News and Updates from Badger Kart Club

Election Results

The following are the results from the officer and Board of Directors election:

President: Tie
Vice-President:George Sieracki
Secretary: Lori Maas
Treasurer:Melissa Horn
Sergeant-at-Arms: Chris Burke
Board of Directors:
Scott Jagusch
Chris Horn
Doug Corcoran
Dan Ksobiech
Gordy Gahagan

There was a tie in the voting for President. As per Robert's Rules of Order, the membership must for President until a candidate receives a majority of the votes. Update 11/24 - Ballots for President were mailed out to members on Monday 11/23. They must be returned by the December General Membership Meeting held on Wednesday, December 16th. Please remember to return your ballots, every vote counts!

Upon being elected Vice-President, George Sieracki resigned his position on the Board of Directors. Gordy Gahagan will fill his unexpired term and will be up for re-election in 2016. The next alternate for the Board of Directors is Brian Julian.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the newly elected board members and officers!


2016 Rules Committee Proposals and Counter-Proposal Information

The following links will take you to the changes proposed by the Rules Committee for the 2015 Section 6 class rules that will be voted on at the January General Membership Meeting. This form should assist you in completing a counter-proposal to add additional changes to the ballot. You must submit a counter-proposal on a BKC 2015 Counter-Proposal form and return it to Chris Burke, the Rules Committee Chairman, by the December General Membership Meeting. Your counter-proposal must be signed by five members, the Banquet can be a good place to get signatures. Links are below:


Track Closed for the Season

Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park, home of Badger Kart Club, is closed for the 2015 season. Thanks for a great year to all our members, competitors, sponsors, and partner series! We hope to see you all beginning in March 2016.


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.


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.


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.


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)