PACIFIC NORTHWEST'S PREMIER MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX
Development of the 170 acre site began in earnest in 2009. Asphalt for the road course was laid in November 2011. 2012 was the first full season of operations, with a fully booked calendar of events including car club lapping days, driver training schools and sanctioned auto and motorcycle races along with other bookings.
The road circuit was penned by Steve Crawford, designer of Thunderhill Raceway Park and is 40 feet wide, 2.47 miles in length, with 16 turns, and has over 300 feet of elevation gain and loss per lap, including the 50 foot plunge down the Ridge Complex.
Each lap of The Ridge Motorsports Park road circuit thrills with high speed straights and sweeper turns, huge compression’s and blind weightless crests, challenging esses, a long carousel turn where you walk the tightrope between speed and grip, a double apex turn leading to another valley and cresting turn leading into a heavy braking zone, a short sprint between tight turns and finally a breathtaking plunge down the ridge into a technically difficult sequence of turns, before going hammer down on the front straight again! All of this in a park-like forest setting, with stunning territorial and mountain views.
Great care was taken during planning and development of the facility to maximize the natural attributes of the site’s geography and topography in a way that promotes a safe experience for all users. The circuit is 40 feet wide, providing ample room for users to enjoy the track safely, with excellent sight lines for users and corner stations alike. Runoff areas are wide and flat. Barriers and tire bundles are situated at a distance from the surface in such a way as to protect users when necessary. A dedicated and experienced turn worker staff is available to complete the package.
The Ridge Motorsports Park is as much a park as it is a motorsports complex. Set in a relaxed rural location only minutes from the Olympic National Forest and Hood Canal, with stunning views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens in the distance, the property is typical of the northwest natural environment. Majestic Fir and colorful Maple trees are in abundance, along with the natural grasses and wildflowers that evoke a country feeling.
The Ridge Motorsports Park is the newest and largest development project in Mason County, Washington. As times change, what was once an economy based on heavy industry and forest products is transitioning to other economic interests including tourism, recreation and sporting activities. The Ridge Motorsports Park supports and promotes these new economic engines and adds substantially to the Mason County community, bringing new people and their dollars into the community.