WRS RETURNS

Weekly Racing Series has asked us to participate in their points championship again this year.  CHMS has signed up for the races starting with race 3 and after.

THANK YOU Briggs and RLV for helping racers

RACER MEETING RESULTS pg 2

This post is intended to address the “new” Jr & Sr Leagues.  We have had programs for the students before but this year we are changing the program to accommodate some suggestions.  Check out the details on the League tab but here are some highlights:

  1. You do NOT have to sign up for the whole session
  2. Pricing for the Session is similar to last year/race
  3. NO MINIMUM AGE — only maximum age
  4. Sr will use premium karts — Drivers ballast to 180
  5. 8 race/week sessions
  6. Season awards at Banquet

RACER MEETING RESULTS

First, thank you to ALL who participated in the meeting.  Much was discussed and some changes were adopted.  Some highlights:

RACEDAY

  1. We will have a 13 race schedule (also posted on event schedule) Apr 4, May 2,      Jun 13, 20, 27, Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, Sep 12, 19, 26
  2. We will count your best 11 (of 13) for season points awards
  3. Our August races will be evening format — change from Jun, Jul, Aug
  4. Our July races will be Qualify, Pre-final, Feature format rather than heats, feature
  5. Race 11, Sep 12, will include interloop — change from 2 events
  6. Senior weight 375 — Monitor first races to see how many are over w/o ballast, possible change back
  7. Rain dates are Oct 10, 17
  8. Rain dates will ONLY be used if there are cancellations in the first 13 scheduled
  9. Rain dates will become double events IF more than 2 races are cancelled
  10. NEW – Lease for MGIR tires available by contract

FRIDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

  1. Primary input was “leave it alone”
  2. Session 1 — Mar 27, Apr 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29
  3. Session 2 —  Jun 12, 26, Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 – skipping for Nascar
  4. Session 3 —  Aug 21, 28, Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16
  5. Ballast drivers to 200 lb (max 50 ballast until podium finish)
  6. Oval challenge on even numbered events — count 10 of 12 for season points
  7. NEW Elite challenge on odd numbered events — count 10 of 12 for season points

Look for future posts on other programs

Also we are still looking for a full-time employee if you know of someone.

MORE RACER MEETING UPDATES

Friday Night League — Some thoughts and suggestions — Avoiding Holidays

  • Session 1 — Mar 27, Apr 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29
  • Session 2 — Jun 12, 19, 26, Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7
  • Session3 — Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
  • It has been suggested we avoid NASCAR (Jun 19) with either a double or add Oct 16
  • Count 7 of 8 for session awards?
  • Count 21 of 24 for season awards?
  • Session awards  —  Trophies or Concept Cash? – we have received a vote for trophies
  • Stay w/200 weight?
  • Stay w/7PM drivers mtg?

Junior League  —  We will change to allowing a single night entry vs one price/session

  • Session 1 —  May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 (Wed)
  • Session 2  —  Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 (Wed)
  • Count 7 of 8 for session awards?
  • Count 12 or 13 or 14 for season awards?
  • 6 PM drivers mtg?
  • Suggested we eliminate min age — max age JR High grad?
  • Pricing for session similar to last year
  • Practice session bundle on same day as race for reduced price

Senior League  —  We will change to allowing a single night entry vs one price/session

  • Session 1  —  May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 (Thur)
  • Session 2  —  Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 (Thur)
  • Count 7 of 8 for sessions awards?
  • Count 12 or 13 or 14 for season awards?
  • 6 PM drivers mtg?
  • Suggested we eliminate min age — max age High School grad?
  • Use Premium vs Original Karts?
  • Ballast drivers to 180 or 190 if using premium karts?
  • Pricing for session similar to last year
  • Practice session bundle on same day as race for reduced price

Come and make your thoughts heard on Feb 9, 2PM or let us know your ideas so we can publish for others consideration.

RACER MEETING UPDATES

Meeting date and time unchanged at Feb 9 @ 2PM in the  shop.

We have received comments from racers and I am posting them so you can ponder them and be prepared for a meaningful discussion.

  • Sr 206 weight — change from 380 to 375  —  also comments for no change
  • Avoid doubles because if you break in the first, you miss the second
  • Rain dates rather than doubles
  • If doubles, then evening rainouts will be doubled on next day race
  • Tire lease contract — See below
  • FNL  —  Avoid NASCAR (Jun 21) — either double up or schedule around
  • JR “League”  —  Max age JR high but no min age

We will be adopting a sharing format “for all genres” which will allow better use of time for all.  We will start with 20 min of raceday discussion, then switch to FNL for 20 min, then next issue for 20 min etc.  We will return to raceday, and any others, after each group gets their first session.  We will ask that ALL are quiet to respect others time, and allow us to moderate discussions.

TIRE LEASE —  We have been asked about getting new tires multiple times per season and have developed a contract that would allow the racer to change tires when he likes.

  • Cost is $150 + $50 X number of changes you desire
  • Changes are scheduled by the racer
  • Contract is per racer not a multiple racer group
  • Tires turned in must be the same ones issued
  • Damaged tires  —  beyond “normal” wear will be charged
  • MGIR tires
  • Serviceable used set must be turned in at start or end of year

I will post other issues as they are presented for your consideration.  We hope to see you Feb 9.

 

RACER MEETING FEB 9 2PM

Once again we intend to have a racer meeting in the shop @ 2PM to initiate the 2020 season.  Let your ideas flow and we look for a positive discussion on a variety of subjects.  Some have sent in ideas and if you let us know, we will post so others can consider prior to arriving.  Here are some things we or others have thought of to ponder.

RACEDAYS  –  Avoiding holidays, mothers day, CKNA, & Rt66, we have 13 possible dates for races.  Apr 4, May 2, Jun 13,20,27, Jul 18,25, Aug 1,8,15, Sep 12,19,26.

  • Is 13 enough or do we add in Oct?
  • Do we need to avoid Rt66?   if not that could give us 3 more possible dates
  • Evening schedule for Jun, Jul, Aug?
  • Rainouts — Drop em, have rain dates, double up?
  • New rainout double idea is to delay any that occur on evenings to the next day event?
  • Bodywork will remain open as long as insurance does not mandate change?
  • Drops?  how many

FNL

  • 3-8 Race sessions?  Apr through early Oct
  • Ballast to 200# driver?
  • 21 races count for season awards?
  • Session awards — Do we “beef up” cash awards and delete trophies?
  • 7PM Drivers meeting?
  • Elite karts?
  • Oval challenge?  every other week

JR HIGH

  • 2-8 Race sessions?  May through Aug
  • Change entry format to allow intermittent participation ie, weekly or session?
  • Wed or Thurs nights?
  • 6PM Drivers meeting?
  • Session awards are cash with season awards @ Banquet?

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2-8 Race sessions?  May through Aug
  • Ballast to 180# driver?
  • Premium or original karts?
  • Wed or Thurs nights?
  • Entry format is weekly or reduced session price?
  • 6PM Drivers meeting?
  • Session Awards — cash or trophies?

Advise if you have other ideas to consider, and save the date, between Super Bowl & Daytona 500.

 

2020 JOB OPPORTUNITIES

We will be adding staff for the 2020 season.  This is a full-time position with a workload heavier in the summer months.  If you have the interest to work at a kart track, call us to discuss details.  Racing experience is not a prerequisite.  Call Matt, Jim, or Les to inquire or setup interview.

Annual Banquet

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan on attending our annual awards banquet, you will need to call us and register before this upcoming Saturday, November 2nd. We will not be able to accept any reservations after that date and you will not be able to pay at the door. We look forward to seeing everyone there.