2018 Series Grand Finale & Ultra Short Track Team Relay (Mon 07/30)

Join us this Monday (July 30) to race and/or spectate the final stage of the 2018 Portland Short Track Series presented by Hopworks Urban Brewery!

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 (make sure to check the podium contenders in each category!).

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 title sponsor Hopworks Urban Brewery will come out again to sample their most popular organic summer ales (to anyone over 21) and perennial series sponsors Nossa Familia Coffee will make 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!


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


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.

UPDATE 07/30 - Here is the final list of all 23 teams who will race in the team relay tonight:

Camas Bike & Sport, Beermongers, Metropolis Cycle Repair, Half Fast Velo, Dialed Cycling "Orange Crush", Dialed Cycling "Orange Juicer", Stumptown Cycling Club, Cyclepath Racing, Breadwinner Cycles, Team Lazy Tarantulas, Trusty Switchblade, Team O Swift, Planet X & Friends, Les Volontaires, Team Tuite/Finger and Friends, Oregon Bike Shop Racing Team, Fast Fun Nice, Team Nonstop, Hammer Velo Team DNF/DQ, bicycleattorney.com, Green Submarine Records, Team Summer Casual, and Tireless Velo/Monday Night Leftovers.

Note: we will close registration for the team relay at Noon on Sunday and won't accept additional team registrations on Monday!

Series Awards/Prizes:
- 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), courtesy of our title sponsor Hopworks Urban Brewing.
- 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 Islabikes

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), kids will get treated to FREE ice-cooled lemonade and our series sponsor Islabikes will raffle off a kids bike among all kids who raced the series (even if your kid just raced the last night, they have a chance to ride home on a cool, new bike)!


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