News From
Circuit of the Northwest

Click on the links below for Press Releases in PDF form.

October 22, 2019 PR Newswire (PDF 48kb)
October 9, 2019 CNW Ground Breaking (
PDF 77kb)

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Circuit of the Northwest Partners with the
"For People Who Love Cars" group at
Hagerty and the Hagerty Drivers Club

Hagerty continues its expansion into the world of motorsports through a partnership with Circuit of the Northwest, a new world class racing and motorsports facility

Traverse City, Mich. (Jun 29, 2020) – As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in and grow the world of motorsports, Hagerty is partnering with Circuit of the Northwest (CNW) – a premier racing circuit – to expand its presence in the motorsports and enthusiast industry and to continue to bring exclusive opportunities to its Hagerty Drivers Club members in the Pacific Northwest.

Circuit of the Northwest – slated to open in 2022 – is a world-class, multi-use racing and motorsports facility currently being built in Bremerton, Washington. The 232-acre facility will include a 14-turn, 2.34-mile road racing course, motocross and kart racing tracks, a STEM education technology center, a research and innovation center, upscale dining and wellness center venues, and concert stages.

“The Pacific Northwest is known for its racetrack enthusiast community and has a large following,” said Derek Prechtl, vice president of motorsports at Hagerty. “Our partnership with the Circuit of the Northwest is one more way Hagerty is getting more involved in motorsports. We see a great opportunity to expand our motorsport portfolio and broaden our reach to offer more unique experiences to members and fellow car enthusiasts.”

Through the partnership, CNW will provide an exclusive offering to Hagerty Drivers Club members on their CNW Founders Membership, with plans to host special events with Hagerty. This strategic partnership builds upon Hagerty’s ongoing mission to expand and protect car culture for future generations through Hagerty’s growing motorsports involvement. Hagerty's recent creation of a dedicated motorsports division has ramped up the company's ability to host events and develop new motorsports partnerships across the country.

“Adding Hagerty as a partner and the opportunity to elevate the experience with our facility even further is really exciting.” said CNW owner and Managing Partner Brian Nilsen. “We will have one of the finest facilities of its kind for top-flight racing and look forward to be a desired destination for motorsports fans from all over the world.”

About Hagerty
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company. Our mission is keep driving alive for car lovers and drive positive change in the world. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, Hagerty Media and MotorsportReg. Hagerty is the world's largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles and supports keeping car culture alive through youth programs, the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.

About 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, Circuit of the Northwest is home to the third Hermann Tilke circuit design in the U.S. Circuit of the Northwest provides public and private opportunities to unite racing and motocross enthusiasts with the Olympic Mountain region. The destination will include state-of-the-art motocross and karting facilities, a shooting range, RV parks, and indoor and outdoor event spaces for public and private use. For more information, visit www.circuitofthenorthwest.com.

Contact us HERE for Special Hagerty Members Membership Pricing

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Circuit of the Northwest Names
America’s Automotive Trust its Charity-of-Choice

LeMay – America’s Car Museum among nonprofits to team with world-class motorsports facility to promote tech students and build enthusiasm for car culture and racing

TACOMA, Wash. (June 22, 2020) — America’s Automotive Trust and its nonprofit partner organizations that include LeMay – America’s Car Museum, TechForce Foundation and RPM Foundation, have entered into a strategic alliance with Circuit of the Northwest (CNW) to fuel technical education and careers and enthusiasm around car culture and racing. The relationship includes CNW naming America’s Automotive Trust as its official ““charity-of-choice”, helping to fundraise and promote the mission of these nonprofits.

Circuit of the Northwest – which is slated to open in 2022 – is a world-class, multi-use racing and motorsports facility currently being built in Bremerton, Washington. The 232-acre facility will include a 14-turn, 2.34-mile road racing course designed by world-renowned circuit designer Hermann Tilke, motocross and kart racing tracks, a STEM Education Technology Center, a Research & Innovation Center, upscale dining and wellness center venues, and concert stages, all adjacent to the Bremerton National Airport. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the project took place in October 2019, in partnership with the Port of Bremerton and the Kitsap Public Facilities District.

“This is going to be a remarkable venue,” said CNW Owner and Managing Partner Brian Nilsen. “It will be one of the finest facilities of its kind in the country and will bring motorsports fans from all over the world to the Pacific Northwest to experience top-flight racing action. CNW will begin first and foremost as a private track, hosting a membership and a technology partner. The track will be built to FIA specifications so future sanctioned racing events will be possible.”

CNW and America’s Automotive Trust will work in tandem to raise awareness for the “Race to 200” where – beginning in July 2020 – 200 founders will be sought and offered special membership privileges before breaking ground. “We’re excited to present a below-market offering to 200 special founders while simultaneously raising over $1 million for our charity-of-choice, America’s Automotive Trust,” said Nilsen.

In working with Circuit of the Northwest, America’s Automotive Trust finds a partner that not only shares its supporters’ love of automobiles and motorsports, but also an organization that can help further its goals of preserving automotive heritage and promoting training and learning that will propel the transportation of the future.
“This alliance allows us to see the efforts of our organizations in action,” said America’s Automotive Trust CEO Jennifer Maher. “Our auto enthusiasts will have a local place to race their cars, collectors will have another venue in which to showcase their treasured automobiles and meet other collectors, and – most importantly – our aspiring student technicians and restoration artisans will have a hands-on opportunity to work on cars, learn from professional techs, and be mentored by true craftsmen. I couldn’t be more excited.”

About 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, Circuit of the Northwest is home to the third Hermann Tilke circuit design in the U.S. Circuit of the Northwest provides public and private opportunities to unite racing and motocross enthusiasts with the Olympic Mountain region. The destination will include state-of-the-art motocross and karting facilities, a shooting range, RV parks, and indoor and outdoor event spaces for public and private use. For more information, visit www.circuitofthenorthwest.com.

About America’s Automotive Trust
America’s Automotive Trust convenes like-minded nonprofits working together to preserve and evolve car culture, community, and careers. Each partner organization – LeMay - America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation, and TechForce Foundation, maintains its own brand identity, 501(c)(3) charitable status, unique mission, and core programs, while pooling resources and working toward a common goal. For more information, visit www.aat.org.

About LeMay – America’s Car Museum
America’s Car Museum (ACM), a member of America's Automotive Trust, is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Washington, the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide, USA Today’s 10 Best Museums in Seattle and KING5’s Best Museum in Western Washington. ACM serves as an educational center for students of all ages, features 12 rotating exhibits and hosts AAT’s annual Signature Events. For more information, visit www.americascarmusueum.org

Contact us HERE for Special AAT/Lemay Members Membership Pricing

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News Coverage

Click on the links below for News Coverage in Video and PDF form.

2021
Sept 28, 2021 CNW Architectural Rendering Update (see left)
July 15, 2021 CNW Begins Next Stage - Clearing Work
(PDF 198KB)
March 23, 2021 GarageCast Podcast (
HTML)

2020
October 16, 2020 CSTOCK Live Theater Kitsap Sun (
HTML)
August 7, 2020 Hagerty Motorsports News (
HTML)
August 2020 Celebrating Fox Island Spotlilght (
PDF 814kb)
June 29, 2020 Hagerty (
PDF 447kb)
June 22, 2020 AAT/Lemay America's Automotive Museum (
PDF 493kb)
June 19, 2020 Rain City Supercars Podcast (
PODCAST)
February 14, 2020 Cars Yeah Podcast (
PODCAST)
February 6, 2020 Golf Business Magazine (
PDF 1.8mb)
January 23, 2020 Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (
PDF 909kb)
January 20, 2020 Holmes Report (
PDF 98kb)
January 17, 2020 Agility PR (
PDF 58kb)
January 15, 2020 O'Dwyers (
PDF 150kb)
January 14, 2020 KemperLesnik (
PDF 115kb)

2019
December 27, 2019 Golf Inc. (
PDF 75kb)
December 20, 2019 KemperSports (
PDF 130kb)
December 20, 2019 The Golf Wire (
PDF 74kb)
December 19, 2019 My Spikes Travel (
PDF 43kb)
December 19, 2019 Morning Read (
PDF 203kb)
November 1, 2019 Kitsap Daily News (
PDF 5.5mb)
October 31, 2019 KIRO-TV EVOC Report (
Video Link)
October 24, 2019 The Shop Magazine (
PDF 98kb)
October 22, 2019 Vintage Road and Racer (
PDF 999kb)
October 21, 2019 Kitsap Sun (
PDF 141kb)
October 19, 2019 Tacoma News Tribune (
PDF 141kb)
October 18, 2019 Tacoma News Tribune (
PDF 195kb)
October 17, 2019 South Sound Business (
PDF 552kb)
October 15, 2019 Powersports Business (
PDF 128kb)

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