We are still looking for a person to assist us on race days in registration.  Racing background is a plus but in no way an exclusive need.  See a previous post on thoroughness and organization being important.

This is a paid position with hours of gate opening until closing before the entire racing events have completed.


EASTER Schedule

We will be closed on Easter Sunday but open, with limited staff, on Good Friday and open on Saturday.  Join us for practice or rentals.  We also do not have FNL that weekend.  We hope this helps your planning.


WANTED: Registration person

We would like to hire a person to operate registration on race days.  If you are organized and thorough enough to sell wristbands, get them signed for, and collect monies responsibly, you may be the person for us.  A knowledge of racing events is a bonus BUT NOT a requirement.  We will train the right person.

Call us at 815-496-2467 to schedule an interview to secure this job.


We will be hosting a race to honor Matt Bigos and a major portion of the entry money will go to the benefit of his choice.  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 — 28APR19 with a rain date of 19MAY19
  • 9:00 sign in
  • 9:20 practice sessions for each driver
  • 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 practice, driver passes, and insurance
  • Prizes — Concept Cash commensurate with entries


We have received limited input since the racer meeting, but some valuable thought out ideas.  Here is how we see this summer program.


  • We will run 2 – 7 races sessions (counting 6)
  • Drivers meeting 6PM
  • Session 1 dates, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5, 12
  • Session 2 dates, July 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Cost = $260 (includes driver pass) plus kart insurance (optional) for $50
  • Practice session (on same day as race) for $130
  • Format = 5 min warm-up, 2-6 lap heat races, 10 lap feature
  • Points for feature only


  • We will run 2 – 5 race sessions (counting 5)
  • Drivers meeting 6PM
  • Session 1 dates, May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Session 2 dates, July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Cost = $200 (includes driver pass) plus kart insurance (optional) for $40
  • Practice session (on same day as race) for $100
  • Format = 5 min warm-up, 2-6 lap heat races, 10 lap feature
  • Points for feature only

We have been encouraged to look at ballasting drivers, especially High School, and while I know what weights work for other venues, we will test after the weather breaks and before the first race to determine the effects on academies.

Sign-up for these events starts now.






It is with a heavy heart, I report to you that we have one less driver among us.  Randy Howe has been battling cancer for some time now and has succumbed to it’s grip.  Randy was a figure in ours Masters class ranks.  Randy purchased a kart years back and struggled to be competitive.  He spent the extra effort to practice until he was definitely noticed this past season.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.