We will be adding staff for the 2020 season. This is a full-time position with a workload heavier in the summer months. If you have the interest to work at a kart track, call us to discuss details. Racing experience is not a prerequisite. Call Matt, Jim, or Les to inquire or setup interview.
We will host an endurance race on Sunday Sept 29. This 2-hour format was well liked earlier in the year. It allows for single or multiple drivers.
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 5 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.
- Date — 29SEP19
- 9:00 sign in
- 9:20 practice sessions for each driver
- 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 practice, driver passes, and insurance
- Prizes — Concept Cash commensurate with entries
- Call to secure your spot as space will be limited
Last raceday we got a general show of hands to endorse future rainouts. Unless there is substantial input in any other direction, we will adopt the following @ race 8 (Aug 10).
Rainout 1 date of Sep 28 will be a double event. Rainout date 2 on Oct 12 is a single event for the present but will become a double event if any other rainouts occur. All other rainouts will be cancelled.
At the last race I asked for thoughts on rainout makeups and here are the results. All have wanted to double up and most on the rain dates already scheduled. Doubles later would mean without evening schedule and with cooler temperatures. Some have suggested a lower lap count.
I plan to proceed with a discussion at next race (Aug 3) and if approved, give a one race timespan for negative reasoning, and then adopt the following:
Rain date 1 (Sep 28) would already be a double since we have had 3 rainouts. Rain date 2 (Oct 12) is now a single race but would become a double race if we have another rainout. Rainouts beyond 4 would be dropped.
Bill has decided to depart from CHMS. This was an abrupt move and leaves an opportunity for someone else to help make racing karts enjoyable. If you have the skill to meet people, visit with them about a racing future, and help them plan their next racing adventure, then we may have a great opportunity for you. Our job includes marketing rentals, sharing competition challenges, and officiating rentals and racedays.
If you have the skill set and the desire, call us to set up an interview for either part-time or full-time work.
We will be holding our next endurance event on August 11 (Sunday). This event will be the “dice and coin format” style and is usually done by a single driver BUT if someone elected to do a team event, that could be done. You may check on the format under the format endurance tab and also confirm the timeline under the next race tab but the highlights are as follows:
- Race is 3 – 20 min sessions w/kart swaps at breaks
- Driver ballast to 200#
- 9AM sign in followed by practice, drivers meeting, and race
- Cost is $120 per entry ($150 after Aug 4)
Call us to confirm your spot. We are considering a 3 hour team race in Sept (less chance of hot weather) so look for a post and start forming your team.
The Masters class intends to remember their fallen comrade Randy Howe by honoring him in our points race 6. The “Masters group” has secured special trophies for this event for the Masters LO206 class. Randy raced with us last year and we have a few of the previously created stickers left. Stop by the showroom if you would like one.
We are finally scheduling our next endurance race. After the earlier 3 hour team race, we will next offer a 1 hour “iron-man” format. This format has one green flag and one checkered flag with no mandatory pit stops. Pit stops, driver changes, etc WILL be allowed but NOT dictated or timed. You can make this a single driver or a team event.
Date: Sunday July 14, 2019
Time: 9:30AM signup, 10AM practice (optional), 10:30 Race start
Cost: $120/entry (includes driver pass & ins for all drivers) — $150 after July 7
Practice: $20 (optional)
Driver ballast to 200#, Concept Cash prizes commensurate with entries
We will not be having FNL this week. It was suggested, and adopted, that we should delay this next FNL in favor of NASCAR being in town. This means we have a bye week, followed by a holiday vacation week, and will “make up” the bye week with a double schedule on the 12th. This is the same as if it rained out logic.
Thanks to the group for working this out and see you on the 12th for a REALLY good time.
Once again we are looking for help on racedays in registration. Our regular person has had some changes to work hours and will be unable to help us in the future. We are looking for someone who can help us sell wristbands while we are helping people sign up for classes.
Call us to visit about how you could help out on racedays.