As mentioned in a previous post we are currently in our “Winter Hours.” At the time of this posting, we have run out of days forecasted to be above 45. Moving forward please call the office ahead of time to schedule practice, (815)496-2467. In the meantime, we all at CHMS wish all our racers, renters, and staff a happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a happy and successful New Year! See you in the Spring!
We have switched to our Winter Hours. This means that days where the forecasted high is LESS than 45 degrees we will not be staffing the Showroom. We will be available by phone as we always are 12 months of the year. Please call during business hours if you have any questions. (815)496-2467
It has been suggested that we develop a schedule earlier than our typical February racer meeting. It has also been suggested we mirror the 2021 format. Avoiding CKNA races, Rt 66 races, holidays etc, left us with 13 races in 2021. Using the same logic we end up with the following dates for 2022.
April 30, May 14, 21, June 11, 25, July 9, 23, 30, August 13, 27, September 10, 17, 24
We have some questions and are looking for feedback before we publish an official schedule.
- Is 13 races the right amount? Too few or too many?
- How many are evening schedule? History has been Jun/Jul/Aug or Jul/Aug or Aug.
- Start times? History is 10AM or 4PM
- Rainout makeups? Schedule possible dates? We do not want to run doubles in evening schedule
- Rainout calls? We have been posting 2 hours before drivers meeting.
- Count your best 11 races for points championship? Should we count more?
- Pre-registration? Started w/COVID in 2020 and used in 2021. Seems to speedup signing in. Good or bad idea?
Look for future posts on Jr High, High School, and Friday Oval, Elite, and Road course Leagues along with discussions on any other issues. Give us your thoughts. See you at the Banquet.
In lieu of the rain out last night, Friday Night League points have been finalized. Final placings have been determined utilizing everyone’s best 20 out of 23, 6 out of 8 for Elites, and 9 out of 11 for Oval as per the rule book. We are also including final placings for our Junior and Senior Leagues which wrapped at the end of August. Junior and Senior League placings have been determined based on their best 14 of 16 races ran also per the rule book.
Friday Night League: 1st Mike Evans 2nd Mark Meucci 3rd Jose Sanchez 4th Diego Ochoa 5th Drew Norquist 6th Eric Hensley 7th Larry Drummond
Friday Night Elite League: 1st Mike Evans 2nd Larry Drummond
Friday Night Oval League: 1st Mark Meucci 2nd Mike Evans 3rd Robert Lambert 4th Eric Hensley 5th Larry Drummond
Senior League: 1st Brady Travis
Junior League: 1st Owen Oehler 2nd Mak Regnerus 3rd Miles Fodrey 4th Jeremy Colley 5th Kendra Padilla
We have made banquet plans for the 13th of November at Maria’s in Morris. We have enjoyed this facility in the past and will return again. Look for a future post on details and signup deadlines. We will be honoring Jr, Sr, and Friday Leagues along with our points race classes. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.
We have finalized the points for the season counting your best 11 races as specified in the rule book. The final points positions are as follows:
Sportsman: 1. Logan Polarek, 2. JD Wright, 3. Ryan Naughton
Junior: 1. Luke Wackerlin, 2.Wyatt Leslie, 3. Logan Wackerlin, 4. Justin Naughton, 5. LaRyssa Markham, 6. Luke Norris, 7. Tommy Boyce, 8. Joseph Bolen
Senior: 1. Kyle Lohmar, 2. Logan Lohmar, 3. Jeremy Mason, 4. Myles James, 5. Peyton Polarek, 6. Jake Bolen, 7. David Goldman
Masters: 1. Randy Raridon, 2. Mike Gray, 3. Tom Van Eynde, 4. Bob Kaminski, 5. Jim Linden
Well that time of year has come once again. Pre-registration is now open for the Halloween Grand Prix. Payment for entries is due at the time of sign-up. Pre-registration closes on October 16th at end of business for that day. Entry and pass prices increase after closure of pre-registration. You can call to pre-register with credit card or stop in the office to pay with cash.
As most of you know, from announcements at drivers meetings, we have had a scoring points snafu this year. Too many details to bore you with but suffice to say that most could have been avoided. Good news is, that with some of your help, we think we have solved ALL problems with our Leagues (Jr, Sr, & Friday) along with points race championships and also WRS. We think we have recovered lost data so check Mylaps championships for standings.
Our goal, for the future, is to ALWAYS publish on speedhive. The scoring system will NOT allow more than one kart per class with the same number without confusion in points totals. Sometimes adjustments have been made, behind the scenes, to allow the system to work for the day but not always for season totals. Points are given to the driver, not the kart, which most of the time is the same.
We will be returning to asking racers to adjust their number, if there is duplicate in their class, to avoid two areas of confusion. First is points as noted above. Second is to avoid any possible penalties being assessed to the wrong culprit. When we have multiple karts in the same class with the same number, it could happen that we black flag the wrong kart. I am sure that being incorrectly penalized is no ones goal, including ours. We will be expecting number changes to avoid these problems.
We have new people out at registration and some of you pre-register and some do not. Our newer staff has not got fully acquainted with everyone at this point. They are trying their best to speed up signing in. We have a request to assist them in doing a thorough job. PLEASE stop and sign in before driving to park. When you drive by without stopping, it disrupts their thoroughness and slows down the system. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Banquet thoughts so far are: input has been that we were VERY lucky with weather last year and we should look to have a banquet inside this year and we agree. Input on food has been that both last years food and years before are both good and we agree. Now that COVID is again becoming an issue, and masks are currently mandated by our Gov, we are not completely sure how that may effect us. Feel free to give us your thoughts as we continue to plan.