What is the event?
Dash for Kids is an ICSCC road race and charity event that happens every August at Portland International Raceway. The event is hosted by Cascade Sports Car Club and is a fund raiser for local children's charities that also introduces children and the greater community to road racing thru race-car rides around the track, free admission and an open paddock where drivers and crew are happy to show you a thing or two.
This year, the 32nd Annual Dash for Kids event will be held on August 20th and 21st, 2016 at Portland International Raceway. The event runs from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include conference road racing practice, qualifications and racing, race car rides, family fun activities, raffle drawings, free access to the pits and the Danny Frasier Silent Auction.
The race car rides are hugely popular and a lifelong dream for many kids and adults. The thrill of a race car ride around PIR is an experience like no other and the Dash for Kids event draws people in from all over the Pacific Northwest to donate and go for a ride. Come get your ride and donate to a great cause!
2016 Dash for Kids Event Schedule
Our suggestion for a great event: Arrive around 10am, get your family registered, purchase race car ride tickets, get some passport stamps at the family fun booths, get in line for race car rides by 11, go for a race car ride or two, have lunch, get your last few passport stamps
Saturday August 20th - 10am - 2pm
8:30 - 10:57 Road Racing Practice
9:00-7:00 - Danny Frasier Silent Auction sponsored by A Framer’s Touch
10:00-12:00 - Star Wars Characters will be walking around the event
10:00-2:00 - Family Fun Activites/Children’s passport
11:20 -11:35 Kids Karavan - Parade lap on race track (kids under 40”)
11:35 -12:30 Race Car Rides on Race Track
11:30 -1:00 Lunch (sponsored by Jersey Mikes) - Behind the Auction Tent
1:00-5:00 - Exotic and GASS car rides as time allows between race groups.
12:45-5:25pm - Qualification, Sprint Races and Mini Enduro
Sunday August 21st- 10am - 2pm
9:00 - 11:40 Road Racing Qualications
9:00 - 1pm Danny Frasier Silent Auction sponsored by A Framer’s Touch
10:00-2:00 - Family Fun Activites/Children’s passport
11:50 -12:05 Kids Karavan - Parade lap on race track (kids under 40”)
12:05 -12:55 Race Car Rides on Race Track
12:00 -1:30 Lunch (sponsored by Jess and Abby Heitman)
1:15-4:30 - Exotic and GASS car rides as time allows between race groups.
1:15-5:05 - Championship points races
Activities at the Charity Event
Race Car Rides
At lunch on both Saturday and Sunday of the Dash for Kids event the ICSCC race car drivers offer up their time and cars to provide free rides to the Doernbecher children and rides to all other spectators and children for a donation to the Charity. Each ride is approximately 2 laps around PIR. There is a variety of cars to choose from including exotics (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche) and various race cars (Stock-cars, BMW, Mazda). The ride donation varies based on the car type. Ride donations start at $30. The race car rides operate on a first come, first serve basis, so come early to get the ride of your dreams.
2016 Ride Pricing
Kids Karavan - FREE - All Doernbecher Children and Families welcome. Children under 40” are welcome to take a parade ride around the track in a variety of racecars and exotic cars. After all Doernbecher children are seated, Kids Karavan operates on a first come first serve basis of any other children who would like to ride.
Race Car Rides - $30 - 3 laps around PIR in a Racecar. Children age 15 and under are HALF PRICE ($15). Children must be over 40” to ride. You will be fitted with a helmet before your ride.
Exotic Car Rides - $50 - 3 laps around PIR in a exotic car. Children age 15 and under are HALF PRICE ($25). Children must be over 40” to ride. You will be fitted with a helmet before your ride.
GASS/Stock Car Rides - $100 - 3 laps around PIR in a GASS car. You must be 16 and 5ft to ride. You will be fitted with a helmet and re suit before your ride.
Danny Frasier Silent Auction
The Danny Frasier Silent Auction consists of over 100 items including gift certificates, vacation rentals, gift baskets, framed racing photography, motorsport art, and various other items. The auction starts at 9am on Saturday and ends at 1pm on Sunday. All bidders must be present to win, pay for and pick up their item. Interested in learning more about Danny Frasier, please read about him on our about page.
Interested in donating an item for our silent auction? Please visit our Contact Page and let us know.
Family Fun Activities and Children's Passport
The Dash for Kids event includes various free family fun activities. This year every child that registers at our family booth will get a passport that they can take around to the various activities and get event stamps. There will be games and an area to get a Race Car Driver's Autograph and a Flagger's Autograph. We will also have various Race Cars that the children can sit in and take pictures. In the race car pits and paddock, kids and families can walk around and see cars being worked on and prepared for racing. Many drivers and crew are happy to explain what is going on and even let the kids sit in the cars. Families may even see some unexpected visitors like a Stormtrooper or maybe even Princess Leia.
Every year Dash for Kids makes an event T-shirt. The T-shirt draws sponsors that help to pay for the event and go towards our donation to the Charities. The 2016 T-shirt sponsorship is closed and our new t-shirt design has been completed. Again this year our T-shirt was designed by CSCC member and race-car driver, Olivier Henrichot.
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors. Please visit our sponsors below by clicking on their name. Please support our sponsors.
Dash for Kids relies on a large amount of volunteers to keep it moving. Volunteers get to enjoy all the events for free, get to go on race car rides for free after all of the paying riders, get a free event T-shirt, get to watch the races in their free time and most importantly they get to see the children's smiles first hand. Our volunteers are a wonderfully welcoming and fun crew to spend the weekend with.
Interested in volunteering? Please visit our Contact page and let us know.
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Photography by Therese Lombardi Photography.