PKA and RDR Return to Track Days


Portland Karting Association

Portland Karting Association

Portland Karting Association's sprint track is located in McMinnville, Oregon and is nicknamed "Mac Track" due to it's location. The 14 turn, 6/10-mile long sprint track and accompanying 1/5-mile paved speedway oval were built by PKA in 2001 and underwent some refinements in 2002. The sprint configuration is wide enough to accommodate passing at many different places on the track and technical enough for even the most experienced racer. It incorporates a variety of turns and includes a small elevation change. The facility has a large pre-grid area with enough paddock space to accommodate the largest national events. Open practice and testing is available at the Mac Track typically Monday through Thursday and the Saturday before each club event. National and regional events usually include a Friday practice day as well.

One Lap at the MAC Track

One Lap with Yamaha R3 and Ninja 250

One Lap at Mac

We compiled the on board cameras from three of the bikes at MEGA MAC 2 into a single one lap comparison. It features Alex Taylor (a top OMRRA racer with multiple years experience on MAC), Kumpy Kump (a top OMRRA racer his first day at MAC), and Larry Lulay (a track day rider in first year at MAC). These were random samples (not necessarily their fastest laps), but give a nice comparison.

One Lap Comparison 2:03 minutes

Portland Karting Association

2nd Mac Track Invitational

For the second time in 2018, I reserved the MAC Track for an invitation only day with some of my OMRRA racing friends which included Jeremy Coffey, Adolfo Valdovinos, Alex Taylor, Kumpy Kump, Bill Youngblood (TURN3 Racing), and Pearce Lutz (TURN3 Racing and Lutz Racing). Lori Lulay was our only photography for the day, but she did a great job covering our play day.

Group 1
Jeremy Coffey
Alex Taylor
Kumpy Kump
Portland Karting Association

MEGA MAC - Biggest RDR Video Shoot Ever

We had drones and cameras out all day capturing cool photos of our private track day at the Mac Track on 07/16/2018. We collected a bounty that we will be posting the rest of the year.

Group
Mark Brit
Bill Dave
Jeff
Portland Karting Association

1st Practice with One-on-One Instruction at the Mac Track

See lots of photos and the video link from my 1st day of instruction at the Mac Track with Bill Youngblood on 07/02/2018.

Recap Show
R3 Hz
Ninja 250 - Bill 1
Larry and Bill
2018 Friends

NEXX North America (helmets); iFairings (custom color matched fairings for the R1, R3, and Ninja); Competition Werkes (exhausts, fender eliminators, integrated lights for R1, R3, and Ninja); Bursig (stands, paddock wizard); T-Rex (R1, R3, Ninja protection, strapless tie downs); Woodcraft (rearsets R1, R3); Helite (air vest), 2-Fast (PIR and Pacific Raceways); Portland Karting Association (Mac Track); Stompgrip (body grips); Trailer prep: Condor (chocks, tie downs, and more), Western Interiors (custom floor), Heroic Racing (custom suit and gloves), Dave Moss Tuning (R3 setup), Adam Black (Bridgestone tires)