Congratulations to the 2016 Badger Kart Club Class Champions!
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News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

Track Cleanup Day Saturday 10/28

The track is open for practice this Wednesday through Friday from 10AM-6PM. Track cleanup day is this Saturday 10/28, beginning at 9:30 AM. We will be moving crash bags, placing equipment in winter storage, and cleaning some areas of the track. We should be done quickly with enough help, many hands make light work. Practice passes for the 2018 season will be given for anyone who participates. For more information, contact Lisa at volunteers@badgerkartclub.com.

 

Points Updated 10/16

The 2017 points and fast times and track records. Fast times and track records are separated by "Classic Track," "Bus Stop," and "Full Expansion." David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series points are final for the year, congratulations to all our JSS racers! Points are now sorted with the two lowest scores removed. Please check them for accuracy and send any discrepancies to Chris Burke at points@badgerkartclub.com. "CH" in the LO206 Junior class recognizes those who donated to the Hellmich family to assist with medical costs arising from a non-racing related injury. Important notice regarding trophies - Information on trophies must be sent to the trophy company as soon as possible following the end of the season. The points page will be used to generate trophies - if your name is misspelled, please contact Chris Burke as soon as possible with the correction. Remember, you must contest errors in points within two weeks of posting (rule 5.2.2.3). Points for Race #16 will be official at 11PM on Monday, October 30th. Points for Race #15 will be official at 11PM on Monday, October 23rd.

 

2017 Awards Banquet Saturday 11/11

The 2017 Awards Banquet will once again be held at the Country Springs Hotel on Saturday, November 11th, 2017. Banquet information can be found on our banquet info page, along with information on nominations for the 2017 special awards and the Howard Memorial Scholarship. Hope to see you there!

 

Howard Memorial Scholarship

From Badger Kart Club's beginning until his death in 1984, Bob Howard was a driving force in making the facility what it is today, improving the facility, increasing membership, and promoting racing as a family sport. Wherever Bob was, so was his family. They became an active team in the promotion and operation of the club. His wife Shirley is still active in preserving and maintaining these goals.

In recent years, many past members have come back to Badger Kart Club and the sport, not necessarily to race themselves but to introduce their sons and daughters to the values and ideas that the club promotes, mainly family, good sportsmanship, pride in a job well done, and friendship. With this in mind, Badger Kart Club and the Howard family have instituted the Howard Memoral Scholarship Fund.

Each year a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education is awarded to a member at the Badger Kart Club annual banquet. Depending on the number of applicants and funds available, we have on occasion awarded two or more scholarships. For more information on the requirements and application process, please visit the Howard Memorial Scholarship information page.

 

Online Special Event and Bye-Week Signup Available

Pre-season volunteer sign up is underway! We have made it possible for all of you to sign up electronically, via Sign Up Genius. The 2017 requirements for both Special Events races, as well as Bye-Week races, are listed on the individual sign up sheets. Please click on the links below and sign up. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Special Event Sign Up

Bye Week Sign Up

 

2017 Class Requirements Finalized; Rule Book Cover Selected

The rules ballots have been counted and the cover selected for the 2017 Badger Kart Club Competition Rules, Regulations, Procedures & By-Laws. The winning cover design was submitted by Danny Corcoran. All of the proposed ballot measures passed, and the Competition Class Requirements listed on our website have been updated accordingly.

Important note regarding tire treating for 2017 and beyond: Tire treatment is prohibited at Wolf Paving Raceway. The elimination of minimum durometer rules from the LO206 classes does not mean tire treating has been allowed in those classes. Tests used for the presence of tire treatment are at the discretion of the tech officials and may include durometer tests. Violators will receive a non-droppable DQ and suspension of 30 days or 2 points races, whichever is greater. Races missed due to suspension cannot be used as drop races. Wire brushing or scraping to remove debris or rubber build-up is not considered tire treatment and is allowed.

 

See What Badger Kart Club is All About

If you've just heard of kart racing, or karting, and you're not really sure what it is, this video will give you an idea. Many people think of the karts you see at amusement parks or in Wisconsin Dells when they think go karts, but our racers take it to another level. Badger Kart Club members race purpose-built racing machines powered by 2-cycle or 4-cycle engines capable of speeds over 60 miles per hour. Our members all own their own karts and equipment. Our members participate in races from our the club points series, with some participating in races at the top levels of the sport. If you've seen the show "Kart Life," you've seen some Badger Kart Club members.

Want to see what it's all about? Come out as a spectator to one of our races. Admission is free, you can bring your whole family. Enjoy a picnic on our grounds, or get a bite to eat at our Karter's Kafe. There is no cost to mingle in the paddock with the drivers and mechanics and ask them questions.

 

New Member Referral Program

Badger Kart Club will be starting a new referral rewards program for members who recruit other members. If an existing member refers a new member, the existing member will receive a free membership for the next season. Additionally, existing members will receive 5 free practice/pit passes when the new member competes in 2 championship races and an additional 10 free practice/pit passes when the new member completes in a total of 8 championship races. There is no limit on the number of referrals. For additional details, click to download this information sheet.

 

Member Service Email Addresses

Badger Kart Club is a volunteer organization, and it takes the work of a lot of people to keep the club running. To make it easier for members to find the right person and get a response, we've created a few email addresses that will always forward your messages to the right person.

If you have a question about... Send an email to...
How to Get Started in Karting at Badger Kart Club (Lisa Brux) newkarter@badgerkartclub.com
Volunteering and Event Credits (Lisa Brux) volunteers@badgerkartclub.com
Points (Chris Burke) points@badgerkartclub.com
Membership (Al Weisensel) membership@badgerkartclub.com
Rules (George Sieracki) rules@badgerkartclub.com
Sponsorship Opportunities (Brian Julien) sponsors@badgerkartclub.com