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Want to Try a Kart?
This Saturday is Your Chance!

If wheeling a real racing kart looks like fun to you, you are right! This Saturday August 30th is your chance to find out for sure. After we’re done racing, we’ll be giving the general public the opportunity to get behind the wheel of couple different kinds of karts.
Saturday August 30th
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, S3 Lot Temp Track
$15 pit pass at the front gate or trackside
$10 for 10-lap session
Gates: 7am
Practice: 8:15am
Qualifying: 11am
Heat Races: 12:30pm
Final Races: 2:30pm
Your Lapping Session: 4:30pm (Arrive by 3pm)
**All Times Approximate**

Bring whatever safety gear you have, maybe a sturdy jacket, but we’ll have some to loan out. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

The karts will certainly be Rotax and/or World Formula – our two most popular classes, each typically drawing 15-20+ racers per event.

At the end of the day we’ll be having an informal cookout and presenting the day’s trophies. Bring some beverages (beer is fine) and join us!

NHKA RACERS: Please spread the word!

If you have any questions, start by reading the details below. If that doesn’t answer it, please send an email to or post it to

We look forward to seeing you there!

Read on for more details…

ROTAX 2-STROKE 28HP: These karts are beastly fast and incredibly fun to race. They are some work and money, but man are they some fun.

BRIGGS & STRATTON WORLD FORMULA 4-CYCLE 15HP: The World Formula is the perfect midpoint between indoor karts and Rotax karts. They are relatively easy and inexpensive, and such a hoot to race.

KID KARTS: These are not a sure thing. But there could be kid karts (5-8 yrs), cadet karts (8-12 yrs) or junior karts (12-15 yrs). If you have kiddo and are 100% about coming, send a note to

THE LAPS: You’ll be guaranteed at least 10 laps. It depends what time the races wrap up, how many people come and the number of karts available.

The karts you’ll be driving are being volunteered by our racers who are gracious (and brave!) enough to let total strangers of unknown skill and mental state hop into their most-loved possession. So it is understood: THIS IS NOT A RACE! We have shops that rent karts for racing. This is different. This is a lapping session.

THE DAY: Plan on arriving by 3pm at the latest. But please come earlier. We’re getting down to the pointy end of the season, and many tight championship battles, so you’ll get to see some hard racing.

Ask for me, Keith. I’ll be pitted with my blue #127 near where the karts line up to go out onto the track. Please just introduce yourself so I can show you around. You are most welcome to hang out in the pits and talk to the racers. We are all very friendly and eager to help get more people into racing.

Next Race: August 30th at NHMS S3 Lot
Thanks Again Adirondack Radiation Therapy!

On August 30th the NHKA Racing Series driven by Checkered Flag Indoor Karting will be back on the S3 Lot Temp Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The track layout for the last race was fast, flowing and fun. It is never the same race to race, so it will be interesting to see what track-meister Paul Bowin cooks up for us this time. One thing is for sure: it’ll produce tight racing and a healthy dose of drama for us all to chuckle about between races.AdirondackRadiationlogo

There’s another sure thing about the next race: Adirondack Radiation Therapy will once again be sponsoring the trophies. Dr. Tony Vaccaro and his Kent love this sport, and the NHKA loves them right back. When you see them at the track, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their support too.

Speaking of trophy sponsorship… the last two races are still available. If you’re interested, please contact Mike Camarra:

Welcome to Our Newest Trophy Sponsor:
Earthwork Industries

Lots of companies claim they’ll move mountains for you, the newest NHKA Racing Series sponsor actually can. Earthworks Industries will be sponsoring the trophies for the July 19th race on the Hill Course at NHMS. Earthwork provides professional environmental remediation services throughout New England and beyond.

EarthworkIndustriesLogoWetland restoration
Contaminated soil removal
Remediation systems installation and maintenance
Drainage systems
Sewer and water connections
Commercial and residential septic systems
Much more!

Earthwork Industries gives their clients access to extensive capabilities and resources, plus experience earned through hundreds of successful projects. They help clients to achieve their goals with high-quality, innovative solutions built to withstand the test of time.

Please thank Earthwork Industries for supporting our racing by giving them a call at 508.643.4430 the next time you have a big project, and by dropping their name to every civil engineer and environmental consultant we know.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park –
Open Test Sunday July 6th

IKS_Logo_UnifiedThe wait is finally over, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is ready and this is your chance to be one of the first karters to race there.

It happens this Sunday on the facility’s autocross/skid pad area. No, this isn’t a nice way of saying parking lot. This purpose-bult 4.5-acre sea of grip is paved with the same custom-blended racing asphalt as the main track, rolled out smooth as silk just a few weeks ago for your racing pleasure!

Seriously, the place looks great, and we are hoping it works out to be a regular stop for the Interstate Kart Series. But there’s only one way to know for sure: Race it. That’s why we’re inviting all the karters from the NHKA Racing Series, F1 Outdoors and beyond to this open test. We’ll have five hours of seat time to try various layouts a use your feedback to determine the best circuits for future races.
Open Test Session
Sunday July 6, 2014
$85 Plus Pit Pass
Gates at 7am
Track Design & Set Up 7:30am-Noon
On-Track Sessions 12:05-5pm
(No starting race engines before noon.)

No points, no pressure, just a day of having fun doing what we love and laying the foundation for the future of kart racing in the Northeast. Join us!

More Tight Racing On-Tap in This Saturday’s
Race 4 of the NHKA Racing Series

IMG_1650To say the very least, it has been a busy and remarkably competitive season for kart racing in the Northeast. The NHKA Racing Series driven by Checkered Flag Indoor Karting hits the Hill Course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 30th, 2014 with a full head of steam. Less than a month ago the NHKA had one of its biggest events ever with nearly 80 racers. Last weekend’s Interstate Kart Series race at F1 Outdoors saw similar attendance. The grids aren’t just getting bigger, they’re getting more competitive. We now have several classes that produce multi-kart dogfights at the front every lap, every race. Though not an IKS points race, we have our fingers crossed that our friends from F1 will come up to New Hampshire just for the fun of it.

AdirondackRadiationlogoThis is not a recording: Thank you once again Dr. Anthony Vaccaro of Adirondack Radiation Therapy for sponsoring trophies this weekend. We are very lucky to have generous backers and dedicated racers like Tony and Kent, as well as Apex Kartsports and Cammett Engineering. The trophy sponsorship for the race on July 15th is available. That’s an NHKA/IKS date on the Hill Course, which makes it a perfect opportunity to expose yourself (meaning your business) to all your racing friends. Send an email to

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