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NHKA Races 2 & 3 – Come to the Grid!

First, we would like to thank all of you for making the first race of the 2024 NHKA Racing Series so fun. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, all of you kept up with the changing conditions and put on a great show.

Time to Register for Races 2 & 3
Onward to Races 2 and 3 on July 13 and 14 at Canaan Motor Club – our first two-day event of the season. We love the doubleheader weekends because they give us the chance to all relax together on Saturday night to enjoy some conversation, games, and fun. We will be racing counterclockwise on Half Track 1.

www.bikereg.com/nhka is open for registration. You’ll see a two-day entry option that includes a two-day pit pass. There is also a Sunday-only selection with a single-day pit pass for those only able to race Sunday. If you are only able to race Saturday, please send an email to [email protected] and we will make sure you are entered properly.

New Class for Briggs 206 Racers
Introducing Briggs 206 Medium. Starting with Race 2, this will be a full championship points class with a drop race. The minimum weight is 375lbs. Otherwise, all the same rules apply as with all the 206 classes.

Given the surging popularity of the 206 Senior class, we felt it necessary to add this class to disperse the total number of karts on track at once. This will also give some drivers a class that’s more in line with their weight. While the intent of this move is to spread out entries, if you wish to enter two classes with the same 206-powered kart you may. But please be aware and prepared for the possibility of there only being one race separating your two races.

Also, please be aware that we will cap the number of entries per class. Right now that number is 22. We feel this is a safe number of karts to have out together given the size of the track and speeds we race. We may adjust that number as the season progresses. Bikereg will show you the number of entries as they come in. If you care about championship standings, as always, it is wise to enter those classes early to ensure your starting spot.

Finally, we do not have any Karting Safety Courses scheduled which will help lighten up the race day. However, we will add those classes as we add new members. Stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks.



Now That We’ve Practiced – It’s Time to Race!

Registration for Race 1 on June 8 is open. 2024 NHKA members can enter on www.bikereg.com/nhka Please email [email protected] if you have any issues registering.

Practice Day Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who participated in our open practice day. There were 92 drivers including 24 new racers in our Karting Safety Course. (There’ll be another Karting Safety Course on June 8 if you missed this one.) We also welcomed some new corner workers and promoted one long-time marshal up to the Race Control position. It’s a solid crew that we’re looking forward to working with this season and beyond. Everyone did a great job and the weather was beautiful, so we were able to get in six sessions per group.

Kart Numbers
With so many new members, and several veteran racers looking to make a change, here is an updated list of kart numbers available to be reserved by 2024 NHKA members. As you can see, these numbers go up to 198, other 3 digit numbers above 200 are available upon request. Reserved numbers will be issued on a first-come/first-served basis. Please email your request for only one number to [email protected] We will notify you with a confirmation of yes or no.

26, 27, 32, 36, 38, 41, 46, 52, 57, 58, 61, 62, 69, 76, 85, 105, 106, 107, 110, 114, 116, 121, 122, 127, 128, 135, 136, 139, 140, 141, 143, 146, 149, 150, 152, 156, 157, 158, 162, 165, 169, 170, 174, 176, 178, 179, 180, 182, 185, 189, 192, 193, 195, 197, 198

Race Tires
NHKA will have tires available trackside at Race 1, as will our supporting kart shops. Please pre-order if you can, so you can be sure to have the tires you need when the green flag waves on the 2024 season.



Start Your Engines!

We are ready to go for this Saturday’s season opening practice day at Canaan Motor Club. We will have a great turnout, so thank you all for registering. We will use Half-Track 1 clockwise. This is the configuration to the left of the grid and around the infield garage.

Our event schedule will largely be the same as last year. You are invited to arrive Friday evening 5-8pm to drop your trailer, set up your pit and get your kart inspected. Camping is $25 cash per tent, car, trailer or RV. (We collect this fee on behalf of the track.)

Friday Night
5-8pm: Gate open.
Driver sign in, pit pass sales, trailer parking and pit set up.
Mandatory kart safety inspection during daylight.
8pm: Gate closes. No entry after. Anyone not camping must leave property.

Saturday
6:30am-12pm: Gate open. No admittance after noon.
8:15am: Mandatory meeting for all drivers.
8:30pm: Karting Safety Course drivers meeting.
9am: Kid Karts on track.

Practice Order
1 Kid Kart
2 206 Cadet
3 206 Junior
4 206 Senior/Masters
5 TaG Senior/Masters
6 World Formula Light/Heavy
7 Karting Safety Course Cadet
8 Karting Safety Course Junior/Senior

Sessions will be 7 minutes each.
Kid Karts will finish for the day at the lunch break.

Please Remember…
In-person pit pass sales only, cash or check (no credit cards.) Everyone entering the property must sign both the NHKA AND Canaan Motor Club waivers and wear both pit pass wristbands. The fee is $15 for ages 12-64, $10 for those under 12 or 65 and over.

Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or an adult with a completed Temporary Guardianship Letter.

No alcohol consumption by ANYONE until after on-track activity has concluded for the day. No other mind-altering substances allowed at any time.

No working on or parking karts on paved areas. All work and parking must be done on the grassy areas.

No starting race engines at any time Friday or until after the drivers meeting Saturday.

Please clean your pit area completely and take all trash with you when you leave the track. Our goal is to always leave the facility even cleaner than when we arrived.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at the track!



Updates for the May 4th Practice Day

Registration on www.bikereg.com/nhka for the May 4th practice day at Cannan Motor Club will close on April 30th at 6pm. Please remember that your name and DOB must match what you entered for your membership. For example: Michael vs Mike. If I signed up for my membership as “Michael” that’s the name I need to use when I register for events; “Mike” will not work. Also remember, transponders are not needed for this event.

The practice day will run clockwise on Half Track 1. This will also be the configuration for Race 1 on June 8. We are all set with help moving barriers at the track. Thank you to everyone who volunteered!!!!

The first tire order has arrived. If you pre-ordered tires you can simply pick them up at the track on May 4th. You can also pick them up at the office in Easton, MA before the practice day. Or we can ship them directly to you.

Be sure check your driving gear. Especially your helmets. We will not allow out of date helmets at any time, including practice.

Snell Foundation Ratings

SA, M or K 2015 12/31/2025
CMR or CMS Youth 2016 12/31/2026
SA, M or K 2020 12/31/2030
SFI Requirements
24.1/2015 (Youth) 12/31/2025
31.1/2015 12/31/2025
41.1/2015 12/31/2025
24.1/2020 (Youth) 12/31/2030
31.1/2020 12/31/2030
41.1/2020 12/31/2030

All 2020 Snell and SFI Ratings are Legal

No Longer Legal: Snell SA, M and K 2010.
SFI 24.1/2005 (Youth), 31.2a, 41.2a,24.1/2005,
3.1/2005, 41.1/2005



It’s Time to Register for the First Event of the Season!

The 2024 season of the NHKA Racing Series is finally here! Our first event will be on May 4 at Canaan Motor Club. This will be an all-day practice for our returning drivers and a separate Karting Safety Course in the morning to give all our new drivers a fun and educational first on-track experience.

Registration on www.BikeReg.com/NHKA launches Friday April 12 at 6pm. The deadline is April 30 at 6pm. All approved 2024 NHKA members should sign up for their respective classes. All new drivers who sent in a membership application should sign up for the Karting Safety Course. Old-school mail-in registrations will also be accepted, but must be received at the office by the April 30 deadline.

We are still waiting on a few outstanding minor waivers. Those drivers will not be able to register on BikeReg until we receive their completed release forms at the office.

The first shipment of LeCont tires is on the way. We’ll be placing another order shortly. So if you know you’ll need tires on May 4 send in a tire order form now instead of risking the track-side supply running out.



Thank You to All Our 2024 Members!

Woot woot! We have 151 confirmed members for the 2024 season. This includes 27 new drivers. Please join us in welcoming and helping them to get up to speed.

Memberships are no longer available through BikeReg. If you missed the deadline, you can still purchase a membership by submitting a membership application by mail or email. Thinking nah? Keep in mind that non-members cannot register for events online and are subject to non-member entry pricing. C’mon, save some money and commit to joining us for what promises to be a very fun season.

Stay tuned… we’ll be opening registration for our first event on BikeReg very shortly!

Will You Return Your Minor Release Form Already!!!

Out of the 50 annual minor release forms we sent out by request, there are still 26 outstanding. Remember, we must have your completed form at the office BEFORE your 1st event. We will NOT accept annual minor driver forms at the gate at any time. So PLEASE return yours as soon as you can to avoid any unnecessary last-minute scrambling and possible disappointment.



Woo Hoo!
The Season is so Close it’s Time to Order Tires!

The racing season is just around the corner, so we will be putting in a tire order very soon. We will still be running LeCont Reds in the Briggs 206 and World Formula classes, and LeCont Whites in the TaG classes. LeCont White rain tires are also available. Order today by clicking here.

We can deliver to the track, you can pick up at the office or we can ship via UPS to your door. If you wish to purchase tires by the case we can do that, however all case purchases must be pre-ordered. We will also have tires for sale at at the track.

CKNA Spring Nationals
Some of our NHKA drivers got a head start on the season by participating in the CKNA Spring Nationals in Charlotte, NC last weekend. There were more than 500 entries which makes it very tough just to make it into the finals. Some of our drivers did well while others had issues. However, after facing such a high-level of competition everyone came home a better driver. Congrats to all!

NHKA Membership
The deadline for membership registrations is at the end of this month. We have over 100 members registered so far, including 12 rookies and a few familiar faces returning after taking a few years off. Don’t wait too long! Get your membership today at www.bikereg.com/NHKA



The 2024 Season is Revving Up!

By our last count 22 drivers from New England/NHKA will be at the Charlotte Motor Speedway kart track for the Cup Karts North America Spring Nationals March 2-5. This is a huge national race for Briggs 206 powered karts. Let’s cheer them on!!!!!

Back at the office we are working to be ready for opening day on May 4th. Will you be ready??? By now you should have started to prep your kart and renewed your NHKA membership. If not, get yourself over to www.BikeReg.com/NHKA and sign up now. While we do not intend to cap membership rolls this season, but we will consider it if numbers start getting crazy again.

We will be welcoming at least 10 new members/drivers in 2024. They’ll all be participating in the required Karting Safety Course on May 4. (We will have additional safety courses throughout the season.) There’s room for more if you’re interested in unlocking your inner racer. Click here to learn how.

Also, if you have requested an annual minor release package, please return it ASAP.

Lastly, please keep long-time racer and member Rich Blanchard’s family in your thoughts. His wife Kristy was involved in a very serious car accident in Miami and is now home recovering.



Corner Workers Needed

A few of our regular corner workers have retired and/or moved on to other ventures. If you or anyone you know is interested and able to commit to the full season, these paid positions:
Require a commitment to work all 9 events in 2024.
Pay per race day. Usually 8:30am – 5pm.
Include free lunch.
Training and instruction provided by the NHKA.

If you or anyone you know is interested in getting paid to spend nine days outdoors watching great racing, please contact us directly at [email protected] for details.

Have You Renewed Your NHKA Membership for 2024?
Thank you to everyone who has renewed so far. Not you? Not to worry. All 2023 members in good standing in 2023 have until March 29. Why wait when it only takes a few minutes to guarantee your racing season? Do it now at www.bikereg.com/NHKA

Have You Completed a New Minor Waiver for 2024?
Don’t forget, if your driver is under the age of 18 you must submit a new notarized minor waiver for the 2024 season. Request a waiver package via email at [email protected]



The 2024 Season Begins!

We hope everyone had great holidays. We also hope that you received, or gave, some really cool kart racing stuff.

It is now time to start our 2024 season. We will be making some minor adjustments to our race day scheduling, rules and procedures. Most of which were discussed at our annual banquet back in November. We will work to keep you all up to date through email and the website as we go along.

All 2023 NHKA members in good standing may renew their membership for 2024 on www.BikeReg.com/NHKA starting Monday January 8 at 5pm. It will close on Friday March 29 at 5pm.
That gives you plenty of time to renew your membership. 81 days. 1,944 hours. 116,640 minutes. So don’t wait until the last one to get it done!!!!

All non-members must send in a membership application. Current members may renew via the membership form if they prefer. Please make checks out to KEI.

Email to:
[email protected]

Mail to:
KEI
7 Renker Drive
So. Easton MA 02375

Please remember to indicate the class you intend to race. You’ll also need to indicate your kart number. We are still using a non-repeat number system, so will contact you if there are any conflicts.

New class structure:

New Driver Safety Course
Kid Kart
206 Cadet
206 Junior
206 Senior
206 Masters
World Formula Light
World Formula Heavy
TaG Senior
TaG Masters

Ready. Set. GO!!!!


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