We will be closed for practice and rentals because we will be hosting the ICE RACING group on Sun the 27th of June. This group has sponsored races on ice in the past and has now chosen to try a summer event at CHMS. This event format will be practice/qualifying followed by 2 heat races to qualify you for your feature. All will get to run a full event with the fastest people coming out on top. Prize packages will be awarded. Cost for the day is $150 which includes wristband, insurance, rental of gear (please come with long pants and closed toe shoes), and of course kart usage and finally prizes. You may sign up with them at chicagoiceracing.ticketleap.com or give us a call to help you enter this event. This event is open to everyone with no membership needed. If you choose to only watch, join us as well. Signup will begin at 9:30 on Sun.
We would like to thank all those who helped us celebrate last Sat. Our driving challenges went quite well and congrats to those who did the best and a special shout out to Justin, on his birthday, for being the best overall. This was designed to be a casual day and we think that was accomplished with your help.
Our Block Party will be held on this Sat 29th of May. Join us for a day of fun and fellowship for all ages. We have devised a number of precision driving challenges to test your skills. These are focused on a slower than race speed but will feature accuracy at your best pace. There will be multiple runs in each available. Sign up before 1:30 to join our fun. There will be two classes, one using our rental kart, or use your race kart. Cost is $5 which will fund our prize package. Practice will be available from 10-1:30 for a reduced price of $25/driver.
We will furnish food at 6PM. CALL US TO GIVE US A COUNT OF PEOPLE FOR FOOD ORDER by THURSDAY. We will be having a sandwich variety along with mostaccioli and every picnic needs baked beans. You may bring something for snacks and dessert if you wish. Bring your own choice of drink.
The theme of this years party will be Les/Diann 50th wedding anniversary. NO GIFTS. Your presence is gift enough. Join us for morning practice, or test your driving skills (braggin rights last a long time), or just come and visit.
SAVE THE DATE — Sat May 29 to join in the fun at our Block Party. We intend to have some driving challenges, a bit like our last Block Party in 2019. These challenges will test precision in driving more heavily than speed. These will be setup on the racetrack and will feature “gates” that are defined by cones. Bump a cone out of place and we will add 2 seconds to your time for each one. We will have two classes — You may choose to use our rental Kart, the same one for everyone, or bring your own Kart. The cost for entering will be $5, which will become the prize package for doing well. You will need to sign in and get a wristband to enter Hot Grid but these passes will be complimentary in cost.
The THEME for this year will be Les/Diann 50th Wedding anniversary. We had intended to have this theme last year but COVID caused us to cancel the whole event. NO GIFTS are expected — Your presence is gift enough.
We will be supplying food, but you may contribute a dessert or snack item. Look for a post next week with the menu and we would like a call for attendance numbers for food next week. WE WILL NOT BE SUPPLYING DRINKS so bring your own. Food will be served at 6PM and track will be closed at that time but if you have a party game (bags for one suggestion) to entertain, please feel free to bring. Party will continue for as long as necessary.
PLAN TO JOIN US and look for more details next week.
We will be closed Mothers day but will be open ALL other days at our regular hours of 10AM-Sunset
Kids (of all ages), I am counting on you to enjoy the day with Mom. See you next week
We had hired some part-time people to help on weekends but they have failed on us. We are looking for help on Sat & Sun each weekend. We could use help on the grid and also in the shop at the counter. If you have the desire to work, please call to arrange an interview.
WE NEED A PERSON THIS WEEKEND TO WORK THE SCALE ON SAT & SUN. Any racers or Leaguers wanting some work?
Check out the delicious menu for next weeks CKNA event!
We will be racing today!
Next week we will be hosting the CKNA series race. We have hired a food truck to serve the crowd. They will be positioned near the brown building in the pits.
GENOA ITALIAN CONCESSIONS will be available to serve you. Look for a menu post soon.
Bring your appetite to sample their cuisine.
We will again be hosting a race to honor Matt Bigos and a major portion of the entry money will go to the benefit of his choice. We were unable to run this event in 2020 due to the pandemic but we are planning to revive our efforts in 2021. 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 — Sun 16May21
- 9:00 sign in
- 9:20 practice sessions for drivers who have signed up for practice
- 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 driver passes, and insurance
- Practice cost is $20 for a 10 minute session
- Prizes — Concept Cash commensurate with entries