May 4th, 2021
Fellow racers, parents and fans,We would like to extend our gratitude to all of the racers who made our first race in almost two years a success. Without all of you we would not have had such great racing and competition. We also want to thank Tri-Cities Kart Club for taking so much time to prepare a first-class facility, as well as working late into the night Saturday, to remedy a safety issue with the track.
We would like to acknowledge and apologize for a few issues that came up. We had some line up errors with the Sr. 206 class that popped up due to the extremely large field that we had. We realize that tempers flared as it was a stressful for both racers and officials. We realize the software is not able to accurately produce lineups for the methods we use. Once we realized the error, we manually gridded the fields and will continue to use this method in the future.
We also have to take this opportunity to apologize to the parents in Jr.1. We tried to make the best call at the event but in hindsight we should have taken longer to discuss it and we realize it wasn’t the right call.
Like racers though, we are always looking forward and not backwards! As the series continues to grow, we want to acknowledge when we can and will do better. After all of our races we have implemented a teleconference with all of the NWKA member tracks and officials. Following this race, we had 18 representatives and officials then that looked at all aspects of the weekend. We have another follow up call this coming week to ensure the same mistakes are not made again.
As racers ourselves, we feel that the series offers amazing value and we will always strive to do better and provide an even better product. We ask that you reach out to any of the track representatives to help contribute to be part of this process. With our next round only a few weeks away, we look forward to doing it all over again!
NWKA Staff, Officials and Club Representatives.
April 12 2021 Rule Update
April 18 2021 - Our first round kicks off this weekend in Tri-C, WA. Pls review our newest rule book and updates posted. We also suggest following our FB page where all of our updates are posted regularly.
Racing is coming back!
June 9th 2020 - We wanted to bring our racing community up to date with where we are at. We apologize if we have not been vocal enough but our hands have been tied and we have just been paying close to attention to government mandates.
Happily, our ICP community of tracks have been in communication/ discussing what the year will look like, how we will move forward and what steps to take in order to provide the best racing platform. We really haven’t have too much to report, and we always suggest reaching out to your track reps for updates.
Currently, tracks are beginning to open for practice with limited participation. A few are even moving forward with planning upcoming races which we are so happy to see. Even better, the ICP Road race series was a huge success!
What does this mean for the ICP Cup sprint series?
• Our first race will still be in Tri-Cities, WA
• We are expecting a large group at the first race, so we are doing our due diligence to host another ground breaking event like last season
• We have two remaining ICP races on the calendar, where Tri-Cities fall we will know more at the end of the month. Either July 17-19 or Aug 7-9 so highlight them on your calendar.
• We will hold off announcing any other races until after the first ICP race held in Tri-C, Washington when we have the opportunity to discuss with our racers face to face how they feel. Most importantly, numbers and entries will do the talking.
• So what that means is that we aren’t sure how late we would run in to the season, how many races we will add and so forth since we have lots to consider. The ICP Cup wants to do what we feel is best for our tracks, racers and volunteers that make this all possible.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Season postponed until further notice
We are monitoring things closely and for the time being we are postponing the first race. It is hard to say at this point when we release a new schedule.
We are relying on our fantastic medical workers to handle the situation and we will release information about the series and schedule as soon as we can.
We appreciate your patience
NWKA and supporting clubs
CMC Commits to Over $2500.00 in Cash Awards for the 2020 ICP Cup Sprint CMC Pro World Formula Class
Feb 24th 2020 - The incentive is high this year to enter in the Pro World Formula Class at the ICP Cup Sprint Series this year with a minimum of $250.00 @ day pay out to the winner of the class. Competition Motors Corporation has upped the payout to the winner of the World Formula Pro each day at the ICP Cup Sprint Series from $150.00 @ day to $250.00 but there is a potential for much more depending on how many entries there are in the class. For every added paid entry there is an additional $10.00 added to the winner’s purse.
But that’s not all every one of the competitors has a chance of winning some cash each day of the race in the CMC Pro World Formula class. A drawing is held with the remaining paid entries for cash. World Formula Pro one of the popular classes in the ICP Cup Sprint series not only is a great class to race with a great bunch of guys and gals but also have a chance to bring home a bit of cash too.
The World Formula Class has been a continuous class in the Northwest for over 15 years and it stays popular as its rules are consistent, reliable, and it is an economical package. The Class has also turned into one of the largest Road Race Enduro classes in the Northwest too.
To be eligible for the cash awards at the ICP Cup CMC Pro World Formula an addition $50.00 per day entry is required. All additional entry monies collect are paid out to the racers.
For the complete details go to nwkart.com or ICPcup.com
Briggs & Stratton
It is official! Briggs will be hosting a tech session from 6:30pm - 7pm on Friday night May 24th at the Spokane ICP Cup race.
Grab your pen and paper so you can take notes and ask questions with Dan Pellizzari from Briggs & Statton.
Special Thank you to CKN for this article and our racers!
ICP first round re-cap, thank you! Click here
$5 Memebership form to complete
Due to a restriction imposed by our insurance provider all drivers must now be a NorthWest Karting Association Member. We understand this is last minute and want to make this as painless as possible. For the 2019 racing season the NWKA membership will be only $5 per family. This one-time fee is good for all NWKA events across both Sprint and Road Race. The applications well be available at the track as well as on our website.
$5 Family Membership form
PGP Joins ICP Cup as Sponsor
As we are 1 entry away from the 140 mark, we are happy to announce another sponsor, PGP Motorsports Park. Well know for one of the top rental kart tracks in the North West, PGP brings a lot of new racers to our sport by exposing them to a great racing atmosphere. They also host the highly successful PGP series winter and summer series .
At each round of our races, the first place finishers in 206 Jr and 206 Sr will receive free entry to any of the L0206 races.
ICP Cup Round 2 Moved to Spokane, WA on May 24th-26th
March 13 2017 - The second round of the ICP cup has been moved to Spokane, WA on May 24th-26th. “A few issues crept up with hosting the race in Boise. SRK's leadership being forward thinking and not wanting to distract from the momentum of the ICP Cup, have relinquished their race. We want to thank them, and look at getting them back on the calendar in the future” said Tim Draggoo of the ICP Cup Series. “Our series is exploding with already 126 pre-entries for Tri-Cities! We have to thank the TCKC leadership for all the hard work to prepare the track for the opening round, we all can’t wait for the season to start!”
With an all-time new attendance record on the horizon, the ICP Series is establishing itself as a fantastic series for the racers and sponsors to be part of.
We invite everyone to be part of a new chapter on April 12-14 in Tri-Cities, WA.
In City Prints Cup Launches New Website
March 7 2019 – With the season just a month away and anticipated record breaking numbers, The In City Prints Cup has launched a new website www.icpcup.com! We feel it is a great new representation of the series and the racers that make it up. Also, please visit our sponsors page and support them for making this all possible.
We are looking forward to the first round and we invite you to part of this new chapter in NW karting on April 12-14 in Tri-Cities, WA.
J3 Competition and Rotax partner with In City Prints Cup
Feb 22 2019 - J3 Competition & Rotax will partner with the In City Prints Cup to continue the growth of karting in the northwestern region through a unified competition platform. With success already spooling up from the 2018 season, the series will again see improved participation growth for the 2019 season. For 2019 the series will host a total of five (5) events held at renowned facilities in the northwestern United Sates as well as crossing the border into Canada to compete at the famed Chilliwack Karting facility, thus making for a remarkable regional series.
“Partnering with the In City Prints Cup follows directly with our mission to grow the sport of karting. With an open TaG engine platform the Rotax evo 125 engine will compete in four different categories offering a stable and competitive platform for drivers to utilize the powerful and reliable Rotax engine.” – J3 Management
Drivers competing on Rotax evo125 engines sealed by certified Service centers will be competing against some of the best competition in the region as well as some top-level incentive packages offered by J3 Competition. A podium handout of the latest RaceRotax apparel will be provided as well as drivers who earn the highest finishing position utilizing a Rotax engine will receive a redeemable gift certificate for Rotax product at any J3 Competition Service Center, which will be offered for all four categories (Tag Cadet, TaG Jr, TaG, and TaG Masters).
Additionally, Rotax competitors series point totals will be part of the annual Northern RMC points structure, which will entitle them the opportunity at a greater year-end prize package. After the third event in McMinnville, Oregon the top placing driver in each of the four categories utilizing Rotax engines will receive a full paid entry to the Stars & Stripes Open held in Pittsburgh, PA (USA) during August 2 – 4, 2019 and a chance to win a ticket to the 2019 Rotax Grand Finals!
“We are confident in the growth of the In City Prints Cup series and working alongside with the series will definitely provide a great growth strategy for the region.” – J3 Management
About J3 Competition
J3 Competition is an American based distribution and competition product resale company that focuses on the sector of high performance kart racing. With a tenure being recognized as a world leader in the development of the karting industry, J3 Competition is the United States distributor of BRP-Rotax products designed for kart racing including; Rotax, XPS lubricants and MoJo tires.
ICP Signs as Title Sponsor for North West Longest Standing karting Series
Feb 20 2019 - As we roll in to the first race with record breaking numbers, we are excited to announce a new sponsor that will joining the series for 2019! “In City Prints” which is a design & apparel company based in Seattle, WA has become the series title sponsor. The “ICP CUP” will be the new name of the series in 2019 and this partnership will prove to be beneficial for the drivers and teams. Not only will we be introducing a new logo, all media and website material will be designed by ICP. From the financial side, it will have a trickledown effect for the racers too. “We are truly a series that is run by the racers for the racers” said, ICP Cup coordinator Tim Draggoo. “We invite everyone to join a club and take part in something truly special that we are creating. I cannot take credit, all the tracks and representatives have worked tirelessly and volunteered countless hours to provide the best karting series the Northwest has ever seen”.
Draggoo is right, 2019 has brought unprecedented changes in all areas of the series for the better. With just a little over a month away and nearing the 150 mark, this could be the largest series event held in the North West since the series inception nearly 50 years ago. “This is just the beginning of more exciting announcements in the coming weeks”, said Draggoo. “I will be the first to say we aren’t perfect, but we are really striving to offer the best value for the racers dollar in a safe fun environment”. When asked about joining the series as title sponsor Brandon from In City Prints said, “It was a no brainer, not only is ICP getting involved from the promotional side to build the brand but karting has always been special to us. It gives us an opportunity to help build the sport, contribute to a great history and work with people who have the best interest of the sport at heart.”
Stay tuned for more announcements and in the meantime register for the first event on April 12th-14th in Tri-Cities, WA.
ROK Cup USA Joins Northwest In City Prints Cup Series as sponsor and offers more than $10,000 in prizes!
Feb 6 2019 - City Prints Cup is excited to announce the introduction of one of the many sponsors we will
be rolling out in the upcoming weeks. We have a total of 10 tickets for the 2019 ROK the RIO to give away! The winners will receive
full entry (entry, tires, fuel, etc.) plus engine rental. The tickets will be dispersed as follows:
- Jr 1 206 Champion will receive a full entry for Micro or Mini ROK and engine rental.
- Sr 206 Champion will receive a full entry for 100cc Senior and a ROK VLR 100 rental.
- Junior Tag Champion will receive a full entry for ROK Junior and engine rental.
- Senior Tag Champion will receive a full entry for ROK Senior and ROK GP engine rental.
- Tag Heavy Champion will receive a full entry for ROK Masters and ROK GP engine
- Shifter Champion will receive a full entry to ROK Shifter and engine rental.
- Shifter Master Champion will receive a full entry to ROK Shifter Master and ROK shifter
- Jr 1 206 Competitor which attends all 5 event weekends will receive a full entry for Micro
or Mini ROK and engine rental. Will be drawn at the final event.
- Sr 206 Competitor which attends all 5 event weekends will receive a full entry for 100cc
Senior with a ROK VLR 100 rental. Will be drawn at the final event.
- Shifter or Shifter Master Competitor which attends all 5 event weekends will receive a full
entry to ROK Shifter or Shifter Master and ROK shifter engine rental. Will be drawn at
the final event.
All tickets will be distributed at the final Gold Cup event awards ceremony in Sumas, WA.
We look forward to seeing you at TCKC on April 12-14 in Richland, WA!!
Dream team of Officials
Jan 24 2019 - As our entries continue to grow and will break the 100 mark very soon for our first race, we wanted to share with the racers our ‘Dream Team’ of officials. We can’t express how much we appreciate them committing to the full season since officials in any series acknowledge it is a thankless job.
It was clear last season with the In City Prints Cup unprecedented growth, we needed consistent officiating weekend in and weekend out. We feel we have addressed this for 2019 with the combined experience of Race Director - Gene Bircher, Flagman - Aaron Stanford, Pit Boss - Brittany Williams and Tech Director - Tom Martinet.
Furthermore, we have also asked that each track provides an assistant race director since it is impossible to see everything. It will also offer another set of eyes to the Flagman and Race Director.
We are excited not only about our growth, but the tireless effort from our volunteers to make this not only best series in the Northwest, the entire country.
We have some FANTASTIC series sponsors coming on board in the coming weeks so stay tuned and have a great weekend.