KID KART POINTS DECISION

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.

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100 LAP RULES

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.

HALLOWEEN 100 LAP RACE

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.

KID KART SEASON POINTS

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.

Race Cancelled

We have experienced rain over night, and currently have a wet track.  It is sun-shining at this time, but forecasts afternoon showers.  We don’t believe we can get a full event in in a timely manner.  We regret having to cancel but think it is the intelligent thing to do.  There will be no make up.