Well that time of year has come once again. Pre-registration is now open for the Halloween Grand Prix. Payment for entries is due at the time of sign-up. Pre-registration closes on October 16th at end of business for that day. Entry and pass prices increase after closure of pre-registration. You can call to pre-register with credit card or stop in the office to pay with cash.
As most of you know, from announcements at drivers meetings, we have had a scoring points snafu this year. Too many details to bore you with but suffice to say that most could have been avoided. Good news is, that with some of your help, we think we have solved ALL problems with our Leagues (Jr, Sr, & Friday) along with points race championships and also WRS. We think we have recovered lost data so check Mylaps championships for standings.
Our goal, for the future, is to ALWAYS publish on speedhive. The scoring system will NOT allow more than one kart per class with the same number without confusion in points totals. Sometimes adjustments have been made, behind the scenes, to allow the system to work for the day but not always for season totals. Points are given to the driver, not the kart, which most of the time is the same.
We will be returning to asking racers to adjust their number, if there is duplicate in their class, to avoid two areas of confusion. First is points as noted above. Second is to avoid any possible penalties being assessed to the wrong culprit. When we have multiple karts in the same class with the same number, it could happen that we black flag the wrong kart. I am sure that being incorrectly penalized is no ones goal, including ours. We will be expecting number changes to avoid these problems.
We have new people out at registration and some of you pre-register and some do not. Our newer staff has not got fully acquainted with everyone at this point. They are trying their best to speed up signing in. We have a request to assist them in doing a thorough job. PLEASE stop and sign in before driving to park. When you drive by without stopping, it disrupts their thoroughness and slows down the system. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Banquet thoughts so far are: input has been that we were VERY lucky with weather last year and we should look to have a banquet inside this year and we agree. Input on food has been that both last years food and years before are both good and we agree. Now that COVID is again becoming an issue, and masks are currently mandated by our Gov, we are not completely sure how that may effect us. Feel free to give us your thoughts as we continue to plan.
We will be closed on Sunday September 5th and Monday September 6th in observance of Labor Day. We will be open for normal business hours on Saturday September 4th and Tuesday September 7th. Please plan accordingly and have a safe Labor Day weekend!
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We have had only a small amount of rain at this time but radar forecast is for rain between 2-6pm. We feel that we need to cancel today’s event like we promised 2-3 hours before our scheduled drivers meeting.
We will be closed for practice and rentals because we will be hosting the ICE RACING group on Sun the 27th of June. This group has sponsored races on ice in the past and has now chosen to try a summer event at CHMS. This event format will be practice/qualifying followed by 2 heat races to qualify you for your feature. All will get to run a full event with the fastest people coming out on top. Prize packages will be awarded. Cost for the day is $150 which includes wristband, insurance, rental of gear (please come with long pants and closed toe shoes), and of course kart usage and finally prizes. You may sign up with them at chicagoiceracing.ticketleap.com or give us a call to help you enter this event. This event is open to everyone with no membership needed. If you choose to only watch, join us as well. Signup will begin at 9:30 on Sun.
We would like to thank all those who helped us celebrate last Sat. Our driving challenges went quite well and congrats to those who did the best and a special shout out to Justin, on his birthday, for being the best overall. This was designed to be a casual day and we think that was accomplished with your help.
Our Block Party will be held on this Sat 29th of May. Join us for a day of fun and fellowship for all ages. We have devised a number of precision driving challenges to test your skills. These are focused on a slower than race speed but will feature accuracy at your best pace. There will be multiple runs in each available. Sign up before 1:30 to join our fun. There will be two classes, one using our rental kart, or use your race kart. Cost is $5 which will fund our prize package. Practice will be available from 10-1:30 for a reduced price of $25/driver.
We will furnish food at 6PM. CALL US TO GIVE US A COUNT OF PEOPLE FOR FOOD ORDER by THURSDAY. We will be having a sandwich variety along with mostaccioli and every picnic needs baked beans. You may bring something for snacks and dessert if you wish. Bring your own choice of drink.
The theme of this years party will be Les/Diann 50th wedding anniversary. NO GIFTS. Your presence is gift enough. Join us for morning practice, or test your driving skills (braggin rights last a long time), or just come and visit.