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Recap of the Annual Members Meeting

We tried something different this year by holding the banquet and members meeting before the holidays and we think it worked out well. Attendance was great, with 160 racers, friends and friends on hand to honor our champions and have some fun.

At the members meeting portion of the event we discussed adjustments to the class structure. Given the low participation in TaG Junior, we’ve decided to no longer offer it as a championship class. Drivers who participated in 2023 can race with us in 2024, but will be on track with another TaG class, and not race for position or points. The Shifter class has also been cut due to low attendance. Again, any shifter drivers who have supported NHKA consistently will have the opportunity to get out on track with another class.

The fuel rule for the 4-cycle classes was also discussed. We are considering allowing pump gas from a single source designated by the NHKA. Although pump gas requires more maintenance, the cost is considerably less. That said, the current spec racing fuel would still be allowed. Stay tuned for our final decision on this.

We also discussed an adjustment to race day procedures. We will be adding a Karting Safety Course session to the morning practice schedule. If it’s determined that the new drivers would benefit from more practice, a separate race group will be added.

The 2024 schedule was also adjusted slightly. While all of the dates are the same, May 4 will now be an open practice. (All NHKA legal karts are welcome. Other karts may be allowed per approval.) We will also offer new driver Karting Safety Course sessions and instruction all day.

2024 NHKA Racing Series
May 4 Practice Day
June 8 Race 1
July 13-14 Race 2
August 3-4 Race 3 & 4
August 24-25 Race 5 & 6
September 14 Race 7
October 5 Race 8

In the coming weeks we will be updating our membership form, rule book, class structure, new driver program, etc. We will also fill you all in on any other updates.

We are extra excited to welcome Tom Prioli on board as our new “Co-“ everything. Tom has vast knowledge of karting as a racer and as a karting businessman. He will assist with the race directing and as well as every aspect of the race day.

We are also gathering more people to help out on race days so our events run more smoothly for everyone. We have volunteer positions open for anyone who is interested. Most do not require a whole-day commitment – some are in the morning, others in the afternoon. And of course, we will make sure you don’t miss your driver’s race.

That’s it for now. We hope you too will be able to take some time to relax and enjoy the holiday season with your family. As always, thank you for racing with the NHKA!!! Have a great off season!!!

Congratulations to the 2023 NHKA Champions
and All Our Racers

What a season! Congratulations and thank you to all our champions for competing at a level that elevates the quality of the on-track action ever higher. Thank you to all our competitors who come back race after race a little smarter, a little quicker and just as determined. Thank you to all the family and friends who cheer us on as we chase our dreams. Thank you to our corner marshals who watch over us and keep us safe no matter what the sky is throwing at them. And thank you to the NHKA staff and everyone who volunteers to make all this crazy fun possible!

Jackson Blanchard – Briggs 206 Cadet

William Tyler – Briggs 206 Junior

Cooper Rettich – Briggs 206 Senior

Tom Rosenfeld – Briggs 206 Masters

Brayden Hatch – TaG Junior

Alex Gomes – TaG Senior

Tom Prioli – TaG Masters

Ryan Archambault – World Formula Light

Tom Rosenfeld – World Formula Heavy

Final Details for Saturday’s Banquet

We are ready to celebrate our 2023 NHKA Racing Series Champions at this Saturday’s awards banquet sponsored by LeCont Tyres. The top 5 in each class will receive trophies and prizes. A buffet-style lunch will be served, and there will be a raffle with great prizes. But before all that, we’ll be holding our annual members meeting to discuss class structure, race day procedures, the new driver safety course and the 2024 schedule.

White Birch Function Hall
222 Central Street
Hudson NH 03051

Saturday November 4
1pm Doors Open
1:30pm Members Meeting
2pm Food Served
3pm Award Ceremony

See You There!!!!

It’s Almost Trophy Time!

Your 2023 Awards Banquet is brought to you by LeCont Tires. WR International and LeCont Tires has been a great partner to work with over the years and we are exited to announce that the relationship will continue for many years to come.

Thank You for the great response! More than 160 of our racers, along with their family and friends, will gather at the White Birch Banquet Facility in Hudson NH on November 4th from 1pm until 5pm. We will celebrate our points champions as well as share some good food and season memories. There’ll be a cash bar and a raffle to round out the fun.

As always, before the ceremony there will be a members meeting to discuss:
Race day format
Class structure
An improved new driver program

If you have any topics that you feel should be added to the agenda, please forward them to [email protected]

A complete schedule for the day will be released next week.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you!!!

Enduro Cancelled :(

We’ve been monitoring the forecasts all week with hopeful thoughts. Unfortunately, Saturday is going to bring more of the wet stuff to western and northern New England. Racing a 4-hour enduro in the rain is not a good idea – excess water in your engines, bearings, helmets, etc. An enduro would have been a fun way to end a season, but not like this.

We will cancel the race. There is no make-up date.

Thank you all for a great season. With the weather we’ve had it has taken a lot of extra patience and work which is very much appreciated. But in the end we’re gonna have to let Mother Nature claim a victory.

Please remember the banquet is on November 4th. Deadline for registering is October 11. Not much time left, so if you are joining us please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Be Sure to RSVP for the Banquet by October 11th!

2023 Awards Banquet
1-5:30pm November 4, 2023
White Birch Function Hall in Hudson, NH

It’s time to celebrate the 2023 season!!! We will serve some delicious food and pass out the championship trophies for our top drivers along with a few special awards. There will also be a quick discussion about a few rules changes we are considering for the 2024 season. There’ll also be a prize raffle and a cash bar.

2023 NHKA members may attend with one non-member guest at no charge. Otherwise non-members will be $20 per person prepaid. All attendees must RSVP via [email protected] Please list the member’s name with the name of their accompanying non-member guest. Please also list additional non-member guests and include a phone number for us to call you to arrange payment.

We know everyone is focused on preparing for the Enduro, but please remember that banquet RSVP’s must be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 11 for us to provide the hall with a final headcount. Thank you!

UPDATE: Complete Rules for 2nd Annual NHKA Enduro

Thank you once again for a great 2023 season. The racing was intense and fun to watch from the sidelines. Some of the points battles were tight and went down to the last race. We also had many great showings from rookie drivers who we hope to see next season and beyond. Thank you to everyone who took the time to show them the way – it’s that generous helpfulness that makes this club so great.

Now let’s get out there and have some fun one last time in 2023!!!! It’s time to prepare for the 2nd Annual NHKA Enduro on October 7th. It’s a completely different kind of racing on a different track configuration with teammates and driver changes, as well as pit stops and arm-burning stints behind the wheel. It’s a mighty fun way to squeeze the rest bits of racing value out of your stuff before the winter rebuild.

Register Now!
Registration is now open for NHKA members on Non-members are welcome to race, but must complete a registration form with a description of karting experience and send to [email protected] for approval. The deadline for member registrations, non-member approvals and the submission of team rosters is October 3 at Midnight.

While the classes are limited to Briggs 206 Junior and Senior and World Formula Heavy, any NHKA member old enough for these classes is welcome to participate. If you don’t have one of these karts there are drivers that do who are looking for teammates. So find a buddy or two and join in the fun. Make a post on our Facebook page or send us an email at [email protected] and we will let as many people as we can know you are looking for a team.

Know the Rules!
We now have a complete set of Enduro rules posted to the website We strongly suggest that participants bookmark this link or download and print the pdf available on the page. In short, all NHKA kart, engine, tire, and fuel rules apply. But there’s a lot more you need to know, so make sure you read it all or the race director will make you wish you had!

Stay tunes over the next few weeks for event updates and race day details.

The Race 8 Championship Finale is a Go!

The latest forecasts have Hurricane Lee moving out to sea with the rain and winds diminishing throughout the region, especially inland. The weather at the track looks good. Maybe some winds but nothing scary. (Nonetheless, please be careful if you have a sizable trailer.) Of course this is as of now. We will keep a close eye on everything: travel advisories, state restrictions, changes to the forecast. If we need to change our plans we will announce it via Facebook and here on the website.

We will be racing on Half Track 2, which is to the right of the paddock and utilizes the infield kart track to the right side of the garage. We’ll be going counterclockwise and using the chicane. If we do get some rain we will make a race day decision on whether to change the track configuration, or wait it out.

Friday Night Schedule
Gate opens at 4pm.
Pit pass sales, kart safety tech, trailer drop off and camping entrance.
Gate closes at 9pm. No Entrance after 9pm. This is a little later than usual to give a little more time to anyone delayed by weather or winds.

Saturday Schedule
Gate opens at 6:30am.
Drivers meeting at 8:15am.
Kid Karts at 8:45am on the infield Kart Track.
Two rounds of practice by groups.
One qualifying session.
Lunch break
18-lap finals.

Saturday Race Groups
1 Kid Kart
2 206 Cadet
3 206 Senior
4 World Formula Heavy
5 TaG Senior
6 TaG Junior
7 TaG Masters/Shifters
8 206 Junior
9 206 Masters
10 World Formula Light

Kid Karts will run their final at the lunch break. Kid Karts will not race on a wet track. World Formula Light and Heavy will practice and qualify together in Group 4.

Once again thank you all for your patience and advice. See you at the track!!!!!!

2024 NHKA Racing Series Schedule Announced

We have secured race dates for our 2024 season. The schedule will be almost identical to the 2023 season.

2024 NHKA Racing Series
Race 1 May 4
Race 2 June 8
Race 3 July 13-14
Race 4 & 5 August 3-4
Race 6 & 7 August 24-25
Race 8 September 14
Enduro October 5
All Events at Canaan Motor Club

Once again, all of our racing will be at Canaan Motor Club. CMC has been good to us over the years and we have enjoyed a lot of great racing on their high-quality surface. That said, we are also always looking into other venues and new track projects. There have been lots of possibilities over the years (and surely there will be more) but so far none compare in terms of access, paddock parking, multiple track configurations, safety and reasonable travel time for most of our racers. We believe CMC is a great fit for the NHKA and will always be part of our schedule. We thank the CMC staff for their assistance with locking in next year’s dates so early.

We also have the date for our 2023 Awards Banquet: November 4th. We’ve been fairly lucky with the weather in January, but we figure why risk it? Exact timing and other details will be announced soon but you can plan on it being in the afternoon.

Races to Watch at the NHKA Championship Finale

An entire season of wrenching, racing and a whole lotta raining all comes down to this: Race 8, the NHKA Championship Finale, September 16 at Canaan Motor Club. One look at the latest point standings (big thanks, as always, to point meister Jim Slade!) and it is plain to see that while most of the championships are settled, the other two steps on the podium are very much up for grabs in most classes. Let’s take a look at the races to watch.

Briggs 206 Cadet
Speaking of podiums, third-generation racer Jackson Blanchard certainly knows his way around those. He was on the 206 Cadet podium for all but one race this season – including two visits to the top step. It’s a season to be proud of by any measure. The same can be said of Jake Maloney’s season given that after seven races he’s only 12.5 points out of the lead. He finished third last season, and the championship is again within reach. But he’ll need to get to the checkers ahead of Jackson in the last race to win the season. Spoiler alert: Wesley Clark. He only made it to four races this season but won all of them. If he attends, clearly he’ll be a factor in the outcome of the championship.

We’re not done with 206 Cadet yet. Evan Folsom sits in third a good ways back, but he has plenty of company: Samson and Levi Plourde as well as Ethan Jarvis-Comi are all within 30 points of the third step. That means 206 Cadet will actually be two races to watch.

Briggs 206 Junior
With a win and five podiums, William Tyler has a solid grasp on the 206 Junior championship. However, the rest of the podium is completely up in the air. Austin O’Hara is only 15 points ahead of Shamus Dobbins and Caleb Jarvis-Comi who are tied a mere 7.5 points ahead of Brian Wilkinson. This promises to be fitting finale to a season of fantastic races.

Briggs 206 Senior
Win five races, finish second in another and just like Cooper Rettich you too can cruise into the last event like it’s a victory lap. That said second and third place honors are very much up for grabs. Shaun Dobbins has a 17 point edge over Gregory Santos who can always be counted on to keep things interesting. And don’t count out last year’s 206 Senior runner up Christian Flagg who is only 10.5 points off the podium.

Briggs 206 Masters
Tom Rosenfeld is the runaway champion, which will happen when you win every race but one, leaving a second-place finish as your drop race. Alan Archembault ran up front all season, and was the only other racer in the class to score a win. Doug Hutchison also had a solid season which gives him a firm hold on the third-place trophy going into the last race.

TaG Junior
With two wins and four second-place finishes, Brayden Hatch has a commanding 45-point lead. The always upfront Caleb Jarvis-Comi is solidly in second. Brian Wilkinson has shown the speed to hold on to third but would do well to remember Alex Bragga is lurking a scant 7.5 points behind him should he trip.

TaG Senior
Alex Gomes’ five wins gives him a big 40-point lead over long-time rival, friend and fellow podcaster Christian Abbate, who scored two wins and typically finished one step down the podium from Alex. Which brings up an important factor: Alex missed the first race, which means he has no drop race to fall back on. Not to jinx him, but Alex needs to get through the day without trouble because Christian will surely be right there to snatch up the race win and the TaG Senior championship. And if that’s not enough drama for you, Adam Campbell, Wyatt Jarvis-Comi, Nathan Barns and Nicholas Robinson are all within 30 points of finishing third for the season. This is definitely a race to watch!

TaG Masters
When a very busy person who lives in Florida commutes all the way to the middle of New Hampshire to race and doesn’t miss a single event, you know he’s not messing around. Tom Prioli, with dad Ron turning the wrenches, won five races which gives him a comfortable lead going into the championship finale. That’s not to say it was easy. Race after race was a slugfest between many of the NHKA’s most experienced drivers. So shoutouts to Robert Bain in second, whose consistency got him two wins. And Alan Pope, whose speed made him a frequent front runner.

World Formula Light
Ryan Archambault kept the pedal down to earn four wins and a lock on the championship going into Race 8. Currently in second sits Nikolas Georgantis, who has put together his best season yet, but his work isn’t done. Just 10 points back is William Dziuba, who is followed closely by Kyle Callahan and Christian Abbate. Best of all, every racer I’ve mentioned here could easily win.

World Formula Heavy
For some racers, like Tom Rosenfeld, dominating one class isn’t challenge enough. The truth is dominating two classes is more than twice as hard. Think about it, a race day has the same amount of time for wrenching, but now split between two karts. Plus, because it’s not really practical to work on one kart while out on track with another; so you actually have less time to fine tune or chase problems. Which means you gotta go, go, go all day long. Plus you need to be faster than seasoned veterans like Jim Slade and Jeff Gutterson race after race. And maybe you’re not the youngest racer in the paddock. When you think about it, dominating both 206 Masters and World Formula Heavy is a big accomplishment. One deserving of a tip of the hat next time you see Mr. 47.

Huge Thanks to Photographer/Racer Ken Repke
Year after year Ken comes up with new ways to make interesting new images out of the same people doing the same thing in the same place. It’s really quite remarkable, but easy to take for granted. The promotional value of the generous access he gives the club is best measured by the number of smiling faces you see at the track. Plus we’re all so fortunate to have pictures of ourselves looking fast and cool – exactly as we imagine ourselves looking! We all appreciate Ken and his work, but the best way to show it is to visit and purchase hi-res downloads or high-quality prints. He does a lot for the club and deserves our thanks.

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