BREMERTON, Wash. (November 1, 2021) – Following a successful ceremonial groundbreaking on October 19, 2020, the Circuit of the Northwest now enters the next phase in bringing a world-class racing destination and motorsports facility to the Pacific Northwest. Under the guidance and care of the Port of Bremerton, clearing work was completed November 23, 2021, to highlight the natural contours of the land featured in the racetrack design. Construction of the 232-acre, multi-use facility and 2.34-mile, multi-use circuit continues and is expected to be completed by 2023.
“The Circuit of the Northwest will put the Pacific Northwest on the map as a world-class racing destination, delivering an unparalleled member experience for the region,” said Brian Nilsen, local business owner and founder of the Circuit of the Northwest. “The overwhelming support that we’ve received for this project has been incredible so far. We are thrilled to be at this point in the development process of transforming the site.”
Unlike many racing destinations across the U.S., the design of the Circuit of the Northwest embraces the natural terrain of the area, providing challenging turns and up to 80 feet of elevation changes, coupled with an unparalleled view of the Olympic Mountain Range. The careful attention to the clearing process is necessary to ensure a soft footprint on the land to prepare for final design work by renowned racecourse designer Hermann Tilke.
When complete, the new multi-use facility will feature:
- Two Concert Venues
- An indoor (225 seat) / outdoor (4000 hillside seating) theater
- Skills and EVOC center
- Karting facility
- RV Park
- Festival and event sites for public and private use
- A state-of-the-art 28,000 sq ft clubhouse overlooking the Olympic Mountain Range
- Restaurant and Bar
- Business Meeting Area
- Gathering Area with outdoor seating to socialize and relax
- Wellness Center
Circuit of the Northwest will also deliver a best-in-class hospitality venue and unparalleled clubhouse amenities that include dining facilities, meeting spaces, simulators, and a wellness center. The destination will also be home to an automobile and motorcycle driving club that will provide ongoing access to the circuit and its amenities for its members.
Circuit of the Northwest in December of 2017 retained the Joel Cohen Group LLC for ownership representation, management consulting, track design and construction of the facility.
“We are proud to support the development plans for the Circuit of the Northwest in such a picturesque location with natural beauty,” said Ralph Morton, former executive director of the Seattle Sports Commission. “With Nilsen’s extensive business and motocross experience, paired with the many partnerships already in the works, we are confident that the Circuit of the Northwest is bringing positive value and tourism to the entire region. Regional law enforcement has already been practicing safe training on the facilities, and we expect to bring more than 500 jobs to the region.”
Confirmed Circuit of the Northwest partnerships include the LeMay Museum, America’s Automotive Trust, Hagerty Motorsports, Visit Seattle, Seattle Sports Commission, local police and fire departments, the Port of Bremerton, the Kitsap Public Facilities District, the cities of Bremerton and Port Orchard, Kitsap County School Districts and Universal Technical Institute.
For more information about the Circuit of the Northwest or to become a founding member, visit http://circuitofthenorthwest.com or call (800) 484 0CNW (800) 484-0269.
Circuit of the Northwest
Overlooking the Olympic Mountain Range, Circuit of the Northwest will be a premier racing circuit and the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Port of Bremerton, convenient to both downtown Seattle and Tacoma, the Circuit of the Northwest is home to the fourth Hermann Tilke circuit design in the U.S. The Circuit of the Northwest provides public and private opportunities to unite racing and motocross enthusiasts with the Olympic Mountain region. This multi-purpose destination will include a regional sporting event area, a community events center, an indoor (225 seat) / outdoor (4000 seat) theater in conjunction Central Stage Theater (CSTOCK), a skills center, motocross, karting facility, RV Park, festival and event sites for public and private use and a state of the art 28,000 Sq foot clubhouse overlooking the Olympic Mountain Range designed by Blue Architecture and engineered by MAP, Ltd, both of Bremerton, Washington. In 2018 the Circuit of the Northwest retained the Joel Cohen Group LLC for ownership representation, management consulting, track design and construction of the facility.
Todd Melfi, Vice President of Sales