We were looking at adding a staff member in 2019 even before Chad/Andrea chose to move out of state. We are currently shopping for full-time people that want to help us operate the track. We do rentals every day and races on selected weekend days. Let us know if you are looking to operate the track with us. Contact Bill or Les to visit more about the opportunities.
As the weather gets colder and we see less activity on a daily basis, we may not be staffing the showroom every day. We are ALWAYS available by phone and will meet your needs. CALL us to schedule and we will accommodate your wants.
Chad and Andrea are moving out of state and will no longer be track operators after Dec 31. While we are sorry to see them go, we are happy for them in their new venue. Stop by, or call, to say goodbye. And yes our small size welcoming party Camdon will be leaving with them.
A little over a week ago we held a meeting with some kid kart parents to explain our rules package and it’s application to some issues. We knew at the onset of the meeting it was VERY likely that not all attending would leave happy. We were threatened with law suits and accused of playing favorites and even questioned whether we had been bribed. PART of the meeting was SECRETLY recorded and published on social media with the intent to show how poor our judgment was. Some of the post comments have caused us to ponder other questions. We have determined that a kid kart driver’s age was falsified earlier in the year. Fortunately, no events occurred during that time period that caused an insurance claim or we would have seen how such an intentionally legal misrepresentation would effect coverage.
CHMS operates under WKA rules. WKA rules clearly state that an attained age of 5 is the minimum for the Kid Kart class.
In an effort to provide fairness, we will be deducting any points earned before the age of five.
We were asked earlier about running two different karts w/drivers as one entry in our 100 lap race. We received some feedback on social media and also verbally. The concern of most is that starting with a fresh kart mid race is an advantage over using one machine. I was reminded of a race a few years back where a kart had a brake problem and lost several laps fixing it. Another kart in the same class had a sprocket issue causing lap loss. At the checkered flag, both were on the front straight racing for the class win. It seems others in the class had issues as well.
We will limit one kart to each entry. You may have one or more drivers per entry. Thanks for the input.
We have been approached with a request to modify our 100 lap race rules to allow drivers to use different karts in their driving sessions. We currently allow a single kart with one or more drivers. The change, if approved, would allow each driver to have his own kart. This was requested to help a team with two significantly different sized drivers compete as one team. As before, ALL karts on track MUST be at legal weight and transponders would have to be changed at pit stops and of course only one kart on track at a time. I am looking for feedback on the pro’s and con’s in considering this change. We will probably need to enhance our rules package if we allow this. Help us consider this.
We were questioned about our season end Kid Kart point totals soon after they were posted. We performed a very in-depth review of the points and had LONG discussions among the staff yesterday. It was a time of reviewing/analyzing our performance and judgment in making calls. We then asked the two parties to join us this morning so we could answer their questions and explain our position. We wanted to be VERY certain both parties were told the same consistent story. We don’t have a “dog in the fight” so our emotions were set aside while we pursued the right answer to provide a level playing field. It is obvious to us that even though our rules are published on the website, they are not all clear to each racer. We explained the points system, drops, tech, DQ’s, and a variety of other issues. Earlier in the year, we allowed an impaired driver (fell asleep on the grid and did not start) last place points for showing up. We honestly do not feel we would EVER do that again so we reversed that call. This has caused some disgust for some. I feel the need to post this as social media is running wild with posts from disgusted and ill informed persons.
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This post is intended to cover the expected timeline which had caused some previous concerns. We should be able to adhere to our regular timeline pretty closely without much change from a normal class addition.
Yamaha shootout entries will be on the track up to 8 times rather than the 6 times for regular classes. So…………they will be the first on the practice list for 3 rounds and following the last practice will qualify the first round. The rear 1/3 of the field will be set in this session. Their second and third qualifying rounds will be at the start of our heat race sessions. The second round will set the middle 1/3 of the field while the last session will set the pole. Their prefinal will be the first of the features and their final will be the last of the features.
Hopefully this will clarify our intent to have a smoothly run event.
We have, for the last few years, offered a victory lap with the checkered flag to the winner of the feature event. During the last race event, one of the victory lap drivers got the flag tangled in their rear axle, while on the parade lap, and destroyed the flag. While only the flag was damaged this time, we are concerned for the safety of the driver if they were to get themselves caught as well.
We will be discontinuing the flag victory lap until we, or someone, can determine a way to get this lap done safely. We still plan to continue with the podium pictures for the winners. Please contact us if you can offer a solution