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October’s Special Event Announced:
3-Hour Team Endurance Race!

NHKA Racing Series has announced that the special event on October 8 at Canaan Motor Club will be a non-points team endurance race. Details are still in the works, but here’s what we know:

• 3-hour race
• 2 – 3 drivers per team
• 4-cycle karts only
• World Formula karts at 390lbs
• Briggs 206 karts at 360lbs

All NHKA rules will apply (engine, exhaust, fuel, tires, etc.) There will be event-specific rules for pitting, refueling, driver changes, breakdowns, etc. which will be announced closer to the event. Current NHKA members who are junior, senior and masters age are welcome to form/join teams. The number of teams will be limited. Registration will open after the last race of the regular season.

Stay tuned here for the latest updates!



Another Great KartMania!!! is in the Books!

We had ourselves a fantastic weekend of racing and partying despite the insanely hot weather. The awesome feast prepared by NHKA staff and many of our members on Saturday night was the awesome fun time it always is. Thank you to everyone for making it such a great weekend.

We definitely want to give a huge shout out to our members and friends who stepped up to raise nearly $2,000 for our long-time friend and racer Ray Leonard who needs a kidney. The winner of the 50/50 raffle graciously donated his half of the winnings right back to the cause. Also, 100% of the proceeds for the Pro Dry Racing Team’s dehumidifier raffle went to the cause as well. If you missed the opportunity to participate in the raffles, but still wish to help Ray, we encourage you to make a contribution to the GoFundMe set up by his family on his behalf.

NHKA Race 6 is slated for August 20, 2022 at NHMS. Registration is open at www.BikeReg.com/NHKA for members. Non-members can apply to participate by downloading and completing the entry blank found here and submitting it to NHKARacingSeries@gmail.com



We are Ready for Our Favorite Event of the Season!
Kartmania 6 is Here!!!!!

We want to thank our members and staff for making the NHKA Racing Series possible. This weekend is what it is all about. Getting to know all of you is part of what makes kart racing so special to us. We appreciate everyone who volunteered to bring side dishes and desserts to share. NHKA will supply the burgers and hot dogs, and just as in years past, I am sure that there will be some interesting grilling of some tasty meats from some of you.

Weekend Schedule

Friday Night: Entry between 4pm and 8pm for camper parking and trailer drop off. Gate will close at 8pm. No entry after 8pm.
Kart safety inspection will be available.

Saturday Morning: Gate opens at 6:30am and close at noon. $25 cash only for pit passes. Only two-day passes will be sold in the morning.

Saturday Afternoon: Gate will re-open between 3-6pm for Sunday-only racers. $15 one-day pit passes for Sunday will be sold at that time.EVERYONE ON THE PROPERTY MUST HAVE A PIT PASS.

Saturday Night: Gate will close at 10pm for anyone who is not staying at the track.

Sunday Morning: Gate will be open 6:00am-10:00am. No entrance after 10:00am.

Race Format

Saturday: Drivers meeting at 8:30am. ALL drivers must attend.
All day practice by groups. 10 – 12 minute sessions. Sunday race qualifying will be the last practice session on Saturday. Points will be awarded per qualifying position. Points value is 1/2 race points per position. Non-qualifiers on Saturday will start at the rear of the field on Sunday.
Kid Karts will use the infield kart track
206 Cadet will use Half Track 1.

Saturday Practice Groups
1 Kid Kart (Saturday Only)
2 206 Cadet
3 TaG Senior / TaG Junior
4 206 Masters
5 All Shifters / TaG Masters
6 206 Senior
7 World Formula Light + Heavy
8 206 Junior

Sunday: Drivers meeting at 8:30am. ALL drivers must attend. Any driver found not to be at the drivers meeting WILL NOT RACE. 2 rounds of practice in the morning. Sunday afternoon 25 minute races by groups. Note: We will combine or separate classes from groups Sunday based on data gathered during Saturday’s practice.

We are expecting very high temperatures and we will make any adjustments to the practice and race schedule in the interest of safety for our drivers. PLEASE STAY HYDRATED!

50/50 Raffle
On Saturday we’ll start selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle to raise money for a special cause we’ll be announcing Saturday night during the party. The drawing will be Sunday at noon, just before we run the finals. The Pro Dry racing team will be raffling a new Dehumidifier also for the cause. Info on the unit will be on display.

Thank You All!!!! See you at the track!!!!!!!



KartMania6!!! Registration Deadline
Tuesday July 19 at 6pm Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t miss your last chance to register for KartMania6!!! You only have until July 19 at 6pm – That’s this Tuesday. So register now at www.BikeReg.com/NHKA Please remember that due to the high-speed nature of racing the big track, this event is for experienced karters only.

Bonus Points for Qualifying!
Saturday qualifying will be worth 1/2 points per position. So the 1st place qualifier will earn 50 points, 2nd place 45 points, and so on. That’s on top of Sunday’s race counting as Race 5’s points. If you’re familiar with how tight our championship battles are at the end of the season, you know how critical it is to qualify and qualify well with KartMania’s unique Saturday pole day format. Remember: a driver must be present on the grid to be considered for qualifying points. No attempt to qualify on Saturday will result in a last place start on Sunday.

Please Pass Along the Yummy Side Dishes!
Things are coming together for our cookout on Saturday night. NHKA will supply hamburgers and hot dogs (we are still looking for some help with the cooking.) And of course we always have some grilling experts helping with their own recipes and cooking. However, we could still could use more sharable side dishes (just let us know what you’ll be bringing.)

Raffle Fun at the Cookout!
We will holding a 50/50 raffle for a very good cause. PLUS: Pro Dry, a sponsor of Jake Siedel and John Sullivan, will be raffling off a Dehumidifier to benefit the cause.

Stay tuned for a full weekend schedule in the coming days.



Who’s Ready for Big Track Racing?
KartMania6! July 23 & 24 at Canaan Motor Club

Why is KartMania! the favorite race weekend of so many NHKA driver’s? Maybe it’s the excitement of standing starts, strategy of draft racing and chance to blast wide open around the full Canaan car track. Maybe it’s having a full day of practice and tuning (and a bit of sandbagging) to get your kart dialed in. Maybe it’s the cookout party Saturday night that brings the entire NHKA paddock together to share stories, favorite family side dishes and sometimes even a few songs. One thing is for sure – the sixth edition of KartMania! is not to be missed.

Registration opens Sunday July 3, 2022 at 6pm on BikeReg.com/NHKA For this event only we’re opening up registration to both NHKA members and non-members with two big “buts.” #1: We will be capping the total number of entries, as well as the number of entries in each class/race group. So if you’re racing for season championship points you definitely want to register early! #2: The speeds and tight packs of road racing make it appropriate only for karters with the confidence and control that come with experience. All new drivers will be watched closely and vetted as needed for theirs and everyone’s safety.

All day Saturday there will be practice by group, concluding with timed qualifying for Sunday’s race. Saturday night the club will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. We ask that members bring a side to share with the group… if you know what that’ll be, or need a suggestion, please drop us a line at NHKARacingSeries@gmail.com

Sunday will start with practice in the morning and feature races in the afternoon. (NHKA Race 5) We’ll be racing the full road course clockwise with the chicane. Kid Karts will be on the Kart Track Saturday only but run all day. Briggs 206 Cadets will race on Half Track 1. If there’s rain, all groups will race on Half Track 1.

Stay tuned for more details and important updates!



What You Need to Know for this Weekend’s Doubleheader

It’s gonna be a busy week at the shop for the NHKA crew, then we’ll be at NHMS setting up for the Race 3 & 4 doubleheader weekend. So this early update may be the last before the event.

Friday Night
4-8 pm trailer drop off and camping entry. Camping fee must be paid directly to the speedway office at the front gate when you check in. No reservations required. All guests must sign in at the front gate.
Safety tech will be open.
No engines may be started at any time on Friday.

Saturday
6:30am NHKA window at front gate opens. All drivers and guests must sign in there.
Noon NHKA window closes. No admittance after 12:00pm.
8:15am Drivers meeting.
8:30am Kid Karts should be ready to go. (Kid Karts will race on Saturday only.)
Race format will be the same as we have been using. Two rounds of practice @ 8 minutes each. Lunch break. One 5-minute qualifying session. One 20 lap final.
Track direction: Counterclockwise

Saturday Race Order
1 Kid Karts
2 TaG Jr.
3 206 Sr.
4 206 Cadet
5 Shifters
6 World Formula Light / Heavy
7 206 Junior
8 TaG Masters / Senior
9 206 Masters

Saturday Evening
On two-day weekends we like to gather in the grid area on Saturday evening. Please join us. We’ll have a cook out, play games, work on our karts and just hang out for a few hours.

Sunday
6:30am NHKA window opens at front gate
Noon NHKA window closes. No admittance after 12:00pm.
8:15am Drivers meeting.
8:30am Group 1 should be ready to go.
Race format will be the same.
Track direction: Clockwise

Sunday Race Order
1 206 Masters
2 TaG Junior
3 206 Cadet
4 206 Senior
5 Shifters
6 World Formula light / Heavy
7 206 junior
8 TaG Senior / Masters

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
ALL guests must have a pit pass. No exceptions. Anyone found without a pit pass will be removed. Any drivers or teams with unregistered guests will be removed.
Only drivers and one crew member may be inside the grid gate. And only when necessary. The crew member must be wearing the Race 3 & 4 tag on their upper body. Please use the spectator areas when not on grid or on track.
TRANSPONDERS:Please make sure your transponders are in working condition. We had several transponders that were not working, not charged or on the kart. Your transponder is your responsibility.
No bikes, scooters, skateboards etc. allowed for the entire weekend.



Time to Register for the Race 3 & 4
Doubleheader Weekend!

The first two-day race weekend is fast approaching – June 25 & 26 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Members may register for one day or both days on www.BikeReg.com/NHKA. If you only register to race one day your pit pass will only be good for that day. If you register for both days there is an automatic discount for the two-day pit pass. Non-members may request an entry by submitting this entry form to nhkaracingseries@gmail.com. The deadline for members and non-members is Tuesday June 21 at 6pm.

Please note that Kid Karts will only run on Saturday. We will use the track in the counterclockwise direction on Saturday, then clockwise Sunday. Class structure/race groups will be the same as the first two events. Friday night’s entry schedule will be the same: 4-8pm.



Race 2 Wrap-up: New Direction, Same Fun!

NHKA Race 2 is in the books. Thank you to everyone who came out and made the racing as great as the picture-perfect weather. We had 127 drivers take on a new configuration, or at least a different look at an existing configuration. Every driver that we spoke with except one (there’s always one!) liked racing Half Track 1 counterclockwise. It made for intense, clean and respectful racing within every class , as well as a few first-time winners. Now that we have some extra safety equipment you can look forward to us trying a few other ideas.

Up next will be a double-header weekend June 25 & 26 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The event will feature NHKA Races 3 and 4, meaning there’ll be a separate points race each day. Sign up for both days will begin on www.BikeReg.com/NHKA Wednesday June 8 at 6pm.



Final Updates for Race 2

We are ready for Race 2 of the NHKA Racing Series. Here’s what you need to know…

Friday Night
Entry for trailer drop off and camping starts at 4pm. Gate will close at 8pm. No entry after 8pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Registration pick up and kart safety tech will be available.
Quite hours after 10pm.

Track Configuration
We will be on Short Track 1 again. However… we are considering running the opposite of our usual direction. We will run a counterclockwise test Friday afternoon and announce the decision on Facebook in the evening. NOTE: We do not know how this will change your kart set up and or gearing… figuring it out will be part of the competition.

Race Order
1 Kid Karts
2 206 Senior
3 206 Cadet
4 Shifters
5 World Formula L/H
6 206 Junior
7 TaG Senior/Masters
8 206 Masters
9 TaG Junior

Saturday
Gate opens at 6:30am. DO NOT park on the street in front of the gate if you are early.
Drivers meeting at 8:15am. ALL DRIVERS must attend. Any driver who does not attend will NOT race.
Kid Karts will start at 8:45am, run 3 times and finish during the lunch break.
9am. Two rounds of practice by groups. 8 minutes each.
Break for lunch
One 5-minute qualifying session per group.
One 20 lap final per group.

Please Note…
All guests must purchase a pit pass. All minor guests must sign, or have an adult sign a minor release.
All guests and or spectators must watch from spectator area along the chain link fence on the front stretch. No spectators allowed in the grid or scales area.
All drivers must have the proper gear including karting approved suit or jacket, gloves, and neck device. Unapproved helmets will not be allowed.
All Briggs 206 powered karts must have the World Formula exhaust kit.
Tires are available for purchase at the track.
No bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates etc. allowed on the property at any time.
See You All Saturday!!!



Register for Race 2 by 6pm May 31

Thank you to everyone who helped made the first race of 2022 a fun-filled success. There were 136 drivers including 7 first-time racers. Attendees flowed through the gates to their pit spots in plenty of time for the drivers meeting. Our new race day format worked very well with each class enjoying 40-45 laps for the day. Finally, track management was very pleased with the noise reduction of the new silencer system on the Briggs 206 karts. We’re chalking it up as a win and moving on to the next race.

NHKA Race 2 has us back at Canaan Motor Club June 4. NHKA members can register online at www.BikeReg.com/NHKA anytime before 6pm May 31. Non-members may use the registration form available here to request entry via nhkaracingseries@gmail.com Those whose requests are accepted will be notified on June 1.


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