Event Information: http://www.portlandracing.com
June 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
July 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
Portland International Raceway
1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217
We are less than 2 weeks away from the start of the 14th edition of the Portland Short Track Series.
As always, we plan to make it the most fun summer bike race series in Oregon and we want YOU (and your friends, family, and team mates) to come out to PIR and join the fun!
Our ever-popular Series Pass is currently selling through OBRA.
Purchase yours today to save time and money on race day (once you have a pass, you can just come out and race, no pre-start check-in required) and enjoy a weekly priority call-up at the start of your category (in the order you have registered).
In addition, every week your name will get entered in our weekly raffle of a bunch of cool prizes, even the weeks that you end up not racing.
To top it off, if you are over 21 and purchase a Series Pass by end-of-day Monday, you will get a free 1-year membership to the HUB Mug Club (with all the cool benefits that come with it, minus the free t-shirt), courtesy of our perennial series title sponsor Hopworks Urban Brewery!
Check out the preliminary call-up list for our first night of racing, with the 87 riders who already purchased a series pass and who will get to line up at the front of their category each week.
Like previous years, the series will run for 8 weeks – from June 4 through July 30 – with a mid-series break, when we’ll swap our weekly dose of short track action for a fun-filled day of MTB endurance racing (solo or as a 2-person team) at the Six Hours of Mount Hood (on Sunday July 1).
Race categories and schedule will remain the same as last year. Every week, we’ll host FREE short track clinics (one for women and one for novice riders) from 5 to 6pm and we’ll have FREE kids races (featuring 3 categories) at 6pm.
Friendly reminder: online registration for the 6 Hours of Mt Hood is already open (also through OBRA) and you still have until Thursday (5/31) to take advantage of our “super early bird” registration rates!
For more info about the Portland Short Track Series (incl. detailed race flyer, categories, race schedule, call-up list) and a bunch of cool action photos and videos of previous editions, make sure to visit and bookmark our “new & improved” web site. Weekly results, series standings, and photos will be posted here, as well as regular updates about our upcoming “special nights”. And, of course, you can also keep updated about everything Short Track by following us on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Finally, a heads-up that we are still looking for some additional volunteers to help us make the magic happen each week.
If you are interested and available to help out (in exchange for a free series pass or race entry), visit our volunteer page and fill out the form at the bottom of that page.
Note: open volunteer slots will get filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference going to folks who are able to volunteer at all or most of the races in the series.
That’s it for now… look forward to another email next week with some final updates ahead of our first night of racing. In the meantime, get your bike and legs all dialed, spread the word among your friends, and if you have any questions, just drop me a line!
Have a great weekend and see you at the races!
Categories: Mountain Bike Racing