The Ridge Motorsports Park aims to be an important part of the city of Shelton, Mason County and the racing community. With lifelong ties to Mason County, WA, The Ridge Motorsports Group has been committed to reflecting the values that make the area so special. Because of this, a powerful symbiotic relationship exists that will continue to provide tremendous long-term benefits to the community, other local businesses and users of The Ridge Motorsports Park. And Yes, there will be a drag strip. We are hoping to have it ready for use as soon as we can.
"We're committed to building a first class facility that we can all be proud to call a part of our community" - Rod Powell
We apologize for the tardiness of our updates, lots of things have been happening. As always, we want to thank you, our customers and friends, that make our existence possible, and make it a whole lot of fun!
Some recognitions from last season. Track records. For all who read this, remember, these are record times, not mandatory times!! It’s good to have goals, but maybe track records should not be one of them.
We will list three disciplines. Auto, Motorcycle, and Karts. We would list sweepers, but you all know who has that record. For reference, the track sweep record is a blistering 1 hour, 42 minutes, 28 seconds. Fuel slowed us down a bit, or we could have knocked off…..28 seconds. But, we intend to improve that time substantially in 2014, mostly because we have a lot more grass and a lot less rocks! Ok, enough of that. The REAL records below.
Far and away the fastest time set at The Ridge was a smoking 1:32:962 set by Miles Jackson in his Stohr CSR, with JFC racing doing the heavy lifting on setting up and keeping the car hot. Vid here: JFC Racing video
Honorable mention: Snake Livernash set a blistering 1:34 flat in his formula Atlantic, so he is on the heels of Miles, but has a bit to go.
Next fastest goes to Ryan “Chromie” Sutton, piloting a Suzuki GSXR 1000, turned a smoking 1:37:82. We believe we may see that record broken again in 2014. Here is a vid of Ryan setting the 2012 record of 1:39. Great vid, but right after he broke the record, he had a mechanical that spewed coolant all over his rear tire. And down he went! This vid, however, gives you a good sense of speed, and lean angle, required to set these blistering times! Ryan Sutton
Honorable mention: Oh Canada! Adam Robarts held the track record prior to the last round for WMMRA at The Ridge, a 1:39:404, on a Honda CBR 1000RR. Just two seconds off Ryan, look for Adam to mount a serious challenge in 2014.
Eric Johnson, native of good old Shelton, set the super kart record at a 1:42:932. This is the official lap time recorded on the AMB system during races. However, Eric came back a few months later, testing only, and turned a 1:40 flat (unofficial) so expect that record to fall soon. His kart was Honda powered when he set the official record, he now uses a KTM motor for propulsion, and once fully sorted, it will be a barn burner!! Check out this heated battle between Eric and his teammate Joe Street. So closely matched, it’s a tossup on who sets a record in 2014. Cool vid: Eric Johnson-Joe Street
Congratulations to everyone who participated at events at The Ridge in 2013. And special congrats to our record holders. Well done, and well earned.
And last, but not least, a declaration of pride. Michael Hooton, the young man we all love so much and see at every event getting waivers signed, and garbage emptied (and countless other things that you folks never see) and his longtime companion Chelsea Jones are brand new parents. Cameron Hooton said hello to the world at 12:09 PM on February 1, 2013. I was blessed to be present when Cameron was born (in the waiting room mind you), and we could not be happier for those two.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon at The Ridge!
RP and the TRMG Team
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