Road Race and Charity Event

August 17th & 18th, 2019

Portland International Raceway

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. At this event children and the greater community are introduced to road racing through race car rides around the track and an open paddock where drivers and crew are happy to show you their car and race preparation. Admission is free.

This year the 35th Annual Dash for Kids event will be held on August 17th and 18th, 2019 at Portland International Raceway.  The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm 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. Dash for Kids is a well known event in the racing community and draws people from all over the Pacific Northwest. Come out and have a fun weekend, get your ride and donate to a great cause!

Our 2019 Beneficiaries

Cascade Sports Car Club is dedicated to the support of local needy children. Our beneficiaries are Take Action INC and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Together these charities provide medical and nutritional support to children of need.


Take Action INC, located in Portland, Oregon, serves low-income children throughout the Portland Metro, Salem-Keizer and Woodburn areas. While these children are provided food during the week while at school, without the help of Take Action, Inc. they would go hungry over the weekend. This wonderful program fills backpacks with food to take home each Friday, ensuring weekend nourishment for families. As of March 2019 TAI is serving 71 schools and over 3000 children either directly or indirectly. CSCC is proud to support this worthwhile cause for its sixth year. Visit Take Action INC at

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital located in Portland, Oregon. Cascade Sports Car Club has been supporting the hospital for 34 years. CSCC proudly supports the highly praised children’s healthcare facility because of their excellence in care, advocacy, innovation, education and research. Ask a friend, neighbor or colleague, and someone may know of a child or a family whose lives have been changed by the care of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. We proudly support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s hospital through providing gifts for the children and supporting families in need over the holidays.  To learn more visit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation website.


Activities at the Charity Event 

Race Car Rides

During lunch on both Saturday and Sunday of the Dash for Kids event, 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. Children 40 inches and taller are eligible for race car rides.



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 9 am on Saturday and ends at 1 pm on Sunday. All bidders must be present to win, pay for and pick up their item. Our silent auction is dedicated to Danny Frasier, son of long time race enthusiasts and track workers Gary and Cathy Frasier. Danny became ill in 1991 and received care at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital over the next four years. Danny passed away on March 24, 1995, at the age of 17.  He is especially remembered for his love of cooking and his dream of becoming a chef.  He is missed everyday by his family and friends

Are you Interested in donating an item for our silent auction?  Please contact us at


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.

Event T-shirt

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. This year’s t-shirt will be for sale at the event for $20 each.

You can donate to the Dash right here too:
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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
Please support our sponsors. You can visit their websites by clicking on their name below.
Blairco Heating & Air ConditioningThe SMYTHE Company  , Patriot Fire ProtectionOoma Inc, Trackside MotorsportsKings Cross Automotive,  Lucky Dog Racing League     Pacific Synthetic Oil & LubeMarque Motors, A Framer’s TouchCasa Bella Marble and Granite,  Norsk Racing, Millennium Graphics and Forms,  Interstate Special Events, Mary’s Harvest, Scot and Carol Faris, Jason Paul,



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.  

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