News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

Coats for Kids Coat Drive

Badger Kart Club will be collecting coats for Condella's Coats for Kids coat drive. The Coats for Kids drive collects gently used coats for children in the Milwaukee area who do not have a winter coat. After collection, the coats are taken to the Salvation Army where they are sorted by volunteers before being cleaned and distributed through Milwaukee Public Schools and other service organizations. We could use your help to keep kids warm this winter! Any gently used coats can be dropped off at the registration building on race day beginning this weekend and ending with our last points race on October 5. Thanks for your help!

 

Rules Committee Meeting Wednesday 9/25

The Badger Kart Club Rules Committee will meet at 6:30PM on Wednesday, September 24, at Franklin Motorsports to decide on rules and class proposals for the 2015 season. The Rules Committee consists of members of the Board of Directors and the following members: Bill Collins, Peter Hachmeister, and Al Weisensel. Be sure to let one of the committee members know if you have an idea for next season! Changes to class structure will be voted on by the membership at the January meeting, ballots will be mailed near the end of December.

 

Points Posted 9/15

The 2014 points were posted on 9/15. Fast times and track records and Animal Junior and Yamaha Junior points were posted on 9/18. Please check those pages for accuracy and send any discrepancies to Chris Burke at points@badgerkartclub.com. 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 #12 will be official at 11PM on Monday, September 29th (Thursday, October 2 for Animal and Yamaha Junior). "NM" on the points page means "non-member." If you recently turned in a membership application, but are listed as a non-member, please be aware that points can be faster than membership processing. You will receive your points when a new membership list is sent to the Board within a few days. Email Chris Burke at points@badgerkartclub.com to make sure he looks for your name when the new membership list is released. If you have other questions about your membership status, please contact Lisa Thompson at membership@badgerkartclub.com.

 

Reminder - Return Your Travelling Trophies This Weekend

If you have a travelling trophy, please return it to the track this weekend so we can prepare it for the next recipient. Don't forget the 2014 Awards Banquet will be held at the Country Springs Hotel on Saturday, November 29th!

 

Kid Kart Bye Week

Just a heads up for Kid Kart families - the bye week for all Kid Karts is Points Race #14 on Sunday, October 5. You must supply a bye week worker for your child to receive a trophy at the banquet. Originally, Kid Kart Regular and Novice were scheduled on separate days, but both classes are now scheduled for Sunday 10/5. Thanks for your help!

 

Online Registration Open for Races 12, 13, and 14

Online registration for the three events remaining in the Bridgestone Championship Points Series presented by FranklinKart.com is open! Badger Kart Club offers online registration through MotorsportReg.com. For a list of upcoming events, visit http://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/badger-kart-club. Online registration will save you time on race day, and in the event of a rain-out you won't have to call to get points!

 

Track Work Days

The following Saturdays are available for volunteers to work on various maintenance projects: 8/23 - 8/30 - 9/6 - 9/13 - 9/20 - 10/4. Drivers will get a work day credit for each person they bring, and this is one of the last opportunities for the top 5 to get work days to receive end of year awards. You must email our Volunteer Coordinator Gordy Gahagan at volunteers@badgerkartclub.com to make arrangements to work any of those days. Thanks for your help!

 

Scoring Help Wanted

We are looking for a crew of 3-4 people that could rotate as scorers. Mike Burba is a great scorer and announcer, but it's very hard to do both of those jobs. We would like for him to be able to concentrate on announcing and the play-by-play that he's become known for and leave scoring to another person. If we get 3-4 people, nobody has to be stuck doing it every week. Duties include entering racers at the beginning of the day, running the computer scoring system throughout the day, and uploading to MyLaps at the end of the day. We will train you and there are always people there to help. Email Chris Burke at points@badgerkartclub.com or any board member for more info.

 

David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series Starts June 15th

The 2014 David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series starts this Sunday and will through August 24th on all of the regular scheduled Bader Kart Club races held at Dousman. The David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series  is designed to give Badger’s junior racers a chance at special prizes and recognition at the Badger Kart Club's annual year end banquet. It's never too early to register for the Junior Summer Series! Parents, check our Junior Summer Series page for the entry form and email it to Lori Maas at catch22motorsports@gmail.com, then pay the entry fee at the next race. You don't want to miss out on this series! Sponsors can contact Lori by email or at 414-405-7494.  All proceeds from sponsorship are used for prize packages all drivers receive at the Awards Banquet. Important note for Kid Karts - Kid Kart Regular will need to affix transponders during the JSS, as they compete for JSS points. Kid Kart Novice does not need transponders.

 

Reminder - Store Gasoline in Approved Red Containers Only

Just a reminder, it is unlawful and dangerous to store gasoline in unapproved containers. Please do not pump gasoline into blue, yellow, clear, or white cans. It is illegal for a gas station to sell gasoline that is pumped into an unapproved container, you may be refused service at a gas station if you pump into an improper can. Please make sure to use a red can intended for and marked "GASOLINE" when purchasing gasoline. Thanks for your help!

 

Garage Project News - Update 3/22

Update 3/22 -The Board of Directors has approved the construction of the project and we will begin ordering materials. We hope to have the building constructed in May. Construction help is still needed. The final location for the project is the north west corner of the paddock, in the area across from the ambulance gate and scoring tower. The project will be a 20 unit building, only 4 spaces are left. You can continue to submit deposits to Sandy Mitz. Registrations in excess of the amount of units built will be placed on a waiting list for the next available space. The proposed location will not provide direct grid access, and rental prices are $1,000 per year for a space and $1,250 for a vendor space. For more information, check out this flyer. A $350 deposit reserves your space. You can also contact Sandy Mitz by e-mail at smitz@mrsc.com with questions. Vendors/contractors/volunteers wanted - if you are interested in bidding on the project or sponsoring part of the project, or if you can help in its construction, please contact Sandy Mitz by e-mail at smitz@mrsc.com.

 

Sealed Cans for Yamaha YBX

New for the 2014 season, participants in the Yamaha Sportsman YBX class can use a welded YBX exhaust can purchased from Badger Kart Club.  The welded cans will be available at the registration building for purchase on race days for $85.

 

Badger Kart Club 2014 Season Promotional Video

Can't wait for the 2014 season? Neither can we. Check out this video with some great highlights of the 2013 season. The Bridgestone Championship Points Series Presented by FranklinKart.com begins May 4th. For more information, check out the links in the menu above or email info@badgerkartclub.com.
 

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...
Volunteering and Event Credits (Gordy Gahagan) volunteers@badgerkartclub.com
Points (Chris Burke) points@badgerkartclub.com
Membership (Lisa Thompson) membership@badgerkartclub.com
Rules (Al Weisensel) rules@badgerkartclub.com
Sponsorship Opportunities (Dave Ellingham) sponsors@badgerkartclub.com