NorthWest Mini Moto

NEWS: 2024 Class and rulebook updates

Provisional class and rulebook updates for 2024 have been published to our Rules page. The Endurance Challenge rules have seen some minor updates, and our Sprint Race rules have seen some significant class changes with the addition of the Clubman class, additional GP races, and our MotoAmerica Mini Cup qualifier races. A summary of those changes can be found on the Rule changes for 2024 page.

NEWS: $57,600 in KTM / GasGas / Husqvarna Contingency for 2024

NW Mini Moto is thrilled to be able to offer KTM, GasGas, and Husqvarna contingency cash for 2024! There's up to $57,600 in contingency up for grabs at NWMM events this year, in both sprint races and our endurance series. In qualifying classes, riders with MY2022 - 2024 motorcycles will be able to earn $500 for first, $400 for second, and $300 for third! More information is available on our Contingency page.

Race EVENTS

ROUND 1: May 11 - 12 @ Tri City Kart Club (Richland, WA). Saturday sprint race, Sunday 6-hour endurance race. Possible Friday practice. MotoAmerica Mini Cup qualifier classes on May 11.

ROUND 2: June 1-2 @ Mac Track (McMinnville, OR). Saturday practice + sprint races, Sunday 6-hour endurance. Friday PKA practice with bikes. MotoAmerica Mini Cup qualifier classes on June 1.

ROUND 3: July 19-20 @ Tri City Kart Club (Richland, WA). NIGHT RACES! Friday night practice + sprints, Saturday 6-hour endurance race. MotoAmerica Mini Cup qualifier classes on July 19.

ROUND 4: August 31 - September 1 @ Mac Track (McMinnville, OR). Sprint race DOUBLE HEADER - Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Monday Oregon Lightweight Moto days.

ROUND 5: October 12 - 13 @ Tri City Kart Club (Richland, WA). 24-hour Endurance Challenge season finale.


NWMM events: 

NEWS: NorthWest Mini Moto to offer MotOAmerica Mini Cup Qualifiers

We at NorthWest Mini Moto are very excited to announce that we will be partnering with MotoAmerica to offer qualifying races for the MotoAmerica Mission Mini Cup by Motul series at three of our events this year: May 11 at TCKC, June 1 at Mac Track, and July 19 at TCKC. These races will offer qualifying points for the MotoAmerica Mini Cup National Final at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 9-11.

NorthWest Mini Moto will hold races for the full set of MotoAmerica Mini Cup classes at these events:

Stay tuned for additional information about class technical rules and compatibility with existing NorthWest Mini Moto classes, along with our updated 2024 rulebooks - we'll be making further announcements as details are finalized. Information will be posted on our MotoAmerica Mini Cup page as it becomes available.

Until then, if you have any questions please contact us via email or social media through our Contact Us page.

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 are short, single-rider races where riders can race head-to-head in classes based on technical rules or non-technical groupings such as age or skill.

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 allow larger-displacement motorcycles in some classes.

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.

Mini

        ◦ 4-stroke 2-valve air- or air-oil cooled: 230cc

        ◦ 4-stroke 4-valve air- or air-oil cooled: 190cc

        ◦ 4-stroke water-cooled: 150cc

        ◦ 2-stroke air-cooled: 125cc

        ◦ 2-stroke water-cooled: 105cc

Lightweight Superbike / Supermoto

        ◦ Two stroke water cooled: 250cc

        ◦ Two-stroke air cooled: 350cc

        ◦ Four-stroke water cooled: 400cc

        ◦ Four-stroke air cooled: 550cc


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 Mini: 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.

Open Supermoto: Any supermoto under 650cc. KTM SM 450, Husquvarna FS 450, Honda XR650, etc. KTM/Husquvarna 701s are not allowed.

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.