We have been asked to clarify the use of radios at our events. Endurance events, with our rental fleet, (see our endurance page) will allow them but WKA rules specifically exclude them from use during a points race using your own kart.
It turned out to be a good decision to postpone the race as it rained to some degree ALL the daylight hours. We ran the Yamaha shootout race and saw some really good racing. We will double up on the next date, as discussed at the racer meeting, so look for some future info involving times.
Again, THANK YOU racers for helping us make the right choice.
We think it’s time, maybe past time, to announce our outlook for the prizes we have been given in the form of sponsorship. Currently we see a small, almost nonexistent, showing for the junior class. Sooooo…. we are upgrading the amounts for the senior class. Here is what we are thinking for the senior class.
Pole position — $200 cash
Pre final winner — $250 cash + 3 $50 gift certificates
Pre final second — 2 $50 gift certificates
Pre final third — 1 $50 gift certificate
Feature winner — $750 cash + 1 set MG HZ tires
Feature second — 1 set MG HZ tires + 1 can of Sunoco 110 fuel + 1 $50 gift certificate
Feature third — 1 set MG HZ tires + 1 gift certificate
Feature fastest lap — $125 cash
Feature Hard Charger (most spots gained with highest finish determining any ties) — 3 gift certificates
Feature random pick (12th place) — 1 gift certificate
Once again, we would like to thank ALL of our sponsors for helping make this happen and a special thanks to Chad for working diligently on this. See you Sat.
Our Yamaha Shootout is less than 2 weeks away with less than a week of pre-registration left. This post is to help inform those coming about our tech guidelines. Rick Jump, from Rt 66 & USPKS, will be leading tech and we will be using standard guidelines that WKA and most others use. We will use the .390 “blowdown” spec for the ports. Fuel tech will be by digitron with a VERY small tolerance. Sunoco 110 fuel with 8 oz/gal of Redline, Burris castor, or Burris blend oil is the only spec. All fuel/oil products are available on site. Since these fuel/oil mixtures test differently, no mixing of oils will be allowed and you must declare your brand of oil at time of testing to be sure to get the right test results. If you have run other fuel than Sunoco 110 in your tank, you would be smart to rinse your tank with Sunoco 110 a time or two to help insure your fuel test. MG HZ (red) tires are required with no tire changes after first round of qualifying. Tires are also available on site. We have MG wets, 600 ONLY without bar codes, available, at severely reduced pricing, should it rain.
Tim Koyen, also from 66/USPKS, will be handling the microphone. We have limited PA coverage beyond the grid and concessions area, due to neighbor complaints, but will be broadcasting on 104.1 FM so you may have a radio in your trailer to get full coverage of all announcements.
We are closed today to celebrate. We hope you are celebrating in your own way. Join us next week for practice/rentals/raceday/FNL/outings/endurance events.
Once again—HAPPY EASTER
We had a small glitch in our schedules and it appears that we published differently in some places. We think we fixed that and our schedule is OFF this week and see you on the 21st.
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.
Due to numerous requests, we have decided to offer driver coaching opportunities. You can review all the details under the DRIVERS COACHING tab on our website. CALL to reserve your ideal spot for training.
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.
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
- Costs will remain low as the veteran group has done a superb job of helping rookies
- Three 8 week sessions again counting your best 7 to crown a session champ
- Session champions will receive concept cash after the last race during the pizza fest
- All 3 sessions champions will receive trophies at the banquet
- Overall year champion counting best 19 of the 24 season
- Poster with session champs as well as season champs
- It was suggested B-main winners need to be scaled as well as A-main
- We will continue ballasting drivers to 190#
- 12 Race oval series (counting best 10) every other week starting on race 2
- Rainout make-ups the following week
Endurance racing news
- This year there will be a year long published schedule (probably late Feb)
- Cost reduction for pre-purchasing multiple events
- Variety of 1-2 hour formats along with a long race (8+ hours)
- Points kept on a yearly basis
- Poster created showing winners and season point leaders
- Ballast drivers to 200# w/50# max