July 17-18 at Canaan Motor Club

Who else is ready for a fun-filled, two-days of racing with a heaping side of Brazilian BBQ and Mexican street tacos? Next up of the NHKA Racing Series is the much-anticipated 5th edition of Kartmania! at Canaan Motor Club Saturday and Sunday July 17 & 18. Seeing as biblical floods and global plagues have prevented us from hosting the event as planned for a few years, with a little luck, a good number of you will finally be able to experience one of the best weekends in karting.

We will be racing clockwise on the full 1.4-mile road course with the chicane. (206 Cadets will be on Half Track 1, like in May.) It’s a super-fast thrill ride of high-speed straights, sweeping bends, blind off-camber exits where drafting, strategy and coopetition will make or break you in a race where you can finish within a second of the winner but outside the top 10! It is intensely competitive and unbelievably fun!

Most of Saturday will be practice by group. Then at the end of the afternoon will be qualifying for starting positions in Sunday’s finals plus 1/2 points towards the season championship! Sunday will begin with a couple rounds of practice followed by timed endure-style races in the afternoon. If it rains, we’ll still race, but need to switch to Half Track 1 for safety.

Kartmania! has always been as much about friendship and community as racing. On Saturday evening there will be a cookout and party with games open to all. Marcelo and the DeCampos crew will be cooking up their famous Brazilian BBQ, Hugo and Tobe Armendariz will be making their amazing tacos and the club will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. If you have anything you want to cook, please be our guest on the grill. If you have a great family recipe for a side dish, salad, dip or dessert, please bring them to share… please just let us know at NHKARacingSeries@gmail.com Oh yes, everyone should bring their own beverages.

Kartmania! is always one of our biggest draws, so to keep it to manageable mob we’re capping entries at 180 and limiting drivers to three guests. We’re giving our active 2020/21 NHKA Members first shot with members-only registration through July 8. Open registration for non-members and members will begin July 9 at 12am. The deadline for all registrations is midnight July 13. No late or at-track registrations will be accepted. You can register at www.BikeReg.com/NHKA or by clicking here. You’ll see you have the option to register for Sunday only, which will mean missing out on qualifying points. However, you may join us for the cookout so long as you enter the track by 5pm Saturday, otherwise we’ll see you Sunday morning.