MORE RACER MEETING UPDATES

Friday Night League — Some thoughts and suggestions — Avoiding Holidays

  • Session 1 — Mar 27, Apr 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29
  • Session 2 — Jun 12, 19, 26, Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7
  • Session3 — Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
  • It has been suggested we avoid NASCAR (Jun 19) with either a double or add Oct 16
  • Count 7 of 8 for session awards?
  • Count 21 of 24 for season awards?
  • Session awards  —  Trophies or Concept Cash? – we have received a vote for trophies
  • Stay w/200 weight?
  • Stay w/7PM drivers mtg?

Junior League  —  We will change to allowing a single night entry vs one price/session

  • Session 1 —  May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 (Wed)
  • Session 2  —  Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 (Wed)
  • Count 7 of 8 for session awards?
  • Count 12 or 13 or 14 for season awards?
  • 6 PM drivers mtg?
  • Suggested we eliminate min age — max age JR High grad?
  • Pricing for session similar to last year
  • Practice session bundle on same day as race for reduced price

Senior League  —  We will change to allowing a single night entry vs one price/session

  • Session 1  —  May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 (Thur)
  • Session 2  —  Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 (Thur)
  • Count 7 of 8 for sessions awards?
  • Count 12 or 13 or 14 for season awards?
  • 6 PM drivers mtg?
  • Suggested we eliminate min age — max age High School grad?
  • Use Premium vs Original Karts?
  • Ballast drivers to 180 or 190 if using premium karts?
  • Pricing for session similar to last year
  • Practice session bundle on same day as race for reduced price

Come and make your thoughts heard on Feb 9, 2PM or let us know your ideas so we can publish for others consideration.

RACER MEETING UPDATES

Meeting date and time unchanged at Feb 9 @ 2PM in the  shop.

We have received comments from racers and I am posting them so you can ponder them and be prepared for a meaningful discussion.

  • Sr 206 weight — change from 380 to 375  —  also comments for no change
  • Avoid doubles because if you break in the first, you miss the second
  • Rain dates rather than doubles
  • If doubles, then evening rainouts will be doubled on next day race
  • Tire lease contract — See below
  • FNL  —  Avoid NASCAR (Jun 21) — either double up or schedule around
  • JR “League”  —  Max age JR high but no min age

We will be adopting a sharing format “for all genres” which will allow better use of time for all.  We will start with 20 min of raceday discussion, then switch to FNL for 20 min, then next issue for 20 min etc.  We will return to raceday, and any others, after each group gets their first session.  We will ask that ALL are quiet to respect others time, and allow us to moderate discussions.

TIRE LEASE —  We have been asked about getting new tires multiple times per season and have developed a contract that would allow the racer to change tires when he likes.

  • Cost is $150 + $50 X number of changes you desire
  • Changes are scheduled by the racer
  • Contract is per racer not a multiple racer group
  • Tires turned in must be the same ones issued
  • Damaged tires  —  beyond “normal” wear will be charged
  • MGIR tires
  • Serviceable used set must be turned in at start or end of year

I will post other issues as they are presented for your consideration.  We hope to see you Feb 9.

 

RACER MEETING FEB 9 2PM

Once again we intend to have a racer meeting in the shop @ 2PM to initiate the 2020 season.  Let your ideas flow and we look for a positive discussion on a variety of subjects.  Some have sent in ideas and if you let us know, we will post so others can consider prior to arriving.  Here are some things we or others have thought of to ponder.

RACEDAYS  –  Avoiding holidays, mothers day, CKNA, & Rt66, we have 13 possible dates for races.  Apr 4, May 2, Jun 13,20,27, Jul 18,25, Aug 1,8,15, Sep 12,19,26.

  • Is 13 enough or do we add in Oct?
  • Do we need to avoid Rt66?   if not that could give us 3 more possible dates
  • Evening schedule for Jun, Jul, Aug?
  • Rainouts — Drop em, have rain dates, double up?
  • New rainout double idea is to delay any that occur on evenings to the next day event?
  • Bodywork will remain open as long as insurance does not mandate change?
  • Drops?  how many

FNL

  • 3-8 Race sessions?  Apr through early Oct
  • Ballast to 200# driver?
  • 21 races count for season awards?
  • Session awards — Do we “beef up” cash awards and delete trophies?
  • 7PM Drivers meeting?
  • Elite karts?
  • Oval challenge?  every other week

JR HIGH

  • 2-8 Race sessions?  May through Aug
  • Change entry format to allow intermittent participation ie, weekly or session?
  • Wed or Thurs nights?
  • 6PM Drivers meeting?
  • Session awards are cash with season awards @ Banquet?

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2-8 Race sessions?  May through Aug
  • Ballast to 180# driver?
  • Premium or original karts?
  • Wed or Thurs nights?
  • Entry format is weekly or reduced session price?
  • 6PM Drivers meeting?
  • Session Awards — cash or trophies?

Advise if you have other ideas to consider, and save the date, between Super Bowl & Daytona 500.

 

2020 JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Annual Banquet

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan on attending our annual awards banquet, you will need to call us and register before this upcoming Saturday, November 2nd. We will not be able to accept any reservations after that date and you will not be able to pay at the door. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

2019 Championship Results

Our published guidelines indicate that anyone who has run less than 50% of our races will not be honored in championship results. Regrettably, we have no kid kart racers that have met that requirement. However, we do have a new overall track record set by Summit Rossiter and would like to recognize that. We are counting the best 9 races in order to determine championship results for each driver.

Kid Kart:

  • Summit Rossiter- New track record

Sportsman:

  • Luke Norris
  • Justin Bolen
  • Evee Saindon
  • J.D. Wright
  • Ella Saindon

Junior:

  • Drew Szuch
  • Myles James
  • Jeremy Mason
  • Peyton Polarek
  • Logan Nealis
  • Jacob Bolen

Senior:

  • Chris Gray
  • Logan Lohmar
  • Logan Smith
  • Kyle Lohmar
  • Liam Melsa
  • James Recendez
  • Jared LaPierre

Masters:

  • Mike Gray
  • Randy Raridon
  • Tom Van Ende
  • Jim Evans
  • Bob Kaminski
  • Amy Bolen

Congratulations to all of our drivers that participated in the 2019 race season.