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Updates for This Weekend’s Road Racing Doubleheader

All the competitors of the NHKA Racing Series powered by K1Speed are putting the finishing touches on their karts for this Saturday’s and Sunday’s Road Racing Doubleheader at Canaan Motor Club. Remember that the event will be featuring NHKA Races 6 & 7, and we will be awarding championship points. Also keep in mind that we will be hosting the Northeast Super Series, whose competitors will be out on track with our usual classes but scored separately.

Track Entry: Gates will be open 3pm-10pm.
Registration and pre-race safety tech will be open.

Gates, safety tech and registration open at 7am.
Practice: Two sessions per group.
Qualifying: One session per group.
Races: One 30-minute timed race, standing start.

Gates, safety tech and registration open at 7am
Practice: Two sessions per group.
Qualifying: Based on Saturday’s results.
Races: One 30-minute timed race, standing start.

Track Configurations
Kid Karts: Kart Track.
TaG Mini, Micro and Cadet: Sprint Track. 
All Other Classes: Full 1.3 mile road course.
Rain Race: Sprint Track.

Race Registration: $75 per class.
Pit Pass:  $25 for weekend. $20 for Sunday only.
Camping:  $25 for one or two nights
***Please bring cash for pit passes and camping***

Series: K1Speed
Saturday Trophies: Ed Chappee’s Huricane Racing
Sunday Trophies: Tony Vaccarro’s Adirondack Radiation Therapy

Lunch will be available to purchase in the large red building. There are also a number of stores and restaurants within a mile of the track in Canaan Village, and many more options in West Lebanon and Hanover, both within 30 minutes of the track.

Road Racing Doubleheader at Canaan Motor Club
NHKA Races 6+7 – August 12+13, 2017

It was another great race day with 83 competitors at the NHMS Hill Course for Race 5 of the NHKA Racing Series powered by K1 Speed. Thanks again to K.R.G. Motorsports and the Georgantas family for sponsoring the trophies.

All eyes now turn back to Canaan Motor Club for our huge doubleheader weekend August 12th & 13th. For the last time this season we will be on the full 1.4 mile road course, utilizing the same race procedures as we did for KartMania with one big difference – two races worth of NHKA championship points will be on the line! That means all NHKA rules will apply. 

Saturday August 12th will be NHKA Race 6 with trophies sponsored by DD2 racer Ed Chappee’s Hurricane Racing out of North Conway, NH. Sunday the 13th will be NHKA Race 7 with long-time series supporters Adirondack Radiation Therapy picking up the tab for the trophies. It’s great to have TaG Senior driver Kent Vaccaro and his dad Tony back at the track with us.

As if this doubleheader weren’t exciting enough, NHKA will also be hosting the North East Super Series. Tim Hannen and crew draw a loyal following of some of the best racers from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These guys are FAST! Super Series racers will be following their own rules and scored separately, but mixed in with NHKA racers on track. Think of KartMania and its huge packs of karts going at it hard for the entire 30 minutes. Now add even more karts and pump up the intensity. As awesome as the racing has been all season, we’re thinking this doubleheader could be event everyone talks about for years.

Please stay tuned to this website, our Facebook page and your inbox for more event details as they come available.

Saturday July 22nd – Race 5 of the NHKA Racing Series
On the Hill Course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Was KartMania 2!!! a blast or what?! So much close racing in every class from green to checkers. Be sure to checkout the onboard videos shared to the club’s Facebook page, they are amazing. Thank you to all who attended and for the cooperation that made it possible for us to get in a full day of racing Saturday despite the passing showers. A great time was had by all at the cookout party sponsored by NHKA, Dave Nadeau, Lefty’s Brewing, Lecam Machine, and of course our members. Special thanks to Doreen Simpson, the Bowin family, Jan Oliver and Tina Camarra for all the planning, coordination and set up, and to your grill masters Eric Stockford and Lee Camarra. Congrats to Lee and his teammate Tim Ferraro for their win in the Cornhole tournament, and thanks to Jim Slade for keeping the tournament running smoothly. Thank you Joey Kolbe for lending his photography to the club and sharing his work with the members through Facebook. And, finally, some great news: After his nasty wreck Sunday morning, Donat is back home and expected to make a full recovery. We hope to see you back at the track soon!

With KartMania in the rearview mirror, all eyes are focused forward on championships. Saturday’s Race 5 of the NHKA Racing Series powered by K1 Speed marks the midpoint of the 2017 season. By the time the sunsets, we’ll know who might have the momentum to carry them to the big trophy. Speaking of trophies, big thanks to Kevin and Richard Georgantis of KRG Racing for sponsoring this event’s hardware. The forecast is great and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Kart Mania 2!!!! This Time Rain or Shine!
July 8-9, 2017 – Enter by June 30th to Save $30

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It’s Finally Time to Go Road Racing Again!
June 17 at Canaan Motor Club

After last year’s Kart Mania! everyone wanted to know “when do we get to go road racing again?” At long last we can say…

Saturday, June 17th, the NHKA Racing Series powered by K1 Speed will be hosting the first of three events this summer on the full road course at Canaan Motor Club. This race – NHKA Race 4 and IKS Race 2 – will be the first points-paying road race for karters in New England for nearly a decade. Road racing is officially back!!!

As many of you learned last year, road racing is just like karting, only completely different. It’s faster – a lot faster. So fast you can actually feel the draft. Smoothness and momentum are more important than ever. Playing the game right is more chess match than fist fight. The gear ratios will make you laugh out loud. There will likely be finishes where the top five are within a second of each other. And you will have as much fun as humanly possible in a go kart.

There are other, more practical differences between a road racing event and the sprint racing events you’re used to. The day’s beginning will be familiar enough, with two rounds of practice by group, followed by timed qualifying. The first big difference will be the starts, which will be LeMans standing starts from the edge of the front straight. Classes will be combined as usual, but each will receive their own starting flag. Another big difference will be that each class will race for 30 minutes, except laydown enduro karts, which will race for 45 minutes. The last difference is that road races cost more to put on. We’re going to see if it makes dollars and sense for the club to set the entry fee at $75 per class, and $65 for a second class for the same driver. In the world of road racing, this is a bigtime bargain, so make sure all your karting buddies come. They’ll thank you. and so will we.

Unlike at Kart Mania! last year, we will race rain or shine. If it does rain, we will need switch to the usual half-track course to keep everyone as safe as possible. Knowing that, you’ll do well to remember that this is a points race for both NHKA and IKS, whether you like the weather or not.

A big-time, big-track thank you to trophy sponsor Earthwork Industries, a trusted provider of complete environmental remediation services throughout the Northeast. Their expertise includes wetland restoration, contaminated soil removal, remediation systems, drainage, sewer and water connections, commercial and residential septic systems (including MA Title 5), and now, remote camera pipeline inspections. Please thank Earthwork Industries by calling 508.643.4430 for your next big project.

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