Thank you to ALL that attended and an even bigger thank you to those who contributed to the agenda so we could ALL consider the important points.
PRO RACE IDEAS —- There was concern about cold temps in early April so we will start our 12 race season on April 27. We will count your best 11 for the season championship. There will be 2 possible rain dates. These dates will ONLY be used if some of the original 12 are cancelled. See schedule for details. Evening race schedule continues for June, July, August dates. CLARIFICATION ASKED—As our rules package states, points are given for taking the green flag. We intend to have small feature winner stickers (helmet size) for feature winners. Qualifying was discussed at length but we will stay with our 2 heat system of qualifying for the feature. A weight change for the senior class was entertained but since few were present, it will be reviewed with the entire class early in the season. We will have 1 race on alternate track (including inter loop) mid season.
FNL — Organized group suggested we stay with the 2 heats (more wheel to wheel) rather than the qualifying sessions. Weight remains 200, max 50, back part of race group will not get weighed. Schedule on website. Oval on even numbered races — count 10 of 12 for season. Elite karts, as an extra (prac/qual and feature) on big track on nights oval does not run. Parade lap suggested — will try. 7 of 8 for session. 21 of 24 for season. We will have winners helmet stickers.
JR HIGH ACADEMY & HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY — It was suggested we not start this until after memorial day. If we run 2-7 race sessions, that puts us deep into SEP to finish. Some questions still exist with this program. Do we run 5 (like last year) counting all 5, or do we run 7 counting 6? These academies will run on weekday evenings but NOT on the same night. Cost will be similar to last year. Do we run 2 long prac/qual sessions or 2 heat races to set the order for features? In other words, driver vs driver OR driver vs track. Do we start the season around first of MAY (like last year)? Those interested in these programs should give us input so we can finalize in the next few weeks.
UNLIMITED RENTAL RIDES — This is a NEW opportunity to pay a monthly fee and choose 1 or 2 days per month for unlimited rides. Watch for more details on this soon.