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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


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