Important Updates for Saturday’s Race
at Canaan Motor Club

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the 2015 NHKA/IKS racing season (boo-hoo!) by saying hello to the Canaan Motor Club (woo-hoo!) and what we hope is a long partnership of giving people from all walks of life access to the thrill and joy of racing.

MikeAndDaveDelGSaturday is going to be jam-packed with a ton of seat time, one-hour endurance race, free lunchtime cookout and our annual Try-A-Kart Lapping Session. It’ll be a fun-filled celebration of the great season we just wrapped up and the promise of an even better season to come. To help the day come off without a hitch, we need your help with a few items.

Please Add These Items to Your Canaan Packing List
[ ] Side dish to share at lunchtime cookout. (See details below.)
[ ] RSVP ASAP who is coming to the cookout and what you are bringing:
[ ] A charged and installed transponder.
[ ] Extra safety gear, in all sizes, for the Try-A-Kart Lapping Session.
[ ] A friend for the Try-A-Kart Lapping Session.

Cookout Time!
At some point Saturday morning expect to find yourself distracted by the aroma of Rich Fontecchio’s lamb kabobs and Marcelo de Campos’ BBQ ribs on the grill. Around 11am (when your nose has worked your stomach up to full grumble) we’ll begin serving up the kabobs and ribs as well as hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the club. Thank you to everyone who has already RSVPed and volunteered to bring side dishes. If you haven’t yet, please email email Mike so can have a rough headcount and some idea of what folks are bringing for sides. Thanks!

We have received word from Canaan Track Manager Dave Del Genio that the speedway end of the road course is under construction. Unfortunately, this means that laydown enduro drivers won’t be able to race Saturday because we’ll be using part of the kart sprint track. That’s a bummer, but on the flipside is really freakin’ great news…

Canaan Road Course to be Doubled for 2016!!!!
The track was always been envisioned as a two-mile circuit with the high-speed straights and sweeping turns of the of the first half built earlier this year. The second half of the track, under construction right now, balances out the first half with technical sequences of corners. The crushed stone bed is ready for asphalt, so Saturday you’ll be able to see what’s to come. This expansion, which ties in at the former Fairgrounds Speedway, was originally targeted for 18-24 months from now. But with all the permitting and equipment in place, Canaan Motor Club decided to complete the paving before it snows. This is what happens when race tracks are built by racers – they go fast!

See you at the track!