Ridge Motorsports Park has three skid pads to offer, both lower and upper surfaces create a total of over 515,000 sq ft. of prime asphalt space. Drifting, Car Control, Autocross, Vehicle Development, and more!
Have an idea for an event? Call the Ridge at 360-427-RACE(7223)
Penned by Steve Crawford, The road course 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. 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.
Drifting is a driving style in which the driver uses the throttle, brakes, clutch, gear shifting and steering input to keep the car in a state of oversteer while manoeuvring from turn to turn. Drifters emphasise car control by coordinating the amount of countersteer (or opposite lock) with the simultaneous modulation of the throttle and brakes to shift the weight balance of the car back and forth through the turns.
Drifting has gained popularity in recent years for its ease and thrill. With a
multitude of drifting clubs and organizations ranging from Canada to Oregon, its no wonder why the Ridge has become a fan favorite destination for this sport as the Ridge is in the center of it all!
Wether your course is on paddock or track, the spacious layout of the facility is ideal for any drifting challenge.
Autocross are all about car control. The challenge is to negotiate as quickly as possible a memorized, low-speed course without hitting any markers.
Autocross is one of the most accessible and affordable forms of motorsport, and autocross events are open to novices. While speeds are generally no greater than those encountered in
legal highway driving, the combination of concentration and precision maneuvering gives drivers an experience similar to that of a full road course race. Autocross courses are usually made from multiple traffic cones, drivers must navigate a series of
turns and direction changes as defined by traffic cones. Competitors range from casual participants driving their commuter vehicles, to dedicated competitors driving purpose-built cars with special tires.
There are classes accommodating varying degrees of car modification, as well as classes specifically
for women and new drivers.
EVOC is essentially a closed circuit law enforcement officers use to prepare for a variety of scenarios that require evasive maneuvers. This course prepared them for almost every possible scenario.
The Ridge Motorsports Park is a ideal place to carry out EVOC training. The 2.47m road course married with over 500,000sqft of asphalt and a purpose built classroom provides more than enough high quality space to carry out safety instruction, slow-speed course, high-speed course, PIT maneuvers and spike strip deployment.
Contact the Ridge to find out how they can help facilitate your next EVOC training event!