News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

August 30th, 2015

Badger Kart Club Summer Route 66 Shakedown

Shakedown: Also called shakedown cruise, shakedown flight. A cruise or flight intended to prepare a vehicle
for regular service by accustoming the crew to its features and peculiarities, breaking in and adjusting machinery, etc.

Come race with us Sunday, August 30th, and get ready for the Route 66 Sprint Series season finale held at
Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park, Home of Badger Kart Club, September 11th-13th.

Hosted By: Badger Kart Club

Track Address / Directions: W377 S1851 Gramling Ln.
Dousman, WI 53118
See our directions page

Entry Fees: All drivers pay BKC member rates
$30.00 - Driver Pit Pass Included
Kid Karts receive free entries (crew member pit pass is required)

Pit Passes: All teams pay BKC member rates
$15.00 - Daily Hot Grid Pass
Pit passes are only required on the Hot Grid area.
You do not need a pit pass to enter the grounds.

Transponder Rental: $10.00

Electricity: $20.00/weekend

Non-Event Day Practice Fee: Wednesday August 26th - Friday August 27th 10AM - 7PM
Saturday August 29th 10AM - 6PM
$15.00 (Pit Pass included)

Spec Fuel and Oil: BKC fuel rules as per rule 7.3.4 in the BKC rule book (BP Ultimate gasoline purchased from the Bull Frog BP) OR open source Sunoco 110 as per the Route 66/USPKS rule book.
Badger Kart Club does not have fuel available at the track.


In addition to the normal BKC classes scheduled that day, we will have the following:

AGE: 7–11 years old
RULES: KT100 engine, RLV 7500 YBX can, WA55B carburetor OR Mini ROK engine, Micro exhaust restrictor, Dell'Orto PHBG carburetor
TIRES: MG "HZ" Red 4.6/4.6, Bridgestone YLC
FUEL: Gas/Oil
WEIGHT: 225 lbs

AGE: 8–12 years old
RULES: KT100 engine, RLV 7548 SSX can, WA55B carburetor
TIRES: MG "HZ" Red 4.6/4.6, Bridgestone YLC
FUEL: Gas/Oil
WEIGHT: 250 lbs

AGE: 12–15 years old
RULES: KT100 engine, RLV 7548 SSX can
TIRES: MG "FZ" Yellow 4.6/7.1, Bridgestone YLC
FUEL: Gas/Oil
WEIGHT: 310 lbs

AGE: 16+ years old
RULES: KT100 engine, RLV 7548 SSX can
TIRES: MG "FZ" Yellow 4.6/7.1, Bridgestone YLC
FUEL: Gas/Oil
WEIGHT: 360 lbs

Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park (formerly Badger Raceway) will be open for practice Wed. August 26th through Friday August 28th from 10AM-7PM, as well as Saturday August 29th from 10AM-6PM.

Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park (formerly Badger Raceway) will be CLOSED for practice Mon. August 26th and Tues. August 27th

Accommodations: Badger Kart Club Official Hotel - Olympia Resort and Conference Center - (262) 567-0311.


Points Posted 8/17

The 2015 points, David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series points, and fast times and track records were posted on 8/17. Please check them for accuracy and send any discrepancies to Chris Burke at Remember, you must contest errors in points within two weeks of posting (rule Points for Race #11 will be official at 11PM on Monday, August 31st. Points for Race #10 will be official at 11PM on Friday, August 28th. "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 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 Al Weisensel at


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.


Welcome 105.7 The Fan and The Big 920 Listeners!

We're glad you heard our ad and you're here to check us out! Badger Kart Club will be racing each Sunday from August 9th through August 30th. Spectators are always welcome, and there is no cost to watch our races. Bring the family, enjoy the grounds, talk to the drivers in the paddock, and have a great day. If you're interested in racing with us and you're looking for more information, check out the following links or email

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.


Special Event Volunteers Needed

Each family membership needs to work two events per season for their drivers to be eligible for year-end awards at the awards banquet. We are looking for help at the following events. 

  • Sept. 11-13: Route 66 Sprint Series

To sign up, please email Volunteer Coordinator Scott Jagusch at



Bring Membership Cards to Registration

To ensure faster service at the registration building on Sunday, please have your 2015 Badger Kart Club membership card ready to present to the volunteers in the registration building. This will help us make sure everyone is charged the correct amount while keeping the line moving as quickly as possible. Thanks for your help!


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 $15 for members or $30 for non-members. We hope to see you this weekend for our first race!


Online Registration Available

Online registration for this weekend's race is available at


Cadet Karts in 4-cycle Classes

To correct an error in the rule book, cadet-sized karts are not allowed in either Animal Sportsman or LO206 Sportsman. Cadet karts are only allowed in 2-cycle Junior Sportsman classes. The rule book has been updated with this correction.


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.


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)
Volunteering and Event Credits (Scott Jagusch)
Points (Chris Burke)
Membership (Al Weisensel)
Rules (Chris Burke)
Sponsorship Opportunities (Chris Horn)