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Dog-Gone!
Canaan Practice Day Postponed to April 28th

Flatlanders might not realize it, but Northern New England has a fifth season: Mud Season. We’ve been talking with Dave, the track manager at Canaan. He’s confident all the snow will be gone by the third week of April, however, the mud has him concerned about parking in the grassy paddock and off-track excursions. He has offered the NHKA the option of postponing a week, to April 28th. We’re taking hime up on it to greatly increase our chances of getting in day of practice.

But take Fridy’s snow and freezing temperatures as a warning, when it comes to weather in New England, there are no guarantees. So cross your fingers, light a candle and say a prayer to the racing gods. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get on-track April 28th. Stay tuned!



Why Wait? Order Your Coded LeConts
From Your NHKA Authorized Dealer Today

Opening day of the 2018 season will be here before you know it. Spare yourself the last-minute scramble for tires at the first event by calling your NHKA Authorized Dealer of choice today to order your NHKA coded LeConts.

As a convenience to our shops and racers we are placing an early bird order, but we need you to tell your dealer what you need NOW so we can ideally get the tires out to the shops the week of the 26th. Yes, bulk orders by the box (12 tires per box) are permitted so long as they are made in advance.

Of course tires will also be available trackside at every NHKA and X1 Outdoors event, including the open practice at Canaan on April 21st. But why wait? Have your tires mounted and ready to go the moment the green flag flies for the start of the 2018 season.



The Complete World Formula Engine Program for 2018

The NHKA Racing Series World Formulas rank among the most successful club programs in the country. There are a number of reasons for this, but tops is easily the passion of our competitors to not just win, but to win with no asterisk. Time and again you’ll find these guys in their main rival’s pit thrashing on his kart to make sure he’s ready for the race. That’s because for them it’s not a real win unless it happens on the track. This spirit is alive throughout the class, and makes the racing as good as racing ever gets. We intend keep it that way.

Over the last few weeks we’ve received a lot of valuable feedback from competitors and shops that has guided us as we’ve completed the entire rule set for the World Formula Box Stock Engine Program. The most notable addition is an interim silver NHKA seal that NHKA Authorized Dealers will use to reseal repaired engines that had CPG or NEKC seals. The purpose is to allow competitors to get maximum value out of their legally blueprinted engines before all engines are required to be box stock for the 2019 season. Thus, the silver NHKA seals are good only for 2018. Review the complete rule set under this website’s new Rules tab

Speaking of NHKA Authorized Dealers, we are very pleased to announce the founding line up:

Apex Kartsports
CFMotorsports
DRT Racing
Prospeed Kartsports
RJT Karting

These shops are your source for new World Formula engines, authorized repairs and resealing, as well as NHKA coded LeConts. But they offer much, much more. Every race they are trackside with the parts and knowledge you need to do your best. Despite all the changes, these are the shops that have committed to continue standing by their customers and their club by becoming the first NHKA Authorized Dealers. Please be sure thank them for their support with your business.



Official 2018 NHKA Rules Updates

Every off season we take a good hard look at the rules to make sure we’re delivering the safest racing, fairest competition and best value for everyone involved with the club. And every year we carve out time at the awards banquet to present our proposed changes to the membership for feedback. There was a lot to discuss this year, so thank you to everyone who offered their thoughtful input.

Spec Tires for Everyone
Last year we introduced a spec tire program for our Briggs 206 and World Formula classes. It has been an incredible success on track as well as off by cutting many drivers’ tire costs in half without compromising competition. Obviously, these are great benefits we’d like all our racers to enjoy. So, starting in 2018 LeCont Tires will be the official tire of the remaining NHKA Racing Series classes.

LECONT WHITE: TaG Jr., Sr. & Masters, KZ & Stock Moto Shifters

LECONT RED: TaG Micro & Mini

MG RED: All Briggs 206 & World Formula Classes

LECONT OR MG RAIN TIRES: All Classes.
Racers will have the opportunity to burn through remaining used rain tires from other manufacturers, so long as those tires are marked at the April 21st practice day at Canaan Motor Club, or the first race at NHMS on May 5th.

Introducing TaG Micro
Micro Max is now TaG Micro and adds the IAMI Swift engine with its supplied 16mm exhaust restrictor installed (part A-85365.) The minimum weight for the Swift will be 225lbs, and the gearing will be open. Nothing else changes from last year: Rotax engines in their Micro configuration will continue to race under USRMC rules at 235lbs with a 14/73 spec gear. Chassis rules are still TaG USA and the age range stays at 7-10 years old. However, please prepare yourself for tweaks to these rules in an effort to keep things fair and competitive.

Remember the Changes to TaG Mini We Warned You About?
As announced at last year’s members meeting, the 1010mm chassis and 6.0 rear tires are no longer allowed in TaG Mini. Competitors must now be on a 950mm chassis with 4.50 tires on the front and rear. Otherwise, the rules are the same as last year.

TaG In – TaG Out
TaG Sr. and Masters competitors have a new engine to consider – X125T. A Tillotson 30mm carb (part HL334AB) is required, as is hitting these minimum weights: 370lbs in TaG Sr., and 410lbs in TaG Masters. Please note that the Sonik Sport and Sonik TX1 are no longer on the NHKA approved engine list.

Junior’s Shrunken Header
In an effort to refine parody in the TaG Jr. class, X30 engines will now use the 29mm exhaust header.

New World Formula Engine Sealing Program
A topic deserving its own post, so watch for a detailed information later this week.



Annual Members Meeting, Awards Banquet and Pahhhtay!

Thank you to the 200+ who confirmed that they will be attending the Annual Members Meeting, Awards Banquet and Party. A very small handful of seats may come available, so if you need one, please email cfmotor@aol.com your request along with a detailed description of your bribe to get one of them.

Doors open at noon for this fun, informative day…

1pm – Members Meeting
– New World Formula engine rules
– LeCont tire program update
– Clarification of LeCont/MG rain tire rule
– Approval of X125T for TaG Senior and Masters
– Rotax seals update
– X30 Junior header reduction from 31mm to 29mm
– TaG Mini and Micro engines update
– DD2 class adjustment

3pm – Awards Banquet
– Buffet dinner served
– 2017 NHKA Championship Awards Presentation

4pm – Party!
– Raffle and 50/50 drawing
– Prizes and giveaways
– Special activities
– Plus a surprise or two

NOTE: You guys are so awesome about bringing items to share at club gatherings, we feel the need to say PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY BEVERAGES OR FOOD OR DESSERTS. (It makes the function hall folks cranky.) There’ll be a cash bar and plenty to eat if we hold back Keith and Taylor, so all you need to bring is your fun self! See you Saturday!!!!!



Happy Holidays Racing Family!!!
(RSVP for the Banquet by January 1st!)

We’d like to wish all the racers, families and workers of the NHKA Racing Series family the most joyous of holiday seasons. And… remind you to RSVP for the 2017 Awards Banquet by January 1st. We need to confirm food quantities, prizes and give away items, so we won’t be able to accept reservations after the deadline.

January 20, 2018 at 2pm
White Birch Function Hall
222 Central St., Hudson, NH

– Members Meeting
– Buffet Dinner
– Awards Presentation
– Raffle Drawing

Free for 2017 NHKA Members and a guest
Additional guests $10 per person

RSVP by January 1st
On the NHKA Facebook Page
Email CFMotor@aol.com or NHKARacingSeries@gmail.com
Call 508-588-2300



2018 Schedule for NHKA Racing Series

You were all such good little racers this year, you deserve an early Christmas present:

April 21 Canaan Open Practice
May 5 NHMS Race 1
May 26 Canaan Race 2
June 16 Canaan Race 3
June 30 NHMS Race 4
July 14 – 15 Canaan Race 5 – KartMania3
July 28 NHMS Race 6
August 10 – 12 Canaan Race 7 & 8 – AKRA Road Race National
September 15 NHMS Race 9
October 6 Canaan Race 10

We thought it might be a good idea to start the season with an open practice day for everyone to break in engines and dust off the cobwebs.

July 14 – 15 is our third annual Kart Mania weekend. It’ll be two days of racing with practice and qualifying on Saturday then morning practice and main events on Sunday. And as always a member appreciation party on Saturday night.

August 10-11-12 NHKA will host the American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) Road Race Nationals race on the full road course. this will also be Races 7 & 8 for the NHKA. All day Friday will be practice, followed by two full days of racing. All NHKA local classes are welcome.
Stay tuned for more details as we will update the courses we will use and the format for KartMania3.


RSVP for the Banquet



NHKA Racing Series Partners with LeCont Tire for 2018

After a season of testing by experienced drivers in both practice and race conditions, as well as observation from competitors at both F1 and NHKA, we are proud to name LeCont as the official tire of the NHKA Racing Series in 2018.

“Our primary goal was to provide our club racers with value and consistency,” says NHKA Co-owner and race director Mike Camarra. “It was a decision we wanted to make without undue outside influence or karting politics. We wanted the tires to speak for themselves out on the track. We found that LeCont Tires demonstrated the best durability and most consistent performance. We expect drivers to get two or more races out of a set with little to no compromise of competitiveness.”

LeCont White
TaG Senior
TaG Masters
Stock Moto
KZ Shifter

LeCont Red
TaG Junior
TaG Mini
TaG Micro

LeCont and MG Rains
All Classes

World Formula and Briggs 206 classes will continue to run MG Red label tires. MG tires will be available through your current supplier. Also, all classes will continue to run the same sizes.

To ensure our racers always get the same fair price, and to protect our local shops, NHKA will serve as the exclusive tire distributor for both the NHKA Racing Series and F1 Outdoors Club. All tires will be bar coded and scanned to ensure they were purchased through the club or an authorized local dealer.

“LeCont has stepped up with the consistent, long-lasting tires that club racers have been longing for the last several seasons,” says Camarra. “By offering a tire that helps keep club-level karting simple and affordable, NHKA looks forward to working with LeCont to grow the sport in 2018.”



Who is in for a Kicked Back Day of
Open Practice at Canaan Motor Club?

Canaan Motor Club has offered NHKA Racing Series drivers the opportunity to participate in a day of open practice on the full road course. No pressure, just testing setups, fine tuning your driving, trying karts from other classes and bringing along friends to try their hand at karting. There are two potential dates:

October 21st (RSVP by 10/9)
****OR****
November 4th (RSVP by 10/16)
 
We would need a minimum of 35 participants. The fee would be $100-$125/driver paid directly to the track. More drivers = less money. While this will not be an NHKA sanctioned event, Race Director Mike Camarra will be at the track to help keep things running smoothly, and the club will be collecting RSVPs:

RSVP cfmotor@aol.com


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