2019 Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay (Mon 07/29)
Come join us this Monday to race and/or spectate the final stage of the 2019 Portland Short Track Series!
In good tradition, it will be a fun evening, with the top contenders in each category battling it out for the final series points and podium spots.
After the Elite/Cat 1 race, we'll turn the PIR motocross track into the ultimate stage for our traditional Ultra Short Track Team Relay Race - a crazy-wild and all-for-fun battle between up to 26 teams of 10 racers - followed by our series awards and series raffle.
To make the celebration complete, our perennial coffee sponsor Nossa Familia Coffee will come out for an encore and serve free iced coffee and iced mochas!
As usual, our food station will serve FREE Dave's Killer Bread PB&J sandwiches. And like previous weeks, the PIR concession stand will be open and serve burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, sodas, and HUB beer! (Please respect the PIR policies and do NOT bring any alcoholic beverages from outside the venue.)
In short, this is the one night of summer bike racing in Portland you don't want to miss out on!
Update Fri 07/26 - We are still looking for 5 extra volunteers to help out at our Series Grand Finale in exchange for a free race entry or race credit for a future race (for yourself or a friend):
1 volunteer to help out with course set-up (from 3:00pm to 5:00pm).
2 volunteers to help out with picking up cones and tear down stakes/tape - on the course outside the motocross track - during the relay race (from 8:00pm to 9:30pm).
2 volunteers to help out as course marshal during the Cat 1 Kids race and the first two race heats (6:00pm to 7:30pm).
In addition, we are looking for 1 non-racing volunteer to help with registration from 4:30pm to 8:00pm (this is a paid volunteer position!).
4:00pm - course opens for pre-riding
4:30pm- day-of-race registration opens
5:00pm - start of FREE short track clinics
5:50pm - motocross course closed to pre-riding
6:00pm - FREE Kids Races: Cat 2-3 Kids race under the trees, Cat 1 Kids race 1 lap on the regular course
6:15pm - Race Heat # 1: Cat 3 Men 50+, Cat 2 Women (U45, 45+), Cat 3 Women 19+, Cat 3 Junior Men (10-13, 14-18), Cat 3 Junior Women (10-13, 14-18)
6:55pm - Race Heat # 2: Singlespeed, Cat 2 Men 50+, Clydesdale, Cat 2 Men 60+, Cat 3 Men 19-39, Cat 3 Men 40-49
7:30pm - Race Heat # 3: Elite Men, Cat 1 Men U45, Cat 1 Men 45+, Elite/Cat 1 Women, Cat 2 Men U40, Cat 2 Men 40-49
8:15pm - "Ultra Short Track" Team Relay Race
9:00pm - Series Awards & Raffle
2019 "ULTRA SHORT TRACK" TEAM RELAY RACE!
Like last year, we will wrap up the 2018 series with an all-for-fun team relay race, which will be staged on the motocross track "under the big lights", starting at 8:15pm.
- Overall top 3 finishers in each category will receive a very unique Portland Short Track Series medal.
- Overall top 3 finishers in the Pro Men and Pro/Cat 1 Women category will receive cash prizes
(total purse: $750).
- Special "rotating" team trophies for the winners of the Ultra Team Relay and the Team Competition.
FREE Series Raffle (for all junior & adult racers in attendance at the end of the awards):
In good tradition, after we're done with the awards, we'll wrap up the night by raffling off a bunch of great prizes provided by our generous series sponsors.
FREE Kids Races & Kids Series Raffle - presented by Lumberyard
Like every week, we will stage three FREE Short Track Kids Races which will all start and finish near the regular start area under the trees. After the kids races have wrapped up (around 6:10pm), we will raffle off a bunch of great prizes among all kids in attendance.