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Oct 18th 2019, 02:41 PM   #1
 Willow's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
New facility

Yep, this has been talked about for a while, but this just came out in the news. Something to dream about during our winter months ahead.......

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/...236388598.html

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Oct 18th 2019, 03:50 PM   #2
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  Jun 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675 Track
I'm excited but I'll believe it when I am riding on it.
Oct 18th 2019, 04:06 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Or driving on it.

Good idea, hope it happens.
Oct 18th 2019, 04:38 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Seabeck

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Holy shit! They actually broke ground?!?!?! They were supposed to do that this past spring.

They have been talking about this facility or one like it for the better part of 20 years and I've gone thru various emotional stages because of it. I really hope it finally comes to fruition and is affordable in the end but will remain a skeptic until opening day.
Oct 18th 2019, 05:04 PM   #5
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

I need a bike!!!
Oct 18th 2019, 05:12 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Now that it has the full backing of the county, plus various other agencies and organizations (including UTI), this has the ability to progress fairly rapidly and stay on track. The beauty of this facility is that there is not the chance for the owner split like The Ridge had that stalled things for so long.

https://powersportsbusiness.com/news...wZN6rnGGFzLwT4
Oct 18th 2019, 06:35 PM   #7
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Well that will be very cool! They need to make it so you can shoot FROM your motorcycle! Yeah, baby!
Oct 18th 2019, 06:52 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I'm hoping for full battle karts...let the mayhem ensue...
Oct 18th 2019, 07:02 PM   #9
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I took out 5 karts at a Goldcup race in Richland. Put me in 1st. I am up for giving battle karts a try!
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Oct 18th 2019, 09:22 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

This could be great news, but the article is sketchy on details. Where did the funding come from? If the funding is locked in place that's great, otherwise it's just four guys with shovels for a PR photo.

Having expressed skepticism, I'd still put down a deposit now for the first track day in 2021.

#StrangeCoincidence: I clicked on the link to read the News Tribune's article, and the banner ad across the top was for The Ridge, which in this instance was the name of a hipster wallet.
Oct 18th 2019, 09:40 PM   #11
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

From their FAQ:

• Design of the Phase II elements, to include but not limited to, architecture and engineering will be completed by 10/31/2019.

• Ground breaking will occur on 10/18/19 at Port of Bremerton

• CNW’s goal is to obtain 150 Founder Memberships by 2/1/2020.

• Phase III Final Design goal is initiated with the securing of project working capital by 12/31/2019.

• 300 Founder Memberships is to be secured by 3/31/2020.

• Upon signing of 300 Founder memberships, the Circuit of the Northwest will begin the process of securing the financing for the entire $33M construction cost that will be backed by the project assets and sponsorship commitments

• CNW’s goal is to begin overall project construction by 3rd Quarter of 2020 upon securing of project financing

• Opening of the Circuit of the Northwest is proposed to be in the 3rd Quarter of 2021.
Oct 19th 2019, 06:01 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
Part of their design financing hinges on money from the Kitsap Public Facilities District.

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Nov 26th 2019, 08:32 PM   #13
 
  Nov 2019
  burbank ca

New Facility

That's an exciting prospect.
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