PART-TIME Help needed

We had hired some part-time people to help on weekends but they have failed on us. We are looking for help on Sat & Sun each weekend. We could use help on the grid and also in the shop at the counter. If you have the desire to work, please call to arrange an interview.

WE NEED A PERSON THIS WEEKEND TO WORK THE SCALE ON SAT & SUN. Any racers or Leaguers wanting some work?

CKNA Food Service

Next week we will be hosting the CKNA series race. We have hired a food truck to serve the crowd. They will be positioned near the brown building in the pits.

GENOA ITALIAN CONCESSIONS will be available to serve you. Look for a menu post soon.

Bring your appetite to sample their cuisine.

ENDURANCE RACE to honor MATT BIGOS

We will again be hosting a race to honor Matt Bigos and a major portion of the entry money will go to the benefit of his choice.  We were unable to run this event in 2020 due to the pandemic but we are planning to revive our efforts in 2021. Thank you Corey Domenick for leading this effort.   Now for details…………….

WHO’S MATT BIGOS — Matt was an avid kart racer who raced at CHMS and other racetracks in the area and across the nation.  If you competed in HPV during the mid 2000 years, you may have run into him.  His most recent challenge was driving at the Joliet Speedway in a NASCAR experience.

BENEFIT — Matt’s share of the entry fees will go to benefit the Buddy Foundation.  The Buddy Foundation is on a mission to provide immediate safety and care to stray, abused, and abandoned animals.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in having a pet, this is a place you should consider looking.

RACE DETAILS — This will be a 2 hour endurance race with our premium karts.  We are targeting this at a 3 person team but teams can be ANY size.  During the pit stops, you may change drivers and/or get a different kart with a full fuel load.  Karts hold 6 quarts of fuel and burn ~ 1 gal/hr.  Choose your team, your team name, and call to reserve your spot as space will be limited.

  • Date — Sun 16May21
  • 9:00 sign in
  • 9:20 practice sessions for drivers who have signed up for practice
  • 9:45 Drivers meeting
  • 10:00 Green flag
  • 5 mandatory timed pit stops including at least one fuel stop
  • Cost is $300/team pre-register and $350 the week before race
  • Cost includes driver passes, and insurance
  • Practice cost is $20 for a 10 minute session
  • Prizes — Concept Cash commensurate with entries

EVENT 1 is rained out

While it is dry at the moment, as promised, we intend to make the call prior to 8AM and the forecast for the area is moisture from mid morning to mid afternoon. The forecast for overnight called for rain which we did not get but the low seems to be centered west of Topeka and we are on the fringe of movement. See you in two weeks.

Looks like May 15, event 3, will become a double event.

On a side note, we have signed up for the WRS again and will send results for events 3-12 for our 10 scheduled events.

CKNA updates

CKNA will again be hosted by CHMS in early May. COVID caused enough confusion that last year we had to cancel our hosting privilege. Some COVID rules are still with us — Inside buildings are allowed with low occupancy and masks. Because it seems racers do not enjoy waiting in long lines to sign in, we are setting up a special line for those who pre-register OUTSIDE. To be eligible for this speedy line you must call and pre-register for wristbands. You may pay with a credit card when calling or elect to pay cash on arrival but you can NOT use this line for credit card on arrival. Have names for each wristband ready when you call and download our minors release and have filled out to speed the process.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND FRIDAY PRACTICE W/CKNA

We will be happy to help you with wristband sales @ 815 496 2467. Cost is 35 for 3-day, 25 for 2-day, 15 for 1-day

Pit space is sold on a first come – first serve basis STARTING April 5 (Mon). Please check the map on our website and contact ONLY Matt with your request. We will update the spreadsheet periodically to keep you informed on availability. Cost is 55 for a standard spot w/more for elec, camping & larger spots.

We have used this process to streamline sign in last year and were encouraged by customers to use it more this year.

We have also adopted a WRISTBAND POLICY last year and will continue this year. Basically wristbands MUST be worn on your wrist and everyone in your group must have one. If we find someone in your group that is NOT in compliance, ALL of the group will be DQ from the next competition event. There is “free space” area on the “71 side” of the orange gate for those not wanting to purchase wristbands but NO ACCESS to the parking/pit area until after last kart is off track for the day. PLEASE help to make sure each person is in compliance as nobody enjoys penalties. Liability is much larger than cost in this issue.

HELMET CERTIFICATION

We have arrived at the end of 2010 Snell ratings on helmets. Insurance no longer allows helmets with 2010, or older, to be used on the track. This may effect some of you and it has made all our rental helmets uncertifiable. These helmets might still be safer than nothing but they are not allowed on our track. Anyone who would like one, or many, of the 44 we have should give us a call to arrange pickup. We have all sizes.

Once again, this year, we will be accepting used oil and used fuel cans for no charge. All we ask is that you bring them to the shop rather than leaving them with the garbage so we can dispose of them. Used tires are also accepted for a $1.50 fee/tire. As before, violators, when discovered, will be assessed a $20 penalty per item. Our goal is to provide you an outlet for items sometimes not able to be thrown in your home garbage without making our facility messy.