules developed and approved by the northwest regional clubs the BAM crew has been able to officiate in a very consistent manner and give a fair and unbiased racing platform to the series racers. Back by popular demand by the racers and spectators alike, Terry Bridges of Pro Sound Services, will be calling the racing action to keep families and spectators up to speed on the racing action.

Thie regional sprint race series will consist of seven race events at six different race facilities in 2013. The different tracks have eliminated the home track advantages that other series canít offer. For the competitors, that means professional quality racing at many different tracks at an affordable price.

In addition to the already popular classes, the 2013 MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series has added three Shifter classes to make the Gold Cup Series a complete regional series offering a place for nearly everyone. With the 2013 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals being held at Portland Karting Associationís MAC Track in McMinnville, Ore., on July 17-20, all drivers of competing will earn punches to compete at the 2013 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, fighting a coveted Duffy. The IKF Duffy is kart racings Original National Championship Award, and one of the most sought for Trophies to put on a racers resume.

The MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series will kick off the 2013 racing season with the event hosted by the Seattle Kart Club at Horn Rapids Raceway in Richland, Wash. The Horn Rapids track has been home to numerous IKF 2 Cycle and 4 Cycle Sprint Grand National events, and is regarded as one of the nicest Kart tracks in the country.

Member Clubs of the NW Gold Cup along with the local communities look forward to hosting a regional event each year, and team up to roll out the red carpet to make each racer feel right at home as part of the regional karting community. Most of the events have special Saturday night events like Barbeques, Pot Luck Dinners, Spaghetti Feeds, or Pizza Parties for all the competitors and their crews or family. The MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series has become a favorite gathering of the karting families in the Northwest and Western Canada.

Title sponsor MG Tires is looking forward to be a part of the popular NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series once again for 2013. Along with the sponsorship, MG Tires works with all of the kart shops and dealers to provide some the best track support at all of the NW Gold Cup events. Shilo Inns official hotel of the The MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series, will for the fifth year provide the race event participants, race crews, and the racing families with large discounts on all their out of town lodging.

All of the members, clubs, dealer, and crews of the NW Gold Cup would like to invite and extend a warm welcome for all who come to the MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series, and look forward to the new racing season.

For more information, go to http://www.northwestgoldcup.com , http://www.portlandkarting.com or contact Mike Schorn at 503-324-9072.

MG Tire IKF Region 6/NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series - 2013 Schedule

April 19-21Seattle Kart ClubRichland, Wash.
May 24-26Snake River KartersStar, Idaho
June 7-9Puget Sound Go Kart AssociationSpanaway, Wash.
June 28-30Portland Karting AssociationMcMinnville, Ore.
July 19-21IKF 4 Cycle Grand NationalsMcMinnville, Ore.
August 17-19West Coast Kart ClubChilliwack, B.C.
August 30-September 1Tri-City Kart ClubRichland, Wash.
September 13-15Spokane Kart Racing AssociationSpokane, Wash.
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