Team Tortoise, a tongue-in-cheek reference to our riding abilities, was founded in 1993 by a small group of racers who love off-road racing. From 2002-2007, the team took a hiatus, but rebounded with revitalized momentum and new team members to create an innovative approach to hare scramble races.

2010 brought the start of our race series, the Triple Crown, which was comprised of three races included in the NMA series. With the success of those races and encouragement from racers, the team decided to expand the series in 2011 and offered two non-NMA races in addition the three in partnership with the NMA organization and created the Mega Crown series.

In 2015 the team re-branded the series to the Northwest Off-Road Championship Series (NORCS).

Lead by President Tate Matherly, team members include Taft Matherly, Rob Flagler, Kenny Rasmussen, Randy Stoneman, Scott Bosman, Keith Earnhardt and Tine Matherly, along with their wives.

Team tortoise members

Our goal is to produce exciting and fun race experiences for riders of all ages and ability levels. As racers ourselves, we develop courses any rider would enjoy, whether they are kids, amateurs or professionals.

We hope to see you on the course with your throttle up and rubber side down!

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  • Mxsphillips

    how long are the long course mega crown races?

    • Anonymous

      2 ½ hours

  • NsF Racing

    So what kind of racing is the mega crown? Mx, off road, ? What do the courses consist of?

    • Alonzo


  • Chris

    So I’m looking to get in on the racing. How/where do I sign up? And can I just enter one race, I’m a noob to racing and am not sure what class I would even be in (250 four-stroke, 25yr old male)?

    • Alonzo

      C Class

  • charlene norris

    How do I get current 2014 Race info?

  • Erik

    I am curious if any of the events are atv friendly.. With the large push of quad enthusiasts out there now..

  • Chelsie

    Where can I find the schedule?

  • bryce

    hey, I’m a begning racer. I’m 13 years old and my friend and I are looking to do some hare scrambles this year. we both ride 250’s and where wondering if we would still qualify for the kids, or if we would be in amatures.

  • Philip J Hestbeck

    Do I need a spark arrestor for horn rapids or any of the other races.