Northwest Border War Challenge Established for Briggs & Stratton 206 Racers
A unique and grassroots-based program has been established in the northwest area of the United States. The Northwest Border War Challenge will feature a three-race series based around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. What makes the program different will be the point structure and format for the championship, focused on not individual performance but as groups based on their hometown.
“The entire point of this mini-series is to create camaraderie between the drivers from each state in the Northwest,” stated Dalton Egger of Pat’s Acres Racing Complex. “There is not an individual drivers’ championship with this series, rather it is state vs state. Our program is about racing for one trophy, much like the Stanley Cup, that will be presented to the winning state track and their state name engraved as that year’s champion.”
The three tracks scheduled to take part in the inaugural Northwest Border War Challenge include Pat’s Acres Racing Complex (Oregon), Kart Idaho (Idaho) and PGP Motorsports Park (Washington).
“All three events are already on the 2021 calendar as club races, thus this program is not adding to an already busy schedule,” added Egger. “The Northwest Border War Challenge is just highlighting three races to help build the Briggs & Stratton 206 competition in the area.”
“PGP is stoked to join the Northwest Border War Challenge,” stated Scott Cowell of the PGP Motorsports Park. “Our winter series has seen huge Briggs 206 fields and we look forward to seeing our PGP racers stack up against the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer!”
Classes to be included for the program are 206 Senior, 206 Master, 206 Junior and 206 Cadet. Top-five highest finishers from each state in Senior, and the top-three highest finishers from each state in the three other categories will count towards the championship points in each class from each round. At the end of three rounds, the state with the highest accumulated points will be crown champion of the Northwest Border War Challenge. The tracks will run each race individually with the home tracks rules and technical regulations enforced. Canadian drivers will represent Team Canada.
“Kart Idaho is very excited to have the SPUD CUP be a part of the Northwest Border War Challenge,” commented Travis Millburn of Kart Idaho. “We feel that this is a great way to not only have tracks working together, but it also allows karters to get that team/pride feeling. Whether you make one or all three of these cool races, you can contribute towards your state’s overall points and potential championship. This is something we feel that will strengthen and grow karting in the Pacific Northwest.”
In addition to the points program, prizes are to be awarded throughout the series. At each race, the 206 Senior class will compete for a $1,000 cash prize. Events at PARC and Kart Idaho will have prize money for all four classes. Any single driver who wins all three rounds in the same class will be awarded a $2,500 prize for the Triple Crown.
Northwest Border War Challenge Schedule
May 1-2: Pat’s Acres Racing Complex – Canby, Oregon
September 11-12: Kart Idaho – Eagle, Idaho
October 24: Pacific Grand Prix – Kent, Washington
* Masters class at Kart Idaho is tentative based on class entries.
* Cadet and Masters class at PGP will be offered based on class entries.