Endurance Schedule

The much anticipated 2017 Endurance Racing Series schedule is now out!  Check out the Endurance Events tab for dates, length, and format!  We have some exciting races this year including a 12 hour race, a couple 3 hour races, and a mix of formats.

Look for pricing and format details under the Endurance Events tab soon!

1st Annual Yamaha ShootOut

Concept Haulers Motor Speedway is excited to host the 1st Annual Yamaha ShootOut on April 29, presented by MG Tires.  A one-of-a-kind sprint race designed to test all aspects of driving, tuning, and strategy. The race has caught the interest of several sponsors contributing upwards of $3,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for qualifying,  pre-final, and feature!

Sponsors include:

  • MG Tires
  • Pole Position Inc
  • ChiTown Karting
  • Viking Kart Products
  • Bromberek Racing Team
  • Kevin Williams Karting

Specs: MG HZ (Red) tires, 110 Sunoco race fuel, Redline or Burris oil, 4-hole can, 310#/Jr.,  350#/Sr.

Registration is now open!  Call us at (815) 496-2467 to pre-enter for $75 ($100 after April 21).   Tires and fuel will be available for purchase through CHMS. If purchased at time of pre-entry, the price for one set of tires, 5 gal can of fuel, and discounted pre-entry is $335.  PIT SPOTS ARE FREE and are available on a first come first serve basis. Reservations will be taken only for our $10/day electric spots.

The race will be intertwined with the regular points race series taking place that day.  It will start with 3 practice sessions, qualifying, pre final, and the feature.

Qualifying will be ‘knock out’ style qualifying with 3 rounds determining the pole winner.

  • Round 1 will see all karts take to the track in a timed session. You can run as many laps as you feel necessary. The slowest 1/3 are eliminated from a chance at the pole.
  • Round 2 sees the remaining field again turn a qualifying time in a timed session.
  • Round 3  sees the top half of round 2 compete for the pole.

The finishing order of qualifying will determine the starting order for the 10 lap pre-final.  The finishing order of the pre-final will determine the starting order for the 22 lap feature.

Track is open for practice anytime prior to the event. Our hours are 10am-dark Mon-Sat, and 12pm-6pm on Sunday.  Watch for our Facebook posts and more info on our website in the days ahead.

Thanks from all of us at Concept Haulers Motor Speedway!

3 weeks to go!

Can you believe we are only 3 weeks away from opening weekend of the 2017 season?  It all starts Friday night, March 31, with our incredibly competitive Friday Night League at 7pm, sponsored by G&I Electric.  Followed the next day by round 1 of CHMS’ points series.  Will  last year’s champions return to defend their crown, or will new champions emerge?  How will things shake out in the new Lo206 Masters class?  And keep an eye out for the young, up and coming talent in the Lo206 Sportsman class!  It’s looking to be a great season!  Hope to see you all here!

New for 2017, we’ve restructured our Jr class to add a Sportsman class; ages 7-12, 265#, and a green slide. Along with a change for the existing Jr class to ages 12-15, 310#, and gold slide. 

Coupled with these changes, is the addition of the Lo206 Masters Class. This class is run at 35 yrs of age or older, 390# and the black slide.

As always, keep an eye on the website for details. 

NEW TECH PERSON

We are happy to welcome Andre Molina as our newest member of our race day staff.  Andre comes to us with background in quality control which should help make him the right choice for the tech position.  He also owns multiple karts and has experience driving here at CHMS as well.  He most likely will be competing in our points day league, with our rental karts, so come and show him how it’s done.

We still have an opportunity for the registration front gate position which is a paid spot.

WANTED

We are in search of someone interested in performing tech at our 14 races this season.  The best candidate will possess the ability to read and interpret a technical manual, meet and deal with racers on a fair but firm basis.  A friendly demeanor along with consistency is important but mechanical ability is not important since this is an inspection only process.

We are also in need of a person to staff the registration building during the raceday to sell spectator passes.  The confusion of racers wristbands, minors releases, and proper class registration will be handled by our staff.  The best candidate will be alert and thorough, be able to operate a computer for sales receipts, and handle money to make change.

These are both paid positions.  Please contact us to discuss your interest.

Racer meeting info #2

Rental Kart programs were discussed at our race meeting and here are some highlights:

Friday Night League with G&I Electric returning as our sponsor

  1. Costs will remain low as the veteran group has done a superb job of helping rookies
  2. Three 8 week sessions again counting your best 7 to crown a session champ
  3. Session champions will receive concept cash after the last race during the pizza fest
  4. All 3 sessions champions will receive trophies at the banquet
  5. Overall year champion counting best 19 of the 24 season
  6. Poster with session champs as well as season champs
  7. It was suggested B-main winners need to be scaled as well as A-main
  8. We will continue ballasting drivers to 190#
  9. 12 Race oval series (counting best 10) every other week starting on race 2
  10. Rainout make-ups the following week

Endurance racing news

  1. This year there will be a year long published schedule (probably late Feb)
  2. Cost reduction for pre-purchasing multiple events
  3. Variety of 1-2 hour formats along with a long race (8+ hours)
  4. Points kept on a yearly basis
  5. Poster created showing winners and season point leaders
  6. Ballast drivers to 200# w/50# max