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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.



NHKA Race 3 Saturday June 3rd
New Hampshire Motor Speedway

The NHKA Racing Series powered by K1 Speed takes to the Hill Course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second time in 2017. Between the changing track conditions and intense competition, NHKA Race 2 was, shall we say, was an interesting demonstration of variations in human judgement. Despite the iffy weather, we still had nearly 70 racers come get some. NHKA Race 3 promises to be no less fun.

This Saturday’s trophies will be sponsored Custom Signs and Design of East Bridgewater, MA. The shop is owned by Jay Dennehy, the father of stand-out racers Pat and Daniel and a pretty good shoe himself. Signs, truck or bike lettering and striping, custom helmets and more. Like Custom Signs and Design on Facebook.



IKS Race 1 + 2016 Championship Awards
Sunday at F1 Outdoors

The Interstate Kart Series (IKS) revs into action at this weekend’s F1 Outdoors season opener. As usual, there will be practice on Saturday 9am-1pm, then racing on Sunday. Gates open at 7:30am both days. IKS championship awards for the 2016 season will be presented during the trophy ceremony at the end of the day.

It appears that the schedule on the F1 Outdoors website has incorrect dates for the IKS races. The correct dates are:
Race 1 – May 21 – F1
Race 2 – June 17 – Canaan
Race 3 – July 16 – F1
Race 4 – July 30 – F1
Race 5 – Aug 27 – NHMS
Race 6 – Sept 16 – Canaan

Now in its third year, the Interstate Kart Series offers New England racers the chance to come together to compete on a variety of tracks for a regional championship. Every year we add a new track to the mix, and 2017 is no exception with the addition of the full road course at the Canaan Motor Club. Road racing demands different gearing, different set ups and a different mindset than what most of our racers are used to. New challenges keep racing fun, and that’s what the IKS is all about!


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