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Time to Register for the First Event of the 2021
Preseason Practice at Canaan Motor Club April 24th

Whaa-hoo!!! The 2021 NHKA Racing Series season is here!!! Registration for the Pre-Season Practice Day at Canaan Motor Club is now open. Not only is there a new season, there’s a new way to enter events…

Registering on BikeReg.com is Fast and Secure
If you prefer paying with a credit card, registering on BikeReg will allow you to do so with the security of encrypted card processing. It’s super-fast and easy too when you start your first visit by setting up an account. Here’s how:
• Go to www.bikereg.com/nhka
• On the top right of the page rollover “SIGN IN” and select “Create Account”
• Select “CREATE PARTICIPANT ACCOUNT”
• Choose a Username/Password and fill in the participant/driver info, including transponder number (or “RENT”)
• Ignore the last three areas and click “CREATE ACCOUNT”
• This will take you to your “My BikeReg” page
• Get back to the event registration page by typing “NHKA” in the search field
• Select your class or classes. FYI: The driver’s pit pass will be included. The system only charges for one pit pass when there’s one driver entered for two classes.
• Now you’ll be asked to confirm the participant/driver information or click “I’m registering someone new.” If you selected a second class, you’ll repeat this process for that entry further down the page.
• Review your order. Please note the service fee BikeReg charges for this service.
• If you’re a current NHKA member enter M21NHKA as the Coupon Code to get $5 off each class. (Non-member cheapskates may be subjected to public humiliation.)
• Click the “I understand…” box.
• Click on the credit card logos to check out.

Or You Can Still Enter the Old-Fashioned Way
If you’re not comfortable with this whole internet thing yet, you can still print an entry form by going to www.NHKA.net/membership-forms However, fax or email submissions will no longer be accepted… meaning you’ll need to mail it in time arrived for the deadline. Also, for security reasons we strongly recommend you pay by check when entering by mail.

Pit Passes for Non-Drivers Now Sold at the Gate
If you’re going to bring helpers or family to the track, you’ll need to check in at the gate as a group to purchase their pit passes (cash only.) Please remember that we still need to follow town and state covid-19 regulations, which include mandatory attendance limits. These restrictions will be announced for each event.

Covid-19 Stuff
For every event, all attendees will need to complete an NHKA Covid-19 Waiver, along with one for NHMS for events there. We’re asking everyone to print these out and complete them at home so you can just hand them in as you check in at the gate. You’ll find a link for these waivers with the Race Pre-Registration here: www.NHKA.net/membership-forms

We’ve also updated the NHKA Covid-19 Event Procedures, with which all attendees are expected to be familiar.

Go! Go! Go!
The green flag is out – send in your entry now! And stay tuned for more important event updates as we get closer to what’s shaping up to be a huge Pre-Season Practice Day at Canaan on the 24th.



Pre-Season Practice Day – April 24th
Canaan Motor Club

It is confirmed! On April 24 the NHKA Racing Series will be holding a full day of pre-season practice at Canaan Motor Club running clockwise on Half Track 1.

Of course this plan is subject to the melting and thawing process. However, we spoke with Dave, the track manager, and he feels it looks very promising. We’ll continue to monitor the situation on the ground in Canaan, and when we get into that week we’ll be watching the forecast. If Saturday the 24th looks rainy, we’ll switch to Sunday the 25th. If Sunday doesn’t look much better, welp, we’ll see… Whatever the case, we’ll let everyone know about changes as soon as we know.

Racers are always eager for more opportunities to practice, and it’s something we’ve been working on. Holding a practice day before the season gets up to speed gives all of our new drivers the opportunity to get some valuable seat time as well as complete the mandatory safety course. For our veterans, it’s a chance to break in engines, shake down new karts and polish away the winter rust.

We’ll be announcing a registration start date and deadline very soon. So stay tuned!



Will Ordering Tires Make the Season Come Faster?
Let’s Find Out!

While there will be naysayers who question the validity of the hypothesis, most of you feel like we do and are willing to try anything to make the season come faster. Ordering your tires now certainly won’t hurt.

NHKA is expecting fresh inventory of LeCont Reds and Whites in the latest homologated compounds. Shipping is available from our office, or we can bring them to the track for you. There will also be tires available for purchase at the track from NHKA and authorized dealers. Remember, all classes must run the specified LeCont tires, marked and scanned by NHKA. You can reserve yours today by clicking here to download and print the tire pre-order form. While it might not make the season come any faster, it’ll be here before you know it.

About those old MG Reds… With the shortened 2020 season, we realize that there are still some MG Reds out there. So long as they’ve already been marked and scanned, they’re legal to race. However, we will not mark ANY MG tires, new or used, for any reason.



Help Wanted!

As the NHKA Racing series continues to grow so does the number of things that need doing every race day. This season we are definitely going to need help in several areas ranging from minimal-time volunteer tasks to compensated positions that require you to commit all or most of the day. In some cases, it may be possible to have a couple volunteers split one of these jobs.

Front Gate
We need a reliable person to help with pit pass sales and other things at the front gate. This position starts at 6am and will go until the line is gone or until lunch time when we close the gate.

Grid Assistant
Someone who can assist the grid man with keeping racers, karts and equipment flowing and organized around the grid and scale areas.

Pre-Race Safety Tech.
Paul needs a regular helper with safety inspections to get through the rush 7-9am race mornings.

Scoring
Tina, our head scorer, is tied to the scoring system once karts hit the track. She needs an assistant to post results, deliver provisional results to the scales, and chase down transponder issues.

Lunch Orders
We need someone to collect lunch orders from NHKA track and administrative staff, then place and pick up those orders and pick up locally.

Post Race Tech.
Anyone who knows about the karts and engines across all classes.



Updates for the 2021 Season

We are ramping up for the 2021 season working on various things to make everyone’s experience better. Here are just a few…

Online Registration
We have been working on an online registration process for race registration and payment. This will be ready to launch by April 1st. There will be plenty of time to pre-reg for the first race. You may also register with snail mail and a check, however, we will no longer be accepting registrations via email or fax.

Minor Releases
We have also been working with the insurance company to simplify the minor waiver process. They have agreed to allow us to distribute minor release forms electronically.If you are new to the club, or missed the email, it is also available here on the Membership/Forms page of this website by clicking here. Please be sure to follow the directions carefully.

New for 2021 – New Drivers Safety Course
Starting this season, all new drivers with NHKA will be required to complete a safety course with an NHKA official. The course will cover important topics such as the meaning of all the flags, what to do in case of a breakdown, crash, spin or off-track excursions, safety equipment, kart prep and more. This is mandatory for all new drivers. NO EXCEPTIONS. The course will be offered at the track Friday nights before a Saturday event. We will also be offering the course before the season begins at a time and location to be determined.

Stay tuned here and to your email for more details on these items as well as other updates for the 2021 NHKA Racing Series season. Thank you all! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!!!



Need a Membership?

You might not. If you got a membership for last season, you’re all set for this season too. If you didn’t get a membership in 2020, or you’re new to the club, now’s a great time to get yours and there’s lots of great reasons: $5 off each race entry, members only morning warm-up sessions and, of course, eligibility to accumulate points towards the season championship battle. What’s more, your dues help us offer nice extras throughout the season.

We realize you haven’t heard much out of us this off season, but know that we have some fun and interesting stuff in the works for the new season. So click here and send in your membership form today. And most importantly, keep yourselves healthy! We’ll all be back together at the track before you know it!



Happy Holidays!

We want to take this time to wish all of our members and families a joyous holiday season. Most of 2020 has been a weird ride, to say the very least, and we hope we all can get back to normal (whatever that means) soon.

Our 2021 schedule is set. NHMS and Canaan Motor Club will be ready to go and we look forward to a full season. That said, we’ve all certainly learned that anything can happen, but we will let you know if there are any changes. We will miss seeing you all January and will stay in touch here, on Facebook and via email.

Stay safe and be careful, we’ve got a lot of racing to do in the new year! Happy Holidays



Official Wrap Up of the Unofficial 2020 Points

The 2020 NHKA Racing Series season may have been only four races, but they were intensely competitive. And while there were no championships on the line, we did keep track of points unofficially, and racers being racers, took them very seriously. Yes, the usual winners kept on winning, but a number of racers showed the potential to break out of the pack to challenge at the front. If 2020 was just a preview for 2021, we all have a lot to look forward to. As always, thank you to Ken Repke for the photos all season long that make us look cool and the club so much fun.

Tag Mini
Myles Danoff made the most of the short season by being the only driver in the NHKA Racing Series to sweep all four races in 2020. Theo Corelli nicked 2nd on the season by finishing one spot ahead of Brian Wilkinson in the final race.
 
 
 

Briggs 206 Cadet
Participation in Briggs 206 keeps growing with 15 drivers over the season. This is probably news to champ Caleb Jarvis-Comi. The only rear bumper he saw all year at the end of a race belonged to Walker Fitch. Alex Braga only finished off the podium once, consistency that carried him to second in the points over William Roberts.
 
 

Briggs 206 Junior
Cruise Labrie and Gavin Iby put in strong runs, but in the final count Christian Flagg scored the most points, with Cruise and Wyatt Jarvis-Comi tied just 15 points behind him.
 
 
 
 

Briggs 206 Senior
Ryan Achambault, Rodrigo Dias and Ricardo Nunes were tops in points and performance followed closely by Tom Rosenfield, but not all of them were able to make all four races. The 2020 season ended with Ryan on top, but this battle is far from settled. This is going to be a class to watch in 2021! Plus, there’s no telling who else might want a piece of the action next season.
 

Briggs 206 Masters
Marcelo DeCampos came into 2020 having logged tons of winter seat time, giving him the speed to sweep the first three races. However, Nathan Royea was on a mission and had the most points in the end. Brian Duchak hit his stride in the last two races snagging a win and third place in the points.
 
 

TaG Junior
The rapid rise of the Briggs 206 has taken a bite out of TaG Junior grids. That said, John Kierce, Gavin Iby and Wyatt Jarvis-Comi, as well as Alessandro Boas and Nathan Barnes, have taste for the intense performance of 2-cycle racing. We’ve got our fingers crossed that next season will bring more young drivers who share this talented group’s need for speed.
 
 

TaG Senior
With a win in Race 2 and a podium in Race 3, Adam Campbell, was tops in TaG Senior points. Eric Alaire and Thor Tulloh spent a lot of time together on track 2020. If one had a good day, so did the other. The reverse was also true. They finished every race nose to tail, with Eric leading the way just a little more often.
 
 

TaG Masters
Ricardo Nunes was his usual dominant self, sweeping the first three TaG Masters races. However, he missed the last race and Toby Armendariz was right there ready to take the Race 4 win and the points lead. Finishing up the year with the third most points was veteran racer but TaG newcomer Rich Blanchard.
 
 

World Formula Light
Alex Gomes checked out in Race 1 rarely to be seen by the field again… which is why most of them had no idea about all the mechanical gremlins he had to work through to get three wins and a second place. Nick Mercer picked up right where he left off in 2019 solidifying his place in the lead pack, and coming away with the second most points by some margin. Kevin Georgantis and Rodrigo Dias ended up with the same points with the tie breaker going to Kevin.

World Formula Heavy
Jim Slade is back! The NHKA points meister recaptured his old form of last to the grid but first to the checkers. He won 3 out of 4 races in WF Heavy, and nabbed impressive 4th and 6th place finishes in WF Light. Rock steady Ken Poulin gathered up the next most points. Dave Nadeau easily broke a points tie for 3rd with Keith Buffo by consistently delivering a steady supply of beer and delicious cocktails.

KZ Shifter
Three wins was only enough for 3rd place points in KZ Shifter for Tony Aiello. John Sullivan’s consistent speed on track put him tops in points, while Brad Danoff’s first win in shifters propelled him to 2nd place points. A special shout out to Marciano Dos Santos who earned a podium and a couple 4ths in his rookie season in shifters.
 

Stock Moto Shifter
Jacob Van Gelder cruised to a race win and the top of the final 2020 points sheet. Veteran gear grinder and reigning Stock Moto champ Mike Kavanaugh won all three races he attended which was enough for 2nd place points. Yuri Fonseca showed solid consistency as well, taking third place points.
 
 

80cc Shifter
John and Adam Cambell ended up tied, which probably matters very little to them given that Doug Cambell out did them both by 10 points.



One More Time!

We’re wrapping up our abbreviated 2020 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Saturday with another 120+ driver event. It’s impossible to fully express our gratitude for all the support, patience and cooperation our family of racers has shown us. Thank you all!

Now onto reminders about things a bunch of you knuckleheads will screw up and we really wish you wouldn’t. (You’re allowed to call family knuckleheads, right?)

You all should have sent in a NHKA Covid waiver with your entry, just like you have all season.

For this race there’s a second Covid waiver. This one is for the speedway and was sent as an email attachment and can be downloaded by clicking here. Every person entering the property needs to sign one. Please print and sign it now, then bring it with you to check in at the gate and turn it in at the track’s window… this will help get everyone in without delay.

Friday Night: Trailer drop off 6–9pm. No entry after 9pm. All non-campers must be out by 9pm. NHMS charges $25 for camping regardless of if you’re in an RV, tent trailer or wigwam. Social distancing rules will be in effect all night and for the entire event.

Saturday Morning: The gate will open at 6:30am. Please form a double line as you pull up to the gate to avoid traffic backing up onto Rte. 106. Please stay in your vehicle. NHKA staff will assist you with sign-in procedures.

NHKA staff will direct you to the best available parking spot for your vehicle. Larger teams will be directed to spots with ample room for all their racers. Please cooperate as there will be a lot of vehicles to get parked. Note: We are unable to reserve spots for anyone.

Race tires will be available for all classes. We feel we have enough to last the day, however when our inventory runs out that’ll be it. If you typically buy from a dealer check with them about their supply.

We’ll see you at the track!



Pre-Register Now for Our Last Race of the Season

Who would have thought that Race 4 would be the last race of the season? Normally it would be race 9 or 10! Earlier this year we thought it wouldn’t happen at all! So let’s all have some competitive fun on September 26 at NHMS. Pre-register now.

These are some things to know to get you started.

Friday Night:

Trailer drop off between 6 and 9pm.

Camping is allowed. No minimum and no need to register for camping but all campers must be pre registered with their drivers. Time is 6pm – 9pm for camper parking.
No late night camping arrivals. No one will be allowed to pull in after 9pm. A $25 camping fee will be charged at the front gate by NHMS.

Saturday:

Main gate will open at 6:30. All participants must be pre registered and pick up their pre-reg envelopes at the front gate.

All participants must sign the NHMS waiver as well as a NHMS Covid waiver. Please fill it out and bring it with you to the gate and submit at the NHMS window. (This is the track’s waiver…Do not send it to the NHKA office!!!)

There will be parking procedures. Please cooperate with your parking attendant.

Sprint racing format: 2 practice sessions. 1 qualifier. 1 pre final. 1 final.

Track will go in the counter clockwise direction.

Drivers may bring 3 people with them. All must be pre registered. No walk ups.

Pre-reg deadline is Tuesday Sept. 22 at midnight.

All masking and social distancing procedures are the same. All must sign the NHKA Covid waiver as well as the NHMS Covid waiver.

More details will follow. Stay Tuned.


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