Castle Motorsports Park and Kart Racers of America News
Archive January 2010 thru November 2011
11/23/11 - If you need the Banquet RSVP and haven't received it in the mail, you can download it here.
11/18/11 - The 2011 KRA Banquet forms have mailed out. Please note the RSVP date of November 30th. We look forward to seeing you at the banquet on December 10th!
11/16/11 - If you are looking to race even with the weather heading south, check out the indoor race that will be running at the Conseco Fieldhouse in December! See the Indy Karting Classic website for details!
11/7/11 - NCMP is closed for the winter. Thank you to all the competitors and spectators for making the 2011 season another successful and fun year!
The KRA Banquet is scheduled for Saturday December 10th. We will be posting the banquet form in the next few days.
11/2/11 - This will be the last weekend that NCMP will be open before we close for the winter! The weather looks fantastic for this weekend so come on out for one last chance to run your kart or drive the rentals before the snow starts flying! Also don't forget to drain your TaG karts of water before the weather falls below freezing. NCMP can handle this for you for $20, please call the track if you need us to drain your water system for you.
KRA Points with drops has been posted. Please double check your points, this is the final points total so if there is an issue we need to know before the banquet.
11/1/11 - New Castle Motorsports Park is open for practice and kart rentals Wednesday through Sunday. The weather for later this week and weekend is looking nice! This might be the last chance to get on track before the weather turns. See the hours page for more information.
10/25/11 - Starting at 10am this morning Trey Shannon started his 24 hour quest to break the Guiness World Record for most miles in a kart in a 24 hour period! Ekartingnews.com has the story online. You can watch Trey's progress on our scoring app on the NCMP Live page. The video playing is not Trey but the replay of the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS.
10/24/11 - New Castle Motorsports Park honored Dan Wheldon's love of karting this Sunday at the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS. An event that Dan participated in six times, led numerous times and won in 2005 with the presentation to this year's winners of the Dan Wheldon Cup trophy. After 200 hard laps and multiple lead changes, Mark Dismore Sr. and NCMP alum and reigning Indy Lights Champion Josef Newgarden took the win over Sam Beasley and Brandon Jones. It was an emotional day for everyone involved and all the competitors will miss going wheel to wheel with a great driver and an even better person. The Dan Wheldon Trophy will go on permanent display at NCMP in the near future.
If you would like to watch the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS the video is online at Livestream here. The audio was on a separate channel from the video with live audio coverage from RaceFanNetwork.com so there is no sound. Thank you to everyone who came out to watch or participate. And a special thank you to all the volunteers that make this race possible.
10/20/11 - All teams that are running this years Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS must read the and understand the rules sheet that you can download here. This is not all the rules which are available here but these are some very important reminders and information that you need to know and keep in mind.
10/19/11 - With the announcement from Indycar for a public memorial service for Dan Wheldon in Indianapolis on Sunday at 4pm, we have changed our raceday schedule to allow everyone the chance to attend. We thank everyone for their understanding in making this schedule change. Please help us get the word out on the raceday schedule change. New Schedule Here
Sunday October 23rd
8am to 8:30am - Morning Warmup
9:30am - Karts Gridded on Front Stretch
10am - Green Flag for the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS and the race for the Dan Wheldon Cup!
4pm - INDYCAR will hold a public memorial service to celebrate the life of IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.
In honor on Dan Wheldon the Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS trophy will be known as the Dan Wheldon Cup and we will have the trophy on display at NCMP with Dan's likeness and past winners displayed on the trophy after this year's race.
Here is the latest entry list for the teams in pursuit of the Dan Wheldon Cup at this years Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS.
10/18/11 - We will be checking for tire prep at RoboPong, you will be DQ'ed, don't do it.
10/17/11 - We are all deeply saddened with the tragic loss of our friend Dan Wheldon. Dan was a past winner of the Robopong 200 and he loved competing in the event every year. He loved being behind the wheel of a go-kart just as much as he loved driving an Indycar. Dan always had time for an autograph or a photo and treated everyone who came up to him like a long lost friend. We are all going to miss Dan more than words can convey. We will be dedicating this year's Robopong 200 to the memory and the life that Dan led. Please keep Dan's wife Susie and her two young boys in your thoughts.
10/12/11 - The 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS is only a week and a half away! If you are going to enter but still don't have all your details figured out, please go ahead and enter so we can properly organize the event, you can update your team details as needed! Also if you entered before last week please contact us with your chassis brand and type of engine for the official entry list.
Here is the weekend race schedule for the Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS.
10/11/11 - NCMP will be open for practice and rentals this weekend from 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday, there is an event on Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm that will close the track for practice and rentals during that time.
10/6/11 - Some big announcements for the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS!
- The front row qualifying teams for this years race have the option of starting at the back for the 200 Lap race, if one of the teams wins they will receive an additional $1000!
- RLV Products is providing a free PRD Engine kit to the top finishing team running a PRD Engine!
- Russell Karting is offering 40% off a new MY09 Leopard Engine kit to the highest finishing team using a Leopard Engine!
- KartSport North America is offering 50% off the new 2012 Arrow X1-E rolling chassis to the highest finishing team using an Arrow chassis and the highest non-Arrow finishing team!
- BeaveRun Raceway is providing 25 free entries to their 2012 club races!
- Burris Racing is providing free oil give aways during the race as lap prizes!
- Comet Kart Sales is offering free labor on a Leopard rebuild (just pay for parts) to the highest finishing team using a Comet Racing Engines Leopard!
EKN has an article on all the latest race news!
10/5/11 - Here is the schedule for this weekend -
Open Practice on Friday from 9am to 6pm.
TaG Worlds on Saturday.
KRA on Sunday. KRA will be normal schedule with a couple additional classes for TaG Worlds added.
Rental Karts are available Friday through Sunday 10am to 6pm.
10/3/11 - The 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and NOS is rolling off the grid in less than a month! If you are going to enter but still don't have all your details figured out, please go ahead and enter so we can properly organize the event, you can update your team details as needed!
9/30/11 - With cold temperatures forecast for Saturday and Sunday morning we will start practice no earlier than 9am. The main building will also not open until 7:30am. Also keep in mind that with the colder temperatures you might want to run higher air pressure to help build heat in the tire.
9/26/11 - After an extended break the KRA series starts up again with a double header this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd. The online pre-entry form is available if you would like to preenter the race online.
Reminder - Starting Monday September 26th, NCMP will be closed on Monday's and Tuesday's.
9/22/11 - There will be a Pitch-In (pot luck) dinner after the KRA race on Saturday October 1st, please bring a dish to pass if you would like to participate, email Rose Padden at email@example.com for more information or questions.
9/21/11 - After evaluating tire wear at the last WKA National in the TaG classes the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone will run 450x5/710x5 YLC tires. The race is only a months out so get those entries in soon!
Bridgestone is donating 10 sets of YLB tires during the 2011 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone. The tires will be given away to random teams running in a predetermined position on a selected lap. Grand Products will also be giving away products during the race also to random teams determined by lap/position which will be listed before the start of the race. An example of this system, whatever team is running 18th on lap 36 would get a set of tires etc. This will spread the items throughout the field and give everyone a chance to receive donated products! We will be announcing more lap sponsors soon and any companies interested in donating products for the race please contact us!
9/19/11 - Starting Monday September 26th, NCMP will be closed on Monday's and Tuesday's.
9/14/11 - This weekends WKA Manufacturers Cup will have complete live coverage including live video/audio, scoring and blog. Please visit the Live page on the WKA website here for complete coverage starting Saturday morning, September 17th!
9/6/11 - If you need RV/Motorhome spots for the Rotax PanAm race please contact the track.
NCMP will start closing at 7pm daily. Kid Kart only practice will be from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday's.
8/31/11 - NCMP will be open on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, from 10am to 6pm for Practice and Rentals.
8/26/11 - The Route 66 Series has added Cadet Junior Sportsman to their race schedule for Saturday September 10th and Kid Karts for Sunday the 11th. You can also download the Route 66 preentry form here.
8/18/11 - NCMP will be open for practice and rentals on Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st from 10am to 6pm.
8/13/11 - WKA Race is Live! - The WKA Gold Cup National is live on the NCMP website this weekend! Keep track of your favorite drivers with live video, audio and scoring! See the live page!
8/10/11 - Schedule Change - The TaG World Championships scheduled for August 19th-21st has been postponed and rescheduled for October 7th-9th at NCMP. The KRA race scheduled for Sunday October 9th will continue as scheduled. Press Release
NCMP will be open for practice and rentals instead on Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st from 10am to 6pm.
8/2/11 - KRA will run the National Track layout this weekend for the final KRA race before the club series takes off the next month due to all the National events at NCMP. If you would like to test and gear up for the Nationals then this a great chance to run on the track the majority of events will use!
7/27/11 - The Race for Riley is live on our website today! NCMP Live Page
7/26/11 - KRA will run the National Track layout for the next two weekends for anyone wanting to test for the upcoming regional and national races.
7/21/11 - If you plan on running the Race for Riley we ask that you get your entry in ASAP. The Yamaha classes, Junior and Senior are down on entries and if you can't get a decent amount of preentries for those classes we will start cutting classes. We want this to be a good show for all the non-karting spectators that will be in attendance and we need your help in making that happen!
Race for Riley Class List and Schedule
Race for Riley Entry Form
7/13/11 - The class list and schedule for the 2011 Race for Riley is now posted. We have also updated the pre-entry form on the website. There is no charge for the class entry this year for Race for Riley, you will only need to buy pit passes and if you rent a transponder that is at the usual price. We hope you can make it out to help support a great event for a great cause!
The TaG Heavy class will have the following weights for Race for Riley -
PRD, Easy Kart - 360 lbs.
Leopard, Rotax - 375 lbs.
All Other Engines - 390 lbs.
Race for Riley Class List and Schedule
Race for Riley Entry Form
7/12/11 - The layout for Sunday's KRA Race will be available for practice on Saturday July 16th from 2pm to 8pm. There will also be a second Kid Kart practice from 3pm to 3:45pm this Saturday. Also the Racer's Grill will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.
Rental karts will be available from 10am to 1:45pm on Saturday July 16th.
7/11/11 - This coming Sunday July 17th is the 9th race for the 2011 KRA season. The online pre-entry form is up and going if you would like to preenter the race online.
7/6/11 - On Sunday July 10th the Ohio Valley Karting Association will visit NCMP. OVKA is allowing open tires this year, so if you have Bridgestone's, MG's etc. please come out and support the club!
6/28/11 - Sunday July 3rd is the 8th race for the KRA series this season. Round 8 starts the second half of the 14 race KRA season. The online pre-entry form is up and going if you would like to preenter the race online.
6/14/11 - Starting Thursday June 16th through Saturday June 18th, the Vintage Karting Association will be at NCMP putting on a very fun and interesting event. Come on out, bring the family and see the karts and engines from the early days of karting! See the VKA website for additional information.
6/8/11 - KRA will have two kid kart races this Sunday since at the last KRA race the Kid Karts were rained out. We will run the rained out Kid Kart race at the lunch break, we ask that you please be at the track by noon for the makeup race. Then we will run the rest of the KRA event with the second Kid Kart race rounding out the day at the usual time.
6/3/11 - NCMP will be open this weekend, June 4th and 5th, from 10am to 6pm for open practice and rental karts.
5/31/11 - It was an exciting weekend as two NCMP racers took home the two wins from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend! Congratulations to Josef Newgarden who started his karting career at NCMP in the Yamaha Junior classes just a few years ago, Josef won a wild Indy Lights race on Carb Day Friday in the Freedom 100. Then to top it off, 2005 Robopong 200 winner and Ironman 150 participant Dan Wheldon took home a thrilling victory in the Indy 500 on Sunday! Great job to two awesome race car drivers!
5/25/11 - A message from the Eppink Family -
Joey, I and the entire Eppink family would like to thank all of you for a wonderful day on Saturday (May 21). Thank you to Mark Dismore and everyone at NCMP. All of you went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly and that the day was successful. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the silent auction. Whether you donated or purchased items, we appreciate your support. Your kindness was overwhelming and Joey and I feel so fortunate to belong to such an amazing racing family. Thanks to your generosity, Joey will enjoy racing another year at NCMP. We know John was smiling down on all of us Saturday and was proud to be friends with so many of you, as are Joey and I.
Mary Jo and Joey Eppink
5/23/11 - NCMP will be open on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, for open practice and kart rentals. Hours are 10am to 6pm.
5/17/11 - This Saturday's KRA race will be a special benefit race for the Eppink family. We will have a silent auction at the race with all proceeds going to the Eppink family and we would appreciate any items you can donate for the auction. Also a portion of the KRA race proceeds will be donated to the Eppink family. Cash donations will also be accepted at the track.
Sunday is the 6th race of the KRA season. Our online pre-entry form is up and going so you can enter both races online.
5/10/11 - The Second Annual Jim Russell Memorial IAME Championship Cup is this weekend, May 13th-15th. The race has a Facebook page (you will probably have to sign up for Facebook to see the page) if you would like more information on this unique event! Click here for details... You can also contact Jim Russell Jr. via email for more information as well.
5/7/11 - We have installed a new live scoring program for all KRA events (and hopefully other events) at NCMP that allows Android and iPhone users to download an inexpensive app and have live scoring right on their phones! You can download the program from the app stores by typing in "Race Monitor", the publisher is Karting Coach, Inc. For more information or to download the app straight from the publisher you can visit their website here. The app will also work at other tracks that employ the Race Monitor program and since the app runs through your phone connection you don't even have to be at the track to see live scoring.
5/5/11 - RACE POSTPONED - This Saturday's KRA race has been postponed until Saturday May 21st due to the weather forecast for rain. That race weekend will now be a double header with the Eppink family benefit race set for that Saturday. If it is raining as forecast this weekend we will close at 2pm Saturday and Sunday, otherwise the track will be open from 10am to 6pm.
5/1/11 - This Saturday's KRA race will also be a special benefit race for the Eppink family. We will have a silent auction at the race with all proceeds going to the Eppink family and we would appreciate any items you can donate for the auction. Also a portion of the KRA race proceeds will be donated to the Eppink family. Cash donations will also be accepted at the track.
4/22/11 - We have been keeping an eye on the weather for tomorrow and the forecast looks like it will be okay with the rain leaving by the early morning so we fully plan on racing tomorrow.
The Second Annual Jim Russell Memorial IAME Championship Cup is about three weeks away on May 13th-15th. The race has a Facebook page if you would like more information on this unique event! Click here for details...
4/19/11 - John Eppink's showing will be on Wednesday April 20th from 4-8pm at Flanner and Buchanon Funeral Center in Carmel. John's funeral will be on Thursday at 10:30am at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Click here for John's obituary on Indy Star's website.
4/18/11 - As many of you may already know it is with great sadness that the sport of karting has lost a dear friend, father and husband this Sunday at NCMP. John Eppink was enjoying a great day of racing with his son Joey and his wife Mary Jo when he suddenly felt faint and collapsed. At this point we are all in shock and very saddened. If there is a bright side to all this, John was participating in a sport he truly loved and was spending a beautiful day with his wife and son at the race track. Details on John's services will follow as soon as arrangements have been made. Please keep Joey and Mary Jo in your thoughts and prayers. We will all miss you John.
3/31/11 - NOTICE - We have had a date change in the 2011 NCMP and KRA Series schedule. Race #6 for KRA has been moved to June 12th and the July 17th weekend is no longer a KRA Double Header. Please make sure you print off the latest schedule and throw away the old schedule!
3/29/11 - The Racers Grill will be open this Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
This Sunday is the opening round of the KRA Series for 2011! Our online pre-entry form is up and going so you can enter online.
3/23/11 - NCMP has different operating hours this year. Please see the hours page for the updated times.
3/7/11 - NCMP currently has five garages remaining for the 2011 season. With gas prices going through the roof this could be a substantial savings in travel costs by not towing a trailer to the track every race. There are more savings to renting a garage than just fuel prices, call Mike Adams for more information if you are interested! 765-987-8090 or email.
2/21/11 - The 2011 KRA Membership form is now online.
2/17/11 - The 2011 NCMP Schedule is now posted! It is subject to change but it is most likely final. We have one TBA announced event in June that we are still working out the details on and will post more information when we can. Click Here for PDF of 2011 Schedule.
2/8/11 - We have posted the class list for the 2011 KRA season along with any updated rules and weights. Another change is with the Clone class. We have reevaluated the engine claiming rule and have raised the claim fee to $300.
We know everyone is waiting on the 2011 NCMP schedule and we are actively working on it. We hope to post the final schedule in the next week.
2/7/11 - Many organizations are requiring Snell 2005 and newer helmets starting with this season. For open practice and KRA events at NCMP our insurance provider will NOT require Snell 2005 or newer helmets for this season. They will require Snell 2005 and newer for the 2012 season so please be prepared for that. Our insurance provider for KRA and for NCMP open practice is NKA and they have sent us the following -
"All helmets used at an NKA event must be full coverage designed for competitive motorsports use complying at Snell 2000, SFI ratings 24.1 (youth), 31.1, 31.1a, 41.1, 41.1a or newer standards.
Effective 1/1/2012, the helmet classification ratings will be SA2005, K2005, M2005, and/or previously stated SFI ratings."
Remember this ONLY applies to NKA insured events like KRA. Other organizations may not allow a Snell 2000 helmet for their races even if they run at NCMP.
1/11/11 - Bridgestone has announced new tire compounds for 2011 that will replace the current line of tire compounds and KRA has decided to adjust the class tires to the following for the 2011 season -
All TaG Classes and Stock Moto - YLB or YKC, either tire allowed
All Other KRA Classes (except clone and kid kart which are open tires) - YLC or YKC, either tire allowed
We will be updating the class list and posting the 2011 schedule in the next few weeks. We know people are waiting on the 2011 schedule and we will announce the schedule as soon as we can.
12/10/10 - We are selling our older rental karts (these are NOT the new Arrow karts we are currently renting). We have 13 Rental Karts with 1 Season Old Honda Engines and 7 Partial Karts with lots of spare parts. We are not interested in splitting up the package, first $5000.00 takes all. Please call Mark Dismore Sr. at 317-462-3413 if you are interested.
11/10/10 - NCMP is closed for the winter.
10/22/10 - ATTENTION GARAGE OWNERS - It's that time of year again! If you have a water cooled engine in your garage make sure you drain the engine and radiator of water before it freezes! If you would like NCMP to drain your kart for you please call the track.
10/19/10 - The KRA Series points are now updated, we have uploaded the final points total with drops and without. Please look through your points and let us know if you find any errors. We need to know this BEFORE the banquet.
10/17/10 - NCMP is now closed Monday through Wednesday and open for kart rentals and practice on Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
10/8/10 - This Sunday October 17th is the Season Finale for the 2010 KRA Series. You can pre-enter for the KRA race online! Even though it is a makeup race from earlier in the season, everyone is welcome to enter and race the event.
10/8/10 - Live scoring is up for todays practice for the Robopong 200 presented by Bridgestone courtesy of RacerSites.com and their new Laptrax scoring program!
10/4/10 - Thanks to Average Joe's Sports Pub for sponsoring the front row awards for this years Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone with the "Average Joe's Front Row"! Pole will pay $200 and $100 for outside pole at this years race. Average Joe's is also sponsoring the hard luck award for the first team out of this years event with a $100.
The 2010 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is this coming Sunday! We are still accepting team entries at the standard entry fee and we will also accept entries at the track on race weekend. The extended forecast for this weekend looks great and hopefully the forecast will hold as we get closer to the weekend!
If you are planning on coming out as a spectator to the Robopong 200, we have lots of free spectator viewing areas, we also have grandstands and you are also welcome to bring your own lawnchairs. You can also purchase a pitpass at the track if you wish to visit the pits.
10/1/10 - We have posted the race weekend schedule for the 2010 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone!
9/29/10 - We have some drivers that would like to run in the Robopong 200 if they can find a co-driver(s). If you have a kart and team but are looking for a co-driver (split cost, etc. is up to the individuals) please email us and we can send you their contact information.
9/21/10 - This Saturday and Sunday is the last KRA Series Double Header of the season! You can pre-enter for both races online!
As a reminder, Sunday was scheduled to be the last KRA Series race of the season but due to inclement weather earlier in the season one of the KRA races had to be rescheduled and will be ran on Sunday October 17th. All racers are invited to enter and race in that event.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the 2010 KRA Series Banquet has to be moved from Saturday November 6th to Sunday November 7th. We will post details soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.
9/13/10 - NCMP will be open for practice and kart rentals this weekend!
The current entry list for the Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is now online!
9/9/10 - The 2010 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone TaG endurance race is only a month away! Get those entries in, the deadline for preentries is fast approaching!
8/26/10 - Starting Tuesday August 31st, NCMP will close nightly at 7pm instead of 8pm due to daylight.
8/25/10 - NCMP will be closed on Monday's for the rest of the year starting August 30th. The exception is Labor Day Monday, September 6th, NCMP will be open from 10am to 6pm.
The KRA Makeup Race from earlier this year has been scheduled for Sunday October 17th.
8/23/10 - Just to clarify, this weekend's KRA Series race is a SUNDAY race, a typo on the schedule from earlier this season said the race was on a Saturday but the date printed was a Sunday. The race is on August 29th which is a Sunday. You can pre-enter for the KRA race online!
8/18/10 - The 2010 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone will pay a MINIMUM of $5000 to the winning team and the 10th place team will receive a guaranteed minimum of $1000!
We are working on a program for this years Robopong race, if endurance teams can send in their entries as soon as possible it would be a big help in allowing us to properly promote and organize the event!
8/12/10 - The 2010 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is only 2 months away on October 9th and 10th! Get those team entries in for the most popular TaG endurance race of the year!
8/9/10 - We hope you enjoyed the live coverage from NCMP this weekend of the WKA Manufacturers Cup National! Special thanks to Rick Doyle for running the camera all weekend!
NCMP will be open from 10am to 6pm for open practice and kart rentals this Saturday and Sunday.
8/5/10 - Make sure you check out NCMP's live audio, scoring and static camera (unless we can find someone to run the camera!) this Saturday and Sunday for the WKA Manufacturers Cup at NCMP!
8/4/10 - The CKI race scheduled for August 13th-15th has been cancelled by CKI. NCMP will be open from 10am to 6pm for open practice and kart rentals that weekend.
8/2/10 - This weekend is one of the biggest races on the NCMP calender with the WKA Manufacturers Cup running this Friday through Sunday! Even if you aren't running in the event it is a great opportunity to come out and see some of the best two cycle racers in the country competing at NCMP!
7/27/10 - A reminder - NCMP's operating hours on Monday's and Tuesday's are 12pm to 8pm. Please see the hours page for complete details.
The Route 66 Sprint Series will be holding a double-header/three-day event at the New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) on July 30 – August 1 that will utilize two different configurations of the track.
This is a rare opportunity to race on the Iron Man configuration of the track on Saturday, July 31.
The National Track configuration will be utilized on Sunday, August 1 which provides a good racing opportunity for those also competing in the following weekends WKA Man Cup event scheduled at NCMP.
This event will hold practice on Friday for both configurations of the track and a full race program for all 15 classes on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be one round of practice held on Saturday and Sunday.
The Route 66 Series invites KRA racers to come out and race against some of the best kart racers in the mid-west during their 8-week summer break from the KRA series.
The Route 66 Series has averaged 199 entries at each event this season.
There will be a free cookout for all in attendance on Saturday after the races hosted by Ostrom Sandblasting & Painting. Prizes will be given at each driver’s meeting by drawing including a set of Bridgestone tires and gift certificates.
7/22/10 - This weekend will see the two Midwest WKA Divisonal Series team up for a huge event at NCMP with the Great Lakes Sprint Series and Midwest Sprint Series putting on a combined race! This is a great opportunity to tune up before the WKA Manufacturers Cup National visits NCMP in two weeks time!
7/19/10 - Unfortunately we have not received enough entries to make the Ironman a viable event for the Race for Riley so we have cancelled the Ironman portion of the event and have added TaG Senior to the class line up. We are contacting Ironman entrants to change your entries. You can still enter the Race for Riley online.
The Race for Riley raceday schedule is available here. We will run the fast track layout, class weights for TaG Senior will be the same as KRA Senior and TaG Heavy will be the same weight as KRA TaG Masters/Sportsman (both weight groups posted below). The Motori 7 engine is not allowed in any TaG class.
Tag Senior Class -
PRD, Easy Kart - 350 lbs.
Leopard, Rotax - 360 lbs.
All Other Engines - 380 lbs.
TaG Heavy -
PRD, Easy Kart - 375 lbs.
Leopard, Rotax - 385 lbs.
All Other Engines - 400 lbs.
7/18/10 - The 2010 Race for Riley is only 3 days away on Wednesday July 21st! The Race for Riley is a great annual charity event benefitting the Riley Children's Hospital! The classes offered for the Race for Riley will be TaG Senior, TaG Heavy, Yamaha Junior, Yamaha Junior Sportsman and Kid Kart. Those classes will qualify, have a 10 lap prefinal and 12 lap final. You can enter the Race for Riley online or print off the entry PDF.
6/30/10 - Attention TaG Racers, KRA will no longer require the black starter ring gear that bolts on the back of the friction hub to be in place. Simply put, they break and cost the racer money when they come apart. There seems to be no difference in performance, this applies to all TaG classes.
6/26/10 - The 2010 Race for Riley is less than a month out on Wednesday July 21st. The Race for Riley is a great annual charity event benefitting the Riley Children's Hospital! We have changed the race program for 2010 and have incorporated the Ironman 100 TaG race into the schedule. The classes offered for the Race for Riley will be TaG Heavy, Yamaha Junior, Yamaha Junior Sportsman and Kid Kart. Those classes will qualify, have a 10 lap prefinal and 12 lap final. You can enter the Race for Riley online or print off the entry PDF.
You can also enter the Race for Riley and have a chance to compete against John Andretti in the NCMP Corporate Karts! See the Race for Riley website for additional details.
6/23/10 - Saturday is Rotax racers last chance to get a punch for the Rotax US Grand Nationals at NCMP! Saturday June 26th starting at 3pm will be the last Rotax Central Indiana Challenge race this season. This race will allow Rotax racers an opportunity to run enough events to participate in the 2010 Rotax US Grand Nationals. The Saturday Race Schedule is available for the Rotax event. A reminder, this is a Rotax event and Mojo Tires as well as Motul oil will be required for all competitors. You can pre-enter the Rotax Challenge race online.
6/15/10 - Thursday through Saturday is a very unique event with the Vintage Kart Association visiting NCMP. It's a great event and a good chance to see how karting has evolved through the years along with some of the pioneers of the sport. See the VKA website for details.
Sunday is race #6 of the KRA Club Series. You can pre-enter for the KRA race online!
6/8/10 - With our updated summer hours we have also changed the Kid Kart practice hours on Tuesdays to 5pm-8pm.
6/4/10 - Starting on Monday, NCMP will be open from 12pm to 8pm Monday's and Tuesday's all summer. NCMP will still be open Wednesday's through Sunday's from 10am to 8pm.
6/2/10 - The KRA Series Round #5 will be this Sunday June 6th. You can pre-enter for the KRA race online!
For the Rotaxian's, Saturday June 5th starting at 3pm will be the second of three Rotax Challenge races this season. This race will allow Rotax racers an opportunity to run enough events to participate in the 2010 Rotax US Grand Nationals. The Saturday Race Schedule is available for the Rotax event. A reminder, this is a Rotax event and Mojo Tires as well as Motul oil will be required for all competitors. You can pre-enter the Rotax Challenge race online.
5/22/10 - Our live timing feed should be up and running all day Sunday starting around 10am. If you want to keep up with the KRA races as they happen check out the Live Page! We are going to try having live track audio and chat enabled as well. Just keep in mind that we are still trying to iron out all the bugs so please be patient if the feed goes down on occasion.
5/4/10 - After polling racers in the KRA Series 125cc Shifter class we have adjusted the weights, the Stock Moto engines will remain at 390 lbs. and the Modified Moto/ICC Engine is now at 415 lbs.
4/27/10 - This Sunday May 2nd the KRA Series will run Rain or Shine. You can pre-enter until Friday night at Midnight online!
For the Rotaxian's, Saturday May 1st starting at 3pm will be the first of three Rotax Challenge races this season. These races will allow Rotax racers an opportunity to run enough events to participate in the 2010 Rotax US Grand Nationals. The Saturday Race Schedule is available for the Rotax event. A reminder, this is a Rotax event and Mojo Tires as well as Motul oil will be required for all competitors. You can pre-enter the Rotax Challenge race online.
4/13/10 - Starting this week track hours will change, Monday through Wednesday hours will be 10am to 6pm and Thursday through Sunday the track will be open from 10am to 8pm.
4/8/10 - On Saturday April 17th the Young Guns Oval Series will be putting on a race at NCMP on the paved oval. We will also have a few classes for sprint (road course) type karts to allow KRA racers to come out with their existing equipment and run on the oval for fun! The KRA Oval sprint kart classes will use YHC or YKC Tires, the karts must be road course karts but the setup on the chassis is open.
KRA Oval Classes and Weights -
Junior Yamaha Sportsman 250 lbs.
Junior Yamaha SSX 305 lbs.
Yamaha Senior Can 335 lbs.
TaG Heavy 385 lbs.
TaG Senior 360 lbs.
Unlimited - Shifters (Moto 390 lbs./ICC 405 lbs.), Modified 4 Cycles No Minimum, Any Single Speed Two Cycles No Minimum
Clone Senior, Sprint Kart, Open Tires 340 lbs.
Clone Senior, Oval Kart, Open Tires 360 lbs.
4/2/10 - Our live timing feed should be up and running all day tomorrow starting around 10am. If you want to keep up with the KRA races as they happen check out the Live Page!
We are having phone issues at NCMP. If you call the track during business hours and the phone just rings and rings please hang up and call back after a few minutes.
4/1/10 - NCMP will be open until 8pm on Friday April 2nd.
3/31/10 - We have the 2010 KRA Series Raceday Schedule available for download.
3/30/10 - The rescheduled KRA Series Race #1 will take place this Saturday April 3rd! If you already entered for the KRA race before this week we will use that entry for this weekend, if you haven't entered yet you can pre-enter until Thursday night at Midnight online! If you already entered for last weekends race but can't make it for the rescheduled race please call the track.
The CKI Series is offering a driver sponsorship package for first time CKI competitors. Click here for the CKI's press release.
3/26/10 - The track will be open for practice on Good Friday and closed all day on Easter Sunday.
3/23/10 - Since the HPV Junior class was announced fairly close to the start of the 2010 season we have had some concerns from racers that they didn't have enough time to adequately prepare for the first race. Nothing will change with the class but we will allow 4 drops in the HPV Junior class this season instead of 3 for all other KRA classes.
The Racers Grill trackside restaurant will be open this Saturday.
This Sunday is the opening round of the 2010 KRA Series! The KRA online entry form is up and going so you can preenter KRA events from home with your credit card!
3/21/10 - We are working on providing live content during our KRA races and special race events this season at NCMP. This is a work in progress and we are sure there will be some speed bumps and technical glitches along the way as we figure it all out so please keep that in mind and bear with us! One new feature we have is MyLaps Practice. If you have a MyLaps personal transponder (formerly AMB) you can use it on practice days and the results will automatically post to NCMP's MyLaps Practice page. We haven't worked all the bugs out yet but it is available. The MyLaps Practice page is available here.
Also we plan on providing live timing on our website during all KRA races and NCMP special events like the Ironman 100 and the Mazda Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone. The page for the live timing can be found here. We also plan on providing live video during some of our events this season but there is still a lot to do on that front!
3/15/10 - The KRA Series will have the Komet KPV Junior for the 12-15 year olds this season. The KPV class with KRA will allow the new style or old style clutch.
We have added an additional qualifying race for the Rotax series to our calender. The race will take place on Saturday June 26th.
3/12/10 - NCMP opens tomorrow for the first practice of the 2010 racing season! The weather doesn't look real promising for dry running but the track will be open for garage owners no matter the weather. Regarding kid kart practice, Kid Karts Only will run this Saturday and Sunday and next Saturday and Sunday (March 20-21) from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Kid Karts will also have practice every Tuesday night from 4pm to 6pm. If we have 10 or more kid karts show up on Tuesday night's we will extend kid kart practice.
The KRA online entry form is up and going so you can preenter KRA events from home!
2/23/10 -The 2010 KRA Membership form is now online.
2/2/10 - For 2010 KRA will add a Clone engine 4 cycle class. The Clone engines are low cost and must be run very close to box stock and the class is becoming very popular at many tracks. We will be using the new WKA International Class engine rules available here (sections 710 thru 710.20). KRA will also have a $200 claimer rule on the clone class for the engine. The Clone class will run on track with the Briggs Animal class and scored seperately. The class will also have open tires and sizes and a minimum weight of 365 lbs. The class will also allow CIK style bodywork or traditional style 4 cycle bodywork.
We realize this is a fairly outlaw approach in regards to bodywork and tires but a lot of new karters have purchased a wide variety of used, low cost equipment and this class will hopefully allow them to race without further expense. For a complete breakdown of the rules please visit the Classes Page.
1/21/10 - Happy New Year! The 2010 KRA Schedule is now available in PDF here!
After attending the WKA sprint race at Daytona as well as the first round of the Florida Winter Tour and seeing that the 08 Leopard is every bit the equal to the 09 Leopard, KRA will allow the 09 Leopard to compete in all KRA events. If for some unforeseen reason the 09 Leopard were to gain an advantage there would be a weight penalty imposed on the 09 Leopard.
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