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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.



NHKA Race 1 is Finally Here!

The long wait is over! We have 136 drivers registered for Race 1 of the 2022 NHKA Racing Series season at Canaan Motor Club Saturday. We will be using a slightly different format than usual, so please be sure to read this entire update.

Welcome Back Spectators!
We are pleased to be able to welcome family, friends and spectators back to our events. Pit pass wristbands are required for everyone on the property. They will be sold at the gate ($15 cash only) Friday evening 4-8pm and Saturday morning 6:30am-Noon. Each person must be present to receive their wristband. All minor spectators must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and a 2022 minor waiver must be signed at the gate if not already on file. Spectators are welcome to mingle with the drivers in the paddock and watch the action from the designated viewing areas. However, guests are not allowed in the grid and scale area.

Friday Night
4- 8pm The gate will be open for trailer drop off and camping ($25 cash at the gate.)
No one will be admitted after 8pm, including those intending to camp.
Registration pick up and safety tech will be available.
Those who did not pay for a transponder rental on BikeReg may pay the $25 fee in cash at the gate.
Helper/spectator pit passes will be sold at the gate – $15 cash only. Again, each person must be present to receive a wristband. (No, you may not take loose wristbands home.)

Saturday Schedule
6:30am-Noon Gate opens. (No one will be admitted after 12-noon.)
Use the first gate – there will be a sign. If you are early DO NOT park on Orange Road.
8:30am Drivers meeting. All drivers must attend. Absent drivers will not race. No Exceptions.
8:45am Kid karts should be ready for their first of three sessions, concluding at lunch break.
9am Two rounds of practice by group. Sessions will be 8 minutes (8-10 laps) each.
Lunch Break
Qualifying One 5-minute session per race group.
Final races, 20 laps per race group.

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

Technical Notes
Track configuration will be the short track to the left of the grid. Clockwise direction.
No cameras or transponders attached to the driver. No radio communication to the driver.
All 206 engines must have the World Formula exhaust to go on track. NO exceptions.
All TaG engines must conform to the new rule set to race. Rotax EVO configuration only. X30 with the one pc. pipe and Selettra ignition. ROK Cup rules for the ROK G.P. engine.

Event Notes
No bicycles, scooters, skates, skateboards, etc. allowed on the property at any time.
Drivers are responsible for all their guests regardless of age. Drivers will be disqualified for detrimental behavior by any of their guests.
No open alcohol or controlled substances are allowed at any time when the track is open for competition. An immediate ejection from the property will occur. Offender and associated driver will be suspended indefinitely.

Finally, as is the case with all NHKA races, we have limited time and ability to communicate from 5pm Thursday until the morning of the event. We will most likely not reply to emails, Facebook messages and texts. Thank you for your understanding.

See you at the track!



Time to Gear Up for Race 1
of the 2022 NHKA Racing Series Season

Thank you to all who participated in the Pre-Season Practice Day. We had 115 karts take to the track in nine different groups during five sessions. A dozen new drivers also got some no-pressure track time in a group of their own. Best of all, the rain held off until we were loading up.

With practice in the books, it’s time to get ready for Race 1 at Canaan Motor Club on May 14, rain or shine. Here are a few things you need to know:

Race 1 Registration will open on BikeReg.com/NHKA starting Thursday April 21 at 6pm. That’s this coming Thursday! Registration will close at 6pm on Tuesday May 10. Only approved 2022 NHKA members will be able to register online. (Yes, the BikeReg system knows who is a member and who is not.)

Non-member Registration Requests must be submitted to nhkaracingseries@gmail.com no earlier than Thursday April 21 at 6pm. Requests will be considered in order of receipt, with early requests put to the end of the line. Approved non-members will be contacted starting on Wednesday May 11 to confirm entry.

One Class Per Kart You may only register for one class unless you have a second kart for a second class (i.e., TaG Jr. and Briggs 206 Jr.) We will be combining similar classes together whenever possible (i.e., World Formula Light and Heavy.) You may register for a second class at the track if you have a second kart and there is no conflict between the two classes in the day’s schedule.

World Formula Exhaust Required on All Briggs 206 Engines in order to go on track starting at Race 1. Specifically, you need Briggs header part #557164, RLV silencer part #4110 (no insert.)

New X30 Jr. Exhaust Header Spec 22.7mm is the new factory spec part. It is required for Race 1.

Specific track procedures to come closer to race day.



Pre-Season Practice Day – Final Updates

Saturday’s Pre-Season Practice Day is at NHMS. We have had a few people assume it was at the other place (not mentioning the name in this post!) Track direction will be clockwise, again, at NHMS!!!

Remember that ALL minors, drivers or not, will be required to have a minor release form per the speedway. If you are bringing anyone under 18 years of age the minor forms MUST be signed by the parents.

Friday Evening Enter via the track’s main gate (not the south gate) 4-8pm for trailer drop off, camping and safety tech. You may pick up your registrations and 206 exhaust kits. Tires will also be available for pick up or purchase.

Remember: No bicycles, scooters, skate boards etc. are allowed in any NHKA areas.

Saturday Entry Main gate opens at 6:30am. Lee will be there to assist the line. Please park in a double line. Please stay in your vehicle until asked to go to the window. Main gate will close to NHKA participants at 12pm (noon). We will not sell any pit passes after that. All NHKA participants, including spectators, must have a NHKA wrist band. Spectators will have a designated area. Only drivers and mechanics are allowed inside the grid area gate.

Event Schedule
8am Drivers meeting
8:30am 1st group on track
12pm Lunch break
5pm Track closes

We will group as many classes together as possible to optimize track time. We will separate classes and groups if the traffic on track gets too busy. Sessions will be 8 minutes.

Sample Groups
1 Kid Karts
2 206 Cadet/ TaG Mini
3 TaG Senior / Masters
4 All New Drivers
5 206 Senior / Masters
6 TaG Junior
7 World Formula Light / Heavy
8 206 Jr.
9 All Shifters

Fair Warning!!!!!! The weather still doesn’t look perfect. We will attempt to run as much dry track practice as possible. We will run wet track practice also if there are any takers. We will do what is necessary and try our best to accommodate all drivers.



Pre-Season Practice – Start Your Engines!

We are ready to host our 1st event of 2022. Open practice day this Saturday!!!!

Registration is now closed. We will have 120 drivers. Some veterans and an impressive group of new drivers.

We do not know how the weather is going to play out. A wait and see game until we get close enough to make an accurate prediction.

Friday Night

Friday Night Entry The main gate will open at 4pm. Look for the NHKA window on the white building to the left just before the gate. It will close at 8pm, after which NO ENTRY will be allowed. Please go to the main gate not the South Gate (next to the gas station). The south gate is for oval track racing teams only.

Trailer Drop Off 4-8pm only. EVERYONE with you at that time must sign both the track’s waiver, the NHKA waiver and MUST have a NHKA pit pass wrist band.

Friday Night Camping 4 – 8pm arrival only. Overnight campers must pay a $25 camping fee at the gate directly to the speedway. This includes sleeping in your race trailer. Quiet hours after 10pm.

Safety Tech Pre-race inspections will be available on Friday night.

Grid Area Officials and workers only inside of the grid gate Friday night.

Saturday

Saturday Entry Gate opens at 6:30am. Please form a double line at the main gate with your vehicle. DO NOT block the gate entrance; there is room to the right of the gate. Also do not park along Route 106, use the lot leading up to the track. Please stay at your vehicle and pull up promptly. Lee will direct you to the window to sign in, then through the gate.

Drivers Meeting 8am sharp. Any driver who misses the drivers meeting will not be allowed on track for the day.

Rookie Drivers You will be contacted for a special new drivers meeting and safety course. This is mandatory for all new drivers.

No Starting Engines Before 8:05am

Practice 8:30am- 5pm Practice will be by groups (posted near grid.)

Gate Close at 12 Noon No pit pass sales after noon. Anyone without a pit pass in any NHKA area will be asked to leave and the associated team/driver will also be asked to leave.

Minor Waivers All annual minor waivers must be received upon entry Friday or Saturday.

Memberships All membership payments must be received by the end of the day Saturday. Any unresolved memberships will be cancelled.



Registration for April 16 Pre-Season Practice Day

Registration is now available for our April 16 preseason practice day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: BikeReg.com/NHKA

Things to know about April 16:
Memberships are not required.
You must have a NHKA legal kart. No unapproved engines or chassis’.
Attendance will be capped at 130 drivers.
No entering two classes unless you have a kart for each class. (We will combine WF Heavy and Light, 206 Senior and Masters, TaG Senior and Masters.)
We will split on track groups if necessary.
All new drivers will be required to attend a new driver meeting on Saturday morning as well as a separate on-track observation session.

Memberships:
Thank you for all of your applications.
We have reached our membership cap for the 2022 season.
Any and all membership applications from now forward will be put on a waiting list in order of receipt, regardless of previous membership.
We will have a large group of new drivers joining us this season. We are looking forward to welcoming new drivers and families.
We will be contacting new approved members starting Monday.

Banquet:
Our banquet on April 9 is still ON! More details will be released in the coming days.


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