Race #1 is coming up this weekend, and we are busy getting ready. I'm guessing you are too! A couple updates on Fuel, Spec Racer weight, and Rookie engines that will make this weekend more clear:
You bring the drivers, we bring everything else at the Spring Sprints on March 31, 2012. Sign up now for a HUGE day of Rock Kart Racing!
Open to drivers 14 and up, we'll have 7 sessions on track for each driver! We will run practice, qualifying, 3 heat races, prefinal, and final before crowing this years Spring Sprint Champ!
1st place - 3 Spec Racer rentals
2nd place - 2 Spec Racer rentals
3rd place - 1 Spec Racer rental
It's up! League racing info is final, with Thursday nights all summer bringing you some very cool racing. We are moving the start time to 6:30 for the spring series, and are looking for input for the summer series start time. This change will allow more people to get here after work without speeding tickets.
I'm working on the prizes now, a combination of Speed Schools and Spec Kart rental. It's going to be a great season!
Club Membership has long been needed for season points and a reserved kart number. We are adding another huge benefit – The ‘JET Bucks’ rebate program.
Any parts that are pre-ordered in the shop will earn a 5% rebate, paid out in JET Bucks. Pre-orders need to be received by noon EST on Tuesday. We then charge your on-file credit card, and have the parts ready for you to pick up on Saturday morning. JET Bucks will be redeemable for anything from JET Karting on-site, except karts, parts, and engines.
As always, we are honoring all of the discount certificates that we awarded at the banquet last season from Norway. While they originally expired mid-March, we can take them until the end of the month this season.
The 'Rock Kart' Spring Sprints are scheduled, as are the rest of the events for the year. Details will be coming this weekend, as well as schedules for the Leagues. We are also working on a date for a summer endurance race.
We are looking at some really cool prizes, and a very well run events. MRP set the bar high, and we will live up to those standards!
Spring Sprints - March 31
Summer Sprints - June 2
Rock Kart World Finals - September 29
Racers have been asking us about our plans for tires this season. Kris and I have spent LOTS of time kicking around different options. We’ve looked at the issue from different angles trying to come to the best answer for both the track and racers.
Kid Karters are fast karters, and we will make sure they get laps to prove it this season. It is our thought that this is a class for learning, and we should be teaching both drivers and crew to run well. This learning requires laps to teach the driver, tech to keep the equipment even, and season points to allow for year long goals.
With the success that we have had with the Spec Racer class in the past, we will be offering the class again at Michiana.
Spec Racer has always been about equality of equipment, affordability, and reliability. And it still is. This is a critical step for bringing new drivers into the sport. While we welcome experienced drivers and very much like the speed that they bring, we also know that every track needs a starting point for newer racers. All drivers need to feel confident in their equipment, and Spec Racer is a class that can deliver that confidence.
Shortly after Michiana Raceway Park announced one of their strongest calendar of events in the history of the facility, including the return of the United States Rotax Max Grand Nationals, it was announced that Jet Karting principles, Andy and Kris Finke, will move their operation in and act as managing partners.