Contact Information:

NW GOLD CUP SERIES

Bill Hettick-IKF Region 6 Sprint Coordinator

Phone: 206-353-6569 E-mail: wghrock@comcast.net

See our new website at www.nwgoldcup.com

Notary Service at First Gold Cup April 19-21st.

Gold Cup officals are happy to annouce that  there will be a notary service available to notarize minor releases for the Gold Cup Series. Once a Minors release is completed and notarized for the Gold Cup series it will be good for the all of the 2013 Gold Cup Races.

Notary Tobi Zamora will be available for the service at the BAM Registration trailer at  the following times

Friday April 19th 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Saturday April 20th 8:00AM 10:00AM

There is a $5.00 fee for the service.

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*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

NW Gold Cup Series to Open 2013 Series in Richland, WA

 

Dallas, OR – The NW Gold Cup Series brings their opening round of touring kart racing action to Horn Rapids Raceway Park in Richland, WA April 19th-21st. Hosted by the Seattle Kart Club, round one of the series will feature karting’s best NW drivers and race teams.

 

The NWGC series is proud to be bringing their opening round to Richland, Washington to compete at what is consider by many one of the finest racing facilities in the northwest. Horn Rapids Raceway Park was host to one of the International Kart Federation’s largest and most prestigious events, the 4 cycle Grand Nationals, which gathers top national as well as international competitors to test their talent against one another.  The track was granted the event in 2010 and again in 2012.

 

This is the first stop for the regional traveling series which will see stops in three states and one international country, when it makes its yearly stop at the Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, B.C.  You can expect to see the best kart race teams and drivers that the northwest has to offer in a host of both 2 cycle and 4 cycle powered divisions, with ages ranging from 5 to 60.  The series also offers a shifter division which features 125cc powered machines complete with gearboxes that will be reaching speeds of 80 plus miles an hour on the ¾ of a mile 8 turn road course, and looks to be the strongest it’s been in quite sometime. Complete event information can be found at the series website www.northwestgoldcup.com or  www.nwgoldcup.com .

 

 

The NW Gold Cup Series has been the testing ground that local northwest racers have used to test and hone their skills at the next level before trying their hand nationally since 1960.  IKF Sprint Coordinator Bill Hettick was very positive when asked about 2013. “Were real excited about the way things look for the series in 2013.  We have several of our series top teams in several different classes returning to the run the series, and our shifter series looks to be the larger and more competitive than it’s been in quite sometime so we’re very excited about how the season looks.”

 

 

There is all day practice and registration on Friday April 19th and two days worth of race action on Saturday and Sunday April 20th & 21st.  Gates open at 7am, Drivers meeting at 8am and practice scheduled to start at 8:30am, and race action is set to get underway just after noon both days.  General Admission is FREE to all race fans, and those wanting a closer look can purchase a paddock pass which will get them into the pit area. For a complete look at the event schedule, class rules and regulations, along with event pricing check out the NW Gold Cup’s Official website at www.northwestgoldcup.com or www.nwgoldcup.com

 

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Latest News Update for the Rotax Classes in Gold Cup


9.2.6 Carburetor:

 

Due to unforeseen backorders and inventory issues, the Maxspeed Group has decided to postpone the new 2013 Carburetor Technical Regulations until further notice.  The purpose of this bulletin is to properly allow all competitors to receive an equal opportunity to be able to order the parts and to be equally able to make the transition from the 2012 Carburetor Rules to the new 2013 Carburetor Rules.

 

The Maxspeed Group recommends all USRMC series to adopt the new 2013 Technical Rules and Regulations ASAP, but to continue to use the 2012 Carburetor Regulations until supply of the new parts is no longer an issue.

2012 Carburetor Technical Rules and Regulations:

-Junior Max, Senior Max, Masters Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters must use either Combination #1 or Combination #2: as stated in 2012 IRMC Technical Regulations.

 

-Mini Max must use Combination #1 only:  Carburetor Insert 12.5 – Floats gr5.2 – Idle Jet 30 – Idle Jet Insert 30, K-98 needle only.

 

-Micro Max must use Combination #2 only:  Carburetor Insert 8.5 – Floats gr3.6 – Idle Jet 60 – Idle Jet Insert 60 – K-98 needle only.  Only main jets marked: 115/118/120/122/125/128/130 is allowed and as supplied from BRP Micro Max Jet Package.

 

-Micro Max and Mini Max:  Event organizers may specify single main jet or a choice of allowed main jets for events

9.2.6 Carburetor:

 

Due to unforeseen backorders and inventory issues, the Maxspeed Group has decided to postpone the new 2013 Carburetor Technical Regulations until further notice.  The purpose of this bulletin is to properly allow all competitors to receive an equal opportunity to be able to order the parts and to be equally able to make the transition from the 2012 Carburetor Rules to the new 2013 Carburetor Rules.

 

The Maxspeed Group recommends all USRMC series to adopt the new 2013 Technical Rules and Regulations ASAP, but to continue to use the 2012 Carburetor Regulations until supply of the new parts is no longer an issue.

2012 Carburetor Technical Rules and Regulations:

-Junior Max, Senior Max, Masters Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters must use either Combination #1 or Combination #2: as stated in 2012 IRMC Technical Regulations.

 

-Mini Max must use Combination #1 only:  Carburetor Insert 12.5 – Floats gr5.2 – Idle Jet 30 – Idle Jet Insert 30, K-98 needle only.

 

-Micro Max must use Combination #2 only:  Carburetor Insert 8.5 – Floats gr3.6 – Idle Jet 60 – Idle Jet Insert 60 – K-98 needle only.  Only main jets marked: 115/118/120/122/125/128/130 is allowed and as supplied from BRP Micro Max Jet Package.

 

-Micro Max and Mini Max:  Event organizers may specify single main jet or a choice of allowed main jets for events

Round 1 - Horn Rapids Pre-registration

 

The Gold Cup Rotax Mini will be using rev limiters for the 2013 Season
We have confirmed with RMCUS administrator Josh Smith that the Gold Cup will be able to use the rev limiters for the Rotax Mini class for the 2013 season. The Rev limiters will be issued at registration and then will be required to return to registration at the completion of event weekend. There may be a small fee to cover the costs of shipping the rev limiters to and from RMCUS.
Also the latest Mini Max updates as there has been some questions on the chassis size. Please see below the latest update from RMCUS.
Mini Max Updates
Chassis
-Wheelbase: 1041.4 mm (41 inches) maximum
-Maximum overall width 1333.50 mm (52.50 inches) including side pod protection.
1.2. Rear Protection
-Full coverage rear bumper is mandatory. Full coverage is defined as covering inside half of each
rear tire at all times, and may not protrude outboard of outer edge of rear tires, under all
conditions.
1.3 Tires
-Mini Max (Dry) D1 Mojo: Front Slicks: 4.5 x 10.0 – 5, Rear Slicks: 4.5 x 10.0 – 5
-Mini Max (Wet) W2 Mojo: Front and Rear: 4.5 x 10.0 – 5
1.4 Mini Max Carburetor
-3.6 floats only, 60 idle jet only, 60 insert idle jet only
-All other 2013 specified regulations apply.
1.5 Mini Max Gearing
-13 tooth front drive sprocket is required.
-82 tooth rear driver sprocket is required.

 

 

 

2013 United States Rotax Max Challange Series Rules and Tech update

We have received some updates and rule changes for the 2013 Rotax classes for the Gold Cup and US Rotax Max Challange series classes for those clubs that are running a local USRMC challenge,

Please see the following links for the tech bulletins.

http://www.gorotax.com/images/downloads/2013-Rotax-MAX-Age-Structure.pdf
http://www.gorotax.com/images/downloads/2013-Rotax-MAX-Class-Structure.pdf
http://www.gorotax.com/rules-and-regulations.html  general rules for the USRMC

Remember for Gold Cup we are following the USRMC rules with exception of licence requirement and that we will allow legacy engines to compete. However all entrants must follow the latest carburator rules of the USRMC.

 

 

MG Tire/IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Sprint Kart Series to host 7 races for 2013

 

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 7 race series starting with another great season of racing 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 and again providing some of the best top level competition in the United States and Canada.

 

 

Bill Hettick and crew from Bam Racing has been a partner with the Gold Cup Clubs for over 7 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. This regional sprint race series will consist of 7 race events at 6 different race facilities. The different tracks have eliminated the home track advantages that other series can’t 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 NW Gold Cup Series has added 3 Shifter classes to make the Gold Cup Series a complete Regional series offering and welcoming a place for nearly everyone. With the 2013 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals being held at Portland Karting Association’s MAC Track in McMinnville, OR, July 17-20, 2013, All drivers of MG Tire NW Gold Cup Series competing in the IKF Region 6/ NW Gold Cup will earn punches to compete at the 2013 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals for the coveted Duffy. The IKF Duffy is kart racings Original National Championship Award and one of the most sought for Trophies to fill a racers resume.

 

The MG Tire IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Regional Series will kick off the 2013 Racing Season with the first race event hosted by the Seattle Kart Club at Horn Rapids Raceway in Richland, Washington.  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 IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup 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 second to none at all of the NW Gold Cup events. Shilo Inns official hotel of the The MG Tire IKF Region 6 / NW Gold Cup Regional Series will for the 5th 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 would may come to the MG Tire, IKF NW Gold Cup Series and look forward to the new racing season.

 

For more information about the 2013 MG Tire, IKF Region/ NW Gold Cup go to www.northwestgoldup.com , www.portlandkarting.com or contact Mike Schorn at 503-324-9072.

 

April 19-21                     SKC                 Horn Rapids Richland, WA         Seattle Kart Club

May 24-26                     SRK                 Star, ID                                     Snake River Karters

June 7-9                        PSGKA             Spanaway, WA                          Puget Sound Go Kart Association

June 28-30                    PKA                 McMinnville, OR                         Portland Karting Association

July 19-21       IKF 4 Cycle Grand Nationals @ McMinnville, OR

August 9-11                   WCKC              Chilliwack, BC Canada               West Coast Kart Club

August 30-Sept. 1          TCKC                Horn Rapids Richland, WA         Tri-City Kart Club

September 13-15           SKRA               Spokane, WA                            Spokane Kart Racing Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Gold Cup Page is under construction. Please excuse our mess while we are in the redesign.

We will be posting updates and Items here and on the PKA website.

 

Note to all: There is a change of date to The West Coast Kart Club hosted Gold Cup Race the NEW DATE IS AUGUST 9-11, 3013

Please Note it in your calanders.

 

The 2013 Rules are now posted. Also the Rotax Membership link is below.

 

 

Click on the link below to download and see

2013 Gold Cup Rules

Class

ENGINE/

RESTRICTIONS

Weight

Age

Race Day

Kid Kart

Per IKF

Per IKF

5-8

Two Day

Jr. I Briggs Gas Animal Light

Per IKF

240

*7-11

Saturday

Jr. I Briggs Gas Animal  Heavy

Per IKF

260

*7-11

Sunday

Jr. I Briggs LO206

Per IKF

235

*7-11

Saturday

Jr. II IKF Briggs World Formula

Per IKF

325

12-15

Saturday

Jr. II Briggs Gas Animal Light

Per IKF

310

12-15

Saturday

Jr. II Briggs Gas Animal Heavy

Per IKF

330

12-15

Sunday

Jr. II IKF Briggs World  Formula Extra Heavy

Per IKF

390

12-15

Sunday

Jr. II Briggs LO206

Per IKF

300

12-15

Sunday

Briggs LO206

Per IKF

360

16-up

Saturday

Briggs Gas Animal

Per IKF

350

16-up

Saturday

F200

Per Burris

370

16-up

Saturday

Formula TKM 4 Stroke

Per ASN

380

16-up

Saturday

Briggs Gas Animal  Heavy

Per IKF

370

16-Up

Sunday

IKF Briggs World Formula Medium

Per IKF

365

16-Up

Sunday

IKF Briggs World Formula Heavy

Per IKF

390

16-Up

Saturday

IKF Briggs World Formula Super Heavy

Per IKF

405

40+ or 200lb

Sunday

TAG Cadet

Per Local option

230/250

7*-11

Two Day

TAG JR2

Per Local option

265

9-12

Two Day

TAG JR3

Per Local option

320

13-15

Two Day

TAG SR

Per Local option

370/385

16-Up

Two Day

IKF TAG Masters

Per Local option

390/405/420

32-Up

Two Day

Shifter

Per IKF^

Per IKF

16-Up

Two Day

^TM Stock/Modified

Super Stock Cr125 Honda

SSHonda StkTM 385

Stk TAG ICC 385

Stock SGM L198 385,

All other KZ/ICC, all Modified 410

16--up

Two Day

Super Stock CR 125 Light (S2)

Per IKF

385

Attained Age 15-up

Two Day

Super Stock CR 125 Heavy (S4)

Per IKF

405

30-up

Two Day

Super Stock CR 125 JR (S5)

Per IKF

340

Attained Age  12-15

Two Day

Rotax Micro

Per Rotax Rules

235

7-10

Sat. & Sun.

Rotax Mini

Per Rotax Rules

265

9-12

Sat. & Sun.

Rotax Junior

Per Rotax Rules

320

12-16

Sat. & Sun.

Rotax International

Per Rotax Rules

365

16-Up

Sat. & Sun.

Rotax Masters

Per Rotax Rules

405

32-Up

Sat. & Sun.

2012 Gold Cup Rules