NorthWest Mini Moto

Thank you Racers! 2023 Final round results & championship now posted

A big thank you to all the racers and volunteers that made our 2023 season happen. With our final round now in the books and our results posted on our Results page, our 2023 race season has come to a close.

We've still got a few non-race events left before 2023 is completely over for us though! Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for more information on our end-of-year get together and other special events that might be happening.


ROUND 1: May 12 - 13 @ Tri City Kart Club (Richland, WA). Friday afternoon/evening practice, Saturday 1200-000 12H endurance race

ROUND 2: June 3-4 @ MAC Track (McMinnville, OR). Saturday practice + sprint races, Sunday 6H endurance.

ROUND 3: August 19-20 @ MAC Track (McMinnville, OR). Saturday practice + sprint races, Sunday 6H endurance.

ALL-BIKES FUN WEEKEND with Oregon Lightweight Moto: September 23-24 @ MAC Track (McMinnville, OR). Saturday + Sunday practice, no races

NWMM events: 

2023 Class and rulebook updates

Class and rulebook updates for 2023 have been made and published provisionally on our Rules page. Rule updates will be provisional to start with, and we will be open for feedback until February 24. We're making a few tweaks based on attendance from last year in terms of classes:

Other classes will be added back to the endurance based on sign-ups; at least 4 teams are needed per class to include them in the event.

What is Mini Moto and The Mini Endurance Challenge?

NorthWest Mini Moto is a motorcycle road racing series for minibikes, mini motards, and scooters. NWMM puts on endurance and sprint events 3-4 times a year in eastern Washington and Oregon.

At the heart of NWMM is the endurance challenge. Endurance racing offers unique challenges and growth opportunities for riders. Team strategy, pit strategy, maintenance, and consistency are all important to win an endurance race, and riders on the team will get as much racing seat time in one event as they do in an entire season of sprint racing.

Sprint races will be held at MAC Track in conjunction with Oregon Lightweight Moto in 2023.

what do i need to race?

See the Getting Started page for more information on requirements and how to start racing.

For any mini racing, you'll need a bike and gear. For endurance racing, you'll also need a team!

A transponder is also required; one can be rented or purchased from NWMM, or purchased directly from Westhold. See the Rules or the Getting Started page for more details.

Not sure where to start? Try the Getting Started page for a list of common builds, turn-key mini race bikes, and the gear that you'll need.

Ready to sign up? Go to the Sign Up page! Become a member to reserve your race number.

Not sure enough to buy a bike? We have several vendors offering Rentals, and NWMM has several "taste of racing" demo bikes available for single sessions.

For more complete details, see the Rules page. 

Can I race my motorcycle?

Sure, if it's a minibike or scooter! It may or may not be competitive, but it'll be a lot of fun. Endurance races are restricted to just minis, but our sprint races held jointly with Oregon Lightweight Moto allow larger lightweight motorcycles.

Rules for scooters are more complicated, but all scooters should be able to find a class to race with NWMM.

Wondering what qualifies as a mini or a lightweight motorcycle? Maximum displacements for each are set by the Open Mini and Open classes, respectively.

Open Mini


The Open class is for any single- and twin-cylinder motorcycles under 650cc, with minimal restrictions. This class is intended for larger-displacement supermotos and multi-cylinder Sportbike or GP-framed motorcycles.

The bikes:

See the Rules for details. We have multiple classes for scooters, mini GP bikes, mini motards, and mopeds. Typical entries into our classes would be:

Street 125:  Honda Grom, Kawasaki Z125 Pro, Kymco K-Pipe 125, SSR Razkull 125, Yamaha YSR80, Benelli TNT 135, Aprilia RS50 (stock).

Formula 125: Yamaha TTR-125 big wheel (disc brakes), Honda NSR50, Honda NSF100, Piranha SSR 125, Ohvale 110, Aprilia RS50 (modified), Kayo MR125, Honda CBR125, Kawasaki Z125. Honda XR100 with a 120cc kit and an XR80 front wheel, Yamaha TTR-125 small wheel (drum brakes), Yamaha YSR50, Honda XR50 with an 88cc kit and front forks with disc brakes.

Scooters: Vespa smallframe, Vespa largeframe, Lambretta series 1-4, Honda Elite, Yamaha BWS.

Formula Middleweight: Kawasaki KX65, KTM 65 SX, Honda CRF150F, Chinese YX-engined pitbikes with a 150cc-175cc 2-valve motor (SSR, Pirhana, etc), Ohvale 160, Kawasaki KLX-140, Vespa 100cc 2T scooter, Aprilia RS50 with an overbore, YCF SM F155

Open: Honda CRF150R, CR/YZ 85 up to 105cc (no powervalve), KTM SX/RM85/post-2019 YZ85 with up to 100cc overbore (powervalve), Kawasaki KX100, Ohvale 190, Daytona 190cc motors, 2-valve air cooled pit bikes up to 212cc, Honda CRF230, Yamaha XT250.

No bike? Not sure? No problem! See our Rentals page to find vendors who will rent you a mini for a session, an event, or the season!

How much does it cost?

NorthWest Mini Moto is working to keep costs as low as possible for racers, so prices may change based on the number of previous entrants. Prices for 2021 are per-event, please see the Sign Up page for details. In 2020, the average entry cost per rider per event was ~$100. Memberships are a one-time fee to reserve your race number and are active as long as you are, see Membership for the sign-up link. 

How do i find out more?

Start with our Getting Started page for an introduction to the series and the sport.

Contact us via the contact form or email if you have questions, or subscribe to the NorthWest Mini Moto and Endurance Challenge Facebook Page for discussion and the latest announcements. If you prefer email update, you can sign up for our email mailing list.