News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

Board of Directors Meeting Thursday April 2

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Thursday, April 2nd, at 8PM via telephone conference. The conference number is available to any member. Contact Club President Bingo Emmons at bingo53132@cs.com or any board member to receive the call-in number for the conference. The following is the agenda for the meeting:

  • Minutes
  • T-report
  • Bags - Ben
  • New Orientation review
  • Swap meet review
  • Set up day review
  • First Aid Kits - Nate
  • Special Events - George
  • Drop Races
  • ByLaws
  • Trophies - George
  • Kid Kart Trophies - Chris H
  • Sponsor updates - Chris H
  • Karters Kafe
  • Non Point races
  • Opening Race Day
  • Registration - Lori
 

Refrigerator Needed

Badger Kart Club is looking for a donated refrigerator for the track. If you have one available, please contact Bingo Emmons at bingo53132@cs.com or Chris Burke at chris@computercodeblue.com.

 

Welcome Lake Country Community Fest Visitors

Thanks for stopping by our display at the Lake Country Community Fest! If you're new to karting and you're looking for more information, check out the following links:
 

2015 Rule Book Posted

The rule book for the 2015 Badger Kart Club Bridgestone Championship Points Series has been posted here. The workday requirements have been substantially reduced, please review section 1.2 carefully. If you have any rules questions, you can contact Chris Burke at rules@badgerkartclub.com or any Board Member.

 

Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series

Briggs & Stratton is starting an exciting Weekly Racing Series, and Badger Kart Club is excited to participate. Members of the LO206 Senior class are eligible to participate and will compete for $11,000 in prizes to be awarded to drivers within our region. Race dates are 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 6/7, 6/27, 6/28, 7/12, 8/9, 9/27, and 10/4. See the Briggs & Stratton WRS site for further details.

 

Honda GXH50 Kid Kart Engines

We have had reports of GXH50s being advertised on eBay as Kid Kart motors that are not HPD engines and are not legal for competition. There are two versions of the GXH50, a utility motor used for water pumps and other machines and there is the racing version, a standard GXH50 modified by Honda Performance Development (HPD) that sells for about $560 for the motor only. The easiest way to tell the racing engine from the stock model is the seal on the crankcase. Only motors with the HPD seal are legal for racing in the Kid Kart class (see rule 7.7.3.3).

 

Free Kid Kart Entries in 2015

In an effort to grow our beginning classes and introduce more people to the sport of karting, Badger Kart Club is offering free Kid Kart race entries in 2015. Racers will be given a free pit pass when entering. An adult is required to be on track at all times with Kid Kart drivers. Pit passes for adults are $10 for members or $20 for non-members. We hope to see you at the start of the season!

 

Class Sponsorships Available

Class sponsorships for the 2015 Badger Kart Club racing season are available. All of our sponsorship packages are listed on the sponsorship information page. Contact Chris Horn for more information or to purchase any of our sponsorship options. Thank you for your support!

 

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 (Ben Wohlers) newkarter@badgerkartclub.com
Volunteering and Event Credits (Gordy Gahagan) volunteers@badgerkartclub.com
Points (Chris Burke) points@badgerkartclub.com
Membership (Al Weisensel) membership@badgerkartclub.com
Rules (Chris Burke) rules@badgerkartclub.com
Sponsorship Opportunities (Chris Horn) sponsors@badgerkartclub.com