KID KARTS RETURN TO THE TUNNEL

Starting with race 9, kid karts will return to using the tunnel during their exit from the track.  Expecting them to make a VERY sharp turn at the bottom of the hill, avoid track workers, not being distracted by their crew, while braking over the hill has turned out to be more than they can handle safely.

Brief History:  For many years, starting in 1992, the tunnel was the exit of choice for the ALL classes.  As karts got wider, it became marginal that they would fit so it was reduced to kid karts only.  Earlier this year we had to seek an alternate route when the tunnel contained too much water to navigate.  This lead to racers asking to use this route full time.

We have struggled to keep crew (parents) from meeting drivers on the track prior to the scale area.  When drivers pay more attention to the crew than the track staff, it leads to confusion for their young minds.  We (staff and parents) have asked them to become competent in negotiating a hill descent while braking, watching for traffic and avoiding collisions, making a sharp turn (some karts hardly turn this much) without crowd distractions, and proceed to the scale in an orderly line.  When you analyze it from this perspective, it is too much to expect from an entry level driver.  We will return to the exit allowing more vision, longer time to brake, less sharper turns, more escape routes if mistakes are made, and expect safer results.

NO RENTALS ON THESE DATES

 

We will NOT have rentals available on these upcoming dates.th125L6W3T.jpg

Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20      due to 206 Cup Series races

Saturday, August 26       due to group outings and races that evening

Friday, September 1, the track will be closing early at 6pm

Saturday – Monday, September 2-4      due to Labor Day Weekend

206 Cup Racing August 18-20

We have posted 206 Cup pit space map and are currently taking reservations.  If you need a pit space please look at what is available (under Track Maps across top of our website) and call Andrea @ 815/496-2467 with your request.  Payment is DUE at time of reservation!  Non electric pit spaces are $35.00, Electric pit spaces are $60.00 for the weekend.  Please notice that pit spot sizes vary depending on location.  Specific measurements are listed on the reservation guide.

206 Cup entries and rule questions should be directed to 206 Cup Series.

Pit space, camping, and wristbands will be handled by CHMS.

CHMS pricing for the event will be as follows:

  • Pit space (non electric)……………$35
  • Camping…….………………….….….…$20
  • Pit space with electric……………..$60
  • Three day pit pass………………..…$35
  • Two day pit pass……………….….…$25
  • One day pit pass………………….….$15
  • Transponder rental per day…….$15
  • Friday practice……………….…….….$25

Saturday, Aug 12, Race 8

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Due to our competition race day, we will have limited hours SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, for public rentals and open practice.  The track will be open from 10am-3:30pm, with our last rental session ON TRACK at 3:30.

Registration for Race 8 opens at 3pm, practice starts at 4:30pm and the races start at 7pm!

12 Hour Endurance Winners

After hours of hard racing, strategy changes, driver changes, pit stops, one sunset and one sunrise; the 12 hour endurance race is complete!  Congratulations to all our drivers and teams!  And thanks to those spectators who made it through all 12 hours with us!  It was fun and we look forward to next year!

Here are our podium winners:

1st place– 3 M’s and a J (Matt Hartsell (not pictured), Matt Hill, Mike Trnka, and James Recendez)

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2nd place– Wheel to Wheel (Bill Judy, Ilija Petrovski, and Patrick Jamin)20170806_070757

3rd place– Wobbles (Gordon McGrew, Jim Evans, Charlie Kim, Andrew Lee, and Bruce White)

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We also want to thank and acknowledge our solo driver for giving it his all!