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The 2019 local race season, here in the greater Portland area, will see some changes moving forward into the up coming season. The Pats Acres Racing Complex Series, or P.A.R.C. Series, is going to re-focus on building a local grassroots karting series, that has a focused class structure with fewer, but larger and more competitive classes. The 2019 P.A.R.C. Series schedule will include 5 weekend day races, 3 of which will be night races, and 5 Thursday evening races, for a total of 10 races in the Series. The classes that will run all 10 rounds is limited to the full range of LO206 and the new 100cc classes (see below for details). The TAG, shifters and World Formula classes will be offered on the weekend race dates only (5 rounds). The goal of the P.A.R.C. Series is to concentrate and grow the competition locally, in the classes that draw the most entries and appeal to the most competitors. The O2S will be joining for a few events again in 2019, with a focus on getting all the shifter and TAG drivers to show up for the same events. Plans for the 2019 P.A.R.C. Series include drawings and product giveaways, some brief instructional sessions regarding multiple aspects of racing, multiple track layouts (backwards anyone?), restructured race day awards, and a year end awards programs.
Below are the class structures we will offer for the 2019 season.
2019 Pat's Acres Racing Complex Series (P.A.R.C. Series) Classes
Class Age Weight Engine Fuel Tires /Size Rules
LO206 Cadet 7-12 240 Briggs 206* Type 1 Evinco Blue 4.6(4) IKF
LO206 JR 11-15 320 Briggs 206* Type 1 Evinco Blue 4.6x6.0 IKF
LO206 SR 14 & up 360 Briggs 206* Type 1 Evinco Blue 4.6x6.0 IKF
LO206 Masters 30 & up 370 Briggs 206* Type 1 Evinco Blue 4.6X6.0 IKF
100cc JR 11-15 310 ROK VLR/KA100 Type 2 Evinco Blue 4.6X7.10 ROK/SKUSA
100cc SR 14 & up 350 ROK VLR/KA100 Type 2 Evinco Blue 4.6X7.10 ROK/SKUSA
100cc Masters 30 & up 380 ROK VLR/KA100 Type 2 Evinco Blue 4.6X7.10 ROK/SKUSA
*These additional classes will be offered for weekend races only.*
KID KART 5-8 Any Comer 50/Honda 50 Any Any
WF Heavy 15 & up 390 Briggs WF Type 1 Evinco Blue 4.6X6.0 IKF
TAG JR 12-15 320 Leopard/X30/Rotax Type 2 Evinco Red 4.6X7.10 SKUSA
TAG SR 15 & up 360 Leopard/X30/Rotax Type 2 Evinco Red 4.6X7.10 SKUSA
125 Shifter 14 & up 385-395 Honda CR/ROK Type 2 Evinco Red 4.6X7.10 ROK/SKUSA
125 Shifter HVY 15 & up O2S O2S O2S O2S O2S
TYPE 1 is non-ethanol, non-oxygenated 89-91 octane fuel. (PARC fuel is okay)
TYPE 2 is VP C12 with Motul Kart Grand Prix oil mixed at a 24:1 to 16:1 ratio.
*Rain tires for all classes must be Bridgestone YLP, LeCont White or Purples, or MG WT's.
*Briggs LO206 refers to legal motors that are sealed and according to IKF rules.
2019 Pat's Acres Racing Complex Series (P.A.R.C. Series) Schedule
Round Date Classes Offered Track Configuration
#1 Sunday, April 28th, 2019 ALL Short Track
#2 Thursday, May 9th, 2019 LO206 & 100cc Short Track
#3 Thursday, June 13th, 2019 LO206 & 100cc Long Track
#4 Saturday, June 29th, 2019 ALL (Night Race) Short Track
#5 Thursday, July 11th, 2019 LO206 & 100cc Long Track
#6 Saturday, July 27th, 2019 ALL (Night Race) Short Track
#7 Thursday, August 8th, 2019 LO206 & 100cc Short Track
#8 Saturday, August 17, 2019 ALL (Night Race) Short Track
#9 Thursday, August 29th, 2019 LO206 & 100cc Mid Track
#10 Sunday, October 6th, 2019 ALL Long Track
*Track configurations will be announced later.
*The race dates above are tentative and can be changed at P.A.R.C.'s discretion.
The racing format will remain unchanged, with a typical race day consisting of practice sessions, qualifying, a pre-final and a final. Trophies will be awarded after each race of the series with points being accumulated for the Championship at the end of the year. An updated version of the rulebook will be posted at a later date, and all questions concerning the P.A.R.C. Series should be directed towards the office at Pat's Acres Racing Complex.
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