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NHKA Race 4
Sept 26, 2020
NHMS Hill Course

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One More Time!

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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

Friday, September 18th, 2020

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.


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.

Race 3 Final Updates and Reminders –
It’s Time to Race!

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Thank You all for your responses and patience. We are looking forward to Race 3 at Canaan Motor Club. The weather looks good and we are expecting a big crowd. A few reminders:

Deadline for entering has passed. Deadline for camping has passed. No exceptions. Please do not text, email, snail mail or call in any “special favors”.

If you are signed up but can not make it please let us know. We can forward your entry to Loudon on September 26 if you would like.

We will run all payments on Friday Sept. 11.

You can drop off your trailer between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday night. If you are not a pre registered camper you must be off the property by 8pm.

Main gate will open at 6:30am on Sunday morning. DO NOT PARK ON ORANGE ROAD if the gate is not open. Use the first gate. There will be a sign.

Parking: There will be a parking attendant. Please park where the attendant asks you to park. Parking will be first come, first served in order of entry through the gate.

Drivers meeting at 8:30am at pit out.

All participants and crew must wear face coverings in all common areas.

Please self check for illness before arriving at the track. If you feel ill please stay home.

Let’s race!

Yes, You May Still Pre-Enter for Race 3
(and Answers to Other Registration Questions)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

We’ve had a few registration questions about Race 3, which has been rescheduled for September 13 at Canaan Motor Club.

If you were pre-registered for August 29, you are pre-registered for September 13.

If you need to change your helper you must let us know. (Same helper rules apply.)

If you did not pre-register for August 29 but wish enter for September 13, you may pre-register, but must submit all paperwork by Tuesday Sept. 8 at midnight. (Please use the August 29 pre-reg form.)

If you were pre-registered for August 29 but cannot attend September 13, please contact the office ASAP and we will not charge your credit card or deposit your check. (Be aware that there will be no refunds after we run/deposit all payments on September 10.)

Thank you all for your cooperation. And big thanks to Canaan Motor Club for their hospitality and flexibility.

Race 3 Rescheduled to
SUNDAY September 13th at Canaan

Monday, August 31st, 2020

We have confirmed a new date for NHKA Race 3: SUNDAY September 13th at Canaan Motor Club. Everything else about the event is the same. Once again, thank you Dave and everyone at CMC for doing so much to keep us racing!

If you can not make that date we can forward your entry to Loudon for September 26th or you can contact us to withdraw your entry. If you need to change your helper please let us know and we can change it. You may not add or sneak in a different helper. Other than that, there’s nothing to do but come and race!

Race 3 Postponed – New Date to be Announced Soon

Friday, August 28th, 2020

NHKA Race 3 has been postponed. Thunderstorms are predicted throughout the day and the weather for the ride home looks to be stormy for portions of MA, CT and RI. We do like to race in the rain, however the predicted conditions may be unfavorable for racing safely and could cause delays. We feel that with no championships on the line there is little reason to put everyone through a wet and chilly day without the guarantee of a full day of track time.

A make up date before the last race at Loudon is in already in the works. It will be at Canaan on the same course. We will notify you all as soon as we have all the details confirmed.

Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation.

Race 3 Format Update

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

For those who are wondering we DO race in the rain, but the forecast looks like it could be more than just rain. We will monitor the situation very closely over the next 24 hours. The safety of our racers, staff and friends on track and off is very important. (Traveling to and from the track is also a contributing factor.) We will update the status at noon on Friday. However, as of now, the race is still on, so plan accordingly… rain tires will be required if the track is wet. Also, all NHKA Covid-19 Event Procedures will be enforced. Here is the event schedule:

Friday Night:
Trailer drop off from 6-8pm
Campers may enter between 6-8pm
All persons not camping must be out by 8pm
Registration pick up at the main gate
Safety tech will be available
Gate will be closed at 8pm – nobody in or out

Main gate will open at 6:30am
Drivers meeting at 8:30am
First practice group will be on track at 9am

Race Format:
Two rounds of practice
Second round will be a timed qualifier
6-lap prefinal race
15-lap final race

NHKA Race 3 this Saturday at Canaan Motor Club

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Everything is coming together for NHKA Race 3 this Saturday at Canaan Motor Club. It was a quick turnaround from the last race, we hope everyone has been able to get their karts fully prepped – or at least all the grass blown off!

We have reached capacity for Friday night camping, and cannot accept anymore requests. However, you are welcome to drop off your trailer Friday night starting a 6pm. Non-campers must be off the property by 8pm. No exceptions (especially if you’re any good at corn hole.)

Saturday morning the gate will open at 6:30am.

A schedule for the day and race format will be posted this Thursday. 

Race 3 – Coming in Hot!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Hot on the heels of an incredibly competitive day of racing comes another: NHKA Race 3 on Saturday August 29th. Once again we’ll be at Canaan Motor Club, but this time we’ll be racing on Half Track 1. As with all our events this season, pre-registration is required, and each driver is allowed one helper (minors can bring two parents) who must be listed on the form. Entries and pit passes will not be sold at the track, no exceptions. The deadline to enter is Tuesday August 25th at midnight, so don’t dilly dally about sending your pre-registration form.

Friday night trailer drop-offs will be permitted as well as camping for $25. However, we need to limit the number of campers beyond NHKA staff. These spots will given to the first 20 people to request one via

We’ll be following all the same track entry and Covid-19 Event Procedures as last race. Stay tuned for updates and reminders in the days leading up to the race.

More Updates for Race 2

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Thanks to all for your cooperation with our new procedures not that of it seems to deter any of you considering that we have 142 entries among 125 drivers for NHKA Race 2 this coming SUNDAY. It will certainly be a busy and ultra-competitive day at Canaan Motor Club.

We work very hard in the office and at the track to address issues and make adjustments to so race days run as smoothly as possible. So to that end, here are some updates and reminders to help make it a fun event for one and all.

Saturday night trailer drop-off and camping (sorry, no vacancy) will be 6-8pm only. No exceptions. Anyone caught parking their trailer after hours will be expelled from the event. Registration pick up will be available as well as safety tech. Lights out for campers will be at 10pm.

The gate will open at 6:30am Sunday. DO NOT park anywhere on the road in front of the track if you are early. We will be using the first gate to the property. There’ll be a sign. Do not miss it, there’s no place to turn around if you do.

Everyone listed on your pre-reg form must be with you to enter the track and pick up your registration packet. No exceptions. No substitutions. No refunds for unused pit passes.

Gate will be closed at 9am or once everyone in line has entered. It will not re-open for late arrivals.

Gate will stay closed all day. Exit and reentry will not be allowed. We are working on a food vendor – sandwiches, chips, cookies etc. We will confirm via email as soon as we know one way or the other. But be prepared to stay on the property all day.

Parking will be first come first served. There will be a parking attendant. Larger teams have a designated area. If you want to be pitted near someone, make sure they enter the same time as you.

Face coverings must be worn at all times in all common areas – meaning anywhere that’s not your pit area – grid, pathways, anyone else’s pit, any and all areas of the property. No exceptions. We will not tolerate violations. Any and all reminders may result in expulsion from the event.

Face coverings are not required in your own pit area. Also, drivers may wear their helmets without a mask to walk between their pit and the grid.

There will be an in-person drivers meeting at 8:30 am.

Kid Kart practice will begin immediately after the drivers meeting. Kid Karts will use the infield kart track.

206 Cadet, TaG Mini & TaG Micro will use the full course. If there are any issues with the drivers, we will shorten the course.

Practice and Race Format:
Two 5-minute practice sessions by groups.
One 5-minute qualifying session by group.
Lunch Break
One 20-minute race per group, timed from drop of green flag.

Tentative Race Order: There are multiple drivers running two or more classes. We’ve done our best to avoid back to back races but there are no guarantees.
1 Kid Kart
2 TaG Senior/ TaG Jr.
3 World Formula Light
4 206 Cadet/ TaG Mini/ TaG Micro
5 TaG Masters
6 Shifters
7 206 Masters/ 206 Senior
8 206 Junior
9 World Formula Heavy

See you all at the track SUNDAY!

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