This year, it will be held down in the Portland area, which NW-Z is working on. They have a new facility that we may go to. So check back often to get all of the details. This is our opportunity to go down south, have some competitive and fun go kart racing, and hopefully we can bring the coveted Go-Kart Challenge trophy back home!!
CALLING ALL Z’S!!!!! This year they will be celebrating 50 years of the Datsun/Nissan Z Car’s. There will be a car show in Downtown Spokane, Car Corral, & Parade Laps on the track.
The Spokane Festival of Speed again gives us a three-day fix of vintage racing activities. Action starts Friday, June 7th with the Festival Test-N- Tune, followed by the Race Car Tour, a public-road run from the track to downtown Spokane’s beautiful Riverfront Park. There the Festival will host the very popular Bruce Hunt Vintage in the Park vintage racecar show and driver reception.
Saturday and Sunday will have full racing schedules, with some of the races televised for later viewing on network TV. The Festival Race Party will be Saturday evening at the track. The SFOS is again sponsored by Porsche of Spokane in support of the Parkinson’s Resource Center.
ZCCW is Proud to Present in partnership with The Shop “50 years of Z” Cars and Coffee. There will be plenty of parking for everyone we’d love to see examples of all generations of Z Cars. We will have reserved parking for some featured cars but this event is open to any and every one. More details to come soon.
Sign up and join us in the car corral and watch some cool old cars race (including Datsun’s) Show off your Z pride for 1 or all 3 days.
Our Premier vintage event, and one of the country’s most prestigious, is the Pacific Northwest Historics. Every year we salute a special car or class of cars, this year we are featuring the great racing tradition of IMSA. Expect to see several special IMSA cars on the track and in the paddock. Three days of racing are offered, and over 200 cars are expected to enter. Special features include a great vendor’s row, Saturday’s Salmon barbeque, and many other events that make the PNW Historics special.
The Historics will continue to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, last year we donated $25,000. For more information on the Historics, visit their web site, northwesthistorics.com
Place Marker for the Car Show. Details will be added as they become official.
You do not need to drive a Z to this event…..
We will meet at 9:00 am at the Chevron Station in Sultan just past the roundabout. Leave there around 9:30 and drive to Janene’s cabin to drop off food and overnight bags (for those who would like to spend the night). We will then drive some fun backroads into Leavenworth.
We will have lunch in town, do some shopping and maybe some wine tasting. We will leave Leavenworth around 4 – 4:30 to drive back to Janene’s cabin for a potluck dinner. This is a fun social event and if you like to play cards, we can have a fun game of 31 (bring your quarters). We also have a pool table or ping pong table.
You can make this a day trip or spend the night, we have plenty of room. (3 open bedrooms and a loft with several beds) Please let me know if you want to spend the night so we can plan accordingly.
This is a non-ZCCW sponsored event run by the Rainier Auto Sport Club. It is an all day event using a “route book” for directions. A passenger is highly recommended. It is a good event that is designed for Novice and first time participants. Usually involves lots of scenic back roads. Go to their website for lots of information:
Raindrop is a leisurely paced Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally with fine driving roads, minimum traffic, and wonderful scenery. The rally is geared toward the novice entrant with no traps, and with mileages for every instruction, but precise timing will still be required to score well. Entrants receive instructions with specific, clear directions at speeds at or below legal limits, with specific times to start each section at one-minute intervals. Raindrop is a “closed control” (passage control) format where cars do not stop at checkpoints. It’s a pure touring rally, and equal penalty for passing a checkpoint (which may be hidden) early or late. Speeding is a sure way to lose as the goal is to pass at the correct second, and the car with least number of points wins. Precision timing is the main criteria, but Rainier also emphasizes remote areas and spectacular scenery.
Raindrop will start at Mount Vernon and last about 5-3/4 hours. It is approximately 147 miles long on all paved roads suitable for any automobile.
Date: May 1st, 2022.
Start Location: Skagit Valley Square, behind Denny’s, 100 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA. Just east of I-5 exit 227.
Richta Check-in 48.435240°, -122.339031°
Finish Location: Alfy’s Pizza at Water’s Edge, 916 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor, WA.
Rallymaster: Jim Breazeale
Registrar: Eric Horst Contact Eric for questions about your registration or to make any changes after you register.
Entry Fee: $50 per prepaid auto entry, $15 for extra route book. No on-site registration.
Classes: Unlimited, Equipped, Seat-Of-Pants, and Novice.
General Instructions: Raindrop will use the Rainier Auto Sports Club Touring General Instructions (PDF format) available in Rally Reference along with Supplemental General Instructions specific to this event. Please be familiar with the definitions of your selected class. Supplemental Instructions may change at any time until provisional start order is posted.
Scoring: Raindrop plans to utilize Richta GPS Checkpoints. You must load the Competitor app on an Android or IOS phone or tablet to be scored. For info see http://drscca.org/rally/using-the-richta-competitor-app/ or http://www.cascadegeargrinders.org/Files/Competitor_Richta_App_Instructions.pdf
The number participants is growing and we have decided to do a group parking space for the club which is limited. July 2nd
I am creating a list for tickets and will submit by June 1st
Email me or Text if you are planning to attend
206 300 6148
We would like to arrive around 8:00 and have a drivers meeting then try and head out by 8:30.
(We will be test eating here soon and will call it good or bad, so there might be a change.
This leg is 4 hr drive not including all the stops.
There is a tavern near here if you all would like to stop for a cold delicious adult beverage.
We head south back home on backroads again, cuz that’s how we roll.
Looking forward to Z’ing you all for a fun day of driving Z’s