News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

Western Snowplow Raffle at the Awards Banquet

Western Snowplows has generously donated an 8.5-foot MVP 3 stainless steel V-plow that the club will raffle off at the Awards Banquet. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. For more information on the plow, check the info page on the Western Snowplows website. Tickets will be sold at the banquet on November 29th at the Country Springs Hotel. The winner will be able to make arrangements to pick up the plow at a later date.

 

Club Officer and Board Member Elections

Elections for Club Officers and Directors will be held at the November General Membership Meeting. Members in good standing will receive a ballot in the mail that must be returned by the November General Membership Meeting. If you return your ballot by mail, it must be received prior to that meeting. Members can also turn in ballots at the meeting or give their ballot to another member to deliver to the meeting. Each family membership receives one ballot. Ballots are counted by members at that meeting and new officers and directors assume their duties immediately following the election. The following people were nominated to be club officers and members of the Board of Directors:

  • President
    • Al Weisensel
    • Bingo Emmons
  • Vice President
    • Chris Burke
    • Regan Vehring
  • Treasurer
    • Chris Horn
  • Secretary
    • Lori Maas
  • Sergeant-at-Arms
    • Mitch LaMonica
    • Chris Burke
  • Directors: 4 positions available
    • Ben Wohlers
    • Mitch LaMonica
    • Al Weisensal
    • Paul Schwanbeck
    • George Sieracki
    • Mark Hansen
    • Shirley Howard
    • Bob Vehring
    • Nate Gish
    • Regan Vehring
 

2014 Awards Banquet Saturday 11/29

The 2014 Awards Banquet will once again be held at the Country Springs Hotel on Saturday, November 29th, 2014. Banquet information can be found on our banquet info page, along with information on nominations for the 2014 special awards and the Howard Memorial Scholarship. Hope to see you there!

 

Pictures Requested for the Banquet Slideshow

Yes it's that time of year again! We see a lot of pictures being taken at the track and it would be great to include them in this year’s slide show. Any on-track racing action or off-track family fun shots are encouraged. Please send them to Bob Della at bob.della@earthlink.net with your name so he can include you on the credits slide. JPEG format of reasonable size is preferred. Let’s see if we can break last year’s record for number of pictures sent in!

 

Items for Banquet Silent Auction

Mitch LaMonica has volunteered to be in charge of the Silent Auction at this year's awards banquet on November 29th. If you or a company you work for would like to help with items for the silent auction, please contact Mitch LaMonica at installone@comcast.net or by phone at 815-509-4316. The proceeds from the silent auction will be going to the track improvement fund. Thanks for your support of Badger Kart Club!

 

Points Posted 10/7

The 2014 points and fast times and track records were posted on 10/7. Yamaha Junior is under protest and those points will be posted after the next Board of Directors meeting. 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 #14 will be official at 11PM on Tuesday, October 21st. Yamaha Junior points were posted 10/21. Yamaha Junior points can be contested until 11PM on Tuesday, November 4.

 

Backwards/Fun Race Weekend 10/11 - 10/12

The weekend of October 11 and 12 is our annual Backwards and Fun Race weekend. We will need volunteers on hand beginning Saturday October 11 at 9AM to change the track from the normal/counter-clockwise configuration to the backwards/clockwise configuration. The track will be open as soon as the configuration or 10AM, whichever is later. On Sunday, a $10 entry/pit pass will allow a driver to enter as many events they want that day. Kid Karts will get free race entry all weekend, though Kid Kart crew members will still need a pit pass. We will have Kid Kart events on Saturday and Sunday. Also, Daniel Webster, our oldest active driver, will be celebrating his birthday and retirement from active competition that weekend. Daniel plans to have a cake to commemorate his retirement. Come and enjoy one last hurrah before you put your karts away for the season!

 

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 (Chris Horn) sponsors@badgerkartclub.com