NorthWest Mini Moto
2023 Endurance Schedule + 12-hour Opener
Our 2023 endurance schedule has arrived! See the Race Events section below for our confirmed endurance race dates. We've got a full 24 hours of endurance on the schedule again for this year, but we're changing up our format to keep things fresh for our veteran teams.
First up, we're super excited to bring you a special endurance event for 2023 - the NWMM 12-Hour Mini Endurance at Tri-City Kart Club! This will be our first race of 2023, our longest race ever, and will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday May 13 across multiple track configurations. We will have afternoon/evening practice on Friday May 12; exact hours are TBD.
2023 Class and rulebook updates
Class and rulebook updates are coming and will be released provisionally prior to February 1. Rule updates will be provisional to start with, and we will be open for feedback for at least two weeks after updates. We're making a few tweaks based on attendance from last year in terms of classes:
The 150 Spec class will be folded into the Formula Middleweight class unless there is sufficient attendance to separate the two.
Guaranteed endurance classes will be reduced to the following:
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.
Sprint classes and day-of run groups will be changing as well to accommodate larger lightweight motorcycles such as 250/450 supermotos and street motorcycles up to 450cc.
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.
SPRINT CHALLENGE DOUBLE HEADER: TBD @ MAC Track (McMinnville, OR). Saturday + Sunday practice and sprint races
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!
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.
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.
What's a legal minibike? Any motorcycle that fits within our Open class limits (please see the rulebook for full Open displacement rules):
Unlimited chassis and engine modifications except as noted.
Engine displacement limits:
4-stroke 2-valve air- or air-oil cooled, motard frame,
curb weight greater than 225lbs: 250cc
4-stroke 2-valve air- or air-oil cooled: 212cc
4-stroke 4-valve air- or air-oil cooled: 190cc
4-stroke water-cooled: 150cc
2-stroke air-cooled: 125cc
2-stroke water-cooled, no powervalve: 105cc
2-stroke water-cooled with powervalve: 100cc
What's a legal scooter? That's a little more complicated - please check Section 3.2.4 of the Rules to be sure, but generally anything that's not a maxi-scooter or a 30+HP modified monster will be legal.
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:
Supersport: 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.
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.
Scooters: Vespa smallframe, Vespa largeframe, Lambretta series 1-4, Honda Elite, Yamaha BWS.
Spec 150: A spec class for all years of the YCF SM F150/F155 mini motard, Kayo MR150, and other motorcycles riding Kenda Kd2 spec tires. Only minimal modifications beyond stock are permitted.
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.