MKA Racers and Families-
I hope your staying warm, now that winter is finally upon us!
We have finally settled on a date and location for this year’s Awards Banquet. The Banquet will be held the evening of January 11th at the Rose Vine Hall in Roseville MN. I will have the official online invitations-RSVP’s out very soon.
Please start thinking about donations for the raffles. I would appreciate it if every family donated at least 1 item this year. It does not have to be extravagant, or even karting related, but it would be nice to have a full prize table this year.
At the banquet, I hope to present the 2014 racing schedule and classes to everybody, so we can get an early start on planning this time around.
Stay tuned for more information, or contact me with any questions or concerns.
MKA Race Fans-
I hope you are all looking forward to a great weekend of racing. I have had quite a few emails with people asking for all the details of the weekend, so I thought I would try and summarize it here for everybody.
I know the forecast looks a little wet right now, but I highly encourage you to make the journey to MKA this weekend anyways. Nearly every weekend we are expecting rain, we have gotten races in no problem, sometimes without seeing a drop. Bring you rains just in case, but we will do everything we can to get the races in on dry slicks, this race is worth the wet!
8:30 AM - Registration Opens - Registration for racers participating in the Week 1 Make-up race
9:30 AM - Kart Practice Begins - Scheduled for 3 rounds
11:30 AM - Kart Racing Begins - Karts Only, Week1 Make-up Race
2:00 PM - Registration Opens - Registration for All participants in Night Race / Fun Day weekend
3:00 PM - Pasta Lunch served in Pavilion - Free meal (donations accepted) for all racers
3:00 PM - Bike Practice Begins - Test and tune, open track for Bikes only
5:00 PM - Combined Practice Begins -Scheduled for 2 shortened rounds
6:30 PM - Combined Racing Begins - Karts and Bikes, 2013 MKA Night Race
10:00 PM - Trophy Time - At the sound of the Air-Horn, our best trophies of the year for ALL CLASSES!
Racing classes planned for:
Week 1 Make-up Race 2013 MKA Night Race
LO206 Rookie LO206 Rookie
LO206 Junior LO206 Junior
LO206 Senior LO206 Senior
World Formula Junior* World Formula Junior*
World Formula Senior* World Formula Senior*
Briggs Masters Briggs Masters
Speedster / Kid Kart Speedster / Kid Kart
Don't see our class? No worries! We'll fit ya in.
Please drop me an email as well for planning purposes.
*SMP engine rules ok
Please have your Kart/Motorcycle and Helmet available for PreTech. All equipment must be pre teched prior to entering the track. Steve (our techman) is located by the scales on the north end of the grid/pits. He usually makes the rounds through the pits as well, if you are ready to go as he comes by.
Anybody that would like to participate in the Sunday/Funday races is more than welcome to. Depending on who all is there, we will do some endurance races, maybe an oval heat or whatever else we come up with. We typically combine a few classes for this, so it should be a shorter day, Hopefully getting all racing done by 3PM.
As far as pit spots and parking, the entire first area is free to use for all Karters or Motorcycle Racers. Please park along the edges to make as much room as you can. Typically, larger rigs / motorhomes park towards the south end of the tower, making as much room for the smaller rigs as possible. If you pass the dumpster, you went too far!
There are a number of reserved spots still available for this weekend as well. Many of these spots have electricity, and are quite a bit closer to the grid and scales. These spots are only $15 for the weekend. A map showing availability will be available at registration!
As email and website updates are hard during the weekend, please follow us on on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestkarting. Now that I am finally figuring out how to use it, this will be a great way to check for last minute schedule changes day of, or to ask a question the night before! Mandy in the tower and myself have the page directly hooked up to our cell phones, so one of us should have access at all times!
Entry fees are as follows:
Visitor (non racer) insurance pass = $5
Racer / Hot Grid insurance pass = $7
One day Class entry fee/Member = $30
One day Class entry fee/Non-Member = $40
Night race entry fee = $45
Transponder Rental = $10
(Transponders are required. AMB 160 or 260; MyLaps Red or Yellow are acceptable)
Reserved “Premium” pit-spot = $15
Cash / Checks / Visa-MC Accepted
Set your GPS to this address to get to the track:
5130 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire WI, 54073
DO NOT ENTER TRACK BY FILLING STATION!!! You must enter track from the Menards Parking Lot, just past US Bank!
I have heard a few people will be coming with Yamaha Cans this Sunday to race! If you know anybody with one, let them know we will have a class for them this weekend. Put it on Facebook, call your neighbors, whatever you have to do. We’ll deal with weight and get everybody as close as we can, but intend to run as close to a senior medium as we can get away with.
I really want to rebuild our 2-cycle following at MKA. Hopefully, this can be a small first step!
Midwest Karting Association
(September 11, 2013)
Hello MKA Racers!
Hopefully you have all enjoyed our extra weekends off this summer, but it’s time to get back to racing. Races 12 and 13 are scheduled for this weekend!
Both days will follow our normal schedule, with the exception of the added Mini Motard Classes on Saturday. I received great reviews and feedback from all the participants last time and hope to see as many or more this upcoming Saturday. Masters are also racing Saturday!
RiverLake Racing will be at the track this weekend and concessions will be open and well stocked so hopefully everybody will have a relaxing weekend at the track.
It is also time to have everybody thinking about prizes for the MKA banquet. Every year, all of our members and their supporters make the banquet possible by donating prizes and items to be raffled off. The sales of these raffle tickets help cover a large portion of the costs, and we rely on it being a big success. If you have somebody you feel comfortable approaching for a donation, please do so. Dropping myself or Mandy an email letting us know what you have come up with is also helpful, but not mandatory! We are still looking for some assistance on organizing and decorating for this year’s Banquet. Please let me know if this is something you or somebody in your family is willing to help with.
As a reminder, the remaining schedule is:
Saturday 28th AM) Race 1 Make-up PM)MKA Night Race
Saturday 29th AM) MKA Fun Day (We are still finalizing some ideas for the Fun Day.)
There will be an award for “Best Kart” at the Night Race, judged by whomever we can find as an impartial judge(s)! Feel free to decorate your kart however you’d like with lights, glow sticks, or whatever else! As always, safety is paramount, and all night race additions must be deemed safe by our Tech personnel.
See ya this weekend!
(September 11, 2013)
MKA Race Fans
It is finally time! The 2013 Season begins this weekend. Through a lot of work and some over the top contributions from some of our members the track is ready for racing. We hope that everybody will be happy with the changes and improvements that have been made.
Since we were forced to cancel our cleanup / practice day, we are going to re-arrange the schedule a little bit this Saturday to make sure that everybody has a chance to get their karts shaken down as well as getting settled in to the new track. We are going to have open practice from 9:30 until around Noon or so. We will then take a break for lunch before starting our normal schedule. As everybody will have had plenty of time to practice, we will probably only hold 2 shortened practice rounds before racing begins. As the track has had A LOT of weather over the last few days, we way take a brief amount of time before track activities begin to make absolute sure things are safe and ready to go.
Obviously, weather might force us to adjust plans a little bit, but I feel it is extremely important to get some extra laps on the track before we begin races. This means that we will have open practice before we start our scheduled events. We will call for rain tires if the weather demand it, so be prepared! I want to do everything we can to get this race day in the books.
I would like to also remind everybody that their kart may not go onto the race track until it has passed a pre-tech inspection. Steve is going to be there as early as possible to try and speed this up for people. Things to double check that always seem overlooked are that all your safety wire / cotter pins are in place; weights are painted white and double nutted with your number written on them; and your exhaust are properly heat wrapped. Also, bring your neck brace, helmet and other safety gear to Pre-Tech as well, so Steve can verify that it is all up to snuff. The helmet requirement is still M2005 or better.
If you have not yet filled out your membership application for the year, Mandy will have those available in the tower for you Saturday Morning. She will also take care of any pit spot payments at that time as well. I have had quite a few people tell me they were going to take care of this on the first race day, so please be patient. We have a late start, and will make sure everybody has time to get registered.
Please note; there will be no concessions available this weekend. Sadly, the Boy Scouts have decided they are not able to work with us this year. We will try and find a solution to this as soon as possible, but for now please plan accordingly.
See you all Saturday!
(May 31, 2013)
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Thank you for a great 2013 Season!
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Last Updated on December 6, 2013