Kid Kart 2017 Schedule and What's New

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Kid Kart 2017 Schedule and What's New

Post by Hillbilly » Tue May 02, 2017 10:26 am

I am pleased to announce the 2017 Kid Kart Dates:

Regular Kid Kart Nights with Coaching

May 1, 15,
June 5, 12, 19
July 3, 10, 17, 31
Aug 9 (Wednesday), 14, 28
Sept 6 (Wednesday), 11, 25

We did not schedule the 3 Holidays that fall on Mondays so we can leave these open for test and tune for all club members (including Kid Karts).

Wednesday Kid Kart Try a Kart (rental nights)

May 10
June 7
July 26
August 30
Sign up on - we can not guarantee you a spot if you drop in without prior registration.

The Kid Kart Try a Kart Nights will require at least 2 volunteers in addition to myself. Our time will count towards our volunteer hours. Our Kid Karters will have a chance to run those nights as well but there will be no instruction.

Kid Kart Try a Kart costs: $150 for the first time, $200 for the second time. It costs more than the regular Try-a-Kart however the kids get considerably more track time and one on one instruction. A kid kart, fuel, and all safety gear is provided.

Scheduled Club Race Days

Kid Karts (and Formula Kid Karts) are permitted to run at lunch time on Race Days. Parents are to provide supervision for their Kid Karters. Kid Karts and Formula Kid Karts can not run at the same time.

What is Kid Kart?
Kid Kart is a safe, controlled introduction to karting for 5 , 6, and 7 year olds. Instruction is provided; the program teaches kids how to navigate the track safely, the racing line is introduced, and kart control is emphasized.
• 3 Monday evenings per month (May – September) weather permitting.
• Karts on track from 5:00PM – 6:00PM.
• BBQ supper break / discussion / track setup.
• Corner drills, braking, coaching 6:20 – dusk.
• Try-A-Kid Kart Introductory Sessions - 1 Wednesday evening per month (May – August) weather permitting
o $105 per night includes 1-on-1 instruction, GX35 Kid Kart and all Safety Gear
o Run by Kid Kart parents (volunteer hours will be credited)
o Opportunities for Kid Kart practice sessions for Kid Kart members.
• Race weekends, Kid Karters have access to the track during the lunch break.
• Kid Kart practice session every Saturday 12-1 (no instruction provided).

What’s new for 2017?
2 Classes of Kid Karters:
Kid Kart
• Any child 5 – 7 year old can take part in this tried and true run group.
• Kid Kart chassis with a Honda GX35 or GX35 clone 4 stroke engine.
• Gearing, tires, brakes are open.
Formula Kid Kart
• Open to any child 6 years old with at least 1 year of kid kart experience.
• Open to any child 7 – 8 years old with demonstrated ability using a Kid Kart.
• Cadet (Junior 1 Chassis) with a Briggs LO206 engine with a novice (purple) slide in the carb.
• Gearing, tires, brakes are open.
• Please log in to to sign up for the Kid Kart sessions you plan to attend (each event is free with your Kid Kart club membership).
• This helps provide the club executive with information on participation in this program for insurance and other purposes.
• The digital liability waiver is also filled out online for each event.

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Re: Kid Kart 2017 Schedule and What's New

Post by Erin » Sat May 06, 2017 3:45 pm

How many regular kid karters do you have?? Do they "race" or is it more of a practice thing. I ask because we have had some checkered flags made up for the race season and will be giving them out to all the classes for the 1st win of the season, along with victory lap. Would love for the little guys to have some as well, they are the future!! and they are the ones who would appreciate it!

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Kid Kart 2017 Schedule and What's New

Post by Mark » Sun May 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi Erin,

Kid karters don't race -just run laps. Of course that doesn't mean they aren't serious about it ! We have about 10 -not counting any rental kids.

If you can spare some, maybe we can give them out for best lap of the night or things like that and make sure that they all end up with one at some point.

Thanks !
Mark Hillier #44

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