TODAYS EVENT CANCELLED

We have wet conditions now, with forecast for heavy rain until at least noon.  This will activate a second race on the second rain date.  This means both rain dates are now double events.

Those that pre-registered were NOT processed for charges.  We need to consider banquet planning.  We reserved prior to COVID but what do we think is the smart thing to do now?

JR & SR League finals

Jr and Sr Leagues are finalized for the 2020 season.  The schedule was altered due to COVID but we saw some real competition regardless.  Our 2 eight week sessions were combined for one 12 week session, counting the 10 best for season trophies.  (See FB for pics)

It is now time to consider any changes for the 2021 season.  Jr’s mentioned running under the lights but that would mean a 2+ hour delay from this years schedule.  Do we need a weight min for Jr?(Maybe 130?)    Sr weight, min 180, saw all carry at least 7#, so should we lower to 175?  Do we schedule 3-8 week sessions, like Fridays?  Are the days and times good?

We passed out some trophy hardware during our pizza party at last event end with the following top 3:

JR   1st – Mak Regnerus                            SR   1st – Myles James

       2nd – Luke Norris                                     2nd – Kyle Lohmar

      3rd – Justin Naughton                               3rd – Brady Travis

Elite Karts on Track

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Aug. 28th 2020

Elite Karts are 360cc Honda engine karts compared to the 200 and 270 karts that you can arrive and drive.  The Elite Kart also runs on the BIG Track – same as the Point Racers that own their own karts.  You can drive an Elite Kart but only after you have qualified and received permission from the track administrators.  These karts are as fast as the L206 racers even though much heavier and are a real challenge to drive.

LINK: https://concepthaulersmotorspeedway.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/elite-rental-kart-fleet/

Jr High Academy 2020 Final

Wed. Aug. 26th 2020 was the final race of the summer for the Jr High Academy.

View all 65 images at: https://tommuschphotography.com/f953712711

SUNDAY HOURS RETURN

We changed our Sunday hours when COVID restrictions were tighter and we wanted to have two practice sessions per day.  Now we still have COVID issues, but they are not quite as restrictive, so we will be returning to our previous noon opening and closing at 6PM.  Thanks for understanding out staff likes an early evening once a week.  As before, reservations are still encouraged to speed up the sign-in and also to make sure we have a spot for you.

Friday Night Leagues July 11th 2020

Friday Night League Drivers are flying high tonight.

Images can be purchased at: https://tommuschphotography.com/p998828421

LEAGUE and EVENT CHANGES

Jr and Sr Leagues

We have run 4 and have 8 more on the original calendar.  It was suggested that we continue on and count 10 of the 12 for one big session rather than split.  This seems like a wonderful idea and we plan to follow it.  Thanks for the input.

Friday

We have run 4 and have 5 left in original session 2.  Let’s make session two 9 nights and leave session 3 as it was.  We ran oval last Fri and plan to run it again this week.  If we run it every week, we will have 14 total — maybe count 12?  Elites are a question.  Should we add them on top of the ovals or alternate or what?  Interested parties please let us know.

Points Events

We are adjusting our timeline as the past weeks have shown us positive results.  Drivers meeting will continue at 10:30 (days) and practice will be by class with 3 rounds for each class in race order

Both July events were voted to use a qualifying format.  Heat 1 will be replaced by a qualifying session and given points.  Heat 2 will remain at 6 laps but will use the qualifying order as grid lineup.  Feature will remain 12 laps but will use the Heat 2 finish as the grid lineup.  Heat 1, our qualifying session, will be started when the first kart enters the track and stopped 5 minutes later with a checkered flag.  All laps completed BEFORE the checkered flag will be used to determine best times.  Laps that a driver completes getting the checkered flag will NOT be used to choose best times.

LEAGUES OUTLOOK

We will be having our leagues this week.  Jr, Sr, and Fri will be run this week and we are working on publishing a “new” schedule for the rest of our season.  We have not altered our published schedules since we were not certain exactly what COVID was going to let us do.  If you have ideas, please share them this week as we have been thinking of our rest of season for some time now.

Friday League WILL have oval this week as we determine our final plans.

We intend to be able to “shuffle” karts now that you have helped us not touch ANY karts w/o face coverings (masks or helmets) and gloves.  Thanks for making this work last week.

Watch for future posts this week about our July fun events.

COVID PHASE 4

Well it looks like Illinois will move to phase 4 of the Gov’s plan on Fri June 26.  Primarily, for us, this means groups of 50, rather than 10, are allowed.  Social distancing is still included and ALL the media is showing masks are promoted more than ever across the entire nation.  Illinois cases are declining while some states are borderline “out of control” so maybe the price we paid earlier in the year is paying dividends now.

HOW DOES PHASE 4 CHANGE OUR PLANS?

  1. We will no longer have 2 practice sessions per day  —  with larger numbers allowed and LOTS of room for separation, we can accommodate everyone we hope
  2. Reservations are STILL encouraged — we will ask you for your estimated arrival time so we can meet you at the gate, as before, to give you a wristband
  3. Reservations will CERTAINLY speed up your checkin time
  4. Normal hours of 10-sunset will resume
  5. ONLY THOSE W/WRISTBANDS IN PADDOCK  —  We will sell driver ($40) AND crew ($15) passes now as we feel we can accommodate all that want to drive
  6. Those on grid WILL be expected to wear face coverings

Refer to our COVID tab on the website for up to date info