News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

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 newkarter@badgerkartclub.com:
 

Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday August 5th

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Wednesday, August 5th, at 9PM 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
  • Treasurer's report
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct Video
  • Play ground - Chris Hartman
  • and Swing set - Scott
  • Parade review - Scott
  • Live Radio Broadcast from the track - Scott
  • Rt 66 - Cookout and workers - Scott
  • Rt 66 - George
  • Intro to Karting questions - Scott
  • 2016 Volunteer Requirements Feedback - Scott
  • RA track race - Dave
  • Classes - Al
  • Tree - Al
  • Tires - Al
  • Aug 9th Race
 

Points Posted 7/27, JSS Points Posted 7/28

The 2015 points and fast times and track records were posted on 7/27. David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series points were posted 7/28. Please check them for accuracy and send any discrepancies to Chris Burke at points@badgerkartclub.com. Remember, you must contest errors in points within two weeks of posting (rule 5.2.2.3). Points for Races #9 and 10 will be official at 11PM on Monday, August 10th. Points for Race #7 will be official at 11PM on Wednesday, July 29th. There were several additions to the Junior Summer Series points of drivers who registered on time but didn't have their forms processed. Because of the number of additions, ALL Junior Summer Series points can be contested until 11PM on August 11th. "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 Al Weisensel at membership@badgerkartclub.com.

 

Cruise Night Featuring Badger Kart Club

Quaker Steak and Lube in New Berlin will be featuring Badger Kart Club at their cruise night on Thursday, August 13th, from 6 to 9:30 PM. Come out and show off your kart and Badger Kart Club! Click here to download a flyer.

 

David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series Starts June 27th

The 2015 David Hobbs Honda Junior Summer Series starts this Saturday, June 27th, and continues through August 30th on all of the regular scheduled Bader Kart Club races held at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park. 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 Karts no longer compete for JSS points and do not need transponders. All Kid Kart drivers who enter JSS will receive a JSS prize package at the year-end banquet.

 

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 volunteers@badgerkartclub.com.

 

 

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 http://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/badger-kart-club.

 

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) newkarter@badgerkartclub.com
Volunteering and Event Credits (Scott Jagusch) 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